December 15, 2009

We're moving again!

Well, there's a good chance that we'll be moving again. Off back to sunny Californiee it seems to be. We're awaiting the news of whether we've got the Dept. of Energy grant to research our new process or not. And if we do then it will be back there so that we can hook up with the great minds we need to.

And of course, when we move we'll need to work out where we can get our Direct TV from. We have Direct TV when we were there last time and it's by far, at least it was for us, the best option available of all the different satellite, and cable systems.

Fortunately, since we were last there and flailing about trying to find our what different systems there were and which was the best for this or that there's been an advance in Directv information. Just click through any of the links to see what I mean: it's now really easy to find out who can supply and sort out the service wherever you are. See, here's the Direct TV in CA page.

Couldn't be simpler, eh?

December 15, 2009 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 13, 2009

Satellite TV

OK, so we know that free to air TV programming pretty much sucks. And we also know that cable TV ain't all that much better. For the cable company has a monopoly in your area and the only way you can get a different service is to move house. Well, yes, sorta.

Because there is an alternative, DirecTV. And as the competitor they try and awful lot harder. In fact, the DirecTV offers can be pretty stunning. There's a whole series of different possible deals. From a simple but family friendly package (with none of those channels that you really don't want th  children to see) all the way through to massive packages with all the channels that you do want to see (even if you still don't want the children to see them).

There's also different deals depending on how many rooms you want to have it in, whether you want High Definition or not, which movie channels. In fact, there are so many different ways to slice and dice the offers that it's probably better than you click through here and go and look at the DirecTV deals.

You'll never have to worry about there being nothing on again.

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October 30, 2008

David Tennant leaving Dr Who

David Tennant is leaving Dr Who.

I am surprised that the neighbors did not complain more about the wailing and gnashing of teeth when this sentence was uttered in our house.  We are distraught it is the only way to describe it.

Tennant said of his departure, "I don't want to outstay my welcome."  Well David that could never be true, but we will try to understand and come to terms with your departure.

Now we have a year to come to terms with out grief and worry over who will fill the Doctor's sneakers.  So who could be the new Doctor?  Could the Doctor regenerate into a woman?  Is that something Steven Moffat could be contemplating?  If so, which British television actress could carry the role.

I will leave the question out there for all Doctor Who fans to ponder.

David Tennant quits 'Doctor Who'; is Russell Tovey the next Time Lord?
Los Angeles Times, CA
Truly sad news just came across the Atlantic. The BBC has an exclusive interview with video announcing that the 10th (and maybe the best) actor to play ...

Tennant will be missed but Doctor Who could improve, United Kingdom
The past work of Steven Moffat, the series’ new head writer, is combed through for suitable candidates – Jack Davenport of Coupling? ...

Is There a Doctor in the House? David Tennant Quits Doctor Who
Wired News
It was just announced that David Tennant, the incredibly popular tenth Doctor, will leave the ...

Doctor Who star David Tennant to quit BBC hit
WalesOnline, United Kingdom
DAVID Tennant has revealed he will quit hit sci-fi series Doctor Who at the end of next year. The Scots-born star, 37, announced his decision last night at ...

David Tennant announces 'Doctor Who' departure
The BBC has announced that David Tennant will leave the long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who" in just over a year. Tennant has played the time- and ...

Tennant to stand down as Doctor Who after four years
Independent, UK
David Tennant has said will quit as Doctor Who at the end of next year. By the time his last shows are screened he will have played the Doctor ...

David Tennant to leave Doctor Who
Reuters UK, UK
Actor David Tennant is to put down his sonic screwdriver and quit his role as Britain's best-known time traveler "Doctor Who," the ...

James Nesbitt tipped for Dr Who role
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom
James Nesbitt remains one of the hot favourites to take over from David Tennant as the 11th Dr Who, despite reportedly ruling himself out ...

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September 24, 2008

Heidi Klum dropped at Emmys

Heidi Klum was dropped by Tom Bergeron during a skit performed at the Primetime Emmy awards.

Klum was supposed to swoon into the arms of Dancing with the Stars host Bergeron but he dropped her.

The result was a spectacular bruise on Klum's thigh which she flashed to any cameras willing to take pictures.  As much as it hurt it did not stop her getting on down at an after-awards party.

Heidi Klum bruised by 'Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Dancing with "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron on last night's Emmy Awards left poor Heidi Klum bruised and battered. ...

HEIDI KLUM picked up an injury at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (21Sep08) after a skit with co-host TOM BERGERON went wrong. ...

