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What to watch, Earth Day edition -- VIDEO

Earth Day, the perfect occasion for you to kick up your feet, sit on the couch, and watch some movies. Okay, so this may not be the traditional way to celebrate the day, but it is something good to do after a day of volunteering — or a day of thinking about volunteering.

The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970, and has been celebrated each April 22 since then. It’s a day to honor the Earth, to help the Earth, to think about the Earth. Lots of Earth. Now’s a tricky time for this lovely ol’ planet though, with global warming and pollution and all that fun stuff, and that means it’s a tricky time for people’s opinions of the planet. So we’ve compiled a movie or TV show for each kind of Earth Day celebrator, ranked from most to least depressing:


On the scene: NKOTB take it step by step at Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live'

When Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen described the members of New Kids on the Block as the first boy band-turned-man band, he wasn’t kidding. Faster than you could say “Mazel!” the Beantown balladeers were talking about Joey McIntyre’s junk, and the adult conversation didn’t stop until the WWHL aftershow cameras clicked off.

Fresh off the release of their album 10, McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight were eager to take on everything Cohen had on tap. As is custom at the Bravo Clubhouse, this included cheekily named games with titles like “New Kids on the Jock” (yes, that was a bulge-identifying contest — which they nailed) and “Who Kids on the Block” — a kiss-and-tell, Newlywed Game-style lark during which we learned Danny has always done well with the ladies and that Joey is, very proudly, the quintet’s biggest Masshole. READ FULL STORY

Tim Gunn on his 29-year dry spell: 'It's not as though I'm some barren forest'

We thought we couldn’t love Tim Gunn any more than we already did after watching him play something of a kindly expert uncle on Project Runway for years, drawing others out of their shells while lending a supportive ear. But on today’s episode of ABC’s  The Revolution, which focused on jumpstarting your sex life, the very private style guru put himself out there, revealing that he hasn’t had sex in 29 years. Yes, 29 years. Watch the clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Adrianne Palicki on 'Criminal Minds': Tyra Collette is back -- and ready to kill

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Of all the well-drawn characters from Friday Night Lights, Tyra Collette, played by Adrianne Palicki, is closest to my heart. She’s a girl who isn’t girly, a lover (and a fighter), and way taller and hotter and quicker than anyone should rightfully be. Consequently, I was one of the few tuning in when Fox’s Lone Star premiered, keyed up for a second coming of Palicki that, according to predictions, was going to be long-lasting. (Aaaaaaand we know how that turned out.)

But, now!: Palicki is back on the air! For her first gig since that beloved, but ill-fated, one, she’s guest-starring on an episode of Criminal Minds set to air in early 2011, according to Deadline. Her character is Syd, “a tough, irreverent, and sexually manipulative lunatic who sets out on a cross-country killing spree with her badass sociopathic husband Ray (The Black Donnellys’ Jonathan Tucker).” It’s an apparently conscious homage to the original lunatic couple — Mickey and Mallory of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, who shag and murder across the American Southwest.

SPOILER ALERT to my life: I’ve never watched Criminal Minds. Still, I’m excited. Adrianne is nothing if not tough and irreverent. As for sexually manipulative, I think there’s a Landry out there who can answer that. Now lets see if we can pull a reverse Lone Star and stir up so many views, this one-off turns into something regular — somewhere. Will you watch with me, PopWatchers?

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'The A-List: New York' premiere recap: Did you love it or hate it?

a-listImage Credit: Ana Veslic/LogoLast night, gay-focused cable channel Logo premiered its somewhat-anticipated reality series, The A-List: New York, a Real Housewives-esque look at the lives of five apparently important gay men in New York City. (It’s worth noting up front that A-List is produced by True Entertainment, the minds behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which celebrated its third-season premiere last night, too.) As you might expect, much of this first hour was spent introducing us to the men who make up the cast. Each got a little vignette where we learned who (and how bitchy) they are, what they do, who they’re dating, and how impressive their six-pack is (or isn’t). Here’s a quick dossier on the “rich and gaymous” men of The A-List: New York:

Reichen Lehmkuhl, aka The One You’ve Probably-Maybe Heard Of
Claim to fame: Winner of The Amazing Race; former boyfriend of ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass.
A-List activities include: Starring in the off-Broadway musical My Big Gay Italian wedding; canoodling with hunky Brazilian boyfriend Rodiney, who’s the surprisingly hilarious breakout of the show because his broken English — which isn’t that bad — propelled Logo to subtitle all of his dialogue (!).
Token A-List quote: “I’m A-List because, for me, A stands for accomplishment.”
Loves: To take himself way too seriously.

