Friday, July 29

Rumor Has It......

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are an item.

Thursday, July 28

Someone Needs a Dictionary

“I feel like the show is relatable to anyone and I definitely relate to it. I related to it and I felt that it was the only thing I related to in that way." - Heather Graham, talking about... oh, I have no idea.

Tara Reid

Drunk.

Walk the Line

Good trailer. Of course, Phoenix is good. But Reese looks great... absolutely sexy. Can't wait for this one.

Gossip

Renee and Kenny are breaking up? So sad, they've been married so long.

Scarlett Johansson, who I'm sad to have learned is dumber than a pile of rocks (from a friend who was an extra in The Island), got in a car accident because she was looking at a billboard that she was on.

Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Movie Trailer

Check this out!! It's totally awesome!!! My employer, Chief Supermarket, is represented in the movie when Evelyn Ryan wins a shopping spree. The book (by the same name) is a great read and by the looks of it, the movie is going to be awesome as well.

Movie Trailer

Wednesday, July 27

20 Years of Oprah

A highlights DVD from the last twenty years of The Oprah Show is coming out. So instead of watching her gain/lose weight slowly over twenty years, you can do it in two hours.

The Real World

Danny and Melinda. This is not going to end well.

Danny = No sense of humor.

The girl from Ohio. You are strange. But I loved your sequin outfit that you wear out for girls' night. Sexy.

Wes is such not a stud.

Rachel. You are a slut whore.

And in general, I hate people who support the war in Iraq without knowing anything about it. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11!!! If you were fucking IN the Iraq war, I would assume you knew what you were doing there? I mean, come on!

This season sucks.

Revolting

A commercial for Alan Cumming's new fragrance, Cumming. Guess how it ends. (Just kidding.)

Tuesday, July 26

ONLY READ THIS IF YOU WANT A SIX FEET UNDER SPOILER!

Major spoiler about Nate. From my Tivo description of two weeks from now.

Highlight the below if you want to read it.

"All Alone" Keith makes an embarrassing self-discovery; Nate challenges Brenda; Rico and Vanessa decide to protect their future.

Turd Blossom?

Some newspapers have actually pulled today's Doonesbury cartoon. Such a shame.....
Doonesbury

Maybe Michael Jackson Just Wanted To Be Cool, Too

Cool Mom

D?

What, are you like Prince now and only go by a symbol?

V for Vendetta

See the trailer here. Good? Bad? I think it looks interesting. And Natalie Portman looks great with a shaved head!

Best Website for a Movie Ever.

Waiting...

Some good Alias news...

I was getting a little worried about this show since there hasn't been much "leaked" out about season five (I guess ABC is not like the Bush administration). From E!:
BABY ALIAS: Jennifer Garner's character on Alias, Sydney Bristow, will be expecting a child this fall with Vaughn (Michael Vartan, series mastermind J.J. Abrams confirmed. The star, who's pregnant in real life with Ben Affleck's baby, is expected to be in every episode next season.

30 Days

This show is only mildly entertaining. I got really excited last night about two episodes I had tivo'ed.

1. A homophobic farm boy moves into the Castro in San Francisco with a gay roommate and lives the gay lifestyle. It wasn't nearly as funny as it sounded, and the guy was truly a homophobe. He "changed" at the end, but it seemed manufactured. Like the producers said, "I know you hate fags, but could you just pretend that you've changed....?"

2. A mom is worried about her daughter's college binge-drinking (sounds familiar!) and decides to binge-drink for 30 days. Sounds exciting, right? Well, it's not. Because the mom is just constantly hungover. I turned it off after about 30 minutes, just after she vomited out of the car. Anyone who can make vomiting out of the car not fun doesn't deserve to vomit out of the car on TV.

I may check out episodes from time to time, but it's not really all that enlightening or amusing. Although, I have to admit, Morgan Spurlock (the creator/host) is very likeable.

D-Listed

Great blog, especially with headlines like this:

"Who the hell does she think she is? Mother Goose!"

It's about Angelina adopting another child. A third child. Not Zahara, who she just brought back from Africa. Then they include this picture.

What a riot.

Jude and Sienna: Slut Whores

From the moment Jude "accidentally" gave his daughter an ecstacy tablet, I always thought there was something wrong with him. He's a harlet! He is cheating on Sienna with a chubby nanny, and now - a week later - she's making out with Orlando Bloom. What the f?

The Prize Winner Of Defiance Ohio

I get to see the movie trailer tomorrow!! Yippee!!!

The movie premieres at the end of September. Starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.

Click below to check out the book, which the movie is based on:
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i totally had a star sighting

so i was eating in the cafeteria in my building yesterday, and i saw an actor from 6 feet under. he's the guy that ruth married, and then subsequently goes crazy. i wanted to get a pic, but i didn't have my camera. he was eating lunch with dennis kucinich, a congressman from cleveland.

Monday, July 25

Oh, and Rico...

From a Six Feet Under forum:

"Was anyone else afraid Rico was going to engage in a little necrophilia?"

Yes, I was.

NARM!

I had to cheat, but they don't really give anything away, do they?

"Ecotone" David and Keith become comfortable with family life; Ruth finds empowerment; Brenda faces several truths; Nate brings the family together.

FYI

Lance won. I watched about 9 hours of Tour coverage this weekend. I think cycling is exciting. My roommate doesn't.

The Comeback

I'm loving this show. Lisa Kudrow makes me want to cringe! It's so great!

