Archive for Disney

May 5, 2009

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One of our dream romantic reunions!

One of our dream romantic reunions!

NBC: Unveiled its fall programming yesterday, with several new dramas and two comedies.  The network decided to delay an announcement about “on-the-bubble” shows like Chuck and My Name is Earl.

MTV: Movie award nominations, chosen by the fans, are out and Twilight leads the pack.  Considering fans also choose the winners, we’re gonna go out on a limb and say Twilight will bring home the most bronzed popcorn.

Jessica Simpson: Admitted in a new Vanity Fair interview that she hasn’t spoken to ex-hubby Nick Lachey “in years.”  And here we are, still waiting for them to get back together!  (The other couples we haven’t given up hope for: Brad & Jen and Britney & Justin.  Yes, we know we’re deluded.  Leave us be.)

Coldplay: Facing–and ignoring–accusations that they plagiarized melody for their hit “Viva la vida.”  Is there really any way to prove this?  So much harder with music than the written word.

David Hasselhoff: Fighting back rumors that he suffered a severe case of alcohol poisoning over the weekend. The former Baywatch actor has admitted to substance abuse problems in the past, but his lawyers maintain all is well now.

Eminem: Relying on rap to get him “high” now that he’s fought his pill addiction.  We’re rooting for him, especially for the sake of his daughter.

Disney: Would you be more likely to buy an avocado if it was a High School Musical avocado?  That’s the logic Disney is working on but we can’t see parents going that far.

The Onion: Satirical publications are just as screwed as the rest of them.  The Onion, which seems to be loved by everyone but us, will no longer have a Los Angeles edition.  Don’t really understand how they’re cutting out such a huge market, but what do we know?  We’re still unemployed!

SIZZLED OUT: Family Guy

STILL SIZZLING: This rapper admits to watching an episode of Gossip Girl or two–only to learn about his film co-star, Chace Crawford.

May 1, 2009

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I still matter!

I still matter!

Entertainment Weekly: Amidst more internal staff changes, Time Inc. claims the magazine will continue to publish.  Wonder if they had any fingers crossed when they gave that quote…

Susan Boyle: This may seem very mean but just remember we didn’t suggest it first!  PEOPLE is doing a poll on who should play Boyle in a biopic and Robin Williams is one of the options.  We do see a resemblance, not gonna lie.

Hulu: Partnering with Disney to show ABC and other affiliated shows like Lost and Grey’s Anatomy.  Your turn, YouTube.

John McCain: What we can only guess is an attempt to remain as relevant as his former running mate, Sarah Palin, the one-time presidential candidate will be host of a war-themed movie marathon on AMC.  Fail.

The Daily Beast: Put together a photo gallery of face masks inspired by the swine flu.  Some are pretty funny.  would love to see more!

SIZZLED OUT: Tyra Banks

STILL SIZZLING: This celeb hopes she won’t be judged for falling for a prank by Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming film, Bruno.

April 21, 2009

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One more year until Woody and gang return!

One more year until Woody and gang return!

Heroes: Here’s why the ratings might be so bad: it’s one of the most pirated shows!  Well, at least now they know someone’s watching!

MTV: Entering the “Obama era,” the New York Times declared based on the channel’s move to more community-based programing.

Seinfeld: Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she’s game for a Seinfeld movie–if someone can find the money.  That’s the problem for everyone these days, isn’t it?

Oprah: Canceled what would’ve been the “Columbine episode” set to air yesterday.  Never heard of O canceling a show so last minute like this before.  We really think she did a disservice and we’re happy to see that some people agree.

Disney: The next installment in the Toy Story series might not be coming until 2010 but the Mouse House wants you thinking about it now.  They screened a teaser for the film at a recent conference, and plugged the upcoming 3-D editions of the first two films and–our personal favorite–Beauty & the Beast.

SIZZLED OUT: Matthew McConaughey

STILL SIZZLING: If there’s no Seinfeld movie, would you settle for a retooled film version of this 90s sitcom?

March 10, 2009

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Prince Charming and his Sleeping Beauty.  All together now: awwwwwwww!

Prince Charming and his Sleeping Beauty. All together now: awwwwwwww!

Zac Efron: Completely in love with the above picture of him and Vanessa Hudgens.  Very fitting that two of Disney’s biggest stars recreated a major fictional Disney couple for this portrait.  Just beautiful!

The View: In his first-ever appearance on the show, Jimmy Kimmel thought it’d be funny to come out dressed as former co-host Rosie O’Donnell.  Clever but we all know there doesn’t need to be any more fuel added to that fire.  Wonder if Ro will respond on her blog?

The View Pt. 2: But Babs, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, insists she “can never be mad at Rosie.”  Again, wonder if Ro will respond on her blog?

Oprah: Doing a special show this Thursday, alongside Tyra Banks, “dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world.”  Again, should fuel be added to this particular (and personal–as in, just between Rihanna and Chris Brown) fire–or is this a great way to give a very important topic (domestic violence) some much-needed exposure?

TMZ: Head honco Harvey Levin wholeheartedly believes (as if we couldn’t tell this already) that the mainstream media should be covering Rihanna/Chris Brown even more.  Levin, meet Oprah.

Gilmore Girls: If watching it on ABC Family isn’t enough, the entire series is also coming to SOAPNet, one of our favorite channels!

SIZZLED OUT: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel

STILL SIZZLING: She’s no longer an Idol contestant, but get used to hearing this gal’s voice during every elimination episode.

November 19, 2008 Pt. 2

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A surprising choice, no?  Can't wait to see how it sells on newsstands.

