Last week it was announced that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen for the upcoming season of ‘Two and a Half Men’, but today it’s been announced that his contract is just for one year.
The reason behind this is because back in 2010 CBS renewed the show for season 8 and 9 before Charlie’s meltdown which sent the show into limbo, but now that they have replaced him they will be going ahead with season 9.
This means that if CBS decides to renew the show beyond Season 9 they can either offer Ashton a new contract or they can dump him and look for a replacement. But it also works in his favor because if he decides to quit then he can do so with no issues.
Apparently both CBS and Warner Bros do want to get at least two or three more years out of the show but obviously that will all depends on ratings for the upcoming season.
I’m gonna guess if it does get renewed Ashton will be praying they offer him a new contract because for just this one year he is set to earn around $20 million.
I’m not going to sit here and pretend I know anything about this years American Idol because that would all be a lie, I haven’t watched a single episode this season. Anyway, one of the contestants fell on stage last night and since I love somebody falling over I had to post it here.
Haley Reinhart was singing the Led Zepplin song ‘What Is and What Should Never Be’ when she took a trip up the stairs, it’s at around the 1:30 mark. This is all I will know about this season of American Idol.
There’s always an asshole in every group of friends, it doesn’t necesseraly mean they’re bad people they’re just assholes. So this means there’s loads on TV, with that said Crasstalk have come up with a list of the 10 greatest assholes on tv. Take a look for yourself:
10. Comic Book Guy (The Simpson)
What Makes Him an Asshole: Worst. Listicle. Ever.
Why We Love Him Anyways: It’s people like Comic Book Guy who make the internet. That YouTube video of the Charles in Charge theme? Comic Book Guy is the one who painstakingly transferred it from a VHS he’d recorded in 1988. That wiki you read when you couldn’t remember the name of the aliens in Season 3, Episode 1 of Dr. Who? Edited by Comic Book Guy. Wherever there’s a Google search for an obscure piece of knowledge, Comic Book Guy is there.
09. Jeff Winger (Community)
What Makes Him an Asshole: Jeff Winger is too cool for school, including Greendale Community College. Cynical and silver-tongued, Jeff easily succumbs to the temptation to manipulate the people around him for self-serving purposes.
Why We Love Him Anyways: Beneath those abs is a heart that’s grown three sizes since his first day at Greendale. Occasionally, Jeff will give us glimpses of (gasp!) sincere emotion, and he’s used his oratorical power to inspire the study group with many, many an altruistic speech.
08. Pete Campbell (Mad Men)
What Makes Him an Asshole: Sniveling, whiny, and entitled, Pete Campbell disproves the theory that it’s only the Millennials who act like they should be made the boss of the joint from the moment they walk in. He has no problem attempting to blackmail Don or manipulate his father-in-law to get what he wants in his career.
Why We Love Him Anyways: Only someone with Pete’s youthful enthusiasm could cut a rug like this.
07. Coach McGuirk (Home Movies)
What Makes Him an Asshole: McGuirk’s gruff exterior and questionable advice make him a surprising choice for children’s soccer coach. Then again, maybe it isn’t so surprising that he spends more time planning his future bartending career than really coaching soccer, considering he’s never actually played the game himself.
Why We Love Him Anyways: While his methods may be unorthodox, deep down he obviously cares about Brendon, Melissa, and Jason. It’s not whether the grill works; it’s that he was there to build it for them.
06. Jessie Spano (Saved By the Bell)
What Makes Her an Asshole: For all her talk about looking beyond appearances, Jessie is probably meaner to Screech than any of the other Bayside Tigers are. High-strung even when not hopped up on caffeine pills, Jessie rarely hesitates before taking her anxiety out on her friends.
Why We Love Her Anyways: Someone has to put Bubba in his place when he’s being a sexist pig. Jessie fights the good fight.
05. Michael Scott, The Office
What Makes Him an Asshole: Inappropriate Chris Rock impersonations, board meetings that serve as a testing ground for improv characters, and endless “that’s what she said” jokes. Not one to respect boundaries, if Michael ever says, “that’s not what your mom said last night,” he might be serious.
Why We Love Him Anyways: Beneath the clumsy exterior, he has a heart of gold. His employees roll their eyes at his antics, but one look at their faces when he announces he’s leaving Scranton makes it clear that they consider him one of their best friends too.
