Cookie the Little Penguin
Cute: A penguin named Cookie.
Also cute: The word "bumblefoot."
Cuter: A penguin who wears socks because of his bumblefoot.
To maximize the hilarity of clip below from this week's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, pretend for a second that you work on the customer-service phones of a steak company (any steak company will do, but if you want to be specific about it, go with Omaha Steaks). Since you work the phones, you know little about corporate decisions and/or your company's participation in a reality show that won't air for months. You're just doing your job, answering undoubtedly inane and entitled inquiries. Your line rings (or flashes or however it works — you're the expert!) and on the other end is this...
Walk the Dinosaur
This is the best video you'll see all day...
Susan Lucci, Jill Larson
The reports are true: ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows...
This should be aggravating: YouTube's mind-bogglingly popular Annoying Orange web series is set to make the crossover to television, according to Deadline Hollywood. Six half-hour episodes are being developed as a result of a deal between the series' creator, Dane Boedigheimer, and the management/production company The Collective...
In a return to his roots, Nick Cannon will don his comedian hat for Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz, airing Sunday, May 14 at 9/8c on Showtime. The multi-hyphenate's first comedy special will cover his fame, his rise to it and, of course, his marriage to Mariah Carey, whose twins Cannon says are due "any day now"...
Matt Lauer and Katie Couric
Katie Couric dropped by her old haunt Today on Wednesday to discuss her new book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, and also apparently to tease everyone with no new information whatsoever on the much-discussed future of her career. Her once (and future?) co-anchor Matt Lauer spent about three minutes asking her about her book, and five talking about the talk surrounding Couric's future as a televised talker...