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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Ansty Ausiello

More GG scoopage. I know, I know, it's in two weeks and I still keep giving you teasers... So without further ado:

Question: Will Rory and Logan get married this season on Gilmore Girls? It was talked about by Logan's parents and now that Rory is having an identity crisis, it would make sense. — Autumn

Ausiello: It certainly sounds like someone's getting hitched. As I mentioned in our latest Podcast, AA reader Toni Miller tipped me off about "a multitiered chocolate wedding cake with white icing trim" that she spotted on the Gilmore Girls set during a recent tour of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. And exec producer Daniel Palladino offered this tantalizing tease when last we spoke: "There might be a wedding, but it may not be the one you expect."

---I think the person getting married is Doyle and Paris. Or Lane and Zach! Ewww, Mama Kim might put a hold on that.---

Question: In last week's Podcast, you mentioned you had received the premiere of Gilmore Girls. Did you watch it? I don't want any spoilers. I just want to know how good it is. I'm dying for Sept. 13 to get here. — Allison

Ausiello: Yes, I watched it and, despite a slow start, it was well worth the four-month wait. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a solid 7. Oh, and there's a telltale clue dropped about the mystery wedding.

Question: Love the column — simply hilarious. Anyway, Amy Sherman-Palladino has said that she wants Gilmore Girls to go through Rory's Yale graduation. But now that she's dropped out, won't that complicate things a bit? — Kayti

Ausiello: I asked Amy that specific question, and here's what she told me: "Rory's picked a path and she's got to go down that path for a while. We're gonna let her go on this journey. We're not going to truncate where she's heading."

---Duh, chica, they're picking up from where they left off. It's called interference during summer... If she's such a fan, why is she asking stupid questions?

And you think I won't have any VM news juice?

Question: All this talk about Joss Whedon's lovefest with Veronica Mars — is it possible he will write an episode? — Jim

Ausiello: Let's ask Rob Thomas! "We would certainly welcome that, though he hasn't offered up those services." OK, lemme track down Joss and make this thing happen.

And that, is the lowdown.

Friday, August 26, 2005

How I Spent My Friday


I can lie and say I studied. I can fib and say I did chores.

I did neither.

The sun outside was too nice to spend weeding.

So what did I do? Absolutely nothing. I didn't want to read my school books. I was not tempted to touch any of my fics (which Amy reminded me that the deadline ito the SP fic challenge is next weekend) despite having Rory and Tris talking in my head all day.

I scoured forums instead. VM forums at that.

My favorite site? Television Without Pity's "Lines You'll Never Hear In Veronica Mars". Here are a few of my picks:

Keith: I know you don't want to see Dan, but this may be the last chance you get.
Veronica: I think you're in the wrong place.
Keith: This isn't North Carolina?
Keith Mars: No, it's California. You're in the right time slot, wrong show.
Keith Scott: Damn. This always happens. Sorry. (walks off)
Veronica: Man, those One Tree Hill guys are dumb.

@

Logan: I've quit drinking, dude.
Duncan: When? How?
Logan: I found something that helped me express my pain instead of drown my sorrows.
Duncan: Speed?
Logan: Interpretive Dance.

@

Weevil: Ok, one more time. A black hole is a region where matter collapses to infinite density, and where, as a result, the curvature of spacetime is extreme. Moreover, the intense gravitational field of the black hole prevents any light or other electromagnetic radiation from escaping, vato.

@

I practically peed on myself reading the lines. There were a lot more to choose from but I chose the top 3 lines I found interesting.

If that wasn't enough, I viewed like 20 VM vidfics. Absolutely fabulous. There are 2 songs I loved are Cake's "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" and Weezer's "Beverly Hills". I know, I know, it should've been about Neptune High but the song is so appropriate. So, if you have nothing better to do, hit these sites: Veronica Mars Fan Videos (This has Beverly Hills and Me and julio In the School Yard. Really funny.) and LoVe videos. Louloucn of TWoP also has some streaming vids that are great. Her stuff and a few more yummy vidfics can be downloaded here. WATCH THEM.

Oh, I also caught up with my TV watching by getting Entourage on DVD. Man, Adrian Greiner has some beautiful eyes.

God, I am bad.

To top it off, I watched the Eagles play their preseason game against the Bengals rather than going out to the fair in town. I know, I know. Sue me. The hubster and I had to root for the home team.

What's in it for me tomorrow? Work. Sunday? More work.

Now I am regretting I didn't do any reading for Beaker's class. Tom Arnold can just suck hairy balls and kiss my ethical ass.

The Tater Top Awards

Not that it really matters but it's fun to see what this counrty thinks in regards to all things TV (or who at least patronize Kristin V.). The Tater Top Awards 2005 is one of the few TV surveys I read to see "what I am missing". I usually agree with the poll. See what you think and sound off!

