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.

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

Sean Schools Med-School Prodigy Raj

Matt: Pre-Med Student

Liz' Breast Exam

Thanks to niptuckFXnetworks at YouTube

All New [UnCut] Nip/Tuck Busby Promo


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

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."

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}

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

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!}

sookie's NipTuck Season 6 promologo

sookie's spoiler alert

Nip/Tuck ~ Returns

Nip/Tuck ~ Meet Raj

Nip/Tuck ~ Still The Same?

Nip/Tuck ~ Guest Stars

Nip/Tuck ~ Hookups

Nip/Tuck ~ Busby Berkeley

FX Nip/Tuck Official Website

sookie's spoiler alert ends

Keep A Child Alive Update

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

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:Office of National Aids Policy

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

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

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

"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]

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Spots Premiere This Week 9~2~08


Well kids, i guess FX flipped the script on us. i had every expectation that the spots for Nip/Tuck's Season 6 would air last night during The Shield. But no-go. i'm guessing the reason the Nip/Tuck spots got scrubbed, is since the network's newest addition to their line-up, Sons Of Anarchy premieres tonight [Wednesday 9~3~08] a change was made to instead promote that show during The Shield. Perhaps we'll get the Nip/Tuck Season 6 spots tonight during Sons Of Anarchy. Fingers crossed.

VCR ALERT! [o.k. busted, yes i am old school]. Tivo ALERT! By whatever means you work it, make sure you have your recording devices cued up and ready during FX's premiere week for The Shield, Tuesday September 2, 2008 [please check your local listings for specific air times].

Thank you
for the heads-up, Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy.

Hey kids --

Just want to give you the first heads up: FX will be running TWO brand spanking new spots on Nip/Tuck during the first week of September during the premiere week of The Shield. Watch them, they are fantastic.

The spots showcase clips from the season we just shot and finished editing, which premieres in January. The clips (teasingly) tell you what happened to Sean after Colleen Rose stabbed him, Christian's future, and a sneak peak at many of our great upcoming envelope-pushing patients.

The wait is over: next week, you will all get a glimpse of the new season of Nip/Tuck. The marketing song of the season, by the way, is "Flashing Lights" by Mr. K. West himself. I love the glamour and menace and intrigue of the new teaser spots, and look forward to your thoughts.

Poor Sean in a casket...



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nip/Tuck Season 6: When Will It Air?

For several months visitors to In A Lather have consistently entered the search query "when will Nip/Tuck Season 6 air?". i was planning to wait a few more months to post this item, but patience has never been a strong quality for me. i'm going through Nip/Tuck withdrawal too, and i figure i should do my part to help ease the suffering by sharing this information with those who don't already know. Besides which my stats tell me that number is larger than i'd thought.

Episodes for Nip/Tuck Season 6 will air in January 2009.

"eight spanking fresh new episodes air in mid-january through march.
Then back on the air in January 10 for nine more.
Then back on the air in January 11 for the final nine." ~ August 9, 2008, Ryan Murphy, Creator of Nip/Tuck

Mr. Murphy's message re-affirms the announcement made July 15, 2008 by FX President and GM John Landgraf at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

"Nip/Tuck has already aired 14 episodes of its current fifth season; the remaining eight are set to premiere in January."
The Hollywood Reporter

5th or 6th Season---this is where there seems to be a potato/pahtahto thing happening with Nip/Tuck fans and the FX network. The network has categorized the episodes scheduled to air in January '09 as the remainder of Season 5. The fans perceive it as the beginning of Nip/Tuck Season 6. The crux of the matter being the contractual agreement for the series' 5th season was for 22 episodes, of which 14 were aired in 2008. The remaining 8 episodes of Season 5's 22 will air in January '09. Frankly i couldn't care less what number is assigned to the season, i'm just happy to know they survived what might have been a longer term WGA job action, as well as a still lurking possibility of a SAG strike.

Another point of anxiety for fans is the announcement of the end of Nip/Tuck's run. Yes it is true that we will not have first run episodes for an eternity. But it is also true that the show will not conclude it's first run airings on FX until the year 2011. That's 3 years from now. Some who covered this story back in July did so imho in an irresponsible manner. In an attempt to garner attention the focus was heavily placed on the "cancellation" of Nip/Tuck, and cursory acknowledgement of the cancellation date being 2011. To imply the show would be concluding sooner rather than later was shoddy and cruel corresponding at least and inaccurate at most. No show lasts forever, and if it must come to an end, i'd rather see it go out at a peak rather than a plateau or worse yet a nadir. All involved with Nip/Tuck seem to agree that's a good strategy.

