Change is Coming… to the FCC!

by Odie Henderson October 29, 2008 10:38 am
Change is Coming… to the FCC!

Next week's election may change the way you watch TV and movies. With the new administration comes a new chairperson for the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is the organization that freaks out at two seconds of TV titty, but has no problem with four-hour boner commercials. Variety reports on what each Presidential candidate may do regarding both the FCC and some intellectual property actions at the MPAA. I'll leave you to read that; instead, I have my own predictions on what will happen.

30 Rock: Season Two

by Lauren Gitlin October 8, 2008 9:45 am
30 Rock: Season Two

Don't step to the Emmys, y'all. Every once in a while, they get it right. Case in point: the genius that is 30 Rock. Now I won't lie -- pound for pound, I much preferred Season One to Season Two. Not only was there a butt-ton more of it, it was slightly more outrageous than Season Two. But hey, I'm sort of splitting hairs because all 30 Rock is good 30 Rock. Sort of like pizza... even when it's not great, it still kicks ass. I paraphrase, of course.

SNL Season Premiere: Mixed Bag

by Angel Cohn September 15, 2008 11:28 am
<I>SNL</I> Season Premiere: Mixed Bag

Tina Fey listened to me and despite his adorkable nature and lack of acting skills, Michael Phelps fared about as well as I expected (OK, like I'd be able to bring myself to say anything bad about him, even though he didn't drop by my office to say a personal hello last week.) But the premiere was very much hit or miss... to say the least. Some of it was downright unwatchable.

On Second Thought…

by Mindy Monez September 5, 2008 11:34 am
On Second Thought… Yesterday I did my fair share of bitching about the recent slew of stuntcasting news for 30 Rock's upcoming season, saying as a longtime fan I personally don't care to see an episode where Jennifer Aniston or Oprah Winfrey eats up significant screen time, but that I understand 30 Rock is in desperate need of ratings so I'll just suck it up for now. It's fair to say I owe them at least that much for all the hilarity they've given me. My resolve to give the show a break is wearing a little thin, however, with today's news that Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Blake Lively will be appearing in a November sweeps episode. Really? Now I have to endure those two as well? And more importantly, why those two over Chuck Bass?! He's hilarious! This begs the question -- how much worse is this going to get?

Funny Ladies: The 10 (Kinda) Cut-Ups Who Have a Chance Of Winning an Emmy

So as we posted on Friday, the Emmy voting committee is revealing the finalists for some of their categories. Among today's revelations were the women primed for a spot on the Best Comedy Actress list. Personally, I don't get why three of the Desperate Housewives stars are nominated this year. I can't even sit through an entire episode, but if you are going to put Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and even Eva Longoria Parker on the list, why not add Teri Hatcher? I mean, Eva over Teri? Really? Clearly Emmy nominators were not subjected to Over Her Dead Body or they would have realized that acting isn't exactly Mrs. Parker's strong suit. I realize that they are judging her specific Housewives performance, but the commercials for that movie alone should disqualify her from winning any sort of acting award, ever.

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?

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 29, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski September 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 29, 2011

What do Liz Lemon and Gabby Solis have in common? (Hint: It's money. A lot of money.)

Define Fascinating

by Lauren Gitlin November 13, 2008 4:50 pm
Define Fascinating That crazy old broad Babs Walters is at it again with her Ten Most Fascinating People of 2008 thingy. This year's lineup is fairly predictable, and I'm gonna go ahead and agree with roughly half of her choices, those being:

Sarah Palin, This is an AB Conversation

by Lauren Gitlin October 7, 2008 1:55 pm
Sarah Palin, This is an AB Conversation So C your way out! Seriously, I have a problem with this: It seems Sarah Palin is a big fan of Tina Fey's effing hysterical impression of her. So much so that she's angling to appear on an upcoming episode of SNL as Tina Fey. First of all, Palsies, isn't that just a leeeeeetle too meta for a hockey mom bumpkin like you, wouldn'tcha say? I mean, aren't you worried that when you start with that high concept beeswax, you're gonna alienate the Joe Six-packs who like you because you're not smarter than they are? See here's the thing: we're laughing at you, not with you. I understand it's a difficult distinction. I know subtlety isn't your forte. That type of thing is pretentious and unpatriotic, by golly!

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