Have fun reading. We'll discuss the poll later.

On a side note, I can't believe that the WB screwed themselves over by announcing Luke's answer to Lorelai's proposal. I know that the spoiler's out there but geez! One thing I give Rob Thomas. He's still a tease.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

A Missing Gilmore Girl No More



UPDATED: 25 August 2005

Scout Taylor's been found!
I guess the blog title is misleading since she is technically a Forrester. Clara, to be exact. However, Scout Taylor-Compton, also known for her work in "13 Going on 30" and "Sleepover" has been missing since 12 August.

Sadly, she's being reported as a runaway. I guess it's better as being known as an abducted teen.

What reduces a person to such lengths to runaway?

I mean, she has a successful career, very pretty.

The Midnight chatters (that's A, K, J and I) think it's pressure from parents. Maybe, romance. You know, running away with the boyfriend kind.

I just hope we find her well and alive after all this hoopla.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A Felon Party

Thanks to The WB, Spoilerfix and the weekly Ausiello, we've got more GG news. Katherine, I know I owe you but I can't find any good TS photos!

Still hurt over Rory's decision to drop out of Yale and move in with Emily and Richard, Lorelai tells her parents that they can take care of Rory from now on. Richard hires an old friend and respected attorney (guest star Robert Foxworth, "Falcon Crest") to help Rory get an easy sentence for stealing the yacht, but the judge gives Rory 300 hours of community service. Logan throws Rory a "felon" party. Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. Source: The WB

Team Palladino is thisclose to signing former Secretary of State Madeline Albright to appear in this season's seventh episode. "I'm not going to tell you what she's going to do," teases Amy, "but she is going to play herself." Madame Secretary best not be playing Dragonfly Inn Guest No. 1, 'cause that number's already taken.

Hmm, methinks that Mme Secretary is the judge in Rory's trial? Heaven forbid she'd be a DAR member. She looks like a football player compared those skinny minnies.

On a side note, I was reading this month's Town and Country and I saw a photo of this rich lady. Guess her name. Muffie. Muffie! She's rich enough to get a name change and she calls herself Muffie. Oi vei.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

TV Monday

I still haven't checked Jackie's little present but rest assured the moment I do, I will give a lowdown on it like I did for Bedford Diaries.

For now, you have to deal with my weekly scoopage thanks to Spoilerfix and Kristin:

GILMORE GIRLS

Rory is still living in the pool house. Even if Emily is in Helsinki with Richard, it doesn't prevent her from controlling Rory's life. Emily instructs her maid-of-the-episode Fran├žoise to help Rory store her summer clothing. Emily wants Rory to start dressing per the season and not go with the flow. Rory organized a DAR party in a museum where there are various portraits of George Washington on display. Later, a few DAR women are at the Gilmores' with Rory. Logan is not in his usual mood, which worries Rory. Source: SpoilerFix.com

There will be a hole in the side of Lorelai's house. The good thing, though, is that the rest of her home life will be moving in a very wooshy-gooshy-lovey-dovey direction, if you catch my drift. Source: Kristin on E!Online

VERONICA MARS

Some of the Neptune High students, including Veronica, go on a field trip at the local professional baseball stadium. There they meet the team's owner Woody Goodman (played by Steve Guttenberg). Goodman is also the leading candidate to become mayor of Neptune. Logan goes to Beaver's house to hang by the pool with Beaver and Dick. Kendall Casablancas (played by Charisma Capenter) joins them. Source: SpoilerFix.com

At least we know what Steve Guttenberg's job is.

Oh, on a side note, I have realized I am pathetic. I've recorded Regis just to see HA. HA! God, I've really stooped low...

Here's a fashion faux pas for your enjoyment.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Watching Videos

Today's the first day of school and I am up early doing chores before heading out. Yes, I am neaurotic. I'm one fo those people that multitasks when nervous. What's there to be nervous about when your classmates are 10 years your junior, right? Oh yeah. The part where everyone looks at you strangely because you ARE ancient.

Anyway, while folding laundry, I stumbled upon VH1 (gasp! VH1 shows videos?!) showing Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends". I like the video, not because it's a Green Day song (well, that factor helps. I don't have to be ashamed for liking it) but the performers in it are good. Evan Rachel Wood has become one of the Hollywood beauties, I think, that has talent and substance. Right by her is Mr. Billy Elliott himself, Jamie Bell.

The video's about a couple that's in love. I'm assuming their relationship is a girlfriend/boyfriend type. Maybe even a young married couple. She finds out that Jamie signed up for the Army and she's freaked. The video in itself doesn't show what happens to them as a couple but overall the video was rather captivating. She said she loved him and won't ever leave him. Jamie certainly tested her by signing up to be part of Uncle Sam's movement, huh?

