Heidi Klum is abiding by everyone's favorite age-old adage: sex sells!
Ryan Phillippe is the new Julian Assange.
As a huge fan of Joshua Malina (and his Twitter, which is seriously the best) and Michael Ian Black, I was delighted to discover their collaborative web series Backwash, which launched last week. The show is a collection of seven-minute shorts and there are only 13 of them in the can, but it really is a nice little comedy diversion to break up the cat videos and local news mishaps you usually spend your day watching. Plus, it's star-studded!
The In the Motherhood premiere just made me sad, everybody. Why get some of the best comedic talent on television together just to make something so inoffensive and mediocre? It's such a waste of everything. Cheryl Hines, Jessica St. Clair, Megan Mullally, Ken Marino, Rachael Harris, skinny Horatio Sanz and Kenny Powers' best friend/the nudie cokehead from Reno 911! are all so good it almost made up for the largely flat jokes (to be fair, there were one or two jokes that did work, but the rest weren't even awful, they were just meh, which is almost worse) and contrived, unoriginal situations (getting caught having sex at work, getting caught faking a pregnancy, how to tell the kids -- spoiler alert, six-year-olds reading this! -- Santa's not real -- such groaners), but I don't think even they make it worth watching a second episode of this.
There's a slow and steady buzz building for the forthcoming ensemble comedy Party Down, about a group of deluded, down-on-their-luck actors and writers cooling their heels in the catering biz while waiting for their big break. Much as I'm loathe to let the opinions of other pop culture commentators like myself influence my own predilections, I have to say that this little gem looks straight up amazing. We've still got a ways to go before the show premieres March 20 on Starz! (yes, Starz!), so to help fuel the fire, I'm here to tell you why you should be effing stoked about this show.