Early last week, I flew to Los Angeles to tape an upcoming TV appearance (so mysterious, I know) and spent the rest of the week working from our West Coast office. It was busy and kind of stressful because I was attempting to function on dual time zones (my body/mind was perpetually confused about what time it actually was). However, it was also really nice to bask in the ever present California sunshine, witness a few epic sunsets (bottom right), see some friends (bottom left, showing off John DeVore’s first driver’s license), and eat real Mexican food. It also gave me an opportunity to appreciate the random things I happen to enjoy about traveling. Check them out after the jump! Keep reading »
“I will admit that the day a bigger group of the cast did get together really was amazing. We were in an old set and hearing some of those voices together. I think everyone involved was kind of dumbstruck by it. It really wasn’t supposed to happen in a way; shows don’t ‘come back.’ And this was the moment we realized it had.”
–Mitch Hurwitz, mastermind behind the Greatest Show In History, “Arrested Development,” describes the feeling on the set as the cast reunited to film 10 new episodes that will air exclusively on Netflix. While Hurwitz carefully sidesteps any spoilers (“We have this new JarJar Bluth character so there’s no way anyone will be disappointed”), there are a ton of other fascinating gems in his interview with Vulture, including details about Gob’s Segway and the beyond-exciting revelation that the the show might be coming back for more than 10 episodes. Be still, my Bluth-loving heart! [Vulture]
Every competition reality show always has one looney bird who keeps you watching just to see what they do next. On cycle 19 of “America’s Next Top Model,” that looney bird is a Victoria. Victoria has the same mile-long legs as the other competitors, plus gorgeous eyes and a head of beautiful, long brown hair. But as soon as she opens her mouth, she’s a little … odd.
Victoria is an online student at the uber-Christian college Liberty University, whose appearance on the show is literally her first-ever socialization with girls her own age. She has a really, really, really close relationship with her mother — so close, in fact, that she doesn’t ever want a boyfriend because no man will ever fulfill her needs as much as her mom does. (That’s a direct quote.) Not surprisingly, Victoria has been home-schooled by Mommie Dearest since age nine … which means that dropping Victoria into the “Top Model” sorority house is like throwing raw meat to a pack of wolves.
But with her American flag hair bows and endearing social awkwardness, Victoria is the girl I’m most rooting for on “Top Model” this season. She’s super-loopy, yes, but she’s gorgeous, dedicated, hard-working, and also totally genuine and sweet. My favorite loopy Victoria moments, after the jump! Keep reading »
The latest web series from YouTube channel WIGS brings together “Jan” (played by Caitlin Gerard, who also starred a solo series for the channel) and “Vanessa” (played by Laura Spencer) and depicts what happens when things don’t quite go as planned for two friends at a speed-dating event. You can check out the first episode above, with five more still to come on their YouTube channel! [YouTube: WIGS]
SPOILERS galore! This week’s “Pad” challenge was called “Hanging By A Thread”, a fitting description for my interest in the show. I hate to say this, but “Bachelor Pad” is about as dead to me as Rachel is to Jaclyn after she eliminates her and they are no longer “best friends.” I’m sorry if I spoiled anything for you. Another best friendship RUINED by “Bachelor Pad.” But before Jaclyn and Ed are sent motoring in the reject limo, Ed has the opportunity to make his “dream come true” by doing a live performance of one of his “favorite” songs from his “running mix” — “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger. It soon turns into a nightmare for us all. But the kind that’s super fun to laugh about together. Shall we do that? Guaranteed laughs after the jump. Keep reading »