Anyway, Movie suggestion of the day: Nicholas Nickelby. For a Charles Dickens book, this movie actually isn't depressing... Well, the Great Expectations movie with Gwynneth Paltrow is good, however, broody. Connection? Jamie Bell. Run with my random thought here, will ya?

Moving on, Green Day was followed by NIN and then DMB. What a transition, huh? I never got the point of seeing Julia Roberts in 'Dreamgirl'. The whole shadow figure in the video was rather strange. I don't get it. Anyone care to explain the video to me?

Sadly, one of the videos I liked recently is by a performer I really am not fond of: Gavin DeGraw. Have any of you seen the video for "Chariot"? I love it. Zach Braff did a very good job directing that video. Sadly, these Hollywood people won't heed the warning in the video.

Okay, time to stop rambling. Cross your fingers I don't make an ass of myself at school today.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

What Felicity Should Have Been


Jackie Rocks.

Seriously.

Although my puter booted me from the chat session I shared with the now newly anointed Fab 4, I am still grateful. Grateful for getting my hands on the the Bedford Diaries screen via Fickle Me.

It is seriously good. So good, I think it should be a fall starter and not a mid season replacement.

For those not in the know, Bedford Diaries is a story about college students attending a course on Sexual Behaviour in Bedford University. Each week, the students have to make a video diary about their feelings in regards to sex, whether they are practicing or not.

The content is actually deep (although I am not fond right now of the character named Zoe- (Victoria Cartagena)) and interesting. Setting this story in a college setting is more realistic. Sort of reminds me of my Psych course on Human Sexuality and Deviance. Although the class I took was more of a yawner, this one has substance.

Owen (Penn Badgely- John Tucker Must Die/The Mountain) is a frosh who happens to get in the course, also attended by his overachieving sister, Sara (Tiffani Dupont- Cheaper By the Dozen/ Joan of Arcadia). An upperclassman and school President, she has secrets of her own imperfection that somehow gets revealed to fellow classmate and current Bedford Bugle Editor, Richard (Milo Ventimiglia- Cursed/ Gilmore Girls).

Richard, on the other hand, is a reformed poster child of the rich and famous. He does not make any excuses about his character nor his upbringing (which of course, is refreshing). Instead, he uses his faults to the fullest: not being scared to actually take risks and push for the truth. But even a reformed druggie and alcoholic has his limits; a step mom that hits on him, a dad that doesn't know his son has changed majors and a former girlfriend whom he still can't get over. Or has he? He is quite the poker face and no one knows if his ascerbic personality is just there to slight or it's his sincerity to learn the truth.

Then there's Natalie (Corri English- Runaway Jury/Joan of Arcadia), Owen's partner is his Urban Health class and classmate in Prof. Macklun's (Matthew Modine) course. A suicide victim in the halls of Bedford, she also was once Richard's girlfriend and current crush to Owen. She has issues but she seems like she's got things under control. For now.

Lastly, there's Lee (Ernest Waddell- The Wire/As the World Turns), the wide eyed, I've-made-it-to-college freshman who seems lost in his element but willing to work with the system to better himself. He's in a relationship with Rachel, a quiet girl who's not in college.

The dynamics are amazing. The chemistry between the actors is great. There was enough tension that you are kept to the edge of your seat but comfortable enough that you don't have to roll your eyes at cheesy dialogue.

So far, I am quite intrigued by the Sara/Richard tango but Owen fascinates me.

This was what Felicity should have turned out to be.

I hate to say this, but, Alexis, your man has scored a winner here. I hope you like New York!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Midnight Madness

Never leave Ames and I alone, chatting at midnight.

We get into trouble. Lots of it.

Amy is mapping her seven-hour road trip from IN to TN. She needs to visit a few "friends" there. Accidentally, if there's such a thing. And since K wasn't around for the chat session, she is now appointed to write to someone who right now we'd only identify as "Loony".

E.V.I.L.

These are the moments that I am both glad and sad that school's starting. Glad because there will be lesser (I didn't say ALL) chances of me getting Pickles and Tickles (and me) in trouble. Sad because I know I WILL miss the opportunities to get in to trouble.

J, now that you're part of the anointed chat team, you are not immuned to the "challenges" like K's in right now. Three things: Conan-esque, vat of pudding and Klondike being licked off HA. If you thought writing challenges is hard, wait until the brainstormings take place.

Well, I'm off to try and finish up another chapter of any of my fifty million stories. Here I leave you all a GG article to read.

Happy weekend and GOOOOOOOOOO Eagles!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Big Things on TV

Apparently, VM had been given the Joss Whedon blessing. He loves the show. I guess that makes a lot of BtVS 'believe'that VM is good. Duh! Joss' blog is getting a lot of attention from love (If Joss watches then I should watch it) to hate (Your Firefly is better) from Buffy fans.

