Monday, February 26, 2007

Academy Awards Winners

And the Oscars go to:
Best Movie: The Departed.
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland.
Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen.
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine.
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls.
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed.
Complete list of winners here.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The OC Series Finale and Spinoff

How great was the O.C. Series Finale? It was so bittersweet. I laughed. I cried and I prayed for a miracle that there will be some sort of spinoff. They certainly left it so that it will be easy to do that. I say it a lot but thank goodness for DVR. I had to rewind so that I could see the final scenes again. I boohooed when they showed Summer and Seth getting married. (Adam was looking pretty hot, might I add). I cried when they showed Julie getting her college degree AND when they showed Frank and Bullet and Caitlin in the audience. But I thought the end scene with Ryan was a little forced. He doesn't dress up well at all. It just looked awkward and staged.

I will keep my fingers crossed that a spinoff will be spinning our way, preferably with either Seth and Summer or Caitlin, The Bullet and Julie. or maybe even Ryan and Taylor but I don't think they have enough staying power for their own show.

The O.C. Finale

Unfortunately, The O.C. came to an end last night. Lots of O.C. coverage here, here, here, here, here and here.

"Work Out" to Return for Second Season

The Bravo series "Work Out" will return on March 20.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Donald Trump to Shave his Head?

Donald Trump and wrestling titan Vince McMahon have issued a challenge for Wrestlemania XXIII. Each will pick a wrestler to represent them in a match, and if Trump's guy loses, the Donald will shave his head, and vice versa.

“You’re on!” responded Trump. “But let’s make this a little more interesting. As you know, I have quite possibly the most famous head of hair in the world, and for years, people have questioned if yours is even real!”

“At WrestleMania, if my guy loses, you can shave my head,” said the fired-up billionaire. “But if your guy loses, I’m going to shave your head!”

Would Trump look better as is or with a shaved head?

Poison's Brett Michaels Looking for Love

Poison frontman Bret Michaels will be looking for love on VH1 in a new series from the producers of the network's hit "Flavor of Love." The cable network is set to debut a 10-episode reality series titled "Rock of Love With Bret Michaels" in July. The show will feature Michaels looking for a woman who can keep up with his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and not become jealous of his one true passion -- performing -- which is said to be the reason for the destruction of most of his relationships.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Interview with Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race

Here is an interview with Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, which starts this Sunday. Excerpt: I've been getting a little flak for saying that I like Rob and Amber and that they are totally fun to watch.

Well, there are a lot of people who have already expressed that they are upset about them being in there. I think there would be more of an outcry if we left them out. Either way, we knew it was going to create some kind of controversy, or at least get a reaction from people. They had to be there. You can imagine that they elicit that same kind of reaction not just from fans, but from people who are actually in the race. People talk about them and what they think from the get-go.

Will I Love New York Spawn a Spinoff Show?

First there was Flavor Flav's "Flavor of Love" reality dating show. That led to the spinoff show "I Love New York," featuring Tiffany Pollard, whom Flav nicknamed New York. Now, New York says she is in love with the winner of her show, though she cannot reveal his identity until after the final show airs, and that the two of them may appear in another reality show about their relationship.

Britney Spears Shaves her Head

Britney Spears was spotted at a Los Angeles area tattoo parlor with a shaved head. "Some fans that were interviewed after Spears departed declared the new look less than flattering." You don't say.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Reality Show: When Women Rule the World

Here is the premise:

"You take 12 attractive women who feel like it's still a man's world and who think they've hit a glass ceiling, and you give them their own society to run. Then you take 12 macho, chauvinistic guys who also think men rule the world and see how they survive in a world where they're literally manservants. ... They'll have to obey every command from the women."

