Yesterday, I told you about some shows on the horizon that sound like serious stinkers. So it’s only fair that, today, I tell you about one that sounds truly awesome. Adorable Zooey Deschanel has signed on to do a new HBO show based on the book I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, by Pamela Des Barres, whose conquests included Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Don Johnson, and loads of other famous ’60s musicians and actors. Zooey is executive producing the show, along with one of the producers behind “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And supposedly the show will make use of archival ’60s footage, along with frequent orgy scenes. We’re expecting “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” gone rock ‘n’ roll. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Meet Alexis Neiers, the quintessential L.A. party kid: Her mom is a former Playboy Playmate, her dad was the director of photography on “Friends” and she lives on a pretty street in Westlake Village with her mom and a party girl pal, 20-year-old Tess Taylor, a Playboy Cyber Girl. Neiers and Taylor hit up L.A. night life hot spots so much that E! offered the girls a reality show, “Pretty Wild,” airing this March.
If things had gone differently for Neiers, “Pretty Wild” could have set her on a course to become the next Paris Hilton. But this is where the story gets weird: Neiers and friends are actually “the bling ring,” a group of 18- and 19-year-old burglars who Los Angeles police have linked to multiple burglaries of celebrities’ homes, including Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, Audrina Patridge, and Orlando Bloom. Now, Vanity Fair reports, “Pretty Wild” is not so much about the L.A. party scene as it is following Neiers’ seems-to-be-destined path to jail. Keep reading »
While scanning entertainment news today, I couldn’t help but notice that—wow!—there are some truly heinous television shows in the works. The first offender, ABC Family has picked up a series called “Melissa & Joey” starring Melissa Joan Hart as a high-powered local politician and Joey Lawrence as her manny. Don’t get me wrong—I loved Melissa Joan Hart on “Clarissa Explains It All,” but did she have to go and do what sounds like a lame version of “Who’s the Boss” with a guy whose catchphrase was really only a sound? Keep reading »
Did you watch “Kell on Earth” last night? I did, and I’m officially hooked, even though the last thing I need is to add more television shows to my DVR queue. The PR power house is straight up, unafraid to show what the fashion industry is really like, and brutally honest. Working in fashion, I have an understanding of just how public relations work, but I honestly had no idea that Kelly lived and worked in the same building. It seems like a love/hate relationship — perfect because it provides additional time to spend with her daughter, but stressful since her work and home life collide. Last night, we had a quick peek into Kelly’s apartment, and it’s full of great finds — and surprisingly, lots of pink. First, I’m in love with Ava’s white bed against the white exposed brick, and the Baroque chairs in Kelly’s kitchen are a fancy touch to spruce up a simple NYC kitchen. All I know is, I’m saving this image of her living room in my inspiration folder for my next apartment, because those silver accents look amazing decorating any simple white wall. A couple more after the jump… [Casa Sugar] Keep reading »
4 8 15 16 23 42. These numbers will only make sense (err, be recognizable?) to “Lost” fans and I needed something to grab your attention since you’re probably losing it a little in anticipation of tonight’s season premiere. This is the sixth and final season of the polar bear and time travel-tastic series, which means that it’s (presumably?) time for the writers to start tying up all the loose ends. So what will be happening this season? There are a zillion theories out there. After the jump, we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting.
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The Grammy Awards were so yesterday. Tonight is all about “The Bachelor.” Who will Bachelor Jake get rid of next, after ninja-dissing Ella, Katherine, and Ashleigh last week? There’s only a few more ladies left! Meet me back here at 8 p.m. (EST). Keep reading »
Forget the Super Bowl. There’s something even bigger happening on television this week—the season premiere of “Lost.” I repeat, “LOST” IS BACK! We’ve been waiting eight whole months to find out if Juliet is alive, if Ben really killed Jacob, and if detonating that nuclear bomb did anything to negate flight 815 crashing on the island in the first place. Check out the preview after the jump, as well as a few other shows you’ll want to catch this week. Keep reading »
In case you haven’t heard, there are wedding bells ringing over at “The Bachelor” camp. Since actual nuptial news from the show only rolls around once every … OK, only once ever, listen up: Jason and Molly are gonna tie the knot on March 8. And in true “Bachelor” fashion, they’re sharing their intimate ceremony with the whole nation. In 13 seasons of “The Bachelor” and five of “The Bachelorette,” they are only the second couple to make it down the aisle. And, uh, these two could only be described as dysfunctional—remember when Jason ditched his first-choice fiancée for Molly?—so who knows if they’ll actually say “I do.” That’s not such a hot track record for a show dedicated to finding the one.
I’ve never gotten into “The Bachelor.” But interestingly, there exists another reality show that I do watch regularly which has nothing to do with dating yet has a much better couple success ratio. This wondrous show is known as “The Biggest Loser.” Keep reading »
Could this be? The “Jersey Shore” guidos headed to “Gossip Girl” country? Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the fist-pumpers have renewed for a second season, but sources say MTV is scouting locations beyond Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The hoity-toity Hamptons — where celebs like P. Diddy and Christie Brinkley have homes — is one place that scouts are checking out, along with Delaware. If there really is a Situation on the East End of Long Island, your camera crews won’t get the up-turned noses that make good reality TV. Fancy pants Blair Waldorf-types have plenty of money to keep the riffraff out — and they’re less likely to start throwing punches! [New York Post] Keep reading »
You know how everyone has been going period-joke crazy since the announcement of the iPad, Apple’s new gadget? Well MadTV, that now-defunct “Saturday Night Live”-esque sketch comedy show, essentially predicted it in a skit a few years ago. Their “iPad” is a menstruation aid that links up to your computer, which frankly sounds more interesting and useful than this thing Apple has invented. Keep reading »