Friday, November 28, 2014

Joni Mitchell Squelched Taylor Swift

Books being turned into movies is nothing new, especially in this day and age. When you consider the success of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, it makes perfect business sense to turn these properties into franchises. Waaaaay back in 2012, Taylor Swift was rumored to be in talks to play the legendary Joni Mitchell. However Joni says that there was no way in hell she was going to allow Taylor to play her.

I often play the game of which celeb should play which celeb. Like Ariana Grande would make a great Mariah Carey. However I agree with Joni, Taylor Swift would not do well as her, that's why I cheer when Joni said “I squelched that!” If Taylor really wants to act, she should do something fictional before heading into the deep end of the pool. 

The entire film, Girls Like Us, was scrapped because of Joni. Apparently she had a little chat with the producers, She told them: “I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones. It’s just a lot of ­gossip, you don’t have the great scenes.’ There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books: assumptions, assumptions, assum­p­tions.” The book of the same name was all about Carly Simon, Joni, and Carole King. 

CM Punk Says WWE Fired Him On Wedding Day

Just like reality shows, I rarely pay attention to Wrestling. Sure we all know it's fake, and very homoerotic but who wants to watch roided, greased up guys try to slam each other? I prefer a story with my homoeroticism thank you very much. But none of that is the point, CM Punk is leveling accusations at the WWE right now, he says that they fired him on his wedding day.

Is this a case of a disgruntled former employee? The commenters at TMZ sure seem to think so. A few claim that there was no way for the producers to know that Cm was getting married because that's personal. Here's where I have to disagree with them, based on my management experience; first and foremost people talk about weddings all the time, both men and women. Secondly he was marrying AJ Lee, a WWE Diva. So the argument that they didn't know makes no sense at all.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's Talk: Is The Victim Always The Victim?

Last night we found out that there would be no indictment against Darren Wilson. Once again the debate began raging, and it has led to some of the best conversations that society needs to be having. Was the Grand jury's decision based on race or was there no evidence that Wilson intended to kill the unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. It has also led to the question, is the victim always the victim?

This morning I was having a debate with my roommate about that very thing. She thinks that Brown could have incited the shooting by arguing with the police officer. The argument stands that if Brown had just stayed quiet and left the scene peacefully that he would be alive today, and there would be no riots in Ferguson. According to this side of the story, the officer had no choice but to shoot an unruly teen. It is very reminiscent of the victim blaming going on in the Billy Cosby situation.

Victim blaming is never ok. NEVER! Wilson had a choice to make, he choose to reach for his gun and kill an unarmed civilian. There was no way that his life was in any danger, and yet he got away with killing somebody. Brown was not armed, and even if he was yelling at the cop or being physical with him, there were other choices that could have been made. Wilson had handcuffs, he could have called for backup. Yet he choose to reach for the gun and then fired it when the victim was far enough away from him to not to be a danger. This is not alright, this is a crime no matter what anybody says.

What do you think? 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another Cosby Allegation On The Way?

This week truly has not been kind to current hot topic Bill Cosby. The formerly beloved sitcom dad has lost almost all of the projects that he had lined up, but had gained new allegations from woman after woman. This story is playing out exactly the way that the Tiger Woods story did back in 2010. Almost the same time period too. We just learned that there may be another allegation of sexual assault from a long time costar on the way.

Right now Cosby is fending off the allegations by saying that the women are liars and or sluts. Buried in an item posted by Blind Gossip though is an interesting piece of information that could blow this whole thing wide open. Apparently he did the same thing with a co-star of his, and she is thinking about coming forward with it. They say the costar "...actually worked alongside the TV Star for many years and was the object of his disgusting behavior on more than one occasion. " That's not even the worst of it though, when she complained about what was happening  "She was ordered by producers to keep her mouth shut and she complied." So sad. 

Yet now that she no longer works with him, and given that many other women have started coming forward with their stories, she is contemplating about what to do. "She is now watching the current situation and weighing whether or not she will speak out publicly for the first time." Come forward and reveal everything. If Bill is guilty of this, then he should be shamed. If he is innocent then he needs to be vindicated. It should be noted that there was a lot of bad blood between him and his onscreen daughter Lisa Bonet. 

GH Speculation: How Will They Keep Nina?

