15 items from 2014
For regular viewers of Snick -- the legendary block of Saturday night programming on '90s Nickelodeon -- "All That" was the weekend cornerstone. The sketch series debuted April 16, 1994, and 20 years later it's safe to say we haven't given enough props to the silly, but often very funny show that showcased a broad range of talents (including Kenan Thompson and Jamie Lynn Spears) and some seriously grownup lessons. Here are six takeaways from the show that routinely dished out Vital Information For Our Everyday Lives. (I'm sticking to the early years of the 11-season series since, as a '90s Nick devotee, it's what I re-watched the most.) 1. Embrace your weirdness. Some billionaire will like you for it. "Earboy" was a pretty wild idea. A kid with gigantic ears (Josh Server) is picked on for his strange features, and he's even friends with a literal Pizza Face and Four-Eyes. »
- Louis Virtel
Will Poulter may be nominated for three MTV Movie Awards this year for his performance in "We're the Millers," but come Sunday, he'll be stanning hard for one of his fellow Best Musical Moment nominees. Asked by MTV News which other contender in the category he'd like to share a duet with, having earned his place on the list with a well-practiced rendition of TLC's "Waterfalls" in "Millers," Poulter easily ticked several of the contenders ...
By Kase Wickman »
This weekend, "Rio 2" flies into the wilds of the Amazon, Kevin Costner fights for his team in "Draft Day," Karen Gillan takes on malevolent forces in "Oculus," Conan O'Brien hosts (and Eminem performs) at the MTV Movie Awards, and "Mad Men" returns for its seventh and final season.
Also in theaters this weekend: From director Jim Jarmusch comes "Only Lovers Left Alive," a new take on the vampire love story that stars Tom Hiddleston, as a reclusive musician, and Tilda Swinton, his love. Directed by David Gordon Green, "Joe" stars Nicolas Cage as a hot-tempered ex-con in the midst of reforming until he meets a young boy who brings out the fierce protector in him. Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, "The Railway Man" follows a WWII prisoner of war suffering from trauma years later and his desire to find the man behind his ill treatment. In "Hateship Loveship, »
- Jonny Black
Before you were old enough to stay up and watch Saturday Night Live, you were all about Snick - mostly because you were obsessed with All That and the theme song by TLC. Back in the show's '90s heyday, All That starred SNL's Kenan Thompson, who made characters like Pierre Escargot and Baggin' Saggin' Barry some of your favorites. Amanda Bynes, who turns 28 on Thursday, was also part of the cast, winning over so many fans with bits like "Ask Ashley" that she eventually starred in her own show, The Amanda Show. For your daily dose of Nickelodeon nostalgia, take our quiz to find out: which classic All That character are you? Source: Nick »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Why is Leah Remini doing a reality show? Because she's not so different from you - and yes, because she's funny. "People tell us, 'You guys are funny.' Other people find us entertaining, so we thought, 'Let's do it,' " the former King of Queens actress tells People of her plans to star with her family in an as-yet-untitled TLC show this summer. "My family is not so different from the rest of America," she adds. "I think people love to see that, oh, just because she's on television and in Hollywood, I can still relate to her." Remini, »
- Monica Rizzo
Congratulations are in order for Mr. Todd Chrisley of Atlanta, Ga. As the star of USA's heavily promoted Chrisley Knows Best (premiering Tuesday, 10 p.m. Et), he's the most original and distinctive reality character to come along since TLC's Honey Boo Boo. This may not seem like anything much to you, but considering that the bus from Bravo pulls up every few days to drop off a new bunch of heavy-drinking singletons from whatever urban center, it counts. If you consider further that Chrisley is possibly some sort of breakthrough in how gender roles play out on television - well, »
- Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE TV Critic
MTV today announced the nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, setting the stage for an epic showdown between critically-acclaimed films The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle, comedic hits We're the Millers and This Is the End, blockbuster franchises The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more. Hosted by Emmy Award winning comedian and late night host, Conan O'Brien, the show will broadcast Live on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt from the Nokia Theatre La Live in Los Angeles, California.
Fans can get in on the fierce competition by casting votes for their favorite nominees at MovieAwards.MTV.com beginning today, Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, April 12 in categories you'll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-s**t Performance, Best Musical Moment, #Wtf Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. »
The King of Queens star and Dancing with the Stars alum will be joined by her husband of 10 years, Angelo, and their 9 year-old daughter, Sofia. The series will also feature Remini's mother and stepfather, plus her sister and brother-in-law, whose secret coded language apparently drives the actress bonkers. Some of Remini's staff will also be featured, including her "wisecracking" housekeeper, Sofia's British nanny and her personal assistant, who happens to be an aspiring actress.