04. The Cast of Seinfeld
What Makes Them Assholes: The Virgin. The Nose Job. The Big Salad. The Voice. The Puffy Shirt.
Why We Love Them Anyways: The traits that make the Seinfeld cast assholes are the same ones that make them so very relatable. Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer vocalize many of our own thoughts as they navigate the complexities of modern social mores, pointing out the ridiculousness of usually unspoken rules and proprieties. And they’re maybe a little funny while doing so.
03. Zapp Brannigan, Futurama
What Makes Him an Asshole: His shunning of underwear alone is enough to make a person (or alien) sigh. Pompous self-congratulation, sexist innuendos, and a disregard for his troops earns Zapp the rank of Asshole, First Class.
Why We Love Him Anyways: You can’t stay mad at a man in velour.
02. David Silver, Beverly Hills, 90210
What Makes Him an Asshole: When Donna Martin finally loses her virginity to David, she tells him it’s because “he waited.” Sure, he waited. Waited in the backseat of a limousine, schtupping Ariel.
Why We Love Him Anyways: His dancing, singing, and rapping skills could give Justin Bieber a run for his money.
01. Ross Geller, Friends
What Makes Him an Asshole: Ross is the dangerous Nice GuyTM. He thinks he’s being a “friend” by not telling you how he really feels. Then when you finally do hook up, he turns into an insecure, jealous neanderthal. Neanderthals belong on display in your museum, Ross, not in your bed.
Why We Love Him Anyways: In the end, he’ll skip his important award ceremony to take Rachel to the hospital. And, to be totally honest, they were on a break.
Maybe I’m the asshole in my group because I like nearly all of these characters.
Katie Couric has confirmed what everyone pretty much knew – she’s leaving CBS’ Evening News even though she denied it just two weeks ago. She confirmed this in a statement to People:
“I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News. “I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we’ve been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I’ve done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future. I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling. The bottom line is that I love doing all kinds of different stories. I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that.”
No word on what network or even what type of show she will move on to once her contract runs up in June but it’s rumored that ABC are hoping to make a bid for, there’s also rumors that she could end up with a slot on CBS’ 60 Minutes.
There’s always moment when I’m watching a TV show and a random celebrity cameo happens, some of them are good and some of them are horrific. Anyway, UGO have come up with a list of the 25 best cameos in TV history. Here is the top 10, you can see the full list here.
10. The Cast of Star Trek on Futurama
Anything goes with the head-in-a-jar plot device of Futurama, including for those who had already passed on by the time the technology’d been invented. And while Leonard Nimoy appeared to christen Futurama’s pilot, his Star Trek castmates later joined him for the series’ most beloved tribute to Trek yet, save for the late DeForrest Kelley and James Doohan, who turned down the opportunity.
09. Sinbad and Rob Thomas on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Who among us has not slipped into a fever dream while imagining ourselves in a mental hospital, hallucinating agressive projections of Sinbad and Rob Thomas as happened to Always Sunny’s Dennis during his efforts to gain material for his memoirs? The pair’s manic threats turned out to all be in Dennis’ mind, having never gone to the hospital at all…or did he?
08. Katee Sackhoff on The Big Bang Theory
Along with occasional visits from George Takei, life in Wolowitz’ conscious mind must be pretty sweet, to take baths with Katee Sackhoff or even just lounge around in her Battlestar Galactica attire whenever encountering a moral dilemma. Bonus points to to Summer Glau for popping up as herself on a train for an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
07. The Cast of Seinfeld on Curb Your Ethusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm has seen Larry David interacting with a fair amount of celebrities, but none so prolific as when the seventh season found an in-universe way to bring together the entire Seinfeld cast for a supposed reunion, which gave us the closest thing to a real Seinfeld ending since the controversial prison finale.
06. Patrick Stewart on Extras
Between Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Daniel Radcliffe, every star that visited Extras proved more bizarre and depraved than the last, but none so much as Patrick Stewart and his Oscar-winning movie pitches.
05. George Takei on Will and Grace
Ever the good sport, George Takei takes no issues delivering a cameo that plays off his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, taking comedic turns on The Big Bang Theory, Futurama and Will and Grace. Even Heroes got in on the action, by giving his character’s license plate as “NCC 1701.”
