As far as the happy to horrifying ratio goes with today's news roundup, we're like two to fourish, so don't read this if you're already depressed. I'm sorry.
The music world and the television world collide today with castings of Susan Boyle, TLC's Chilli, and Salt n' Pepa's Pepa, and I gotta say... I don't hate it. Also, Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are awesome and will continue to be awesome, and of course, TWoP News would be nothing without a requisite Jon & Kate mentioning.
Shut uuuuuuuuuuuup! The best thing since the Jolie-Pitt twins you guys: Amy Sedaris! And Christoper "Love of My Loins" Meloni! In a TV movie! Directed by Paul Dinello! About a gym teacher! On Nickelodeon! [Catches breath.]
Ok I'm better now. But seriously? Amy's triumphant return to the small screen was only a matter of time. (Her cameo on Sex and the City doesn't count because she played someone normal.) In Gym Teacher: The Movie, Ms. S plays a horny school principal who's all about the aforementioned gym teacher's (played by Meloni) cookies. Anyone who's seen Meloni's turn as the shell-shocked Vietnam vet-turned lunch lady in Wet Hot American Summer knows this dude has some seriously rad comedy chops. The movie also stars some pipsqueak from iCarly but I'm gonna try not to hold that against it, because under Dinello's outrageous direction, the film is sure to be juuuuuust this side of kid-friendly. Watch this clip and start getting friggin' stoked for the September 12th premiere.