Saturday, November 28, 2009

Around the Tubes vol. XXXI

I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on Chuck, BBC America contest, Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil, Alice, Santa Baby 2: Maybe Christmas, and the FX Holiday Schedule.

- In a story I broke last week, Chuck is returning Sunday, January 10 for its two hour premiere before settling back in a Monday timeslot the next day and here is the latest promo:

No More Mr. Nice Spy

Bonus points for Pretty Fly for a White Guy (and double bonus points for the Token Hot Chick climbing out of a pool like a Bond girl).

- Nothing like a $1000 shopping spree in time for Christmas shopping and BBC America is giving you a chance to win two $500 gift certificates, one for you and one for that someone special (for example me). The second and third prizes (two $250 and two $100 gift certificates respectively) are not bad consolations. Head to BBC America. Com to enter.

- Some titles you see and makes you want to check it out without knowing anything about it. Case in point: Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil. If you need more, here is a preview of the show that premieres this Sunday at 9:00 on the National Geographic Channel:

- We are inching closer to the SyFy event Alice (starting December 6) and here is a behind the scenes look:

Alice: Behind the Scenes

- Coming Monday I will be publishing the schedule for this year’s 25 Days of Christmas and this year’s new original movie is Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe and to promote it, ABC Family will be attempting to break the Guinness Worlds Record for “The Largest Gathering of Santa’s Elves” Monday December 7 in New York City’s Bryant Park.

- FX also has some holiday scheduling as following:

Live Free or Die Hard premieres Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm e/p

Deck the Halls premieres Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00pm e/p

Spider-Man 3 premieres Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm e/p

Firehouse premieres Saturday, December 19th at 3:30pm e/p

HAPPY HOLIDAYS MARATHON airs on Saturday, December 19th from 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Get ready for the holidays with a marathon of holiday episodes from your favorite comedies! FX will be airing Christmas-themed episodes from The Bernie Mac Show, Malcolm in the Middle and That ‘70s Show.

Night at The Museum CHRISTMAS EVE/CHRISTMAS DAY MARATHON airs on Thursday, December 24th from 6:30pm to 2:00am e/p and Friday, December 25th from 7:00am to 7:30pm FX brings the family together for Christmas with a marathon of Night at the Museum. Beginning Christmas Eve and resuming Christmas Day, FX will be airing this family favorite eight times in a row.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The 9th Green's 2009 Holiday Schedule

To find out how to win an Amazon or iTunes gift card, keep reading.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, or as those outside the U.S. like to call it, Thursday. So I hope you have (or had depending on when you read this) a great Turkey Day. Just a heads up with the holidays upon us, here’s a look at the schedule the 9th Green will be taking the next couple weeks as well as a list of the best of 2008 and on day that are not listed, they will be filled by the regular reviews and such you have come to find at the 9th Green (card subject to change):

November 26-27 - Off for Thanksgiving
November 30 – ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule
December 1 - Induction into the Scooter Hall of Fame
December 3 – Grammy Nominations
December 7 – Previewing Men of a Certain Age
December 15 - Lyrics Quiz: Best of 2009
December 22 - Worst Songs of 2009
December 23 - Best Albums of 2009
December 24-25 - Off for Christmas
December 26 - Best Videos of 2009
December 27 - Best Performances of 2008
December 28 - Best Mash-ups of 2009
December 29 - Scooter McGavin’s Reader’s Best Songs of 2009*
December 30 - 100 Best Songs of 2009
December 31/Januray 1 - Off for New Years
January 2 - Induction into the Scooter Hall of Fame

*As you may have noticed, on the 29th I will have a Reader’s poll on what you all thought were the best songs of the year. So if you would sometime time before Christmas, e-mail me, ScooterKSU(at)aol(dot)com, your top ten songs of the year. If you need a refresher of songs from the last twelve months, check out the list of the albums I reviewed for my Terror Alert Scale as all the songs from those albums are eligible, look through the music videos I highlighted the past year and of course any song released this year is okay too even if I didn’t talk about it. Your nominations will be confidential and I won’t disclose it here at the 9th Green, so if you enjoy the 9th Green please send me an e-mail by December 26.

