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American Idol results shows cut to 30 minutes (again, for the third time)

American Idol 13 has already made major changes and baffling changes, but there’s another change coming that has been long overdue: the reduction of the padded, filler-filled, redundant, unnecessarily drawn out results show to 30 minutes. That news came in Fox’s spring schedule, which said that new sitcom “Surviving Jack is set to air on …

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Brad Culpepper defends himself: “I’m not misogynistic, I’m not sexist, I’m not racist”

Survivor Blood vs. Water cast member Brad Culpepper defended himself in interviews this week after his exit from the show was broadcast Wednesday, and insists he’s not the sexist man ordering around his wife and other women that the episodes suggested he was. Asked very, very lightly about his shushing of women (“There was talk …

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The Rock, TNT dump The Hero for its “natural successor”: yet another motivational show

TNT has effectively cancelled The Rock-hosted series The Hero by announcing that he’ll star in a new series, tentatively titled Wake Up Call, which looks like it’ll double down on the worst parts of The Hero and have only one thing that made the summer show watchable: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A press release described …

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Best reality star revenge video ever: Amazing Race’s Joey Graceffa car towed

Joey Graffeca, the YouTube star who went on Amazing Race and is returning for spring’s all-star season, complained on YouTube about his car being towed–and the person who towed his car responded with his own video and evidence to counter Joey’s claims. Needless to say, it is awesome. Because Joey apparently always has his camera …

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Blackfish airs on CNN tonight, exposes SeaWorld’s shameful behavior

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, CNN will broadcast Blackfish, the film about SeaWorld’s killer whale, Tilikum, that’s really about a lot more than that. It’s worth watching. The film is not as gorgeously shot, narratively engrossing, or polemic as The Cove, the Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin slaughter that plays like a real-life thriller. At first, …

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