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2 days, 2 E! ‘True Hollywood Story’ specials

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It’s been a while since E! aired new specials of it’s long-running documentary series True Hollywood Story, and they seldom air new episodes within months. Oddly, this week will include 2 specials: 1 is brand new and the other is an extension of an old one.

Tonight, E! is giving Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi her own True Hollywood Story in a one hour special that will include friends from the show (Vinny, Sammi, J-Woww) and family members. As I mentioned in my Most Wanted List post, she’s only been on the radar for less than 20 months and has already gotten the THS treatment.

The following day will have the update of the True Hollywood Story of Amy Winehouse. The original special aired back in 2008 and will be updated with important events from that point to her death last week. Speaking of Winehouse, MTV will air a special tribute concert tomorrow at 6:30PM, which includes the late singer performing a concert back in her prime for the cable network.

THS: Snooki airs tonight at 10PM and THS: Amy Winehouse will air tomorrow night at the same time slot.

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Most Wanted: Google+ back on top!

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This week, I have to admit a regretful week, and that was last week. Had I known, I would’ve put Comic-Con 2011 as the #1 thing to look out for. Unfortunately, the dates where screwed up in my head and I thought that the convention would be held at a later date. Still, it was a decent list with Friends with Benefits on top. Why? Because Mila Kunis is AMAZING. Anyway, this week we see a lot of new “specials” and A recent #1 pick come back on top as well as one of my favorite artists ever. Without further interruption, here’s the list! Down below…

1. Google+

Google’s fledging social network has been in a “private field beta” for nearly a month now, and if the reports are true, it should go public by the end of this week. Mashable is reporting that Google will delete all private Google+ profiles on July 31st, and that will also be the date for the public opening of Google+. Whether Mashable is correct in their reporting is still to be discovered, I do trust them, and hopefully Google will open it by this Sunday. Us teens haven’t been able to go on Google+ since Google has put an age limit of 18 to use the site.

2. True Hollywood Story: Snooki

I am still amazed and quite frustrated as to why Chelsea Handler hasn’t gotten the True Hollywood treatment, and even more amazed that after only 18 months of sudden fame, Snooki from MTV’s Jersey Shore has, and that THS: Snooki will air this Wednesday at 10. I’m not complaining though, it should be an entertaining hour, and you have to admit, it’s a pretty crazy story—so it’s perfect for E!

3. Adele iTunes Festival London EP

The 2011 iTunes Festival is winding down, but I’ve already considered it over, since Adele has already attended. Her performance was nothing short of incredible, with spot-on vocals and teasingly-funny banter with the crowd. The songs performed have now made their way to iTunes in a six-song EP, which includes a never-performed cover “I Cant Make You Love Me” and live performances of songs from her latest album, 21.

4. Tabloid

This documentary comes right off the heels of the massive News of the World phone-hacking scandal, and it’s having tremendous success on the critical side. The film focuses on a 70s celeb who falls under the pressure and lights of the paparazzi and tabloids, all while being crazy in love, which ends up destroying her career. As I mentioned before, the film has been getting rave reviews and has a smitten 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.

5. My Birthday

Although I think that this will be the worst in recent memory, I will hopefully have I nice cake and eat the entire thing myself (I love cake).

That’s a wrap! Come back next week for a fresh, new Most Wanted List!

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Most Wanted: ‘Friends with Benefits’ Tops the List!

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This week, a movie finally tops the list in this rather slow week, even though there were are a couple of television premieres this week. I also wanted to add a show that has me unexpectedly addicted, and I think you should watch too. Without further interruption, here’s the list!

1. Friends with Benefits

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis’ latest flick seems to be the usual romantic comedy, and sounds basically identical to Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman’s ‘No Strings Attached,’ but this one is different: they look like they have true chemistry. Early reviews of the film are very positive, citing the chemistry and punchlines toward rom-com stereotypes. This film is looking like a comedy winner, just like another comedy that hit the silver screen this year (Bridesmaides).

2. Degrassi: Now or Never – Season 11 Premiere

The long-running cult hit returns to the states on TeenNick, where it begins fresh off it’s first Emmy nomination. I tuned out after the telenovela-themed season that occurred last summer, but the weekday theme is back! I usually catch up (a marathon of the fall season is airing all day today on TeenNick) and anyone can jump right in, and this will tackle previous generation’s issues, including a pregnancy. Season 11 premieres tonight at 9PM on TeenNick.

3. Jersey Shore Italy (Season 4) Sneak Peek!

Ready to see Snooki crash—on a cop car?! Or what about a possible fight between The Situation and Ronnie? Well, you might get a glimpse as MTV will air the first trailer for Season 4 of Jersey Shore tonight during a new episode of the newly-renewed Teen Wolf.

4. Awkward. – Series Premiere

MTV has has tried so hard to score with a teen audience to have the next cult hit, and the closest they’ve gotten to it is the previously mentioned show above (Jersey Shore). Their latest scripted effort was poorly marketed, but could deliver an audience over time, but the shows future is still unclear, and it hasn’t even premiered yet. All you need to know is that there is a female lead, and that it takes place in a high school, just like every other teenage scripted drama.

