The Chord Overstreet saga continues.
Pretty boys do have all the luck, as Cheyenne Jackson joins Glee and the Old Spice ad guy gets a role on Chuck. I guess the same goes for not-so-pretty boys, as Billy Baldwin is also in today's news...
Jessica Simpson is the new Tim Gunn!
Steve Harvey becomes a news reporter, Cartoon Network wants to stop showing cartoons, and ABC decided it would be a good idea to subject everyone to another on-screen version of The Time Traveler's Wife. Never mind all the other stuff -- I just want to know who thought it'd be funny to put crack in everyone's OJ this morning.
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?
Is Kendra from The Girls Next Door the new face of The Olive Garden? Not if the OG brass has anything to say about it. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal [via Videogum], Ms. Wilkinson is a devoted and vocal fan of the free bread sticks haven and doesn't miss a chance to talk it up, enumerating the virtues of her most favorite menu items (artichoke dip, salad and chicken parmigiana) to anyone who will listen. You'd think the chain would be thrilled at the free publicity, but apparently being that they're a 'family company' or some dumb crap, they're not so stoked on being endorsed by a woman who gets nekkid for a living.
Today's news may confirm the official takeover of reality TV, which is sad, but not as sad as Ed McMahon dying. It would be awkward to try to make any sort of joke now, so we'll just get straight to the news.