So when I heard that Carrie Underwood would be the next celebrity to guest star on “How I Met Your Mother,” I had no illusions that she’d be an amazing actress. But I wasn’t quite prepared for how, uh, off her comedic timing is in this sample clip. In the episode, which airs this month, she plays a pharmaceutical sales rep—in a flight attendant’s uniform?—who Ted totally falls for. Only she, of course, has a boyfriend. Granted, the line, “I’ve always been this hot — what’re you gonna do?” is a hard one to deliver without sounding like a dolt, but we still think Rachel Bilson would’ve rocked it. We just hope Carrie doesn’t turn out to be Rachel’s roommate—in other words, the mother. All that said, turns out Carrie was the perfect person to handle that adorable teacup piglet. “I got to hang out with the whole cast, dress up like a flight attendant, play a cavewoman and had a baby pig poop on me … that’s right … jealous?” she wrote on her blog of her experience on set. “I’m just glad I grew up on a farm, because I think I was the only one who knew how to hold and wasn’t afraid of a little piglet!” [People] Keep reading »
This is a kids show?!?! Reason #612, then, not to make babies: the vacant eyeballs of “My Little Pony: The Musical” will never enter your home. Unless you’re a freak. Keep reading »
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means—there are sweet new jams here for your listening pleasure. This week, Joanna Newsom drops not one, not two, but three discs of harp hits. Daniel Merriweather’s got soul, and a new record. The Alkaline Trio mixes drug metaphors with alcohol. The kid, Joey McIntyre, goes to the block on his own. And the Shout Out Louds work it, girl! So, let’s get into the groove after the jump. Keep reading »
In the most appropriate collaboration since “Tool Academy” with Dave & Busters, Bristol Palin has signed on to guest star on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” I haven’t figured out what the secret is yet, but I’m guessing it is about to have something to do with retroactive abstinence! Bristol will be playing herself in an upcoming episode, as a teen mom friend of Amy’s. I guess they will be bonding about how awesome not having sex is and how it’s super effective for preventing pregnancy. Bristol has said about her new gig, “I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy. Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only … 100 percent foolproof way to prevent pregnancy. It’s a hard choice, but it’s the safest choice and it’s the best choice.” Foolproof is such a funny word. It will be interesting to see whether a real-life teen mom can lend insight to our protagonist. And maybe baby Tripp will also make his acting debut? [ABC News] Keep reading »
It’s T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized—which means that you probably are, too. Luckily, the Academy is pretty predictable. And since we want you to win your co-workers’ money, we are looking at each of the major awards and dissecting some theories about who generally wins. Last week, we showed you that to win the Best Actress award, it’s best to be a card-carrying America’s Sweetheart getting her first nomination for a meaty role. To win Best Actor, it’s exactly the opposite—the Academy tends to vote on consistency in this category. In other words, the Oscar generally goes to the dude who has the most Best Actor and Best Supporting nominations under his belt already.
Don’t believe us? Here are just a few examples: Keep reading »
If you watched “The Bachelor” special last night, “The Women Tell All,” you definitely saw former contestant Rozlyn Papa — the one who got kicked off for having an “inappropriate relationship” with a producer — come on and attack host Chris Harrison. In fact, she even went so far as to imply that he’s a cheater! When Harrison, a married father of two, said that the producer with whom Rozlyn was allegedly involved was a dear friend, Rozlyn shot back: “That’s news to him, especially when you were hitting on his wife in New Zealand. He thought that was crazy.” Harrison cooly replied: “I won’t dignify that with a response. I hope you will become a better person through this.” (Clip above!)
After the jump, see what Harrison is telling “Entertainment Weekly” why he didn’t immediately reply to her accusation.
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Tonight, it’s “The Women Tell All” episode, which I think we can all expect will get dramatic — Rozlyn WILL be there. See you in 10! Keep reading »
There is no messing with the ratings juggernaut known as the Olympics, which means that most shows are in rerun mode this week. But never fear—there are a few new, exciting things happening on the small screen. After the jump, a few shows you won’t want to miss. Keep reading »