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PopWatch Pop Quiz: 'The Bachelor' or 'Intervention'?

Last night’s Intervention featured Kimberly, an alcoholic who lives in a big house and spends all of her spare time drinking. The Bachelor features “ladies” who “live” in a big house and spend all of their spare time drinking. It’s only a matter of time before the Champagne Flute of Fate will get us all.

Try to determine which quote is from which show. It may be harder than you think!

‘THE BACHELOR’ OR ‘INTERVENTION’? for Jan. 23, 2012

1. “I am 100 percent thinking I cannot do this. I’m scared.”
2. “I sat there and I was just crying in the street.”
3. “F—- her! F— her!”
4. “I almost want to rip her head off and verbally assault her.”
5. “I am one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”
6. “I just can’t listen to this because it’s too absurd.”
7. “It’s always about you, you, you, you, you. One is a lonely number, and you’re going to die.”
8. “It’s the most painful thing in this world. I want what I couldn’t get here. I want all that good stuff; I want it to last and I want it to be right. And I’m skeptical that it even exists anymore.”
9. “I wonder if you’ll take this seriously enough.”
10. “The only emotion I feel when I look into that house is shame.”

GOOD LUCK! And the answers are…. READ FULL STORY

Anthony Bourdain calls out Paula Deen (again) in not-so-subtle tweet

Where Paula Deen goes, Anthony Bourdain seems to follow…and so does a big ol’ serving of controversy.

Shortly after the news came down this morning that famed food personality Deen confirmed that she has Type 2 diabetes, Bourdain — who’s famously had a beef with Deen in the past — made an oddly coincidental and cryptic comment on his Twitter feed, likely referring to his rival’s latest revelation. “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business,” Bourdain wrote, “so I can profitably sell crutches later.”

TMZ picked up on the tweet, but Bourdain hedged his response to Deen on Twitter later in the day: “For the record: Never called anybody a “diabetic scam artist”. TMZ’s words. Not mine.”

The tweet likely refers to the fact that Deen officially announced her affliction while also touting her new Diabetes in a New Light Web site and products, thus capitalizing on a disease that — one could argue, and it seems Bourdain certainly is — she helped further in America with the comfort food she teaches the television masses to make. Not to take Bourdain’s side, but all that fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sticks of butter definitely weren’t preventing diabetes in any way.

Bourdain’s bad blood with Deen dates back to last summer, when he called her the “most dangerous person to America” and said that she’s “proud of the fact that her food is f—— back for you.” Deen responded, naturally: “Get a life.”

Love him or hate him, does Bourdain have a point? Is it sick that Deen is profiting from a disease she seems to endorse? Are you Team Bourdain or Team Deen in this feud?

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

Read more:
Paula Deen has diabetes, tells ‘Today’ it is ‘not a death sentence’
Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain are at war

Bill O'Reilly wins 'white-off' with Bernie Goldberg: 'I'm a brother, man'

When Bill O’Reilly and Fox contributor Bernie Goldberg had a white-off after a New York Times reporter called Mitt Romney “the whitest white man to run for president in recent memory,” Goldberg came armed with evidence of his street cred: a photo of him posing with… Ice-T? Ice Cube? Bernie pulled a Rick Perry, and O’Reilly pounced. “I’m a brother, man,” he said. “I know the Cubes from the T’s.” READ FULL STORY

David Cross will apparently trash 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' until he's blue in the face

The increasingly poor word choices of David Cross? When the subject of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked came up during his visit to Conan on Monday night, the comic actor once again didn’t sugarcoat his feelings about what it was like working on the film. (During an interview with IndieWire.com last month Cross called it “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.”)

But it wasn’t Cross’ reiteration that, aside from the cast and crew members, “it was the most miserable experience I’ve ever had in my professional life,” or his cracks at the movie’s expense, which he called “a big commercial for Carnival Cruise lines,” rather a swipe at one of the film’s producers that might be more even painful to endure than Chipwrecked itself.

While discussing a point in filming in which Cross said he was legally “forced … to spend a week on a cruise ship” to dress up as a pelican, a decision he said was made by a producer on the project. (The Arrested Development star talked about the unpleasant cruise and his beef with the producers to The Onion, as well.) Then Cross, who was raised Jewish but now identifies as an Atheist, described the unnamed producer in question as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”

The moment elicited some nervous laughter from the audience (as well as co-guest Seth Green) but visibly made host Conan O’Brien uncomfortable, as he quickly changed the subject. Maybe that’s the best course of action for Cross at this point, too. When it comes to Alvin and the Chipmunks: Change the subject.

