Tori Spelling

‘Mystery Girls’ and ‘Young & Hungry': Why Can’t ABC Family Get Comedy Right?

ABC Family, or at least the most recent incarnation of ABC Family, has had surprising luck with dramas. Pretty Little Liars, Switched At Birth, and The Fosters have all found a sweet spot where they are loved by the teen demographic and praised by TV critics. When it comes to comedy, however, the network has been lacking. 10 Things I Hate About You couldn’t step out of the movie’s shadow, The Middleman was never given the chance it deserved, and the only funny thing about Roommates was when ABC Family mistakenly posted a clip without a laugh track. Its two newest comedies (summer replacements for the often dull Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy) are Mystery Girls and Young & Hungry. Neither do much to elevate the network’s comedy offerings. … Read More

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The 10 Worst Halloween Costumes in Film and TV History

Well kids, Halloween is right around the corner, and the pressure is on, year after year, to find the absolute greatest costume of all time. I think we can blame much of this pressure on teevee and movies, which dramatize million-dollar Halloween parties with elaborate, ornate costumes — designed, of course, by well-paid professionals with sky’s-the-limit budgets. But even pop culture characters occasionally wear a dud costume; here are a few of the least imaginative, with the hope that they’ll adjust your self-imposed expectations just a bit. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. NBC News has apologized for playing an edited version of George Zimmerman’s 911 call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin, that was “trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black.” The network claims that it was “an error made in the production process that we… Read More

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Amusing Accidental Tweets from Popular Twitter Accounts

Twitter. It’s accessible on your computers, on your tablets, on your smartphones, on your dumbphones. Technology is making it easier and easier for us to be constantly tweeting, and with these advances comes the increased likelihood of frequent Twitter “accidents.” Y’know — publishing a public tweet that was meant to be private, posting from the wrong account, uploading the wrong photo. Twitter mistakes happen to the best of us, but if you’re a well-followed tweeter, you’re pretty much doomed to an Internet lifetime of pasted quotes, haunting screenshots, and silly lists like this. Let’s take a break from the pesky accidental Twitter antics of overeager politicians and focus on the humorous accidents of several celebrated Twitter accounts. Check ‘em out after the jump. … Read More

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Beverly Hills, 90210: Where Are They Now?

It has been 20 years ago this week since Aaron Spelling unleashed this high school soap on the world, but if last month’s buzz surrounding 90210 Day is indication, it still has a firm place in the pop culture zeitgeist. And what about its stars? For simplicity’s sake, we’re only going to focus on the main characters from the West Beverly High years, or you could be reading all day. … Read More

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The Followables: 10 Former Child TV Stars to Follow on Twitter

The world of Twitter can be hard to navigate. We know that you’re already following us @flavorpill, but we decided it would be fun (and possibly helpful) if we rounded up some of our other Twitter favorites in a series we call “The Followables.” This seventh installment of Twitter all-stars spotlights a group of celebrities you might have forgotten — the former child TV stars we love. Do us a favor and leave a comment with anyone who you enjoy who didn’t make our list. … Read More

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