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First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”


OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back to Port Charles. By the looks of the preview, Franco is totally channeling “smell the fart acting” (a term coined by Joey Tribiani on “Friends”), testing out dramatic pauses and slightly over-the-top line delivery, all typical of great soap opera performances. However, are they giving him a love interest in Maxie Jones? Say it ain’t so!

As for why Franco wanted to be on the show in the first place? Apparently, my theory that he’d been watching the show with his grandma since he was a kid isn’t true. “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said, “he had heard [soaps] are hard and thought it would be fun to try.” Plus, he liked “GH”‘s ongoing mob storyline. Ugh, James, it was SO much better in the late ’90s. But anyway. Will you be watching “General Hospital” for James Franco? Keep reading »

Matthew Weiner’s Feelings About The Draper Marriage Are “Unambiguous”

There’s a fascinating interview with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner over at The Daily Beast. He has some insightful things to say about the season finale of “Mad Men” and where things stand with the Drapers. (If you still haven’t watched Sunday night’s episode: a.) What are you waiting for? b.) Stop reading NOW!). Keep reading »

Bad Ideas: An Omarosa Dating Show, Ashlee On Broadway, And Eminem In 3D

Wow. The entertainmentverse (yes, that’s a word) has sure come up with some pretty terrible ideas today. First, Variety broke the story that Donald Trump is producing a show called “Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger.” On it, everyone’s favorite reality TV villainess will be looking for love with one of 12 dudes who are competing for her affection. Good luck casting those 12 men, Donald. All I’m sayin’ is—if ABC had trouble finding guys who really, truly wanted to date adorable, sweet, funny Gillian, I can hardly see them lining up for Omarosa. Also just in from the bad idea department: People is reporting that Ashlee Simpson will be starring as Roxie Hart, the lead in the musical “Chicago,” on Broadway. Did they not get the memo that Ashlee just got evicted from “Melrose Place” because of her terrible acting? And don’t they remember the “SNL” Lip Sync Incident of 2004? Oh, but it gets worse. Eminem will be starring in a horror flick. That’s 3D! Expect “Shady Talez”—yes, that’s what it’s called, because nothing will make you feel hardcorez like wearing 3D glasses—in theaters soon. Keep reading »

Hilary Duff Is The Highlight Of “Gossip Girl”‘s Threesome


So the “Gossip Girl” threesome finally happened and, lemme tell ya, the triple kiss makeout sesh I had freshman year of college was more climactic. I didn’t watch the episode, but was sex just implied and the only thing viewers got to see of this three-way was a little smooching? The only reason, really, to click on that play button is to see Lizzie McGuire french a chick, seriously. Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch This Week Of November 9th 2009

Oh television, you pack so many hours of enjoyment into such a small package. This week, I’m excited to see Alan Thicke on “How I Met Your Mother,” Taylor Swift on the CMA Awards, and the final collections on “Project Runway.” And I am so ready to give “FlashForward” a shot. Keep reading »

6 Possible Predictions For Tonight’s “Gossip Girl” Threesome

We’ve been sitting at our desks drumming our fingers all day, waiting to go home and catch the much-publicized threesome on “Gossip Girl.” While emails pile up, we’ve been imagining all the possibilities for the nubile young cast. There are so many possible combos of hot people swimming around, falling into each other, and awkwardly gathering their pants in the morning. In celebration, we’ve proposed six possible scenarios. Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Season Finale Was The Ultimate Shake-Up

Last night’s season finale of “Mad Men” was one of my top ten favorite hours of television, ever. Why? Because it surprised the beejesus out of me—and not in a kill-a-main-character-for-shock-value kind of way. Not to get all film professor on you, but the way I see it, the central tension that makes “Mad Men” so intoxicating is that the characters are miserable with their lives and act out in outrageous ways behind the scenes. But because they so desperately need all the glittering trophies of their lives (the fancy title, the corner office, the seemingly perfect family) they’re completely paralyzed when it comes to actually changing anything. They’re trapped—mostly by themselves but also by a culture not nearly as tolerant of varying life paths as we are today. I, of course, expected the season finale to continue along this trajectory. (Uh, now would probably be a good time to say SPOILER ALERT to anyone who has the episode waiting for them on their DVR.) But nope. Last night was the episode where everyone finally broke out. Keep reading »

Jemaine Clement: Please, Please Don’t Quit “Flight Of The Conchords”

Dear Jemaine,

We heard that you’re not sure you want to do another season of “Flight of the Conchords” because it’s too much work. We totally sympathize but must beg you, please oh pleeease, don’t stop! If we’re forced to go without you and Bret’s sugar lumps, your hilariously witty lyrics, your awesome dance moves and your gorgeous sideburns, we will (probably) give up on TV altogether. Seriously, I’m going through the five stages of grief over this. Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 7-8th 2009

Saturday

  • “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery at 10:00 a.m.
  • “Little House on the Prairie” on Hallmark at 11:00 a.m.
  • “Stardust” on The Movie Channel at 11:25 a.m.

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Parents Group Is In A Tizzy Over The “Gossip Girl” Threesome Episode

The Parents Television Council has asked CW affiliates not to air the much-anticipated threesome episode of “Gossip Girl” because airing the teen menage a trois would be “reckless and irresponsible,” said the group’s president Tim Winter in a statement Wednesday. The group says on its website that “the show conveys the message that sex is a tool used to manipulate people.” Although the promos for the “3SOME” don’t say who will be involved, some suspect that it will be the show’s top schemers, Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass, with another major character. The median viewer age is 27 years old, according to a CW spokesperson, a claim Winter said in his statement “doesn’t even pass the ‘laugh test.’” He said “Gossip Girl” is “expressly targeted to impressionable teenagers.” Keep reading »

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