I consider myself a veteran Honey Boo Boo Child fan, frantically cutting together this montage the morning after her amazing, hysterical, breakout Toddlers & Tiaras episode. Since then, the Go-Go-Juiced sassafrass [legal, rarely-heard name: Alana Holler], along with her coupon-cutting mamma June and daddy Sugar Bear, have scored their own reality series that infamously garnered more viewers than the RNC and has spawned catchphrases like “You Betta Redneckognize!” In light of the show’s success, Honey Boo Boo’s veering more and more into the mainstream with a recent, hilarious interview on Anderson Live and a sketch featured on SNL‘s Weekend Update, starring Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this family isn’t going anywhere. The only natural step is a featured role for Boo Boo on one of television’s hottest Emmy-nominated shows. Right? No? Whatever, let us dream.
Show:Downton Abbey Character Summary: Lady Mary enters the Big Sister program and is assigned to Alana, or as she will be known on the show, “Lady Boo Boo.”
Show:Homeland Character Summary: Alana and her belly become a key element in Carrie Mathison’s case against Brody.
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have already taken New York, and now they’re more than ready to take Miami! The reality sisters have released a poolside promo video for their upcoming spinoff, set to air this coming January. The bikini filled clip is getting us all hot and bothered, in more ways than one. There’s something sort of eerie and detached about the video, which features the voluptuous Kim diving into the deep end of a pool. Metaphor alert, anyone?
Things get weirder as she slides beneath the water and hostile voices from the upcoming season surround her. Is this a homage to Dustin Hoffman’s underwater isolation in the 1967 classicThe Graduate? Is she drowning in negativity? The undertones of this simple bikini preview are surprisingly dark! Which is funny because the spinoff is set to mark the television debut of the newest Kardashian: little kitten Mercy! The sisters have been seen out and about filming for the new series while bringing the little fuzz ball along. And his cuteness is undeniable. So there you have it: crippling existential despair and kittens. It’s the Kardashian way!
When we saw pictures of Michael Cera in the set of the Bluth family model home last month, we nearly blue ourselves. Now we have even more exciting news to pass on about the new series of Arrested Development coming to Netflix next year. According to Zap2It,Bachelorette star Isla Fisher and ex-footballer/current Newsroom actor Terry Crews are reportedly joining the cast, along with the usual suspects like Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Portia De Rossi. Their roles haven’t been announced yet, but we’re still pretty pumped. Will Terry be the Bluth family’s personal linebacker? Will Isla invite her husband Sacha Baron Cohen on the show? A guest spot by Borat would definitely be something! Or maybe the British beauty will play the lovely Rita Leed’s friend. Charlize Theron says she’d definitely be down for it, and so would we! Check out the gallery below to see what’s new with your favorite Arrested Development cast members these days.
Some sad news to pass on from the world of television. NBC has confirmed that the upcoming 9th season of The Office will be its last. Yes, we know that most of you probably stopped watching after Jim and Pam got married *belated spoiler alert* and then the rest of you probably stopped watching after Steve Carell ended his incredible run as Dunder Mifflin Regional Manger Michael Scott in 2011. But none of that matters. Nine years is a hell of a long time when scripted television is concerned, and we feel like our heart has been ripped out and placed in Jello.
NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt released a statement today praising the cast, crew and producer/original showrunner Greg Daniels. “The Office is a classic, award-winning television comedy and all of us at NBC couldn’t be prouder to have produced and telecast the series as it heads into its ninth season,” he said. “Greg Daniels, the cast, and crew have some terrific storylines planned for the final season. Fans are in for a treat. It’s always difficult to see these kinds of shows come to an end, but we are honoring the cast’s and producers’ desire to make this the final season.”
Daniels himself weighed in this afternoon at a press conference. “This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and to make an artistic ending to the show that pays off a lot of the stuff that has mattered most to fans with the core characters,” he told the assembled reporters. “This will be the last season of The Office. We’re planning a very big exciting last season.” Despite the devastating news, fans can at least get pumped for the plot details he spilled for Season 9. “We’re going to Roy’s wedding. David Wallace is running the show, the Dunder-Mifflin show. We have a lot of funny stories, we’re telling some crazy Dwight stories we’ve wanted to tell for years.”
I have never seen a full episode of The X-Files, nor could I tell you which one is Mulder and which is Scully. And yet when I heard last night’s rumor that former co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are in luv and shacking up together, I immediately lost my mind with excitement. You don’t need to be a File-head (that’s what you call yourselves, right?) to appreciate how magical it is when co-stars on a show/film filled with UST (that’s unresolved sexual tension for you internet newbs) actually get it on.
I asked X-Files super fan and awesomely hilarious comedy writer Annie Stamell why this rumor sparked such a frenzy of excitement, and she told me: “Ask any female fan of the X-Files, and the only person they’d be okay with dating Duchovny over themselves would be Gillian Anderson.”
Sadly, Duchovny’s rep said today that there is nothing going on between the pair. To which I say: SO WHAT! I can still find these two adorable and I can still dream of a day when they fall in love IRL. Until then, I should probably watch an episode or two.
Below: 10 glorious photos of David and Gillian being absolutely precious through the years.
