I used to watch A&E’s addiction series, “Intervention,” religiously. After a while, though, I couldn’t take it anymore. I appreciate the struggles of addiction, but the stories are so often so heartbreaking. Watching people in the throes of intense addiction is agonizing. Every once in a while, though, I tune in again. This Monday, I watched an episode featuring Ashley, whose drug-addicted mother handed her over to her aunt and uncle when she was a child. She became addicted to black tar heroin and Xanax after her grandfather died. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the worst of it.
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I must admit, I only watched my first episode of “Glee”
last night and was totally amused. But after catching this preview clip from next week’s Madonna
-themed episode, I might have to become a loyal viewer. Jane Lynch
, who has wowed me in all the Christopher Guest movies and plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on “Glee,” does “Vogue,” dare I say it, almost
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You know I try to keep you hip to the hottest, freshest records each week. And every Tuesday, there’s always some gem that makes me feel like music is a mine I’ll gladly keep chiselin’ away at. But baby, this is the kind of week that is 100 percent diamonds in the rough. Prepare to have your mind princess-cut into sonic sparkles because MGMT’s new record is like the Here Come The Warm Jets of our generation. Oh, but that’s not all, my friends—Freelance Whales, The Tallest Man On Earth and Matt Pond PA shine on too. Basically, there are no lumps of coal. Get those head phones on, girl, because after the jump, your ears are gonna be bedazzled. Keep reading »
Get out your karaoke machine and start practicing your Journey, because “Glee” comes back tonight, folks! We know that in the second half of this season, Idina Menzel will play Vocal Adrenaline’s coach, Olivia Newton-John will be a judge at Regionals, and Jennifer Lopez will be a cafeteria worker at McKinley High. We also know that next Tuesday is the big Madonna episode, which will feature 10 Material Girl tracks sung by assorted Gleeks. But what else can we expect this season? The scoops Entertainment Weekly got out of creator Ryan Murphy, after the jump. Semi-SPOILER alert. Keep reading »
I recently went on a “Bachelor”-watching binge. Although I don’t like to think of myself as someone who would enjoy the show, I also don’t like to think of myself as someone who would eat chocolate cake out of the garbage or sleep with a stranger while in an alcohol-induced blackout, so clearly what I think isn’t nearly as important as what I do. I may have stopped drinking and binge eating some twenty years ago, but I happily hunkered down with my remote control to indulge in some real escapism.
The first thing I love to hate about this show is the premise—essentially, that it’s possible to find true love on reality television. I mean, doesn’t the idea of one man test-driving twenty-five beautiful women at once sound more like a polyamorous play date than an honest attempt at finding one’s soul mate? But hey, I guess that’s hardly the point. We all know that reality shows are to real life what Pringles are to the potato, and “The Bachelor” is not exactly what I would call soul food. I guess I’m just a hapless—er, hopeless—romantic at heart, who resents myself for still wanting to buy into “The Bachelor”’s premise and believe in the possibility of a happy ending.
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Why didn’t anyone think of this brilliant idea sooner?! Infiltrate a group of youngsters with similar lineages, ply them with alcohol, and sit back while they exploit the worst stereotypes of their ethnicity/social class/cultural group. Can you blame producers for looking at the success of “Jersey Shore” and seeing dollar signs? (Well, yes, you can. But that’s another post entirely.)
It seems like there are new “Jersey Shore” knockoff shows appearing every week—so many that we can’t keep ‘em all straight. After the jump, we fill you in on next year’s crop of D-list celebs. Keep reading »
Check out the poster for “Sex and the City 2,” which hits theaters May 27. Carrie Bradshaw is truly a marvel. Not only is she able to walk across sand in heels without sinking (or rolling an ankle), but she doesn’t seem to sweat in the Abu Dhabi heat either! Keep reading »
So her hair might have caught on fire Michael Jackson-style, when it came in contact with a candle on set—but Ashley Dupre hardly looks singed on the cover of May’s Playboy. (Which will, uh, not feature Kate Gosselin.) “I had a lot of fun doing these pictures,” said Ashley. “You’re naked and you’re in front of a bunch of guys—good-looking guys, too, manly men.”
But though she likes getting naked in front of dudes, Dupre says she is no longer doing it for money.
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