A few days after claiming the Golden Collar Awards were “fixed,” Conan O’Brien’s cigar-chomping canine correspondent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog crashed the Jan. 13 ceremony. The footage finally made it to air last night on Conan. Behold the irascible mutt as he accuses a tiara-clad Cavalier King Charles spaniel of having “work done” (you’ll have to watch to see which TV personality he holds up as her “Before” picture), makes below-the-collar accusations about Blackie the Doberman from Hugo, and accosts a Real House Pet of Beverly Hills. But which prime-time pooch finally takes Triumph down a peg? Find out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
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As Glee and How I Met Your Mother have handily demonstrated, a Britney Spears cameo is kind of a big deal. Modern Family producers, who are now facing down the barrel of an online fan campaign, would be smart to consider the pop star for a role.
It all started yesterday when Spears tweeted, “I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can’t wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV.” Almost immediately, desirable Family star Sofia Vergara retweeted the post, then Spears’ manager followed up two hours later, asking the fans, “@BritneySpears on Modern Family? What do you guys think?” READ FULL STORY
Modern Family was the most recent TV show to stir up controversy last night when 2-year-old Lily horrified her parents (and the Parents Television Council) by learning her first four-letter word (rhymes with “muck”). With those four letters, Modern Family joined a long tradition of small-screen swearing. In 1972, comedian George Carlin put forth a treatise called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” Now, 40 years later, how many of those prohibitions have held up? READ FULL STORY
Television, if you think about it, is like one big, crazy extended family. You’ve got your stern, but lovable dad (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), your kooky aunt (30 Rock, Cougar Town — welcome back!), your hip, urban-dwelling cousin (Happy Endings, New Girl), your drunk uncle (Saturday Night Live, Mad Men), and the relatives that no one dares to bring up at reunions and get-togethers (Sister Wives, Jersey Shore). If that’s the case, that makes Modern Family everyone’s over-achieving, award-winning, incredibly wealthy older brother. “Why can’t you be more like Modern Family?” (Fiiiiine, we get it, Emmys and Golden Globes. But sheesh, give little siblings like Parks and Rec their time to shine, too!)
But it’s not Modern Family‘s domination of the awards ceremonies that has Contrarian Corner calling it over — with love and admiration, mind you — for a heart-to-heart. After all, their insanely talented writers and actors no doubt deserve the accolades that have come their way. (Of course, in true one-upping older sibling fashion, they even make their acceptance speeches fantastic and hilarious. You just can’t win, kid sisters.)
In the latest issue of People magazine, the President and First Lady sit down to take a serious look back at 2011 and lightheartedly remind us that they’re just like us. The big news (for pop culture fans): President Obama watches Boardwalk Empire and Homeland, while wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, prefer Modern Family. There, now you know what to talk to them about should you ever meet them. According to People.com, the Obamas only recently got a DVR installed in their second-floor family quarters in the White House. Reason I will never be asked to interview the Obamas: I would have wasted valuable time having them go through all their season passes.
Also of note: The girls aren’t allowed on Facebook, but they don’t want to be on it anyway: “Their theory is, ‘Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don’t know knowing our business?'” the president says. “We’ll see how they feel in four years.” (Somehow, it hits home when children say it, right?)
P.S. My favorite line of the People White House interview is, “He kissed his wife, Michelle, and rolled his eyes at the jingle-bell collar she’d put on their dog Bo.”
It may have started as one of the fall seasons most divisive new shows, but New Girl firmly grabbed the hearts of EW.com readers this week with its Thanksgiving episode, in which Jess invited prospective mate Paul Gunslinger (Justin Long) over for a turkey dinner partially cooked in a clothing dryer. Elsewhere, How I Met Your Mother‘s ongoing Barney/Robin will-they-or-won’t-they-oh-they-did-but-then-they-ultimately-didn’t plot line kept the show in second place for another week. Check out the full rankings below: READ FULL STORY
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