As awesome as a screen-grab of Bill O’Reilly getting the bunny ear treatment is, I’m pretty sure Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg just set womankind back a bit. When the famously outspoken Fox News host dropped by The View earlier today he stirred the ladies up a bit, and instead of firing back with, oh I don’t know, words, Behar and Goldberg stopped the conversation and stormed off set.
The conversation centered on the World Trade Center Mosque controversy, with O’Reilly criticizing President Obama’s lack of commentary on the situation and eventually blaming Muslims (in general) for the 9/11 attacks. When Joy tried to correct him, saying that it was extremists who happened to be Muslim, O’Reilly fired back with “Muslims didn’t kill us on 9/11? That’s what you’re saying?” I don’t have the time or energy to unpack the simplemindedness of that retort. Now, instead of responding with intelligent discourse (which is the alleged-but-not-always-so-well-accomplished purpose of The View), the ladies essentially threw a televised tantrum and left the set. Great. Very mature, ladies. Don't you know that if you refuse to participate like grownups in this debate, that you make him look like he's right?
At least Barbara Walters had the chutzpa to tell her colleagues when they’re being unreasonable. She called them out, saying it shouldn’t have happened, before continuing an intelligent debate with O’Reilly herself.
To be fair, O’Reilly is a tough opponent in a debate. His aura of arrogance keeps most would-be debaters at bay, and in the case of these two ladies, it simply makes people feel helpless. I get that not everyone can have the presence and patience that three-time O’Reilly debate champion Jon Stewart has when he steps into Papa Bear’s den, but to put it simply: Joy and Whoopi punked out.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Life is better with Zach Galifianakis popping up all over the place. In his latest bout of awesomeness, he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live where he was mauled by “Snorki” with the help of her step-ladder before he set up a vivid mental image of him stark-naked, drinking moonshine, and riding around a weed farm on his pet giraffe. Viewer beware: I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.
After her alleged affectionate attack on Mr. Galfianakis, Snooki (milk that fame while you still can, honey) faced her accuser and took a moment to remind Jimmy of the meaning of DTF and explain why Angelina’s been evicted from the next season of Jersey Shore.
NBC is getting a little incestuous or at least a little too obvious with their self-promotion. Last night, NBC darlings Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler stopped by to chat with Jimmy Fallon, where Poehler promoted not one, but two NBC shows; SNL and Parks and Recreation. Even though that was a little much, I’ll forgive them, because it gave the two ladies a chance to make sweet musical love to each other with their rendition of “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love.”
James Franco (so dreamy) took time out of his busy college schedule to chat with David Letterman about his Allen Ginsberg biopic, life at NYU, and talking dirty with his professor. Hello, Mrs. Robinson.
The jig is up. After duping David Letterman and exposing him to the backlash of the giant ruse that became I’m Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix had better have a good apology. Well, I wouldn’t say it was good, but it was there. Joaquin calls his latest venture essentially reality television with good acting - yeah, he’s going to apologize but first he wants to make sure we all know what a great actor he is. Get to the goods, Phoenix. At least Letterman doesn’t take this crap lying down – the late night host deals out a few good punches before the interview is through.
And then there’s Betty White – who for some reason never ceases to be absolutely awesome. Seriously, it would be an understatement to call her the coolest old lady ever. Last night, she took a few moments to explain her relationship with Ryan Reynolds, tattle on Sandra Bullock for cursing like a sailor, and discuss her newfound affinity for the F-word.
Jimmy Kimmel predicts another Oscar nod for Jeremy Renner and the actor explains why he ditched his mom at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
And last, but never least, Jon Stewart took a few minutes to chat up Ed Norton who isn’t afraid of Robert DeNiro or white boy cornrows. (What do we got, some sorta tough guy over here?)
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'The Bachelorette' Recap: The Wrestler Gets K-O
S6:E6 Last night's episode of The Bachelorette kicked off with a bang! It was revealed that Justin the disabled wrestler had TWO girlfriends at home...one of which he wanted to marry! But let's back up a bit.
