Golden Globes tonight

Ricky Gervais caused quite a stir last year at the Golden Globes with his opening monologue (see above) and his smartass comments throughout the show. Nothing was sacred and frankly he was hilarious, even if he managed to piss off a number of guests in the audience.

Ricky is back again this year and you can catch the Golden Globes tonight on NBC. If you’re going to watch any award shows this season this is the one to see. Many guests in the audience get drunk so some of the acceptance speeches are hilarious.

Tina Fey is nominated again, and here’s a pic of her showing off her Phillies New Era Cap at the HBO Luxury Lounge as she gets ready for the show.

  

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ABC cancels “Charlie’s Angels” after just 4 episodes

ABC announced that it is pulling the plug on “Charlie’s Angels” after just 4 aired episodes. The ratings were bad and the reviews were even worse, so I guess this isn’t a surprise. Our own Will Harris explained in his Fall TV Preview that this show was a tough one to predict in terms of potential success. The producers definitely decided to play this one straight, without the campy feel of other reboots. In the end it just didn’t work.

As we all know, the show had its share of eye candy with Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor. When Will spoke with Annie, she seemed very excited about the show and its prospects, explaining how the casting process took months. It’s hard to argue with the casting, though the original was carried by a blonde bombshell, and perhaps following that formula would have generated more buzz.

In the end, however, the writing and execution didn’t seem to excite fans, so we have another show biting the dust following the cancellation of “The Playboy Club.” Perhaps these shows with eye candy should be on cable . . .

  

Amber Heard can’t save “The Playboy Club”

NBC announced today that “The Playboy Club” has been cancelled after only three episodes. It’s not a surprise given the anemic ratings so far.

The show wasn’t great, but it was beautifully shot, and Amber Heard was simply stunning as Maureen, the young Bunny caught up in the murder storyline. As you can see from the photos above, Heard looked like the perfect Bunny, particularly in the red costume, and her acting was solid as well. All of the Bunnies were beautiful as you might expect, but Heard jumped off the screen. She has a great career ahead of her, and you can see her on the big screen in October in “The Rum Diary.”

  

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