Archive for the oh noes! Category

O(pra)h no! [Oprah]

Posted in North Americana, oh noes!, Oprah on November 8, 2008 by jetsamjr


Oprah is expected to quit her talk show in 2011 and focus on her cable network. What?! But where will we find out how to be empowered women?! From Ellen?!?!


Dollhouse in the doghouse [Dollhouse]

Posted in Dollhouse, North Americana, oh noes! on November 8, 2008 by jetsamjr

DollhouseWell, this isn’t good: Fox has scheduled Dollhouse to premiere in a Friday-night timeslot… aka the deathslot. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has also been wedged in next to it.)

Seems that production isn’t faring so well on the drama because of problems with the script. Hmmm. That doesn’t sound good. Maybe the show will turn out to be convoluted and crappy after all…

Australia too dumb for… [Fringe]

Posted in Australiana, Fringe, news, North Americana, oh noes! on October 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

Fringe has joined 90210 on the Southern Hemisphere scraphead: the Nine Network has dumped the fledgling, quirky sci-fi drama just five episodes in. Dumb.

I take full responsibility for jinxing the series: just the other day I was boasting about how I didn’t need to download the series* because it airs in Australia just a couple of hours after the US.

*Or rather, that is what I would have said if I was one of those naughty people who downloads TV shows from the internet, which I’m not, and I hope you’re not either because it’s illegal and naughty.

Ricki-Lee divorces [Australian Idol]

Posted in Australian Idol, Australiana, news, oh noes! on October 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

Is there some astrological alignment happening at the moment that’s doomed all celebrity marriages? This week Madonna and Guy Ritchie and David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have announced divorces… and now you can add Ricki-Lee to the splitsville list.

This is pretty sad: poor Ricki-Lee and her husband Jamie were only married a year ago (I remember she appeared on Rove sporting a hideous orange tan). I wonder if that bizarre nude pics scandal of theirs from a couple of months backhad anything to do with it?

Hayden Panettiere’s real-life dad much less awesome than her TV dad [Heroes]

Posted in Heroes, North Americana, oh noes! on August 12, 2008 by jetsamjr

This is bad news: Hayden Panettiere’s dad Alan has been arrested for allegedly beating up her momager Lesley, after she “disrespected” him at a party. Because that is a completely valid justification for hitting your wife in the face.

Top Gear in peril! [oh noes!]

Posted in Britannia, gossip, oh noes!, other shows on July 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

Top Gear, the internet’s most downloaded show, may not exist as we know it for much longer: James May and Richard Hammond are reportedly holding out for the same pay as co-host Jeremy Clarkson, fuelling rumours they’ll walk from the show.

The chemistry between the three hosts is the key to Top Gear‘s success – the forthcoming Australian and US adaptations will have a tough job replicating it – so even one of them exiting would inevitably put the brakes on the show for good.


Project Runway is doomed! Dooooomed! [Project Runway]

Posted in North Americana, oh noes!, Project Runway on June 29, 2008 by jetsamjr

A new behind-the-scenes team will take over Project Runway when it transfers to Lifetime: the old producers Magical Elves are leaving, to be replaced by Bunim-Murray, the company whose pedigree includes quality reality TV like The Real World, Living Lohan and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Project Runway is so fucked, you guys – no wonder Tim Gunn is scared.