5. Big Brother

I always looked at this show as a dumb, poorly made reality show, and maybe it still is (what’s with those 1999 graphics?) but it’s insanely addicting. In all the TV I watch, I still find time for this show, which airs twice a week. There’s constant backstabbing, alliances, and everything I loved about Survivor back in it’s prime. It aired last night, and the live (yes, live!) elimination will take place this Wednesday at 8PM on CBS.

That’s a wrap! Come back next week for an all new Most Wanted List!

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News Flash: MTV cancels controverial drama ‘Skins’

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MTV has decided not to pick up controversial series ‘Skins’ for a second season.

Here is what MTV said about the cancellation:

“Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped. e admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.”

Well, that’s that.

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The 5 Best New Shows of the Summer

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It’s been a stale and uneventful Fall season, with no new runaway hits hitting the schedule except NBC’s midseason musical hit The Voice. The networks also didn’t plan well with their summer schedule. It seems as if they’re taking a break this summer from all the madness, and leaving the competition to cable channels, which have been gaining ground significantly during the summer. Last year, USA was the winner of the summer, with then-freshman action series Covert Affairs helping fuel an already great lineup even further, averaging over 6 million viewers, an astonishing number for cable. TNT was close behind, landing in second for total-day viewers and had the highest-rated show (The Closer) and highest-rated new show (Rizzoli & Isles) last year.

All of the cable shows listed above are returning this summer, so don’t worry. But, if you’re looking for a new show to get addicted to, you’re in luck. A slew of new shows are going to premiere in the coming weeks, and I have the top 5 that you should watch. I looked all over the place and got all the new shows of the Summer, and I quickly started to sift through which where the best. I decided to choose only 5 for the summer, and had to cut some very promising shows, but kept the best in hand. Something that isn’t as shocking anymore is that only 1 broadcast show made the list; the rest were on cable. Also, most of them are scripted, with only 1 being a reality show. Are you ready to see the top 5? Here it is!

Note: The Top 5 will display in a countdown format, with the fifth best show appearing first and the best appearing at the bottom of the post.

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5. Love In the Wild (NBC)

I was very cautious about putting this show in the top 5, mainly because it looks like it will lack quality, but which reality show does these days? This show is pretty self-explanatory: People are trying to find love in the wildest of scenarios, which for them happens to be in the jungles of Costa Rica. The promos for the show are giving it a goofy look to it, with many of the singles falling, slipping, and crashing their way to love. I still don’t know if I’ll like the show, but I will watch the first episode and see how similar it is to NBC’s previous jungle disaster I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Let’s hope it’s not. In any way.

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4. Suits (USA Network)

This show is right up USA’s alley, and I’m very excited about it. A lawyer named Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht) looks for a partner and he finds the best of the best, a guy named Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams) but there’s one thing: The guy hasn’t gone to law school and never took the bar exam. Nonetheless, the guy is an academic genius, sucking up books like it’s drinking water. He also has incredible memory, and even though he isn’t certified, Ross knows everything there is to know about law. Count me in!

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3. The Glee Project (Oxygen)

In what will be my first foray into the female-skewing network, the basic cable channel hopes to get all demographics (preferably adults 18-49 and kids 12-17) to watch their most high-profile show ever, based spinning-off of Fox’s pop culture phenomenon, Glee. The Glee Project is a reality competition series that aims to look for the next potential star of Fox’s hit musical/comedy. Just like any other competition, members will get eliminated and the last Gleek standing will get a guaranteed seven-episode stint on Glee and if they do well in those seven eps, who knows? They could also become a series regular. Get ready for sing-alongs and drama, just like Glee! Except this is a competition and it happens to air in the Summer.

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2. Teen Wolf (MTV)

This striking new series is getting comparisons to The Vampire Diaries for all the good reasons. Scott (played by Tyler Posey) is a high school Sophomore that’s struggling like most to be popular and be in some kind of sport, but one day, that all changes. Scott gets bitten by a wolf in the woods one day and as he recovers, he notices that he isn’t the same as he was before. Before you know it, he realizes he’s a werewolf—oh, and he happens to be a teen. It’s bloody, gritty, and just what I want to see during the summer.

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 1. Wilfred (FX)

Have you ever come across something so fresh, so original that it instantly becomes a must-see for you? When was the last time you discovered a revolutionary show? For me, it was two years ago, when Modern Family made its way to ABC’s lineup. Of all networks, FX is the channel to grab the next. Wilfred is a dark comedy about a man named Ryan (played by Elijah Wood) who is on the verge of suicide when an unlikely task is presented to him: dogsitting. The most shocking part of this is that when he sees the dog, he sees a man dressed in a big dog suit and can talk—but the rest of the world sees him as what he rightfully is: a dog. Not enticing yet? Watch the trailers, you’ll get hooked just off of that.

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Most Wanted: Teen Wolf Tops the List!

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This week, staleness proves strong but there are still some things to look out for. A hit competition series is premiering, and one is winding down to their live shows. Also, a sports series is entering it’s final days (finally!) and a new book has caught my eye. All that and more on the list, down below!

