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November 11, 2005 by  
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November 11, 2005 by  
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So it was recently brought to my attention that the layout of this site SUCKS in IE. Since I am a Firefox girl I hadn’t noticed. But please know that the header is not supposed to look that, and it’s being fixed. I’m actually in the process of swtiching servers, so everything should be looking tight soon.

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Talan & Paris Banging

November 10, 2005 by  
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Well not exactly, but the car they were both in did bang into another car. And All This Nonsense has the video. Check it out here.

Talan and Paris are friends. This just seems so wrong on so many levels. I wonder is he still compares every girl he meets to Taylor. And if so, how does Lohan and Paris stack-up?

P.S. I’m not quite prepared for the season finale of Laguna Beach on Monday. Really, I’ve called my therapist to discuss it, but she hasn’t been available. What’s a girl to do?

Talan & Paris Banging

November 10, 2005 by  
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Well not exactly, but the car they were both in did bang into another car. And All This Nonsense has the video. Check it out here.

Talan and Paris are friends. This just seems so wrong on so many levels. I wonder is he still compares every girl he meets to Taylor. And if so, how does Lohan and Paris stack-up?

P.S. I’m not quite prepared for the season finale of Laguna Beach on Monday. Really, I’ve called my therapist to discuss it, but she hasn’t been available. What’s a girl to do?

Mischa Barton and her Pervery Publicist

November 10, 2005 by  
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Ewwww...check this out.

Wait, Mischa wouldn’t sleep with Leo, but she will sleep with that nasty and oh so scary Cisco Adler. What gives? (Source: Fatback & Collards)

Patient Zero: E! Online’s Kristin Veitch

November 9, 2005 by  
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Although I should be working diligently on a uber-important, career defining project that is due in the morning, I find myself here…at my humble little site….writing about TV gossip. TV and blogging have become a bit of an obsession. And I blame two people for these vices. The first is my boy (yes you)…the one who encouraged me to blow off all work related responsibilities and put my snarky take on all things TV online. Thank You? And the other person responsible for my strained eyesight and carpal tunnel syndrome is Kristin Veitch. Veitch, who has been E!’s TV diva for the past few years, has taken my level of TV addiction to a new level. And it ain’t’ pretty.

I’ll never forget the day I stumbled into Kristin’s column (then called “Watch with Wanda”) on E! online. I couldn’t believe that there was someone out there, about my age, that was into TV as much as I was. She made it ok to care about my favorite TV characters like they were real people. I could fret about the status of Pacey & Joey’s relationship and not feel bad about it, because I knew Kristin cared too. Just a few months ago, mere hours before Alias’s Vaughn (Michael Vartan) was to be “killed” off the show, Kristin posted a message on her boards, letting us all know that she would be available after the show for support. She’s a TV addict, just like us.

And sista has the scoop. As a well known and respected television insider, Kristin’s gossip and dish is almost always reliable, because she’s getting the info straight from the set. Sometimes this can get Kristin in some hot water, as was the case when she recently got her hand slapped for perhaps sharing a little too much about a very popular show. It’s a delicate balance for Veitch to share what she knows with her loyal followers, and to respect the producers needs to keep these storylines quiet. Spill too much and you lose your backstage pass.

Who are these loyal followers that I speak of? They are the thousands of people, of all ages and sexes, that flock to Kristin’s column, her weekly live chats, and her message boards to discuss all the latest TV news. Kristin and E! online have created a real sense of community. During her live chats every Monday, perfect strangers, who know eachother only by screenames, greet eachother like old friends. During the chat Kristin takes questions and tries her best to answer as many as she can in the oh so short hour. In between Veitch’s posts, chatters are gossiping about their favorite shows, and speculating on upcoming storylines. New people join the chat every week, and although newbies must be reminded about the rules (thanks, shutuprob) they are welcomed with open arms by the veterans.

And what are TV addicts supposed to do in between Kristin’s Monday chat and her weekly column on Friday? It’s all about the boards people. The Watch With Kristin boards are by far the most popular of all E! Boards. For a little perspective, the WWK boards have ~ 3.5M views, while the next most popular E! message board boasts only ~208,000 views. The message boards are full of commentary and spoilers. Today, there are over 3,500 topics (or threads) being talked about. From discussions about your all time favorite shows, to whether or not McDreamy should’ve chosen his wife on Grey’s Anatomy, there’s a little something for everyone. Actually, nowadays, the message boards have become the hot spot for sharing show spoilers. Many of us have the inside scoop before Kristin (well probably not, but we spill it when she can’t).