People, get a grip. It's one person's perspective on a TV show. Joss isn't the end all, be all of all things TV.

Let Buffy die (SMG already has) and let VM live.

On a lighter note, Kevin Smith is such a whore. A TV whore, that is. LOVE HIM!

Other than being in "Catch and Release" with Jennifer (Garner) Affleck later this year (his blog is on my menu bar), he was on "Degrassi" and now, "Veronica Mars". Veronica!!! Yes, he is playing Duane (he might as well name himself Dante from Clerks), a mini mart clerk Ronnie will be interviewing on a case. I can't wait to see him parade in the small screen. Silent Bob talking always makes me smile.

Not much in the world of Gilmore Girls. I listened to TV Guide's podcast where Ausiello was supposed to mention who Lorelai's "boarder" was going to be. Unless he's referring to the dog, Luke, who may say "yes" or "no" to the proposal or Jess when he comes a-visiting in November, I really didn't catch WHO the boarder might be. Kirk?

Also revealed in the Podcast was the general consensus that Jess is the one love/hate connection Rory has when it comes to matters of the heart. Even Logan can't touch that with a 10-ft pole! Well, here's to Bedford and hoping it works and the demise of OTH for a Tristin return.

*Sigh* It's sad to be me.

In other news, Shane West is still on ER and will have a love interest, Balthazar Getty is going to be on Alias and apparently "Beautiful People" is getting crap from left and right for being a GG rip-off. I don't know what to say, since I don't watch the show.

Anyway, slow news week. I'll give my EW magazine a second time peek and I'll let you all know what looks promising in the Fall movie line up. Heaven knows it's the last thing I'll be typing on this blog since school starts on Monday.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Maybe Next Time Photos

"Maybe Next Time" is probably one of the more well received stories since "Off To the Meatmarket We Go". Since a lot of people are asking me if these places DO exist, I say, YES. I've been to Barcelona in 1999 and would love to go back in the event that I land on some needed vacation money. Next goal is to see the La Sagrada Familia upon its completion.

Anyway, here are photos of places Rory and Tristin visited. These aren't the same photos I took since mine are all nicely glued to my scrapbooks.

Day One: Le Quatre Gats









Day Two: Casa Batllo at the Mancana


Day Three: The Olympic Stadium Rory and Tristin Missed


Day Four: Montjuic/Tibidabo


I'll release Day Five along with the other sites I've been to (like the one Finn finally figured out on day 2) once the story's finished.

Enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Entertaining Katty

I thought I would indulge Katherine. i am such in a sharing mood anyways.

Guess what I am doing right now? Watching The Muppet Show Boxed Set. Can't believe that I was barely born when this show started! No matter how old it is, I love it! Love watching Animal dance the waltz with the female puppet and drop her every third count is hilarious. I can't stop laughing! Other than watching "Manamana".

Hee!

1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at? Can't say. I need my glasses first to focus. Otherwise, I stare at a blob on the mirror.

2. How much cash do you have on you? None. I've spent my whole allowance already.

3. What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"? Chest?

4. Favorite plant? One that I can't kill. So I guess, I should say it's our Devil's vine.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Mom. She tends to call when I'm at work and we're not allowed to have our mobiles on.

6. What is your main ring tone on your phone? "Weapon Of Choice" by Fatboy Slim. I still have one of those old programmable Nokia phones. I won't get rid of it because I love the ring tone to death.

7. What shirt are you wearing? my B.U.M. muscle shirt

8. Do you "label" yourself? Depending on the day, yes. The labels change: the Bitch, the Lazybones, the Smart Alec... The list goes on and on...

9. Name brand of your shoes currently wearing? I'm bare footed right now but all day I was in flipflops. Old Navy flipflops to be precise

10. Bright or Dark room? Bright. I am color phobic

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? K is smart, hilarious, insightful and absolutely loyal

12. Ever "spilled the beans"? Other than entertainment news, no. I usually forget everything after five minutes. I can't even remember the digits to our garage opener!

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping. Too tired from work

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say? Call Home Depot

15. Do you ever click on "Pop Ups" or Banners? Nope. I don't see them. I have pop-up blockers

16.What's a saying that you say a lot? "Lab, Miel, How may I help you?"

17. Who told you they loved you last? P. Nilly

18. Last furry thing you touched? A toy dog at KB toy Stores

19. How many hours a week do you work? normally, 40 hours. Don't ask about the overtime

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? None. I have digital

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 21, for so many reasons

22. Your worst enemy? I can't say. Maybe Ellen from high school. She was the Paris in my life only I never got to really befriend her.

