After watching Hit and Run, and then watching Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talk about Hit and Run, I’ve become convinced they are actually that couple you want to be. More
he Arrested Development reunion (and your subsequent realization that now you have to shell out for Showtime) isn’t the only news to come out of this weekend’s New Yorker Festival. At her interview with Ariel Levy on Friday night, Amy Poehler asserted television’s superiority over movies, particularly in the area of multifaceted female characters.
“I think films are kind of catching up in a way to where television has been for a long time. Television is still, in my opinion, the best place for female characters,” opined Poehler.
We’re inclined to agree — sure, this has been a banner year for female-focused movies, but television has been rocking the lady-led shows for a while now. Just look at Lorelai on Gilmore Girls or The Wire’s Kima or take your pick of the four besties mini-genre: Sex and the City, Golden Girls, or Designing Women. In fact, television is building on the precedent those shows have set with a current crop of female heroines that are, frankly, killing it, including (especially) Poehler’s own Leslie Knopes on Parks & Recreation. Let’s check out some of the rest of the best.
The Emmys have kind of popped up at us, but here’s the strange part: What’s most captivated us is not the nominees, but who got overlooked. More
Is everyone getting pumped to watch The Event tonight? It’s supposed to be like 24 meets Lost, which perfectly fills that niche of “Shows that we love that are no longer on television.” And though we don’t know much about what the event from The Event actually is (time-travel? The monster from Cloverfield?) we do know that hottie Jason Ritter has signed on for the role of Sean Walker, a man searching for his fiance. Possibly on a plane. So much mystery! Here’s what we do know about Jason Ritter: More
• Marilyn Manson has a mullet in honor of Kenny Powers from Eastbound and Down.(Perez Hilton)
• Tyra Banks has “no plans” to return to modeling. But her eyes are so fierce! (Wonderwall)
• Noooo! Lauren Graham talks about dating her Parenthood costar Peter Krause. You can’t take Nate Fisher away from us just because you’re a Gilmore Girl! (Huffington Post)
• K-Fed‘s back in the picture: This time defending ex-wife Britney Spears over the allegations of her child abuse. (TMZ)
• Tom Brady is so hardcore, not even a car accident that required the jaws of life to remove him from the wreckage necessitated a hospital visit. (RadarOnline)
The first time I heard of Dax, he was another notch in Kate Hudson’s belt. But the notch has risen. Did you see Baby Mama? He was oddly charming as white-trash Carl who drove a Trans Am or something with the “MYGRLROX” license plate. He does well playing the seemingly selfish jerk with the surprisingly big heart. And he’s tall and funny (major requirements). And he has a strange circa 1992 haircut. More
Now that ABC, Fox and NBC have announced their fall line-ups, we’ve sorted through everything and found a handful of shows that you should keep your eye on. Some of our favorites are returning to TV, including Ugly Betty‘s Becki … More
Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music, TV, and DVD. We’ve navigated the upcoming release calendars in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. On deck this week are Little Boots‘ … More
There’s only one month left before Lauren Graham‘s T.V. show Parenthood premieres on NBC! Allison Waldman of TVSquad posted another promo from the show and asks if Lauren’s role as Sarah Braveman is just a remix of Lorelai Gilmore. A … More
Over the weekend, the Television Critics Association held their bi-annual press tour with all the major networks. NBC showcased Parenthood, which we all know marks the triumphant return of Lauren Graham (Lorelai on Gilmore Girls) to the small screen. Mike … More
NBC has released a new cast photo for Parenthood including Lauren Graham (Lorelai on Gilmore Girls)! If you recall, Lauren’s role was originally slated for Maura Tierney, who had to bow out when she needed time off to receive treatment … More
Think of it as a little Christmas gift from NBC! There’s been a new promo video released for NBC’s highly-anticipated Parenthood (to premiere in March of 2010, after NBC airs the Winter Olympics) and this one features Lauren Graham (Lorelai … More
Mark your calendars! Variety reports that NBC has announced, Parenthood, starring Lauren Graham (Lorelai on Gilmore Girls) will premiere Monday, March 1 at 9 p.m., to air after Chuck. Unfortunately, as Variety points out, it will go up against the … More