But I don’t think those of us who are fans of Kristin Veitch care so much about getting the spoilers from her. We wouldn’t want her to risk her TV connections just to give us info that we could always get a week or so later from someone else. We rely on her inside connections to get us thismuchcloser to the shows and stars we love. And we visit her site and her boards to talk to our online friends in a place where couch potatoes can go without being judged.

And just minutes after Vaughn’s death, after wiping dry my teary eyes, I was online…looking to Kristin for support in my time of need. Thanks Kristin!

Desperate Housewives Actor Fired

November 8, 2005 by  
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You got to be some freakin’ idiot to get cast on one of TV’s biggest shows, and get your ass fired just as your character’s story was going to break wideopen. But it seems that is exactly what happened to Page Kennedy of Desperate Housewives.

Now you may be asking yourself, who the hell Page Kennedy is. Kennedy plays played Caleb, the guy being held captive in Betty Applewhite’s (Alfre Woodard) basement.

According to CNN, Kennedy was fired Friday from Desperate Housewives for “improper conduct”. It seems that the studio conducted a “thorough investigation of the allegations against him”. And what praytell are those allegations? Damned if I know. Details of the investigations were unavailable, but, a CNN source did say that the misconduct didn’t involve a Desperate Housewives cast member…yeah, right!

My life is nothing more than gossip and unfounded speculation, so I personally love when details aren’t disclosed. That just gives me more time to make shit up and pass it along to you. So here are my top 5 reasons Page Kennedy got booted from DH.

(1) He was caught in Eva Longoria’s trailer sniffing her unmentionables
(2) He wallpapered the set with Teri Hatcher’s old Radio Shack ads
(3) He held down Jesse Metcalf and waxed his eyebrows
(4) He took the pole out of Marcia Cross’s ass
(5) He stole all the good scripts for this season and replaced them with the shit we are watching now.

Although Page Kennedy hasn’t released a statement, he had this to say after being cast earlier this year:

“I needed this opportunity to play this kind of character. It isn’t the kind that comes around often and it’s usually played by a name (actor). This is an opportunity for me to showcase all the years of training I’ve had.”

Seems like this was an opportunity to ruin your career and reputation. Guess we won’t be seeing you on Inside the Actors Studio anytime soon, Page. Kennedy’s last DH appearance is this Sunday. The part is being recast. Which I don’t mind because Page Kennedy isn’t that hot, and with Jesse’s a no-show this season, DH needs another piece of ass.

Update: Kristin Vietch provided more details on her site this afternoon: “My sources confirm to me that Page was fired for showing his, um, stuff to two people who work on the show (neither of them one of the main actresses, I’m told).”

New Kids on The Block TV Show – The Right Stuff

November 7, 2005 by  
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If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)!! Variety is reporting that Donnie Wahlberg is developing a new TV show based on his life growing up on the streets of Boston (shout out to the Dot), and his rise to stardom as one of the New Kids on the Block (or something like that). Walhberg had this to say about his rise and fall as a New Kid:

“I didn’t give enough credit to my experience until I tracked it,” he said. “I realized, wait a minute, there’s some good stuff here. The initial idea was about my music career. But I realized that I couldn’t tell the story without painting the picture of how I wound up there in the first place. It will follow a street kid in one of the most racially hostile periods in the history of America,” Wahlberg said. “And how he came through it.”

Now before I start getting a bunch of nasty comments, let me just say this…I LOVE the New Kids. I grew up with them. I wore their big buttons, I slept on their sheets and pillowcases. My bedroom walls were covered with their pictures and posters (mostly ripped from the Big Bopper). When I got straight A’s in 8th grade, my Mom rewarded me by driving my Jordan and Jon’s house. (I think that’s called stalking these days). I will always look back at Donnie, Jordan, Joe, Jon and yes, even Danny with the fondest of thoughts. They were part of my childhood, and you can make fun of me all you want but you can’t take that from me.

And oh the shit I am going to get for this…BUT…this summer I went away with a bunch of friends. And as a throw back to our younger and more innocent days, one of my friends decided to decorate one of the bedrooms in old school, NKOTB style. She took the old posters, books, and magazines that she’s saved for years, down from her parents basement, and plastered them on the walls. It was hysterical. There I was sleeping underneath a poster of Joey Joe, just like I had done for so many years. And dammit if she didn’t pull our her old school NKOTB official tour jacket. We all took turns wearing it for the weekend (indoors only, of course). It was hysterical!!!. (My friends are going to kill me, but the pics are below).

