David Letterman Grills Paris Hilton
Sunday, September 30, 2007
MUST SEE VIDEO
David Letterman goes after Paris Hilton about the time she spent in jail during Friday's show. An uncomfortable Paris squirms in her chair and tries to change the subject, but Letterman wouldn't have any of it. Good for Dave for making her look like the ass that she is.
Labels: must see video
posted by jc @ 5:25 AM, ,
Perfect Strangers Returns to TV
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Repeats of hilarious '80's sitcom "Perfect Strangers" are finally coming back to televison after a long absense. Starting Monday, the show will air at 8:30 pm/ET on ION, the network formerly known as PAX. This is great for fans since "Perfect Strangers" is one of the few shows still not available on DVD. The show stars Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous, a young shepard from the isle of Mypos who comes to America for the first time. Balki shows up at his distant cousin, Larry's, apartment in Chicago and moves in. Despite their cultural differences, Larry and Balki learn to rely on each other, proving that opposites do attract.
posted by jc @ 8:31 AM, ,
Dan Rather Sues CBS
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This just in: Dan Rather is still pissed with his old network. The former "CBS Evening News" anchor is suing CBS, Viacom and three of his former bosses for $70 million dollars. Rather charges his old bosses with "intentional mishandling" of the aftermath of the "60 Minutes II" story that led to his exit from CBS nes in 2006. The story about President Bush's Air National Guard service relied on documents, which were quickly discredited. The story resulted in several news executives and producers leaving the network. Rather also stepped down from the anchordesk after 24 years. CBS responded to the lawsuit in a statement that said, “These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit.”
posted by jc @ 10:18 PM, ,
Britney Spears has been ordered to undergo random alcohol and drug testing twice a week. A Los Angeles judge also ordered Spears and K-Fed to refrain from drinking and drugging around their two sons. Only Spears will be subjected to the testing. Spears must also meet with a parenting coach for eight hours a week. The coach will then report to the court about Spears' parenting skills. The couple has also been forbidden to talk trash about each other when they're around their kids.
posted by jc @ 3:31 AM, ,
Brett Somers Dies
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
"Match Game" panelist Brett Somers has died. Somers died at her Connecticut home last Saturday of colon and stomach cancer. She was 83 years old. Somers was best know for her role on the '70's games show "Match Game." Somers always sat in the middle on the top row. Charles Nelson Reilly always sat to her right. Reilly died in May at 76 years old. The Game Show Network will remember Somers and Reilly with a "Match Game" marathon this Saturday.
posted by jc @ 10:55 PM, ,
Donald Trump Saves the Day
Monday, September 17, 2007
Tonight's season premiere of Deal or No Deal was a heart-breaker. Donna, a single mother from Nashville, was the contestant. Her dream was to move back to New York with her son, Dominic, because that's where she's from and all her friends are there. To give it a New York feel, the show brought in Donald Trump as the banker and all of Donna's friends from NYC to give her support. Donna earned $96,000 at her highest point, but lost all her money by continuing to play. She wound up with a tiny $25. At the end of the show, Donald Trump stepped in wtih a heart-warming gesture. He told Donna that he was going to give her son a check for $25,000.
posted by jc @ 9:02 PM, ,
Sunday, September 16, 2007
A week after the VMA's bombed, the Emmy's scored big. Ryan Seacrest proved a good host. The ultra-modern in-the-round set looked amazing. And, unlike the VMA's, this awards show actually handed out some awards!
There were plenty of funny moments. Lewis Black and Kanye West killed when they took to the stage. Best of all: sweet and innocent Sally Field was censored! When she came up to accept the award for lead actress in a drama series she said, "If mother's ruled the world there'd be no goddamned war!" The show cut away and lost audio for a good 10 seconds. Classic.
Here's a look at the big winners of the night:
Supporting actor in a comedy: Jeremy Piven "Entourage"
Supporting actress in a comedy: Jaime Pressly "My Name Is Earl"
Supporting actor in a drama: Terry O'Quinn "Lost"
Supporting actress in a dramatic series: Katherine Heigl "Grey's Anatomy"
Variety, music or comedy series: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Outstanding reality/competition: "The Amazing Race"
Lead actor in a comedy series: Ricky Gervais, "The Office"
Lead actress drama series: Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"
Lead actress in a comedy series: America Ferrera "Ugly Betty"
Lead actor in a drama series: James Spader "Boston Legal"
Comedy series: "30 Rock"
Drama series: "The Sopranos"
Labels: award shows
posted by jc @ 11:13 PM, ,
O.J. Simpson has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with an alleged armed robbery. At least one other person and as many as six people could be arrested in connection with the alleged robbery that happened in a room inside the Palace Station casino-hotel on Thursday. Simpson has said he and the others were simply retrieving some sports memorabilia that belonged to him. He has also claimed that there were no guns involved. Simpson is facing multiple felony charges including robbery with a deadly weapon.
Labels: celebrity arrests
posted by jc @ 5:26 PM, ,
Steve Wilkos Confronts a "Devil Mom"
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Steve Wilkos Show just keeps getting better and better. In yesterday's show called "Devil Mom," Steve traveled to a Detroit jail to confront a mother who's serving time for prostituting her own daughter. The woman, who's name and identity were withheld to protect her daughter, was busted after an online conversation with undercover cops. The woman told them that she molested her daughter when she was five and wanted to bring her to a hotel for a sexual encounter with an adult. Cops busted her at the hotel with her daughter and a bag full of sex toys. She is now serving nine to 20 years behind bars. The two veteran officers working on this case said it was their hardest case ever and caused them to break down.
