This Sunday at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel turns the life story of sperm into a saga that looks as intense as “Gladiator.” In “Sizing Up Sperm,” humans represent the little guys on a mission to be the first to reach and fertilize an egg — you know how it works. The sperm must race not only one another but also time since 99 percent of the sperm will be goners within 30 minutes. The survivors fight to the death, with just one winner.
Not only will this program be dramatic and educational, but the visuals look amazing; A London skyscraper stands in for the testicle, and the Rockies become the female anatomy. It’s going to be epic. [National Geographic Channel] Keep reading »
The Smithsonian Channel is focusing on determined lady conservationists this Women’s History Month during a new programming block called “Women in Science.” These female scientists have stepped out of their labs and into the wild in efforts to study and protect the creatures and environments they hold dear. The premiere episode, “Running with Wolves,” airs Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. and documents biologist Gudrun Pflueger who, after suffering a brain tumor, has dedicated her life to saving Canada’s wild wolves. As you can see from the preview above, these women take an extreme look at their subjects. Not only do they live in their environments, but they go as far as examining the animals’ droppings in a quest to learn more. The other episodes will air at 8 p.m. on March 13, 20, and 27. Keep reading »
From the looks of this video and one more after the jump, “The Real Housewives of New York City” aren’t taking any crap from Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. They’re finally comfortable in front of the cameras and aren’t seeking approval anymore, so they—Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer specifically—are finally telling the C(o)untess what she can do with all her criticisms and so-called etiquette. Check out another video after the jump. Keep reading »
Sarah Palin may not think “Family Guy” is funny, but the former governor of Alaska tried to show off her funny bone with a stand-up set on last night’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Her potshots at the White House were lame, but she made a few good jabs at Alaska. I think we can all say that Palin killed! No, not really. I was just making a hunting joke. [NBC] Keep reading »
Because we are not girls under the age of 12, it’s hard for us to wrap our heads around the insanity known as Bieber Fever. As a friend recently pointed out, “between the bowl cut, his last name and his weird head tick, he kind of reminds me of a Muppet baby.” True, but Justin is this generation’s answer to Jonathon Taylor Thomas, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Davy Jones, David Cassidy, etc, etc, etc. Luckily, the Bieb does seem like a pretty stand-up guy. Last night, while he was in Los Angeles celebrating his 16th birthday, he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show to surprise Cody, the 3-year-old girl who spilled an insane number of tears in a YouTube video over the singer. (“I love Justin Bieber,” she wales. “I’m crying because I don’t get to see him all day.” If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out after the jump.) So Cody was pretty surprised when Justin magically appeared through the door. She jumped up to give him a hug. And offered him her hand in marriage. I guess she doesn’t know about playing hard to get yet? Keep reading »