Sunday, January 27, 2008

TV Newsy Bits - Sunday, January 27, 2008

I haven't seen Roofus the Cat lately, but I'm sure he's street-savvy enough to be taking shelter from the weather. I told you about the defunct Budget Car Rental place and the elderly gentleman who feeds the feral cats adjacent to Roofus' rooftop territory. If you click on this photo, it will enlarge. That's a cat on the counter looking out the door and cat food in a dish on the sidewalk. From what I can see inside without going up and peeking in the windows (and having the man yell), he has industrial size bags of dry cat food and cases of canned food in there as well as cats who seem to come and go somehow. Since Roofus wouldn't even have to cross a street to get here, I'm sure he takes advantage.

In TV Newsy Bits:
  • The SAG Awards, unlike the Golden Globes, will actually take place tonight. From a press release I received -- As a build-up to the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation, TNT and TBS will present a special live webcast of the red carpet at and, as well as through the TBS and TNT domains within the Kaneva virtual world. The webcast, which will open with SAG president Alan Rosenberg and SAG Awards nominee Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) announcing the recipients of this year’s new Stunt Ensemble honors, will be hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger and comedian Jamie Kaler, co-star of TBS’s acclaimed comedy series My Boys. Karger and Kaler will cover the red carpet arrivals of this year’s nominees, past winners and other attendees. Following the Red Carpet Pre-Show, the webcast will shift backstage to the press and photo rooms, where this year’s SAG Awards honorees will answer questions from reporters and pose for pictures with their Actor® statuettes.
  • I wrote a bit about a few of the reality shows on A&E for a TV Squad article.
  • This Reality Wanted interview with Erika Landin (BB4 and All-Stars) is a few days old, but gives a bit of insight to casting on the show.
  • Speaking of Big Brother casting, there have still been no announcements and I don't expect anything until the first week of February. What we do know is that there will be 14 in the house (rather large group, expect some double eviction weeks as this season may not run as long as the usual summer season) and the theme is "my dirty little secret." Okay, that could be ax murderers for all we know!
Today's musical non-sequitur:
I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
Spend it as fast as I can
For a wailin' song and a good guitar
Are the only things I understand.
-- "Greenback Dollar" by Hoyt Axton


joy n said...

Bless that old man for taking care of the homeless cats in that neighborhood, in particular, Roofus. Sounds like he might be a bit gruff with humans, but the cats must love him.

monty924 said...

Great pic, Jackie. I love the kitty looking through the glass door (surely a friend of Roofus, if not a relative). :)

Sunday nights are going to be boring without TAR, but we have Big Brother coming soon. I can't wait!

Sharon said...

Yeah,the pickins' are mighty slim on the old telly right now!I did watch the Hallmark presentation last night and thought it was pretty good. I love Amber Tamblyn(her father Russ was in West Side Story,the movie)and I was a big fan of Joan of Arcadia. It was a real tear jerker at times.

Thank goodness for people who look out for these animals who have nobody to care for them. If you are not a well off person,it can be quite costly to feed a large group of cats or dogs,but bless those who do.Hoping that Roofus is safe and warm somewhere.

meb said...

Slim pickins' is right Sharon. I did watch Stark, which is one of my normal picks for Sunday night. I have always liked James Woods and this is a pretty good show. He's in trouble, as usual, and while we know it's not going to happen, the show ended with him being in jeopardy of losing his law license. They didn't advertise next week, so I wonder if they're finished until after the everybody else.

I taped all three Godfather's, and watched them over the weekend. I had remembered most of The Godfather, but II and III I barely remembered any of it...not even sure I had ever seen III. It was something good to watch, and got me thru the weekend.

Great picture of the cat Jackie... I didn't even see him/her until I enlarged the picture. Blessings on the man who's feeding them.

Delee said...

A nitty gritty reality show I caught on VH1 is Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew. It is on Mon 9 ...almost like Surreal Life... some of them were on it. Also some were on Celebrity Fit Club. Go figure!!! The episode I watched was rough to watch and makes you wonder why people do this to themselves, using drugs and such.

Another show I have been watching is Jon & Kate Plus 8 on TLC. One set of twins and sextuplets makes for at times nerve racking show, and sometimes the crying gets to you, but now they are older and more interesting. Mon eve 9P

joy n said...

Delee, I've watched both. Celeb Rehab is a little hard to take, especially that guy from (TV) Taxi.

Jon & Kate Plus 8, on the other hand is delightful. I don't think for one moment that I could handle all that, but love watching them cope. God bless 'em!

Delee said...

Joy N yes Jeff Conway...what a mess he I said watched it on Sat not sure I will be a regular! He was a mess on Celebrity Fit Club too...

I bought the 1st season of "The Tudors" Showtime...I am a huge Anglo-phyte so I know the real story...but it is not bad...wish I had SHO for season 2! Henry is a very lusty king in this, or along the lines of Nip-Tuck in parts. LOL
SHO did change some of the facts to suit themselves, but maybe only a few of us would know that!

sharon said...

I LOVE Jon&Kate plus 8!!!! I would run out of that house pulling my hair out,if it was They are sooooo real,in the way they argue and then the way they show their love for each other.Kate is a very strong lady and I do admire her. Now that they have grown and are showing their personalities,you see that their parent's assessments of them when they were tiny are spot on. The show I cannot watch is the one that follows where those people just keep having kid after kid and have what...maybe 20 or so??? That seems to be a tribute to the guy's "manhood" more than anything....JMO.