Vampires are making another resurgence in pop culture. HBO’s True Blood premiered on Sunday and Twilight the movie will be in theaters November 21. Also, the Southern vampire novels by Charlaine Harris, which True Blood is based on, remain extremely popular. Unlike other vampire entertainment, True Blood is debunking some of the vampire myths and legends, in order to make its world believable. And along the way, it may create some new ones. Keep reading »
Call me pathetic because I’m in love with a show about rich high schoolers but I don’t care, I love it anyway. Today I’m even wearing the same silk tunic that Serena wore in last week’s premiere when she was on the beach. (The costume department loses a point though because I’ve had this baby since last winter.) Now, onto the dirt. Keep reading »
Thank you MTV for finally pulling together two episodes where SOMETHING actually happened on this dang show, and two episodes in a row nonetheless! Let’s start with my favorite quote by our token traitor, Stephanie Pratt. “You broke up with a guy who has a private jet?” Stephanie quips to Lauren. Classic, but as Lauren pointed out, they were still on it weren’t they? Sigh, these kids live the life. Keep reading »
1. Maddow consistently holds her own with loud mouths like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as a regular panelist on MSNBC. She’s so impressive that she scored a hosting gig for her own news show, The Rachel Maddow Show, starting tonight at 9pm on MSNBC.
2. Despite reports, she refused to be “prettied up” for her new show. And thank goodness – like we need another fembot anchor with too much eyeliner and teased hair.
Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital DNA and snippets of human history as a time capsule to be stored at the International Space Station. The paranoid gamer is worried androids, the apocalypse, and natural disasters could make us all extinct. His fear has inspired him to create the project, called “Operation Immortality,” to ensure a future for humanity. So who’s genetic code is he cracking? So far, brilliant comedian and well-known narcissist, Stephen Colbert, has agreed to donate, but even the average Jane can offer up her stuff too! All you have to do is play the free trial of Tabula Rasa and your name could get selected at random to become a sample. But if DNA seems a bit too personal, you can simply send a message to the Universe by typing a note about the 21st Century here. Mr. Garriott will be collecting information until October when his shuttle launches. So, with a month to go, we’d like to recommend a few good peeps we think the future could use…
Much of the hype leading up to HBO’s Trueblood focused on how hot it would be to get freaky with a vampire, which, judging from last night’s premiere episode, is a goal of main character Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). But vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is not the only hottie on this new show. If you combine the wise, mature and dangerous Compton with concerned boss-with-a-crush Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), and bad boy sex fiend Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), you’d have the perfect man. On their own, these characters equal up to little more than a one night regret, but together they offer everything a girl could want. You’d get advice from Compton because he’s been around for centuries. Merlotte would provide romance and protection for your best damsel in distress act. And your relationship with Stackhouse, who already has a reputation in the small town of Bon Temps, would be purely physical because he doesn’t seem too bright. Keep reading »