My point, not that I really have one is…for many of us, of a certain age, the New Kids were our Beatles, albeit with far less talent. And no matter what they do I will support my hometown boys through the good (Donnie in “Band of Brothers”) the bad (Joey in “Dancing with the Stars”), and the ugly (Jordan on “The Surreal Life”).

Arrested Development is Back People

November 7, 2005 by  
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Now please watch it! FOX tonight at 8pm (well at least on the East Coast). Even if you are cooking dinner, getting the kids ready for a bath, or making out with your S.O. on the couch, please please please have Arrested Development in the background. That show needs all the viewers it can get.

Thanks to tvgirl for reminding me that it was on (and I call myself a fan)! I would have been pleasantly surprised to turn on my TiVo and see it there.

Pic of the Day – Worthy Miller

November 7, 2005 by  
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I read a lot of blogs…mostly written by men, and gay men at that. Since I have endure countless entries about Madonna, and Pricess Vapid, y’all are going to have to endure my gratuitous pics of hot men. I’m sorry, but it’s my blog and I call the shots. If you have any good pics, feel free to send them in.

Shout out to Pattie Lee at Patti’s Pop Culture Paradise…I’ve been looking for a pic of Worthy in the shower for sometime now, and you lead me in the right direction. And of course, thanks to for the shot.

Grey’s Anatomy – Sunday’s Best

November 7, 2005 by  
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For those of you not watching Grey’s Anatomy, let me just say that you are missing out on some quality television. Last night’s episode was fantastic!! The balance of comedy and tragedy in the midst of the hospital drama, well, let’s just say it’s reminiscent of ER Season 1. And for those of you who do watch, please agree with me that Dr. Bailey is the shiznit. My favorite character….closely beating out George.

Prison Break Casting News and Major Spoiler

November 6, 2005 by  
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TV Guide is reporting that Prison Break has tapped Australian pop star turned actress Holly Valance to play a woman with a surprising connection to Wentworth Miller‘s Michael.

Since I spend a fair amount of time of spoiler sites, I’m pretty sure (although not positive), what the connection is.

(Want to know? Highlight the sentence below.)

It’s seems that Holly Valance will… play Michael’s wife.

P.S. I love any excuse to post a pic of Worthy!

The West Wing – LIVE RIGHT NOW

November 6, 2005 by  
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Why am I nervous for tonight’s ep? And please god, let someone screw up so I can laugh hysterically? Anyone else watching this right now? If you are, feel free to IM me @ givememyremote

8:04pm: Vinick (Alan Alda) started his speech and immediately paused. I thought he forgot his first line…but, it was planned. DAMN!!

8:06pm: Intro…this is already awkward!!!! And I’m thinking that tonight’s episode isn’t going have a lot of Josh & Donna, so why the hell am I watching? Ellen, I adore you, but PLEASE keep yourself in check and watch your exposure. You are everywhere lately.

8:12pm: I’m glad real debates aren’t like this. They keep talking over eachother.

8:14pm: Jimmy Smits keeps falling all over his words. He! And I think he’s about to laugh. I’m kinda waiting for someone in the crowd to give a shout out. I wouldn’t be able to resist it if I were there. Shout out to Skip!!

8:18pm: GH435 wants to know if the audience is told when to clap? I have to think that they are. They can’t be following along with all these talking points, can they?

8:20pm: Head Start doesn’t work. Ohhhhhhhhh. No he didn’t.

8:21pm: “You’re a liar”. Ok, this could be one of the WORST West Wing’s ever. That was so damn cheesy.

8:23pm: Santos is staking his presidency on improving public education. I’m staking my life on him winning this election.

8:24pm: STOP INTERRUPTING EACHOTHER! He he he…Jimmy Smits just screwed up!!

8:26pm: Oh no, they are moving out from behind the podium? Good thiing for Jimmy Smits, b/c he was starting to lose it. He’s got that George W. Bush perma-smile on. Anyone else getting nauseous with the video camera work?

8:30pm: tvgirrrl just asked how good/bad Alan Alda looks in HDTV. Anyone watching this in HDTV?

8:31pm: lgilmore says that he looks as bad as we all think he would.

8:36pm: La la la la, commercial break. Nothing too amusing has happened so far. I can’t even understand what’s going on. Umm, a plane crash on ER? Yeah, it’s called “Lost”…watch it.

8:37pm: Weeeee’re back. I hope Jimmy Smits doesn’t call Forrest Sawyer Peter Jennings by mistake. AWKWARD! I love that Forrest Sawyer keeps looking back at the audience everytime make those cheesy noises.

