Posts Tagged ‘SNL’

The “Seriously Adam Lambert? Really?” Edition

  • Speaking of which, Scandalist put together 5 covers of “Ring of Fire” better than his last night.
  • In other Idol chatter, check out some of Paula Abdul’s “poetry.” I thought she’d gone of the deep end this year but it turns out she’s always been this way.
  • Seth Rogen may host SNL in April. Sweet! BTW did you catch SNL on Saturday? Tracy Morgan did a great job and we saw the triumphant return of Astronaut Jones. No new clip, I’m making do with the old ones.
  • Guess who signed on to do a cameo on The Cleveland Show? Sir Kanye!
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Scanwiches I’ve yet to meet a food Tumblr I didn’t like.

Read Full Post »


Let’s call this the Grammy Love edition.

  • Jennifer Hudson – She took home the first award of tonight’s telecast and she looked fabulous doing it. Later she performed her guts out and left the stage a little teary. She’s kinda owning the night so far. You go girl!
  • Adele – I’ve been rocking her CD for awhile and it’s A-MAZ-ING. Nice to see her win Best New Artist tonight. Her acceptance speech was genuine and sweet. She also sounded a lot like Kristen Wiig’s Penelope character.

And on the TV side of things:

  • Gaius Charles – A great episode of Friday Night Lights this week. Who didn’t shed a little tear? What a long journey. I get a little breathless just thinking about it.
  • The Office – What a good week for Office fans. Two absolutely wonderful episodes with some of my new favorite one-liners. “Would a liar bring mini Mounds bars?” I think not.

Image: Scandalist

Read Full Post »

I woke up today super tired. All I could think about was,” Thank heavens it’s Hump Day Update Day.” I love rounding up this stuff.

  • Need to send an e-card to your girl crush/friend who loves popular cable news ladies? Try these Rachel Maddow e-cards out for size.
  • So my birthday is now less than 6 months away. Add this to your shopping list: Mad Men bobblehead dolls! Though I do have to admit, the Joan Holloway doll looks strikingly like Marcia Cross.
  • Gawker’s got the scoop on all of the new pilots the networks just bought. Read all about the shows that will be vying for your eyeballs very soon. I’m pretty optimistic, some of them sound like keepers.
  • SNL got $3 Million bucks to license out MacGruber to Pepsi for their Super Bowl spot! I wish it could’ve been funnier.
  • Kerr Smith (best remembered as Jack from Dawson’s Creek) is not aging well. Sad.
  • According to a judge in Brazil, TV is an essential good. It’s about time someone else got on board my political platform.
  • My Favorite Non-TV Related Link: Swagbucks! It’s a search engine with the power of Google and Ask.com…and you win prizes!

Read Full Post »


Two interesting news stories today involving Mad Men and NBC.

  • Did you know Jon Hamm auditioned for the role of Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. With the hair and chiseled face I can almost picture it. He wouldn’t have been as spot on as Alec Baldwin though. We’ll still get to see Hamm and Tina Fey together when he joins the cast for a mulitple episode arc. Best worlds ever…COLLIDING!

Image: Vulture

Read Full Post »

Its been awhile since we had a big TV weekend hasn’t it? It’s snowy here so the timing is perfect. A little sledding, a little hot chocolate and then hunkering down for the night with some big TV. Here’s what I’m watching:
Tonight: This one is probably only relevant to the fellow Sconnies who read edubTV but a family from Evansville is featured on tonight’s episode of Supernanny. It shook things up in the tiny little town and I am excited to see how the family and Wisconsin gets represented. We looked pretty awesome on Extreme Makeover Home Edition but then again who doesn’t? And for those of you with a Wisconsin connection (who also kind of hate yourselves), Howie Do It premieres tonight.
Saturday: Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the first SNL after the “winter break.” He can sing, he can dance, he’s hilarious, and he’s easy on the eyes. It’s going to be legen…wait for it…dary. Plus I could really use an NPH fix. I’m going through some serious withdrawl following my HIMYM marathon last week.
Sunday: The Golden Globes! Fancy clothes, drunken celebrities, awards for TV and Film? What a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening. In a GG pool? You can check out my TV picks from a few weeks ago.  Hopefully I do better than I did for my Emmy pool. That was a little embarassing.

Read Full Post »


Anyone catch these pictures cast of How I Met Your Mother re-creating some of the year’s best moments in pop culture in Entertainment Weekly? It’s to die for. These only further confirm my undying love for Neil Patrick Harris.You can check out all of the photos right here.

Speaking of which, NPH is hosting SNL come January 10. It’s going to be lovely and amazing…and I bet they’ll be singing involved.

Photo: EW.com

Read Full Post »

Pizza high edition.

  • Fran Drescher wants to be a serious contender for the vacant junior Senator seat in New York. Seriously? No really, seriously? This just in: If you have to tell people you’re not joking, your odds of being selected aren’t too good.
  • Want a great way to kick off 2009? How about Hollywood shutting down…again. If SAG can’t come to a deal and 75% of their 120,000 members vote to strike, we’ll lose another great year of TV. Hope for the best but expect the worst.
  • And straight our of my “People’s Kinks Will Never Surprise Me” file: Simpson’s porn. Don’t worry, the link is just a link to an article, not the hardcore stuff in question.
  • Paula Abdul hasn’t slept at her house since a fan shot and killed herself in front of her home. Abdul is trying to sell the home but given the economy and the fact someone died near the front drive, it may be a tough sell.
  • Loved the new SNL digital short. It’s one of the catchiest songs since Umbrella. Downside: It made for a very awkward Daddy/Daughter SNL time.
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related site of the week: Bus Sign Generator! It’s the simple pleasures.

