Author Archives: Lilit Marcus

The ‘Hoarders’ Emmy Campaign Takes Digs at Kathy Griffin

The 'Hoarders' Emmy Campaign Takes Digs at Kathy Griffin

This year, the shows nominated for outstanding reality program at the Emmys are Antiques Roadshow, Hoarders, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Undercover Boss, and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. While I’d be happy with any of these shows (well, except maybe Undercover Boss) winning, previous winner Kathy Griffin is a favorite in this category. The comedienne has used the Emmy wins as a bit in her standup routine in the past, complaining about how the reality show award is often presented during the boring technical awards broadcast, which she dubbed “The Schmemmys.” More »

Virgin Viewing: The ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Virgin Viewing: The 'Star Wars' Trilogy

Back when I first started the Virgin Viewing column, there were a couple of movies that I could always mention and get a “You haven’t seen what?!” reaction from people: The Godfather, Back to the Future, and Star Wars. And since is this is my very last Virgin Viewing feature for Crushable, and I already saw The Godfather and Back to the Future, it seemed only right that I go out in grand style – barricading myself in my living room and watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy. More »

Video Gallery: 8 Kids’ Movies Recut as Horror Films

Video Gallery: 8 Kids' Movies Recut as Horror Films

Despite Dumbo being sold and produced as a movie for children, I was so terrified of that movie that it took years for me to able to look at elephants without freaking out. Turns out that other people agree with me about the potential fear factor of kids’ movies, and plenty of YouTubers have recut trailers for movies like Mary Poppins and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to play up the eerie elements, adding some scary music for effect. More »

Is Dana Wilkey the Kim G of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’?

Is Dana Wilkey the Kim G of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'?

Although People.com is calling Dana Wilkey the newest cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, that’s not exactly true. Dana isn’t a new Housewife – that role belongs to Brandi Glanville. Instead, Dana’s a hanger-on who appears in a couple of episodes and seems to be using her friendship with Taylor Armstrong as a way to promote herself and her business on TV. But will Dana be a scene-stealer like Dwight on Real Housewives of Atlanta or a pesky camera hog like Kim Granatell on Real Housewives of New Jersey? Let’s see what we can glean from her interview. More »

Exclusive: Shark Week Producer Jeff Kurr Talks Seasickness and Shark Sex

Exclusive: Shark Week Producer Jeff Kurr Talks Seasickness and Shark Sex

This week is the 24th annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Jeff Kurr has worked for the network for two decades putting together some of Shark Week’s most popular programming; this year, his special Great White Invasion kicks off the week last night. I met Jeff at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan. He showed up wearing a gold necklace with a shark tooth pendant (more on that later) and a giant bandage on his hand from where a precancerous mole had been removed. (When you spend so much time on boats, it’s important to know the signs of skin cancer.) Jeff talked to Crushable about why you should be careful about eating fish tacos in Mexico and how he wants to solve the mystery of shark sex. More »

5 Things You Won’t See on ‘Teen Mom’ This Season

5 Things You Won't See on 'Teen Mom' This Season

Although Teen Mom is a reality show, its version of “reality” is quite skewed. Like most candid reality shows, it has become a victim of its own success. Instead of being a reality show about teen motherhood, it’s a show about four young women who are on a reality show. While we’re getting plenty of drama this season – custody battles, plastic surgery, relationship problems – there’s also a ton of stuff we’re not seeing. Here’s some of what you probably won’t see on Teen Mom this season – or any season. More »

‘Entourage’ and 8 Other TV Shows That Don’t Need to Become Movies

'Entourage' and 8 Other TV Shows That Don't Need to Become Movies

Mark Wahlberg, the executive producer of Entourage, announced that although this is the show’s final season on HBO, there’s a movie in the works. Considering that Entourage has been running on fumes for the last two seasons, a movie seems like the absolute last thing that this series needs, but I guess it means that Jerry Ferrara can wring a few more minutes out of his career. The truth is, not all TV shows need to be made into movies. In addition to Entourage, here are eight more TV shows that would not work on the big screen. More »

Beverly Hills ‘Real Housewife’ Kyle Richards’ Toddler Has Her Own Twitter Account

Beverly Hills 'Real Housewife' Kyle Richards' Toddler Has Her Own Twitter Account

One of my favorite supporting characters (besides Giggy, obviously) on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is Kyle Richards‘ adorable toddler Portia Umansky. Portia is super cute and always says funny things, so she might be more of a presence on the show as she gets older. One piece of evidence that could support that theory? Little Portia now has her very own Twitter account More »

New Casting Ideas for the ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

New Casting Ideas for the 'Sex and the City' Prequel

Because Sex and the City 2 wasn’t bad enough, there are rumors going around that a new Sex and the City movie is in the works. This one will be a prequel, and among the names bandied about are the Latina Selena Gomez to play super-WASPy Charlotte and vanilla Blake Lively to play the sexually adventurous Samantha. While we’re at it, let’s just cast the whole movie, shall we? More »

‘The Challenge’ Awards: Maybe You Should Let Your Partner In On Your Terrible Plan

'The Challenge' Awards: Maybe You Should Let Your Partner In On Your Terrible Plan

I think I need to become friends with whoever edits The Challenge. Thanks to them, I have seen Kenny/Wes fail at challenges from just about every imaginable angle, and then they show it again. This week’s flashbacks are about how Wes and Kenny’s “strategy” keeps fucking up because they keep losing, and then segues into how both Laurel and Mandi totally want to jump on CT. Get in line, ladies. More »