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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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It's Always Funny in Philadelphia...

I'm loving all the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Season 3 teasers going around. Aside from the myspace preview, this little beauty just cropped up on the popular humor site Definitely NSFW... this little gem made me laugh out loud (as I watched it at work...haha). Enjoy!Danny DeVito & The Contract

*UPDATE* I love them so much!! Awesome new commercial :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Marie Digby, on her way!

I'm trying not to talk about too much music stuff overall because its a genre I know very little about (For real music knowledge head on over to Music Ramen blog), but I just have to mention this girl b/c I know she's gonna grow. Only a few short months ago, Marie (pronounced Mari-eh) posted her cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella" on YouTube. That video was seen by quite a few people and next thing we know it is the featured song on the premiere episode of this season of "The Hills." Now, Marie is sure to be taking off in a big way. She's adorable and young and really talented. I wouldn't be surprised if that little cover of hers launches not only a lucrative music career, but also one in film or tv as well. I hear she's already taking meetings all over Hollywood...

Its amazing what one can accomplish in 3 short months. See the video that started it all below:

Why SC...Why?

Being originally from South Carolina (Charleston!!), this hurts me. There's not one coherent thought in the whole 45 seconds. I just love that she managed to bring South Africa and Iraq into her ramble...because that was SO related to the question. Gotta love those US Americans! Poor girl...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ew...Ryan Seacrest.

So FOX has just announced that RYAN SEACREST will be hosting the 59th Annual Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007. I mean, Ryan Seacrest, really? This is the same guy that has a contest every year where YOU can host red carpet arrivals with him. I mean, that is seriously amateur stuff. Yeah, he hosts "American Idol," but people aren't watching that show b/c of his appeal, I can tell you that much. I must have missed something here. I mean instead of pulling in viewers, they're pushing them away...I'm not about to watch Ryan Seacrest's smarmy face for 3 hours.

Oh, and PS, this is just for fun, but a friend of mine overheard this amazing line from Ryan that is just too funny not to share: "I could be being raped in the closet right now!" (this was apparently his astonishing reaction to about 6 fire trucks showing up across the street for a stopped elevator). Where is your mind at, Ryan? Just thought I'd share!

In the YouTube files, I pulled up this hilarious clip to give us a taste of whats in store. John Mayer (who can barely hide his contempt for Ryan) answers his question in fluent Japanese. I knew I like that guy.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

"I Got a Crush...on OBAMA!"

I just love it when Politics and Entertainment merge together. At the very least it shows that people our age are acknowledging that there's more out there than just the latest Britney gossip. Lately, there have been a whole slew of Political Candidate themed YouTube parodies. It all started with "The Obama Girl," who launched this love letter to Barack in early June.
Now, personally, I TOO have a crush on Barack Obama. Ever since reading his book "The Audacity of Hope," I've been a thorough supporter. He's such an amazing and fascinating man, really this book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about the future of our country (and that should be ALL Y'ALL, so READ IT).

Now, back to the YouTube parodies...there have been Guiliani Girls and McCain Mamas, but so far my favorite parody is the ode to Hilary Clinton entitled "Hott 4 Hill," featuring one of my favorite up-and-coming young actresses Taryn Southern. Taryn is a lovely actress and I love how she wrote and executive produced this little clip as well. You go girl :)
Ha, I see that this clip was co-produced by an actress named Meg Cionni who was in my office this very morning...such a small world.

The best thing about these clips is the intense political debates that ensue underneath the videos in the YouTube comment section. Who knew YouTube would turn into such a heated political marketplace? LOVE IT!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rugby on

Random again, but I'm a huge Rugby fan b/c my dad used to play internationally when he lived in Qatar (he's gonna love me for mentioning that).

