The bad news: Unless you live in one of a handful of major urban areas, you won’t get a chance to visit the Bluth family’s iconic Original Frozen Banana Stand this spring.
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It was double trouble for the final four on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice tonight as two celebs were fired. But they didn’t even get to take part in the usual phony job interview. Instead they were summoned back to the Boardroom to be disposed of by Donald Trump without taking part in any sort of task. My full recap will be up at 2 a.m. (UPDATE: Click to read Dalton’s full Celebrity Apprentice recap), but to find out, or sound off on, who was fired and who’s left in the final two, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Keep reading only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.] READ FULL STORY »
After 39 days, two medical evacuations, one rice and beans pouring out meltdown, and one friendship formed and dissolved over a pair of false teeth, Survivor: Caramoan finally crowned its winner on Sunday evening. My full recap will be up soon (UPDATE: Click to read Dalton’s full Survivor: Caramoan finale recap), but to find out or sound off on who won, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you've already watched Sunday's season finale of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites.] READ FULL STORY »
In hindsight, fans were bound to be disappointed. With Kristen Wiig’s eagerly anticipated return to SNL– after just a year away – many viewers were torn between wanting to see the best of her old characters and wanting to watch her expand. Unfortunately, last night we got neither. An eager Wiig brought the energy, and, especially alongside her friend Maya Rudolph, seemed to be having a great time visiting her old stomping ground, but for much of the show that enthusiasm — even during the return of characters like Dooneese — didn’t transfer to viewers at home.
The episode started with a cold opener featuring CSPAN coverage of the Benghazi hearings, with the central premise that many felt these were a shameless ratings grab as opposed to an actual search for truth. The decision to have ratings-gold Jodi Arias (a spot-on Nasim Pedrad) and Ariel Castro (Bobby Moynihan) “testify” was a great way to bring the three newsworthy stories of the week together. The best part was that unlike many a decent SNL sketch, it didn’t go on too long, allowing viewers quick access to Wiig. Her monologue could have been many things: A retread of old characters, a joke-y round up of what she’s been up to this year. Instead, we got an “I’m So Excited” parody with lyrics like, “Even though I’ve been away awhile now/ I still know camera one from camera two,” as Wiig paraded around the studio and realized that maybe she didn’t remember things quite as well as she’d hoped. The highlight was special guest Maya Rudolph, who stole both moments she was in: First, Wiig busted her making out with Jonah Hill (also cameoing), and then at the end of the number, the visibly pregnant star got her dance moves on alongside Wiig. Someone Gif that, stat. (Unfortunately, the monologue –which also featured a Gilly sighting — isn’t yet available online.) READ FULL STORY »
An interview with my DVR (his name is Leonardo — after the Ninja Turtle, not DiCaprio in case you were wondering), confirms that despite regularly watching up to 30 different scripted television shows a week, I am only using a handful of the channels currently offered to me by my cable provider. Should a new bill from Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain pass, Leonardo might be recording my favorites from a far smaller batch of networks.
McCain’s proposed legislation, called The Television Consumer Freedom Act, aims to establish a television environment in which cable television customers only pay for the channels they choose.
By current practices, certain companies — like Disney and NBC Universal — sell their channels in bundles, thus charging cable operators for lower-profile channels, an expense that is then passed on to consumers. McCain’s proposal would seek to remedy that by forcing networks to unbundle channels and encourage cable operators to do the same. (What’s in it for them? Incentives around licensing.)
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Who do those ankles belong to? How I Met Your Mother is heading into its season finale next week and a promo released Thursday hints at a possible big reveal. Even if the promo is just a big tease, we think it’s high time to get down to business and take some guesses about who will play the mother of Ted’s children. Everyone has their opinions about when and how she’ll show up, but we can all agree that since HIMYM has cast nearly every hot actress under 35 on the show at some point in its eight years, the pickings are getting slimmer. We can’t believe it’s taken us this long to get around to thinking about making some guesses.
But as we make our casting picks, we need to consider what we know so far: she’s got ankles!; she plays the bass at Barney and Robin’s wedding; she was Rachel Bilson’s roommate; she loves that yellow umbrella; and she was once Ted’s student at Columbia.
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Grey’s Anatomy has never been a predictable show, and that’s one of the many reasons we love it. But if we’re being completely honest here, most of the surprises have made us cry, not smile (or become so overly giddy that we nearly die of joy). Even the musical episode made us cry considering that Callie’s life was on the line. However, last night’s episode gave us one very gleeful moment amongst a sea of lightning bolts, both literal and metaphorical. Matthew proposed to April, and he was not subtle about it. Cue the flashmob!
I have to say that I never expected to see a flashmob outside of the hospital, but it was a pleasant surprise. The fact that April said yes? We can talk about that later. If you missed the flashmob, want to re-watch it, or just need a little joy in your day, watch it below (and no, Matthew can’t dance): READ FULL STORY »
Glee‘s Jane Lynch begins a summer run on May 16 in the Broadway revival of Annie, playing the boozy and bawdy orphanage manager Miss Hannigan, who torments the titular red-haired girl. (Lynch is replacing current star Katie Finneran.) The actress rehearsed for the part this winter in L.A. while she wrapped up the fourth season of Glee.
Lynch admits that the role shares similarities with her villainous Glee character, Sue Sylvester, and says the two characters would probably be pals in real life. “I think Miss Hannigan would look up to Sue because Sue is much more stealth and much more successful at being manipulative,” says Lynch. “Miss Hannigan is just sloppy. She’s kind of a mess.”
Lynch adds that her Glee costar Darren Criss, who stepped in for Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway run of How to Succeed…, gave her some good advice. “He said ‘Make yourself comfortable.’ You have to really save your energy and your angst for the show.” Lynch admits that performing live on stage every night is going to be a test of endurance. “I had a rehearsal onstage for the first time and I got to the point where I was doing ‘Little Girls’ and I was out of breath,” she says. “So I have to learn how to conserve my energy.”
She’s also not gonna be preoccupied with any potential Glee castmates or other pals coming to see her. Says Lynch, “I’ve told them I don’t want to know when anyone’s coming. I just wanna show up and do the show. I don’t want to think oh so-and-so is out there. I met Patti LuPone last night and she was like, ‘I’m going to come see you.’ And I was like, ‘You cannot let me know when.’ I do not want to know when Patti LuPone is coming to see me!”
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Every time a television show ends, there’s debate about how successfully that program stuck its landing. Did the story conclude in a satisfying way? Were the characters serviced? Were there just enough fan-favorite call-backs to previous episodes to honor the show’s legacy without feeling artificial? It’s a
impossible tough job.
Luckily for The Office, which will close out its nine-season run next Thursday with a super-sized 75-minute episode, the last four episodes have acted as a wonderful overture for what I anticipate will be an appropriately zany and emotion-infused final act. In fact, if you haven’t been watching and plan to tune in to next week’s finale, I humbly advise that you make some time to watch the last handful of episodes this weekend. After doing so myself these last few weeks, I have to say something never thought I’d be able: I’m emotionally prepared to see The Office clock out.
The entire season has been setting us up for a solid goodbye — what with characters moving on in their own ways, the impending airing of The Office documentary, and several of our favorite couples getting fresh and gratifying storylines. (And yes, I include new manager Dwight and new assistant to the regional manager Jim among the “favorite couples.) For instance, take Angela and Dwight’s storyline last night. READ FULL STORY »
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