Tonight’s episode, like most of the episodes started off on a dull note. It’s seems that with each passing episode my attention grows weaker. Nevertheless the houseguests seem to be having a good time and I am impressed in the way the majority of them have been competing. The whole throwing competition strategy is out the window and the real competitors are beginning to shine. Skipping right into the POV competition here are the players:
It’s been a long time coming but the web series premiere of The True Heroines is finally here and they’ve just released their first episode / pilot for the series. The show stars triple threats, Jovanna Huguet, Fiona Vroom, and Paula Giroday as housewives with superpowers, otherwise known as “Humans With Special Abilities,” or HSAs. I actually went to film school with Jovanna and have come to know Fiona and Paula over the last few years and really admire and respect all of the hard work they’ve put into this project and it’s fantastic to see it finally make its official debut.
Here’s the premise of the show: “The True Heroines (TTH) is an original episodic sci-fi dramedy produced for the web. The web-series explores the lives of three seemingly “normal” housewives with superpowers, as they evade the evil corporation that brought them to be. With flashbacks to their former lives as cabaret dancers, The True Heroines offers the tone of Mad Men, the comedy of Glee and the darkness of Heroes rolled into one crazy adventure in the spirit of the Original Batman Series.”
Check out the first episode (split into two parts) below. I’ve also included the series trailer as well as a video introducing the cast. There are several faces you may recognize from Canadian television, including Ali Liebert, Zak Santiago, the late Denis Simpson and more. A new episode comes out every Wednesday. Enjoy!
Even though Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show is canceled, he’s still one hot commodity. Not only is the 45-year-old CNN reporter being eyed for one prestigious hosting gig, but two. Like they say, when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, it’s two.
According to Deadline.com, NBC executives have reached out to Cooper about taking over The Today Show when Matt Lauer’s $25 million contract expires in 2014. With Lauer receiving plenty of negative press since Ann Curry’s ouster and his approval ratings tanking, the peacock network clearly won’t be renewing his contract. The once mighty daytime talk show is consistently playing second fiddle to ABC’s Good Morning America. Obviously, NBC is looking to shake things up and regain the crown.
Even though Matt is on his way out, execs reached out to him for his blessing. Not surprisingly, he’s not happy about his possible replacement. Allegedly, he even contacted Cooper to express his disapproval which caught Cooper by surprise. Ummmm, when did Lauer become the biggest douche in the world? Perhaps, he’s acting all competitive because both him and Cooper are up for another high-profile gig. Find out which one below.
You most likely know that the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments regarding gay marriage today and Wednesday, March 27. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to read a article submission written by one of our readers. It’s an great read.
Seeing how The Golden Girls are somewhat gay icons and beloved by our community, I thought it was only fitting to revisit this clip. Over 20 years ago, the sitcom tackled the subject of gay marriage in the episode titled “Sister of the Bride.” Definitely way ahead of its time.
If you recall, Blanche (Rue McClanahan) had a gay brother named Clayton (Monte Markham). In a previous episode, he came out to sister. This time around, he was back to tell Blanche about his commitment ceremony with his boyfriend. Sophia (Estelle Getty) in her usual fashion gets Blanche to come around to the idea. Check out the clip below. As a side note, this episode was co-written by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives).
Did you catch the Season 4 premiere of The Voice? What did you think of the new judges? While I like both Shakira and Usher, I hate to admit it, but I sorta miss Christina Aguilera. It’s not the same without her fan-waving and diva behavior. That said, I did enjoy Usher and think he’s a good fit for the show. Perhaps Mark Burnett can keep the “Yeah” singer and bring back X-Tina for the fifth installment.
It may seem like I’m hating on Shakira, but I’m not. The thing that I missed most was Aguilera’s sometimes bitchy banter with Levine and Shelton. I felt, for the most part, that the veterans were being overly nice to the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer. On the flip side, the contestants weren’t feeling the newbie judges. With one exception, they usually picked Blake or Adam over them. Shakira and Usher definitely have to up their car salesman tactics to score some of the more talented competitors. Speaking of the talent, the fourth season premiere featured a few promising individuals. I picked out my three favorites from the night. Check them out below.
While several contestants have been removed from Survivor due to medical reasons, thankfully the US version hasn’t had someone pass away during production. Sadly, the French version of Survivor can’t say the same thing. Production on Koh-Lanta has been stopped and the series canceled for the 2013 season following the death of a contestant during filming in Cambodia. “It is not really a question,” said TF1 spokesman Alexander Petit. “Everyone is being flown back to France.”
“Adventure Line Productions, Tf1 and (show host) Denis Broginart are devastated and join in the profound sadness of Gerald’s family. All of their thoughts are with his parents, his sister, his girlfriend and all those close to him.” – Channel Tf1 and the production company’s official statement
Looks like the gamble paid off for TBS. The network scooped up Cougar Town from ABC when the alphabet network canceled the comedy. Luckily for the wine-loving cul-de-sac crew, TBS stepped in and gave the sitcom a fourth season, inching even closer to that magical syndication number of 100.
“‘Cougar Town’ has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” TBS president Michael Wright says in a statement. “This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on ‘Cougar Town’ have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”
With the departure of Tom & Liza it was clear that the house would be a lot quieter. The overall mood in the house was lighter and after the night the houseguests had, all they wanted to do was kickback, relax and get drunk! Big Brother treated the houseguest with wine & beer and before they knew it the houseguests had completely forgotten about Tom or Liza and were in deep in a game of spin the bottle. To sum it all up Andrew pretty much made out with every single houseguest, with the acceptation of Alec, Emmett & Peter.
For tonight’s Head of Household competition houseguests were playing for a lot more than just safety. In addition to winning HOH, an addition $10 000 was up for grabs as well as a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Trax. Mama needs a new car!! Each player had to make their way through a maze that had a series of checkpoints. At each checkpoint houseguests found themselves at a historical part of Canada that had a series of numbers. Houseguests had to memorize the first number of the 4 checkpoints and make there way out of the maze. Once out they then had to say the numbers out loud, which unlocked a key to the car; their time would stop when they honked the horn of the car. Obviously the player with the fastest time would be the winner. For the most part the houseguests did pretty well; there were some that knew exactly what they were doing and cruised on through and others that had a more difficult time. Talla nearly left the game entirely as she let her emotions get the best of her during this challenge. She misunderstood the instructions and was saying 2 numbers extra. She did have the correct order, however because she was adding in the extra numbers, Big Brother could not unlock the key for her. She eventually got so frustrated she quit the challenge. Nevertheless it came down to a 17 second difference between Jillian and Alec, in which Alec was 17 seconds faster, and he became the new Head of Household!