REASONS TO DRINK TONIGHT
The Observer was especially sad to hear about HBO’s cancelling of Bored to Death, the Jonathan Ames-penned comedy that just wrapped a hysterical third season (and often pulled entire scenes straight from the pages of this newspaper!). The show had perfected and managed into a science the fine art of lampooning New Yorkers of Read More
SPIDER MAN: PUT ON THE SLING
Having already received their Taiwanese animated reenactment, it was only a matter of time before the hot mess that is Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark‘s epic screw ups received a larger pop culture callback. Last night, The Simpsons aired their yearly “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episode, which included a not-at-all-subtle slam on the show’s troubled Broadway production. The producers officially responded this morning, and of course—as is the case with any Broadway producer—are using the wildly insulting lampooning for a press moment.
Bravo has just released a few details about the second season of its popular reality show Work of Art. The first episode will debut on Wednesday October 12. China Chow, Bill Powers, Jerry Saltz, Simon de Pury all return to the show, with planned guest spots by KAWS, among others.
Jerry Saltz announced the news Read More
The Television Business
It’s often said that if F. Scott Fitzgerald were around today, he’d be forced to admit being wrong about there being no second acts in American lives. Here’s news that says: If F. Scott Fitzgerald were around today, he would probably kill himself again. Charlie Sheen is returning to television.
After five seasons, NBC’s critically adored and ever-embattled drama Friday Night Lights is coming to an end. The show has endured despite impressively low ratings due in no small part to obsessive (and media-driven) fandom. There’s a certain irony in this: a show ostensibly about high school football in Texas—flyover country doing flyover country things—ended up capturing the hearts and minds of coastal elites (and landlocked coastal elites). And nobody else.
We were excited when we received yesterday’s press release, announcing that Lindsay would be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman to deliver a Top Ten list. Would she wear “That Dress”? Today’s press release, though, is a bit disappointing. Says a spokesperson for Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants:
“Lindsay Lohan will not Read More
A number of interesting things happened today. But the devil’s in the details. Let’s see if you were paying attention!
Which 1990s TV star is going to come back with a reality show about her macadamia nut farm?
What is Nicole Kidman’s favorite pop song?
Who should newly minted Best New Artist Read More
Charlie Sheen is not usually a quitter, but last week he threw in the towel and said goodbye to his hard partying ways. He’s currently in rehab, to detox from some serious issues he’s been having.
Wait, what serious issues, the uninformed asks. Let’s see. There’s the six-month bender that ended up costing him Read More
This week, MTV announced that it would be sending the cast of “Jersey Shore” to Italy, to reconnect with the culture they have barely any connection to at this point. Naturally, Italian-American groups are less than pleased, and one can imagine that the country of their visit must be apprehensive as well. Italians Read More
Too much Chianti?
Visiting the country of your ancestral origin is a formative experience. You come to understand yourself. Your tastes and interests gain new contexts. You get to have a nice long plane ride.
But do you get to have a “sure-to-be mini-bottle laden plane ride?” This is how MTV describes the voyage the cast of “Jersey Read More