Morning Static: Jon, Fred Armisen & Shenae Grimes

Welcome to our morning round-up of big/interesting TV news that you may have missed over the past 24 hours because unlike us, there’s a fairly good chance that have a life outside of the small screen.

On Friday, Jon Gosselin sat down with GOOD MORNING AMERICA’s Chris Cuomo to complain that the media and the tabloids are exploiting his children for financial gain. Apparently, if anyone is going to exploit his children for financial gain it’s going to be him and Kate. After-all, they were totally there first. [E! Online]

Good News: In an effort to inject some more laughs into the fledging sophomore comedy, a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member will be dropping by Amy Poeher’s PARKS AND RECREATION this fall. Bad News: Said cast member is its weakest link, the highly unfunny Fred Armisen. [EW]

Contrary to popular belief, the Charles Toberman Estate (a Los Angeles mansion most famous for being the home of Vincent Chase and Co. during the first two seasons of ENTOURAGE) did not try to end its own life following the embarrassment that comes with being associated with the current dreadful season of ENTOURAGE. Rather, it was an unfortunate victim of the tragic wildfires that are currently plaguing California. [PerezHilton]

What do 90210 star Shenae Grimes and the TV Addict have in common? Well, aside from a lack of acting ability on both our parts, a love of Pinkberry. Score one for Shenae! [LA Times]

  • samantha

    That was a bit harsh on Shenae Grimes. The girl won a Gemini for her work on Degrassi. It’s nice to see you supporting a teenage Canadian actress. Always classy TVAddict.

  • bb

    That was so mean what you wrote about Shenae Grimes. She was amazing on Degrassi and pretty much carried the last season of Degrassi she was on. On 90210 Annie was a product of bad writting and it was not Shenae’s fault. I guess you are just playing favorites again because you write about Nina Dobrev like you have a school boy crush on her and she was clearly one of the weakest links on Degrassi. From what I hear she is also outshined by the male leads on Vampire Diaries.

  • shanna

    bb and Samantha: You two are both talking about Shenae’s acting on Degrassi (which I watch a lot and she’s definitely not the best there) but I think considering Shenae’s acting on 90210 and her offstage shenanigans and posturing, the TvA is pretty much right when it comes to her.

  • samantha

    I assume that I if someone lacked acting ability they would be sub par in every performance. She might not have been the best on Degrassi, but she did a great job. He might have been referring to her one 90210, but it was not explicitly stated.

    I just find it a little disheartening that TVAddict would take a cheap shot like that. She has been through the ringing in the American media and she is still just a teenage girl from Toronto trying to make it in an the ultacompetitive industry. I’m a huge fan of this site and I just expected better. Sometimes if you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.

  • shanna

    If you’re a huge fan of this site, you would know that it’s nothing new. Every one here has been pretty disillusioned with her since the reporting of his diva-ness started last fall and winter. And her great acting job on Degrassi is really subjective. I’ve found her to be pretty one-note on both shows.

  • BenRyan

    What’s with the ENTOURAGE hate going on this season (from here and many other media sources)? I’m really enjoying this season. Aside from a few missteps, I think it is continuing to get back to the shape it used to be [season 2].

  • theTVaddict

    As a ardent supporter of ENTOURAGE throught it’s entire run, I’ve found this season quite disappointing in the sense that outside of Ari & Loyd, nothing ever happens. Vinnie has been demoted to a glorified extra and ‘E’ has been flip-flopping between two girls who are way out of his league for what seems like an eternity.

    as for my dislike of Shenae, it stems from not just her acting, but much of her off-screen antics as well. Not the way I think someone who has been given a once-in-a-lifetime role should be acting.

  • blueberry

    Good News: I’m a fan of Fred Armisen.

    Bad News: I still won’t watch PARKS AND RECREATION (Poehler is just playing an unfunny female Michael Scott. Sorry, no me gusta).

  • theTVaddict

    So you’re the one :)

  • shanna

    BenRyan: I feel you. I don’t think Entourage has been great this season but I’m still enjoying every episode. But Vince has been given very little to do. Isn’t there a film he could shoot?