Jennifer Carpenter's Twitter is an excellent Dexter News Source!
I realized just prior to the beginning of Dexter season 7 that the actor that plays Dexter's sister Deb, Jennifer Carpenter (Twitter name: @J2thecarpenter), is an excellent source of behind-the-scenes information about Showtime's Dexter, which as you probably know is returning this JUNE(!)
Unlike some celebrities that Tweet photos of their latest meal (or bowel movement), Carpenter Tweets really interesting stuff without giving away anything that would imperil her job. When she's not filming Dexter, she sends out some very funny stuff as well, often with attached photos. So let's look at some of the latest Tweets from 'Deb' to learn what's up with "Dexter" which returned to filming what is probably it's final season on February 11, 2013.
Yes, offscreen Carpenter talks much like her onscreen character (in her Tweets, at least).
Finally, as SpoilerTV reported, Nick Gomez (@Nicksgomez) has signed on as a recurring player in Dexter season 8.
Let the non-stop consuming begin!
True Blood Season 5: Episode #57 Preview (VIDEO):
Episode #57: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Synopsis:
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) plots his escape. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie (Anna Paquin) to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) recalls his pack induction; Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s (Scott Foley) crossfire; Steve (Michael McMillian) gets a new pet. Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Dan Attias. via HBO Publicity
True Blood Season 5: Inside the Episode #56 INTERVIEW (VIDEO):
True Blood Season 5: Jessica's Vlog #5 (Episode #56) (VIDEO):
After the jump: TRUE BLOOD Episode #56 Recap VIDEO!:
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Jeremy Allen White as 'Lip Gallagher' and Laura Slade Wiggins as on/off pregnant girlfriend, 'Karen'. They or more precisely he, looks happy for a change--which is nice. She's been looking way-too-happy of late. However happy times may prove short-lived due to **Episode 2.08 Synopsis SPOILER**
Next week part of the TVGuide extended synopsis reads:
'Lip takes Karen to a number of adoption agencies and doesn't like what she has planned,' and even more ominously, 'Lip wants to quit school...'
...which to me says that he's going to ask Karen to allow him to support her and the baby. He may even use the "L" word since he admitted so in Shameless season 1 to his now-estranged brother Ian that he 'thought' he loved her. His behaviour since them only illustrates that he's hopelessly in love with her.
Anyway, back on track to this week's SHAMELESS - Episode 2.07, 'A Bottle of Jean Nate'. I'm so glad that Louise Fletcher made an extended appearance this season! She's aces at playing a geriatric sociopath.
**SPOILER Sadly, according to next week's TVGuide, 'Grammy' will be dying (with Sheila and Jody taking care of her(!) Major bizarreness is gonna have to go down for that situation to come about --but that's nothing unusual on Shameless. Very fun times, indeed.
SHAMELESS SNEAK PEEK #1: 'The Traditional Way '
Karen asks Lip to help her get rid of Jody.
Fiona resists kicking Grammy out until her meth lab explodes.
A Bottle of Jean Nate Season 2, Episode 7 Feb 19, 2012 episode details Jasmine throws an end-of-summer blowout and invites Fiona down to David's boat but neglects to inform her that Steve and Estefania will also be on board; Lip tries to get back into Karen's good graces and prepares a prenup for her and Jody. Meanwhile, the Ian and Lip impasse heats up into a physical confrontation; Frank tires of doing Grammy's bidding and wants her out, but Fiona is enjoying the old girl's company.
SHAMELESS SNEAK PEEK #2: 'Crusty Talons':
Frank asks (TELLS) Fiona to get rid of Grammy.