Queer As Folk

I watched this last night. What a booooorrrrriiiiiinnnnnggggg episode. Every word is uttered at the same, low volume. And nooooootttthhhhiiiinnnnggggg happened. And sorry, but how bad is the writing? And the plot lines?

6FU

Nate Fisher. What the fuck is wrong with you? I hope you don't die so that Brenda can bitch slap you real hard.

You didn't know who Idina Menzel was...

Until now:

"A source has told me that Broadway star Idina Menzel can't hold her vagina! During her Broadway run of Wicked, Idina's dresser had to wait in the wings with kleenex in her hand. Why? Because during Idina's big number Defying Gravity she would occasionally pop her tampon right out of her vagina while hitting her high notes! So she would have to hand her dirty tampon to her dresser! That fleabag!!!And during filming of the movie Rent, Idina would piss in her panties all the time! My source tells me that if someone made a joke, Idina would laugh so hard and have to squat down right there and relieve herself in her panties! She would then run to her trailer to change em.Idina is married to Kevin Hill star Taye Diggs. I wonder if she pisses while he's fucking her?"

Nice. I knew a cheerleader in high school, and she once admitted to me that she "dribbled" when she got excited at the games. Thanks to D-Listed.

Madonna's Kids are So Fucked Up

Picture, here.

In case you care...

MTV announced the nominees for Video Music Awards. Green Day's the big winner...

But We Already Knew He Was A Scum....

From NY Post:
July 25, 2005 -- OH, no he didn't! Britney Spears' hubby, Kevin Federline, skipped the first birthday party of son Kaleb, one of his two kids with ex-gal pal Shar Jackson. A spokeswoman for Jackson claims that little Kaleb's birthday last Wednesday "came and went without a visit, present or phone call from Kevin or Britney." Jackson, who has previously accused Federline of stiffing her on child-support payments, celebrated Kaleb's big day with her and Federline's 2-year-old daugher, Kori, and other family members, though her boyfriend, Quentin Tarantino, was not present. Federline's publicist did not return calls for comment.

Sunday, July 24

Vivre la Tour!

I sit here and type in awe of Lance Armstrong. The guy is just simply amazing.

Friday, July 22

Check This Out: Real or Fake?

Ebay

Jack Osbourne: What happened?

It's like he gave all of his fat to Kelly.

Julia Roberts Draws Attention with Expired Tags

"Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts shocked residents of Santa Monica, California when she was spotted driving through the coastal town with out of date license plates. The Erin Brockovich star, who owns a home in nearby Venice, ran various errands around Santa Monica yesterday, without her husband Danny Moder or their baby twins Hazel and Phinnaeus by her side. And while she could boast that she was doing her part for the environment by carrying out her chores in an eco-friendly silver Toyota Prius, onlookers couldn't help but notice that her plates clearly displayed an April 2005 expiry date. A local resident scoffs, "It's ridiculous! While I understand it's quite normal to be a few days late, three months is just crazy. If an everyday person with a 9-5 can remember to get it done within a timely fashion, a movie star with a staff to help remind her certainly should be able to." According to California law, a driver whose registration is expired by more than a month but less than a year is liable to pay an extra 60 per cent on top of the standard registration fee."

Yes, I was walking down the street last night and I spotted Julia Roberts driving in her Prius. I was so excited to see her, but mostly, I was interested in seeing her license plate. When I noticed that her tags were expired -- by THREE MONTHS -- I nearly fell down. I had to grab a parking meter just to keep my balance. Then I noticed that everyone else was getting out their binoculars, just to make sure what they thought they were seeing was correct. My God! Three months!

Seriously, is this a news story?

But it reminds me that my tags expire in about ten days. Thanks, Julia!

Thursday, July 21

Worst. Diversion. Ever.

John Roberts (Supreme Court nominee) was the shortest diversion in history. Back to Karl Rove!

Wednesday, July 20

Entourage

This show is also really getting good. Great casting (especially on the real celebrity side, playing themselves) and great writing. I still could use a little more "drama" (both in the literal sense and as in Kevin Dillon's character).

Side note: it's been renewed for a third season, and they're thinking of ordering more than the usual-for-HBO 13 episodes.

The Comeback makes a... comeback?

Okay, Sunday's episode was the funniest ever. Lisa Kudrow, who is hilariously irritating in this show, had the best face when her flamboyantly queeny hairdresser, Mickey, is offended that someone just assumes he's gay. Nevermind that it's so obvious. She doesn't know what to say, and just looks around the room until she comes up with: "I've gotta go."

This show is only getting better.

Happy Birthday

Celebrate 10 years of the Road Rules with this look at Best & Worst:
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Reality Train Keeps On Chuggin'........

John O’Hurley has landed his own reality series. The show has yet to be pitched to networks, but GRB Entertainment has agreed to produce a series that “will explore his everyday life, including his role as a partner in the real-life J. Peterman Co.

Dance-Off

FOX gets into the dancing reality game with So You Think You Can Dance, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. tonight (July 20).

The series comes to us from American Idol’s producers, and thus follows its model. FOX says “the nation’s best dancers will be pitted against each other in a grueling 12-week competition to become American’s hottest, freshest and most famous new dancer.” The 50 dancers will be guided by five choreographers.

Flip Flop Flap

Anyone following the flip flop "sandal"? I think it's hysterical.

Look Here

Tuesday, July 19

Lost News

From E!'s Kristin:

From imthetopmodel: I know you can't tell us who dies on Lost, but can you give us a letter in their name?
There's no "I" in team, but there is in their name...Although I'm not saying if that's the character's name or their real name!

