Tuesday, November 29, 2005

E's Simple Life Is Actually Pretty Friggin' Complicated

Just when we thought we were rid of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie forever, E! has picked up new episodes of their former Fox show The Simple Life.

... ballsy move... expensive, ballsy move, E!ficionados...

At $800k an episode, It will be the most espensiv show in the history of the network. They've also rigged some gimmick, apparently, so the two ex-buds don't have to appear on screen together.

... um... then what's the fucking point?...

The new season will have Hilton and Richie each running a household. Their host family will decide which of the two did a better job each week.

... how totally lame... the only possible reason to watch a fourth season of this one-joke turkey would be to see the two claw each other's eyes out... they'd do well to keep the separation as quiet as possible...

Oh, and speaking of the flogging-a-dead-horse first three seasons of the show: E! has also acquired their repeat rights.

Rolling Stones To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

I wonder if Mick's boob will be saggier than Janet's?

Cowell Settles Lawsuit, Re-Ups With Fox

Simon Cowell has apparently settled his copyright infringement lawsuit with American Idol creator Simon Fuller.

... oh, goody...

Fuller had accused the loquacious loudmouth of ripping off Idol's concept for another reality show he was developing. The lawsuit was jeopardizing Cowell's involvement in the upcoming new season of TV's (unbelievably) most popular show.

... as if it would have mettered much... Americans are sheep, especially when it comes to bad, musically based reality show contests...

In fact, Fox has ordered five more seasons of the train-wreck talent contest.

... sigh... maybe by then they'll have found a single talented contestant... and, hopefully, Kelly Clarkson will have vanished from the earth...

TiVo Owners Will Be Able To Choose Ads

Um, I choose none.


FCC Still Wants To Fuck With Cable's Shit, Yo

The FCC is once again hot to regulate cable network content.

They want an a la carte pricing system established, as well as a family friendly tier. They're also threatening to hold cable networks to the same standards as the broadcast networks.

... ok, look... censorship for cable makes no sense... people want it, they pay for it... if not, cancel it... but I will say that even though it would devastate the cable industry, I dig the idea of a la carte pricing... I hate paying for channels I NEVER watch... We... HSN... CMT... YES... I'd happily pay for the 35 channels I watch... but it would undoubtedly drive many marginal channels out of business and off the air... oh, well, not my problem...


Flippin' the Bird on CNN

I feel the same way whenever I'm forced to watch Larry King.