Shameless Episode: "A Bottle of Jean Nate" Season 2, Episode 7 Extended Synopsis: Jasmine throws an end-of-summer blowout and invites Fiona down to David's boat but neglects to inform her that Steve and Estefania will also be on board; Lip tries to get back into Karen's good graces and prepares a prenup for her and Jody. Meanwhile, the Ian and Lip impasse heats up into a physical confrontation; Frank tires of doing Grammy's bidding and wants her out, but Fiona is enjoying the old girl's company. Original Air Date: Feb 19, 2012 Guest Cast Amy Smart: Jasmine (TVGuide)
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Johnny Depp has recounted how as a boy he practically raced home to watch Dark Shadows after school each day. I did the same but living in the Northeast (versus Depp's Kentucky) we got released from school too late in the afternoon to watch the entire episode. I still turned it on and caught the second act of each one-hour installment. As Depp says, Dark Shadows was 'very weird' so it didn't really seem to matter that I was only getting about half the narrative. The parts I saw were terrifically fun and seemed quite subversive being unreeled during weekday afternoons.
“I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series,” he told EW. “For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image." - Dark Shadows director Tim Burton
'Weird certainly sums up this particular family portrait — a shot director Tim Burton, who also obsessed over Dark Shadows as a boy, staged in the early days of production.
Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter) – From Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen, to the cannibalistic cook Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Burton can’t help but cast the mother of his children as a deranged person. This prim and proper psychiatrist, who has taken up residence with the Collins family to care for their troubled youngest boy, might seem to break that trend — but don’t bet on it....
Carolyn Stoddard (Chloë Moretz) — Though she played a voracious child vampire in the critically acclaimed Let Me In, Moretz is on the human side of the spectrum in Dark Shadows — though that doesn’t mean this cousin of young David Collins (and daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer’s character, seen on the far right) isn’t without her own peculiarities...
Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green) — The Bond girl from Casino Royale turns up here as the villain of the story. “Angelique is a witch who has known Barnabas since the 1700s, when they had an affair that went sour. She is the one who cursed him to be a vampire and locked him in that box...”
David Collins (Gulliver McGrath) — Lonely, confused, and neglected by his pompous father (Jonny Lee Miller, over on the right next to Pfeiffer), David has no one to confide in except his bizarre psychiatrist — and the dead people he claims to see...
Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote) — This young woman arrives to become David’s new governess, only to find herself swept up in the vampire-witch melodrama. “When Barnabas meets Victoria, he’s instantly reminded of the woman he lost in the 1700s, before he was cursed to be a vampire...”
Mrs. Johnson (Ray Shirley) — “Poor old Mrs. Johnson …” Grahame-Smith sighs when talk turns to the old woman seated in the back behind Depp. “She is the mostly blind, mostly deaf maid, who has been with them for decades and decades... I don’t think she actually says anything in the entire film....
Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley) — How awesome is it to play an actual Groundskeeper Willie? The Oscar-nominee for Little Children is... the guy who takes out the trash, mows the lawns, and fixes the cars, except he’s usually so drunk and so disinterested that he doesn’t take his job seriously anymor..."
Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller) — This scion of the once-great Collins family is one of the main reasons the aristocratic clan has fallen into such disgrace. “He’s a creepy, self-centered guy who likes to order Willie around, likes to pretend the family is still on top of his game...”
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) — The mother of Carolyn Stoddard, and mother-figure to David, she’s the one adult member of the Collins clan who is at least slightly competent. “Elizabeth is the rock of the family. She’s the matriarch,”...with a witch perpetually trying to destroy her, and a long lost vampire relative turning up to reclaim control...'
SOURCE: EW Weekly - Johnny Depp's true 'Dark Shadows' vampire revealed!
Before shooting, Depp said: “What Jonathan Frid did with that character and that classic look he created… I find it very difficult to stray very far from that. I think it’s going to be somewhere in that arena, with maybe just a couple of different touches here and there.
“I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins,” the actor says. “Even then, at that age, I knew — this has got to be weird.” -- Johnny Depp
SOURCE: The Inquisitr - ‘Dark Shadows’ Cast Photo Released; See Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins
The movie premieres May 11 2012.
