Kimmel. Kanye. Kid gloves.
After their fiery, hilarious and mostly one-sided Twitter feud, Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel buried the hatchet on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, where West appeared as a guest - the show's only guest, in fact, as scheduled performers the Arctic Monkeys were bumped due to lack of time - and did what he does best: talk. A lot.
Unfortunately, Kimmel was contrite almost to a fault. He gently suggested that Kanye brings some of his criticism upon himself, but then bent over backwards to reiterate what a nice guy the hip hop superstar is, right down to showing a picture West had taken with Kimmel's dad at a wedding.
C'mon, Kimmel. We understand that it might not be a good idea to get on the bad side of one of the more powerful figures in the music biz, but isn't that your job? Instead, you let Yeezus give his sermon on the couch, going on ad infinitum about how tough it is to be a celebrity, his fashion industry ambitions and lines like, "For me to say I wasn't a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself."
Is Kimmel a U.S. government employee? Because his testicles appear to have been furloughed.
No boobs, please, we're Turkish.
The United States may have a lock on that weird sort of hypocrisy that embraces TV violence but rejects sex and swearing, but Turkey takes the cake for all-out prudishness. Popular Turkish TV presenter Gözde Kansu was fired this week, after wearing a dress that showed a bit more cleavage than Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party was comfortable with. A spokesman for the government in the predominantly Muslim country complained that the amount of skin on display during the Veliaht TV program was "unacceptable," and Kansu was later dismissed.
The post-credits scene that's been popularized by the Marvel superhero movies will now be a regular part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC's Avengers spin-off series that debuted to killer ratings but has proved divisive among fans. The second episode of the series saw Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) make an appearance, while this week's episode hinted at the birth of the supervillain called Graviton.
These little snippets will be in every episode going forward, series writer Jeffrey Bell told the Comic Book Resources website. "Sometimes it'll be funny, sometimes it'll be a mythology thing, sometimes it'll be a self-contained thing, or an extra little reveal about something that was in the episode," Bell said. Better make sure your PVR is set to keep recording until very last minute of the show.
How much would you pay to have Breaking Bad continue just a little bit longer? If you're media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, you'd pay $75 million for three more episodes.
Katzenberg revealed this week to Variety that he offered Breaking Bad's producers $75 million for three more episodes of the show. The DreamWorks Animation CEO envisioned splitting the episodes up into tiny serialized chunks to sell for up to 99 cents each online, creating "the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody's ever done."
Unfortunately when Katzenberg floated the idea six weeks ago, the fate of Walter White and friends was already cast in stone, and the idea just wasn't feasible. Too bad Katzenberg isn't a Firefly fan.