Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Another Helping Of Nip/Tuck Season 6 Spoilers

sookie's SPOILER ALERT Nip/Tuck Season 6

Like the SPOILER ALERT sign above cautions, if you want to be surprised don't watch the vids for this post---we'll see you next time. If your curiosity has gotten the better of you, as did mine when i got a heads-up from my McMahoniac bud seans girl, then by all means, have at it kids. Before you do i should offer one more caveat---if you don't want a major spoiler about Dr.Christian Troy, DO NOT WATCH the vid titled "Do I Make The Cut". O.K.? O.K.
Alright everybody, here we go.


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Thanks to seans girl at McMahoniacs for the heads-up about the Nip/Tuck links at SpoilerTV

Sean Schools Med-School Prodigy Raj

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Matt: Pre-Med Student

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Liz' Breast Exam

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Thanks to niptuckFXnetworks at YouTube

All New [UnCut] Nip/Tuck Busby Promo


Bonding


Viewer Discretion Advised: The "Lips Returns" clip contains language and inferences that some may find objectionable

Lips Returns


Viewer Discretion Advised: The "Skerrit Consult" clip contains language and inferences that some may find objectionable

Skerrit Consult


Shelly Consult


Do I Make The Cut?

Monday, December 01, 2008

World AIDS Day 2008

Bloggers Unite

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Magic and Cookie Johnson World AIDS Day PSA


Did You Know?
"DC has the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country – twice as high as New York City, three times that of Chicago and nearly five times the rate of Detroit. We also have high rates of every mode of transmission unlike any other city in the country with large numbers of infections from heterosexual contact as well as men who have sex with men and injection drug use."

Source:District of Columbia Department of Health

"Nearly half of all AIDS cases in the U.S. involve people 13 to 24 years of age. More than 250,000 are estimated to be HIV positive and not know it. And more than 1 million are estimated to have AIDS."
Source:blogcatalog.com

Find An HIVAIDS Testing Site Near You

Related:CDC World AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Screen Actor's Guild Not Striking {It's Hoped}

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After 2 days and approximately 27 hours worth of negotiating, on Friday November 21 2008, federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez emerged from talks with representatives of the Screen Actor's Guild {SAG} and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers {AMPTP}, with both participants still in disagreement.

i feel for Mr.Gonzalez, because just gathering research for the past 2 days on this beef, i am exhausted. i can imagine the toll of having actually been in the room while the talks were in session. Talks without mediation had been in suspension since July. At the request of both parties, Mr.Gonzalez has been mediating the dispute since October.

In a nutshell at issue is compensation with regard to "new media" {read DVD and/or internet projects}. SAG wants not only a guarantee of residuals, but also a higher dollar amount for residuals on all "new media" projects than AMPTP is willing to provide.

What's interesting is that when a mediator was requested, and both parties were presumably negotiating with an open mind, SAG simultaneously voted to "give its negotiating committee the go-ahead to call for a strike-authorization vote if the mediation failed." SAG requires 75% of its voting members to approve the measure in order to go forward with a strike. SAG says that an authorization to strike does not necessarily mean they will strike. With that in mind, in an interview on KTLA-TV Los Angeles, SAG president Alan Rosenberg said "we have to put bullets in our gun in order to get a deal."

i hope for Mr.Rosenberg's, the union member's and the peripheral economic factors' sake that SAG does not shoot it's self in the foot.
If you agree that a strike will be detrimental, please sign the petition at:
No SAG Strike

Related:
Petition calls on SAG to drop strike bid
Beatty, Bening, Nicholson, Nolte, and Streep Secretly Approve Strike
SAG to seek strike authorization
The Strike Zone:SAG/AFTRA

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nip/Tuck Season 6, More Promos {Yea!}

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sookie's NipTuck Season 6 promologo

sookie's spoiler alert

Nip/Tuck ~ Returns

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Nip/Tuck ~ Meet Raj

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Nip/Tuck ~ Still The Same?