ESPN just announced its plans to give the sport more of a presence on In order to accomplish this, they recently purchased, which currently provides rugby news, scores, and other info about the sport. I assume this means they'll integrate the content from that site into's main site. I'm glad ESPN is taking an interest in international sports that might not be as popular in the US. They have also taken steps to expand upon Cricket (by purchasing and Soccer (launching foreign language websites for the sport). All of this helps make ESPN more of a world superpower when it comes to Sports and not just an American phenomenon.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Heroes Hiring Frenzy

Man, "Heroes" is hiring like crazy these days, tapping into all kinds of talent for upcoming arcs on the popular NBC Series. The biggest addition lately is the lovely and talented Kristen Bell of "Veronica Mars" fame. Since the cancellation of the cult series, its been a tv feeding frenzy for Miss Bell...its even been rumored that LOST producers were seeking her out for an arc as well. She'll join the cast of "Heroes" as a young, mysterious woman named Elle who is very actively involved in a lot of the character's lives even though her true intentions remain unclear. According to Michael Ausiello at, she'll be doing a whopping 13 episodes. Should be interesting. Bell is also rumored to be in the works to star as another Elle--Elle Woods, that is--in the broadway musical version of "Legally Blond," replacing current lead Laura Bell Bundy in the Spring.

Other cast additions are:
Janel Parrish (Bratz: The Movie)--the head cheerleader in Claire's new high school

Dana Davis ("The Nine")--a new humble hero and series regular

Dania Ramirez (X-Men: The Last Stand/"Sopranos")--a series regular hero with unknown powers

Nick D'Agnosto (Rocket Science)--Claire's new boyfriend with a "very cool superpower"

Barry Shabaka Henley (The Terminal)--Detective working for the NYPD

Holt McCallany ("CSI: Miami")--ring-leader to a group of Irish thugs

David Anders ("Alias")--ancient samurai warrior Takezo Kensei, Hiro's hero

Eriko Tamura ("The Nine")--Japanese Princess

Lyndsey Fonseca ("The Young and the Restless")--nice cheerleader

Dianna Agron ("Veronica Mars")--mean cheerleader

How are all of these people going to recur on one series that is already known for its prolific ensemble cast? Mighty ambitious, Tim Kring...mighty ambitious indeed. Check out what's in store for the new season, starting Sept. 24th on NBC.

Happy Birthday, Hayden!

She's legal ya'll! Young starlet Hayden Panettiere celebrates her 18th birthday today, but not before she made this adorable appearance on Letterman last night in NY. I don't know why, but I believe in Miss Hayden. I think she's got a strong head on her shoulders and won't throw her life away like so many other young stars (**cough*Lohan*cough**). And hell, she's spending her 18th birthday working with "Declare Yourself," where she is an official spokesperson spreading a strong political message for people her age to go out and VOTE in the upcoming 2008 presidential election. Go Hayden!

Monday, August 20, 2007

HSM2 Mania!

Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" broke all kinds of records over the weekend with the highest cable premiere of ALL TIME. It just goes to show you that the tween audience is a force that cannot be denied.

A whopping 17.2 million people tuned in to see what Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of the gang had to offer. Simply amazing. It was the most watched Friday night telecast in more than 5 years, not to mention the most watched basic cable movie ever, pulling in almost 38% MORE viewers that the previous record holder.

It hit Disney Channel's key demographic perfectly, proving itself to be an incredible marketing machine (most watched TV telecast ever in kids 6-11, and 2nd most watched in tweens 9-14). Now I've been expecting this, having seen firsthand the crazy popularity "High School Musical" garnered. I mean the soundtrack alone last year was the NUMBER ONE SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR. This auspicious debut really should come as no surprise to anyone. I'm awaiting the numbers on the encore premieres on Saturday and Sunday night, assuming that it too was capable of breaking all kinds of records.

Congratulations, my friends!! You deserve it!!!

I was right, the rebroadcasts of "High School Musical 2" (A Sing-A-Long) on Saturday and Sunday averaged a whopping 8.44 and 7.54 million viewers respectively, making Saturday's broadcast the 4th most watched telecast ever and Sunday's the 9th. That's a grand total of 33.22 million viewers in ONE WEEKEND for the made-for-TV movie. Think about that...if this had been a theatrical release with ticket sales averaging around $8, it could have grossed over $265 MILLION. That's significantly bigger than the opening for Spiderman 3, which had the highest opening to date with $151 million. Craziness. Needless to say, this movie bumped cable channel Disney Channel into the No.3 network spot for the week, averaging more viewers than basic cable networks NBC, ABC, or the CW.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fantasy Football Rocks My Socks!

