The idea of watching Kate Gosselin and ex-governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin together is a little like drinking a can of Four Loko. You know it will be disgusting, but you can’t resist it — even if you will likely black out the whole traumatic experience anyway. (Or at least want to.) So, needless to say, it will be tough to avoid watching the Kate Plus 8 star appear on this Sunday’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, in which the subjects of tabloid fodder go camping and attempt to out-do each other when it comes to high-decibel sentence delivery. (I’m with you, Kate.) But here’s a selling point, guys: There are bears. Watch a promo for the episode after the jump.
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Say what you will about Nicolas Cage — that he has bad hair, that he makes questionable career choices, that he dressed in a bear suit and punched a woman in Wicker Man — but you have to admit the guy is really good at losing his sh– in movies. Exhibit A: This NSFW compilation video. Watch the actor, starring in Vampire’s Kiss, as he manages to make the alphabet maniacal and petrifying. Don’t use this for the kids, teachers.
Click the jump for some classic Cage rage. READ FULL STORY
All you people, can’t you see (can’t you see): Enough years have gone by that you can admit you like BSB. This is an important development for die-hard ‘N Sync fans (like myself), who’d always felt like she had to choose between the two. Backstreet Boys started wearing me down with their 2005 music video for “Incomplete,” which I’ve always said deserved an honorary MTV VMA for Best Dramatic Acting by a Boy Band Ever. (And yes, that song is on my iPod, and I like it even more than “I Want It That Way,” which is, of course, widely considered one of the best boy band songs of all time.) But last night’s performance at the American Music Awards with NKOTB (watch it below) sealed the deal. I will no longer feel guilty for liking BSB. Other things I realized watching their performance last night:
• Pat Monahan of Train also enjoys the Backstreet Boys (you were totally sing along, sir!).
• Even though my high school yearbook is full of people wishing Jordan Knight and I a happily ever after, I now prefer Backstreet Boys to NKOTB. (GASP!)
• NKOTB’s “Step By Step” dance has got to go.
What did you learn last night? As cool as it was to see BSB and NKOTB lined up on stage, do you think it’s the kind of fun that’s best enjoyed in six-minute doses, or could you see it lasting through their full concert? (To consider the latter, I would need to know everyone would be singing on key. But due to the overwhelming response, 18 more summer 2011 tour dates have just been added, including second shows in the sold-out Toronto and Chicago.)
P.S. How fitting is it that Jonathan Knight didn’t make it into this picture? We love you Jonathan, even if this photographer didn’t! READ FULL STORY
A couple months ago, we asked what notorious JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater should do after officially parting ways with his employer. The near-clairvoyant Keith Staskiewicz predicted that the steamed stew had a future as an ad pitchman. Wrong! The correct answer was: Rapping pitchman. MC Slater in the hizzouse! READ FULL STORY
“A Habitat for Profanity,” on the amount of foul language hitting the airwaves on the broadcast networks in primetime. Comparing the first two full weeks of fall TV programming in 2010 with the first two full weeks of the 2005-2006 season, PTC says its found a 69.3 percent increase. (Pause while you appreciate the humor in that number not being 68 percent or 70 percent.) The PTC blames the increase on the broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW) failing to regulate themselves properly in light of the courts striking down the FCC’s attempt to limit the broadcast of “fleeting expletives” to the late-night “safe harbor” hours. Here’s the full report, which breaks down the percentage change on various words — there’s a 2,409 percent increase in the use of a bleeped or muted “f—,” from 11 instances to 276 – as well as by network. (Fox posted the greatest increase in the general use of profanity — up 269 percent.) The PTC is particularly upset because the greatest increase in the use of the “harshest profanities” across the board was found in the 8 p.m. “Family Hour” and 9 p.m. hour, as opposed to the later 10 p.m. hour. Across all networks, “f—” was used 111 times in the 8 p.m. hour (up from 10) and 156 times at 9 p.m. (up from only 1).The Parents Television Council has issued an awesomely titled report,
Now, there is a part of me that reads this report and chuckles that the use of the words “balls” and “boobs” are up (2oo percent and 90 percent, respectively), while “damn” and “bastard” are down and “douche” remained steady. Also funny: The report includes Chuck Lorre’s full Two and a Half Men vanity card presumably addressed to PTC president Tim Winter. But those are some interesting numbers. I wish the PTC would have broken it down show-by-show, so we’d know if it’s the same shows getting progressively more risqué or if the networks are leaning toward shows that lend themselves to that kind of dialogue. READ FULL STORY
The Fran Drescher Show is happening. Long rumored to be making a foray into the chat format, Drescher will get a three-week run in six major markets beginning on Nov. 26. Debmar-Mercury and Fox Television Stations will co-produce the “preview,” which, if successful on Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando, would give birth to a national debut next fall. What can we expect? The one-hour talker will feature “Drescher’s witty commentary on captivating topics, current events, pop culture and interviews,” according to the announcement. It will also boast plenty of jokes about her famous voice and puns, if Drescher’s statement is any indication: ”I’m thrilled to be able to bring The Fran Drescher Tawk Show to daytime TV, which fits me hand in glove. It will cover all of my passions, everything from pedicures to politics. America will have a chance to see the real Fran Drescher, beyond The Nanny. I’m the girl next door, a self-made woman who has been to hell and back a few times. [She's a rape and cancer survivor.] I look forward to sharing my life lessons, having fun, learning Frantastic things with women in daytime and working with the Fox stations and Debmar-Mercury to bring this exciting new project to all of my fans.”
Are you in? In addition to her daily fashion choices, you have to at least want to see/hear the theme song. May we suggest a fun, animated ditty telling her life story (“…the gabber named Fran!”).
“Tardy for the Party” was a fluke!) Zolciak gets meta as she talk-sings through the various ways you can see just how fabulous she is: “YouTube, Bravo, check my tweets/22 million follow me” (maybe that number is aspirational?), and makes a possible hint towards a future Housewives departure: “It ain’t gonna be easy replacing me/Those other other girls they wanna be like me/But they’re just Barbies/All body no brain/Google my name/I’m doing my thing.” You’ve heard the preview and now it’s time for the real thing. (Perez has the entire song linked here.) READ FULL STORYThe Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak has clearly outdone herself (and Bravo’s other Real Housewives) by releasing her second single. (And you thought