From ktpez: All the Lost women have an I in their real and/or character name.
All but one!

From andrea1975: No, all of them have an I either in their real name or character name. Sun/Yunjin. Ana-Lucia/Michelle. Shannon/Maggie. Kate/Evangeline. Claire/Emilie. Danielle/Mira.
There is one female character I'm canceling out of the running. Think! Think! Take some time to...

From carreyk: Clearly, it is Rose/L. Scott Caldwell. Not so much on the I.
Right. But keep in mind I said that the person being written off does have an I in either her character or real name.

From vigilex: Is the Sun rising or setting on the island?
Rising! More screen time for Sun and Jin, I'm hearing.

----Also, as a side note..... Season 1 DVD out September 7. Mark your calendars!

Feelin' Blue?

The first in a planned trilogy of Smurf movies is due out in 2008. I'm feeling Smurfariffic!!!!!

Somehow I'm Not Surprised

Supposedly Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee are getting married (again..... for the THIRD time!)

Possible reasons:
Her new show sucks
She needs new implants
She needs money
He needs money
She likes getting beat up
Doesn't Tommy have a reality show coming up?
Publicity whores
Time for an updated video

Kristin Gives Us Some SFU Spoilers

"Maggie, George's daughter, is going to be involved in a major plot twist, Claire will take Ted the lawyer to an art show, but they'll bond because of politics instead, and things will get better for David, Keith and the boys. I promise!"

Sydney Bristow is with child

That's the word, anyways.

The New "English" Madonna Ain't So Bad...

I kind of like her. I always have, really.

From Vogue: "I was a very selfish person. You go through periods of your life where the world does revolve around you, but you can't live your whole life that way. On the other hand, I kind of admire my spunk and directness!"

She also enjoys feeding chickens these days.

Get Lost

I hope they show this on ABC. It's a Lost promo directed by David LaChappelle.

Tivo News

From CNN.com

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Digital video-recording company TiVo Inc., famous for helping customers skip commercials on their favorite television programs, is taking steps to encourage viewers to watch them.

TiVo, based in Alviso, California, has announced plans to insert symbols that identify advertisers during commercial breaks, making them more visible even when a customer is fast forwarding through them. The ID tags are designed to alert TiVo customers to certain products. If customers are interested in learning more, they can pause the show they are watching to receive a "long-format" commercial or obtain information about the product. The new campaign will be launched with General Motors and The WB Network commercials.

"TiVo's proprietary advertising technology presents a real opportunity for advertisers to enhance the effectiveness of traditional television advertising," said TiVo chief financial officer David Courtney. But encouraging TiVo customers to download ads could be a tough sell, analysts have predicted. People subscribe to TiVo's service, which allows customers to make video recordings of their favorite TV shows, precisely to avoid commercials.

The new commercial strategy is the latest attempt by TiVo to generate ad revenue for the company, which has yet to turn a profit since its founding in 1997. Despite the company's loyal following of 3.3 million subscribers, TiVo has labored to increase its subscriber base. In its first-quarter report in May, TiVo reported a loss of $857,000. The company has said it would reach profitability in the fourth quarter.

Monday, July 18

Kill Reality

Also from "Watch With Kristin"

Die, Reality, Die! I know what you're thinking. Some big, burly bossman must be holding me at gunpoint as I write this, since I'm writing about Kill Reality, which comes from this-here network that writes my checks.

However, truth be told, this show has so many of the reality stars I've been obsessed with over the past few years: Survivor's Ethan, Real World's Tonya, The Bachelor's Bob and Bachelor's ├╝ber-bee-yotch Trish--that they couldn't keep me away if they tried. In fact, I spent a lip-smacking Friday night at the Kill Reality house, and I can tell you, this show has enough drama for all your mamas. We're talkin' catfights, bar brawls and a smorgasbord of hookups, oh my!

"We had a cast dinner, and I was like, 'I think everybody here at this table has had sex with someone else at this table,' " Erika Landin (Big Brother 4) tells me. " One of those hookups, naturally, was Miss Tonya from The Real World (who ever so graciously invited in the camera crew). And apparently, reality also has a new "biggest pimp ever," according to Steven Hill from The Real World: Las Vegas.

Kill Reality has wrangled a dozen of the most memorable reality stars to live in a house and shoot a horror movie called The Scorned (cowritten by Survivor's Rob Cesternino). The movie is set to air this fall on E!; the reality show begins July 25 at 10 p.m. on E!

Wonderfalls News

From "Watch With Kristin"

Wonderfalls (Logo, starts July 28): Behold, the wonder! Like little Stewie of Family Guy before them, the cast of Fox's tragically short-lived Wonderfalls has made a triumphant comeback on the Logo Network. Sadly, they won't be producing any new episodes, but all 13 originals (nine of which never aired in the U.S.) will be shown starting July 28.

Wonderfalls creator Bryan Fuller tells me he's thrilled: "With political conservatives and the religious right peeing themselves about the 'homo problem,' it's an honor to see Wonderfalls be a part of Logo's launch. And since Fox kept telling us we couldn't have two women kiss, it's ironic to land on a network where the ladies can kiss all they want."

--Not sure how many of you happened to catch this show when it first aired, but it didn't last long and that was too bad. It was a good show with some great ideas. Now... I just gotta hope my satellite provider beams down that new Logo channel.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Saw this yesterday. A very cool, entertaining movie. It you want drama, suspense, emotion, action or adventure, this isn't your film. But if you want to be entertained for a couple of hours, then this is perfect. I loved Johnny Deep as Willy Wonka. A sort of twisted and quirky guy yet oddly likeable and endearing. You can definitely tell Tim Burton directed this movie. The sets are amazing and really cool.