This is SO COMPLETELY UNRELATED to anything else on my site, but I'm really excited about my team, so I wanted to share. Sorry I am such a nerd. Please forgive me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Sunny" Returns...on Myspace!

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is an amazingly under-rated sitcom on the FX network. Since FX is known for its dark and edgy programming, it might seem a little odd that it would have a comedy thrown in the mix, but believe me, "Sunny" is no ordinary sitcom. Its a brilliant social satire that presents some pretty controversial subject matter in a way that is just scandalous and hilarious all at the same time. Its tagline "Its Seinfeld...on crack" says it all really. You wouldn't believe some of the escapades this "gang" of egocentric and judgemental young twenty-somethings and their father who own a bar in Philadelphia get into. With titles like "Dennis and Dee go on Welfare" and "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom," you've just gotta love it. The cast is amazingly talented, not only starring in the series itself but working to create, produce, and write it as well. Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney (the shows male stars) really do an amazing job of capturing an American attitude of comedy, selfishness, passion, and political correctness that really characterizes our generation. Kaitlin Olsen's character "Dee" is nothing like the typical leading female character you see on TV, and its so refreshing to see. She's one of the guys yet still a strong female character who's storylines never revolve around a latest love fling (This isn't TBS's "My Boys"). The edition of Danny Devitto to the cast as Dee and Dennis's crass father who is anything but paternal is really fun too. "Sunny" is so great because it has a sense of raw realism to it that it just so relateable even though it is so over-the-top. I mean the pilot was supposedly made for less that $100 dollars by the boys, and the entire first season with a meager budget of only $400,000. That's amazing! I just can't say enough great things about this show.

So what sparked this rave? Well, "Sunny" is set to premiere on September 13th, and the creators decided that that was just too long to make the viewers wait (I couldn't agree more). Therefore, they have decided to stream the newest episode "Mac is a Serial Killer" on MYSPACE Aug. 16th-23rd. You've gotta love a network that goes out of its way to appease it fans. I'm so excited. Check it out at starting tomorrow!!

PS, I love woah. :) This scene is beyond amazing also:

**UPDATE** "Mac Is A Serial Killer" is my favorite episode yet!! Its amazing!! Please check it out on their myspace above and watch all 4 parts. The PepperJack scene is awesome...I mean "PepperJack love Fraggle Rock." Genius. If you haven't seen this show, you're missing out big.

Oh Mandy!

There will always be a soft spot in my heart for Mandy Moore. She started out as just another teenage pop star with her single "Candy" back when Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Christina Aguilera's bubblegum pop was all the rage. Back then I wasn't too keen on the blond teenage queen...but then she did something interesting. She went back to her natural hair color and landed herself the starring role in the Adam Shankman directed A Walk to Remember. Now, I hate chick flicks, but this one in particular has an undeniable pull, and there's something about Mandy that just radiated off the screen. She then abandoned her popstar status for a more lucrative film career. While she sticks mostly to the romantic comedy genre, I think her amazing on-screen presence could really lend herself to a strong role someday. Plus, I can honestly say that I think she is the nicest celebrity I ever met. Back when I interned at a boutique PR firm I got stuck with wrangling talent onto the red carpet (some of those guys are pretty sneaky). Mandy was so friendly and sweet, chatting with me casually while waiting for her turn with the press flashes. There are so many likeable qualities about Mandy in general... she never "rebelled" as a young teen actress, she never "sluts it out," she is always the epitome of elegance and class, charity and warmth. And she's always SMILING!! Plus, she had a huge arc on "Entourage" playing the former love of Vincent Chase's life, a fitting part indeed. Anyway, I just wanted to shower her with praise b/c its a crime she hasn't already been mentioned on my site.

