April 2007 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

90210 Reunion on Dancing with the Stars

April 30, 2007 by  
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90210 Reunion on Dancing with the Stars

Supporting former co-star Ian Ziering on DANCING WITH THE STARS were members of West Beverly High Class of 1993. Yup, Brandon, Kelly and Donna Martin were all in the audience during tonight’s episode.  This made me more giddy than it should.  Andrea Zuckerman was there a few weeks ago. But what about David Silver and Dylan McKay? And any chance will see the “adults” make an appearance?  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Nat from the Peach Pit and of course Jim and Cindy Walsh.

Ellen DeGeneres to Host Show from her Hospital Bed

April 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Ellen DeGeneres

Poor Ellen DeGeneres. While trying to lift her dog this past weekend she injured her back to the point that she was put on full bed rest. Being the consummate professional that she is Ellen has said the show must go on – even if that means she has to host her Emmy winning talk show from a hospital bed on the stage.

About her recently injury Ellen said: “I tore a ligament and did something to something else. That’s what happened and they said that I’m not able to sit, to move or to do anything.”

Guests who will talk to Ellen from her bedside include Ryan Seacrest and Lindsay Lohan.

“This is not a sweeps stunt or anything like that. This is not like what Regis (Philbin) did – that whole bypass surgery.” said DeGeneres.


Will THE OFFICE be One Hour Long? (TWSS)

April 30, 2007 by  
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Will THE OFFICE be One Hour Long? (TWSS)

Thankfully Ashton Kutcher has nothing to do with CNNMoney.com, because if he did I would surely think this was an elaborate punk.  In a great article about the life and career of NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker it is mentioned that Zucker and Kevin Reilly are considering expanding THE OFFICE to one hour each week?!  Seriously, the best news I’ve heard all day.

At NBC’s “upfront” presentation to advertisers on May 14, Zucker says he expects NBC to unveil five new programs – three dramas, one comedy, and one reality show – for its fall schedule. Zucker and Reilly are considering stretching The Office to an hour and canceling the original Law & Order.  (Source)

Now before we start planning a party (and it would be a Scranton party, cause a Scranton party don’t stop) let me just say that as you can see from the quote, Zucker & Reilly are “considering” this move.  Nothing is set in stone.  But come on already….do you think they would float it out there if there wasn’t something to it?

It was this time last year that we were delivering our petition to supersize the season finale of THE OFFICE to NBC.  It was our way of begging them to expand the show to 40 minutes.  And yet in the third season not only did we have numerous supersized episode, but we are treated to two hour long eps (‘ A Benihana Christmas’ and the upcoming season finale).  Also with the number of deleted scenes that appear on NBC.com during the week following a new episode, it’s clear that THE OFFICE has more than just a half hour program in there.

I’m personally thrilled with this news.  Moderating a live OFFICE chat every week I can tell you that just when the show really gets going it feels like it’s almost over. I know that there are going to be purists out there saying that they should leave THE OFFICE as is.  I want to go on the record to say I’m NOT a purist.  If I can get one hour of my favorite show then gimme, gimme, gimme!

I hope that Zucker and Reilly make this happen.  I’m not going to go crazy and start a petition or anything, but leave a comment and let them know that we want…no need THE OFFICE to be an hour each week.

Thanks to eyegypt for the tip 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Season Finale Teasers

April 30, 2007 by  
Filed under How I Met Your Mother

The following contains spoilers for the season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Don’t worry, I’m not giving away the ending, but I am going to spill some stuff that you spoiler virgins might want to avoid.

I came home on Saturday to find the two-part season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER waiting patiently in my mailbox. Unlike other screeners, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to dive right into this one or not. With all the rumors floating around about HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER being on the bubble, I wasn’t sure if I wanted the show to end sooner than it had to. But alas, I have no willpower and I watched the final two episodes last night.

So what can I tell you…hmmm.

I can share that we finally get to see the marriage of Lily and Marshall. The impending nuptials have been in the planning stage since season one, and now we get to see first hand Lily and Marshall’s perfect day. Um, wait…did I say perfect? I meant really great day…or maybe I should just say their good day or…screw it – it was a complete disaster. As is often the case in life, the more planned the more the unplanned takes center stage. But just as true is the beauty and there is perfection in those unplanned moments.


