Posts Tagged ‘murder’

I’ve Got a Bone to Pick With the Bones Finale

Posted by BRADY in Bones

June 13th, 2012, 09:36 AM

Oh Bones, why you gotta end like this? The season finale started out by reintroducing an old character named Christopher Pelant, a computer nerd murderer. Man, what a cliché character, huh? All those computer nerd murderers fighting the police in the real world… So far he has outsmarted Dr. Brennan, Booth and her teams of squints, which means he has to be pretty clever. Like “doing the Friday New York Times crossword in PEN” clever. That’s really clever. He has set things up meticulously to frame Dr. Brennan for the murder of Ethan Sawyer, who had a brief appearance before as a brilliant mathematics doctor turned paranoid schizophrenic. See, that’s what doing too much math will do to you, kids. The evidence is piling up against Brennan and she is running out of time. Everyone but the squints at the Jeffersonian are kicked off the case, leaving Brennan with two choices: run or go to jail. Not really the ideal situation. But, hey, makes for an easy choice. Get your run on, Brennan!

This season finale was so underwhelming even with all the unexplained evidence bringing Brennan closer to her demise. The episode ends with Brennan and the baby fleeing the scene of the crime, so to speak, and Booth left alone with a rigged alarm clock that will do God knows what when the time is right. Blow him up?! Or, even worse, wake him from a really pleasant nap?!? I would be unbelievably pissed if my wife took my baby girl and left without me, but I guess that just comes with the lifestyle. These TV detectives never get a chance to go on a family vacation, so maybe she’ll find it relaxing! I get that they want to leave you hanging of the edge of your seat with fear and curiosity of how this is all going to turn out, but this episode failed to even do that and just fell flat.

-This post brought to you by Courtney

Hey, What Happened to Little Parker?

Posted by BRADY in Bones

April 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM

It seems like these days there is always at least 2 forensic shows airing at any given moment. Seriously, if these shows are to believed overpopulation in this country is really not a problem. People are getting killed in interesting ways all the time! But Bones is the most awesome forensic show out there. Why, you may ask? It offers accurate medical information and an interesting story line. Emily Deschanel plays Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, an extremely skilled forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute in D.C.  FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (in real life: David Boreanaz) is Dr. Brennan’s partner at the Jeffersonian. He is also the father of their long awaited baby. Talk about bringing your work home with you.

In the first couple of seasons Dr. Brennan made it very clear that she was awkward around babies and had no interest in having any of her own, but eventually in Season 5 Dr. Brennan showed some interested in having a little bundle of joy of her own because of her feelings for Booth. Throughout season 6 I waited for the day when Dr. Brennan and Booth would get together to have a little sexy time and finally in the last episode Brennan shocked Booth with the news that she was pregnant with his baby.

Dr. Brennan and Booth brought in a beautiful baby girl named Christine Angela, but that got everyone asking: where in the world is Booth’s son, Parker? Is this some sort of Home Alone situation? It has been quite a long time since I have heard any mention of Booth’s little brat or Parker’s mother Rebecca Stinson. Parker has been completely absent from the new family, which is odd, especially since Parker was such a big part of Booth’s life in the past. Booth and Brennan have a house together and a life together, when is Parker going to come into the picture? Does he even know that he has a little step sister?   If you were lucky enough to watch the Bones on 4/23, episode “The Warrior in the Wuss,” then you witnessed just how awkward and nerve racking it was to introduce Parker into the family.  After 10 episodes of being absent in Season 7, they are finally all together. But will it work or will it all fall apart?  Will there be tension and resentment now that Booth has to juggle two families and a job? Will there be any baby mama drama between Rebecca and Brennan?  Will Parker feel left out of the new family Booth created while he was away? I guess we will just have to wait and see and the new elements unfold in the season.

-This post brought to you by Courtney

A TV Tragedy! (oh, and also murder)

Posted by BRADY in Jon & Kate Plus 8, celebrity gossip

December 13th, 2010, 05:48 PM

Palin/Gosselin, our 2012 presidential ticket?

