January 2011 Archives
Last season of The Bad Girls Club was an endless string of fights, broken up only by evictions and male strippers. The cast went through such an upheaval that by the time Perez Hilton sat down for the reunion, I barely remembered some of the girls who had been ousted early on. So this season has a lot to measure up to in terms of crazy hair-pulling and genuinely disgusting displays of human behavior. Unfortunately, since no one got dragged down a flight of stairs or locked out of the house in the first episode, it's hard for me to judge how the show's return to L.A. will fare.
Torchwood! Wonder Woman! Glee! Doctor Who! Broadway! Nerd alert!
In case you missed it because you were watching anything else last night, or listening to your David Archuleta CD on repeat, Brooke White was in a made-for-TV movie on Fox. Let's just say she's not the next Jennifer Hudson. Given that she only has three facial expressions (confused, super-smiley and sad), I'm not entirely sure how she got this gig in the first place, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Randy Jackson was "soundtrack producer." That's the only explanation - that or that Walmart and P&G (the companies that "presented" this boring piece of dreckitude) felt that White would appeal to their audiences. Not really sure. I mean, this isn't quit the travesty that From Justin to Kelly was, but its pretty damned boring; a Lifetime movie that even Lifetime would have deemed dull and cloying.
Considering the people behind Showtime's new Hollywood-skewering series Episodes are TV biz veterans -- it was created by David Crane, who also created Friends, and Jeffrey Klarik, who worked on Mad About You and Dream On -- I expected some Extras-esque insights here. Some genuine and refreshing roasting of the television process, particularly regarding the adaptation of British television for American audiences. What I didn't expect were few and far-between laughs, a bunch of caricatures in supporting roles, two of the most irritating protagonists I have ever seen, and for the presence of Matt LeBlanc to be the only thing worth watching about it, which is what I got. Truly, it was a shocking experience watching this pilot.
What do you think a younger version of Sex and the City produced by Judd Apatow would look like? Well for one, the annoying and boring Miranda wouldn't be one of the friends...
There's a devastating rumor going around that Camille Grammer, the break-out star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, doesn't care for how she's been portrayed on the show (odd, because I'm very happy with the way she's been portrayed on the show), and has decided not to return next season. Hope there's no truth to it, but if she does end up leaving the show, how will our new favorite wealthy monsters carry on next season without her to quibble with? Why, with one of these people, we hope. Read on for our dream Camille Grammer replacements for RHBH Season 2.
Camille Grammer may be leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, while Audrina Patridge gets her own show on VH1. I guess how it works in the reality show world is one airhead in, one airhead out.
Last night, Law and Order: SVU returned with back-to-back new episodes, including one with guest star Taryn Manning (Sons of Anarchy), though you might unfortunately know her as the (other) white-trash friend from Crossroads. Unlike her role in Crossroads, you do find yourself feeling bad for her character, who was abducted at a young age from her foster family and forced to star in pornographic-type videos by her pedophile kidnapper. And if that image isn't enough to disturb you, then try to process the opening scene, when a half-naked fat guy wearing one of those clear masks with creepy face paint on it (think V for Vendetta) comes running out to attack the boyfriend of Manning's character in his tighty-whities.
Debra Messing gets a cameo on Law and Order: SVU, Kathy Griffin gets four comedy specials on Bravo, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson is one of the co-hosts of the WGA Awards. In a rare case, it's a good day to be a ginger...
As you may have heard, the hottest litigious Ivy Leaguers of 2010, The Winklevoss twins, are back in court trying to undo their original $64 million settlement with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, in an attempt to yield an even greater one in light of the value of the site appreciating over the years. That's all boring legal crap, but just in case the Winklevosses are unsuccessful in this attempt, we have some ideas for television shows they could guest on to earn some extra cash, if that's what would really make them feel better. Plus, some of these shows they could sue afterwards! This just works out great for them.
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