When you get a superstar like Michelle Stafford, you do anything in your power to keep her. Yet Ron Carlivati seems to have written Michelle's new character into a corner that most soap characters can't come back from. She stole her rival Ava's (the incredible Maura West) baby and fled the country with fellow crazy Franco (the incomparable Roger Howarth). Yet no show would want to let Michelle go without a fight, so how in the world will the writers redeem Nina or at least find a way to tie her to Port Charles?

The first rule of keeping soap characters around is to tie them to someone that we love, which is why there are so many sudden children or if you're an All My Children fan why there are unabortions. I got into a lot of trouble when I suggested that they might consider making Jason, Michael's real father but that won't deter me here. I think that the best way to connect Nina to the canvas in a more solid way is to make Kiki her daughter. Now before you internet haters yell at me think about it. They keep mentioning that Nina lost a baby when her mother put her in that coma. Maybe she didn't lose the baby, maybe Ava faked her pregnancy and stole Nina's kid. It would be karmic justice in the present that Nina took Ava's baby. The other thing is that Kiki's paternity has been changed so many times that it wouldn't really be a shock that it changed again. Ava is already very connected to the canvas with having Morgan or Sonny's baby, plus the Jeromes were very prominent in the 1980's.

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Now that we have a more solid connection to the canvas, how do we bring her back from the brink of insanity? On this I agree with Ron, maybe you don't need to. He told Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens:

"So when you want someone to come in and do something really crazy, and really stir things up, you’ve got to bring in somebody completely devoid of conscience, completely evil, completely crazy to do the crazy things that stirs up everybody’s lives and then you can write them off. I was thinking, 'Could Nina possibly be that, but just stay around, rather than having to bring in a Heather or a Faison?'"
In order to keep things interesting, I think that they should keep her evil. Maybe dial down the crazy a little bit. Look at AMC's Dastardly Doctor David Hayward, he did really evil things but they always showed his softer side. Like when his and Anna's daughter died, that was a heartbreaking moment and  one that he never forgot. Likewise Nina needs a watershed moment like that, where we can just feel sorry for her. Michelle Stafford is an Emmy winning actress who can handle that kind of work.

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That watershed moment can come when she thinks that she is pregnant (FOR REAL!) but either isn't or loses the baby. I was going to go a different way and say when her mother dies but we know how she feels about her. So however they go, it needs to be someone that she loves very much. That's nobody right now, unless you count Silas but that's more obsession than anything else.

How would you keep Nina on canvas?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Picture Of The Day: Jesse Metcalfe Shirtless and In Underwear



Whoopi Gets Emotional On The View

Not many people know that at one point in my life I was going to go to college for a Psychology Degree. A major University had accepted me and I was ready to move until a tragedy struck my family. That's a different story though, one of the reasons I was able to get that close to a degree like that was because of my mentor. My mentor and I parted ways a while ago, but if like Whoopi Goldberg on The View, I had to talk about her death I would be devastated. While talking about her mentor's death during a hot topic on today's The View, Whoopi got very emotional and couldn't continue.

Mike Nichols died and left a legacy behind that will continue for hundreds of years. One of those is his discovery of Whoopi. After a heated exchange with Rosie O'Donnell about Bill Cosby. When the topic of Mike Nichols came up, Whoopi got choked up and couldn't even get the words out, so Nicole Wallace had to take over for her. It was so sad that it got me to tear up.

It also needs to be mentioned that Mike Nichols, in addition to being the one to bring Whoopi to prominence, was also married to ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Mike was 83 years old.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kathy Griffin Accepted Fashion Police Job

 When Joan Rivers tragically died, it left a hole in the comedy world. It also opened up a position on the Fashion Police panel. As soon as it was announced that the show would continue, speculation turned to a certain red head comedienne to replace the beloved icon. Publicly Kathy said she wasn't sure that she would take it but behind the scenes there's another story to be. At the end of the day, Kathy Griffin did accept the Fashion Police job.

Would she or wouldn't she take the job? That was what Kathy was hoping would happen, when E! announced that it would continue the Fashion Police franchise. Yet we all knew all along that the answer would be yes, because Kathy doesn't turn down gigs, something that she made quite clear when she wrote her book. According to Blind Gossip "The truth is that she actively petitioned for the job and has already decided that she is going to accept it." By the way the BG item was posted TWO weeks ago. 

They also allege that Kathy might not be 100% truthful about how things actually happened, but urge their readers not to be too harsh on the comedienne. "She is fudging on the details because she doesn’t want people to think her rude for pursuing the gig. Before you judge her too harshly, though, remember that this is show business. BUSINESS." It's true this is a business, and Joan would have probably chased the job too. 

Royal Rant: My Strange Addiction

I really try to avoid the games that are put out for phones and tablets. There are a few that I play on a daily basis like Words With Friends and Subway Surfer. Yet I don't consider myself addicted to those games because I don't play them fanatically. There is a game though that ever since I downloaded it on my tablet, I find myself distracted by thoughts of playing. Yes it's true, I've finally fallen under the spell of Candy Crush, the soda edition.

It started off with me just wanting to kill a few minutes while I waited for my laptop to stop being dumb and connect to the internet. That lead to me forgetting to make dinner because I was too busy moving up the levels. When my roommate asked me what I was supposed to be writing, and I couldn't answer I knew that I was in trouble. Finally I figured what the hell, there's nothing wrong with taking a day off and relaxing my overworked brain. I played the game until 2 in the morning and had to charge my tablet like 8 times.

The next morning I figured, hey that was a good day off but I need to get back to work. Nope. Candy Crush Soda stuck with me. I couldn't stop thinking about it. It was as if it was Channing Tatum was taking off his clothes in Magic Mike again. My creative brain left me completely and all I was left with was figuring out how to get rid of those soda bottles and save the damn bears. Even with Subway Surfer, I'm always thinking of different stories and ways to make it into a movie. With CCS though, I have no idea what I'm doing. My brain literally shuts off and I am left with nothing but moving onto the next level.

Someone needs to stage an intervention for me or something. Because this addiction cannot keep going on. I mean I have stories to write, articles to post, and celebrities to idolize. Yet even now as I am writing this, I'm wondering how many lives I have and if I could just take a minute or 5 hours to play the game. Sigh.

If you need me, come find me on my way up the spiral ladder of Candy Crush Soda. 

Netflix Drops Cosby

This has not been a kind week to Sean Hayes, whose sitcom The Millers was unceremoniously cancelled by CBS and his long running show Hot In Cleveland was given the ax by TVLand. As bad as that has been
Bill Cosby is having a worse week by far. Woman after woman is stepping up and claiming that he sexually assaulted them, and he did himself no favors by refusing to address the issues. As if all of that wasn't enough, Netflix has decided to drop the comedy special that Cosby had recorded for them.

Everything was on track for the Black Friday premiere of the special, but that was before more ladies came forward. One of the more high profile women who have leveled allegations against the comedy legend was Janice Dickinson. The former supermodel alleges that Cosby gave her a glass of wine and some sort of pill, then she woke up naked the next morning. Who knows what the tipping point for  Netflix was (though I would guess that it was Janice), but whatever it was they have decided not to debut their special. In a statement the company said, “At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special Bill Cosby 77,” This is  nice way of saying that we probably won't be seeing the special anytime soon. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Truth About Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger

Kim Kardashian may have been trying to break the internet with her nudie pics, but she was once again upstaged by a former tween star. Right around the same time that Kim unveiled her "works of art", Miley Cyrus started stepping out with Patrick Schwarzenegger. As always though, there is more than meets the eye about this relationship. With the help of Blind Gossip, we get to the (alleged) truth about Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

For starters, our friends over at Blind Gossip swear that this isn't a real relationship. Big surprise right? What is (not really) surprising is the reason why Patrick is engaging in a fake relationship. From the item on BG: "The reason it is fake is because the male half of this pair is a friend of Dorothy’s. That’s right. He is gay!" Yep they outed him. They disguised it as a blind but you would have to be blind, deaf, dumb, and mute not to know who they were talking about. However that's not even the most interesting part of the story!

Patrick came out to his parents, and things did not go well with one of them. His mother, Maria Shriver was great about it. However his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was not so good about it. From BG: "She is a fairly open-minded person and was cool about it. Then he came out to his father… and the father was NOT cool with it! In fact, he was pretty much of a macho jerk about the whole thing." It's not really surprising given the fact that Maria is a hardcore Democrat, and Arnie is a staunch conservative. The item also alleges that Patrick changed to using Shriver as his last name because of Arnold's attitude about him being gay, and not because of the cheating scandal as many believed. Father and son are making strides in their relationship now, and Arnold is coming around to accept his son for who he is. 

