Remember Zach Anner? The cute-as-pie dude with cerebral palsy who won Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star. Zach traveled the world on his show “Rollin’ With Zach,” and now he’s back with another travel program. “Riding Shotgun” is the first Internet-powered travel show; Zach is looking for Reddit users to help him pick destinations to visit. Users will upvote their favorite places and once the eight locations for Zach’s show have been picked, users will also have the chance to share their favorite day with him. Users can vote here, and the poll will be up until July 23, so go ahead! Tell Zach where to go!
Maybe you caught the premiere episode of the new AMC series “Small Town Security” the other night, as it debuted directly after “Breaking Bad”? If not, you missed one hell of a crazypants show. The series chronicles the lives of several of the folks working at JJK Security, a small security firm in Northern Georgia. So far, it sounds like every other annoying reality TV show on AMC or TLC or the Discovery Network. But actually? This series is filled to the brim with oddities and surprises. After the jump, we give you 10 reasons why “Small Town Security” should be a required part of your Sunday night lineup, handcuffs and all. (And please, watch the illuminating clip, too!)
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“I forget about them because they’re in my face and they do their job just great. I never get anything stuck in them.”
– “Mad Men”‘s marvelous Jessica Paré, on her signature gap teeth. Jessica also dished a tiny bit about the future of her character Megan’s relationship with hubby Don Draper, noting that “we all know this is not a show about Don Draper being a happy, healthy man.” Uh oh. [New York]
As someone who is some small percentage Gypsy (my mother swears we’re Russian from the Caucaucus mountains), I’m more than a little bit fascinated by Gypsy culture. I’ve watched the UK version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and have been blown away by the elaborate wedding ceremonies Gypsy families participate in, passing off their often very young daughters into marriage. Gypsy communities seem to be tightly knit and in some ways highly traditional (despite the short skirts that many of the young women wear to their friend’s weddings, Gypsy girls are expected to remain very, very chaste until marriage.)
Gypsies aren’t just a European phenomenon, either. A new TLC series documents the similar Gypsy culture in the U.S. — a people who also fight against immense prejudice and stereotypes, who love fiercely and who really seem to love a big, froofry, extravagant wedding dress. Check out the American version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” on Sunday nights at 10 pm EST, and check out some of the girl’s wild dresses here.
Hold on to your sparkles, Betsey Johnson, fashion’s original wild child, is primed to get her own reality TV show on the Style Network later this year. Tentatively titled “Betsey + Lulu,” the show will follow Ms. Johnson and her daughter Lulu’s adventures and mishaps. The show is slated to focus on the relationship between mom and daughter, and how “single mother Lulu wants to launch her own fashion label and finally step out from Betsey’s shadow.” Betsey and Lulu have long collaborated — with a teenage Lulu walking in her mom’s shows in the ’90s — so we’re psyched! [Racked]
Kate Moss is gorgeous, but is she funny? This clip of her and Stella McCartney going head-to-head against Patsy from “Absolutely Fabulous” puts her to the test.