“Right when ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ was beginning, [the show's creator] took my parents and me to a restaurant, sat us down, and said, ‘A career is like surfing. You paddle out and paddle out and get wet and hit by these waves. When you finally get out where you’re supposed to go, you have to sit on a surfboard for a long time, just waiting. If you’re really lucky, you’ll catch a wave, and it’ll be the most amazing feeling. But the key is that that wave will inevitably crash to the sand. Then what you have to do is paddle back out and get hit by a bunch of waves again. But trust that in the long term there will always be waves to catch.’ To a young family from New Mexico, you can imagine our reaction: ‘What the hell is surfing?’ But thinking back, it was a very impressive thing to hear as a kid and, as it turns out, absolutely accurate … It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter. If you’re offered the opportunity to have a swastika painted on your ass, glitter on your nipples, and to simulate sex with a man and a woman behind a curtain, go for it… provided it’s ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway and not in some dude’s basement.”
—Neil Patrick Harris shares with Entertainment Weekly his advice for making it in Hollywood over and over again. But, I really think these are great words of wisdom for anyone in almost any field. I am appointing Neil as my life coach. I hope he takes checks. [EW] Keep reading »
Everyone loves a good villain. And ABC’s new series “Revenge” promises just that. The series features Emily Van Camp as Emily Thorne, a new girl in the Hamptons. But things are not what they seem. Emily has lived there before and has returned to exact vengeance on those who have wronged her in the past.
Among Emily’s targets is Victoria Grayson, a villain played deliciously by Madeleine Stowe. Victoria is the Hamptons’ richest and most powerful player, and nothing — not even her best friend — will stop her from getting what she wants.
Based on the tale “The Count Of Monte Cristo,” “Revenge” premiered Wednesday at 10/9 central on ABC.
In honor of TV’s latest evil hot chick, check out some other villainous matriarchs who have made our blood boil. Is someone missing from our list? Let us know in the comments. Read more… Keep reading »
Do you remember Aqua? The European dance group that brought you what Rolling Stone readers recently rated as the worst song of the ’90s, “Barbie Girl?” Well, apparently they recently reunited to record their third album, Megalomania. Here, for your perusal, is their new video for “Playmate to Jesus.” The styling is post-Lady Gaga, and the lyrics are maybe Christian? I am confused. [Idolator] Keep reading »
“It’s shameful how little I know about baseball … I’m amazed they let me do this movie. Baseball and I didn’t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.”
—Brad Pitt talks to Sports Illustrated about his new movie, “Moneyball” (which opens this weekend), the true story of an Oakland A’s manager who turned his team around by recruiting bargain players rather than going after the same ones every other team wanted. So what made Brad want to do a flick about his least favorite sport? “I’m a sucker for the underdog story,” he explained. [People] Keep reading »
Talk about a long run. “All My Children” has been airing for more than 40 years and launched the careers of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kelly Ripa, Christian Slater, Josh Duhamel, Susan Lucci and, how can we forget, Danielle Staub, who had a bit part on the show in 2001. Sadly, the show came to an end today. So, how did the writers decide to tie things up? With a cliffhanger. In fact, a cliffhanger that paid homage to “Dallas.” The series ended with the show’s main characters at the Chandler house. J.R. was the only one missing—he was pissed because he’d lost his business and because his wife left him for a lesbian. (Oh, soap operas). Then we see him outside the house with a gun. Then there is a shot. Then it faded to black. But fans shouldn’t fear, the mystery of who got shot will likely be solved. The show is very likely to become an online series with a smaller cast. [EW, AP]
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