E! premieres Bedtime Stories: The Best of The Girls Next Door Monday at 9 pm/ET, leading into the new season of The Simple Life.... Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will host and former 60 Minutes boss Don Hewitt will produce for NBC a one-hour celebration of the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, to air in prime time in December, says Variety.... Gay Robot, an Adam Sandler-produced Comedy Central pilot that never got picked up but instead has been dwelling on MySpace, may find new life as an animated series, says the Hollywood Reporter.... Speaking of Doug Jones (and I was), Pan's Labyrinth topped the DVD sales and rental charts last week. I still havent seen it, argh.
As far as culty pleasures go, Gay Robot may very well take the cupcake. An unsold TV pilot that's found new life online (at MySpace.com/GayRobot), the feyest droid since C-3PO is both proof of the power of the Internet and a perfectly twisted comedy that, well, even cable isn't ready for. And that is just how Doug Jones likes it. The affable actor behind the motorized man-lover may not be a familiar face, but there's no doubt that he's caused a few jaws to drop with his heavily disguised turns in everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth to this summer's