Topic: tv

We Heard From Joe Millionaire, He Sounds Really Nice, Self-Aware

We Heard From Joe Millionaire, He Sounds Really Nice, Self-Aware

Well, now we feel terrible.

Yesterday we ran a post where we mentioned that we thought Joe Millionaire (Evan Marriott) was a terrible person because of and interview he gave years ago stating that he wanted a blond with a cute little bubble butt. Sometimes we just throw out vitriol. Then we got the following incredibly nice, self aware letter from him. Ugh! He is a person! Sometimes we forget reality stars are people! We are jerks. We told him the following letter changed our opinion of him, and that we think it will change yours, too. Though the goatee still isn’t working for him. We stand by that. He explains: More »

Chelsea Handler Has The Right Idea About Helping Other Women In Their Careers

Chelsea Handler Has The Right Idea About Helping Other Women In Their Careers

Chelsea Handler is on the latest issue of Redbook Magazine. Yes, you heard me right. Chelsea Handler. The same woman who said, “There are two kinds of people I don’t trust: people who don’t drink and people who collect stickers.”Of course, she is right. That is just good common sense. But Redbook is a serious, grown-up woman’s magazine. I mean Michelle Obama was recently on the cover. Chelsea Handler likes to be known as a “Drunken Slut.” But the girl has a great career and she isn’t pulling up the ladder behind her it sounds like. She said: ‘I read this cheesy quote once: “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours glow brighter…’We women have to stick together… I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter. I like having a fraternity. I like girls and boys together, misfits and underdogs – I love underdogs.” More »

New Photos From The Set Of Mad Men Show Don And His Child Bride Fighting

New Photos From The Set Of Mad Men Show Don And His Child Bride Fighting

Anyone who’s still sore over Don Draper‘s abrupt rejection of the smart and beautiful Dr. Faye Miller in favor of his non-face-washing woman-child of a secretary will be happy to see that the two are going to hit some rough waters next season. Some new photos from the set of Mad Men show Don and Megan (ugh) having it out in front of (what else?) a Howard Johnson. Prediction: Don’s stupid marriage to stupid Megan is not long for this world. More »

Cancelled TV Shows Need A Drink(ing Game)

Cancelled TV Shows Need A Drink(ing Game)

Gee, there’s been an awful lot of news about cancelled television shows this week, hasn’t there? The first of the new fall shows are getting cancelled, shows that had been cancelled for years are suddenly coming back to life a la Frankenstein’s monster (appropriate, given that it’s Halloween season)… there’s just so much activity! So you know what? Let’s give those cancelled televisions something to do with themselves. In fact, let’s get them drunk. Because boy, won’t that be hilarious? More »

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t: Ghostwatch

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren't: Ghostwatch

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.

Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, Paranormal State, Ghost Adventures… These days, television is full of paranormal programming that purports to track ghostly phenomena, and each and every one of them swears up, down, left, and right that they’re the real deal. But in 1992, these types of shows were far from the norm. So when the BBC decided to air a 90-minute special on Halloween that claimed to be a live, on-air investigation of ongoing poltergeist activity at a house in Northolt, a neighborhood in west London, the public’s reaction was a great deal less jaded than our own would have been—especially given how the tragic events of the night unfolded. The program was called GHOSTWATCH, and it would go down in history as one of the BBC’s biggest mistakes. More »

Dear Slate: Why Wouldn’t You Be Able To Say “Vagina” On TV?

Dear Slate: Why Wouldnât You Be Able To Say âVaginaâ On TV?

Over at Slate’s Browbeat blog, this season’s crop of Whitney Cummings-penned pilots and their attendant vagina jokes have raised the question “since when can you say vagina on TV?” Wait a second. Why would you not be able to say vagina?

Of course you can say vagina on TV. It’s an anatomical term. You can say stomach. You can say spleen. Therefore, you can say vagina. It’s not a dirty word. Cunt is a dirty word. Pussy is a dirty word. Twat is a dirty word. Vagina is just a fact. Ladies have vaginas. It’s how it is. More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: ABC’s Suburgatory

Ladies Be Filminâ: ABC's Suburgatory

Is Mean Girls one of your favorite movies? If so, then Suburgatory just might be your new favorite TV show. The show, which follows Manhattan teen Tessa (Jane Levy, doing her best Emma Stone) after her father, George (Jeremy Sisto from Clueless, apparently now old enough to have a teenage daughter, which is information that makes me want to die), moves their two-person family from Manhattan to the suburbs. More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: Unforgettable

Ladies Be Filminâ: Unforgettable

The fall TV season is underway and, despite the ever-lower numbers of women in the writers’ rooms, it’s being hailed as the year of the women: 17 out of the 25 new scripted shows on the Big Five networks are female-centered and many were created by women. In this series, comedian Leila Cohan-Miccio watches the new female-centered shows and evaluates how realistic their portrayals of women actually are. Up now: Unforgettable. More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: Ringer

Ladies Be Filminâ: Ringer

The fall TV season is underway and, despite the ever-lower numbers of women in the writers’ rooms, it’s being hailed as the year of the women: 17 out of the 25 new scripted shows on the Big Five networks are female-centered and many were created by women. In this series, comedian Leila Cohan-Miccio watches the new female-centered shows and evaluates how realistic their portrayals of women actually are. First up, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to television: Ringer. More »

On the Merits of Revisiting Children’s Television Shows as an Adult

On the Merits of Revisiting Childrenâs Television Shows as an Adult

Sure, having Friends show up on Nick at Nite makes us feel old. But you know what doesn’t make us feel old, even though it probably should? Revisiting our favorite childhood television shows. Go ahead, you can say it: Why, with the great wealth of programming available, would we ever need to go back and re-watch things we’ve already seen, in many cases decades ago? But don’t knock it. Really. Bizarre though it may seem, there’s a lot to be gained from revisiting favorites from your kidhood. Don’t believe me? Try these reasons on for size: More »