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How My Boyfriend Made Me Appreciate Steven Seagal

“That’s a shame … because those bullets could’ve saved you a lot of pain.”

This is one of many gems delivered by Steven Seagal in the movie “Out for Justice.” The film opened in 1991, and starred Seagal as Gino, a no-nonsense cop. The character must have hit close to home for the ‘90s action star, since in the first episode of his new A&E series, “Steven Seagal: Lawman,” he confesses to moonlighting as a man of the law in real life, too. “I make a living in the movies,” he said. “But for the last 20 years, I’ve also been a cop.”

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Notes From Sundance, Take 1: Just Off The Plane

Sundance Film Festival excitement was throbbing way before I hit Utah. As usual, the airline overbooked, and they wanted passengers to relinquish seats in exchange for travel vouchers. As usual, it was a hard sell. None of the passengers I spoke to volunteered. My friends and I resisted the temptation of sweet free travel vouchers so we could all get here together. Half of us headed for the ski lift, but I raced to the wait list line for a chance at a miracle ticket to see the premiere of “Howl.” The film stars a yummy James Franco as seminal beat poet, tasty-in-his-own-time Alan Ginsberg. It’s on my top-three must-see list for Sundance Twenty Ten. This made me different from exactly no one. I didn’t get in. Keep reading »

Conan Plans His Final “Tonight Show”

It’s official. Conan O’Brien‘s final show as the host of the “Tonight Show” will be tomorrow night. The official reports say that his final guests will be Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell. I find this terribly disappointing because: A) I love Conan and don’t like the idea of waiting until September for him to be able to move to another network; B) neither Tom nor Will has been relevant in the past few years and both bug the mess out of me; and C) Conan’s “achievement” was making the “Tonight Show” audience younger, so this hardly seems like a fitting send-off. I wish he’d booked someone a little more interesting. Scott Brown to talk about his big win? Heidi Montag to talk about her new face? George Clooney and/or Brad Pitt to talk Haiti/whatever they feel like? Maybe he could arm-wrestle Jeff Zucker, the president of NBC? What would you have liked to see for Conan’s final show? [Buddy TV] Keep reading »

Will Keyboard Dog Be The Keyboard Cat Of 2010?


Couldn’t comprehend the appeal behind THE internet meme of 2009, Keyboard Cat, because you’re not into kitties? Maybe Keyboard Dog will be more your speed. [via DListed] Keep reading »

After The Shore: Our Predictions For The Cast Of “Jersey Shore”

Tonight is the final episode of “Jersey Shore.” Time to pack up the hair gel and put away the club gear—the summer of fun is over. Teardrop. Who will we look to for comic relief in the cold, winter months ahead? We’ve heard that our favorite pint-sized pickle lover may soon have her own reality show in the works as part of her plan to take over the Snookiverse. Snooki says nothing is set in stone yet, but she’s received offers from VH1 and some other networks. I hope this doesn’t mean she’s leaving the cast. It truly wouldn’t be the same without her perky little pouf. But alas, this is what happens with reality stars: They use TV to launch (albeit usually pathetic) careers of some sort. After the jump, our predictions for the fates of the other cast members. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Spice Up Your Life! A Spice Girls Musical Is In The Works

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So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want … it’s a Spice Girls musical, isn’t it?

No? Well, too bad, you’re getting one anyway: theater producer Judy Craymer, who brought “Mamma Mia!” to the stage, has announced she’s creating a Spice Girls musical called “Viva Forever.” The show will include 14 Spice Girls hits and will launch in London on November 5 of this year. Crayer said the story arc in the Spice Girls musical will be fictionalized, but will be a celebration of the pop stars’ “sisterhood.”

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Ronnie Still On Hook For “Jersey Shore” Knockout

Ronnie from “Jersey Shore” went on a radio show and proclaimed that his sucker punch case had been officially dismissed — unfortunately for him, someone’s info is waaaayyy off. Read more Keep reading »

“The Bachelor” Is About To Get Horribly Juicy!

If you thought we’d already seen “the most shocking rose ceremony ever!” on this season of “The Bachelor,” think again. Rozlyn Papa has already gotten the boot for an alleged affair with a producer, and bunny-boiling Michelle left before the rose ceremony because she and Bachelor Jake Pavelka couldn’t get past her total crazytown-ness in order to build a connection — but things are going to get even more dramatic as the season goes on. The Bachelor told Us Weekly that the best is yet to come. “Horrible. Awful. On a scale of one to 10, it nears a 10,” Pavelka told the mag, saying it created “devastation” for him. “It is juicy now. It is going to get a lot juicier.”

Jake’s characterization of this event confuses me. What could be both horrible and juicy? A contestant getting cancer is horrible; a contestant finding out she’s pregnant is juicy. After the jump, I hypothesize about what the hell might happen to make the world’s most boring “Bachelor” also the most, gulp, entertaining … (Warning: This post will contain possible spoilers.) Keep reading »

Erika From “The Real World D.C.” Admits She Lied About Cancer

One “Real World: D.C.” cast member might have a bit of trouble with the show’s “start getting real” part. The show’s resident “rocker chick,” Erika Wasilewski, revealed that she once lied about having cancer. When Time Out Chicago told Erika about nasty rumors they read online, she admitted that she faked cancer to get sympathy after her high school boyfriend broke up with her:

“Um, there is some truth to what you’re hearing. Yes, it happened. Yes, I regret it. If I could take it back, I would. I was going through some severe emotional problems at the time. I was lashing out and craving attention wherever I could. It was really destructive. I didn’t even realize I had a problem until my freshman year of college. At that point, I received help and I did take antidepressants. I weaned myself off with the guidance of my doctor, and I’ve basically done a complete turnaround.”

Lying about cancer is pretty low, but we’re happy the spunky Illinois native realized she had serious problems and got treatment. But will the terrible lies in Erika’s former life be revealed to her new roommates? We can only hope. [Time Out Chicago] Keep reading »

Graphic Novels Gone Girly

Graphic novels have always suffered a geek taint, a stubborn case of social acne that alienates certain sects of people. There have always been a handful of Comic-Con cuties, but, overall, society has labeled graphic novels a man’s medium. Yen Press has a solution to bring some girl power to the graphic novel. The publisher is taking female-favored heavyweights and adapting them to fit this medium. This year, Yen Press will be introducing the first installments of both The Twilight Saga and Gossip Girl series. Twilight promises to be loyal to the original novels—Yen is even working with author Stephenie Meyer to capture the right money-making, heart-melting formula. Gossip Girl, on the other hand, is a re-imagining of the story with all the classic characters. I don’t think Twihards will have any problem taking to the new medium—heck, they’ll buy anything Forks-inspired. Gossip Girl may be harder to sell. What do you think—will manga-ized Serena and Bella bring a new surge of women to the graphic novel? [EW, MTV]
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