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I. Love. Firefly.  I hate that it was cancelled before its time.  And that I only discovered it on DVD when a friend of mine said, you love Buffy?  You’ll love Firefly.  And that was the end of me.  When people make jokes or references to Firefly, I think they are the best jokes because they are the payoff.

The Big Bang Theory, for example, constantly refers to Firefly, the show that should never have been cancelled.  And of course there’s the Train episode where the gang finds Summer Glau.  That’s what I mean by payoff.  A show that was cancelled ages ago is still getting references in modern television shows.  What makes it better is that it’s a Joss and Co production, because who doesn’t love Joss Whedon?

Oh, and did I mention that Firefly also stars Nathan Fillion?  Really?  I haven’t mentioned that yet?  Wow.  I must be slacking.

So… Nathan Fillion is in Firefly.

And Firefly is a space western set in 2517 about the rogue crew of Serenity that travel in the newly human-inhabited star system.  Joss Whedon is said to have pitched the show as, “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.”  And Firefly just oozes of stories that are waiting to be told.

And of course, what other failed show could create a movie, and such a huge following?

There you have it.  Firefly.  Check it out on Hulu.

Will this be the season that we meet the “Mother”?  It is still unclear as the season has not yet started, but for those of us who have been following the journey from the beginning, I think a little skepticism is a good thing.

To begin with, Morrison will have a 5-episode arc which could lead to a full 13 episodes.  All of those episodes, of course, have the potential to lead to what the viewers have been waiting for all along.  However, that has yet to be confirmed.

EW is reporting that the execs are planning to take How I Met Your Mother back to its roots and and get down and dirty in remembering that Ted is the I in How I Met Your Mother.  They expect that Morrison’s character will take Ted on a much deeper journey and really take him back to his real mission: finding his future wife.

David Boreanaz and infidelity are two things I never thought would fit together.  Sure, his character of Angel may have gone down the dark roads a time or two, but he always came back again to be the dark and broody vampire we all came to know and love.

Last Monday, Bones actor David Boreanaz admitted to cheating on his wife of 9 years, and claimed he wanted to clear the air because an alleged mistress was asking for money to keep quiet.

“Our marriage has been tainted with infidelities.  I just want to be open and honest.  I was irresponsible,”

Boreanaz admitted to People magazine. 

Jamie Bergman has yet to comment, but it has been reported that she is willing to stick it out and work on their marriage.

Spike: 1.  Angel: 0.

I thought I was excited about Celebrity Apprentice with Chuck Lidell last year.  But holy. freakin. potatoes.  I love this show.  Or maybe I don’t.  I do know that I recorded it in HD and watched it immediately.  Maybe that’s because Chriso may or may not want to watch  it later on.  If he does, I won’t delete it right away.

But this season of Celebrity Apprentice intrigued me because of Sharon Osbourne.  I think I’m in love with the old hag.  I certainly love watching her on television since way back when her, Ozzy and the kids did their own reality tv show, and if I could stomach watching America’s Got Talent,  I would certainly love watching that also.

The first challenge of the season always seems to be about getting your contacts in the area to donate big bucks.  This time, the scenario was a local diner/burger joint, and as always, it was men vs women.

Anyone care for a spoiler alert?  Of course, you’d LOVE one.  Joan Rivers made a cameo on behalf of Donald Trump to decide which team she like better, which happened to be the women’s team.  However, Joan’s influence did not help them, and they lost their first challenge.  And who got fired?  Carol.  The resident comedian and writer was thrown under the bus but almost everyone.

Except Cyndi Lauper.  Who clearly doesn’t have a mean bone in her body because she utterly refused to choose someone to fire, even under the duress of Donald Trump.  She even had a genuine look of sadness when Carol was fired.  She is naive, but she’s a pop star.  I’m not sure if either of those things will help her or hurt her.

What I do know is that I will be recording the series and watching until Sharon Osbourne gets fired or wins the whole show.  Which ever comes first.  Or until Chriso tells me I’m crazy to be watching this crap in HD when such a show could be watched and recorded in standard definition and still be just fine.

Among the other celebrities were Holly Robinson Pete, whom I found utterly annoying, and the type to not want to get her hands dirty.  Then there were the Victoria’s Secret Model and the WWE superstar, whose names I cannot remember for the life of me.  But I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

But for the men’s team, the heavy hitters were just as plentiful.  Sinbad, Brett Michaels, and Daryl Strawberry to start.  Then some British celebrity chef, the former governor senator man place highly in politics and was stomped down due to conspiracy in Illionois and some other guy.  Yup.  Heavy hitters indeed.

Yeah, I’ll catch a few more episodes, and make my decisions later.

I was shocked.  Literally shocked.  To the point where I knew I had to post immediately, but at the same time I couldn’t think of what to say.

Opening up the Internet to open up my email is a common routine for me every morning.  I don’t really read much of what’s on the front page of Yahoo’s site.  But this was the top story.

‘Lost Boys’ Actor Corey Haim Dead in Burbank at 38.

And it could have been drugs.  I don’t think anyone would be surprised if it was drugs, as Haim himself admitted to Larry King that he was “a chronic relapser for life.”  Did he really think he had no hope?  Apparently so.

Haim presented with flulike symptoms up to his death, and was getting over-the-counter meds to battle it. 