Last manservant standing will win a quarter of a million dollars.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hogan Knows Best Update

On the latest episode of Hogan Knows Best, Nick Hogan, not yet old enough to legally drive, decides he wants to be a professional drift car racer. The Hulkster wonders about all of Nick's other abandoned pursuits, but Nick convinces him this time he means it. Hulkamania arranges for some lessons, then next thing you know, Nick is driving a Viper trying for his Formula D racing license, which would allow him to race professionally. One of the guys trying out gives Nick a hard time for having the free Viper. While practicing, Nick hits the wall and damages the car. He needs to try out later that day, and they can't obtain the part that quick, so Terry Hogan calls a dealer with a new Viper on the lot and borrows it so they can strip off the part they need. The Hulkster liked the fact that he could just take the brand new Viper off the lot without signing anything. In the end, Nick crashes again and does not earn his license.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Rolling Stone Reality Show Yanked From Prime Time

MTV has yanked I'm From Rolling Stone from any prime time airings, running it only in the morning and late at night.

Jackass Separates from Wife

Jackass Johnny Knoxville and his wife have separated. Knoxville, 35, and his wife Melanie have been married since 1995, but rumors of infidelity reportedly have hurt the relationship. While filming The Dukes of Hazzard, there were wide-spread rumors that he was having an affair with co-star Jessica Simpson, although both parties have denied it.

The O.C. Has Filmed Its Final Show

Cast members' final thoughts after shooting their last scenes - link here.

MTV Reality Show in Brooklyn

From a Brooklyn high school newsletter: "MTV's newest soon-to-be hit show is Brooklyn. The premise is to paint an accurate picture for America of what life is like for the average Brooklyn high school student."

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Real World Denver: Colie Strives for Attention

This week's Real World Denver focused on Colie's never-ending demands for attention from guys. She is in the standard Real World "open relationship" with a guy back home -- which is a recipe for disaster by at least one cast member every season. She is dating a local guy who quit his job to be with her because Outward Bound has a no fraternization policy. And she continues to try to make Alex feel guilty for doing his friend Stacy in the house, loudly, every night.

The O.C. Ends With a Quake

Last week on The O.C., Julie Cooper Nichol ended up rejecting Bullit's proposal to be with Chino's dad, Frank Atwood, instead. Kiki seemed to be pining for Jimmie Cooper but got over that in the end. Seth and Summer and Chino and Taylor continue in their relationships. Coming up on future episodes -- an earthquake.

Appellate Court Allows Richard Hatch's Oral Argument

The U.S. Court of Appeals hearing Survivor Richard Hatch's tax evasion conviction appeal has granted Hatch's lawyers' request for oral argument.

New Reality Show: The Golden Cage

The Golden Cage will take 10 people and park them in a luxury mansion in which they live like millionaires -- think servants, lavish parties, etc. The downside: They have limited contact with friends and family, winning visits or time out of the house via competitions. Whoever can last longest wins the house, as well as a major cash prize. Because they get to live a lush life, contestants could end up staying in the house for months, if not years.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

The Hills

I hate Spencer. Need I say more? Do I need to say, "if Heidi gets back with him I will have lost ALL respect". Please, Heidi. I was just starting to really like you.

Lauren Conrad of "The Hills" Does Not Want to Act

L.C. from The Hills says: "I don't enjoy it, and I can't make a career out of something I don't really like," she added. "It's not that fun, and I'm not that good at it." Link here (scroll down).

Amazing Race All-Stars Preview

Official website here.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Rock 'N' Rehab

The producers of Big Brother (England's version) are planning to lock up celebrity drug addicts in a new shock TV reality show called Rock Stars in Rehab.

Jackass Bam Margera to Marry on MTV

Jackass star Bam Margera stars in Bam's Unholy Union on MTV. His fiancee, Missy Rothstein, seems relatively normal for someone who would marry Bam. They have known each other for many years in Pennsylvania. The highlight of the first episode was Bam french kissing his fiancee's mother and sister at their engagement party.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Survivor Fiji Starts Thursday

Big Brother Will Return This Summer

CBS has ordered another installment of Big Brother for this summer.

Ilan Hall Wins Top Chef

Ilan Hall beat Marcel Vigneron in the season finale of Top Chef 2. Marcel has a massive ego and tried to be more "cutting edge," e.g., using foams a la Charlie Trotter, but his effort fell short.

CBS Yanks Armed & Famous; VH1 Picks It Up

Stories here and here. I'm not surprised it's not doing well. There is a limit to the audience that the likes of Erik Estrada, Wee Man, Jack Osbourne, etc. can draw.