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“Pants On The Ground” — An Instant Classic


If you think the audition episodes for “American Idol” are a waste of time and not worth watching, you obviously missed out on some of the best three minutes of television last night when 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt sang his original song “Pants on the Ground” at the Atlanta auditions. Go ahead and give it a listen — I dare you not to sing along! [via YouTube] Keep reading »

Judging “American Idol” Guest Judge Victoria Beckham


Welcome all, to “American Idol” season nine. Will this season be the death rattle of “Idol” or a spectacular rebirth? It’s the first season after Paula-gate and the last season before Simon quits. For the auditions shows, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, and Katy Perry are stepping in as guest judges—all leading up to Ellen DeGeneres taking Paula’s abandoned chair. We are all on pins and needles waiting to find out if the new mix of judges will be pitch-perfect or pure cacophony. Last night the show premiered in Beantown with the usual mix of talentless freakazoids, manipulative human-interest contestants, and the Hollywood-bound few. Eh … if you’ve seen auditions once, you’ve seen them all. But I was less interested in the contestants and more interested in the bobblehead known as Posh Spice, who said judging “Idol” was a “dream come true.” The producers tried to edit Posh to be the kind and compassionate guest judge, but all I saw was weird robot bug eyes and a blank stare. Especially with that crazy headscarf on. Did anyone else notice how she just repeated whatever the other judges said? Plus, she swiveled in her chair the whole time. She must have been too hungry and self-absorbed to come up with original critiques. Keep reading »

Late Night’s Real Lineup Problem: Where The Ladies At?

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Leno is going on later and Conan’s threatening mutiny and talking to Fox. It’s Apocalypse NBC! In fact, the whole thing has turned messier than one of those Dave Letterman segments with kids’ science experiments. I’m a Craig Ferguson fan myself, so none of this affects me. Well, except in one strange way. Late night is playing a serious game of musical chairs and yet none of the names being shuffled in the mix are women. Why are all the funny female talk show hosts stuck in daytime? It’s like late-night programming is the new glass ceiling. Gals, we’ve got to break on through to the other side! Here are some women who we think should climb that ladder to late night. Keep reading »

“Bachelor Pad” Will Be The Greatest Reality Show Of All Time

I’ve had this pop culture fantasy for awhile. Wouldn’t it be awesome if ABC took a bunch of rejected “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants, stuck ‘em in a house together (with a hot tub, natch), turned on the cameras, and let them run wild? Oh wait. I can stop wondering. BECAUSE ABC IS ACTUALLY DOING THIS. According to the NY Daily News, ABC is planning a new reality show — called “Bachelor Pad” — with this exact premise, to air this summer. Chris Harrison has signed on, as well as a few unnamed past contestants including — and this is interesting — some past winners. Hmm … Martin Hilton, executive producer, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.” It’s like “The Bach,” minus the cheesy faux romance and rules, with a big helping of “Real World”-style whoredom! Hot tub hookups aplenty! Cat fights! Many, many hotties! Summer cannot get here soon enough. [NY Daily News]
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The Seinfelds’ New TV Show Idea Is Kind Of Genius

Jerry Seinfeld, the man who first made you aware of Close Talkers and those who are Sponge-worthy, has a new television show in the works. It’s called “The Marriage Ref,” and it’s going to at least be as good as “Conveyor Belt of Love,” if not a degree better. Here’s the concept: A camera crew goes to the home of a fighting couple, where both parties present their case. The footage is beamed to an in-studio panel of celebrities—Tina Fey, Charles Barkley, Alec Baldwin, and Larry David have all signed on—who debate the issue. Then comedian Tom Papa, who is the titular Marriage Ref, makes a final decision, which the couple has to stick to. The show is actually the brainchild of Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica—the idea was hatched when she and Jerry tried to help a friend sort out a fight she was having with her husband over dinner. “Sports simplicity is what’s missing in marriage,” Seinfeld says. “Experts are helpful. But that’s not our thing.” The show will be coming at you on Feb. 28, and part of me is hoping to get married by then so I can get into a fight and get Tina Fey to back me up on national television. Guess I should probably start dating someone soon then, no? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

“Bachelor” Castoff Says Her Personal Life Isn’t Anyone’s Business


On last night’s SHOCKING episode of “The Bachelor,” something interesting happened. When it was revealed that Rozlyn had an “inappropriate” relationship with an ABC staff member, her defense was: “I don’t think my personal life is anyone’s business.” At first, I snorted. But then I realized she had a point. Even Chris Harrison, the show’s host, seemed taken aback. “The Bachelor” is about the search for love, a vital part of one’s personal life! What in the hell was Rozlyn trying to say? Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of January 11th 2010

Hold on to your seats (er, couches?) people, because this is a big television week. You’ll probably want to cancel your plans tonight so that you can watch the 100th episode of “How I Met Your Mother,” the episode of “The Bachelor” where Rozlyn gets booted for scamming on a producer, and the premiere of “Let’s Talk About Pep.” Oh, plus this week also brings the season premieres of “Southland” and “Project Runway.” After the jump, all the details. Keep reading »

Clear Your Calendars: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Starts Its Engine Soon


Just in time for National Drag History Month, a preview of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” season two, has sashayed onto the internet. And girl, it looks like some serious fierceness! The first episode premieres Feb. 1 and will include guest judges Kathy Griffin, whose beauty routine is about the same as the competitors, and Henry Rollins, a metal bad boy with a funny, sensitive side. Swoon! I will SO be watching this season. But I have to admit, I’m still going through Ongina, Nina Flores, and Bebe Zahara withdrawal from season one. Luckily, there are more super-rad drag queens that deserve our worship this season. Check out my pick for the win, after the jump. Keep reading »

Alicia Keys Makes A Booty Call


I missed the new episode of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, but caught the latest digital short on Hulu. It’s hilariously … odd? Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 9-10th 2010

Saturday

  • “The Three Stooges” on AMC at 9:00 a.m.
  • Launch My Line” on Bravo at 10:00 a.m.
  • “What Happens in Vegas” on HBO at 11:15 a.m.

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