Bret Easton Ellis
Is TV ready for Bret Easton Ellis? Ever since the 1985 release of his best-selling tale of L.A. youth-gone-amoral, Less Than Zero, young Hollywood — including television faves like James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder and Austin Nichols — have populated the feature-film adaptations of Ellis' edgy, unsettling novels. Now, with the 25-years-in-the-waiting publication of the engrossing Zero sequel, Imperial Bedrooms, Ellis is gearing up to take on the small screen. If a certain cable network has the guts, that is...
So let's see...
Multi-racial group of charming newbies? Check.
A setting rife with life-and-death drama? Check.
A wise-ass with a deep soul and floppy hair? Check.
Thoughtful voice-over narration by willowy lead with a family history? Check.
Color in the title? Check.
Charm, likeability or original thought? Child, please.
Seriously, shoot me now. Because after last night's debut of this Grey's Anatomy wannabe...
Now that she's hung up her tracksuits for the season, Glee's Jane Lynch makes a return visit to Party Down as cater-waiter Constance Carmell in Friday's season finale (10/9c, Starz). As Sue Sylvester herself would say, outstanding...
After weeks of soul-killing singles from half of The Real Housewives, a TV type has gotten their song on and given us a cut that belongs on our iPods instead of in our nightmares...
I'm pretty sure if we cut Jimmy Kimmel open, we'd find that he is stuffed with awesome. Because the clown prince of late night once again showed us why he rocks last night with one of the strangest, silliest and most inspired talk-show episodes TV has been blessed with since, oh, ever.
Oh, sweet mother of all that's holy. Not only has the Real Housewives of New Jersey Danielle Staub inflicted unspeakable pain on our eyes with her flatulence-and-funky-boobs sex tape, it seems she's now intent on making us wish we were deaf, too...
Michael Vartan, HawthoRNe
The med drama HawthoRNe checks back in for Season 2 tonight at 9/8c on TNT with Jada Pinkett Smith's supernurse Christina working at a new hospital. And for Michael Vartan's hotter-than-a-fever Dr. Tom Wakefield, that could mean a prescription for romance....
Mel B. isn't just a Spice Girl anymore. With hosting duties on the rump-shaking weight-loss series Dance Your Ass Off's second season (Oxygen, 10/9c), a solo album in the works and a reality show on the horizon, the Dancing With the Stars vet has more on her plate than ever...
The Real Housewives of New York City
Now that The Real Housewives of New York City's three-part reunion smackdown is done, we'd like to take this time to reflect on the lessons learned — for they were many. As for how many are actually useful, well, good luck with that...
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge
Oh my god, how fun is this show?! You could even say it's Fabulous! Chronicling the efforts of partners Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge as they attempt to square their urbanista attitudes with a Green Acres-ish existence on an upstate New York farm, this feisty new docu-series (Wednesdays, 9/8c, Planet Green) is the cutest thing since that hat-wearing kitten on YouTube...and the gayest show not on Bravo. But this is no Simple Life Goes 'Mo. The guys aren't idiots — former drag queen Kilmer-Purcell is a best-selling author and ad exec, Ridge is a former consultant to Martha Stewart's empire — and there's nary a "we're just doing this for the cameras" vibe. In fact, Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge have been running Beekman Estate since 2007 and distribute a boutique line of organic goods that needs to go national. (We really want some of that goat's milk soap, OK?) Best yet, their open affection with one another and devotion to their fellow local farmers feels as natural as their products. If only all reality TV couples were so healthy and good for you, huh?
Did you check in with Planet Green's Fabulous Beekman Boys last night?