A surprising choice, no? Can't wait to see how it sells on newsstands.

PEOPLE: Named Hugh Jackman the 2008 Sexiest Man Alive.   Not a bad choice, though we probably would’ve gone with someone a little younger.

Britney: In previews for her upcoming documentary, she finally admits she married for the “wrong reason.”  And how long til she does it again?

Star Trek: Admittedly we know nothing about Trek but this video really made us smile.  It’s a mash-up of the movie’s new trailer and the 90210 theme song.  Works quite well!

Brian Austin Green: Still with Transformers star Megan Fox and planning their wedding.  We’ve been hoping for a reunion with babymama (and former 90210 co-star) Vanessa Marcil but it doesn’t look like that’ll be happening.

Ashley Dupre: No surprise that the former call girl’s first interview is with PEOPLE.  Will Spitzer issue a response?

DWTS: Cody Linley (NOT Miley’s BF) cried after being voted off last night.  Julianne Hough is calling him the next Brad Pitt but we dont think Bradley would cry about this.

Reality TV: Who would’ve thought that all we needed was a recession to start reality TV’s decline?  As much as it pains us to say this, keep it coming!

Newsweek: Here’s a new one.  Rather than flat-out canceling their Christmas party, they’re just moving it to April.  Riiiiight.

Beauty and the Beast: It’s a tale as old as time, and it’s going 3-D.  Our favorite Disney movie EVER is being remade into 3-D format, all with its original footage.  We can’t wait!

November 19, 2008

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One of the cutest--and apparently most influential--tots around

One of the cutest--and apparently most influential--tots around

Obama: Is it offensive to rewrite The Jefferson’s theme song with the new first family in mind? An elementary school principal in Tennessee is taking a lot of heat for doing just that. To be fair, the song is pretty catchy.

Obama Pt. 2: Inauguration plans are already underway. Not known yet is which music superstars will get to perform but E!Online is already rounding up the troops. (No, not those troops.)

NBC: Developing a new show called Making Friends With Black People. Yeah, cause that isn’t offensive at all.

Lipstick Jungle: Brooke Shields wasn’t lying! NBC either never canceled the show at all or, at the very least, is giving it another chance. Take two, everyone!

Jennifer Aniston: The chica just can’t catch a break. The latest: Alec Baldwin called kissing her on 30 Rock “painful.” Aw, leave the poor girl alone! Losing Brad was bad enough.

South Park: The show isn’t ending til 2011 but we already know the format: another full-length movie. Lucky us. Or not.

Dreamgirls: Embarking on a tour sans the famous names that made it such a success.  Broadway could be next.

Forbes: Okay, they’ve officially taken their most influential lists too far. Most Influential (celebrity) Infants is just so not necessary. But, for the record, the adorable Shiloh Jolie-Pitt took the top spot.

The Roots: They’ll be the house band when Jimmy Fallon takes over The Late Show. Guess that’s more interesting than a band plucked from nowhere.

Miley Cyrus: Says she can’t predict the future (no, really??) but wants Hannah Montana to continue “as long as it can.” How much is Disney paying her to say that?

Cars 2: It’s coming but, sadly, without the late Paul Newman. We’ll see Doc Hudson again, though the creators still haven’t figured out how.

Meh: It’s one of our favorite go-to words and now it’s officially in the dictionary. And, by the way, you can thank The Simpsons for that. Or just, you know, go meh.

Fall TV: If by some chance you actually liked one of the canceled shows, this handy list suggests alternatives that don’t actually suck.

Arianna Huffington: The blogger extraordinaire promises to raise funds to keep investigative journalism alive and well. Entertainment journalism never gets any love.

Facebook: How far is too far? In a new interview (conducted over instant message!), Mark Zuckerberg says he dreams of a day where the social networking site is even more personal than it currently is. We thought that already happened. It’s called The Patriot Act.

Variety: Is it really Oscar season if there’s no campaigning? What, you didn’t know the studios actually shell out tons of cash for ads to sway the Academy’s votes? They do. (Just like real politics!) But not anymore. Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn.

Journalism: So there’s no future in magazines. And now the blogging future is looking bleak, too. Good thing we gave up yesterday.

SIZZLED OUT: Mark Cuban

STILL SIZZLING: Riding the wave of superhero flicks, X-Men: First Class will be written by this wunderkind who is best known to teen girls.

November 7, 2008 Pt. 2

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Forget President Obama.  How about President Fresh Prince?!

Forget President Obama. How about President Fresh Prince?!

Paris Hilton: If she thinks “the best man won,” maybe this Obama presidency isn’t such a good thing after all!

Rihanna: Abruptly left the stage last night right before her concert’s end.  Video footage shows the singer looking like she’s going to faint.  Her rep maintains she was simply hot and tired but, most importantly, is fine now.

Disney: Yesterday we told you how Disney is trying to pimp ridiculously expensive products.  And now we know why: profits are down 13 percent!  Guess the Mouse House isn’t immune to the economy’s woes.

The New Yorker: The elite mag is finally entering the 21st century!  They’ve gone digital…for subscribers only.  Babysteps, we guess.

Barack Obama: The soon-to-be most popular baby name, reports Reuters.  We’ll believe it when we see it.

Will Smith: Gave a heartfelt–and yet, still hilarious–interview on today’s Oprah about his reaction to Obama’s election.  Pure Will.  Pure magic.

The Real World: So the trailer for the new Brooklyn-based season leaked to the internet and rapidly found its way onto a bagillion sites.  And now the clips on all those sites suddenly don’t work!  Thankfully, NBC wrote out a second-by-second recap!