Hey “Bachelor” fans, in case you weren’t one of the 15 or 20 people who watched the “Dancing With The Stars” results show last night, you may have missed the announcement that ABC has selected jilted Jake the Pilot™ as the new Bachelor. You may remember Jake from last season’s “Bachelorette” — although you’d certainly be excused if you didn’t — as the boring bachelor Jillian deemed “too perfect.” She gave him the boot mid-season, but he came back a week or two later dressed in his Pilot’s best to warn Jillian about dangers of cheatin’ Wes. Noble, maybe. Dull as a meatloaf dinner, definitely. What about Reid?? God, even dorky Kpytok-whatever-the-hell-his-name-was would have been a more interesting choice. Oh well, maybe this is the season I finally find a hobby to occupy my Monday nights (I’ve been thinking about flamenco class!). What about you? Will you be watching when the “Bachelor” debuts in January? [via Popwatch]
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Could network wars be responsible for crushing the hearts of Gleeks, “Glee” fans, across America? The popular Fox show won’t be rolling down Central Park West this November, as NBC has reportedly put the kibosh on their performance plans at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
According to an internal Fox memo, the network and Macy’s were “already discussing wardrobe and choreography” and picking out a float for the “Glee” cast to ride on when the store told them the offer would have to be rescinded because “it did not want the Fox series…getting a big fat plug on NBC’s parade broadcast,” according to The Washington Post. A network insider claims the department store had worked out the deal before consulting NBC. Keep reading »
Over the past few weeks, there’s been so much new TV and so little time. But now that we’ve reached mid-October, it’s time to settle in and get comfortable with your old favorites. This week brings the season premieres of “30 Rock,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Ugly Betty.” Oh, but there are a few new things, too. You definitely won’t want to miss DJ AM’s “Gone Too Far,” which promises to be “Intervention” turned up a few notches. Oh, and “The Newlywed Game” welcomes its first gay couple. Keep reading »
About three weeks ago, 27-year-old “Mad Men” scribe Kater Gordon won an Emmy for the episode “Meditations in an Emergency,” which you know as the one where Betty Draper does the deed with some dude in the women’s powder room of a Manhattan bar. Kater was kind of like Weiner’s personal Peggy Olson. She started off babysitting his kids, but after the two started talking television, he hired her as his personal assistant. During season one of “Mad Men,” she became his writer’s assistant and by the end of season two was given the opportunity to co-write the season finale. For season three, she was promoted to full-fledged staff writer. But, surprise, Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Kater has been fired. “We think [Kater's] done a great job, particularly for someone whose career has progressed so quickly,” a show insider told Finke. “Now, however, Matt has reluctantly decided that their relationship has reached its full potential. There’s absolutely no doubt that Kater will continue to have unprecedented success in her career as she spreads her wings.” [Deadline] Keep reading »
I’ve been obsessively watching “How I Met Your Mother” after discovering it late (super late) in the third season. Actually, I let it slip that I wasn’t watching it and then got harangued by everyone I knew for not knowing what it meant to be the married “Lily” of the group. Since then, I’ve been loving Neil Patrick Harris‘ bad Barney. His Lothario-dude, who would be a creepy, sadistic psychopath in real life, is adorable on TV as he wham-bam-thank-you-ma’ams his way through the ladies of New York. Except, this season he is adorable in a brand-new way. He’s found love with Robin, an uncomfortable, wince-inducing, awesome, making-out and having-googly-eyed-Sunday-brunch kind of love. And I love that he’s in love. Which got me thinking about all the other fictional characters that I’ve wanted to watch fall in love. Or at least get kissed. Keep reading »
OK, SPOILER: If you haven’t watched last night’s special episode of “The Office” yet where Jim and Pam get married
, you may not want to watch this clip or read the rest of this post. Although, seriously, if you were such a big fan, wouldn’t you have found a way to watch the show by now? Anyway, in what might have been the best fictional wedding ever, Jim and Pam’s guests re-enacted the infamous JK wedding dance
that became a YouTube sensation earlier this summer. No worries for the happy couple, though, who managed to sneak away an hour before the ceremony and marry in a very secret, very private wedding aboard the Maid of the Mist (and if you happen to get a little misty watching, well, you’re only human). Clip above. [via BuzzFeed
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Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I’m still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind’s most poser-ific social group. The “Juno” star, along with Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development” and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har Mar Superstar), will write and produce Stich N’ Bitch, a show about two hipster girls who move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Silver Lake, Los Angeles in a passionate quest to be artistes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, any of the three actors might star in the show but no roles have been cast yet. Oh, pretty please, Ellen? I can’t imagine anyone else I want to watch suffer for their art.
By the way, for those of you who aren’t in the know, Stitch N’ Bitch is a series of knitting how-to books written by Debbie Stoller, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Bust, one of our favorite mags. Great name, ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
Guess who AskMen.com readers voted the most influential man of 2009? Don Draper, who, technically, is a not a “real” man but a fictional character. Sure, I love me some hot Hamm every Sunday night, but, at the end of the torrid hour, I realize that “Mad Men” is just a television show and that Don Draper is just a caricature of a man struggling with his own demons, unwilling to face his problems head-on. So why are guys so obsessed with Don, to the point that they treat him as an actual person? Keep reading »