Looks like Simon Cowell isn't the master judge he thought he was.
Finally, some stuntcasting news that doesn't make me want to stab things. After that whole Katie Holmes thing and Regis on How I Met Your Mother and anyone who's ever been in a tabloid on Ugly Betty, my rage problems were getting the best of me. Anyway, rage subsiding! Sigourney Weaver will guest on Eli Stone next season, playing Eli's psychologist, a character who, you know, kinda has her work cut out for her. Eli Stone isn't really my thing, but I love me some Sigourney Weaver, and anyone who was in Alias (Victor Garbor) or Hackers (Johnny Lee Miller) has my vote for life (yes, that includes Angelina. Yes, I still love her despite all the husband-stealing and hypocrisy and whatnot. No, my enthusiasm for Angelina does not mean I'm automatically going to try to hook up with your husband, so stop making that panicked face for crying out loud, god!), so maybe I will give the show a second chance when these episodes air. See what casting legitimate actors who can show up and play a character and actually do something useful does, Hollywood? It's effective! Now get Naomi Campbell and Nicole Richie off my TV!
ABC's love affair with writer/producer/perpetual hit series creator/dude who doesn't seem to require sleep Greg Berlanti marches on with today's news that he has signed on for five more years and likely a boatload more cash (The Hollywood Reporter even calls it a "megadeal" - oooh! Megadeal!) with the network. Berlanti's already quite the busy bee over at ABC, as he has his hand in Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money all simultaneously, which frankly makes me think of that "How many jobs you got?!" In Living Color sketch, which in turn makes me feel uncomfortable. But I digress...
So The Da Vinci Code lite met Indiana Jones lite on NBC for the past two evenings in The Last Templar, and I was going to do a straight-up review, but there isn't a whole lot to say about it other than this: It wasn't very good. It was cliché-riddled, silly, ludicrous, real preachy at the end, and all the flashbacks looked like shitty History Channel reenactments. Not to mention that it was about three hours too long, but, you know, such are miniseries.