Saying that last night’s episode of Gossip Girl was drama-filled is like declaring that shoes will get wet when it rains. Duh. Along with the Serena/Blair pregnancy scare and Nate and Chuck duking it out, there was the somewhat less climactic storyline in which Dan says, “I love you” to Serena. The first time he says it is when he wants to show support in case she’s carrying a little Dan. But he really means it and wants her to know that it isn’t solely because of this. He spends the rest of the episode trying to tell her again.
The interesting part of this story is not that they exchange those three words, but that they do it after they have sex! Maybe things have changed since we were in high school, but back then, couples “went out” for months and months, said “I love you,” and then did the deed. Of course the order may have changed once college and the real world arrived, but high school sex is supposed to be a little more innocent. Maybe wearing Chanel and being driven around in a Town Car really do make you grow up faster. [The CW] Keep reading »
TV shows or movies about baby-birthing are a bit like a car wreck to us — watching them makes us ache in all sorts of places we didn’t know existed, yet we still cannot turn away out of a morbid fascination. Add Ricki Lake to a movie about baby-birthing and you’ve got what amounts to a 10-car pile-up in the middle of a busy Los Angeles freeway. Lake, who famously starred as fat and awesome Tracy Turnblad in John Waters’ Hairspray and as the host of her eponymous talk show in the ’90s, has two kids and both of the births were done at home. She filmed the birth of her second son Owen and then decided to turn portions of the material into the new documentary “The Business of Being Born” which she executive produced. The documentary tackles the way in which hospitals typically handle the birth ritual (read: as a traumatic emergency situation), offering midwife-assisted home births as a positive and completely safe alternative. More juicy details, after the jump. Keep reading »
As young Hollywood grows up, the young stars are bound to make mistakes, even if they seem perfect on-screen, down to their braces-less teeth and pimple-less skin. But if a show’s core fan base is between the ages of 9 and 14, it’s generally expected that its stars will do their best not to get into any trouble with the law or come across as too sexy in their personal lives. But stuff happens. Disney dealt with it earlier this year and Vanessa Hudgens seems even more popular than ever after taking responsibility for her nude pictures. But can Nickelodeon can do the same after Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy announcement? The network has already said it respects Jamie Lynn’s decision to take responsibility and keep her baby. Now Nick may air a special on teen sex as soon as next month, which could totally make amends for its most popular star getting knocked up — not to mention throw a lil’ sand in the face of those who think kids Jamie Lynn’s age should only learn about abstinence (a lot of good that did!). Luckily, the fourth and final season of Zoey 101 has already been taped and will air beginning in February, so there will be no need to dress Zoey in a wardrobe of empire waists and muumuus or have her suddenly decide to transfer schools and leave her friends at Pacific Coast Academy behind. Crisis (kinda, sorta) averted. [People] Keep reading »
I’m one of of the half dozen people who watched A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila on MTV and boy, oh boy, was I disappointed with the finale. The premise of the show had a group of men and women vying for the heart of Tila, the big ol’ MySpace hoochie. I didn’t want to believe the rumors that this alleged bisexual is actually straight as an arrow. Why? Because I think she’s cute and I have a girl crush on her. I should have seen the signs that, in the end, Tila was going to pick the meathead, Bobby, over the hot, vaguely androgynous, Dani. Michael K over at D-Listed spoke the truth, saying, “Fake bi-chicks will always choose dick before snatch.” And I do not have girl crushes on fake bi-chicks, so Tila, it’s OVER. [MTV] Keep reading »
Some people say that The Hills is a younger, reality version of Sex and the City. We don’t really see how this can be true: There was actual sex (sometimes kinky) on SATC, but the most Brody Jenner has gotten from Lauren is a little make out action when they were in Vegas celebrating his birthday. Towards the end of this season we thought Lauren seemed a little cold and detached. For example, when Brody came over, she had tons and tons of candles all over her apartment, but despite the romantic lighting, he had to convince her to cuddle with him! We would cuddle with Brody any day (and kiss him with tongue, another rare occurrence on the show). [E!]
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Catherine and I IM’d in a frenzy this morning about the snoozefest that was The Hills season finale (or wasssss it???) last night, so we’ll get to a recap in a second, but earlier in the day, TMZ reported that Heidi and Spencer (known in the blogosphere as “Speidi”) have called off their totally ridiculous engagement. They’re still together, but we’re hoping these two losers go the way of another broken engagement — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Sure enough, Heidi walked the “red carpet” solo and left before the live taping at LA club Area could begin (Lauren put the kibosh on Heidi actually attending the festivities). After the jump, Catherine and I exchange a totally disappointed IM about our favorite show on Earth. But on a positive note, we’re both obviously on Team Brody. Keep reading »