More from IMDb after the jump:
On True Blood it is 'cute' when someone kills your SPOILER! faery godmother --according to some of the YouTube comments/'Eric Northman' fans. (In fairness, this clip from the scene is played pretty comically). It appears that Sookie's Fairy Godmother, Claudine, returned to 'our side', obviously deliberately, but didn't anticipate (quickly enough, anyway) 'Amnesia!Eric' and his faery bloodlust. From what we know thus far, Claudine was ordered by Queen Mab of the Fae to kidnap Sookie to bring her to the land of the Fae permanently to 'breed' as the vampires had almost wiped them out (see Eric and what is left of Claudine in the video above). Sookie escaped with the help of Claudine's brother , a rebel Fae named Claude. In the books they are the surviving 2 triplets, with a another female having previously been killed. The Fae it turns out, are not what they seemed. Here's Claudine in her 'Earthly' form:
|From True Blood Season 3 Main Character Cliffhanger(s) NEW Narration NEW Screencap Details SPOILERS (HBO)|
and...Claudine as she appears when not in the Fae's 'Garden of Eden'
|From Updated 6.13.11 True Blood - First 8 minutes Season 4 Episode 1 - Sookie Meets Queen Mab Screencaps|
Eric: You live here?
...in my house?
Eric: Are you mine?
Pam (distraught): I believe Bill set Eric up and sent him into that coven... knowning it was a trap...wouldn't be the first time he tried to get rid of Eric...
Sookie: Ye-ah. That's because Eric tasted me!
Eric: (small smile) I did?
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WEEDS - Showtime Season 7 Synopsis SPOILERS (after the jump):
As if Nancy's life wasn't filled with enough odd characters, the producers are looking for a slightly odd, well-off New York City attorney (they're thinking of a John Waters type) who takes on pro-bono cases in exchange for juicy prison gossip. Does he sell the gossip to the tabloids? Nope, he writes the stories down in a book — which he reads when he's sad, horny, or both...
PHOTOS: SEASON 7 EPISODE - 7.02 After the Jump!
Mini- Episode 5 Review possible Spoilers!:
Promo: Nurse Jackie Episode 5: Rat Falls:
Jackie panics when her stash of pills from Bill the epileptic drug dealer runs low; Coop decides to fight O'Hara for the ER chief position but learns his mothers are divorcing; Jackie confronts Eddie about his "texting" relationship with Kevin's sister.
I have not had a chance yet to talk about why, but I found my screener episode of the 'Nurse Jackie' 'Rat Falls' to be the most powerful episode of Nurse Jackie, yet this season. Don't miss it! I'm watching it again on Monday! (Somehow--I'll be in Maryland w/out cable TV but w/internet. Ooh, I know! on DVD!).
I will share more about what I loved about episode 5 after it airs, including and maybe especially it's title! and I hope you will, too.
Jackie confronts Eddie about his budding relationship with her sister-in-law.
'There is no edge Eddie, OK? There's no edge.'
Jackie declining an offer from Eddie for a 'little something to take the edge off.'
Coop's Mothers tell him that they are getting a divorce.
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Weeds - Season 7! Mary-Louise Parker is back in an all new season of Weeds:
'Well. When you put it that way I sound just awful!' - 'Nancy Botwin' to 'FBI interrogator'
So sorry about labelling my previous Weed's promo video post as 'Weeds: Season 6,' when it correctly is: Weeds: Season 7.' I got it mixed up with Doctor Who Series 6. My bad. All fixed. (Cyber-gods willing.)
Q: Is Mary-Louise Really a Tease?
A: Yes, she is. And she doesn't care if you know.
Actress Emmy Rossum dishes on her "Shameless" sexcapades including last week's 'Steve & Fiona' pool sex. Plus hear about her plan to potty train her kitty on the toilet!
Aww. This is great! Emmy is cute on Shameless (Showtime, Sunday nights @ 10p.m. E) but here with hair done and lipstick, simply beautiful. She holds her own with Chelsea with a engaging sense of humour and one-of-a-kind laugh that you'd never expect from 'a lady.' Nothing stereotypical about this girl. Love her!
