Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lost, Heroes, Dancing With The Stars Cast, 90210, Big Bang Theory, & More

Michael Ausiello over at Entertainment Weekly has the latest on the rumored Veronica Mars movie as it sounds like we're getting close to crunch time on whether it will happen. I'm definitely hoping big for us to see the movie happen!!

Movie box office numbers for last weekend. 1. He's Just Not That Into You - $27.7 million. 2. Taken - $20.5 million. 3. Coraline - $16.8 million. 4. The Pink Panther 2 - $11.5 million. 5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $10.8 million. 6. Push - $10 million. 7. Slumdog Millionaire - $7.1 million. 8. Gran Torino - $7.1 million. 9. The Uninvited - $6.2 million. 10. Hotel For Dogs - $5.7 million.

The Big Bang Theory had its all time high rating on Monday night. The more impressive thing for me was the fact that it did this out of its usual time slot. The president spoke during its normal time slot which bumped The Big Bang Theory back to 8:30pm central time. 13 million watched Leonard's mom make her character debut. I have to give all kinds of kudos to the actress that played her, Christine Baranski, cause she was fantastic. She was really dry in her delivery and her appearance in the lives of the group sent their worlds upside down. Wouldn't you know that her and Sheldon would hit it off? ha ha.

I really enjoyed this week's Heroes. I found myself enjoying it more than last week. Maybe I was just in a better mood watching it. I don't know but it was a fun episode. Upon the crash, the Heroes were off and running trying to get away. The stuff with Claire and her dad was fun where she had to battle him on what she thought was right. Even after being sent home, it looks like she is not out of this fight yet. The bargaining with Nathan/Peter/Tracy was interesting this week but it didn't end well for Tracy. Good thing that Peter absorbed that flying power just in time!! Bye bye Nathan. He is going to have his hands full with his mother anyway based on what we saw near the end of it. It wasn't looking good for Daphne as I'm assuming they killed her off?? If that is true, that is yet another character that I liked on the show that has been sent out of there. Bummer. Sylar is still searching for his father and it provided for some good episode viewing this week where I'm assuming he may have found his brother who also has an ability.

I am loving this time traveling on Lost. It's also this feeling of what is going on??!! You just never know who is going to pop up. Jin's journey through time of being with Danielle was very interesting as we see the whole story with her history taking a spin as she was shooting the people with her cause she thought they were all sick after being taken by the smoke monster. Jin and Sawyer's reunion was fun to see. Their time traveling with Locke got their journey to The Orchid. I didn't expect to see Jack's dad being the one to greet him!! So, is he Jacob??!! My mind was already wondering if Daniel was Jacob before that after I heard Charlotte talking about seeing Daniel before and how scary of a man that he was. Speaking of Charlotte, time traveling finally finished her off. She did reveal to him that she had been on the island before and spent her life trying to get back there. She was told that if she returned, she would die. Jack and Ben were only able to get Sun back (out of the Oceanic Six) to what turned out to be Daniel's mom who is apparently the only one able to get them back to the island. Nice reveal with Desmond showing up who was looking for the same woman. Sun was pulled back in after Ben told her that Jin was alive. What about Locke? Well, he and Jack's dad met where Locke was told that he was the only one that was supposed to move the island and not Ben. He would be the sacrifice to get them all back to the island. I loved the last line of "say hello to my son" while Locke had no clue who his son was. Just a great episode. I can't even cover it all but it was a lot of fun!! These are all mostly random thoughts obviously cause I can't even begin to recap all that.

The new season of The Amazing Race premieres Sunday night on CBS.

