Sunday, August 31

Caption This

bwah! what an old coot!

Monday, August 18

Helen Thomas

Tonight, as part of its summer documentary film series, HBO debuts a documentary that profiles Helen Thomas, the journalist who’s known as the “first lady of the press” for covering all presidents since Kennedy. Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House debuts at 9 p.m. ET, and repeats frequently this month and next.

Words Escape Me

W.... at the Olympics....

Sunday, August 17

Reality Roundup

The Hills [MTV, August 18, Mondays at 10]
Making the Band 4 [MTV, Aug. 19, Tuesdays at 9]
Architecture School [Sundance Channel, Aug. 20, Wednesdays at 9]
Glam God With Vivica A. Fox [VH1, August 21, Thursdays at 10]
The Cho Show [VH1, August 21, Thursdays at 11]
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover [Bravo, August 21, Thursdays at 11]
America’s Toughest Jobs [NBC, Aug.25, Mondays at 9(4 episodes); Sept.19, Fri's at 8]
My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled [MTV, August 25, Mondays at 10:30]
Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency [Oxygen, August 26, Tuesdays at 10]
Grizzly Man Diaries [Discovery Channel, Aug. 29, Fridays at 9]
America’s Next Top Model 11 [The CW, Sept. 3, Wednesdays at 8]
Top Design 2 [Bravo, Sept. 3, Wednesdays at 10]
Kitchen Nightmares [Fox, Sept. 4 at 8, Thursdays at 9]
Dogtown [National Geographic Channel, Sept. 5 at 9, Fridays at 10]
The Locator [WEtv, Sept. 6, Saturdays at 9]
Rachel Zoe Project [Bravo, Sept. 8 at 11, Mondays at 10]
Hole in the Wall [Fox, Sept. 11, Thursdays at 8]
Solo: Lost at Sea [National Geographic Channel, Sept. 15, Mondays at 10]
The Biggest Loser 6: Families [NBC, Sept. 16, Tuesdays from 8 to 10]
Survivor Gabon [CBS, Sept. 18, Thursdays at 8]
In Harm’s Way [The CW, Sept. 21 at 7, Nov. 2 at 6:30]
Dancing with the Stars 7 [ABC, Sept. 22, Mondays at 8 and Tuesdays at 9]
Opportunity Knocks [ABC, Sept. 23, Tuesdays at 8]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [ABC, Sept. 28 at 7, Sundays at 8]
The Amazing Race 13 [CBS, Sept. 28, Sundays at 8]
World’s Toughest Fixes [National Geographic Channel, Sept. 28 at 9]
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style [Bravo, Oct. 2 at 11, Thursdays at 10]
Wife Swap [ABC, Oct. 3, Fridays at 8]
Supernanny [ABC, Oct. 3, Fridays at 9]
Real Housewives of Atlanta [Bravo, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
Gimme My Reality Show! [Fox Reality, Oct. 11]
Stylista [The CW, Oct. 29, Wednesdays at 9]
My Bare Lady 2 [Fox Reality, Nov. 8, Saturdays]


Cash or Capture [Sci Fi, November]
Celebrity Rehab 2 [VH1, October]
Creature [Animal Planet, fall]
Estate of Panic [Sci Fi, November]
Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling [CMT, fall]
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf [Animal Planet, October]
The Phone [MTV, fall]
Project Runway 6 [Lifetime, November, Wednesdays]
The Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo, fourth quarter 2008]
Rock of Love Girls: Charm School [VH1, fall]
Ruby [Style, November]
Sandhogs [History, Sept.]
Scream Queens [VH1, fall
Top Chef 5 [Bravo, fourth quarter 2008]
Whale Wars [Animal Planet, fall]

Thursday, August 14

Tuesday, August 12

Great Fun!

Ever wondered what your yearbook picture might have looked like back in the 70s? Or some other era? I especially liked my 1966 bouffant!

Check out Yearbook Yourself and have some fun!

We're Dealing With Communists. Remember???

From CNN

A little girl and her song captivated millions of viewers during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. But what they saw was not what they heard. Lin Miaoke was the darling of the Olympic opening ceremony, but it turns out she was lip-syncing.

Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed "Ode to the Motherland" as China's flag was paraded Friday into Beijing's National Stadium, was not singing at all. Lin was lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough.

"The reason was for the national interest," said Chen Qigang, the ceremony's musical director, in a state radio interview. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. ... Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects." The decision was made at the highest levels, Chen said.

"We had to do it," he said. "We'd been through several inspections. They're all very strict. When we rehearsed at the spot, there were several spectators from various divisions, especially leaders from the Politburo, who gave the opinion it must change."

Few who watched the Olympic ceremony realized the deception. "Tiny singer wins heart of nation," read the headline in Tuesday's China Daily newspaper.

"Lin Miaoke might be only 9 years old but she is well on her way to becoming a star, thanks to her heartwarming performance," the article gushed -- without mentioning she never sang a note. But as word has gotten out on the Internet, some Chinese bloggers are outraged. "If you're not good-looking, no matter how well you sing, you'll not be onstage. Do you know you're twisting a whole generation?" read one comment. Another said, "If foreigners found out, they'd think we can't even find a girl who is good at both."

As for Yang Peiyi, she's been quoted as saying she was honored to have had a role in the opening ceremony, even though few realized just how big her part really was.

Wednesday, August 6

The ONLY Time You'll See Paris On This Blog

This is genius....

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

A Bit O' Lost

From my "secret source"

Q: I didn't attend Comic-Con and I'm too lazy to scour the web looking for a
transcript of the Lost panel, so whaddaya say you save me the trouble and give me a
quick rundown of the major Lost spoilers that Team Darlton revealed? - Nicole

A: Unfortunately, I'm even lazier than you, so I wouldn't touch that assignment with
a 10-foot pole. I would, however, email EW's Doc Jensen and kindly ask him to do it
for both of us. (He was sitting in the front row, after all.) Below are what he
considers to be the major takeaways, bullet-pointed for your convenience.

. Richard Alpert will figure prominently in Season 5.
. The whole notion of "flashbacks" and "flash-forwards" will be reinvented, suggesting
that upcoming episodes will span multiple time periods and perspectives.
. Jin will be back, but there's no word if he's dead or alive.
. It was strongly suggested that Faraday survived.
. Faraday's notebook will play a prominent role this season.
. We'll finally get Rousseau's back-story, but Darlton cautioned that it would be wrong
to call it a "flashback" episode.

I don't know about anyone else, but I have been EXTREMELY patient, waiting for Rousseau's story. I thought we were gonna get it in season 3 and then, last season. So, I am grateful to hear the producers say we will finally a Rousseau episode. Yippee!

Tuesday, August 5

I think my Tivo is dying

Speaking on the fall line-up, anyone have any spare Tivo's laying around? I think mine is dying. It quit making daily calls over a year ago and recently, it may have been affected by lightning. Either way, I'm guessing I'm gonna have to take the plunge and get a new DVR.

Fall LineUp

TV Guide posted this handy-dandy fall line-up. Check it out. What are you looking forward to?

Sorry for the Absence

Yes, I suck. It's official. I am unable to juggle all the demands of my life. It's been an incredibly busy summer for me both personally and with work demands. Some things just had to go by the wayside and Media Sluts, unfortunately, was one of the casualties.

Hopefully I can redeem myself with a few posts and get back in everyone's good graces.