Apparently Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette are still together. Ewwww.
This whole “downloading TV on iTunes” thing is pretty trendy, and I’ll admit, pretty sweet. Remember last week, when everyone was all hyped up about the never-aired Aquaman pilot? That was an exciting time. Here’s the thing, though: we have not fully tapped the TV-on-iTunes potential. For one thing, Veronica Mars isn’t available. For another, if we’d ALREADY reached the TV-on-iTunes zenith, we’d be able to download what would have been the best show of 1999, had it ever aired … I now present Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson, with introduction by Ben Stiller:
Incredible, right? I guess there’s no point in wishing that this show will be revived, but at least put it on iTunes! And Mr. Stiller, I’d definitely pay my hard-earned money to see Heat Vision and Jack: The Movie. I’m just sayin’.
Nice article on Mormon dancing sensations Benji Schwimmer, Heidi Groskreutz, Allison Holker and Jaymz Tuaileva. I’d just like to point out that four of the top twenty So You Think You Can Dancers are Mormon — that’s twenty percent! The Church of Latter-Day Saints: single-handedly disproving the stereotype that only black people can dance.
The ballots have been finalized, and voting for Television Without Pity‘s Tubey Awards is open here. (You must be registered on the forums to vote.)
I had a lot of fun with this, since unlike the Emmys, tons of great shows were nominated: Veronica Mars, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Scrubs, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Arrested Development, Entourage, So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway, The Amazing Race … also, my pick for worst character? Marissa Cooper, The O.C. Good riddance, Coop!
How interesting. Kristen Bell is making a little extra cash by doing Old Navy ads, viewable here. I hope this doesn’t means she has to start wearing Old Navy, too. The last time I was in that store, I almost went blind from all the fug.
Other news? Here’s an article about Veronica Mars filming on the set of SDSU.
Hey hey hey, it’s the weekend! If Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson have taught us anything today, it’s to drink responsibly. For more of that (and for a little sneak preview on how I’ll be spending this evening), here’s Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell:
Add this to the list of this week’s WTF moments: Mel Gibson got busted for DUI last night.
Updated: TMZ.com is reporting that Gibson got agitated and made several anti-Semitic remarks during his arrest. While TMZ.com is what I consider to be a “tabloid” website, they have a link to what they claim is the actual police report.
When I saw the first story, I thought it was troubling but amusing, and appreciated the opportunity to make drunk Irish Catholic jokes. Sure, drunk driving is a serious offense that can ruin lives, but in this instance no one’s life was ruined — no one was injured, and a DUI conviction has almost no punitive effect on a movie star of Gibson’s stature. It’s not like freakin’ Mel Gibson fills out job applications that ask “have you been convicted of a felony?”
But after reading these new details … I don’t feel like making jokes. If these allegations are true, then no amount of apologizing will make up for Gibson’s actions. If false, the reputation of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars has been destroyed beyond repair.
Updated again: I’ve noticed that a lot of people looking for “Mel Gibson jokes” are ending up at this site. While I have no jokes, I would like to direct future joke-seekers to McSweeney’s.
I just can’t hate Lindsay Lohan. I know, I should: the yo-yo dieting, the dubious fashion choices, the party girl antics, and (shudder) the music career. She’s one impregnation away from becoming Britney Spears … but I usually can’t bring myself to mock her, because she occasionally does good acting work.
However, I can’t ignore the celebrity smackdown of the year. The best part about it: it’s addressed to Lindsay c/o the Chateau Marmont. She freaking lives in a hotel just like Eloise! Unbelievable.
Updated: TMZ.com is reporting that Lindsay showed up early for work today. Good job, Lindsay!
Here’s some Grey’s Anatomy news from TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello. No big revelations, but with a show this secretive, any information is newsworthy.
Harry Potter fans the world over are cringing at the news that Daniel Radcliffe will play Alan Strang in the forthcoming London revival of Equus. For those who aren’t familiar with the play, I’m about to ruin it for you: Alan wants to bang horses. No, Harry, nooo!
Elizabeth Mitchell will be joining Rodrigo Santoro on Lost this season. Her character, Juliet, will be a potential love interest for Jack. Eh, I don’t know how I feel about this casting. I don’t doubt that she’s a good actress, but the women on this show are all starting to look the same: Jack’s ex-wife, Libby, Desmond’s girlfriend … plus, she played this freaky crackhead nun on House, and I haven’t fully recovered from seeing all her gross allergic reaction seizures in HD.
The British channel ITV is doing a “season of Austen” next year, with new productions of Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion. Northanger Abbey, which will be adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies, will begin filming soon and AustenBlog has turned up the cast: Felicity Jones as Catherine and JJ Feild as Henry. Exciting!
Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms and Boston Public alum Rashida Jones have landed roles on The Office this season. Charles Esten, who plays the manager of another Dunder Mifflin branch (Neil in the UK version), will also return.
… you’re probably tempted to rent Disney’s High School Musical and try to find her in the background. Luckily, Duckyxdale has done the work already. Here’s his post, complete with screencaps of Allison. Hopefully Disney will seize on her newfound celebrity and give Allison a role in High School Musical 2, or better yet, her own show — I can already guarantee that it would be more watchable than that piece of crap That’s So Raven.
Here’s a great report on the So You Think You Can Dance session at the TCA press tour (thanks to poster ENM in the comments).
A few thoughts on that article: I guess some people have a problem with Cat Deeley, but I love her. Please let her host season three, Nigel, and keep that scary Lauren Sanchez away from me!
Natalie says she’s “very good friends” with Dmitry. I could totally see them hooking up — it would explain the sign Dmitry was holding last night.
Travis and Allison made up some contemporary dance to perform at the press session, which I’m betting was the dance they performed as the credits rolled last night. That also helps explain why Travis was crying so much at Allison’s elimination. Sigh. I feel for ya, Trav. I miss Allison already.