When it was announced that Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin would be taking a family camping trip together in Alaska to cross-promote their TLC shows Kate Plus Eight and Sarah Palin’s Alaska, I warned that nothing good would come of it. Their powers would combine to create some sort of extremely polarizing version of Captain Planet designed only to have children, take over every possible media outlet and then complain about how the media is so unfair and won’t leave it alone. Ok, so the camping trip happened and it turns out I wasn’t 100% right. But something massively harmful to our world could spin out of it after all: Kate Gosselin has supposedly been inspired to run for office.

This is a crazy rumor, right? After all, Kate Gosselin doesn’t really have any political experience. All she has really done is produced a bunch of kids. The people who do know who she is are pretty split between hardcore supporters and people who hate her. She has a pretty spotty past as far as decisions and behavior, especially when…ok, this is starting to sound a bit familiar. As Kate supposedly said after camping with Sarah Palin, “If she can hold office, so could I.” Sadly that also applies to the entire film crew. And 6 of Kate’s kids. And the tents they used. Now if only Jon Gosselin would run against her! That would be a reality show!

Picking up another story I wrote about previously, former TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz was sentenced to 9 years in prison for soliciting two homeless men to murder his wife, a task they luckily didn’t carry out. I assume after Juan’s show got canceled that being his gun-for-hire just wasn’t as thrilling as killing for Rachel Ray, for instance (I can only assume she has a personal squad of hitmen). Apparently Juan’s wife was suicidal, but because he is a strict and devout Catholic, he hired these men to kill her in order to spare her the mortal sin of suicide and the eternal hellfire that would await her. Wow, good excuse Juan. This is the same guy who ripped $100 bills in half and gave the homeless men half before the job and planned to give the other half after the job, to avoid them ditching. Quite the brilliant(ly ridiculous) scheme. This is why my favorite TV chef is Gordon Ramsay from Hell’s Kitchen, a man I believe would do the job himself. While swearing.

The Dexter iPhone Game Hits Stores

Posted by KAT in Dexter

September 16th, 2009, 12:17 PM

Dexter the Game

Hey nerds and Dexter fans!  Cool news!  The official Dexter video game is now available in the Apple app store.  Take a look at the full trailer:

The game seems to take place in Season 1, following Dexter Morgan’s hunt to find the Ice Truck Killer.  You’re in control of Dexter as he analyzes blood spatter, tracks down clues, stalks prey, whaeva.

Sounds pretty awesome!  I’m gonna have my iPhone-having friends DL it today so I can play.  I hope there’s a shake-shake-shake-shake-someone-dead option.  Not to be a creep.

[Source: TV Squad]

Millionaire Murderer Ryan Jenkins Found Dead

Posted by KAT in I Love Money, Megan Wants a Millionaire

August 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM

OMFG!!!!  This is RIDIC.  This whole saga keeps getting crazier and crazier…

Megan Wants a Millionaire murderer Ryan JenkinsWe reported last week that Megan Wants a Millionaire contestant Ryan Jenkins was wanted for questioning on the murder of his wife, model Jasmine FIoreFlore’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase with fingertips and teeth missing.  Authorities believed he had fled for his native Canada.

Today, news broke that Jenkins was found dead in a hotel room in British Columbia after apparently taking his own life.  Such a surprising end to a twisted, twisted tale.

As mentioned, VH1 has pulled all episodes of Megan Wants a Millionaire off the air - in addition to canceling I Love Money 3, which had been taped and unaired, and reportedly featured Jenkins as the ultimate grand prize winner.

Wow.  This is such a PR nightmare for VH1.  You’d think they’d do detailed background checks on their contestants.  Imagine if Jenkins had won Megan Wants a Millionaire and Megan Hauserman had wound up in a suitcase a few months later!

[Source: Gawker]

Megan Wants a Millionaire Murderer!

Posted by KAT in I Love Money, Megan Wants a Millionaire

August 19th, 2009, 02:17 PM

Megan Wants a Millionaire: RyanOMG!  Just when I was telling everyone NOT to watch VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire, some majorly crazy news hits the fan!

If you’ve had the misfortune of watching the first three episodes of the show, you’d likely recognize Canadian investment banker Ryan Jenkins as one of the top contenders.  Today, news broke that Jenkins is wanted for questioning in the murder of his wife, 28-year-old model/stripper/Playboy representative Jasmine Fiore.

Jasmine FioreFiore was found strangled and stuffed in a suitcase in a trash receptacle in Buena Park, California.  The local police department has issued an alert to the public to keep an eye out for Jenkins, lest he escape to this native Canada.

