Add a time clock and some friendly competition to TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” and you’ve got “Extreme Couponing All-Stars,” which premieres on December 27. It’s kind of like what “Supermarket Sweep” always should have been. The best extreme couponers compete for the title of America’s Biggest Super Saver. This clip features contender Faatima who experience a panic at the super market when she forgets “the big mamma of them all” — her cleanser. Um, I need this show and I need it now.
Remember that awful Kevin James movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” in which James and pal Adam Sandler pretend to be gay so they can get health benefits? So funny, right? So many stupid, atrocious gay stereotypes. Well, now it seems that lesbians have become equal opportunity comedy fodder. Sara Rue — who I loved so much in “Popular” — has penned a new show in which two roommates must pretend to be a lesbian couple in order to score a sweet apartment.
Called “Poseurs,” Rue will star as Lucy, a young woman whose fiance moves out just as her unstable college roommate Alex needs a place to live. Of course, Lucy’s co-op building doesn’t allow roommates, so Lucy and Alex hatch a plan to pretend to be lesbian lovers. As you do. Wacky hijinks ensue. Keep reading »
We’ve already discussed how there are too few women writing for TV and movies, and how that makes it challenging to find worthwhile women to watch. Even when there are women on television, they’re often the kind of cloying and annoying characters that make too many compromises, or are possessed with stereotypical flaws that allow them to be palatable to viewers at home (Liz Lemon, I’m looking at you). Or worse, they serve as simply foils or disposable love interests for the show’s male protagonists.
So it’s refreshing when there’s actually a smart, well-written, complex female character on a show. Here are 11 of our favorites (plus an honorable mention). But listen, we can’t watch all the TV (we’ve tried, trust us, we’ve tried). So we’re looking to you to tell us what lady characters don’t make you want to wretch. Tell us in the comments.
This supercut of “Very Special Episodes” tackling difficult issues runs the gamut from “Saved by the Bell’s” Jesse Spano “I’m so excited” on speed rant, to the “Dinosaurs” does steroids. But my own VSE fave? How about the time Tom Hanks played the alcoholic uncle on “Family Ties” and got drunk on
Michael J. Fox’s hair gel vanilla extract? How much vanilla extract would you really have to swill before getting even the tiniest buzz? Somebody try it and report back. [YouTube]
It’s the ’90s, so turn down the Spice Girls, get off your cellular, dial up your modem and let’s get this party started.
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet of the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Oh, and shall we just dub this the Week of Selena Gomez? Keep reading »
To make a long story out of a short story — or perhaps the other way around — “So You Think You Can Dance” may have stumbled upon The Beatles scandal of the century at their Utah auditions. I couldn’t sleep last night and decided to catch up on a little “SYTYCD” — reality TV has the same effects on me as a glass of warm milk — and I caught contestant Brittany Morgan Starr, who revealed a big secret. Ringo Starr (of the famed band The Beatles, perhaps you’ve heard of them) is her father. Brittany claimed he is in permanent hiding while another man impersonates him in the public eye. I know, so wonderfully bizarre. According to Brittany, her dad, Ringo Starr (real name: Richard Starkey), signed a contract to have another man take his identity as Ringo Starr after John Lennon was shot. And bless FOX for taking us to meet her pops, the “real” Ringo. He turned out to be a toothless man with no discernible British accent in a Sgt. costume. Somehow, my gut tells me delusion runs in the family. At least judging from Brittany’s dance skills. These kinds of segments are exactly why I watch reality TV before bed. Keep reading »
Make a sarcastic statement without saying a word with this Daria Morgendorffer manicure. Scoff … French tips are for popular girls. [Radiant Hour] Keep reading »
So everrrrrrybody’s talking about Oprah’s new Oprah Winfrey Network business–and we’re not gonna lie, we’re watching. The show we’re most psyched on? Her Machiavellian-tinged “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.” The show pits 12 regular folks against each other for the chance to, yes, have their own show on the fledgling Oprah-fied network. Most of the prospectives have either cooking program or talk show plans. But not our personal frontrunner: Zach Anner, a 25-year-old guy with cerebral palsy who’s aiming to make a travel show about all the things that go wrong when you travel. He describes his cerebral palsy as “the sexy palsy,” so you know he’s got a sense of humor. Plus, it’s refreshing to see a differently-abled person on television. It also got us thinking: what would we do if we had our own television show? Most likely it would involve traveling, cute animals and random make-out session-filled cameos from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. What about you? Tell us about your television show dreams in the comments. Keep reading »