A few months back I had the opportunity to visit the set of Nick Swardson's new Comedy Central show "Pretend Time." When I arrived, the comedian was a wearing a crimson red hat and veil, not unlike Lady Gaga. He also donned a police uniform, badge, and department issued handgun. Even though the shoot was taking place in cuckoo bananas Hollywood, something seemed amiss. Turns out Swardson was playing Lady Gaga's brother, Gary Gaga, just a guy trying to keep it real while keeping the streets safe.
After Swardson completed a standard traffic stop in front of confused passersby, I sat down with him to discuss his new sketch show, as well as some upcoming features. Luckily he had taken off the gaudy Gaga attire, so I could concentrate on the task at hand.
Why someone decided to take last week's episode of "$#*! of my Dad Says" and auto-tune it I have no idea. SidTheBillyGoat posted this video on his YouTube page and now I can't get the damn song out of my head. With those Blue Blockers on, Shatner looks freakishly like Biggie Smalls. Enjoy the video while you eat your pancakes and turkey bacon this morning. HOLLA!
A Boston native and graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Daniela Ruah is one tough and rough actress who can take on any method. No wonder she is a regular on the series "NCIS: Los Angeles" with LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell, giving them acting tips on how to re-live each episode as if it was a horrible memory from their childhood.
A word from Daniela: "I’ve been introduced to new skills that I didn’t have and which now I love having and want to continue developing, like shooting and using weapons and the appropriate protocols of gun fighting."
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“Fringe” has two alternate universes, double versions of most of the major characters and plenty of secrets. Today it was a regular old action scene that had star Anna Torv frazzled. Scheduled for a conference call with the media, Torv handled Olivia Dunham’s business as quickly as possible, and told the press how her world has become one big police emergency.
“We’re at a train station,” Torv said. “We’ve got a hostage situation today. So we’ve got police cars. That’s the terrible thing. There’s all these flashing lights and ambulances and police cars. I was driving home the other day and saw flashing lights and police cars and thought, ‘I’ll keep going.’ It was only when I got home that I realized oh my god, that was a huge accident. That’s not funny.”
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Coming from The Bronx and starting out as a model for Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria Secret, Joy Bryant knows what it takes to be a badass model that can act. From Antwone Fisher to Get Rich or Die Tryin', Joy has shown grace with the grit in these movies. For now though she is sticking to the small screen with NBC's "Parenthood."
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In this clip from the Season 2 premiere of "Ugly Americans," Mark counsels Tim the two-headed work creature and gives psychiatric evaluations to the Department of Integration employees. I had no idea that the left heads of two headed worm creatures have been so persecuted throughout history, from separate drinking fountains to forced prostitution. It really is a right head world. It's the very reason I chopped the other head off years ago. I only have two now.
"Ugly Americans" premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30/9:30c after an all new "South Park."
Emily Rose was one of the many new faces to the hit the TV airwaves this past summer with the new SyFy Channel series "Haven." Emily's background ranges from loved but short lived TV series "John from Cincinnati" and "Jericho" to the final season of "ER." "Haven" gives her a chance to flex her leading lady muscles on the strangest TV series this side of "Twin Peaks."
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ABC has snapped up a sitcom based on the popular website, “Awkward Family Photos,” Variety is reporting. Moses Port and David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me") are set to write the script, while Joe Russo and Anthony Russo will act as directors and executive producers. The brains behind the site, Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, will also act as executive producers.
“Awkward Family Photos” follows in the footsteps of “$#*! My Dad Says,” another recent sitcom that started out on the web. In related news, I’m currently in talks with ABC to produce “$#*!s My Co-Workers Took,” a movie based on a popular toilet cam I installed during a recent trip to our Chicago office (that’s why I needed the plunger, guys). Of course in this case, “ABC” is a homeless guy who sells bootleg DVDs at the bus stop, not the TV network, but still. It’s a great time to be an Internet writer!
Next week’s new episode of “Chuck” brings Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and Ellie Bartowski-Woodcomb (Sarah Lancaster) into action. Premier Allejandro Goya (Armand Assante) returns to ask Awesome to come with him to his country, Costa Gavras. Ellie sees it as an exciting distraction from baby planning.
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He's coming for you, Bruno Mars.