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- Sadie Gennis
We told you last month about John Simm (the sometimes-bleached-blond Master in the rebooted Doctor Who) in BBC America‘s upcoming original series Intruders, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan of The X-Files. Now comes word that Mira Sorvino and sci-fi familiar face James Frain (most recently of Grimm and Sleepy Hollow) will be joining him, as filming begins on this body-snatcher-type series:
New York – February 24, 2014 – Production is underway in Vancouver British Columbia for BBC America’s new original series Intruders, starring celebrated British actor John Simm and Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino. The series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), the series is »
- Erin Willard
Watch out, Obama; it sounds like your popularity with the troops — or at least one troop in particular — might be waning. Seth Meyers, who will soon assume duties as the host of NBC’s “Late Night”, took some time out before taking on his new gig to appear on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”. See video: Seth Meyers’ ‘SNL’ Castmates Bid Funny Farewell to the New ‘Late Night’ Host In the episode, which airs Friday at 9 p.m. Pst, the “Saturday Night Live” alum meets with Shealynn, an army medic who was injured by a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan. »
- Tim Kenneally
Seth Meyers has bid adieu to “Saturday Night Live” and is heading on to host NBC’s “Late Night” — but before then, he’ll be dropping by TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” Meyers will guest on the series’ Season 11 premiere on Feb. 21, surprising a fan named Shealynn, a medic in the Army who was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan. Bride-to-be Shealynn is trying to get a fresh start as she goes through rehab for her injuries. See video: Seth Meyers ‘SNL’ Departure: 11 of the ‘Weekend Update’ Anchor’s Top Moments Meyers drops in to surprise Shealynn at. »
- Tim Kenneally
var brightcovevideoid = '3146582534001'; Even with his departure from Saturday Night Live and his transition to Late Night, Seth Meyers has found time in his busy schedule to visit a deserving fan. On the season premiere episode of Say Yes to the Dress, airing Feb. 21 (9 p.m. Et) on TLC, Meyers, 40, surprises Shealynn Casserly, a medic who was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan. Shealynn is planning her wedding and looking for that perfect dress while she heals from her injuries, and Meyers shows up at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City, to help out and prove what he's learned about dress shopping. »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
If recent viewing trends hold, about 100 million people -- more than a quarter of the entire population of the country -- will watch Super Bowl Xlviii on Sunday (Feb. 2) and then talk about it for days afterward.
But though it may seem that way, it's not the only thing on TV Sunday. The other broadcast networks are taking the night off, but there are marathons and stunts aplenty elsewhere on your channel guide -- and even a couple of original shows. If you're not watching the game, consider these options (all times Eastern).
PBS: "Downton Abbey" (9 p.m.) and "Sherlock" (10 p.m.). PBS has aired new episodes of "Downton" each of the past three years opposite the Super Bowl and pulled in respectable ratings each time. "Sherlock" has its Season 3 finale.
TCM: "And the Oscar Goes to ..." (10 p.m./7 p.m. Pt). A history of the Academy Awards »
As of 6 p.m. Et, millions of televisions will be tuned in to Fox in anticipation of Super Bowl Xlviii. However, for those of you who couldn’t care less about the outcome of the game (or the commercials, for that matter), we’ve lined up your other viewing options. From all-day marathons to 6 p.m. movies, you do have a choice when it comes to what to watch!
So, if you do your part and find an open television, we will do ours and give you all your entertainment options. Our recommendation: Grab some of those football snacks to bring with you. »
- Samantha Highfill
Curious timing! The same day People published an excerpt from its Dec. 20 cover story highlighting Kate Gosselin and her twin daughters' life outside the limelight, In Touch also put the famous family on the cover of its Jan. 20 issue—and it paints a very different picture of the controversial mom of eight. In the tabloid interview, Jon Gosselin slams his ex-wife for wanting to put their children back on TV. "I consider that exploitation," says the former TLC reality star. He also alleges that the former Dancing With the Stars competitor is driven by greed and will stop at nothing to stay in the spotlight. "She uses them as her props," Jon, 36, says of Kate keeping their children in the »
15 items from 2014
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