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Another “Bachelor” Wedding Goes Off Without A Hitch!

  • Last night, former-”Bachelor” Sean Lowe and his final rose recipient Catherine Giudici tied the knot in a live, televised ceremony. I kind of can’t believe these two walked down the aisle — I was sure they’d break up before they got the chance. But how much did ABC shell out for their “grown sexy” (shudder) wedding? Hint: A LOT. [Your Tango]
  • I like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s album, The Heist, but I don’t think it deserved to win Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album at last night’s Grammy Awards — and neither did Macklemore, who sent a text to Kendrick Lamar saying he was sorry that he “robbed” him of the award he deserved. [Celebuzz]
  • Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media for posting links to his linked script. [Newser] Keep reading »

Margaret Cho (!!!) Joins Tina Fey’s New Sitcom (!!!)

Q&A: Margaret Cho
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  • Margaret Cho has joined the cast of Tina Fey’s new sitcom on Fox about a women’s college which is integrating men for the first time. Margaret will play fictional Cabot College’s president, the person responsible for allowing guys at the all-women’s school. I cannot wait for this! [NYMag.com]
  • Justin Bieber, Usher and Justin’s manager Scooter Braun have all converged at a resort in Panama, supposedly for an intervention. And also parasailing. [TMZ, Daily Mail UK]
  • The First Lady invited Black and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins as one of her guests to the State Of The Union Address. Love. Her. [Salon]
  • Jude Law learned today during the phone hacking trial against now-defunct gossip rag News Of The World that a close family member of his sold information about his personal life. That’s fucking horrible. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

Danny, Jesse, and Joey reunited!

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the “Full House” reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos’ poster boy, John Stamos (known to most of us as Uncle Jesse), will reunite with his former “Full House” costars in a Greek yogurt commercial on game day. Bob Saget and Dave Coulier will step in as his on-camera roommates, just like the good old days of the series. Sure, it would be more fun if the whole cast were there, and it’s a little awkward that this reunion comes under the pretense of selling yogurt. But still! I’m unable to contain my utter glee at the thought of them back together. You can check out the preview above. (Yes, we live in an age in which you can watch commercial for a commercial, which is a little too meta for me to grasp). [Adweek]

Make This Happen: Idris Elba Wants To Be On “Girls”

Make This Happen: Idris Elba Wants To Be On "Girls"

You guys! Idris Elba — star of  ”Luther,” “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” and, of course, “The Wire” — is going to be on “Girls”! I mean, I’m assuming he is, because he ASKED TO BE and when Idris Elba ASKS to appear on your show, you say YES. You move heaven and earth to make that request a reality. So basically, Idris just asking – even via Twitter (as he did this morning in a tweet to Lena Dunham) — makes it so. It’s a space/time continuum thing. (Also, Lena and her cowriter both seemed game. Because they’re not stupid and they have eyes.) You heard it here: Idris Elba is going to be on “Girls”! (We will keep you posted on when this is actually confirmed in the form of an official announcement. But feel free to start celebrating now.) [Twitter]

Lena Dunham Instructed Gaby Hoffmann To “Dance Like Claire Danes” For Her Role On “Girls”

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Lena Dunham Instructed Gaby Hoffman To "Dance Like Claire Danes" For Her Role On "Girls"
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“I don’t dance exactly like that. But Lena and I have a mutual friend, the incomparable Claire Danes, who is not just an amazing actress but a really fantastic dancer, and Claire and I dance together, pretty seriously. And I think Lena was imagining some sort of strange combination of Claire moves plus me moves plus Caroline moves. I guess when I dance, and maybe specifically when I dance with Claire, it’s a bit more Dancing with a capital D than it is dancing at a club. That’s how Lena saw it, at least. I remember her saying, ‘You know how you and Claire can kind of dance? That’s what I was imagining.’”

The new season of “Girls” is off to an interesting start, especially thanks to the appearance of Gaby Hoffmann in Sunday’s episode. Hoffman plays Adam’s quirky, hippie-dippie and at times mentally unstable sister Caroline, who vacillates between being super zen and pretty unhinged. Hoffmann spoke with NYMag.com’s Vulture blog about the role, and explained that she channeled mutual friend Claire Danes’ signature moves for the second scene above (there are two clips, one after the other). Keep reading »

Drake Impersonates Lil Wayne As Steve Urkel On “Saturday Night Live”

"Y'all got any cheese?"

Justin Timberlake, you got some competition. Last night, Drake did double duty as both the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” and totally slayed every skit. The episode also marked the debut of new Black female cast member Sasheer Zamata, who got lots of screen time (though not a ton of actual lines, but that’s to be expected with a new cast member). My personal favorite sketch was this BET “Before They Were Stars” spoof, featured various hip-hop acts who got their start on ’90s TV shows. Drake as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel on “Family Matters”? Pure fucking genius. And I loved Sasheer’s sendup of Rihanna as the “Blossom” of Barbados. That pussy pat is on point. Watch above! (P.S. Nevermind the fact that Sway is not a host on BET.)

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Salvage The Bones, Watch “True Detective” & Put On Some Blue Eyeshadow

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Salvage The Bones, Watch "True Detective" & Put On Some Blue Eyeshadow

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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“Orange Is The New Black” Actress Michelle Hurst Just Got Out Of A Coma

  • The cast of “Orange Is The New Black” revealed today that the actress Michelle Hurst, who played Piper’s no-nonsense roommate Miss Claudette, awoke today from a 16-day medically-induced coma. Hurst was in a severe car accident before the holidays and needed several surgeries. Currently there is a fundraising page on YourCaring.com – tweeted out by Orange author Piper Kerman this morning — which has already gone past its goal to help cover Hurst’s medical expenses. Get well soon, Miss Claudette! [The Wrap]
  • Silence is worth a thousand words: Kate Gosselin’s twin 13-year-old daughters Cara and Mady make their mom look like an asshole on “The Today Show.” [Today]
  • Good news, ladies: the Swiss cheese masturbator has been caught. [Gawker]
  • The creators of “How I Met Your Mother” have apologized for appropriating Chinese culture and putting white castmembers in “yellowface” during this week’s episode. [TV Week] Keep reading »

9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

I have a confession to make: ”Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.

My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I’ve secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah, their names are really that similar), who started their exercise business together a few years ago. Yes, they are both model-gorgeous and do things like hold board meetings at the beach. But there’s a whole lot more to the women than that. Anyway, I’d certainly rather watch fitness gurus goof off on TV than angry housewives!

Here are just few reasons “Toned Up” is actually great: Keep reading »

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming "Teen Mom" Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on a recent study purporting that shows like MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have helped in the reduction of teen pregnancies. The study suggested as many as 20,000 teen pregnancies were prevented in 2010 because of young adults watching those shows.

Many outlets have been reporting on this study, but very few are including the thoughts or opinions from those they’re talking about. So, after the jump, here’s a roundtable discussion conducted over email with Gloria Malone and Natasha Vianna, who are both tireless advocates for teen moms and their families.

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