While Marshall is dealing with a major hair crisis, Lily is trying to remain calm and cheerful while dealing with a harp player in labor, a ruined veil, and a jealous ex hell bent on ruining the day (and that’s just to name a few). Meanwhile as Barney adds to his repertoire of ways to hit on women, Robin and Ted do what they do best – keep everything and everyone under control.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Expecting

April 30, 2007 by  
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck ExpectingSeems that the ladies over at THE VIEW have something to talk about these days other than Rosie, Rosie, Rosie. This morning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced that she and her husband are expecting their second child.

This morning, co-host Rosie O’Donnell asked: “I was just wondering if there’s anything new, Elisabeth?”

“Um, just a couple things,” replied Hasselbeck. “Like, I’m totally three months pregnant.” Like really, Elisabeth? Like totally? Ah the voice of the generation.

I figured that we’re going to be lonely without you,” Hasselbeck said to O’Donnell, who is leaving the show at the end of the season. “So, Tim and I thought we should get busy and maybe make a little co-host.” Perhaps this baby will be as loud and whiny as Rosie has been at times.

Elisabeth is due in November and the new baby will be greeted by mommy, daddy and sister Grace.

For the Love of TiVo…

April 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Entourage, The Amazing Race, Ugly Betty


I finally made it back to the East Coast LATE Saturday night. Although I spent most of the day yesterday spending some QT with my folks I did play a little catch up on the TiVo. Here’s my two second take on what I watched this weekend and what’s in the queue for tonight.

Ugly Betty – I missed Thursday’s episode since I was on a plane. Another great Ugly Betty. I love me some Henry and Betty. Are they not the cutest? I’ve decided that I don’t like Amanda with other man – she should only be with Marc. By any chance is anyone else bored with the Alexis storyline? I’m not sure anything new ever happens? We always seem to get the (a) Alexis is tough as nails storyline followed by the (b) Alexis softens when she feels like she’s being accepted by others, and (c) someone does something to slight Alexis and she vows revenge. It’s getting a little boring. Oh, and sorry but every time I look at Rebecca Romijn, I forget that she’s a woman and not a transsexual – I’m not sure that’s what she was hoping for.

The Amazing Race – Charla & Mirna, The Beauty Queens, and Eric & Danielle are the final three teams racing for $1M?? Really? I wish someone would have told me that during episode 1 so I could have skipped this season all together. My Oswald and Danny were kicked to the curb last night. At this point I’m hoping that Charla wins…not Mirna, just Charla. Charla is out there proving something every single day – it’s quite impressive (and this coming from a cold and cynical bitch like me).

Entourage – We all know that Justin brought sexy back, but I’m hoping Entourage brings the funny back. I only watched last night’s episode once, so I can’t fairly judge it. It’s not that I didn’t like the show, but I love my Entourage really quotable (and that usually requires Lloyd). At this point, screw Ari…I think I’m the one that needs to go into therapy – I miss Ari and Vince.

Shhh…don’t tell me!

I haven’t yet watched last night’s Brothers & Sisters, so don’t spoil me ok?

Watchlist: Monday, April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

Scroll through the TV above to watch scenes and previews from tonight’s shows

MeeVee RecommendsHeroes
Hiro encounters a grim future for those with abilities: they are hunted, jailed and killed for being threats to society. He attempts to return to his own time, but is caught up in a battle that involves a host of new and oddly familiar faces.

MeeVee Recommends24
CTU searches for a lead on Cheng from Audrey, and acting president Daniels believes there may be a leak at CTU or the White House. Audrey Raines: Kim Raver. Noah Daniels: Powers Booth. Yuri Suvarov: Nick Jameson.

MeeVee RecommendsHow I Met Your Mother
Barney, who has always wanted to meet Bob Barker, has his wish fulfilled when he appears on “The Price is Right.” Bob Barker and Rich Fields appear as themselves..

The Bachelor The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman
Andy and four of the six remaining bachelorettes visit an L.A. elementary school, where they get down and dirty for a good cause: rebuilding a playground for kindergartners. Andy also spends time with all six aboard his yacht.

Dancing with the Stars
Seventh-round competition includes a ballroom dance and a Latin dance from each couple.With Heather and the leg gone I’m not sure what I’m doing even watching the show. Ian Ziering isn’t stepping up his game like I need him to. It’s coming down to Joey Fatone and Apollo Ono (who is a great dancer but irks me to no end).

MeeVee RecommendsThe Black Donnellys
Don’t forget that NBC.com is airing NEW episodes of The Black Donnellys every Monday at 9pm.

New THE OFFICE T-shirts, Mugs, and More…

Ask and ye shall receive…I’ve received a number of emails asking when I was going to be adding some new designs to the GMMR Store.  Well, today I had a little bit of time and I have added two more* (courtesy of this week’s episode of THE OFFICE). Click here for all designs and styles.

