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May 4, 2009

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When healthy enough, Adam Cook traveled to see his younger brother perform on the Idol stage.

When healthy enough, Adam Cook traveled to see his younger brother perform on the Idol stage.

David Cook: Less than a month after announcing he’d participate in a charity run on his ill brother’s behalf, Cook made another announcement yesterday: his brother passed away after a 10-year battle with brain cancer.  Too sad for words.

TIME: Entertainment figures ranging from Tina Fey to Zac Efron made TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people.  Also included: the ladies of The View and Jay Leno.

Jay-Z: According to MTV, the rapper is pleased a recent show demonstrated “racial unity” since it was a joint bill with him, Kelly Clarkson and Third Eye Blind.  We’re pretty sure, though, if he wants it to have an impact, a show like that is going to have to happen more than once…

Robert DeNiro: Did you know his twin sons were born via surrogate?  Quickly learning that lots of celebs have gone that route and SJP is far from first.

SIZZLED OUT: Paula Abdul

STILL SIZZLING: This animated series could make it to the big screen–if anyone finds the time to do it.  Let’s hope it’s not canceled (again) in the meantime!

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March 12, 2009

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Would you pay to read this online?

Would you pay to read this online?

Chris Brown: Though Nickelodeon backed his nomination, Chris Brown has voluntarily removed himself from consideration in the Kids Choice Awards.  Voluntarily or secretly forced to?  Public (and private) pressure can be a very powerful thing.

PEOPLE: Its website, along with that of TIME, could go subscription-only in the relatively near future.  Readership would probably plummet, though, as you can get practically same information on a ton of other sites.  Would it be as accurate?  Probably not.  Sigh.

Patrick Swayze: Sad that as he tries to move forward with his life, the actor has to keep debunking rumors that he’s near death.  Tabloid “journalism” at its worst.

Mandy Moore: That was a quick engagement! Less than a month after confirming their plans to wed, Moore and Ryan Adams tied the knot.  That’s some carpe diem for ya!

MTV: Forget reality TV.  The one-time music network is ushering in a new style: the scripted comedy.  Can’t see any of the proposed shows lasting, though.

Bristol Palin: Multiple sources are reporting that Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter and her babydaddy have split.  Sad, but it didn’t have a good chance of lasting anyway.  Sure the media will a field day with it, though.

SIZZLED OUT: Paul McCartney

STILL SIZZLING: These two musically-inclined friends will go on Larry King Live tonight to recount their near-death experience.

February 18, 2009

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Is this story really deserving of an EW cover?

Is this story really deserving of an EW cover?

Lost: We’re starting to regret never jumping on this bandwagon.  Our chances will further be diminished once American Idol starts airing opposite it in March.  Great.

Rachel Bilson: We were rooting for her to get back with Adam Brody but we doubt that’ll happen now that she’s engaged to Hayden Christensen.

Jimmy Fallon: There’s a lot riding on him when his NBC late-night show finally starts airing.  After all, does he really want to go down in history with these failures?  We don’t think he’ll be able to hack it, but we’re a little biased since we’re not Fallon fans in the first place.

Reality TV: Believe it or not, the much-maligned genre does something well, the Los Angeles Times wants you to know.  It includes a lot more diverse characters than scripted TV.  But here’s hoping that will change with the Obama era!

Entertainment Weekly: It was bad enough when Twilight dominated the mag’s covers before and during the film’s release, but again now?  So. Over. It.  Which is kind of funny, considering we were never into it in the first place!  The TV Addict’s tongue-in-cheek cover idea is so much better!

Gawker: TIME listed them as one of the most overrated blogs.  Not surprisingly, Gawker disagrees.  (But we think we ALL can agree the spot given to PerezHilton.com is most certainly deserving!)

Fashion Week: In honor of the industry’s most important week of the year, take some time to check out Jezebel’s collection of hilarious runway-shows-gone-wrong videos.  Priceless.

Wheel of Fortune: Our episode doesn’t air til the end of the month but they’re already promoting it!  If you recall, it will be the show’s 5,000th episode. We’re famous by association!

SIZZLED OUT: Salma Hayek

STILL SIZZLING: More engagement news!  This hairy Idol contestant revealed this week that he’s getting married this summer.  (And no, it’s not Sanjaya!)

December 2, 2008

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Oh, how we've missed you! (And, oh, how we're still waiting for Everwood on DVD!)

Oh, how we've missed you! (And, oh, how we're still hoping for more Everwood DVDs!)

Jennifer Hudson: Her former brother-in-law has officially been arrested–but not charged–in the deaths of her mother, brother and nephew. One step closer to justice?

Britney: The most searched term on Yahoo…for the seventh time!

Gossip Girl: Was anyone surprised by last night’s ending? We think not.

Grammys: Nominations revealed tomorrow, museum opens on Saturday. Big week!

News Media: To blame for Black Friday mania and the Mumbai attacks?

CNN: Practically the only news organization making a profit these days–and stepping up their game even more by unveiling a wire service meant to compete with the AP.

Gregory Smith: Finally coming back to television and it’s on a pretty much-canceled show? Well, that’s just great.

American Idol: Promos for season 8 have hit the ‘net and we are LOVING the David Cook one.

Obama: Even with him as a role model, creating strong black characters on television will remain a challenge. Guess progress really does take baby steps.

The Real World: The first episode of the new Brooklyn season has been released to the media. The question: does anyone care anymore? This is, after all, season 21!

Time: Now the magazine of choice for college students, in place of Cosmopolitan. Also a preference of the past: Perez Hilton.com. Hallelujah!

SIZZLED OUT: Michael Phelps

STILL SIZZLING: Which singer featured her own parents as wedding guests in her new video?

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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 14, 2008

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Sucking the blood out of EW

Sucking the blood out of EW

James Bond: In honor of the release of Quantum of Solace (how many times can YOU put ‘of’ in a sentence?), take a stroll down memory lane by revisiting Bond’s sexual puns and theme songs.

Reality TV: What’s the difference between ‘reality’ and ‘unscripted’ television?  This article attempts to explain it but we’re still not sure we understand.

Desperate Housewives: The rumor of the day is that Sarah Palin will appear on Wisteria Lane.  Says the show’s creator: “There is no way!”  Whew.  Close one.

EW: As expected, the ax came down today on some unlucky staffers at Entertainment Weekly.  We’ve become numb by this point.

Gawker: Kudos to them for taking a swipe at the ridiculous hysteria surrounding Twilight and, yes, EW’s absurd obsession with the series.

PEOPLE: And while, yes, we are numb, this did make us cry a little.

Joe Scarborough: His morning show on MSNBC will now have a 7-second delay.  That’s what happens when you drop the F-bomb!

OTH: We could not be more excited for One Tree Hill’s 1940s-themed episode next week and we are so glad its getting the media attention it deserves!

AP: The people at Associated Press have too much time on their hands.  (Then again, so do we.)  They’ve decided with a new election, comes new style changes.

Prison Break: It’s almost a sure thing this season will be the last.  Fox just commissioned two more episodes–likely to serve as some sort of wrap-up.

Jodie Sweetin: The Full House star may have spilled to PEOPLE all about her meth addiction but apparently, there’s lots more to share.  Like a whole book’s worth.  Stephanie Tanner is writing a memoir!

Obama: Time’s Person of the Year.  Not like we didn’t see that coming.

SIZZLED OUT: Live! With Regis and Kelly

STILL SIZZLING: The Parents Television Council says these two shows–one animated, one not–are the worst and best for kids, respectively.