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Did Tamra Barney Switch Mothers On “The Real Housewives”?

Yesterday, I worked from home and caught a few minutes of a “Real Housewives of Orange County” marathon. Bravo took it all the way back to season three. The episode I glimpsed was the one in which Tamra Barney celebrated her 40th birthday on a yacht. I wasn’t intrigued by the diamond Rolex that Simon bought her, nor the revelation that she had a “tramp stamp.” What really caught my eye was the wrinkled mess that was Tamra’s mother. I thought: “That’s not the same woman who was counseling Tamra on her marriage this season.” Tamra appeared to have switched out her older-looking mom for a younger one. So, I literally spent hours online looking for video footage of her mother from season three to compare with the mother from this season. Thanks, Bravo for not putting a clip of the party on your website. My investigative research was in vain, though, because I didn’t find what I was looking for. I did, however, come across a season four clip in which Tamra’s mom had a facelift and then thought: “It all makes sense now.” Too bad I can’t get my wasted hours back. Oh well, that’s the internet for you. Keep reading »

So Where’s Our “Mad Men” Valentine?

So it looks like my plan to get Jon Hamm as a Valentine’s Day date probably won’t pan out. But I have found the next best thing: “Mad Men” Valentines. Now instead of being wooed by the bearded Hamm, I can learn about how love is manufactured sham from the dapper Don. How romantic! The rest of the cast gets their own cards to give their individual words of wisdom on the ways of love. Keep reading to see a few more of my favorites from this genius valentines collection Keep reading »

An “American Idol” Contestant Gives A Straight-Up Homage To Paula Abdul

“American Idol” hopeful Andrew Garcia made us straight-up miss former judge Paula Abdul last night with his amazing rendition of “Straight Up.” So what did the judges think? They couldn’t help but imagine how apes**t Paula would be if she were there. Even ultra-annoying Kara DioGuardi said, “Paula would be screaming and yelling.” She also might be drooling or slurring her speech or wearing a crazy outfit. OK … I love Ellen DeGeneres to death but I’m having a moment of Paula nostalgia. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Ali’s Mean, Anti-Love Employer? Facebook.

On Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” bubbly, blonde fan-favorite Ali Fedotowsky was given a choice by her boss—come back to work or get fired. She decided to leave the show. We still think her boss might have done her the ultimate service, setting her up for the perfect leave-then-come-back surprise win, but what kind of love-hating boss would lay down such an ultimatum? According to NYMag.com, one at Facebook. In late June, Ali Twittered, “My last week at PCG!!! Start job at Facebook next Monday!!!! YAY!” A week later, she wrote, “[HEART] my job.” Apparently, Ali told her boss about the show—though, uh, neglected to tell her co-workers because there’s no way they’d ever find out, right?—and maxxed out her vacation days to leave. But then she and Jake hit it off, she stayed longer then expected, and her vacation days evaporated. Hence, the ultimatum. A spokesperson for Facebook added, “We appreciate the personal decision to return to work was deeply difficult, but we’re glad Ali decided to come back.” We just hope that Ali returns to Jake and wins this thing, so that they can update their statuses together. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

The Bachelor: Shutter Island!


Were you aware that Playboy.com made their own little videos? I wasn’t, but I’m paying attention now, after seeing this clever mash-up of the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” featuring some of the bunny boilers from “The Bachelor.” Keep reading »

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Dudes Rumored To Be Replacing Simon On “American Idol”

I don’t know what “American Idol” is thinking, losing Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell! No offense to Randy, but people certainly weren’t tuning in for his witty commentary or sober decisions. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is super hilariously awesome, but can the show survive without what Simon says? I guess it depends on who fills his shoes. Last week, rumors sparked that Howard Stern was Fox’s top pick, but this week it sounds like Jamie Foxx, Tommy Mottola, and Guy Oseary are in the running, with Oseary in the lead. [NY Daily News]

And because we want Fox to make an educated decision about who should be hired, we’re going to have to shun, shag, or marry the candidates to figure it out. Keep reading »

Was Ali’s Exit A Shocker—Or A Strategy?

Lots of folks were very surprised last night when, after a New England hometown date full of rolling around in leaves and saying things like “If you asked me today, I would say yes,” Ali decided to leave “Bachelor” Jake and head home to San Francisco. Evidently, her boss gave her an ultimatum—come back now or say goodbye to your job. Ali basically begged Jake to say she’d be getting the final rose, in which case she’d stay, but instead he said, “Life is about minimizing your regrets. You just have to weigh which one is going to be a bigger regret.” So has Ali truly thrown in the towel? No way. She just guaranteed herself the win. During last season of “The Bachelorette,” I shared with you a foolproof way to win a dating show: leave. You pull the rug out from under the show’s protagonist, making them realize just how much you mean to them and making them doubt their connection with every other contestant. Then come back and explain just how wrong your decision was—how you can’t live without said person—and, automatically, you’re in like Flynn. Hey, it worked for Ed Swiderski, and it worked for London on “Daisy of Love.” Do we think for a second Ali won’t be back? Please. Keep reading »

Blushing Bride Wants Pauly D To Give Her Away

Many women dream of their wedding days. They envision a sunset ceremony on a secluded beach and the inter-generational dancing at their reception, but most of all, they picture themselves in a poofy dress walking down the aisle … with Pauly D. Yes, you read that correctly. Michael Schweiger, who handles appearance requests for all the cast mates of “Jersey Shore” besides Snooki, has revealed the craziest request he’s received so far. A California bride offered Pauly D $50,000 to walk her down the aisle. Even crazier — Pauly turned the offer down. “Pauly is a serious DJ,” explained Schweiger. “He does not want to be doing stuff that is unrelated to DJ-ing.” [NY Daily News]

Meanwhile, the party poopers over at MTV are trying to rein in “Jersey Shore” appearances.
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Liveblogging “The Bachelor” February 8th 2010

Let’s hope I have better luck with liveblogging this week, as now that the Blachelor has narrowed the ladies down to his final four, it’s time to hit the hometowns! By the looks of last week’s preview, things get even more shocking — for the first time ever, there is NO ROSE CEREMONY. OMG. See ya at 8 pm EST! Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of February 8th 2010

Your TV isn’t going to get too much of a rest after last night’s Super Bowl. There are some big happenings in boob tubery this week—from the season premiere of “Celebrity Fit Club” to the 17th-to-last episode of “Lost,” to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. After the jump, catch previews, plus a Valentine’s Day marathon perfect for anyone who wants to throw Cupid down the stairs. Keep reading »

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