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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ahhh, the first cancelation of the season...

Before you could make a bet with your friends the CW cancelled "The Beautiful Life." Although on paper this sounds like a great idea, model shows have traditionally failed. "But it's a show about hot women being hot!?!?" Still the track record is poor. Can you name a successful scripted drama or sitcom about a bunch of models? I can name two failures, "Paper Dolls" and "Models, Inc. " Both shows were spin offs of successful shows.
"Paper Dolls" was "Who's the Boss'" version of "Facts of Life" but with models.
"Models, Ince" was "Melrose Place's" version of "Melrose Place" but with models.


From Marc Berman and Mediaweek.com
First Cancellation of the New Season:
The CW has axed recently introduced Wednesday drama The Beautiful Life after only two episodes. The most recent installment plummeted to 1.05 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/5 share among adults 18-49 at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 23 out of America's Next Top Model (which has spiraled considerably downward this season). Repeats of Melrose Place will step into the time period until further notice.

Why not leave the show on? The ratings are much worse than the other shows. and they promoted the hell out of Melrose and Gossip Girl.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Think he Meant "Pluck"

Ernie Anastos mixed up his "F's" with his "P's." The FOX 5 news has just cancelled their "Name Game" segment with Chuck Chucker.

Ernie tries to play it cool and forge ahead as does his anchor who has the perfect poker face.



Leno Don't Read Much

On Wednesday night's Jay Leno Show he did a bit about the classics being on Twitter. Actually a funny idea. Too bad no one fact checked it or even read it over.

In case you didn't get it, Hamlet's mom married his uncle after he killed his father. She got married so fast, Hamlet never had the time to make his move.

Doesn't this guy do "Jay Walking" where he shows people giving wrong answers to questions?

Here's the clip:
(It's all cued up and only about a minute long.)


PS. "Oedipus, call your mother."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good Bad movie night: "Blind Dating"

Normally I wouldn't put this type of movie in the good bad movie night, but the movie is full of flaws. The film is just not good. Not much else to say about it. Except...

First off Chris Pine, only 3 years away from becoming Captain Kirk, stars as a blind guy who is looking for love. Get it? He choses to play blind by looking down all the time.

We get to watch him go on wacky dates that will never work, because it's wacky. These chicks are crazy!

Ok, let's cut to the chase. He's supposed to be from an Italian family. But none of the actors in the family are Italian. Instead they play Italian stereotypes. It's like you're watching an improv troupe and someone yelled "ITALIAN FAMILY FROM NEW JERSEY!" And then the actors on stage are forced to play along.

How do we know this guy who is playing his dad is Italian? He listens to opera and drinks red wine. And his wife? Well for the flashback scenes when they Pine was a kid, she speaks Italian, now that he's 22, she can speak perfect English and lost her accent.

The biggest offender is Eddie Kay Thomas, the guy who banged Stiffler's mom. He's the biggest I-talian stereo type. The greasy hair, gold chain, leather jacket... The character runs "Lorenzo's Limos." His name is Lorenzo, but people call him "Larry for short. Is that right?

The movie is shot in Utah, which means there's one black guy in the whole film. He of course plays the best friend... also he plays basketball and is a hustler. So all the races get attacked some.

Hipster Reveals, "Trucker hats aren't so bad."

EXCLUSIVE!
Dateline: Williamsburg , Brooklyn

A local hipster reveals to us that he wears trucker hats because he actually likes them.
"Sure," he confessed over a can of Pabts Blue Ribbon, "At first I was being ironic. But now I really, honestly enjoy wearing a trucker hat. The plastic mess back keeps my head cool.
"After a while I started to agree with the messages on the front of hats. I would rather be fishing."
The trucker hat was just the beginning. "My wife and I went to Virginia for our honeymoon. Now when I wear that vintage t-shirt, I agree with it. That place is for lovers."

His whole life has been turned upside down. "I love Chuck Norris. That guy loves America and kicks ass. I mean it." He goes on to shock us with his confession. "My friends used to watch Walker, Texas Ranger with me every night, but ironically. Once I really started to like it, they wouldn't watch it anymore. They said I had no taste. So now I have to pretend that I'm being ironic so they will watch it with me.

As for that mustache? "It stays. I looked cool and older. Seriously, women dig it."

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Steve Mazan makes it!

Comedian Steve Mazan's dream was to perform on Letterman. He was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer. Finally on FRiday he did the show.
How did he get on? He fucking performed and worked his ass off. He didn't send post cards or guilted the bookers or held a sign outside the studio or any of those stunts. He busted his ass.

At the end of the article about the performance, Yahoo posed a discussion question to the readers.
"Talk About It: Did Steve Mazan's "Late Show" performance make you laugh?"

Well, surely you think no one would ever say anything bad about his performance... They did! but mostly people used this forum for their own agenda. Saying that Letterman is a liberal and all that. Who cares? A guy just achieved his dying goal!

It would've been funny if he went up and talked about airplane food and how Gilligan should've made a boat out of coconuts to get of the island and other hacky premises.
Here's his set. Watch it yourself and then keep it to yourself.
(I love that at the top of the segment, Letterman does about a minute and half of business. Although it was funny stuff, back stage is a guy who is literally dying. He is moments away from his life's work - and Letterman is f'ing around.)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

the end of a short and crappy era

Finally the soft ball days of Slow and Slower - Puff and Puffier are over. At the Movies nicely moved the two fluffy film dudes out of the show and brought in some real guns.
The new guys are great writers and were always good along side Roeper. But let's be honest. The Bens had better TV presence. that's why they were hired. AO "Call Me Tony" Scott and the other guy are great at what they do, but don't have the boyish good looks as a Ben Lyons. Awwwwwwwwwe.
Also this video is creepy. But I can't wait for real reviews!