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Posts Tagged ‘Maureen Ryan’

Sundance Iconoclasts: About as Daring as Mayo on Pastrami

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Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Vodka are foisting a new season of Iconoclasts on the world. We love these pairings, largely because they’re so easy to mock.

Robert Lloyd loves this because it’s pretentious worthy high-production value television, unlike everything else he’s forced to review.

Maureen Ryan likes the longer format of celebrity chit-chat.

Tonight, professional edgy guy Sean Penn chats with author Jon Krakauer about Penn’s movie based on Krakauer’s book. Synergy.

Alicia Keys and Ruby Dee are fine, if only because their names rhyme.

Mike Myers, who’s working on a movie about a self-help expert and Surprise! self-help expert Deepak Chopra.

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Norman Lear and Howard Schultz–moguls.

Wynton Marsalis meets Iron Chef John Besh — wanna bet they talk about what it means to miss New Orleans?

And since this series is all about “the world’s most fascinating and controversial minds”, who better than:

Madeleine Albright and Ashley Judd. What’s the connection? They both color their hair? They both photograph taller than than they really are? We can only hope this will be as embarrassing as the Renee Zellweger and Christiane Amanpour session last season.

The SNL version with Bjork and Charles Barkley is priceless, but NBC, the spoilsports, have pulled their content from YouTube.

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A New Blog Introduces Itself to FBLA — And, So Far, We Like It

<a href="http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blpic-cbseye.htm"cbs_eye.jpgM2tv, the brainchild of Mary McNamara dropped us a line to introduce themselves to you, our readers (Hi, Mom!), and tell us that CBS is full of preening cowards who should have their eyelids pried open with toothpicks and be forced to watch their own violent, misogynistic programming until they disintegrate into convulsing frothy stains on a frat house rug.

Or something like that.

Seeing how we’ve complained for years that CBS has become nothing more than a network of woman-hating snuff films, we have to say: M2tv, nice to make your acquaintance.