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Alicia Lutes
Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.
  • What The S**t, Showtime: A 'Dexter' Spin-Off About Deb is a Terrible F**king Idea
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 22, 2013
    Dear Mr. David Nevins, Hello, Entertainment President of Showtime. Nice to meet you: I've never met you but you're in charge of a really swell network that hosts a bevy of super-awesome programming. Dexter, Homeland (seriously, that show makes me stay up nights), Shameless, Nurse Jackie! Heck, you even have Jean-Ralphio playing himself on House of Lies. And that's just your currently on-air programming slate. Seriously — you've got quite the lot in life, my dudes. Which is why it confused the ever-loving s**t out of me that you won't rule out the possibility of a Dexter spin-off series following its eighth and final season. That's right, according to you — in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter — you said you "won't rule [the possibility] out" of a spin-off featuring Miami Metro's most semi-lovable foulmouth. Sure, you said that "there's nothing actively happening," but you also noted that "you never know what the future holds," either. To take a page from the Debra Morgan playbook: are you f**king s**tting me right now? While we don't know the series' showrunners' opinions on the matter, we just feel it's necessary to stop you right here before the discussion even gets started. We'll give you some props: Debra Morgan the character has finally become interesting, but only in the past two seasons. Which: well done, really! She was, for far too long, a one-dimensional parody of a character who swore a lot and just generally mean-mugged the camera ad nauseum. It was awful. Jennifer Carpenter has done a lot of growing in that role, and her work last season should certainly be commended — our immoral moral compass at long last in use. But Deb is not a character you want to watch a whole show of: she's pretty much a disaster of a human, and should probably face some very real consequences for, you know, being complicit in Dexter's activities (oh and — SPOILER ALERT — murdering LaGuerta). And, really, when you knowingly and complicitly murder someone as a police officer: isn't that sort of an endgame for you, career-wise? Imagine the hoops this show will have to jump through to make it even plausible that Deb will have a life worth living after all is said and done at the end of Dexter. And that's to say nothing of the fact that we need to just let a show end, already. I mean, christ on a cracker, you guys: not everything deserves a second wind, and trying to sneak in more fan-pandering under the guise of a spin-off rather than a reboot is just lazy television. As my colleague Kelsea Stahler pondered in her tale of TV's cancelation problem: "if we drag this out, is there the potential of witnessing the ugliness and the cracks that come with too much prolonged exposure?" And nowhere more evident will that be than in a series that centers around a character that was so largely a second fiddler (and in the series' best season — its fourth — she was but a tertiary matter at best) throughout the series entire run. Dexter is a show that does well because of one thing: Michael C. Hall. Let's not kid ourselves here — Dexter is an interesting show pretty much solely because of the actor's incredible chops. The rest of the series runs about like a telenovela with its head cut off half the time: which is to say that nobody needs that. No series could flourish under such erratic, unbalanced characters doing ridiculous, logistically unfounded things. So, Mr. Nevins — I hope you take this to heart. From a Dexter fan, a Showtime fan, and just a general fan of the small screen: leave Debra Morgan out of this s**t. For good. XOXO,Alicia/everyone (probably) Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter  More:'Canceled' Doesn't Mean Canceled on TV Anymore. And That's a Bad Thing.'Dexter': 8th Season Will Be its Last and Deb is Totally PissedScorned Lover Yvonne Strahovski Will Return to 'Dexter' From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?' Here is a List.
