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Review: Saturday Night Live - Taylor Lautner/Bon Jovi

by Annie Wu, posted Dec 13th 2009 12:58PM
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(S35E09) Hello, Twilight fans. I know you're only here because of your screaming hearts, thudding so hard that every beat is a case for internal bruising. I'm going to be upfront: I don't like Twilight. I tried reading it before it was a "thing" because my friends recommended it to me and I found myself struggling to get through it because, well, even then I knew it was embarrassing. I also watched the film, which I thought was very funny, though I realize that was probably not the intended effect.

That said, I thought Taylor Lautner did a great job. See? I'm not just swimming in haterade. Obviously, I wasn't prepared to like him, but just like Blake Lively from last week, Lautner delivered a strong performance. He seemed really comfortable throughout the entire episode and was surprisingly natural, more natural than some of the actual cast members at some points, at least in terms of blatantly looking at cue cards.

And thanks for keeping your shirt on for all 90 minutes, Sharkboy.

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'Saturday Night Live' December Lineup: Blake Lively, Taylor Lautner, James Franco

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 30th 2009 10:45AM
Taylor LautnerThe December slate of hosts is coming together for NBC's 'Saturday Night Live.' Joining the already announced Blake Lively ('Gossip Girl') and the ever-dependable James Franco will be cinema's sexiest werewolf, Taylor Lautner.

According to Variety, Lautner is on board to host the Dec. 12 episode, with Bon Jovi as musical guest. The 'Twilight' co-star is currently riding the blockbuster success of 'New Moon,' as well as his shorter -- and much more appealing -- locks. Maybe they could bring Taylor Swift back for the 'Firelight' sequel trailer, with Lautner playing his own parody.

Check out the December schedule after the jump.

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TBS Cancels 'The Bill Engvall Show' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 25th 2009 11:58AM
The Bill Engvall Show cancelledTBS pulls the plug on 'The Bill Engvall Show,' Vincent D'Onofrio departs 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent,' Heidi Montag books 'The View' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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TV Squad Ten: Top SNL Digital Shorts - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 11th 2009 11:03AM
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To celebrate the release of The Lonely Island's debut album "Incredibad," we've compiled this list of the top ten Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts. For almost four years, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer have brought us these videos, and they've managed to keep us laughing and humming their tunes weeks after they've aired. We hope this countdown makes you feel just as SNL-y in your digital shorts as when you first saw the videos, and if not, that's okay too. We're glad you're here anyway.

Of course, the rule is that they must have been prefaced by the "An SNL Digital Short" card to qualify. We know how much you love "Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides," but it's not happening. Sorry.

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American Idol: Top 6 Finalists (once again)

by JJ Hawkins, posted May 1st 2007 11:31PM
Jordin Sings Livin' on a Prayer(S06E34) Was anyone really surprised that no one got sent home during "Idol Gives Back"? It was a charity event. Someone having their dream destroyed just wouldn't have fit in with the show.

The fact that no one left had a profound effect on this episode as Ryan was quick to point out since two people would be going home this week.

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People's Choice Awards winners

by Brett Love, posted Jan 10th 2007 10:33AM
Two And A Half MenCBS put their regular programming on hold last night so they could show the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the show gives awards based on public internet voting. As that is the case, these awards track with the Nielsen ratings more than most. Case in point, the award for Television Comedy went to Two And A Half Men. Top rated for a couple years now, but it can't seem to get any press unless Charlie Sheen is divorcing someone or hiring a hooker.

Most of the other television awards followed similar lines. The award for Best Drama went to Grey's Anatomy. Best Actor was Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy). Best Actress went to Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Best Competition/Reality show was, of course, American Idol. Best Animated Show was The Simpsons. The only real surprise came in the new categories. Best New Drama was Heroes, which isn't a surprise, but Best New Comedy, The Class? I didn't see that one coming. The television awards were rounded out with Ellen Degeneres winning Best Talk Show Host.

Movies and Music winners after the jump.

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I'm a Jersey guy who hates the state's new Bon Jovi ad

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 15th 2006 2:18PM
Bon JoviYesterday on AdJab, I mentioned the fact that the Bon Jovi song "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" is now being used to promote New Jersey tourism. The ad plays ad nauseum on New York TV stations, and I've got to tell you, it's driving me batty. First of all, I've never been a big fan of Bon Jovi, despite my Jersey upbringing (and, no, I'm not a big Springsteen fan, either. As far as New Jersey bands go, I like The Smithereens and Yo La Tengo, among others of that stripe), so hearing ol' Jonny sing over and over makes my ears itch. Second, the song is actually a country song, the first song by a rock band to hit #1 on the country charts. And third? It's a pretty generic tune, and not even that catchy. Actually, it sounds more like an ad jingle than an actual song.

This has to be distressing to all Bon Jovi fans. I mean, the band you've been following for twenty-odd years is now being out-rocked on TV by Kelly Freaking Clarkson. As Bill Simmons might say: not good times.

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Blog Barney Vs. TV Barney

by Ryan j Budke, posted Dec 28th 2005 10:06AM
For those of you that didn't know, Barney, from How I Met Your Mother, actually does have a blog. The writers He writes to it pretty frequently, most of the time twice a week, and whether they're show related or not, the posts are always quality. This past week, however, Barney and I are having a little dispute. As you'll remember, I put a lot of research into my post last week about Barney's "Get Psyched Mix" from the show; painstakingly copying all of the songs off of a blurry, handwritten cd from the episode, solely for your enjoyment. Then, Barney has to go and post an entirely different list of songs on his blog! So, while both take you to legendary heights of psyched-ness, we'd like you all to tell us which one you think is better.

Song lists and poll after the jump...

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