Posts Tagged ‘VH1’

News just broke that Oscar winner, Obama darling, Dreamgirl, and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson is engaged to her boyfriend of less than a year, David Otunga. While Otunga may not sound too familiar, maybe the name “Punk” rings a bell. Yep, J-Hud’s fiance was a former contestant on I Love New York 2.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’s a nice guy and they probably have loads in common considering they’re both from Chicago and they’ve survived reality shows. But with an Academy Award on her mantle, a budding film career and a new album dropping soon, Jennifer Hudson seems poised for stardom and her future hubby well…doesn’t.

So let’s do our girl a favor and offer up some suggestions for potential mates. Sure she’s engaged, but like my man Michael Scott says, “BFD, engaged ain’t married.”

Here are my three picks for eligible fellas:

  • Kanye West: He’s from Chicago too! He may be kind of a short fuse but most genius’ are. Pros: He’s bright, has great clothes, brilliant artist (possibility for duets?) Cons: He’s always on tour, he’s an awful blogger and did we mention that short fuse?
  • Jason from The Bachelorette: If dating show rejects are J-Hud’s thing, then look no further than Jason. He was left down on one knee on the last season of The Bachelorette. Cue one giant case of the weepies. Pros: Adorable, great dad to that little son of his. Cons: Already committed to serve as next Bachelor…may be committing for his affections with 15 other ladies.
  • My brother Chris: He has ambition, he cooks, he owns a condo, and guess where he was born? Chi-Town! Pros: Marrying someone out of the spotlight could give her a nice repreive. Cons: I would never stop requesting that she sing songs from Dreamgirls.

Anyone else have some good suggestions? What’s that Prince William up to? That quarterback for USC was pretty hot yesterday when he trounced Ohio State. Someone fax his number to Hudson’s people…stat!

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I missed the 9 PM John Adams so I have to wait for the West Coast feed at 11. So far, its been a very long wait. The worst part? I will probably fall asleep before the 90 minute installment ends. What better to occupy my time than writing to all of you?

  • If you loved the return of Comedy Night Done Right (I’m personally still tied to Must See TV) then why not take home the merchandise? Now you can own your very own Serenity By Jan candles (including a Bottled Water scent) or a MILF Island t-shirt. Better question? Why haven’t they started selling a Michael Scott edition of the George Foreman Grill
  • Viva Hollywood, a reality show about Latino actors competing for a starring role on a telenovela, premiered today. I saw an airing this afternoon and while it’s not as fun to watch if you don’t know telenovela conventions or stars, the drama is still there. Plus one of the wannabes drinks a lot, one isn’t there to make friends and the rest of the girls are slutty. It’s pretty much just like every other reality show.
  • Desperate Housewives returned to the air tonight. The show was awful last season and was in the middle of a fantastic comeback before the Strike. Hopefully the break didn’t slow their roll and the ladies will be funnier than ever. My secret hope? They take risks without being crazy.
  • There’s a new sitcom premiering on My Network TV tomorrow. It’s about an ex-con who moves into his uptight brother’s house. It’s called Under One Roof. It stars Flava Flav and I will watch it so you don’t have to. It’s the least I can do for you.

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I Know These Parents Are Flippin’ Nuts

I’ve been watching I Know My Kid’s A Star on VH1 for a few weeks now. It’s a reality competition show about stage parents and their children. The parents are judged alongside their children by host Danny Bonaduce (kind of scary) and tough-as-nails casting director Marki Costello (love her!).

The show would be pretty run of the mill and fall way below the radar (see: Showbiz Moms and Dads) if it weren’t for the completely wacked out parents. It is like watching Intervention if the drug of choice is attention. Their neuroses are alarming, even disturbing at times. For the most part, the mothers (they got rid of the dads in the first two episodes) are well intentioned but a few are just trying to re-live their glory days. Or more like ” I almost made it..in Tupelo…maybe” days.

Take a gander at my favorite mom Rocky:


This show exposed what we always thought to be true about some die-hard families in the entertainment industry. Like life, not every family on the show is nuts, but those that aren’t, don’t look poised to take home the crown. Bad lessons? Probably. Fun TV? Sadly yes.

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Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model premieres tonight! I usually only watch the show while I’m hungover in its marathon form on VH1 but after missing all of cycle 9, I’d like to get in on the ground floor. It’s been too long since I’ve seen young, bitchy girls back stab each other. Not that all models are mean by nature, but I do think a majority of them are hungry and tired so they’re a bit more likely to get a case of the grumpies.

Wondering what some of the Top Models have been up to since they left Tyra’s loving embrace? Entertainment Weekly put together a slideshow with some of the fan favorites. (Naima’s in a band with her boyfriend. He looks exactly like you think he would.) I’ll post the link when I get a hold of it.

And sidenote: For the reality-TV minded ladies out there without DVRs, where will your loyalties lie tonight? Will you watch the Top 12 women sing for their lives on American Idol or will you watch the premiere of ANTM? Between tonight’s TV choices, and picking a presidential candidate, it’s been a hard year for the fairer sex so far.

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Things I Wish Were TV Shows

New Kids on the Block are getting back together and going on a reunion tour. The has-been status, no one recognizing them at the airport, the shitty hotels, former fans with kids, old women throwing underwear on stage…the possibilities are endless.

They have jobs and kids, families to go back to now. I bet they can’t sing as well as they used to either. That first tune-up is probably going to be rough. Why can’t we all be there to witness it?

Dear Producers,
If you can greenlight some of the most ridiculous shows on television, please contact NKOTB and get the wheels in motion. VH1 has room in their schedule.



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Casting All Crazies!

Want to break into reality TV? There are lots of opportunities out there and all of them crossed my desk in the past day. All five of you get to reap the benefits.

VH1 is casting young people to compete for the job of a life time…P. Diddy’s personal assistant. What?? You saw how he treated his would-be talent when he made the Making The Band kids traverse New York to get him cheesecake. Imagine what his personal assistant will have to do? Those people are gluttons for punishment, scary go-getters, or fuckin’ nuts.

This is so VH1. I guess they’re also starting a show called Celebracadra. Guess what that’s about.

My very favorite reality show of all time is coming back and casting as I write. There are open calls in Austin, Chicago, L.A., Nashville, NYC, and Philly. Or you can make a tape. I seriously might audition. I would have to be the Mole though. I just don’t think I’m observant enough to compete.

But if none of those pique your interest, go ahead and apply for My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad. I wish I were kidding.

I want scripted TV back. Now.

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Things I Forgot Existed: Divas Live

Nothing says vacation like discussing old television specials. On the docket? Divas Live.

Remember this? A bunch of aging biddies singing show tunes and their pop favorites. The first concert was pretty classy but the it only got worse from their.

People that probably shouldn’t have been invited to Divas Live:

  • Cindy Lauper
  • RuPaul
  • Shania Twain

Thinking about that just made my day. What’s next on the docket? Remember Say What Karaoke? We could be here all night.

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