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 21, 2013
    What Would Ryan Lochte Do? It's the question on the lips of babes — and I don't mean tiny babies, my friend. In a truly head-scratching move (even for them), E! has given the 11-time Olympic Medalist, swimmer Ryan Lochte a show. About all the things he does when he's not in the pool. Like, eat food, talk to his family, talk to his friends, and go out to bars. It's a real warzone out there for a doesn't-call-himself-a-player (he just doesn't have to try). And he wants you all to know all about it — all of it. Every single mouth-gaping-say-wha moment, exposed in all its banally-goofy glory.  Luckily for those who miss the early days of celeb-centric reality (think Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey — also, who are you?), that void of goofy, over-the-top stupidity (USA! USA!) has been filled by Lochte — and he straddles a great divide. He is the walking embodiment of a frat bro stereotype without the awareness. You cannot really call Lochte a douchebag because that would require some sort of higher analytical thought process that he really, really doesn't have: he's just being himself. Sort of charmingly clueless, but not wholly appealing since he's also totally cocky.  Never was this duality more clearly seen than when Lochte discussed his hot-to-trot dating life. The 28-year old college student at the University of Florida in Gainsville, is both desiring the conquest and to be conquered: he's ready to settle down... but not soon, evidenced by his heavy dating habit. At one point he looks genuinely perplexed by his sister's horror over the fact that he takes all of his dates (in a gossipy college town) to the same table at the same sushi restaurant. And yet the question remains: What would Ryan Lochte do? Well, he would... - Play flag football. - Make fun of and prank his little brother/roommate Devon. - Have fun. - "Eat, sleep, swim." - Not wear his shirt much. - Ask, in earnest, the question: "What is a douchebag? What's the definition of it? Like, I really don't know what it means. Do you know?" - Want to "turn it up tonight!" - Tell a ballet dancer that she doesn't know how to dance when she stands on her toes. - Really ensure that he will "Turn it uuuuuuuuuuuup!" - Not consider himself a player. Or know what the definition of the word is, really. - Not remember how many Olympic medals he's won even though he only went to the Olympics twice. - 30 - 45 minutes of "straight abs."  - Go bowling with his family at a place called "Splitz." - Tear up at the mention of his family supporting him at the Olympics (aww, OK, we'll give you that one, Lochte). - Be called "some kind of idiot or something" by his sister. - Date a girl who's never eaten sushi before, or know what a wonton is. - Talk about shoes. - Tell the world his favorite movie is What Women Want. (Because the world wants us all to be happy.) - Declare "If I could read women's minds, I'd be king of the world." - Take all of his dates to the same table at the same sushi restaurant. Every time.  - Wear a shirt (it did happen!) that says "Listen to Ryan Lochte." - Pretty much do anything. Because he wouldn't know any better. And he doesn't understand the question. What did you think of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Let us know in the comments. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter  More: 10 Reasons to Watch 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?' Awful Ryan Lochte Interview Makes Anchor Lose Her S**tJeah? Ryan Lochte's New Show Features Flirting, Feuding From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • Reese Witherspoon and Husband Jim Toth Arrested in DUI Incident
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 21, 2013
    Seems as though the squeaky-clean image of Reese Witherspoon's about to get mired in a wee bit of controversy following her arrest Friday night after a cop pulled her husband over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  According to a report from Variety, the actress and her agent-husband Jim Toth were seen driving erratically on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Toth — the purported driver at the time — was stopped by police and asked to perform a series of tests to deduce his intoxication level. Upon refusing to stay inside the vehicle, Witherspoon was handcuffed following repeated disobedience and a bit of a verbal tête–à–tête with the arresting officer. Variety described Toth as being "disheveled" and smelling of alcohol, per the police report. He later blew a .139 on a police-administered Breathalyzer test, but told the officer he only had one drink several hours prior. Hollywood.com has reached out for comment, but had not heard back at the time of publication. But, here's where things get a bit tricky for Witherspoon: apparently the Oscar-winning actress was none too pleased about the inconvenience and, according to the police report, "began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that" the reporting officer was actually certified city brass. To which the office "told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet." Things escalated from there, when the Mud star refused to listen to the officer's requests for her to remain in the vehicle and "stated that she was a 'US citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground.'" PHOTOS: 11 Craziest Celebrity Mugshots The police report alleges this exchange followed: "Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don’t need to know your name.' I then added, 'right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You’re about to find out who I am.' ... 