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Well That Was Fast

This is literally what I found when I Googled "Sad Bunny."

Bummer, you guys! Looks like NBC’s The Playboy Club was cancelled.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, the controversial show got the axe after disappointing ratings a second week in a row.  Several advertisers pulled spots after a proposed boycott from the Parents Television Council on grounds the show is “degrading and sexualizing.”

Um. . . derrr.  It’s a show.  On American television.  About Playboy.  Do we really need a boycott for a show that pretty much everyone knows is going to have a lot of the smexing? Is this to protect the kids?  I know plenty of kids.  They are too busy watching their own shows to give a crap what’s on their parents’ TV.

I digress.  The point of this post was to talk about the void for a show about the swingin’ 60s that was left by The Playboy Club.  I mean, we have the genius that is AMC’s Mad Men, and the cigarette-free twilight zone that ABC has created with their 60s-era drama Pan Am.  But I just think we need one more show about the 1960s!

I know I sound harsh.  Truth is, I liked the show.  But I’m a sucker for sharp tailoring, thick eyeliner, and a Tina Turner impersonator.  I will watch practically anything set in the 60s (and the 40s).  I just wish this show had been on cable.  Part of the drama of that time was the sexual tension, race issues, and gender issues.  I’m not sure a network TV show can handle all that controversy. . . and not get run out of town.

"Can I stay at your place? I'm sorta. . . in between jobs right now. . ."

I’m especially bummed for Laura Benanti, the gorgeous actress who plays Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne.  She is a fierce betch and made the show fun to watch.  I really hope this gorgeous Broadway vet gets another job on the TV.  Maybe she and the other bunnies could catch a Pan Am flight and start new careers! ; )

What do you think?  Did NBC cancel The Playboy Club too soon?  Which network show is next?  And what are kids these days watching?  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day! xx


I AM One of Those People!

Why are these a thing?!

The other day I was talking to my friend Nicci while perusing the internet (I have an internet addiction.  I need to go to one of those Internet Rehabs in China), when a link caught my eye.  It was CNN’s blog completely devoted to. . . The Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William of Wales!

I casually mentioned to Nicci that, on the site, there was a story about souvenir Royal Wedding condoms, and we both laughed for a second and then she said, “Wait.  What site are you looking at?  Are you looking for information about that wedding?  Are you one of those people?

"You know you love us. Don't fight it!"

“What?  No!  What are you talking about?”  I stammered.

“You know, those people who are obsessed with the Royal Wedding.”

“Me?  No!  I just happened upon this site. . .”  I lied.  But she knew.  I wasn’t fooling anyone.  As much as I want to be rational and realize that this is a completely frivolous event that has no bearing on my life. . . I can’t help it.  I am one of those people.

How embarrassing.  But really, how can you resist such an awesome story?  A “commoner”  (whose really a totes wealthy smarty who goes to an elite university)  meets and marries a real prince (who is kinda balding)!  That is magical.

And it’s not like it’s easy to get away from.  Every time I turn on the TV there’s a story about William and Kate.  I’m sure it will only get worse as their wedding date, April 29th, draws near.  I mean, The Lifetime Network made a movie about them!  If you know me, you know that I love those god awful Lifetime movies somethin’ fierce.

This is so fantastically creepy!  Like, how do they get all these details about their romance?  Did they go through their trash looking for love letters or something?  I have to watch it.  April 18th.  Be there!

Plus there’s amazingness like this, Fiona Gable’s “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding” kit:

Visit for this gem.

It comes with a tiny sapphire engagement ring, people!

And this, found on Regretsy:  A totally accurate and detailed commemorative cup celebrating the wedding of Kate and. . . wait.  Who is that guy?

Click for maximum LOLs

Pretty sure that’s not Prince William.  Attention to detail. . . FAIL.

