“The L Word” is back, but this time it’s fo’ reals! We already told you
about the gang of real L.A. women aiming to replace our beloved Bette, Tina, Alice, and Shane, but here’s a first look at the show, which Showtime will premiere on June 20, the day before my birthday. So, mark your calendars, people! [After Ellen
] Keep reading »
“Evan is fine as a person. We’ve been competitors for years and years and years and that’s kinda the forefront to us being people to each other. I think he worked very hard and he deserved that Olympic gold medal and he does a good job. He does his work. But as a person I don’t really know him that well and we’ve never really made the effort to be nice to each other. And I won’t watch him [on 'Dancing With the Stars.'].”
— Johnny Weir at the Cinema Society’s screening of “Paper Man” in NYC explaining why he has no interest in watching Evan Lysacek tango on TV [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
“The Notebook” is one of my very favorite chick flicks, but I am well aware that it follows a pattern found in ALL stories by the writer Nicholas Sparks. Cracked has depicted just what that pattern is in a very helpful infographic. View the full shebang after the jump, but realize that it does indeed contain spoilers. [Cracked] Keep reading »
Even though Edie was totally detestable on “Desperate Housewives,” something tells me that Nicollette Sheridan didn’t deserve the palm-to-the-face allegedly delivered by her boss, producer Marc Cherry. She’s currently suing the studio for damages and wrongful termination after Cherry killed off her character shortly after their kerfuffle. After Teri Hatcher also supposedly complained about Cherry’s abuse, he allegedly said, “I hope [she] gets hit by a car and dies.” Geez, he must be a great guy to work for.
Hollywood seems to be a breeding ground for tyranny and narcissism. Here are nine more of the scariest bosses in Tinsel Town. Keep reading »
It’s one sunny spring Tuesday, and the tunes are just as h-o-t! This week, smokin’ guitar gods Melissa Auf der Maur and Slash are both flying solo, we bow to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ royal jewels, the John Butler Trio keeps on jammin’, Dr. Dog licks our wounds, and Laura Marling waxes poetic and awesome. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »
I always thought “The Price of Beauty
” was kind of an amazing idea. What’s more fascinating than learning about the age-old aesthetic values of different cultures around the world? Too bad the host of this eye-opening show is completely disrespectful of said cultures and screams her way through each episode. Most recently, Jess and the gang made their way to Uganda to visit a tribe that feels a woman can never be too rich or too fat
. Needless to say, Jessica Simpson
is beyond amazed. Keep reading »
A casting call was recently posted to Craigslist in L.A. asking for “interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘The Real World,’ ‘The Hills,’ etc.” An unidentified production company and network are looking to capitalize off the unexpected success of “Jersey Shore,” which debuted last year. This new show will no doubt have bigger-than-life personalities with weird nicknames and unique grooming habits. L.A.’s Koreatown might be the locale for this reality show since the production company is especially interested in individuals who know about or have experienced that neighborhood. This show could be the third “Jersey Shore”-like spinoff in the works — there’s “Brighton Beach,” which focuses on Russian-Americans, and “Sunset Daze,” starring nursing home residents. [NY Post] Keep reading »
In February 2004, Piper Kerman arrived at the women’s prison in Danbury, Conn., to serve a yearlong sentence for a drug-related crime she’d committed 10 years before.
“There’s no visiting today,” an officer told Piper when her fiancé pulled into one of the parking areas.
“I’m here to surrender,” she said.
Piper spent the next 13 months behind bars, navigating the minimum-security federal correctional facility in Danbury and other prisons in Oklahoma City and Chicago. She kept her sanity by running around an outdoor track; learning yoga from a fellow inmate; visiting with her family, friends, and fiancé on a weekly basis; performing electrical and construction work around the prison; reading; writing lots and lots of letters; and bonding with the women who were locked up with her. Her amazing new book, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, details the experience, from how she ended up in jail in the first place to what it was like waiting five years before getting sentenced. She spoke with The Frisky about why it’s important to make friends in prison and how her incarceration relates to the bigger picture. Keep reading »