Everyone arrived in Turkey, and Ali was so happy to be there she said the worst thing a person can say on a reality show: "I don't think anything can go wrong at this point." But of course, just as she was applying some concealer in her lighthouse of a bathroom, Chris Harrison walked in and said he wanted Ali to call a rando girl named Jesse. Jesse answered the phone after FIVE rings (as if she was busy making pancakes and totally forgot she had a phone date with The Bachelorette!) and told Ali she was sitting next to Justin's girlfriend on a couch in Canada. Jesse passed the phone over to Jessica (are these two besties or what!?), who explained Justin had been calling her throughout the competition and said he had a plan to make it into the top three remaining suitors, and then leave so he could pursue a career in entertainment. When Ali hung up the phone, she and Chris went over to the guys' suite and ousted Justin for never zipping up the fly on his jeans. And instead of answering Ali's questions about his desire to get famous, Justin grabbed his wallet and his passport and bolted out the door. Ali chased him into the hotel's garden, where he couldn't seem to find a way out so it was like he was the poor little mouse you tortured in third grade for your science fair project.
The kicker was while Justin was running through the Edward Scissorhands-shaped bushes, the voicemail messages he had left on Jessica's phone were playing the the background. So it turned out, the most honest thing about Justin was the Canadian way he said "abooot!"
After that whole thing happened, Ali put on a smile and went on a date to get "steamy" with Ty. Obviously, they went to a Turkish bath, where they put on some 50s style-looking table cloths and sweated to the oldies. They had dinner by the water and talked about feelings and his divorce, while basking in the glow of the candles that all of the ones at Pier 1 are modeled after. Ty got a rose, which looked kind of fake! (The actual rose, not the gesture.)
Next up was the group date with Chris, Craig, Roberto and Kirk (it's scary: now we have more toes on our feet than suitors!). Ali brought the guys to a 15th century fortress and after sipping some brewskis, Ali poured olive oil all over them and made them wrestle some Turkish men. The suitors looked taller, but it didn't matter because the other guys were Turkish and scrappy and well-fed.
After they fought the Turks, the suitors fought each other for some one-on-one time with Ali at the end of the day. Craig was the only one who hadn't yet had alone time with her, so he was ready to throw down even though he's more accustomed to "fighting with words" because he's a lawyer. It's just unfortunate for him that Ali values beef over charisma! But it all ended well because he beat everyone and won the solo time with Ali. They went on a sweet little boat and had dinner in a lighthouse that Ali and Craig just thought was a tower. Things were a little awkward, which can be assumed had to do with this being the sixth episode and while all the other guys know Ali, Craig knows more about them than her.
For her second one-on-one date she chose Frank to see if she still had chemistry with him. You don't remember, but Frank was the first person to go on a date with Ali, and the first person to receive a rose from her. But that was a good three cities and one defunct wrestler ago, and Ali had problems with the way Frank ignored her on group dates...so this was kind of Frank's last shot. They went to a spice bazaar, which actually looked quite beautiful. They tried on some belly dancing attire and bought a rug that definitely will not make it back to either one of their apartments. Instead, it will end up in a forlorn producer's country home. For carrying it all around Istambul, Frank got a rose.
Right when it was time to have the customary cocktail party before the elimination ceremony, Ali told Chris she wasn't into it and she didn't think it was fair to make the guys feel like they had to plead their cases to her (which Craig would have aced!) when she'd already made her mind up about who was going home. In the end, Ali sent Craig home, even though he wrestled another dude covered in oil and has a law degree. So that leaves us with Roberto, Kirk, Frank, Chris and Ty. Place your bets -- we're almost off to the races!
Maura Tierney is ready to return to television with a starring role in ABC's The Whole Truth.
Tierney, who dropped out of NBC drama Parenthood last season to undergo treatment for breast cancer, officially signed on to the legal drama last week. The 45 year old ER veteran is stepping in after actress Joely Richardson left the series to spend more time with her family.
The Whole Truth puts a very generic spin on the legal drama formula by following both the prosecution and defense over the course of a case. Rob Morrow is signed to co-star as the main defense attorney.
If you’d like to see the very melodramatic pre-Tierney trailer, you can check it out below. I’m a fan of Tierney's past work, but I don’t know if anyone can save dialogue this bad.
Sources: iVillage, Deadline
Jesse James spoke on TV Tuesday night for the first time since his many, many (alleged) infidelities became daily gossip fodder.