And as an added bonus, if you send me your list this year, you can win the top five songs of the year as determined by me. Well you can win a $5 Gift Certificate to iTunes or Amazon MP3. All you have to do to enter is e-mail me your top ten list and then tell me if you would prefer your gift card to be iTunes or Amazon. Please note, only people with American accounts can will, and let’s face it, with the dollar tanking $5 is pretty worthless everywhere else, but foreigners are still welcome to voice their opinions. Winners will be contacted sometime between Christmas and New Years.

And with Christmas coming fast upon us, if there are any readers out there wondering what they could get their favorite blogger this year and have way too much disposable income, here is my Amazon wishlist (or check out Amazon's Black Friday page for your loved ones):

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Breaking Down the Hottest Hot Chicks of the 00's

Before you read this by the number account of the list, be sure to check out The 100 Hottest Hot Chicks of the 00’s first.

Olivia Munn is hotIt is safe to say I spent more time doing research for this list than I have, or will have, for any of my Greatest of the 00’s list (check the categories link for previous ones). In fact I may have spent more time on this than the others combined and even toyed around with the idea of doing a top 250. But this was also the trickiest of all lists because unlike something like the best song, this is a list where the subject is ever changing which is why I had to set the rules that the chicks would only be judged at the height of their hotness even if they have let themselves go (which I like to call the Lindsay Lohan tenet) otherwise it is just a list of the hottest chicks of 2009. Now it is time to look deeper inside the list like Hot Chicks by birth place (apparently The Beach Boys were right) and which dude surprisingly hooked up with more of the top 100 than anyone else (hint: not John Mayer).

Hot Chick by Profession
Movie Actress– 40
Television Actress - 30
Singer - 11
Athlete – 8
Model – 4
Television Host - 3
Reality Star – 2
Royalty – 1
Video Vixen – 1

Hot Chick by Home Country or State
California – 17
Texas - 9
Canada – 8
New York - 8
England – 6
Florida – 5
Ohio - 4
Keira Khightley is hotAustralia – 3
Massachusetts – 3
New Jersey - 3
Brazil – 2
Maine – 2
North Carolina – 2
Oklahoma - 1
Soviet Union - 2
Spain – 2
Arizona - 1
Argentina – 1
Columbia – 1
Connecticut - 1
Julianne Hough is hotGermany – 1
Georgia – 1
India – 1
Iowa - 1
Israel – 1
Italy – 1
Louisiana – 1
Maryland – 1
Michigan – 1
Mississippi – 1
New Hampshire – 1
Pennsylvania – 1
Natalie Coughlin is hotSouth Dakota - 1
Sweden – 1
Tennessee – 1
Utah – 1
Virginia - 1
Yugoslavia – 1

Hottest Ensembles
Mean Girls: 4
Smallville: 3
Gossip Girl: 2
Friday Night Lights: 2
Reese Witherspoon is hotJohn Tucker Must Die: 2
Lost: 2
The O.C.: 2
The Phantom of the Opera: 2
Sin City: 2
Veronica Mars: 2
Wrong Turn: 2

Sophia Bush kissing Brittany Snow is hotHottest Network
NBC - 14
FOX - 10
ABC – 9
The CW – 6
The WB - 6
ABC Family – 3
CBS – 2
UPN - 2
MTV - 1
AMC – 1
ESPN – 1
G4 – 1
HBO – 1
Sci-Fi Channel – 1
Showtime – 1

Rachel McAdams is hotHottest Names: An(n)a, Jennifer, Rachel (4)
Hot Chicks with Three Names: 4

Hot Chicks John Mayer (Allegedly) Hooked Up With: 4
Hot Chicks Jude Law (Allegedly) Hooked Up With: 4
Hot Chicks Orlando Bloom (Allegedly) Hooked Up With: 4
Hot Chicks Hayden Christiansen (Allegedly) Hooked Up With: 4
Hot Chicks Topher Grace (Allegedly) Hooked Up With: 5

Monday, November 23, 2009

The 100 Hottest Hot Chicks of the 00's

Kate Bosworth is hot1. Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush)

2. Kristin Kreuk (Smallville)

3. Natalie Portman (Closer)

4. Ana Ivanović (Serbian Tennis)

5. Carrie Underwood (Cowboy Casanova)

6. Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights)

