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10 Reasons We’ll Seriously Miss “Ugly Betty”

Just when I thought the week couldn’t get any worse, ABC decided to cancel “Ugly Betty.” I had a bad feeling that might happen when the show was suddenly on at 10 p.m. on Friday nights, when no one cool (besides me) is home to watch it. The show will end in April due to the ailing ratings in the past two seasons. I bet the reason they lost viewers was that “Betty” moved times and days so much; I actually didn’t know it was still on during most of season three. Steve McPherson, the prez of ABC, and executive producer Silvio Horta issued the statement: “We are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion.” [CBC News]

The only satisfying conclusion for me would be if they said, “JK! We love ‘Betty!’” They have moved the show to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (EST), which is going to confuse even more viewers. But since there’s nothing that can be done at this point, let’s celebrate what it was with the top ten things we loved about “Ugly Betty.” Keep reading »

A Sad Year For Ladies In TV

This year, the four major TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX — picked up 69 new shows between them, and hardly any of them were created by women. A measly 13 percent go to the fairer sex, making this the “worst year for women in TV in a decade.” Writers rooms are notoriously toxic to women, what with the David Letterman-esque scandals and penis-party atmospheres. With statistics like this, we can expect more sitcoms of the “schlubby man with gorgeous wife is confused about life” variety.

It’s the TV renaissance! Patron Saint Tina Fey, we turn to you. Jane Espenson, we love everything you do. Help us in our time of trial, and bring the ladies back to the networks. [Felicia Day] Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Loses Sal For Good

As any fan of “Mad Men” who followed the third season on AMC knows, the character of Sal, a gay art director for the ad agency played brilliantly by Bryan Batt, was let go towards the end of the season when a spurned gay client outed him. Most of us held out hope the character would return next season, but it’s now been confirmed that Batt’s contract was not renewed for season four. Creator Matthew Weiner told TV Guide that making the decision to Batt/Sal go “was a tough moment for the show, but that’s where we are. I know how people felt about Bryan. I obviously love working with him, and he has been an indelible character since the pilot. I felt it was an expression of the times that he couldn’t work there anymore. It’s the ultimate case of sexual harassment.” Keep reading »

Move Over Big Brother, Hulu’s Putting A 24/7 Reality Show Online


Starting next year, Hulu will be launching a new show called “If I Can Dream,” from the producers that brought you “American Idol.” “If I Can Dream” will be the first 24/7 television show—just like the “Truman Show” and “EdTV” predicted. The show is supposed to be about five wannabe musicians and actors but, from the preview, it looks like a bunch of buff guys and super skinny girls sitting around looking hot in a really nice house with perfect lighting. Seriously, who sits around in those poses!?! Keep reading »

The Assorted Feuds Of “American Idol” Judges


With Paula Abdul gone, we thought there would be peace and harmony on the “American Idol” judging panel. But alas, no. Basically, it seems like whoever occupies the fourth chair pisses someone off. On Tuesday night at the Los Angeles auditions, Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Katy Perry looked close to stabbing each other with pencils. When Kara began singing “I kissed a dolphin/ and I liked it,” Katy snapped back, “Please stop, or I will have to throw my Coke in your face.” Keep reading »

Life After “Jersey Shore,” Part One

It’s been six days since the finale of “Jersey Shore,” and you’re feeling a little bit of withdrawal, aren’t you? Never fear, there is still lots cooking for our favorite guidos and guidettes. The latest news after the jump, from one cast member’s nude pics to another’s gig at the Grammys. Keep reading »

Dustin Diamond’s “Behind The Bell” Brings TMI To A New Level

Because he wants to give you nightmares for the rest of your life, Dustin “Screech” Diamond has shared all his sordid “Saved by the Bell” stories in his new book, Behind the Bell. And because I’m way too lazy to read the tell-all, thankfully someone else has and pulled out the juiciest bits. Let’s start with the most disturbing information. Dustin claims to have a big penis and says he has put it inside more than 2,000 women. “I’m not Screech. I’m cool,” he says. “I follow no man, and women find me irresistible.” If anyone ever said that to me with a straight face, I would probably barf on him. [11Points]

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“American Idol” Contestant’s Mom Is Missing


This is Angela Martin, and there’s no one I’m rooting for more on “American Idol.” This is her third year auditioning. The first time around, she made it to Hollywood—except that tragedy struck a week before when her father was murdered. The next year, she had to leave auditions for a court date for a traffic violation. This year, she got a unanimous vote through to Hollywood. But now another horrible thing has happened. The day after Christmas, Angela’s mom never showed up at her sister’s house. She’s been missing ever since, though her car was found in a wooded area of a Chicago suburb. This is Angela’s last year of eligibility for “Idol,” so she’s pushing through and competing anyway. “The mothers, the other contestants, everyone has really, really held me up,” she says. “Music heals my soul and it heals my heart and I tell everyone, I have a Band-Aid on my heart right now.” We hope her mom is found—alive. And that she makes it far in the competition. [People] Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Wants To Turn A Plus-Size Teen Into A Model

Tyra Banks might be ending her talk show, but that doesn’t mean she’s out of ideas. Tyra recently announced her latest project — a modeling competition for plus-size teens only, called the Fiercely Real Teen Model Search. “I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty … I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring and celebrating non-traditional beauty, and stressing that true beauty is both inside and out,” she told Us Weekly. So TyTy is calling on teens between the ages of 13 and 19 to enter her modeling competition. The contestants must wear a dress size of 12 to 20. And shorties need not apply — only teens who are between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall will be considered. Tyra will announce the finalists on the March 2 episode of the “The Tyra Show,” and the winner will be revealed the next day on the talk show. Keep reading »

Indies Shmindies — We Want Chimp-Directed Movies!


Call them chimpanzees with a dream. Eleven chimps at the Edinburgh Zoo recently got the chance to make movie magic—they were given video cameras in boxes, complete with touch screens, and were trained to use them to film their own flicks. Yes, they got lots of footage of their toes and the camerawork is a little “Blair Witch Project”-esque, but they also managed to film lots of tender moments and drama. The final result, called “The Chimp Cam Project,” will be airing on the BBC soon. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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