'You are going to be on national news.'" After winning herself approximately zero fans that night, Witherspoon was cuffed and briefly held in jail before the couple were bonded around 3:30AM Friday morning. According to Variety's report, a court appearance has been scheduled for Monday morning for Toth's alleged DUI and Witherspoon's alleged disorderly conduct in Atlanta Municipal Court, but the couple are apparently not expected to attend. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More: Stevie Nicks Says Reese Witherspoon is Too Old Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey Stuck in The 'Mud'Check Out Reese Witherspoon's New 'Mud' Trailer From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Scott Porter Says 'I Do' with 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts'
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 21, 2013
    With clear eyes and a full heart [of dixie], actor Scott Porter married his girlfriend of over 5 years, Kelsey Mayfield, on Saturday, April 20. Porter pop!-ed the question back in January 2012.  The Friday Night Lights and Hart of Dixie heartthrob met his now-wife on the set of the popular NBC football drama when Mayfield was still a cheerleader at the University of Texas at Austin. And it was that very town that played home to the Hollywood duo's wedding, given its importance to the couple's romantic storyline. "We wanted to get married under a Texas sky," Porter explained to Us Magazine (the outlet first to report on the couple's betrothal) in June 2012. Given that this is 2013, fans of Porter didn't have to wait long to hear (and see) about the evening: the star has already tweeted and shared Instagram images and messages from the big day.  Today is the day. There are no more tomorrows. And I could NOT be happier! — Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) April 20, 2013 #porterwedding send-off. We love y'all so much. #MarriedTimes! instagram.com/p/YWvUKjvqKd/ — Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) April 21, 2013   Three cheers for the happy couple.  Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More:Was Wade's Cheating on 'Hart of Dixie' Believeable? Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are Finally DivorcedAre Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Back Together? From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)  
  • 'Hannibal' Recap: Folie à Deux
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 18, 2013
    Can you catch somebody else's crazy? There's always a limit to what the mind can stave off, isn't there? A point of no return, a tipping from one side to another. And the line between good and evil never looks as thin as in the mind of a potential serial killer. Especially one that has too many cooks in the kitchen. Thursday night's new episode of Hannibal was all about that madness shared by two — folie à deux, for all you francophiles — and how they handle it. (In a word: differently.) It doesn't take much to teeter from one extreme to another, nor is it all that easy to deduce fact from fiction when you're unsure what's real and what isn't (a mind is a confusing place to be, eh?). Just look at poor Abigail Hobbs. The daughter of serial killer Garret Jacob Hobbs and her subsequent story is quite a metaphorical potage (the episode's title): a thick soup. Good, bad, the truth, emotions, and rationale are jumbled together in a way that makes them entirely cloudy, complicated, and not at all easy to discern. Everything within Abigail seems muddled by her own experiences coupled with her extreme sense of empathy. She has many of the indicators of a psychopathic personality: she's incredibly logical (even during extremely emotional situations, like say, hearing your parents are dead and that you nearly died yourself thanks to your serial killer dad), withholds information in order to gain information, demonstrates emotions long enough just to prove that she has them, and is surprisingly, uncomfortably practical. "I think she's hiding something," said Dr. Bloom at one point. Which, duh, yes. Doesn't it drive you crazy that she's so ambiguous? That's why Abigail is largely both Hannibal and Will at once. It's a tangled web of perceptions that are incredibly complicated and pulling her in multiple directions. It's exhausting just writing about such mental horrors — imagine living it! Of course this all centers back on her relationship between both Hannibal and Will. Both see Abigail for what she is — teetering on the edge of becoming one or the other — and also see her capacity to swing in either direction. The duo ultimately see themselves within her and are forcing their own perceptions upon her: a killer with a need for acceptance, understanding, and release, or an overly-empathetic linked to the dark side by impulse, but wholly (and logically) on the side of good. But Abigail's story is not so simple, as the whole town crushes down on her with the belief (shared by Agent Crawford) that she committed or was an accomplice to her father's crimes. Let us never forget that the girl's father attempted to murder her. But there are clues scattered throughout the episode to point you in one direction or the other. Bryan Fuller is essentially asking his audience: are you a Hannibal or a Will? When talking to Abigail, Will is quick to remind the poor girl that she brought out a lot of love and happiness in her father, as "he was loving right up until the second he wasn't." But, as she notes, that's "not all I brought out of him." Two sides of Garret Jacob Hobbs, meet the two sides of Abigail Hobbs: Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham.  