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'SNL' Scorecard: Jason Segel and the Muppets Get Things Started

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 20th 2011 11:50AM

There's a danger in looking too forward to an individual 'SNL' host just because, on paper, they should excel. Too often I've thought, "Well, this person will obviously be great,' only to have that person come off as flat or uninterested. Jason Segel's name immediately jumped out as a potentially great host. I mean, yes, he was obviously going to bring the Muppets with him, that was a given. But this is a guy who has made it clear that hosting 'SNL' has been a lifelong dream. But Segel is a writer. Sometimes writers come to the show with ideas in mind (like Segel obviously did with "Andre the Giant Gets an Ice Cream") that aren't necessarily great. But, happily, Segel brought his A-game and he brought Paul Rudd because, well, why not bring Paul Rudd? On to a very happy Scorecard!

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Can House Convince Thirteen to Return to the Hospital? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 18th 2011 6:15AM
'House' - 'Charity Case'Was this the last we'll see of Thirteen on 'House' (Mon., 9PM ET on FOX)? At least the show didn't kill her off -- or worse -- for her departure. In fact, it was one of the more surprisingly gentle character exits, though House seemed pretty confident that he hadn't seen the last of her.

Thirteen revealed that she's in a relationship now and that she and her girlfriend are planning to travel. Further, she's stepped away from medicine. As House put it, "You decided to enjoy what time you have left?"

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Winners from Across Entertainment at the '2011 Do Something! Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2011 3:53AM
Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert, '2011 Do Something! Awards'It was a star-studded affair at the 2011 Do Something! Awards' (Thu., 9PM ET on VH1). The show spotlights and awards people for making a difference in their communities and in the world.

And of course it also spotlights celebrities who take the time to reach out as well. How else are you going to lure in as many viewers as you can? With the likes of Bieber, Gaga, Colbert, Fallon, Ferrell and Wilde, of course.

It was a star-studded event, and all the cool kids were there to accept awards. The show also accepted plenty of rocking musical performances by Foster the People, Demi Lovato, One Republic and B.o.B, and Jane Lynch took to the stage to perform 'Hold On' with Wilson Phillips.

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Ryan Reynolds Tried for Chivalry, Nearly Got Sexual Assault With Olivia Wilde (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 2nd 2011 4:22AM
Ryan Reynolds, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Sex scenes are uncomfortable for everyone involved. That's why when you see one that you believe, you know you're looking at some really good acting. It's even more intimidating when you're acting opposite one of Hollywood's hottest "it" girls, as Ryan Reynolds was. He talked on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) about how he made that experience even worse.

"I'm trying not to look at her like a 14-year old boy who just won the lady lottery," he said of the moment when Olivia Wilde put his hands on her breasts for their scene in 'The Change-Up.' He was a little nervous, and admitted his palms were sweaty. Apparently, a little too sweaty.

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'House' - 'Lockdown' Recap

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 13th 2010 8:37AM
David Strathairm and Hugh Laurie on 'House'
(S06E16) "I'm going to be dead in a few hours. Your secrets couldn't be safer, unless you're keeping them from yourself." - Nash to House

entered into one of television's most overused cliches last night: the "randomly stuck together somewhere plot line." It's happened so many times that attempting to count all of them would require a NASA scientist, a team of fact checkers and one of those slick-looking slide rules that only a handful of people left in the universe know how to use.

This time, the team gets separated into different parts of the hospital during a lock down. Each has their own interesting stories to tell as they whittle away the hours, and each have varying degrees of success.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Eleven babes worth watchin'

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 13th 2009 10:39AM
Olivia WildeOn the eleventh day of Festivus, TV gave to me ... eleven babes worth watchin' .

Festivus is here, and is there a better way to celebrate than by taking stock of all the alluring TV hotties we've been obsessing over this year? I think not. (It's sure a beats counting down the year's stinkiest shows, anyway.)

For this year's list, we decided to stray a little from last year's Maxim covergirl-friendly tally to highlight the small screen starlets who charmed us not only with their hotness, but also with their talent. So head after the jump as we celebrate the 11th day of Festivus by counting down 11 babes worth watchin'.

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Review: House - Teamwork

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 17th 2009 2:06PM

(S06E07) "I'm living my life. For the first time, I'm not going to change that because of how it might affect him -- or you." -- Cuddy to Wilson, who asked her what she sees in Lucas

I just want to shove House and Cuddy into a room together and let them figure out their relationship. It's clear that even though she's trying to be happy in her current relationship, she just can't get House out of her head, no matter how much she declares that she has or is going to.

I feel for her, because once they end up getting together -- if they don't by the time the series ends, I'll be ticked -- she'll have a long road ahead of her. Or not. People change. There's a good heart beating inside House's damaged psyche. It could work.

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G.I.Joe as it should have been

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 13th 2009 10:28AM
Olivia WildeI don't know how many of you caught the G.I. Joe movie this past weekend that is based on the cartoon and toy franchise of the 80's. I didn't, but even without seeing it, I think this sketch from Funny or Die called The Ballad of G.I.Joe is far better. Even the costumes are more accurate (if a little, but not much, cheesier).

Of course, there are quite a few television and movie celebrities making up the cast: Tony Hale, Olivia Wilde (pictured as the Baroness), Alan Tudyk and Julianne Moore, to name a few. And whatever you do, stick around for the end of the song to see a special guest star that SHOULD have been in the movie.

