Paula Abdul and Rosie O'Donnell, two women who are seemingly capable of generating a storm of publicity with whatever controversy they manage to be involved in at any given time, are surprisingly scandal-free in their news today. Real-life polygamy will also be gracing your screens this fall. The pinnacle of civilization has finally been reached.
Lisa Edelstein is coming back to TV! And this time, it's on a show that's worthy of her.
On paper, Drop Dead Diva is exactly the kind of thing I would hate. Pretty girls are stupid and shallow, fat girls are smart but pathetic and lonely, mixed in with a few shamelessly ripped-from-Legally-Blonde courtroom scenes: the show. So clichéd, so stupid, and ostensibly, so condescending to the female audience it appeals to. But for whatever reason, I've been utterly charmed by it. Brooke Elliott is adorable, her best friend Stacy is sweet and likable, and that Dermot Mulroney-looking guy is mopey but somehow completely tolerable. I even think the over-the-top, wholly implausible courtroom scenes are funny. I don't know, maybe I'm having a stupid stuff renaissance or something. I did just tell the internet how psyched I am for G-Force, and I've been watching a lot of Gossip Girl DVDs pretty much unironically, which is just not normal.
According to someone who knows someone who knows someone else, the most recently voted off contestants from the top 24 American Idol cast will be competing for a chance to score a permanent 11th spot on the American Idol tour.
I can only pray to the Kelly Clarkson of Gods that this isn't a mere rumor, and that there is a possibility that Danny Noriega will in fact return to re-claim the titles of diva, divo and my only reason for watching Idol. Sure, Danny has moved on to bigger and gayer things like the Rosie O'Donnell cruise, but I whole-heartedly believe that with the help of his pop-and-lock moves, he can single handedly sell out an entire arena (and the gay club afterwards).This "wild card" event will supposedly take place during Idol Gives Back (airing April 9), but whether they will be judged based on singing, popularity or who can tell Simon off in 0.8 seconds (just remember Danny boy, it's all in the attitude of the neck), is still unconfirmed.
The St. Petersburg Times's Eric Deggans on shows that seemed to have gone on strike before yesterday.
If this "Rosie gets a talk show on MSNBC" item has any truth to it, I'm going to go on strike.
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.
Some good news in this grim TV week (that is, other than that 24 has been shelved): Rosie O'Donnell's rumoured MSNBC show -- which Sars blogged about earlier this week -- is off. The question is, how on earth will she find ways to express herself now? She'll probably just become a hermit. (And hey, did you know that her Flickr account is totally accessible by the public? I didn't even publish my pictures from Disney World.)