Valentine's Day went well for some and not so well for others on this week's 90210. Wow, just how over the top is Silver now? Plus, she is freaking Dixon out. If there was any sign that she too over the top, it was the tattoo with his name. Annie and Ethan didn't have a good one after issues with his hanging out with Rhonda. Rhonda told them a very personal story involving her past and Annie ended up using it in her acting class. Ethan overheard this too and it kept them apart on Valentine's Day. Ethan and Rhonda hung out at the dance together and she ended up hurt when their connection grew despite him still being with Annie. Navid ended up back with Adrianna at the end of the night after her lousy Valentine's Day which was anything but a normal one considering her situation. Naomi's day seemed to go well until the bartender that she had been flirting with turned out to be in high school student with her. It was funny to see Naomi and Silver getting along again for a little while especially with her cashing in a favor from when they were twelve. Yeah, I'm waiting to see just what kind of major fallout that there is going to be with Silver and Dixon.

The cast of the new season of Dancing With The Stars has been announced. Here is a list of who will be particiating. Lil' Kim, Steve-O, Lawrence Taylor, Nancy O'Dell, Shawn Johnson, Denise Richards, Chuck Wicks, Gilles Marini, Belinda Carlisle, Steve Wozniak, David Alan Grier, Jewel, and Ty Murray. Good list of names for this season. ABC is really playing up the promotion of the show talking about husband and wife, Murray and Jewel, battling it out. Shawn Johnson becomes the youngest contestant ever on the show. The new season starts on Monday, March 9 at 7pm central time.

There was no new How I Met Your Mother this week but if you would like to check out Barney's video resume from last week's episode, here is the link:

I'm a huge Chicago Bulls fan and I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Johnny "Red" Kerr getting honored last night at the United Center in Chicago. Johnny Kerr was the first coach of the Bulls and has since been such a huge part of the organization. He has worked as a commentator and would host all the retirement ceremonies and championship rallies. I grew up watching the Jordan/Pippen era of Bulls basketball and so many of the great plays that I remember have Johnny Kerr calling the action. Seeing Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and so many of the legendary Bulls returning to pay tribute to him was great. I'll always remember the tradition of Michael going by and slapping that powder by Johnny as he would pass by him. It was a pregame tradition that they had a great time with over the years and Michael also did this during the ceremony. President Obama even recorded a message for him as well that was played at the ceremony. Johnny Kerr deserved every bit of that tribute and more which also included his own statue that will be at the United Center. Thanks for all that you've done for the organization, Red!!

Speaking of the NBA, this weekend is NBA All Star Weekend from Phoenix. One of my favorite sports weekends of the year.

Cartoon Network announced that they are bringing back Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a second season. The show has performed very well on the network.

Here are some of the winners of this past Sunday's Grammy Awards.
Album Of The Year: Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Say by John Mayer
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Chasing Pavements by Adele
Record Of The Year: Please Read The Letter by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
New Artist: Adele
Rock Album: Viva La Vida or Death and All Of His Friends by Coldplay
R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson
Pop Vocal Album: Rockferry by Duffy
Song Of The Year: Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals: Stay by Sugarland
Country Song: Stay by Sugarland
Female Country Vocal Performance: Last Name by Carrie Underwood
Male Country Vocal Performance: Letter To Me by Brad Paisley
Female R&B Vocal Solo: Superwoman by Alicia Keys
Male R&B Vocal Solo: Miss Independent by Ne-Yo

TV On DVD releases for Tuesday, February 17th. The Beverly Hillbillies (Season Three), Food Paradise (Season One), Law & Order: SVU (Year Eight), The Real Adventures Of Jonny Quest (Season One - Volume One), Sabrina The Teenage Witch (Season Five).

TV Lines Of The Week:
From Heroes
"Well, I don't even need an ability to know that's a lie" Sylar to Luke when Luke told Sylar that his mother hated him. She said that she didn't.

From American Idol
"Paula that was so generous to promote your jewelry on live television. Seriously, not many people would do that." Simon to Paula after she gave Tatiana some of her jewelry. I thought that was a funny Simon line.

Video Of The Week: Do you know someone that tends to spoil shows for you? Here is a funny clip from G4 on how they would deal with this calling it "spoiler interruptus".

Wishing all of you a great and safe weekend!! Take care and God bless!!

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