(Note: Ya'll who 'hate' Emmy's shoes: 1.They are a bright spring-like style which is sooo welcome as we are dying for winter to be over, and 2. Chelsea Handler's camera people shoot from an odd "under" angle--perhaps they are hoping for an upskirt shot? Regardless, I've often thought what huge feet/hideous shoes Chelsea was wearing until it clicked that it is the cameraman's doing--not Chelsea or the talent's.)
PLEASE NOTE: Over the past 2 months some of my favourite and important posts have effectively been wiped out by my blog host. I'm republishing them in an effort to make sure that they get shared with folks who I know will enjoy them. Apologies if you've seen them already.
As always, THANK YOU for stopping by!
|From Californication Episode 9 Promo Photos http://foreverafangirl.com *ALL IMAGES Showtime copyright*|
Hey, Californication fans!
The Californication Giveaway is now closed. I'm choosing winners to be announced on Sunday prior to the start of episode 11 of Californication for both the Californication official poster art giveaway AND Season 4 Soundtrack to Californication giveaway! Again, Thanks!
I want to be fair and give everyone who digs Californication as much as I do a chance to win and I wish to apologize to anyone who may have tried to enter by leaving a comment and couldn't.
People who have already entered are already in the running and don't need to enter again BUT If you are concerned that your comment/entry didn't make it through previously--go ahead and leave another comment. Each person will still get just one entry for each Giveaway, OK?
Everyone can enter once for the Californication poster art and once for the Season 4 Soundtrack to Californication which features The Queens of Dogtown (recurring on the show) as well as Warren Zevon, Shooter Jennings, Tommy Lee, Better Than Ezra and others!
HOW TO ENTER the Giveaways:
For the Californication poster art all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post or any other Californication posts after this one telling me one thing you like about the show Californication on Showtime and you are in the running.
You have to work a wee bit harder to win the soundtrack by dropping me a comment, telling me one thing you like about the music on Californication.
Alright then! ***Remember to include your email with your comment. It will only be visible to me, no one else and I promise I will virtually burn it at contest's end, using it only to tell you you've won!!***
I hope you are digging Californication season 4. The storyline has been very funny and California cool, there have been some BIG surprises--and there's plenty more to come as the season continues.
As always, thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!!!
Sneak Peeks, Song List (Music), & Promo Photos for Next week on Californication after the jump!
Watch Emmy Rossum, whose hit Showtime show 'Shameless' was just renewed for a second season, earnestly explain to Conan O'Brien what a 'vag patch' is as well as the intricacies of a 'cock sock' (it has a bow on top). Emmy goes on to recount her 'first time' using both devices with Shameless co-star Justin Chatwin including how, in order to prevent any :ahem: unintended consequences, sand was used to weigh the sock down! (And they say Hollywood is all about glitz and glamour!)
As hoped for, the good news arrived today: 'Shameless' has been confirmed as renewed for a second season!
This fantastic news comes on the heels of the previously-released BBC-report that Matt LeBlanc's half-hour Showtime comedy lead-in 'Episodes', was picked up for a second season as well.
Here are the details and the official Showtime announcement on the second season pick-up for Shameless and Episodes:
Emmy Rossum/ Justin Chatwin in Shameless
(Photo Credit: Showtime)
You can count on spending more time with the Gallagher family and “Matt LeBlanc,” now that Showtime has renewed both Shameless and Episodes for second seasons.
“The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim that has met both [these shows] since their January debuts makes it clear that these two brash and sophisticated series are burgeoning hits,” Showtime entertainment president David Nevins said in announcing the pick-ups. “[Shameless EP] John Wells is carving out a tone that is truly unique in the television landscape — equal parts drama and comedy. And Episodes marks the universally embraced and hilarious return to television of an inspired comedy triumvirate: Matt LeBlanc, and creators Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane. We are thrilled with the response to both series and eager to start planning for their second seasons.”
