Actor George Takei made a guest appearance on Totally Biased with Kamau Bell. The Star Trek member chat about his book Oh Myyy! about using social media to reach nerds & geeks, sci-fi community, and the LGBT community. Once he grew his base, he started spreading the word about his time in a Japanese internment camp and his musical Allegiance. During the interview he even says a few words in Spanish and offer some choice words for Donald Trump. Listen as George Takei share his knowledge of social media.
Oprah Winfrey Network’s docu-series “Our America with Lisa Ling” returns for season 4 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10 pm ET/PT with eight new one-hour episodes. The popular series, hosted by award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling, offers an in-depth examination of life in America and its complex subcultures. This season of Our America with Lisa Ling promises to challenge and entertain viewers with stories from their own backyards. Lisa takes viewers on a journey through secretive, kinky, misunderstood and marginalized subcultures throughout the nation, hoping to bring a new perspective on how we see our fellow Americans. From from the real world of BDSM, to our nation’s battle with childhood obesity, to the loving lifestyle of polyamory, to her own father’s struggle with aging, Lisa brings her unique insight and perspective to Our America.
In each episode, Ling immerses herself into the lives of the people she meets and challenges viewers to understand different perspectives and sometimes even question what they themselves have always believed to be true in Our America. Upcoming new episodes include:
“Shades of Kink” (Premiere Episode – Tuesday, January 22) – Lisa Ling goes beyond the fictional book Fifty Shades of Grey to explore the very real world of bondage, discipline and sadomasochism (BDSM).
“Generation XXL”(Tuesday, January 29) – Taking a journey to the American South, the epicenter of our nation’s obesity crisis, Lisa Ling meets children and families faced with a health crisis as they try to lose weight and live healthier lives.
“The Secret Lives of Seniors” (Tuesday, February 5) – Lisa Ling tries to help her own father navigate the challenges of aging while also exploring a graying American population who are speed dating, having sex and breaking track records, among other things.
“3 AM Girls – Breaking News” (Tuesday, February 12) – In an episode update, Lisa Ling returns to the streets of Washington, D.C. to see how two young women who were caught up in the shadowy underworld of domestic human sex trafficking are faring, and to catch up with the crusaders who risked their lives to secure their safety.
Tune in to the season premiere Our America with Lisa Ling Tuesday, January 22nd at 10/9c!
Failosophy is a half-hour, studio-based panel show featuring the internet’s biggest fails. Each week, comedian host Hasan Minhaj is joined by a panel of the loudest and funniest comedians and internet personalities. Together they break down and showcase awkward and cringe-worthy moments, from autocorrect mishaps and embarrassing stories, to untimely tweets and unfortunate photos culled from the internet. Rotating segments like “Social Notworking” and “Ask the Internet” feature some of the craziest questions and trends online, while “Date, Roommate, 911″ and “Photo Bombs” capture the photographic essence of things deemed a fail. Each episode also features a recreation of an embarrassing audience-submitted story, with some serious drama added to it. And they hit the streets in search of the most outrageous and unbelievable fails and hook-up stories from viewers.
Failosophy premieres on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:30/9:30c PM.
Failosophy with Hasan Minhaj on MTV
More about Hasan Minhaj Hasan Minhaj is a comedian and actor in Los Angeles. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including the Huffington Post, LA Times, Gawker, Best Week Ever, Perez Hilton, and US Weekly. He was a series regular on MTV’s improv comedy show ‘Disaster Date,’ played the role of Seth on ABC Family’s ‘State of Georgia,’ and has been a panelist on E!’s ‘Chelsea Lately.’ He still feels uncomfortable writing biographies about himself in the third
In The CW’s new drama series “The Carrie Diaries,” look for Ellen Wong as Jill “The Mouse” Chen, who is extremely bright and loyal, and is one of young Carrie Bradshaw’s best friends. Here’s more about “The Carrie Diaries”:
It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorrit is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own. Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, snarky Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles. Even the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian only reminds Carrie that she spent the whole summer grieving rather than moving on with life. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.
In the first episode, everyone in the group is surprised when studious, reserved, over-achieving Mouse suddenly confesses that she and her Princeton-student boyfriend had sex – and that he’s been avoiding her ever since. Look
Ellen Wong as Mouse in The Carrie Diaries
More about Ellen Wong
Ellen Wong was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After seeing Kate Winslet’s performance in “Titanic,” Wong knew she wanted to be an actress. Eager to be a part of film and TV, she took jobs working behind the scenes on local film and television productions, reading scripts and watching auditions at the local television network she worked at until she felt ready to make her move in front of the camera.
Her first role was on the award-winning television series “This Is Wonderland,” followed by an appearance on The CW’s “Runaway.” She was next caught stealing scenes as Knives Chau opposite Michael Cera in the 2010 Universal Studios feature, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” Not only did she get to show off her talent as an actress, but also was able to showcase her ability to take on intense fight choreography, wirework and weaponry. Following “Scott Pilgrim,” Wong booked a recurring role as Major Suzy Chao in “Combat Hospital.”
Trading action for thrillers, Wong’s next role put her into the award-winning short film “Silent Cargo,” in which her nuanced performance garnered her an ACTRA Nomination for Best Female Performance. She will also appear in the horror feature “Silent Night,” opposite Malcolm McDowell and Jamie King, due out in theaters this December. Wong currently splits her time between Toronto and New York.
TLC steps up to the plate with a new six-part docu-series sharing the lives of professional baseball’s most loveable bad boy, the All-Time Hit King, Pete Rose and his new fiancée, former Playboy model Kiana Kim. Watch the romance between the 70-something superstar and his 30-something fiancee unfold. PETE ROSE: HITS & MRS. premieres Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10 PM ET/PT and follows Pete and Kiana as they blend their respective families and prepare for a new life together.
Pete and Kiana are happily engaged – but as with many couples, the road to a wedding isn’t always smooth. This new modern family will experience all of the challenges other families face – and much more. Much younger than her soon to be husband, Kiana is a vivacious mother of two beautiful kids from a previous marriage, Cassie (14) and Ashton (11). This will be Pete’s third go-around raising kids, as he brings four older children of his own into the mix – some of whom have reservations about Kiana’s age and their upcoming nuptials. Together they will face the added challenge of determining where to lay down roots. With Pete living and working in Las Vegas, and Kiana and her two kids residing in Los Angeles, can they manage a long distance relationship under separate roofs in different cities?
Pete’s legendary history with baseball further complicates their lives. Kiana and her family know very little about that part of his past and his side of the story behind the public problems he continues to face. Pete shares more about his rise to fame in – and infamous banning from – the sport he loves, lives and breathes. With the support of Kiana and her kids, his family and legions of diehard fans, Pete considers appealing to the commissioner again on reinstatement. PETE ROSE: HITS & MRS. takes viewers along for the ride as he attempts to bring his new family together, celebrate his extraordinary career and live the life he’s always wanted to have.
Singer Bruno Mars came back to Jimmy Kimmel Live as the musical guest the second night in a row. This night he performed his upbeat single “Treasure” off his Unorthodox Jukebox album. This time he brought his whole background ensemble to play with him as well as dance. Also check out his performance of “When I Was Your Man“. You can get the album on or amazon.