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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?

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January 21, 2009

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Wish him a happy birthday!

Wish him a happy birthday!

Lost: Premieres tonight.  Too bad we never jumped on the bandwagon.  It’s probably why we can’t enjoy this Lost/Heroes spoof.

Lost, Pt 2: But whether you watch the show or not, The New York Times has fascinating read on the guy in charge of keeping track of every single character and plot development.

Mad Men: Here’s another we haven’t gotten into.  But it’ll be back for a new season!  Never too late…

Ashlee Simpson: Who’s more desperate?  Ashlee and babydaddy Pete Wentz or CSI for employing them?

Oscars: We’re only a day away from the nominations and we finally know who will be doing the big reveal: Forest Whitaker!

Shia LaBeouf: Though he never faced charges from his summer crash, his license was still suspended for refusing a sobriety test.  Know what that means?  One year of being chaffeured around!

Jennifer Hudson: As news surfaced that she’ll perform at the Grammys, the alleged killer of her relatives plead not guilty to murder.

Obama: There’s no doubt that the question of our generation will be where were you when he was inaugurated?  But The St. Petersburg Times points out some other key and relatively recent historical events covered by the media.

Facebook: Had more than 1.5 million status updates related to Obama yesterday.  Wonder what Twitter had?

Twitter: They probably did pretty well, at least according to this.

Spongebob Squarepants: It’s been 10 years since we first met he who lives in a pineapple under the sea.  Nickelodeon is celebrating with a documentary.

TMZ: Large TV audience —-> constant episodes—-> spin-off —-> more terrible TV.  Any questions?

STILL SIZZLING: This ABC star confirmed today that her husband–and father to her two young twins–is suffering from cancer.

January 8, 2008 Pt. 2

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FOB is peeved and they want you to know about it!

FOB is peeved and they want you to know about it!

Heroes: Someone in the cast desperately wants out.  But Kristin won’t say who!

Fall Out Boy: Making a huge accusation that Blender sensationalized and falsified parts of their February cover story–and using Twitter to air their grievances!

Travis Barker: Accompanied by ex Shanna Moakler as he and DJ AM reunited to play a set in Las Vegas.  On again?  Or just hanging with his babymama?

ABC: Contemplating adding widgets to your television experience.  No idea how they’d do that but that’s not surprising considering we still have trouble with widgets ourselves!

TV Guide: No longer includes The CW in their magazine listings.  WTF?

Iron Man 2: Possible villiain casting: Mickey Rourke, who is in the midst of a comeback thanks to the film The Wrestler.

Jossip: No one could deny how awkward it was watching Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper co-host a New Year’s eve special.  Jossip has followed their example by coming up with some pairings of their own.  Our favorite: Joy Behar and Ann Coulter!

Journalism: People, people!  More than one news organization cannot have an exclusive on the same exact thing–as some sites claimed yesterday about Tori Spelling’s 90210 deal.  Go back to j-school!

Gawker: Has a great picture-based piece on the ridiculousness of Teen Vogue telling kids to buy $200+ bags during a recession.

Israel: We resent the suggestion that the timing of the war in Gaza was a PR move.  Considering we were there when it began last month, we can tell you that’s not true.

December 5, 2008

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The Tom Cruise Effects

The Tom Cruise Effect

Katie Holmes: Revealed (again) that she had a crush on Tom Cruise growing up.  If only our celebrity crushes turned out just as well.

ABC: Planning a January reality series all about Homeland Security.  Isn’t that a breach of, um, security?

Heroes: May be saved by a deal that will bring back Bryan Fuller and his “creative voice” that brought the first season its wild success.

Josh Schwartz: Says Gossip Girl will go to college next season and will be more successful than 90210 because they have a bigger “stage,” so to speak.  Blasphemous!  We doubt GG will last the 10 years 90210 did!

Josh Schwartz Pt. 2: Other tidbits: Georgina will be back, Lily won’t be pregnant, they know they’ve “made it,” blah, blah, blah.  He also disses the books!

PEOPLE: The layoffs are supposedly done but we don’t feel any better about the future.

Roger Ebert: Wrote on his blog about the decline of criticism and rise of celebrity puff pieces, but we like this response piece more.

Dixie Chicks: Sued by a man claiming he was defamed after singer Natalie Maines insinuated he was involved in his step-son’s killing.  Heavy stuff.

SIZZLED OUT: Shrek

STILL SIZZLING: This socialite thinks she’d be a great Tinker Bell.  Based on her past films, we’d say she’s anything but a fairy.

November 21, 2008

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Was this foreshadowing?