We also learned the method to Hobbs The Father's madness: he never considered a kill murder (person or otherwise), as long as no part of them went to waste. Cue the stomach-churning realization that Abigail and her mother probably were fed the bodies of these young women. (This show might seriously make me go vegetarian.) Could Abigail really be the monster the public believes her to be? By ingesting these women, is she just as terrible as her father, or merely an unknowing bystander to the madness that lurked just out of view? But Abigail is both analytical and unsure of who and what she might really be. So she, logically, keeps her thought process tempered throughout the episode. "So killing, even if you have to do it, it feels that bad?" "It's the ugliest thing in the world." Will never directly agrees with Abigail's statement because we know he didn't feel bad about killing Daddy Hobbs. In fact, he liked it — but Will still has his empathy disorder, so we know he's acutely aware of all the ways it is terrible, regardless of how it made him feel. It's all about control — making sure the good always outweighs the bad. Ultimately, it's hard to say whether or not Abigail helped her father murder these women — a point the episode makes quite purposefully to lull the audience into ambiguous moral ground. Is Abigail a serial killer? Was her father covering for her? We're not really sure. Personally, I think Abigail was a girl much in line with our hero Will: acutely aware of her feelings, but able to control it — unless she's pushed too far. But I know others will believe the opposite. And suddenly the trees are lost within the forest. Ambushed yet again by brother Nicholas Boyle of copycat victim Cassie (the copycat, most in town believe, has to be Abigail), Abigail is thrown against the wall — an animal backed into a corner, afraid and already broken. Only seconds earlier, she was bowled over by the realization that the stuffing in her family's throw pillows was actually human hair — and so her fight or flight instincts kick in. Abigail stabs Nicholas Boyle, watching his blood pool around his body. She's in a daze as she walks up the stairs, hands sullied by the blood of her victim. It visually and emotionally felt identical to the moment Will shot her father — something I doubt was done by accident. More shocking, though, were the moments that followed: Hannibal has found a new plaything, and finally it is ready for use. After knocking Dr. Bloom out against a wall (quite expertly, I might add), Hannibal rushes to Abigail's side to "fix" what has happened. He tells Abigail that she "butchered" and "gutted" Nicholas. (Something tells us that's what Hannibal plans on doing. Hannibal hates a rude boy almost as much as Rihanna.) But we all know that isn't true: she merely stabbed him. Still, Hannibal gives her a choice: go to the authorities and assume they'll use this as a reason to jail you as an accomplice to her father's crimes, or bury the body. She chooses the latter, and Hannibal knows — he has her right where he wants her. Ripe and ready: a serial killer is born. But that's not all that's at play here. Hannibal is having quite a lot of fun toying with Will's oh-so-incredibly-accurate interpretations of the Minnesota Shrike copycat. He framed Nicholas for the murders (the bloody rock!), saying he "got away" when we all know he didn't. But Will was getting too close: he was so clearly on the nose that it both scared and excited Hannibal, who we saw watching from the corners of Will's classroom discussion. So Hannibal set out to prove (to himself? To Will?) that he is actually a killer above categorization. He truly believes he is a man above and beyond any mortal's capacity of understanding. His killing is a higher calling.  But of course we need to talk about the final scene of the evening: Abigail and Hannibal's office encounter. Ever think you've willed something into existence? Hannibal sure seems to have done just that with Abigail, who seems to be quietly relishing both her freedom and this newfound understanding of herself. She enters Hannibal's office not by utilizing stairs, doors, and hallways: but rather climbing over walls, attempting to be undetected. They'll keep each other's secrets (since she knows Hannibal was the one who called her father. She's perceptive and definitely not an idiot), but there will be no more climbing of the walls. No wonder Will has nightmares. A Few More Things...- When am I going to get the Homeland/Hannibal crossover episode of my dreams?- Dr. Bloom sums up dog lovers perfectly: "Dogs keep promises a person can't." And yes, you most certainly were trying to collect another stray, Will.