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Liveblogging “The Bachelor” January 18th 2010

Tonight’s liveblog is going to be a little different, in that it won’t exactly be live. See, I’m having dinner at my mom’s and probably won’t make it home until, oh, 9 pm. I’ll start watching as soon as I get home and will probably be all caught up by the end, thanks to the magic of DVR. Y’all should still use the comments to discuss the show when it starts at 8 pm EST, and I’ll join you eventually! Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week of January 18th 2010

I won’t lie to you guys. I have totally been watching the “Golden Girls” marathon on the Hallmark channel all day, and it has been awesome. But even if you missed it, there’s still lots of great television coming at you this week, from the season premieres of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and “Being Erica” to the start of new shows like “Life Unexpected” and “Paranormal Cops” that have a lot of promise. Keep reading »

Johnny Weir’s Reality Show Debuts Tonight!


Ice skating was already a pretty flaming sport, but then Johnny Weir came along and it got taken to a whole ‘nother level. Weir is famous for his flamboyant, over-the-top routines, but off the ice, he’s just as entertaining. That’s probably why the Sundance Channel had the brilliant sense to give the dude his own reality show, “Big Good Johnny Weir,” debuting tomorrow night at 10 pm. To remind yourself of why he’s soooo worth watching, check out the figure skating routine he did to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” after the jump… Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 16-17th 2010

Saturday

  • “One Tree Hill” on CW at 9:00 a.m.
  • “Billy the Kid” on Turner Classic Movies at 10:00 a.m.
  • “The Closer” on TNT at 11:00 a.m.

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Quickies: “Jersey Shore” Gets A Song & Rachel Zoe Has A New Taylor

  • Songstress Sara Bareilles wrote a song about the “Jersey Shore.” And she’s “gonna pretend her hair don’t bend” and that “whoever looks good, bitch, I look better.” [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Because there’s an app for everything, you can spend $0.99 to find out whose been defriending you on Facebook. [ABC]
  • Rumors abound that Kathy Hilton’s sisters will star in the next edition of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Prepare yourselves. [The Daily Truffle]
  • Rue McClanahan is in a nursing facility after suffering a stroke. Dear God, not Blanche! [Dlisted]

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Samantha Bee Does “Law & Order”

There was a time in my life—let’s call it “being unemployed”—where I watched a terrifying amount of “Law & Order.” It got to the point where I recognized the writers’ favorite tricks (The kids did it! They did it to save the state of Israel!), where the gong/gavel sound invaded my dreams, and where I’d know I’d already seen an episode but re-watched it anyway because I couldn’t quite remember how the story unfolded. Once I got a job, I swore off “Law & Order” and resisted its ripped-from-the-headlines temptations. But I will absolutely be watching tomorrow night. Why? Because Samantha Bee, aka the sugar in the coffee that is “The Daily Show,” will be starring in it as a talk show host who had an affair with a female staffer and opens her car door one morning to find a package from an extortionist. Yes, the story is an obvious play on the David Letterman scandal—only, in true “Law & Order” form, a body drops. In the episode, Samantha’s character even takes words directly out of Letterman’s mouth, saying, “I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been having a pretty lousy week.” [NY Daily News]
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Tears Shed On “The Real World,” As One Housemate Is Deemed “Not Skinny Enough” To Be In Playboy


Last night’s episode of “The Real World: DC,” which, thus far, isn’t living up to our high expectations (which were probably higher than they should have been, but I digress), was the show’s token weight issues episode. Ty — who has managed to confuse “honest” with “completely dickish” — told bubbly, blonde workout freak Callie that she wasn’t skinny enough to be a Playboy model. And then she cried. A lot. And I don’t blame her, as it’s totally crappy when you’re told you’re not BLANK enough to be BLANK. But seriously, it’s a sad day in the universe when one girl’s self-worth is deeply wounded because she’s not “skinny” (or plastic) enough to take her clothes off for a no longer relevant magazine run by a Peter Pan in diapers. Clip above. Keep reading »

VH1′s “The New Virginity”: Yet Another Documentary About Virgins

Virginity documentaries: they’re hot right now. A few weeks ago we reported on an upcoming documentary, “How To Lose Your Virginity,” by filmmaker Therese Shechter. But tonight at 11p.m. (EST), VH1 joins in with an episode called “The New Virginity” for VH1 News. The program focuses mostly on the virgins of pop culture — the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Donna Martin on 90210, etc. — and the hypocrisy of their at-times-sexual public persona with their alleged chastity vows. It will also explain creepy practices like abstinence pledges and purity balls to those of us lucky enough not to get roped into them. Plus, Jessica Valenti, author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women and one of the co-founders of Feministing, will be featured as an expert — that’s reason enough to watch! [VH1]
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All About Ryan Callahan, “The Bachelor” Producer Who Supposedly Hooked Up With Rozlyn

That took long enough. We finally know the identity of “The Bachelor” producer who was fired on the show for having an “inappropriate relationship” with contestant Rozlyn Papa, leading Bachelor Jake to have a moment of authentic emotion. His name is Ryan Callahan, and in addition to being a long-time vet of “The Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” franchises, he’s also worked on such shows as “The Cougar” and “The PussyCat Dolls Present.” And here’s the juiciest part: he’s married. More after the jump… Keep reading »

Juliana Hatfield’s Critique of “Celebrity Rehab”

I loved the Blake Babies. I loved the Juliana Hatfield Three. I loved “My So-Called Life,” on which she appeared for a Christmas episode as the homeless ghost girl. For me, rocker Juliana Hatfield will always be one of the defining women of the 1990s. So I was pretty pumped when I saw that she’d penned an op-ed for Stereogum about, of all things, “Celebrity Rehab.” And let’s just saw that homegirl can really write. Here’s what she had to say:
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