Read Full Post »

I Missed You Amy!

This just in: Amy Poehler was in the cold open this week for SNL.

It was marvelous. I didn’t realize how much I missed her until I saw her do Hillary again. I was just getting used to her not being around and then bam, she’s back in my living room.

This will sting all over again when she’s gone.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

PS: John Malkovich is killing this monologue. This is going to be a fun episode.

Read Full Post »

This is a race against my computer battery dying. TV updates: Go, Go, Go!

  • The ladies on How I Met Your Mother are preggers. First Alyson Hannigan got knocked up and now Colbie Smulders is with child. They’re probably not writing either pregnancy into the show which means Robin and Lily will be holding a lot of giant purses this season.
  • This sketch would’ve made last week’s SNL hilarious…too bad they cut it. I don’t blame them though, I too live in fear of Rahmbo.
  • Get me on the first flight to LA so I can watch The Mad Men Revue. It’s the supporting cast of Mad Men performing cabaret songs. My heart is aflutter.
  • I’m pretty sure someone in The Fray is sleeping with someone at ABC. First they pretty much rand the music department over at Grey’s and now they’re taking over the new trailer for LOST.
  • Angela Lansbury. Not only is the old broad still alive, but she’s buying poems for homeless vets in grocery store parking lots.
  • And finally, since I’ve been rocking this album all week my favorite non-TV related site of the week: Anywhere you can watch the new Kanye West video. It’s pretty flippin’ gorgeous.

Read Full Post »

It’s been a slow news week. We’ll keep it short.

  • Wanda Sykes came out of the closet at a Prop 8 Rally over the weekend. You go girl!  Check out this timely clip from an old stand-up special.
  • And I finally have one reason and one reason only to give a crap about Jimmy Fallon taking over on Late Night…The Roots are going to be his house band.
  • Guess who’s joining Amy Poehler on the Office non-spinoff? Rashida Jones. You may remember her as Karen…from The Office. That’s not confusing at all.
  • Michelle Collins over at Best Week Ever crunched the numbers behind the lanky, awkward girl gyrating with Beyonce on SNL last week…hilarity ensued.
  • Bob Hope is getting put on a postage stamp. It’s about damn time.
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Kids reading books to dogs! The video with the article is a must watch. It’s adorable/hilarious.

Read Full Post »

Marry: Bobby Moynihan

Bobby is one of the new fellas on SNL this season. Though he may get lost in the testosterone shuffle over at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, he really stood out on last night’s ep. His Snagglepuss impression was spot on (Heavens to Mergatroid!) but he finally earned his wings after last night’s dancer sketch with Justin Timberlake and Beyonce.

Bop: Jeff Probst

After the Probster won the first ever Reality TV hosting Emmy this fall, I vowed to give Survivor another shot. Not only has this season kept me entertained but Jeff Probst has yet to disappoint. His best work is actually offscreen. He blogs about every episode for Entertainment Weekly and his entries provide key insight in to the game, and his psyche. Turns out Jeff Probst is a pretty funny dude. One of those guys I wish I were friends with.

Kill: The Euro Duo on Top Chef

Did you catch the season premiere of Top Chef on Wednesday? It had some nice twists right off the bat! Getting rid of someone before they even make it to the Top Chef Kitchens?? Ballsy. But my two least favorite chefs are the Euro Duo. We get it, you’re exotic, you’re supposedly amazing, blah, blah, blah. It all getting to be too much. I’m already sick of Stefan’s attitude and that elimination win won’t help matters too much. You know you’re ego’s bad when you’re too big for American reality TV.

Read Full Post »

Ahh, it’s been an extremely busy TV newsday. Let’s get crackin’!

  • In blood curdling news, an obsessive Dexter fan in Canada wrote a spooky screenplay about catching an adulterer online and killing him with a chainsaw. Turns out, he might’ve acted out the fantasy. Scary, scary stuff.
  • Everyone’s favorite temp turned corporate big-wig turned jailbird turned receptionist is leaving Dunder Mifflin for awhile. BJ Novak is taking a leave of absence from The Office to be in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie. Rumor has it he may leave the show for good.
  • SNL is welcoming two new ladies to the cast! One of them is only 21. Cue my quarter-life crisis.
  • A former American Idol auditioner and Paula Abdul devotee was found dead in a car outside Abdul’s home, the victim of an apparent suicide.
  • Paulie Walnuts released his own cologne. Apparently it smells like my grandpa.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is working with HBO to make Scar Tissue, a series based on his childhood. Everyone get your Californication jokes in the hopper because once this news hits it big, there’s going to be some zingers.
  • Ted Turner is a foxy, crazy old man.
  • My Google Reader suggested this blog. Apparently it thought that since I seem to like TV so much, I would be interested in this too. For your consideration, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Bacon Today.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »