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April 22, 2009

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You'll see it again--just not on a TV screen.

You'll see it again--just not on a TV screen.

Project Runway: The Bravo-Lifetime battle is over but you’ll still have to wait a few more months to see new episodes.  The next season won’t air til August!

Ashton Kutcher: Bringing back Punk’d.  Sort of.  A new version of the let’s-prank-people show will be released on the web.  Maybe this is when he’ll ding-dong-ditch Ted Turner?

Obama: Not sure how we feel about this magazine cover but some people are up in arms.  To be fair, it’sprobably  not how most people want to picture the president.

Natalee Holloway: A television movie based on her disappearance gave the Lifetime Movie Network its best ratings ever.  If only that would bring her back.  Sigh.

Blagojevich: Not so fast, Blago!  After saying he’d appear on a crappy reality show, a judge has actually forbid him to do so.  Pretty sure that makes us the winners here, right?

SIZZLED OUT: Home Improvement

STILL SIZZLING: This upper-class clothing store–named-dropped in everything from Clueless to Beverly Hills 90210–will be the subject of a Bravo reality show.

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January 29, 2009

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The family that tweets together, stays together!

The family that tweets together, stays together!

Digital TV: Damn that House.  The congressional one, that is.  Though the Senate approved a delay in the mandatory switch to digital TVs, the House did not.  So if you’re still using analogs, you will be completely screwed in less than 3 weeks.  Don’t you just love the government?

Kelly Clarkson: Move over, Britney.  Clarkson just broke your Billboard record for largest jump–a whopping 98 spots thanks to the sudden popularity of her song My Life Would Suck Without You.  Perhaps Brit Brit’s would be better with Clarkson??

Jay Leno: Oprah should move over, too.  A new survey shows that Jay Leno reigns supreme among TV personalities.  I would’ve been inclined to say women don’t care for Leno, but then men generally don’t care for O.  So maybe they’re even?

NBC: Among their planned pilots is Day One, about a post-apocalyptic Earth.  It’s one thing to see that in a two-hour movie.  But a whole series?  Watching that week after week would probably freak us out.

Ashton Kutcher: On Twitter and apparently got wife Demi Moore to join.  Will Rumer be next?

Kelly Rowland: The former Destiny’s Child member fired her longtime manager–who just so happens to be Beyonce’s dad.  Supposedly the split was “amicable” but there’s gotta be more to it, right?!

Prison Break: Life is imitating art in Michigan.  A man purposely robbed a gas station and mini-mart in hopes of joining his brother in jail.  That’s one more thing to weigh on your conscience, Michael Scofield!

Blagojevich: Has “won” according to Gawker simply because his media tour showed he was a “harmless lovable nut.”  However, Dan Abrams over at The Daily Beast says he’s a “PR catastrophe.”

SIZZLED OUT: The First Wives Club

STILL SIZZLING: This TV chef is planning a huge party for SXSW, complete with the resiquite indie bands.  Maybe she deserves some cool points after all!

January 27, 2009

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Not everyone's favorite piano man

Not everyone's favorite piano man

24: The new season is just getting started and you better cherish every second of it.  Star Kiefer Sutherland says he could see next year being the last but that it’s ultimately up to the audience.  Funny, we thought it was up to the network!  Since when do audiences ever get their say?

Oprah: Though she was “amused” by Blagojevic saying he considered her to replace Obama in the Illinois senate, O also says she thinks she would’ve done a good job!

DWTS: Not sure if this is good news or bad but Kevin Federline will not be appearing on the next season.

Supernatural: The show suffered a devastating loss on Sunday when one of its executive producers passed away from cancer.  Not sure yet if/how this will affect the show’s future but that probably isn’t the most important thing right now.

Terrell Owens: Getting his own VH1 reality show. Just what we need.  Not that there ever is a reality show we need…

Digital TV: If you haven’t made the switch yet, you could have four more months to do so if the House and Senate can agree.  The Senate, at President Obama’s urging, already passed the bill.

The Real World: Leaving the country next season to travel oh so far away to Cancun.  We’re still waiting for The Real World: Long Island or, at the very least, The Hamptons.

Variety: The latest to be hit with layoffs.  Our job prospects are decreasing by the day…

Defamer: Making the bold prediction that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will go 0-for-13 at the Oscars next month.

Slate: Making the even bolder claim that Billy Joel is “the worst pop singer ever.”  That is extremely harsh, even for them.  Jossip fired back with a list of their own.

