Archive for November, 2008

November 27, 2008

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Enjoy the holiday.  We'll be back on Friday!

Enjoy the holiday. We'll be back Monday.

Shenae Grimes: Disputing rumors of an eating disorder.  We’ve met her and the rest of the 90210 cast multiple times and we don’t recall her being any skinnier than the rest of the girls.

Rosie Live: We weren’t disappointed but we weren’t satisfied, either.  We probably liked this article more than the actual show, though.

NBC: Superbowl ads aren’t really selling because of the economy.  Surprise, surprise.

Britney: MTV is counting down her best news moments but we like to believe the best is still yet to come.

T.I.: Less than week after he took the witness stand in a trial against the man accused of killing his assistant, T.I. can rest easy knowing the now-declared murderer will spend at least 20 years behind bars.

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November 26, 2008 Pt. 2

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Who needs a fact-checker?

Who needs a fact-checker?

Rosie O’Donnell: We are sooooo excited for Rosie Live tonight!

Kanye West: An investigation is again taking place in the 2007 death of his mother, Shonda.  Californian authorities are focusing their efforts on Kanye’s cousin who was supposed to be taking care of Shonda after her cosmetic surgery.

Mariah Carey: Hmmm.  The singer didn’t exactly diffuse rumors of a pregnancy on Ellen today.  When offered champagne by the clever host, Carey first accepted but then didn’t actually drink it, giving the lame reason that it was too early to drink.  Riiiight.  Like it’s ever too early for any star to drink.

Academy Awards: The key to winning an Oscar could be as simple as having a unique haircut.  We’re off to the salon.

TMZ: The television version will be on air for at least the next two years.  Thanks, TV gods.  (That was sarcasm.)

Ashlee Simpson: Notice how her name is spelt.  Now notice how it is on the cover of OK! Now laugh.

Ann Moore: The Time Inc. CEO and mastermind behind their massive layoffs will be honored with a lifetime achievement award.  Seems fair, doesn’t it?

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November 26, 2008

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Carnegie Hall-worthy!  Who woulda thunk it?!

Carnegie Hall-worthy! Who woulda thunk it?!

DWTS: Brooke Burke and Derek Hough were declared the winners last night.  We’re cool with that, though we also would’ve been happy if Lance won.

DWTS Pt. 2: Does life change after you’ve won the trophy?  Hardly.

Gossip Girl: Josh Schwartz has squashed yesterday’s news of a Lily and Rufus flashback show.  What he’s planning instead: webisodes all about Blair’s maid, Dorota.

Carson Daly: The TV host, known for getting stars to spill, has been keeping a secret of his own: he’s gonna be a dad!  Jennifer Love Hewitt and Tara Reid, you better get busy!

SAG: The actors’ strike is more likely to happen when you got big names like Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep supporting it.  Thanks a lot, guys.

NBC: Among the winter schedule changes: two SNL specials, more reality shows and a TV movie.  We doubt ratings will improve.

Family Guy: Seth Green (who voices Chris) and Carnegie Hall kinda seem like a mismatch, but we guess you gotta give the people what they want.  And what they want is a live reading of Family Guy scripts.  Go figure.

Reality TV: Here’s another reason to hate it: people are actually being diagnosed with Truman Syndrome, a type of paranoia where they (incorrectly) think their life is being documented by cameras.  If it wasn’t so sad, we’d probably laugh.

Thanksgiving: Forget the turkey.  All you need is a TV!  There’ll be marathons of faves like I Love Lucy, House, Fresh Prince, Arrested Development and lots more ALL WEEKEND!

90210: One of those aforementioned marathons will be on SOAPNet, with focusing on Kelly’s love life (creatively titled Kelly’s Leftovers).  Doesn’t get much better than that.  But it does get worse: we won’t have access to SOAPNet that day! Tragic.

MTV: Will have its own Inaugural Ball in D.C.  No worries if you can’t go;  they’ll also broadcast it on MTV’s 894328297312 channels.

SIZZLED OUT: Joey Fatone (NSYNC)

STILL SIZZLING: This tear drop-tattooed artist made the best album of the year, or so says Blender.

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November 25, 2008 Pt. 2

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where's Clare?!

Where's Clare?!

90210: Season 6 of the original came out on DVD and, of course, we bought our copy first thing this morning.   The first of many letdowns: there aren’t any special features, just like there weren’t for season 5.  Don’t understand that at all, especially since the ones for seasons 1-4 were pretty good.

90210 Pt. 2: Why is the cast photo on the cover incomplete?  Kathleen Robertson, a series regular, is nowhere to be seen!  Then, on the DVDs themselves, David and Val are missing and pics of Brandon and Kelly are repeated.

90210 Pt. 3 The description on the box’s back says these eps take place “outside the college campus.”  Excuse us, but we’re pretty sure CU is relevant to the entire season.  And check out this episode description: “Dylan is bored to death at his bachelor party.”  That’s the episode where his wife actually dies and Dylan leaves town.  Way to mince words and bury (or not even include!) the lede!

DWTS: The winning duo won’t be crowned til later tonight but one critic thinks the judges already made it blatantly clear who is going to win.

Brad Pitt: Has he been “pardoned” for cheating on Jen with Angie?  We think so.  But we’re so not okay with that!

Obama: A fun(ny) look at what might happen to magazines if the Obama fascination continues.

Twitter: Worth $500 million?  Facebook says no.  And as much as we like out tweets, we have to agree.  That’s a lot of money!

Facebook: Scratch that.  $500 million is pocket-change when compared to $873 million.  Facebook was just awarded that hefty sum in a lawsuit against a major spammer.  Odds are they won’t see most of the money, though.  No wonder they won’t buy Twitter!