23. What is your current desk top picture? Classic Eeyore on lavander with butterflies swarming

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? "She was in a Weird Al video!"

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to erase all of your regrets, what would you choose? A million dollars. Regreting makes you realize that you shouldn't repeat whatever mistake you ever made. We all need those moments, right?

AWKWARD For A Hundred, Please

Here's me still stying to scrape my jaw off the floor. I guess, "Yay for incest?"

Courtesy of Kristin V:

Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt

Um, they're dating. For months.

Where have I been?

Also hear that it's a bit, well, interesting on the Everwood set given Emily's previous relationship.

But thankfully, honestly, a nicer, more stand-up cast you will not find (must be something in the Utah water), so no covert ousting ops in the work on this one. Just a smidge of awkwardness that will surely subside with time...

I love me some Everwood.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Contemplation

Have you ever had the days where you can't seem to find the words to say what you want to say?

It happens to me. A lot.

My family would probably laugh if they ever read this post. They'd say, "You, not know what to say?" Weeping Prophet might even say something to the effect of, "It's about damned time she shut her trap."

Yes, I do talk a lot. Most of that is rambling from one topic to another, usually having a point but usually distracted before the point is made.

Well, tonight, I confess that I am speechless.

The Diablo emailed me yesterday telling me how great things are in his neck of the woods. He and his family is doing great. He's currently in Cleveland for some equipment training and he's not looking forward to going back to Iraq the third time around this fall.

I would be, too, if I were in his shoes.

He's leaving his precious baby, who's a running toddler. His wife might be back in the states before he gets out from the Desert. He isn't gone yet and he already misses his family.

Moments like this tear my heart.

Anyone who knew me as Fernie would tell you that the history between me and Diablo was very rocky. We started out as mortal enemies (getting ready for Bosnia), eventually became friends (when my roomie kept on locking me out of our room and I had to steal some shuteye from his buddy's bunk) and now, we've become each other's staunch supporters (in and out of the service) in a matter of eight years.

During his first tour, we spoke very briefly since he was there for about six months and relatively on the far end of the battlefields. Second time around, he was more anxious. He just left his wife and new born baby to fend for themselves while he was constantly being blasted with mortar for 10 months. He was so withdrawn that he didn't want to tell his wife how close he was was to becoming a casualty of war. However, all this and more, he shared with me, and eventually Nilly. He and Nilly weren't 'best buds' for reasons I won't go through in this post but at times like the one he went through, he knew that talking to someone who'd been in similar situations would understand more than someone who'ds just seen or heard what's allowed in the news.

These are the moments that render me speechless. I cherish my conversations and emails with Diablo not because I once had feelings for him (and vice versa when I left Germany) but because events like these show how much we do need people who understand us; to feel for us and to complete us.

Nilly understands that when Diablo and I talk nowadays, there's nothing going on except friendly banter in a tension-filled location. We usually have group chat sessions but the hubby understands that there are times I would like to talk to Diablo alone and for me to leave them alone to chat like when I left Diablo talking to P.Nilly hours on end during New Year's day.

History with the three of us is one that cannot be put to words. It's strange and yet fulfilling. Maybe I am just being sentimental for sentimental's sake but I know one thing's for sure. I will be up chatting with him even though I have a ton of things to read and write while I am at school. No, it's not because of any hidden agendas or unrequited affections. It's because once you've seen a world so foreign to what you've known, knowing that you have someone to talk and appreciate beautiful disasters with is hard to find.

Diablo, for your sake and your family, the Nilly and I wish you all the luck and love only another fellow soldier would ever know. You'll always have us on the other line when you need to sound off.

For all of you who know someone in the services, just give them a word of thanks.

If you have the time and/or the money, please support The National Red Cross by donating blood or volunteering or The USO. They are willing to take books, videos, DVDs, CDs, board games and other items that may be used to boost morale to the troops.

Contemplate. It's good every once in a while.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

One Last Note

I'm waiting for Amy's return from the A.Krauss concert tonight, her belated birthday present. Alas, sleep is calling my name so I just want to say, "Amy, hope you had a blast tonight. We'll talk hopefully tomorrow night or Saturday."





K, don't worry. I haven't forgotten you, either. This is advanced payment for the summary on Amy's story. At the rate I'm going, Davey and Anna's kids will have kids of their own.







Jackie, I hope this makes up for your MC vid. God, you and Amy are killing me! Where's my JJ when I need him? Cabana boy? Oh, cabana boy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

More TV Scooping

Thanks to the J-bird, I've visited Ausiello and saved you all some TV gossip. I, however, edited the posting since Ausiello's chat/answers tend to get rambly (is that even a word?). So, without further ado:


EVERWOOD- Premieres 28 Sept

Justin Baldoni — best known as the crazy rapist guy from Spring Break Shark Attack — is joining the cast as a new love interest for Amy. As we'll learn in the first episode, he plays a medical student she met over the summer while taking care of her mum.

