Even better than 'The Real Thing'
On Sunday night, Christina Aguilera made an appearance at the ACM Awards to perform a song titled Shotgun with Country act Rascal Flatts. Today we get to hear the studio version of the song, which will also be featured during her guest stint on the ABC drama Nashville (previously we heard Xtina‘s rendition of the Nashville theme song The Real Thing). Altho Country Music isn’t really my thing, Xtina does have a penchant for singing the Hell out of a song. Click the embed above to hear Xtina, in character as Jade St. John, sing her beautiful new Country single Shotgun.
“I knew what I had done."
Last week we learned the sad, yet not at all surprising news, that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards got arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel for a list of crimes including trespass, police battery and public drunkenness. Today we learn the also not-at-all surprising news that television charlatan and exploiter extraordinaire Dr. Phil McGraw managed to rope Kim into appearing on his show so that he can benefit from her legal woes. Kim, who seems all too happy to allow vampires to prey on her weaknesses, was likely happy to take him up on his offer to appear on his TV show Dr. Phil. Ugh. More »
Posted under: 'Dr. Phil', Kim Richards
Mark Your Calendars
Back in February we learned the sad news that talk show host Jon Stewart has decided to retire as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central and in March, it was revealed that comic Trevor Noah has been selected as his replacement. Today, courtesy of Jon himself, we learn the exact date that will be his last as host of The Daily Show. The good news is that we still have many months left to go before he leaves his post as host. The bad news is that now that we have an end date, the countdown has begun for Jon‘s farewell. More »
At the start of this month, we first heard rumblings that Netflix was mulling over the possibility of rebooting the ’90s sitcom Full House with a new season of episodes and today we get official confirmation from Netflix that it’s a done deal — the reboot/sequel/spin-off series Fuller House will debut on Netflix next year. The press release announcement was issued just a short time ago confirming the new series AND confirming reports that Fuller House will focus on the DJ and Stephanie Tanner (Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin respectively) and friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) characters with the older castmembers reprising their roles in guest appearances. Not only will actor John Stamos appear as a guest star as Uncle Jesse but he is also producing the new series. Click below to read the full text of the Netflix press release announcement of Fuller House. More »
"We are fighting a bigger fight"
In early March, we learned that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar joined her husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. in the cast of the forthcoming second season of the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels which, like the forthcoming Star Wars stand-along sequel/prequel film Star Wars: Rogue One, is set in the time period between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Today we get to check out the first trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 2 which, as you can see above, prominently features Darth Vader. It’s unknown how much of Darth Vader we will see throughout the second season of the show but this trailer makes it appear that he will be the big bad of the entire season (much like The Inquisitor was the big bad during Rebels season 1). If Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) is really a main character this time around, then I predict the second season of Star Wars Rebels is going to RULE ALL! There has been a LOT of great Star Wars news lately, I’m really loving it all so much.
If you saw last night’s incredible, amazing Mad Men episode, you are likely still reeling from that amazingness that is this final season. So many great things happened last night, but there was one particular storyline that felt like a really special treat for those of us who can still quote lines from Season One by heart. If you didn’t catch “The Forecast” last night, THE SPOILER OF YOUR LIFE is inside, but if you did watch it, click inside for more because OMFG GLENNNNNNNN!
Another big reveal from the Sony hack
I heard about this last night and thought it was a really fascinating story. I haven’t watched Henry Louis Gates, Jr.‘s new PBS show Finding Your Roots, but I’m a big fan of his academic work (one of my favorite books of all time is his collection, Reading Black, Reading Feminist). And—fun fact—my parents used to run in the same circle as he does so I met him a few times when I was a kid. He also did great work on the PBS miniseries The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. So it’s kind of interesting to see his name mixed up in this Ben Affleck scandal of sorts. Apparently, Affleck appeared on the show, but demanded that Gates go against PBS policy and hide the truth about his ancestors—that they were slave owners. Click inside for more.
The Netflix response to Amazon's 'Transparent'?
If you know anything about my feelings on Amazon‘s Transparent (and by now, you should), you’ll know that I won’t stand for just any show being compared to it. Sure, Grace and Frankie takes on the theme of a late-age LGBT coming out narrative—and uses comedy to do so—but other than that, it doesn’t appear to remind me of my favorite show from 2014. There’s something, well, cheap about the laughs that this first Grace and Frankie trailer seems to encourage—as in, it’s funny because they’re older and gay… and that’s basically it. But there are some heavy hitters in the cast—Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen are starring. I’m not sold yet, but I’m interested in seeing where this goes. Hopefully, there’s more to the series than this trailer suggests. Peep the video for more!
P.S. I just saw Nine to Five for the first time ever the other day. Life-changing. Just wanted you all to know.
This show is kind of... awesome
I hadn’t made plans to watch the new FOX post-apocalyptic comedy The Last Man On Earth, and then I started reading all of this buzz about it. One of our editors at Paste Magazine wrote an essay about it when the show first premiered, and finally one day I decided to watch the first few episodes. Totally fell in love, totally can’t stop watching. It’s a nice, light-hearted (but still really funny and fascinating) alternative to my top special shows (The Good Wife, Scandal, Mad Men, etc.). All of that to say, why aren’t you watching this show with me?! Click inside for more (also, if you’re really not watching, SPOILERS AHEAD)!
Season 4, Episode 19
I’m not sure if any other moms out there can relate to this, but I used to be a WAY less emotional human being, pre-babies. I only cried during the REALLY good movies, and almost never during TV shows, and just not a lot of crying in general. I’m going to blame my [increasingly adorable] third child for this new version of me that is embarrassingly emotional and at least 32% crazier than I was before. So yeah. I CRIED. I EFFING CRIED LAST NIGHT, and if you watched Scandal‘s “I’m Just a Bill,” you know why. WHATEVER. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Scandal', Scott Foley