So what is Miley's part in all of this? Well she is doing what she does best and is just trying to get attention for herself. "She’s just using the boy for the publicity. No big surprise there." This is not the first time that Miley has been accused of bearding, I remember rumors of Liam Hemsworth being gay when they first started dating as well. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

More Days For Eileen Davidson



It still puzzles me as to why one of the most in demand actresses in daytime would ever do something as trashy as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yet Eileen Davidson did just that. Sigh, all the good ones sell out for a quick paycheck or something. Anyways, even though her current story arc just ended on Days of Our Lives, it appears as though she will be back on the soap before we know it.

Right now Eileen can be seen on The Young and The Restless, and tomorrow will be her reality show debut (gag). But soon she'll be back on the Days set taping new episodes. Her next arc will begin airing sometime next spring. I'm curious as to what her next story will be and why she has never gone over to General Hospital. 

Wendy Williams Had No Control Over Aaliyah Biopic


Over the weekend, Lifetime unveiled the craptastic (at least from what my Facebook fam says) Aaliyah biopic. There was a lot of ink splashed across the internet about how awful it was and how Aaliyah's family and friends hated it. Now one of the Executive Producers, Wendy Williams is doing damage control and saying she had no control over the movie.

Sometimes in Hollywood names will be attached to projects in order to secure funding or a greenlight. Who knows if that is the case with this, though a CDAN item is claiming that is what she is telling people. "She had to explain to them that her name was tacked on as a sort-of damage control and she had no final say about the film’s content." I wonder if she will say the same thing on her talk show, where she has been plugging the movie for a while now. 

New Bill Cosby Accusations

When one steps forward, a ton others will speak up as well. This was a lesson that Tiger Woods learned way back in 2010 when I first started this site. Now Bill Cosby is learning the lesson, and the 77 year old's legacy might be tarnished forever. Especially now that new accusations are being leveled at Bill Cosby.

So a comedian did a whole set about a decade old rape allegation against the sitcom legend, which renewed interest in it. Bill and his team had obviously hoped that the story would die down, and go away but that hasn't happened. And once this story hits the mainstream, it'll blow up even bigger. CDAN posted an exclusive about Kate Walsh being fired for not accepting Bill's sexual advances. Here's what they wrote, "After he has turned her into what he considered ideal he then tried to get Kate to show her appreciation by hitting on her and trying to have sex with her. When Kate refused, she was fired from the show." This went beyond sexual advances like CDAN says and is actually sexual harassment

Here's the thing, Kate could have done something about this back when it happened, 20 odd years ago. However now, all it can be is another stain on his once perfect record. It will be interesting to see if NBC keeps going with the new show that they were creating with/for him or if that project is canned. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

HTGAWM: Asher and Connor Shippers Have Hope

Apparently I'm very naive or just to busy wondering when the next time my new boyfriend Matt McGorry will take his shirt off again, but I never noticed that there was unexpected sexual tension between Asher and Connor on How To Get Away With Murder. Now friends tell me that there is, and I will go back to see it for myself later, but I was shocked. What is even more shocking is how many people actually believe that these two should get together. More than that though Executive Producer Peter Nowalk says that there is hope for Asher and Connor shippers.

Even now my head is swirling with ideas for nasty fan fics between the two. The straight seduced by the gay man has been done to death but never on something as mainstream as HTGAWM. Of course Asher's sexuality is questionable, seeing as he has an unhealthy obsession with Connor's sex life. According to Nowalk though none of that is intentional.He told TVLINE: "I will say for right now, no. What I love is Asher hasn’t had a lot of gay friends. So he’s just curious in the most intellectual and funny way to me, and I think that’s very real." I could almost buy that but after he was genuinely intrigued by Connor's courthouse sexual antics, there's something more there. 

Of course this being a Shondaland show, Nowalk doesn't rule out the possibility of them hooking up later, especially given fan support. "It’s good that people have theories, because as they do know, anything can happen on our show. So they’re not wrong to wonder. I just didn’t realize the ‘shippers were that strong for them." Now if you;ll excuse me, I have to go take care of something and then write a new story that just appeared in my brain about Casher. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Exclusive: Rosie Perez Walks Off The View



Literally I was just writing another article about The View when another story broke about it. During a segment with Dave Salmoni about Wildlife, Rosie Perez walked off the stage! Not only did she walk off but the cameras followed her into the audience and only cut back after she stood next to another camera.

