Cartoonist Andrew Woods, the most irritating cast member on MTV’s “Real World: D.C.,” is even more unscrewable than originally thought. Amanda Hess at The Sexist ransacked his student newspaper archives and found that a bunch of Woods’ cartoons are about date-raping women. Yes, rape, the most giggly of topics! Wannabe-brodawg Andrew’s oeuvre damn near entirely consists of cartoons about liquoring women up so he can get laid, which is very much in the style of Tucker Max‘s body of work: women + too much alcohol + scampish naughtiness = pushing the borderlines of consent as a “joke.”
Let’s check out Andrew’s rape-y cartoons, after the jump! Keep reading »
How do I break this to you gently? If you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber, take a careful look at your next bill, because your fees went up as of New Year’s Day. Fox, which is free for folks who get it via antennas, somehow managed to ink a new contract with the cable giant that includes fees for each subscriber. Meanwhile, Scripps Network—which operates the Food Network and HGTV—tried to play the same game with Cablevision of New York City. But instead of caving, Cablevision decided to drop the channels altogether. Experts predict that this is the way things are going—channels demanding more fees so they aren’t so reliant on advertising, and cable companies having to choose between dropping channels and charging more. [NY Times, CNN]
This is disconcerting because, hi, didn’t these companies get the memo that you can find great television over the interwebs these days? Here are five places where the TV flows for free. Keep reading »
Last night, Amelia introduced me to a television show where fashion-forward harridans-in-training reject a stream of desperate men, shucking and jiving for their approval. These men were delivered to these reclining prima donnas via conveyor belt — a literal conveyor belt.
As if they were stepping off an assembly line from the Freshly Scrubbed Emo Dude Factory.
ABC has aptly named this reality show/dating game “Conveyer Belt of Love.” Judging by her IMs, Amelia OMG LUVS this show and I imagine many millions of women do too. They tuned in and got off as vapid divas objectified equally bird-brained bimbros. Wielding signs that read “Interested” or “Not Interested,” these ladies licked their lips, wrinkled their noses, and rolled their eyes as dude after dude begged to be loved. Keep reading »
Even before last night’s season premiere of “The Bachelor,” thanks to weeks of speculation and Chris Harrison’s loose lips, we knew that one of the contestants was—surprise!—getting down and dirty with a producer, right under Jake’s nose. Since we’re already sick of the aviation puns and can’t stand the thought of having to watch the full season to find out which girl did the naughty, let’s make some guesses, shall we? We know it’s not Michelle, the girl who doesn’t blink and had a meltdown when she didn’t get one-on-one time with Jake—she crazy, and what producer, if given the smorgasbord of female options, would choose her? And it probably isn’t Corrie, the virgin. So who are our best guesses?
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Regardless of what you think of Jake the Pilot, this season’s “Bachelor,” or the 25 women he was introduced to on last night’s premiere, one thing is certain: There’s sure to be at least a little drama in the coming weeks. Yesterday, during a radio interview, “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison confirmed a rumor that one of the bachelorettes had an affair with a producer during taping last fall and that the producer was fired and the female finalist was kicked off the show.
“It was embarrassing for us … incredibly unfortunate, [and] horrible decisions were made. This is something that we took very seriously and it’s something that we couldn’t just sit by. With things in the past, we’ve been like, ‘Let’s just let the Bachelor or Bachelorette find out for themselves.’ We usually toe that line. In fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we decided to] nip this in the bud and take care of it. And that’s what we did. There’s train wrecks in this show where I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s going to be great. Let’s let them have it.’ But … I felt bad for everybody, and it was an uncomfortable deal. This was the rare time that before I had to go talk to the girl, Jake and then the women, I had lawyers, psychologists, producers, executives saying, ‘Okay, these are the words you can say.’ It was intense. It was a wild night.”
— Chris Harrison discussing what we’re sure will be — come on, let’s all say it: the most shocking rose ceremony ever! [via US Weekly] Keep reading »
So the last few weeks have been a little eh in terms of television—with the reruns, holiday specials, and what-not. But finally, we are back to the good stuff. First up—cue the co-pilot jokes—the season premiere of “The Bachelor.” Also bringing new year reality cheer, “Celebrity Rehab” has a brand-new, sure-to-shock cast. Plus, “Big Love” is back in a big way. More details, and videos, after the jump. Keep reading »
Tonight, “The Bachelor”‘s 14th season premieres — it’s, gag, called “The Wings Of Love” — and I, against my better judgment, will be liveblogging the episode each week. I am hoping and praying that if our Bachelor, Pilot Jake (who made a splash on last season’s Bachelorette, Jillian Harris), does indeed bring the boring, as I expect he will, his legion of drooling bachelorettes will at least provide the crazy. If the look of insanity in their eyes is any indication of their potential to make drama, I’m hoping Ella and Kirsten are around for a while. But of course, eventually the bunny boilers are weeded out and we’ll be left with Pilot Jake’s faves. Last season I pretty capably picked a few of the favorites before the first episode aired and this season I’m trying again, with only my gut instinct to guide me. After the jump, the six bachelorettes to keep an eye on. Keep reading »
Well, I think we knew this was coming. Zero Tolerance Entertainment is hard at work on a porn spoof based on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and, yes, you guessed it, the film will be called “Jersey Whores.” According to Fleshbot, casting has already started and we’re more than slightly underwhelmed by some of their choices. We know it can be hard to find exact doppelgangers within the porn biz, but Dylan Ryder looks nothing like Sammi Sweetheart. And seriously, can Taryn Thomas’ hair even hold a pouf like our beloved Snooki? One upshot to “Jersey Whores” is that, miraculously, the dudes cast to portray “The Situation” and DJ Pauly D are both way better-looking, if not the slightest bit guido-esque. Keep reading »
ABC is airing a new promo for the upcoming season of the “Bachelor
” in which one of the women is overheard shrieking about one of her competitors: “She’s been having a sexual affair with somebody else in the Bachelor House.” If you’re anything like my husband, you immediately have fantasies of hot girl-on-girl action, but the NY Post
reports that a fan website, FansOfRealityTV.com, has been claiming for weeks that it was actually a male production crew member who was hooking up with one of the contestants during filming of the “Bachelor” this past fall. If the rumor’s true, I say more power to the woman! Of course, fraternizing between cast and crew on reality shows is usually strictly prohibited, but seeing as how the producers chose the most boring man in the world to be this season’s Bachelor, they ought to be thanking their lucky stars for a little distraction. [via NY Post
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