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Kathy Griffin extras on Bravo

Just in case you’re a freak and are having some sort of super-productive Monday, here’s something to veer you off course. Bravo’s Web site has all sorts of Kathy Griffin extras, including excerpts from her stand-up act.

Here’s a clip of Kathy talking about Oprah, Marie Osmond and those creepy-ass dolls of hers.

June 30th, 2008

Ask a Lesbian About Last Night’s Work Out: Break-ups, weight loss, Rebecca

blogs_306_06.jpgIt’s been a while since we last checked in with our resident Sapphic correspondents, but since the conclusion of Work Out’s third season, it’s about time we got their take on the season as a whole.

1. Marcie from Rehoboth Beach wrote in to ask: Girls, I’m going to level with you. I was really surprised that Jackie and Briana seemed to patch things up in the end. Or at least get on the road to improving their relationship. Do you think that it’ll last a year?

Sam: Yeah, thats what lesbians do. They break up and get back together again, then break up and get back together again, then break up and get back together again, did I mention break up and get back together again? You see, there are multiple levels of breaking up in a lesbian relationship. I like to think of it like Dante’s Inferno. Many different rings, many stages to go through. And it just keeps getting shittier. But no, it won’t last more than a year.

Jasmine: It won’t last. Jackie can’t trust that young Briana and, as Sam said, it will continue to spiral down into a macabre spectacle that I can only hope we will see at the beginning of next season.

2. Doug from Madison, Wisconsin asks: As someone who has lost more than half his body weight over the course of the past year, I find it really touching how all of the Sky Lab clients dropped so much weight at the end of the season. As much of a mess as Jackie is, you have to say that she’s a good trainer and getter of results, right?

Sam: Yeah, she is really good at what she does thats for sure. Her trainers are also really talented. Especially Agostina (how come there hasn’t been more questions on Agostina!?!) I’m now going to change this question to something else because dammit, its my last chance…..

Lauren from Washington D.C. writes: Sam, aren’t you madly in love with Agostina and want to make sweet love to her all night long?

Sam: Why yes Lauren, I AM madly in love with her and want to make sweet love to her all night long. Thank you so much for asking. Agostina if you are reading this, I will gladly move out there to be with you. And not in a stalkerish sort of way at all. I swear.

Jasmine: Wow. Um…Doug, to answer YOUR question, I would agree that Jackieis very good at what she does. The SkyLab section of the show is by far my favorite. I hope that other fans find as much inspiration from the SkyLab clients as I do, but I know there are some shallow fans out there that only want to focus on the drama and fantasizing about the
trainers. By the way – I hope you weighed more than 200 lbs.

3. Lisa from Denver has a query: I found myself liking Rebecca more this season than in seasons past. She wasn’t so nuts and insecure. Do you agree?

Sam: Yeah, but they also didn’t focus that much on Rebecca and her craziness cause she wasn’t with Jackie. I think if something was actually going on between them, she would’ve been the same as she was last season.

Jasmine: I agree.

4. Stu from Philly has a very direct question: So, you’re lesbians, right? What exactly do you do?

Sam: Stu I’m glad you asked that. First off, yes I am in fact a lesbian. I love my women and only understand men to do one thing and one thing alone. I’ll leave that first answer with that. As for what we do, Lesbianism is a very complicated balance between drama and power tools. We have to make sure we mess with other women’s minds frequently while building enough sheds to hit our home depot members club quota. I’ll tell you, its exhausting, but worth it. You should see the discounts I get at this store!

Jasmine: Yes. I only have romantic relationships and sex with women – that is what I do. Among other various legal and illegal activities.