I think the neatest aspects of the movie are the special effects. The Oompa Loompas are hilarious, as is the squirrel scene. I read in my Entertainment Weekly that they actually trained 20 squirrels to shell walnuts and put them on the conveyer belt. Then, they digitized & multiplied them to make the scene work. Very cool. Anyhow, the Oompa Loompas are great. One guy played all of them. Obviously there is much computer wizardry happening for one guy to be many Oompa Loompas. The song sequences are the best and most hiliarious.

Most definitely a family film must-see. I wouldn't recommend going with small children, especially if they would be frightened by the swarming squirrels, but there really isn't anything terribly scary or frightening about this movie. It has that timeless message about the importance of family and all turns out fine in the end.

Now, go out and see it and let me know what you think!!

Friday, July 15

Jessica and Nick

"Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville are going public. Johnny is leaving his wife, Simpson is filing for divorce - they are shopping the exclusive story to the weeklies under Joe Simpson's direction. Her PR instinct is that the news will break in next week's weeklies to fuel some fire before the July 28th Dukes of Hazzard premiere."

Someone got this email.

Wicked

I saw this musical last night, and it was fantastic. If you're not familiar with it, it's kind of a prequel-retelling of The Wizard of Oz, told from the witches' point of view. The two women who played Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West are so amazing, especially the Wicked Witch. Her voice was SO beautiful and edgy and rocky. And the show itself was a very clever take on the story. In fact, I will never be able to watch The Wizard of Oz the same way. The characters are not what you expect. And basically, the Wicked Witch is just a midunderstood girl. Loved it.

Three More Pilots

Commander In Chief

I really liked this one. It stars Geena Davis as the Independent Vice President in a Republican White House. The President has a stroke, and everyone (including her boss) asks her to resign so the Republican Speaker of the House (Donald Sutherland) can assume the Presidency. She agrees to this... until the President dies and she has a conversation with Mr. Speaker that doesn't go well. He's a power-hungry politician with only his own interests in mind. So she says, fuck it, I'm going to become the first female President.

Geena is very good. It reminded me a little (not a lot) of The West Wing... just because she's an idealist President and not a complete asshole. From what I can tell from the pilot, this show will focus more on the President's family. In fact, the funniest parts were when Geena's husband, now The First Lady, has to begin making arrangements for their new home. I'll have to see where the show goes, but the pilot is very good.

Reunion

I was looking forward to this show. Afterall, it's got a good premise. Six high school friends graduate, and each episode is the next year in their life. All leading to their 20 year reunion. Only problem: the show sucks. The stories are far-fetched to say the least. There was one plot, in particular, that bothered me to the point that I don't think I can watch it. It involves two friends in a car accident. The passenger is sober, the driver drunk. They hit another car. Instead of getting a DUI, he asks his sober friend to pretend he was driving. So they do, but then the cops tell them that the driver of the other car has died, and the sober friend ends up in jail. This seems to set up what will happen during the rest of the season, and I just didn't buy it. Especially the way it plays out. (Drunk guy's asshole lawyer dad has a big role in it.)

Emily's Reasons Why Not

Best romantic comedy I've seen in a while. It stars Heather Graham, who was so so funny on Scrubs, as a self-help writer and tries to apply her self-help knowledge to her own love life. There's not much to say other than the show has great writing and Heather has a quick wit. I laughed out loud several times. Season Pass it.

What the....?

This sounds intriguing, from AP:

TOKYO - At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch — without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

One person can be surfing the Internet, using the display as a PC screen, while another watches a downloaded movie or TV broadcast. It also works for watching two TV channels: One person can watch baseball while another watches a soap opera.

The "two-way viewing-angle LCD," announced by the Japanese consumer electronics maker Thursday, will go into mass production this month and will cost roughly twice as much as a standard display.

Very Cool Site

I have no idea what it is, but it's really cool!
Coolness Here

Oooh! **clasps hands** I Just LOVE A Good Story!

From AmericaBlog.org:

Q Does the President believe it's appropriate for the RNC to continue to weigh in on this matter? They put out another memo today, with a top-10 Joseph Wilson lies. If indeed it's an ongoing investigation and it's improper for the White House to discuss it, does he think it's proper for the Republican Party to weigh in on it?
MR. McCLELLAN: You know, Geoff, I appreciate the question, and as you heard me say yesterday, we are not going to prejudge the outcome of the investigation based on media reports. And I'm not going to get into --

Q What about the RNC, though, Scott?
MR. McCLELLAN: No, I said, I'm not going to get into discussing matters relating to an ongoing investigation. We'll let the investigation come to a conclusion, and then I'll be more than happy to talk about it, as will the President.

Q Does the President -- did he yesterday get his --
MR. McCLELLAN: What I'm telling you is that those are all questions relating to an ongoing investigation.

Q Did the President get his news yesterday about Justice Rehnquist's health from media reports?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, Andy Card and I did, and Andy Card and I informed the President in the Oval Office yesterday, shortly after the news reports came out. I think that that was the case previously, when the Chief Justice went into the hospital, we didn't have any advance notification either.

Q So why is it acceptable for him to base his information about the Chief Justice's health on news reports, but not about an investigation within the West Wing? What's the distinction there?
MR. McCLELLAN: Oh, I think there's a lot of distinctions there. This is relating to an ongoing criminal investigation. There are clear distinctions in that. That's a nice try to get us to discuss an ongoing investigation, but I think we need to let that investigation continue.