Heidi Klum falls on her butt as co-host of the Emmys - and gets ...
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Heidi Klum got a nasty surprise when she was dropped - hard - during an unrehearsed bit with co-host Tom Bergeron. Klum should have taken some ...

Supermodel Heidi Klum strips down for the Emmys
Oneindia - Tamilnadu,India
She may not have won any gongs but sexy Heidi Klum stole the show at Sunday's Emmy Awards when she stripped down to almost nothing on stage. ...

Heidi Klum Reveals Tattoo Was Anniversary Present
People Magazine - USA
Heidi Klum didn't only reveal a previously undiscovered comic flair as one of the Emmy emcees Sunday night – especially when Tom Bergeron dropped her on the ...

September 24, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 06, 2008

Laurence Fishburne - CSI?

Word on the streets of Las Vegas is that Laurence Fishburne will take over from William Petersen as the head honcho in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.".  Fishburne is in now not-so-secret talks with the bosses of the hit crime series.

Now it was a sad day in our house when the news broke that William Petersen was leaving, but after a small period of mourning it dawned on us that Catherine Willows played by Marg Helgenberger could become top dog.  The man of the house was very excited!.

Let's hope Willows doesn't feel the same way.  Fishburne may find instead of solving the case, he is the case!

Laurence Fishburne Has His Eye on CSI, CA
He'd be getting a pretty meaty role, too. As CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler described it, the new guy comes from outside the CSI unit and has a ...

Laurence Fishburne could be coming to CSI
Suburbarazzi, NY
New Rochelle resident Laurence Fishburne is being heavily courted to become the new lead actor on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. If this report is true, ...

Laurence Fishburne: Up For Musical Chairs With Potential TV Gig
The Academy Award nominated, Emmy and Tony Award winning thespian is reportedly readying a role on the hit CBS drama ...

Laurence Fishburne to Replace William Petersen on ‘CSI’
TransWorldNews (press release), GA
Laurence Fishburne is reportedly in talks to replace William Petersen as the lead actor on ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’ ‘The Matrix’ actor would ...

Laurence Fishburne might be the new face of 'CSI'
Gay Socialites, NY
Laurence Fishburne is in talks to replace William Petersen as the lead actor on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigates." Producers have kept their search for a new ...

Laurence Fishburne To Join CSI as "Dexter" Type Character?
HULIQ (press release), NC
I tend to watch the various iterations of "Law and Order" rather than the "CSI" shows. But this proposed cast addition to "CSI" sounds interesting... as ...

Laurence Fishburne is prime  'CSI' suspect
Laurence Fishburne is in talks to succeed William Petersen as the star of CBS' veteran crime drama "CSI: Crime ...

'CSI' Search Focuses on Laurence Fishburne
Long considered a possibility to replace William Petersen as star of CBS' hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Laurence Fishburne has ...

CSI Looks to The Matrix's Morpheus
With William Petersen departing CBS' flagship original CSI series, the search has been on for a replacement. ...

Actor Laurence Fishburne Being Considered For Role On "CSI: Crime ...
Since announcing that William Petersen would be leaving the CBS crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," the search has been on ...

Tony Winner Fishburne May Join Cast of CBS Hit "CSI", NY
Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, currently on Broadway in Thurgood, may be the latest actor to join the CBS drama "CSI: Crime Scene ...

August 6, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 25, 2008

Shayne Lamas dumps The Bachelor

Shayne Lamas who won the heart of The Bachelor, Matt Grant has dumped him.   Shayne Lamas, daughter of Renegade star Lorenzo Lamas, called Grant to tell him the wedding was off.

The reason she called, well, the New York Post caught her cheating with Las Vegas media mogul Justin Weneger.

Always better to be the dumper me thinks!.

Shayne Lamas Dumps Bachelor Matt Grant
Bodog Beat, Antigua and Barbuda
Shayne Lamas, the 22-year-old LA actress and daughter of Renegade star Lorenzo Lamas, who once admitted her top five priorities fall in this order: cars, ...

Shayne Lamas Dumps Matt Grant, Calls Off Wedding, Ireland
Just two days after New York Post reported that Shayne Lamas had cheated on The Bachelor star with Las Vegas media mogul Justin Weneger, Lamas phoned Grant ...

The Bachelor Is A Bachelor Again!
Reality TV Magazine, AZ
Matt Grant, the sexy English bachelor from the latest season, and the recipient of his final rose, Shayne Lamas, have reportedly broken it off after ...

Dumped By Cell Phone: Bachelor Matt Grant Eliminated by Shayne ...
National Ledger, AZ
Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant were coupled on ABC Television's "The Bachelor" this year and are engaged to be married. ...