Asked why he decided to bring "Nip/Tuck" to an end, Landgraf said he doubts any FX drama would ever run beyond 100 episodes, saying that serialized dramas have a much different storytelling model than nonserialized shows such as "Law & Order" or "CSI."

"If you tried to do 150 episodes of 'The Sopranos,' you would begin to diminish the quality of those shows," he said. "The David Chases ('Sopranos') and Shawn Ryans ('The Shield'), they're taking on social commentary and grand sweeping questions. If we want to go after that brass ring, we have to accept they have limited shelf life."
The Hollywood Reporter

The 2011 end-date should not really come as a surprise since Ryan Murphy alluded to that very time frame in an interview given in 2007 during the show's 4th season:

Mr.'s Landgraf and Murphy will be with the FX network for Nip/Tuck's remaining seasons, and as much as i will miss first run eps of Nip/Tuck 3 years from now, i think it's best that when their contracts with the network have concluded, their "#1 scripted series in basic cable among adults 18-49 five years in a row", come to it's natural end. This is not a time to mourn, it is a time to savor.

Pam: Girl On The Loose

Visitors to In A Lather know that i am not a big reality show fan, but that i did enjoy watching George Foreman's TVLand reality show Family Foreman. Well i have a new reality show to add to my list. It's the E! channel's Pam: Girl On The Loose. And if you're asking 'Pam who?' you're clearly not a student of pop culture. Of course Pam, is Pam Anderson. Although Ms. Anderson does not refer to her program as a reality show, but rather a documentary. i figure, it's her show, she can quantify it how ever she prefers---but i say if it looks like a duck...
i have always liked Pam. What i like most about her is that she's very girly, and revels in the fact that she very much enjoys being sensual and sexual. i like that she is a very good mother and has made it clear that her children are incidental to the show, that is to say she wants to protect their privacy as much as possible. Some celebs with minor children have been chastised for putting their kids in the limelight as part and parcel of their [the parents] celebrity status. Every family's choice has to suit what works best for them, in front of as well as away from the cameras. For example i think it would have been a bit silly for the Family Foreman show to have said they were not going to film their minor child, because the primary premise of that show is their children and the family unit as a whole. Whereas with Pam: Girl On The Loose, the focus is primarily on Pam Anderson, Sexy Icon who also happens to be a mom.

Thanks to the folks at E! and hulu for the clips of Pam: Girl On The Loose.

hulu & E! Present

Pam: Girl On The Loose

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TVLand ~ George Foreman, Family Foreman

[Transcript As Prepared For Post]

i've never been a fan of reality shows. Nothing against them per se, they're just not my cup of tea. As i've said before, everyone has their own tastes, and reality shows just don't happen to appeal to me. In fact, other than the 1970's PBS phenomenon "An American Family", i have not sought out such programming, much less watched a reality program from beginning to end. O.K., i have seen some of the eps of Fox' American Idol, but i've never phoned in a vote, and not watched all contestants for all seasons. A while back when i was visiting a relative and the only channel her set could get [the cable was out] was the one airing Big Brother, i caught a couple of those eps, but, like i said, not for me. But recently i find myself drawn to TVLand's Family Foreman series. How could i not like it. It features Olympic gold medal winner and 2 time heavy weight boxing champ George Foreman---one of the most charismatic sports figures and world renowned entrepreneur. Also he's a Texan. As anyone who's visited this site knows, i'm married to a Texan, so that demographic automatically gets a high rating in our household. But the thing i like best about the Family Foreman series, is that it puts the "real" in reality. It has a sincerity that i find for the most part, lacking in the genre. Also it's nice to see a reality show that delivers exactly what it's advertised as being. It's wholesome, and while some may find that description boring, to me it's not a pejorative. Family Foreman's finale episode airs Wednesday 8~20~08 [please check your local listings for times], but this being a TVLand program, there are bound to be many opportunities for anyone who may have missed the first run airings to see all eps. Treat yourself to it, you'll be real glad you did.


Friday, August 08, 2008

General Hospital ~ Nicholas Cassidine

In A Lather video post shot in NYC Central Park Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle

[Transcript As Written For Post]

Well it's not really Windemere, but you get the idea. It's In A Lather's homage to the Cassidine stateside home.

i'd like for GH to have a few more scenes with Nicholas, now that he's finally coming to terms with Emily's death. i don't think anything romantic is going to happen just yet between him and nurse Nadine, but it would be nice if that were to happen.

i'd like to see Nadine and Nicholas together, rather than Nadine and doctor Hunter who i guess they're kind of pushing as the new male hot tamale if you will. my personal preference is for Nicholas and Nadine to get together---sooner rather than later.

