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James is evicted; Howie is HOH for second double-elimination week

And then there were six hamsters remaining. James’ last-ditch effort to avoid eviction didn’t work, which was surprising, because he’s played both sides of the house. He was evicted unanimously. Even Ivette voted against him, although she covered her eyes as she did so, because covering your eyes makes betraying your pretend friend okay. (She …

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Situation Comedy voting ends tonight

Bravo airs the penultimate episode of Situation: Comedy tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and voting will close just before midnight. After I linked to two different reviews of the pilot presentations yesterday, one of the writers of one of the pilots–who shall remain nameless–sent an e.mail message saying that I “slammed both Situation Comedyt [sic] …

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Michael says fake blog is “brilliant”; Kaysar says he “did get a few laughs out of” TeamKaysar.com

A long, long time ago, someone launched a blog that was allegedly written by Michael, the Big Brother 6 houseguest. Alas, it was not real, but a spoof. Now that he’s out of the house and out of the control of the producers, Michael has read the blog. And he loved what he saw. “It …

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Professor “pissed off” that discussion was edited to be about Tommy Lee’s penis

Even some of the real parts of NBC’s heavily staged reality show Tommy Lee Goes to College are fiction. The English professor featured in Tuesday’s episode says her conversation about Tommy Lee’s biography, Tommyland, was edited to misrepresent what she said. Frances Kaye says producers edited her comments about an unrelated subject to make it …

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Situation Comedy pilots online for voting; did The WB pick up or rip off one of the shows?

Bravo’s sit-com creation series Situation: Comedy will select its winner based upon a viewer vote. And although the episode during which the pilot presentations are actually created has yet to air, the pilots are now online and voting is open. Voting ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, a few hours after Friday’s episode airs …

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China’s Idol draws more than 400 million viewers even as its democratic voting raises questions

China’s version of Pop Idol, known as Super Girl 2005, concluded last Friday with a three hour finale. 21-year-old Li Yuchun won the contest, and that was watched by “an audience bigger even than the estimated 400 million who watched the Chinese New Year Festival Gala on China Central Television, state media said. No specific …

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