- Kudos to actress Kacey Rohl on her handling of such an emotionally fraught, complex - Can we have a moment, too, for how batshittingly terrifying Mad Mikkelsen's depiction of Hannibal Lecter is, quickly? Never has an interpretation (sorry, Sir Anthony Hopkins) of the serial killer unsettled me more. You do creepy real well, Mr. Mikkelsen — now please don't eat - The Toyota Prius really is a great car for stalking. So silent, so unsettling!- Dr. Bloom has shown — yet again! — that she is the only sound mind and solitary person with Will's best interest in mind. Can someone please listen to her? Jeez. - The raven/stag specter has returned to haunt Will's nightmares. What are you, creepy thing?!- Also, Jack is the worst. What a selfish jerk, eh? "I am going to choose the opinion that best suits my agenda." Way to spell it out, sir. Jeez. Nary a remorse or worry about anyone's mental well-being, this one.  What did you think of this week's episode of Hannibal? Feed us your thoughts (ew) in the comments. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More:'Hannibal' Recap: A Broken Pony and the Fungus Among UsTonight's 'Hannibal' Is Disgusting and You Have to Watch ItIs 'Hannibal' a Worthy Small Screen Successor to 'Silence of the Lambs'? From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'Small Town Security' is Not Playing Around — EXCLUSIVE CLIP
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 18, 2013
    "Take some of that makeup off yo' eyes!" the caller shouts. But Joan Koplan of JKK Security in Ringgold, Georgia isn't having any of it. "Stupid ass," she yells before deleting the voicemail. And so begins the second season of AMC's reality series Small Town Security, a look into the lives of a mystery-solving, wild and ca-razy bunch of security professionals just trying to get by living the dream. But — as our exclusive clip shows below — this small town business is anything but ordinary. And small towns aren't without big dramas (something AMC is quite the expert on). The series follows Joan and her motley crew of misfits: her business is family owned and operated, but Koplan is a woman who wears many hats — including public access television show host. But she isn't the only one who crams several lives into one. First, there's Joan's husband, Irwin (also known as The Captain); an office manager/detective/process serve Brian Taylor; secretary/licensed cosmetologist Christa Stephens; a 14-year-old chihuahua named Lambchop, and Dennis Croft: Joan's live-in lieutenant and co-host, who is not only hopelessly in love with her, but is also a female-to-male transitioned transsexual formally named Denise. Between Joan's freewheeling mouth and her team's fast-and-loose way of working, it's no surprise someone turned them into a reality show. Check out the clip below and see for yourself. Small Town Security  airs its second season Thursdays at 10 PM starting May 9 on AMC. Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments below. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More: What Happens Off-Camera on 'Small Town Security'Watch 'Small Town Security' Solve its Latest Mystery'Small Town Security': Not Quite Hot on the Trail  From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'Dexter': Eighth Season Will Be its Last, and Deb is Totally Pissed
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 18, 2013
    We all knew it would end this way. And now, Showtime has made it official, announcing (finally), that Dexter's upcoming eighth season would be its last. In a press release sent shortly after the Facebook-official announcement (since we all know if it doesn't happen on Facebook it's not really real), Showtime confirmed that America's original televised murderperson anti-hero would take his final plunge this summer.  "When it debuted in 2006, Dexter redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," stated Showtime Networks Chairman and CEO, Matthew C. Blank in the release. "Dexter paved the way ... [and] is a landmark franchise for our network, and we cannot wait to unveil the conclusion of this series, as we know it, to the millions of passionate fans who have supported the show season after season," said President of Entertainment at Showtime, David Nevins. And as if the official announcement weren't enough, Showtime also included a clip with the Facebook announcement, and — hooo lord! — does this season start with a bang. In the clip we see Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) interacting with her murderous brother, Dexter (Michael C. Hall), after avoiding him for what seems like weeks. But that's not the biggest surprise. We don't want to spoil the incredibly-tense interaction for you, so watch the clip and see for yourself, but our homegirl Deb is not f**king around right now — and definitely isn't mincing her words or thoughts. Way to go out with a bang, Dexy. Dexter returns to Showtime for its final season on Sunday, June 30 at 9pm ET/PT. Are you looking forward to the season? Let us know in the comments! Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More:'Dexter' Teaser: Is Deb About to Break?New, Bloody 'Dexter' Trailer: It Isn't Going to Be PrettyScorned Lover Yvonne Strahovski to Return to 'Dexter' From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • New 'The Lone Ranger' Trailer Has Our Heroes Workin' on the Railroad
