A couple weeks ago, I caught the nasty cold that’s been going around. Coughing, feverish, and too tired to leave my couch, I drew the blinds and searched for comfort in the Netflix “instant watch” section. Instead I found Jersey Shore Season 2. I’d never seen the show before and thought this might be a good time to check it out and see what all the fuss is about. I ended up watching the entire season, continuously–all 13 hours of it.
I didn’t eat. I didn’t sleep. I had no interaction with any other human beings. The sun set outside my apartment sometime during episode 11, cloaking the world in darkness, and by the time the credits rolled for the season finale, I would barely recognize the person I’d become. Maybe watching one or two episodes of Jersey Shore is a fun thing to do every once in awhile, but taking in an entire season in one sitting will absolutely ruin your life. Here’s how… Keep reading »
Back in the fall, rumors circulated that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were being tapped as the new judges for “American Idol.” The choices seemed random and people denied, denied, denied the reports. And then it turned out that the two new judges were … Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. So we’re paying a little more attention to the rumors surrounding who will be joining Simon Cowell on the judging panel for his new show—technically a British import—”The X Factor.” The latest name to enter the race? Nicki Minaj. Sources say that she is in talks to join the series and that producers hope she will bring a youthful vibe to the show. [Huffington Post]
So will Nicki be sitting next to Simon on the panel? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. After the jump, more folks who may or may not become “X Factor” judges. Keep reading »
Dayum, Tyra Collette, err, I mean Adrianne Palicki (who played Tyra on “Friday Night Lights”) looks hawwwwwt. Something tells me this will totally make Landry Clark pop a boner. In fact, I bet he would write a Crucifictorious song about it. Ugh, sorry, can’t stop with the “FNL” references. I am obsessed. Anyway, what’s your first impression of Adrianne’s “Wonder Woman”? [EW] Keep reading »
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f**king ‘Glee.’ And then the guy who created ‘Glee’ is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f**king show … f**k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do ‘Glee’ … The ‘Glee’ guy, what a f**king jerk. Slash was the first one. [Ryan Murphy] wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f**king musicals. It’s worse than “Grease.”’ Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f**king do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little a**holes … ’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves ‘Glee.’ Me included.”
– Dave Grohl tells us how he really feels about “Glee” and its creator, Ryan Murphy. I, for one, would totally like to co-sign this statement. I’ve never watched “Glee,” but it doesn’t matter whether it’s the most brilliant show ever made or the most terrible, it is every musician’s right to market their art how they’d like. That doesn’t make them a**holes. Ryan Murphy — okay, and Dave too, with that salty language! — needs to take a chill pill. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
“I don’t know, she’s kind of cool, she’s spunky and she’s got a lot personality. It’s also the first time we had an actual professional woman as a bachelorette. She’s not a party planner, she’s a dentist! That’s a good step for us. I think it’s a cool good lesson for young ladies out there to see an accomplished woman still struggling to put the personal side of her life together. That’s something a lot of women can relate to. She will be a different kind of bachelorette!”
– Mike Fleiss, creater of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” on why Ashley Hebert was picked to be the next “Bachelorette.” Sigh. So many issues with this quote. For starters, Ashley is a dental student. Good for her, but technically she’s not yet a professional. Secondly, since when party-planning not an actual profession? I think the many successful, hard-working party planners out there — both male and female — would have a problem with that statement. [EW] Keep reading »
Last night’s season finale of “The Bachelor” was an incredible letdown. I felt pretty sure a few weeks back, when Brad Womack and Emily Maynard landed on their own private island and he broke into hives while trying to tell her how much he cared about her, that Emily would be his choice in the end. As expected, Brad let Chantal go in a burst of tears and then got down on one knee and slipped a big, glittering diamond on Emily’s finger. “I’ve wanted to tell you I’ve loved you for so long,” he said, before telling her she’s “the one.” Big duh.
But then came the “After the Final Rose” ceremony. Keep reading »