Best Night Ever: Monday, September 18th

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It’s Best Night Ever for Monday, September 18th! Shea Hess is here to walk you through the best of Monday night tv, including Deal or No Deal, Wife Swap, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip!

…OF THE DAY

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  • OBSESSION: Rumor has it Kate Bosworth has the bad habit of breaking the cartilage in her ears. Stay tuned next week, when Kate will bang a band drum down Rodeo Drive while screaming “Cry for help! Cry for help!! La la la la la!” (DListed)
  • DRUG SHOCKER: Willie Nelson was cited for posessing marijuana on his tour bus. It’s like shooting silver-plaited fish in a body-odor-stenched barrel. (ABC News)
  • UNNECESSARY CROSSOVER: Great! Now the French have to go ahead and steal the Muppet Show from us?! French Kermit is going to be soooo obnoxious and sexual harassy. (Variety)
  • BARELY BLIND ITEM: Which Lindsay Lohan hates fellow Scarlett Johansson because the latter Johansson scores better roles than Lohan? Hint: They both slept with Jared Leto and are Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson. (Gawker)
  • LEOLARDO?: Is Leonardo DiCaprio the new old Marlon Brando? Kinda looks like it. (p.s. Does this mean I have a chance with him now? No, right? Just checking.) (A Socialite’s Life)

Baby Snatcher Looks Strangely Familiar…

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CNN.com has a composite sketch of the female suspect suspected of slitting a woman’s throat and kidnapping her baby. We’ve been staring at the picture for a while now, because we swore we just knew the woman depicted in the oddly alluring portrait. The hat, the hint of stubble, the almond-shaped eyes… yes, it’s all coming together…

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Then again, Ashton Kutcher hasn’t been seen wearing a trucker hat in at least two and a half minutes. So that’s probably not gonna work. (Eh-but seriously, creepiest composite sketch ever? Never mind…)

ICYMI: Mullally is the Wind Beneath Ferrell’s Wings

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The Megan Mullally Show kicked off today, and among the hundreds of talk show premieres that turned our brains into Nickelodeon Gack (Rachael Re-Ray comes to mind), hers was just subtle and pleasant enough to make us not despise her. It also helps that her first guest was Will Ferrell. Take a look at this clip, where Will serenades a surprisingly youthful Mullally with the wedding song used during our third marriage ceremony (p.s. It didn’t work out.)

ICYMI: Ellen & Her Skitty Parodies

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For those of you who work real jobs and aren’t lucky enough to sit in a room with a television a few feet away, here’s a little taste of what you’re missing during the day. Hilarious, hilarious daytime talk show skits like this one, courtesy of Ellen Degeneres.

Makes you appreciate your annoying co-workers a little more, doesn’t it?

OMG: The New York Times Spoils The Office Romance!

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JimPamOffice.JPGIt goes without saying — we’re not going to spoil anything related to the new season of The Office here — but if you don’t even want to be tempted with Satan’s deliciously intoxicating aroma, then just stop reading.

OK OK OK. Everybody just relax! OK, listen. Are you relaxed? OK. In today’s issue of The New York Times, writer Bill Carter profiles Ben Silverman, an agent-cum-television-producer responsible for bringing The Office from the UK over to American soil. (And, for that alone, he can expect a crateful of chocolate coins from us come this Hanukkah.) But, buried in the middle of the article, Carter goes ahead and ruins the mystery behind the best television romance of the decade! Of course, I refer to Jim and Pam, the lovelorn twosome whose kiss at the end of last season spawned an entirely new generation of secret cutters.

Anyway, we won’t ruin the surprise here. (Click on this link to read the article.) But we when we read the spoiler here at work, we jumped out of our seats and ran down the hallway screaming for our lives. We then slunked back to our desks, remembering that it was a fictional show, and that even in their fictional universe, we didn’t matter/exist. God, we can’t wait until 8:30 pm on Thursday.

GAMES: The Hoff Goes All ‘Spy Hunter’

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knight rider1.jpgWhat happens when you combine Knight Rider nostalgia, Spy Hunter nostalgia, and the greatest 80′s theme song riff this side of Beverly Hills Cop? You get this Knight Rider game, guaranteed to distract you from doing your work for at least 7-10 minutes. Maybe longer if you have a thing for The Hoff (or the old dude from Boy Meets World who voiced KITT. Either way.)

Link via Collegehumor

SIMI-LEBRITIES: Fergie Alley!?!

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These pictures make me wonder whether ex-meth addict turned white Black-Eyed Pea Fergie is actually just Kirstie Alley wearing make-up and a smile. Have we all been Punk’d?

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ICYMI: “White and Nerdy”, But Cool

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Weird Al Yankovic seems to be in the midst of a late-career renaissance that could be considered the novelty-song equivalent of Bob Dylan’s own return to relevancy. Al has emerged from recent obscurity to bring his likable-but-goofy sense of humor to the Internet Age. Here’s his latest music video, at which I found it difficult not to chuckle:

David Beckham Seizes the Day!

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David Beckham is having quite the week. It was reported today that following his dismissal from England’s soccer team last month, Beckham rang up Tom Cruise for some support in the arena of failure. (Which sounds like some sort of homoerotic fan fiction, but there it is.) But things aren’t all bad for the soccer star. No, in fact, following an interview at Radio 1 in London, Beckham stopped outside to sign some autographs, and dropped a hint that he’s planning to star in a remake of one of the most beloved children’s movies of all time… Beckham an actor!

Find out what what movie it is after the jump!

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