The last season of Breaking Bad is officially underway, and fans are already hypothesizing about how the show will end. Much of the series’ tension comes from Walter White’s DEA-employed brother-in-law Hank being hot on his meth-making trail. We asked Dean Norris, who plays the mineral-loving, nickname-giving fed, if he thinks his character will be the one to crack the Heisenberg case. Says Dean, “I think Hank’s gonna find out. That’s the last major story structure – the Walt-Hank confrontation. And they’re not going to shy away from that.”
When we asked if he thinks Hank will chose his loyalty to family over the law, Dean said: “I don’t know, that’s up to [show creator] Vince Gilligan. I have a feeling he’s going to struggle with it and then take him down.”
And that’s when we let out a fangirl-y scream, because if there’s one thing we’re looking forward to, it’s Hank and Walt going at it in the ultimate, Breaking Bad showdown! Oh, this show. THIS SHOW!
I interviewed the cast of Game of Thrones high atop the WB booth in the middle of the main Comic-Com exhibit hall on Friday afternoon. Many had just come from the first few weeks of shooting season three, and we did our best to dig up a few tidbits about what the future holds for our favorite wannabe kings and queens.
Emilia Clark plays Daenerys Targaryen, widow of Khal Drogo and Mother of Dragons (if you haven’t watched the show or read the books, stop reading this post and get to work), who spent season two wandering the desert dealing with deserters, dragons and creepy dudes in the city of Qarth. We asked the actress if her character might get back in the saddle and give the ol’ romance thing a try again. “There’s a few interesting journeys that she goes on” said Emelia, “and there’s a lot of new stuff that goes on for her. I can’t talk about and all I want to do is talk about!”
Not only is her character popular, but “khaleesi” has become a much-used pet name amongst couples. Emilia offered up her thoughts on why so many people connect with Daenerys. “I think she’s a character that lots of people and women can relate to,” she said. “The way they’ve written her you really can care for her because you can see her vulnerability.”
Michelle Fairley, who plays Lady Stark on Game of Thrones, is just as fierce in real life as her character is on the show. And oh-so friendly, too! (Like, take a Lannister or two prisoner as revenge, friendly.) Since she plays such a powerful matriarch on the hit show, we asked if she thinks the Game of Thrones women are stronger than their male counterparts. “I think nobody should be confused about the female characters in Game of Thrones,” said Michelle. “They actually are incredibly powerful. They’re incredibly strong and they’re not to be messed with at all. They’re capable of plotting and scheming just like the men.”
It was weird enough when Rory Gilmore (better known as Alexis Bledel) time traveled back into 1966 and turned up on Mad Men as a clinically bummed out housewife. It got even weirder when the blue eyed beauty turned her affections toward Vincent Kartheiser’s character Pete Campbell of all people. Yes, he of the legendary bitch face! But now we have a report that the two actors are hooking up in real life, and our TV loving minds can’t handle it.
A witness spotted Alexis and Vincent getting cuddly while boring an airplane at JFK, and immediately shot Crushable the following email:
They came over to the gate right as I was boarding and I saw him first. His hair is fuller and he’s got a beard, but I recognized him right away. Then he walked over and a girl with him sat down and it was Rory fucking Gilmore. They are not sitting in first class but him right in front of her in middle seats. Guess they booked last minute. He was leaning over the back of his seat talking to her and leaned over and kissed her.
It’s an impressive score for Vincent, considering the scuzzy make under he received for this season of Mad Men. To give the illusion of a receding hairline, the dedicated actor had a small portion of his head shaved! “It would be shaved back every couple of episodes another quarter of an inch,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “Later, when it grew back in, it looked completely ridiculous, like a five o’clock shadow.” He also had to pack on the pounds to complete the whole “disgruntled middle aged dude without hope” look. “I gained about 25 pounds — none of it muscle. It was a very thin layer of hot fudge sundae, chicken wings and pizza.”
But at the end of the day, we guess Alexis was able to look past appearances and see Vincent for what he really is: a man without a toilet. Or maybe she has a thing for coworkers. She’s already dated fellow Gilmore Girls actor Milo Ventimiglia. We’re guessing she’s a method actress.
It’s a very sad day for television as House M.D. ends its record busting run after an incredible (and sometimes incredibly gross) 8 seasons. We’ve loved this medical rethinking of Sherlock Holmes more than Dr. House loves his Vicodin, but fans everywhere know how it has to end: House must develop lupus. (Just kidding, it’s never lupus!) Although we could (and did) watch the show at any hour of any day, it’s especially good sick-day viewing. No matter how bad you felt, you were always comforted by the fact that at least you weren’t bleeding out of your eyeballs or whatever horrible affliction was affecting House’s patient.
Aside from Hugh Laurie’s genius performance as the equally genius doctor, the show was bolstered by the fact that you never knew who was going to be wheeled through the ER door at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Every episode brought the potential for an inspired cameo, and the series had many over its 177 episodes. So to say goodbye to the magnificent drama, we’ve assembled a list of the 30 most surprising guest stars to ever appear on House M.D. Join us in saluting the great Mr. Laurie as he hangs up his cane for the very last time and goes to the great detox in the sky.