Remakes, Paris Hilton, acts of desperation -- today is the deep dark sludge of TV news.
Hopefully this is the last time we ever have to write about The X Factor drama...
We're not sure that anyone actually demanded an inside look at Paris Hilton's life, but nevertheless, Oxygen is rolling out The World According to Paris this week. To be honest, we'll probably tune in only because we think she's strangely fascinating and, whether you like it or not, extremely talented in the art of self-promotion (for example: a show called The World According to Paris airing on Oxygen). But with that said, there are plenty of other celebrities that we would've rather seen as the focus of a series like this. Here's just a few:
New shows being developed! Old shows getting cancelled! New cast members joining! Old cast members getting fired! Guest stars! Arrest warrants! This is TWoP News!
Is Kendra from The Girls Next Door the new face of The Olive Garden? Not if the OG brass has anything to say about it. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal [via Videogum], Ms. Wilkinson is a devoted and vocal fan of the free bread sticks haven and doesn't miss a chance to talk it up, enumerating the virtues of her most favorite menu items (artichoke dip, salad and chicken parmigiana) to anyone who will listen. You'd think the chain would be thrilled at the free publicity, but apparently being that they're a 'family company' or some dumb crap, they're not so stoked on being endorsed by a woman who gets nekkid for a living.
The American Idol producers are as dumb as we assumed, and Paris Hilton is still trying to act, but there's going to be more Dr. Horrible!
Today's news may confirm the official takeover of reality TV, which is sad, but not as sad as Ed McMahon dying. It would be awkward to try to make any sort of joke now, so we'll just get straight to the news.
Disclaimer: Today's TWoP news is riddled with a moderately high dose of OMG moments. Those other than rabid fangirls should click at their own risk. Or skip down to that sophisticated stuff about the Emmys, football, drugs, and other American staples.
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.
NBC has released a trailer for the next season of Heroes, which will hopefully be like Lost's last season - a year spent fixing and making up for all the storytelling mistakes made in the past, so we can all get on with our lives already. Fortunately Heroes only has one weak season's worth of mistakes to come back from, so outlook is good!
This show may be a shameless X-Men rip-off, but it has so much potential (that was squandered last year), that I truly hope it gets back on track. That being said, the trailer concludes with some sexy bad girl version of Claire shooting Peter with an "I always loved you" line, which is the cheesiest thing I've seen since Hayden's Paris Hilton impression. But we'll see, maybe it's really awesome in context.
Peep the trailer after the jump.