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The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 30th-31st 2010


  • “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery at 9:00 a.m.
  • “Taking the Stage” on MTV at 10:00 a.m.
  • “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” on Lifetime at 11:00 a.m.
  • “The Windmill Movie” on HBO at 12:00 p.m.
  • “Everyday Food” on PBS at 1:00 p.m.
  • “True Lies” on TNT at 2:00 p.m.

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A Sad Year For Ladies In TV

This year, the four major TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX — picked up 69 new shows between them, and hardly any of them were created by women. A measly 13 percent go to the fairer sex, making this the “worst year for women in TV in a decade.” Writers rooms are notoriously toxic to women, what with the David Letterman-esque scandals and penis-party atmospheres. With statistics like this, we can expect more sitcoms of the “schlubby man with gorgeous wife is confused about life” variety.

It’s the TV renaissance! Patron Saint Tina Fey, we turn to you. Jane Espenson, we love everything you do. Help us in our time of trial, and bring the ladies back to the networks. [Felicia Day] Keep reading »

True Confessions: I Married A Nerd

I love my husband. He’s a fantastic gent who makes swoon-worthy stuffed french toast, fixes my bicycle when it breaks down, and plus he loves me and stuff. But, when there’s a new tech update, I shudder. It’s a reflex. If only Steve Jobs could see what he did to me last night at the bar … Keep reading »

If You Want To Get Kinky For V-Day, It’ll Cost You

Valentine’s Day is coming, bringing with it metric tons of frilly pink crepe paper, dudes making their once-yearly cooking attempts, and a windfall for the Whitman’s chocolate factory. The annual love-fest has become overwhelming enough that Anti V-Day is equally ubiquitous, yet I sometimes find myself lamenting my shacked-up state. The single-people celebrations tend towards bad-ass-ery, sex, and fun, free of pudgy cupids. The New York Times ran a piece yesterday offering suggestions on how we can all make our V-Day experiences a little more, ahem, risqué than cheap champagne. Keep reading »

Quickies: Jennifer Lopez To Guest Star On “HIMYM” & “Jersey Shore”‘s Vinny Is A Harvard Hopeful

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Blind Item: Which Reality Star Got Tossed From A Jersey Club?

It’s a dreary winter Thursday — let’s play the blind item guessing game!

This reality star got ejected from a New Jersey nightclub on New Year’s Eve after imbibing a little too much, and getting a little too jerky. Upon the unceremonious tossing, he/she started shouting, “Don’t you know who I am?”

So many fame-headed celebs, and so many choices. I may not be famous, but at least I can hold my liquor. Who do you think got tossed on New Year’s? Keep reading »

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