With recent news of Taylor Momsen and Jessiza Szohr getting axed from ‘Gossip Girl,’ I thought I would do a ‘Top 5: Annoying TV Characters’ post.
These characters are in every show. That one character that likes to messes things up. That one who makes you scream at the television set. Or the just plain stupid. There are too many to name. But I’ve rounded up my top 5 picks of annoying television characters – hope you agree. I think you will.
1. Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen.
First up on the list is ‘Gossip Girl’ Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen. I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that her character is the most annoying character to ever appear on a television show, ever. From her sulking, goth appearance, to her brief stint as a preppy Constance mean girl, Jenny was always a follower, and never an individual. She cried, she complained, and she wore fishnet stockings. Good riddance.
2. Marissa Cooper, played by Mischa Barton.
Next up is Marissa Cooper from ‘The O.C.,’ played by faded starlet Mischa Barton. Like Jenny, Marissa was always causing trouble. Whether in abusive relationships, dealing with substance abuse, or just all-around a clingy kind of gal, Marissa made you want to shake her and say ‘wake up!’ Sure, she was pretty and rich, but that didn’t make up for her deeply damaged soul. She eventually got killed off, and the show tanked.
3. George O’Malley, played by T.R. Knight.
Third on the list is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ George O’Malley, played by T.R. Knight. George spent more time crying about his personal issues than curing medical cases. He was worse than the female doctors. Yes, the show is a hit because of its mix of medical drama and soap-like personal issues, but George took this to a whole other level. He eventually got killed off, too (notice a trend?) but the show went on without him. And with good reason.
4. Swiper, From ‘Dora The Explorer.’
Don’t lie, we’ve all witnessed an episode of ‘Dora The Explorer’ at one point in our life. Whether babysitting or being too lazy to switch the channel, we’ve encountered Swiper, the fox that likes to steal things. No matter how loud you scream ‘Swiper, no swiping!’ the bastard seems to always get away with things. He messes everything up and delays Dora’s adventure, and for that, he’s number four on my list. Sly little fox, you.
5. Roseanne Barr, Played by Roseanne Barr.
It doesn’t matter who I ask – everyone hates Roseanne. Debatably the most annoying show and annoying family, Roseanne takes the cake with her super-loud-mouth character. Literally, all she does is complain. Her loud nasally voice doesn’t help either. She’s obnoxious, she’s lazy, and she’s immature. And the sitcom’s reruns are always on the damn television. Why are good shows being cancelled and replaced with reruns of this clownery? Sigh.
The upcoming ‘Glee’ death is going to be a sad one, guys.
Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on the show, found filming the mystery ‘Glee’ death “really hard,” reports CTV.
An unnamed character will pass away in the ‘Funeral’ episode of the current season and Ushkowitz admits the whole cast were upset when filming the scenes.
“You know it was really, really sad. Any kind of death is sad and it brings you back to a place you don’t really want to go. So it kind of affects everybody. It was really hard but the episode is done really, really well.”
The actress, 25, hopes fans will “appreciate” the storyline and thinks they will like watching the “sad” scenes.
“It was really sweet and I think people will appreciate it. It was done in the right way. I think they’ll be sad but I think they’ll feel for the characters who will be affected by it. Any death, and especially on ‘Glee’ since you don’t expect something like that so for that to happen, I think you’re like ‘Oh, wow.’ I think fans will be shocked a little bit, and not expect anything at all. I think fans will like it.”
Who will it be? Will it be the wheelchair-bound-Artie who finally meets his demise? Or will it be the ever-so-annoying Rachel (let’s pray it is.) Guess we can only find out on May 17, when the episode airs.
Hugh Laurie is set to quit ‘House,’ reports CTV.
The British actor, who plays Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama, thinks his run on the show will soon come to an end after shooting on the eighth season concludes this summer.
“The end of that season, right now looks like the end of the show. Well, that’s as far as they’ve got me for,” said Laurie.
Of all things, the 51-year-old star is now focusing on his debut solo blues album ‘Let Them Talk,’ which he is promoting with performances throughout Europe this month.
“The acting muscles don’t know what they’re doing, actually. Perhaps they should, but they don’t. There’s very little about this. I don’t know maybe there’s a repetitive action in music — if you do your scales and your fingers are nimble, then there are certain things you just know you can do without too much difficulty.”
