Topic: television

Haters Gonna Hate, But The New Jessica Simpson Sitcom Will Be A Huge Hit

Haters Gonna Hate, But The New Jessica Simpson Sitcom Will Be A Huge Hit

A teenager in 2013 might be forgiven for having no idea that Jessica Simpson was once a singer and actress. In recent years she’s been way more famous for having babies, struggling with her weight, and, oh yeah, running a billion-dollar fashion empire. Now, however, she’s getting her own “Curb Your Enthusiasm-style” sitcom about her own life, and her producer is comparing her to Lucille Ball.
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Victoria’s Secret Angel To Young Girls: ‘It’s Not A Career Path’

Victoriaâs Secret Angel To Young Girls: âItâs Not A Career Pathâ

I’m used to either ignoring, rolling my eyes at, or downright disapproving of all the holiday hubbub around the Victoria’s Secret “Angels.” But here’s an Angel who is speaking frankly and wisely to the impressionable young girls who might want to follow in her path. Model Cameron Russell spoke recently about why you shouldn’t choose a career that is “out of your control”: “Saying you want to be a model when you want to grow up is akin to saying you want to win the Powerball when you grow up.” More »

Golden Globe Nominees Include Hosts Tina Fey And Amy Poehler, Plus A Few Surprises

Golden Globe Nominees Include Hosts Tina Fey And Amy Poehler, Plus A Few Surprises

The Golden Globes will take place on January 13, and let’s be honest: The most exciting thing about them is that they’re going to be hosted by hilarious, inspirational BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I would watch those two host an awards ceremony for a regional toilet-paper manufacturing association. That said, nominations were announced this morning, and there were some interesting surprises! More »

Meteorologist Fired For Responding To Facebook Comment About Her Hair

Meteorologist Fired For Responding To Facebook Comment About Her Hair

Rhonda Lee is an experienced TV meteorologist. She is also a black woman with short natural hair. Apparently, this combination is too much for some employers and viewers. Lee told Soledad O’Brien that she’s been denied job interviews because of her hair; one news director told her that her hair “was too aggressive for Sacramento.” Recently, Lee was fired for politely responding to a rude Facebook comment asking her to “wear a wig or grow some more hair.” More »

If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

The Hollywood Reporter put out its annual ‘Most Powerful Women in Hollywood’ issue this week. Most of the most powerful women are heads of studios (Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks came in at number one) but by the time we were in the 40′s we got to Tina Fey and blockbuster queens Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep came in at 50. But when a number of these powerful women (and a few men) were asked what it would be like if women really did run Hollywood, their answers were surprising. More »

Oprah’s Career Crisis Means She Might Close O Magazine

Oprahâs Career Crisis Means She Might Close O Magazine

Justin Bieber gave an interview to Oprah Winfrey this weekend about his career and his struggles with the spotlight. “It’s definitely not normal and there’s so many sacrifices that I’ve had to do,” the pop star told the talk-show host on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Oprah understands, Justin. She’s feeling the career doldrums herself these days, facing a breast cancer scare, a faltering cable show, and the possibility that she’ll have to shutter her namesake magazine. More »

GMA Anchor Josh Elliott And The Democratization Of The Word ‘Diva’

GMA Anchor Josh Elliott And The Democratization Of The Word 'Diva'

Here’s something weirdly refreshing in a depressing sort of way: A male co-anchor of a morning talk show is being accused by his bosses of acting like a “diva” on the job. Square-jawed Good Morning America co-host Josh Elliott apparently snipes at his coworkers and is desperate for praise. Once upon a time, only a woman would have been anonymously smeared as a “diva” in the press. Progress! More »