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Nip/Tuck ~ Guest Stars

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Nip/Tuck ~ Hookups

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Nip/Tuck ~ Busby Berkeley

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FX Nip/Tuck Official Website


sookie's spoiler alert ends

Keep A Child Alive Update

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Congratulations to McMahoniac admin Cheri on being the recipient of the signed Doctor Doom Head, donated by Julian McMahon to auctionwire.com for the Keep A Child Alive organization. Cheri's sister mjfrog1 offered the winning bid. Cheri has shared the wonderful news that her sister purchased the item for her as a surprise Christmas gift.
Doctor Doom Head Signed by Julian McMahon

Congratulations to bidder BAG on receiving the signed jersey of New York Yankee shortstop Alex Rodriguez, donated to auctionwire.com for the Keep A Child Alive organization.
New York Yankee Jersey Signed by Alex Rodriguez
There are other celebrity items donated for
Keep A Child Alive still available for bidding at auctionwire.com---but get there quickly as the auction bidding will conclude on Friday night November 21, 2008 at midnight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebs Go Viral To Keep A Child Alive

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For this cause there are many great featured celebrity auction items from which to select. Here are a few of the highlights:


Magic Johnson Signed Jersey #32


Julian McMahon Signed Dr. Von Doom Head


Alex Rodriguez Signed Jersey


The Ultimate Denzel Washington Signed Memorabilia


Britney Spears Signed Script from CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother


Keep A Child Alive Auctionwire.com




Thank you to annee and Kicki at McMahoniacs.net for the heads-up about Keep A Child Alive


Related:PEPFAR

Related:Office of National Aids Policy

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Airs Tuesday January 6, 2009 10:00pm On FX

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We now have an official [yes f'real this time] date for Nip/Tuck season 6. Set those VCRs, Tivos, etc., for Tuesday January 6, 2009 10:00pm.

In other Nip/Tuck news: Whoohoo! Yes, i am vindicated. Not that i doubted my sources. As you may recall, a few posts back i had taken the mainstream press to task for what i perceived as inaccuracies in their reportage regarding the number of remaining Nip/Tuck seasons. In the summer of 2008 after the conclusion of Nip/Tuck's 5th season, despite the FX network giving a series end-date of 2011, the mainstream press reported that Nip/Tuck's 6th season would also be it's last. i, in an attempt to set the record straight and alleviate the panic that was spreading amongst the fiercely devoted fans, said that information was incorrect.
Nip/Tuck Season 6 Spots

And now Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy has vetted my information as correct:

"All three of the remaining seasons should be watched as separate seasons"

{Ahem}...Quod erat demonstrandum [we have proven the proposition we set out to prove].

PS: Happy Birthday Ryan Murphy

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

PopCardz ~ Celeb Trading Cards

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A-List Global Media president Ted Kurie and vice president [formerly an agent with Creative Artists Agency] Christian Troy [yes Nip/Tuck fans that is this real man's real name---what a fun coincidence] have created a philanthropic pop culture niche. Celebrity trading cards, PopCardz. The introductory set features 40 celebs. The cards will have a photo, and stats that include the birthday and astrological sign, motto, favorite book, song, place, food, hometown, and a secret about the celeb. Some of the celebs to be featured are Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Scarlet Johansson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Chris Evans, and Giovanni Ribisi. $3.00 per pack, 5 cards in the pack. Box sets run $50.00 with 24 packs to a set. Having more than just 'got 'em, need 'em' value, these are trading cards with a purpose---the proceeds will benefit the sponsored charities of the celebs. In addition to the charitable aspect, each card will have a unique 10 digit interactive virtual redemption code which will give the holder the opportunity to get authentic celeb memorabilia, autographs, and a chance to have a live face to face with the celeb on the card. Way cool!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

USA Network's The Starter Wife

Debra Messing The Starter Wife

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"And she does it all with perfect hair"---No i'm not referring to myself [hardly]---it's a line and a very accurate one may i add from USA Network's The Starter Wife, produced by and starring Debra Messing.

