Question: Can you please tell me what that great song is that plays in the Saturn Ion commercial with the kids on slides and the guy driving down the street with the sign that says "now leaving childhood"? Thanks. Laura, Paramus, N.J.
Televisionary: That I can, Laura. That's the Walkmen's "We've Been Had," which you can find on their album Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone. (Worth noting: three of the band's members used to be part of Jonathan Fire Eater, a big-buzz N.Y. group who went to nothing before meeting with any of their much-predicted success.)read more
Question: I won't be the first and I won't be the last, but regardless, I have to tell you I love your column. Please ignore the writer who didn't even have enough courage to sign his/her name. Please keep up the great work! Tommy M., High Point, N.C.
Televisionary: Thank you very much, Tommy and thanks, too, to everyone who wrote in with their words of support. (And for those of you scratching your heads right now, this is in reference to the last question in the Feb. 18 column.)read more
Question: This may qualify as one of the most boring questions you've ever gotten, but I hope you'll humor me. Talking about today's hour-long dramas, my husband and I got into some of the oldies, like Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare. He insisted Dr. Kildare was a half-hour soap, but I say it was an hour. Who's correct? Thanks. Rose R., Newark, N.J.
Televisionary: You both are, Rose, though the show was an hour long for the majority of its September 1961 to August 1966 run on NBC (and was a drama rather than a soap).
Friends has tapped former Talk Soup host Aisha Tyler to play a professor of paleontology who becomes involved in a love triangle with Ross (David Schwimmer) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). According to Variety, her multi-episode story arc kicks off April 24 just in time for May sweeps! What a coincidence! read more
Macy's announced Monday that it will start selling some of Eminem's Shady Ltd. apparel line at select stores in April. Great, because I really need some new work clothes. read more
Alton Williams, one of the stars of MTV's The Real World: Las Vegas, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with assault and resisting arrest after he took a swing at a bar manager during a North Carolina fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Court TV's TheSmokingGun.com reports. The 23-year-old was accompanied to the squad car by girlfriend and fellow RW castmate Irulan. That's, like, so romantic. read more
Daredevil fended off a strong debut by Old School to (barely) hold on to the No. 1 box office position for a second consecutive week. The Ben Affleck-Jennifer Garner superhero flick grossed $18.9 million, pushing its 10-day total to $70.3 million. Old School, starring Will Ferrell as a thirtysomething frat boy, opened at No. 2 with $17.5 million. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ($11.9 million), The Jungle Book 2 ($8.6 million) and Chicago ($8.5 million) rounded out the top five. Meanwhile, new dramas The Life of David Gale (No. 6 with $7.2 million), read more
Since Eminem and his fellow enfants terribles rose to prominence in the music biz, one question has been bandied about more than any other: What's the matter with kids today? Yet as far as we could tell from last night's live telecast of the Grammys, the answer is... absolutely nothing. In fact, if you'll join TV Guide Online in reviewing the 45th annual kudofest in New York for the first time in five years and emcee-free for the first time in eons we bet you'll agree that, although they're often poorly dressed and worse spoken, the kids are all right. Yep, when the chips were down, they kept up just fine with their elders.
Granted, Dustin Hoffman set the bar pretty low for the gray-haired set with his show-opening speech. First, the tongue-tied master thespian cross-pollinated Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band by calling everybody's all-American Bruce Springstreet. Then he introduced "Hey Baby" group No Doubt read more
As America's preteen girls already know, David Gallagher who plays Simon on 7th Heaven will head off to college this fall. How will this blond cutie's real-life academic plans affect Simon's fictional life? Will he go the way of Mary (Jessica Biel) and Matt (Barry Watson), who've flown the Camden coop, returning only for brief guest stints?
"Honestly, I don't know," Gallagher tells TV Guide Online. "Simon is a junior. He's a year behind me in school. I haven't gotten word from the show on how any of it's gonna work out. They haven't told me yet."
That said, the earnest young actor who wants to major in film studies makes his priori read more
Forbidden food items always fuel drama amongst Survivor's half-starved contestants. Army officer Kel was marched off Australian Outback for sneaking beef jerky. Basketball coach Clarence got bounced out of Africa for secretly snacking on a can of beans. And last week, Janet Koth was Survivor: The Amazon's second castoff, voted out for allegedly packing a granola bar. On this show, that's a no no.
She denied guilt to her fellow femmes in the Jaburu tribe, but will Janet now eat her words? "Absolutely not," the 47-year-old Missouri housewife tells TV Guide Online. "Some people believe you cheat, lie and steal to win Survivor. That's not me."
So Janet was framed? Well, that's her take. "I think it's interesting that [the granola bar] was smuggled in and planted on me," she says. "I don't know why I was chosen. I can't wait to find out who actually did it! They totally frisked us before we started read more