Archive for August, 2010

Jim and his Emmy... it's a beautiful thing

Oh, I am the happiest fan girl in the WORLD. Last night, one of my two favorite actors, Jim Parsons, finally won his Emmy Award for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Just watching him cover his face with his hand in sheer amazement and listening to that sweet speech made my heart flutter a million miles a minute.  I have a great group of friends on Twitter and we were holding Parsons Prayer Circles  right before his category was called. I like to think the power of fan girl prayer helped out a little!  Jim is the funniest actor on television today and this Emmy Award was well deserved and Parsons fan everywhere are proud of Jim for everything he has accomplished. Here is to the new season of The Big Bang Theory and our favorite nerd, Sheldon Cooper!!!!

On a side note: Jim, dear…. you never got back with me about being your date. Sigh… I even had a dress picked out. Oh, well…. you DO know the Golden Globes are coming up in a few short months, don’t you?  Just throwing that out there for you.

I have to admit, this was one of the greatest Emmy broadcasts EVER. From the inspired opening number with host Jimmy Fallon performing Born to Run with the cast of Glee and such luminaries such as Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Betty White, et. al, to George Clooney working his sexy self into an extremely amusing Modern Family bit, I was entertained throughout two out of three hours. I don’t watch the mini-series, so I typically have to suffer through that section of the awards… oh, well. Really, though, the time flew by and I was laughing throughout. So I say WELL DONE NBC!

On some of the winners:

YAY to Jane Lynch and Kyra Sedgewick! Jane Lynch is a scene chewing machine and her Sue Sylvester is a demon in a track suit. I love her. And Kyra has been deserving for so long for her role on The Closer. I mean, Kyra IS the closer. She truly is the show. Bravo, ladies!

Cheers to Top Chef for one of the two major upsets of the night, dethroning The Amazing Race in the reality show competition category. It was time we got some fresh blood in the winners circle.

I just wish that would extend to lead actor in a drama… WHEN IS HUGH LAURIE GOING TO WIN?!?!?! He is WAY overdue and the episode he submitted was wonderful and character changing. I mean, no offense to Bryan Cranston, but DAMN! The only good thing I can say is that he isn’t going to be eligible next year, so my man Hugh still has a shot!

Glad to see Modern Family get the best comedy nod. They are funny as hell and well deserving of the award. On the other hand… I just don’t get Mad Men. I tried watching it. Really, I did. I just can’t get emotionally involved in this show. Well… congratulations to them, anyway, on their third straight best drama award.

On the man who should host every award show imaginable:

Oh, how I adore thee, Ricky Gervais. I have followed him for years and he was the only reason I watched the last Golden Globes. He KILLED it, last night with his bit about the booze…. and who doesn’t love a good Mel Gibson dig? Oh… and beer. Leave it to Ricky to bring the booze to the party. Can’t wait until the next Golden Globes… maybe I will be there with my date, Jim. Ya never know…


The remainder of my favorites have performed on America’s Got Talent and there were a few surprises in the results. All in all, though, the fan girl is pretty pleased with how things have turned out.

Here is the review:

Haspop performed in the third quarter final. He danced/mimed his way through his “autobiography”; and I have to admit, it was definitely better than the first audition. The way he moves is AMAZING. You wonder if he is human, because it is tough to find a human who can move like he does. Haspop is definitely a true contender to win this season and I am looking forward to seeing what else he brings to the table in the semis.

Debra Romer finally came into her own in her quarter final performance. She combined innocence and sex-kitten appeal and started to really look like a star. She easily passed through to the semis. I don’t see her winning this outright, but she will get some great exposure from being on the show.

CJ Dippa brought the house down with another one of his original creations during his quarter final performance. The problem with his act, and that of the other kid’s acts, is that America isn’t going to vote for them to win. I don’t think America wants to subject such young people to all of that pressure. CJ did not go through, but I think we will see more from him as he gets older. He has the dedication and the skill for it; and AGT was a very good first step in the right direction.

Strikers All Stars should have performed on a different night. Instead, they performed on the last quarter final night and went up against Prince Poppycock, Arc Attack,  Murray and more. Their performance was good, and on any other night, would have gotten them into the semis, but the talent was just too close to call on this last night of quarter finals, and the Strikers failed to move to the next round.

And, of course…

… there was my favorite royal, Prince Poppycock. I can’t tell you all enough how much I adore the Poppycock. He is so theatrical, and his voice is to die for. His is another unique presence on this show, and he has (as Piers says) the best technical voice on the show. He and Haspop are MADE for Vegas. I don’t know who I want to win more, so let’s just say I want to see these two as the last two acts standing. If that were to happen, I would be one thrilled fan girl.

If you want to read the play by plays of each week’s episode, jump on over to TV Warrior and catch up on my weekly reviews. Who knows, you might find some favorites of your own to root for.

Steven Tyler: New "Idol" judge?

Steven Tyler is adding fuel to the “American Idol” fire by saying he will “probably” be a judge on Idol in the 2011 season.

FOX hasn’t confirmed the deal, yet but it is sounding more and more like a sure thing.

No contracts have been signed, yet, but Peter Rice, FOX’s entertainment chair said that judges will most likely be in place by September’s end.

I have to say, I could see Tyler as a judge. The man is a hell of an entertainer and has the experience and knowledge to back up his opinions. I think he would be a great addition to the Judges panel.

As the fan girl finds out more, she will keep you all posted.