Archive for February, 2011
Not content with roping in Tom Hanks for last night’s Toddlers & Tiaras spoof, Jimmy Kimmel also gave the ladies a chance to get good and silly…
Check out Jimmy alongside Jessica Alba and Biel (who I can never tell apart), Sofia Vergara, Kelly Ripa, Eva Longoria, Emily Blunt, Minka Kelly – and even Lindsay Lohan in a fake infomercial for a mock workout video – Hottie Body Humpilates.
It’s WAY too long and a lot of it doesn’t work – but it gets kind of amusing midway through when the ladies really start going for it. And let’s face it, this is probably going to be Lohan’s only acting work this year!
Check out the clip below… funny – or a bit forced?
Finally some laughs on Oscar night!
Following last night’s dreary Academy Awards ceremony Jimmy Kimmel presented his usual post show chat fest with some pretty A list names on board.
One moment that’s sure to make the folks at TLC happy – Tom Hanks taking on long running docu-soap Toddlers & Tiaras as he coaches his ‘daughter’ for pageant success.
Sure child beauty pageants are an easy target – and the clip’s a tad long and doesn’t all work – but I certainly chuckled a few times – and check out the guest appearance at the end!
The wait is almost over… check out the trailer for the latest season of the Showtime smash, Nurse Jackie.
I came to the Jackie party rather late, assuming the show would just be another hospital drama or just more Scrubs style zaniness. But after zipping through the first two seasons last year I have to confess I freaking love Nurse Jackie!
The writing is superb, the characters so well defined, the acting terrific… nursing student Zoey cracks me up every time she appears, I adore fabulous Brit doctor O’Hara and I really like how the writers broke out hospital administrator Gloria in season 2 and made her so much more than just an overbearing bureaucrat.
Of course the last series ended badly for Jackie herself with the web of lies she’s constructed beginning to crash down around her… husband Kevin and O’Hara know about her painkiller addiction and tried to stage an intervention – but Kevin still doesn’t know about her long running affair with Eddie the pharmacist who’s now ended up as one of his best friends! Will this be the season he finally finds out?
It’s just such a great show – and for any of you out there who haven’t caught More >
As you may have noticed Roseanne Barr has been back in the headlines recently with her Oprah appearance and the announcement of her upcoming new Lifetime reality show (which sounds dreadful). So we figured now was as good a time as any to induct Roseanne, Barr’s groundbreaking late 80’s sitcom, into our Remote Patrolled Hall of Fame.
Like many 80’s shows I watched Roseanne as an import in the UK, where it aired on Friday nights on Channel Four (the network had a great comedy block going on for a while there). I was 15 when the show first launched, definitely the right age for Roseanne’s trademark bad attitude and one-liners. Though Roseanne didn’t feel so groundbreaking in England – where low-income families were often featured in comedies and soaps – I can understand why the show stood out in a US TV landscape populated by the likes of Small Wonder and ALF. Roseanne was definitely worlds apart from these plastic middle class families and their cheesy and cheery stage school kids.
If you live in America, chances are Katie Price probably means very little to you…
But if you live in my home country, Britain, she’s a household name, dominating tabloid front pages day after day.
Katie – also formerly known as Jordan – started as a glamor (i.e. topless) model who became famous for dating well known people and saying almost anything to provoke a reaction. She famously dated and had a child with footballer Dwight York, clashed with ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, met and married Australian pop star Peter Andre, had two more kids with him before divorcing and marrying a cross dressing UFC fighter called Alex Reid, who she’s now divorcing… and on it goes.
Price has published FOUR autobiographies (yep, you read that right!), five adult fiction novels, two series of children’s books, launched a range of babywear, two fragrances, a tanning range and yet no-one really knows what it is she actually does! Her life is pure soap opera and she sells tones of newspapers – plus all her endeavors have made her a small fortune! And of course she has her own reality show – as does her ex, Andre!
Along the way, More >
We’ve had The Osbournes, The Hasselhoffs and The Kardashians – now get ready for TV’s next reality sensation… The Skywalkers!
Check out this clip doing the rounds today featuring Darth, Luke, Leia and Darth‘s new wife as they adjust to life in Manhattan…
Quick confession – I’m actually working with Darth’s wife aka Gayle Robbins on another TV project at the moment – she posted the clip this morning on You Tube and I figured it deserved a wider audience.
So check it out, below…
How did he do it?
Check out this clip of Chinese magician Fu Yandong from a recent overseas TV broadcast, showing off his ‘magic’ skills…
Fu is seemingly able to control the movements of 6 fish and make them swim in formation… but animal rights experts are outraged, believing that the magician has fed the fish tiny magnets and is thus able to control them with science, not sorcery! So upset are the protesters that Fu’s last TV appearance was canceled…
But what do you think? How does he pull this trick off…? Start commenting everyone…
When Does It Start: Wednesday February 23rd at 9.00pm / 8.00c on The CW
In A Nutshell: 9 overweight couples plan their perfect wedding day… but first they need to lose those pesky pounds!
What’s It About: Um, the title kind of says it all!
Shedding For The Wedding features 9 large couples who all want to lose weight before their big day – and in the process win themselves a dream wedding. Hosting the show is actress Sara Rue who’s also a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig (and lost 50 lbs on the program). There’s a couple of generic personal trainers on hand (who don’t even get introduced in the trailer) – they should have used our own Angry Trainer! And of course the show features that wedding show staple, the gay wedding planner (oh how I love seeing gay men used as wedding accessories when they themselves can’t marry!)
Are you excited yet…?
Here’s a cool video for anyone feeling romantic this Valentine’s weekend...
Check out this mash up of some of TV’s best kisses featuring everything from Glee and Modern Family to Roseanne and Friends to Star Trek and I Love Lucy...
There’s some memorable moments in here (and good to see some diversity too) – though I think there are a few kisses I would have added in – and some I would have taken out (Ally McBeal and Robert Downey Jr – really?)
The last kiss in the montage was definitely very memorable though… wow, that clip takes me back!
Here’s the clip… and have a great Valentine’s everyone
When Does It Start: Monday February 14th at 8.30pm / 9.30c on CBS
In A Nutshell: Boy meets girl, boy instantly falls in love with girl… but boy’s best friend and girl’s best friend just hate one another…
What’s It About: Ben (Jason Biggs) is a lawyer who’s just met Kate (Sarah Chalke) who he believes is the woman of his dreams. But Kate’s roommate, Connie (Judy Greer) and Ben’s best friend Larry (Tyler Labine) take an instant dislike to one another and can barely stand to be in the same room together… hey, guess what’s gonna happen next!