On another note entirely (no pun intended), Mandy has turned back to singing and released an album "Wild Hope" earlier this year. She is currently on a national tour with Paula Cole and Rachel Yamagata. She, like so many singers this summer, has just released a cover video of the ever-popular Rihanna Song "Umbrella." Mandy's cover of the instant classic song is just lovely. See below:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dirty Sexy Money Gossip Ads

I'm all about advertising creativity, and being an entertainment blog junkie (Perez/Pink/TMZ), I have been loving the way ABC has been advertising my favorite of their fall dramas: "Dirty Sexy Money." Since the show revolves around New York's most affluent and powerful family The Darlings, the marketers have chosen to put faux gossip posts alongside real ones on some of our favorite blogs. You can learn about Juliet Darling's latest petulant slant while reading about Britney's most recent disgrace or Amy Winehouses last cancelled concert. Its all so very Allegra Coleman (for those of you who don't get the reference, I'll post on it later)! Check out one of the ads I pulled from Perez Hilton featuring my favorite of the Darling clan....don't get mad ABC, its free advertising!

Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL?

Its that time of year again!! Preseason has gotten under way and my fantasy team has been drafted. I can't wait for the 2007 football season to really get going!! Here's a little teaser to get everyone as excited as I am, featuring my man Reggie Bush and Peyton Manning. Yummy!

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Indie Prince: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (famous for his late 90's roles on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and teen cult flick 10 Things I Hate About You) is coming back in a big way, and he's doing it with style. His first recent big break came with Mysterious Skin in 2004, followed shortly after by the indie hit Brick, where he plays the troubled hero Brendan in this modern teenage take on the Film Noir genre. The film is just beautiful and Joseph really shines in its title role. His stunning performances here helped to launch a full fledge indie career, starring in other films like The Lookout alongside Jeff Daniels, as well as the upcoming films Killshot and Stop Loss. He may have really found his niche with indies because most recently he's landed himself back to back starring roles in two more developing films. The first is Siegel/McGehee produced Uncertainty, and the second is the Darren Star directed film The Frog King. I would expect his career to really gain some momentum in the next few years...we may even see some serious thespian awards coming his way in the not too distant future.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

OneRepublic Rock.

Okay, so I don't normally do music posts, but I had to write this up for our company newsletter (!Nerd Alert!) because our usual music guy is chilling on the beach in Hawaii (Side Note, music guy is actually the real Douchbag McGee featured here in this entertaining and popular blog post by Sunny of SillyPipeDreams). Anyhow, I think this band is worth a mention.
Music Spotlight on... OneRepublic, a pop-rock band from Colorado consisting of Ryan Tedder (lead vocals/guitar/piano), Zach Filkins (guitar/vocals), Eddie Fischer (drums), Brent Kutzle (Bass/Cello/Vocals), and Drew Brown (guitar). Tedder is a grammy-nominated song-writer and producer, responsible for many popular tracks on the albums of superstars like Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Lopez, Bubba Sparxxx. OneRepublic is the perfect product of the online age: despite never having released an album, they have gained tremendous notoriety and popularity through the MYSPACE online community. They have been ranked in Myspace Music's Top Artists since summer 2006, and are currently the #1 ranked unsigned band. Myspace users aren't the only ones taking notice of this band, Timbaland featured a remix of their most popular song "Apologize" on his 2007 album Timbaland Presents: Shock Value. Most recently, they performed live on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance? after "Apologize" was featured in one of the dances (contemporary routine w/ Danny and Anya). Their self-titled album OneRepublic is set to release this fall.

Here is the video for the remix version of "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic and Timbaland:

JustSomeRandomGuy is Awesome

"Hi, I'm a Marvel…and I'm a DC." by JustSomeRandomGuy
We've all seen the popular and witty Mac vs. PC commercials with funny guy Justin Long (j'adore.)and John Hodgman, but you might have missed the popular YouTube parody that focuses on the two comic book giants. The series of now 16 clips hosted exclusively on YouTube appear to be written, directed, and produced by "JustSomeRandomGuy." Who are you JustSomeRandomGuy? Put some more info out there on yourself so us network peeps can discover you and make you work for the man! The clips themselves are really quite impressive--extremely witty and well-made--and the skits are "acted out" by action figures...Genius. Yes, I am a nerd, but it's really funny stuff. Apparently there are a lot of fellow nerds out there because the original clip has had almost 2.5 million views. Check it out below:

