Melissa McCarthy to play Tinker Bell

Yes, dear reader, Melissa McCarthy has accepted the role of Tinker Bell, but don’t readjust your expectations for Peter Pan Live yet – this is for a fresh take on the classic children’s story hatched from the fertile mind of Shawn Levy, says an exclusive from Deadline. McCarthy will  star and also produce. From Deadline: more »


Kathy Griffin is indeed replacing Joan Rivers on “Fashion Police”

The show will go on, allegedly: Fashion Police will return to the air Kathy Griffin as host, according to TMZ. She will take Joan Rivers seat as the one who cracks the most jokes, but no one can ever take Joan Rivers’ place. TMZ reports that the show will no longer air weekly, but E! more »

Watch the uncensored trailer for season 2 of Broad City

Hooray: Abbi and Ilana are bringing more goodness, badness, awkward moments and madness to us in the form of a new season of Broad City. See Abbi realize her dream of working as a trainer, then shattering the studio’s giant mirror with a kettle bell. See Ilana tell a job recruiter that her greatest weakness more »

Blu-ray Review: Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go

Monty Python pulled out all the stops for their reunion/possible farewell performances held in July of this year at the O2 Arena in London. Tapping into Python member Eric Idle’s Broadway musical success with “Spamalot,” these concerts featured big production numbers with dancers and singers, an orchestra … far more than the typical comedy show. more »

The Osbournes are returning to MTV as a family unit

If it feels like the Osbournes never left TV, it’s because they have not. This goes especially Sharon (America’s Got Talent, The Talk), but between Fashion Police and Dancing With The Stars, Jack and Kelly haven’t been invisible, either. So let’s call this one a reunion with a chance for an extended tour. The Prince more »

Carol Ann Susi, the off-screen voice of Big Bang Theory’s Mrs. Wolowitz, has died

Actress Carol Ann Susi has died from what TV Line calls “a short battle with aggressive cancer.” She was 62 years old. Her loss creates a void in television, and in comedy, and her legacy is great. She is perhaps best known for her role as the off-screen voice of Howard Wolowitz’s mother on Big more »

Goodbye ‘Selfie’ – We never liked you

A few weeks back, toward the beginning of the Fall TV season, we were (un)lucky enough to get an advanced peak at the perplexing Pygmalion-inspired sitcom Selfie. Twenty some minutes later and we came up with the following headline/verdict: “‘Selfie’ struggles to be anything but awful.” Later on, in the actual text, we had this more »

“Too Many Cooks” is horrifying and hilarious

Chances are if you use Twitter or Facebook, you saw at least one or two people post a bizarre YouTube video entitled “Infomercials – Too Many Cooks”  yesterday, most likely captioned with “this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen” or some similar form of near-hyperbole. And then, if you were curious enough, you clicked more »


‘Car Talk’ host Tom Magliozzi dies at 77

Tom Magliozzi loved self-deprecating humor, once declaring that in 24 years on the radio he had learned absolutely nothing. In reality, both he and brother Ray were MIT grads. Tom’s degree was in chemical engineering, but like many college graduates he didn’t know what he wanted to do afterwards.  The brothers started a garage but more »

Paul Reubens: Pee Wee movie is happening, with Apatow on board

In a casual conversation with fanboy Jimmy Fallon last week, Paul Reubens revealed that yes, Virginia, there will be a new Pee Wee Herman movie. You can watch a clip of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon clip here: Rolling Stone has more: The comedian confirmed the Judd Apatow-produced film was moving forward during an more »

Hold me, Papa Bear: Colbert will wrap up Dec. 18

How can a fake news show truly ever end? Hold me, Papa Bear, and say it isn’t so. Tell me it’s not true, Virginia, there isn’t an end date for the Colbert Report. And not so close to Christmas? Yes, it is true. The wonderful program that allowed a parody of a conservative news anchor more »

Stay scary: Post-Halloween horror highlights

I believe Jack Skellington was speaking straight from the heart (I’m pretty sure he has one) when he uttered these pitch perfect words in Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s holiday-melding masterpiece “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Just like Jack, I happen to love this time of year, but it’s for completely different reasons. That’s probably pretty more »