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'2 Broke Girls' season premiere: The 10 dirtiest jokes from the 'soft opening'

Here is how showrunner Michael Patrick King describes 2 Broke Girls: “Under all those caustic put- downs and edgy dirty jokes, 2 Broke Girls is really a show about two girls with a dream: Max and Caroline, two girls from completely different backgrounds who have found a way to make the hard reality of being broke a little softer by being there for each other.”

Here is how I describe 2 Broke Girls: In the climax of tonight’s third season premiere, a homeless man forcibly sprays fresh urine all over one of the girls’ hair.

So yeah — two years later, this series is still proudly aiming for the lowest common denominator. (Remember when we believed things could be different someday?) How low, you ask? Allow me to answer with a list of the episode’s raunchiest groaners — sorry, awesomest edgy gags. Accent on the “gag.” [Pause for laughter]


I'm Still Not Over ... George O'Malley's death on 'Grey's Anatomy'

When we first met Bailey’s interns in season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy, it was clear that George O’Malley was the sweetheart/underdog of the mix — even when he didn’t want to be. He didn’t like hurting people’s feelings, and he didn’t always stand up for himself. But he had heart. And he was smart. Proof? Dr. Burke quickly identified George as “his guy” because of George’s instincts and ability to work well under pressure (heart surgery in an elevator, anyone?). However, all interns make mistakes, and poor George just so happened to be the first of the bunch to do so. Therefore, we was forever labeled “007.” Get it? License to kill? Good one, Alex.

Five seasons later, George was still the heart of the show. By then, he had talked Bailey through a difficult birth — she named her child after him — he had what can only be described as the most traumatic bedroom experience of all time with Meredith, he lost his father, he got married, he got divorced, he fell for Izzie, and then he evolved into the hospital’s finest ER resident. And when his best friend got skin cancer, he was there to help her make the most important decision of her life (not to mention walk her down the aisle). But by the end of season 5, George needed something more. And thanks to Owen’s influence, he believed that the Army was his calling. But oddly enough, sweet George and his puppy-dog eyes joining the Army was not the most surprising thing that happened in the final episodes of season 5.

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Canada is the land of ambiguous TV cities

I get it: Tax breaks are good, taxes are the devil. Everyone knows that. Hollywood likes to take advantage of any and every money-saving tool in the movie and TV magic toolbox. This includes shooting features and shows in Canada. Shows such as Fringe, Psych, and Being Human are set in U.S. locations but filmed in Canada — the first two in Vancouver, and the Syfy show in Montreal. Canada also has a healthy film and TV industry, including many shows set and shot in America’s northern neighbor that gain U.S. distribution such as Degrassi and Rookie Blue.

Canadian-shot series have varying degrees of success in transforming  the Great White North into the Home of the Brave. The Killing manages to pull off making Vancouver look like Seattle, as both are in the Pacific Northwest, whereas Being Human‘s “Boston” is laughably inauthentic, as the series is actually shot in Montreal. (Montreal is a cool city! Why don’t they just set the series in Montreal? The fact that the Syfy series is set in Boston manages to be the most baffling part of a show in which a vampire, werewolf, and ghost are roommates.)

What is even more baffling and exasperating are Canadian-set shows that refuse to acknowledge whether they take place in the U.S. or Canada. Instead, these series are set in Ambiguous North America, a state of limbo that avoids any definitive landmarks, all the while completely and utterly infuriating me.

Is this history's most disturbing GIF?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: Yeeeeeeees.


I'm Still Not Over... The series finale of 'Will & Grace'

Here at PopWatch, we’re reminiscing about the pop culture moments that we still can’t get over — no matter how much time has passed.