Back To Being A Bachelor
X17 Online, California
Page Six reports that reality show winner Shayne Lamas and her Bachelor fiance Matt Grant have called off their engagement - because she cheated on him! ...

Another Bachelor Couple Hits The Skids
The Daily Blabber from iVillage, NY
Yes, it's true -- London Calling's Matt Grant and fiancée Shayne Dahl Lamas have broken up. The couple, who got  engaged on the show's season finale on May ...

July 25, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 16, 2008

Billie Piper A Snore In The USA?

Billie Piper seems to have sent the US critics to sleep, in the main, as Belle De Jour in The Secret Diary Of A Callgirl. As I've said previously, it did nothing for me as I'd already been reading the blog which I thought was far better. You do have to give Showtime credit for trying to provide entertainment from other countries, unfortunately British Tv is pretty dire at the moment across the board.

'Diary' dresses her up, but a pro is a pro
Baltimore Sun - United States
... bills and have a glamorous life as well - even if you are as "lazy" as Belle (Billie Piper), the call girl protagonist in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. ...

TV: 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl'
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Meet Belle (Billie Piper), a lovely and smart (A-levels all around) young woman who sells her body to strangers because she loves sex and money. ...

Secret's out: 'Call Girl' not hot
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
The British import, debuting tonight on Showtime, features a radiant actress in Billie Piper who looks absolutely fabulous in red corsets and dark stockings ...

What's The Point Of 'Call Girl'?; 'Weeds' Still Smokin' In Fourth ...
Hartford Courant - United States
... 10:30 pm), is a British import starring the appealing Billie Piper, last seen as the assistant to Doctor Who and in PBS's "Mansfield Park. ...

Billie Piper gets naughty
Flick Filosopher - Bronx,NY,USA
The show rather scandalized Great Britain when it aired there: Billie Piper's much-vaunted appearance as a high-class call-girl in new series The Secret ...

'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' - watchable fun
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The series stars Billie Piper ("Dr. Who") as Belle De Jour, a high-priced call girl in London who makes it clear in the first episode that she likes sex, ...

Critic's Corner Monday
USA Today - USA
(New growth, 3D) •Things take a darker turn in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (10:30 ET/PT), a grimly comic British import starring Dr. Who's Billie Piper as a ...

Old Love, New Love, Ev’ry Love but True Love
New York Times - United States
Billie Piper as Belle, a prostitute who enjoys her work. A hooker disarms her clients with the flattering pretense that she is in it for the sex and not ...

Getting hooked on Showtime's appealing 'Call Girl'
Boston Globe - United States
The performers are likable all round, particularly British pop star Billie Piper as Hannah/Belle. She's believably in charge and strong-willed, ...

Billie's Us Call
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
BILLIE Piper is getting the chance to conquer the US because top American actresses won't strip for TV. Telly chiefs across the Atlantic have imported her ...

June 16, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

June 02, 2008

More Reality Tv From Kim Alexis

The ex model Kim Alexis has  a new take on an old idea for a reality TV show, in this show older women will have a chance to become models. So let me guess what will happen, a bunch of dire auditions across the USA, someone being bitchy to the aspiring models, a cut down to a smaller number, more being bitchy, another cut, more being bitchy, telephone votes, more being bitchy and finally a winner, quickly followed by someone saying they are all winners.

Hey, no need to watch it now... Unless of course you enjoy watching people being humiliated...

Kim Alexis, Top Supermodel, To Host Reality Model Show for
TransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USA
Kim Alexis, one of the nation's top supermodels, is set to host a new reality TV contest "She's Got The Look", which will search for the top aging models. ...

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amNewYork - New York,USA
TV Land's " She's Got the Look " The ten finalists for TV Land's new reality series, "She's Got the Look" from the top: Paula, Roxanne, host Kim Alexis, ...

Contestants on TV Land's New Modeling Competition Range in Age ...
About - News & Issues - New York,NY,USA
Former model Kim Alexis will host the show, which will have the finalists living together in a New York City loft and competing in fashion challenges. ...

'Two-Out Trio' strikes for Plainfield South
Chicago Tribune - United States
Alexis Alvarez, Gaby Liberatore and Mary Giancarlo all came through with two-out RBIs in leading Plainfield South to a 3-2 victory over Naperville Central ...

USA stays in character in 'Sight'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee,WI,USA
Host Kim Alexis is sort of a Tyra Banks Lite, which means the competition is a little more sedate than "ANTM," sometimes verging on the soporific. ...