8:40pm: I just noticed that Santos is wearing a blue tie, and Vinick a red. Blue State/Red State…interesting.

8:44pm: If anyone sees a positive review of this episode, please send it to me ASAP. Shout out to the Grand Canyon. Remember when Alice took a donkey down the Grand Canyon on The Brady Bunch.


8:48pm: This is only a one hour show, right?

8:50pm: Final question…YES!!!! Any chance Josh & Donna could get some flirting in tonight? Audience participation sucks.

8:51pm: Pledge-gate. Point for Santos. Wait, how did they NOT talk about abortion? Interesting. Why aren’t they cutting to Josh? What does it take to live in San Antonio for 45 years? What? And you are done Jimmy Smits. Damn you…I thought you would screw up for sure.

8:55: Vinick’s up. Freedom…freedom…Alan Alda definitely came off smoother tonight. Uh oh, it takes experience and mature judgment to be the President? Alda- out!

8:56: Done and done!

Conclusion…this was completely BORING. Nothing fell. No one flubbed their lines. I had $20 riding on Jimmy Smits calling Vinick “Alan”, at least once. I wonder how different the West Coast version will be. If you’re on the West Coast…let me know.

What did you think of tonight’s West Wing?

Um, Where Can I Find the Real Laguna Beach?

November 6, 2005 by  
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If you ask people who live in Laguna Beach, they’ll tell you the real Laguna Beach isn’t found on MTV.

“We are a community that has stood for solid, meaningful principles, art, culture, the environment, quality of life, education,” says one Lagunite.

And if by “meaningful principles” and” education” you mean getting drunk in hot tubs, and like, you know, like answering every question with like a question (ex: So what’s up with you & Ste-phen? I don’t know. Like, what’s up with Jason & LC?, they are so random), then the MTV version of Laguna Beach nailed it.

According to this article in the LA Times, MTV’s Laguna Beach was originally touted as a program that would “focus on getting into college, working, family life and activities such as surfing or music lessons.” Wait, the residents don’t think the show delivers on its original promises? I disagree. Let’s take a look:

(1) College – Just last week Kristin and Alex H. were lying in bed discussing their fears and concerns about their first year of college. It went something like this:

Alex: What if we gain the Freshman 15?
Kristin: I won’t. But you will.
Alex: Shut up!

(2) Working – The Laguna Bitches are always working…on their tans. These girls can’t afford to be pasty if they are trying to cash in on their 15 minutes of fame.

(3) Family Life – Just because the parents of the Laguna Bitches aren’t on camera often, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a major, positive influence in their children’s lives. Did anyone catch the graduation episode? Taylor’s mom was clearly encouraging her daughter… to wear super sexy heels so her graduation gown didn’t look so blah.

(4)Activities, such as surfing and music lessons – Now, hold up. You mean to tell me that you didn’t pick up some mad surfing skillz from Stephen and Jason over this past year? And what about Jeff? Did you see him at the surf water park? Hell, I’m ready to surf now…if only the East Coast had those kickass waves. And music lessons, oh I got me some music lessons on LB. Just last week Talan was gracious enough to show me, and the 3.1 M Laguna Beach viewers, what god awful music can be. That was a lesson that my eyes and ears may never forget. Thanks Talan.

To the crochety old residents of the real Laguna Beach…get over it. Your lovely town is, and will always be, the MTV version. I just can’t believe you haven’t given Kristin Cavalleri, Stephen Colletti, and Lauren Conrad keys to the city yet. What are you people waiting for.

Catching Up With…Veronica Mars

November 6, 2005 by  
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Kristen Bell knows that she’s not just working on a television show, she’s working on a really good television show. Don’t we know it. Read all about it here.

Is Veronica Mars better than Buffy? Before the hate mail starts from Buffy fans, I’m not saying it is or isn’t. It’s just the name of the article here.

Charisma Carpenter not only has the best real-life name, she has the best name on TV. Check it out.

What did The Donald & Kristen Bell talk about backstage at The Emmy’s? No, it wasn’t his hair products. Find out here.

Want a little inside scoop on Veronica Mars? Head over to, the official site of show creator Rob Thomas (no not the guy from Matchbox 20). This site offers inside scoop about the origins of Veronica Mars, the music featured on the show, and answers to your most frequently asked questions.

For an extra sumptin’ sumptin’, click on”Downloads”. Here you can find: the script for the original pilot, audio clips from the show, special interviews, and for the true fan – Season 1 DVD commentary (which didn’t make it on to the in-store DVDs). This is a “must-bookmark” site for the true Veronica Mars fan.

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