In this week's compilation of pop culture crap: a horrifying cornucopia of full-frontal nudity, Elisabeth Hasselback, and sad cats.
1.) Elisabeth Hasselback on ESPN
In a cutesy "job swap" with her husband Tim, Elisabeth took over his co-hosting position on NFL Live this week, and he will take over her spot on The View on January 28. I don't think I've quite known an auditory hell like the combination of Elisabeth and sports talk television.
2.) Full-frontal male nudity on National Geographic Channel
3.) Taco Bell's "Drive-Thru Diet"
I cannot believe that Taco Bell is trying to get all Jared/Subway. Taco Bell!
4.) The world's saddest LOLCat
5.) I blame Diablo Cody for My Life as Liz.
MTV's new reality show is so far from reality. It's not even the highly-stylized editing, or the very obvious scripting that makes this show unbelievable (because, actually, we're pretty used to that sort of thing within in the genre now), but rather, it's Liz's assertion that she is a "dork." She's stylish, pretty, and has her own fucking show on MTV! I'm just not buying that anyone in Ray Bans, skinny jeans, and talking on an iPhone is in any way maligned. And I also take offense to the notion that anyone who doesn't fit into the cookie-cutter mold of blonde cheerleader is automatically subversive. Or that being a blonde cheerleader automatically makes one an asshole. Liz seems to judge most people on her own measuring stick of "cool," which is often based on aesthetics, and for someone who claims to rail against superficiality, that's pretty hypocritical. But she's young and, like I said, stylish, pretty, and starring in a TV show, so maybe she'll watch it and learn a thing or two about a thing or two, like most of us (who didn't have the benefit of being featured on a platform so that an adult woman can pick us apart on a blog) do at that age.
6.) But Liz could be worse off.
She could be this girl from Real Housewives of Orange County.
7.) Claire Danes is really going for that Golden Globe.
Temple Grandin will air on HBO in February.
8.) Biker Chick Glamor Model
9.) Maxwell's dramatics
He really got lost in a moment on Oprah this week, and had to be woken out of it.
10.) Business as usual on Bad Girls Club