Today was just another day of ignoring Alec Baldwin as he lies through his teeth.
Jeez, you guys look like you're going to a funeral or something.
Today we learned a little bit more about Ashton Kutcher's new gig, GLAAD chose CBS as Most Homophobic Network Ever (kidding!), and Charlene Yi signed on to a show way past it's prime.
Bachelor Pad is rivaling Celebrity Rehab for the cast with the most people undeserving of fame on one TV show...
The CW's Freshman orientation is over. Did you grab a tote bag?
Hello and welcome to your Friday TWOP News: Day-Before-Valentine's-Day-
Friday-The-Thirteenth Edition. Make sure you're up on your television news before getting slaughtered by a machete-wielding fake hockey player, or spending an exorbitant amount on restaurant meals that will feature a disturbing number of heart-shaped items, or whatever your weekend plans may be!
It would have been 10, but the Super Bowl ads were generally unimpressive this year as a whole (blame the economy or something!), but there were some exceptions. The one thing that was a little different this year, at least to me, was the insane barrage of NBC promotion. Of course the network that has the Super Bowl is going to promote its own content and everything, but is it always that much self-promotion? It felt like every other ad was a Heroes, Chuck, MacGruber or that people-whose-asses-fell-off-watching-30 Rock thing. Anyway, the list below is the best of the non-movie trailer-y/NBC content as we saw it. (See Moviefile for the best trailers, and we're ignoring the NBC stuff completely.) Enjoy having to watch a commercial before watching a commercial! Yay capitalism!
No real big news stories today. Oh, what's that? You heard that nominations for some fancy (but not soul-suckingly pretentious! Looking at you, Oscars) awards show were announced this morning? And that they actually kind of, dare we say it -- made sense? Well aren't you on top of things. Here's our take on it. On to other must-knows of the day, including an imminent farewell to Mr. Jack Donaghy, a permanent place in TV Land (and our receptive hearts) for Betty White, and a questionable but lucrative stint in rehab for notorious kidnappee Jeremy London.
Yesterday, they finally announced who would be hosting the Academy Awards ceremony next year, after it was revealed that Hugh Jackman would not return following last year's show-stopping performance. And the lucky host is... Alec Baldwin. And Steve Martin. Both of them. Because... it's... uh... huh? True, Baldwin just won his second Emmy in a row, and Martin has hosted the Oscars twice before, but this really makes zero sense to us, for the following reasons.
Stars on TV is the name of the game, as one movie star is going to Fox, two are going to ABC, and one (along with two infamous housewives) is coming to NBC. Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is going on Iron Chef. Keep her safe, Mark Dacascos. Keep her safe.