Alec Baldwin Suspended From MSNBC For Rudeness

Alec Baldwin shirtless gunWhile testifying at the trial of a woman who sent emails about ovulation and sweet sweet love making, Alec Baldwin got himself in big trouble when he called a reporter “dumb.”

MSNBC is punishing him by suspending his interview show, Up Late, for two weeks.

From Variety:

He then insulted the reporter, saying, “You are as dumb as you look. You are with Fox, right?”

On Thursday, Baldwin warded off photographers he felt were getting too close to his family. At one point during the confrontation, he was heard using an anti-gay slur.  Baldwin later used Twitter to call attention to the offensiveness of such language.

Then he apologized for the millionth time, shoved Tina Fey in front of him and shocked her with a cattle prod until she convinced everyone that he’s a sweet and misunderstood guy.

AMC’s ‘Immortalized’ is the Stuff of Nightmares

Immortalized taxidermy
AMC has come a long way since the days of purely spaghetti western and Halloween movie programming. Alas, their recent foray into reality television is sending them in the other direction.

The leaps and bounds of original shows like Mad Men and The Walking Dead might make up for crap like Freakshow and Comic Book Men, but can they take enough steps forward to exonerate a new taxidermy competition show?

On Thursdays, AMC airs Immortalized, where a group of individuals are showcased for their ability to sew dead animals together in a unique and artistic way. Gross, right? Continue reading “AMC’s ‘Immortalized’ is the Stuff of Nightmares”

What To Expect From Ke$ha’s Reality Show

Kesha my crazy beautiful life promoI have a bad feeling about the Ke$ha reality show MTV just okayed.

Maybe it won’t live up to its full potential, like Snakes on a Plane. Maybe it’ll die after two seasons the way The Ashlee Simpson show did.

What if it isn’t about Ke$ha drinking her own puke out of an iron lung??

So what will My Crazy Beautiful Life (also the name of her book), which debuts in April, actually be about? Ke$ha says it will reveal a “more complete picture” of her life, which is “real” and “not at all glamorous.”  Continue reading “What To Expect From Ke$ha’s Reality Show”

‘Jersey Shore’ Series Finale Means More Spinoffs For Snooki, JWoww, Vinny and Pauly

Snooki and Jwoww season 2The 71st and final episode of Jersey Shore aired on Thursday, Dec. 20 and means the beginning of the end of eight careers, a process that is set in motion by MTV spinoff shows for the more marketable cast members.

A trailer for Control The Crazy author and Jersey Shore Shark Attack star Vinny Guadagnino’s “hybrid talk/reality series” called The Show With Vinny aired during the reunion.

The sneak peek revealed that celebrities (like Lil’ Wayne) will be embarrassed by his uncle Nino joining him and his crazy family for dinner in Staten Island.  Continue reading “‘Jersey Shore’ Series Finale Means More Spinoffs For Snooki, JWoww, Vinny and Pauly”

No, Seriously, MTV’s ‘BuckWild’ is the Decay of Western Civilization

Buckwild cast  2012Adam Levine recently called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo the “worst thing that’s ever happened” and the “DECAY of Western Civilization,” which I guess means he’s never seen previews for MTV’s new show.

BuckWild feels like both a replacement for Jersey Shore and a slightly more adult answer to TLC and Honey Boo Boo Child’s brand of redneckognition (I use the term “adult” loosely, and only because the nine cast members are older than Alana).

Sadly, Flavor of Love star Becky “Buckwild” Johnston has nothing to do with this show about West Virginians engaging in acceptable hick activities like squirrel huntin,’ and rope swingin.’  Continue reading “No, Seriously, MTV’s ‘BuckWild’ is the Decay of Western Civilization”

The Sadist in All of us Can Appreciate ‘Killer Karaoke’ with Steve-O

Steve-O is the host of a new show where regular people are thrown into Jackass-type scenarios, while singing.

Killer Karaoke on TruTV dips its harmonizing contestants into snake tanks, slaps them with fish, removes their body hair, and forces them to navigate through the “cactus maze.”

Other tasks that include scorpions, air horns, trap doors and maggots.

Sounds like the best TV show ever, huh? The New York Times certainly thinks so (“No other phrase will do”). Based on ITV1’s Sing If You Can, Killer Karaoke airs on Fridays at 9:00 p.m.  Continue reading “The Sadist in All of us Can Appreciate ‘Killer Karaoke’ with Steve-O”

MTV Series Based On Horror Documentary ‘Catfish’ Debuts Nov. 12

In honor of Halloween, let’s talk about the movie CatfishThis was a horribly marketed “documentary” by Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman starring younger cinematographer bro Nev Schulman.

Horribly marketed because it was a horror movie in the way that Fatal Attraction or The Crying Game are. I don’t like false pretenses, especially when I’m shelling out $10.50 for said pretenses. (Spoiler ahead)…

Catfish was a decent movie in terms of tension but the “big scare” revolved around a slightly overweight older woman with red hair. Anyway, the new show (Catfish: The TV Show) by Ariel and Nev is coming soon to MTV and promises more unhealthy doses of reality.  Continue reading “MTV Series Based On Horror Documentary ‘Catfish’ Debuts Nov. 12”

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Kid Gets TLC Spinoff Show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

I never watched Toddlers & Tiaras, for the obvious reasons. Not only is it about child beauty pageants, but it’s a one of the strongest examples of society aging children with makeup, ball gowns and bikinis. And, what do we know about this?

The more you encourage children to grow up, the higher the odds that they will become regretful teen parents to more children with the attention span of mice and an inclination to repeat the vicious prostitot cycle.

