Viewers irritated by Kim's quickie wedding want her fifteen minutes to be over
An online petition at GoPetition.com requesting that E! pull "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" has garnered over 120,000 signatures as of this morning -- and it's not the only one out there (there's also a website and Facebook group devoted to banning the family). There's been a lot of griping about Kim and her klan in the blogosphere (and I'll admit to making my fair share of snipes at Rob's thuddingly dull performance on "Dancing with the Stars"). The grumbling has gotten loud enough that the Los Angeles Times has pondered whether Kim's quickie marriage has permanently damaged the brand Kris Jenner has worked so hard to build. Even a co-worker of mine wondered why I hadn't weighed in on the bubbling backlash against the Kardashians.
It's a slithery challenge when the chefs cook up snake
Time for the first elimination of one of the final 16! There's been a lot of bloodletting on the show thus far, but now that that ugly business is over, we can actually get down to business (and start picking fan favorites). Plus, we now have the online part of the show kicking in, which will allow eliminated chefs to cook again in an attempt to get back onto the show. It's like "Survivor"'s Redemption Island, but with food (and lots of it). I'm interested to see how this new, possibly improved show works, even if this does mean watching even more television on my tiny computer screen. I think if nothing else, the food quality this season is going to be pretty spectacular. Whether or not it's good television, I'll reserve judgment. It's not like we get to eat any of this stuff, anyway.
Kim and Kroy's nauseatingly kute nuptials will air on Bravo
Were you secretly wishing you could have sopped up every moment of Kim and Kroy's kute wedding (can't think of an appropriate "K" word for nuptials, sorry)? No? Oh, well, Bravo is betting someone (or a lot of someones) are. Kim Zolciak’s extravagant (read: overpriced and tacky) wedding in a new docu-series titled “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding.”
For those of you who missed it on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kim and Kroy met a year ago, Kim got knocked up and the baby arrived prior to the wedding. All of that was documented on the show, but Bravo is blocking out special time for the all-important nuptials between Zociak and Kroy Biermann, Defensive End for the Atlanta Falcons. The only step left in their happy-ever-after is the wedding of Kim’s dreams. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com.
She talks about her character's long, slow spiral into addiction
Caterina Scorsone, 30, plays neurosurgeon Amelia Shepherd on "Private Practice," but her character isn't worrying about neuroblastomas and brain tumors too much these days. Amelia (the kid sister of "Grey's Anatomy" Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd) has had her struggles with addiction in the past, but she officially fell off the wagon in recent episodes. She quit her job, wrote prescriptions for herself and threw herself into a drug-fueled affair with a handsome stranger named Ryan. On Thurs. Nov. 17, "Practice" will air a two-hour special episode focused on an intervention for Amelia. I spoke to Scorsone about her character's dramatic arc, what we can expect to come and why Amelia finally snapped.
One couple says farewell while the Muppets and Cobra Starship perform
It's time to narrow the field to the final three. I think these episodes are really more about selling brand names and iTunes downloads than eliminating a couple (which takes all of about thirty seconds), but hey, who said commercials have to stay in the commercials? In a world of DVRs, you have to get creative. Bring on that AT&T Spotlight Performance!
Get a look at the fabulous contestants we'll see more of on season four
Taylor and Lisa fight, but Taylor's in for a shock when the wives turn on her
This week promises to be a humdinger (at least that's what the promos have promised), as it looks like Taylor and Lisa are going to duke it out. I'm already inclined to think that Lisa will be the one to come out the winner, as she has that British reserve and tends not to get flustered about anything, and Taylor may be insane and in need of basic, life-sustaining nutrients. Still, no matter what happens, it should be interesting. Let's just hope Giggy doesn't get thrown into the middle of it. I think that little puffball might have a dark side.
One dancer suffers an injury that may lead to elimination
It's the semi-finals of "Dancing with the Stars" and for whatever reason we're still stuck with Rob Kardashian, whose only reason for clinging to the bottom of the D-list is.... well, there isn't really a reason, other than one of his sisters made a sex tape, his mother is a marketing machine and lo and behold, the Kardashians are famous for no discernible talent or skills. In any case, his dancing seems to be progressing so we may get yet another week of Rob, but it's anyone's game at this point. Or, at least we can hope. There's some dancing and some talking to kick off the show, but pretty soon we're right in the thick of it, as our competitors have three (yes, three) dances to get through tonight.
This January the lucky 13 will vie for $100,000
NeNe's done with the haters, but Phaedra's still down with the dead
Following last week's blow-up between NeNe and Sheree, it seems that things have simply gotten too hot in Atlanta for NeNe. As Cynthia informed us, NeNe is really just a sensitive little flower under the surface, so it should come as no surprise that she would scurry out of town, muttering expletives and screaming "I'M RICH, BITCH!" to anyone who will listen, to soothe her poor, battered psyche. That NeNe, she's just too delicate for this world.
In any case, she's not too delicate for Miami Beach, because that's where she's headed with Kandi and Cynthia for a girls' getaway weekend. And, as befits a girls' getaway weekend, the three immediately check in to their hotel, flop onto the bed in one of their rooms and start talking about having sex. Of course, they might have wanted to hold off on this conversation until AFTER the poor bellhop, whom they've completely forgotten about, has left the room. Instead, he's left to ask them if they need anything else in a slightly strained voice, probably because he's afraid NeNe will growl, "Yes, YOU" and pounce on him, before they give him a tip and let him run for his life.