Posts Tagged ‘Becca Spector’

ABC has finally set the date for the premiere of the new season of the “Bachelor.” The madness beings again for the sixteenth time on January 2. Let’s be honest, last season of the “Bachelorette” was less than thrilling. I think everyone can agree that although they loved J.P. (what a cutie), Ashley was painfully annoying. Apparently, things are working out well for them and they’re shockingly still together living in a NYC apartment. Bentley did add some comic relief, but most of the dates were just plain awkward and left Ashley in tears, again.

This season, “The Bachelor” promises to be better and I believe it because from the start of Ashley’s journey, I always loved Ben F. I, like most fans, want him to find love and can’t wait to see who he chooses. We can only hope Ben doesn’t take any of his suitors on dumb dates like a flash mob or kite making.

Ben is also very excited for this season. According to AOLTV, he has claimed to be in love only three times (one of them was unfortunately with Ashley). The season premiere will be two hours long–obviously overdone with too many interviews and fake tears. I can’t wait to see who the new cast is. But if all else fails, Ben, I’ll be your girlfriend!

-Becca Spector

MTV announced last week that Rob Dyrdek’s new TV venture, “Ridiculousness,” has been renewed for a second season. Surprisingly, the show inspired by “Tosh.0”  averages 1.9 million viewers. For those of you have not tuned into MTV to see the show, Rob finds crazy viral videos and basically rips on them with his panel. His panel includes co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel West Coast (“Fantasy Factory” receptionist). There are also guest hosts like Big Black and Johnny Knoxville to add to the show’s craziness.

“Ridiculousness” is shot in front of a live studio audience, which really allows Rob to go crazy. He brings the same spunk and humor that he did to “Rob and Big” and to “Fantasy Factory.” As a result, the series has actually become MTV’s second highest rated show right behind “Jersey Shore.”

I give credit to the show because it doesn’t replay the same viral videos you have seen everywhere, but rather finds new and different ones that are hysterical. I am happy with MTV’s decision and hope Rob’s creativity continues into next season.

-Becca Spector

Fall is in the air, and the Syracuse weather is starting to take its true shape, the leaves are changing, and a few pairs of UGGs have been spotted. The new season can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here and so are our favorite Halloween movies and TV specials. ABC Family kicked off its annual “13 Nights of Halloween” this week, beginning with a special Halloween-themed episode of “Pretty Little Liars.”

Not my personal favorite way to start it off; I would have had the first movie be “Hocus Pocus.” That is truly a Halloween film classic. Then, there’s also Disney Channel’s original “Halloweentown” and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s “Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble.” Even though those last two movies we not chosen for this year’s lineup, “Hocus Pocus” will be aired on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m.

Here is the entire “13 Nights of Halloween” schedule: (more…)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in “50/50” as best friends dealing with Gordon-Levitt’s character’s cancer diagnosis. The film is based on a true story, which makes it even sadder.  Seth Rogen is great and has some definite quoteable lines. Gordon-Levitt is flawless and is so cute even with his little bald head. He really makes you feel for his pain. Also the clear standout star of the film is his dog, Skeletor. I mean, who would not love that face?

The plot is pretty predictable, but still holds your attention. You really feel for Gordon-Levitt’s character because he has a whore for girlfriend, a neurotic mother and well, obviously, he has cancer.

I want to put a warning on this movie, though, because I pretty much cried throughout the whole thing and after asking my friends, the average was about 30 minutes of constant tears. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but it definitely is a tearjerker and overall is a great film. If you’re looking for a good cry, go see “50/50.”

-Becca Spector

First the whole world watched in awe as Kate Middleton married Prince William, then this past week everyone cringed while watching Kim Kardashian marry Kris Humphries in an E! two-part special.  Obviously, a wedding as special as Kim’s had to be shown in two parts a month after the actually ceremony took place. Everyone watched the pre-wedding preparations like Kris Jenner’s facelift and Rob’s battle with his weight loss (he’s still cute even at 200+ pounds).

Like every average wedding, Kim had a personal fitting with Vera Wang for her not one, but three dresses and Robin Thicke performed. Also, did I mention Kim and Kris–Humphries that is–were paid $12 million by E! for the exclusive film rights to the wedding. I know a few people who would get married for much less.


NBC has cancelled the “Playboy Club” after only three episodes. Hugh Hefner spoke out on Twitter about NBC’s decision, saying “It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience.” I personally agree if a show is going to be called the ‘Playboy Club’ it should be aimed at a fully adult audience.

The show had too much hype, but not the good kind. Companies threatened to pull their ads before the show even began due to its adult premise. Combine that with lack of viewers and average writing, the show didn’t stand a chance. It is being replaced with Brian William’s new show “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Good news though, NBC did order full seasons of “Up All Night,” with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as well as “Whitney,” with Whitney Cummings.

Honestly, even “Holly’s World” is better than “Playboy Club” and that show is just downright weird. Thank you NBC for the cancellation–can you please bring back Liz Lemon now?

-Becca Spector

The sixth season of “Dexter” began last Sunday with a lot of blood and some interesting twists. It wasn’t the best of “Dexter,” but certainly got viewers excited for the season to come. “Dexter” has changed since last season; he is now guilt-free and is embarking on a fresh start. This episode began to resolve our open-ended questions by explaining what happened while “Dexter” was on hiatus– Batista and Laguerta are divorced, meanwhile, Deb and Quinn are living together.

Dexter tracks his next victim to his high school reunion. We learn that Dexter was unpopular in high school (shocking) and his plan is to go unnoticed and murder his former classmate. Unfortunately, Dexter is now popular due to the fame associated with his profession, and people give him attention–he even gets an awkward quickie by a random in a bio lab. But of course, Dexter is a professional murderer and ends up successfully killing the asshole wife killer.

In this episode they set up this season’s serial killer. The killer’s MO is clearly connected to religion and he is very creative with what he does to the bodies. The killer even packed a victim’s intestines with snakes, which was seriously vile and uncomfortable. The next episode previewed severed body parts riding on horses. Sometimes I question how the writers come up with these things. I have high expectations for this season and am really excited to hear more from this season’s badass duo Travis (Colin Hanks) and Professor Gellar (Edward James Olmos).

-Becca Spector