Last night’s season premiere of “True Blood” was as sprinkled with faerie dust as I ever could have hoped for. Since HBO decided to release the first six minutes of the episode weeks ago—which is kind of like the television equivalent of a drug dealer giving you your first dose free—I was wondering what tricks Alan Ball and crew would have up their sleeve. (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) And this was the big twist: although Sookie is only in the faerie realm for a few minutes, she was missing from Bon Temps, Louisiana, for a year and two weeks. In fact, everyone—from sheriff Bellefleur to Bill to Jason—had presumed her dead. The joy of last night’s episode was catching up with all the characters we love and seeing where they ended up a year later, sans Sookie.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF of the episode. Keep reading »
“Yes, we have been talking about a sequel, prequel, something or other. The prequel would be the same summer so they would be 20 years old for the part yeah, but not younger. So it would be 40-year-olds playing 16-year-olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”
—The hilarious David Wain shares the only sequel news that could be more exciting than “Arrested Development: The Movie”—the fact that he and Michael Showalter are working on a script for a sequel to “Wet Hot American Summer.” Do it, guys. DO IT. We need to see Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, etc. relive their camp days once again. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The current cast of “Glee” including Lea Michele and Cory Monteith will be replaced in 2012.
The musical TV hit, set in a high school, has taken the world by storm since it first aired in 2009, and has made stars of castmembers including Michele, Monteith, Chris Colfer and Dianna Agron.
But to maintain the series’ realism, creator Ryan Murphy has decided the current class should graduate in 2012 and leave the show for good. Read more… Keep reading »
By day, she’s a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She’s addicted to doll collecting.
She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, “Hoarders,” which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June 20. Her explanation for keeping the dolls — which are in varying degrees of decay and shabbiness — is simple.
“When I see their sweet little faces, it makes me happy,” she said. “I don’t collect them because they’re valuable. I just like their company.” Read more… Keep reading »
Just three weeks until “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” arrives in theaters. To tide you over, here are some Harry Potter cupcakes. Ron Weasley and Voldemort look especially delicious, no? Wouldn’t it be funny if one of these were a horcrux? Keep reading »
Smell-o-vision sounds like something that could only happen in the year 2030, but it could actually be a reality … pretty soon. Samsung has commissioned researched at UCSD to make a device that attaches to your television and produces scents. The device has a 100×100 matrix of wires that burn in different patterns to create specific smells. They recently tested the technology on perfumes and found it was pretty accurate. The question is: do you want to smell what’s onscreen? I mean, would smelling the burnt rubber really bring watching a car chase to another level? As Gizmodo points out, this would inevitably be used by advertisers to make you crave, oh, just about anything. Awesome or scary? [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
The Frisky has a Tumblr, y’all! No, we’re not embarrassingly late to the party on this one — we’ve always had a Tumblr but we just never used it. But for the past month we’ve been filling it up with goodies and we’re ready to debut again. Follow us at TheFrisky.Tumblr.com for Frisky posts, breaking news, adorable animal photos (including Amelia’s dog Lucca), pics of shoes and clothes we lust after, and … well … all the other crap you find out in Tumblr-land. Expect your productivity at work to plunge ever-downward. (Hey, don’t say we never did anything for you.) Keep reading »
I have a new favorite contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” one who I think rivals Prince Poppycock in grandeur. His name is Steve Retchless and he is a “pole-fessional.” In other words, he’s a pole dancer. “You don’t usually think of males in pole dancing,” said Howie Mandel after his intro. Steven’s response? “That’s why I’m here.” And yes, he was pretty freaking awesome dancing to Katy Perry’s “E.T.” I even like the way this dude fell. While one judge x-ed him quickly when he dared do a split, I’m so glad Sharon Osbourne and Nick Cannon stood up for him. “Talent is talent. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing high heels,” said Nick. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »