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'Sesame Street' still the coolest show on TV: Katy Perry, Jason Bateman, Kara DioGuardi among the new season's celebrity guests

If you remain unsure about whether ubiquitous singer Katy Perry is annoying with her Betty Boop eyes and whip cream-shooting bikini or actually a pure pop delight, take a look at her cameo appearance on the new season (the 41st! debuting Sept. 27!) of Sesame Street. She may in fact be the most adorable creature alive: READ FULL STORY

Children reenact 'Inception' trailer with household items and their dog

Remember how awesome the Inception trailer was? Then remember when everyone decided they needed to make their own spoof version? (Dora’s Incepcion, anyone?) Everyone wanted in on summer’s blockbuster hit. The people over at MakerBaker (they make and bake things, hence the name) are a little late to the game, but I think it was well worth the wait.

They decided to reenact the trailer using things they found around the house. I have to say they do a pretty good job. For a refresher, take a look at the original Inception trailer here. Then, watch the MakerBaker’s version after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men' Special! Sally Draper's Fall TV Preview For 1965!

Mad-Men-Sally-DraperImage Credit: AMCWith the new television season upon us, and with this sensational season of Mad Men so top of mind, we were struck by the following thought: Would Mad Men’s Sally Draper, noted TV afficianado, be interested in previewing the new Fall season that’s about to start in her world of 1965? “Sure!” said the cute little couch potato.”But we gotta make it fast, because I got therapy in an hour, and The Witch only lets me have five minutes of phone time a day, and my boyfriend Glen hasn’t called yet to breathe heavily into my ear. ” Here’s what sounds exciting to her — and what sounds like a total turn-off.

My Mother The Car (Sept. 14, NBC)

Jerry Van Dyke stars in this wacky new sitcom about a guy who believes his dead mom has been resurrected as an automobile.

Sally Says: “This sounds terrible! It’s like they took my ideal fantasy (mom, dying), and then turned it into my worst nightmare (mom, eternally alive and parked in my driveway). If each episode involves a car crash, I’d be interested in watching. The car crashes, I mean. Still, why couldn’t it be My Grandpa Eugene, The Car? Now there’s a show — but only if he lets the girl drive.” READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Does 'Nutcracker in 3D' need dancing?

Some elements of the trailer for Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Nutcracker in 3D make sense: Elle Fanning plays a blank slate/child, Nathan Lane is a kindly uncle, and John Turturro is a Rat King. Virtually everything else is jarring! Rat King’s rage blackout at 1:42, the Nutcracker’s nickname “NC” (-17?), a killer helicopter that can jog. What strikes me as the oddest thing — other than the fact that NC’s face is a dead ringer for the orange lady in the classic Sesame Street clip “Orange Sings Carmen,” — is the lack of dancing. Does it even matter? Does anything matter anymore? Watch the trailer and vote below. READ FULL STORY

Victor and Digna Carpio: The new Jon and Kate Gosselin? Let's hope not.

Tonight, TLC premieres its new show Sextuplets Take New York, an eight-part series that follows the lives of Victor and Digna Carpio, their 9-year-old son, and 22-month-old sextuplets (four boys and two girls). Sound vaguely familiar? The new show, of course, comes from the same network that brought us Jon & Kate Plus 8.

But how similar will the show actually be to the much-discussed, tabloid-attracting reality series that was Jon & Kate? I loved watching TLC’s not-so-dearly departed show, and DVR’d each episode to get my weekly dose of those adorable little Gosselin children. But eventually, Jon and Kate’s marriage problems took center stage, and I just couldn’t bear to watch what led to Gosselingate 2009. So, naturally, I worried that Sextuplets would follow in Jon & Kate‘s footsteps, since it seemed to already share many similarities with its TLC predecessor: sextuplets, lots of chaos, cameras, family outings, an older sibling, etc.

But according to some early reviews, I’m way off base. The New York Daily News called the Carpios the anti-Gosselins. And The Hollywood Reporter said those only interested in a lighthearted show should “look elsewhere.” Could it be this show’s focus will actually be on parenting? Take a look at this promo for tonight’s premiere after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Jane Lynch, my sister, and an exclusive clip conspire to get me hooked on 'iCarly'

If there really is no such thing as coincidence, then the universe desperately wants me to tune in to the Sept. 11 episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. The first indication of this fact came yesterday in the form of an email from my sister Kathy that ended with the following bit of intel: “By the way, the boys [my nephews Philip and Peter] and I love to watch iCarly on Nick, and the ‘bad girl’ friend on the show is Sam. In a new episode on Saturday, September 11, Jane Lynch will guest star as Sam’s mother. We have never seen this character before, but her reputation precedes her! It should be a lot of fun, and you should try to watch. Maybe even do a PopWatch item about it. I’ll let you know what I think of the episode after it airs, but the promos are great!!” [Note presence of double exclamation point as added enticement.] It’s worth mentioning, by the way, that I got Kathy hooked on Glee –and Lynch’s Emmy-winning performance as Sue Sylvester — by insisting she watch the show in reruns this summer.