The reason for her walk off? Salmoni brought out a creature or something that she clearly didn't like. It was bad enough that she sat on the other end of the couch for most of the segment but  walking off was clearly over the top. The animal wasn't even near her, so her walking off the set was based on something else. Maybe they'll address this on Monday when they are live again.

Of course Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar famously walked off the set during a segment with Bill O'Reilly a few years back. On the next show Barbra Walter gave them a tongue lashing and said that he was a guest and you don't walk out on a guest.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Ellen and Portia Fighting

When lesbians fight, we all lose. I mean if girl loving girls can't find love and stay in it, what hope do the rest of us have? Every week for the last year or so, one of the tabloids have brought a new story about beloved lesbian couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi arguing about something or another, mostly babies and control. This week National Enquirer brings us more fighting from Ellen and Portia.

For once babies wasn't the cause of alleged strife, nor was control in the traditional sense. Ellen is getting ready to launch a new company, yes another one. Surprisingly it's not an alcohol company, with the way she talks about vodka/tequila/whiskey on her show, you would think that she would jump into that business. But no like Gwyneth Paltrow and some reason Blake Lively, Ellen wants to compete with Martha Stewart in the Lifestyle Industry. The problem is that Ellen wants Portia to be apart of the launch and to play a role in the company. However Portia totally wants to focus on her career. All of those Scandal lines must be hard to learn.

Don't expect a divorce announcement anytime soon though. Not because according to the source Ellen is afraid of losing hundreds of millions of dollars, but because fighting does not always lead to a break up. Sometimes couples fight, and sometimes they hit bad periods where the fighting is really bad. That's just a part of life. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Someone Owes Kanye West Favors!

If there has ever been a celebrity who has been unable to shake the gay rumors it's Kanye West. No matter how hard he tries, the gay rumors stick to him like the coke to Lindsay Lohan's nose. Yet everytime you open a tabloid or some other site there is an article about how manly he is, and how into women he is. Radar has another one about how Kanye was obsessed with Kim Kardashian before they hooked up and had a threeway with another famous lady. Like the headline says, someone clearly Kanye West a favor or two.

Maybe it's mean for me to say that, but I really don't care. Every time that the rumors about Kanye's sexuality start to heat up, another story is released to the gossip press to combat them. In the Radar article, they claim that Kim was receptive to Kanye, even though she had a boyfriend. Because you know how studly Kanye is. But wait there's more to his masculinity than just Kim being obsessed with him and vice versa, they brought in a third to really get the party started. Of course the third was a female because that's accepted by society but they would be ridiculed if it had been a man. Plus you know Kanye would have enjoyed the man but the gay rumors would have been given validity.

Here's the part of the article that really made me laugh. They say that after the sex tape, Kim is trying to clean up her image and that is why the threesome was kept under wraps. Yes someone who bared her ass on the cover of a magazine is certainly trying to clean up her image and make people respect her as a business woman. Someone over at Radar must have owed Kanye a favor for this fabrication, either that or Kris Jenner was disappointed that there wasn't more of a reaction to that magazine cover. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Would You Watch Spider-man's Aunt May In A Movie?

There are a ton of superhero movies coming out in the next five years or so. Spider-Man movies are supposed to be a part of the pack but after the Andrew Garfield led Amazing Spider-Man movies failed to set the world on fire and to be good (hides from MariTi), that is looking very unlikely. There are a ton of rumors such as a reboot, Sony working with Marvel, and now Aunt May getting her own series of movies. The question though is Would you watch a Spider-man movie without Spdier-man, or more importantly one that starred his Aunt May?

From my knowledge of the series, which is limited to the Tobey Maguire led series, Aunt Mat has always just been a mild mannered house frau. However I could see her being a spy for the CIA, in fact it would add a new depth to the Spider-Man universe that would make it really interesting. It would also open up a new franchise for both Sony, and Marvel. From a business stand point it makes a ton of sense.