“Lord, BEER ME Strength” - THE OFFICE t-shirts and merchandise “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica”, THE OFFICE t-shirts and merchandise

I put out the call for new designs a few weeks back and I got a lot of fantastic ideas and designs.  I’m going to be going through them this week and then let YOU decide which ones I should add to the GMMR Store.  As always, please feel free to send me any ideas you have for new designs.

Stuff inspired by THE OFFICE are the big sellers.  I have other shows represented in the store but they don’t sell as well of Dunder Mifflin related items.  But I’m on a big push to get more shows in there, so start collecting ideas and quotes from your OTHER favorite shows.

* We’ve got mugs, mousepads, magnets, coasters, and a bunch of t-shirts in all styles and colors. 

STUDIO 60 is Coming Back to NBC

April 28, 2007 by  
Filed under Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

STUDIO 60 is Coming Back to NBC

Just when you thought all hope was lost….

NBC is bringing back STUDIO 60! The remaining episodes of the season (and come on let’s face it…series) will begin airing on May 24th at 10pm, coincidentally the day after May sweeps ends. Yes, another schedule change, but oddly enough Thursdays nights is where NBC wanted STUDIO 60 to live originally. The show got moved to Mondays only after ABC decided to schedule powerhouse Grey’s Anatomy against it. If you remember, STUDIO 60 was the marked to be a major hit for NBC, so much so that ABC counter-programmed it with their top show. Funny how things work out.

It has its flaws but I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for STUDIO 60. I really enjoyed the show earlier in the season when the focus was more on the behind-the-scenes happenings and antics with a hint of romance thrown in. In later episodes Aaron Sorkin flipped the switch and made the inter-office romances the focal point, and the inner workings of the late night comedy show almost seem to be swept to the side. I’m not sure to to expect from the new episodes. I know I’m going to enjoy them because it’s going to be the last of them.

30 Rock Season Finale Recap: Hiatus

April 27, 2007 by  
Filed under 30 Rock

Well before we get into Brian’s recap of the season finale of 30 Rock, I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to Brian for bringing us these recaps week in and week out. 30 Rock is back because of fans like YOU who encourage others (myself included) to give the show a shot. So thanks for a great recapping season. I’m so grateful.

Big round of applause for Brian (and my applause I mean comments)

Title: Hiatus
Original Airdate: April 26, 2007
GMMR Recapper: Brian

When last we left the folks on the set of TGS, Fliz was on the rocks, Tracy was on the lam and Alec Baldwin was experiencing a sudden and unexpected career meltdown. What a difference a week doesn’t necessarily make.

The aptly titled season finale of what I’ve taken to calling The Funniest Show on Television snuck up on me. I blame NBC’s schedule shuffling, which resulted when the network gave up on Andy Barker, P.I. almost as soon as it hit the airwaves. The original plan was for 30 Rock to wrap up in the more finale-appropriate month of May. Well, consider sweeps under way.

Reinforcing the show’s recent trend toward continuing storylines, we open with a montage of “last week on 30 Rock” scenes before cutting to Jack and Liz’s (Baldwin and Tina Fey) respective medical checkups with Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell) and a kinda cute Rachael Dratch as Fey’s doc. Both scenarios evolve into advice for the lovelorn sessions.

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Gilmore Girls Recap: It’s Just Like Riding A Bike

April 27, 2007 by  
Filed under Gilmore Girls

Title: “It’s Just Like Riding A Bike
Original Airdate: April
GMMR Recapper: Whirl

Lorelai has decided that she wants her friendship with Luke back, so she takes the plunge and heads into the diner. Miss Patty, Babette and Kirk are all there to witness the awkward exchange between the ex-lovers. Hell they even start talking about the weather, so Lorelai tucks tail and runs with her coffee to go. Later on though her beloved Jeep breaks down out of nowhere and is broken beyond repair. This is great! Why? Because Lorelai calls Luke up and asks for his help while she car shops. He quickly accepts, which I find surprising.

Paris has gotten all her acceptance letters from the various graduate schools she’s applied to. With Doyle by her side and Rory wielding the lucky letter opener (don’t ask) we find out her fate. Sure enough she’s gotten into every school she applied to, from Harvard Law to Columbia, and this does nothing but stress her out. She figured she’d finally pick between law and medicine depending on the schools she got into, but it doesn’t look like life is going to be that easy.

