No, The Slug wasn't secretly attending the TomKat wedding in Italy. We really were on an Asian vacation in Malaysia, away from American pop culture. And then we attended the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism in Boston. (Shoutout to all the journalists-bloggers we met.) Besides the Cruise-Holmes wedding — someone tell us why Brooke Shields was there?!?! — here's what else we missed:
Gamers went absolutely nuts for the PS3 and Wii launches while The Slug's B.F.F. and asap reporter Ryan Pearson made himself sore with the Wii. Get jealous. We had a PS3 review unit waiting for us at our desk when we got back so we'll dish on the games, graphics and that ol' fashioned controller this week.
There were several shockers on "Survivor." First, there was that mutiny. Hello?! Doesn't anybody see that Jonathan Penner is sooo obviously this season's villain? Somebody vote him off already! Second, that mysterious bottle revealed a two-for-the-price-of-one Tribal Council. Buh-bye to Brad Virata, Rebecca Borman and Jenny Guzon-Bae. Now it's getting good!
Emmitt "Twinkle Toes" Smith won "Dancing with the Stars," and we couldn't be happier. While Mario Lopez looked hotter in ballroom garb than in A.C. Slater acid wash denim, we were rooting for Smith because he was having more fun. (And he's from our hometown of Pensacola, Fla. Holla.)
"Desperate Housewives" is back to its old self. After that amazing hostage episode — told you Laurie Metcalf was awesome — the show's latest two outings felt fresh, mysterious, sexy and sudsy. What do you think is going to happen with that alleged pedophile neighbor? We think the sister in the wheelchair has something to do with it.
"Casino Royale" opened with the blonde Bond — and it didn't even get the No. 1 spot at the box office. We weren't able to get to any preview screenings so we have zero thoughts on why an animated film about a tap-dancing penguin beat 007. This news has left The Slug shaken, not stirred.