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We have trailers for Fox's new shows right here right now....No reason for me to pass judgment instantly -- okay, the dramas look better than the comedies -- because you can make up your minds for yourselves! You are smart, discerning readers. What do you think...?
"Saturday Night Live" debuted a new bit last night - "The Game of Thrones Game" ...and a special guest arrived. Zach Galifianakis hosted, and also dressed in drag...
HBO's "Veep" has been handed a third season.
No surprise: It's excellent, and funny, and smart, and creative, and has Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Anna Chlumsky and Matt Walsh and Tony Hale and Armando Iannucci as creator and head writer...Well, it's returning. And should.
No additional details from HBO except to say it will be back next year; the current season is in progress. Check it out if you haven't already.
So let's talk "To Have and To Hold," the third episode of "Mad Men's" sixth season and judging by the Twittersphere reaction two days later, the least liked episode so far. Which more than anything proves the downside of crowdsourcing opinions — they can be wrong, everywhere, instantly.
"To Have and To Hold" was this season's best episode. It was a pure pleasure...Read more »
Well, surely there is someone out there who believes that last night's stunt involving Aubrey Plaza and Will Ferrell at the MTV Movie Awards was completely unstaged, and completely nuts . . . And of course, I'm here to tell you: It wasn't. It was planned. Completely.
She's got a movie coming out, for heaven's sakes. It's called "The To Do List." You know this because she had it scrawled on her chest. When people have movies coming out, it is incumbent on them to do wacky things at the "MTV Movie Awards." What was clever about her stunt was the wonderfully blank look on her face, as though she were being robotically controlled.
Take it away, AP! Again!
How did I miss this? A "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" mashup of "Game of Thrones" -- starring for the purposes of our entertainment, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, as Jaime Lannister, and ducks as the ducks. From Monday:
In a pretty major first, the Barclays Center has snagged the MTV Video Music Awards -- MTV's signature awards show and along with the Movie Awards, the network's single biggest draw of any year.
Per MTV: Airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25, this year’s “Video Music Awards” will mark the 30th anniversary of the show and become the first major annual awards show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.
The first VMAs held back in 1984 -- when, yes, there were videos on MTV -- were held at Radio City Music Hall, though the Nokia or Staples in L.A. have been master of ceremonies in recent years. Radio City last had 'em in '09.
Suffice it to say, this is a huge get for the Barclays and for Brooklyn -- a lot hipper these days than MTV, including the immediate area around Barclays, on Atlantic Avenue, with its huge shopping scene, BAM around the corner, and a high-rise (or two) going up.
Now, some quotes and kvelling from some bigshots:
"Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV ‘Video Music Awards,’” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will mean hundreds of jobs as crews work on the production and provide a boost to our local economy as attendees stay in hotels, visit local eateries and experience all Brooklyn and our city have to offer.”
“MTV’s ‘Video Music Awards’ are the perfect culmination to an incredible inaugural year for Barclays Center,” said Brett Yormark, chief executive of Barclays Center. “The VMAs are a symbol of pop culture and have created iconic moments worldwide in music and entertainment. Brooklyn has become an international brand and is the perfect setting for these moments. We can’t wait to share our stage with the world.”