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Christina Aguilera detained for public intoxication. Here, Xtina, have some much-needed PopWatch Therapy.

christina-aguileraImage Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesHey there, Christina. Come on over. Take a seat. Would you like a snack? No, I understand I sound a bit like Chris Hansen right now, but this is not To Catch a Predator. This is PopWatch Therapy. Why do you need it? Well, it seems you’ve been experiencing some hard knocks as of late. You filed for divorce from Jordan Bratman last October. Your film, Burlesque, didn’t do so well at the box office in November. Photos stolen from you by a computer hacker leaked onto the Web in December. You flubbed a line singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Super Bowl in February. And, just last night, those hard-partying rumors caught up with you when you were detained on suspicion of public intoxication, transforming you into the subject of ridicule for bloggers and Internet commenters worldwide.

So that’s where we come in. Never known to kick celebrities when they’re down (well, it depends which ones), we’re here to help. To provide, as Stuart Smalley would say, some daily affirmation. (At least for today.) So, without further ado, let’s list off some of your admirable qualities, shall we? READ FULL STORY

'Glee' cast offers Super Bowl recipes. Matthew Morrison uses 'crock-pot' as a verb.

To celebrate their post-Super Bowl episode this Sunday, the cast of Glee (and some of the characters) are offering up their favorite game-day recipes here. Watch the video below to hear Matthew Morrison tease his Amazing Chili Cream Cheese Dip. Other actor recipes include Jane Lynch’s Dream Bars, Cory Monteith’s 5-layer Dip, Heather Morris’ Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls, and Naya Rivera’s Killer Guacamole. Character recipes include Puck’s Potato Latkes, Brittany’s Cheese and Crackers, Finn’s Grilled Cheesus, Kurt’s Phyllo-Wrapped Baked Brie with Red Raspberry Chutney, and Emma’s Crust less Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. I assume giving recommendations for accompanying cocktails would’ve been frowned upon since the show has so many underage fans. I sorta wish they’d slipped up and done it. Scandal! (Because, you know, this episode really needs some press.)  READ FULL STORY

Is the 'Jersey Shore' bad for New Jersey? Some people sure think so.

jersey-shoreImage Credit: MTVThe cast of Jersey Shore won’t be fist pumping this news anytime soon. Residents of New Jersey and New York are up in arms over who will claim MTV’s GTL-ing bunch. Earlier this month, a Quinnipiac University poll surveyed people about the show, and 51 percent had an unfavorable opinion. Only 11 percent had a favorable opinion, and the rest of the people refused to answer or hadn’t heard enough about the show to respond.

But far more interesting are the politics surrounding the debate. (And no, I’m not talking about the continuing love affair between Snooki and John McCain.) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got involved last month when he blamed the Garden State’s bad reputation on several cast members who are actually from New York. (If Governors really get to talk about reality TV for work, I might consider working on a political campaign someday!) Anyway, not to be outdone, New York Gov. David Paterson blamed the environment of the Jersey Shore for the seedy reputation. Fight! Fight! Fight!

And now, thanks to the work of this new poll, we know that 35 percent of New Jersey voters agree with Gov. Christie, and 19 percent agree with Gov. Paterson. For those of you who are math impaired, like me, that leaves 46 percent who just don’t know what they think. Say what?! No opinion on the Jersey Shore? For shame! READ FULL STORY

Snugarena: The latest dance craze? Let's hope not.

Confession: I have a Snuggie. My grandmother, known for shelling out money for all kinds of ridiculous infomercial products, sent me two Snuggies (with the accompanying book light) when I was in college. And, of course, I used them with pride. I really thought I had reached full Snuggie potential. But all that changed in 30 seconds when I saw the newest commercial for the blanket with sleeves: READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway' recap: Tim prefers the wooly balls

Project-Runway-GretchenImage Credit: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime TelevisionWelcome back to the Runway! I’m filling in for Missy last-minute, so please forgive my lack of any real insight about fashion. Or maybe that doesn’t even matter! After all, this week we had one of those “unconventional challenges” we all know and some of us love. It was a CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Create an outfit from materials found in a party store. Obviously, Betsey Johnson was the guest judge and this was perfect because the name of this week’s shopping locale, “Party Glitters,” is pretty much a synonym for “Betsey Johnson dresses.” Not many other designers would have freaked out quite as hard that one of the benefits of Valerie’s chic black-and-white dress was that its cocktail-napkin skirt could be lifted in order for an hors d’oeuvres-hoovering party guest to wipe her own mouth.

We have a new villain! Now that weirdo Jason is gone, Gretchen — who had won both challenges — has boldly stepped up onto the Most Hated pedestal. In addition to CONSTANTLY offering unsolicited “advice” (read: thinly veiled criticism) to most of her competitors, she decided to become the mother hen of the workroom, forcing the other children to keep their stations clean and “prepare everything before you start working” as if they would get extra credit for this nonsense. Seriously, shut up — everyone works differently. If Kristin wants to wait until hours into the challenge to decide between her “animal wooly balls” and her “real balls,” that’s her prerogative! It’ll also be much, much better because Tim Gunn will be given the perfect opportunity to announce that he prefers the wooly balls. I love when Tim delivers a sexual innuendo and is sooo proud of himself. On anyone else, this might seem gauche, like a dress with ruffled legs or a fringed crotch. On Tim it’s just adorable. READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men': What's the best way to celebrate the season premiere? Drinking, of course.