Shameless — which with nearly four million weekly viewers across multiple platforms is on pace to be Showtime’s second-highest rated drama series (behind Dexter) — was granted a 12-episode order for Season 2. The episode count for Episodes is at this time “TBD.”
Production on both shows’ sophomore runs will start later this year with an eye on 2012 premieres.
Source: TVLine - Shameless and Episodes Earn Second Seasons
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Source: NYTimes - The Opinion Pages - Pick Your Cupid Op-Art
Very clever. I'm hoping that my spouse does not succumb to the V-day hype and buy me chocolates. Please, don't let him buy stoopid chocolates. Lunch at Berghoff's in the city couple of days ago was perfect. It goes without saying (but) I'll say it anyway: No card, either!
'Episodes': Episode 3 TV Rating: Mature Audience - Uncensored - Full Episode:
Sean and Matt spend a day bonding together with a trip to Las Vegas, leaving Beverly feeling left out of her husband's new bromance and leading to a revealing confrontation between her and the star.
Here are links to all three complete episodes of Episodes:
Sean and Beverly attend a swanky dinner party at Merc's house where Sean falls prey to Matt's flattery and attention, while Beverly resists the star's charms and discovers that having Matt LeBlanc as an enemy is a bad idea.
Episodes: Episode 1 (Full Episode)
The only thing crazier than making a hit TV show, is remaking one. Matt LeBlanc stars as Matt LeBlanc, the seemingly innocent actor who's making more trouble than friends in the new Showtime Original Comedy Series EPISODES.
NEW EPISODES: Sundays at 9:30PM ET/PT, only on SHOWTIME.
Often it takes some time for a new series to build an audience, to find it's footing. That's how I feel after watching all seven episodes of 'Episodes' on Showtime. Because each episode is only about 30 minutes, the entirely of the series is about the length of a film. Yet obviously, Episodes is not a film and so does not follow the structure of one. Although I felt that there were many funny moments and certainly great talent in the first 2 hours/ 6 episodes of Episodes,' it was not until the 7th episode that I felt that I'd gotten in the groove, so to speak, with the show. To me, that is totally OK as it is my habit to watch the first 7 or eight hour-long episodes of a show before I reach a conclusion about whether I wish to continue. Episode 7 of Episodes, which I realize is still weeks away, was the show hitting it stride, finding it's pitch, whatever metaphor you wish to use.
When it reached it's conclusion I turned to my watching partner and said,' This show is going to be a hit," and he did not hesitate in agreeing with me. If you have been watching I urge you to 'hang in there' because there is a payoff, which I believe will set the tone for season 2--one of smart hilarity.
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Macy as he appears when filming 'Shameless.' (2011)
Sort of crucial to remember this is just a TV show and Macy is not really drunk--just pretending, huh? There have been a number of unlikable characters on TV over the years. The fun is loving to hate on some of these characters (not the actors, usually).
Q: I really like Shameless, but will Frank (William H. Macy) always be wasted?
A: The drunkest dad on television will voluntarily sober up around the sixth episode, but don't expect it to last very long. "He becomes a really cool father," William H. Macy says. "It gives you a glimpse into the father that Frank might've been or could be. My oldest boy, Lip, can't take it. He Tasers me and pours vodka in my mouth."
The lovely Emmy Rossum, co-star of Showtime's Shameless on the Los Angeles set on the last day of filming in L.A. They were to fly to Chicago to finish some exterior scenes this week in the City of Big Shoulders.
Credit: @emmyrossum (http://a.yfrog.com/img612/729/b5sb.jpg)
And here she is:
emmyrossum Emmy Rossum
In Chicago, day off for me and @shanolahampton. Gonna load up on dayquil & hunt for great vintage clothes shopping in Chicago... Any tips?
Hey! Would you like your own copy of the official poster art for Shameless?:
This one. Yes?
I'm giving them away! To be in the running for the giveaway just drop a comment here in this post telling me one reason why you enjoy Shameless! I'll announce the 2 lucky winners on this blog on Sunday, February 13th. Good Luck!http://www.sho.com/shameless
Emmy Rossum talks about getting the part of Fiona, growing up in New York and her first experience performing in an opera.