If you liked Ms. Messing in Will & Grace, that admiration will definitely continue here. The Starter Wife is about Molly Kagan, mother of one daughter, 7yr old Jaden, and dutiful and faithful wifey of a top of the food chain Hollywood producer, living a life of privelege and all the glam and responsibility that goes with being the spouse of a Hollywood mogul. Then without warning, Molly literally gets a wake-up call. After 15 yrs of marriage, hubby phones her to say he wants out. As in now, today, immediately. And while this does not leave Molly homeless, she does have to quickly adapt to a lifestyle that is slightly reduced from the one to which she had become accustomed. Also the chi-chi cliques she was once welcomed in have shunned her, save for her core and true friends. Judy Davis' performance as her friend Joan is golden.

Starter Wife is based on the Gigi Levangie Grazer novels, and ironically Ms. Messing's character in the books is named Gracie Pollack. i guess the decision to change the name for the show was to avoid comparisons to Grace Adler, Messing's character from her previous hit Will & Grace. But not to worry, there is not a trace of Grace Adler in Molly. While Molly does have neurosis [who wouldn't living in Hollywood?] she's more confident than Grace Adler and bounces back quickly from adversity---well if you can call having a friend who offers their Malibu home to re-group when your dealing with divorce, adversity. Before she married, Molly was a moderately successful children's author. She considers returning to that, but her diary which dishes much dirt has a higher market value.

i like this show. The dialogue is snappy, funny, and true. i've never lived among the Brentwood/Malibu/Hollywood social set that Molly does, but i've known people who have, and there is not one false note here. And the shoes---my, my, my, Laboutins, Prada, Jimmy Choo and the like. It's girly girl heaven. Also the opening credits are really cute: Molly as paper doll. See molly's huge rock of an engagement ring, see Molly's Rodeo Drive shopping bags, etc. Lots of beefcake too. Hart Bochner is one love interest. There was a mini-series/pilot that preceded the series---True Blood vamp Stephen Moyer portrayed Malibu beach-bum Sam. Need i say more.

The next Starter Wife ep airs Friday Oct. 31st at 9pm on the USA Network. So, while you're tending to the Halloween trick-or-treaters, take an hour to check it out.

Happy Halloween aka Samain everyone.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

All My Children ~ Farewell Eileen Herlie {Myrtle Fargate} Welcome Back Doctor David Hayward {Vincent Irizarry }

Eileen Herlie ~ March 18, 1918 ~ October 8, 2008

Eileen Herlie [Myrtle Fargate]

Alicia Minshew [Kendall Hart Slater] Vincent Irizarry [Doctor David Hayward] Rebecca Budig [Greenlee Smythe]

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Sadly soap fans have lost one of their most beloved doyennes. On October 8, 2008 Eileen Herlie, All My Children's Myrtle Fargate, succumbed to pneumonia. Ms.Herlie had quite an impressive resume having worked with Sir Lawrence Olivier, Sidney Lumet, Faye Dunaway, and other luminaries prior to and during her time on daytime's All My Children. Myrtle was one of my favorites, and she will be sorely missed. May the gods speed.


In happier daytime news, Alicia Minshew, All My Children's Kendall Hart Slater is getting married. Ms. Minshew will be taking a break from the show to wed and honeymoon. Her hubby is the proprieter of one of the Upper West Side's more popular bars, Prohibition. Best wishes to them and happy honeymoon.


Rebecca Budig, All My Children's Greenlee Smythe, is pursuing her bliss, leaving the show to tour with her husband and his band, Band On TV.


Vincent Irizarry will return to All My Children on the episode airing Thursday October 23, 2008, reprising his role as Doctor David Hayward.


my newest passion is Daytime Confidential A fun site on what's happening in daytime, audio interviews with daytime's stars, and lots of good pics.

Monday, October 13, 2008

HBO's TrueBlood

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HBO TrueBlood


HBO's TrueBlood has first-run airings Sundays at 9:00pm est [please check your local listings]. Be advised TrueBlood's content includes nudity, adult language, sexual situations, and scenes that some may consider violent and unsuitable for minors.


