Laura Kightlinger, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman
Laura Kightlinger knows Hollywood. Over the last 20 years, she has racked up writing and acting credits on shows ranging from Roseanne to Saturday Night Live to Will & Grace. Now her sights are set on spoofing Tinseltown (and her own self-confessed laziness) in IFC’s new series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, premiering tonight at 11 pm/ET. A perfect vehicle for Kightlinger’s brand of dry, irreverent wit, this anti-Entourage revolves around two best friends navigating the lower levels of the entertainment biz. TVGuide.co
Dancing with the Stars Parts of tonight's looong two-hour finale reminded me of a wedding (even more than that awful band usually does): the way the rejected couples marched in and did their obviously unchoreographed freestyle, and then the finalists kept giving their partners loving looks like they were at the altar. Other parts made me think that my DVR was acting up — we watched the same clips at least three times, just in varying lengths and orders. They had to be absolutely certain that we knew just how far these stars had come. OK, I did enjoy all those rehearsal scenes showing how adorable the relationships between the pros and their star students had become. I love how much emphasis Stacy, Tony, Drew
Dancing with the StarsTwo things caught me off guard tonight: 1) How worried I was when Jerry and Anna were the first named safe until next week. I mean, it seemed obvious that either he or George would be the next to go, but suddenly the same thought went through my mind as through Stacy's and Lisa's: What if the voting audience overturned the judges' calls once again, sending the better dancers home before the struggling ones? And 2) How thoroughly giddy and nostalgic seeing the "Time of My Life" dance from Dirty Dancing performed exactly as it was in the movie. It had me jumping up and down and pointing like a lunatic ("He's doing the knee turn!" "She's not invading his space!" "They're going to do the lift!!!