With big stars like Zooey Deschanel signing on for television shows, it seems like the small screen is the place to be. Today, I read about two other unexpected faces who will be appearing on the boob tube soon. First, Oscar winner Halle Berry is attached to a new TV series called “Higher Learning” that is being pitched to both Showtime and HBO and is expected to be picked up by one of them. Not too much is known about the show beyond Halle’s involvement and the fact that she would play a college professor in it. Also fascinating—Gavin Rossdale, aka the frontman of Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, has signed on for a role on USA’s “Burn Notice.” Keep reading »
For the last month, I’ve been getting my soft-core porn fix from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,”
that nerdy show based on a series of books beloved by nerds like our own John DeVore
. It has the same appeal for me as, say, a V.C. Andrews novel did when I was 13 and just learning to masturbate. There’s wordy purple dialogue and lots of nudity and, oh, yeah, incest between an attractive blonde brother and sister. Sunday’s episode featured lots of tits, anal play and a noticeable lack of merkins considering the show is supposed to take place well before Gillette was invented. Anyhoo, the main problem with the sex on “Game of Thrones” is that, well, save a few hotties, the dudes are not very attractive. That’s why I am so
excited for “True Blood”
to return on June 26 — thanks to rampantly naked Vampire Eric (played by Alexander Skarsgard
), the summer is gonna get a whole lot hotter. Above, the first three minutes of the season four premiere. Are you horny, er, psyched for “True Blood” to return? [Buzzfeed
] Keep reading »
“‘[Dancing with the Stars'] was a perfect new start to my new life. It really proved that I could be sexy with some clothes on. Not a lot of clothes, but it proved to myself that I can do something like this. I feel like the same person I’ve always been since birth, but I have a new head on my shoulders. I’m a mom now. Life is different. But I’m still young. We’re still fresh. I’m just having fun, but I would never go back in time and do Playboy again. That’s something I’ll leave in my past.”
—Kendra Wilkinson takes a brief pause from reminding us how her size zero, pre-baby body is back, and says something really interesting—that after doing “Dancing with the Stars,” she’s not sure she would become a Playboy bunny if given the chance to do it over again. Hey, if the show led to some personal growth and taught her that sexy doesn’t equal naked, I am all in favor. [People] Keep reading »
“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have long been known for casting types—the workaholic, the basketcase, the party heartier. But it looks like after last season, when Emily Maynard became a fan favorite because of the resilience she showed in talking about her fiance who died in a plane crash years before the show, it appears the franchise has a new type—the tragedian. For the second season in a row, the producers have cast a contestant with something deeper than a traumatizing breakup in their past—they’ve lost spouses in tragic accidents.
This season, that contestant is West Lee, who is currently vying for the love of Ashley Hebert. Keep reading »
There’s some very promising summer TV coming our way, and then there’s some lazy, regurgitated shlock that makes me groan.
Why? Because some of the networks’ newest reality shows don’t just feature concepts we’ve seen before, but the stars are recycled as well. And we really didn’t even like some of them the first (or second, or third) go-round!
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Speaking of hot, self-directed guys, today we get some exciting news from the set of “Mad Men.” After months of tenuous negotiation, the new season is now in production. And apparently, Jon Hamm—aka Don Draper—will be directing the season premiere. “The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” he said. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.” You can do it, Jon! How do we know? Because John Slattery—aka Roger Sterling—did it last season. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »