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Kristin Kreuk: More Ridiculous Roles She Could Play After Beauty and the Beast

In the forthcoming CW show Beauty and the Beast, Kristin Kreuk plays an NYPD homicide detective, and to say that she's unconvincing is an understatement. There's not one thing about her part as a tough cop that we buy, and whenever she doles out some police jargon, it's entirely laughable. We briefly considered that this might be the most implausible character that the former Smallville star could ever play, but then we came up with a few other roles that would be an even more of an awkward fit.

Anger Management: This Show Needs a Rapid Infusion of Tiger Blood

The biggest problem with Anger Management isn't that it's focused on the antics of Charlie Sheen that unfolded over the last year or so in the media, but the fact that it falls back to Charlie Sheen's typical sitcom shtick instead of taking advantage of his outrageous public personality. In fact, the show comes off more like a modern day version of The Bob Newhart Show, albeit with blunt talk about sex. And despite the fact that it airs on FX, home of the edgy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie and the weirdly wonderful Wilfred, it actually more closely resembles Sheen's last sitcom Two and a Half Men in look, feel and attitude. And that's a disappointment. It's like FX was so excited to land Sheen after his meltdown that they didn't bother to make sure the sitcom they bought was a good fit for their network brand, or that it was something anyone would actually want to watch.

Top Chef: What Went Wrong With the Texas Season

by Angel Cohn February 29, 2012 2:21 pm
Top Chef: What Went Wrong With the Texas Season

Tonight's the finale of Top Chef... if you still care. We lost non-professional interest weeks ago. Perhaps it's because we were coming off an all-star installment, so this was bound to be a letdown, or maybe the show just tried to change too many things and failed. Here's what we felt fell flatter than a soufflé this Texas-based season:

Other Reality Stars Who Should Have Apps

by Angel Cohn October 4, 2010 2:05 pm
Other Reality Stars Who Should Have Apps

Recently, Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's iPhone app became a bestseller in the iTunes store. The app offers buyers a "GTL" finder for gyms, tanning salons and laundromats, a workout routine to get your own situation happening, a video game where you have to dodge grenades and some of Mike's most memorable quotes. The app also allows you to email Sitch himself. With all of those features, it's no wonder so many people are willing to shell out $4.99 of their hard-earned gelato shop cash. In light of this perhaps unexpected success, we have a few suggestions for how other celebrities can similarly expand their brands into the digital realm:

Jennifer Lopez’s Real Diva Demands for Idol

by Angel Cohn September 14, 2010 3:26 pm
Jennifer Lopez’s Real Diva Demands for Idol

There are reports that in order to get her to judge American Idol next season, Jennifer Lopez had a laundry list of demands that went far beyond a hefty sum of cash. The latest news is that she may be getting $12 million -- a tidy chunk of change for sitting on her butt and telling people that they are pitchy for a few months -- but not the deal to do more Fox shows and movies that she supposedly wanted. Nor, we're guessing, does her contract include any of the below provisions that she may have been tempted to ask for:

How Did Real Steel Lure Evangeline Lilly Out of Retirement?

Hey, remember a few months ago, when Lost star Evangeline Lilly said she was going to retire from acting after the show ended, and that she wanted to "have some quiet space," "drop off the radar" and "enjoy a little bit of normalcy" before she got a job behind-the-scenes? Well, forget it. Lilly has taken a role in the Hugh Jackman movie Real Steel, about the futuristic sport of robot boxing, which means she is back in front of the camera again. Was it the allure of fame, or was it simply that the producers knew her price? We got a peek at her contract, and some of her demands are pretty specific. Here's a brief list of things that she was promised if she took the role.

The SNL Premiere, or ‘The New Lady Swore! The New Lady Swore!’ So Jenny Slate said the F-word in her first episode, during a sketch about biker chicks who say "Frickin'" constantly. OK! I can see how that would happen. And the sketch aired at about the 12:40 AM mark of the episode, so I'm pretty sure no truly innocent children were too corrupted by it. NBC will probably be fined, because those are the rules, but clearly, the poor girl won't be fired. Her gaffe alone entered a lackluster premiere heavily into today's news cycle, and besides, I've seen her perform, and she has a lot to offer. I think she'll be alright.

The Joan Rivers Roast: The Best One-Liners

by Mindy Monez August 10, 2009 8:33 am
The Joan Rivers Roast: The Best One-Liners You know how comedians always say that when they're around each other they have to pull out the most offensive material possible to make each other laugh? I guess these roasts are a televised example of that. And though last night may have been officially a roast of Joan Rivers, Robin Quivers got it the worst, hands down. I didn't include the trillions of jokes made about her father molesting her below, but holy crap! So many jokes about her father molesting her! Yikes!

Lost Finale: The Five Parts That Sucked

by Zach Oat May 14, 2009 3:15 pm
Lost Finale: The Five Parts That Sucked

Okay, so last night's Lost season finale -- the last episode before the big endgame starts in 2010 -- was pretty crazy. Jacob showed up, as did Bernard and Rose... even Vincent the dog! But it had a lot of stuff going on, and not all of it was good. In fact, some of it was annoying as hell, so we thought we'd run down the five things that annoyed us the most. Obviously, this is going to be a very spoilery discussion, so if you haven't seen the episode yet, by all means do not read any further, unless you're looking for a reason to be angry with us.

Today's TWoP News: April 28, 2009

by Zach Oat April 28, 2009 12:47 pm
Today's TWoP News: April 28, 2009

If it's Tuesday, this must be TWoP News! There's a lot of moving and shaking going on this week, as shows change timeslots (or defiantly don't), shows get canceled (or surprisingly don't), and showrunners leave shows (that don't even have names yet). Also, someone is injuring our nation's celebrities, and it may be Michael Flatley. Let's begin!



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