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Alec Baldwin To Host New Current Events Talk Show

Published June 14, 2014 by gossipzoo

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin has landed his own talk show.

The former 30 Rock star will host “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” at 10pm on Friday nights on MSNBC beginning next month, where he’ll discuss current affairs with celebrity guests.

“I’ve developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” the actor said. “I’m grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”

Baldwin, a Hollywood liberal, will find his show up against fellow left-wing celebrity talk show host Bill Maher, whose HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher” airs its new episodes in the same Friday night time slot.

Baldwin recently reactivated his Twitter page after quitting the social media site following an altercation with a reporter from London’s Daily Mail who claimed his wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini’s funeral.

Baldwin said he’d “never” rejoin the site during an interview with Vanity Fair magazine in July.

“Never,” he said when asked about opening his account again. “No. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini’s funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn’t have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn’t give a f*** about social media.

I really learned a lesson at the funeral, he adds. “I said to myself, This is all a waste of time. Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.”

The actor had a change of heart earlier this week, and used the death of comic Sarah Silverman’s dog as his opportunity to get back online, perhaps with the bigger intentions of using it to promote his new show once it begins.

After all, it will need some help — MSNBC currently ranks third among the U.S. news networks, trailing closely behind CNN and pulling in roughly a third of the viewers as rival Fox News.

Perhaps Baldwin can help give the network a bump in the ratings.

Alec Baldwin

Where Are They Now: Mackenzie Rosman, AKA Ruthie Camden On ‘7th Heaven’

Published October 19, 2013 by gossipzoo

Mackenzie Rosman

The girl with curls has grown up. Mackenzie Rosman, best known as her decade of work on TV show 7th Heaven as the little sister Ruthie, turned 23 last December.

Rosman appeared on 238 episodes on the show, starting when she was at the young age of 6 until she was 16. She got the part when she impressed the crew by personally greeting them and shaking their hands.

Check out more facts about Mackenzie and more photos of her on the next page.

Mackenzie Rosman

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Simon Cowell & Howard Stern Are The Highest Paid TV Personalities

Published August 18, 2013 by gossipzoo

Simon Cowell

Forbes magazine just released its list of the highest paid TV personalities, and Howard Stern and Simon Cowell tied for the top spot.

“The X Factor” judge and radio host each made $95 million between June, 2012, and June, 2013. Ironically (or maybe not really), Stern is a judge on Cowell’s popular series “America’s Got Talent.” They are definitely sharing the wealth.

Cowell has been making headlines recently for having a fling with a married woman, who wound up getting pregnant. Oh, and she happens to be the estranged wife of his friend Andrew Silverman. Oops!

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck came in third place on Forbes’ list with $90 million. He is followed by Oprah Winfrey ($77 million) and Dr. Phil McGraw ($72 million).

Rounding out the top 10 are: Rush Limbaugh ($66 million), Donald Trump ($63 million), Ryan Seacrest ($61 million), Ellen DeGeneres ($56 million), Judge Judy Sheindlin ($47 million).

Photo Credits: WENN

Guilty Pleasure: TV’s ‘Mistresses’ Is Deliciously Addictive

Published August 3, 2013 by gossipzoo

Mistresses (ABC)

Mistresses,’ ABC’s summer soap series, reminds me of the original ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ I hated, hated, hated, HATED it. But, I watched EVERY single episode until it went off the air. Why? I still don’t know. However, ‘Mistresses’ shares that same addictive, soapy awfulness where the acting is terrible and the dialogue is wooden, but I just can’t stop watching it. It’s just plain … addicting.

‘Mistresses,’ in case you haven’t caught the terrible commercials or laughed at the one-dimensional pilot, centers on four women, who despite their wealth, beauty and egregiously toned calves, can’t stop making the WORST mistakes in their sex lives. Lawyer Savi (Alyssa Milano) cheats on her husband with her hot co-counsel (Jason George). Storeowner April (Rochelle Aytes) discovers her husband cheated on her with a two-bit Florida piece. Realtor Joss (Jes Macallan) sleeps with anything breathing. And, headshrinker Karen (Yunjin Kim) foolishly sleeps with her dying patient (John Schneider).

I don’t know why ABC didn’t call ‘Mistresses’ by its real name, female dumbasses. Admittedly, I don’t know what’s dumber, the plot, its heroines or me for continuously watching. So what makes these women dumbasses? Let me catch you up the first eight episodes.

Savi’s a lawyer who handles divorce, estate laws, and everything in between. But, when her hot, Aussie husband turns abusive, instead of shouting what you’d expect from a lawyer, she hops onto her equally hot co-counsel. Maybe I’m just lazy, but I found it unrealistic. No, not the cheating, but how the cheating happened. I refuse to believe a woman in her mid-30s who just worked eight-to-ten LONG hours and underwent a draining fight with her husband, would hop into her car to DRIVE BACK to her office at nighttime for nookie. I don’t care what Limp Bizkit says, if it were me, I’d just curl up with Jerry Springer and Ben & Jerry.

Next, on the list of female dumbasses is April, the dumbass grieving widow. Basically, a woman stalks her for WEEKS (possibly MONTHS), shows up at her house in the middle of the night, claims she’s April’s dead husband’s ex-mistress and demands half of April’s estate settlement. And, dumbass April doesn’t call the cops. Instead, she liquidates 20% of her business. When her creepy ex-husband arrives at their neighborhood in BROAD DAYLIGHT and NO ONE recognizes him, she doesn’t call the cops on him either. Instead, she ignores possible future legal repercussions (bigamy, illegal inheritance) and tells him to get the hell out of town.

