Which Musical Number Did You Like Best from The ‘Community’ Christmas Special?


There’s a chance that last night’s episode of Community may have been its last, and what better way to go out than by mocking shlock like Glee while simultaneously serving us up a bevy of amusing musical numbers?

After the jump, check out some of the best tunes and weigh in on which one you think reigned supreme… Continue reading

VIDEO: Save ‘Community!’ I Mean, Greendale

In case you hadn’t heard, the always unconventional Community is in real danger of being canceled. Anyone who saw last week’s brilliant foosball episode knows such an act by NBC would be nothing short of criminal.

Hopefully viewers will support the struggling sitcom, whose own problems echo the ones of the show’s fictional Greendale Community College. In the clip above, check out a fictional PSA for the beleaguered school featuring nearly the entire cast of Community (missing: Ken Jeong; in attendance: Pop POP!). Bonus points for a Dartmouth reference.

Via The Daily What

Check Out This Beetlejuice Easter Egg from ‘Community’

Community is unfairly on the edge of cancellation, which means we may no longer have gems like the above video. Here’s the back-story on this Easter Egg: apparently the writers have incorporated the word “Beetlejuice” into the show once per season. Well, this is the third season, and we all know what happens when you say Beetlejuice three times, right?

Keep your eagle eyes open…

Via The Daily What

Hey, ‘Community’ Premiered Last Night!

Guess what? Community had its third season premiere last night, and judging by the ratings, several of you didn’t watch. That’s probably thanks to the stealth (read: non-existent) marketing campaign to promote the show’s return. Thankfully, my DVR caught the premiere, which featured such highlights as the arrival of John Goodman, a bizarre tribute to 2001: Space Odyssey, and a jokey musical number, above.

Happy times!

EMMY NOMINATIONS: Let’s Look At The Ballot, Shall We?


The 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations came out today, and generally they look pretty solid. It was the usual mix of old standbys and random new faces. The only difficult thing for me was realizing that I watch so much reality TV now that my authority on scripted fare isn’t quite what it used to be. No problem though: an uninformed opinion has never stopped me from pontificating.

After the jump, a look at the nominees in all the major categories and my thoughts on each one. Continue reading

Ep. 18: Banter with Ben and Lisa

We’re baaaaack. After a nearly two month hiatus, Lisa Timmons joined me on Friday for yet another episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa. On this podcast, we talk about Prince, Community, a fight on the subway, and some behind-the-scenes gossip from the long deceased sitcom, Three Sisters (on which I was a PA). I know you all have been waiting to hear the dish on Dyan Cannon; so consider today your lucky day!

(oh and for some reason, my recording settings were off; so there’s some distortion)


Remember that you can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, and if you really like it, share it on Facebook!

MORNING WHATNOT: USC Students Have Sex On The Roof; Also, RuPaul, Dim Sum, and Kid Cudi’s Littlest Fan

Socialite Life: RuPaul’s Drag Race – ‘RuPaul’s Hair Extravaganza’
Gawker: Cameras Catch USC Students Having Sex on the Roof
The Superficial: Christina Aguilera Has More Leaked Photos
PopBytes: Rob Lowe goes shirtless for ‘Vanity Fair’
Vulture: Chris Hemsworth Got Too Buff for Thor
Daily What: Awesome Celebrity Is Awesome of the Day
Katherine Spiers: A variety of awesome dim sum options
D-Listed: Keep On Napping Til The World Ends
Vulture: Meet the World’s Youngest, Cutest Kid Cudi Fan

AND WHATNOT: Black Swan Leads To Actual Meltdown; Also, J-Hud, Dianna Agron, and RuPaul

From Amy Phillips, a.k.a. fake Rachel Zoe.

The Wrap: Man Shot Dead in Dispute Over Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During ‘Black Swan’
Newsweek: Jennifer Hudson: A Star Is Reborn
NY Post: Rosie splits with lover Tracy
OMG!: Dianna Agron Is “Terrified” of Her “Psycho” Ex Alex Pettyfer
Vulture: clickables
See the Guys from Community, Mad Men, and Friday Night Lights in GQ

Socialite Life: RuPaul’s Drag Race – ‘Snatch Game’
Popbytes: Video Fix: Adele’s ‘Live on Letterman’ concert!