Saturday, January 27, 2007

Whining About Economic Segregation on The O.C.

Whining about people living "class-bound lives in class-bound places" as it relates to The O.C. Seriously, it's just a TV show.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Steve Sanders on Dancing With the Stars

Ian Ziering of Beverly Hills 90210 fame will be one of the "stars" on Dancing With the Stars.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Maui Fever

Check out my favorite quote from tonight on my other blog..NolaMom
I'm too tired to write about it twice.

twentyfourseven Cancelled

MTV gave twentyfourseven the ax to make room for Maui Fever, a great new show.

Beverly Hills 90210 Season 2 on DVD

Link here.

Posh Spice and Beckham to Star in Reality Show?

I enjoy reality tv as much as the next guy, but I'm not too interested in David and Victoria Beckham, a/k/a Posh Spice. They are set to star in a new reality show.

Hell's Kitchen to Replace The O.C.

The fools at Fox who cancelled The O.C. are replacing it on Thursdays with Hell's Kitchen. There's no way Hell's Kitchen will have better ratings than The O.C.

The Hills

Too funny. I am slow to post. I just watched it on DVR yesterday but oh my gosh. I'll have to watch it again. LC is still so pretty and I actually kind of like Brody-the guy she was set up with. But stop it with the I like your smile thing. The first time was cute then it just was cheesy. That's probably his shtick with all the girls. Sorry LC, he doesn't like your straight smile more than the next one.

My favorite part HAD to be when Heidi made Spence sweat it out a little bit and let him think she was pregnant. All to see how much the loser playa liked her. Well, if you didn't watch it, he's on Team Heidi. When he found out she was just messing with him, he was pissed and well he should be. But then he sticks around. If he was any kind of man he would have ditched her right there for playing the stupid game.

It's going to be a good season. I'm glad it's only just begun.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Maui Residents Object to "Maui Fever"

Uptight Maui residents are unhappy with Maui Fever's portrayal of Hawaii. They seem surprised that a reality tv show would attract degenerates rather than scholars.

Carey from The Apprentice Blasts Trump

Recently fired Apprentice candidate Carey Sherrell slammed Donald Trump in an online interview, suggesting that The Donald is racist and homophobic.

Bachelor Trades in Winner for Runner-Up

The Bachelor's Prince Lorenzo Borghese has confirmed what I reported some time ago that he has broken up with winner Jennifer Wilson. Rumor has it he is now dating runner-up Sadie Murray. Stories here and here.

Monday, January 8, 2007

The Apprentice is Back

Donald Trump's The Apprentice is back with a new season filmed in Los Angeles. Somehow seeing The Donald wearing sunglasses, zipping around among the palm trees and sunlight in a convertible and, gasp, not wearing a tie isn't the same as seeing him among the skyscrapers in Manhattan. He looks and seems awkward in L.A. Nevertheless, it looks like it will be a good season. The big twist this season, as I previously reported, is that the losing team will live in two large tents in the yard outside the mansion where the winning team stays.

by the idea of such menial work, and the editing made him look like a terrible salesman who could not The show began with Trump instructing the candidates to build a tent. Tim tried to take charge, yelling loudly in a shrill voice. Martin does not seem like the type who enjoys manual labor and ended up standing on a rock and doing essentially nothing. Tim and Heidi were selected project managers. The weekly tasks are typically determined by product placement, but this week, the competition was a simple car wash. Tim immediately disappeared to go to Kinko's and make letter-sized copies of promotional ads. That may work in New York where you can hand out flyers to walkers on the street, but this is L.A. and you're trying to lure drivers into a car wash. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that big signs will work better for this. Heidi's team seemed to be a lot more hands on and hard working. Martin seemed frazzled, and the editing made it look like he couldn't upsell anyone to the more expensive detailing services.

In the end, Heidi's team won, though not by much. Her team got to stay in the mansion, though they all had to sleep in one round room. They lounge around the pool sipping cocktails and hot tubbed at night. Meanwhile, the losing team slept in the tents, showered in portable showers, used port-a-potties, etc. The producers seem to be going for an Apprentice meets Survivor feel. Taking these high strung eager beavers and forcing them to sleep outside and not have adequate mirror and makeup space is great.

In the board room, the winning project manager joins Donald and Ivanka. Surprisingly, Heidi kept opening her piehole and spouting off as if she were George or some long time and respected employee of Trump's. It's bad enough when a former winner like Bill Rancic is in the board room and tries to pretend that he's somebody, but it's even worse when a week one contestant tries to pretend she's The Donald. In the end, it was project manager Tim and prima donna Martin standing, and Trump fired Martin.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Eric Estrada Shouts Obscenities at Man Who Called Him Emilio Estevez

This story cracked me up for some reason. Eric Estrada, a/k/a Ponch, got into an expletive-laden argument with a crime victim who mistakenly called him Emilio Estevez during the filming of the goofy reality show Armed & Famous.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Fox Pulls the Plug on The O.C.

I am sad to report that the idiots who run the Fox network have pulled the plug on one of the best shows on tv, The O.C. The show was just starting to recover momentum after last year's disappointing season, which focused too much on not-the-sharpest-knife-in-the-drawer Marissa Cooper. Newsflash to the empty suits in management at Fox - if you want to save the show, all you have to do is put it on another night. Trying to force it on Thursday night against some stiff competition like The Office, Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy is suicide. Move it to another night in place of one of your mindless shows, and it will do fine in the ratings. The irony is that Mischa Barton is probably rejoicing, thinking that the show couldn't survive without her, when the truth is the story line last year that focused so heavily on her is what drove the audience away.

Monday, January 1, 2007

twentyfourseven: Prom Kings' Record Deal

On twentyfourseven, Greg, Chris and Whitman have a meeting with Ron Fair of Geffen Records. Fair tells them he wants The Prom Kings to record a single. On the way out of the meeting, Chris squeals like a dork, and Greg is irritated that he's celebrating like a girl within sight of the record company guys. Cipes and Ty walk on the beach, and Cipes is jealous of The Prom Kings' success. Ty has to tell him he needs to be happy for them. Cipes dogs The Prom Kings for being all into the rock 'n' roll thing that he doesn't think is as good as whatever drugged out crap he plays.

The guys give Whitman a hard time for not immediately ending things with Shayne Lamas because she was spotted with her ex-boyfriend. He meets her at a lunch spot to end things. Too bad because I'm a big Lorenzo Lamas fan, and I presume he won't be on the show any more.

Matt the actor is in the movie Surf School, and the guys all go to the premiere. The movie looks terrible, and Matt seems embarrassed by it, especially when his loser friends all give him a hard time about how lame it is. Everyone leaves the bar where they celebrate after the premiere except Chris, who gets so drunk that he has to call Greg and have Greg come carry him out of the bar and take him home.

At the end, Geffen decides to give The Prom Kings a record deal. Everyone celebrates except Chris, who walks out alone and seeks treatment for drinking too much. I give him 12-16 hours of sobriety tops.

Season Finale of Breaking Bonaduce

The season finale of Danny Bonaduce's Breaking Bonaduce was a bit of a snoozer because Danny did not have any of his frequent meltdowns. He does some community service, feeding the less fortunate, at one point with a cafeteria hair net on his head. He talks to a sober friend about his upcoming baptism, and the friend is completely unsupportive of religion. Danny's doctor tells him he may be at increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The baptism was a full dunk in a pool.