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Comedy

My Name Is Earl: I Won't Die With A Little Help From My Friends

Posted by Ryan After a brief reintroduction from NBC President and CEO Jeff Zucker, we get back to Earl. (Go here if you need a refresher of the previous episode that aired way back when.) When Earl was young and wanted to escape family turmoil, he used to get lost in a world of TV sitcoms. Now, unconscious on the street, he’s doing it again, dreaming that he’s married to Billie in The Hickeys idyllic sitcom land. The sitcom isn’t particularly interesting (and hardly funny), though things that happen in reality cause things to happen in the sitcom, like the […]

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Reality TV

Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites, Week 8: Sympathy for the Devils

Ozzy is a little shaken by talk at the last Tribal Council about how people think he’s a controlling leader of the tribe. He doesn’t see himself that way — he thinks he just has a lot of good opinions and know-how. But apparently not the good sense to not cuddle with Amanda around the rest of his tribe. Ami tells Ozzy that Tracy was trying to get her to overthrow Ozzy, but Ami prevented anything crazy from happening, and Ozzy shouldn’t worry about his safety. He feels uneasy, thinking that Ami is a little too adamant in her assurance. […]

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Reality TV

These American Idols Do Work 9-to-5! For Real This Time!

Way to start with the cheesy group number. Of course it’s ‘9-to-5.’ Someone doesn’t turn on Ramiele’s microphone until she’s halfway through a lyric. Michael Johns has traded his ascot for super-tight pants. He can’t hide his disdain for the cheesy group number. Unlike David Archuleta, who can’t get enough of the group sing. The ‘Kids’ are surrounding the judges, who can barely control their laughter. They’ve got choreography! Please forgive me if I don’t recap Ryan’s recap of last night’s American Idol. I did that yesterday. I feel like the guy on the box of Cream of Wheat. On […]

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Reality TV

Go-Sees Come Early To ANTM

by WindUpDoll The title of this episode of America’s Next Top Model is: ‘If You Can’t Make It Here, You Can’t Make It Anywhere.’ That’s right! Tonight is early go-see episode! We begin with Whitney talking about how America is ready for a plus-size Top Model. Oh, Whitney. Dominique thinks Whitney is intimidated by Dominique’s confidence. Oh, Dominique. Lauren was disappointed in Claire’s display at panel. Oh, Lauren. The Who Does The Dishes Argument! Fatima made coffee for herself, and apparently Lauren tossed it out by accident. Fatima, rightly, wants Lauren to just say she did it. Lauren goes off […]

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Reality TV

“Sunset Tan” Rises Again

Posted by RabbitEars Summertime is around the corner, but if you don’t actually enjoy the sunshine yourself, you may appreciate instead basking in the rays of your TV screen as the incredibly popular reality series Sunset Tan comes back. Like persistent melanoma, the E! hit about a Hollywood tanning salon will return this summer for its second season, but today’s announcement did not specify when. What has been made clear, though, is that more of the fluffiness and superficiality will be on hand. Series favorites the Olly Girls (Molly and Holly), though sent packing in last season’s final episode, will […]

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Reality TV

American Idols Are Working 9-to-5

Ryan Seacrest starts this episode with an über-lame American Idol April Fools’ Day Joke. I will not start this recap with an über-lame April Fools’ Day joke. I think too much of you out there. We then get the soft-focus Dolly Parton introduction. The ‘hey, kids, she’s really important’ package. First up is Brooke White, and she’s smartly chosen ‘Jolene.’ Dolly likes her choice as well. Brooke is joined by the box drummer, a fiddler and a backup singer. Like most performances, Brooke goes sweet with her interpretation. She makes a song sweet like David Cook goes all rocker on […]

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Comedy

How I Met Your Mother: “The Bracket” Recap

Posted by Mike We’re a little late this week, so let’s get on with the recap. Ted and Marshall have stolen a large chalkboard from Lily’s classroom to aid them in their quest to win their NCAA Tournament pool. Why? Because “big board equals big luck.” Unfortunately, in their case, the big luck is bad luck, because — despite their plan to turn March Madness into “March Meticulously-thought-out-ness” — they’re out of the money almost instantly.

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Magazine Archive

Maria Del Mar Shines In “Terminal City”

There’s a stock question that interviewers frequently ask actors: What role have you always wanted to play? When I asked this of Maria del Mar, she thought for a few moments, then replied, “Katie Sampson is pretty damn close to it.” Because Del Mar (24, The Pentagon Papers) stars as Sampson in the 10-part Canadian series Terminal City, premiering March 6 on Sundance Channel, a cynic might think she is merely doing her part to promote the series. But any woman who sees del Mar’s stunning portrayal of an outspoken woman diagnosed with breast cancer, who becomes the star of […]

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Sports

Bobby Knight, Bill Parcells And Tony La Russa On ESPN "Sunday Conversation," Followed By Apocalypse

Posted by Cubicle QB If this photo doesn’t frighten the bejesus out of you, then you may just have enough huevos to tune in to ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday at 10:30am and 11pm ET for the “Sunday Conversation” featuring three weird, crotchety old coaches who all happen to be buddies — Bobby Knight, Bill Parcells and Tony La Russa. The three will discuss a variety of topics including their friendships, coaching philosophies and how players have changed over the years — and occasionally yell obscenities at host Rece Davis, who we’re pretty sure cries at some point during the session. […]