NoooooooOOOOOOOOOO!!! MTV is bringing back the series "Punk'd" and they want Justin Bieber to host it. If it were April 1st I'd be more accepting of this news, but it's not, it's October 5th. We are NOT being punk'd.
The show's creators/executive producers/original hosts Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg are back to exec produce, so don't go thinking the quality of the content will slip. They're all over that. Sports cars will continue to be towed and lunch orders "accidently" botched. The only difference is Justin Bieber will now emerge from around the corner to reveal the ruse with a sh*t-eating grin on his face. Let's hope 50 Cent is packing and doesn't appreciate pranks. (Deadline)
KaDee Strickland is apart of the soapy doctor drama "Private Practice" on ABC. Though luckily unseen by me, KaDee looks like the exact doctor I would like to have administer my next physical exam.
A word from KaDee: "I love wine, especially a yummy bottle of red. I have a glass once or twice a week."
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Will Arnett as a billionaire is hilarious, right? “Running Wilde” shows each week how Steven Wilde (Arnett) blows his money in competition with fellow billionaire Fa’ad (Peter Serafinowicz), and creates a wacky surreal world of servants and caretakers. It was actually going to be a lot darker if Arnett had his original vision.
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As you know, I was not thrilled with the premiere of “The Event,” but I knew I’d have to keep watching it. The second episode definitely picked up the excitement, not for any story complexity or alien revelations, but at least some surprise stabbings and icky arm implants. Tonight, “The Event” gets more outrageous and more intelligent, making it more fun to watch.
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Brittany Daniel we all remember from the horribly apt and now cult classic comedies Joe Dirt and Broken Lizard's Club Dread. This past month she came back to Paddy's Pub in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" as Carmen, the now post-op transexual ex-lover from Mac's tainted past. From these pictures of Brittany, I can see there is nothing dangling between her legs, but then again you never know till you know.
A word from Brittany: "I never go for the stereotypically good-looking guy."
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Mary-Louise Parker is great at vamping up her sex appeal on “Weeds” in her little boots and sun dresses. If you’re an admirer like I am, you’ll love this season’s eighth episode. When Nancy Botwin (Parker) rolls her Winnebago into town, she hooks up with a local bartender and, because it’s Showtime, you see everything and then some. He spanks her pretty little bottom and she hits back!
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Vulture put together this cool montage of all the Liz Lemon flashback moments from "30 Rock." It's not until you see them all lined up that you realize how big of a loser she was during childhood. And why it's really dumbfounding that she's not a lesbian.
Emmanuelle Vaugier, the Canadian babelicious veteran has showed up classically tacky fare such as "Charmed," "Smallville," and "One Tree Hill." More recently she has gone on to cop shows "CSI:NY," "Covert Affairs," and "Human Target", where she shows them how justice is hotter than ever. Canadian babe + Gun+ Badge + Primetime = Priceless.
A word from Emmanuelle: "I've been decapitated, drowned, cut with razor sharp blades, my mother is so proud, this is way better than becoming a doctor!"
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“Partial Terms of Endearment” is “Family Guy’s” notorious abortion episode that Fox refused to air. If you’re a “Family Guy” fan, you’ll probably agree it’s just another case of overreacting. “Partial Terms” is just an average episode, not even as offensive as previous abortion references have been.
Most of the episode isn’t even about abortion. It begins with Peter going to Lois’s college reunion and meeting Naomi, the one girl she experimented with. The first act is about Peter thinking he’s going to have a three way, which only entails typical porno cliché jokes. Of course, being “Family Guy” they still manage to get an SS reference in with the porno jokes.
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Many have voiced concerns that Fox's premature cancelation of the critically-acclaimed "Lone Star" will water down the presence of creativity in the network television landscape. If this next item is any indicator, eff yeah it will.
Because there are no original ideas allowed anymore and because this was such a big hit, NBC has announced plans to team with Bryan Fuller to bring back "The Munsters." Wow. A rehash of a lame 1960's sitcom about a family of monsters and their one hot relative does not sound appealing at all. Besides, it's totally redundant to have this on television while "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" is still airing. (EW)
From The Hills Have Eyes 2, Wrong Turn 2, The Collector and Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, Daniella Alonso has seen her fair share of parts in B horror movies. She now is part of the new docudrama ensemble on ABC's "My Generation" this fall, which from the pilot episode looks like she'll be back to doing B-horror movies in no time.
