The year is coming to a close and we’re moving into awards season. Film-wise, the show that traditionally sets the stage for lots of the annual action is the Critic’s Choice Awards. What actors and actresses are up for which categories? What was this year’s funniest comedy? Will The Dark Knight be part of the “best film” competition? No one knows right now. But they will next Tuesday morning. That’s when the Broadcast Film Critics Association announces the nominees for its 2008 CCA show.
The two hosts of At The Movies, Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz will announce the nominees for 10 key categories Tuesday, December 9, at 8:30 am ET/PT. The ceremony will be telecast live on VH1. We’ll be launching our Critics’ Choice Awards site that day as well.
This year’s CCA show will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 8 at 9 pm ET/PT.
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Our scene-specific blog commentary on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew continues. Below, the doctor talks about the main points of the episode, among them: Jeff’s future, Steven’s refusal to serve at the mission, Amber’s breakdown at that same mission and the crack-smoking return of Seth “Shifty” Binzer.
Even though he was often described as hyper, The Pickup Artist 2 winner Simeon managed to dominate on several of the final challenges, beating out some stiff competition. He would often dress like a rock star, with jewelry, nail polish and a cowboy hat rounding out his bad-boy avatar. But when we talked to him he was calm and extremely positive about his experience – easy to get along with. Simeon also revealed the surprising place where he purchased that magical cowboy hat.
Congratulations! Has your life changed much since Sunday night’s premiere?
Well, I’ve been getting a lot more heartfelt text messages these days. I’m definitely enjoying having the cat out of the bag, I can talk about it now. It was a secret for so long.
When did filming wrap?
End of June. I’ve known for almost half a year! It’s a long time to keep secrets from your best friends, but it made it for a bigger, more fun surprise for everyone.
What were your friend’s and family’s reactions?
Some people said they knew the whole time that I’d win, but some people had told me the exact opposite, like “I know you didn’t win, but I bet you’ll get far.” My family is pretty happy for me and my dad is currently getting t-shirts made with my face on it because he’s so proud. I wasn’t sure how my parents would take it but they think it’s a good thing.
What did they say when you told them you were auditioning for the show?
You know, I didn’t give them a lot of detail. I basically told them it was a reality show and I’d tell them more about it later. I wanted to keep it under wraps.
Read the rest of the interview after the jump.
“Why the hell are you here?” wondered Heather in verse regarding Jessica’s enrollment in Charm School. And by the end of this week’s episode, it seemed that everyone felt the same way. Below, Jessica defends her time spent on the show, talks about her current feelings for Heather, gives us a progress report on her backbone attainment and explains why learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
If Real Chance of Love has taught us anything, it’s that you have to see Bubbles to believe her. We did one better for our post-elimination interview with Bubbles: we invited her into the VH1 office, plopped her in front of a camera so that everyone could not just see but experience Bubbles. Our long chat with Chance’s weirdly departed would-be girl zig-zagged all over the place: from milkshakes to behavioral science to reality show etiquette to party pumping to agnosticism. You can watch the whole thing here, and below are some highlights. At one point, Bubbles describes her mindset as being “in La La Land.” We couldn’t have said it better.
In this introductory clip, Bubbles talks about her nickname and background:
Is it possible to be too charming? Only on VH1, maybe. Kristy Joe got the boot from Charm School this week for not evolving enough, even though if you think back to Rock of Love 2, she’s come a long way (she spent most of the season in tears; she spent most of her time on Charm School cracking up at her surroundings). Below, Kristy Joe contrasts her time on both of the shows, explains why she knew she couldn’t possibly win this thing and talks about what it was like to be one of the relatively normal people living in what she calls an “insane asylum.”
This week’s Scream Queens was low on the terror side — the exercises were all based on introspection (some of it P.O.V.-cam, Blair Witch-style…minus the snot). As though picking up the slack for the knives of slashers, the girls were, instead, at each other’s throats. Michelle, in particular, did as much as she could to play psychological Jigsaw on the girls, taunting them with her perceived superiority. It had the reverse effect on Lindsay, who used Michelle’s hubris as inspiration to humble her — Lindsay ended up named Leading Lady in the Director’s Challenge, which found the girls acting opposite their evil selves in a mirror. Angela, too, indulged in some beef, tearfully calling out the judges’ decision to award Michelle the Leading Lady designation last episode. But ultimately, the meat hook was turned on her as she was yanked from the show for just not having the chops. That leaves three ladies — Michelle, Lindsay and a vulnerable Tanedra (who stumbled this episode for the first time) — who’ll battle each other in the “Scream Queen gauntlet” in next week’s season finale.
Scream Queens show page
Scream Queens videos
Horror Hotties (a photo gallery of fright-flick actresses)
Straight from 51 Minds comes a special invite:
Are you the ULTIMATE Rock of Love Charm School fan?
Do you know everything there is to know about all the drama with Sharon and the girls of Charm School? Why not put your knowledge to good use by attending the taping of the Rock of Love Charm School reunion?
You’ll get an opportunity to ask questions of your favorite cast members, hear them revisit good times and bad, and even be among the first to find out how things went for everyone after they left the show.
The taping will be held in Los Angeles during the afternoon of Saturday December 13, 2008. The taping is FREE but by invitation ONLY. So to secure your spot at what is gonna be one of the hottest reunions in VH1 History, write us at: ROLcharmschool2@gmail.com.
In your email, please include the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Your age and sex
- Your city of residence
- Your contact numbers and email address
- The names of the people that you will be bringing to the reunion as well as their age and sex (NOTE: we cannot reserve more than four seats for any one person)
Early respondents do have an edge, so get your response to us ASAP. The deadline is Friday, December 5th.
A producer will contact you the week of December 8th if you are selected for the audience.
You must be over 18 to attend the taping and have your own transportation to the taping in Los Angeles. The production cannot provide lodging or transportation. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. All audience members will be REQUIRED to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to being admitted to the audience.
Rock of Love Charm School show page
Charm School videos and extras
If the arrival of the full-rocking “I Don’t Care” has got you psyched for Fall Out Boy‘s forthcoming Folie a Deux, you’re not alone. There’s some FOB fever in their air this holiday season.
Perhaps you’ll be doubly psyched to find out we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the band’s special NYC performance on December 16 – the day the new disc drops. If you’re chosen to attend, you’ll meet the guys backstage, have your photo taken with them, and perhaps see that picture uploaded onto their photo Website.
To get in the running, you must first sign-up for our weekly New Music newsletter. Then check your email box this Thursday, December 4 at 1:00pm for full details on how you can win. Our newsletter will contain all the info.
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This week, the girls have to work with children. Of course, they’re used to that by now, since they’re living with the biggest kid of all.