Rove LA – Lots of ass claps for his first show (& I don’t mean in a bad way)

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Ass claps, vegemite,  a snippet of the Entourage & Friends Porn Parody, Jerry Ferrara’s porn name (which by the way is Titanic Bath), Kathy Griffith flashing and a giggling Lisa Kudrow, made up Rove McManus’ comeback show Rove LA.

It’s been 2 years since Rove Live ended. Rove Live was fun when it started but was getting stale when it ended. It’s like the break, and move from Melbourne to LA, has done Rove good, he has his mojo back. Rove LA feels fresh and is fun to watch.

Rove is relaxed, and looks like he enjoys what he’s doing. As a result so are his guests, which in his first show were Jerry Ferrara, Kathy Griffith and Lisa Kudrow.

I like the fact that all of the guests are on together for the duration of the show. Instead of being a straight one on one interview, it feels more like Rove is having a catch up with them in his living room, resulting in many off the cuff moments, rather than the rehearsed sound bites we are used to hearing from guests on a talk show.

One of the things that I admire about Rove, is that even though he likes getting the laughs, he is happy to let the guests talk and get the laughs. Rove gets that it’s the guests that audiences want to hear from – not just him. He is there as someone who facilitates the conversation, makes it flow, and even makes us laugh.

Rove LA isn’t all informal. There are structured bits like “Getting to Know You”, “3 Leading Questions” and the “Random Question Hat”. There is also a pre-recorded segment, which on this show, was an amusing “Excotica Expo” piece.

Recorded in front of a live studio audience, there is a warm feeling to this show. Rove LA is genuinely funny and an entertaining 60 minutes, and for all the Rove fans – he still wants you to “say hi to your mum” for him. I’ll definitely do that, and will be back for more next week, when his guests will be Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn.

If you missed Rove LA this week you can catch him every Tuesday in Ireland/UK on E! at 10pm and on Mondays in Australia on Fox 8.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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