Aaron Sorkin has a new show, so of course it’ll start off with a “controversy”. For reference: Sports Night, E1: Danny gives an inflammatory pro-cannabis interview to a magazine that tens of thousands read. Fallout ensues. The West Wing, E1: Josh gets into a shouting match with a Republican on a TV show hundreds of […]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101113/ap_en_tv/us_palin_s_alaska As if I didn’t hate her enough already, imagine my disappointment when I realised the Palin hosting this new TV show was Sarah, not Michael. In a promo for the show with a montage of outdoor scenes, she says, “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office” and “I’d rather […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090623/en_nm/us_jonkate_3 The stars of the reality television show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” said on Monday’s episode that they had decided to split up after 10 years of marriage. My mother loves this show, if only because she enjoys watching “that bitchy woman” raise “those whiny, bratty kids”, so of course she’s relishing the new […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090514/ap_en_ot/us_tv_gosselin_10 “This is certainly not what I envisioned I was signing up for,” Kate Gosselin said Wednesday during an appearance at the Frauenthal Center, The Muskegon Chronicle reported. “When I see magazines in stores it’s really difficult. It amazes me there is an industry that follows you around and writes stories about you.” Said the […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090423/ap_en_tv/us_tv_leno_ill_14 “Jay Leno is doing just fine,” read a statement from NBC spokeswoman Tracy St. Pierre. “He was kidding around with the hospital staff and running his monologue jokes by the doctors and the nurses. He’s expected back to work on Monday.” Expect heavy incidences of “blue flu” amongst the doctors and nurses of Universal […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090202/ap_en_tv/fbn_super_bowl_porn_6 A Tucson television station says its broadcast of the Super Bowl was interrupted for some customers by about 10 seconds of pornographic material. The only way to make NFL football exciting.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090115/en_nm/us_deceit_1 A new army of heroes is emerging on U.S. television — not with superhuman strength or the power to fly but the ability to detect lies and deceit in an era of public distrust of civic leaders and institutions… Now a crop of dramas is showcasing mind-readers, investigators with acute observational powers, psychics and […]
http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-evolution-of-alex-trebek,22212/ The early ’80s were something of a shaky time for Trebek, career-wise. While suffering through Battlestars, he was also hosting the syndicated Pitfall back in Canada, and trying unsuccessfully to liven up one of a wave of gimmicky game shows that emerged around that time (weighed down by elaborate sets and complicated game-play). The […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090114/ap_en_ce/obit_montalban_6 A Los Angeles city councilman says Ricardo Montalban has died. He was 88. This may affect his standing in his ongoing
http://current.com/items/88490721/the_saints_of_e_waste.htm Profile of an unlikely band of heroes working at a California electronic waste recycling centre. This facility is both good for the environment, the community, and the emotional well-being of its employees. Inspiring on so many levels.