Today's holiday topic is: Christmas Tree Care.
The Christmas tree is a cherished holiday tradition that dates back 500 years, to the early Germans. What happened was, one night right around Christmas, a bunch of early Germans were sitting around, and one of them, named Helmut, said: "I know! Let's chop down a perfectly good fir tree, drag it inside, and see if we can get it to stand up again!"
"Why in the world would we do THAT?" asked the other early Germans, who also happened to speak English.
"It's a cherished holiday tradition!" replied Helmut.
This made sense to the other Germans, because they had just invented beer. So they went out, chopped down a tree, dragged it home and spent the next four days trying to make it stand up. We now know that, under the laws of physics, this is impossible. Nevertheless, the tradition of trying to erect Christmas trees continues to the present day.
We should be grateful that the early Germans didn't decide to drag home some large forest organism that is even LESS appropriate for interior use than a tree. Imagine what Christmas would be like today if they had used, for example, a moose. We'd have millions of families driving home with a dead Christmas moose strapped to the roof of the car; and then Dad would spend hours trying to get the moose to fit into a cheesy $4.99 drugstore moose stand; and then the whole family would decorate it; and then, as everybody gathered around in admiration, it would topple majestically to the ground. So it would be essentially the same as what we do now, except that Dad would not get pine sap in his hair.But the point is that the Christmas tree is a cherished tradition, as reflected in the lyrics to the classic Christmas carol "O Tannenbaum":
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
Something something something,
So bring us some figgy pudding,
But not TOO figgy, because we get gas.
Now let's talk about caring for your Christmas tree. According to the American Association Of Guys Without All Their Teeth Selling Christmas Trees From Tents, the major varieties of Christmas tree are: pine, spruce, Douglas fir, walnut, fake, balsa and Douglas Firbanks Jr. Once you have gotten the tree home and set up in its stand (allowing six to eight weeks) you will want to take measures to prevent it from shedding needles all over your floor. The best way to do this, according to the Association, is to "remove your floor." If that is not practical, you can make a mixture of four cups of water, two tablespoons of bleach and one tablespoon of sugar, but it will do you no good.
When decorating the tree, always use strings of cheap lights manufactured in Third World nations that only recently found out about electricity. Shop around for light strings that have been pre-snarled at the factory for your convenience.OK! Now that we've covered tree care, it's time for this:
SPECIAL HOLIDAY SAFETY TIP: If you're staging a Nativity show, and you're thinking of using live animals, you had best think again. This tip is based on an alarming newspaper story from the Annapolis, Md., Capital.
The story, which I swear I am not making up, is headlined: "Huge camel fleeing live Nativity scene is killed on Route 50." It states that on the night of Dec. 21, a church was preparing to stage a Nativity show featuring live animals, when a 6-foot-tall, 600-pound camel named Ernie escaped, ran onto a highway, was struck by a car and went to That Big Zoo in the Sky. The article quotes the driver of the car that hit Ernie as saying: "How in the hell is a camel on Route 50 in the United States of America?"
These are words that we would all be wise to remember. But let us not let the threat of colliding with escaped camels dampen the joy we feel during this special time of year, as expressed in the traditional carol "Deck the Halls":
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly!"
Fa la la la la, la la la (crash).
TV Guide network will air a six-night marathon of episodes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET/PT from Sunday through Friday, then air four episodes back-to-back every Sunday at 9 p.m., starting Oct. 24.
A website, www.WeedsAwareness.com, will offer a "Grow Weeds Awareness" starter kit with signs and bumper stickers, a "How to Throw Your Own 'Weeds' Party" guide, and a guide to "other" activities.
Weeds is truly a unique show with an incredibly loyal audience--that needs to grow a lot.
Why? Because Weeds is funny, real, and incredibly well-written and acted.