The parents are usually to blame. And that applies to the new show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

I don’t blame 6-year-old Alana Thompson. But, upon watching the promo, I don’t know if I can blame her mother (June) and father (“Sugar Bear”) either.  Continue reading “‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Kid Gets TLC Spinoff Show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’”

‘Vlad Dracula’ Series Coming To Starz

So we have True Blood, Twilight, The Walking Dead, and Vampire Diaries but that’s not enough right? We need more shows focusing on the undead, and Starz knows it.

With the help of  writer J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, Changeling, He-Man), and horror/action producers Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, American Gothic) and Roy Lee (The Strangers, The Ring) they are developing Vlad Dracula. 

The show will focus on Dracula’s age-old struggle, one faced by Pattinson’s Edward Cullen and Brad Pitt’s Louis of Interview With The Vampire – to eat piles and piles of humans, or not.  Continue reading “‘Vlad Dracula’ Series Coming To Starz”

The Biography Channel Killed My BFF

Biography is usually known for gripping shows like Celebrity Ghost Stories where you can hear Laila Ali describe how she was terrorized by a malicious bathroom-dwelling spirit.

Lately, they’ve gone downhill. The most relevant example of this is the new show I Killed My BFF about “Friendships that lead to unexpected crimes of passion.”

The website for this bizarre masterpiece says the program, which centers around everything from disputes over Facebook to a woman who “sabotaged her best friend’s parachute,” gives new meaning to the term “frenemy.”

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Houston Family Reality Show On The Way

Way to capitalize on your recently lost and excruciatingly famous family member. Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston‘s mother and daughter, are set to star in a 10 episode reality show. The working title is The Houston Family Chronicles.

The show will run in late 2012 on the Lifetime channel and will focus on the bonding process of Whitney’s relatives in their time of grief, with cameras following them everywhere but the bathroom? Wicked smart.

Other key figures will include Houston’s brother Gary and her longtime manager and sister-in-law Pat and her teen daughter who I assume is friends with Bobbi Kristina? Bobby Brown is not reported to be involved though I’m sure he’ll make an appearance.  Continue reading “Houston Family Reality Show On The Way”

Whitney Cummings Gets Candid About The Criticism Towards Her Show

Whitney Cummings became a friend of the Howard Stern Show back in late 2008 after she gained notoriety for her Comedy Central roast jokes.

Since then she’s become the writer and producer of two shows, 2 Broke Girls and Whitney, one acclaimed, one heavily criticized.

Cummings appeared on Stern last week (I get a lot of story ideas from there because I’m a non-famous member of the wack packin a state of disarray (about the backlash towards Whitney) and honesty about her sister’s drug and alcohol addiction. When Howard expressed concern about her emotional state, the insult comic known for her tough-exterior nearly broke down in tears.  Continue reading “Whitney Cummings Gets Candid About The Criticism Towards Her Show”

‘Dexter’ Season 6 Premiere Recap, Stomach Snakes and Blowjobs

Dexter Morgan, the blood-spatter analyst with a “moral” serial-killing hobby is back in season six – which introduces all kinds of new characters and story lines, plus a new case and villain for him to idolize, obsess over, and then grow tired of.

The premiere episode, titled “Those Kinds of Things,” was both exciting and unsettling for a fan. We see Dexter having more “fun” than he has in a long time. During one of his many killing adventures – he’s less sneaky/brooding/careful murderer, more action/suspense movie violent/crazed.

(Spoilers and NSFW pics ahead)…

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Madonna Is Possible Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Act

Sports website SB Nation is claiming that Madonna will perform at the super bowl on February 5, 2012. This is good because, if there does happen to be some sort of apocalypse, Madonna surely would survive, being an ageless supernatural succubus who can easily survive on seeds and ashes.

The 53 year-old queen of pop would follow previous acts (since the Janet Jackson mishap in 2004) such as The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

The super bowl this year will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Portland Pterodactyl Vs. South Carolina Sabertooths. Oh wait, that doesn’t exist. Is there a better candidate than Madonna? Yes! Her name is Lady Gaga (or Rihanna)…

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Kiefer Sutherland’s Return To Fox

Fox has already ordered 13 episodes of a Touch, a new show starring my favorite blonde Canadian vampire, Kiefer Sutherland.

Sutherland plays the role of a father of a young mute boy (David Mazouz) who can predict the future.

The show is a project by Heroes creator Tim Kring, and it will air on Thursdays in Spring of 2012.

Sutherland is not the only veteran actor enlisted, Danny Glover will star as a professor who works with gifted children…

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‘2 Broke Girls’ Season Premiere Review

There’s always something comforting about the two bare essentials of sitcoms, tried and true – a good old fashioned opposites-attract style friendship, and a waitressing gig.

The coffee shop/diner thing is essential to most every memorable show, 90210‘s Peach Pit, Cheers, Central Perk on Friends, Monk’s Cafe on Seinfeld.

How unsurprising that it also triggered some pleasant memories on 2 Broke Girls.

The show is the brainchild of Michael Patrick King (key writer for Sex And The City) and Whitney Cummings. Yes you heard it right, the woman who has her own starring role on a separate brand-new sitcom on NBC titled Whitney.

2 Broke Girls’ first episode premiered yesterday on CBS after a record-breaking episode of Two And A Half Men, starring Ashton Kutcher in a buzzed-about role, after Charlie Sheen’s insanity departure…

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Adrian Grenier Bids Farewell To Entourage

I don’t want to go too crazy explaining how awful and rushed the Entourage series finale was. Let’s just say, the dialogue was cheesier than if you combined all the food from Taco Bell and Pizza Hut into one menu item.

The “story” wasn’t so hot either. I don’t want to spoil too much, but family life doesn’t go with Entourage. After eight seasons, I expect more from HBO – this was a testosterone-fest turned pajama party.

“Vince” aka Adrian Grenier took to his Facebook yesterday to express his feelings on the show’s end….

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