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Tabloid Cheat Sheet: John Mayer And Taylor Swift? Kate Gosselin Hates Her Hair?

How’s 2010 going for you guys so far? I think it’s totally going to be the best year ever and I haven’t felt that way since … 2000? And it’s not just because everyone’s quitting their jobs, which means we have a better chance of stealing them. It’s not even because LiLo is super optimistic, which does actually help. It might be because no matter what you or I do wrong, we can feel assured that it probably won’t be broadcast in the tabloids. And just to be double sure, I’ve hand-picked the most interesting stories and if you’re not one of them, you’re all set! Hooray! Keep reading »

Leave It To “Beaver”: Canadian Mag Changes Porn-Sounding Name After 90 Years

After 90 years, The Beaver magazine has announced it will change its name after a losing battle with online porn filters. It turns out most folks searching for “beaver” online are not looking for a historical periodical about Canada! “Nearly a century ago, it probably seemed the perfect name for a magazine about the fur trade and Canada’s northwest frontier,” the publisher Deborah Morrison lamented. “There was only one interpretation for the word then.” Ha, we’re surprised this didn’t happen sooner. Starting with the April/May issue, The Beaver will be called the less raunchy-sounding Canada’s History—and will stop confusing pervs who want fanny-flashing Britney pics. [AFP]

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Judging “American Idol” Guest Judge Victoria Beckham


Welcome all, to “American Idol” season nine. Will this season be the death rattle of “Idol” or a spectacular rebirth? It’s the first season after Paula-gate and the last season before Simon quits. For the auditions shows, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, and Katy Perry are stepping in as guest judges—all leading up to Ellen DeGeneres taking Paula’s abandoned chair. We are all on pins and needles waiting to find out if the new mix of judges will be pitch-perfect or pure cacophony. Last night the show premiered in Beantown with the usual mix of talentless freakazoids, manipulative human-interest contestants, and the Hollywood-bound few. Eh … if you’ve seen auditions once, you’ve seen them all. But I was less interested in the contestants and more interested in the bobblehead known as Posh Spice, who said judging “Idol” was a “dream come true.” The producers tried to edit Posh to be the kind and compassionate guest judge, but all I saw was weird robot bug eyes and a blank stare. Especially with that crazy headscarf on. Did anyone else notice how she just repeated whatever the other judges said? Plus, she swiveled in her chair the whole time. She must have been too hungry and self-absorbed to come up with original critiques. Keep reading »

Late Night’s Real Lineup Problem: Where The Ladies At?

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Leno is going on later and Conan’s threatening mutiny and talking to Fox. It’s Apocalypse NBC! In fact, the whole thing has turned messier than one of those Dave Letterman segments with kids’ science experiments. I’m a Craig Ferguson fan myself, so none of this affects me. Well, except in one strange way. Late night is playing a serious game of musical chairs and yet none of the names being shuffled in the mix are women. Why are all the funny female talk show hosts stuck in daytime? It’s like late-night programming is the new glass ceiling. Gals, we’ve got to break on through to the other side! Here are some women who we think should climb that ladder to late night. Keep reading »

“Bachelor Pad” Will Be The Greatest Reality Show Of All Time

I’ve had this pop culture fantasy for awhile. Wouldn’t it be awesome if ABC took a bunch of rejected “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants, stuck ‘em in a house together (with a hot tub, natch), turned on the cameras, and let them run wild? Oh wait. I can stop wondering. BECAUSE ABC IS ACTUALLY DOING THIS. According to the NY Daily News, ABC is planning a new reality show — called “Bachelor Pad” — with this exact premise, to air this summer. Chris Harrison has signed on, as well as a few unnamed past contestants including — and this is interesting — some past winners. Hmm … Martin Hilton, executive producer, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.” It’s like “The Bach,” minus the cheesy faux romance and rules, with a big helping of “Real World”-style whoredom! Hot tub hookups aplenty! Cat fights! Many, many hotties! Summer cannot get here soon enough. [NY Daily News]
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Ode To The Late-Night Shake-Up


Conan and Leno may be the center of the current late-night shake-up, but that isn’t stopping the other late night hosts from having a little fun with the situation. Last night Jimmy Kimmel did an impeccable Leno impression while Chevy Chase did a terrible Conan. Letterman made sure to get in a few jabs at his former (and soon-to-be-again) biggest competition, and Craig Ferguson has some choice words for the peacock network causing all the commotion. By the way, what do you guys think of Conan’s letter and how neither he nor Leno seems to think any of this is their fault? I agree that NBC is jerking them around, but if either of them had decent ratings, none of this would have happened. Call me crazy, but in my book the responsibility for making a show successful lies mostly with the host. If the host is boring or unlikable, there’s not a lot the network can do about that. [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »

An Appletini? OK, We’ll Take It

Some random blogger decided to equate the sites they liked/disliked/used over the last year with various types of food and drink. Apparently, The Frisky is like an appletini. I am cool with that analogy, because at least there is booze involved. Click here to see the full list. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Vampire Weekend To OK GO

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! And girl, this week is jam-packed with hotness. Last week was all gals, and this week, it’s all man, honey! First of all, the sophomore record from Vampire Weekend is out. Finally! You know, those prepster cuties would never disappoint a lady. Although, I must say, there’s a new panty-dropping record on the shelf, and it’s by OK GO. They’ve ditched the gimmicky-yet-lovable treadmill dance, but with this sexy rock record, they’ll still get in your pants. Omarion is also getting personal this week, showing his sensitive side on his new record. And producer-turned-solo-artist Blockhead dishes out some tracks that’ll keep you hangin’ on. It’s one dude-tastic week! So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump … Keep reading »

The Seinfelds’ New TV Show Idea Is Kind Of Genius

Jerry Seinfeld, the man who first made you aware of Close Talkers and those who are Sponge-worthy, has a new television show in the works. It’s called “The Marriage Ref,” and it’s going to at least be as good as “Conveyor Belt of Love,” if not a degree better. Here’s the concept: A camera crew goes to the home of a fighting couple, where both parties present their case. The footage is beamed to an in-studio panel of celebrities—Tina Fey, Charles Barkley, Alec Baldwin, and Larry David have all signed on—who debate the issue. Then comedian Tom Papa, who is the titular Marriage Ref, makes a final decision, which the couple has to stick to. The show is actually the brainchild of Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica—the idea was hatched when she and Jerry tried to help a friend sort out a fight she was having with her husband over dinner. “Sports simplicity is what’s missing in marriage,” Seinfeld says. “Experts are helpful. But that’s not our thing.” The show will be coming at you on Feb. 28, and part of me is hoping to get married by then so I can get into a fight and get Tina Fey to back me up on national television. Guess I should probably start dating someone soon then, no? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Coming Soon: “Dear John,” More Emotional Pornography From Nicholas Sparks


Every single time I see the trailer for “Dear John,” a new tearjerker based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, two things happen. My chest starts to ache and my brain wallows, “I wish this movie was starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams!” Actually, the film stars Amanda Seyfried, whose coolness you probably recognize from “Big Love,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Jennifer’s Body,” and Channing Tatum, a hot piece of ass (with a burnt d**k). The story is about a young couple that falls in love just before he ships off to war and they keep their relationship alive via letters. It looks cheesy and heart-wrenching, if it’s even possible to be both at once, and I cannot wait to see it when it opens on Feb. 5 and have my emotions messed with. After all, Sparks’ novels all have sad, depressing endings and while I haven’t read this one (or any of them, I just see the movie versions), I expect it will be tragic too. But don’t spoil it for me, OK? Keep reading »

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