Perhaps the biggest television happening of the week: Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” special, which will be airing Thursday night. However, her “fascinating” choices put us to sleep, so we’re going to go ahead and skip it. What will we be watching instead? This week’s best offerings are all a little nerdy, from Barack Obama appearing on “Mythbusters” to National Geographic’s Big Cat Week. After the jump, previews and details for our television picks this week.
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Sarah Palin the hunter is even more disturbing than Sarah Palin the politician. I will have nightmares about the look on her face when that caribou falls. And then the snapshot she takes while holding the dead animal’s head upright? NO! All to impress her daddy. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
“I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many ‘facts’ wrong in so few sentences. Let me be blunt: my mom did not ‘force’ me to go on ‘DWTS.’ She did not ask me either. The show approached me. I thought about it. I made the decision. It saddens me that people would think that my mom would ‘blame’ me for anything that occurred in the 2008 election–much less ‘harshly’ and ‘openly.’ I think that canard (there, I said it again), has been floating around since then. … Why do I want to set the record straight? Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad. For 20 years my mom had my back—and for the rest of my life I will have hers.”
—Bristol Palin responds to a blog post her fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Margaret Cho wrote last week, which said that Bristol only went on the show because her mother thought it would make her 2012 prospects better. Keep reading »
Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Rob Fusari has been in and out of celebrity news because of his links to Lady Gaga, claiming that he “made” the superstar what she is and didn’t get paid appropriately for it. Well, it looks like money will be an issue no more! Fusari is rumored to have landed his own reality series that follow the quest he and his clients go through to make them into stars. Keep reading »
Gone are the days when the severe weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” or the dating competition atrocity “More To Love” are the only shows on television with plus-size peeps. This past year has brought us “Huge,” a Nikki Blonsky-starring scripted show about teens at fat camp (which has since been canceled), and “Mike & Molly,” a sitcom about a plus-size couple in love (which prompted MarieClaire.com blogger Maura Kelly to pen an embarrassing post about how “fatties” repulse her). Now plus-size peeps may be making what I hope will be a more multi-faceted appearance on reality TV. Doron Ofir Casting is casting a new VH1 show that aims to be the real-life “Sex and the City” with “full-figured, fabulous big girls” in L.A.
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