When we last left off with “Jersey Shore,” Ronnie and Mike got into a screaming match about Ron’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Sammi and Ronnie beat Mike to a pulp, sending him to the hospital. At least, that’s what it looked like thanks to MTV’s editing. It’s true that Mike and Ronnie — whom I will henceforth refer to as Testoster-Ronnie — had a brawl. But we came to find out in this week’s episode that all is not what it seemed.
Spoilers (and lots of disturbing Ronnie/Sammi abuse) after the jump… Keep reading »
For the past few years, ’70s TV shows like “Charlie’s Angels” and “Hawaii Five-O” have been the thing to reboot for TV shows. But now it feels like ’80s movies are having their moment. Remember “Romancing the Stone,” the 1984 flick starring Kathleen Turner as a romance novelist who heads to South America to bring home her kidnapped sister and ends up getting into all sorts of shenanigans with Michael Douglas? Well, NBC is developing the concept into a series. Only, this time around, said woman will be looking for her missing brother while teaming up with a hot dude for weekly adventures.
And it appears that “The Blues Brothers” will be getting a small-screen treatment, too. Keep reading »
“My mom pretty much forced me to do this show. She did the same thing to Kim and now she’s doing it to me. [My mom told me] always smile and be yourself and let people see a side of you that they’ve never seen when they watch our show.”
—Rob Kardashian explains why he decided to sign on for “Dancing with the Stars.” Because his mama, Kris Jenner, told him to. Wait a second, Kris also strong-armed Kim into doing the show in 2008? Why did both of them listen to her? Kim, if your mom told you to
jump off a bridge participate in a truly embarrassing ’80s music video, would you do that too? Oh. [Wet Paint]
After the jump, Carson Kressley on his big fear for the show. Keep reading »
My after-school routine every day when I was a kid went like this: take the bus home, open the door, grab a box of raisins for a snack, and watch “Punky Brewster” reruns. The best episode being, of course, the one where Cherry gets stuck in the refrigerator. So imagine how excited I am to discover that the entire series is available in a four-pack DVD. Yes, please!
You know how sometimes you crave a night of Chinese takeout and a comedy you would never spend $12 on at the movie theater? And meanwhile, you’d rather take bath in wall spackle than see the serious, heart-wrenching Oscar contender? Well, there might be a scientific reason for this. Apparently, watching a funny movie is good for your heart. Researchers at the University of Maryland studied bloodflow while watching movies and found that when a comedy was on—they used “There’s Something About Mary”—the lining of blood vessels expanded, leading to improved blood flow. Meanwhile, when they had participants watch a war movie (“Saving Private Ryan”), the opposite happened—blood vessels constricted and reduced blood flow. The difference between the two was significant—30 to 50 percent of the blood vessel’s diameter. Interesting. That is the sound of me giving myself permission to watch a marathon of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Best In Show,” and “Bridesmaids” rather than going to to the gym. [Newser, Daily Mail] Keep reading »