Corey Haim had struggled with drug addiction since ‘Lost Boys,’ and Corey Feldman had confessed that Haim’s drug addiction affected both their working and personal relationships.  Their show, The Two Coreys, had been cancelled in 2008 after only 2 seasons.

38 is young.  Very young.  And I know we hadn’t really heard much from Corey Haim in a long while, but it’s still sad.

Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were tied into my generation’s adolescence, with movies like Lost Boys, and Lucas, and The Goonies, among many others.

I think I’ll watch The Lost Boys tonite.

A deal is in the works for Neil Patrick Harris to appear in an episode of Glee during May Sweeps that will be directed by the one and only Joss Whedon.


I’d heard a rumor about this today, and I wasn’t sure what to think.  Outside of being overwhelmed with excitement that the infamous NPH/Whedon duo is going to reunite, I am more than excited that the reunion will be on my favorite FOX show, Glee.

The news of the upcoming episode was dropped in a Twitter update by EW’s Michael Ausiello, who is no less excited than I, or any other fans are.

I must say, I don’t always look forward to May Sweeps.  I think that’s mostly because Upfronts are usually close by and the fate of our favorite shows hangs in the balance, so the importance of May Sweeps is HUGE, but very overdramatic.

ANYway, NPH.  Glee.

The episode and the role will be tailored specifically to the How I Met Your Mother superstar, and will no doubt include a song and dance number.

Yes.  I am excited.  Although, the waiting for Glee to return in April will be hard, I’m sure it will be well worth the wait.

What are your thoughts on Glee and NPH’s upcoming role?

I don’t typically like to write about the death of celebrites.  Mostly because it is usually what EVERYONE is talking about, and of course, all the conspiracy theories.  Usually about drugs or alcohol or sex.  Or perhaps all three. 

So, Brittany Murphy.

This one is no different for me.  I’m shocked and a little sad because no one should die before their time.  And this one is hard because she was not that much older than I am now.  So, it’s always hard.

So, Brittany Murphy.  They say she was in cardiac arrest when they found her, and was declared dead pretty much right away.  I’m sorry if I’m going to sound like a cynic here, but people so young so very rarely have heart conditions that would result in cardiac arrest.  I’m not saying that it never happens.  I’m just expanding my mind to accept many different scenarios.  Drugs does happen to play a role.  I also have to thank Chriso for pointing this out to me.  Although, I’m sure the media at some point would have pointed me in the right direction for cynicism, I’m glad Chriso made a point to say it.  But drugs happen.

But I don’t think I’ll go there today.  I’ll just say that I was never Brittany Murphy’s biggest fan, although there were a few movies of hers I did like.  Well, actually, there was only the one.  But still.

I don’t really know what else to say here, other than that I’m sure she will be missed.

And also, things like this typically come in 3s, so I will be on the lookout for more news, sad news, but more news nonetheless.

I know I haven’t been watching Heroes.  I pretty much broke up with the series after the atrocity they call season 2.  And then again one third of the way through season 3.  So I haven’t really been keeping up with my Heroes news.

But it has been confirmed by a source, but not by NBC, that Adrian Pasdar who plays Nathan Petrelli, will no longer be on the show.  Apparently, he’s been killed of before: the end of season 3 when Sylar had slit his throat.  But he had come back to do guest spots and take on the guise of other characters.  However, this is rumored to be the FINAL farewell for the elder Petrelli brother.

Am I surprised?  Not sure.  The real question is: do I care?  And there is no simple answer to that one.

Heroes has been teetering on the edge of being a mediocre show for quite some time.  And again, I have to mention that I gave up on it long ago.  Believe it or not, I actually tuned in for a few scenes when I got home from work tonite.  And I’m not gonna lie, but it was more background noise than anything else.

Also, it’s not really the kind of show that you can put down and pick up randomly at any episode.  You really have to follow it, because the stories are so intermingled and twisted together, and so very elaborate.  And it’s not for the casual viewer, unfortunately.  It’s for the dedicated fan who has been watching since the beginning.  But how many of those are left anyway?

ANYway, Adrian Pasdar will be leaving the show.  His final episode has yet to air, although NBC will not confirm or deny the rumors.

What do you think about Heroes this season?


Unlike the Courtney Cox and Jennifer Anniston reunion, Lisa Kudrow will not be sharing a kiss with Courtney Cox.

But there will be a Friends reunion on yet another of Courtney Cox’s shows.  And even though Dirt failed after the second season – and I was very upset about that because I LOVED Dirt – Cox seems to still be thriving.  And honestly, I think she does well in both comedy and drama.

So, next month, Lisa Kudrow will grace the set of Cougar Town to do a guest spot, and the episode isn’t scheduled to air until early 2010, although with November sweeps right around the corner, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the episode air sooner rather than later.

Kudrow will play a dermatologist that Cox’s character can’t stop going to see.  Will it be botox?  We’ll see.

Cox had also told TV Guide Magazine that she would love to see Jennifer Anniston on the show for a guest spot, but it probably won’t be for awhile, as they don’t want  the two guest stars to air so close together.  But wouldn’t it be great to have the powerhouse trio on air together?  It would be interesting to see the chemistry on a different show and a different network.

So, I’m really enjoying Cougar Town, so I’m definitely looking forward to ALL the upcoming episodes, and I think this one will definitely be a treat.