Archive for USA Today

February 19, 2009

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Worthy of praise and scholarly study?

Worthy of praise and scholarly study?

Obama: It was only a matter of time before a political cartoon relating to our new president caused outrage.  Freedom of the press?  Low blow? Undecided how we feel.

Solange: Beyonce’s little sis had a little scare yesterday when she passed out and woke up in the hospital.  She took to her Twitter to tell everyone the problem was just dehydration.  So is this the future of PR?

Oprah: Caught part of an episode today and saw she was communicating with guests via Skype.  So is the future of talk shows?

Oscars: If you’re not into the nominated movies (and believe us, it’s possible!), here are three other reasons to watch: Zac Efron, Miley and Robert Pattison.  Still not convinced?  Yeah, we didn’t think so.

The Hills: One of the shows that will be the subject of panels at this year’s Paley Festival.  The Hills?  Seriously?

MC Hammer: Getting his own reality show on A & E.  Didn’t know he had 5 kids!  But also not really surprised…

Katherine McPhee: In addition to appearing on an upcoming episode of Brothers & Sisters, the former American Idol contestant will do a guest stint on CSI.  Looks like someone has a case of the acting bug!

USA Today: We like this headline–‘Lost’ and ’24’: Simple titles, complex, brilliant shows.

Facebook: A recent uproar about Terms of Service changes may have been quelled but it’s still worth reading what happened and who was behind it.

SIZZLED OUT: Justin Guarini

STILL SIZZLING: This popular former game show host admits he’s not one of its “loyal” viewers.  Guess he doesn’t want to come on down to TV set.

November 24, 2008 Pt. 2

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Remember this face?

Remember this face?

Speidi: If you believe Perez, the couple eloped over the weekend.  Waiting for a more legitimate source to confirm.  (Even PEOPLE doesn’t know for sure!)

Miley Cyrus: Celebrated her Sweet 16 for real yesterday, months after a birthday bash that shut down Disneyland.

Britney: There’s a beyond-cheesy commercial airing to promote her birthday (aka promotional stunt) performance on Good Morning America that’s still more than a week away.

1999: As the new year approaches, MTV has created a 10-year class reunion of sorts, with a look back at names as forgotten as Orgy and Lou Bega and as still-relevant as Kid Rock and Jessica Simpson.

OTH: Two episodes tonight, though one is a repeat.  Still, we’ll gladly take it!

The Bachelor: Why would a father go on a notoriously unsuccessful matchmaking show when he has a son to think about?  The relationships never work out, so why introduce a woman into your kid’s life who probably won’t be there permanently?  Guess we’ll find out when the new season begins in early January.

Michael Phelps: Has a new endorsement deal with Subway.  Doesn’t really seem like the food of an Olympian.

Gawker: Turns out that article on celebrity couples was plagarized…by the original author himself.  We’re confused, too.

Hannity and Colmes: Will be just Hannity when the new year starts.  No word yet if there will be a new sparring partner.

Network TV: One area of the economy the government won’t step in to save, though it really needs it.

USA Today: Also making lay-offs, but a smaller amount than this time last year so we guess this is good news?

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October 28, 2008

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Not safe for USA Today

Bristol Palin and the Babydaddy: Not safe for USA Today

PopCardz: Want to keep Ashley Tisdale in your pocket?  You can with these new trading cards featuring random celebs with even more random facts about them.  The new pogs?

Stacy Peterson: Today marks the one year “anniversary” of her disappearance.  We bet it feels like forever to her family.  So sad.

Guitar Hero: What’s funnier: Top athletes like A-Rod and Michael Phelps in boxers and pink shorts?  Or top athletes like A-Rod and Michael Phelps rocking out Risky Business style?  How about both?

Prison Break: They’ve mastered breaking out but not securing their stuff!  A couple of the actors’ trailers were robbed last week, costing them thousands of dollars.

Gossip Girl: We didn’t see last night’s ep yet but some people are actually questioning whether there are romantic plans in the works for Serena and Blair–with each other!  Thankfully, you can expect nothing of the sort.

Ex-List: Serves us right for never getting around to watching the show.  Despite its intriguing plot, it’s been sacked.

Reuters: The second media company this month to have a “white powder” scare.  Again, it was a false alarm but better safe than sorry.

USA Today: Decided at the last minute not to publish an ad promoting teen pregnancy awareness.  Sponsored by the Candies Foundation, the PSA included pics of Jamie-Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin.  Most interesting: the New York Times did publish it.  USA Today’s mistake?  Or NYT’s?

SIZZLED OUT: Hayden Panettiere

STILL SIZZLING: Which up-and-coming actor might be kicked out of his zip code if he keeps making gay jokes?  At least he’s taken to his own blog to apologize.