It sounded like a good idea for a TV show. It had a celebrity producer. It had a big TV star, and some fairly well-known young actors. “The Beautiful Life: TBL” seemed like it had what it takes to make it, but it didn’t. After airing just two episodes, the CW has canceled the show. Where did they go wrong? After the jump, what “The Beautiful Life” could have done to stay on-air. Keep reading »
Sarah Paxton is filming “The Beautiful Life” and she is giving me a serious case of nostalgia in terms of remembering that evil blond cheerleader that totally ruined my life in high school. (OK, we didn’t have sports and it was art school and everyone was really nice.) But! This hair is, like, traditional pretty, pretty princess hair that’s modern because it’s got texture and it’s just slightly messy. To copy this bitch’s perfect hair (I mean the girl, not the dog), apply Garnier Fructis Style Soft Curl Cream to slightly damp hair, twist large sections with your fingers, and allow to air dry. To get a perfectly mussed look, rub a balloon on your head for a little extra static. Seriously. It works. [NYC, 9/23/09] Keep reading »
While most of the major networks are waiting until late September to roll out their big gun shows, this week the CW is continuing their mission to permanently invade your brain by whipping out premiere after premiere. In addition to the launch of “The Beautiful Life” and the season three re-boot of “Gossip Girl,” they’ve already got us hooked on “Melrose Place” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Can’t they give us one night with out a trashtastically amazing show? Oh, but there’s some other good stuff out there this week, too. “Parks and Recreation” is back, and we think this season it will actually get funny. Joel McHale of “The Soup” finally gets his own series. And HBO has a new one for you starring (swoon) Jason Schwartzman.
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Project Runway and the Fashion Show (if they ever even make it back on TV) should prep for some ferosh competition. Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, is adding another television show to her magazine editing and t.v show judging duties: acting. Garcia will be a guest star on Ashton Kutcher’s new series, “The Beautiful Life,” and has already filmed her scenes for one episode. Depending on how well Garcia is received by the audience, there’s a solid chance that her role could extend to more episodes. The show, which debuts September 16th also stars Mischa Barton and Elle McPherson. Hot on Garcia’s heels is Jazmin Whitley! Never heard of her? Starting tomorrow, you will. Keep reading »
Ahhh, it’s the best time of year—flowers are blooming, spring is springing. Oh, and it’s “upfronts week,” when the networks unveil their shows for the fall in the hopes that advertisers will come clammering and waving dollar bills in their face. Oh, you thought you were going to have a life this fall? That’s sweet, but there are really far too many exciting new TV shows arriving. You’ll need to be prepared. Here is the show from each network we think sounds the most DVR-able. Keep reading »