“I don’t understand executives that pit women against each other. The fact that they brought in ‘Body of Proof’ [at the same time as 'The Good Wife']—Dana Delaney is a friend of mine, and the two of us were just rolling our eyes. It’s like, of course, you finally have two great female leads and you’re going to put us on against each other … You’re a**holes. You should have put them on against a different show to see where they go, and then in the end, it was split down the middle. It’s the feeling that you want to celebrate not de-calibrate.”
—Julianna Margulies on the state of women in television. Such an interesting point she makes that I probably never would have noticed. Because I watch most of my TV on the internet, I’m not usually paying attention to network scheduling. But I can’t say I’m surprised by the practice. As far as women have come in all industries, I believe that there is still the pervasive, underlying belief (albeit unconscious) — both by men and women — that there can only be one or two women on top. I will look forward to a paradigm shift where the ruling principle for the success of women is abundance. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I was scared to watch the new season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” sans Danielle Staub. I just didn’t think it could possibly be any fun without her and her delusional paranoia. Man, was I wrong. The first episode, which included a “West Side Story” style rumble at a Christening, made the episode where Staub’s weave got ripped out look like child’s play. And a new star emerged. Only he’s not a housewife — or even a woman for that matter. Keep reading »
What are you doing for the Rapture this weekend? Anything fun? I’m just planning to hang out and watch some “end of days”-themed movies on my couch. If life as we know it is going to be all over, or the Christians among us rise, or whatever, I think it will be important to be ready to hunker down while all the chaos ensues. Personally, I think the human race is going to hang in there until 2012, as the Mayans predicted, but you never know. Just in case, I’ll be indulging in full-fat buttered popcorn and the various ways in which human extinction may occur. After the jump, 10 films perfect for my Rapture Film Festival. Add your favorite apocalyptic flicks in the comments.
“[A] big muscular guy, a high school senior … raped me [when I was 12]. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. ‘Tell anyone,’ he warned, ‘and you’ll never have another friend in this school. I’ll ruin your f***in’ reputation’ … This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back. Therapy will do that to you.”
—An excerpt from Stone Temple Pilots/ Velvet Revolver singer, Scott Weiland‘s new memoir, Not Dead & Not For Sale. It’s very rare for famous men to come forward and talk about sexual abuse and assault. It’s hard for anyone to do so, but there seems to be more of a stigma for men. I commend his bravery for choosing to write about his rape. This book should be an interesting read — apparently it also include an anecdote about Scott getting high and almost getting romantically involved with Courtney Love. Yikes. [Spin] Keep reading »
The royal wedding was a lot of fun. But today, I cringed for the newlyweds when I stumbled across the headline “Royal Couple May Not Be Able To Conceive.” This is taking things way too far. First of all, William and Kate are still on their honeymoon. Can we give them five minutes to enjoy married life together without pressuring them to make a royal baby? Keep reading »
“I’ve received one tooth from a fan. I made it into a pendant for a necklace. But now I really wanna make a fan tooth necklace to wear to an awards show. What I’m getting at is please send me your teeth. I’m dead serious. I need your teeth.”
—Ke$ha tweeting a call-out to her fans yesterday to send them their teeth. Well, I think maybe I have an old baby incisor around here somewhere?
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time Ke$ha has talked about her, uh, unusual jewelry. Keep reading »
It’s spring, which means you can find us sitting in the park on Sunday afternoon reading a book and working on our tan. This year, we plan to bring along the Skip Hop Central Park Blanket and Cooler. This nifty blanket/cooler combo carry-all includes everything you need for a perfect picnic in the park — a place to sit filled with stuff to eat. And it’s incredibly portable. Can’t beat that.
I cannot believe that “The Oprah Show” is coming to an end next week. Seriously, I’ve been watching since I was, like, eight and I always thought I’d make it onto her couch. I guess it’s time to let that dream go. Sigh. After 25 seasons, the Big O is filming her final three episodes. Insiders say the final shows will be over-the-top, star-studded extravaganzas. Like we would expect anything less. Celebs like Madonna, Maria Shriver, Beyonce, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, and Katie Holmes are set to appear. God only knows kind of tomfoolery will go down. [Powerwall]
After the jump, 10 moments I’m hoping for on Oprah’s final episodes. Keep reading »