JustSomeRandomGuy is one clever dude. Check out this precious video he made to apologize for not sticking to the delivery date. Love it.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Notes on Emmy Noms

So I've finally gotten around to delivering my notes on my Emmy picks like I promised. Sorry for the delay, but its been a turbulent week. I got to pitch a few ideas I had to the President of the network and some other high-ranking execs and it went really well. Hopefully it'll bring about some really great things in my not-so-distant future. Send me well-wishes, will ya? Haha, anyway, let's take a glance at my thoughts on the Emmy Noms this year:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: This is my favorite category each year, and I think all the choices are really strong contenders for the most part...the only show I don't watch (and Love) regularly is "Two and a Half Men."
"Entourage," HBO--So good...such a great representation of the LA/hollywood lifestyle. Plus its so well-written and Jeremy Piven (while predominantly absent this season) really breathes an amazing life into this series along with the rest of the cast. I'm so happy to see it finally acknowledged really merits some recognition.
"The Office," NBC--It deservingly brought home the win last year, and continues to be a standout comedy series. Everything Steve Carrell and Rain Wilson do on this show has me in stitches...I love it so much.
"30 Rock," NBC--Best breakout comedy of the year I think. Alec Baldwin is a comic genius, no question about it, and his performance is peppered with an amazing cast. I really think this series could have what it takes to win this.
"Two And A Half Men," CBS--Given I've only seen one episode, but I really don't get what all the fuss is about. Maybe its just not my genre...
"Ugly Betty," ABC--This comedy really has that feel-good aspect going for it, and breakout star America Ferrera really shines. Again, another amazing cast with pretty exceptional writing.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: My second favorite category...naturally. No real surprises here either.
"Boston Legal," --Really funny show, really well-written...I just don't really watch it.
"Grey’s Anatomy," ABC--I used to love this series, but somewhere in the middle of this season when I just couldn't take Ellen Pompeo for one more second, I bailed out. If it was enough to push me away from my favorite series, then its enough to keep it from winning...I'm sorry.
"Heroes," NBC--If you had asked me which series I thought should win the emmy before the last three episodes of the season, I would have picked this one hands down. I don't think I've ever been so crazy obsessed about a show before. But it let me down...badly...and I'm still pretty bitter.
"House," Fox--Another strong contender. Hugh Laurie really is an amazing actor, creating a character so human and so inhumane all at the same time. I love the cast and I love this show, but I'm not religious about it, so I place my vote elsewhere. I'd be happy if it won though, of course.
"The Sopranos," HBO--I think its another big Sopranos year. The Sopranos might have gone out in one controversial bang, but the magic this show creates is undeniable. The clear front runner in my opinion.

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Thank goodness Tony Shaloub wasn't nominated again this year, since he seems to have a monopoly on the category. Am I really the only one that doesn't see his appeal, AT ALL? There's something shady going on with the USA Network and the Emmy Committees in general...I'm just saying.
Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman, "Extras," HBO--Funny man, funny show. I get it.
Steve Carell as Michael Scott, "The Office," NBC--HILARIOUS man, who should have one hands down last year. I'd still be ecstatic to see him pull out the win this year too. I just love to see him as the "World's Best Boss."
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, "30 Rock," NBC--Seriously, I don't think I've ever felt like someone nailed a comedic character as well as Alec does as Jack Donaghy. Truly amazing performance each and every episode...I think he could even beat Carrell.
Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper, "Two And A Half Men," CBS--yeah yeah yeah...okay. Not nearly up to par with the other nominees, but sure, he's a funny guy.

