Friday March 15, 2013

Matt Lauer may end up replacing Alex Trebek as the host of Jeopardy??  If you believe the New York Post, that could very well be the case.  According to the story, "[t]he beleaguered host of the “Today” show is at the top of the list to take over the brainy game show when Trebek steps down, as expected, in 2016, knowledgeable sources tell The Post.

Lauer is widely reported to be on his way out at the morning show, which has tumbled to No. 2 in the ratings in the last year. He is being blamed for the show’s fall from grace after 16 years on top.

The Post reported this week that Lauer is not expected to re-sign with “Today” when his blockbuster, $25-million-a-year deal expires in 2015."

Can we all agree that it just wouldn't feel right to have anyone else at the podium other than Trebek?

I know I said I was done posting about The Bachelor but this Sean guy needs to go bury his head in the sand.  According to an interview he did with Us Weekly, Lowe said "I've always said that I'm not looking for fame.  In fact, I don't like the fame aspect of being the Bachelor or being on Dancing With the Stars. I wish I could -- you know, I can't go out in Dallas with my buddies anymore because I'm left taking pictures the whole night because people -- you know, they recognize me and they want to take pictures." 

I've worked on DWTS, and last I checked, no one held a gun to anyone's head and demanded that they dance the samba.  To quote the great Brandon Hantz, "SHUT UP!"

I ripped through the Thursday night comedies last night, which for me means Parks and Rec, The Office, Community, Two And A Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.  Amazing to me that Parks and Rec gets better with each episode, I still don't get tired of The Big Bang Theory and I think we can all agree that it's time for The Office and Two And A Half Men to say farewell.  BTW, click that Parks and Rec link above . . . . 

Do you or anyone you know intend to watch even ONE second of What Would Ryan Lochte Do?  So help me if your answer is yes.  If it is, maybe a quote like this one (from a recent interview he did with USA Today) will dissuade you:  "There's people out there that are like, 'Oh my god, I want to have your kid. I want to marry you.' People that I've never even met. That's sweet. It's funny."  Or perhaps this one: "During filming, Lochte is living it up in Los Angeles. If the show is renewed for another season, he would like to buy a house there. Recently, the famed Hollywood joint "Pinks" named a hot dog after him (topped with mustard, chili, French Fries and nacho cheese). 'They made a necklace of onion rings that were supposed to be the Olympic rings,' Lochte said. "We had a couple of laughs with that.'"

Lochte, go stand next to Lowe and bury your head in the sand with him!

Congrats to Khristianne Uy for winning a very ho hum season 1 of The Taste.  I can't imagine this show survives to see a season 2, but let's talk about our winner for a moment.  Uy has become somewhat of a reality fixture as she has not only appeared on The Taste, but has also been on Food Network's Chefs Wanted, Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and Showtime's The Real L Word.  How does that happen you might ask?  My guess is that as Charlie Sheen's personal chef, she has a lot of connections and access and the casting community is not as huge as you'd think and there is a lot of overlap and opportunity for someone to make the rounds, so to speak.  She's not the first person to show up on multiple shows and certainly won't be the last.  Don't forget, Dee Snider has been on The Celebrity Apprentice twice, Gone Country and had his own show called Growing Up Twisted.  Ted Nugent has appeared on FIVE different reality shows, but Kerry Katona is evidently the Queen of Reality Television, having appeared on SIX different shows, none of which I've seen!