04. Johnny Carson on Newhart
Proving what the characters had been claiming for years, the friendship between Johnny Carson and Bob Newhart came to a head when the former dropped by Newhart to prove that he had in fact paid Larry, Darryl and Darryl’s gas bill, though the reasoning was never quite explained.
03. Everyone on 30 Rock
30 Rock practically owns the celebrity cameo, but makes its own rules when it comes to addressing star status. Celebrities and famous movies can be referenced over and over again, but no one will bat an eyelash if Matt Damon suddenly shows up as an airline pilot. The show has had some great ones over the years, from Jerry Seinfeld shamelessly plugging Bee Movie, to John Lithgow lost in the building to the star-studded “Kidney Now,” and shows no signs of stopping, meta or otherwise in the future.
02. Celebrities on The Simpsons
You couldn’t pick just one celebrity off The Simpsons, who in 25 years have managed to include just about every star under the sun making an appearance in Springfield, be it as themselves or original characters. Notable examples would include such geek icons as Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless, the above musicians, Leonard Nimoy, and even former Simpsons writer Conan O’Brien!
Entourage being what it is, the show makes an art form out of the celebrity cameo, taking most any excuse to give a celebrity a guest turn. We’ve seen Mandy Moore as the female lead of Aquaman, and Bob Saget as an overzealous neighbor begging Vince not to f#ck his daughters. Perhaps most iconic was the appearance of Marky Mark himself, producer on whom the show was originally based.
If like me you like to sit and home and watch shitty daytime TV then you will probably have watched ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ at some point in your life, if you haven’t then you better do it soon because ABC has announced they are both cancelled.
Both shows are two of the longest running television shows ever but as we all know everything comes to an end eventually and now it is time for the plug to be pulled on both of these soaps. All My Children will aborted in September after spending 41 years on air while One Life to Live will live it’s last life in January 2010 after 43 years on air.
They will be replaced by two completely different type of shows, The Cew which is a food-themed talked show and then The Revolution which is a makeover type of show. ABC released a statement saying:
“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is. We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways. All My Children and One Life to Live are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history. Each of the shows has touched millions and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for their commitment to the shows through their history.”
This means that there will only be four soaps left on air – ‘General Hospital’ on ABC, ‘Days of Our Lives’ on NBC and there is ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ and ‘The Young & The Restless’ both on CBS. Do you think this is a good move or a bad move for television?
This week has been full or rumors and reports of people leaving their seats as TV journalists and presenters, the latest comes in the form of Matt Lauer who is supposedly leaving The Today Show when his contract expires next year.
Entertainment Tonight report that Lauer’s contract expires on December 31st 2012 and he has no intentions to sign the dotted line on another contract. This comes hot off the heels of the news that his co-presenter Meredith Vieria may not renew her contract for Today when it expires later this year. Today show bosses released a statement saying:
“There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it’s not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and ‘Today.’ The Today Show anchors are currently under contract and firmly in place.”"
This all comes with the news that Matt’s former Today Show co-host, Katie Couric, is also leaving her gig on the Evening News after joining the show back in 2006.
Now there are rumors that both Matt and Katie are planning on teaming up with Jeff Zucker, the former Today Show exec producer, and launch their own show. I guess time will tell how this all pans out.
After weeks of people cracking jokes about Maksim Chemerkosivy dancing with Kristie Alley, his legs finally gave in and he dropped her to the floor while they were dancing to Somewhere Over The Rainbow (too easy).
Look at the video closely because you can clearly see the exact moment when his legs give in and his face shows whats coming. Kristie took to her Twitter account this morning to write:
“woke up to all of your supportive tweets..humbled..It’s good to know that u are in this game with us come RAIN or come SHINE….thank u, Maks is too humble.. we all know it takes TWO to Tango..on our feet or on our asses…it takes TWO ..I will do better from now on…xoxo”
I can’t wait to see what George Lopez has to say about this after calling her a pig not too long ago.
There’s nothing worse than when you’re watching a TV show and it either ends with a cliffhanger or the network cancel it and don’t air the remaining episodes. UGO have come up with a list of the 25 biggest cliffhangers that left us wondering what would be next. Here is the top 10.
10. The Pretender
It was bad enough that The Pretender found itself cancelled on a cliffhanger during its fourth season, before NBC pulled the plug on the final two of four TV movies designed to wrap up the series, themselves ending on cliffhangers regarding Jarod’s mother and his role in a prophecy and creation of the Centre.