Around the Remote
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
Kim Alexis hosts. 8 pm, TV Land. THURSDAY: "Swingtown" is a racy new drama about couples in 1976 suburban Chicago who dabble in sexual experimentation. ...

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TV Pick: She’s Got the Look
TV Land’s newest series, She’s Got the Look, premieres on Wednesday, June 4 at 10 pm Hosted by supermodel Kim Alexis, the show gives women 35 and over a shot at competing for a contract with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and a spread in ...
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Kim Alexis is 6 years older than me!
 By Patti(Patti)
Kim Alexis is hosting a new model-search reality show, this time looking for models over 35. The tag line is something about the power years being beautiful. I, obviously in the well-addressed target audience, felt very, well, powerful. ...
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June 2, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 29, 2008

American Idol: The Top 10 Ladies

American Idol, the top 10 ladies sang the 70s. Here's what the newspapers thought about it all:

Fox wins Wednesday with 'Idol'
Hollywood Reporter - United States
By James Hibberd Fox's "American Idol" led an unremarkable Wednesday night in the ratings, with most shows performing within expectations. ...
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American Idol: Top 10 Gals
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
Since most of our "American Idol" constestants were not even alive in the '70s, there is no explaining why this week's theme turned them into America's Next ...
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JAMIE SAMUELSEN'S BLOG American Idol team sounds a lot like TV ...
Detroit Free Press - United States
Do you watch American Idol? Does it have any correlation with sports? Idol is one of those shows that many husbands reluctantly watch. ...
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Clear Channel strikes new deal with American Idol's Seacrest - Charlotte,NC,USA
Clear Channel Radio and pop entertainment personality Ryan Seacrest are partnering to create a new national entertainment news program. ...
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'American Idol' Contender Robbie Carrico: Is He Wearing A Wig ... - USA
By Chris Harris That's the question "American Idol" fans have been asking themselves this week in the wake of online media reports that contestant Robbie ...
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The Idol Countdown: Five Essential Moments From Last Night’s ...
Rolling Stone - USA
Asia’h Epperson learned the most valuable lesson of all: don’t tackle a song that another Idol alum has already sang the hell out of (in this case, ...
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''American Idol'' recap: Imperfect 10
Entertainment Weekly - USA
By Michael Slezak What the heck happened to tonight's episode of American Idol? My digital-cable channel guide said something about how the top 10 women of ...
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'American Idol' Chicks: Goin' for the Sweeney
Washington Post - United States
... aka The Sweeney -- it's up to the 10 remaining girls to see whether they can make that kind of magic happen twice in one week on "American Idol. ...
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"American Idol:" The Ones to Beat
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
This is probably the best "Idol" crew in memory - an infinite improvement over last season. I'll add a couple asterisks to this assessment in a bit, ...
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News Ticker: Stone Temple Pilots, Paul Stanley, American Idol
Rolling Stone - USA
After six seasons, American Idol contestants are finally able to sing Beatles songs thanks to the show’s acquisition of rights to the joint Lennon/McCartney ...
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American Idol - Fright Night
{ Weecap, 7-15 } Amanda was the most obviously terrifying, but Randy Jackson spent a good part of the evening cowering in fear from poor song choices, bad low notes, and Kady Malloy's bitchface.
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American Idol 7: Top 20 Live Results
American Idol is sending four poor souls home tonight: Who will they be? The four eliminated singers will almost certainly come from this group: Jason Yeager, Luke Menard, Robbie Carrico, Chikezie Eze, Amanda Overymyer, Kady Malloy, ...
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American Idol Rundown: The Top 10 Girls
 By BuzzSugar
So, might as well just come out and say it: '70s night was not exactly the best for our American Idol ladies. And now I'm really wondering what exactly it is the producers think they're doing this season. After all that promotion ...
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Nielsen Ratings for Wed Feb 27: Idol Dominates, Les Moonves Gives Up
 By Robert Seidman
At 9pm, outside of American Idol, things are fairly competitive between CBS (rerun of Criminal Minds), NBC (repurposed Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and ABC (Supernanny). Good news for the Mouse. Of those three shows, Supernanny is ...
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American Idol Top 10 Ladies’ Performances
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February 29, 2008 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 15, 2007

TV Is Dying

TV is Dying. Yes, we all know that. But to hear it from Damon Lindelof, the writer of Lost, is a little more worrying.

You see, he doesn't have the self-awareness to realise that it's shows like Lost which are the reason TV is dying.

November 15, 2007 in Television | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack