Apparently, “Cougar Town” co-creator Bill Lawrence is not too happy with his show’s title. He feels that the name just doesn’t match up with the show, which has become more about a group of neighbors than just about star Courteney Cox. “There are too many instances of testing where people say they would never watch a show called ‘Cougar Town’—‘I don’t want to see some show about a 40-year-old woman nailing younger guys,’” says Bill. “And then they screen an episode, and people go, ‘Oh, I would watch this show.’” Wait, did it really take him a year to realize this?
Bill isn’t sure what he’d like to call the show, but one idea he jokes about—calling it “Friends and Neighbors,” the ‘friends’ in a certain ’90s font. [People]
This got us thinking. There are lots of shows out there with names that don’t gel with the concept. After the jump, what we’d change their opening credits to say. Keep reading »
It’s almost summertime. Which means—break out your sunscreen, pack your tent, and get ready to rock out to your favorite bands at this summer’s awesome mega music festivals. Which one is for you? After the jump, all you need to know to get your butt down to the five biggest music fests this summer.
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Ever since the Facebook campaign to have Betty White host “Saturday Night Live” worked, new groups keep popping up calling for her to host the Oscars as well as make appearances on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Glee.” Personally, I like the idea of our favorite “Golden Girl” doing battle with Sue Sylvester on “Glee.” But I’d rather not see her on “Dancing with the Stars”—going on that show is basically an admission that you are a washed-up celeb that no one cares about. Plus, I’d hate to see Betty hurt herself while busting some crazy moves.
That said, there are quite a few shows out there that could benefit from a little Betty. After the jump, our wish list. Keep reading »
You know how every year you resolve to watch less television? Now would really be a good time to follow up on that, because I just read about a show that’s so scraping the bottom of the barrel, it’s scary. For the latest “Jersey Shore” rip-off in the works, a company called Get Some Media is looking to create a show about JAPs, aka “Jewish American Princesses,” a term which, like “Guido” before it, many people find offensive. Oh, but it’s about to get worse. The show’s producers have their eye on a tabloid fixture to star in the show—Jon Gosselin‘s ex, Hailey Glassman. “I think Hailey is an interesting character and would be great for reality TV,” a producer said. Naturally, Hailey is all for the idea. Keep reading »
“America’s Next Top Model” has been on for 14 cycles now. At this point, we all know the show’s tropes by heart: At least one girl will always be late after the go-see challenge. The ugly duckling always becomes a swan. The girl dubbed “commercial” doesn’t have a chance. Someone will always have an on-camera meltdown during the final CoverGirl commercial. At this point, I’ve watched the show long enough to have determined that the second girl shown in a solo interview in each episode is INVARIABLY the one eliminated. Don’t believe me? Watch. It is just a fact. And yet, the magic of “ANTM” is that, even though we can easily predict what is going to happen, we still watch and are even surprised. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Dennis Duck Dong, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Is Winona Ryder having sex with Channing Tatum? Well, not exactly. The one-time “Heathers” star and former Johnny Depp paramour is, however, slated to costar with the young hunk in an upcoming untitled movie being referred to in Hollywood as “Cheaters.” Directed by Ron Howard, the all-star cast includes Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, and Kevin James. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The script, by Alan Loeb, centers on a man (Vaughn) who discovers that his best friend [James]‘s wife (Ryder) is cheating and finds himself in a moral dilemma of whether he should tell the guy.” Bonus factoid: “Tatum would play Ryder’s tattooed and pierced lover.” Hawt. [True/Slant] Keep reading »
Don’t spend a second of your time feeling sorry for those eliminated “American Idol” contestants. Sure, every one of them has some kind of sob story. “I’m singing for my sick grandma.” “My new baby.” “My dead friend.” But don’t let the human interest stories fool you! Yes, they sing for dear ol’ granny and the love of music, but according to an “American Idol” contract someone got their hands on, they also sing to the tune of mega bucks. All of the top 12 contestants are poised to receive a big-time pay day. [PopEater]
Heck, if I were making this much, Simon could call me an untalented bitch and I’d still smile and wave. I hope you’re sitting down. After the jump, the breakdown of “American Idol” payouts. Keep reading »