Are you a TV person who might one day find themselves in a one-on-one interview with The Beek from the Creek? If so, please pay attention, because this is very important. Unless you want to dump several minutes of awkward onto your viewers, don’t ask James Van Der Beek about Dawson’s Creek. And don’t begin the interview by comparing his career to his more successful co-stars. That’s what happened when James Van Der Beek appeared on ITVs This Morning (via BBC News) on Wednesday.
James was there to promote his appearance on the British sitcom Carters Get Rich, but the hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby just wanted to know about Dawson’s Creek. Phillip and Holly started out their introduction by bragging about how Katie Holmes went on to marry Tom Cruise, Michelle Williams has four Oscar nominations, and Joshua Jackson is on The Affair. When they got to James Van Der Beek, it was crickets and shrugs.
James reminded them he’s been on lots of stuff since Dawson’s Creek premiered in 1997. It only got more uncomfortable from there. James really didn’t want to talk about Dawson. James kept it cool on the outside, but he was the crying Dawson meme on the inside.
That was like watching a scene from Magnolia II: More Depressing. I could almost hear Aimee Mann singing a slowed-down version of “I Don’t Wanna Wait” over a piano. And when James Van Der Beek finally snaps after being asked his 6,204,937th question about Dawson’s Creek, something tells me he’s going to mutter, “The beek from the creek the beek from the creek,” as the men in white coats haul him away.
Here’s James at BBC radio 2 in London on Wednesday.
Usually the theme of an episode of Dancing with the Stars is: desperate bitches doing a lazy waltz for a check and relevancy. But the theme of last night’s season premiere of Dancing with CHARO! (And A Bunch Of Tricks You Don’t Care About) was: cooch. There were performances by the Cuchi Cuchi queen herself and Erika “Pat The Puss” Jayne, and the hand of some bull rider just so happened to make its way onto the cooch of his partner.
Yes, more awkward than whatever Regis Phibin is doing with his hands in the pockets of that apron.
Regis started hosting Live! with Kelly Ripa in 2001, but he chose to retire in 2011 at the age of 79. Regis appeared on Larry King Now on Tuesday, and admitted that he doesn’t really keep in touch with Kelly, and it sounds like that might be her choice. Reeg explains that he’s never been asked back to Live! in the six years since he’s been gone, and he’s pretty sure it’s because Kelly is still pissed at him. Regis says that Kelly took it really personal when he decided to leave the show. Really? Kelly took it personally when her co-host left the show? Huh, you don’t say.
Regis also told Larry King that he misses hosting a TV show, and sometimes wishes that he’d never quit. As for how Regis gets along with his other former Live! co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, they still talk and seem to like each other.
UPDATE: Regis claimed he has never been invited back to Live!, but…that’s not true. President and General Manager of WABC (which produces Live!) Dave Davis released a statement today reminding Regis that he was actually on Live! for their Halloween show in 2015.
“It was wonderful to have Regis on the show for our 2015 Halloween special. He’s also been invited back several times as a guest, and in fact was confirmed for a date, but was not able to make it at the time.”
There must be another reason for why Kelly deleted Regis from her life. Surely she’s not so petty that she’d stop speaking to Regis just because he decided to quit, right? (Stop laughing, Michael Strahan). My guess is she killed their friendship after finding a pile of unopened Hope & Faith DVDs in the back of Regis’ dressing room closet on the day he left.
Ah youth. Like hot ass Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, they know nothing. For example, Karlie Kloss is the supermodel BFF of everyone’s favorite Use ‘Em and Leave ‘Em queen Taylor Swift and she’s admittedly a huge Beyonce fan. Karlie filled out a “mega fan profile” for Love Magazine and dedicated it to Beysus herself. Karlie claimed she’s been a fan since the Destiny’s Child days back in 2003 (when Karlie was 10, which should make you feel like you’re a hundred and one years old right now). Continue reading
Vin Diesel recently did an interview with a Brazilian YouTuber named Carol Moreira to promote his latest 2-hour grunt fest, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Vin Diesel looks kind of like an anthropomorphic penis, which is entirely fitting, since he acted like a throbbing erection through most of the interview. Unfortunately, Vin was too boner blinded to realize that Carol the YouTuber wasn’t having it.
Matt LeBlanc getting moist in the tip while letting Emilia Clarke know that he can’t wait to see her naked in Game of Thrones wasn’t the only awkward moment during E!’s Emmys red carpet show. The Diane Sawyer of ants, Giuliana Rancic, talked to rectal rash Terrence Howard and his ex-third wife turned current piece Mira Pak. Giuliana should’ve taken one look at Baby Wipes’ outfit and asked him how his part-time job as a singer in a Mad Men-themed quartet is going, but she instead asked him about playing a violent trash bag on Empire.