Posts by Jeremy Blacklow
- jblacklow at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Brandon Routh is ready to show off his comedy chops on the small screen again — this time in the upcoming season of TV Land's hit sitcom "The Exes," and Yahoo TV has your first look!
The "Superman Returns" star, last seen in the short-lived CBS comedy series "Partners," guest-stars as Steve, a handsome bartender / wannabe actor who unknowingly ends up taking career (and life) advice from perennial party girl Eden (Kelly Stables) and Haskell (Wayne Knight). His episode is scheduled to air in January 2014.
In our exclusive first-look pic from the set, Routh is pictured with series regulars Stables, Knight, and Donald Faison.
Watch Stephen 'Honest Abe' Colbert (and Nearly Four Score Other Celebs) Recite the Gettysburg Addressjblacklow at Yahoo TV27 days ago
Sure, Abraham Lincoln famously stated in his Gettysburg Address that "all men are created equal." But few can bring the funny like Stephen Colbert.
The Comedy Central contrarian was one of several celebs who took up a challenge by acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns ("The Civil War"). With the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address approaching on Nov. 19, Burns asked for famous Americans to upload their recitation of Lincoln's speech to the filmmaker's new website, "Learn the Address," to create an online living archive of one of the most important speeches in American history.
Naturally, the host of "The Colbert Report" decided to take it to the next level.
Instead of just reciting the famous speech, which begins notably with, "Four score and seven years ago," Colbert dressed up as Lincoln to deliver the declaration of the sovereignty of the union in the midst of the war that was tearing the country in two.
- jblacklow at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
Sure, everyone's buzzing about "The Blacklist" and those crazy "American Horror Story" witches, but one of the fall's guiltiest new pleasures on TV is over on Lifetime, where "Milllion Dollar Shoppers" takes on a lifestyle subject that Bravo wishes it had on its airwaves.
Described as "a revealing look into the exclusive world of the affluent," featuring "personal shoppers who make their living on the hunt for the most coveted fashion splurges for their wealthy clients," "Million Dollar Shoppers" is an absolutely insane roller coaster ride of a show, largely thanks to the huge personalities who've been cast as the experts advising some of the most fashion-challenged clients the world has ever seen. Oh, and it's from the folks who produce "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (and all of its spin-offs) and "Princesses: Long Island." In other words, the drama gets brought.
It's not particularly shocking that a show about hot, scantily-clad lifeguards running around the beach would require a certain look from its cast.
But God forbid if any of the stars of '90s syndicated hit "Baywatch" gained too much weight; if they had, it was revealed today, they legally could have been fired.
"Entertainment Tonight" sat down with the "Baywatch" cast at the recent Hollywood Show (a nostalgia-oriented convention), where for the first time, they admitted that they couldn't gain or lose too many pounds... or they might lose their jobs, too.
"If you gain or lose weight, you were in trouble," star Traci Bingham (Jordan) said.
"[There] was a five-pound fluctuation — you couldn't go up or down," Nicole Eggert (Summer) elaborated.
The Emmy-winning actor is ditching the meth-stained sands of Albuquerque for the bright lights of Broadway. And he's cleaning up his act big time.
Shedding his drug-dealing, gun-slinging Walter White persona, Cranston will take on the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the play "All the Way," when it transfers to Broadway this spring. He's already inhabited the part this fall in the show's limited run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which ends this Saturday. The exact date and theater have been announced yet for the Broadway transfer.
We'll take Game Show Misfires for $500, Alex...
Just a few weeks after Alex Trebek came across two shades meaner than Darth Vader for dashing a young person's dreams over a minor mistake on "Jeopardy!" it's happened again. Fortunately, once again, it didn't affect the show's final results.
The latest incident went down on Tuesday night's show and came complete with a "Seinfeld" tie-in.
Contestant Rich Hansen selected the category "Name That TV Role."
"'Seinfeld': Julia Louis-Dreyfus," Trebek replied.
That's when contestant Fidelito Cortes, who was in the lead with $5,200, answered "Elaine," — but, according to Trebek, the contestant pronounced the name incorrectly.
"Benes," Hansen chimed in, naming the character's surname. At first, Hansen was told that he had it wrong, too, but the judges almost immediately reversed their decision.
"Oh, we'll accept that," Trebek said.
"It was EE-laine, not UH-laine, Fidelito," Trebek explained to Cortes. "That's why the judges ruled against you on that one."
Say what, Alex?! Yeah, we were a bit puzzled too.
- jblacklow at Fall TV2 mths ago
The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party, is now becoming the life of the party.
"Saturday Night Live" sophomore cast member Cecily Strong will be joining Seth Meyers at the "Weekend Update" news desk when the long-running NBC late-night comedy sketch show begins its 39th season on Sept. 28, with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire.
"Cecily, from the first show, was right there," executive producer Lorne Michaels told The New York Times Monday. "She exploded."
Michaels added that although Meyers is taking over hosting duties from Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" starting in February, that doesn't necessarily mean he won't continue on the "Weekend Update" desk. "Late Night," which Michaels is also executive producing, won't produce a Friday episode, leaving the possibility open for Meyers to continue with "SNL" in some capacity.
- jblacklow at Yahoo! TV3 mths ago
CBS's daytime talk show "The Talk" premieres its fourth season on Monday, Sept. 9, and the ladies have something special in store for fans this time around.
This season kicks off with "The Talk Tells All!" during premiere week. Hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood are not just talking; they are taking it up a notch by revealing personal, intimate secrets they have never discussed publicly before.
What are the hosts' big secrets? Viewers will need to tune in during premiere week to find out as a new host reveals something each day.
"The Talk" host Julie Chen hints about her secret in this "omg! Insider" clip:
- jblacklow at Yahoo! TV4 mths ago
B. Scott, a transgender TV host and popular Internet personality with a successful website, sued BET Networks on Tuesday for $2.5 million, stemming from an incident that took place at the 2013 BET Awards. He is claiming gender-identity and gender-expression discrimination along with five other complaints, after he says he was pulled from his hosting job for dressing in women's clothing.
In legal paperwork filed with Los Angeles Superior Court and posted to his website, B. Scott (real name: Brandon Sessoms) is suing for compensatory damages based upon gender-identity and gender-expression discrimination, sexual-orientation discrimination, violation of the Civil Rights Act, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- jblacklow at Yahoo! TV4 mths ago
On TV Land's "The Exes," three divorced men navigate the complicated waters of dating in New York City. However, in Wednesday night's episode, one of the bachelors faced one of his worst fears — bad teeth!
"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley guest starred looking lovely and leggy as ever … well, except for her hilarious fake choppers.
In the "Catfish"-themed episode, Deeley played Charlotte — a woman with a hot body but horrible teeth — who ends up on a date with the show's resident dentist, Stuart (David Alan Basche), after he falls for her online. She's basically the whole package. That is, until she smiles. Catch the irony?
So, Stuart sets up a plan to have Haskell (Wayne Knight) pretend to be drunk and insult her, and then he'd offer to fix her teeth for free. Of course, the plan goes awry and hilarity ensues.