The tragic EF5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th is now going to be explored in a TV special. Discovery Channel is airing "Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster" (working title, by the way) on Sun. June 2 at 10:00 p.m.
Discovery show to show on-the-ground footage and CGI
Some auditions inspire, while others just confuse
Ah, more auditions. Doesn't the road to Vegas seem a lot longer than usual this season? This week, the show is heading off to Boston, which is where season 6 winner Russell was found. That would suggest greatness is there to be found, and yes, there are some amazing auditions. Unfortunately, there's some total crap as well. The good news? It seems that this season, "SYTYCD" is making a conscious effort to show us montages of crap, which gives us the flavor of garbage, but prevents said crappy dancers from getting their names in households across the country or even a truly singular YouTube video. I think this is a smart move, although I almost wanted to see the entirety of the bunny dancing chick's audition. That looked messed up.
The frequently furious housewife confesses she just needs a hug
In last night's episode of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," we got to spend some quality time with Tamra and her mom and a reported audience of a thousand people that really looked to be about 50. Tamra was giving an inspirational keynote speech at a women's expo in Los Angeles, which turned out to be more about Tamra barfing out the crappy details of her life than inspiring anyone, unless the inspiration was "You, too, can someday be a reality TV star with a wine club! And a gym which has yet to open! And maybe good hair!"
A man and woman are left naked and alone to survive on an island
Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg set to co-star
Although I've been hoping for a TV movie revolving around Rob Lowe's "Behind the Candelabra" character Dr. Startz (wouldn't you watch that?), it seems "The West Wing" star has signed on for something that could be entertaining in its own right. National Geographic Channel today announced that the Emmy-winner has been cast in the iconic role of President John F. Kennedy in the upcoming two-hour original "Killing Kennedy." Ginnifer Goodwin will join Lowe in the White House as FLOTUS Jacqueline Kennedy, while Michelle Trachtenberg will take on her first Russian-speaking role as Marina Oswald. If you don't know who Marina Oswald is, please go to the back of the class.
While some fellas shine, others seem drunk, insane, creepy and desperate
Before we begin, I have to say this season of "The Bachelorette" may have some of the weirdest and creepiest contenders yet. I'm shocked everyone (in theory) passed a background check before joining the show, and I'm hoping wherever they stay doesn't have sharp objects. I'm also wondering if Desiree was chosen to be "The Bachelorette" in part because she's too nice to run screaming for the hills as the nut jobs pile up. But yes, even Des, it seems, has a limit, and gives one spectacularly skeevy guy the boot BEFORE the rose ceremony. Hey, I was just impressed that she stopped herself at one.
It's been a busy week, so get all your reality news here, now
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One show in the franchise should fire its entire cast
The clones continue to unravel the master plan, as does Detective Bell
One of the best things about "Orphan Black" (and there are many, many good things about this savvy little series) is how meticulous the writers and producers have been about all the little details. As so many of you have commented, when there is a mistake on this show, it's like spotting a Scaly-sided Merganser hanging out by the public pool. It happens, but not all that often, and it really goes to show how carefully constructed this show is. Granted, it has to be. If it wasn't, do you really think any of us would be this excited about clones, a subject that could easily be pure '70s retro kitsch?
We welcome our first guest and talk Ray Manzarek and more
For the first time ever, CulturePop welcomes a guest! Steve Silverman, the director of the web series "The Inn" and "Pretty" was so much fun he'll be lucky if we don't try to drag him back every week. We think you'll be really interested in Steve's projects as well as his opinions on all things pop culture as well. Plus, he's funny, and you know we like funny.