Jon-Hamm-MadImage Credit: Craig Blankenhorn/AMCOnly two days until the Mad Men season 4 premiere, and what better way to celebrate the launch of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce than by pouring yourself a drink (or twelve)? If you like healthy competition, how about making a game out of it? You could drink every time Don has a meaningless fling, Roger Sterling is blatantly sexist, Betty ignores her needy children, or Joan is awesome. Or if you’re really looking to celebrate, why not just cut to the chase and drink when the characters of Mad Men do what they do best (and most frequently): drink. In case you’ve forgotten just how often that is, watch Vulture’s “Drunk Men” video, which highlights all the wonderfully boozy moments of the show (and the philosophy behind them: “We drink because it’s what men do.”)

Consider this your Friday (and Saturday, and Sunday) night plans, PopWatchers. And while it seems most appropriate to sip what Don Draper and Co. are partial to — that would be Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and Martinis — feel free to pick your own poison (just lay off the seafood!). Last (wo)man standing will be declared the winner…or an alcoholic.

What are you doing to celebrate the return of Mad Men?

Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live': Who else is obsessed?

cohen-parkerThe Hills may have its own Canadian VJ-hosted after-show, but the real after-show party seems to be with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. On the show, the network’s poster boy brings on guests – like kooky Bravo characters and his own friends (stars like Sarah Jessica Parker) – to drink, take calls from viewers, and raise a glass to Cohen’s “Mazel of the Week,” a bold-faced name who’s earned a good place in the hearts of Cohen and viewers. (Think: Sandra Bullock, the most recent recipient.)

If you watch the show, you know that there isn’t anything particularly exceptional about it. In fact, it has that Wayne’s World-y public access feel to it. Yet somehow, I’m oddly fascinated. Perhaps it’s the awkward pairing of guests (i.e. Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Real Housewives of New York‘s Bethenny Frankel) or Cohen’s loosey goosey attitude, but something is working for me.

Not familiar with the show? Check out the clip after the jump to see Cohen chat with Frankel and a teen caller who happens to be a Real Housewives fanatic. It’s one hot mess — and I love it! READ FULL STORY

'The Room': On the scene at the sold-out Ziegfeld Theatre screening of Tommy Wiseau's masterpiece

the-roomAh, the Ziegfeld Theatre. The refined, legendary movie house in New York City has played host to hundreds of A-list affairs since its 1969 opening, premiering hundreds of critically-lauded, star-studded films. (Oh, hi Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, and Daniel Radcliffe!)

Last night was a different story. After spending months showing Tommy Wiseau’s cult film The Room at New York’s dingy Village East Cinema on the last Friday of every month, Saturation Films — the folks who stage the screenings — decided to class things up a bit by relocating this month’s midnight screening of “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” to the Ziegfeld. And though, like many of the theatre’s A-list premieres, the screening was completely sold-out — yes, 1,200 people, including Mac guy Justin Long, bought tickets — the scene outside the theatre was far from glitzy. Which, of course, is kind of perfect. Instead of a red carpet, there was a seemingly never-ending line of fans who so anticipated the event, they showed up to nab a spot as early as 8:45 p.m. (I arrived at about 8:50, and still somehow ended up being the 22nd person in line.) Instead of paparazzi, there were 1,200 cult followers snapping so many photos, it would be easy to accept that love is blind because, well, we all nearly went blind. And instead of a limo, the film’s two stars in attendance — Greg Sestero and Wiseau himself — stepped nonchalantly out of a yellow cab on 54th Street. And what followed was absolute mayhem. READ FULL STORY

Meredith Viera reports from the front lines of 'Today"s fourth hour, uncovers even more wine-drinking than we realized

At the urging of reader questions (or a burning desire to get in on Saturday Night Live‘s next Hoda-and-Kathie Lee parody), Meredith Viera became “executive producer” for a day on the fourth hour of the Today show. And mostly what she found out was that, as usual, there was enough wine-guzzling to make even the most devoted oenophile/alcoholic nauseous. (It’s 10 a.m., people!) Seriously, the biggest challenge SNL faces when they do Hoda and Kathie Lee is that it’s impossible to top the real thing in ridiculousness. “They are lushes,” Meredith reported, making it clear she does not normally watch the fourth hour of her own show.

Honestly, does morning TV get any better than the fourth hour of Today? And what did everyone think of Kirk Cameron’s co-hosting duties during today’s show? (More good news for 1980s and 1990s nostalgics: Alan Thicke is co-hosting tomorrow, Ralph Macchio Thursday, and Andrew Shue Friday!)

New Year's Eve fun: Share your favorite film and TV drunk scenes

The ball is set to drop in just a matter of hours, PopWatchers! So I can only imagine that more than a few of you are preparing to channel your inner Frank the Tanks this holiday. (Now I believe it is my duty to warn you that streaking will probably be looked down upon by your respective towns, as well as your respective sober selves when you see the inevitable embarrassing pics.)

And as I begin to line up my own champagne and wine bottles to celebrate the new year, I’m reminded of those in film and on TV who willingly put themselves in humiliating, decidedly non-sober situations purely to make us laugh. Like, for example, Frank the Tank in Old School. But as funny as it was to watch Will Ferrell prance around in the nude after more than a few keg stands, I’d argue that the funniest drunk scene in a movie or TV predates dear ol’ Frank by more than 50 years. I’m talking about, of course, Lucille Ball’s iconic Vitameatavegamin scene from a 1952 episode of I Love Lucy.

Honorable mentions, however, go to Charlie Korsmo in Can’t Hardly Wait, Leslie Mann in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Ari Graynor in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Robert Hays in Airplane, who, I admit, was never really drunk, but had a really unfortunate drinking problem. But that’s just my opinion, PopWatchers. What are your favorite drunk scenes in TV and movies?

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