Tuesday July 29, 2014

Was that finale of The Bachelorette shocking to you?  I fell asleep during it so it didn't shock me back to consciousness.  Lame and I'm glad it's over.  Let's go Bachelor in Paradise.

Per Variety, "Comedy Central is looping fans into a virtual nightclub with short-form digital series CC: Social Scene, in which comics perform skits based on suggestions submitted via Twitter.

"The six-episode weekly series, hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico, debuted last week on the Viacom-owned cabler’s YouTube channel and also is distributed via the CC.com website, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

"The CC: Social Scene ensemble cast includes Lee Newton, H. Michael Croner, Lilan Bowden, Jacob Womack, Jeff Sloniker and Barak Hardley. The first show revolved around the theme 'worst breakup lines,' with others slated to include 'what washes up on the beach,' 'oddest combos at the BBQ' and 'beach hogs,' inspired by beach horror stories."

More from Comedy Central, courtesy of Deadline, "Cuba Gooding JrMichael Madsen and Keith David have joined the cast of Comedy Central’s new scripted series Big Time In Hollywood, FL, produced by Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Written by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, it follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers (Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson), who are kicked out of their parents’ (Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky) house and forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on an epic journey in pursuit of their American dream. In six episodes ofBig Time‘s 10-episode order, Oscar winner Gooding will play a fictionalized version of himself. In four episodes. Madsen will play a grizzled, alcoholic private investigator hired by the family to track their sons’ criminal activity. In six episodes, David will play a federal agent sent to investigate Cartel activity in Hollywood, Fla. The series is filming in Los Angeles for 2015 debut."

I found what Freddie Prinze, Jr. had to say about Kiefer Sutherland to be entertaining.  Sutherland's response, not as much.  "Kiefer Sutherland on Monday responded to pointed criticism from Freddie Prinze Jr., who said the 24 actor was so tough to work with that he almost quit acting over the star's "unprofessional" behavior.

'I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it,' Prinze revealed. 'Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that.  I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.'

"The feeling isn't mutual, according to a rep for Sutherland.

“'Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr.more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie‘s grievances,' Sutherland's rep said Monday afternoon. 'Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.'”

TMZ adds this to the story: "Freddie Prinze, Jr. believes alcohol made Kiefer Sutherland impossible to deal with on the set of "24" ... but a key Fox source tells TMZ Freddie's claims are BS.

"Sources connected with Freddie tell TMZ ... the actor claims Kiefer would regularly show up on set drunk ... sitting in his trailer often for hours, as everyone waited.  The sources say it messed with the lives of the family of cast and crew.

"Freddie, we're told, claims Kiefer was temperamental and got people fired he didn't like, yet 24 producers consistently cow-towed to him ... as one source put it, 'All they did was keep rewarding him.'  Our sources claim Freddie was groomed to take over the series but it became such a nightmare for him he bailed."  I'm over it.

Per Yahoo!, "[f]or all the Vanderpump Rules fans out there, this weekend was a big one for Bravo reality star Scheana Marie, since she married her fiance, Michael Shay, on Sunday! Scheana and Michael wed at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California, according to Us Weekly.

"Guests included: former stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley; Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi and Leila Gharache of Shahs of Sunset; former and current The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Joyce Giraud and Lisa Vanderpump; and Big Brother couple Rachel and Brendon Villegas [?????]. 

"Fellow Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix and Pandora Vanderpump were two of Scheana's bridesmaids."  I hate myself for posting that.

Buzzfeed tells you what you should and should not keep an eye out for as the 2014-15 TV season gets closer.  They refer to Black-ish as "Good-ish" so take it all with a grain of salt.  The verdict on Mulaney: "Not worth standing up for yet."

Even with the jokes cut out, I STILL find the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld to be funny:

A review of Running Wild with Bear Gryllis.  I didn't watch and do not plan to.

Do I need to download the Kim Kardashian app already?  Stephen Colbert thinks he can compete.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, "MTV has picked up the distribution rights to No Cameras Allowed, a documentary directed by and starring James Marcus Haney, who turned a penchant for crashing the backstage of rock concerts into a budding career as a rock videographer.

"MTV plans to air the documentary on its channel as well as give it a limited theatrical run.

"Haney began crashing concerts in 2010 when he posed as a press photographer at the Coachella Music Festival. His duplicity garnered him press badges and coveted backstage wristbands, allowing for greater access to the bands, which he started to shoot fanatically.

"It led to Haney regularly sneaking into other music festivals, and he eventually caught the attention of Mumford & Sons, whose manager was won over by the college-age kid and invited him to join the band’s tour as official recorder.

"The documentary details Haney's four-and-a-half-year journey on the road with several bands, his experiences in the rock world and plenty of behind-the-scenes footage at concerts. Among the artists featured are Coldplay, Muse, Jay Z and Mumford & Sons."