Well, there's at least one person who really wants another season of The Office...
Just when we were finally starting to forget about Glee...
Today's news is heavy on the guilty pleasures!
Yesterday I did my fair share of bitching about the recent slew of stuntcasting news for 30 Rock's upcoming season, saying as a longtime fan I personally don't care to see an episode where Jennifer Aniston or Oprah Winfrey eats up significant screen time, but that I understand 30 Rock is in desperate need of ratings so I'll just suck it up for now. It's fair to say I owe them at least that much for all the hilarity they've given me. My resolve to give the show a break is wearing a little thin, however, with today's news that Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Blake Lively will be appearing in a November sweeps episode. Really? Now I have to endure those two as well? And more importantly, why those two over Chuck Bass?! He's hilarious! This begs the question -- how much worse is this going to get?
I am So. Effing. Excited. For this new show called Queen Bees premiering tonight on The N. It's a reality show that Videogum describes perfectly as a hybrid of Mean Girls and Intervention: seven self-described Queen Bees (or Queen B's for betch, more like) are thrown into a house together and all manner of experts attempt to rehab them and rid them of their diva ways. The B who comes out most changed by the experience gets your standard prize money, which I'm sure she will totally donate to like AmFar or something and not spend on sparkly eyeliner and t-shirts declaring that they are princesses who are going to steal your boyfriend. There is a ten-minute clip up on The N's website and it is ah-may-zing. After I watched it, I simply could not contain my joy. Can I share some thoughts with you, fair readers? Good! I was hoping you'd say that!
When the news broke yesterday that Sharon Stone will be playing a former cop (!) turned prosecutor (!!) on SVU for four episodes in April, I got pretty excited. First of all, that's hilarious. Secondly, it made me think of all the other washed-up actors who have yet to make an appearance on the guest-star haven that is the Law & Order franchise. Certainly there are other people who used to be in movies who have since self-sabotaged their way into needing an SVU guest star paycheck, or just might randomly show up for no other reason than to confuse people (like Robin Williams did). I've come up with a few who might work. Would they be good? Not necessarily. But are they available? Most definitely, and that's all that matters.
Reality shows, drama shows and remakes galore! (OK, there's only one remake mentioned in today's news.) Two TV stars (one reality, one drama) are starring in an 1984 remake, and one possible reality TV show is in the talks, to be hosted by an unlikely couple. Confused yet? Keep reading.
I wasn't entirely on board with Ugly Betty for most of its first season. The Mystery Woman storyline moved so freaking slowly, and all the business intrigue around the magazine...I mean, there are only so many "We're going to lose advertisers!" plots you can take before you fall into a coma. But by the end of Season 1, I felt like Betty had found the right balance between drama and camp, and now it's one of my favourite shows (and is sure only to get better now that Bradford is apparently dead (and I say "apparently" since you never really know on a soap)).
But, uh...Lindsay Lohan? I just can't support that -- and not just because if Posh Spice is a real person in the Bettyverse, wouldn't she often show up in most of the same tabloids Lohan does? Also, I just don't think any version of Lohan -- real or fictional -- is an appropriate influence on our little Betty.
Upon hearing the news that Hayden Panettiere was putting out a single, the first thought was, oh god not another one. We're wary of Hayden treading down the path that so many have misguidedly gone down before. Hayden's known for her lead role on the hit show Heroes, where she is praised for her acting talent. So why ruin her already strong reputation as an actress, with the debut of a solo CD.
Wherein I continue to feel guilty about how much I can't stand Lindsay Lohan, and James Cameron gives us another spy show. Yes, yet another spy show. Another one. I know.