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Jimmy Kimmel’s All-Star Handsome Men’s Club

Jimmy Kimmel has outdone himself with his latest post-Oscar telecast skit, the “Handsome Men’s Club,” in which a who’s who of People Sexiest Men Alive alumni join the late-night host in a very special club. Jimmy’s the president, but it turns out only one other person thinks he should even be a member.

I won’t list the celebs who co-star, because that would spoil the fun of seeing them as they pop up throughout, but there are actors, musicians, athletes … and a special “twist” at the end.

Channel Surfing – March 3, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Whatever you’re expecting from tonight’s Nip/Tuck series finale (10PM ET, FX), the actual episode is much tamer. But after seven season of outrageous storylines, the show wraps up on a positive note that’s fitting for all the characters.

– No doubt due largely to the Betty White fever that’s sweeping Hollywood, TV Land has sped up production of its upcoming sitcom Hot in Cleveland, in which White co-stars, to get it ready for a summer premiere (it had originally been planned for fall).

– Among the presenters for Sunday night’s Oscars (8PM ET, ABC), which will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin: Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr., Sacha Baron Cohen, Steve Carell, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Kathy Bates, Charlize Theron, Queen Latifah, Jason Bateman and Sean Penn.

– One thing, sadly, that will be MIA from the Oscars telecast: a planned Avatar spoof by Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen. Producers were reportedly worried that Avatar director James Cameron and his massive ego would be offended by the bit.

Ellen DeGeneres: comedienne, sitcom star, talk show host, American Idol judge and, soon, comic book star.

– In the market for a new TiVo? How ’bout one that will scan through 30 seconds of commercials (or, even better, reality host filler, American Idol!) in just one second?

– History Channel is going all CSI on its hit show Pawn Stars, planning spin-offs that will make stars of pawn shop proprietors in Miami and New York. Wonder if I Love New York contestant Johnny “White Boy” Gallander, whose fam owns a pawn shop in Miami, will throw his hat in the ring?

The Sopranos‘ Christophuh, Michael Imperioli, has signed on to star as a cop in ABC’s drama pilot 187 Detroit. The show will be filmed in a mockumentary format, a la The Office and Modern Family.

– And, as Christophuh might say, fans of ABC’s The Forgotten should fuhghettabout the show, which is almost certainly going to be canceled, considering the network has pulled a couple of episodes from its line-up and scheduled the March 9 ep as the show’s season (series?) finale.

Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien producer Lorne Michaels, who was key in pushing former SNL writer O’Brien into late night, says he thinks O’Brien will survive his brief Tonight Show stint just fine.

– Michaels also confirms he’s in talks with Betty White re: hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live.

– BTW, Coco fans remain a loyal bunch; they bombarded a Tonight Show forum with pro-Conan sentiments.

– When you hear the new Mercedes-Benz commercial during the Oscar telecast, yes, that is Mad Men star Jon Hamm‘s voice.

Miss Piggy is going GagaLady Gaga – in the upcoming Muppet flick, The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made.

– Don’t forget to record The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, because the Comedy Central shows will no longer be available on Hulu.

– And, just how cool is it going to be to see Dustin Hoffman in HBO’s drama series Luck? More names to get excited about: David Milch wrote the pilot, Michael Mann is directing, Milch and Mann are producing the show, and Dennis Farina and The Job‘s John Ortiz co-star.

‘Glee,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Dexter’ Big Golden Globes TV Winners

Last night’s big TV winners at the Golden Globes: Glee, Mad Men, Julianna Margulies, Toni Collette, John Lithgow, Alec Baldwin, Chloe Sevigny and Michael C. Hall. The Dexter star, who announced just a few days before the Globes that he was being treated for cancer, also gets my vote for best speech of the night … short, sweet and sincere.

And here’s my rundown at of the rest of the best and worst moments from the show.

The Ricky Gervais-hosted kudosfest, by the way, was up 14 percent vs. the ratings from last year’s show … was it the anticipation of Gervais hosting, or maybe viewers seeking some glitz and glamour diversion from the heartbreaking news coming out of Haiti all week?

Probably a bit of both, but what did you think of Gervais as host? I thought he was his usual silly, snarky, fun self, and that he probably did the best job anyone could have done with an event that seemed destined to be lower-key than in years past.

Channel Surfing – December 23, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– The Ricky Gervais Show, a new animated sitcom based on the funny guy’s popular podcasts, will debut on HBO on Feb. 19, two nights after Gervais hosts the Golden Globe Awards on NBC.

– Not so happy with the way the Emmy folks always seem to ignore your favorite shows? There may be an alt-Emmy ceremony in the works, co-sponsored by the Paley Center for Media

– Look who’s hugged it out: Joan Rivers and E!. After a not-so-harmonious split with E! in 2004, the legendary comedienne will return to E! for a series of Fashion Police specials, beginning with the Fashion Police Golden Globes special on January 16.

– Good news: The third season of The Sarah Silverman Program will premiere on Comedy Central on Feb. 4. Season two of Important Things with Demetri Martin debuts that same night.

– I love that Survivor host Jeff Probst always says exactly what’s on his mind, even if it might ruffle some feathers. Regarding Sunday’s season finale, in which Russell, surprisingly, did not win the $1 million prize, Probst blogs at that Russell (speaking of someone who ruffles feathers) “was the victim of a jury of bitter people.” Couldn’t agree more.

– What lucky show is getting the Feb. 7 post-Super Bowl timeslot on CBS this year? The network’s new reality series Undercover Boss, which features corporate execs going undercover to perform the jobs of their employees. Check out a preview below.

Taylor Swift and Beyonce are among the performers booked for the Grammy Awards on CBS on Jan. 31. Insert your own Kanye West joke here.

– How do you know if your reality show is super lame? When Paris Hilton turns down an offer to be on it.

– More new photos from the new season of 24. Just got the first four episodes for review from Fox. Merry Christmas to me, indeed.

– Which Real Housewives cast member – and from which city – has a bench warrant out for her arrest? Hint: Surprisingly enough, it’s not one of the New Jersey women.

Twilight, the reality TV show? Please networks, just say no.

– R.I.P. Sesame Street and 227 star Alaina Reed-Amini, who died last week after a long battle with breast cancer.

– Are Scrubs and Better Off Ted victims of the fact that, for the first season in many years, there’s a plethora of good comedies on network TV, particular the new sitcoms on ABC, home of Scrubs and Better Off Ted? Whatever the reason, the revamped Scrubs and underappreciated Ted aren’t faring well on ABC, and the network seems to be giving up on them by burning off a lot of episodes in the next couple of weeks.

– And even The New York Times is in on the hot mess of a guilty pleasure that is Jersey Shore, via a “Jersey Shore Handbook.”

SAG Award Nominations Announced; Still No ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Nods

Et tu, Screen Actors Guild? Even you can’t be bothered to recognize the incredible performances of your fellow actors, especially Katey Sagal? So. Lame.

If you care about who did get SAG nominations in the TV categories, here ya go:

Best Comedy Actor:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Comedy Actress:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Best Comedy Ensemble:
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
The Office

Best Drama Actor:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Drama Actress:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Drama Ensemble:
The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor:
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Cuba Gooding Jr., Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keeffe
Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
Tom Wilkinson, A Number

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress:
Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keeffe
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Ruby Dee, America
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

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