With the Fall television season in full swing, I thought it was a perfect time to highlight some of the new eye candy. Two of the new freshman shows I checked out this week were Crazy Ones and Lucky 7. I don’t know about you, but I always get James Wolk and Matt Long mixed up. So much so, when my partner asked me where he recognized one of them, I listed off the other actor’s credits. Am I the only one who confuses the two?
I first noticed James Wolk when he starred in FOX’s ill-fated Lone Star. Thankfully, the 28-year-old rebounded from that embarrassment with memorable roles on both the small and silver screen. His television credits include Political Animals, Mad Men and Happy Endings where he engaged in man-on-man action. On the big screen, he co-starred with his Political Animals co-star Sigourney Weaver in You Again. The Michigan-born stud now stars in the CBS comedy, Crazy Ones.
Though more baby faced, Matt Long is actually older than Wolk and 33-years-old. Long burst onto the scene in the WB’s Jack and Bobby. Like Wolk, he’s also appeared on Mad Men. Perhaps that’s why I interchange the two often. His other television appearances include Love Bites, The Newsroom and Private Practice. His biggest film credit involved co-starring with a then-sane Amanda Bynes in Sydney White. Matt is currently starring in ABC’s new drama, Lucky 7.
Now that you know a bit about each actor, it’s time to get to the goods. And by that I mean shirtless pics. Check out the studs below and be sure to cast your vote on Who’d You Rather after inspecting their assets.
As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t recapped the past couple episodes of The X Factor. The reason being, I didn’t want to pretend I didn’t already know who advanced. At the end of the last episode, the FOX singing competition revealed the Top 40 and which judge was mentoring what group. For those who love spoilers, I have the names of those who survived the Four Chair Challenge to advance to the live rounds.
Speaking of the new phase of the competition, I’m really looking forward to it. As much as I love the judges’ homes in previous seasons, this new twist looks like it’s going to provide lots of drama, emotion, and amazing performances. According to FOX, the singers will one by one sing for the judges. If their respective mentor likes what they hear, they can place them in one of the chairs. If all four chairs are occupied and an amazing performance follows, they can swap out one of the existing acts to make room. DRAMA. Check out the rumored Top 16 below, along with their audition performances.
In the battle of returning beloved veteran sitcom actors, Robin Williams‘ Crazy Ones handily beat Michael J. Fox’s NBC sitcom, 15.6 million versus 7.3 million. Perhaps, a reason for the slaughter was the special guest appearance by Kelly Clarkson. The original American Idol winner fit right in with the talented cast. She’s definitely come a long way since her movie debut, From Justin To Kelly.
In the series premiere, Clarkson plays a heightened version of herself and is approached to sing a jingle for a McDonalds commercial. She only agrees to it as long as they sex it up. Kelly wants a sexy image makeover. Lucky girl gets to bump and grind with hunky James Wolk as they sing the praises of hamburgers. It’s not the meat, but rather the motion, she wails. Best line of the clip is when Sarah Michelle Gellar horrifyingly exclaims that she’s about to see America’s sweetheart orgasm.
I have to say, I enjoyed Crazy Ones much more than I thought I would. I had no intention of sampling it until I saw Clarkson was on board. Within seconds I was hooked, I’m sure in part to David E. Kelly’s writing. After all, he was the man behind Ally McBeal and Private Practice. Check out Clarkson’s guest appearance below.
The latest public appearance in Lindsay Lohan’s image rehabilitation tour (2013 edition) took place on Late Night. The 27-year-old actress showed off her comedic skills with Jimmy Fallon during his “Ew” sketch. Lindsay’s appearance reminded me how awesome most of her skits on Saturday Night Live were. Hopefully, Lorne Michaels invites her back soon.
One of the highlights on last night’s bit included Fallon’s female alter ego asking Lilo if she had seen Miley Cyrus’ twerking video. “EW,” she replies and says that “twerking is so 2-0-1-3″ and it’s all about scrumping nowadays. What’s scrumping you say? Watch the video below and find out.
Following the recent tradition of film actors taking to the television set, two of our comedic faves: Anna Faris (House Bunny) and Allison Janey (Drop Dead Gorgeous) take up the role of moms in this latest comedy by the major writer/creator Chuck Lorre who brought America some of its all-time and current biggest hits including Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men and the Big Bang Theory (having a brain, I’ve only really ever watched the latter on that list personally).
Okay, I’m done with the references: let’s focus on the show… it’s actually kind of funny. First off, it’s not for everyone. This isn’t Mike & Molly humour: there’s a ton of sex drugs and I’m assuming at some point some 90s flash backs to some rock and roll. Very much a SLIGHTLY more family oriented version of 2 Broke Girls as its leading ladies Allison and Anna play off their relationship as mother and daughter who both failed in their respective attempts to parent. Allison was a pill popping ho bag who never cared about Anna until she was grown with her own kids and Anna plays a recovering alcoholic looking to turn things around for her kids. Written out, it sounds a bit Dickensian i know, but there is a constant implant of banter and wit that even this struggling family makes you laugh.
Prior to joining Nashville, Chris Carmack was probably best known for his iconic line, “Welcome to the OC bitch,” as he punched Ryan Atwood on The O.C.. He’s back on network television, no longer a spoiled SoCal rich kid but a closeted gay country singer.
After kissing his straight friend Gunner last year, Carmack has been upgraded to series regular for the ABC drama’s sophomore season. Expect to see a lot more of him in juicy storylines every Wednesday night. Forget Steve Grand, this is my new cowboy crush, albeit he’s straight in real life, but whatever.
The 32-year-old actor sat down with OUT magazine to discuss his character Will Lexington and if he’ll rekindle his bromance with Gunner, upcoming numbers on the show and most importantly… Connie Britton’s hair. LOL.
It looks great. What you see on the show is the real thing. It’s magical.
The second The CW paired up freshman series The Tomorrow People with last year’s breakout hit Arrow, I knew this promo was coming. If you have two good-looking cousins starring in each series, it’s a no-brainer. Both Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell look scrumptious in the clip, especially Robbie. He’s so darn adorable. Stephen may have the super hot sculpted body, but there’s something about Robbie. He does dorky really well.
In the new promo “Amellsday,” Robbie spews off Amell-style puns including Amelltastic, Amellorific and other cheesy lines. Playfully annoyed by all the puns, Stephen states, “This is why I always avoided you at Christmas.” Naturally, Robbie responds with, “You mean Amell-is-mas?” How does one get invited to the next family gathering?
Both shows have their respective premiere on Wednesday, October 9. How coincidental is it that it’s on hump day ;) Check out the cute clip below.
Can it just be October 9 already tomorrow? Waiting for American Horror Story: Coven to premiere is getting harder by the day, especially with FX promoting it like crazy. In the past couple days, the network debuted three more teasers, along with the main title sequence.
“Here it is! The sexy scary main title for AHS: Coven,” Murphy tweeted on Wednesday. “Can you spot the clues?”
I wonder what clues he’s referring about. Is it something in the assortment of spooky imagery? Or does it have something to do with the fact that two big names are conspicuously missing from the title sequence.
Returning AHS players Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Francis Conroy, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare and Jessica Lange, as well as newbies Emma Roberts and Kathy Bates are all included but both Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe’s names aren’t featured. Hmmmmm, what’s up with that? Given that voodoo plays a major part in the upcoming series and that Bassett plays voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, it’s definitely a head-scratcher. Check it out below, along with the “Voodoo“, “Witchwalk,” and “Laveau” teasers.