From a creative stand point, it breaths new life into a supporting character that has been lifeless, despite being played by Oscar winner Sally Field. When a full blown Spider-Man movie does make it's way to theaters, Aunt May could play a bigger part of the story and create more suspense.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Taylor Swift Has Blank Space

Right now Taylor Swift is partying like it's 1989. Yes it's a horrible pun but nobody is even reading this post, you're all busy watching Tay Tay's newest video. So for like the fifth time in two weeks Taylor has a new song out, and this one comes with a video, does that make it a new single? I think so. In the vid, Taylor is making fun of what people think about her, especially when she bought a house near Miley Cyrus' new hunk du jour Patrick Schwarzenegger, a few years ago. So the video is clearly a slam on him or supposed to be, but as always Taylor is making fun of herself. She paints herself as a crazy/obsessed girl. It's great.

Carter Family Feud: Nick Disowns Parents

My my my, how times have changed. Back in the 90's when the Backstreet Boys were at the height of their popularity, Nick Carter was the ultimate mama's boy. Jane Carter even wrote a book about him, and he went on all the talk shows helping her promote it. Now though he wants nothing to do with his family, and wishes that they would just leave him alone. The Carter family feud is exploding and the end result is Nick disowning his parents.

It seems to have started 7 months ago, when Nick betrayed me by marrying someone else. Yes I know it's shocking but I was obsessed with Nick Carter when I was younger, and the lust that I felt then has not subsided. Anywho, Apparently Nick's mom and wife don't get along. Things got so bad that Nick sent out this tweet: “Wish my mother would stop sending hurtful and hateful emails to me and my wife. Can’t people just be happy for me? Or leave me alone. #hurt” Of course the motive seems to be fueled by money. 

They say that money is the root of all evil, and at this point Nick would agree with that. According to a source “The whole thing comes down to money, money, money,” Continuing the source explains “He’s cut them off and that’s when people get nasty. So he’s cut all ties up. He’s no longer is talking to them.” So sad that money is fracturing a family that has already dealt with so much. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Royal Rant: In Defense of Roseanne's Final Season



When I was a kid, my family would gather around the TV on Tuesdays and watch the ABC sitcoms. My sisters loved Full House, but my funny bone was tickled by Roseanne. That love continued through adulthood, even though I don't watch the show as often as I used to. Recently I read a click bait article that was supposed to answer why the final season was "so bad". Of course as is often the case with those kind of articles, it answered nothing and wasn't even worth the time it took to read. However I do feel the need to respond to the criticism that the final season of Roseanne has faced, and to defend it.

The first 8 seasons of the show were about The Connors struggling with money, making them accessible to every day people. In the beginning of season 9, a wonderful thing happens to the family, they win the state lottery of $108 million. From there it is a spiral of campy, over the top drama. Many think that it was because Roseanne Barr (or whatever last name she is currently using) was given total control of the show. However if they had been paying attention to the backstage drama that happened during the shows run, they would know that she already had control of the show. In fact given her love of soap operas, it seems like the person Roseanne was just trying to create the same type of storytelling for her sitcom.

The seeds for the final season had been planted throughout the series. From the long story arcs, like Roseanne and Jackie starting the diner to Dan's dad marrying Roseanne's high school friend Crystal, there was always some arc that was bound to be going on at some point in an episode. The final season took this a step further, a lot like Murphy Brown, and created a season long story to sustain the show. The family becoming rich had been planted in earlier seasons like when Dan got a high profile dry wall job, and of course the best example was when Roseanne and Jackie opened the diner because their mother gave them a ton of money.

A big complaint about the final season is that John Goodman isn't in many episodes. This is true, but again look to the backstage going ons and you will find that it was his choice to have his workload reduced. Instead of killing him off completely (at least until the finale), the writers sent him off to help his mom get better. Sure they could have recast, like they did with Becky, but the backlash would have been horrible. So they made the best of a bad situation. His return story was clever in that it allowed them to write around him if the need arose.

Fans of classic shows, usually find fault in their shows no matter what. Please don't use Breaking Bad as an example when you argue with me, that show is an anomaly. While you might think that the final season of Roseanne was up to par with the other 8 seasons, that doesn't make any less entertaining. The seeds of stories that were planted in the previous seasons came to fruition in the 9th season and that is an accomplishment in and of itself.


