- “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on AMC at 8:45 a.m.
- “A Christmas Carol” on TCM at 9:00 a.m.
- “A Christmas Story” on TBS at 10:00 a.m.
If you have been as fortunate as to come into contact with a teen or 20- to 30-something in the past three weeks, they have more than likely referenced a television program by the title of “Jersey Shore.” As they describe said television show, you have probably found yourself confused and at a loss for words about the characters and situations described. After the jump, your guide to understanding this wild subspecies and the show that glorifies them.
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MTV has aired two episodes of “Teen Mom,” a spinoff of the “16 and Pregnant” series, and Farrah, the only pregnant teen who chose to go it alone, has casually dated two guys in both episodes. She doesn’t want to be a single mother forever, but she’s careful about who she introduces to baby Sophia. Farrah’s mother and sister think her only priority should be her daughter. Her sister even said Farrah was an irresponsible mom for going on a date while Sophia visited her great-grandmother. The mother and sister don’t seem to understand that they’re all on the same page when it comes to the baby. Farrah is going to college, works at a fast food restaurant, and is the dominant caregiver of Sophia. But sometimes a mom, even one who became pregnant when she was in her teens, deserves a break too. If Farrah were a married woman in her 20s, her mom and sister would probably beg her to take some time alone or with her husband. But in reality, Farrah is able to plan a schedule that allows her to take care of all her responsibilities and spend time with her baby, so it shouldn’t be a big deal if she’s able to also fit in a date or two. Keep reading »
OK, I have a little confession to make: I watched every episode of “16 and Pregnant” repeatedly and now I’m obsessed with the spinoff show, “Teen Mom.” I admire these teens for being much stronger than I could be as a 20-something. (Although I can’t say they’re smarter. Condoms? Hello?) Anyway, I really enjoyed Catelynn and Tyler’s segment of “16 and Pregnant” because they were the only couple that chose to give their baby up for adoption. I cried for them when they struggled with the decision and its aftermath, but when I watch “Teen Mom” I wonder why they’re on the show at all. Keep reading »
In 2004, after “The O.C.” drew in a zillion viewers with its Seth Cohens and Marissa Coopers, MTV decided to launch a little reality show called “Laguna Beach” to show folks what it’s really like to be a teenager in Orange County. So it’s only natural that, after a million zillion Twihards tripped over themselves to see “New Moon” on opening night, that someone would think to film a reality show about what it’s really like to live in Forks, Washington. Today, producer Zig Gauthier is in Forks, holding casting sessions for just such a show. The show could follow students inside Forks High School, though (presumably) there won’t be any vampires or werewolves among the brood. Or it could focus on older Forks residents, as a rainy version of the “Real Housewives” franchise. I’m definitely voting for the former. There’s gotta be at least one girl in that high school who has assumed the name Bella, and every freaking school has an Edward. Hopefully, they’re dating. [MTV] Keep reading »
My 9th grade boyfriend once told me, “Women are crazy and men are stupid. And women are crazy because men are stupid!” Alas, I never touched that guy’s wee wee and he still lives with his mom and dad—so reductive gender stereotypes haven’t worked out for him so well.
But they have fared better for the authors Howard Morris and Jenny Lee, whose self-help book, Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid, was picked up by ABC as a sitcom. According to a Publisher’s Weekly review of their book, Morris and Lee are a self-described “major nut bag” and a “genuine dunce” who found love. Ah, nut bag and dunce: role models for us all!
I doubt I’ll be TiVo-ing, since a show implying women are “crazy” in romance doesn’t exactly endear me as a viewer. But who knows? Maybe it’ll be brilliant! (Snickers.) [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
Major injustice alert! Snooki has been fired from her job. Not because of all the drinking and clothing removal that’s gone down on “Jersey Shore.” But her newfound celebrity requires travel, and when Snooki requested time off to make a press appearance, she got sacked. “I was a receptionist at a corporation,” she said. “I was getting good money, like $13 an hour. I got fired when I asked for time off to go to L.A.” [E! Online]
Don’t worry, Snooki. We think you can make money by just being you. Seriously, someone has already suggested the Snooki Snuggie, and that thing could make millions. Here are some things we think our favorite guidette should consider to make money and build her brand. Keep reading »