09. The Sopranos
Hours upon hours of angry phone calls flooded cable headquarters the night The Sopranos ended, with many assuming their service had cut out rather than the long-running mob-drama simply cut to black in the middle of a tense climax. Did Tony live? Did he die? Why can’t Meadow park a car? And for the record, whatever happened to that Russian guy in the Pine Barrens?
08. Space: Above and Beyond
Well, that’s one way to go out. As long as you’re aware of your imminent cancellation, why not strand two characters behind enemy lines, gravely injure lead TC McQueen, and compromise Earth’s defense network on the brink of all-out war? Plans existed to address the cliffhanger in a second season, but ultimately went to waste.
Granted the show had run long past its peak (particularly after moving to the Sci-Fi channel and losing 3/4 of its original cast), we’ll still never know the story’s end after show-runners deliberately installed the cliffhanger of Rembrandt injecting a Kromagg virus into himself and sliding off to face the enemy alone. Producers had hoped that the unresolved storyline would prompt a season renewal from the network heads, but to no avail. And hey, whatever happened to Arturo’s evil alternate double? Which one was the good one?
06. John Doe
Seeing as John Doe never saw a second season, the show’s producers were kind enough to answer a few of the lingering mysteries left by the finale. While it at seemed that John uncovered Digger as the head of the Phoenix Organization, a bait-and-switch would have exposed “Digger” as an impostor using facial reconstruction. Not only that, but John’s knowledge came from a near-death experience, during which “all the knowledge of the universe” is conferred upon the human brain.
With the shenanigans of Robert Knepper and the mysterious carnival finally put to bed, Claire made the bold decision to dive from a ferris wheel before a cadre of cameras, effectively revealing the presence of superhumans to the world. This was all we’d ever see of volume six’s “Brave New World,” unless producer Tim Kring wraps up the series with a movie, or even graphic novel.
04. Nowhere Man
Oh hey, remember how we’ve spent the entire first season running along with Thomas Veil, trying to uncover the mystery of who erased his identity and what the real significance of his photograph was? Turns out he was a government operative brainwashed as part of an experiment and never even had a family in the first place. OR DID HE?! Oh well.
03. The Prisoner
Patrick McGoohan had never intended for The Prisoner to extend beyond six episodes, which made the series’ order for 17 increasingly bizarre and convoluted. The ending moments of finale “Fall Out” seemed to imply that even Six’s escape from the village was destined to repeat itself, with his own home part of the illusion precluding a recreation of the opening sequence.
02. Twin Peaks
Yay, we’ve solved Laura Palmer’s murder! Her father Leland did it, posessed by the spirit of Killer BOB!
What? The series ends with the aftermath of Cooper and Annie at the Black Lodge, with Killer BOB having posessed Cooper, smashing his head into a mirror while maniacally screaming “How’s Annie?!” And Fire Walk With Me is a prequel?! David Lynch help us, we’ll never get over this.
Everything. Ever. Why did the Island have a glowing light hole that could destroy the world? Why did that man turn into smoke? What was “The Tampa Job?” Why was Libby in a mental institution? Why couldn’t they have killed off Kate? Epilogues, character-driven storytelling and personal feelings aside, LOST shall forever remain the undisputed king of unresolved mysteries.
I would definitely add Veronica Mars and The Sarah Conner Chronicles to this list and I’m not surprised Lost was number 1. What would you add to the list? You can see the full 25 over at UGO.
Regis Philbin announced earlier today that he is retiring from morning show ‘Live! with Regis and Kelly’ after 28 years of co-hosting the show. At the start of Tuesdays program he announced his departure by saying..
“It’s been a long time, it’s been 28 years since I’ve been here. And it was the biggest thrill of my life. Everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”
Regis started hosting the show back in 1983 when it was called The Morning Show, he has co-hosted it with Cyndy Garvey, Ann Abernathy, Kathie Lee Gifford and finally Kelly Ripa.
He will step down from his seat at the end of this season, which is twords the end of summer, and there has been no word or announcements on who will take his place alongside Ripa.
Taylor Momsen might be out of a job if Dead Hollywood are to be believed because they are reporting that she has been been cut as a series regular from Gossip Girl.
