Just Hear Me Out: The Case for Adam Lambert

by Mindy Monez March 18, 2009 2:32 pm
Just Hear Me Out: The Case for Adam Lambert So last night on American Idol Adam Lambert turned a popular Johnny Cash song into a faux Middle Eastern new wave snake-charming chantey, and then the internet exploded. With hatred for Adam Lambert. Which then caused me to explode with hatred for the internet, because Adam Lambert is the best thing that's ever happened to American Idol, and I'll tell you why.


Saturday Night Live: The Best and Worst of Melissa McCarthy

by Aly Semigran February 3, 2014 9:41 am
<i>Saturday Night Live</i>: The Best and Worst of Melissa McCarthy

How do you turn a versatile, gifted comic actress into a one-note sight gag? Apparently by having her host SNL for her third time. It's not that the Mike & Molly star didn't give it her all this weekend on SNL, but for whatever reason, the writers insisted on making the beautiful, hilarious actress dumpy and/or vulgar in just about every single sketch. After the third or fourth time, it wasn't funny. Just in case that wasn't enough to bum you out, there was also Imagine Dragons. Kidding, it's because the episode also marked Seth Meyers' final appearance on SNL before he takes over Late Night, and the long-running player/writer got an amazing, guest-filled, lump-in-the-throat farewell. Here now are the best and worst of Melissa McCarthy (and Seth Meyers!) SNL:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: This Crime Comedy Does Pay Off

by Angel Cohn September 18, 2013 6:00 am
<I>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i>: This Crime Comedy Does Pay Off

To be honest, during upfront week, I saw the teaser for this show and immediately jumped to the conclusion that it would be terrible. Like the crowd at the recent James Franco roast, I presumed that we would all be counting the minutes until this cop sitcom would be put out of its misery. And, to be fair, I had reason to doubt it. Andy Samberg is a lot to take even in small doses (much less as the lead of series) and a truly funny show about a detective is rare. But despite the star and silly concept, this sitcom is by far the single funniest new show this fall, delivering 22 tightly scripted minutes of straight-up comedy.

Back When They Were Funny: The Cast of <i>Grown Ups 2</i> on <I>Saturday Night Live</I>

In hindsight, 1990 was a particularly momentous year for the cast of Grown Ups 2. That was the season that Lorne Michaels made Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and David Spade regular cast members on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched each of their careers and made them household names. Rob Schneider was also cast that season, but since he doesn't appear to be in this sequel, we are more than comfortable forgetting about him.

Saturday Night Live: The Best and Worst Callbacks

by Ethan Alter March 11, 2013 11:07 am
<i>Saturday Night Live</i>: The Best and Worst Callbacks

It was yet another nostalgic outing for Saturday Night Live this weekend, as Justin Timberlake gained membership into the "Five Timers Club" for quintuple hosting gigs and the writers celebrated by raiding the show's back catalogue for (vaguely) fresh material. Some of these reunions with old friends were welcome, while others were... well, really kind of cringe-inducing. Here were the best and worst callbacks from an overall uneven episode.

Monday Mornings: Mediocre Medicine

by Angel Cohn February 5, 2013 1:02 pm
<I>Monday Mornings</I>: Mediocre Medicine

I'll admit that I have a problem: I have a weakness for David E. Kelley's melodramatic brand of drama... no matter how ridiculous it may be. I sat through all of Ally McBeal (against my better judgment, mostly), adored The Practice and was probably the one person who sat through the short-lived The Wedding Bells (even though it nearly physically killed me). I even watched Harry's Law far longer than I should have (though not after they stopped selling shoes at her law firm). But even though I also have a fondness for soapy medical dramas, this new TNT series is going to be a quite the challenge to watch on a regular basis without a heavy dose of Red Bull.

<I>Saturday Night Live</i>: The Sketches We Turned Our Chairs Around For

Maroon 5 frontman, The Voice host and American Horror Story murder victim Adam Levine tried his hand at sketch comedy over the weekend as a Saturday Night Live host. How'd he do? Well, let's just say he shouldn't quit his day job anytime soon... whatever that happens to be this week. (At least the writers clearly realized his limitations, writing around him as much as humanly possible.) Despite the night's overall suckitude, there were a few bits that worked. Here are the sketches we would have turned our big red plush chairs around for.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, October 19, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 19, 2012 3:53 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, October 19, 2012

Looks like Andy Samberg is getting a badge and a gun.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, September 24, 2012

by Samantha Rullo September 24, 2012 4:04 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, September 24, 2012

Looks like the insanity of Teen Mom didn't end with the series finale.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

by Samantha Rullo May 31, 2012 5:15 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Can't make it the whole summer without seeing plenty of blood, guts and zombies? AMC has got you covered.

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