Look for a major obstacle to be thrown in Hannah and Bright's way within the first 10 episodes.

We'll learn more about Jake's (Scott Wolf) potential drug problem this season.


GILMORE GIRLS- Premieres 13 Sept

It's official! Milo/Jess will resurface in Episode 8, which is tentatively scheduled to air Nov. 1. "The s—t is going to hit the fan," teases exec producer Amy Sherman-Palladino. "He comes back and throws Rory and Logan into a bit of a tailspin."

Question: Is Wayne Wilcox coming back to Gilmore Girls next season as Marty?

Ausiello: If Ms. Sherman-Palladino has her way, yes. "[Wayne] lives in New York," she says, "and I told him. 'If you'd get your ass out, here I'd be able to use you more!' Because we got to fly him out here every time we need him. We adore him."


VERONICA MARS-Premiere moved to 28 Sept

The central mystery of the season will be a whodunit after all, with the ill-fated character biting it in the Sept. 28 premiere. (No, that's not a typo. The Mars premiere has been pushed back a week.) Meanwhile, here's some casting scoop: Producers have tapped newcomer Tessa Thompson to play Veronica's new African-American pal Jackie Cook (also not a typo; it's been changed from Jackie Chase). And Krysten Ritter has been cast as the daughter of Steve Guttenberg's character.

Question: What's the third-season scoop on Veronica Mars you teased us about last week? — Annie

Ausiello: Oh, right, I almost didn't forget. Well, exec producer Rob Thomas told a bunch of us journalists at press tour that, should Mars see a Season 3, he's considering three possible settings for college-bound Veronica. "There's part of me that says, 'Veronica's a smart girl — send her to Stanford.' [If we did that], we could still shoot on our current set and [just] fake Southern California for Northern California. [But then] part of me thinks that maybe some kick-ass university moved into Neptune that we never visited. Or maybe she could have that cool, 'I'm gonna take that year off after I graduate just to hang out.'" Rob seems to be leaning toward one of the two college scenarios, mostly because "Veronica Mars, by its nature, needs new people. You can't just keep playing the same murder mystery with the same people."

I Am So There

So the Spoiler chick is back. Yes, I am back to ruin all of your dreams of being "not in the know" in all things VM.

What have I found out? This:

Episode 2.03: Cheatty Cheatty Bang
Airdate: October 2005

08/08 - It seems a man was interested in Veronica (maybe following her). Her investigating leads her to "Elite Motors," an upscale garage. She pretends to be the man's niece in order to have access to his workplace and stuff. Logan and Duncan have a fist fight at school. Beaver drops by his father's company. It seems Dick Casablance has legal troubles. Source: SpoilerFix.com

I smell trouble. A lot of trouble. The fact that Logan and Duncan will be sparring against each other has me salivating. One that's evident on this ep is Weevil's connections that might help Ronnie solve stalker dude from the Elite Motors. Can this ep can be any more tasty?

And if you all think Kristin has the tastiest treats concerning Logan, well I have something else up my sleeve. I have a way you can contact Jason Dohring.

So, who's the man now, dawg?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Slow News Part II

Kristin's chats aren't all too "revealing" this week. It's stuff we've already known so I am not rehashing it. Although, she is trying to schedule a chat with Mr. Rob Thomas himself on the 26th of September, the day VM Season 2 begins! Let's hope it pushes through.

So, with that being said, I want to say it's time to clobber Amy.

You heard me right, Amy.

She was telling me about the chats on Kristin's message boards (referring to the Blind Vice, of course) and she said that there was a girl on the set of OTH that knew CMM was messing around with someone in Costumes. I told Amy I don't go to the boards because I end up reading all of them.

Sure enough, I was tempted and went in. Three hours later and no chores done, I have read enough postings by people who need a life. Let's just pick the main one here. Her name is pinkyblue and she is apparently picking the Breakup Blind Riddle as the cross she is going to die on! She incessantly went on and on as to knowing CMM and SB are still so much in love because she is an extra on the stage and that despite not talking to them, she is "friends" with SB and that CMM is so sweet...

Gag me with a spoon, why don't you?

Being an extra doesn't make you "one of the boys". Muttering "excuse me" when accidentally bumping one of the lead characters doesn't make you a "friend". And if there are more extras (men and women) on the set that proclaim that the stud is a dud, then maybe, just maybe, pinkyblue, you need to shed off those rose colored glasses.

But all in all, trolling the boards wasn't so bad since I read some spoiler speculations that Logan was the one that appears on Ronnie's doorstep the day she put Aaron Echolls in the slammer.