Among the more interesting tidbits from Sandra Bullock’s soon-to-be former husband’s interview with Nightline (video clip below):
-That Nazi photo isn’t funny to him ... anymore: "I could tell by the look on my face [in the photo] it was a joke that was funny then, probably for a minute. But then looking at it in the context of now and in my life, it's not funny."
-He wanted to get caught: "When I was doing it, you know, one, I knew it was horrible, it made me feel horrible. And two, I knew I would get caught eventually, and I think I wanted to get caught. I know for a fact now what it was, you know. I mean, it was me trying to self-sabotage my life."
-He was abused as a kid: "Football star, bike builder, Monster Garage TV star -- all that stuff is a huge smokescreen so people won't see that I'm a scared, abused kid, a 7-year-old ... I remember my dad laughed when I hit the ground and called me a dummy."
The Little Britain star, who completed a gruelling 10-hour swim across the English Channel in 2006, has signed up for another challenge to raise money for good causes.
Walliams will take to his bicycle for an 875-mile (1,408 kilometre) road trip for Britain's Sport Relief charity, cycling from the northern village of John O' Groats in Scotland to the southern tip of Cornwall, England, known as Land's End.
He will be part of a celebrity team which includes funnyman Jimmy Carr and TV presenter Davina McCall, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
The BT Sport Relief Cycle Challenge will take place in March (10).
Record producer Phil Spector, who is awaiting trial for murder, is suing his
financial agent Michelle Blaine, claiming she stoles thousands of dollars from
his bank accounts.
Spector, 64, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday,
alleging Blaine admitted to him that she had taken money from his accounts and
had spent it with her son.
The music mogul alleges Blaine took out a loan from his pension plan to use
in two companies, BT Productions and 3:15 Productions, which she co-owned with
a second defendant, Nori Takei.
Spector claims he never gave her authorization to take out a loan and only
discovered Blaine's alleged dealings on Monday during a conversation
with his accountants.
The suit also states Blaine used checks and a debit/check card from
Spector's accounts to withdraw money.
Spector is demanding repayment of the money and unspecified damages.
Spector, who has worked with top stars, including Ike and Tina Turner, George
Harrison and John Lennon, has pleaded not guilty to the fatal shooting of
actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California, mansion in February 2003 and
is on $1 million bail as he awaits trial.
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Freshly scrubbed Cannon as L.A. cop Tre Stokes solves crimes alongside straight-shooting boss Cpt. Victor Delgado (Cheech Marin). Cannon investigates a prep-school student's murder by enrolling at the school. The too-simple set-up for this dullish fish-out-of-water film leads to a frantic aimless goose chase of comedy/action in the disappointing tradition of say Bird on a Wire. Cannon ingratiates himself with the popular dudes as the wise-cracking basketball stud. He also strikes bizarre chords as a would-be teen who romances one of his teachers (Chasing Papi's Roselyn Sanchez). But the suspense really takes form when Cannon stumbles upon a car-theft ring and a drug ring um on the school newspaper's Web site. He also discovers his grown-up self in the process.
Cannon's got poppy charisma as a smooth-talker. In a smarter comedy Cannon could do damage. But the jokes in Underclassman are so utterly defanged so throwaway they're the edgy equivalent of suburban doctor's office banter. Harmless racial jokes are thrown in for easy spice while groaner after groaner is set up like Wiffleballs on a tee. X-Men 3's Shawn Ashmore who plays basketball team captain Rob Donovan slaps on the precise amount of detestable pretty-boy-ness. Marin long ago completed the transformation from '70s stoner; in 2005 he plays the gruff police chief with no patience. Supporting actors know and play their roles in this all-the-way-around big-studio movie.
The Underclassman for its critical failure bops along like a pop rock in a glass of Coke for the ADD teen generation. Dialogue is kept mercifully short so scenes are as interesting as they can be. But the comic sensibility is so off that nearly all audiences will feel alienated out of touch with the lame one-liners. All the conventions of Another Teen Movie are here: the elitist exclusion by the popular kids; the "stay in school" messages; the banging rap music; a villain named "Murdoch." The only thing missing is Samuel L. Jackson saying "I came to teach boys and you became men."