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“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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“Jersey Shore” Has Ruined Hot Tubs For Me Forever

Want to get worked up in a lather over “Jersey Shore“? Take your pick of things to complain about. The words “guido” and “guidette” are offensive! Snooki got punched in the face by a drunk man at a bar! Nearly all the men on the show are sexist skeezebags who objectify women!

None of these are the complaints I have for the show. I, personally, am shocked, dismayed and offended that “Jersey Shore” has ruined hot tubs for me forever. Keep reading »

The “Jersey Shore” Kids Go Upper East Side, And Other Guid-tastic News

Trolling the internet this morning, I stumbled upon an In Touch story about Everyone’s Favorite New Show (TM), “Jersey Shore,” which looks like it’s getting picked up for a second season. And I’ll be darned if the magazine didn’t have pretty much exactly the same idea that Life & Style did two weeks ago—to make over Snooki, the Situation, Pauly D, and crew in markedly un-Guido gear. While Life & Style went for red carpet glam, In Touch decided to recreate the cast as Upper East Side socialites at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Meaning that Sammi got a cardigan, Ronnie a striped tie, and J-Woww a skirt suit.

But instead of finding this hilarious, which it should be, I just felt over it. Much like I felt at the end of last night’s episode, where there were more fights (one female, one male), more tanning (don’t these people realize that they’re at the beach?), and more Ronnie-Sammi crying sessions. I dunno—maybe I’m just being cynical. But are you guys still feeling the “Jersey Shore” phenomenon, or is this the beginning of the backlash? In case I’m in the minority, lots of cast news, after the jump. Keep reading »

Mystery Solved: The Bachelorette Who Got Down With A Producer Comes Forward

I knew it. I knew it. (And, uh, SPOILER ALERT!) When I heard that one of “The Bachelor” contestants was auffed from the show for getting cozy with a producer, I just had a feeling that it was Rozlyn Papa, the blonde model who wouldn’t let us forget that she’s a model. Now Rozlyn has come forward to say that, yes, she was the one who got booted from the show. But she swears it’s not what it sounds like. “I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer,” she told RadarOnline.com. She says she was technically booted for an “inappropriate relationship.” “What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world,” she says. “This is a TV show and it’s made for entertainment, but it is a far cry from reality. I know that things on television weren’t always as they seemed, but I had no idea the extent of the show manipulation.” Keep reading »

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