Was this foreshadowing?

Ashlee Simpson: Gave birth last night to a boy named Bronx Mowgli.  We have a feeling dad Pete Wentz picked the name.  At least he wasn’t kidding earlier this week when he said fatherhood was “imminent.”

PEOPLE: That Sexiest Man Alive issue will feature scratch and sniff.  Even WE are creeped out.

Reese Witherspoon: Now we know for sure not to believe any tabloid that says Reese and Jake are headed to the altar.  The star herself says she’s not ready to remarry now, if ever.

Jennifer Aniston: Admits she’s computer illiterate and thinks Facebook is like “dancing with the devil.”  Sure she wasn’t talking about Angelina?

Jennifer Aniston Pt. 2: Loves watching FRIENDS repeats.  Ego trip?  She also says she watches some of the episodes and doesn’t actually remember doing them or what they were about.   We never understand celebs when they say that!  We remember every little detail of every little episode and we didn’t even make the damn things!  What’s your excuse?

ABC: The ax has fallen on not one, not two but THREE shows: Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money.  Is there anything left?!

CW: Did some cancellations of its own but none that we really care about.  Just the out-sourced shows that aired for a millisecond on Sunday nights.  In are repeats…of Jericho?  Weird.  That show was prematurely canceled itself!

Gossip Girl: To be honest, we don’t really understand this.  According to Ausiello, Connor Paolo (Eric) declined an offer to become a series regular yet will still stay on the show and somehow this is better for his career.  Whatevs.

SNL: People are speculating why Justin and Beyonce’s Single Ladies sketch isn’t available on-line.  Some say it’s JT’s fault because he wanted to be paid residuals.  Others say it’s just a “music clearance issue.”  How long til somebody caves?

SNL Pt. 2: Did last week’s show seem especially ‘gay’ to you?  Headwriter Seth Meyers was asked that very same question.

Heroes: The creator is blaming the show’s decline on DVR.  And now a TIME writer is taking him to task for not accepting responsibility.

Obama: Shows are seizing on the opportunity to name-drop the president-elect.  It’s actually kinda cool and makes them seem more real, we think.

Obama Pt. 2: The Washington Post takes an interesting look on whether it really matters if O has in fact quit smoking.

Roger Ebert: We love self-deprecation!  Ebert shows how good he is at it–and how he can be poignant at the same time–when he looks back on how his appearance has changed over the years.

Rosie O’Donnell: We LOVE her response to Babs’ insults on yesterday’s View.  Classic Ro.

Twitter: Now being used by Shaquille O’Neal.  Does that mean it’s time for us to stop?

SIZZLED OUT: Winona Ryder

STILL SIZZLING: This guy is the latest to be caught on camera with his pants down. But what will the queen say?!

November 4, 2008

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Who knew a night out with these two could be so dangerous?!

Who knew a night out with these two could be so dangerous?!

Obama: It’s probably too late to first have this argument now, but one debate still rages on:  Is Obama benefiting from the Huxtable effect or hurting from the Urkel effect?  If you don’t know what these things refer to, start watching TV Land and/or TBS immediately!

Ken Paves: The stylist to the stars–and Jessica Simpson’s BFF–says he’s “fine” after getting whacked in the head by a paparazzo’s camera during a night out with the singer.  The “accident” required nine stitches!

Jennifer Hudson: A heartbreaking funeral service took place yesterday.  What more is there left to say?

Grey’s Anatomy: It seems Shonda Rhimes is always taking flack for something.  This time its the “de-gaying” of the show with the firing of Brooke Smith, who played a lesbian, and the rewriting of another bisexual character.  Very odd, considering the show’s been relatively gay-friendly in the past.

Monday Night Football: Obama and McCain made (pre-taped) appearances last night.  We’re totally tired of these out-of-character, lets-just-get-some-votes cameos.  Hello election day!

90210: An upcoming storyline will revolve around one of the teens being preggers.  This will mark a purposeful shift to more issue-oriented episodes.  Note that this is exactly what the execs and stars of the new version criticized the original for.  Oh, the hypocrisy!

Steve Fossett: Tests on bones found near the adventurer’s crash site contain his DNA.  Take that, conspiracy theorists!

Heroes: In light of the show’s floundering ratings and the harsh reviews its received from critics this season, two of the producers have left the team.  Some say creative differences, others say they were fired.  At this point, though, word choice is hardly what matters.

SIZZLED OUT: Keith Olbermann

STILL SIZZLING: Will this actor bring an entourage on set with him when he directs a music video for Ne-Yo and The Game?