TV

Dearly beloved blog-goers:  gathered here today are the six hilarious videos that make up The Message Board, a new project from comedian, actress and writer Giulia Rozzi.  Giula Rozzi "spent a lot of time" on wedding message boards so that you don't have to.  She then chose the best bits--read: wild, over-the-top, downright frightening--to act out in what is part feminist commentary, part fun time.  Questions like:  I'm headed for my Disneymoon, does anyone have a compelling answer for why I should not make my...

I only selectively like South Park.  This is for many reasons; One) It's racist, classist and sexist.  Two) I'm a ginger and they told me I didn't have a soul (I'M A CHRISTIAN, I HAVE A SOUL OKAY.)  Three) I do not wish to go directly to hell when I die.  That said, South Park occasionally provides a cringe-worthy and sometimes hilarious social commentary that people need to hear.    I was forced to watch South Park recently when a friend decided to forget how to work his TiVo, not...
Old is the new... well, new it would seem by current trends in television.  Hot on the tails of Betty White's upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live is a new reality show about nine retirees living in a gated community in Arizona called Sunset Daze.  Ranging in ages from 61 to 74, the senior citizens of this show are trying out some new leases on life, from dating to sky diving. This has the potential to be as bad as any reality show about rich people...

  Just days after releasing the first song, "Born Free," off of her upcoming third album, MIA has released the accompanying music video, directed by Romain Gavras.  Clocking in at nine minutes, the video is a graphic, violent depiction of American soldiers forcefully capturing and executing a targeted minority.  Watch the video below:   [video:http://vimeo.com/11219730 425x344]   For unknown reasons, the American soldiers in this video are cleansing the city of young, red-haired men.  The focus on the violent acts of rounding up the men, coupled with their brutal murders,...
The social experiment gone wrong all over public access is back! Callie Watts (Calisha Jenkins) of BUST, Drunky Brewster and Candy Rain will chatroulette with you and a few special guests tonight on MNN. Have a personal question you want answered in not-so-private glory? Then log in to TubeSoap with your webcam and microphone ready to go! See the show live at 8:30 PM:   Time Warner Channel 34 RCN Channel 82 Verizon Fios Channel 33   Catch the last episode right here!   TUBESOAP - Episode 1 from tube soap on Vimeo....

Here's the pitch -- a great chef who loves music creates "tour food" for his favorite indie bands. What doesn't this new IFC show have going for it? You can be the judge tonight, when Chef Sam Mason brings his culinary talents and visual splendor to the small screen's premiere episode* of "Dinner with the Band," airing at 10:30 EST. OK, I'm calling it "tour food" because I don't see pheasant actually hitting an on-the-go menu anytime soon, but who cares? It's such a genius way...
Our own Callie Watts (aka Calisha Jenkins) will host a live show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network this Tuesday! Producer, Zales, and the Live Experimental Interactive Television Class at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU have concocted a new scheme to mirror the video-chat phenomenon, ChatRoulette. Viewers (including you!) will be able to call-in and play the game of chance along with Jenkins and a few special guests. Visit tubesoap.com tomorrow morning for instructions on how to call in! If you just want to enjoy...
Two of our favorite ladies, Diablo Cody (pictured here on the cover of our August/September '09 issue) and Jill Soloway (one of the writer/producers of The United States of Tara) wrote and directed a new short for Funny or Die called "Tight." We think it's great. Check it out after the jump! (Warning: it's a bit NSFW)   Tight w/ Michaela Watkins from Michaela Watkins[Funny or Die]   ...

Fighting It, a feature documentary that chronicles filmmaker Jill Morley as she her trains to compete in the New York Golden Gloves, is in its final production stages. The film follows Morley's struggles both inside and out of the ring and explores how boxing ties into larger issues in her life. Morley features the struggles of other female boxers as well in order to show the many reasons women are drawn to the sport and how it is more than just a sport to many....

In a move that must be doing wonders for sales, Lane Bryant's new lingerie ads have been banned from the airwaves by ABC television. Reps for the company claim that network execs deemed the commercials too sexy to run, which is kind of unbelievable since they've had no qualms showing Victoria's Secret ads in the past. The snowball does get rolling, however, as we learn that Fox News (which had no problem showing the below Victoria's Secret spot) also denied Lane Bryant. WTF? Here's the Lane...