1. Teen Wolf

I’m largely betting on this new drama on MTV, especially since there’s a lacking of scripted programming in the summer. On top of that, I need a bloody show to fill in for The Vampire Diaries. This is MTV’s first scripted drama since ‘Skins,’ and I think they’re being more cautious to market and push this out to teens—to make it less complicated and more twisted and realistic. Let’s hope this ones a hit. Not like MTV needs it too much.

2. America’s Got Talent

The summer’s #1 show is back with a two-hour premiere and it all starts with the (ridiculous) auditions. Last years judging panel is back, which is good. But on the flip side, we have Nick Cannon hosting another year. Great.

3. MTV Movie Awards

Jason Sudeikis will host this year’s ceremony, with Twilight: Eclipse leading the nominations (surprise) with 8, followed by Inception with 7. The Movie Awards has definitely been slacking the last few years, but hopefully they can turn it around if they stop sucking up to teen favorites such as the first film mentioned above. Lupe Fiasco and Foo Fighters will perform as well, so give it a try. 4. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua

This new and controversial parenting memoir is one of those books you’ll want to read in one session—it’s that interesting. It’s about how particularly “Chinese mothers” (as Chua often says) raise their children for success in modern society. Why is there a stereotype that Asian kids are smart? Get an inside look at how this mom raised her two very different kids in this very intriguing book.

5. The Voice

The final battle rounds are here! It seems like the coaches have saved the best for last, including a very shocking elimination that apparently left Cee-Lo and Adam speechless in NBC’s promos for this Tuesday’s episode. Also, get ready, because after this weeks episode, The Voice will begin it’s live episodes!

That’s a wrap! Come back next week for a Gleekified (hint!) edition of the Most Wanted List!

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The Voice, Teen Mom Army Wives and More Top TV News You Need

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Tons of TV news have poured out in the last 2 days from renewals to pickups to cancellations, and even multiple lawsuits! If you’ve been out of the loop, here’s some info that can get you right back in with the TV news you need to know.

1. ‘The Voice’ Jumps Even Higher in Week 2

Many said that NBC’s new singing competition series couldn’t be able to retain it’s monster ratings it received in it’s premiere, but they were fortunately mistaken. ‘The Voice’ jumped 12 percent to a mind-blowingly high 5.7 adults 18-49. ‘The Voice’ beat usual Tuesday heavy-hitters like Fox’s Glee, CBS’ NCIS, and even ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. In the 4+ years that I’ve been looking at TV ratings, I’ve never seen numbers like that for a non-sports show on NBC. Congrats to them, they have a hit in their hands. We’ll just have to see if the numbers hold up next week in the battle rounds.

2. MTV Renews ‘Teen Mom’ Super Early

Networks usually do this when a show is wildly popular like American Idol, except that this is MTV, so how big could this show be? Well its pretty damn big in the cable world. ‘Teen Mom’ has been renewed for a fourth season and the third season hasn’t even premiered yet. Why so confident? ‘Teen Mom’ has performed strongly in it’s Tuesday 10 PM hour and is consistently the #1 or #2 cable show of the night. Also, it’s MTV’s second-most popular show, just behind the pop culture phenomenon Jersey Shore.

3. NBA Star Chris Bosh sues Wife Over VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’

Miami Heat Forward Chris Bosh has filed a lawsuit against his wife over her involvement with VH1’s hit reality show ‘Basketball Wives,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. The basketball star is accusing his wife of using his name and their former relationship as a big asset to the show, and that the show’s title doesn’t make sense, since all the women on the show are either ex-wives or girlfriends that currently aren’t with the NBA stars, one being Bosh’s ex-wife, Allison Mathis. ‘Basketball Wives’ is one if VH1’s highest-rated shows, and it’s third season will premiere on May 30th.

4. Lifetime Renews ‘Army Wives’

Lifetime has renewed is hugely successful drama ‘Army Wives’ for a 13-episode sixth season. The show is Lifetime’s highest-rated show and is (get this) the #1 show on cable among women 18-49, Lifetime’s target audience. Season 5 has averaged over 3.7 million viewers.

5. Osama Bin Laden Presidential Address Sets Records Across the Board

President Obama’s Address to the nation late Sunday night announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden drew the largest audience for a Presidential Address from the Obama Administration with over 56 million people tuning in. Also, twitter received record traffic, with the micro-blogging company announcing that between 10:45 PM and 2:20 AM, the website received over 3,440 tweeds per second on average, a new “sustained” teething record. At it’s peak, there were over 5,100 tweeds being sent out per second last Sunday.

7. CBS Being Sued Over Causing Piracy

A man is suing CBS saying that it provided users the content to pirate many types of multimedia, including CBS’ own shows. Alki David is saying CBS subsidiary CNET has provided the file-sharing program Lime Wire to an estimated 220 million people that have downloaded it off of CBS websites. Many of those 220 million use the program to download and share files illegally, and David is practically saying that CBS shares some responsibility for the piracy. This has to be up there with the craziest lawsuits of the year. I don’t see this guy going too far with the case.

Wow! So much stuff, right? Well no worries, you’re all caught up with the TV world, at least for now…

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