Well, to be honest, I had all these great things to say about the Michael Jackson memorial, but then the sight of his young daughter sobbing into a microphone just completely knocked the snark out of me. Honestly, that poor kid. My god. It's going to take me a while to get over that. But the blog must go on! And since this was the biggest televised event in the history of televised events, let's run down some of the highlights and lowlights of Hollywood's tribute to the biggest star the world has ever known.
You know how every news outlet in the Western Hemisphere reported that Lipstick Jungle had been canceled last week? Well, according to Brooke Shields that was all a lie! She told NY Mag yesterday that "it's erroneously presented that we've been canceled, thank God." And went on to add, "Our bosses are saying, 'You're not canceled, don't worry.'" Really, Brooke Shields? Because what we've heard is that the writers have cleaned out their offices, and that you've been, you know, shitcanned. Looks like somebody went to the Denise Richards School of Cancellation Denial, where if you say your show is picked up to the press enough times, it will magically become true, despite insurmountable cause and reason to cancel it. But hey, if it keeps Kim Raver away from 24, I say we renew this thing for the next 10 years, NBC!
And the cancellations begin! As much as I've been enjoying weecapping My Own Worst Enemy for all you nice people, not to mention watching Christian Slater do some sexy kung fu movies every week, quite often shirtless, after the way the show dropped off in entertainment value since the pilot, I'm fine with it being canceled. At this point, it's unclear whether Monday's episode will be pulled from the schedule, or if NBC will decide to show the remaining five that have been shot. Either way, the series has wrapped for good after shooting only nine episodes, due to crap ratings. Sigh, I will miss seeing Christian Slater every week. Can we work on getting him a better series, Hollywood? Now, on to Lipstick Jungle.
In today's news, Paula Abdul admits she used to be a pill-popper, Kiefer goes buckwild again, there's some exciting pilot news, and Gossip Girl continues to invade every single last crevice of American culture.
Ruh roh! The bell is about to toll for Lipstick Jungle. Or so says an anonymous NBC exec, who intimates that the CBS show Numb3rs, which shares the same Friday night time slot, is murdering LJ ratings-wise. Is it because the target demo (upwardly mobile gays and ladies in their mid-thirties to fifties) are out getting their Cosmos on during LP's 10 PM Friday slot while all the Mathletes sit at home watching Numb3rs and playing WoW?