Weekend Meme: ABC Fires “Work It,” Stiles Straps In On “Teen Wolf,” and the Rise of Tebowie

Towleroad broke the news that not only will George Clooney be playing David Boies in the Los Angeles production of 8, but that White Collar’s Matt Bomer and Glee’sMatthew Morrison Matthew Morrison will play plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo at the March 3 performance.

There is already a petition demanding an apology from CBS for airing the child-exploitive Focus on the Family commerical during the NFL playoff game on Saturday.

First Germany blocks Blackberries after work hours for employees, now Brazil defines answering work emails from home as billable hours. I’d be rich if I could bill both jobs for that.

Nickelodeon has confirmed that it’s going to series with Fred, starring Lucas Cruikshank as the oddly spoken teenager. And they’re also giving him a series called Marvin, in which he plays a quirky alien trying to adjust to life on earth. Sorry, but there is only one alien named Marvin, and he wants to blow up the earth.

RuPaulRuPaul thinks that everyone needs a sense of humor about things like Work It, and that he loves “tranny.” Somehow, I don’t think GLAAD will ever be able to explain to him why it’s wrong.

Speaking of Work It, we don’t have to speak of it anymore, because ABC has cancelled the stinker after the second showing, devoid of critics and curiosity seekers, bombed. They’ll be airing repeats of Last Man Standing until (hopefully) they can launch Cougar Town.

But if you need a show to be angry about, there’s always Nat Geo’s new reality show with the nation’s top Boy Scouts competing with adults for merit badges. Yes, I know what I typed, but I’m leaving it in.

I don’t know what to make of this idea that spacesuits need to be made to purr like cats to prevent bone loss. It’s like I’m being told I can never evacuate the planet without being tortured for eternity.

In what is likely to be a symbolic gesture in the heavily Republican legislature, a bill has been introduced in Minnesota to repeal the bill that placed a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality on the ballot.

Meanwhile, Washington is only two votes short of achieving marriage equality, but those two votes could be very hard to come by.

When asked about the campaign to get Kim Kardashian to pay more taxes, Warren Buffett seemed perplexed by the existence of the Warren Buffettwoman. “I’ve seen her name. But I wouldn’t be able to tell what she does but put her name in the paper.” Me either.

Russell T. Davies is working on a new project with the folks behind The Sarah Jane Adventures that he says will be “Doctor Who meets Harry Potter.” What’s the title of the children’s show? Why Aliens vs. Wizards of course!

Ricky Gervais is certain to offend Sunday night at the Golden Globes, mostly because he can. “I do the Golden Globes like some people play golf on a Saturday. It’s fun, but it can’t affect me because come Monday morning, I’ll be writing a new stand-up show or I’ll be writing a new TV show or I’ll be writing a new film. So it’s not exactly bravery.”

Paramount has announced that production has started on the Star Trek sequel, and yes, for those who expressed concern, Zachary Quinto is back as Spock, and yes, Addison, Karl Urban is returning as well.

Rick Santorum has an extended family back in Italy, and they’re not thrilled with his politics, and they don’t think his grandfather, who Santorum touts has having escaped fascists, would be either. Because he ran from the fascists because he was a communist, as is most of Santorum’s family in Italy.

Chris HughesSummit says that it can see Twilight continuing beyond the second Breaking Dawn movie. Nobody is sure if they mean movies or a television show, or just some way to continue separating people from their money.

Chris Hughes, the out co-founder of Facebook is reportedly considering buying The New Republic. Sure he’s got $700+ million to throw around, but is print media really a good investment?

In a complPaula Deenetely NSFW post Gawker’s Brian Moylan writes about who in the NFL playoffs he wants to, uh, practice with.

Paula Deen is expected to simultaneously announce that she has Type 2 diabetes and that she’s endorsing a diabetes drug from big pharma for millions of dollars.

Perez Hilton is going to be invading the WWE Monday night as a guest ring announcer.

The world caught its collective breath as this image of Daniel Craig in a pale blue swim suit on the set of Skyfall hit the net. While I do appreciate the homage (and the slight coin slot action), those are not anywhere near the suit he wore before. Those are a board short variation, and I demand Spandex!

But I will accept a down payment in shirtlessness.

 The Michael Jackson tribute is over, and it’s Valentine’s Day at McKinley High.

 From this angle, they could be brothers. Or a gay couple who has started dressing alike and cutting their hair alike. You know the type I’m talking about.

They could have made Rory Chris’ cousin from Ireland

Meanwhile Grant Gustin continues to live a catalog lifestyle

Jesse Tyler and Justin Mikita take in the BAFTA Tea

For something fresh, this is the cast of Don’t Trust the B___ In Apt 23

Thank you Allan for making me choose between Pride and a distrust of cats.

They said that Dylan was getting into pads for a stunt, but frankly those aren’t the thoughts I’m having about Teen Wolf’s Stiles right now – Levis, black undies, and a harness? Saturday night!

Unlikely sex symbol in a beautiful cast? Maybe that’s what makes him sexy.

I love Tyler Oakley’s shirt

Last time Joe McElderry went skiing we got a photo in a hot tub. This year, a hoodie. I demand hot tub!

DNA Magazine Brodie West and Matthew Mitcham pose with Mitcham’s cover.

I think it’s criminal verging on negligence to have any segment on Brittany-isms without repeating the “gay shark” line, even if you’ve used it before. That is her signature line.


In Headlines That Suck, Charlie Berens disappoints me by wearing more concealing clothing than he did the week before, but at least he’s still really funny.


In Drink, the latest parody of Drive, they managed to find a halfway decent Ryan Gosling stand in, but I’ll need to see him without a shirt to be certain.


Jimmy Fallon has merged Tim Tebow with David Bowie to create Tebowie. Something I could almost bow down to.


Remember when I ran the teaser trailer for Crooked Arrows, and pretty much all of you howled with laughter at how bad it looked? Well, I’m not exactly telling them to make space for an Oscar, but the official trailer is leaps and bounds better.


Miranda Cosgrove sat down with TV Guide to talk about how First Lady Michele Obama came to be on iCarly, and how it was a natural connection for the show, and for military families.

And the live viewing that Miranda mentioned for military families? ABC News was there to watch FLOTUS get down with the cast on stage for some Random Dancing.


The television special for Betty White’s 90th birthday has show boys dancing in Tuxedos, which is how she should be honored. That or Speedos.


You all know how I love parkous. I also love muscular blonds, and so this Team Underground video for Keith Horan is a home run for me. Wow.


Bill Maher is great – in small doses. His appearance on Chelsea Lately had some good, funny moments, but if it’s all the same to you Bill, we’re not rushing to claim Rick Santorum as one of our own. Thanks anyhow.


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