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Archive for January 2010

Julia Roberts, LOL!

January 31, 2010

Were you guys aware that you LOVE Julia Roberts’ laugh? No? When I’m made to think of it…sure, she is a lovely gal. She has a lovely laugh, why? (Well, it’s more of a cackle now that I’m thinking, but …yes. ) Why are you asking us this, Voodrew? Well, here’s the thing. One of […]

OPRAH HAS SPOKEN.

January 28, 2010

Six days ago, we posted a rather unpopular opinion…that Jay Leno wasn’t the bad guy in this Late Night shake up.  Read it HERE. This affront to popular opinion resulted in a week-long debate both here and at fellow pop culture blog “Culture Kills” between their moderator and our boy Fantasticles. It’s hard to know if you’re ever right or wrong in situations like […]

Pretty Ugly.

January 27, 2010

Dearly beloved, we gather here to say goodbye to a dear friend. A friend who, to some, was as misunderstood in cancellation as she was in her primetime. A friend who taught us that a time-honored Hollywood tradition holds as true today as it did last week: That although a person may appear ugly on the outside, it’s […]

This Is It.

January 25, 2010

Michael Jackson was a genius. He was a HUGE part of my childhood and even though it’s been over half a year already since he exited the stage, it still hits me everytime I remember that he’s gone. It’s very weird and very telling about our society that we feel as if we know celebrities.  We’re […]

Conan O’Brien: Persona Non Grata

January 23, 2010

Conan O’Brien was a loser.  Then everything changed. I’m going to miss Conan O’Brien.  Like many misguided, pop culture-obsessed American TV watchers, I view Conan like a friend.  A pal we all grew up with.  And as heart-burstingly proud as I was to see him land his dream gig with The Tonight Show, I was equally devastated […]

The Tonight Show: A Survival Guide

January 22, 2010

Hey, HERE’S an unpopular opinion… Jay Leno is right. BAM!  Deal with that.  You can’t?  Alright, lemme explain… I, like everyone else under 70, LOVE Conan O’Brien.  I’ve always loved him and I shed tears of happiness for him when he got his dream gig as host of The Tonight Show. And like everyone else […]

A CLIP SHOW?!

January 21, 2010

Really?  In 2010? I wait all winter break for a clip show?  Do they even make those anymore?? NBC is really dropping the ball this week – first the late night fiasco, then they pull this stunt with their highest rated scripted comedy. Also, you’d think that a mere 4 days after Ricky Gervais skewered the show […]

LOST’s FINAL SEASON: 10 Things We Wanna Know!

January 20, 2010

I am a pretty jaded 32 year old geriatric that isn’t impressed by much, but I have to say, since the opening sequence to the very first episode of LOST… they have had me by the coconuts. It is THE show that brought the mystery serial back to prime time. In 2004 when 80% of […]

Conan Responds to NBC

January 16, 2010

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting.

The Lovely Pwn…

January 15, 2010

So I caught a sneak screening of The Lovely Bones last week and here’s the thing… The marketing for this thing is SO misleading it should be a crime.  It’s like when the commercials and trailers for Inglourious Basterds would have you believe the movie is about a bunch of Nazi hunters trolling for scalps […]