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Who's Better Than Coco?


Just when I thought this late night talk show saga couldn't get any juicier, Conan O'Brien blows my mind and makes the move to cable.  And it is a very, VERY good move.

Since he left broadcast, he tweeted, did some live shows and now he's on basic cable.  It should have been the other way around, but I think he's got something here.  I was among the hopefuls who thought Leno's move to Primetime would be a success (I admit when I'm wrong).  But this is so beyond my comprehension it just may work! 
It's a much better move than going to Fox, and he'll get to own the show.  Plus he's got a half hour lead on Dave and Jay.

Oh God, poor USA, they just might lose the #1 spot in cable on adults 18-49.

The yet-to-be-titled show will air Monday-Thursday in the 11p slot, preceding George Lopez.  I'm sure George is psyched about his lead-in. And I've personally thought cable could use a lot more male redheads.  David Caruso just isn't enough.




CMAs: A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll

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Remember when Billy Ray Cyrus,not his daughter Miley, Hannah, whatever, was the face of country music?

Yeah, me too.  Women went nuts over Billy Ray in the 90s.  And everyone danced the most ridiculous dance ever created since the Electric Slide (Video: Achy Breaky Heart)

Now the worlds have collided.  Miley is a worth a billion, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley do amazing Zeppelin riffs at their concerts, and Dolly Parton was on American Idol last year.   Let me say that again.  Dolly Parton was on American Idol last year.  I have proof.  Look here:  (Video: Dolly Parton: American Idol 2008) Dolly was so bad I was hoping her enormous plastical-augmentations were filled with helium and she floated away.

But seriously folks. Taylor Swift has sold more albums than anyone in 2009 and was phenomenal this passed weekend on Saturday Night Live. Kenny Chesney had the year’s biggest concert tour. And Carrie Underwood will make more TV appearances in the next month than Santa Claus. So far no one does the CMA Red Carpet better than Underwood.  But we'll see tonight.  Hopefully, her dress won't cover the band.

Oh and, fingers crossed, no Kanye on board. Giddyup.

Most Influential Man Of The Year is………….DON DRAPER…………How Cool!?!?

You know he's not real, www.askmen.com, don't you?

But I guess in light of the fact that drinking, smoking and sleeping around is all that is getting press these days it makes sense.

The website says he “represents something about male identity that is enduringly captivating but has nonetheless vanished…a brilliant career man and a temptation-swayed philanderer who sincerely wants to be a family man.” 

Reminds me of another fictional character that may have won if his show was still on the air.


Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? 

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Eminem- The Real Slim Shady

One Dad At A Time


Ok, Mackenzie Phillips, it's your turn.  You can add your name to the list of celebrities who come out with deep dark secrets to sell a book. 

Sorry about Dad.  I really hope it's not true.  If it is, I'm not that shocked, truthfully.  All the Mamas and Papas were freaks.  It was the 60s/70s.  Drugs, hippies and movies like Pretty Baby and Lolita were box office hits.


Lolita 1962

The confession that really gets me is Mick Jagger.  Have you seen the chicks Mich Jagger bedded?  I hate to break the news Julie Cooper, you're not all that.

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And can someone tell me what's on Oprah's mind?  Bad enough she dedicated 2 shows to the woman who coined the phrase "Crack is Whack".  Now if my memory serves me, Mackenzie swore up and down during that interview that she was no longer doing drugs.  She was then arrested in the airport on drug charges.   

Mackenzie Phillips Arrested

Hey Oprah- remember your book club recommendation in 2005?  How'd that work out for you?  Will you continue to give air time to people who are capable of telling a Million Little Lies?



James Frey

2009 Emmys- How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways..............

  1. Seal cannot keep his hands off Heidi Klum.  She's preggers again!?!?!
  2. Neil Patrick Harris was the best host ever!  Who else could have rhymed boob tube with Tony Shaloub?
  3. It only took four minutes for the Kanye West jokes to start.
  4. Kristin Chenowith sucked helium before her acceptance speech. Kristin Chenowith Acceptance Speech And I love that she shamelessly asked for a job. 
  5. Jimmy Fallon.  LOL.  Jimmy Fallon Ready to Party
  6. YAY Duckie! I will never forget your Otis performance in Pretty in Pink.  Duckie's Otis Impression


    Not sure he should have worn a bumble bee vest.   Hope Kevin Dillon didn't beat you in the parking lot. Jon Cryer Acceptance Speech


  7. Sarah Silverman's mustache.  
  8. Leighton Meister's terry cloth gown.
  9. All the great lines: Tina Fey thanking NBC for keeping "30 Rock" on the air despite being "so much more expensive than a talk show." . . . Presenter Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "I'm honored to be presenting on the last official year of network broadcast television." . . . Ken Howard (Supporting actor in a Movie/Miniseries) said, he'll "try to keep his speech brief so he won't be interrupted by a congressman or rapper."
  10. NPH's silly credits (for Rob Lowe: You know him as Charles Elderberry from the ABC After School Special) and Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog Dr Horrible on the Emmys

One question- why was everyone breathing so heavy?  Did all the winners have to run down to accept from the very last row, or were the Emmys secretly held in Vail, CO so Kanye couldn't find it?


Shohreh Aghdashloo


Glenn Close

Jon and Kate Plus 8 Stories Too Many

Alg_kate_gosselin_hair Just when I thought I couldn't hate The View more, Kate Gosselin is  guest hosting, and sometimes sitting in Barbara's throne this week.  And that's not all (said in Vince "ShamWow" Shlomi voice).  She has a new hairdo!   

I really think this story got more coverage than the fact that Jimmy Carter has way outlived his usefulness.

July 24, 2009: Remember when Kate took off her wedding band?  More people knew that than knew about Sarah Palin resigning (Yes,I checked and I was very happy for the Alaskans)

Jon July 13, 2009: OMG!!!! Jon Gosselin smokes cigarettes!  Guess what brand?  Yes! You're right! Marlboro!  I hope Jay Leno keeps up his segment where he asks passersby questions to see who could name the then prospective, and first Hispanic, supreme court justice. 

Not sure whose fault this is. 

Probably the news outlets.  Definitely some of us.  Harvey Levin, maybe?

145078shlomi Or people like Lizzy Grubman, who have not only provided useless fodder for the masses themselves, but take up more news space partnering with people who plan to make a swimsuit line by Slap Chop-ing the ShamWow.