“It’s like a cartoon version of myself. In the ’80s … You should have seen the original version. We had to keep scaling it back because we couldn’t say a lot of things, but it was so much fun to toe that line of, “What can we get away with?” We do this bit where we’re using a joystick during a multiplication lesson and we’re doing lots of fast multiplication questions and we’re jerking the stick around. And I think Nicole had a line like, ‘Boy, it’s getting harder’ and they wouldn’t let us do that. I think it’s because she did it so well being a big ol’ sexy pot.”
—Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” talks about getting to play Canadian teen idol Robin Sparkles for a third time in yesterday’s episode. She even got a sidekick this time, Jessica Glitter, played by Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls. It was truly a glorious half hour of television. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Annoying Gwyneth Paltrow‘s hogged all the headlines lately with her “Glee” appearance and that’s sadly overshadowed the real good news: adorable children. Even if you’re not a Gleek, you’ll still find this behind-the-scenes clip of kindergartners dressed like Baby Mercedes, Baby Rachel, Baby Puck and the rest of the gang squeal!-worthy. Child actors are so adorable before they get screwed up, aren’t they? [YouTube] Keep reading »
The thing I am most excited for on the small screen this week: the return of Robin Sparkles on “How I Met Your Mother.” Oh, but there’s lots more to look forward to. After the jump, what you’ll want to watch this week from “16 and Pregnant” to the season finale of “Top Chef: Just Desserts.”
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Commercials are far from our favorite things. And yet, American Express has managed to make ones we don’t fast forward through by plucking uber-cool celebrities, like Tina Fey and Wes Anderson, and creating mini movies with them. Now, AmEx has tapped Conan O’Brien for an ad. In this spot, Conan goes to India, picks out thread at a market, and washes fabric in a river—all to make the perfect red curtains for the set of his new show. Hmmm, I wonder what lengths he went to for his interview couch?
After the jump, more great Conan commercials. Keep reading »
This Sunday night, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” premieres on TLC. Early clips from the series show Sarah “bein’ free” while climbing a glacier and communing with mama grizzlies. So I assumed that the show was going to be a glorified nature show.
But upon reading some reviews, it sounds like the show veers more into reality television territory than I would have expected. Keep reading »