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Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of January 25th 2010

This is a week of big ol’ mega-casts, as I like to call them. Perhaps the biggest, taking over all the major networks: Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address, which will be going down at 9 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, TLC brings you the Miss America Pageant at 8 p.m. (EST)—I’ll be watching to try to identify this year’s Carrie Prejean. Finally, the Grammy Awards are coming at you Sunday night at 8 p.m. (EST) on CBS, with performances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Taylor Swift. But around these events, what new episodes and finales will you want to catch? Keep reading.
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Black Eyed Peas Accidentally Given Best International Group Award

At France’s NRJ music awards show yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas were, uh, accidentally announced as the winners of Best International Group. But no one came on stage to pick up the award—I guess even the Peas themselves were not under the illusion that they’re “best group” caliber. The presenters realized their mistake and re-awarded the prize to German band Tokio Hotel. The Black Eyed Peas did win the award for best international song for “I Gotta Feeling” though, so that was hopefully some consolation. [NY Daily News]

I feel kinda bad for the Black Eyed Peas. It’s kinda like that time when my mom wanted me to cry in a home movie, so she gave me a biscuit and then took it away from me. But at least they’re not the only ones who’ve been falsely awarded. After the jump are some award snafus from the past. Keep reading »

Why We’ll Line Up To See “Blue Valentine”

Blue Valentine” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, and while the crux of the movie seems a little depressing — a married couple trying to save their relationship — Amelia and I are excited to see it, but for very different reasons … Keep reading »

Long Live “Jersey Shore” Spoofs!

“Jersey Shore” is over for the season. Sad! But long live “Jersey Shore” spoofs! I never noticed this before, but Nick Lachey done up in some hair gel is a dead ringer for Ronnie. And if you squint (and I mean really squint), Mila Kunis can pull off a passable Snooki. Really, Snooki should just do all Snooki performances herself. Keep reading »

Frisky Review: “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Season 3

Secret Diary of a Call Girl” is back on the air tonight at 10 p.m. and lucky me, some angel at Showtime mailed The Frisky offices a screener of Season 3. Woo-hoo!

When we last left off, Belle ditched her lame boyfriend, who wasn’t supportive of her career, and published her first book about life as a high-class hooker. And because no good series goes without a tease, Belle and her best friend, Ben, kept jerking us around with their will-they-or-won’t-they? thing. On season three, Belle is at work on her second book and we finally get the Ben/Belle relationship. Well, almost … Keep reading »

What Does A “Jersey Shore” Bank Account Look Like?

The cast of the “Jersey Shore” might have made minimum wage working at the surf shop this summer, but they’re holding out for big bucks to star in season two. MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation, and the rest of the crew a signing bonus of $10K plus $5K per episode, for a 12-episode season. The cast said fuhgeddaboutit to that low-ball offer, and made it clear that they are playing as a team on this one. MTV has reportedly upped the offer to $10K per episode and told the cast that they have until the end of the day today to sign—anyone without a contract will be replaced. No word yet on what our favorite guidos and guidettes will do, but we think MTV is way out of line on this. They supposedly paid Lauren Conrad $75K per episode of “The Hills,” and threw $63K per episode at her replacement, Kristin Cavallari. Heck, even Audrina makes $35K per episode. And let’s just say California rich girls are way more interchangeable than the genius chemistry between the seven housemates of “Jersey Shore.” [TMZ]

And it’s not like the show is these kids’ sole source of income anymore. Keep reading »

Notes From Sundance, Take 3: Squeal-Inducing Sightings

Four days into Sundance, and I am finally starting to see celebrities places other than on the red carpet. First, I saw Ben Affleck sampling the pub grub at one of the posher restaurants on Park City’s bucolic Main Street. He’s starring in “Company Men”—a flick about a corporation that’s failing despite everything Ben’s character and his coworkers do—but I kinda like Sir Affleck better in cozy mountain gear than in a business suit. Keep reading »

Notes From Sundance, Take 2: Thwarted Sightings And After-Parties

In what I hope isn’t the start of a trend, I was turned away from the wait list when I tried to see the premiere of “Hesher,” at Sundance Film Festival today. Any rejection is disappointing, but standing in line with a hip flask and 200 fellow film freaks is so close to a party, it’s one of those exercises that can be its own reward. I tried to attend because the film is getting almost as much buzz as “Howl” and “The Runaways.” To be frank, though, I wasn’t crushed to miss a film about a greasy van-dweller who takes advantage of a grieving family and who tries to take advantage of a movie star-gorgeous grocery clerk, even if she is played by Natalie Portman. It’s probably very moving, but just not what I was in the mood for. I did, however, peek at a very un-greasy Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the red carpet. The “Third Rock from the Sun” kid has grown the eff up! After this festival, I’m going straight home to rent “500 Days of Summer,” which I clearly shouldn’t have skipped.
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Artist Katie Sokoler Keeps The Kid Inside Alive

In-flight magazines almost never hold my attention—more often than not, I lose interest in them once I figure out the crossword puzzle is already completed. After this, I usually find myself flipping through Sky Mall and picking out all the outrageous things I could buy for my cat if I had all the money in the world. But on my most recent trip, I found myself not only intrigued by an article but emotionally affected as well. The piece was on Brooklyn-based photographer/street artist Katie Sokoler whose recent work is about capturing the child in everyone. Keep reading »

LuAnn De Lesseps Recording A Pop Single

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of “The Real Housewives of NYC” is bringing her lessons on manners and class to … a dance song? Yes, it’s true. She is currently recording a single called “Money Can’t Buy You Class” with producer Chris Young, who’s worked with Ashlee Simpson, Korn and George Clinton. “I have a very original sound,” she told People. “It’s kind of rap and dance put together. I sing all the time for my friends and I sing on the show, but of course they’ve never shown it on the show because they don’t want to get the music rights. So I’ve written the song myself. It will come out in March. I hope that people are really going to love it and dance to it. It’s all about a lot of people I know, who have a lot of money but the manners are not there. It’s just a fun dance song.” Oh dear. Should someone tell her she’s a little tardy to the party? [People] Keep reading »

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