Ryan Jenkins (net worth: $2.5 mill - chump change!) is rumored to be a finalist on Megan Wants a Millionaire, though not a winner.  He supposedly went to Las Vegas following his elimination from the show, and met and married Jasmine Fiore a few days later.

To add craziness atop the craziness, TMZ reports that Jenkins also just finished participating in I Love Money’s third season - and won the $250,000 grand prize (net worth update: $2.75 mill), meaning he’d be appearing in every episodes.

VH1 has kept pretty silent about the whole shebang, even going so far as pulling all Megan Wants a Millionaire content off the Internets.  They did, however, just issue a statement.  Feast your eyes:

Megan Wants a Millionaire: Ryan Jenkins mugshot“Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on ‘Megan Wants a Millionaire‘, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.”

Whoa!  I guess my prayers have been answered: I officially never have to watch another episode of Megan Wants a Millionaire again.  It’s a shame it had to happen this way - best wishes to the Fiore family.

Boy, I bet Megan Hauserman is PISSED her airtime’s getting cut!  Hopefully whichever millionaire she ended up picking is willing to buy her a new show.

[Source: Jezebel, TMZ]

Mischa Barton & Jessica Stroup Come Home

Posted by KAT in 90210, The O.C.

July 17th, 2009, 10:00 AM

Hey, how come no one told me about this gem of a film?

In limited release starting today (where’ve I been?!), I bring you Homecoming, a film starring The O.C.’s Mischa Barton and 90210’s Jessica Stroup:

Awesome, right?

This film has got just about everything I look for in a full-length feature: 1) suspense, 2) teenagers, 3) love triangles, 4) poorly-scripted catchphrases (”I want you to start APPRECIATING my hospitality”), and 5) the potential for murder.  Looks like screenwriter Katie L. Fetting took a page from the R.L. Stine / Christopher Pike / Lois Duncan playbook.  Be still my heart!

And might I add, it’s a real treat seeing Mischa Barton on screen again.  I’d almost forgotten how awkward and hard to watch her acting is.  So stilted and unexpressive.

Homecoming is directed by Morgan J. Freeman.  No, not the cool accomplished actor guy.  This Morgan DID direct an episode of Dawson’s Creek, though.

Tim Gunn Suits Up to Fight Evildoers

Posted by KAT in Project Runway

May 22nd, 2009, 05:18 PM

Whoa!  How awesome is this:

Models Inc.: Tim Gunn

That’s Tim Gunn!!!

From The New York Times:

On Aug. 26, Marvel will release the first issue of Models Inc., a sartorially minded mini-series that unites some of its fashion-friendly supporting characters and pushes them into new starring roles.

The runway divas include Millicent Collins (a k a Millie the Model), Patsy Walker, also known as the superheroine Hellcat, and Mary Jane, the model-turned actress who is the sometimes wife of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man.

The women team up to clear Millicent, who is the prime suspect in the murder of the set designer. Think of it as Charlie’s Angels set in the fashion world.

But what would the angels be without someone to guide them? Enter Tim Gunn of Project Runway. In the debut issue’s second story, Mr. Gunn becomes an action figure — jumping into Iron Man’s suit of armor to save a fashion exhibition from evildoers.

That’s right, Mr. Tim Gunn from Project Runway is getting his own comic book.  Could life get any better?

Canadian Cut-Up Slays With Dexter Impression

Posted by KAT in Dexter

November 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM

Oh my gosh, you guys.  I just came across the following news item while looking for info about Dexter (which I’ve been totes into lately) and got straight SPOOKED!

So basically, this aspiring filmmaker dude named Mark Twitchell shot a movie about a man who is lured to a garage by an Internet date and murdered, and THEN Twitchell himself lures a man to his garage with promises of an Internet date and murders him.  IN REAL LIFE!

! ! !

Apparently police are finding thematic links to the show Dexter, whose title character Twitchell idolized.  Rope and chopped-up body parts, let’s not even get into it!

OMG!  Scary!  A girl can’t even do a simple Google search for the Dexter video game in production without stumbling upon a crime scene.


So anyway, I’m pretty stoked that Dexter has been picked up for two more seasons.  Sweet!  I love that Michael C. Hall.  Anthony Michael Hall, too, though that’s unrelated.


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