Apparently someone actually searched for the “Judd Apatow effect” today, so they made it super easy for us. That’s the project that launched this blog (and nothing we’ve done since, or likely will do, will surpass it). So, we proudly, once again, present the Judd Apatow Effect (although, it’s in major need of an update. Maybe that’s a job for the intern (still us)):
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Thanks for the alley-oop, whoever you are out there in cyberspace!
We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t bring you all the news about any injuries or medical issues concerning Regis. We were there when he announced his hip surgery, and when he nearly gave Meryl Streep a coronary. And we’re here now (albeit, slightly late) for his latest malady, as he recently sliced his hand with a box cutter, requiring upwards of four (!) stitches. And to make matters worse, he went back to the ER to get his stitches out (why he went to the ER to have stitches removed, and not somewhere more appropriate, like anywhere else in the hospital, we’ll never know) and they said it was too soon. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?
Meanwhile, while being careful not to steal Reege’s “disability thunder,” Kelly is nursing a hip injury of her own, no doubt caused by all these years of carrying Regis (NAILED IT!). So this just goes to prove, once again, that Regis is mid-morning talk’s foremost sadomasochist, and no one around him is safe. NO ONE (Gelman).
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It’s been five days and yet we still have a bad taste in our mouth after last week’s ‘SNL’ hosted by Paul McCartney with a special appearance by Paul Rudd. We understand that Paul McCartney is special, even the British monarchy has acknowledged that. There are stars, and there are mega-stars, and then there are supernovas. McCartney is the latter. However, we still believe that ‘SNL’ shouldn’t have been so much about him, and his presence struck us a somewhat selfish booking, designed to provide more pleasure for the cast and crew than the audience at home. This sentiment was only driven home when Paul Rudd remarked on ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’ that (no surprise) after the show McCartney stuck around to play an impromptu private concert. Rudd was obviously still in awe of the moment, noting that he’s “a massive Beatles fan, like everyone.” But we’re not massive Beatles fans, and even if we were, we wonder if we’d be interested in McCartney’s other works, like the songs he played for his first two ‘SNL’ sets. So that got us thinking, do people really care about hearing Paul McCartney play anything but Beatles songs? Do they just tolerate McCartney in hopes that he’ll break out the Beatles catalog? Or do they genuinely enjoy the cuts from Wings and his solo stuff? So to get more clarity on this question, we turned to our guest blogger-in-residence and Beatles aficionado Kieran Walsh, in our latest Kieran’s Korner:
Wow. Lead me into a minefield, why don’t you?
It’s not an easy question. It’s not an easy answer. Gosh… Well, let’s do this.
After the jump: Kieran does this.
Or so he claims during this interview with Paul Rudd from yesterday’s Live!. This excites us immensely, especially if Larry King’s Tweet output is going to diminish once he wraps out of Larry King Live (which is tonight, incidentally). Of course, knowing Regis, his attempts to Tweet will likely involve him punching random buttons on a microwave, trying to complain about how the 2011 Yankees don’t hold a candle to the 1911 squad.
It’s a twofer this week with our Tony Danza Moment coinciding with our suspicions over a recent 30 Rock joke. Take a look at the offending excerpt, and then check out a classic clip from Taxi (featuring Mr. Danza), and you decide:
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Homage? Plagiarism? Coincidence? Something from Tina Fey’s subconscious? We’ll likely never know.
But perhaps this calls for Danza to guest star on 30 Rock (they’ve exhausted just about everyone else anyway). Maybe as new “TGS” cast member Tony Gargonzola? A new, older love interest for Liz Lemon? A Kabletown rival executive for Jack? The possibilities are limited!
(we should also note that Danza had nothing to do in that Taxi scene besides stand there quietly and doodle on a piece of paper. But if you watch him closely (as we always do) he’s totally breaking by the end. And do you know why? Because his heart is pure)