Thursday, July 14

Six Feet Under: No Spoilers

Just a description (from HBO) of this Sunday's episode:

The final season of TV's smartest drama continues, as George drops a bomb on Ruth, Claire meets an interesting man at her uninteresting job, and Nate and Brenda get some news with life and death implications. Don't miss an all new episode Sunday, July 17 at 9pm!

While We're On the Subject...

Hlaing Thar Yar, Myanmar

Chicken-seller Thin Sandarin had always dreamt of being a man.

When she inexplicably grew a penis last month, the 21-year-old treated it as an awe-inspiring omen - as have the thousands of stunned villagers who have travelled to a pagoda to see him.

"On the morning of the full moon day of June 21, I noticed my thing (sex organ) was not the same as before," Thin Sandar, who now goes by the male name Than Sein, said on Wednesday.

"And my breasts disappeared," Than Sein added. "So I called out and showed it all to my mom and dad. It was very strange."

Experts have examined him, and he awaits test results from a women's hospital. - Sapa-AFP.

Hot

I can see how this would happen in Germany, where half the women look like men, anyways:

The winner of a German beauty contest has confessed she used to be a man.

Judges at the Miss Marksmen Festival 2005 competition held in Hanover voted unanimously for 24-year-old Kira.

She was among nine leggy contestants at the traditional men's only shooting club's annual beauty pageant.

It was only after the dark haired student teacher accepted her prize did she admit that until two years ago she used to be a man called Tarek.

She said: "I always felt that I was a woman trapped in a man's body and always wanted to be treated as such. This prize means a lot to me as it shows I really am a woman now."

Members of the Schuetzenverein Hannover, a traditionally conservative shooting and archery club, said they would not be stripping Kira of the title and would make her an honorary member instead.

Totally Off-Topic

Actual headline:
"Wildfire threatens expensive California homes"

--guess it's not newsworthy if the wildfire threatens non-expensive homes

Let's talk about the Emmys!

Friends, Frasier, Sopranos, Sex and the City... they all go off the air and FINALLY the Emmy people nominate some fresh meat. The new crop includes SCRUBS! LOST! HOUSEWIVES! ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT! BILL MAHER! SIX FEET UNDER! ZACH BRAFF! JASON BATEMAN! JESSICA WALTER! FELICTY HUFFMAN! MARCIA CROSS! TERRY O'QUIN! SANDRA OH! JEREMY PIVEN! Honestly, I could do without Raymond and Will & Grace and The West Wing especially getting their 900th nominations. And where is the rest of the Six Feet Under cast? (Seriously? No Michael C. Hall?) Overall, this will be a good competition.


Drama Series: Deadwood, HBO; Lost, ABC; Six Feet Under, HBO; 24, Fox; The West Wing, NBC.

Comedy Series: Arrested Development, Fox; Desperate Housewives, ABC; Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Scrubs, NBC; Will & Grace, NBC.

Miniseries: Elvis, CBS; Empire Falls, HBO; The 4400, USA; The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS.

Made-for-TV Movie: Lackawanna Blues, HBO; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; The Office Special, BBC America; Warm Springs, HBO; The Wool Cap, TNT.
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Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Da Ali G Show, HBO; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central; Late Night With Conan O'Brien, NBC; Late Show With David Letterman, CBS; Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO.

Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, Showtime; Everybody Loves Raymond — The Last Laugh, CBS; The Games of The XXVIII Olympiad — Opening Ceremony, NBC; 58th Annual Tony Awards (2004), CBS.

Actor, Drama Series: James Spader, Boston Legal, ABC; Ian McShane, Deadwood, HBO; Hugh Laurie, House, Fox; Hank Azaria, Huff, Showtime; Kiefer Sutherland, 24, Fox.

Actress, Drama Series: Jennifer Garner, Alias, ABC; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC; Patricia Arquette, Medium, NBC; Glenn Close, The Shield, FX; Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under, HBO.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, Boston Legal, ABC; Oliver Platt, Huff, Showtime; Naveen Andrews, Lost, ABC; Terry O'Quinn, Lost, ABC; Alan Alda, The West Wing, NBC.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy, ABC; Blythe Danner, Huff, Showtime; Tyne Daly, Judging Amy, CBS; CCH Pounder, The Shield, FX; Stockard Channing, The West Wing, NBC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Fox; Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Tony Shalhoub, Monk, USA; Zach Braff, Scrubs, NBC; Eric McCormack, Will & Grace, NBC.

Actress, Comedy Series: Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives, ABC; Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives, ABC; Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives, ABC; Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm In The Middle, Fox.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development, Fox; Jeremy Piven, Entourage, HBO; Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Sean Hayes, Will & Grace, NBC.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jessica Walter, Arrested Development, Fox; Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS; Holland Taylor, Two And A Half Men, CBS; Conchata Ferrell, Two And A Half Men, CBS; Megan Mullally, Will & Grace, NBC.

Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Elvis, CBS; Ed Harris, Empire Falls, HBO; Geoffrey Rush, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Kenneth Branagh, Warm Springs, HBO; William H. Macy, The Wool Cap, TNT.

Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Blythe Danner, Back When We Were Grownups (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation), CBS; Debra Winger, Dawn Anna, Lifetime Television; S. Epatha Merkerson, Lackawanna Blues, HBO; Halle Berry, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ABC; Cynthia Nixon, Warm Springs, HBO.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Randy Quaid, Elvis, CBS; Paul Newman, Empire Falls, HBO; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Empire Falls, HBO; Christopher Plummer, Our Fathers, Showtime; Brian Dennehy, Our Fathers, Showtime.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Camryn Manheim, Elvis, CBS; Joanne Woodward, Empire Falls, HBO; Charlize Theron, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Jane Alexander, Warm Springs, HBO; Kathy Bates, Warm Springs, HBO.

