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 »
One of my favorite albums of the year is the Julian Casablancas solo record Phrazes for the Young
— if you’re a fan of The Strokes, especially their first record, and you love Julian’s voice as much as I do, buy this album, like, now. One of the bonus tracks on the album if you download it off of iTunes is “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” which originally was a skit on “Saturday Night Live” featuring Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan. Last night, Casablancas performed on Jimmy Fallon’s show, and the host, as well as Sanz, came on stage to assist him as he sang the holiday tune. Check it out above and remind yourself of the original, after the jump… 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 »
Lynne Curtin is my second favorite cast member on “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” probably because she doesn’t take herself or anything seriously. Last season, I kept wondering what made her so loopy and lackadaisical. This season, the mystery was narrowed down a bit. When she appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” programming executive and host Andy Cohen asked her if rumors of her mushroom habit were true. Lynne said they weren’t. But on last night’s episode, she took pain medications after having a face lift and seemed her normal self. (You can see all the weird moments in the video above.) The other cast members blamed her crazy, airhead moments on the meds, yet she was enamored by the possibility of wild mushrooms growing in the Florida Everglades. That seemed strange to me, and I suspect she’s on some feel-good stuff regularly, even when she hasn’t had surgery. What are your thoughts on Lynne’s far-out demeanor? Keep reading »
The second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the drag queen competition show, is coming soon and because this promo shot is so genius, you can be sure we’ll be watching. It’s a perfect spoof of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue. Sashay, shante. Keep reading »
In case you missed it — what is wrong with you?! — here’s a quick clip of our favorite “Jersey Shore”
girl, Snooki, gettin’ her freak on in last night’s episode. Keep reading »
There’s only a few hours left for MTV to change its mind and show Snookie getting punched on tonight’s episode — not because that would be entertaining, but because they’ve already showed it in a clip, so showing it in context would be the right thing to do. But I’m not holding my breath. Check back to this post at 10pm EST as I, along with special guest John DeVore, liveblog the latest episode of “Jersey Shore.” Fingers crossed my jumbo jar of pepperoncini came in the mail today. Keep reading »