Watch the moment (which goes from 29:09 to 32:32) below: READ FULL STORY

Keith Olbermann clashes with Current TV, media, and Twitter followers

Keith Olbermann’s Countdown returned to the air Wednesday night after it was preempted Tuesday for live coverage of the Iowa caucuses. But the story of his absence isn’t ready to die, and the media are wondering if Olbermann’s most recent “clash” with his bosses means his days at Current TV are “numbered.”

After learning that Olbermann and his staff thought they were putting on a show in New York Tuesday, Current TV president David Bohrman sent an internal memo insisting Olbermann had been asked to headline its primary coverage but declined. Olbermann, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, said, “I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable condition. They know it and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong.”  READ FULL STORY

Contrarian Corner: I've had it with video stores!

I am very disappointed in myself right now for many reasons (intense cold-weather reclusion, strong identification with Charlize Theron’s character in Young Adult, weight gain), but at the top of the list is confirmation of my recent aversion to video stores.

I’m supposed to appreciate these relics, the sprawling box-like storefronts that just seem to bleed out smaller and smaller rectangles — 99-cent outdated movie posters, clunky VHS tapes the stores will practically pay you to remove, DVDs-for-purchase that no one will ever open again. Every few days during the late ’90s, I moped around the Garden Market Blockbuster (now out of business, though my mom just told me it became a costume warehouse for two weeks this October; so tragic) and Video 66 on Joliet Rd. (still there! possibly due to Honey Fluff Donuts next store?) (Update: just drove by and I was wrong; it’s now a vacant-again storefront that says FUN TAN, ugh) — because what else would I do with my life? And then whenever I was back home over the holidays or the summers throughout the late 2000s, I would mope around the same stores again, just in different sweatpants. I’m sure the Video 66 guy appreciated my upgrade from “flannel” to “yoga.” READ FULL STORY

Kris Humphries named NBA's most disliked player; booed by New York crowd

Kris Humphries isn’t exactly a big star in an NBA galaxy full of LeBrons and Kobes, but he’s being treated like one because of his off-the-court profile. When the New Jersey Nets forward took the court last night to face the New York Knicks in an exhibition game, the Madison Square Garden crowd greeted him with boos and heckled him every time he touched the ball. The crowd had so much fun taunting him that when he sat on the bench, they pleaded for more, chanting, “We want Humphries! We want Humphries!”

This wasn’t an isolated incident. According to a new Forbes.com fan poll, Humphries has surpassed LeBron James as the most disliked player in the league, a somewhat surprising showing for a non-superstar like Humphries. READ FULL STORY

Matt Damon hits President Obama again. Does he only hurt the ones he loves?

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Looks like Matt Damon is going to have a big serving of humble pie at his Christmas feast this year. The Oscar winner just backpedaled on his harsh words for Bourne writer Tony Gilroy, and now he’s gone and done it again. In an interview with ELLE ironically titled “Matt Damon: Hollywood’s Sexiest Mr. Nice Guy,” Damon reiterated his previous criticism of President Barack Obama. READ FULL STORY

Alviiiin! David Cross calls 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' 'the most unpleasant experience I've ever had'

In a recent interview with IndieWire.com, actor/comedian David Cross described working on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked– Ghost Protocol: A Game of Shadows — Sorry, but that title is ripe for parody! Ripe! — “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.” Meanwhile, EW’s own Adam Markovitz called the third installment in the series, “Nothing more than a cynical stab at grabbing kids’ attention—and, more importantly, their parents’ cash.” (In short, you actually couldn’t pay people enough to want to deal with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Not even some of the people in it.) READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin has words for flight attendants in online, er, 'apology'?

Alec Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight on Monday, in part, for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends, but the 30 Rock star certainly had no shortage of words when he wrote a piece for The Huffington Post regarding the incident titled “My Flying Lesson.” (Ah, if only Carol had been his Captain!)

The now Twitter-less star (he quit the social networking site hours after sending out a series of angry tweets at the airline) had way more than a 140 characters in what can only be described as a non-apology apology. While Baldwin does begin his open letter by apologizing to his fellow passengers on the flight (“It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone”) the actor mostly aired his frustrations with the airline industry in general. READ FULL STORY

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