Archive for Roger Ebert

April 24, 2009

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The hardest working man in show biz. Yep, I said it.

The hardest working man in show biz. Yep, I said it.

Jay Leno: Forced to cancel last night’s Tonight Show when an illness prompted him to go to the hospital.  What’s wrong?  Well, we don’t know but Jay will probably talk (or joke) about it when he gets back.

Roger Ebert: Planning a new movie review show, even though his illnesses have taken away his ability to speak.  Curious to see how this will work.

Bones: Motley Crue will guest-star in the season finale. And there I thought the Family Guy crossover was weird…

ABC: Gave “early pickups” to a dozen shows.  Not among them? Samantha Who or Scrubs.

CSI: Voted viewers’ favorite all-time show in a new poll.  Maybe that means we should watch it sometime?

SIZZLED OUT: Mike Tyson

STILL SIZZLING: This network is planning a sister channel for the Barack and Michelle Obamas of the world.

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January 6, 2009 Pt. 2

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Will Tony Danza be invited to the wedding?

Our question: Will Tony Danza be invited to the wedding?

Pink: Adding a new layer to her WTF saga with ex Carey Hart, the singer tells Seventeen she’d love to give him away at his next wedding, whenever that might be.

Alyssa Milano: Engaged to a Hollywood agent.  Will she be the boss?

TV Guide Network: Sold to Lionsgate Entertainment along with TVGuide.com.  TV Guide the magazine is still a separate entity.  Yeah, we don’t get it either.

Obama: Does a time of hope and change mean no more political satire?  Guess time will tell.

Prince William: Apparently being a prince is so much work, you need a “household” to manage everything.  William and brother Harry were given support teams by grandmother Queen Elizabeth.  We know we could use one of those!

Roger Ebert: Asks an important question in a new column: why do we thirst for movie stars to fail?  Wish we knew the answer.

Craig Ferguson: The funnyman (who was hysterical on Password last week) managed to keep something secret from the press–his wedding!  Ferguson got married over the holidays and suggests everyone should call him and his wife Cragan, a la Brangelina!

Big Hollywood: A new site made by Hollywood’s few conservatives.  Love that Gawker’s already making fun!

LiveJournal: Not all social networks are a-Twitter lately.  (Get it?  A-Twitter?!)  LJ, arguably the first site of its kind, has cut its staff rom 28 to just 8.

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?!

October 23, 2008 Pt. 2

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Still practicing brotherly love

Still practicing brotherly love

Anne Hathaway: The ex-boyfriend/con was just sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.  If he hadn’t plead guilty, he would’ve gone to trial facing a 265-year sentence.  Perhaps Hathaway would be better off with the latter.

HSM: A great article on why it’s okay to be an adult and admit you are HSM-obsessed. Not that we were ever ashamed in the first place…

Miley Cyrus: Refuses to explicitly say whether she and 20-year-old model Justin Gaston are dating. “Maybe. Maybe not,” she told Ryan Seacrest. Regardless, it’s obvious she loves the attention.

Lindsay Lohan: If you’ve been looking forward to seeing more LiLo on Ugly Betty, you better enjoy it while it lasts. She was supposed to be in six episodes but it was cut down to four because of her diva-like behavior. This certainly won’t help her reputation.

Celeb Endorsements: While it’s still unclear if a celeb can sway who you vote for, there is evidence that they can be credited with helping youth vote at all. We guess that’s good.

Hanson: Why did the brothers walk barefoot through Times Square earlier this week? To raise awareness of African poverty. All together now: awwwwwww.

Roger Ebert: The famed movie critic admits he “failed” when he published a review based on only a film’s first 8 minutes. Though he nows realizes the error of his ways, is it too late? Some think so. Still, we’re inclined to cut the old guy some slack.