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March 6, 2009

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A thriller of a press conference?

A thriller of a press conference?

Chris Brown: Charged yesterday with two felonies but got the arraignment postponed until April, so no plea was entered.  The attorney on Rihanna’s behalf said she did not wish to prohibit contact between the two.

Chris Brown Pt. 2: Jossip is one of the first outlets we’ve seen do a piece on how Brown’s being treated unfairly/inaccurately by the media.  Totally agree!

The Bachelor: Change of heart or betrayal?  Those the are words PEOPLE is floating around in their new cover story.  Should be a big seller, no?

DWTS: The new season hasn’t even officially started yet and already there’s drama!  Both Jewel, who was injured last week, and the now-injured Nancy O’Dell have dropped out of the competition!  Supposedly their replacements won’t be announced until the premiere Monday but we imagine it’ll leak before then!

Ashlee Simpson: PEOPLE has a clip of her CSI guest-appearance alongside hubby Pete Wentz and it ain’t pretty.  With no effort made to change their looks, it’s hard to believe these two are playing any character other than themselves.

Michael Jackson: So he’s planning a comeback/farewell tour (yeah, we don’t get it either) but all signs point to the fact that Jacko is still wacko.  He’s not even playing in the States!

Robin Williams: At 57 years young, the actor-comedian will have heart valve replacement surgery.  If only laughter truly was the best medicine!

Seinfeld: It’s a yada yada yada reunion!  Jerry Seinfeld and co will appear on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, their first joint TV gig in more than a decade!

The Real World: This is probably the best thing to come out of the show in years.  MTV made a biopic based on Pedro, the season one three cast member who struggled with–and eventually died from–AIDS.

SIZZLED OUT: Sherri Shepherd (The View)

STILL SIZZLING: This funny man recently got engaged.  Think anyone will crash his wedding?

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February 4, 2009

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We could've been sisters!

We could've been sisters!

Britney: Apparently those restraining orders come with a price.  Sam Lutfi is suing Brit Brit for defamation.  Wonder if the court will rule him a public figure?

Miley Cyrus: They’ve both dated a Jonas Brother (more on them below!) and now they’ll have something else in common: Grammy performances.  Cyrus will duet with Taylor Swift on this Sunday’s show.

Obama: The Sasha and Malia dolls are being renamed Sydney and Mariah.  Obama wins again!

Twitter: Ashton Kutcher is peeved that media outlets are taking some of his Tweets and misrepresenting him.  Or so he says on his blog.  Which he took to because “140 characters works for some things. Sometimes you need more space.”

TV: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a new study shows watching TV can lead to depression.  That’s funny, because TV is what keeps us out of it!

HBO: In yet another example of art imitating life, the cable network is developing a new series that will explore the current finanial crisis.  Are they sure spending money on this series is a wise idea given the crisis in the first place?!

Gawker: With newspapers failing and even online sites suffering, Gawker asks: would people rather pay to read the current level of NYT journalism, or have it go away? Not an easy question when you love The New York Times but can’t afford to “waste” money like that.

Gawker Pt. 2: They also put up a hilarious poll asking which Jo Bro you’d lay off.  We know, we know…all of them!

SIZZLED OUT: Justin Timberlake (Jessica Biel)

STILL SIZZLING: Though rarely seen in public, this actress–and close Madonna friend–is denying she, too, is having marriage troubles with her own Brit.

January 7, 2009 Pt. 2

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Indirectly supporting Obama with a pre-inaguration concert

Indirectly supporting Obama with a pre-inauguration concert

Brad Pitt: Calls Jennifer Aniston a “sweetheart” in a new interview and says any drama between Jen and Angelina is “created” by the media. Also adds that the way he and Angie got together was “respectful.”  Jen might disagree with that…

Fashion Week: The economy is even taking its toll on one of the most anticipated week’s in fashion.  Several top designers have decided not to hold runway shows this year at the usually extravagant Fashion Week in New York City.  Though if you ask the designers themselves, they’ll tell you the economy has nothing to do with it.

Obama: Even if you can’t attend the inauguration in person, you can still get a close look thanks to HBO which will be airing the festivities.  The best part: you don’t even have to be an HBO subscriber to watch!

Jay-Z: But if you will be in D.C., Jay-Z is holding a special concert the night before the ceremony.

Golden Globes: Maybe it’s wrong of us to be so happy about this but the Globes will be handing out this year significantly smaller gift bags to celebs.

Entertainment Weekly: An editorial shake-up has one of our favorite PEOPLE editors, Jess Cagle, leaving the mag and becoming managing editor at EW.  Guess we can live with that.

Jossip: Among what they call the “worst” blogs out there (we’re not on it, whew!) are celebrity Twitter and MySpace pages.  We beg to differ.