I remember watching the cartoon while I was a young lad, and it seems obvious that the creators of this cute sketch knew the show, possibly even more than the people who made the movie. Video is after the jump.

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House: The Softer Side

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Feb 24th 2009 12:24PM

) First off, a thanks to everyone who wrote in telling me what the music playing at the end of last week's episode was. Who knew that Hugh Laurie was a composer, too? Apparently, everyone else but me. Also last week, a few of you wrote in expressing frustration with the slow development of House's character. I feel like we've seen other characters on the show evolve and develop, yet House has remained frustratingly stagnant.

Well, this week, I think we got our first peek at what a new and improved House would be like...and, I gotta say, I was not pleased.

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House: The Greater Good

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Feb 2nd 2009 9:02PM
(S5E13) "What's going on with everyone today?" -Kutner
"It involves House, Foreman and Thirteen which means it's either dumb, dangerous or tragic..."-Taub

Is House actually becoming a nice guy? One of the most interesting things about this episode was the absence of his trademark jerkiness. Whether he was dealing with an upset Cuddy or trying his best to counsel a disbelieving Foreman, House not only seemed sympathetic, but empathetic as well. I was surprised by the genuine concern he showed for Thirteen and Foreman during the blindness scare and his willingness to be Cuddy's whipping boy.

Again, the patient of the week wasn't very memorable to me. I find myself not even really caring about them aside from how their illness will reflect the doctor's personal problems. That conceit has gotten so obvious it's hard too look past it and see the patient's as real people who are suffering. Is anyone else having this problem?

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House: Big Baby

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 27th 2009 12:27PM
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"We can not let House anywhere near this woman"-Kutner to Thirteen.

Sometimes I think I'm really close to having a problem with the way this show treats women. I know House's sexist and racist remarks are so over-the-top they're meant to expose the hidden misogyny and subtle racism around us every day, but his joke to Cameron about performing oral sex made me cringe something fierce. She did well and good to ignore him, but I think that deserved a slap in the face. I'm not offended by the joke or the copious come-ons he made to Thirteen, but jokes like that straddle the line between making House an unlovable curmudgeon you can respect into a mean-spirited jerk. Which I suppose is the point? Right?

Anyway, there were a lot of oral sex and penis jokes in last night's episode. And I'm no prude, but even I was rolling my eyes after a while. Not your best lines House writers, but considering your past record of total awesomeness you shall be forgiven.

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House: Painless

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 19th 2009 10:09PM

This episode was a perfect teaser to what House fans can look forward to for the rest of the season. It was well done, though not excellent, and set up a couple of key narrative threads that are sure to be slowly unraveled as we move forward.

This week's patient's comes to House courtesy of Cameron, who insists that the team help a man suffering from severe chronic pain that has no known cause. It's gotten so bad that the patient, even with a beautiful wife and kid, tries to kill himself. Multiple times. While his kid is watching. Yeah, it's a bit brutal.

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House: Let Them Eat Cake

by Jen Creer, posted Dec 3rd 2008 12:00PM
House: Let Them Eat Cake
(S05E12) Last spring, I went to hear Ira Glass give a talk about his popular NPR radio (and now TV) show This American Life. He outlined the formula for the show's success, and he also talked about House. Websites have documented the formula for every episode: Every episode is essentially the same. So, why does it work every time? Last night, I was hooked by Emmy the trainer rolling down stairs, and I was then hooked by the discovery of her surgery. I know that every single diagnosis and test and treatment is going to be bunk until the big, strange reveal at the end. However, it's almost like I am the same as House with my need to know what that weird reveal is going to be.

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House: Living the Dream

by Jen Creer, posted May 6th 2008 12:52AM
livingthedream050508[S04E14] "You don't deserve to be happy." House to Wilson.
"And yet I am. You?" Wilson to House

House treats the symptoms, but he doesn't treat the whole person. He doesn't even claim to. He often makes a clear point that he doesn't care. House likes medicine because he likes to solve puzzles, and what greater consequences can a puzzle have than a human life? But ultimately, even someone dying doesn't matter unless House can't figure out the puzzle.

So, if the above paragraph is true, then why does House go out of his way to kidnap a soap opera star he believes to be dying in order to save his life? Is it really because he can't stand the idea of not watching his soap? I don't think so; he even encourages angsty actor Evan Greer (Sex and the City's Jason Lewis) to quit if he's not happy... well, sort of. But, back to the question: If House doesn't care, then why bother? Because it's a puzzle he can see daily, right in front of him, and he has to solve it. Apparently he has made multiple calls about it, because the actor knows who House is, so House simply takes matters into his own hands because that is what House does. House lives a life without consequences.

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Get ready for House to berate five new cast members next season

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 18th 2007 12:03PM

Kal Penn is one of five new cast members joining FOX's HouseThree out, five in. With the resignations of Doctors Eric Foreman and Alison Cameron and the firing of Doctor Robert Chase during the third season finale of House there isn't really anyone that Gregory House can abuse anymore. Don't despair, though, because five new actors are joining the cast of the FOX medical procedural for House to play with like a puppy's chew toy mold into fine healers.

Being added for the fourth season (which begins on September 25th) are Olivia Wilde (The Black Donnellys), Kal Penn (24, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle), Peter Jacobson (The Starter Wife, Transformers), Anne Dudek (Big Day, Bones) and Edi Gathegi (Lincoln Heights). They will all be in recurring roles for a undetermined amount of episodes; however, I have a feeling if one of their characters clicks with the viewing public they may be promoted to full-time status.

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