Everyone kept referring to "the clock". I've taped over my last VM ep so I can't really look back and watch it. Someone said that the clock was at 3:07 which read upside down is LoE. Logan Echolls? I would've believed a reflection but not a clock! Then someone talked about the rapping on the door and the style and number of knocks are all reflective of Logan. Come one, people. Smell some fresh air! I maybe dying to find out who's at the door but I am not going to waste my time reading in on all those clues. And like Kristen Bell, I wish it's Duncan. It's more Romeo and Juliet-ish.

Maybe I am just judgemental. Maybe I am just mental. I just am blaming A for sucking me into a world I should've just left alone.

Guilty yet, Ames? :D

Not So New News

I'm alive!!!

That's the news for all of you who thought I wasn't able to get out of Bethlehem.

The procession was great despite the early start. I should've not gone to bed since I wasn't able to sleep anyway. Got up at 6 and drove to camp. It was packed! About 11,000 spectators showed up from around the New York, Jersey, PA and Maryland area. We didn't get to see the hold outs (Westbrook and Simon) but we got to see Dawkins and McNabb and the Phreak, Jevon Kearse.

I could say that the experience would be memorable because of the players but it isn't. It is memorable because of some of the winners that showed up, let me tell you!

Let's start with the "Daddy of the Year" Award. This goes out to the guy with the big beer gut who has two sons. One looked about seven, the other five. He kept on smashing the five-year old's face on the chain linked fence saying, "Andrew, watch what they're doing. Remember that." Geez, dad, lay off. Aside from the fact that the kid could hardly see anything with the garbage pail blocking his view, what you are forcing him to watch is a line up for a scrimmage. Nothing spectacular. Very basic. He, too, scored "Husband of the Year" award. When little Andrew can't see and asked if he could go up on dad's shoulder, guess what he said? "Ride your mom's shoulders," and proceeded to lift the kid on mom's shoulders who's about 5'4" and 100lb wet. Great job, loser!

Question: Would you take a stroller to an event like this? Answer: No. There isn't enough space to walk, let alone run a stroller. So there we were, watching the practice drills when this wench of a woman kept saying, "Please move. There's a baby in the stroller!" Uh, kid's about 3 years old and is awake. Let the lazy bum walk. Furthermore, fold up the damned stroller. If your lard-ass can't get through, don't use your kid as your blocker. I wish this only pertained to one person. No, 2! 2 nitwits! The second one was a total winner. He has one of those double strollers; not the extra long one. It's the extra WIDE one. So security is pissed that this guys pretty much ordered him to "make way" so that he could pass through the throngs of watchers. Sadly, there was only one kid on his stroller! Pick up the sleeping kid and walk around like any of the other parents in attendance.

Then there was winner number three. Trailer Trash. Oh yeah, couldn't have picked better trash. This chick kept on saying, "Ooh, he's got a nice ass. He's got a wide ass." Chick, we get it. David Akers has a nice ass. Johnson SHOULD have a wide ass. But if your commentary revolves around ass, maybe you should find a thesaurus and find at least several ways to describe the posterior so you won't sound so dumb. Next to trailer trash chick is trailer trash hubby. God, he was annoying. He kept on saying to the 2nd and 3rd round draft picks, "You guys aren't the best. You suck!" Uhm, excuse me, they make more money than you do and those players may eventually say, "In Your Face". Not all first round draft picks are great. Several second to fourth round draft picks are awesome (can anyone say Rice and Owens?). Then trash hub yells out to NcNabb, "Hey look our way for a picture. We pay your salary!" What? I want to decapitate this bufoon!

These are the few exceptions as to why I sometimes don't like Eagle fans. They are rude, crude and annoying. But the rest of the people made my day.

There was this dad who dressed up his three-month old daughter in an Eagles cheerleader outfit with a bow for her non-existent hair to match. There were kids enthralled with Akers when he was kicking the ball. Even the Children's mini-football camp across the field looked fun. There was this girl running with the ball and a bunch of boys chasing after her. If you've never seen a seven-year old trying to block a nine-year old, go watch events like this. They are hilarious.

I still have to get the photos off of the camera to put up. I promise, they're worth it.

Eagles Rule!

Friday, August 05, 2005

Going to the Promised Land

In less than 5 hours, I will be headed to Bethlehem. Yes, I am taking a journey to what a lot of people consider their "Chosen Ones".

I will be joining a league of people who make the yearly procession to this place called Camp. Football camp, that is.

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to be practicing at Lehigh University and I promised P.Nilly and Rick that I will join their group even though I am running on reserve.

So, tonight, it will be short.

I promise photos though if things go well.

Pray I don't heckle TO that I get thrown out....

Bastard.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Commemorating Friendships

I have a confession to make.

It's been 5 months since I've started blogging. Of course, I was in Picky Me land, which is now in major overhaul after it had been trolled.