What can I say?  Something about this wedding speaks to me, which is funny because I’ve never been someone who is into weddings.  I have no idea what I would want for my own wedding and honestly, I don’t care that much about weddings in my real life.  There are just so many aspects of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding that I find surreal;  I can’t look away.

All I ask is that you try to love me through this, and try to understand if I don’t answer the phone April 29th.

So, I’ve confessed my secret.  Dare to share yours?  Are you obsessed with the upcoming Royal Wedding?  Or could you give two crickets?  Share your stories in the comments!  xx

Strange Magic: Lifetime Movie About JK Rowling

Author JK Rowling

The other night I was watching Access Hollywood and laughing at Charlie Sheen, when I saw a story that almost made me pee my pantaloons!  Lifetime is currently making an original movie about Harry Potter scribe JK Rowling!  S-to the QUEE!

The movie, titled Strange Magic (get it?  ‘Cause she wrote books about magic.  Oh you kooky Lifetime kids!) begins when Rowling is 26- before she wrote any of the books.  It’s a look into her young life, and the inspiration behind the story of Harry Potter.  It’s set to air in July.

I can’t wait for this movie.  I love all things HP (just search “Harry Potter” on my blog and you’ll see), and I think Rowling’s story is mad inspirational.  I really want to see the moment when the inspiration for HP comes to her (on a train!) played out on screen.

Also, I expect the full Lifetime treatment on this movie.  I highly doubt that Rowling herself had anything to do with this production, so it should be all kinds of crazy.  I’m ready for questionable English accents and a cheesy montage of the first HP book getting rejected from numerous publishers.  (If they can do that effect where all the rejection letters come swirling at the screen like newspapers that would be acceptable, too.)  I also hope there’s a montage of her spending money in crazy ways once she becomes rich.  Bring it on!

Check out the piece from Access Hollywood:

I would turn into a puddle of water, too, Poppy!
What do you think about this Lifetime Original Movie?  Will you watch?  Let’s discuss in the comments!  xx

Humility: It’s What’s For Dinner

Whoopi Goldberg, during dress rehearsal at Com...

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I love Whoopi Goldberg.  When I was three or four, I saw a clip of her pretending to be a little girl who wore a pillowcase on her head because she wanted “long, luxurious blond hair.”  I would crack my mom up by walking around the house wearing a pillowcase on my head because I wanted long hair, too.

I watch “The Color Purple” at least once a year (usually two or three times), and watching either “Sister Act” movie is probably really annoying with me because I say all of the lines aloud.

My mom likes Whoopi Goldberg, too.  Growing up, we had a huge “Ghost” movie poster at the top of the stairs in my house (along with a “Five Heartbeats” poster for some odd reason).

Why am I telling you these (mostly embarrassing) tidbits?  Because I want you to know that what I’m about to say in this post comes from a place of loveWhoopi, you lost your mind last week.  I’m  glad you got it back, though.

Lemme back up real quick.  Last Monday on “The View,”  Ms. Goldberg lost her shiz over a New York Times article that she claimed left her off a comprehensive list of black Oscar winners.  She lashed out at the paper, calling the piece “sloppy” and “shoddy.”  Check it out below (she seriously goes on for, like, five minutes.  Sorry about the title of the video- I couldn’t find another one!):

I love the part when she brings out her Oscar!  That’ll teach those haters over at the NYT to forget Whoopi!  Burn!  Or, it would have been.  If the NYT had actually effed up.

In fact, the article never claimed to list all black Oscar winners.  It was a critique of the lack of black stars in Oscar nominated roles this year.  Even worse, many of the films released in 2010 had no black characters in them at all.  This is actually a really important issue that should be discussed.  Instead, we were all talking about Whoopi Goldberg.

I get it.  Whoopi is a cultural icon, and if the NYT had left her off a comprehensive list, she’s got a right to be pissed.  But they didn’t, and when she realized she was wrong, she took two days to apologize (and even then it was kinda raggedy).  I’m sorry, but getting an Oscar doesn’t mean you get to throw hissy fits whenever you want.*  Maybe if she hadn’t been so caught up in needing to be mentioned, she would have read the article correctly.