When Steve confronted the woman in jail, things got explosive. After listening to the "devil mom's" excuses and lack of remorse, Steve lost his shit. "I hope you rot in hell...I hope you do every damn day of 20 years," he screamed. He then stood up and yelled, "I hate you for what you did to your daughter! I can't even look at you anymore! You make me sick!" Steve was so upset he got up to end the interview screaming, "You didn't even provide a home for your daughter! You made it a living hell for her!"
Congratulations to Steve for tearing this heartless bitch to shreds. Talk about incredible television. If it's posted on YouTube, look for it here. And, make sure you check out The Steve Wilkos Show weekdays in syndication.
posted by jc @ 8:23 PM, ,
The Steve Wilkos Show
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
WORTH CHECKING OUT
The first show centered on a young woman who claimed she had been raped by her stepfather over a five-year period. Everyone in her family disowned her because they didn't believe her. Her step-father told Steve that he never touched her and she was just wanting attention. A lie detector test proved the woman was telling the truth. When Steve found out the step-father was lying, he got up in his face and screamed at him, demanding the truth. When the guy still wouldn't confess, Steve had security take him off the show.
posted by jc @ 11:47 AM, ,
THE VMA's Were Horrible
Monday, September 10, 2007
There was a time when the MTV Video Music Awards were the most talked about music awards show on television. There were tons of performances, plenty of awards and you could always expect the outrageous. Things have changed.
The 2007 VMA's were garbage. The show was only two hours, instead of the normal three. Instead of jam-packing the shorter show with as much content as possible, the show was a sloppy mess that only those with ADD could enjoy. There were far fewer onstage performances. Instead, producers opted to fill hotel rooms with artists who performed on and off all night. Going back to these so-called "parties" got tired quick. Did we really need to see Kanye West perform several times?
The show's big get was Britney Spears, who was supposed to stage her comeback performance. But the night's most talked about moment was a disaster. The thicker-than-usual Spears looked a mess. She was out of shape, but the mother of two still wore next to nothing. She looked exhausted, barely danced and seemed to forget the words to her lip-synched track.
Britney's ex, Justin Timberlake, was the big winner of the night. The singer took home four moonmen. He also hit the nail on the head when he twice commented on how MTV should play more music videos.
posted by jc @ 3:24 PM, ,
Opera Singer Pavarotti Dies
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti has died after a long battle with cancer. The opera singer died Thursday at his home in Italy. He was 71 years old. His manager released the following statement upon his death:
"The Maestro fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life. In fitting with the approach that characterised his life and work, he remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness."
posted by jc @ 1:17 AM, ,
WeekEnder: August 26-September 1
Saturday, September 01, 2007
THE BIG STORY
Senator Sex Scandal
Longtime Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho was busted sending sexual signals to an undercover cop in a bathroom. The alleged incident happened at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport back in June. According to the cop, Craig peaked into his stall and then slipped his hand under his stall as a signal for sex. Craig was arrested at the scene and later pled guilty. Now, Craig is backpeddling, saying he pled guilty so the whole mess would go away. In a press conference this week, Craig proclaimed his innocence along with his sexuality saying, "I am not gay. I have never been gay." The whole incident angered Democrats and Republicans alike and by Saturday Craig resigned from the Senate.
Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt
The most shocking story of the week was broken by the tabloids. On Monday, Star Magazine and the national Enquirer both claimed Hollywood funnywan Owen Wilson had attempted suicide. The claim was verified later in the week by a police log entry. While Wilson spent the week recovering at a Los Angeles hospital, his reps sent out a statement asking for privacy.
Nick Hogan Accident
Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Bollea, was involved in a serious accident last Sunday. Witnesses claim Bollea was racing another car when he lost control and slammed into a palm tree in Florida. Bollea was released after a brief hospital stay. But his passenger, a 22-year-old who's served two terms in Iraq, is still in the hospital in critical condition.
-- Ellen Degeneres starts her new season this Tuesday with guest Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, Live with Regis & Kelly starts season 20 and The View launches its new season with new co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
-- David Letterman will be the first guest in the Oprah Winfrey Show when her new season starts on September 10.
-- Hoping to boost ratings and give the CBS Evening News some credibility, Katie Couric will anchor the news from Iraq this week.
-- Friday marked the tenth anniversary since Princess Diana died in a car crash.
Quote of the Week
"I am not gay. I have never been gay." - embattled Senator Larry Craig on being busted in a bathroom
posted by jc @ 1:06 PM, ,
MTV, Mondays 10pm/ET
Based on a popular documentary film, this weekly series follows people who are in online relationships. They meet their longtime loves with the help of the show, but things aren't always what they seem.
FAST FOOD MANIA
DESTINATION AMERICA, Sundays 10pm/ET
If you listen to the Howard Stern show, the you already know that Jon Hein is the biggest fan of fast food around. Join Jon as he checks out the best places to chow down for cheap on this new show on the new network, Destination America. If you're not craving something greasing after watch this show, then something is wrong with you.
Trisha Goddard hosted talk shows overseas for years. Now, she's the star of her own show, a spin-off of Maury, here in the states. Topics have included a man with 5 wives and women who eat strange objects like drywall and dirt.
About THE DAILY EDITION
The Daily Edition blog brings you the stories you'll be talking about at the water cooler. Follow The Daily Edition on Twitter: @JCers.