Wednesday, July 13

Daily Show Does It Again

On Rove, a must-watch.

Strip Poker

Fun to play at work.

But WHY Would He Do Such A Thing??????

From an actual newspaper article (wftv.com)

CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Police in Casselberry arrested a drunk driver who knocked over 17 street signs in a neighborhood near State Road 436 on Monday night.

It's hard to believe why anyone would intentionally drive over as many stop signs and streets signs as possible. Crews worked through the morning Tuesday, and most of the day, replacing 17 sings destroyed by 26-year-old Phillip Strange, who Casselberry police said recklessly drove his Jeep the night before.

"A bunch of cops showed up here at the corner. He walked out with a sock over his head and told them, 'I'm the one you want. I'm right here,'" explained roommate Charles Clark. According to the incident report, Strange repeatedly told police officers he was drunk. He also said he was paid $45 to knock over the signs.

"We're talking 17 signs at more than $200. You can do the math to see how much it's costing the city and taxpayers to get this put back in place," said Public Works supervisor Juan Maldonado. It was an expensive joy ride that left signs on practically every sidewalk and front yard in a 10-block radius. Strange was charged with driving under the influence, criminal mischief, and driving with a suspended license.


---Who the hell wrote this shit? "It's hard to believe why anyone would intentionally drive over as many stop signs and street signs as possible". Well gosh, gee golly darn..... now we gotta put the signs back up.... dang-nabbit kid anyhow..... I just can't believe it....

Idiots.

Whitney Replacing Paula?

Now this would be cool!!!!

Idol Rumors

Brat Camp

ABC’s description for the first episode (premiering tonight):

“Forced to hike 10 miles with 40-lb. backpacks, the kids celebrate Thanksgiving in the wilderness without family, and with the ultimate question being whether they’ll make it home for Christmas” — or whether they’ll be mauled to death by lions."

----Jerell..... are you paying attention???????

One Miiiiiiillion Dollars

If you’ve ever had a brilliant idea, Simon Cowell has a show for you. He’s producing The Million Dollar Idea for ABC, a contest that will find inventors pitching their ideas and competing for $1 million.

Auditions will feature a three-judge panel (wow, what an original idea!) who listen to idea pitches. Then, “nine finalists will be given seed money of $50,000 to develop their concept further. … The nine contestants will ultimately be narrowed down to three finalists, with viewers choosing the winner in a live finale broadcast,” Variety reports.

--Clearly Simon Cowell and company will be the big winners (financially speaking). I seriously doubt the audience will be. And frankly, if it works anything like 'Idol', the producers will "own" the Million Dollar Idea, not the inventor.

Black v. White?

From Reality Blurred:
Having run completely out of ideas, Donald Trump says that everything’s on the table for the next season of The Apprentice, including splitting up the teams by race. According to MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls, Trump is “considering some controversial changes bound to generate buzz for upcoming episodes” because he “wasn’t particularly happy” with The Apprentice 3. Thus, Trump says he’s considering interracial teams (for a single challenge? The whole season?) He said, “Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world. But needless to say, not everybody thinks it’s a good idea.” Walls says “a rep” (for NBC? Trump?) confirmed that “it’s just an idea that’s being considered.”

--Okay, even if this doesn't happen, just the buzz surrounding this ridiculous idea will create interest in the next season... which is probably the goal anyhow. Basically the show sucks and jumped the shark after the first season.

And the hits keep on coming....

Mariah Carey's sister, Alison, was arrested for prostitution in London. Oops. Maybe Mariah had her clothes fall off as a distraction.

Mariah Carey's Clothes Fall Off

That is an actual news headline from imdb.com.

Greatest Comeback Ever

Rob Thomas: "If I were gay, Tom wouldn't be on the top of my list...It would be Brad Pitt. I'm more offended by the rumors saying I'm Scientologist."

Tuesday, July 12

And In Sheryl Crow News.....

What really sucks about this is that she is WAY too cool to be shilling crappy-assed Dells. C'mon Apple!!!!! Where's the love? Ya coulda had a special edition Crow-Pod!!!!!



LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sheryl Crow will soon be singing for Dell Inc., the world's largest personal computer supplier. The deal will allow the company to promote home entertainment networks and educate consumers about new capabilities, while Crow will be able to build awareness for her new album.

The singer/songwriter will star in Dell television commercials nationwide, expected to begin airing next week. In these, she showcases all of the ways home technology products help her enjoy her upcoming single "Good Is Good." The Grammy-winning artist also will be prominently featured in direct-mail catalogs, newspaper inserts, online and in other campaign materials.

"Technology has helped me with the writing and recording processes, and it's a great way to reach out to fans of my music," Crow said in a statement. "Dell's combining all these different technologies and making it really easy to enjoy them."

Her new album, as yet untitled, is set for release Sept. 27 via A&M Records.

Additional ideas involving Crow are being explored, said Michael Farrello, Dell's vp electronics and accessories. These might include a partnership with Yahoo!'s MusicMatch digital music service or having Crow's music come preloaded on a Dell DJ portable music player.
--Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

And In Reality News.....

It's summer and there ain't nothin' else on... so here you go......

