Posts by Mike Krumboltz
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
If you've always dreamed of being in a movie with Tara Reid and the guy with the blonde mullet from "90210," then congratulations. Your shockingly modest fantasy stands a chance of coming true. Provided you got some money to burn.
The producers of "Sharknado 2" are auctioning off a part in the upcoming SyFy flick. Bids are currently over $1,000 and are likely to rise even higher by the time the gavel bangs on November 7.
Due in large to the original's absurd premise and delightfully cheesy dialogue ("They took my grandfather. That's why I really hate sharks."), the first "Sharknado" garnered a surprisingly large fan base on Twitter.
So, what does the aspiring Olivier get for their money? According to the auction site, the winner will get a "walk on role." No word on exactly what that role will be. Will it include spoken lines? Will the winner get to "act" alongside (and perhaps be eaten by) poorly-CGI'd sharks? Wily producers are leaving us in suspense.
- mkrumboltz at Fall TV2 mths ago
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Bobby Moynihan dropped by to talk with his fans on Twitter. Moynihan, perhaps best known for his "Drunk Uncle" character, chatted about a variety of topics, including his preshow ritual, whom he'd love to see host the show, and the celebrities who left him starstruck. Oh, and we also learned what Tina Fey smells like.
@jdrudd asked Moynihan what he likes to do before each show. Moynihan answered that he likes to touch a photo of Michael Phelps, who served as host during Moynihan's first show.
Here's the photo...
And here's Michael Phelps explaining his special kind of diet...
While Moynihan has worked with many a talented host, there are a lot more he'd love to work with.
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo! TV Emmys Blog2 mths ago
The glasses. Remember the glasses?
Josh Saviano played the highly allergic Paul Pfieffer on "The Wonder Years." In the years since, Saviano has kept a relatively low profile, choosing to get out of show biz and into law.
Yahoo TV recently caught up with the former child actor about his memories from the set, his trip to the Emmys, and the crush he had on Olivia d'Abo, who played Fred Savage's big sister.
"The Wonder Years" won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1988 after just six episodes aired on ABC. Saviano was there for the ceremony. "I do remember that night that I was in the building, but I was very far back on the first floor away from the stage. If you look at the footage, you'll see I was the last one to get to the stage because I was by far the furthest out."
[ Photos: The most surprising Emmy snubs of all time ]
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo! TV3 mths ago
The commercial for State Farm Insurance, which also featured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, generated a lot of heat. Granted, some of it came from sitting in "grill class," but still...
The routine originally ran on "SNL" during the early to mid-'90s. Titled "Bill Swerski's Superfans," each segment consisted of a group of mustached sausage-eating Chicago sports fanatics talking about the Bears, the Bulls, or their idol, former Bears coach and player Mike Ditka.
Television personality Maria Menounos visited the Conan O'Brien show where she spoke about her hardcore Boston fandom and how she was once kicked out of a Lakers game at the request of Hollywood royalty.
According to Menounos, No. 1 Lakers superfan Jack Nicholson once had her kicked out of her courtside seats during a playoff game between the Celtics and Lakers.
Menounos told Conan that she and Dane Cook (also a big Boston fan) were taunting the Lakers during Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Suddenly, security guards appeared and told Menounos and Cook that they had to leave.
Menounos explained they were taken to a lounge area where they then ran into Nicholson, who made it clear that he was responsible for getting them bounced from their swanky seats.
"We ended up in the Chairman's Lounge at halftime. I'm hiding in this hallway. All of a sudden Jack Nicholson comes out of the bathroom, and he's like, 'Heh, heh, heh, heh.' And I thought really quickly and I'm like, 'Oh, my God, what if he...' and he's like, 'I see they moved your seat.' He got me kicked out!"
If you're a "Simpsons" fan who has always wanted to visit Springfield, you're about to get your chance. Universal Orlando is building a new area modeled on the famous family's hometown.
From the looks of a concept video released by Universal, pretty much all the classic Springfield establishments will be there. Anyone craving a "meat-flavored" sandwich can head over to Krusty Burger. Got a hankering for fish? Set sail for the Frying Dutchman! For folks over 21, Moe's Tavern should offer watered-down beverages, dank environs, and, perhaps in the back room, a panda-smuggling operation.
Feel like buying some overpriced and likely expired food? Apu should have you covered at the Kwik-E-Mart. And if you're looking to buy the latest issue of Biclops or Milhouse’s favorite Carl Yastrzemski baseball card with the big sideburns, take a stroll to the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, where rude service awaits.
The painting of Bea Arthur in the buff was recently purchased on May 15 for a whopping $1.9 million. The buyer, it turns out, was not late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, who joked about buying it as a gift for his friend and fellow comedian Jeffrey Ross.
On Friday, Ross tweeted a photo of himself standing behind the piece of art. The caption read, "Biggest surprise of my life. Thank you @JimmyKimmel — the most generous guy in the world!”
Kimmel responded on Twitter writing, "@RealJeffreyRoss Bea is watching over us, but especially you."
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo! TV7 mths ago
Three of the original cast members from "The Brady Bunch" visited Kings Island amusement park in outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the show's most famous episodes.
Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), and Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) spoke in a packed auditorium about the 1973 episode that was filmed at the theme park. The three former child stars also reminisced about the iconic sitcom as well as what their lives are like now.
Things took a turn for the lyrical when Williams told the audience that he sometimes has a hard time explaining to his son just how famous he was and (in certain circles, anyway) continues to be. Williams said that he realized he had to explain his fame in terms his son would understand.
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo! TV7 mths ago
Go ahead and cringe now, because this clip is mighty awkward.
Rinkside reporter Dan Moriarty interviewed actor Matthew Perry at a recent Los Angeles Kings playoff game. After a bit of small talk about a Kings goal, Moriarty shifted the chat to show biz. Bad move. The reporter seemed unaware that Perry's show, "Go On," had just been canceled.
"For a guy like you," Moriarty said. "Big news today, and congratulations is in order."
Perry had to be confused or annoyed by the comment, but he still responded with a diplomatic answer that acknowledged the hardworking people who had lost their jobs. "Oh, thank you. You're talking about my show getting canceled. It was sort of a sad day because of the people, and I'm gonna miss them."
- mkrumboltz at Yahoo! TV8 mths ago
Kate Danson, daughter of "CSI" star Ted Danson, is set to appear alongside her dad in an upcoming episode of the hugely popular crime show. News of the casting sent Web searches on Kate Danson skyrocketing.
And that's not hyperbole. In the past 24 hours, Kate Danson has become one of Yahoo's top 300 overall search terms, putting her ahead of perennial favorites Kate Upton, Tiger Woods, and (gasp!) Justin Bieber.
Though she's by no means as well-known as her famous father, the lovely Ms. Danson has built an impressive career in Hollywood. Below, five facts on the suddenly celebrated Kate Danson.
In 1989, Ted Danson starred in "Cousins," a romance about two married people who fall in love. According to IMDb, Kate appeared on screen. Look closely during a wedding reception scene and you'll see a (very) young Kate watching a video on TV.