The TV Guide
Despite my better judgement, I finally took the advice of some friends and started watching the PBS Masterpiece Theater series Downton Abbey and, as loathe as I am to admit it, I think I’ve become a fan. Because I’m not a fan of period pieces (generally), I totally dismissed all the hype about the show as silly nonsense. When I learned that my friend Rob liked the show … I was really surprised. He hates everything (but in a clever way) and if Downton Abbey was a show that he actually liked, then there had to be something good about it. My recent acquisition of Apple TV has put the first 2 seasons of the show at the ready and … on a lark I decided to watch the first episode. I didn’t love it immediately. By the third ep, I had to keep watching just to see what would happen next and, well, today I’m starting season 2. More »
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To Boldly Laugh Your Ass Off
Star Trek: The Next Generation has been off the air for 18 years now but recently, a gag reel of bloopers from the show has made its way to the Internets for our viewing pleasure. I believe the 10+ minute gag reel you can watch above is available on the DVD release of the show but I, for one, haven’t seen it before and I’m guessing many of you haven’t either. If you’re a Trek fan, you’re gonna love this video. If you’re not a fan, what the HECK is wrong with you? Watch the video, you’ll laugh, too :)
Then click below and watch another hilarious gag reel from Star Trek: TNG. More »
Yesterday Lindsay Lohan was spotted in London, and rumor has it she’s there to get her stalk on. The actress might still be into Max George from The Wanted, but she claims she has plans to lay low for New Years’ Eve. PITNBR Lisbeth Slander commented on the story, and expressed high hopes for Lindsay‘s rumored appearance on the upcoming Celebrity Big Brother UK. Well, bummer news, Lisbeth. Lindsay has allegedly told friends she has no plans on participating in the show. Click inside to learn more.
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
Bravo's $200,000 Investment Didn't Really Pan Out
If you’ve been watching Bravo‘s Million Dollar Decorators, then you know how the typical episode is supposed to go. Kathryn Ireland comes into some fancy schmancy home, gives it a makeover, and then the homeowners show up for the ‘big reveal,’ and gush and weep all over their gorgeous new pad (Disclaimer: I’ve never watched the show… I’m just assuming). But it doesn’t really work without that big reveal, right? Well, Lindsay Lohan (who’s been enjoying a pretty drama-free holiday season) apparently does not get that because she just backed out of filming that scene for her episode of the show, and the folks at Bravo are obviously pissed. They did spend $200,000 renovating her spot, so… yeah. Now Lindsay did do some filming, and you can watch a clip above. Click inside to read more about the drama. It’s LiLo!
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
The TV Guide
Yesterday I spent some time catching up with one of my favorite British export TV shows Misfits. For the past few years, I’ve been enjoying the show here in the US by watching the show online because, until recently, Misfits did not air on any US TV networks. Logo now airs the older eps and thanks to Hulu Plus and Apple TV, I am now able to watch the most recent 4th season on my TV. So yeah, that’s pretty much how I spent my day yesterday. More »
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Watch the Special Here, Now
Last week we learned that ITV would be airing a TV special titled Spice Girls’ Story: Viva Forever. The special, you might recall, features interviews with each of the individual Spice Girls reminiscing about their rise to fame, the creation of the Viva Forever! musical and beyond. The special aired last night and, as expected, it quickly showed up online. UPDATE: Click the embed above to watch the entire special … while it stays online :)
"We'll make final stand against Rome"
Last month we learned that the forthcoming final season of Spartacus, titled War of the Damned, will debut on Starz in January and today we get our first look at the just released trailer for the new season of the show. Altho there is talk of a spin-off series centered on the character of Julius Caesar, War of the Damned will be the final season that will focus on Spartacus. Check out the trailer above and see what you think. I’m a huge fan of the show so I’ll be really bummed when it comes to an end … but at least it looks like we’ve got a really great final season to look forward to.
"Former" Babymama???/That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Okay, so… I’m not a ginormous Ne-Yo fan, but this story is really interesting. If you caught Ne-Yo‘s recent VH1 Behind The Music special, the singer/songwriter spent a good deal of time talking about a very difficult situation he had to deal with a few years back. His girlfriend at the time, Jesseca White, had given birth to the couple’s first child and everything was all good, Ne-Yo loved his son like cray, all that good stuff. Except… all that good stuff was basically a lie because Ne-Yo eventually found out that HE WAS NOT THE FATHER. Yikes! But wait! There’s more! Somehow, Jesseca ends up convincing Ne-Yo to give her over $500,000 to move out and get her ish together; but he still wanted a relationship with the child he was raising as his own. Jesseca takes the money and RUNS, never to be heard from again by Ne-Yo, who was especially heartbroken over the loss of the child he considered to be his son. And now Jesseca has come back into the picture to threaten Ne-Yo with legal action, because he apparently was never supposed to share any of this with the public. I didn’t even know you could have an ex-babymama, let alone ex-babymama drama! That ish craaaayyyy! Deets inside!
Posted under: Ne-Yo
The TV Guide
In order to keep myself from dwelling too much on unpleasant things (which, I’m sorry admit have been plaguing my mind increasingly as the days wear on), I’ve been doing everything I can to preoccupy myself with other things. I’ve been getting out of the house just to get out of the house, driving around so that my mind can focus on driving and not thinking. I went out and bought an Apple TV device so that I can watch Netflix on my TV — anything to fill up my days and nights. While watching random movies in the past few days, I learned of a new series on Showtime called The Untold History of the United States. Presented by filmmaker Oliver Stone, The Untold History tells the stories from our nation’s past that we think we knew. This series is not a “retelling” of US history thru the lens of one person but, in fact, is a broader examination of other parts of the story that we may have never heard before. I’ve been extremely impressed with what I’ve seen thus far. Click below to see video of the first episode of the series to see if this is something that might appeal to you, too. More »