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, premieres July 20): Again, it's American Idol-esque. In fact, this one is from Idol's producers, but easier on the ears because it's dancers. And more importantly, no Paula Abdul. I'm there!

Kill Reality (E!, premieres July 25): Picture this: Ethan Zohn (swoon) of Survivor and Bachelor Bob living in a house and shooting a horror film (I'm not kidding) with the likes of Real World bad girls Trishelle and Tonya.

Lost Gossip

Word has it one of the ladies is gonna disappear in season 2. Theorize amongst yourselves and then post your guesses.

Ooooh.... Maybe He's Pregnant?

Brad Pitt was admitted to an L.A. area hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms.

Rove

This scandal directly involves the media. So it's fair game on Media Sluts!

Sunset Blvd: The Movie Musical

Next Christmas, with Glenn Close. Yummy! I love this show.

You Couldn't Make This Up If You Tried!!!

Apologies in advance for this being on the political side.....

For anyone who loves a juicy story and for those treasure their First Amendment rights..... take a look at the following:

Read It Here

Rock Star

I liked it. Didn't love it. All the "artists" were pretty good. I'm thinking a female singer would do the band well and help them sort of reinvent themselves. Enjoyable show, liked the music, thought some of the actual performances were sketchy, but I'll watch again.

I love condom ads...

Especially from Europe. Watch.

Hot Properties

This was an okay show with some funny moments. It's basically about three woman in full slut mode and a thirty-something virgin. Kind of a remake of Designing Women, now that I think of it. If that's your thing, check it out. It's not my thing.

Four Kings

What a good show! This one will be on my Season Pass. It stars four young guys (including Seth Green) as best friends who move into a house together. Very funny. The characters seem like they could be developed quite well. It's created by the Will & Grace creators. Should be a good show.

Rob Thomas and Tom Cruise

I heard an interesting rumor that the two were caught in bed. So I googled their names. Here's the results.

Wardrobe Malfunction: Take Two

Pop beauty MARIAH CAREY accidentally flashed her breasts at stunned fans during a TV show in Germany when her dress fell apart.

--Publicity stunt or Malfunction.... you be the judge.

Monday, July 11

Nascar on E!

Never thought I'd see the day, but it has arrived..... E!'s True Hollywood Story goes behind the scenes to expose all things Nascar.

See it Thursday at 8pm on E!

Doc Baker - RIP

For fans of Little House On The Prairie.... sad news to report.... actor Kevin Hagen, better known as Dr. Hiram Baker, has died. He was 77.

Creepy Katie

From Salon:

Katie Holmes has given a creepy, creepy interview to W magazine, in which she stares into space and answers pretty much any question put to her with pat phrases like "I've found the man of my dreams," "I've never met anyone like Tom," and "Tom is the most incredible man in the world." "This is how the conversation begins; this is also how it continues, and how it ends. No question can do much to change its course," writes Robert Haskell in W's August issue. At one point during the interview, her new "best friend" and Scientology minder Jessica Rodriguez jumps in to adds, of Holmes' feelings for Cruise, "You adore him" -- and to condemn people who speculate that the whole Holmes/Cruise thing is just a sham, calling them "just rude" and gushing "Have you ever been in love? You just want to share it with the world." At another point, Holmes is brought a gift from Cruise, a Chanel diamond necklace that prompts her to, yes, jump up on the furniture and shout, "He's my man! He's my man!" She then announces that she can "do splits too," and demonstrates, adding, "I love him." (W)


On a related note ... Radar magazine reports that "Ever since [Keri] Russell scored her plum supporting role in 'Mission Impossible III,' we hear, the 'Felicity' alumna has 'suddenly become very interested' in co-star Tom Cruise's much-mocked religion -- and is excited to learn more from the master. She's even been spotted buying books on Scientology and visiting the sect's L.A. Celebrity Center, sources say."

Somehow I'm Not Surprised

Madonna's Kabbalah-themed children's books were reportedly all written by Eitan Yardeni, the preferred ghostwriter of Kabbalah movement bigwigs.

Want to see a scandal break in the White House?

Watch today's Whilte House press briefing. If you are not aware, Karl Rove (aka Bush's senior advisor and The Devil) may have outed an undercover CIA agent, Alias style, on purpose, which is a federal crime. All for political retribution of the agent's husband, who was one of the first to show that Iraq had no WMD. This should get good. What's worse? Illegal war or blow job?

Rock Star: INXS

Not sure that it's gonne be good, but it's on tonight. CBS. I have a vested interest in the show, so I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think.

Kitchen Confidential

I was really looking forward to seeing this new show. It stars Bradley Cooper ("Alias") as a bad-boy-chef. There are TONS of characters in this show. Which could be a bad thing, but wasn't so bad. Jaime King is a really dumb hostess, John Francis Daley ("Freaks & Geeks"!!!!) is a cook who looks, oh, about twelve and isn't treated well by everyone in the kitchen. John Cho (Harold & Kumar) is the seafood chef who just wants a working Visa. Anyways, the show is Bradley Cooper's, and he's great. Tons of charisma, but we knew this from Alias and Jack & Bobby. Darren Star was involved in this one, and it's much better than The Comedback on HBO and has some good potential. Much more accessible and much less irritating. This is one for the Tivo Season Pass.

My Name Is Earl

This may be the funniest comedy pilot I've seen, and should be a huge hit in the fall. It stars Jason Lee (!!!) as a complete asshole-slash-loser. For instance, he accidentally marries a pregnant woman after a night of drinking. After a year or so of marriage, they have a baby together. To his suprise, the baby is black. Oops. So he decides that he needs to change his life after hearing a word: karma. So he makes a list of all the people he's been bad to in the past and then goes on a quest to "fix his karma." Funny stuff, non-PC humor. Can't wait to put this on my Tivo's season pass.

