“Bridget Jones’ Diary“: book, movie, and now … TV show? That’s the rumor The New York Post is spreading. NBC and the British movie company Working Title are allegedly working on a weekly series of “Bridget Jones Diary,” originally made famous by Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Hooray! Not only do us Bridget fans have a third movie to look forward to, we might get a boob tube version as well.
Still, as a diehard fan, the possible TV series is a mixed blessing: I’m guessing none of the mega-stars will be involved with a piddling television series and I just can’t imagine anyone else playing Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver but Renée and Hugh. YOU JUST DON’T MESS WITH GREATNESS. [NY Post] Keep reading »
The Olympics are dunzo, which means … back to your regularly scheduled programs! This week is a big one. We don’t even have to tell you to watch the season finale of “The Bachelor” tonight, to see if Jake goes for mean girl Vienna or snooze-fest Tenley. We also probably don’t have to mention that the Oscars are Sunday night, and there are many more reasons to watch than just to see which star makes the biggest fashion faux-pas. This week, there are also the season premieres of “Southland” and “The Real Housewives of New York City,” plus the finales of “Big Love” and “Nip/Tuck.” After the jump, more previews than you can shake a stick at. Whatever that means.
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We weren’t too sure Jerry Seinfeld would strike gold with “The Marriage Ref” when we heard about it earlier this year. But after watching a couple of previews, we’re sure this reality show will have us taking sides and laughing hysterically at how ridiculous people can be. Will you support the wife or the husband when “The Marriage Ref” premieres Thursday, March 4, on NBC? Not convinced this is must-see TV, yet? Well, check out this clip of a wife and husband arguing about installing a stripper, er, “exercise” pole. Keep reading »
Over the weekend, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney tied the knot—we’ll see it unfold on television on March 8—becoming the first “Bachelor” couple to actually make it down the aisle, news that we can only applaud since Melissa Rycroft recently got hitched as well. And tonight, Jake Pavleka will make his final decision and propose to either nudey-pic Vienna or Disney Princess Tenley. Rumor has it that Vienna will be his final choice, though meanwhile the whole world is expressing a strong preference for Tenley. But before Jake flies off into the sunset with either of these ladies, we thought we’d take a look back and catch you up on where some of the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants past have ended up.
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Holla! The Oscars are this Sunday! I get a little bit giddy each year imaging who will win, who will have the most ridiculous acceptance speech, and who will offend us all with their poor choice of attire. This year, we should expect more fun than ever before with hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Oooh! Banjo duet? While there’s no confirmation about the use of banjos, there will be music. The producers are spicing up the 82nd Annual Academy Awards with a DJ set by Joel Madden. OK, not sure I get it, but I’m totally willing to go along with it. After the jump, ten more reasons why we’re super excited for the Oscars this year. [Much Music] Keep reading »
We knew it was only a matter of time before some production company had the idea to take the “Jersey Shore” and apply it to (fill in the blank here) nationality. So we weren’t surprised to hear about “Brighton Beach,” a show where a group of hot Russian 20-somethings will live in a beach house in a Brooklyn neighborhood that’s been dubbed “Little Odessa.” “The Russian community has its own set of characters which we think could be even more interesting,” said show co-creator Elina Miller. “There will be plenty of vodka, techno music and guys wearing Adidas pants, leather jackets and gold chains, and driving souped-up cars. There will also be a lot of hot, decked-out Russian girls. … But we would never want to portray this insular community in a way that isn’t positive. We’re used to everyone asking if we’re in the mafia and if we drink vodka and get chased by bears.”
Miller put up a casting site for the show last week, and says she has already received hundreds of hopefuls, some of them conveniently with nicknames like “The Entity,” “B-Boy” and “Mr. OTB,” an abbreviation for “Off The Boat.” Miller’s dream cast mate? “It would be really funny if we got a Russian mail-order bride,” she said. So funny. What do you think? Will you be DVRing this show? [NY Post]
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We’d imagine that among you voracious readers of The Frisky, there are writers and aspiring writers. No doubt, writing is one of the trickiest arts around, and yet we here at the site count ourselves as lucky that we get to do it every day. Across the pond, the Guardian has rounded up “Ten Rules for Writing Fiction,” with advice from some of the best writers at work today. While these tips are geared towards fiction writers, many of them are equally relevant whether you’re thinking about writing a novel, running a blog, or write for a living. After the jump, a few of our favorite tidbits of writing advice. Keep reading »
This dress code signage outside the New Orleans nightclub, Republic, wants to remind you all coming happens in the hot tub. [Eater] Keep reading »
We know what you’re thinking. Farmville is the worst. And “watermelon mastery”? Are you kidding me with this?
You can keep Farmville from showing up in your Facebook feed, but that hasn’t stopped people from carping about it. (In fact, there was an entire “Dr. Phil” episode dedicated to Farmville addiction.) So we thought we’d ask Marika, a real-life Farmville addict, what all the fuss was about — and whether or not she felt bad about glutting our feeds with her lost ocelots. Answer? Not at all. Instead, here’s her emphatic defense of Farmville:
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