In light of social unrest following Duane “Dog” Chapman’s publicized racist slurs in November of 2007, the A&E reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter suspended filming for its fifth season. Finally, at the end of June, the filming that was completed will be aired in a shorter season of the hit reality show.
In one year’s time, Conan O’Brien will replace Jay Leno as NBC’s poster-middle-aged-comedian for talk show hosts by heading The Tonight Show. However, this has brought about the excruciating job of finding a replacement for Conan. In lieu of the failure rate of new late-late night talk show hosts and hostesses(see Jimmy Kimmel), NBC has begun plans to cancel Late Night altogether.
“The truth is, if people are really staying up that late, they aren’t watching television. Unless it’s after sex,” commented NBC producer Lorne Michaels.
A new fashion trend is having a resurgence across the nation, thanks to Christian Siriano, this year’s winner of BRAVO’s Project Runway. That trend, for lack of a better term, is gender re-reversal. This fashion features men and women dressing as if they are of the opposite sex dressing as if they were of their original gender.
In a courtroom in Los Angeles, a tearful Britney Spears today requested that the courts allow her have the right to see and play with her va-jay-jay again, after having had her custody rights revoked two months ago.
During her well-publicized breakdown in January of this year, Ms. Spears was ruled incompetent, and guardians were established for nearly every aspect of her life. Former husband Kevin Federline was given complete control of the couple’s two children, and her father took charge of her personal affairs—including her mommy bits.
In light of the strike being upheld by The Writers Guild of America, the yearly Golden Globe Awards had cancelled its lavish dinner and receiving of the awards bestowed upon the artists of the film industry. NBC had suffered a huge blow, being unable to broadcast Ellen DeGeneres wandering around the stage, and seeing Will Smith and Tom Cruise joined at the hip and cheering for fraternity brother John Travolta as he ascended the stage dressed in drag. It was a dark day for television.
However, new plans have been developed to keep the audience entertained. The International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton will be replaced by NBC’s janitorial closet. The broadcasting company will be airing the stuffing of envelopes and addressing of packages for six hours, with the occasional commercial break.
Today, the Writers Guild of America continued their workers strike for residuals from online sales. Picketing writers displayed signs saying, “We told you Leno needed us” and “You thought T.V was bad, now it’s worse.” A writer we spoke with told us, “We’re in this for the long haul. We want our share of the industry, so get ready for lots of re-runs if this doesn’t get resolved soon.” He then added, “Can I get paid for this interview?”
Today, the next chapter in the Spears’ family saga was written, as older brother Bryan Spears revealed that he is pregnant.
Spears is world-famous for his work producing Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101,” which, in an odd coincidence, is the show his sister Jamie Lynn Spears stars in. Bryan Spears’ other credits include playing himself in sister Britney’s reality show and posing next to his siblings on various red carpets.
After months of researching and brainstorming, Brian Murphy, owner of the bar and entertainment lounge “North of The Border,” ignored all pop culture jokes and installed Guitar Hero at his establishment yesterday. This traditional Texan bar still sports a bull-riding machine, big-screen TVs, Budweiser, live country music three days a week, and a condom machine in the men’s room. The twist is that on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, drunken cowboys crooning on-stage will be replaced by drunken college kids, a projection TV and a Fisher-Price electric guitar, the perfect arrangement for a Guitar Hero competition.
In September, musician Prince filed lawsuits against Youtube, eBay, and Pirate Bay for encouraging copyright infringements on his work. Earlier this month, the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince sent legal notices to fansites, demanding the removal of images, lyrics, and anything connected to his likeness. This afternoon in a US federal court, Prince filed a lawsuit against the entire world.