The August 2010 issues of women’s magazines are on newsstands now. So which of these suckers will make for the best plane ride and/or lazy afternoon in the park? After the jump, we’ve rounded up the highlights from each magazine so you can see which is worth your $3.99. Keep reading »
Ah, the days before reality television took over. No offense to all you “Bachelorette” fans out there, but I’m partial to shows of the past. I’m sick of “Real Housewives” drama and “Kate Plus 8″ just makes me roll my eyes. Give me my old shows back! Let’s backtrack a decade or two and reminisce about the shows of our childhood we wish we still had. Keep reading »
People on reality shows of yore have eaten bugs, had catfights over men, and stabbed each other in the back for a chance to work for The Donald.
And now, they beat their girlfriends.
“Abusers” is will be an intervention-style reality show that depicts real-life cases of domestic violence and offers counseling and support for both the abuser and the victim. The show — which appears to be in the proposal stage, as there is no mention of a network having picked it up — will be produced by Albert Harris, Jr., a former aide to ex-New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey. The creative team will include Ashley and Josh from “The Real World: D.C.,” who both experienced domestic violence in their homes. Abusers and victims who participate on “Abusers” will be given free online degree programs through the University of Phoenix.
This could work for TV. It just has to be more “PBS” than “Bravo,” you know what I mean? Keep reading »
This week, I can’t get this “Muppet Show” song out of my head! But it’s not nearly as catchy as the new record from the band of the same name: Menomena. Plus, there’s rad summer surf rock from Best Coast, Dru Hill reunites, and Adam Young releases a record he made before he was Owl City. So, let’s get into all these smooth grooves after the jump! Keep reading »
Many a starlet has dreamed of playing Janis Joplin in a big screen biopic. Over the past 10 years, Lili Taylor, Pink, and Zooey Deschanel have all been one-time picks for the role by producer Peter Newman, who secured the rights to Joplin’s biggest songs, as well as the life rights to her friends and family members for a movie called “The Gospel According to Janis.” But, alas, the film never came to fruition. Ditto for a Joplin movie called “Piece of My Heart,” in which Renee Zellweger was supposed to play the lead role in 2003. And the same fate awaited “Get It While You Can,” a Joplin biopic that was going to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” fame and was set to star Reese Witherspoon. But now, this third incarnation of the idea is alive and running again—this time with Amy Adams in the lead and Fernando Meirelles, the dude behind “City of God,” in the director’s chair. So, will this flick, uh, actually happen? We’ll have to wait and see. But with any luck, Amy will be breaking out the bell bottoms and circular sunglasses. [EW] Keep reading »
I somehow missed the whole Danity Kane and “Making of the Band” phenomenon. So when Oxygen announced this morning that they were giving former front woman Aubrey O’Day her own reality show, called “The Aubrey O’Day Project,” I didn’t get the hype. According to Perez Hilton, the show will follow O’Day while she “desperately tries to find her way back into the music industry while ‘working with a dedicated team of industry professionals.’ By professionals, they likely mean porn producers.” I never agree with Perez, but he really hit that nail on the head. [The Hollywood Gossip] Keep reading »
Last night, a two-hour movie called “Degrassi: The Boiling Point” kicked off the show’s six week binge of new episodes. For those of you unfamiliar with “Degrassi,” it’s like “Gossip Girl
” except: it’s Canadian (and it’s been around for yeaaaaars
), the actors on the show are actually 18, the events take place on high school grounds, and the wardrobe choices are far more realistic. Still, “Degrassi” packs more sex and scandal into their episodes than any other teen drama on television. In last night’s special there was a: explosion, a brother-on-sister kiss, a drunken Niagara Falls wedding, a girl fight, a guy fight, and a whole bunch of hookups. So basically—why aren’t you watching this show? Keep reading »