Performer Of The Week: Darby Stanchfield

In order to be on a Shonda Rhimes show, you have to be an amazing actor. Knowing when to step Scandal's Darby Stanchfield did joined such lumairies as Bellamy Young and Matt McGorry, to do just that. Which is why she is this week's Performer of The Week.
back and let the showier actors, like Viola David or Kerry Washington, shine and when to step up to the plate to deliver an Emmy Winning performance. This week

After fielding softball questions at a press conference, one reporter asked the question that would ultimately lead to the case of the week. Darby's Abby appeared to be bored until the name of her ex-husband was dropped as the Senator that the President would be supporting in an emergency election in Virginia. The elected Senator was caught in a Scandal of his own, and was forced to resign. When Abby confronted Cyrus, there was anger and a bit of hurt in her voice. That was nothing compared to what happened when she asked Olivia (an equally awesome Washington) to help keep her ex out of DC.

Of course I would be remiss not to talk about the scene that cemented Darby as Performer of The Week, the one where her ex approached her in the parking garage. He seemed to think that he had the upper hand, taunting her. Abby shifted that thinking quickly when she pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. Darby infused her character with her trademark spunk, but the vulnerability was still evident.  After the INCIDENT as they called it, Abby called Olivia and asked her for a new dress. In a heartbreaking scene, she cried to her friend about what had happened and begged her not to let her ex win.

As if the above wasn't enough to warrant Darby the honor of Performer of The Week, interconnected throughout all of this was a romantic storyline. After Olivia's plan to help the opponent for the vacant Senate seat starts to work, Leo comes up with the perfect way to derail the momentum. When he reveals this plan to Abby, he shouts "Yahtzee." Finally she comes clean to him about what an abusive man her ex is, and at the end quietly responds with her own "Yahtzee." Afterwards, Her ex drops out of the race, having admitted that he was the one who leaked the Scandal starting video in the first place. Leo and Abby celebrate with alcohol and a kiss! It takes a very special actress to be able to shift from the heavy drama that Darby Stanchfield was handed this week, to being the romantic heroine in an 'A' story. If Darby isn't nominated for an Emmy this year it will be a damned shame.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Did Harry Styles Come Out As Bisexual?

Poor Taylor Swift. Sure she sold like a gazillion albums and made so much money that she could be
her own powerhouse country, but another of her boyfriend's has basically admitted that he likes peen. Though gay rumors have followed Harry Styles, since One Direction blew up, he has always denied them. Now one interview has people asking; Did Harry Styles just come out as being bi??

So Harry and bandmate Liam Payne were doing a Q and A with ODE, and the question about relationships came up. For some reason love questions always come up in these interviews, it's like there's nothing else for them to talk about. Of course if they didn't, I would have nothing to write about, so I digress. The interviewer asked what they looked for in a partner. Liam said "Female... That's a good trait." To which Harry responded, "Not that important."

It certainly does sound like he is hinting that he might like both hot dogs and tacos. Yep food euphemisms are in order because I'm hungry. Of course this could be a Nick Jonas situation, where the band has decided to bait their gay fans to make sure that their album sells.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kristen Johnston Spoils The Exes

TV Land has two successful sitcoms, Hot In Cleveland and The Exes. Both star comedy veterans and are very familiar. Kristen Johnston is one of the stars of The Exes, and she likes to give out some little hints about what is coming up on the show. IN fact when she talked to TVLine, Kristen Johnston gave out lots of spoilers about her character on The Exes.

So Holly, Kristen's character, is easily one of the funniest characters on any show. She's very real, great professional life, while her personal life is a mess. So in the beginning of the series she is engaged to this guy but ends up dumping him. According to Kristen, even though Holly dumped the guy, she somehow forgot to cancel the venue. Kristen reveals: "Holly discovers that the [venue] she rented years ago when she was going to get married to Ken Marino’s character is still reserved. She gets a reminder saying, ‘Your wedding is in sixth months,’ so she goes to cancel it, but something happens along the way that sets Holly off. She decides to keep the date and get married in sixth months.” This sounds like a classic tale! And before you think her friends are going to try and talk sense into her, I would advise you to think again. “This season is very much about each of us having our own experiences. They’re excited for me and supportive … until they discover the person I want to marry. Then they have some issues.”

Will Holly be successful in her mission? “She’s successful, but not in the way that people are going to expect, There’s a really cool episode down the line with some of the hardest acting I’ve ever had to do. It’s emotional, but still really funny.” The season premiere of The Exes is tonight at 10:30 pm (EST) on TV Land.