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What a fun, sexy time for Tony Hale!

Arrested Development‘s Baby Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) guest-starred as Pottery Teacher in the March 18 Community, and tonight he’s on Law & Order (NBC, 10 p.m. ET) playing an estranged father whose ex-wife flees to Brazil with his kid. “They took my daughter!” Tony Hale is yelling in the pictured moment from the episode preview, even though it would make more sense if he were beating on Buster’s Native American drum set for extra emphasis, possibly until his hand fell off. Kate Ward and I are having trouble conceiving of “Serious Buster,” even though we know that Tony Hale is a very capable actor and that his character, “Philip Shoemaker” (subtle nod to Buster Brown?) is really going to be Serious Tony Hale. Just give us a few hours. We’re gonna run this through our brains again on Pots and Pans.

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Heidi Montag attempts humor: Funny? Or Die?

Heidi Montag and Ron Howard, together at last? Somehow I never expected those two to work together.

Outrageous breasts and plastic face aside, this is part of an actual movement pushing for a consumer protection agency. Part of me hates that Heidi effing Montag is now somehow part of something legitimate and vaguely humorous (rather than something phony and only humorous ironically), but [said with straight face] maybe she contains multitudes.

Can the inclusion of someone you find loathsome change how you feel about a cause, PopWatchers? Or is a good idea a good idea, no matter how strange the spokesperson?

'Cougar Town' recap: 'What Are You Doin' In My Life,' Beverly D'Angelo?

Perfect casting: Beverly D’Angelo as Busy Philipps’ bad mom. The Sheila character called to mind Jan Hooks as Jane Krakowski’s only-out-for-herself mom on 30 Rock, though I’m not sure Jenna’s mom would have known “exactly the right place to punch a person to make them throw up.” After all the familial drama (“mom dram”? can we make that happen?), Philipp’s Laurie, who wants to be a grownup so bad, will finally move into her own condo (with a co-sign from Jules). Meanwhile, Barb and Travis had a big Norma Desmond subplot — Travis’ reaction upon seeing Barb after her ghastly facelift that “hurt like a thousand sons of bitches” reminded me of when Maeby found that blood-sucking creature Lucille on Arrested Development. By the way, do not miss Tanner’s hilarious interview with Carolyn Hennesy, the genius behind super-cougar Barb — she describes the character as “Sue Ann Nivens meets Karen from Will & Grace with a touch of Cloris Leachman thrown in.” She also did the voice of Bambi’s dead mother. Read it. My fave five lines from last night’s episode are after the jump. What were yours? READ FULL STORY

Happy National Pancake Day!

It’s P-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-Pancake Day! In the U.S., at least. Other parts of the world celebrated Pancake Day last week on Shrove Tuesday, which I initially read as “Shroom Tuesday.” Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. But last Tuesday was also Fat Tuesday, and We the People of Fat Ammy’s need to maximize our fat-related holidays whenever we can. We’re all just trying to get by, on a sled composed of butter. Sing it, Maid Marian and her Merry Men!

PopWatch PSA: You can go to IHOP and eat free pancakes until 10 p.m. They’re free, but charitable donations are encouraged. An infographic on the website uses the visual of 15 stacked pancakes to illustrate the concept “$5 million in five years.” No one really needs to understand this in order to appreciate it.)

So syrupy: Our random-as-this-holiday gallery of 14 memorable movie breakfasts. What’s your favorite?

Should Snickers change its tagline to 'No more dizzies'?

Still in the Betty White-y afterglow of the Super Bowl commercials, I’m psyched about this upcoming Snickers commercial featuring Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli a.k.a. Lucille 2. The best part is at the very end when you can hear her yell “Zip it!”

Oh, Snickers, how grand! How terribly grand. Which other divas of a certain age should pack themselves with peanuts next? I say all of them.

Laugh tracks: Love 'em or leave 'em?

