I always thought I was a picky eater … until I watched “Freaky Eaters.”
The TLC show is back for Season 2 (premieres Sun., June 5, 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET), but according to the show’s experts, psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin, the difference between Season 1 and 2 is night and day.
Last season, we met freaky eaters addicted to pizza, french fries and Coke. Now, that seems normal compared to this season’s addicts. In the premiere episode, we meet Nikki, a woman obsessed with eating corn starch. Just plain corn starch. Up to 3,300 calories worth of corn starch a day, as a matter of fact. Read more… Keep reading »
There’s some very promising summer TV coming our way, and then there’s some lazy, regurgitated shlock that makes me groan.
Why? Because some of the networks’ newest reality shows don’t just feature concepts we’ve seen before, but the stars are recycled as well. And we really didn’t even like some of them the first (or second, or third) go-round!
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Is Oprah a Scientologist? Just Googling that question returns 127,000 results, so we know we’re not alone in asking.
On the heels of the announcement that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith would be guests on one of Oprah’s final shows, three things popped into my head: 1) random! 2) are they getting a reality series on OWN? and 3) man, she’s shared a lot of big, memorable moments with famous (alleged) Scientologists.
I mean, I’ve been convinced for months now that Oprah’s last show would be a tribute to her loyal viewers. (That’s thanks in large part to mainlining marathons of OWN’s ‘Oprah Behind the Scenes,’ on which Oprah is always saying it’s “for the fans.”) A walk down memory lane, a parting gift, in the spiritual sense, reminding them to pay it forward … not another chat with some fancy Hollywood A-listers! Read more… Keep reading »
What were you doing 20 years ago today? Perhaps preparing to watch a new NBC drama called “Sisters”?
It was two decades ago that the Emmy-winning series premiered, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase, while helping to launch the careers of up-and-comers like Ashley Judd and Paul Rudd. The series also earned a certain TV pilot veteran his shot at another TV drama that would send him on the path to big-screen stardom and an Oscar. Keep reading »
If I learned anything from Bon Jovi in the ’80s it was that an object’s slipperiness had a direct correlation with that same object’s relative wetness. But more importantly, I learned that we should never say goodbye.
However, following through with such a sentiment — never say goodbye — is much more difficult than scrawling it across your bulging crotch on an 8-by-10 -inch glossy for a hysterical groupie.
The truth is, we have to say goodbye — especially in television — no matter how complicated, emotional or difficult that might be. Some say goodbye too soon, some hang on far too long, and some depart at just the right time. It’s our job to make peace with those goodbyes. Read more… Keep reading »
Sometimes, there just isn’t enough time in an episode for all of our favorite characters to get a moment in the sun.
On almost every show there’s an unsung hero, always supporting the main players, only getting thrown a bone every now and then. Depending on the show, some characters are just given the shaft season after season. If we were calling the shots, these characters would come front and center (at least for a multi-episode arc!) and have their moment in the sun.
From characters who deal with the undead to a blue-haired cartoon boy, we want to see more of these characters on screen ASAP. Read more… Keep reading »
Just about anyone with a pulse can enjoy “Doctor Who” (9 p.m. ET Saturday, BBC America) — it’s that good and that much fun — but if there are ‘Lost’ fans out there who’ve never tried this frisky British import, now’s the time to get on board.
Never mind that “Doctor Who” has been going for decades. You don’t need to catch up on a lot of backstory unless you want to. Anyone — whether they’re ‘Lost’ fans or not — can jump right in this weekend.
But the important thing for ‘Lost’ fans to know is that, as was the case with the ABC show, “Doctor Who” doesn’t dabble in time shenanigans just for kicks. Read more… Keep reading »
Natalie Portman drew raves for dancing like a professional ballerina in “Black Swan.” If it looked impossible, that’s because it was, according to what Sarah Lane, Portman’s dance double, said on ‘Good Morning America’ (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Lane expanded on her previous statements that she actually performed the more difficult shots in the film, which were credited to Portman.
Although Lane made clear she was never told she would get credit for specific scenes, she accused director Darren Aronofsky of trying to create an exaggerated image of Portman’s dancing work. “They were trying to create this, you know, image, you know, this façade, really, that Natalie had done something extraordinary,” she said. “Something that is pretty much impossible.” Read more… Keep reading »
Sue Sylvester. Pierce Hawthorne. Ann Perkins. They’re showstoppers, that’s for sure, but not for the reason you might be thinking.
You see, sometimes, even great shows have characters that mess with the flow of a seemingly perfect episode. They can bring an entire show to a halt with a scene. It’s a peculiar tale, especially because some of these characters are played by award-winning TV veterans.
We might’ve liked them at first, but the writers have led them astray. Read more… Keep reading »
In “Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant,” the comedienne discussed the “Palin Army” that has invaded her life (via social media) with threats following her many jokes at the Palin family’s expense.
One Sarah Palin supporter wrote, “literally, ‘I’m coming to your house tomorrow to murder you,’” said Griffin during the stand-up special.
But she noted, “The Palin Army probably could never really survive against the Gay Army. Because we don’t need guns. We have sarcasm and we have snark and we have our verbal [beep] rapier wit and, dammit, that’s how we conquer.” Read more… Keep reading »