As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty obsessed with the BBC show “Sherlock,” a modern portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. John Watson. Now CBS is getting in on the hip, modernized Sherlock action with a new series called “Elementary.” Johnny Lee Miller is set to star as Sherlock, and here’s a shocker: his sidekick won’t be John Watson, but Joan Watson, and Lucy Liu has been cast in the role. I think this is a super refreshing take on a classic story, but as Bust blogger Kerishma pointed out, there are some obvious traps that a female Watson could fall into: “The most horrible of all would be the pigeonholing of her character into the role of ‘love interest.’” Ugh, too true.
Any Sherlock Holmes fans want to weigh in? What do you think of the idea of a female Watson? [Washington Post]
Bristol Palin will not go gently into that good night: the country’s most famous teenage mom will be starring on a Lifetime reality show set to air later this year. “Life’s A Tripp” — as in Tripp, her toddler son with baby daddy Levi Johnston — is not the same reality show for the BIO network that Bristol filmed in Los Angeles during 2011 with her “Dancing With The Stars” co-star, Kyle Massey. That show, according to a BIO press release, would have “follow[ed] Bristol Palin’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey.” Lifetime’s 10-episode “Life’s A Tripp” stars Bristol in Alaska and will focus on her life, her siblings and (duh) her famous mama. Keep reading »
Well lookie here, it appears that Lindsay Lohan’s promos for her episode of “Saturday Night Live” aren’t looking so bad after all. This weekend will be her fourth time hosting, so she knows what she’s getting into, and supposedly has told producers that “nothing is off limits.” Hopefully they’ll be mildly kind (while still packing a punch). We’re rooting for you Lindz — though we’re really not sure why! [Pop Culture Brain]
Today is February 29. It happens only every four years, which means you get a pass to do something really weird, out of character or totally irresponsible today. So go ahead and live it up! Today doesn’t count! And in case you’re not sure what to do with your newfound freedom, we’ve got some ideas for you, after the jump.
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One thing, we’ve discovered, that all of The Frisky ladies have in common is the fact that we played really bizarre games when we were children. I feel very strongly that you all need to know about these games. Click through to see if you can match the screwed up game with its player. Teaser: you will read about murder plots, ass sniffing, asphyxiation, sandwiches, makeup and more. Oh, and we would be thrilled if you shared your messed up childhood games with us too. Clearly, we’re in no position to judge.
Meet my new obsession, Susan Justice. She’s the singer/guitarist behind this awesome mashup of Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson’s single of the same name, and her own song, “Eat Dirt.” Eat Dirt is also the name of her upcoming album, out on Capitol/Kite Records on March 26, which I will be buying and playing on repeat. But I’m also obsessed with Susan’s story: she grew up as a member of the religious sect The Family, and spent her childhood on the road with her parents and siblings, performing as street musicians in the U.S. and in Europe. But The Family banned members from experiencing many aspects of mainstream culture, including the music Susan secretly came to love. Finally, she ditched her family and The Family and struck out on her own, performing in the New York City subway. From there, her star rose. So cool. [Susan Justice]