7. Yvonne Stahovski (Chuck)

8. Maggie Grace (Lost)

9. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives)

10. Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

11. Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show)

12. Adriana Lima (Victoria's Secret Model)

13. Emmanuelle Chriqui (Wrong Turn)

14. Keira Knightley (Atonement)

15. Julianne Hough (Danicing with the Stars)

16. Natalie Coughlin (US Swimming)

17. Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde)

18. Sophia Bush (John Tucker Must Die)

19. Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door)

Natalie Portman is hot20. Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers)

21. Eliza Dushku (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

22. Amber Heard (Never Back Down)

23. Ashley Green (Summer's Moon)

24. Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada)

25. Jessica Alba (Into the Blue)

26. Stacy Keibler (WWE)

27. Heather Mitts (US Soccer)

28. Christina Aguilera (I Turn to You)

29. Nelly Furtado (Turn Off the Light - Nelly Furtado)

Ana Ivonovic is hot30. Anna Kournikova (Russian Tennis)

31. Penélope Cruz (Vanilla Sky)

32. Maria Menounos (Entertainment Tonight)

33. Sienna Miller (Keen Eddie)

34. Katrina Bowden (30 Rock)

35. Jennie Finch (US Softball)

36. Rachel Stevens (Some Girls)

37. Jennifer Love Hewitt (Heartbreakers)

38. Amerie (1 Thing)

39. Brooklyn Decker (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

Carrie Underwood is hot40. Vanessa Hudgens (Say OK)

41. Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories)

42. Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory)

43. Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls)

44. Maria Sharapova (Russian Tennis)

45. Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire)

46. Christina Milian (Dip It Low)

47. Alicia Keys (Smokin' Aces)

48. Julie Gonzalo (Eli Stone)

49. Olivia Wilde (The Black Donnellys)

Minka Kelly is hot50. Alison Brie (Community)

51. Rachel Bilson (The O.C.)

52. Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls)

53. Shakira (She Wolf)

54. Sara Foster (The Big Bounce)

55. Rachel Nichols (P2)

56. Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning)

57. January Jones (Mad Men)

58. Jessica Simpson (These Boots Are Made for Walkin')

59. Erin Andrews (ESPN)

Yvonne Strahovski is hot60. Jennifer Ellison (The Phantom of the Opera)

61. Mandy Moore (Because I Said So)

62. Ana Beatriz Barros (Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit)

63. Blake Lively (Gossip Girl)

64. Ashley Williams (Snow)

65. Miranda Kerr (Victoria's Secret Model)

66. Brittany Snow (John Tucker Must Die)

67. Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor)

68. Sarah Shahi (Alias)

69. Lauren London (Drivin' Me Wild)

70. Anna Nalick (Breathe (2 A.M.))

71. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof)

72. Laura Vandervoort (Smallville)

73. Sasha Cohen (US Ice Skating)

74. Emma Stone (The House Bunny)

75. Michelle Trachtenberg (Mercy)

76. Tiffany Dupont (Greek)

77. Claudette Ortiz (Caramel)

78. Joanna Garcia (Reba)

79. Paz Vega (Spanglish)

Eva Longoria is hot80. Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor)

81. Allison Mack (Smallville)

82. Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man)

83. Lauren Bergfeld (Beauty and the Geek)

84. Evangeline Lily (Lost)

85. Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th)

86. Kelli Garner (Man of the House)

87. Becki Newton (Ugly Betty)

88. Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow)

89. Alicia Leigh Willis (The L Word)

90. Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls)

91. Leighton Meester (Surface)

92. Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica)

93. Amy Acker (Angel)

94. Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman)

95. Adrianne Padalicki (Friday Night Lights)

96. Autumn Reeser (The O.C.)

97. Ginnifer Goodwin (He's Just Not That Into You)

98. Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine (Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland)

99. Nikki Reed (Cherry Crush)

100. Alexis Bledel (Sin City)

(Scooter’s Note: This list is based the chicks at their hottest peak as designated by the movie, television show, music video, etc. in the parentheses. It does not take into account if they let themselves go later in the decade. For a deeper look into this list, check out Breaking Down the Hottest Hot Chicks of the 00's.)