Thanks to CaziGirl for the GH source vids for In A Lather editing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One Life To Live ~ Madam Delfina

Cleopatra's Needle NYC Central Park photo credit:tex

In A Lather video post shot in NYC Central Park at Cleopatra's Needle

[Transcript As Prepared For Post]

OLTL's Madam Delfina is a wonderful character, played with just the right amount of sass and sincerity by Lea DeLaria. i just love her.

Frequent visitors to this site know that while i was raised a southern baptist, i am now, and have been since my pre-pubescent years, a pagan.

It was inevitable i guess. my paternal grandmother always had crystals, talismans, kachinas, and assorted charms on her bedroom dressing table. my sis and i would spend hours on end touching and holding them, and in general being transfixed by their beauty. it's funny, but grandmother never really specifically talked about their functions or why they were special, but we instinctively knew they were, and she indulged our tactile fascination of them.

i hesitate to categorize my sibs and myself as psychic, believe me if i thought that, i'd be holding winning lottery tickets every week. But several times over the years we have been witness to 'signs', and had pre-cognitive dreams [not always a good thing---[shrug]]. Shamans believe it is possible for different persons to have the same dream at the same time. This is also something my sibs and i have experienced---again, kind of freaky, but interesting. Another 'mind trick' that hubby taught me, is never using an alarm clock to wake up [on time/specific time]. i told him there was no way i could do this, at least not consistently, but 23plus years later we both successfully do just that :-)

i've gone on this tangent to let you know what a kick it is for me that OLTL is believably incorporating paranormal experiences in a major storyline.

Delfina dovetails perfectly with Llanview's other citizens. i'm going to guess her reading for Langston means that possibly her parents are actually still alive. Or if they are in fact really dead, there may be a long lost relative that Langston is unaware of.

The scenes with Delfina and newlywed/lovebirds Addie and David were delicious.

Speaking of Addie and David, how cute are they kanoodling, feeding each other strawberries, and trading naughty double entendre, much to the consternation of Addie's sis, and David's ex-lover Dorian. Pamela Payton-Wright and Tuc Watkins are perfectly matched, and i'm hoping that they stay a happy couple for at least a few months. Their's being a soap coupling, it's a pretty safe bet that someone or something will break them up, but i'm hoping that won't be for a while. Given Delfina's reading for them, i may just get my wish ;-)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Follow-Up: Extravaganza For The Senses Saban Clinic Benefit

A few weeks ago i posted about the charity event Extravaganza For The Senses, to benefit the Saban Free Clinic. Fox Studio's lot was the venue, and Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon was promoted as the celebrity co-chair.

Fox Studios

i put out a few feelers to try to find out how successful the event was, i.e. the amount of funds raised for the Saban Free Clinic, were there celebs other than Mr.McMahon in attendance, how was the food, and drink, etc. The clinic did post a thank you on their site to "everyone for making the Extravaganza For The Senses such a big success!". Nice and appreciated, but not specific. Unfortunately, my e-correspondence with the Saban did not receive a response, and my search of mainstream media sources yielded no information on those points. But i'm not halting my search, because this is an important and worthy cause. Somewhere, someone has those stats, and they will eventually surface, of this i am sure.

Meanwhile, some of my internet friends who attended the event have provided me with some tidbits. This is the 5th year wine and culinary enthusiast, notsoquiet, attended the event. Even though she was among the VIP guests, she is not a celeb watcher, so by her own reckoning she most likely wouldn't have recognized any who were/may have been there if they had tripped over her. None the less i very much enjoyed her re-cap. Find it here: Mad Mary's Musings on Wine & Food

Another friend who won tickets to the event and is a celeb watcher saw no sign of Mr.McMahon, and after searching diligently, could not confirm his presence. i was not at this event, but i have been at others where i did see him with my own eyes, and even when there were crowds numbering in the thousands, his presence is phenomenally compelling. So believe me when i tell you if he and valerie were within a mile of each other's periphery, she would have known. i'm speculating he may have arrived and departed The Extravaganza before her arrival.

Another help to me, also volunteered at the event. Lawrence Chowfun and Sophia McRae of LAFun.org sent me this pic of them and actress Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu [center in black] and LAFun.org friends at Extravaganza For The Senses 2008

Last but not least, Kevin Cheng of LAist provided some great pics of the vender's wares---my fav is Big Sugar BakeShop's cupcakes---don't they look yummy!