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Forecast Calls for Rainn (Wilson) in May–to Benefit Kids

April 26, 2007 by  
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Forecast Calls for Rainn (Wilson) in May–to Benefit Kids

Want a chance to meet Rainn Wilson?  What a better way to spend Mother’s Day than with Dwight Schrute himself.

Fans who reserve tickets soon for a Saturday, May 12th benefit can meet Rainn Wilson, star of the Emmy-winning NBC series, The Office. Rainn will host the charitable event and will showcase his work. Prominent musicians will also perform, including renowned vocalist Kristin Barnes, who has recorded in multiple genres, leads the Jeffrey Barnes Gospel choir and performs in local venues such as the Ten Piano Bar.

This Mother’s Day weekend event will give participants a chance to make additional charitable donations in the name of their mothers. Local youth will appear at the event to talk about the nature of the cause, which helps mothers by teaching students to apply their learning to give back to society, and by integrating character-based service with academics and the arts. The founding families of Full-Circle Learning’s Alumni Club are now joining together to help children around the world as well as in their local community to benefit from the educational opportunities they have enjoyed. They are assisting in the founding of a charter school as well as conducting service projects in their local and global community. Rainn Wilson and Kristin Barnes were early volunteers in the program, which now serves children in ten countries.

This limited-capacity engagement includes dinner and entertainment and will be held at 701 Enchanted Way in Pacific Palisades. The cost of admission is $200. Will-call tickets may be reserved by calling Full-Circle Learning’s alumni projects event coordinator Ellen Jaresko at 323-462-7066, or by emailing FullCircleBenefit@sbcglobal.net.

Vote Give Me My Remote for Best Pop Culture Blog

April 26, 2007 by  
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Vote Give Me My Remote for Best Pop Culture Blog

A quick THANK YOU to that special someone who nominated GiveMeMyRemote.com for BEST POP CULTURE BLOG in this year’s Blogger’s Choice Awards. That was really sweet of you. And since I’m now officially in the running I guess I might as well ask for your vote. I don’t have a chance at hell in winning, but it’s fun all the same. You know what they say…it’s just nice to be nominated.

Here’s what you need to do to vote:

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April 26, 2007 by  
Filed under Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

I received an email the other day from someone suggesting that I really give Ugly Betty a shot since she thought I would like it. Well, this email made me sad because it was clear that I just don’t talk enough Ugly Betty on GMMR. See I love, love, LOVE Ugly Betty. I don’t miss a single episode. I love pretty much adore every little thing about the show. But for some reason or another I don’t talk about it nearly as much as I should. I mean, I’ll be honest it’s hard to go crazy talking about a show that is going head-to-head with my favorite show and killing it in its timeslot – but that’s not hear nor there. Now I’m not going to be going crazy and start up “Ugly Betty Thursdays” but I could show some love. So now it’s time for me…no us…to start talking some Ugly Betty.

To that end I thought I would share some Ugly treasures that I stumbled upon. Enjoy!

On tonight’s episode…
Betty, fed up with Daniel, Christina and Henry and how they’ve all disappointed her, does her best to avoid all three. Meanwhile, love’s all around at Mode, as Alexis gets asked out on her first date as a woman; Amanda begins a flirtation with a designer (guest star Mykel Shannon Jenkins) who she assumes is gay; Wilhelmina struggles to deal with the tireless advances of her latest conquest, and Hilda gets a surprise from Santos (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Meanwhile, Daniel goes it alone in dealing with the aftermath of his one-time hook-up with Petra.

Marc and Amanda on Ugly Betty

Michael Urie and Becki Newton are featured in these tow fab videos featured on ABC.com. I j’adore Marc and Amanda. Video #1: Michael and Beck write emails to Executive Producer Salma Hayek. Salma should be scared.
Video #2: We all remember “The Amanda” right? Well watch that scene come to life from reversal until final broadcast.
Watch videos here

Chris Gorham as Henry on UGLY BETTY

Christopher Gorham, Ugly BettyChristopher Gorham manages to make us forgot that he’s smokin’ hot when he dorks it up as Betty’s friend (and possible future lovey dovey) Henry. In real life Gorham is happily married to his former “Popular” co-star and they have two children. Crazy, right? Check out Christopher in this week’s People Magazine.

Celine Dion and Elvis Duet on American Idol

April 26, 2007 by  
Filed under American Idol

At first I found this creepy and disturbing, but after really watching it out I found it quite fascinating.  Check out Celine Dion dueting with Elvis Presley on American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” fundraiser last night.  What did you think?

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