By now you’ve probably heard the news that Laura Prepon is leaving “Orange is the New Black” midway through season two of the Netflix hit. It’s an odd move for the actress, who hasn’t exactly had a lot of work since her career-making gig on “That ’70s Show” ended. Why would she want to leave such a successful and talked about new show, especially when her role as Piper’s drug-dealing ex has become increasingly more significant? Well, some speculate that her decision may have something to do with her being a Scientologist. Prepon has been a member of the Church of Scientology since she began dating Chris Masterson (brother of her “That ’70s Show” costar Danny Masterson), who was raised in the Church. Keep reading »
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Jimmy Fallon only has six months left as the host of “Late Night” before he takes over at “The Tonight Show,” and he has a lot of work to do. Watch as he brings on a partner, zips up his hazmat suit and starts slinging jokes instead of Walter White’s signature blue meth in this ridiculously spot-on spoof of “Breaking Bad,” featuring cameos from real BB cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris and Bob Odenkirk. [YouTube]
Rob Lowe isn’t happy unless he’s starring in a made-for-TV movie as Drew Peterson or so other murderer, so it’s good to see him flex his range as President John F. Kennedy in “Killing Kennedy.” The National Geographic flick will air on Sunday, November 10, and is based on the nonfiction book written by Bill O’Reilly (yes, that Bill O’Reilly). With Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie O and Lowe breaking out his most believable Massachusetts-ian accent, I might just have to give this one a looksee. [YouTube]
I’ll be the first to admit it: I have really random TV watching habits. I’ve never seen “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” or “Scandal,” and I even gave up on “Breaking Bad” after ibe season. Yet, I still watch the travesty that is “True Blood,” nurture a sick fascination with all the “Real Housewives” series, and have a penchant for most shows aired on ABC Family. Consider that all fair warning before taking any TV advice from me.
Networks have been promoting their new fall line ups for a while now, drumming up anticipation before most premiere this month or next. Most new pilots look like they’ll last one season and then fizzle out. Ahem, “Super Fun Night.” As much as I really want to love a female-driven comedy, especially one helmed by Rebel Wilson, I just don’t see this one lasting. But a few new shows did manage to catch my eye. However, knowing my luck, the ones I’ll be interested in will most likely be canceled after a season or two (“Bunheads” and “Alphas,” I’m looking at you). But, there’s always hope!
So with that, I give you my short list of shows — both new and returning— that I’m looking forward to watching this fall. Keep reading »
Mark your calendars: October 9th is the debut of “American Horror Story: Coven,” the third season of the campy, terrifying and highly watchable FX show. “Coven” is set in New Orleans at a big ol’ Southern-style mansion that appears to be a school or home for young witches. Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Taissa Farmiga will return from past seasons, while Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are joining the cast for what promises to be some badass witchery. Wiccans, please just let us have this one, okay?
- Awwwwww, yeah! Tina Fey will host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on September 28th, with Arcade Fire for the musical guest. Miley Cyrus will combine hosting and twerking duties on October 5, so, um, hide the children. [New York Times]
- Roll eyes. Demi Lovato signed a multi-book publishing deal and her first book will be a collection of her tweets — TWEETS! — called Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year. [New York Times]
- A woman named Polina Polonsky, who lived with Lamar Odom as a “roommate” for six weeks this summer, blabbed to TMZ that she saw him smoke crack multiple times. [TMZ]
- Katherine Heigl has been cast in a new NBC drama about a CIA analyst with a “complicated personal life.” Sounds like “Scandal,” only with that annoying lady from “Knocked Up.” [TVline] Keep reading »
Out of every bright star in the overcrowded reality TV sky, I have to say that Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is my absolute favorite. I discovered Big Ang one afternoon, slumped on the couch after a very late night, scrolling thru the deep, dark corners of Hulu. Settling on Mob Wives, I was greeted with a vision. Who is this glorious creature before me? I thought. Those lips. That hair. Those giant boobs that can really only be described as “melons.” Big Ang, with a voice like crushing gravel, a body that is actually out of tis world and an aesthetic that is Janis from the Muppets meets Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny with a dash of early Kardashian, is a woman after my own heart.
Summer came and went faster than my sunscreen did settle. But thankfully, with the new season comes the return of some amazing TV.
Here at The Frisky, we want to know which returning September TV shows have you camping out in front of your flatscreen with a big ol’ bowl of popcorn. All you have to do to is rank your first, second and third picks by scrolling through the shows below and clicking on your top three faves. Keep reading »
Watch Charlie Hunnam, Your New “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Hunk, Give A Handjob In An Old “Queer As Folk” Episode (NSFW)
When Jessica heard that British hottie Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, she told me she was unenthused, mostly because she wasn’t sure the admittedly sexy “Sons of Anarchy” actor could successfully play a sexual dominant. So I dug up this clip of Hunnam on the UK version of “Queer As Folk,” giving that guy who played Tommy Carcetti on “The Wire” and Littlefinger on “Game of Thrones” a handjob in a bathroom (NSFW, obvs). He’s not paddling anyone’s ass, but I think Jess might be willing to give Charlie a shot now.