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TV News Round-Up!

Idol Judges

In what was probably the least anticipated news of the year, ‘American Idol’ announced their new lineup of judges this week. Returning to the panel are Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, who joined last season. Newbie judge Harry Connick, Jr., who has appeared on the show to help coach the contestants, will be in the third seat. Randy Jackson, who just refuses to move on, will be taking over for Jimmy Iovine as the show’s mentor, and I’m kind of thankful for that. Ryan Seacrest returns as host, because we can’t get rid of him either.

Harry is a nice addition, but something tells me him and Keith will end up canceling each other out. They’re both just so darn nice and cute. I welcome the return of La Lopez and her outfits, but will she be enough to boost the sagging ratings? After the disaster of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, which wasn’t as fun as it should have been, hopefully they put the focus back onto the singers and come up with some actually new and exciting ways to improve the show.


Though I mostly enjoyed it’s 6th season, I think it’s time for ‘True Blood’ to meet the true death. HBO announced on Tuesday that it’s hit vampire soap opera will end it’s run after the 7th season in 2014. “‘True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement.It will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show,” he added.

Showrunner Brian Bruckner, who took over for Alan Ball, said that season 7 will “tell a simpler story,” and will go back to examining the relationships between vampires and humans. I don’t think it’s possible for this show to tell simple stories, but we’ll see what happens next Summer.


Alec Baldwin is sticking with television, this time with his own talk show. Baldwin will host ‘Up Late with Alec Baldwin’ on MSNBC on Fridays at 10/9c starting in October, the network announced on Thursday. The show will cover the week in pop culture and current events, which sounds like it’ll be a sit-down version of ‘The Soup‘ but less bawdy. But it’s Alec Baldwin, so you never know.

Alec and his wife, Hilaria, recently welcomed a baby girl, Carmen Gabriela, so with a new show and a new baby, when will Alec find the time to berate people on Twitter?


The new cast of ABC‘s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ was announced on Wednesday, and honestly, it’s pretty awesome. For it’s 17th season, the dance-competition program has it’s most diverse group of competitors yet. There is Jack Osbourne (his sister, Kelly, competed during Season 9), singer and host Christina Milian, ‘Glee”s Amber Riley, and recent Scientology defector Leah Remini. Two of the most talked about contestants are Scientist, and all around awesome dude, Bill Nye and the lovely Valerie Harper who is defying the odds to dance even though she was told she only had months to live after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

DWTS’ starts September 16 at 8 p.m.ET  and will only be on one day each week on Mondays.


Alec Baldwin’s Homophobic Twitter Rant – Double Standards For ‘Liberal’ Men?



Honestly. I’ve been turning into a loud, angry feminist this week, starting off with a certain “state” in the country–I mention no names. (My apologies to my beloved SilverFox husband, for my own rants.) Just know, I’ll be all over the map on this post, as I tend to do when something really gets my wet, stinky goat.

By now, everyone knows about the fallout from Paula Deen’s use of a completely unacceptable word. Dropped like a hot tater by EVERY SINGLE professional partnership she ever signed on with–and rightly so. My question to you is, why the gotdamnhell does Alec Baldwin continually get away with nasty behavior and slurs?

Let’s take a look at Baldwin’s rant on Twitter yesterday, as he “defended” his wife when she was accused of Tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral in New York yesterday:



Um. Wow. That’s some ugly Tweeting right there. Does Baldwin get away with this kind of talk because, allegedly, he’s a liberal man?? God knows, we’ve crucified (ahem) Mel Gibson for the bile he has spewed, but he’s a known conservative nutball, right? What if, say, Melissa McCarthy were the one in question here? What kind of backlash would she be getting? Fired from CBS? Boycotting of her new film? I guaran-effing-TEE we’d being seeing some woman-hate and not merely a collective shrug-off like, “oh, that ALEC and his silly temper!” I don’t see Capitol One dropping his ass, do you?

In other words, Baldwin gets a giggly-pass for his Words With Friends On A Plane performance, another Twitter rant regarding a Starbuck’s barista.



Oh. Does anyone remember the voicemail Mr. Baldwin left his then 11-year old daughter, Ireland for not answering her phone at the designated time? Do the words “thoughtless little pig” ring a bell? Let me refresh your memory:

Is it just me? Or does this award-winning blow-hard just GET to do this shit?  What are your feelings on this guy?  I know of one journalist who doesn’t take kindly to Baldwin’s dirty mouth:



I believe Alec Baldwin could PUBLICLY call a woman the c-word and get away with doing so, because it’s a man’s world.

You can quote me on that.

Baby News! Penelope Cruz Expecting, Gisele Bundchen Shows Off Her Daughter

Javier and Penelope


Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their second child! Cruz’s publicist Javier Giner confirmed to the Associated Press that the actress was pregnant, but offered no other details. Penelope is said to be “tremendously happy and very excited” though.

Rumors swirled that Cruz was pregnant in January, and recently was unable to fly back to her home country of Spain to attend the Goya Awards where she is nominated for a Best Actress award for her work ‘Volver a Nacer.’ The couple wedding in the Bahams in 2010, and  have a 2-year old son, Leonardo.

Alec and Hilaria

Also expecting are Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria, due in the Summer. “We’re so thrilled and we can’t wait to meet our baby,” the couple exclusively told People. Hilaria also revealed the news on ‘Extra’ where she serves as a correspondent. Being a yoga instructor, I’m sure she’ll stay quite fit during her pregnancy. Alec also has a daughter, Ireland, 17, from his marriage to Kim Basinger.

Gisele and Baby Viv

Supermodel mommy Gisele Bundchen introduced daughter Vivian Lake Brady to the world via her Facebook page. The 9 week old was born in Boston on December 5 at home. Bundchen and husband Tom Brady also have one son together, Benjamin, 3 and a son John, 5, whom Tom shares custody with John’s mother,  Bridget Moynahan.

Vivian seems to have inherited her mother’s long legs!