What would happen if we lived in a world without a laugh track? Beyond the obvious notion that everyone on sitcoms would be sad and depressed, it would make things totally awkward. This fact was highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter posting this clip from The Big Bang Theory without its usual laugh track:

Those long, drawn-out silences are painful, but not as painful as watching this slightly funny, slightly twisted clip from a laugh track-enhanced version of The Shining: READ FULL STORY

'Cougar Town' recap: Keep On Loving You

On last night’s Cougar Town, everyone had a bunch of sex and most of them shared a bunch of feelings and it was all so touching that I now have this weird bite mark on my knee. Ellie threw “Mr. McNeedy” a bone, Travis took time out from hanging with his country music superstar guy friends to camp out with his twiggy girlfriend Kylie, Laurie slept with Grayson again (“It was raining! And REO Speedwagon rocks so hard!”), and Jules “used Bobby like a sexual get well card” to get over Scott Foley. In the process, nearly all of the characters poked their heads out from their protective curtains of quippy sarcasm to be honest about their feelings. Travis told Kylie how glad he was that his first time was with her, and that HE LOVED HER OMG. Ellie offered Andy a rare nugget of appreciation by telling him she relaxes when he walks in the door — and yet he still apologized for his nonexistent “tude” and guessed incorrectly that her long boring speech would end with sex. As for Jules and Bobby — who’s really grown on me as a viable character, by the way, and could maybe fill in as the heart of the show should something ever happen to Busy Philipps’ rack — Jules loves Bobby but not in that way anymore. “We’re just not gonna end up back together again.” Oh, god! Did you guys see his face as he hopefully suggested she take some time to reconsider? This marks two episodes in a row in which Jules has turned down what could have been a stable relationship with someone who’s really into her. Is she really destined to be with Grayson, her “someday guy”? Even if he continues to be, according to Laurie, the only man who gets less sexy when he plays guitar? Discuss in the comments; meanwhile, my 10 favorite moments…. READ FULL STORY

Does David Cook look like Jason Bateman in a hard hat?

Settle this for us, PopWatchers. I say the American Idol winner (or Rock Singer, according to this semi-unfortunate chyron), who helped build a house in Indiana on last night’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, reminded me of Jason Bateman on a Bluth Company construction site in Arrested Development. I don’t know, I just got a vibe. Office miscreant Michael Slezak, on the other hand, says hell to the no he they look nothing alike! Whatever. The blue tone of the hat corrupts the comparison. Either way, it was a good thing Cookie Monster had a hard hat to cover up his hair, and Slezak and I both agree that David Cook should not hesitate to incorporate a hard hat into his next music video. We are on the same page again! The page is called POPWATCH and it is Solid As A Rock. Oh and the title of this post should really be “Annie comes up with lamest excuse yet to bring up Arrested Development.”

Speaking of Idol, the Ford sponsorship on Home Edition is out of control. It was especially poignant when Ty told the Cowan family their brand new Ford F150 and then explained, “It’s built Ford Tough. Just like your garage.” Anyone else tune in last night to watch David Cook auction off homemade pillows for a grand each?

Michael Cera hanging with 'Jersey Shore' cast: Et tu, George Michael?

We may need to break out a new PopWatch category called “What the hell, George Michael?”

Michael Cera has been hanging with the cast of Jersey Shore all day, filming an MTV special pegged to this Friday’s release of Youth in Revolt, according to Vulture. Cera’s choice to associate himself with a species similar to the thick layer of algae under the Bluth family’s yacht ensures that thousands of people who would not have been aware of Youth in Revolt will see photos like this one and this one of his Pauly D-esque hairstyle and therefore become aware of Youth in Revolt. Well done, sir. Also…


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Michael Cera wants to tickle your belly button from the inside

There’s a new red band trailer for Michael Cera’s Youth in Revolt up on College Humor. You can watch it if you’re in a safe place that promotes sex and filth (like the EW office), but if you’re not, I’ve taken the liberty of inserting inside-jokey terms from Arrested Development in place of the “naughty” bits of some of the dialogue, below. Watch your mouth, George Michael Bluth!

“I’m gonna help you stick your filthy [banana stand] in this tomato.”
“I’m gonna [the bleeped-out s--- that G.O.B. says while threatening the Bluth Company staff during "Afternoon Delight"] and wear you like the crown that you are.”
“Hey, does that movie come with [hop-ons] for your [Volvo]?”
“For all the world knows my [candy beans] could be [covered in blue paint] as we speak.”

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