Showtime’s new comedy “Episodes” sounds pretty high-larious. In it, Matt LeBlanc will play the star of a dumbed-down sitcom based on of a much better British show. The British couple who created the original sitcom comes to Hollywood to produce the American version and is totally bummed when executives replace the classy, intelligent lead with Matt LeBlanc. Cold diss or compliment? [Just Jared]
Lately, it seems like there have been quite a few shows of a similar meta nature. And since there’s something fantastic about the upswing of self-parody, we’ve rounded up a few other actors who’ve parodied themselves in TV shows. Keep reading »
Oh, television, you are a good companion. Thank you for always providing a good time and never talking back. After the jump, some shows to look forward to this week, particularly the season premieres of “Dancing with the Stars,” “United States of Tara,” “Fly Girls,” and “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
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Orange County can break off into the Pacific Ocean now, because a different part of California is taking over the “Real Housewives” franchise. Bravo has been improving the casts with every city the franchise lands in, and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will be no different. These new pumped, filled, and primped women have not only been married at some point in their lives, but also have famous last names and affiliations. (For a minute there I thought Bravo didn’t know the definition of housewife.) This cast is filled out by a couple of Hilton aunts, a Maloof, and the wife of a Hollywood heavy hitter. Meet them after the jump. Keep reading »
Fascinating fact about Toni Collette: she is the second most recognizable and highest-paid Australian actress in Hollywood, after Nicole Kidman. However, if you put the two of them in a cool contest, Toni would win every day of the week. Ever since Toni played Muriel, an ABBA- and wedding-obsessed woman who escapes her abusive father in “Muriel’s Wedding,” she has built an awesomely diverse career, starring in indie flicks like “About a Boy,” “Velvet Goldmine,” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” And then last year she made the switch to the small screen, in Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” playing a suburban mom with Dissociative Identity Disorder who fractures into a ’50s housewife, a bratty teenager, and a male Vietnam vet anytime she gets stressed. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Diablo Cody, this show is one of the best on television, and Toni won an Emmy for the role. After the jump, Toni dishes exclusively to The Frisky about everything, from this season’s newest alter ego—a ’70s flower child—to the alter she’d most like to add to the show. Keep reading »
What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? A “Real World” cast member scrubs a toilet bowl with your toothbrush and then pees on it.
On March 1, police were called to the house where “The Real World: New Orleans” is currently filming, after castmate Ryan Leslie, 22, claimed he’d gotten a fever and viral infection to his throat after his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, 22, did some foul things to his Sonicare. Leslie says his roommate was trying to get back at him for an argument they had three weeks earlier.
Wha-wha-what? Is MTV just casting straight-up menaces to society now, or what? Keep reading »
You know how we Friskyites love Betty White
and are way looking forward to her hosting “Saturday Night Live” in May. But—surprise!—Betty also has a new show that will be premiering on TV Land in June. It’s called “Hot in Cleveland” and it co-stars some other ladies who are sitcom heavy hitters—mainly Valerie Bertinelli of “One Day at a Time,” Wendie Malick of “Just Shoot Me” and Jane Leeves of “Frasier.” We’re not sure how we feel about the canned laughter and timing in this clip, but we like the revelation that Betty’s wise-cracking caretaker is a pothead. Keep reading »
Tyra Banks, you’re so mean. On last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model,” TyTy had the models stomp the runway in sexy, tight Rachel Roy gowns, while huge clock gongs swung at them. I suppose it was meant to be an exercise in timing your strut, but one model failed badly — twice! First she tumbled down the stairs approaching the runway, then she was knocked off the runway by one of the swinging pendulums. Model down!
After a bajillion seasons, I am seriously finally tiring of this show. If it weren’t for the new judge, Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, who has a hilarious faux Euro accent and talks about having a salon (SA-lon, as he pronounces it) in his apartment, I would be over this shizz. Keep reading »
“The toughest thing for me out of the whole ‘Apprentice’ experience was sitting across from Ivanka Trump because she is smart, funny, witty, charming and beautiful. I kept thinking, ‘Could we just have one last episode of ‘Rock of Love’ in the boardroom?’”
—Bret Michaels on lusting after Ivanka while filming “Celebrity Apprentice” [NY Daily News] Keep reading »