MONDAY IN TWITTER
Selected Tweets from the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. - and a few additional comments.
"So You Think You Can Dance"
Hey, those three young men were swinging baseball bats. (I was safe a few rows back.)
Actually, he's right. It's tough to compare guy and girl dancers; the skills are different.
It was totally wishful thinking for Jennifer Lopez. Totally.
"The Mindy Chronicles"
"The Mindy Chronicles" is pretty good. And creator/writer/producer/star Kaling hardly seems like the monster type.
She'll wrap up the storyline for her character, Kelly, apparently.
The world - even the fictional TV world - does not need another Michael Scott. Fortunately, Kaling was joking.
"Ben and Kate"
No lie. I enjoyed the interviews; did not like the new sitcom.
Mariah fans found this to be big news. Meh.
Of course she is. It might jump-start her career.
Because Hollywood is such a nice town.
Unless you find wildly gyrating plots and characters whose characteristics change from episode to episode - sometimes within an episode - to be seamless
"The Mob Doctor"
Not as bad as I feared. Although there were moments when, not having any nice questions to ask, critics didn't ask any questions at all.
I am NOT making this up.
Not making me want to watch more episodes.
Oh, that was just snotty, wasn't it?
Again, I am NOT making this up.
From my BFF Candace Havens, president of the Television Critics Association: In case you forgot. You are evil. Just sayin.' :)
When she's right, she's right.
"The X Factor"
Worked better than I expected. No glitches.
How mean. Wish I'd said it.
Imagine if she didn't like it.
• Simon sez Britney is "a really, really good judge." And Demi "is a brat."
Britney and Demi are asked what other reality shows they enjoy. "Don't say 'The Voice,'" Simon sez.
• Have to say, banter among Simon, Britney and Demi is about a thousand times better than it was with Paula and Nicole.
That's faint praise. The bar was set low in Season 1.
Two hosts is at least one too many.
• L.A. Reid speaks. Forgot he was there.
Oh, yeah. There's a fourth judge.
• From my BFF Candy Havens: I feel bad saying Britney looks bad. I think she might have a cold.
• Yes Britney def. has a cold. I'm just mean. My mom would be so mad at me. But Brit's makeup artist need to be fired. Just sayin'
Cold or no cold, Spears did not look good. Looked far older than 30.
Lovato actually said she has her finger on the pulse of the music business because she's started listening to the radio.
She's just to darn nice.
• From my pal Bruce Miller: Britney Spears is not the deepest well on the new #xfactor.
That's such a polite way of putting it.
Others enjoyed it far more than I, apparently.
• "It's not all about yelling and screaming," Gordon Ramsay says of, well, all his shows. No, there's also bullying and crying.
He really seemed surprised that so many questions had to do with yelling and screaming. Apparently, Ramsay has never watched his own shows.
I can't repeat the tasteless comment. Can't do it.
Cpward! (I'm too afraid to say that to his face.)
• J.J. Abrams thanked all the critics for #Fringe support. Most critics gave up on this show years ago. I hear it got better.
And we're back at it tomorrow.
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