Up until now it has been on pay-cable but it is now FREE to you and me. In other words, they've thrown open the doors to the teeming hordes.
I like this very much because 1) I came to Weeds late in the second season and have only picked it up from the start in bits and pieces and, 2) I'm incredibly cheap frugal and prefer not to buy the DVD's as I already pay to watch the show in real time on Showtime. (I would LOVE the entire series as a gift, however.)
This has been said before but it bears repeating. "Weeds" is not about drugs. It's about a family. It is not pro-marijuana. In showing some of the potential drastic consequences of selling or possession of cannabis it could be viewed as slightly anti-marijuana (no, I'm not kidding).
Finally, above all the mom on Weeds, the completely adorable and kick-ass actress Mary Louise Parker, has never taken a toke in the almost 6 seasons Weeds has aired. She does not smoke "weed." "Nancy Botwin" has a massive coffee addiction and has been known to consume alcohol and an occasional cigarette but nope, Weeds is not a show about a Mom who smokes pot. She does however deal it and in doing so mines a great deal of humour for us the audience, to consume.
Kevin Nealon is spreading the word about National Weeds Awareness Week. TV Guide Network's week long Weeds marathon continues tonight at 9/8c.
This is 'Nancy Botwin' (Mary-Louise Parker) near the end of season 6, in episode (11?) called 'Fran Tarkenton." I have no idea why it has that title but I'm hoping to find out as it airs this coming Monday, 11.08.10 on Showtime. (showtime photo credit)
And in the interest of being fair and balanced... This is YOUR Brain on Drugs (Mmm, eggs).
Brain On Drugs PSA
"They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea."
Agreed. This photo is priceless.
Some people might think Peewee is "creepy" (I do not) but Regis is, definitely.
This is why:
I watched Phiben as a middle-aged man on the morning Los Angeles news/chat show before he went national to Millionarie and GMA and Live With Regis.
He has not aged a single day in 30 years. That, even in Hollywood, is creepy!
Below: Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff @kateesackhoff and Tricia Helfer @trutriciahelfer
You should follow @actingoutlaws on Twitter: Katee Sackhoff is luring Tricia Helfer into the desert, ostensibly "to raise money for the Gulf Coast Relief Fund." I'm sure that isn't code for anything, but I'm also pretty sure Thunderdome is somewhere between LA and Louisiana.
Below: Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff @kateesackhoff and Tricia Helfer @trutriciahelfer
LA.Times Interview (2009)
All About Why They Ride (VIDEO)
Susan Carpenter, motorcycle columnist for the Los Angeles Times rides with Battlestar Galactica stars Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff on Angeles Crest Highway.
Oh, Steve Martin, you may be the funniest ex-Disneyland cast member on the planet!
Since I've started "following" Steve both on this blogging system and on his Twitterfeed I have had a hearty laugh every single day. Working freelance I have quite a bit of alone time and my two dogs just cannot keep up with my required daily dosage of humour. That why I love Steve Martin.
First, it's an apt metaphor for the entire series, in that it contains the promise of a blinding revelation, but it's hard to find, and if you do find it and try to penetrate it, it vanishes and in the process spews out all this bullshit.
I am so on board with this assessment of LOST, especially the spewing of "all this bullshit(e)" -part.
I can only enjoy LOST if I think of it as an old skool DC comic book.
Does anyone else besides me remember LOST being referred to (by one of the characters out -of-character, I think) as "Craphole Island"? That could also be a nice fit for "gold hole."
Composer: Debbie Wiseman
Label: Silva Screen Records
LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS is British composer Debbie Wiseman’s gothic romantic soundtrack to Phil Claydon’s horror comedy. Wiseman is well-known in the British film and television composition industry for her lyrical style and penchant for melody and the soundtrack she created for Lesbian Vampire Killers proves this still true. In a similar way to Arsène Lupin (2005), Lesbian Vampire Killers has a bold, Gothic darkness to it, tinged with a large amount of highly thematic orchestral and choral beauty, which belies its clearly comic roots.
