With “Desperate Housewives” coming to a close this season, Sundays are desperately in need of a juicy nighttime soap to fill its Jimmy Choos. Luckily, “GCB” — which stands for “Good Christian Bitches,” and is based on the book of the same name — premieres this Sunday. “GCB” is about a former mean girl Amanda (played by Leslie Bibb) who moves back home to Dallas 18 years after high school and has to face her former classmates — including Carlene, played by Kristin Chenoweth — who are skeptical that she’s actually changed her ways. Have you ever come face to face with a mean girl from your past? I don’t know what I would say if I ever ran into Crystal, the girl who threatened to beat me up for no reason in 8th grade… [ABC]
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I have just heard the news that my very favorite obscure ’80s television show, “Rags to Riches,” is going to be released on DVD in June. This is like a major event in my world. The two seasons that it ran on NBC (from 1986-1987) were some of the happiest TV moments of my childhood. (Embarrassing confession: I recorded every episode on VHS and learned them by heart. More embarrassing confession: I still have those tapes.) I imagined that, if the show continued on for a few seasons, the older orphans would grow up, move out and need to be replaced with younger orphans. And that, being the double threat (actress/singer) that I was, I would land a part on that show. Keep reading »
This sloth in a onesie situation is just … it just … it needs to stop. These orphan sloths with mange are so adorable I kind of want to hurt them, in the same way some people (not me!) want to hug babies to death or punch sweet dogs in the face. It’s overwhelming! I could cry! Just, ugh, your helpless, alien-like little arms reaching out for comfort are making me want to die inside. [Buzzfeed]
I love Dan Savage for a number of reasons. Among them, the “It Gets Better” campaign and the dumb but true advice that “every relationship fails until the one that doesn’t.” Aside from that, I love Dan because he offers smart, non-judgmental advice about sex and relationships, but will totally tell his readers if they’re doing something stupid (see also: DTMFA). So I’m really excited to see Dan in action — so to speak — on the new MTV show “Savage U.” “Savage U” follows Dan and producer Lauren Hutchins0n as they travel around college campuses answering embarrassing and need-to-know questions. You might not be in college, but chances are, you still want to know if a guy can tell if you’re faking an orgasm, right? (Debuts April 3 at 11 p.m. EST.) [MTV]
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty obsessed with the BBC show “Sherlock,” a modern portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. John Watson. Now CBS is getting in on the hip, modernized Sherlock action with a new series called “Elementary.” Johnny Lee Miller is set to star as Sherlock, and here’s a shocker: his sidekick won’t be John Watson, but Joan Watson, and Lucy Liu has been cast in the role. I think this is a super refreshing take on a classic story, but as Bust blogger Kerishma pointed out, there are some obvious traps that a female Watson could fall into: “The most horrible of all would be the pigeonholing of her character into the role of ‘love interest.’” Ugh, too true.
Any Sherlock Holmes fans want to weigh in? What do you think of the idea of a female Watson? [Washington Post]
Bristol Palin will not go gently into that good night: the country’s most famous teenage mom will be starring on a Lifetime reality show set to air later this year. “Life’s A Tripp” — as in Tripp, her toddler son with baby daddy Levi Johnston — is not the same reality show for the BIO network that Bristol filmed in Los Angeles during 2011 with her “Dancing With The Stars” co-star, Kyle Massey. That show, according to a BIO press release, would have “follow[ed] Bristol Palin’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey.” Lifetime’s 10-episode “Life’s A Tripp” stars Bristol in Alaska and will focus on her life, her siblings and (duh) her famous mama. Keep reading »