Oct 19 Click to join me on my Facebook page and we can merp I think we can all agree that this show didn’t just jump the shark, it did sex with the shark and left it for dead. I’m kidding.
Police in New Jersey today arrested a man who surreptitiously climbed Seaside Heights' submerged Jet Star Roller Coaster, and planted an American flag at the top . Speaking with News 12 New Jersey, the mother of 38-year-old Chris Angelo of Lakewood said he had been displaced by Superstorm Sandy and was seeking to draw attention to Jersey Shore recovery efforts. Diane Angulo said her son, a tree service owner, had planned to remain atop the coaster for several days, but State Police managed to talk him down after only a short while. He was subsequently handcuffed and transported away from the scene by police van. After his mother told the news station she would not bail him out, several viewers reached out to help. "This is America," one viewer said, "I'd like to definitely post some cash to the guy."
The six-part HBO comedy series “Eastbound & Down,” now just past its halfway point, appears, on the face of it, to be another prefab house of laughs of the kind that’s been extruded, over and over, in the past couple of years by the belching adolescent-humor factory of Apatow, Ferrell, Stiller & Rogen. Will Ferrell is the only one of those comedy machers who’s directly involved in “Eastbound & Down.” (He and his partner, Adam McKay—who co-wrote and directed a couple of Ferrell’s vehicles and started the Web site Funny or Die with him—are two of the show’s executive producers.)
The twits have taken over TV land. Twitter, the microblogging service that's exploded in popularity in the past year, rapidly has become an essential tool for anyone trying to keep up with the goings on in the small-screen world. Just last week, many in Hollywood found out about NBC's stunning decision to dump "Southland" not from a trade paper but via a tweet from Shawn Ryan, the "Lie to Me" showrunner. He got a call from a friend on the "Southland" set and immediately let his 2000 followers in on the news.
Our Exposé episode called As Likely As Not is one of our strongest, not least because of how it evolved as we were working on it. It began as a story about sick U.S. nuclear workers being denied benefits they deserved. In the course of shooting it became a tragic story about one of those workers passing away before he and his family were fully compensated for his illness.