January 4, 2008

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He's probably regretting that break-up right about now...

He's probably regretting that break-up right about now...

John Travolta: Posted a statement on wife Kelly Preston’s official site, thanking fans for their condolences and expressing their sadness.  We can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through.

DWTS: Mario Lopez must be pissed!  His ex (and former dancing partner) Karina Smirnoff is engaged to fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  What a sordid love triangle!

Twitter: Major password-stealing virus making its way through.  Thankfully, we haven’t been affected so far.  (And you should follow us at @sizzlemaker!)

Facebook: Suing Power.com, a new site that lets users track their various social media accounts in one place, for copyright infringement.  Curious to see how this all plays out…

Broadway: At least 12 shows are closing in the coming weeks, though there’ll be new openings on off-Broadway.  Not the best situation but not the worst, either.

SIZZLED OUT: HBO

STILL SIZZLING: A much-talked about character is rumored to be returning to this hit CW show.

December 12, 2008

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The family that works together, stays together?

The family that works together, stays together?

EW: Rumors about it going on-line only are false, says the mag.  That makes us happy, even if we knock them every now and again.

The Dark Knight: If the DVD is flying off the shelves, why would anyone go to see it again in theaters?

Full House: Last week we heard about a remake and now it’s not happening.  Consider us  bummed.

Gossip Girl: And don’t be fooled.  This spin-off isn’t happening, either!

Twilight: New director will likely be Chris Weitz.  His previous credits include American Pie.  Just sceams family-friendly, doesn’t it?  On the flipside, he was once nominated for an Oscar.  Screams talent?  You decide.

Harry Potter: If you love the books/films so much, you might want to book a trip to Chicago.  The Museum of Science and Industry there will have a HP exhibit through September.

Will Ferrell: And if you can’t make it to New York, too, to see his show “You’re Welcome, America.  A Final Night with George W. Bush,” stay tuned to HBO which will do a live telecast in the somewhat near future.

Maggie Gyllenhaal: Mixing business with pleasure, she and babydaddy Peter Sarsgaard (what’s with the double As?) will star together in an off-Broadway show.  Let’s hope this doesn’t mean doom for the couple, for the kid’s sake at least.

YouTube: 40 inspirational speeches, all cut from movies, in 2 minutes.  Awesome.

Gawker: Unveiled a redesign late yesterday.  It’s okay.  We’re not big fans of change, though.

Cosmetic Surgery: Do you feel like women’s mags are endorsing it?  We’ve never really thought about it, so guess that’s a no for us.

McDonald’s: Trying to start an ad war with Starbucks and we kind of like it.

KB Toys: Going out of business.  So that means Toys R Us is all that’s left, right?  Good thing that was our favorite!

SIZZLED OUT: Will Smith

STILL SIZZLING: We love this whimsical writer but people seem to be bagging on him lately.  (Hint: You can use the last name to make play on the word shadenfreude!)


November 13, 2008 Pt. 2

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Linsday, didn't you know there's a price to pay for bad ratings?  Get it--Price?!

Linsday, didn't you know there's a price to pay for bad ratings? Get it--Price?!

Britney: New York music station KTU has six tracks of Brit’s upcoming album.  Not gonna lie, we’re hoping for a full-fledged Britney comeback.

90210: People are already talking about next week’s ep.  The preview clip shows Brenda admitting to frenemy Kelly that she slept with Ryan, Kel’s current flame.  Hold up!  Didn’t Shannen Doherty say she didn’t want to do high school love triangle stuff again?  We call for a rewrite.

Lipstick Jungle: And now that this show is canceled, will Lindsay Price make an appearance on 90210?  If she does, Ian better be with her!

Mad TV: It’s a mad, mad world when this show is also canceled!  Or is it?

Pushing Daisies: Might be next on the chopping block.  And if it happens, creator Bryan Fuller says you can expect the series to be wrapped up in a comic book.  Oddly fitting for an odd show.

Monopoly: Coming to a theater near you.  How exactly, we’re really not sure.

Anthony Kiedis: Can a rock star’s childhood make for a red hot TV series?  That’s what this Chili Pepper thinks.  And HBO, too, apparently.  They’ve greenlit his life story as an hourlong drama.

Foo Fighters: Who knew Dave Grohl was such a foodie?  He and his bandmates will be guest judges on Top Chef.

Daniel Craig: Being James Bond is painful?  And here we thought the loads of money made up for that.

Ben Stiller: There could be a third film in the Meet the Parents series, Stiller says.  We wouldn’t object but we’re not sure who’s left to meet.

Facebook: One of EW’s entertainers of the year?  Really?  (Top honors go to Robert Downey Jr.)

Thomas Beatie: The pregnant man is pregnant again!