“Acting for some reason isn’t like that. It doesn’t become automated in quite the same way.”
Hugh, who moved to Los Angeles for the show in 2003, recently admitted he was surprised at the success of ‘House’ but was growing disillusioned with it. ”I never thought this would last seven years, just two weeks I thought. I get tired of getting up at four in the morning. Some days are harder than others.”
I can’t imagine the show without him as the antagonistic Dr. House, so I’m pretty sure if he leaves the show will end. I never liked the show, I personally found him a very annoying character, but I’m sure many will be saddened by this news.
According to MSN Online, Judge Judy’s civil court debauchery has drawn in a bigger audience than the Oprah Show for the past 11 of 14 weeks. In the pool of courtroom dramas, Judge Judy has been the most popular for the past 700 consecutive episodes.
Another season cometh and went for HBO’s Entourage, and what ironically made the season finale was one of the celebrity cameo appearances by Oscar winner Matt Damon- who played himself trying to “Jason-Bourne” Vince into donating money to his Children’s Charity.
It’s pretty clear that Damon’s performance was truly a gut-buster. I personally was on the couch cracking up seeing him repeatedly stick-arm Vince into joining the foundation, donating money, and then donating more money.
Though the real performance came in the post-episode credits where we see Damon really lose a gasket. Check it out.
This Week On Entourage:
On the day before he leaves to Italy, Vince tries to get the boys to come with him, but only manages to get Drama. Turtle still trying to get over Jamie, and tries to forget about her with the college dorm girl. And Eric says he’s going to try and get Sloan back -but the guys think it’ll be pretty hard.
Meanwhile, Ari and his wife meet with the therapist to discuss why his wife should lend him $12 million to help buy Terrance’s agency. But after Ari admits why he truly wants to buy it and pours his heart out, she agrees to spot him the money.
Despite Lloyd’s suggestion, Drama decides not to read for any acting gigs, saying he’s taking a break from it for a while. While shopping with Vince, the two run into Matt Damon who tries to pressure Vince into donating a cheque for his children’s charity.
This Week On Entourage:
On the way to a night club, Turtle has to bail to spend time with Jamie on her last night in the city. Vince and Drama then find Eric making out with a girl- who Drama recognizes as a previous one-night-stand four months ago.
Later on, Drama warns Eric that the girl tends to “get around” and he should be careful. But Eric realizes that he didn’t wear protection.
At the Miller-Gold Agency, Ari is having a tough time without Lloyd- firing every assistant that HR sends over to him. In his office, he finds Terrance McQuewick who wants Ari to buy-out his company for $100 million. Afraid of a hidden agenda, Ari tries to interrogate Terrance’s wife, to see if there’s any other information- to which he finds that Terrance is heading for a divorce.
This Week On Entourage:
Having relationship woes with jealous girlfriends, Eric and Turtle discuss with Vince how to solve it.
The boys meet up with a stressed out Drama who is afraid he’ll get cut from Five Towns. Although when he runs into a Melrose producer who offers him a part in the new show, Drama strongly considers dropping out of his current show.
He discusses the possibility with the boys about somehow getting out of his contract, and the boys advise him to call his agent.
Lloyd, feeling nervous after leaving Ari, tries to convince Drama to stay with him as his client at the new agency. Drama says if he gets out of the contract, then he’ll consider signing with Lloyd.
Meanwhile, Turtle gives Eric a lift to Ashley’s house, to settle some relationship trust issues. She’s suspicious about the identity of “Rupert Pupkin” (the name she saw on his cell phone), which happened to be Vince’s alias name. Ashley suggests that she have access to all his e-mails- this has Eric a bit sketched out.
This Week On Entourage:
Eric cuts a business call to take a phone call from Sloan- who wants to make sure that he’s not mad at her for the fight between him and Ashley.
He then leaves to meet Vince at the mansion for the meeting with the “security guy.” Ari calls him on the way, and reassures Eric that this guy is the best there is.
Meanwhile at the Miller-Gold agency, Ari finds Andrew in his office, passed out in pajamas. Angry and confused, Ari finds out that Marlo kicked him out of the house, and froze his credit cards.
But Andrew promises Ari that he is signing Aaron Sorkin today. Barbra Miller wants him fired if he doesn’t follow-through.
