With the exception of Brad Womack’s apology and the vampire wannabe on “The Bachelor,” it’s been a quiet few weeks on the television front. Thank goodness, things are starting to pick up. This week, meet the new set of “Teen Moms,” check out new series “Off the Map” and “Lights Out,” and pick up where you left off with the Hendrickson wives of “Big Love.” Previews and more after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s a not so mini day for television miniseries news. First, we read that the History Channel will not be airing the eight-part series “The Kennedys,” starring Katie Holmes as Jackie O, that I was all excited for. Why? Well, apparently, it turned out to be historically questionable. “While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand,” a network spokesperson says. Does that mean we will never get a chance to see Katie in a pillbox hat?
A few clicks of the remote control away, Salma Hayek is busy developing an eight-part miniseries for ABC based on the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. But I’m a little concerned about it. Keep reading »
In 2006, Ted Haggard was one of the most powerful ministers in the United States—he was the head of the enormous New Life Church in Colorado and the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, which boasted 30 million members. And then, in a major sex scandal, a male prostitute outed Haggard, saying that not only had Haggard paid him for sex, but that he had bought and done crystal meth. Let’s just say that Haggard’s days at the New Life Church were numbered from there. So I am pretty pumped to see that TLC is airing a special that’s basically “Ted Haggard: How Haggard Is He Now?” Keep reading »
Last night was the season premiere of the third season of “Jersey Shore,” and people, it did not disappoint. The first night, new cast member Deena got naked in front of The Situation, JWoww and Sammi got in a physical fight, and I learned at least five new words for “vagina.” But the most heartwarming moment came when a drunk Snooki tried to hook up with Vinny, who she had sex with in Miami, and he graciously declined, showing more emotional maturity than any man I’ve met in the last 12 months. Keep reading »
Camille Donatacci Grammer was up to a lot more in the mid-’90s than just that lingerie issue of Playboy that she told the women about on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Apparently, Camille had a part-time porn career, stripping down in two soft-core movies. The first was 1996′s “The Naked Detective” in which Camille plays a “Naughty Nurse.” She also apparently takes it all off in “Marilyn Chambers’ Bedtime Stories.” Her television castmates have supposedly emailed around stills of her in these two Oscar-worthy performances. Keep reading »