I hate to break it to you like this, but teenagers sometimes have sex. And do drugs. And behave like hedonistic, narcissist jerks. OMFG, right? In a world in which reality TV stars defecate on camera and sex tapes are traded for stardom, horny high-schoolers shouldn’t be headline news. But Skins, MTV’s hyper-hyped, oversexed remake Read More
“Skins” might be a bad example for kids to follow with all its cool-looking sex and drugs, but The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” is taking even more of a direct route in killing the innocence of The Youngs. Right now, there is a billboard in Times Square that instructs onlookers to “Catch VD.” Yes, there Read More
A tow-headed Brooklyn band called The Gregory Brothers markets itself by posting humor videos on YouTube, including some that autotune and remix clips from local news shows. They scored a real hit with “Bed Intruder,” which has been viewed more than 67 million times (see below). The video uses a clip of a Read More
Aziz Ansari, the reigning funniest man on the planet, is not one to be trusted on Twitter. For instance, last week he spent the day fake-retweeting Whole Foods and L.L. Bean (the clothier never said “your comedy sucks dick Aziz”).
But when he told his 600,000 followers of a trip to Tokyo with Read More
This season of “American Idol,” its tenth, began as it needed to, with an introduction to its new judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez (who join game-hardened veteran Randy Jackson). But did it have to be so lengthy? Minute after minute was devoted to a montage of TV-news gossip about potential new judges from last Read More
Oh thank God.
When the Oprah Winfrey Network booted Discovery Health from its cable home on January 1, we worried it was curtains for medical re-enactment shows I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant and Dr. G: Medical Examiner.
Not so, says Discovery Communications. It’s rebranding FitTV as Discovery Fit and Health, reports The Read More
True, it’s a fleeting mention, amid a lengthy list of other publications, but hell, we’ll take it.
In a newly released clip from “Portlandia,” the new IFC series starring Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, premiering January 21, there’s an unexpected cameo by a certain Speaker John Boehner-colored news weekly.
Looks like a cute show.
Lena Dunham will be moving from Tiny Furniture to small screens.
HBO announced today that it’s ordered a full season of “Girls,” a show created by Dunham that will follow three, um, girls as they go through the usual adolescent holding patterns in New York City. Duham wrote, directed, and starred in the pilot. She’s Read More
Can we call it the Lindsay Lohan effect?
NBC Universal’s USA was unfazed, paying $1.4 million per episode. TBS’s bid was reportedly $1 million.
Turner Read More
Oprah Winfrey’s new cable network OWN is expected to turn a profit in its first year thanks to ad acceptance and good performance, reports Oprah expert (and New York Times reporter) Brian Stelter.
OWN, which stands for Oprah Winfrey Network (clever boyfriend Stedman Graham came up with the acronym) went live Read More