The soundtrack features The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Crouch End Festival Chorus and popular classical singer, Hayley Westenra.
Released by Silva Screen Records, the musical score for Lesbian Vampire Killers is comprised of nineteen tracks, including Showaddywaddy’s 1976 UK chart-topping “Under The Moon Of Love.”
Even though Wiseman adopts a full-bodied gothic orchestral approach for Lesbian Vampire Killers, she peppers the soundtrack with fun, lighter selections, creating musically an entity that provides listeners with a range of compositions — from the seductive suggestion of tracks like “Centuries Ago…” to the epic grandeur of “Lesbian Vampire Killers”.
Unlike the spine-tingling, terrifying quality often sought in traditional horror scores, Wiseman’s compositions are at times melodic and playful, contributing to the comedic nature of Lesbian Vampire Killers’s storyline. LVK is an interesting, varied soundtrack that embodies each of the various qualities of the film it accompanies and expertly employs both The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Crouch End Festival Chorus.
One of the coolest features of the Lesbian Vampire Killers soundtrack is how the track tracks were named, many of them named for quotes from or scenes in the film. In particular, “I Know Something Really Wrong Is Happening Here, But Is There Any Chance We Can Just Ignore It?” and “Have You Been Hanging Out With Vicars?” are two compositions whose names are direct quotes from the film — and some of the film’s funnier quotes, as well.
Debbie Wiseman was awarded the MBE in 2004 for her services to the film industry, recognizing her as one of the UK's leading score writers. Her work includes acclaimed scores for Flood, Wilde, Warriors, Tom's Midnight Garden and Arsène Lupin.
Some Twain utterances (below)
Be good or you will be lonesome . Mark Twain
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain, a Biography
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. - Notebook, 1894
If husbands could realize what large returns of profit may be gotten out
a wife by a small word of praise paid over the counter when the market
right, they would bring matters around the way they wish them much
they usually do. Arguments are unsafe with wives, because they examine
but they do not examine compliments. One can pass upon a wife a
is three-fourths base metal; she will not even bite it to see if it is
all she notices is the size of it, not the quality.
- "Hellfire Hotchkiss," reprinted in Satires and Burlesques
Fey in re: 'Bombshell' Michelle McGee. "I know we shouldn't judge people by their appearance but when your body looks like a dirtbag's binder from 7th grade metal shop..."
I watched three of the sketches and the Palin one is actually the weakest. Watch 'Weekend Update' and The 'Masters' sketch in which she is 'Ashlyn St. Cloud,' 'Tiger Expert' commentator.
Comedienne and actress Tina Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live last night. Last night was a homecoming for Fey, a former SNL cast member and writer. Fey now stars in and runs the half-hour NBC comedy 30 Rock, and is appearing opposite Steve Carrell in the new movie Date Night. She hasn’t been a total stranger to sketch comedy, though; during the 2008 Presidential election, she garnered praise and massive viral video views for her portrayal of then-Governor Sarah Palin in SNL’s political sketches. She reprised that role in one of last night’s sketches. via: Mashable
Fey is very funny here--I love how she takes the knife of truth and twists just a bit more in Tiger's um, never mind.
Thanks to @bolton for the laugh.
Yo dawg internet meme "explained" by Rocketboom.
LOST and True Blood together and I think Mark Pellegrino may be my ticket. Can someone call True Blood casting and make this happen? This guy has perfected forced dunking! (links go to my WordPress-hosted blogs)
Revelation of the day: Mark Pellegrino, who’s most recognizable these days as Jacob on “Lost,” also played the Blond Treehorn Thug in The Big Lebowski. So if you’re a Hollywood casting agent and you need an actor who can forcibly dunk a guy in water, Pellegrino’s your man. Up next for him: a role as a superhuman Southern Baptist preacher on “True Blood” who baptizes vampires by force.
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This Game of Thrones King Beyond The Wall T-Shirt represents wildlings, aka Free People and their leader. A tee for the anarchist in you.