June 30th, 2008

The More You Know: No Emmy lovin’ for BSG

June 30th, 2008

The TV Blog Coalition

coalitionred.jpgIf thinking The Secret Life of the American Teenager could be cheesily addictive is wrong, Buzz doesn’t want to be right. (BuzzSugar)

GMMR has been podcast crazy this past week. Two, count ’em, two podcasts! In addition to the usual GMMR/Ducky So You Think You Can Dance podcast (here), we devoted a separate TV Talk Podcast to what shows are taking over our TV this summer. (Give Me My Remote)

Marcia decided to spend the summer hiatus watching old episodes of Buffy and wondered if the show improves with repeat viewings. (Pop Vultures)

From Miami to Vancouver, this week Rae was on the set of Psych and she’s only to happy to share what happened. (RTVW)

Viva la Vida or was Coldplay able to make an album this time around that doesn’t sound like a Coldplay cover band? (Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green)

School’s out and Vance celebrates the end of an era now that Emma, daughter of Spike (from the original Degrassi) has now graduated from Degrassi High on Degrassi: The Next Generation. (Though The N will show those episodes this summer) (Tapeworthy)

Remember that episode about the helpless dude who delivered the baby in the elevator? Oh yeah, that was every series ever. By that token, Dan decided to coin the term “elevator baby” and cement his role in pop culture history. (TiFaux)

Tube Talk shared some scoop on the new season of Psych, after an interview with show stars James Roday and Dulé Hill, fondly remembered shows that were canceled too early, and asked for help in naming Tube Talk Girl’s future baby boy. (Tube Talk)

This week we finally spotted someone who has a Nerdier license plate than the TV Addicts and released what critics, and by critics I mean listeners are saying was our funniest to date! [The TV Addict]

Kate is disappointed enough with this season of My Boys that she drafted an open letter to the show’s writers. (TV Filter)

June 29th, 2008

Gay mayonnaise: The new threat to your children

So, remember that mayo ad I shared with you the other day?

It couldn’t be long until someone got bent out of shape about it, right? Sorry to make today all about gay commercials (plus, there’s more to come soon. Sorry again.) but here’s a tiring debate about the whole matter. As a back story, the commercial has been pulled from the airwaves in the UK. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/2VhL18Ex5m4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

1 comment June 27th, 2008

Neil Patrick Harris — you’re an enigma

Oh, Neil Patrick Harris. I love how you continue to defy expectations.

You claw your way out of the child star purgatory and wiggle your way into a successful prime time gig. You come out of the closet and refuse to only take gay roles, instead tackling the role of a misogynist on a pretty funny network series.

It just warms my heart is all.

On that note, take a look at NPH’s new Old Spice commercial. It’s both genuinely chuckle-worthy (which is a higher compliment than it sounds) as well as defiant of the expectations one would have from an openly gay actor.

Take a look:[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TusJ8HSLaUs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

2 comments June 27th, 2008

The More You Know: More like Real Housewives of STFU

June 27th, 2008

The woman who will turn me straight

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Is this not the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen? I swear to God this lady is going to be famous — this is going to grow viral and she’ll get a guest spot on Ellen or something.

June 26th, 2008

I completely agree, Videogum

Timothy Olyphant is joining the cast of Damages.

This is great news because I love Damages and Timothy Olyphant makes everything better, even The Girl Next Door.

Yeah, I’ve seen The Girl Next Door. That means I know all about Moral Fiber. And yes, that was a Girl Next Door inside joke. No shame, because:

Timothy Olyphant! Wheeee!

3 comments June 26th, 2008

Dexter: Guerilla advertising gone creepy

I like to think I have a high tolerance for the macabre.

I’ve always liked scary movies (in fact, a mutual love of horror films prolonged one of my doomed relationships for a good two or three weeks). I’m usually designated as the person who watches gruesome scenes to let the others know when they can open their eyes. I was known to watch those surgery shows that they aired in the late nineties where they’d just film the sucking-out of polyps.

That said, I really think that this new guerrilla marketing campaign for Dexter is a bit much. I present my case…

Exhibit A

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Questionable taste in the celluloid is one matter. Traumatizing the unwitting citizens of Portugal with violent stabbings?  Maybe not.

Exhibit B[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Li85IBc2-Y4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

This is just disgusting.

I’m not necessarily grossed out by the idea of blood seeping through the plumbing — that old hat for haunted houses. I just think that the concept of blood and urine intermingling is pretty sick.

Coincidentally, I was actually just thinking the other day about how brilliant last season’s poster was. Way to make me feel weird about it, Showtime.

However, the new season does start Sept. 28 — which is much sooner than I was expecting.

1 comment June 26th, 2008

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