Archive for October, 2008

October 31, 2008 Pt. 2

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Rockin' out and looking pretty while doing it!

Rockin' out and looking pretty while doing it!

David Cook: Our favorite Idol EVER will be performing on SNL tomorrow night.  Meeting him last spring will forever rank as one of our all-time best days.

John McCain: Stealing Cook’s thunder and also appearing on SNL.  Psht.

Shanna Moakler: Travis Barker’s ex has given her first interview since finding out about his plane crash.  Last time she spoke, though, Travis said not to believe her.  So what will it be this time?  Fact or fiction?

Melrose Place: Despite persistent rumors, if the remake happens, it probably won’t be aided by current mega-creators Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) and Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl).  And thank god.  We want a seventh season of OTH, not a rehashing of a show that wasn’t very good to begin with.

Spider-Man 4: The flick, set to be released in 2011, has found itself a writer.  A Pulitizer award-winning, Julliard-trained one at that.  But we have to wonder: why are movies from the same series being written by different people?  What ever happened to consistency?

Newsday: Our hometown newspaper appears to be the latest victim of the revived Anthrax hoax.  Really, people, this is SO not funny.

Hugh Hefner: In a new biography–aptly titled Mr. Playboy–the media mogul’s life is given the up-close-and-personal treatment.  Silly us, we thought that’s been done before.  Many, many times before.

October 31, 2008

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Going all politico on us. If only we actually asked for it.

Going all politico on us. If only we actually asked for it.

Jennifer Hudson: Established a foundation in memory of her slain relatives to help other families who’ve lost loved ones to violent crimes.  Her speedy actions only help underscore the lessons from the past week: There is no time to waste.  Life is short.  Seize the day.

The View: Put a presidential spin on Halloween costumes this year.  And, yes, this means they all cross-dressed.

Kid Rock: Finally, a celeb who doesn’t want to shove his politics down your throat!  Who is the rapper/rocker/country singer voting for?  He’s not saying because IT DOESN’T MATTER.  Amen.

Joe the Plumber: Sort of following in Kid Rock’s footsteps.  Trying to make his 15 minutes of fame last a little longer with…a country music career?  Yeah, good luck with that.

John Mayer: Definitely not following in Kid Rock’s footsteps.  Makes a surprisingly well-written case for Obama.  Still, we guarantee you this actually cost the presidential candidate some votes.

Forbes: Compiled a part-creepy, part-sad, part-surprising list of the top-earning deceased stars.  Heath Ledger ranks third.  We wish that was a good thing.

Hip-Hop Stars: Should they reduce the bling exposure while the economy is in the crapper?  The Huffington Post thinks so.

MLB: Is there a problem with the World Series?  Besides, we mean, not actually being open to the entire world.  Yes, if you consider the poor timing of the games, the team monopolies and the fixation on revenue.

Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t even begun filming the sequel yet and he’s already signed on for film number 3.

SIZZLED OUT: Joaquin Phoenix

STILL SIZZLING: Which veejay turned dramatic actress will return for TRL’s farewell next month?

October 30, 2008 Pt. 2

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Harry. Prince Harry.

Harry. Prince Harry.

DWTS: Julianne Hough has a bedfellow in dancer Lacey Schwimmer.  Following Hough’s diagnosis of endometriosis, Schwimmer found out she has it, too.  Is there something in the water there?!

OTH: CW has added more episodes to this season!  Score!  More coming to Gossip Girl and 90210, as well.  We guess that’s good, too.

Selena Gomez: Move over, Nick Jonas.  Tweener Selena already has her eyes set on someone else: Shia LaBeouf.  Join the club, Selena.

Prince Harry: The royal heir better watch out. At the Quantum of Solace premiere, he made the mistake of saying Sean Connery was his favorite Bond, rather than current star Daniel Craig.  Smooth move, prince.

Beatles: The iconic quartet will have a videogame of their own in the not-so-near future.  It’s being made by the creators of Rock Band but no word yet on what exactly the game will be.

MSNBC: Took the brunt of the beating at a recent luncheon conference on Hollywood and the media.  Why is everyone so alarmed by the network’s “lopsided” coverage?  Have they seen Fox News?!

Addams Family: Coming to a theater near you. If you live in Chicago.  Or New York.  But what are the Addams doing on a stage, any way?  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…

The View: Despite denials by show reps, sources say Elisabeth is on the way out, if Babs has anything to do with it.  But what good is a show with hot topics if everyone’s on the same side?

Pete Wentz: Already debating whether to sell his yet-to-be-born baby’s first pics to a magazine.  We sense a great father-child relationship building already.

October 30, 2008

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Our chances of working for one of these mags are disappearing by the day.

Our chances of working for one of these mags are disappearing by the day. Sigh.

Tina Fey: Is Bristol Palin her newest babysitter?  The offer has been made by Mrs. Palin.  Fey’s response: “I was like, yeah, that’s exactly what 17-year-old Bristol Palin wants to do, at ‘SNL,’ is babysit the toddler of the lady that goofs on her mom.”  We’re just wondering if Bristol will even want to babysit her own toddler.

Redemption Song: American Idol for boozies, strippers and cons.  We kid you not.  Gotta love Fuse.

