Dear ‘New Girl’: ‘Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!’

11.19.13 5 years ago

Dear “New Girl”: “Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!”
“All the best parts of their personalities were dropped” since they got together, complains Natalie Abrams, adding: “Pairing two dysfunctional characters is a recipe for disaster because now Jess’ shtick comes off as campy, not adorable.” PLUS: Furguson the cat is coming back.

Rosie O’Donnell: I think I was Barbara Walters’ least-favorite host on “The View”
On Twitter, Rosie weighed in on Jimmy Kimmel’s question to Walters asking, “Who was your least favorite host?”

Josh Hutcherson gets punched in his “SNL” promos
Watch as Bobby Moynihan punches the “Hunger Games” star in the face.

Watch Vince Gilligan spend nearly 10 minutes unboxing the “Breaking Bad” DVD barrel
Gilligan “nerds out” over all the special features.

Kate Gosselin drops lawsuit against Jon Gosselin
Kate had accused her ex-husband of hacking and wiretapping. She is still, however, suing the author of “Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World.”

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is no fun: Where did it all go wrong?
“S.H.I.E.L.D.” is the fall’s biggest disappointment, transmitting “all the joy of an annual tax audit,” says Maureen Ryan. “Why should viewers trust this show to transport them to interesting places?” she adds. “It has yet to appreciably deepen its characters beyond a trait or two. Ward remains cold and distrusting. May is remote and kicks ass. Coulson may not be what he seems. Fitz and Simmons are clumsy, socially awkward geniuses. Skye appears to exist on the show solely as an exposition-delivery system. Can you recall one villain? Can you remember which one is Fitz and which one is Simmons? Does it matter?” PLUS: An appreciation of Agent Coulson, and Chloe Bennet talks Thor.

“24” casts a charismatic hacker
Is Michael Wincott’s character based on Julian Assange?

TV’s older characters: Why are they so vulgar, inappropriate and/or moronic?
From “Mom” to “Dads” to “The Millers,” older characters on sitcoms are behaving immaturely these days.

Check out TLC’s “Buying Naked”
Here’s a clip from the special, airing Wednesday.

Adam Levine named People’s Sexiest Man of 2013
Says “The Voice” star: “As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table.”

Why is Sarah Michelle Gellar looking bloody and banged up?
Check out Gellar’s new “Crazy Ones” look.

Animal Planet’s canceled “Wild Recon” host pleads guilty to smuggling lizards
Donald Schultz admitted to violating the Endangered Species Act.

“The Tomorrow People” casts a “Queer as Folk” star
Robert Gant will play the “surprise boyfriend” of Stephen’s mom.

Dianna Agron tries to explain why she wasn’t in “Glee’s” Cory Monteith tribute episode

“I’ve nothing but love for that show and everybody involved in it, and it was such a huge part of my life,” she says.

Steven Moffat blames BBC’s “outright stupidity” for canceling “Doctor Who” in 1989
“Ah, 50 years,” he writes. “What can one say about 50 years of Doctor Who? Well, first of all, one can be pedantic. Doctor Who hasn’t been on for 50 years – owing to the outright stupidity and unforgiveable blindness of the BBC (sorry guys, it needs to be said), there was a 16-year gap.” PLUS: Daleks invade Buckingham Palace, a “Doctor Who” glossary for beginners, check out a remote-controlled flying TARDIS, and see 11 Doctors running in one GIF.

Taran Killam meets Karen Gillan
“We may be the same person from parallel dimensions,” the “SNL” star says of the similarly named former “Doctor Who” star.

See “The Simpson”-ized Anderson Cooper
The CNN host is “very excited” to be on Sunday’s episode. PLUS: What is your go-to “Simpsons” quote?

Is this the worst-ever “Family Feud” answer?
“Name something you know about zombies…”

Elizabeth Berkley hated her “Saved by the Bell” one-piece swimsuits

“They used to put me in a one piece,” she says noting that Kelly Kapowski got to wear bikinis. “I’m sorry, but at 16 you don’t want to be the girl in the one piece with baggy shorts.”

Peek inside Steve Newlin’s “True Blood” vampire field guide
The new book “True Blood: Steve Newlin”s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan)” comes out Nov. 26. PLUS: “True Blood” stars come out for book launch party.

“Duck Dynasty” has the No. 1 Christmas album
In fact, the Robertsons have the biggest debut country Christmas album of the past decade.

Fox’s ADHD comes up with its own “Sesame Street” Thanksgiving dinner
Is that Big Bird on a platter?

Which are TV’s most bookish shows?
Literary references were a big part of shows like “The Simpsons,” “Lost” and “Breaking Bad.”

“Dexter” will live on in comic books
Marvel Comics has announced the Australian-based comic series “Dexter Down Under,” penned by “Dexter” book author Jeff Lindsay.

Stop lying to children, Jimmy Kimmel!
Why Kimmel’s annual Halloween candy stunt is bad for their development.

See Kathy Bates’ head on a “Coven” platter
“American Horror Story” gets the Entertainment Weekly cover treatment this week. PLUS: Stevie Nicks has arrived on set.

“The Young and the Restless” swaps actors
Billy Abbott is out as Billy Abott, and David Tom is back in.

“Arrow” casts a “Spartacus” alum as the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul
Katrina Law will play Nyssa al Ghul.

Finance workers box it out on “White Collar Brawlers”
This is reality TV on Esquire Network.

Mindy Kaling offers a “Dear Teenagers” essay

“I think about you all the time,” Kaling writes for the website Rookie.

Watch Bjork deconstruct a TV set

Time magazine has unearthed this unusual old video in which Bjork compares the inside of a television to a miniature city.

“Frontline” updates its 1993 documentary “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?”
Tonight’s broadcast is a two-hour edited version of the three-hour film that aired in 1993.

Josh Holloway to become a dad again
The “Lost” alum and “Intelligence” star is expecting his 2nd child with his wife.

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