I had fun with that site, especially with my entry blog entitled "Happy Snoopy Dancing". It was a blog dedicated to DeAnn, my wonderful friend for ages. I've gotten to know her through the DC spoiler lines and when we eventually didn't care for the show, we remained friends talking about frivolities (Should I dye my hair?) to the serious (So who do you regret breaking up with?).

Happy Snoopy Dancing was written in commemoration to D's new job that would actually give her something to do other than chat with me (which I sorely miss).

She is happier now, albeit a little more busy... and on second shift. At first we thought we could work this schedule out but we've been too pooped to even IM each other past midnight. She's also busy with he baby beagles. She still has to tell me how Ashley's graduation went.

I miss her. A lot.

Other than our fantasy football league, I might not get to talk to her much anymore. :(

I just hope that someday, we'd actually get some time to catch up. She, after all, was my first Fanfic reader, pusher, beta reader. She and I would talk about books and music for hours on end, despite the time difference. Alas, all good things must come to an end.

D, I just want to say I miss you.

Don't be such a stranger, lady, and say hi to the hubby for me.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Self Gratification


So do you get the clue as to what this blog is about?

It's Monday so here's the latest from Kristin's Chats. I so want her job!

Oh, and before I get accused for being VM biased, I've included Jess Mariano news and a SHOCKER scoop (not that everyone knows it's too good to be true) for you One Tree Hill Lovers. Just a suggestion here, drop OTH. It's so bad for your mental health. I'd suggest Everwood or any other TV show barring insipidness...

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From young_buck555: So, what was the point with the necklaces Jason and Kristen were talking about?

Ooh! Thanks for reminding me. I know many of you Veronica Mars fans conjured up this idea that the necklaces Kristen and Jason were wearing had something do to with LoVe, but, "Unfortunately, it didn't have anything to do with Logan," Kristen tells me. "I have a very, very good girlfriend who, to me, dresses [like] and physically is Veronica. She had this necklace that she got from a woman who makes them in North Carolina, and then wears a little Tiffany pendant with it, and I just thought that that was the perfect mesh of soft and hard, and tough and girlie, so I told Sal Perez, our costume designer I wanted to do that. And by the end, it just felt that she had graduated, and we needed to do something to show that she was growing older and that she was coming to terms with a lot of things, and we always felt that the pendant, the star, was something her mother had given her, so we decided to lose both." As for the real reason for Jason Dohring's necklace, you're gonna crack up. He tells me, "I think the only reason I had the necklace in the first place was so you could tell the difference between Duncan and I, cause a lotta people thought we looked the same." Ha!

From need-info-now: Is Jess coming back (Gilmore Girls)? I know you have the answer, you know all the latest Hollywood info!

Sweetie, I don't even know my head from my couch cushions! But I do know what Milo himself told me: "Well, there's a very, very slim chance I'll be back, and I will say that if I do go back, it will air during sweeps."

From noleen: What else did Milo say? Is he still with Alexis Bledel?

Yes. She wasn't at the WB party but I have it on good authority they're still together, and he did reference her during our convo. Milo's midseason WB show, The Bedford Diaries, follows a group of students going to college in NYC as they "explore their identity and relationships." Still pining over my favorite fickle pickle, I (of course) implored, "Is it like Felicity?" Milo put his hand over his mouth, looked the other way and whispered, "Yes." Then he added, "Well, I think we're going a little more highbrow than Felicity." Excuse moi!? "Well, no, I shouldn't have said that," he continued. "I honestly never watched Felicity. My girlfriend loves that show, but I've never really seen it."

From brando: Isn't Wallace getting a girlfriend this season?

Yes! And according to Percy Daggs, it creates a different dynamic: "Veronica getting a new friend is definitely more difficult for Wallace, because girls will be girls, like boys will be boys. So, it kinda pushes me out on another end. I'm already being pushed out because of her boyfriend situation with Logan and Duncan, and then she's got another female best friend, and then I have a girlfriend, a love interest that's comin' in. But I'm excited about getting a girl! She comes from a lotta money. She comes from oh-niner territory, so for her to even be involved with Wallace, it's difficult for him."

From george: Anything on One Tree Hill? Do you know if Lucas and Peyton will hook it up?

The will hook it way up, yes. At least, that's what I'm hearing. But the others on the show won't be hearing about it for a good while, as they'll want to keep it on the DL. Also, sadly, Jerky McJerkalot will survive the fire.

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So there you have it. Now you can sleep better tonight knowing your brain is filled with mush.

And yes, I had to include the Troy/Veronica photo. It's the only thing that still keeps me going, knowing that he can come back from God knows where and get beat up by Logan and/or Duncan for moving into V when they told him she's off limits.