For 4 seasons (more or less), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast has risen above to be the classiest and least trashy of the various incarnations of the Real Housewives reality TV franchise on Bravo TV … until now. The trailer for the upcoming 5th season of RHOBH has been released and as you can see above, things will get really trashy this season. We’ve started to see shades of this kind of base behavior last season but it looks like they’re not pretending anymore in season 5 … this group of women has finally succumbed to siren song of reality TV fame by trading in their class for cheap, trashy behavior in an attempt to get higher TV ratings. If you want to watch a reality TV show where women throw things at one another, shove one another and hit one another, then The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills looks like the show for you.
The children will be paid in full
Following this Here Comes Honey Boo Boo story has been pretty disgusting. After it was revealed that Mama June Shannon was indeed dating (or at least, spending time with) the man who had been accused of molesting her daughter (and was later convicted of molesting another young girl), the series was canceled. Since then, there are bigger questions about whether or not Mama June should even have custody of her daughters, and it’s all incredibly sad. TLC is now taking further action, and withholding some of her income for the unaired season. Click inside for more.
"It’s selling really really well"
Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989, which was released earlier this week, is selling so well that it will likely be the first album to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release since she was the last artist to sell 1 million copies of an album (Red) in its first week of release (plus, she will likely have the only platinum-selling album of 2014). But not only is her album as a whole selling well but the individual singles from the album are selling well as well … including her infectious song Welcome To New York. Taylor has announced that proceeds from the sale of New York will be donated to the New York public school system because, duh, she’s Taylor Swift. More »
After he was rushed to the hospital last Monday to have his appendix removed, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was well enough to return to work on the set of SoA yesterday for the final day of filming of the series. This current season, as you may know, is the last season of Sons and we are quickly moving toward the show’s series finale episode … which was wrapped just a few hours ago. Click below to see a few photos shared by Kurt Sutter from the set of Sons of Anarchy yesterday and get a glimpse of the final day of filming of SoA‘s final ride. More »
(Season 4, Episode 6)
So I’m in the middle of writing an article about a show I’m calling the “Most Important New Show of 2014,” because I found Amazon’s Transparent to be an absolutely amazing series. One small thing I’m writing about is the significance of water in the show—how it represents both tragedy (i.e. drowning) and sexuality (i.e. “sploosh”). For that reason, I was so into last night’s Scandal—that opening scene with Olivia swimming/fucking/Daddy issue-ing all over the place reminded me of how brilliant the writing can be sometimes (gave me all sorts of eros/thanatos vibes—always a good thing). So click inside for more!
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The Holiday Broadway Musical Event
About a month ago, we got to check out new promo images of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in character as Peter Pan and Captain Hook respectively as they will appear in the upcoming NBC holiday broadway musical event Peter Pan Live!, which will air on the network live on December 4. Today we get to see the first promo video for the musical special. This video is not really a trailer, per se, as it features more behind the scenes footage from the promo photoshoots but it does give us our first look at the actors in character, in real life. Personally, I’m still not at all impressed with what we’ve seen of Peter Pan Live! but, to be fair, we really haven’t seen much so … I’ll reserve judgement. What do you think?
Posted under: 'Peter Pan Live!'
He will star in "a true horror scene"
Back in August, we first learned that actor Matt Bomer had been added to the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show in what was promised to be “one of the most disturbing things” that had ever been filmed for the series. Today, courtesy of Out magazine, we get our very first look at Matt in character on the show. Things are starting to pick up and get really good on Freak Show and if you are all caught up on the new season, then you will recognize the background setting featured in the photo of Matt below. In order to discuss this first photo properly, I’ll be talking about the show in what may be a spoilery way, so proceed below with caution. More »
Sister Mary Eunice returns
Earlier today we learned officially that Neil Patrick Harris will appear this season on American Horror Story: Freak Show and right now, we learn more exciting casting news for Freak Show. Actress Lily Rabe, who played the role of Sister Mary Eunice on the second season of American Horror Story: Asylum, has been confirmed to reprise her Asylum role on Freak Show this season. Actress Naomi Grossman has reprised her Asylum role (Pepper) on Freak Show this season so I guess Rabe is being brought on the show as another connective thread between the seasons. This casting is so meta, it hurts. More »
And he's bringing his husband David Burtka with him
Back in July, Ryan Murphy teased that actor Neil Patrick Harris MIGHT make an appearance on the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show IF the timing of his schedule could be sorted out. Since that time, it was announced that NPH will host next year’s Academy Awards and at a later date, will host his own variety show on NBC. But even with these two HUGE time commitments, it has finally been confirmed that Neil will, indeed, appear on Freak Show this season … and he is bringing his new husband David Burtka onto the show with him. More »
"I’ve got a really dumb idea."
At the start of this month, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed the birth of their first child together, a daughter they named Wyatt Isabelle. Last night, Ashton paid a visit to Conan to talk about fatherhood and reveal the inspiration behind his daughter’s name. Apparently, the couple had a name all picked out for their little girl but decided that it wasn’t the right name for her … so Kutcher came up with the “dumb idea” to name her Wyatt and Mila agreed it was the perfect name for their child. So, yeah. More »