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Talk Talk: Don Cheadle, Heather Mills, Andy Richter, Hinder

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 21st 2007 5:39PM
  • Jeff GoldblumCharlie Rose: Richard Engel of NBC News, Dexter Filkins of The NY Times, and Bobby Ghosh of Time
  • The Daily Show: Chris Hansen
  • The Colbert Report: Benjamin Barber
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Jack Black and Lara Logan
  • Jay Leno: Heather Mills and James Morrison
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jeff Goldblum and Kate Mara
  • Tavis Smiley: Governor Bill Richardson
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Don Cheadle, Neil Patrick Harris, and Shane Mauss
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Tom Arnold, Drake Wither, and Hinder
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Andy Richter and Gary Jules

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Dirt: Caught on Tape

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 21st 2007 2:18PM

Laura Allen as Julia Mallory on FX's Dirt.(S01E12) Not bad. Not bad at all. Actually, it's unfortunate. Last week was a great episode and so was this one. Now the finale is next week. Why do shows always seem to get better when there's fewer episodes left?

Lots of stuff going on, especially the leak of the Julia/Johnny sex tape. It was bound to happen, but I truly didn't see it turning out the way it did. I suppose all signs pointed to Julia being behind the leak. When I first considered that it could have been her, it felt too convenient and I let the idea pass. Had me fooled.

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The Daily Show: March 20, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 21st 2007 1:32PM
Jon Stewart"The Unforgettable Fired": The e-mails with details about attorney dismissals are absolutely ridiculous. I wouldn't be surprised if e-mails like the fake graphic really exist in some Capitol Hill Inbox. Senior Political Analyst Rob Riggle stopped by to elaborate on the term "loyal Bushies". The Karl Rove lemur kind of freaked me out on a Spongemonkey level, but not as much as the mention of Barbara Bush's vagina. Eww.

John McCain and his Straight Talk Express are back! His "lost the war" Freudian slip was beautiful, was it not? Maybe his bus really does enforce truth... Perhaps people should swear on the Straight Talk Express in court.

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Talk Talk: Adam Sandler, Willie Nelson, Bernie Mac, Eddie Izzard

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 20th 2007 5:43PM
  • Danica PatrickCharlie Rose: Terry McCarthy from ABC News
  • The Daily Show: John Bolton
  • The Colbert Report: Willie Nelson
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Adam Sandler, Lucinda Williams, and Danica Patrick
  • Jay Leno: David Spade, Richard Engel, and Hinder
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mark Wahlberg, Wes Craven, and Mims
  • Tavis Smiley: Terrence Howard and Steve Bickerstaff
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Bernie Mac, Chris Daughtry, and Chris Hansen
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Cuba Gooding Jr., Joely Richardson, and Andy Vastola
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Eddie Izzard and Vietnam

Update: Letterman actually went home early because he was sick, so Adam Sandler is taking over as guest host.

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The Daily Show: March 19, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 20th 2007 1:41PM
Jon StewartModel UN students are really excited audience members, apparently. Plus, they really like jokes about celebrity birthdays and the Iraq War's fourth anniversary. Four years already? Wow. It feels like only yesterday that I lost all faith in humanity.

"Blondie": Henry Waxman is Batboy with a dying caterpillar for a moustache. As for Valerie Plame, she's very compelling... And by "compelling", I mean "f**kable"... And by "f**kable", I mean "a little too pretty to talk to Congressmen".

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The Riches: Believe The Lies

by Brett Love, posted Mar 20th 2007 7:30AM
Eddie Izzard(S01E02) This week the Malloy family continues their transition into their new lives. The episode felt like a part two to the premiere as it ended with a bit of resolution for everyone, finally acknowledging that they are really going to do this. Now that they have committed, we can move forward with the story and let the drama and hijinks begin.

We'll get to all of that in the coming weeks though. For now, there are setup fish to fry. For me, the best part of this episode was how they showed each of the characters dealing with all of these changes. Of those, I thought Dahlia's story was the most interesting. The burying of the money and the towing of the RV both served to show hard it is for Dahlia to let go of her old life.

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Talk Talk: Paula Abdul, Rainn Wilson, Joss Stone, Merv Griffin

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 19th 2007 5:59PM
  • MervCharlie Rose: Representative Henry Waxman
  • The Daily Show: Stephen Prothero
  • The Colbert Report: Jerome Groopman
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Paula Abdul, Bernie Mac, and Joss Stone
  • Jay Leno: Terrence Howard and the cast of Jersey Boys
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kelly Rip, Milo Ventimiglia, and Incubus (repeat)
  • Tavis Smiley: Robert Greenwald and Joss Stone
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Rainn Wilson, Tom Arnold, and Jesse Malin
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Fergsuon: Merv Griffin, Nia Long, and John Mellencamp
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Richard Machowicz and Joshua Radin (repeat)

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Hijacked airs tonight on PBS, plus other documentaries in April

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 19th 2007 4:25PM

planeHere's a few shows coming down the pike from PBS and National Geographic:

Tonight at 9 p.m. (but check listings) on PBS, "Hijacked" will be shown on American Experience. The film tells the story of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine whose members hijacked four commercial aircraft and commandeered a fifth in 1970 to attract attention to their cause. Six hundred people were taken hostage, four planes were blown up, but no one was killed. The documentary will explore both the parallels and differences between terrorism then and now.

