Prepare yourself for many a monologue about the industry...
Today we are once again reminded that cable television personalities never go away, they just change channels.
Looks like The Firm is on the chopping block this season.
The curtains are finally closing on Wisteria Lane.
Evangeline Lilly had the nerve recently to ask for more money per episode on her Lost contract, even though she makes more than anyone else on the show (except Matthew Fox) and even though her character Kate is by far the most irritating character on that show by a landslide. This prompted me to think back over my years of TV-watching to compile the list of most unduly annoying characters to ever exist on the small screen.
The producers responsible for The Baby Borrowers will be airing a reunion special on August 6th in order to defend their show and prove that it's "more than just entertainment." Apparently, in light of all the recent (lousy) press, executives feel they need to prove that the show is really teaching teenage couples -- and, by proxy, America -- an important life lesson about parenting. With this in mind, I came up with my own list of the ten invaluable life lessons TV has afforded me. I don't mean to brag, but think I've got the world pretty well figured out. And I didn't even have to leave my couch!
Just when you thought we couldn't suck from the withered teat that is the Sex and the City franchise any more, news has surfaced that SATC scribe Candace Bushnell will revisit the title and churn out not one but two books that focus on the humble beginnings of Carrie Bradshaw. Hmmm, could the recent success of Gossip Girl and its followers have anything to do with her decision to explore Carrie's high school career? According to Bushnell, "Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd -- she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene." Huh. So was she a small-town gal whose flair for outlandish fashion and razor sharp social observations made her an outcast? Will the story arch follow her transformation from weird girl to popular prom queen? Or will we get more of the same -- fabulous, artfully maladjusted teenagers with nary a zit, weight problem or bad hair day in sight? Because clearly we don't have nearly enough of those. Talk about an embarrassment of bitches.
It is with sadness that we must now mourn the death of Sarah Jessica Parker's Mole. Mole, born in 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, made its debut on the lower quarter of Sarah Jessica Parker's face about two millimeters below the right corner of her mouth, and subsequently went on to star as Annie on Broadway, in the cult '80s show Square Pegs, and opposite a youthful Helen Hunt in the movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the late '80s, Mole dated notorious bad boy Robert Downey, Jr. but wisely severed ties with the troubled actor in order to focus on its career. It also had a relationship with the late John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Miley Cyrus recently told the world that she would like to make a younger, cleaner Sex and the City, you know, for kids! This makes no sense to me. A younger, cleaner Sex and the City? I don't understand. First of all, are the characters in high school, like Miley? And are they country like Miley? So instead of being glamorous publicists, art gallery fancypants, high-powered lawyers and sex columnists, they'll be, like, part-time at Hot Dog on a Stick?
In the wake of Ted Kennedy's sad passing, some particularly interesting factoids are emerging about the senator. Namely, that along with quality time spent with his family and friends, he also chose to spend his final days watching every single episode of 24 on DVD. A sound decision -- albeit perhaps an odd one (considering all the political assassinations that occur on the show) -- since 24 is one of the most consistently entertaining (minus a bum season or two) and compelling series of the past decade, if not ever. If I knew I didn't have much time left, Jack Bauer would probably take my mind off of it. Which got us thinking about the shows we'd recommend that the average person with a terminal illness watch if they haven't already before they pass away -- and the shows they should most definitely not waste their precious hours on.