"A Tad Overweight, But Violet Eyes to Die For"
Elizabeth Taylor died today and that’s sad in that somewhat disconnected way that celebrity deaths tend to be. There’s very few celebrities I feel strongly enough about that when they die I feel genuinely shocked or upset; they more exist somewhere in the abstract realm where you know of them, you know what they do, what they wear, and what they sound like, who they’ve married and/or dated, etc., but you’ve never met them or interacted with them and their death won’t affect your life in any significant way. However, Ms.Taylor was loved by many people who will surely miss her and they have my condolences. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:
8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox. There’s another singing contest starting up soon called “The Voice” so we can add that to the pile along with “America’s Got Talent” and the upcoming State-side version of “X Factor” as far as shows that combine all the cutting edge and daring aspects of a talent show and open mic night.
“America’s Next Top Model” on The CW
“The Middle” on NBC
“Survivor” on CBS
8:30pm: “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on Food Network
9:00pm: “Are We There Yet” on TBS
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E
“Ghost Hunters” on SyFy
“Journey to the Earth’s Core” on History
“Inside NASCAR” on Showtime
“Modern Family” on ABC
“Operation Repo” on TruTV
“Shedding for the Wedding” on The CW
“Sons of Guns” on Discovery
9:30pm: “Are We There Yet” on TBS
“Mr.Sunshine” on ABC
10:00pm: “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” on CBS
“Deathwish Movers” on Travel. I’m not sure I’d ever want to hire a moving company that went by the name “Deathwish.” Sounds needlessly reckless for the job of transporting furniture and home goods from one dwelling to another with a minimum of damage.
“Desert Car Kings” on Discovery
“Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” on SyFy
“Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC
“Justified” on FX
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on NBC
“Off the Map” on ABC
“The Real World” on MTV
“Top Chef” on Bravo
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Ben Stiller, Dario Franchitti, and the Strokes
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Carol Burnett, Jason Ritter, and Keith Urban
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerry Weintraub, and Quinn Sullivan
“Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Geoffrey Canada, Friendly Fires, and Bootsy Collins
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Ben Schwartz, Duncan Jones, and Biffy Clyro
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Richard Lewis
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Nathan Myhrvoid
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Carla Gugino, Chris Franjola, Loni Love, and Greg Proops
“Conan” on TBS featuring Vanessa Hudgens, The Miz, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. I wonder if the young Ms.Hudgens will address the fact that yet more naked pictures of her have found their way to the internet. Probably not. And seriously, how hard is it to NOT take naked pictures of yourself if you’re a celebrity? Or at the very least not put them on your computer? They are still making polaroid cameras which are uniquely perfect for that sort of endeavor.
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.