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Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton go to "fat camp"

by Julia Ward, posted Mar 19th 2007 4:04PM
Richie Hilton Simple LifeThis is wrong on so many levels. According to today's Page Six, the fourth season of The Simple Life will feature Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton playing camp counselors at five different camps over a five week period. One of those camps is a "wellness camp," which emphasizes proper eating and exercise, or as the producers have been calling it, "fat camp."

Sending Richie, the poster child for eating disorders, into a "fat camp" is just plain obscene, not to mention dangerous. "Proper eating" consists of more than laxatives and Red Bull, and Paris is no wellness champ either unless, of course, your idea of "wellness" involves mixing a line of blow with Strawberry Quik to balance its bitter aftertaste - last year's trend among Hollywood's starlet set. But, I'm not giving the kids at these camps enough credit. They're not stupid. Maybe, they'll even teach Paris and Nicole a thing or two - like how to ingest solid foods.

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Stacy London gets her own talk show

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 18th 2007 2:37PM
stacy londonStacy London, co-host of TLC's What Not to Wear, is getting her own weekly show. It's your typical talk show format with celebrity guests and feature segments, only Stacy's show will focus more on fashion and beauty. She has already shot at least one episode, which is packed with celebrity guests Jane Krakowski, Lisa Rinna, show designer Kristen Lee and author Ron Geraci. Beauty and fashion segments include trying out fashion trends on regular folks and, of course, makeovers.

I love Stacy on What Not to Wear and she has held her own pretty well when she has appeared on Oprah to talk about jeans and great clothing finds. Stacy brings a lot of sass to What Not to Wear and I hope that carries over to her talk show.

Shut Up! It's Stacy London premieres Friday, April 6 at 10 pm on TLC after What Not to Wear.

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CNN must be in the front row

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 17th 2007 3:06PM

CNN logoBoth CNN and Fox News were fighting to get a seat in the front row of the new White House press briefing room, and CNN has won.

The White House Correspondents Association decided to give the front row seat to CNN "based on CNN's 27 years of covering The White House, as well as the resources it brings to the in-town and travel pool, and its daily prescence at the briefings."

CNN wasn't the only winner. Veteran journalist Helen Thomas, who was knocked back to the second row to make way for the cable news outlets recently, will get back her front row seat. The association has decided to honor a commitment they made to Thomas years ago. She has been covering The White House since the early 60s.

The new White House briefing room will be ready in June. (And if anyone isn't sure what that headline means, I'm referring to an old commercial with Bob Uecker.)

[via TV Newser]

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Three's Company marathon tonight on TV Land

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 17th 2007 10:01AM

three's companyTo celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Three's Company, TV Land is airing a 24-hour marathon that will feature the first episode, two test pilots, the retrospective episode hosted by Lucille Ball and the series finale. Also featured during the marathon will be episodes of the two Three's Company spin-offs: The Ropers and Three's A Crowd. The marathon begins tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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The Daily Show: March 15, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 16th 2007 2:23PM
Jon Stewart"President Bush: ¿Dónde Está?": "Sensitive issues such as corn and beans" is pretty much my new favorite phrase right now. I will find a way to work it into a conversation some time in the next 24 hours. Trust me.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to multiple acts of terrorism, including the 9/11 attacks and letting the dogs out. Calling him the "Horatio Sanz of Jihad" was interesting because as soon as I saw that awful picture again, I thought of Sanz's appearance as Mohammed on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update".

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Fox News, Bill O'Reilly being sued

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2007 1:28PM

Fox news logoHere's a new twist in this whole "who is the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby" story.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, is suing Fox News and Bill O'Reilly for at least $10 million. O'Reilly called von Anhalt "a fraud" during his February 20 O'Reilly Factor, referring to von Anhalt's claim that he could be the father of Anna Nicole's baby girl Danielynn. Here's the whole quote:

"Look, this guy's a fraud...we know he's a fraud. But let's - what I want to talk about is - he's done. His credibility is - finished."

The prince says that people are not only sending him e-mails calling him a fraud, he's also getting a lot of dirty looks at the supermarket when he goes grocery shopping. (Wait, a prince goes to the supermarket to get his own groceries?)

I'm not a lawyer, so I have no idea if this case has any merit or not, but I'm glad Bill O'Reilly is getting sued.

[via TV Newser]

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David Duchovny to star in new Showtime series

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2007 9:01AM

DuchovnyFormer TV stars don't fade away, they just get new gigs on hip new shows on cable.

David Duchovny, Agent Fox Mulder of X-Files fame, has just signed on to star in a new comedy for Showtime. He'll play a writer named Hank Moody who is divorced with a 16 year-old daughter. He's not only still in love with his ex-girlfriend, played by Natasha McElhone of Solaris), but he has a lot of addictions too. The show will premiere this summer and be paired with another quirky show, Weeds. There's no title yet, though the pilot was titled Californication.

This might be the series that finally makes me get Showtime. Oh, this and This American Life.

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