Obama: Pundits across America are weighing in on last night’s last-ditch effort by Obama to secure American’s vote.  But what about all the people that already voted through absemtee and early ballots?  Lost causes?

Phillies: MLB champs.  Notice how we didn’t say World Series champs.  Semantics, really, but how can you win a world championship when the whole world doesn’t have the opportunity to play?  The MLB is only in America, folks!

Jennifer Hudson: As expected, all the entertainment/gossip mags have Hudson-focused covers.  Curious to see how they sell and which one does the best.

Time Inc.: Laying off up to 600 staffers in the coming weeks.  Now how will we ever get a job there?!

TiVo: Got TiVo?  Now you got Netflix, too.  The two have married.  Applause all around.  Except for us.  We still don’t have TiVo.  Or Netflix.

SIZZLED OUT: Melrose Place

STILL SIZZLING: Which actor has walked the line for the final time?  He’s retiring at age 34!

October 29, 2008 Pt. 2

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Swinging the bat at a teammate

Swinging the bat at a teammate

Election: What better way to get kids involved than to write a song to the tune of T.I.’s Whatever You Like? Brilliant.

DWTS: Finally!  Adios, Cloris!

Rebecca Budig: Why make a much-hyped return to All My Children only to leave again one year later?  The actress attributes her departure to her busy life with husband (and former Bachelor hunk) Bob Guiney.  We hope ABC feels stupid now for all its “the real Greenlee returns” promotion.  So now we’ll be back with a “fake one”?

Derek Jeter: Gave a subtle diss to teammate and former BFF A-Rod when he told a reporter “Don’t start with me about Kabbalah. I went to Catholic school.” Is a locker room brawl in the future?

Rosie O’Donnell: Reacted to the Jennifer Hudson tragedy by putting some startling statistics up on her blog.  Turns out, it’s ridiculously common to be murdered by an “intimate partner.”  Such a tragic, scary world we live in.

Russell Brand: Never one to stay out of trouble, the British (actor? host? comic? WHAT IS HE?!) resigned from the BBC after harassing another actor through voicemail.  This is not the first time Brand’s left his place of employment in a huff.  Right after 9/11, he showed up for work at MTV dressed as Osama Bin Laden.  Classy.

October 29, 2008

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Will the economy stop the monster that is Facebook?

Will the economy stop the monster that is Facebook?

Britney: The courts have named her dad “permanent conservator” of her affairs and her estate. Though apparently permanent doesn’t actually mean permanent. It’s just til another legal process begins.

MTV: MTV is returning to its roots in a 21st century way: all music, all the time, all on the web. We’ll see how long this lasts.

Republicans: Inherently funnier or just easier to make fun of? McCain and company have been punchlines seven times more than the Obama folks on late-night TV.

Willa Holland: Loved her on The O.C. and we wish some of that bitchiness came through on Gossip Girl. Two more episodes to wow us, Willa.

Facebook: Could hire its 1,000th employee or could start massive layoffs. Undoubtedly will still define a generation and perhaps that’s really all that matters.

Oscars: Might the Best Picture category be a showdown between The Dark Knight and Wall-E? Might this be premature since the awards won’t be handed out til February? Yes and yes.

Jennifer Hudson: Speaking of showdowns, people are already speculating which celebrity magazine will better cover the tragedy. Sad excuse to make money or legitimately just doing their job?

Christian Science Monitor: Going out of print, effective early spring 2009. Still available on the web, though. What other papers will follow?

The View: “Don’t believe anything the blogs are saying,” said co-host Sherri Shepherd. We’re insulted!

SIZZLED OUT: Dustin Milligan (90210)

STILL SIZZLING: They say history repeats itself, especially on television. Case-in-point: This 90s favorite is being retooled to add its residence to next year’s fall schedule.

October 28, 2008 Pt. 2

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No longer a (wannabe) journalist

No longer a (wannabe) journalist

Obama: His presidency may pose the biggest challenge to political cartooning.  The satirists are fretting about how to depict him without being too offensive.  But isn’t offensiveness part of the point?

Lydia Hearst: The publishing heiress has resigned from her New York Post column on grounds that her editor published something with her name that she, in fact, did not write.  Who knew the socialite had such morals?

90210: Back with new episodes tonight…and another interracial couple?  So it seems.

Jonas Bros.: Coming to a theater near you in Walter the Farting Dog.  We just threw up a little.

The Hills: We rarely write about this show because we think it kills brain cells, but we must applaud David Letterman for cleverly attacking L.C. and co. on his show last night.

Hairspray: A sequel is in the works but John Travolta says he’s unlikely to reprise his cross-dressing role.  We’re not thrilled with the idea of a sequel but we feel better about it knowing Travolta won’t be a part of it.

Janet Jackson: Her tour is really not going well.  After canceling a string of dates due to migraines, her opening act LL Cool J (though we like to spell it out: Ladies Love Cool James) has dropped out.  Refund, please.

Zac Efron: Does success in HSM mean success in all other things?  That’s what the execs of the Footloose remake are hoping.  The producion dates have been moved up following Zac’s mega-box office receipts with HSM 3.