Vanity Fair: Who cares if no one has any jobs, we’re still going to party!  That seems to be VF’s mentality

Batman: The comic book will kill off the caped crusader in a future issue.  What does this mean for the film franchise?

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November 25, 2008

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Some of us ARE happy with the way our shows ended, James/Dawson/new guy/whoever you are!

Some of us ARE happy with the way our shows ended, James/Dawson/new guy/whoever you are!

Britney: We LOVE the Rolling Stone cover.  Can’t wait to read the full story.

Speidi: If the elopement wasn’t planned, how come US Weekly was there to report on the whole thing?  Fishy as always.  (Both US Weekly and Speidi!)

OTH: Last night’s episode was PHENOMENAL, but, unfortunately, it’ll have to hold us over until January.  And will it pick back up where it left off or will time have passed like in reality? Thankfully, Mark Schwahn gave one of his best interviews in a while and we’ll be analyzing it over and over again for at least the next month.

OTH Pt. 2: Was James Van Der Beek playing Dawson 5 years later or one of the shiteous directors Dawson faced when he went off to LA?  Best line: “If there’s one thing I know, it’s that audiences get crazy over who ends up together.”  You don’t say?!

Gossip Girl: Not on last night but back next week.  In the meantime, Kristin has some interesting scoop.  She says the Lily and Rufus back-story might play out on the web.  Would people actually tune in…er…log on for that?

PEOPLE: Already has a comprehensive Best of 2008 site up, where you get to share what was hot and what was not.   (Kind of reminds you of Sizzle, doesn’t it?)

Mad Men: The suits are hoping the show’s popularity will increase with a musical revue.  We don’t really see how those are related AT ALL.

24: The prequel scored higher than a lot of television shows do each week, but probably not high enough.  Oh, the irony.

Obama: Some say a new comedian will take over for Fred Armisen on SNL.  SNL insists otherwise.  But who else is there?

Box Office: With everyone’s wallet a little tighter these days, we doubt early Wednesday, pre-Thanksgiving, openings are going to help films one bit.  Sorry, Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman, Vince Vaughn and the rest of you who are hedging your bets.

BSB: Guess someone was listening (reading?) when we said the entire group should’ve reunited on TRL last week.

Chinese Democracy: Banned in China in more ways than one.

SIZZLED OUT: Nicollette Sheridan and David Spade

STILL SIZZLING: Which former boy bander just designed a public bathroom for Times Square?  Perhaps this is why he, too, was too busy to join his former bandmates at the TRL finale.

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November 24, 2008 Pt. 2

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Remember this face?

Remember this face?

Speidi: If you believe Perez, the couple eloped over the weekend.  Waiting for a more legitimate source to confirm.  (Even PEOPLE doesn’t know for sure!)

Miley Cyrus: Celebrated her Sweet 16 for real yesterday, months after a birthday bash that shut down Disneyland.

Britney: There’s a beyond-cheesy commercial airing to promote her birthday (aka promotional stunt) performance on Good Morning America that’s still more than a week away.

1999: As the new year approaches, MTV has created a 10-year class reunion of sorts, with a look back at names as forgotten as Orgy and Lou Bega and as still-relevant as Kid Rock and Jessica Simpson.

OTH: Two episodes tonight, though one is a repeat.  Still, we’ll gladly take it!

The Bachelor: Why would a father go on a notoriously unsuccessful matchmaking show when he has a son to think about?  The relationships never work out, so why introduce a woman into your kid’s life who probably won’t be there permanently?  Guess we’ll find out when the new season begins in early January.

Michael Phelps: Has a new endorsement deal with Subway.  Doesn’t really seem like the food of an Olympian.

Gawker: Turns out that article on celebrity couples was plagarized…by the original author himself.  We’re confused, too.

Hannity and Colmes: Will be just Hannity when the new year starts.  No word yet if there will be a new sparring partner.

Network TV: One area of the economy the government won’t step in to save, though it really needs it.

USA Today: Also making lay-offs, but a smaller amount than this time last year so we guess this is good news?

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November 24, 2008

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If we didn't know any better, we'd say this was taken last night at the AMAs.

If we didn't know any better, we'd say this was taken last night at the AMAs.

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS EDITION

AMAs: The American Music Awards continually choose to feature music performances galore over broadcasting all awards.  Winners not given air time last night: Jordin Sparks, Linkin Park, Carrie Underwood, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

Christina Aguilera: Seven-song medley started the show.  Seemed original until NKOTB, Natasha Bedingfield and the Pussycat Dolls did medleys as well.  We wish she did more singing, though, and less grunting.

Jimmy Kimmel: Made great jokes about the Taylor Swift-Joe Jonas and Miley Cyrus-Nick Jonas break-ups, all of whom were awkwardly in attendance.

Mariah Carey: Was it really necessary to have an appearance on stage by hubby Nick Cannon during her performance?  We think not.

Beyonce: Isn’t it weird that she sings about single ladies when she isn’t one anymore?  And between SNL and TRL, this performance is getting quite old already.

Chris Brown: Artist of the Year.  According to this award show, at least.

Rihanna: If she kept having to hold the bottom of her dress down, maybe she should’ve realized it was too short.

Kanye: Didn’t his face seem a little puffy last night as he made rambling speeches about returning to the 60s and giving his award to Lil’ Wayne?

Queen Latifah: Performed with Alicia Keys (and some opera singer), making memorable references to Obama and Jennifer Hudson’s slain family members.

SIZZLED OUT: Jennifer Aniston

STILL SIZZLING: A recently single Desperate Housewife has been spotted locking lips with Heather Locklear’s ex.  Yet another strange combination. (And the answer is NOT Richie Sambora!)