Olympics Stars Like Famous People Too!

by Kate Rogan August 6, 2008 11:51 am
Olympics Stars Like Famous People Too! Television Without Pity got to pose a truly deep question to the U.S. Olympic athletes heading off to Beijing. We wanted to know who their celebrity crush is. An inquiry that made some of them smile and blush. Though I don't believe the select few who say they don't have one. If I can spout out a list of ten hotties in Hollywood in under one minute, coming up with one attractive star should not be that difficult. Far more believable is Kate Markgraf's reaction to the question, "Easy, Matt Damon. Love him. We're in love and he just does not know it yet. My husband's OK with it too." I can't deny that my response might mirror Kate's in many ways. And of course as you could have guessed, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and Angelina Jolie made the cut for these athletes. Even with their talent and fame, they don't differ too much from us average non-gold medal-winning Joes. Click here to watch and see more of our TWoP Asks videos.

And dish in our forums about the scandals, stories and other wild happenings at the Olympic games.

Go Go Gadget Olympics

by Angel Cohn June 24, 2008 12:24 pm
Go Go Gadget Olympics First, you can't say that I didn't warn you about the Olympics obsession. Second, I just found out that I might have new and different ways to watch the Olympics without making my TiVo explode. Awesome. Some geniuses as a company called Wavexpress (hi there, my new favorite people, can you make it friendly for Macs too?) came up with a way to make events available for download onto your laptop during the Olympics for free so that fans can watch them closer to when they actually happen instead of hours and hours later after all the news networks have already "spoiled" the winners because Bejing is 12 hours ahead of us here in the States. Apparently people who subscribe to this free service (which is too long and boring for me to explain so just read about it here.) can pick their favorite sports (um, how 'bout all of them) and get nice, nearly high-def content (which would look so nice on my beautiful macbook... hint, hint) in the middle of the night, so they can watch while commuting. If I can either convince my husband to let me use his laptop and upgrade to Vista, or if those nice Wavexpress people find a way to make it Mac friendly (they've got a whole month and a half), or I can convince my boss that I really need Vista at work to do my job, then this news will make me very happy indeed. I'm still holding a grudge against the girls in my old office who spoiled the Tara Lipinski gold medal figure skating win during the Nagano Olympics in 1998 before I had a chance to go home and watch it. Trust me. It was a very upsetting experience.

Making the Olympics Even More Confusing to Watch

by Angel Cohn June 23, 2008 3:41 pm
Making the Olympics Even More Confusing to Watch

I am an Olympic junkie (my obsession will probably reach its fever pitch by the time August 8th rolls around, expect lots of rants about scheduling) and I'm already feeling baffled and overwhelmed by the prospect of having to figure out how the new gymnastics judging system is going to work.

I, like many others (there are others, right?), consider myself a bit of a sofa judge. I pay little attention to the popular sporting event in the off years, but by the time it rolls around I feel overly qualified from my sedentary position to critique how well someone performed on the balance beam or if they really stuck their landing.

TWoP 10: Olympic Spin-Offs We Want to See

by Angel Cohn August 10, 2012 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Olympic Spin-Offs We Want to See

The Olympics are almost over and we're a little let down and wondering what to do with all our spare time. So we'd like to propose these dream reality shows that would focus on some of the breakout stars of the London 2012 games, keeping the summer Olympic spirit alive for us during the long four-year wait for Rio.

Olympic Showdown: John McEnroe vs. Ryan Seacrest

by Angel Cohn August 1, 2012 3:24 pm
Olympic Showdown: John McEnroe vs. Ryan Seacrest

In the run-up to the Olympics, there was much hype about Ryan Seacrest joining the broadcast team and bringing something new to the coverage. He hasn't. But in a surprise twist, the person who has conducted interesting interviews has been John McEnroe. Who would have expected that the former temperamental tennis pro would have such a knack for interviewing Olympians?

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, July 26, 2012

by Samantha Rullo July 26, 2012 3:43 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Maybe Dan Harmon will finally have something good to talk about often and in a very public way.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yes, but what does this mean for Cougarton Abbey?

Ice Dancing: Not Only Boring, But Also Offensive!

by Angel Cohn February 22, 2010 4:03 pm
Ice Dancing: Not Only Boring, But Also Offensive!

While I love all Olympic sports, I have to admit that ever since I was a little girl, I've loved figure skating (yeah, shocker). However, I've never really succumbed to the allure of ice dancing. It's to figure skating what trampolining is to gymnastics. It's sort of in the same family of sport, but doesn't seem quite as challenging (not that I could do any of the aforementioned without breaking my neck). Nevertheless, I've ended up watching a lot of it this week because the network executives seem to think that it merits a lion's share of primetime real estate. And while I'm sure it has its fans, I'd much rather be watching luge or any of the eight other sports that barely get covered.

TWoP 10 Reasons We're Glad Summer Is Over

by TWoP Staff August 29, 2008 6:00 am
TWoP 10 Reasons We're Glad Summer Is Over There are a lot of great things about summer. It's not cold outside anymore, your seasonal depression clears up all on its own, and you can give your Tivo a break because none of the important shows are on for a while! OK, OK, there are a few exceptions, but for every Mad Men there are about a hundred I Love Moneys. Here are the reasons we're most excited for life to get back to normal next month, TV-wise.

It's Back to the Beach… Again

by Angel Cohn August 22, 2008 11:54 am
It's Back to the Beach… Again

This goes against everything I've complained about for the last two weeks, but I actually kind of enjoyed watching beach volleyball last night. Well, at least the final set. The American team, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser (who have stupid nicknames like the Professor and the Thin Beast) totally dominated the last round and shut out the poor Brazilian guys. It was intense and kind of awesome. I didn't even mind watching the live broadcast until 12:10 in the morning. That is, until Bob Costas popped up to tell me that because the game went so long, our promised coverage of the decathlon (one of the most impressive feats in the Olympics) was getting jettisoned to the wee hours of the morning. But you know, that's how they roll. Two hours of track and field (just sprinting and hurdles), an hour of beach volleyball, an hour of diving and ten minutes of BMX racing, no time for the 20 odd other sports happening. Would it kill them to put in a 20 minute highlight reel of the events on a given day? MSNBC does this update thing, but it is at like 5 in the afternoon when I don't have time to pay attention. A primetime debriefing would be wonderful. Even if they aired it at midnight as a wrap up. It's really too late to do anything about it now, but if they are looking for ideas for the future 2012, that's my suggestion.



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