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The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960′s

This week on “Mad Men“‘s “Dark Shadows” episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty’s life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she’s turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the weight, the former model turns to a new diet plan gaining popularity with women like her, Weight Watchers. Considering Betty’s mother-in-law already tried to push diet pills on her, which contained amphetamines at the time, the group meetings are the responsible approach to weight loss for Betty Francis. Read more …

The Soapbox: Can We Leave Whitney Cummings Alone, Please?

Whitney Talks Comedy
Whitney Cummings on why it's okay for a woman to be pretty in comedy. Read More »
Defending "Whitney"
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Jessica weighs in on Whitney Cummings' sitcom. Read More »

Earlier this week, it was announced that Whitney Cummings landed her own E! talk show titled, “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” The show will be a weekly half-hour talk show appearing with “The Soup” on Wednesdays. Whitney and sidekick Julian McCullough will host guests, crack jokes and comment on pop culture. I’m not surprised that she landed her own talk show, but other people seem to be. Like her work or not, the girl is having a moment right now.

What’s disheartening are the blogsphere’s reactions to the news. Headlines include: “Whitney Cummings Gets the Late-Night E! Talk Show of Your Nightmares” and “Whitney Cummings Getting A Talk Show, So You Can Hear More Of What Whitney Cummings Thinks About Things.” Keep reading »

Pauly D And Friends Get Their Nose Hair Waxed

Guys on IM: Mankini Waxing
Guys weigh in on the trend. Read More »
Pauly D's Prince Albert
This "Jersey Shore" man-about-town has a piercing on his dick. Read More »
I Love Guidos
An essay to a woman who prefers dating guidos. Read More »
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Pauly D and his crew aren’t afraid of a little pampering. Last night on the new MTV reality series, “The Pauly D Project,” Pauly D, Jerry and Biggie skipped the GTL and did a little MMW (manicures, massage, (nose hair) waxing) instead. Yes, you heard me right. They let estheticians put hot wax in their nostrils and rip the nose hair out. Gross. I didn’t even know you could get your nose waxed. What’s wrong with those nose hair trimmers? Is that not sufficient now when it comes to nasal grooming? [Huffington Post]

My So-Called Love Life: Angela Chase On Sex And Dating

This week, Claire Danes turned 33! While the birthday girl is all grown up these days as the star of Homeland and wife to hot actor Hugh Dancy, we will always remember Claire as the angsty teen heroine of “My So-Called Life,” Angela Chase. As one of our favorite ’90s starlets, Claire’s portrayal of Angela gave us someone we could relate to growing up. She went through the same friend dramas, family conflict, and, of, course, young love ups and downs we faced in those terrible in-between years of high school. So in honor of Claire’s birthday, we’ve got the best love, sex, and dating musings from Angela on “My So-Called Life.” Read more …

The Most Embarrassing Moment Of “The Bachelor” Finale

Bachelor Manipulation
This season, Courtney taught us how to manipulate a man. Read More »
Bachelor Liveblog!
Tune is as Amelia gets drunk and offers pithy commentary. Read More »
Play Bengo!
Bengo is Bingo for "Bachelor" watchers. Read More »
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Soooo. I sat through two long ass hours of the most boring not controversial “Bachelor” finale ever. Really, the only part I wanted to see was “After the Final Rose.” So I had to watch. The only thing that kept me slogging through was Amelia’s company and that bottle of wine we were working on. We also played Bengo intermittently. They said “special” A LOT so we killed the bottle fairly quickly. I spent most of the two hours cringing, burying my face in my hands and muttering under my breath about feeling “deep shame.” This finale, in addition to being a snoozefest, was extremely embarrassing. The love letter Courtney wrote. Her lack of proper punctuation. Lindzi’s stress breakouts. Ben’s sister’s weird hair. And the capes! Good God! The capes! Which leads me to the most embarrassing moment … Lindzi’s dumping. Keep reading »

When Your Favorite Obscure Television Show Comes To DVD: The “Rags To Riches” Edition

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I have just heard the news that my very favorite obscure ’80s television show, “Rags to Riches,” is going to be released on DVD in June. This is like a major event in my world. The two seasons that it ran on NBC (from 1986-1987) were some of the happiest TV moments of my childhood. (Embarrassing confession: I recorded every episode on VHS and learned them by heart. More embarrassing confession: I still have those tapes.) I imagined that, if the show continued on for a few seasons, the older orphans would grow up, move out and need to be replaced with younger orphans. And that, being the double threat (actress/singer) that I was, I would land a part on that show. Keep reading »

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