Big Sugar Bakeshop Cupcakes

Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's Julian McMahon's Birthday : - )

Julian McMahon as Doctor Christian Troy on FX' Nip/Tuck

Happy Birthday To In A Lather's Favorite Leo,
Julian McMahon

Happy Birthday!

27 July 1968

Your date of conception was on or about 4 November 1967 which was a Saturday.

You were born on a Saturday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 4.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Ideas are like children; there are none so wonderful as your own.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 6 & 7.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 3, 5 & 9.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2440064.5.
The golden number for 1968 is 12.
The epact number for 1968 is 0.
The year 1968 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/30/1968 and ending 2/16/1969.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 2 Av 5728.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 3 Av 5728.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 17 katun 14 tun 17 uinal 0 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Saturday, 1 Jumadiyu'l-Avval 1388 (1388-5-1).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1968.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 21 April 1968.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 28 February 1968.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 2 June 1968.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 9 June 1968.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 23 September 1968.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 13 April 1968.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 27 February 1968.

As of 7/27/2008 12:08:39 AM EDT
You are 40 years old.
You are 480 months old.
You are 2,088 weeks old.
You are 14,610 days old.
You are 350,640 hours old.
You are 21,038,408 minutes old.
You are 1,262,304,519 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Alex Rodriguez (1975) Triple H (1969) Maureen McGovern (1949)
Peggy Fleming (1948) Betty Thomas (1947) Bobbie Gentry (1944)
Jerry Van Dyke (1931) Norman Lear (1922)

Top songs of 1968
Hey Jude by Beatles I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
People Got to Be Free by Rascals The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
This Guy's In Love with You by Herb Alpert Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel
Love Child by Diana Ross & the Supremes Tighten Up by Archie Bell & the Drells

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 5.71819960861057 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

Your lucky day is Sunday.
Your lucky number is 1 & 4.
Your ruling planet(s) is Sun.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Aquarious.
Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Today is one of your lucky days!

There are 365 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 41 candles.

Those 41 candles produce 41 BTUs,
or 10,332 calories of heat (that's only 10.3320 food Calories!) .
You can boil 4.69 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1968 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1968 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.
In 1968 in the US there were approximately 1,800,000 marriages (9.3%) and 479,000 divorces (2.5%)
In 1968 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1968 the population of Australia was approximately 12,145,582.
In 1968 there were approximately 240,906 births in Australia.
In 1968 in Australia there were approximately 106,345 marriages and 10,731 divorces.
In 1968 in Australia there were approximately 109,547 deaths.

Your birthstone is Ruby

The Mystical properties of Ruby

Ruby is said to open one's heart to love.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)


Your birth tree is

Cypress, the Faithfulness

Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, happy,content,optimistic, needs enough money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered,unruly, pedantic and careless.

There are 151 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 164 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.

sookie's lion nyc uws

A special thank you, MMWUAH! :-), to my sis, JustOneDimple, for turning me on to the astrological resource
Birthday Calculator

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One Life To Live ~ Jess/Tess At Nash's Funeral

The following video is comprised of clips from ABC's One Life To Live episodes which aired on 6~30~08 and 7~1~08

Thank you to starrandcolex32393
and nevel78
at YouTube for the original footage. If it weren't for you i'd have nothing to edit :-) XXXOOO

[Transcript As Prepared For Post]

Wow! if OLTL's Bree Williamson [Jess/Tess] is not awarded an emmy next year, fans will be fuming. This woman is on fire!

The eps of Nash's funeral and the days that followed were impressive to say the least.Called upon to cry at the bat of an eyelash, Ms Williamson is consistently more than up to the task. And whether she's sobbing or furious with righteous anger, [no make-up, light make-up, full make-up] the young widow looks beautiful in every instance.

The scripts, wardrobe, production, direction and performances of the entire cast but most especially Ms Williamson were wanting for nothing. Todd's line "this is the best funeral i've ever been to---flat out", just the best. Soo Todd.

When Viki tries to settle Jess down from airing ALL the Natalie/Jared dirty laundry saying "baby i think you've said enough for now" and Jess replies "no, no mom, i'm just getting started"---YES! Testify sister!

It was heart wrenching to see her rip her twin Nat apart, but it was necessary. Poor Natalie, she really is sorry for her choices, and while Nash's death technically, was accidental---kharma will always have it's day.

Jess' transition to Tess was like a well executed relay hand-off. Poor Viki, every maternal instinct she has seems to be stuck in neutral. Clueless that Tess is back, she senses something is amiss with Jess, but can't quite put her finger on it. mom is all [sigh]'i guess it's just Jess' way of dealing'.

Oh yeah---daughter's dealing alright, but it's Tess, not Jess who's TCBing.
OKayy! :-)