Karen, the therapist, is the dumbest of all. She’s shocked her hot, terminally ill patient used her for a last hurrah and didn’t truly view her as his “soulmate.” Really?! ‘Cus that’s pretty much textbook. If I’m dying, eff yea I’m gonna make a play for the hottest person at my job. THEN, she lies to the people investigating his death, destroys her notes and THEN fakes new ones. Somehow the investigators don’t notice the timestamp for all her files read the exact same date. But, her anti-intelligence doesn’t stop there. When her lover’s creepy son STALKS her, calls her continuously, shows up at her practice randomly AND arrives at her house in the middle of the night, SHE DOESN’T REPORT HIM EITHER!!! Instead, she goes to his apartment for dinner and is SHOCKED he misinterprets her actions. GAH!!! I’m shocked someone hasn’t sold her swamp land in Florida. Do these women know how to dial 911? They sure know how to dial each other!

Joss isn’t dumb, but her love interest, Alex (Shannyn Sossamon) is. Scratch that, Alex isn’t dumb, she’s just sad. Does anyone remember ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’ (straight girl thinks she’s gay, guess what … she isn’t)? We all know what will happen, but Alex and Joss convince themselves otherwise.

Mistresses (ABC)

While the female characters are written as dumbasses, the males aren’t; but, they’re used mostly as eye candy. ‘Mistresses’ is literally a waste of hot male talent. Every single male actor I ever respected yet lusted after appears here. John Schneider (‘Smallville’)? Check. Jason George (‘Gray’s Anatomy’)? Check. Gary Dourdan (‘CSI’)? Check. Check. Remember Brett Tucker, the smarmy British investigator who hit on Beckett on ‘Castle’? Check. Check. Check. While in reality I can’t find a single man over age 10 within a 25-mile radius, ‘Mistresses’ is full of wealthy, good-looking, uber-sensitive, mostly single men who keep falling over these women.

So, why do I keep watching? I don’t know!!! It’s like old school ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ I can’t stop rolling my eyes even as I curl up on the couch watching it. It definitely isn’t the 21st century version of ‘Waiting to Exhale.’ Outside a throwaway joke, it doesn’t analyze the complexities of why a woman might cheat, ignore being cheated on or cheat with a married man. It definitely isn’t a network version of ‘Sex and the City.’ It’s more a watered down version which portrays what everyone claimed ‘Sex and the City’ was – a celebration of wooden acting, stiff dialogue, and one-dimensional problems.

Maybe that’s why I watch ‘Mistresses’ while loathing it (and myself). The women handle their problems so unrealistically there’s no way I can relate. (Seriously, if someone blackmails or stalks you, CALL THE COPS!) With their cavernous homes housing only 1-2 people, their brightly colored clothes, their hot lovers, and their perfectly selected accessories, it’s just fantasist, escapist soapy goodness. In fact, it’s so bad, I hope ABC brings this mess back again next year. So, yea, like cronuts, ‘Mistresses’ is bad for you (but, oh so delicious).

Where Are They Now: Mackenzie Rosman, AKA Ruthie Camden On ‘7th Heaven’

Published July 6, 2013 by gossipzoo

Mackenzie Rosman

The girl with curls has grown up. Mackenzie Rosman, best known as her decade of work on TV show 7th Heaven as the little sister Ruthie, turned 23 last December.

Rosman appeared on 238 episodes on the show, starting when she was at the young age of 6 until she was 16. She got the part when she impressed the crew by personally greeting them and shaking their hands.

Check out more facts about Mackenzie and more photos of her on the next page.

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Preview Clips From Episode 7 Of ‘Banshee’

Published June 22, 2013 by gossipzoo

Banshee Episode 7

Lucas’ cover is threatened when Carrie decides to give him over to Rabbit in an effort to protect herself and her family. Meanwhile, a drugstore robbery turns into a full-blown hostage crisis at the high school, with Deva (Ryann Shane) and Mayor Kendall’s wife Janie (Claire Bronson) among those whose lives are imperiled.

The next episode of ‘Banshee’ premieres Friday, February 22nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Cinemax. Preview clips can be found below:

Photo Credits: Fred Norris/Cinemax

‘Suits’ and 4 Other Unexpected Shows That Have Us Yelling At The TV

Published June 13, 2013 by gossipzoo

Suits

Tonight is the season finale of USA’s Suits, which is the best show on television. There are so many reasons to love it, like compelling characters played to near-perfection by an ensemble cast, led by Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams. Then there are the plots. Courtroom drama has always been interesting to watch; that’s how we sustained twenty seasons of NBC’s Law & Order, after all. But Suits doesn’t need to have court in session to be crackling. Whether a scene takes place in the halls of Pearson Hardman or on the streets of New York, it’s good. So good, in fact, that we’ve caught ourselves yelling at Mike Ross to get his stuff together. And we’ve been chewing Harvey Specter’s ear off quite often.

Talking back to your small screen isn’t uncommon when you’re watching a thriller or an action-packed show, like AMC’s The Walking Dead or HBO’s Game of Thrones, for example. We’ll even concede it if you’re watching a tense scene in a cop show like TNT’s Southland, waiting to see if the bad guy will get caught. But who’d expect to get animated about lawyers discussing a merger?

We at BFTV searched our brains for shows that consistently get us screaming, but aren’t necessarily supposed to make you do that (sorry, Homeland and American Horror Story). They also had to still be on the air (never mind how much time we wasted telling those kids on Legends of the Hidden Temple to just put the monkey statue together already). And most importantly, they had to be programs we love.

So while you’re waiting for the Suits finale – airing tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on USA – check out our list of the hit series and four other shows that aren’t your usual edge-of-your-seat programs, but still have us yelling at our TVs.

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