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 17, 2013
    The Lone Ranger and his sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp) have been working on the railroad. All the live-long day, my friends. But they haven't been doing it just to pass the time away — oh no, these two are on a mission. A mission to save the world from the evildoings of rich, bored, angry men hell-bent on taking over these United States with a boatload of [Hi-ho] silver. The horror! The horror! Luckily for the wild, wild West of America, greed and corruption have no place in a land protected by John Reid (Armie Hammer). The new trailer for the film, which hits theaters in July, gives us a glimpse of Red Harrington. She seems to have quite the ivory complextion, literally. Her leg looks to be carved out of ivory and maybe able to shoot people? So advanced! So steampunk! So retro[-fitted]. Check out the trailer, below and let us know what you think of the film in the comments. The Lone Ranger  gallops into theaters July 3, 2013. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More: Let's Start the Sad Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp Meme 'The Lone Ranger' Super Bowl Trailer Is Tonto Johnny Depp's New Captain Jack Sparrow? From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Lorne Michaels Talks 'Tonight Show' and How 'SNL' Handles Tragedy
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 16, 2013
    They say that everyone's a comedian, but Lorne Michaels is the man you need to impress if you actually want to make comedy — at least on television (and the occasional film). In a Comedy on TV luncheon hosted by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society in Beverly Hills — moderated by Martin Short — on Tuesday, the oft-reserved Michaels opened up about what it takes to produce such a divisive form of entertainment. Michaels, who has helmed Saturday Night Live as creator and producer since its inception (minus that whole pesky '86 season), discussed his future with the franchise as something that he'll do "as long as I possibly can," but that he's aware that the day will come when he needs to step down. "I think that there will be a day when I’ll look at it and say I don’t have the edge I used to," but that "as long as it's relevant, [SNL] should be on." And its relevancy is felt the most when it handles great tragedy. No doubt a nod to the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, Short spoke to Michaels' deft handling of late night amid a crisis, discussing the way SNL handled both 9/11 and the Newtown shootings. "I think that what happens is, when you're doing live [television], you know that everyone knows that you're there, you can say something," he said. "Broadcast has an obligation and a responsibility to be present, to be connected to what is going on. And that is, you can't divide everything into news and entertainment. When something that big happens, you have to address it." One thing he seemed hesitant to address, though, was the future of The Tonight Show. NBC confirmed Late Night (and SNL alum, natch) Jimmy Fallon would be taking over in 2014 (with Michaels hopping on as executive producer), but Michaels kept mostly silent, only explaining the reasoning behind the move from Los Angeles to New York. "Jimmy’s from New York, the show appeals to New York — I think New York is different from when Carson left and New York was on its ass." Follow on Twitter @AliciaLutes  More: Why Aren't Women on the 'Late Night' List? Kenan Thompson Eyes Primetime Comedy with Lorne MichaelsPatton Oswalt's Marathon Bombing Response is Perfect From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)
  • One of Showtime's 'Gigolos' Wants to Take You on A Date
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 16, 2013
    Ever want to date a gigolo but too cheap to pay for one? Like to win things? Enjoy sex toys? Well step right up, folks, because Las Vegas escort Nick Hawk from Showtime's Gigolos is here to answer all of your prayers. This hunk of man meat (if you're into dudes who wear tribal tattoo-inspired nipple rings) has aligned himself a Win A Date With Tad Hamilton -style contest in order to promote his 'Nick Hawk Gigolo Toy Collection,' which of course includes a genuine cast model of his junk (complete with moveable balls!). Why? Because this is America and no tacky decision should go undone. Should you emerge victorious from the "Win a Date With Nick Hawk" contest, you will be wined, dined, treated like the VIP Las Vegas so expertly pretends you are, and pushed along afterwards with more than a few personal products (vibrators, dildos, and anal beads — oh my!) so that, should the night not go as one would expect, you can still get your rocks off in the hotel room. Thoughtful! There's even a video, if you can stand the heat this Nick Hawk is emanating from his Ed Hardy-esque persona. Something tells us you won't be encourage to guard your carnal treasure, since this is a gigolo we're talking about and not a fake movie star from a mediocre-at-best 2004 romantic comedy. Follow @AliciaLutes on Twitter More:All The Ladies (Minus Amanda Seyfried) Get Naked for AllureMiranda Kerr on Leaving Victoria's SecretAmanda Bynes' New Nutso Duck Face Video From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)