The 17-year-old brat, has come under a lot of fire this year for her antics on stage when singing for the Pretty Reckless, has only been in one episode of Gossip Girl’s fourth season and she is only in one more on monday. After that she is apparently going on an “indefinite hiatus,” Tim Gunn who was in the episode with her didn’t have kind words about her, he said…
“What a diva. She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself, ‘Why are we being held hostage by this brat?’”
But other sources tell E! Online that Taylor isn’t going anywhere and she, along with the rest of the cast, is signed up for seven seasons of the show. Apparently the reason she hasn’t been in it much is simply a creative decision and she is happy with it because it means she can focus on her music career.
I don’t watch the show so have no idea if she is any good on it, but I must admit I do like the Pretty Reckless album.
When you think of kids television shows you probably think of something along the line of Spongebob or Sesame Street, or something cheesy and colorful. But not all television shows aimed at children are so cheery, Asylum have come up with a list of the 9 most scary kids shows that have ever aired…..
Mark Twain’s “The Mysterious Stranger”
What’s a surefire way to really freak children out? Introduce them to Satan via claymation.
Children with English accents are about as creepy as it gets. How did they get so disturbingly scary? It’s probably due to the BBC’s kids programming. Case in point: “Noseybonk.”
Even the world famous Wiggles aren’t immune from making kids everywhere poop their pants in terror.
“The Electric Company”
Be forewarned, you can never unsee the thing Billy does with his tongue around 00:09. Lick a lolly, indeed.
The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program
Despite its vintage appearance, this creepy L.A. public access show is actually from the ’80s. Either way, they can have it back.
“Gimme Gimme Octopus”
The Japanese are also responsible for “Gimme Gimme Octopus.” This particular episode ends with a sword-fight homicide.
So much that is creepy about kid’s shows comes back to terrifying puppetry, like what’s below. But the whole “blowing bubbles” angle doesn’t help.
Would you trust this weird hippie guy to watch your kids?
Horrifying both the young and stoners who are up from the night before. Are those lumpy scary things the Boobahs? Do not want.
I’ve never seen any of these, if I had part of my childhood would probably have been scarred.
source: The 9 Most Unintentionally Terrifying Kids Shows [Asylum]
The ad for Beyonce‘s new fragrance, Heat, has been banned from daytime television in the UK because they think it’s too “sexually provocative” for children.
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK say the ad, which sees Beyonce wearing a sexy short dress while she walks around singing Fever, is unsuitable for young children who could be watching the TV. A number of people who are no fun called up and complained about the ad so the ASA released a statement saying…
“Beyonce’s body movements and the camera’s prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children. We considered that the ad should not have been shown before 7.30pm due to the sexually provocative nature of the imagery.”
Some people have way too much time on their hands to complain over little things like this, the ad isn’t too sexually provocative at all in my opinion. It would be nice to wake up first thing in the morning and see this on the TV. But that’s just my opinion.
source: ‘Sexually provocative’ Beyoncé ad ruled unsuitable for kids [Guardian]
There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching a movie or TV show and seeing an actor you hate getting killed, of course it’s only fictional but still we can’t help but enjoy it. Right? Well Cracked have come up with a list of 7 television and move deaths we’ve all enjoyed a bit too much.
07. David Caruso – King of New York
I’m still holding out hope that David Caruso is playing an elaborate hoax on the world. Somewhere between NYPD Blue and CSI Miami he was clearing out some old things and decided he didn’t need functional social etiquette anymore. He has lost all context for how regular people interact with one another, which is a crucial skill set for actors. Perhaps in a very literal attempt at avoid insulting co-stars, he refuses to talk down to anyone; instead he stoops as low as he possibly can and then looks up like a dog that just defecated in the study again. It’s especially absurd to watch when he has to talk to children. Despite the hail of insults and fast food I’m assuming he’s pelted with daily, David Caruso maintains remarkably high self esteem. It’s nice to see him knocked down a peg once in awhile, or more literally, shot in the face.
06. Paris Hilton – House of Wax
When humanity turned against Paris Hilton it wasn’t prepared for her to live so long. There was an early and hard sprint of hatred with no consideration for how exhausting it would be in the later laps. In recent years she hasn’t done anything to redeem herself but it’s almost too tiring to offer her any more attention. Still, I’m doing it. Quiet hatred is still hatred. Each time she climbed out of a car vagina first, or answered her phone during sex, or wept like a child in the back of a cop car, everyone cried “rehab!” but only for the shame it would bring her, no one actually wanted to see Paris Hilton get better. On the inside, the world was whispering a prayer that that someone throw a stake through her face instead. House of Wax answered that prayer.