gotta love the power comedy females!
Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, "Desperate Housewives," ABC--I do love her, but I've stopped watching Desperate completely so I don't even know what she did this season to warrant this award.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell, "The New Adventures Of Old Christine," CBS--To my surprise, she took this award last year. This show is actually pretty funny though, just not twice in a row funny.
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, "30 Rock," NBC--She really does a great job on the show and as the writer, also, I'm even more impressed.
America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, "Ugly Betty," ABC--I really think she's gonna steal the show here... everyone just loves and adores her and her performance is just so organic.
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, "Weeds," Showtime--Another great actress, but not quite as standout as some of the others here.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Again with the "Two an a Half Men"...clearly I'm missing something here. All the others are clear choices for me though.
Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama, "Entourage," HBO--Who would have though Kevin Dillon would be nominated for an Emmy? He got the role b/c he WAS the character...but he does a PHENOMENAL job with it really. I'm very happy to see him nominated.
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold, "Entourage," HBO--Oh, Super-agent Ari Gold has created his own empire of superfans...Jeremy Piven is undeniably genius in this role, but he did win last year.
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS--Neil is so great as womanizer Barney, and I do really enjoy this show.
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, "The Office," NBC--Oh my gosh, hands down my favorite tv character ever. Rainn is amazing amazing amazing.
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, "Two And A Half Men," CBS--meh.


William Shatner as Denny Crane, "Boston Legal," ABC--I get it.
T.R. Knight as George, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC--oh Grey' make me sad. I do love TR Knight though and am happy to see him here.
Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, "Heroes," NBC--Best breakout star of the year certainly. So adorable as clueless and determined Hiro on HEROES.
Michael Emerson as Ben, "Lost," ABC--Another amazing Lost surprise, NO ONE had any idea whether he was truthful or lying at first, and he maintained the same creepy sense of mystery throughout. What a surprising talent.
Terry O’Quinn as John Locke, "Lost," ABC--Another strong actor, but I'm not sure he really has what it takes to win this category either.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDYJaime Pressly as Joy Turner. "My Name Is Earl," NBC--Hilarious and really lovely actress... I'm a fan.
Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly. "The Office," NBC--So easy to love, and that speech by the fire!! She easily won over my heart and my vote.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper. "Two And A Half Men," CBS--Who? I need to watch this show more I think...
Conchata Ferrell as Berta. "Two And A Half Men," CBS--see above.
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. "Ugly Betty," ABC--Good casting, good performance...not outstanding for me.
Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, "Weeds," Showtime--Same as above.

Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Whedon, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC--I can't watch this show, I'm sorry. no opinion.
Katherine Heigl as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC--Her heart-wrenching performance at the end of the 2nd season stole my heart, and she's kept it ever since. I really hope she wins this.
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Bailey, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC--nothing but love for this woman and her acting ability. She's great.
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC--Always an amazing actress, but she didn't really grab me this season on Grey's.
Aida Turturro as Janice Soprano, "The Sopranos," HBO--Strong contender.
Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, "The Sopranos," HBO--Another strong contender.
Ellen Degeneres, "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC--I put this category in here just so I could express my undying love for Ellen...what an amazing person and comedian. I want her to come back and host many many other awards shows!!
Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central
Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central
David Letterman, "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS
Tony Bennett, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC

"Battlestar Galactica: Occupation/Precipice," Ronald D. Moore, Sci Fi Channel--I frakking LOVE this show...I think its hands down the most under-rated show on tv and I really hope that it wins this category like it deserves!
"Lost: Through The Looking Glass," Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, ABC
"The Sopranos: Kennedy And Heidi," Matthew Weiner, David Chase, HBO
"The Sopranos: The Second Coming," Terence Winter, HBO
"The Sopranos: Made In America," David Chase, HBO

CHOREOGRAPHY: Since my obsession with "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX can just guess where my loyalties lie was a tough call between the two, that's for sure.
"Dancing With The Stars: Episode 303A," ABC, Louis Van Amstel--Rock, my favy fave Monique was in this dance!!! Go Mo!! But DWTS is no SYTYCD...
"So You Think You Can Dance: Ramalama (Bang Bang)," Fox, Wade Robson--I just loved and adored this dance. It was so amazingly cool and innovative, and that's why I chose Wade's dance.
"So You Think You Can Dance: Calling You," Fox, Mia Michaels, Choreographer--Mia is such an amazing choreographer; nearly every single one of her pieces are so emotional and lovely, but this one really stood out from the rest.
"Tony Bennett: An American Classic, NBC," Rob Marshall, John DeLuca