Remakes, Paris Hilton, acts of desperation -- today is the deep dark sludge of TV news.
RIP Party Down.
This week, we'd like to give a special shout-out to Lifetime Television for debuting two new shows with some really awful people. Thanks! That more than makes up for lackluster episodes of The Bachelorette and Celebrity Rehab. Now let's see who the five worst reality TV stars were this week, and decide on a winner, by which we mean loser.
Glad to be back to work from the long weekend? No? Well, today's news is filled with people coming back to television you can be happy about.
What do you think a younger version of Sex and the City produced by Judd Apatow would look like? Well for one, the annoying and boring Miranda wouldn't be one of the friends...
I'll be blunt: today's headlines feature more dreadful news (extra TV face time for Rachael Ray and Mario Lopez) than stuff to look forward to (Betty White on another NBC show). But you can be the judge of that (I'll judge you for liking Rachael Ray, though).
Piers Morgan finally begins his assault on CNN. And world domination, probably.
After three months, the long awaited hiring of a celebrity apprentice happened last night, which made Piers Morgan the champion and Trace Adkins scurrying home to tidy-up his resume. Although I thought Adkins was a charming guy, I -- just like the Backstreet Boys -- had absolutely no idea who he was, and even if Morgan's fame wasn't anymore familiar to me, I wanted him to win purely because with the help of his snarky demeanor, he turned Omorosa from a wannabe well-mannered business woman to a gangsta in every episode. When Omorosa repetitively yelled "I ain't goin' nowhere, son!" in a busy section of Central Park during Episode 7, I knew Piers was the man.
While The Don hired Piers for a nonexistent job, his charity did walk away with a ton of money, which in the end of it all, was worth all of the no-holds-barred manipulation and fighting.
Hate him or love him, you can't possibly say this clip of Piers Morgan talking about his charity of choice for Celebrity Apprentice is anything short of endearing.
Sorta makes you want to watch America's Got Talent, huh?
Talk about the season finale and more over at the Apprentice forum.
Well, he's been talking about it for years, but it's finally happening... Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol, which means that after the current season (which begins tonight), not one, but two of the original judges will be gone. Paula Abdul's seat has been filled by Ellen DeGeneres (how she'll fare remains to be seen), but the show has always revolved around Simon's cutting remarks and candid criticisms, so replacing him will be a much larger task. We've come up with some people who might be up for the job, or at least could be entertaining to watch while we wait for The X Factor to premiere.