At the mansion, Vince and the boys meet the “security guy”- who suggests extreme measures to turn the house into Fort Knox. This leaves the boys wondering if all this is necessary.
This Week On Entourage:
Turtle watches on in pain as Drama and Jamie-Lynn kiss on-screen for the Five Towns episode. Eric joins the gang and tells them about his slip-up of calling Ashley “Sloan” the night before.
Drama advises him to continue lying, and Turtle heads off to his first day as a UCLA college student.
Meanwhile, Ari finally makes amends with his wife, but experiences a huge problem at work when Marlo storms through the agency yelling and screaming like a demon to find Andrew’s “whore.”
Eric drops by Ashley’s place and apologizes again for the mistake. When she becomes skeptical, he promises to never lie to her again.
This Week On Entourage:
While eating dinner with Ashley, Eric gets a phone call from Sloan who tells him she’s co-chairing a charity golf event that he’s participating in with the boys. But Eric keeps that news on the down-low from Ashley.
At the tournament, the boys meet an exhausted Ari who was forced to sleep on the couch for the first time in 15 years, because of the lie he told his wife about Andrew. He also has Lloyd caddying for his group the entire day to build his self-esteem, and plays with the annoying Jeffrey Tambor who cheats to impress his children.
Vince and Drama are paired up with Mark Wahlberg and Tom Brady, while Sloan tells Eric that mega-manager Murray Berenson requested to pair up with him.
Drama tries to spice up the day and puts a wager of a grand per hole, but ends up being the laughing stock due to his poor golf game and temper.
This Week On Entourage: As Eric reviews the late-night box office results for Gatsby, Ari calls to inform that Vince’s upcoming film is being pushed back three months.
This leaves a stress-free 12 weeks of vacation for the boys.
But not so with Ari, as his wife gets a call from Marlo Klein who’s looking for her husband Andrew. Ari covers it all up temporarily saying he’s probably with a client, but gets to the bottom of things at work, warning Klein that the affair with junior agent Lizzie better be over.
Andrew assures Ari it’s done, however when David Schwimmer shows up for a meeting and begins flirting with Lizzie, Andrew reveals his jealously.
Meanwhile, Vince is trying to figure out what he should do while on hiatus. Disappointed that all his buddies are too busy with their own lives, he decides to occupy himself with a waitress named Nicki for the afternoon…and Facebook too.
Drama, who’s being scripted a love interest for Five Towns, takes part in a model make-out casting session to see if any chemistry sparks- but nothing. He demands that the show get some real talent, but there’s not enough time for another casting session.
This Week On Entourage: Eric, nervous about the pilot screening for Charlie’s new sit-com, is pissed off when Ashley- who just spent the night at his house -admits that Charlie sucks in the pilot.
Meanwhile, the boys are all celebrating Turtle’s 30th birthday, but Turtle is experiencing the birthday blues. After a phone call from his mother who chews him out after looking like an idiot in People’s Magazine- for the sneaker shot at the premiere with Jamie-Lynn -Turtle decides it’s about time that he make something of himself.
Vince decides to cheer him up by taking him and the boys Ferrari racing on a racetrack, and then gives him a $240,000 Ferrari as a birthday gift.
Although reports claim that starlet Shenae Grimes is causing trouble on the set of 90210, Jessica Lowndes, who plays Adrianna, says otherwise.
According to E! News, Lowndes says the reports on ridiculous.
“None of it’s true. We’re all like a little family. There’s no drama, and everyone’s trying to create drama.”
As for drama on the show, Lowndes says audiences will expect a lot of it.
“Oh my God! It gets worse,” Lowndes said of her character. “The drugs just get harder and harder. And starting this Tuesday, my character starts her downfall. It’s pretty crazy. It’s pretty shocking. I definitely think people are going to be shocked.”
According to Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain’s ashes have been stolen from her Hollywood home, leaving her suicidal.
The remains were stored in a pink bear-shaped handbag and hidden in a wardrobe, leaving Love to suspect a former friend of the theft.
“I can’t believe anyone would take Kurt’s ashes from me,” Love told News of the World. “I find it disgusting and right now I’m suicidal. If I don’t get them back I don’t know what I’ll do. They were all I had left of him.”
Much of Cobain’s ashes were scattered in a New York Buddhist temple and in the Wishkah river in Washington state.