05. Steven Seagal-Executive Decision
Actor-performer is a generous term for Steven Seagal, it feels more applicable to call him a pretend-Native-American-who-does-martial-arts-while-cameras-roll. He has acted in over 35 films and stubbornly refuses to get any better at it. Yet, even with his illustrious career making movies and his labored musical persuits, Steven Seagal still finds time for love. He made headlines this year when his assistant accused him keeping and abusing sex slaves. The assaults described, while horrific, were considerably more lumbering and awkward than anyone anticipated from an accomplished martial artist. Then again, there are few elegant ways to choke a sex slave. So, on the scale of human decency, Steven Seagal sits squarely behind the chimpanzee that ripped that woman’s face off a while back. What his death in Executive Decision lacks blood or dying gasps, it makes up for in hilarious prematurity. He dies in the first half of the movie after getting sucked out of a jet midair. He doesn’t get to roundhouse anyone or dole out any Native American wisdom; leaving him only with acting to justify his presence onscreen, something he presumably hates because he only does it while wincing. His death is particularly gratifying to watch given the back story of the film’s production. Steven Seagal didn’t want his character to die, concerned his fan(s) wouldn’t like it. Eventually he was forced to do the scene as it was written with the studio threatening a breach of contract lawsuit. Knowing that his death was also a stab at his ego is its own special reward.
04. Tara Reid-Urban Legend
There’s a scene in The Shining when Jack Nicholson kisses a beautiful naked woman in a bathroom before her body decays instantly and she becomes a bloated, festering corpse in his arms. I imagine that’s how a lot of teenage boys felt about Tara Reid while using her as masturbation fodder in the late 90s. Not even meth can destroy a human body as quickly as Tara Reid has destroyed hers. Like a walking D.A.R.E. scare tactic, she is the end result of a life of over-stimulation, except she achieved it in only a few years. Her tireless dedication to impulse earned her the reality show Taradise for a year before audiences lost interest in watching a pie-wagon shaped drunk chicken fight in a pool over and over.
03. Jennifer Lopez-Jersey Girl
When Jennifer Lopez dies in the first fifteen minutes of Jersey Girl I think audiences are supposed to feel something like sadness. But after years of hearing the tantrums and demands and general entitlement, it’s hard not to relax in the few seconds of silence after her passing. Even better, her death isn’t dealt by a killer but a tiny child.
02. Tom Cruise-Valkyrie
Audiences never anticipated that they would see an American made movie set in the 1940s with a German hero. They also never anticipated that they would cheer when that hero was shot in front of a firing squad of Nazis at the end of the film. Valkyrie created a tremendous moral conflict for German moviegoers in particular because they were forced to choose which they hated more: Nazis, or Tom Cruise. For a country that loves putting up with the nonsense from American stars, they draw a fat line in the sand when it comes to Scientology. Germany as a whole was unwilling to let Valkyrie shoot at the Bender Block where the actual Colonel Stauffenberg was killed, specifically because of Tom Cruise’s involvement in the film and the thetan infecting his brain.
01. Dane Cook-Mr. Brooks
Early on in his career, Dane Cook did a bit about the moments when the middle finger isn’t enough of an insult, and how the middle combined with the ring finger could be a lot more effectual when the situation demanded it: The Super Finger. In other words, he took an idea created by someone else, already infused with a deep implications and significance, then altered it slightly into something more confusing before claiming it as his own. This seems like a nice analogy for Dane Cook’s entire career. All of his stadium appearances, merchandise sales and TV appearances are born on the backs of other comedians who were around long before he stumbled into popularity and gutted the soul from their jokes. There are a lot of reasons to hate Dane Cook, so it’s particularly enjoyable to see him murdered on screen. I would equate it to the joy you might feel thinking about an arena packed with people all giving Dane Cook the Super Finger and him mistaking it for praise.
Yup, I’ve enjoyed them all.
source: 7 Celebrity Movie Deaths We Enjoyed Way Too Much [Cracked]
Over the years there has been some great television couples on our screens, here is a list that TV.com think is the best television couples of all time.
