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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': When agony overtakes ecstasy


Yesterday was a rough day for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Swift on the heels of reports that cast member Kim Richards had checked herself in to rehab, Bravo aired a gut punch of an episode that showed yet another emotional breakdown from Taylor Armstrong, who admitted on last night’s Watch What Happens Live that her life was “unraveling.” It’s not the first time issues of abuse, be they substance or physical, have been addressed any number of reality shows from The Anna Nicole Show to Jersey Shore, but what is it about this season of Beverly Hills that is so much more uncomfortable than those other shows? READ FULL STORY

Patrice O'Neal to receive weekend-long tribute from Opie and Anthony on Sirius XM Radio

Patrice O’Neal will get to make ‘em laugh once more. Radio hosts Opie and Anthony will say goodbye to their friend and the longtime visitor to their Sirius XM Radio show with a weekend-long tribute to the late comedian who passed away Tuesday at the age of 41, due to the complications from a stroke.

According to a release from Opie and Anthony, the radio hosts, along with comedian Jim Norton, will broadcast a nonstop marathon of O’Neal’s funniest and most memorable visits to the program over the past eight years. (Highlights will include the actor/comedian reviewing popular country music, as well as receiving career advice from Chris Rock.) READ FULL STORY

'GamePro' shuts down print magazine: Farewell, childhood


Long ago, in the early 1990s, it wasn’t always easy to find people who shared your passions. There were no Facebook groups or trending topics. Primordial online chat rooms were only readily accessible to smart people with better technology than my family’s old Macintosh. I was somehow the only person in my elementary school class who played videogames — or maybe there were more gamers, and we all just kept quiet, because let’s put it this way: Talking about Super Mario wasn’t the best way to not get made fun of. So for me, GamePro was an oasis of sanity; proof that there were other people, smart people, adult people who dug videogames as much as I did. READ FULL STORY

Gracefully aging Ali Lohan laughs off plastic surgery rumors: 'I was cracking up'

If gracing the cover of Page Six Magazine is a barometer for pop culture omnipresence, then it’s time to finally accept the fact that the Lohan family is never going away. Lindsay’s twiggy younger sister Ali, who now wishes to be called Aliana, used the December issue of the magazine as a vehicle to finally address the plastic surgery rumors that have been plaguing the nation since roughly three months ago. Ali, who is 17 years old, maintains that the rumors are completely false.

“I was cracking up,” she said of the Internet frenzy. “Because, like, when would I do that? I’m 17 years old.” 17 is the new 50, Ali. READ FULL STORY

Tyler Perry posts open letter to Penn State victim: 'You are my hero!'

“I don’t know your name, but I know your face. I don’t know your journey, but I know where you are. I am your brother!” This is the opening of an open letter Tyler Perry has written to the 11-year-old who is one of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victims.

In the letter, which will be published in this week’s Newsweek, Perry speaks from his own experience as a survivor of sexual abuse. He reveals personal details of how his voice went unheard when he tried to tell friends and family. He is frank, but supportive, about the lifelong trauma of abuse and offers encouraging words for the young boy who stood up, telling him, “to think that you, when you were only 11 years old, spoke up — you are my hero! I’m so proud of you.” Read more below. READ FULL STORY

'The Soup' moves to Wednesdays after tonight. Way to disrupt my life, E!.

Tonight at 10 p.m., enjoy an all-new episode of The Soup. No, seriously, enjoy it. Because after tonight, E!’s beloved TV clip show moves to Wednesday nights.

This is not okay. I know here at PopWatch, we take television way too seriously. And I know that what I’m about to say automatically reserves me a spot in the Saddest People On Earth Club. But it was always nice to know that if I couldn’t find anyone to hang out with on Friday nights, I could always hang out with Joel McHale. READ FULL STORY

'Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown' is terrible. Will kids care?

I am a serious Peanuts aficionado. When I was a kid, I constantly visited our local library to borrow the same gloriously dogeared Peanuts collections. In high school, I wrote a ten-minute speech about the history of the American comic strip, and Peanuts took up about three of those minutes. (Calvin and Hobbes and Doonesbury also featured prominently. Psh, Garfield.) A few years ago, I devoured David Michaelis’ massive biography of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz in a couple marathon reading sessions. But my love for Charlie Brown’s melancholic circle of semi-friends goes back much longer, into the deepest primordial era of my consciousness. That’s because, before I could read Peanuts, I watched Peanuts. READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher talks marriage pre-divorce in 'Men's Health': 'The goal is to be in a relationship.'

Cue the uncomfortable collar pull.

In an interview that was conducted before his split from wife Demi Moore, current Men’s Health cover lad Ashton Kutcher talked candidly about what makes a relationship work, his poor communication skills (“I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, ‘You’re a great listener.’ Haven’t heard it yet, and that’s a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I’m going to work on it”), and his love deal breakers. (“I could never be with a woman who felt like she needed to change me.”) READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore: A marriage made (and unmade?) on Twitter

It’s easy to forget that nobody really cared about Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher a few years ago. The intrinsic tabloid appeal of their May/December coupling faded away soon after their 2005 wedding. They weren’t movie stars, really. Kutcher’s only noteworthy leading man role came in the forgettably successful rom-com What Happens in Vegas; he was mostly working behind the scenes, as a producer of Beauty and the Geek and as the grinning face at the end of every Punk’d sketch. Moore hadn’t seemed particularly interested in acting since the ’90s (with the noteworthy exception of her non-comeback role in the Charlie’s Angels sequel). More importantly, they just weren’t that interesting. They seemed like a normal couple, a pair of functional adults in a happy relationship, with Bruce Willis reinvented as a kind of charming godfather uncle. You could imagine them inhabiting a quiet domestic existence in the outer reaches of showbiz, happy together forever, living off sitcom royalties and perfume ads and camera commercials and cameo roles and all the other ways that formerly successful people keep making a living in Hollywood.

Then they joined Twitter. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart reacts to the Jerry Sandusky interview -- VIDEO

There are certain instances when a news story can get the best of the typically poised Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Sometimes it’s when a story can hit a little too close to home (much like it did with the news of bin Laden’s death) and other times it’s when a story is so unimaginably horrific. But there are indeed times when Stewart can’t — perhaps, understandably so — keep his emotions in check. Such was the case last night when Stewart replayed Bob Costas’ interview with former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces multiple counts of sexual abuses charges.

While he gave credit to Costas for not letting Sandusky — who did the interview over the phone (to which The Daily Show host quipped, “You might not want to literally phone in your defense on national television”) — off the hook by asking the tough, but necessary questions about his admission that he showered with young boys, Stewart didn’t let any of it slide either. From calling Sandusky’s bluff on the “horseplay” defense (“Are you f—ing kidding us?”) to questioning his choice in lawyer Joe Amendola (the defense attorney impregnated a teenage client in 1996, prompting Stewart to ask, “What kind of creepy guy club do you both belong to?”). But it was Stewart’s final declaration that really said it all: “Done!” Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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