Thanks to CohenBoy2 at YouTube


In A Lather TrueBlood Transcript

Primal. Seductive. Raw. Down-South true. The Undead.

Where y'at? Better be watchin' TrueBlood cher, tru'dat!

Academy and Emmy Award Winner Alan Ball [American Beauty, Six Feet Under] has me hooked [again] with his latest creation, HBO's TrueBlood. Based on author Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark vampire novels. The action takes place in the Louisiana bayou. These undead have a slightly different twist. TrueBlood, a synthetic blood concoction developed by Japanese scientists allows the vamps to walk-about during the day. i have not had the pleasure of reading Ms.Harris' works but based on the thumbnail descriptions i have read, Mr. Ball is being very---you'll pardon the expression, true, to the author's vision. Despite Ms. Harris' protestations to the contrary, for me the character's personae are a combination of modern day gothic and romance novel. Jace Everett's "I Want To Do Bad Things With You" is perfect as the show's theme song. i love this show. And not just because the lead heroine and i are namesakes. Sookie Stackhouse portrayed by Academy Award Winner Anna Pacquin, is a perfect lolita cum steel magnolia. She needs to be strong. It's tough when you've been gifted with the ability to hear other's thoughts. We're talking TMI on a major scale here. And i love the character who is her best bud Tara portrayed by Rutina Wesley. It is said that everyone has a physical double. Well Ms.Wesley bears a triple time uncanny physical resemblance to my late paternal grandma, one of her late daughters, and a friend from my youth, so naturally i am drawn to Tara [hey Plum aka Coop, if you're reading this holla back to me o.k. XXXOOO]. Tara does have issues [watch the show to learn them, it would be a disservice to her performance to grocery list them here], but she's one smart cookie, has a slammin' bod, and skin that is so flawless, i can't imagine the vamps resisting her for too long Tara's cousin Lafayette [Nelsan Ellis] is a joy as well. Lafayette is out, loud, and proud. Ya heard?
i am pissed off that one of my favorite characters




has already been bumped off: the heroine Sookie's grandmother, Adele Hale Stackhouse portrayed by Lois Smith. i have been a fan of Ms.Smith's since i saw her in Five Easy Pieces. But, i guess when you're watching a show that has the undead, you have to expect a few of the characters will be, well, dead dead [shrug]. But i don't think lead vamp Bill Compton, portrayed by the yummy Stephen Moyer, or any of the vamps for that matter, is Adele's slayer. i think one of the mortal townsfolk is the doer of the deed, because Adele's blood was on the floor under her body, and as Bill pointed out to the local laws [William Sanderson's Sheriff Dearborne is a perfect foil] investigating a prior murder, had a vampire been the actual culprit, the victim would have been ex-sanguinated [drained of their blood]. The blood would not have gone to waste had a vamp been the attacker. my hubby thinks Adele's killer is her grandson, Sookie's brother, Jason. i disagree. i don't know who did do it, but i don't think it's Jason.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nip/Tuck ~ Scar and Karma Season 6 Spots Have Arrived

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Goodness me, in the last 24 hours so many sources have fed me so many Nip/Tuck items it feels like Thanksgiving in September. Before i share the bounty, i have to address a beef i have with some of the reportage of the mainstream press. Season 6 is not, repeat NOT the final Nip/Tuck season. i didn't think it needed clarification after FX pres John Landgraf and Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy had stated it weeks ago, but apparently not everyone is receiving the message. So for those who are having trouble with reading retention and comprehension i will reiterate: Nip/Tuck is contracted to run on FX until the year 2011. That's 3 years from now, which means that the final season will be their 8th [eighth] not the 6th [sixth]. O.K. mainstream---Get it? Got it? Good!

