August 2009

8:00pm – Friday, July 31 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

This 2002 film centres on Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler, Bedtime Stories), a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, who inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle and quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe (Winona Ryder, Girl Interrupted), a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds’ sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn’t necessarily need to change him.

The 8 Gosselin children’s Aunt Jodi was regularly filmed on the earlier seasons of Jon & Kate Plus 8 as she stepped into help out the growing family and busy parents. However, since a bit of a family estrangement Aunt Jodi Kreider has been speaking out against both Jon & Kate stating that the children’s needs aren’t being put first.

More recently since the couple announced their split, Jodi and her husband Kevin have been more verbal than ever, even appearing on the Today Show in hopes that someone will listen and make some changes that are favorable to the sextuplets and twins in the Gosselin family.

“It’s tragic, and that is why we are continuing to speak out for the children,” Jodi Kreider told Harry Smith. “They need to be looked at as the first priority. Damage has already been done.”

Jodi Kreider said filming of the children needs to be limited so the kids can have their childhoods. Kreider also called for trust funds to be established for each of the eight Gosselin children and for “ethical guidelines for filming children, because they’re filming private moments, such as bathroom time.”

What we’re seeing now is a family that’s in crisis,” Kevin Kreider told Smith. “And we fell like TLC needs to be held responsible for what they’re choosing to air.”

He blamed TLC for trying to cut him off from his sister. “They have control,” Kevin Kreider said of TLC. “They’re being surrounded by these people that have … paid positions, and they’re kind of like looking for the money rather than the welfare of the children.”

From a media release – July 31, 2009:

Kenny vs. Spenny Returns for Season 6 on Showcase

What do you get when you mix television’s most notorious frenemies, with off-the-wall competitions and an abundance of humiliation? The sixth season of Kenny vs. Spenny!

Kenny vs. Spenny will return for an all-new sixth season this November exclusively on Showcase. The half-hour series created by and starring Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, began production this week on 13 new episodes.

“This season I am going to do everything in my power to make Spenny quit. I don’t want him to but I’m scared I may actually kill him if we keep going!” said Kenny Hotz.

“As always I will do everything in my power to defeat Kenny. That said, I only ask that fair-minded fans look at every competition this season and discern for themselves the difference between out-smarting an opponent and cheating. Thank you for your patronage, and if applicable, your love and support,” said Spencer Rice.

Kenny vs. Spenny is a hilarious reality series that pits childhood friends against each other in outrageous competitions. The winner achieves short-term glory and bragging rights, while the loser is forced to perform a humiliating stunt of the winner’s choosing.

This season features a variety of creative competitions including: “Who can produce the best musical?”, “Who do black guys like more?” and “Who can bang the other one’s mother?”