Jonathan and Jennifer Hart , Hart to Hart
As the Harts, Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers have just the right chemistry, the Nick and Nora Charles of television. They are a fun-loving, filthy rich couple who like to solve crimes in between jet-setting all over the world.
Mac and Sally McMillian , McMillian & Wife
San Francisco attorney Stewart “Mac” McMillan (Rock Hudson) is named Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department, and along with his sharp-witted, but somewhat kooky, wife Sally (Susan Saint James), Mac manages to solve some of the city’s most baffling crimes. A favorite of the classic Sunday night mysteries.
Mike and Carol Brady , The Brady Bunch
Robert Reed and Florence Henderson brought as much spark to the wholesome Brady couple as was possibly allowed on TV in the 1960s. Kudos for making us believe Mike and Carol would stay together so long with all those kids.
Lucy and Ricky Ricardo , I Love Lucy
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are definitely one of the most indelible TV couples of all time. One wonders why Ricky didn’t strangle Lucy for all her screw-ups, but that’s what made them so lovable.
Sam Malone and Diane Chambers , Cheers
The completely mismatched Sam (Ted Danson) and Diane (Shelley Long) probably never had a chance in hell of staying together — she is prim and proper, he is a former baseball star-turned-bar owner — but it is sure fun watching them try to make it work. Danson and Long have never been better than when they are bickering as Sam and Diane.
Roseanne and Dan Conner , Roseanne
Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and her stalwart hubby Dan (John Goodman) showed us a real blue-collar marriage, full of ups and downs but lots of love.
Rachel Green and Ross Geller , Friends
Never did we want two people to get together more than Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston). He’s loved her since they were in high school, and she finally realizes, after many misfires, that he is her soul mate.
Cliff and Claire Huxtable , The Cosby Show
Claire (Phylicia Rashad) and Cliff (Bill Cosby) represent one of the hippest married TV couples of all time, juggling successful careers with raising their five kids. And eating Jello pudding… just kidding.
Will Truman and Grace Adler , Will & Grace
They aren’t an official couple per se, but Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) are still roommates… and soul mates. They definitely go down in the annals of best TV couples.
Buffy and Angel , Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Before Edward and Bella, there was Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Angel (David Boreanaz). Buffy is a sworn vampire hunter, but she can’t kill the one vampire who has ever understood her. At least he tries to be a good vampire.
Homer and Marge Simpson , The Simpsons
One wonders how Marge puts up with her selfish, idiotic husband, but he’s her Homey, and their love has endured the many trials and tribulations Homer has brought to their life.
Bob and Emily Hartley , The Bob Newhart Show
Psychologist Bob (Bob Newhart) wouldn’t be the same without his grounded wife, Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) to keep him —00000000000 and their sometimes crazy life — in line.
Morticia and Gomez Addams , The Addams Family
When Gomez (John Astin) woos his beloved wife Morticia (Carolyn Jones), he begins by reciting French, kissing her hand, then her wrist, then up her arm to her neck. For a gothic 1960s family, that’s pretty racy. Go Gomez!
Joey and Pacey , Dawson’s Creek
Sure, Joey (Katie Holmes) grew up loving her best friend and neighbor Dawson (James van der Beek), but once she got a little taste of the wacky Pacey (Joshua Jackson), that was all she wrote.
Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly , The Office
From flirting to romancing to marriage and babies, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) have taken the art of the office romance to new levels.
Paul and Jamie Buchman , Mad About You
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt showed some of the best chemistry on TV ever as the Buchmans, two New Yorkers trying to have a normal, happy marriage. They are, after all, mad about each other.
Rob and Laura Petrie , The Dick Van Dyke Show
As another classic TV couple, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) knows just the right thing to say to calm her neurotic husband Rob (Dick Van Dyke) down — except when it’s his turn to calm her down. “Oh, Rob!”
Sawyer and Juliet , Lost
There were many couplings on the twisty “Lost,” but none of them held as much resonance as the love story between Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), who found each other under some very unusual circumstances.
Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big , Sex and the City
Carrie’s (Sarah Jessica Parker)on-again, off-again romance with Big (Chris Noth) has given her a lot of grief through the years but also much joy. And through it all, they knew in their hearts they were destined to be together.
I’m surprised that Mulder and Scully aren’t on this list, but overall it’s a pretty good list. Who do you think is the best or missing?