12:30 pm, November 12th | by Sarah Devlin
It was a girl power-heavy episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend, with Anne Hathaway hosting to promote Les Misérables and Rihanna performing in her finest repurposed camouflage fatigues. And it was pretty good — one of the strongest episodes all season, thanks to Hathaway’s commitment, the bizarre green screen effects of Rihanna’s set, and newcomers Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon dominating the night. It was awesome to see all of those new ladies in the cast killing it in sketch after sketch. There was a special place in my heart, however, for this week’s cold open, which featured Romney on the balcony drowning his election sorrows in milk.
10:30 am, September 19th | by Sarah Devlin
Almost immediately after last night’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 finale began, it was clear that the night was not so much a choice between the top two girls, Tiffany Maher and Eliana Girard, so much as a coronation of Eliana, who was told again by judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe that she was his favorite female dancer from the whole series and that Desmond Richardson had made her a job offer.
11:30 am, September 6th | by Sarah Devlin
Throughout Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC last night, the camera cut to various audience members who were enraptured by the former president’s charisma, intelligence and spirited defense of Barack Obama. Then, around the 35 minute mark, the camera cut to the coolest person at the convention.
12:30 pm, May 18th | by Laura Donovan
It’s hard to picture “Sex and the City” heroine Carrie Bradshaw as anything other than a stylish, financially comfortable, successful, and well-respected New Yorker. But as anyone who has ever relocated to NYC knows, nobody shows up to the city knowing exactly how to take it on. We get a glimpse of Bradshaw’s life before glamorous Manhattan and sex column writing in the upcoming “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carries Diaries,” which is based off author Candace Bushnell’s “Carrie Diaries” series.
11:10 am, May 11th | by Amy Tennery
If you’re one of the hapless souls who adores NBC’s critically acclaimed, critically underwatched Thursday night comedy lineup, the last couple of days have been crummy. First, there was the news that 30 Rock was only renewed for a truncated new season — its last, by most accounts. Then, miraculously, Community was also renewed for a new run of episodes. Parks & Rec‘s future, meanwhile, remains unclear.
And If there’s one thing last night’s season finale for Parks & Rec proved, it’s that this show deserves to be on the air.
11:30 am, April 13th | by Laura Donovan
If you’re anything like the characters in upcoming HBO comedy “Girls,” you survive in New York City by skipping lunch, so resources for luxuries such as cable and HBO are impossible to come by. That’s why the network is offering complimentary access to the show’s first few episodes.
3:30 pm, April 1st | by Laura Donovan
We’re not crazy about the title of “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” not just because the “b” word makes our stomach turn, but because the show should own the term if they’re going to use it. We try not to be too unforgiving about innocuous comedies though, and there’s a lot more to the story than its silly name.
1:40 pm, February 12th | by Hillary Reinsberg
The first day at a new job can be hard. You know, your bosses will be talking quickly in jargon you don’t understand, a fired employee will be trying to get her job back, people will be jumping out the window, and…something about a goat.
10:44 am, February 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Like many women in America, we’re transfixed by Michelle Obama as if she were some kind of divine creature descended upon us to radiate positive vibes. So it’s no surprise we think watching videos of her playing it cool in the White House and doing pushups is a great way to spend our time. But there’s an even better way to spend our time: watching videos of Michelle Obama playing it cool in the White House and doing pushups on late night TV with Jimmy Fallon.
8:30 am, February 3rd | by Amy Tennery
We really hadn’t lived till we heard (in Colbert’s words) this “International Woman Of Mystery,” Christiane Amanpour, try to talk Iran-U.S. negotiations with a guy wearing socks with sandals.