And now on to our feast. The reps of the thesps who portray of our favorite plastic surgeons are working on getting them a pay raise. $250,000.00* each, per ep, is what they are reckoning to be fair compensation for FX to provide Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon. me, i say they are worth every penny of that amount and then some. Also, purportedly Mr.McMahon was a no-show last week for a set wardrobe call. True or not [i have not been able to confirm] since the Nip/Tuck scripts often require him to appear au naturel, that hardly seems problematic ;-). In all seriousness if he did not arrive on-set, i'm guessing it was due to a legitimate reason and not some kind of gamesmanship to force FX' hand for the higher salary.

*UPDATE*
As of 9~30~08 the amount per Nip/Tuck episode Mr.McMahon and Mr.Walsh's representatives are negotiating for is purportedly $310,000.00 each. i still say, worth every penny.

In other Nip/Tuck news, per a Michael Ausiello EW.com exclusive, Katee Sackhoff has bailed and Rose McGowan is slipping on the latex gloves.

[The server for the EW video announcing Rose McGowan as an addition to the cast of Nip/Tuck has unfortunately proven to be balky, so until it's bandwidth and other issues are resolved it has been removed from this post.]

Of course the items i am most thankful for are the coveted season 6 spots. They are titled Scar and Karma. Each are a total running time of :32 seconds. Check them out below.




FX has created an extended version of the Nip/Tuck Season 6 Karma Promo, Running time :62seconds


Thank you to hadiaulia my newest YouTube friend

Thank you also to virusx927 my friend at niptuckforum.com and Ally, Joanna, and all my friends at mcmahoniacs.net

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dexter Returns For 3rd Season Sunday September 28, 2008 On Showtime

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Michael C. Hall as Dexter [image composite by sookietex]


Showtime's Dexter, "America's favorite serial killer" returns for a 3rd season Sunday September 28th 9:00pm est. Yea! This is one of my fav shows. In the interest of full disclosure i should say i was a little disappointed when Sgt. Doakes was bumped off in season 2. Doakes was portrayed by Erik King, whom i knew several decades ago when we were mates in high school in DC. Such a fun, mellow and sweet guy---the antithesis of Doakes. Anyway, Dexter does have interesting things in store for season 3. Jimmy Smits has been added to the cast as Assistant D.A. Miguel Prado.

Also on the Showtime Dexter website, there are all sorts of cool things to check out. My favs are the flash page of faux magazines with Dexter as the cover boy, videos from the previous seasons, teasers of season 3, and the Dexter psychotherapy inkblot test that lets the fans gauge their killer instinct.

i liked the inkblot [hubby and i took the test], but i do have one problem with it. The test only gives 4 blots to the test, eliminating the one that is shown on the entry page, which happens to be the one that i found most interesting. Granted this is purely for entertainment purposes, but i think it was a mistake to eliminate that first image from the test. hubby thought that image looked like a shield with a heraldry symbol in the center---i thought it looked like a bloody heart stabbed in the middle. Which is another reason why i think that image should have been included in the test.

Anyway based on the 4 blots that were part of the test, hubby's killer instinct was 21%, diagnosis: "Your responses indicate you are trying your very hardest to cover up deep rooted pyschotic tendencies. But you can't fool everyone forever." my results were 36% killer instinct, diagnosis: "Your responses indicate that you are the kind of person who doesn't generally have violent thoughts. But you're only young, there's still time."

Boy if they only knew :-)


Dexter's Red FountainsDexter Season 2 TrailerDexter Behind The ScenesDexter Season 3 Trailer

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Re-Run Schedule

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As i said in my most recent Nip/Tuck update, FX flipped the script on us regarding the anticipated airing of the Season 6 spots---thus far they have not, and i don't know when they will. i have put a few feelers out to obtain information as to when that event will occur...meantime [and this is a definite] FX will re-run Nip/Tuck season 5 beginning Sunday 9~21~08 at 12:30a.m. Thanks to McMahoniacs admin Ally and Zap2IT for the heads-up on the re-run date and time.


Pssst! Come closer, i have a little secret to tell you. If you, like me, can't wait until September 21st, hulu.com
has all 14 eps of Nip/Tuck season 5, with limited commercials. i've been indulging myself there for the past few weeks.