There are some things in life you just can’t miss. Oxygen’s “first ever made for TV thriller, Banshee” sounds like one of them. Canadian car thieves, serial killers, the girl from Hustle & Flow-- I know what I’ll be watching Saturday night.
I also know what I’ll be watching Sunday night: Entourage, Deadwood, and maybe even Lucky Louis on HBO. I’ll be skipping Tourgasm because, well, I enjoy being entertained. Sorry Dane.
Tonight there’s not a ton on, besides this show on VH1 called Best Week Ever (maybe you’ve heard of it) and two more re-runs of 24: Day 5. Well. What are YOU watching this weekend? Vote now!
Gawker pointed us to this clip of our very own panelists’ appearance on this morning’s episode of Today with Matt Lauer. While bantering about his reaction to Lauer’s big interview with Britney Spears, Sherrod Small did what he does best and asked Matt the question that’s been on all of our minds – what was up with your bare, sockless ankles?
Bad news, Tuesday Night Book Club fans. All 35 of you. CBS has pulled the plug on this unscripted Laguna-esque show for adults after only two episodes. While this news may depress the dozens of middle aged women who enjoyed the show, don’t fret. By getting cancelled after only two episodes, TNBC is automatically entered into the esteemed 3-Timer (or less) club, alongside Emily’s Reasons Why Not and Celebrity Cooking Showdown (and honorary member Love Monkey.) Congratulations, ladies. Remember: it’s better to have aired 2 episodes than to never have aired at all. Though not by much.
Cityrag made this interesting observation about the uncanny resemblance between “Kate” Holmes and Katherine McPhee. On the surface this might just seem like an amusing coincidence, but when you dig a little deeper, this connection presents more mysterious questions than JFK’s assassination and The Da Vinci Code combined. First of all, there were all those rumors that McPhee is, or at least was, a Scientologist. And what exactly IS Scientology, anyway? Is this kooky religion the reason that TomKat want to bring the McPheever to their wedding ceremony? Also, what is this strange “eating disorder” Katherine claims to be suffering from? “Katie” is short for “Katherine”, and “Kate” is even shorter – ever think about that? And where the f*ck is Suri? Are Katherine and Kate actually the same person? Why is Tom Cruise so gay? Somebody call Scooby and the gang, because we’ve got a real mystery on our hands here.
It’s hard to believe that an entire week has passed since the Britney Spears/Matt Lauer primetime interview that taught us all some tearful lessons about the true meaning of suffering, what it means to be an American, and the proper way to utilize “air quotes”. For those of you who find yourselves nostalgic for the dirty way you felt watching Brit smack her gum through her own nationally televised self-destruction, we humbly submit this parody video that re-creates the magic that is Britney Spears’ personality:
(via College Humor)
It’s Best Night Ever for Thursday, June 22nd! Dan Hopper is here to walk you through the best of Thursday night tv, including Master of Champions, So You Think You Can Dance?, and Windfall!
According to blogger and sometimes musical genius Thom Yorke, his band Radiohead had a very special guest at last week’s second sold-out show here in New York City. Despite the fact that tickets were so hard to come by that many of the band’s biggest fans (ahem) were unable to attend despite their tireless efforts, one of the lucky ticket-holders happened to be none other than President Bush’s daughter! Thom doesn’t specify which of the twins showed up, but he seems to be both annoyed and amused by the brain-shattering irony of her presence. I imagine it must be a rather strange feeling to go to a sold-out rock concert and hear one of the world’s most popular bands sing a bunch of songs that are ostensibly about your father and how evil he is. And on a semi-related note, I wonder if Little Miss Bush was wearing one of these lovely “Karma Police” thongs at the show.
(thanks to Jen for the tip!)