With all the rain, snow, sleet and high winds currently doing the rounds across the world we thought we’d let Spike give you a more concise picture of the weather ahead.
One of our favourtie TV shows of last year was Justified, starring the ever watchable Timothy Olyphant as a tough, slow speaking, southern US Marshall who serves up his own kind of justice to all sorts of unsavoury characters. It’s basically a modern telling of the old gunslinger western but with many surprising twists and turns along the way.
The good news for us is the second series begins next week in the US, (hopefully it won’t take too long to be shown over here), and judging by the trailer they’re keeping all of the elements which made the first series so enjoyable intact, including their use of pop culture references. Lucas will be proud.
Following Andy Murray’s defeat in the Australian Open BBC’s Reporting Scotland decided to send a journalist to the player’s home town Dunblane, to gauge local reaction. Most people were in the local pub, having been there for most of the day watching the match and that’s where roving reporter Catriona Renton decided to conduct her live link. Big mistake.
Blink and you may literally miss it but this is the short, yet rather *telehistoric scene from the American version of The Office, where David Brent, (Ricky Gervais), finally crosses paths with Michael Scott, (Steve Carell). Apparently Scott is to be written out of The Office altogether but not without a suitable bang as Will Ferrell has committed to a four episode arc in the final throws of the current and ultimate season. Apparently Ferrell is a huge fan of the American series and wanted to be included as a far more inappropriate and offensive character than Scott.
*There is so no such word as telehistoric so we’re making it official right now by claiming it as our own. In your word filled face dictionary.
Earlier this month TV celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was photographed leaving a Los Angeles surgery complete with medical cap. Of course the tabloid press were sent into a tizzy and it then emerged that the shouty arsehole 44 year-old may have gone through a hair plug operation costing $30,000. Now it seems there may have been a problem with the surgery as Ramsey’s face has become swollen around the eyes and forehead. Could this be related to the alleged hair transplant? Of course not as Gordon himself explained to the Daily Mail, that it’s nothing more than an infection brought on by petrol from gangsters and a horse. Petrol from gangsters and a horse? Yes petrol from gangsters and a horse.
Apparently Baron Munchausen Ramsey was forcibly tied up by Costa Rican gangsters, during the filming of his recent Channel Four documentary which exposed the cruel illegal trade in shark fins, and was doused in petrol which caused major problems for his scalp. Jason Bourne then went on to explain:
‘I was in Napa for Christmas literally two weeks after the shoot and went horseback riding with the kids and had a horrendous allergic reaction to the horse, combined with the problems I had with my scalp – so it was just a hair nightmare.’
This agent of danger leads a life most of us dull and boring folk can only dream of. We’re betting he owns a car he can drive underwater and goes to bed at night dressed in a white tuxedo.
Yes last night we went back on our promise of never watching reality TV but in our defence Channel Four’s Big, Fat, Gypsy Wedding was more of a traditional documentary. What is there to say about this series which probably hasn’t already been said? Travelling people, who refuse to pay tax or integrate with local communities, enforce stringent and sexist rules on their women who are ‘grabbed’ if they’re single and physically forced to become intimate with their male counterparts, regardless of their age. Last night’s episode dealt with a gypsy girl’s communion whose outfit was based on a dress from the Eddie Murphy film Coming To America, (can’t write that shit), and the wedding of 17 year-old Josie which looked like a Christina Aguilera music video. As a good friend of ours often laments this is true ‘car crash’ TV which must be watched with the use of a seat belt buckled into your chair. Don’t worry if you missed it because we’ve posted the entire episode below thanks to 4 On Demand.
As Hollywood begins to pick up the pieces the true cost of Hurricane Gervais is starting to emerge, following his huge trail of devastation across Tinseltown at the weekend. Honestly, what the hell is going on over there? They hired a comedian who has built his entire career on personal jibes and acerbic wit and now their noses are out of joint because he landed a few punchlines which they deemed offensive. Let’s not kid ourselves it was the Scientology based joke which has annoyed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, (HFPA), and they’ve went to great effort to distance themselves from that remark.
According to The Hollywood Reporter HFPA president Phillip Berk, (who was targeted by Ricky last year at the Golden Globes), said that he had no idea what Gervais was going to say:
“He definitely crossed the line and some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky. Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones.”
But it seems that the HFPA feel they were humiliated on Sunday night and according to celebrity website Popeater Ricky’s chances of ever winning a Golden Globe are now doomed and that he definitely won’t be invited back to resume hosting duties ever again. Mmmm we wonder if he’ll even give a shit?