What Awkward Horror Greeted the Virgin in The Bachelor's Fantasy Suite?

On Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, we went to the Fantasy Suite. This episode is always endlessly hyped but is always endlessly disappointing: it's not like you actually see anyone have sex or have deep conversations. At bare minimum there's some vague chatter and some kissing; at most there's some heavy… » 2/24/15 12:30pm 2/24/15 12:30pm

Bachelor Chris Chooses Between The Virgin and The Whore

On Sunday and Monday evenings, ABC aired back-to-back episodes of The Bachelor, essentially saturating the market with a cast of characters we've seen before, albeit played by different actors. Let's get reacquainted. » 2/17/15 11:50am 2/17/15 11:50am

Sparkle, Shine, and Couples' Pantsuits at Lifetime's Whitney Premiere

Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic airs January 17, and marks the directing debut of acting god and life idol Angela Bassett. Last night in Los Angeles, the director, cast, and friends gathered together for its premiere (including Yaya Dacosta, above, who plays Whitney), and for the most part looked damn good doing it. » 1/07/15 3:45pm 1/07/15 3:45pm

Lifetime's Whitney Biopic Trailer Looks Really Good

Lifetime released a new trailer for their forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic and it doesn't look bad. In fact, it looks good! Miracles can happen, folks; it's Christmas time. » 12/04/14 9:15pm 12/04/14 9:15pm

In Which I Try My Hardest to Defend the Recently Canceled Whitney

Whitney was cancelled by NBC Thursday. No one seems sad about this. I don't even know that I am sad about it per se, except that I watched Whitney. Every episode, weekly, for two years. There. I wrote that. » 5/10/13 6:00pm 5/10/13 6:00pm

While you're crying with happiness over Parks and Rec getting renewed, please note that NBC has cancelled Whitney, as well as 1600 Penn, Guys with Kids and the once-really-really-good-but-has-been-doomed-for-awhile Up All Night. A motley crew of sitcoms if there ever was one... » 5/09/13 6:49pm 5/09/13 6:49pm

Sorry to Scare You, but Community's Premiere Has Been Delayed

It's confusing, whatever is going on at NBC. The fourth season of Community was supposed to premiere on October 19; now it's been pushed back. TBD. No one knows. As if fans weren't already on edge about this show possibly being canceled. But this is good news? Says NBC? From The Hollywood Reporter: » 10/09/12 4:40pm 10/09/12 4:40pm

Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson in the Running for Whitney Houston Biopic

Music mogul Clive Davis, Whitney Houston's mentor, is said to be spearheading a film about the late singer's life. Those on the short list to play the superstar—at different points in her life—are Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, and Vivica A. Fox. However Rihanna recently turned down a remake of The Bodyguard » 2/28/12 5:00pm 2/28/12 5:00pm

Whitney, The Show Where 'Women Are Conniving And Dull'

In this week's New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum lays out what's wrong with Whitney and 2 Broke Girls, writing: "The problem is that Whitney is a terrible show, though in ways that resonate with our culture's debates about women and humor."
And: » 11/22/11 1:20pm 11/22/11 1:20pm

Whitney Debuts With Forced Laughter & Possible Rape Joke

NBC has been heavily promoting Whitney Cummings' new sitcom, Whitney, and last night we got to see what all the hubbub was about. The show centers around Whitney and her boyfriend Alex. They've have been together three years, but Whitney is not interested in getting married because there's been so much divorce in… » 9/23/11 2:10pm 9/23/11 2:10pm

Whitney Cummings Interview Wins Stereotype Bingo

If the ads promoting Whitney Cummings's eponymous new sitcom are in any way indicative of the quality of the show itself, it will be at best mildly irritating and at worst a parody inviting but dismaying indicator of a lack of creativity in television, a harbinger of a new Dark Age in scriptwriting. An indicator that… » 9/18/11 12:30pm 9/18/11 12:30pm

Baby Phat Fall 2009: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Last night I went to the Baby Phat/Kimora Lee Simmons Collection show, my first this Fashion Week, now that we have "scaled down" our coverage. The show was scaled down as well. » 2/18/09 1:00pm 2/18/09 1:00pm