Mike Ruiz, aka The Celebrity Photographer
Claim to fame: He’s shot everyone from Adam Lambert and Carmen Electra to Brooke Shields and Kim Kardashian READ FULL STORY

'Reno 911' cast reunite to watch porn parody: What other TV shows could use a little sexing up?

reno-911Image Credit: Dan Longmire/Comedy CentralThe cast of the former Comedy Central series Reno 911! got together for a night of fond reminiscences and moderate pornography. Members of the Biggest Little City’s police squad, including Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Niecy Nash, gathered earlier this week watch a porn parody of their comedy show, a potentially dubious distinction that Lennon nonetheless dubbed “the highest honor.”

Clearly, the Reno crew, many of whom already knew each other from the great sketch comedy show The State, has a good sense of humor about stuff like this, but it got us thinking: What other shows’ reunions could best be precipitated by a porno parody? Below are some possibilities I thought of. And although it seems pretty clear, these are PG-13 NSFW, so if you’re easily offended, please move on.

Possible Porn Versions:

'American Idol' audition sites announced. Let's hear it for East Rutherford, N.J.!

american-idol-in-njImage Credit: VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThe next edition of American Idol is all ready to start chugging away, with season 10 auditions kicking off July 17. (Be sure to read Michael Slezak’s despairing post about the decision to lower the minimum age to 15.) Among the hallowed, music-mad cities that are hosting Idol hopefuls: Nashville, Tenn., New Orleans, La., Austin, Texas, and…East Rutherford, N.J.

I sense you’re laughing. You should stop. East Rutherford — like much of New Jersey — has a long, storied history of disrespect, living as it does in the shadow of New York City. But the facts are these: The city is home to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes the new Giants Stadium and the Izod Center (where the Idol auditions will take place). The New York Giants and the New York Jets don’t even acknowledge their New Jersey-ness in their names, and even the Meadowlands teams that do can’t burnish East Rutherford’s reputation. At one point in 2003, both the New Jersey Nets basketball team and the New Jersey Devils hockey team were vying for their respective championships and, according to the NY Times, the mayor still had to deal with questions from reporters who asked “What is East Rutherford?” (The Nets are in the process of leaving the Meadowlands, and, eventually, the state, but surely one cannot blame the people of East Rutherford.) Now that Idol is planting a flag in New Jersey soil, can we all rise up in defense of East Rutherford as the  new MusicTown U.S.A.? Anyone?

'Lost': Josh Holloway on Jimmy Kimmel with clip from Sunday's finale!

Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night obsesh with Lost just doesn’t stop. Last night, the comedian had Josh Holloway, aka Sawyer, from ABC’s trippy, soon-to-end drama stop by, and the always charming actor — gasp! — wouldn’t even reveal the end of the series. What’s with that? The cutie-pie did, however, cover a wide range of topics with Kimmel, ranging from how Matthew Fox always knew more about what was going to happen with the show than he did, how he predicted that the island would move, and how the “cage stuff” from the earlier seasons were some of his favorite scenes. And! He talked about how he’s always mistaken for Kid Rock — and just goes with it. Hehe. Oh, and Jimmy pulls out a clip from the finale, too! Watch Holloway’s interview, which includes the finale footage, in two parts here:


Crystal Bowersox of 'American Idol': See a stunning, Jewel-toned performance from 1999 here

American Idol‘s Crystal Bowersox has talked about Jewel’s influence on her, but I don’t think any of us realized how deep that influence went…until now. A video has hit the internets of a teen-aged Crystal singing at a show in 1999, and she’s working the Jewel realness fiercely. While looking supremely cute and understated, Crystal opens her mouth and you’re instantly transported to the mid-’90s, specifically to songs like “You Were Meant for Me” and “Who Will Save Your Soul” by Jewel. Granted, Crystal very much has her own thing going on, but you can’t deny that Jewel-ness of young Crystal in the video, which you can watch here:


Shonda Rhimes' pilot 'Off the Map' gets picked up. Get ready for another doctor drama!

Shonda-RhimesImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosEW’s Michael Ausiello reported this afternoon that Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice exec producer Shonda Rhimes will be even busier this fall, now that her medical drama Off the Map was picked up by ABC. Starring Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace), Jason George (Grey’s), Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls), and Martin Henderson, Map follows a team of medical professionals who start work at a tropical island clinic. It will be interesting to see how this series pans out — I remain a dedicated Grey’s fan (yes, even through the dark days of Gizzie and ghost sex), but I’ve never really gotten into Private Practice. Here’s hoping a third round of meds won’t represent diminishing returns. But, hey, if anyone can pull three medical dramas off, Rhimes can, right? And shouldn’t every series be set on a tropical island?

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