Then, today, I get an email from a Nickelodeon publicist offering an exclusive clip from the “iSam’s Mom” episode. And because I’m not the kind of person who enjoys infuriating the universe (or my sister), I’m sharing the clip after the jump.

Any you you planning to watch Jane Lynch on iCarly? Or are you such a big fan of the show that you’d be watching it anyway? Sound off below, and for all my pop-culture musings, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. READ FULL STORY

Which toy from your childhood do you miss the most?

A few days ago I returned from a week-long visit to my parent’s house in South Texas. When I wasn’t busy trying to think of creative ways to prevent my spontaneous combustion from excessive heat exposure, I found some time to clean out the toy-filled closet in my old bedroom. And by “found some time” I mean I was tired of my mother’s dirty looks.

At some point while sorting through my memories from ages 2-12, I caught myself thinking something that horrified me: “They just don’t make them this way anymore.” Suddenly, a montage of every elderly person on TV I’d ever seen saying the exact same line flashed in my brain, and I felt awful. After about two seconds of feeling like the oldest person on the planet, I snapped the heck out of it because my point was totally valid.

The majority of my childhood has long since been given away to younger cousins and sold at garage sales, but every now and then while sorting through my piles of junk, I would come across a spare piece of a toy that instantly jarred my memory. READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Justin Bieber's book cover

justin-bieber-5-200.jpgImage Credit: Robert CaplinHey, maybe I will end up reading a book this year! People has an exclusive image of the cover of America’s most treasured stuffed animal and water bottle target Justin Bieber’s memoir First Step 2 Forever: My Story, due out in October. I’d always assumed the first step of something was step 1, but who has time for numbers and mysteries when 16-year-old Justin Bieber has written ME!!! a personal message on the cover of his book?! “Lots of exclusive photos just for you. Love Justin xxx.” OMG.

Read more: Friday’s Lunchtime Poll: The Situation wishes he were a Care Bear

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Oh Britney Spears, you're gonna make it after all!

August-10-cosmo-coverImage Credit: Cosmopolitan magazineBritney Spears continues to quietly show some good sense. How’s that for a headline?! The young woman, somehow only 28 years old despite those seemingly endless years of drama and misery, is inside August’s Cosmopolitan magazine sounding like a reasonable mother with her kids’ best interests at heart. (On the cover, she’s wearing a black zippered bustier top and jeans that lack a good couple of inches of needed waistline material. Well, you can take the girl out of the oversexualized 1990s music videos but you can’t take the music videos out of the girl.) When asked how she would respond if her two young boys — red and round-cheeked Sean Preston and Jayden James, 4 and 3 — ever expressed a desire to follow their Mama’s calloused feet into showbiz, Spears was refreshingly blunt in her answer. “I’d lock them in their rooms until they turned 30,” she said.

Now doesn’t that just strike you as the best possible thing any beleaguered pop star/movie star/reality TV star could ever say about their unselfish hopes for their bright and shiny children? Can you imagine if years ago, when things started sliding South, Dina Lohan had just decided READ FULL STORY

Disney to revive the radio serial: The bee's knees or hogwash?

radio-disneyImage Credit: Radio: Dave Bradley Photography/Getty ImagesThe cryogenically frozen body of Walt Disney isn’t the only thing the House of Mouse is planning on resuscitating. Radio Disney has announced its plans to breathe life into the dusty and desiccated form of the radio serial with a scripted series called My Dream, about a teenager trying to break into the music industry. Of course it’s been adapted to match the current goldfish-minded generation: Each episode will only last 90 seconds.

With the upcoming release of the Green Hornet – which began as a radio serial in the 1930s — it looks like ol’ timey radio may be having a comeback. I think it might be cool to see some shows currently on TV try to go after that coveted octogenarian demographic and do some radio episodes. The sexy sultry voices of True Blood would work, and Glee seems custom made for the medium. And think how awesome Lost would have been if we could solve the mystery of the numbers with our Little Orphan Annie decoder rings.

Anyone else want to get in this time machine with me? Do you think any kids even know what a radio is, let alone a radio serial? Hoping Disney has a plan in the works to telegraph a whole episode of Hannah Montana?

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