Top 5 Clips of the Week: The Situation Smooches Snooki, 'Glee Project' Kid Walks Out on Ryan Murphy, Bateman Talks 'Arrested Development' Movie & More (VIDEO)
by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 6th 2011 12:30PM
What a wonderful week it was on the TV. 'The Jersey Shore' returned in Italy, and quickly developed a Snooki-Situation situation. Jason Bateman talked about the 'Arrested Development' movie and then told us not to. A 'Glee' spin-off got put on hold as a 'Glee' project kid walked out on Ryan Murphy. Lewis Black finally made fun of Sarah Palin. And Kathie Lee wished death on all in-laws. Let's get to the videos. After you check them out, vote for your favorite of the week.
Jason Bateman stopped by 'The Daily Show,' where Jon Stewart asked him about the long-rumored 'Arrested Development' movie. Bateman chastised the "fringe-media" for jumping of rumors, then threw us some red-meat, looking into the camera and promising that as soon as series creator Mitch Hurwitz finds a deal, the whole cast is ready to make the movie. Now go and try to headline that without feeling like a jerk, bloggers.
'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy doesn't seem to be the easiest guy to work with. He announced he'd abruptly stopped writing a planned 'Glee' spin-off this week after getting frustrated with the latest round of public cast shake-up drama. But who knew it was getting to bad that even the 'Glee Project' kids are getting hesitant about working with him. Cameron left the show despite Murphy almost promising him a role and begging him to stay.
'Jersey Shore's' Season Abroad in Italy premiered to record ratings this week, drawing in an astounding 8.8 million viewers. The series is clearly reaching a of triumphant high-water mark, so it seemed entirely fitting that sparks were flying between Snooki and The Situation, the most quintessentially 'Jersey Shore' hook-up possible ever. No wonder the US got downgraded Friday.
Lewis Black explained the surprising reason he doesn't do Sarah Palin jokes. He's so horrified of everything she stands for that he prefers to believe she's some sort of crazy hallucination rather than someone who could actually be elected president. That, or it just took him a really long time to write this one hilarious Sarah Palin joke.
Kathie Lee managed to derail a 'Today' segment this week, and she wasn't even drinking. No, this time it was her advice on dealing with in-laws that cracked everyone up out of sheer disbelief. In short, it was to marry someone older, so your in-laws are ... dead. Lolz all around.
|Jason Bateman talks 'Arrested Development' movie||10 (23.3%)|
|Cameron walks away from 'The Glee Project'||15 (34.9%)|
|Snooki and The Situation have a situation||5 (11.6%)|
|Lewis Black finally makes a joke about Sarah Palin||9 (20.9%)|
|Kathie Lee gives her advice on dealing with in-laws||4 (9.3%)|