I guess I just feel like a lot of artists let their egos get in the way of reality.  What we do is so important, but inflating oneself somehow takes away from the artistry of it, and makes it a game.  Winning an Oscar is a big deal.  I just wish that  Whoopi had acted more like an Oscar winner, and less like a sore loser.

*Okay, fine.  Maybe it does.  But the rest of us don’t have to like it.

Thoughts??  How do you feel about Whoopi?  Do you agree with the NYT article?  Do you love the movie “Clara’s Heart” as much as I do?  And can I play somebody if they make a “Color Purple 2?!”

That’s Fine: Henry Cavill

I mean. . . do I even need to say anything about what's happening here?

Everyone knows by now that English actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s reboot of the franchise.  There’s been some talk because he’s not American and a bit of an unknown, but I don’t care about that.  I think he’s got the right blend of sweetness and wholesome strength to wear the “S.”

In the last couple of days, Henry Cavill has become a hot topic, but most people knew little about this hottie before the announcement this week.  Which was fine with me.

You see, I’ve been a fan of Henry Cavill since 2002’s The Count of Monte Cristo, where he played the son of the titular Count.  I remember sitting in the theater and thinking, “This whole Count being put in prison story is sad and stuff, but who the EFF is that guy playing his kid?!  Show him more.  SHOW.  HIM.  MORE!”  True story.

Henry Cavill at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival...

Image via Wikipedia, Sighs via Me!

After that I went home and Googled (if you know me, you know I Google everything), and the lourve grew.  I tried to catch Cavill’s work whenever I could.  I swooned for his Melot in Tristan + Isolde, and was thankful to him for making Stardust bearable (I’m sorry.  I know people really like that movie, but it was just weird).

And then came The Tudors. If you don’t watch this Showtime series, you need to jam on it!  Henry Cavill’s turn as the Duke of Suffolk is something to see.  He’s complicated, flawed, and shirtless for many of his scenes.  Win-win.

So, what do you think of Henry Cavill as Superman?  Is it weird to have an English actor in this iconic role?  And more importantly, do you agree that he is super hot?

NewTube Obsession: Submissions Only

Created, written, and directed by Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, “Submissions Only” is a new web TV series about a couple of best friends- an actress and a casting agent- in NYC.

Wetherhead is Penny, one half of said dynamic duo, who’s recently back in the city from a failed stint in L.A.  She’s really the heart of the show- both really funny and relatable- with the cast of kooky New Yorkers just adding to the LOLs.

It’s kind of like “The Battery’s Down,” but not a musical.  Oh yeah, and it’s also responsible for my new favorite things to yell at people:  for no reason, “Go Mother!” and; when they tell me they had an audition: “Did you book it?!” You’ll get it if you watch.  Here’s a look and some behind-the-scenes action:

Catch “Submissions Only” on YouTube now!

Collabo: Jay-Z and Kanye West

Note:  This should probably have been a MM post, but I’m sharing it today ’cause I wanted to get it out there before next Monday. . . AND because I didn’t do anything for this past Monday.  I was too busy watching the Lifetime Original movie “Revenge of the Bridesmaids.”  Seriously.

I’m so fired from music blogging.  I really didn’t know that Hov and Kanye were working on an album together!  Probably because I stopped paying attention to Ye after he wore this heinous outfit during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

"What?! They were having a sale at Forever XXI!"

Their new project, “Watch The Throne” was originally slated as just an EP, but is now a full-length extravaganza.  Their new single, “H.A.M.” dropped via the interwebs at midnight January 11th.  You can listen to it on their Facebook page (because I am too lazy/ clueless to post it here).  Give it a spin click and share your thoughts in the comments.

Did you listen?  Thoughts?  Shouldn’t the song be called “H.A.A.M?”  Have a great day all!

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