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And that damn Zack Morris took it from him. Cocky prick…
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Comedian and roaster extraordinaire Greg Giraldo had passed away after being hospitalized on Saturday for a prescription drug overdose. His friend and fellow comedian Jim Norton broke the sad news via his Twitter. Here are a few more Tweets from friends and admirers of Giraldo:
"Greg giraldo was a good guy. The kind of you're always glad to see. Also a funny comic and person. He died today. Goodbye friend." — Louis C.K.
"Sorry to hear about the passing of Greg Giraldo. Thank you for everything." — Daniel Tosh
"Really, Universe? Greg Giraldo? Fuck off." — Patton Oswalt
You said it, Patton. Greg and his hilarious digs at washed up celebs will truly be missed.
Michelle Borth is someone you might remember from the short lived but sexually charged and explicit HBO series "Tell Me You Love Me." Since then she has gone onto several TV series guest appearances including this fall's "Hawaii Five-0." Also be sure to look out for her in the Easy Rider prequel, Easy Rider: The Ride Back, coming this winter.
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They didn't even get the chance to shoot cool promo materials.
"Lone Star" is cancelled. The show was considered by many to be the best and brightest of the new season, but after two low-rated airings was put out to pasture by Fox. It's a shame too. I was one of the four people who caught the first episode, and really dug it. Yes, it set itself up to be a little soapy but showed a pride and production value that you don't get with many shows nowadays. The network has pulled all future episodes from the schedule and will replace with new episodes of "Lie to Me." And if that doesn't work, there's always "House" re-runs. As anyone with the USA Network knows. (EW)
Joanna Garcia is one classy babe who appeals to lovers of blondes, redheads, and brunettes. She was originally a member of 'The Midnight Society' for two seasons on Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Joanna has since graduated from the popular Nick show to the new CBS "Friends"-like sitcom "Better With You."
A word from Joanna: "Whenever I'm belting out a song, my boyfriend asks me to stop. He's like, Please, no."
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I'm providing this for all you folks who are unfortunate enough to have to steal cable from a person who doesn't subscribe to Showtime. The first episode of the new season of "Dexter" may have moved slower than some prefer, but I guarantee you it's setting up awesome stuff to come. I've seen through episode three. You won't be disappointed. Let me know what you think in the comments section.
Max Weinberg, Conan O'Brien's band leader for the past 17 years, won't be following the red headed host to his new gig on TBS. The split was ammicable and both parties hope they can get together in the future for a staring contest or some other sketch where Max talks about his affinity for hookers.
During Max Weinberg's time on "Late Night" he created some inspirational and eye-opening public service announcements for NBC. He took "The More You Know" to a dark and dangerous place. I thought I'd share a few of his best moments now. You might learn a little thing or two. About hookers.
Sometimes the hottest chicks go to 7-Eleven, just ask Sarah Roemer, who was discovered there one day buying coffee and a modeling career followed soon after. Sarah, who you may remember from the Shia LaBeouf thriller Disturbia from a few years back, now is a part of "The Event" on NBC this fall.
A word from Sarah: "I had no idea how much was going on in the scene in Disturbia. I didn’t realize how much fun they were having with it. I felt a little violated for a second."
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Hey "The Walking Dead" producers, Daniel Kanemoto made an awesome title sequence for your new show. You should consider using it. Fans of the graphic novels might think the Eels song "Fresh Blood" is too upbeat for the bleak series, but at least we know this guy can put together an impressive "ripped from the pages of the comic" sequence. I say hire him to produce another one with the song of your choosing. A Korn/Mudvayne collabo would be perfect. Don't you agree, avid "Walking Dead" fans?
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New York Comic Con always pales in comparison to the San Diego convention. Food and water are over-priced, the booth-bait is in short supply, the panels are meh, and David Hasselhoff never shows up on a party bus. Until this year.
AMC has announced that they will premiere full scenes from "The Walking Dead" at the convention on Sunday, September 10th. In addition, the series stars, producers, and creators will be in attendance to field questions from New York's finest nerds. Hasselhoff remains unconfirmed. (Walking Dead Blog)