'Celebrity Wife Swap': Ted Haggard and Gary Busey switch partners
January 4th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

'Celebrity Wife Swap': Ted Haggard and Gary Busey switch partners

When I heard that Ted Haggard was doing ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap,” I thought two things: First, that it was a gimmick. And secondly, that it could get interesting. It turns out my second thought was right on the money.

If you're not familiar with the "Wife Swap" of yore, it used to take normal, not-so-famous people and have them switch households.

On Monday, a celebrity version premiered, with stars taking the place of the average Joe. Monday's episode featured actress Tracey Gold and singer Carnie Wilson, and on Tuesday, perhaps the oddest switch in the reality show's history occurred: Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard and actor Gary Busey.

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What's the verdict on ABC's 'Work It'?
January 4th, 2012
11:27 AM ET

What's the verdict on ABC's 'Work It'?

Given the advance critiques that ABC's cross-dressing comedy "Work It" was not only offensive but also a seeming knock-off of the '80s show' "Bosom Buddies," it's fair to say expectations weren't high when the half-hour sitcom premiered Tuesday night.

The midseason ABC show stars Benjamin Koldyke as Lee Standish, a salesman who's been hunting for another job after his old one with Pontiac went under. As the Chicago Tribune points out, "Money is so tight at home that his daughter has to give up her cell phone, but not so tight that Lee can't buy a few cold ones every night with his pals."

When he overhears a pharmaceutical sales rep say that her company is hiring, he jumps at it - except they don't really hire men. (Doctors want to "nail them" less, the rep says.)

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Filed under: television
The Black Keys: Nickelback helping to kill rock
January 4th, 2012
11:18 AM ET

The Black Keys: Nickelback helping to kill rock

Nickelback can't seem to catch a break - the oft-derided band is taking another hit, this time from The Black Keys.

The duo tell Rolling Stone in the magazine's January 19 issue that the Canadian group is helping to kill off the rock genre.

"Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," drummer Patrick Carney tells the magazine.

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Filed under: Music
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