Will Truman and Grace Adler belong together. That is why you can find their names on every “Greatest Television Couples” list there is, and odds are, they will be the one of the only platonic duos on said list. And why? Because they complete each other even without romance. They are two characters you actually hoped wouldn’t find love so that they could spend the rest of their lives living together in New York City, attending the Sound of Music sing-a-long, and winning the Suck On It cup at game night. But unfortunately, that’s not how things played out. Romance got in the way … a little too much for my liking. READ FULL STORY

'Hollywood Game Night': Ranking the freakishly fascinating facial mashups

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On Thursday’s Hollywood Game Night, the teams (Max Greenfield, Ellie Kemper, Kal Penn, and plebian Jill vs. Kenan Thompson, Minnie Driver, Angela Kinsey and plebe Dipal) participated in a riveting round of Celebrity Fusion — in which two celebs with a common name had their faces smeared into each other and presented as art. (So basically, Conan’s “If They Mated,” but on a show with a different title.) I’m VERY ashamed of how long it took me to guess the above beauty, but at least I didn’t say “Boy George..Carlin?” like poor JIll.

Doesn’t take much to fascinate me on a summer Friday! I’m gonna rank these creatures from least horrifying to most:


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Pamela Anderson Cooper (not not hot)

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Steven Tyler Perry (yikes, but pedestrian)

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Steve Martin Short (Tom Brokaw in a wind tunnel?) READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway': 'It almost looks like she has a foaming vagina'

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You could do a LOT worse on a “foaming vagina” Google search than to end up on this post. I just checked.

Nina “Mean-a” Garcia embellished her critique of deaf Project Runway contestant Justin LeBlanc’s “Glamping” gown with some campy Michael Kors-esque flair. “It almost looked like she had a… foaming vagina,” Nina said, choosing her words carefully after laying eyes upon this hot glue gun craft project disguised as a runway look. I’m just sad we didn’t get to see it in sign language for the full, explosive effect. (SPOILER ahead.)

Here’s the full view: READ FULL STORY

Dr. Phil stirs up a Twitter storm by asking if it's OK to have sex with a drunk girl

This is why old people need to be trained on how to use social media.

Yesterday, Phil McGraw tweeted out the since-deleted message, “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused.”

Yikes. In the best possible light, McGraw was likely trying to begin a discussion presumably for fodder on his show about consent. Unfortunately, a social forum where a response can only be 140 characters was just so not the way to go about that. The fact that the question itself promotes rape culture is pretty much the worst, so it’s no surprise that the Internet reaction was swift. (The trending topic #DrPhilQuestions had users asking other mocking queries.)

The 'Pretty Little Liars' Dilemma: Why my friends are giving up on the show

Pretty Little Liars fans love mystery. Trying to figure out who’s on the “A” team is nothing if not a good time. But now, with only two episodes left in Season 4’s summer run, I’m surrounded by friends and fans who are talking about giving up on the show … if they haven’t already. And let’s just say, it doesn’t have anything to do with the attractiveness of the cast.

But what is it that’s making people throw in the towel? Well, my diagnosis is what will be referred to as the Pretty Little Liars Dilemma: Too many questions, not enough answers, and not enough risk.

'American Ninja Warrior': Play along while feeling utterly useless!

It’s damn near impossible to simultaneously watch American Ninja Warrior (airing Sunday nights on G4 and Monday nights on NBC) and feel like a respectable human being. Not only are you doing nothing indoors (and watching this of all things?), but you are no ninja. Can you even lift your TV? Don’t even try. What’s the point? You’re a disgrace.

Below are my ill-fated suggestions for “playing along” during ANW — the magnificent Upper Body Beastliness obstacle course quickly winning the hearts and guts of millions of Americans who have less hope than ever of executing a single pull-up in their lifetimes. Rev up your appetite and get ready to live vicariously through these tremendous beasts — and hate yourself more than ever!


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Retrieve a snack from the kitchen. Repeat five times. Go easy on this one. There’s a lot left to be done, but it’s all downhill from here.



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Pfffft. Anyone could do this. Just ride a skateboard down any railing in your house, then grab whatever’s closest (chocolate?) for support. Move on. It gets darker. READ FULL STORY

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