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TV Talk: Dora the Explorer Lawsuit, Awkward Family Photos Series

-Being labeled “half” a man can earn you serious dollars. Two and a Half Men‘s Angus T. Jones has just agreed to a $300,000-per episode deal. The 17-year-old—contracted for 26 more episodes—also got a $500,000 signing bonus. -The original voice behind Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer says she was cheated out of millions. Caitlin Sanchez and her family claim they were forced to sign a “convoluted and inscrutable contract” without legal help. -Is it possible to translate …

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Grover Takes on the Old Spice Guy

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Comedy, Daytime, Kids, PBS, Video,

Although it’s been a while since we’ve had some Old Spice commercials to make us laugh, Sesame Street now has us feeling blue. What could possibly—possibly—be better than watching Isaiah Mustafa in nothing more than a towel?? Listening to Grover teach us about the word “on” while smelling like a monster. Warning to those bothered by Katy Perry’s play date with Elmo: Major chest exposure ahead. ...

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Katy Perry Pokes Fun of Sesame Street Controversy on SNL

Katy Perry has mocked her Sesame Street axing by appearing in a breast-baring Elmo T-shirt on Saturday Night Live. The pop star appeared in a sketch on the comedy series wearing a low-cut top inspired by the red puppet and tiny plaid skirt. Katy played a volunteer librarian, named Maureen Dichico, whose large breasts were causing a stir at the local library. Parodying the famous announcement at the end of each Sesame Street episode which …

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This Week on TV (9/27-10/3)

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)  MONDAY (9/27) House (FOX, 8 p.m.):  “House and Cuddy confront the workplace ramifications of their relationship.” If the show tanks after this pairing, it’s all on them. Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.):  “A teacher takes her hoarding lifestyle into the classroom.” Some call that hoarding, others call that an oversized class. Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.):  “To retrieve her kidnapped son, Nancy has a showdown with Cesar in …

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VIDEO: Elmo Requests New Play Date with Katy Perry

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Daytime, Kids, Music, PBS, Video,

On today’s Good Morning America broadcast, Sesame Street‘s executive producer explained why Katy Perry’s segment with Elmo was pulled from the kid-friendly program. “We would never produce anything that we thought was inappropriate,” Carol-Lynne Parente said about the clip which featured a questionably-dressed Perry. “We were surprised by not only the amount of feedback, but how fast it came in. It was a lot.” “Sesame Street has a long history. We have a great interactive …

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Katy Perry Deemed Too Hot for Sesame Street

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS, News, Video,

UPDATE: See Elmo invite Katy Perry back to Sesame Street here. When we first saw “Hot N Cold” singer Katy Perry performing with Elmo earlier this week, we couldn’t help but comment on her cleavage-baring dress. Apparently we weren’t the only ones. “In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of …

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VIDEO: Sesame Street Parodies True Blood

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Daytime, Drama, Kids, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, PBS, Video,

Although True Blood is set in Louisiana and Mad Men is set in New York, the two shows do have one locale in common: Sesame Street. Last year, the famous PBS series parodied the advertising execs from Madison Avenue in an emotional sketch. Now, the vampires grouches of Bon Temps will get their turn in the spotlight in a segment titled “True Mud.” (Make sure to keep an eye out for Lafayette!) Season 41 of …

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TV on DVD: September 7, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday: Boy Meets World (Seasons 1-3) Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - Extended Edition (TV Movie) Chuck (Season 3) Clatterford (Season 3) Criminal Minds (Season 5) Dirty Jobs (Collection 6) Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (Story 106) Doctor Who: The King’s Demons (Story 129) Doctor Who: Planet of Fire (Story 135) The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles The Guardian …

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First Look: Jane Lynch Guest Stars on iCarly

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Posted by K.C. Morgan
Categories: Comedy, Kids, Cable, Video,

Jane Lynch, who recently won an Emmy for her work on Glee, will make an appearance on the Nickelodeon hit iCarly on September 11. Watch the video above to get a glimpse of Lynch as a flashy mom who expertly argues with her tween. ...

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TV on DVD: August 31, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday: Agatha Christie’s Marple (Series 5) Brothers & Sisters (Season 4) FlashForward (Complete Series) House (Season 6) iCarly: I Space Out Lonesome Dove: The Series (Season 1) The Middle (Season 1) NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 1) Once an Eagle (Mini-series) One Piece (Season 3, 2nd Voyage) Parenthood (Season 1) Sons of Anarchy (Season 2) Soul Train (Best of) Thriller (Complete Series) The Vampire Diaries (Season …

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