On Second Thought…

by Mindy Monez September 5, 2008 11:34 am
On Second Thought… Yesterday I did my fair share of bitching about the recent slew of stuntcasting news for 30 Rock's upcoming season, saying as a longtime fan I personally don't care to see an episode where Jennifer Aniston or Oprah Winfrey eats up significant screen time, but that I understand 30 Rock is in desperate need of ratings so I'll just suck it up for now. It's fair to say I owe them at least that much for all the hilarity they've given me. My resolve to give the show a break is wearing a little thin, however, with today's news that Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Blake Lively will be appearing in a November sweeps episode. Really? Now I have to endure those two as well? And more importantly, why those two over Chuck Bass?! He's hilarious! This begs the question -- how much worse is this going to get?

Kath & Kim: Lost In Translation?

by Lauren Gitlin July 14, 2008 2:47 pm
<i>Kath & Kim</i>: Lost In Translation? Anyone who's a fan of the hysteri-effing-cal Australian comedy Kath & Kim -- for the uninitiated, it's sort of like the Aussie Absolutely Fabulous, only with tract housing and malapropisms galore -- probably has mixed feelings about the fact that NBC is attempting to pull an Office on it, ie import it and Americanize it for U.S. audiences. (Molly Shannon and Selma Blair star as the titular mother-daughter characters, respectively.) After watching the trailer [via Oh No They Didn't], I'm more than a little worried that some things just don't translate.

TWoP 10 Best Reality TV Smackdowns

by Angel Cohn August 8, 2008 8:00 am
TWoP 10 Best Reality TV Smackdowns Realizing that not everyone is a Big Brother junkie like moi, there was a massive verbal battle this week that went from a discussion to getting nearly everyone in the house in a senseless screaming match. It is way beyond convoluted to explain (though M.Giant did a good job attempting to) but it got us thinking about how reality shows are really at their best when people just let their freak flags fly and start swearing or punching. Honestly, we could fill this whole list with stupid stuff that had happened on Big Brother or A Shot at Love but I'm trying hard to give you a little bit of variety here. I'm told that's the spice of life. With that, here are some of the most disgusting or ridiculous squabbles ever to grace the small screen. Though I'm sure this list will be outdated by tomorrow.

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