The Loop

This is a new comedy for Fox, I think. It was pretty good! It focuses on a brilliant, young guy who works for an airline. He also likes to party and drives a Toyota Scion. He lives with his crazy, older brother and his best friend that's a girl that he has a crush even though she has a boyfriend. His boss is played by Philip Baker Hall, who is a nasty asshole with a gay son (insert surprisingly funny yet mean gay jokes). Mimi Rogers also works at the airline, and she's a total slut. (I can't believe she used to be married to Tom Cruise. I bet she's ashamed of that.) Anyways, cute show. Not sure I will Tivo it, but it's pretty edgy and reminded me of a Malcolm in the Middle.

Freddie

Yes, I saw the new Freddie Prinze, Jr. sitcom. If there is any justice in the world, you won't see it. Bad, bad, bad. Do you even want a synopsis?

Six Feet Under

Good episode last night. The moments between Ruth and Claire were great. And I never thought I would see Ruth get stoned. On purpose. And Claire's 80's rock-star moment was fantastically hilarious! Make sure you catch a repeat of this hilarious yet heartbreaking episode.

Meet The Little Focker

New Ben Stiller flick. Creative.

Ouch

Ford is rolling out a new hybrid, but before you hand over your down payment, be advised that it is a hybrid between a tricycle and a box of shit.

From VH-1 Best Week Ever.

Friday, July 8

They are gravely mistaken

Did I ever tell you how I got invited to "The Millionaire Conference?" I got an invitation in the mail.

Or you can see every Live 8 Performance...

Here.

Live 8 Redux

Apparently I'm not the only one who thought MTV blew it. They're going to reair key moments of the Live 8 concerts on Saturday - commercial free - for TEN HOURS!

Thursday, July 7

Wacko Wonka?

Click Here Folks

--Interesting observation: if you say "wacko wonka" a buncha times fast, it sounds like the pac-man game

War of the Worlds

What a disappointment. I thought it would be an intelligent film with some serious parallels to terrorism. But after a brilliant first 90 minutes, it turned into a silly action movie and had one of the lamest endings (Spielberg's been pretty good at those lately) in a long while.

Bush Crossing Sign

Funny. What kind of idiot would take a bike ride in the rain, anyways? Especially in a city with people around. He continually finds new ways of embarassing Americans.

At Least He Took Pictures Before And Not After....

Click Here

The Underdog Wins

Kelly Monaco and partner Alex won Dancing With The Stars. I'm disappointed John O'Hurley didn't win but all-in-all it was a good run and rather entertaining. Frankly, would have guessed we'd be spending our summer watching ballroom dancing?

Interestingly, my husband thought Kelly was a former Playboy centerfold. Obviously I was clueless but upon reading a recap of the show (on another website) they confirmed she was indeed, featured in Playboy in 1997. Man! He's good!!! Now why can't he remember to fix the outdoor light? And by the way, for those keeping track..... 3 years and 10 months.

Wednesday, July 6

Our Fearless Leader

Best. Bush. Picture. Ever.

Julia, Tom, Russell, Nicole... 50 Years From Now

Will they be remembered? Interesting article over at MSNBC.

Dancing With The Stars

Finale tonight at 9pm. Be there or be square.

Score For Another Reality Whore

I am so disappointed. I thought this guy was classier than this. Sure, he's not whoring himself on The Surreal Life, but yet I sense he's being lured in, just like so many others have been.


"Survivor Palau winner Tom Westman is leaving his job as a New York City firefighter as of August 4. Tom, who’s been on leave since he won the show in May, “has hired an agent and hopes to become a motivational speaker, mining leadership skills he honed as one of New York’s Bravest,” the New York Daily News reports.

Tom has spent his time since the show lobbying Congress and guesting on The Bold and the Beautiful, among other things."

Tuesday, July 5

Part IV

Salon's final installment of a four-part series on Scientology Click Here

What Do You Think?

Justin Timberlake as Two-Face in the Batman Begins sequel?

Live 8 Coverage

Yeah, so MTV sucks the big one. There were so many great acts performing on Saturday. And the best they can do is air HALF of a song? Not even an entire set by a band, okay. But not an entire SONG? They messed this up BIG. Coldplay and Richard Ashcroft singing Bittersweet Symphony, and music fans aren't interested in hearing the whole song? U2 performing One, and MTV only showing the introduction to the song, and then cutting to a commercial break? It was pathetic. I Tivo'd it, watched the first couple hours, got extremely pissed off, and went on to watch something else. I hope MTV gets a lot of flack for this. First of all, they prove they no longer give a shit about the music and betrayed music fans all over the world. Second, this was such a huge, groundbreaking event for a greatly important cause, and they acted like it was the fucking Billboard Music Awards recap. I wonder if they even played the entire U2/Paul McCartney "Sgt. Pepper's" performance. Talk about history. They probably went to a damn commercial break. Shit, MTV. You're shit.

On the other hand, I hear AOL's coverage was fantastic. I didn't have my internets up yet. When I do, they are streaming the performances, and there are several I'd love to check out.

Gone Far Too Soon

Luther Vandross died Friday, July 1. He was only 54. A great musician and a class act.

For Your Amusement.....

Click Here

That 70s House

Debuts tonight at 10:30 on MTV. Be on the lookout for more reality whores.