Dear Hollywood: USE LIZZY CAPLAN MORE. She’s only, you know, PERFECT, and I just cannot fathom how she hasn’t been put to better use. What is it about her that just seems to go straight to DVD?! With “Mean Girls,” “Cloverfield,” “True Blood,” “Party Down,” and “New Girl” all under her supporting-actress and/or regular guest appearance belt, it’s time for Lizzy to blow up big time, and hopefully Showtime’s new original series “Masters of Sex” will be just the right vehicle. Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, the ’60s, and all things sex? Count me in. Lizzy appeared on Conan this week to discuss her new show and other relevant topics, including masturbation, how boring sex scenes are, and her parents’ X-rated cookbook. Another (longer!) clip, after the jump! [Jezebel]
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Lifetime has announced that it will be producing a made-for-TV movie about the young life of Gabby Douglas, the first American to win both the individual all-around and team gymnastics competitions in a single year’s Olympic Games, and the first woman of color to take the gold in the individual all-around competition. Read more at The Mary Sue…
Don’t get me wrong. I adore Carrie Underwood. She is one of my favorite singers/performers and I’m secretly kind of excited she’s taking on the role of Maria Von Trapp for a TV movie version of “The Sound of Music” even though most people seem to think this is NBC’s second worst idea ever after greenlighting “Joey.” That being said, the poster for the television spectacle was released yesterday, and there’s something about it that’s, well, a little off. Is it the strangely vacant look in her usually lively eyes? The gaping smile? My confusion about this poster is best expressed in GIF form. Forgive me, Carrie. I just couldn’t resist.
Has there ever been a more pleasantly surprising addition to primetime TV than Bill Nye, The Science Guy? I think not. Look at him during his first live appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” all soft-spoken and dapper and trying to teach everyone about science. So cute! “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while,” he says, and then dances the cha-cha-cha to “Weird Science”. The judges didn’t love it — Len Goodman likened it to a waxing experience — and unfortunately Bill doesn’t seem long for the game… but man, if this wasn’t one of the most delightful 5 minutes and 16 seconds of my young life thus far. At least, until the judges started tearing him apart, at which point I started to feel like I, and he, might actually cry. Poor Bill. [Jezebel]
Your votes are in and Frisky fans have spoken! This month, some of TV’s finest shows are coming back to pick up where they left off— with us biting our nails and holding our bladders during some of the best cliffhangers EVER.
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Never before has “MasterChef” had a proper villain like Krissi Biasiello, the single mom from Philly who admits to “having some evilness goin’ on inside.” While we don’t laud her racist tweets, we do appreciate a cooking show contestant who can fry up a batch of calamari while wearing door knocker earrings and shit-talking her competition, despite her crippling fear of heights. Krissi, we pay tribute to your unkind words (spoken with the thickest Philly accent we’ve ever heard) and the Krissi-missile, your delicious scalloped potato flowers (“pommes du Krissi”).
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Last week, the girls of College Humor had a “boner” to pick with HBO about their lack of dongs. Whether they show them “in between the boobs” or on their own, they plead with the network to show us “an inch of grade A man meat” for every pair of breasts. A fair request. The good news is that the “True Blood” season six finale delivered some dong. Sure, it was a blink-and-you-miss-it glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard’s flaccid, flaming penis. But still, with the magic of slow mo, we saw it in all of its uncircumcised glory. It’s a step in the right direction. Click through for a SFW retrospective of all the love sticks we’ve seen on HBO. [Beasts of Man]
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Lindsay Lohan is a working girl again.
Just two weeks after completing a 90 days of court-ordered 90 treatment, she has landed her first post-rehab acting gig: a guest role on HBO’s raunchy, R-rated sitcom, “Eastbound & Down,” in its upcoming fourth and final season. Read more at Celebuzz…
“Game Of Thrones”‘ Westeros and the lands beyond the narrow sea make for a big world, but artist J.E. Fullerton has rendered the entirety in an amazingly detailed map full to the brim with world building references, geographical features, cities, roads, the locations of various houses, and more. We’ve picked out some of the major regions so you can see just how remarkable Fullerton’s work is, but check out the source to see all of the incredible detail up close! Read more at The Mary Sue…
If Steven Spielberg’s resume as a director has an equal, it’s his legacy as a producer. Well, at least it is for this fan of “Pinky and the Brain”, “Animaniacs”, “Freakazoid!”, and “Tiny Toon Adventures”.
Okay, I suppose he’s also produced some live action television that’s made its mark, and that’s probably the legacy that CBS is trading on by greenlighting an entire first season of Spielberg’s new show “Extant”. Read more at The Mary Sue…