SIZZLED OUT: Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)

STILL SIZZLING: This once popular series will be unexpectedly going on a long hiatus soon.  Hope this doesn’t mean things are gonna get ugly!

January 9, 2009 Pt. 2

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Forget Spiderman.  There's a new hero in town!

Forget Spiderman. There's a new hero in town!

Patrick Swayze: In the hospital with pneumonia.  This can’t be good.

John Travolta: Is it wrong that we have such intimate details of his son’s memorial service when Jett himself wasn’t even a celebrity or public figure?

Golden Globes: Not airing til Sunday night but PEOPLE wants you to get jealous now by reading about all the planned celeb parties.

Neil Patrick Harris: Doogie and the rest of the How I Met Your Mother cast not only extended their contracts but more than doubled their salary.  Not bad.

The View: The co-hosts were on a special panel held by the New York Times.  Why?  We still don’t know.

HSM: KayCee Stroh (the pop and lock it girl) got married today.  Zac and Vanessa were not present.

Blagojevich: Finally impeached but still not resigning.  Makes for another awesome animation by the Chicago Tribune.

Obama: Featured in a special issue of the The Amazing Spiderman comic.  Apparently Obama himself is a comic book collector.  Who knews?!

Obama Pt. 2: Everyone seems to think Michelle will have this huge impact on fashion.  We don’t see it happening but maybe that’s just because we didn’t live through Jackie O?

Miranda Cosgrove: The up-and-coming tween star will get to scope out her competition when she hosts MTV’s countdown of the top 12 teen “cribs.”  Insert your own tween/crib joke here.

Facebook: There’s a war on nipples.  ‘Nuff said.

January 1, 2009

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Are they or aren't they?!

Are they or aren't they?!

Britney: Celebrated the New Year by attending her brother Bryan’s “secret” wedding.  Interesting that he got married just months after being named one of PEOPLE’s hottest bachelors!

Pink: What is the deal with ex-husband Carey Hart?  No longer married but still “love” each other–and last night, he introduced her on stage.  What a strange relationship!

Taylor Swift: Forced to share a stage with ex-BF Joe Jonas as the ball dropped.  Is it fair to assume those two did not share a New Year’s greeting?

Twitter: Getting (unwanted?) press attention after it came out Israel is using the social media site to keep people updated on the Gaza conflict.

Oprah: Remember those cute kids who changed T.I.’s Whatever You Like into an election song?  O just gave their school a check for more than $300,000.

Nikki Blonsky: No longer facing charges for an airport altercation with one of the ANTM contestants.  Her dad could still get up to 5 years in jail.

Gawker: The media company sold or is in the process of selling two of their sites: Consumerist and Defamer.  Even the on-line world isn’t immune to the economy’s woes!

Viacom: If you want your MTV, you can have it!  The company reached a deal with Time Warner Cable to keep their stations–Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, etc.–on the air.

Blagojevich: We fully expected to return from our travels and find him out of office.  No such luck.

2008: Sooooooo over the ‘top ten’ and ‘best of’ lists.  Hello 2009!

STILL SIZZLING: This celebrity supercouple may or may not be getting divorced on Valentine’s Day.  But what about the kids?!

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December 11, 2008 Pt. 2

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How great is this?!

How great is this?!

Usher: Just last month he confirmed he’s having another kid, and now the son is here!

Macaulay Culkin: The Home Alone actor is just the latest to face a family tragedy: his sister died this week after being hit by a car!

Obama: Stuck answering Blagojevich questions.  So not fair.

Newsweek: Times change and so does Newsweek apparently.  In store: circulation and staff cuts, as well as a new writing style.  Guess they also plan on losing respect, too.

Gawker: This post is hilar.  A picture of the new PEOPLE cover that features Tom Cruise, Ricky Martin and Oprah with the headline ‘The PEOPLE Closet Issue.’

Indianapolis Colts: Taking stadium sponsorship to a new high (or is that low?) with in-house washing machines, airplane seats and gas pumps.  What ever happened to just enjoying the game?

Top 10: Tired of hearing all about 2008?  Well, how about the top movies of 2009?!

EW: There are scripts just sitting around Hollywood, waiting to be produced, and it’s, like, a really big deal–or so says the mag about this “black list.” Why do we need to care (or want to be teased?!) if there’s no guarantee they’ll be made?  We’re much more interested in the Kate-Leo (Titanic reunion, duh!) cover story!

Google: Not sure yet whether this is a blow or an aid to the magazine industry, but through Google Book Search, you’ll now be able to read certain titles on-line.