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Friday, September 29, 2006

Should Tom Hanks Be America's Most Trusted Celebrity?

Forbes.com just came out with their list of America's 10 Most Trusted Celebrities. With Tom Hanks being number one, I had to read the list.

People on this list included (in no particular order) Rachel Ray (say what???), Ty Pennington (he's a celebrity? I thought he was just a good looking carpenter), Denzel, Reese Witherspoon, Ron Howard, Oprah.

The only three I agree with in the list of most trusted celebrities are:

Michael J Fox
James Earl Jones
Morgan Freeman

The people I thought were highly overlooked are (and were):

Audrey Hepburn- She's dead and she still can sell GAP pants. BTW, I hate the ad. She is so pretty and elegant and yet she has been reduced to a mall advertisement.

Alan Alda- Pure genius of a man. If you haven't read Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned, go get it. I don't care if it's from a library or from the second hand store. You will not be disappointed.

Mel Gibson (despite his tirade. At least he speaks his mind, not hide his beliefs)

Christopher Reeve (he may be a mediocre actor and probably would've not done the charity work he did if he didn't get paralyzed but he never gave up when the chips were stacked against him)

Selma Hayek (never underestimate the Latina that made us accept the fact that curves are good and that it's not necessary to have a man to measure success especially when gracing the age of 40)

Sidney Poitier- A pioneer for all colored people and for the presence of interracial marriages in Hollywood. Imagine all the stereotypes he had to break. Even "Look Who's Coming" became controversial because it covered the issue of interracial relationships!

Angelina Jolie- she has a no nonesense approach to helping the world heal one person at a time. I may not agree a hundred percent as how to run her relationships or her household but she is determined to share her talent and resources no matter how many times she is told otherwise.

My runners-up (replacing the deceased) are Natalie Portman and Zach Braff not because they were in Garden State together but because they represent a generation that isn't afraid to discuss their beliefs and practice what they preach.

So, who do you think should be on America's Most Trusted Celebrities?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Only a Die-Hard Prison Break Fan Would Do It

I know I am slow but I thought you guys might find this interesting (if you're as geeky as me).

Remember the morse code on the crane Sara received from Michael? Here's someone from Kristin's E!Online viewership that actually decoded the message. Thanks E!Online!

Posted By: kristin
Created in: Forum: Watch with Kristin
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 1:34 PM
Thanks to Andi Z. for sending me this message. It's pretty freaking cool!


Hi Kristin,

Thanks to the smart work of some people on the myspace Prison Break group we have figured out how to decode the dotted crane message.

3 6 3 3 9 8 6 8 7 = "Phone number" Michael gave Sara on the crane.
... .. .. . .. .... ... ... .. .... = First line of dots on the crane from Ep 201.
3 2 2 1 2 4 3 3 2 4 = The dots, converted to numbers.

7 3 6 3 3 9 8 6 8 7 = Numbers on a phone key pad
3 2 2 1 2 4 3 3 2 4 = Letters for each number above it.

For example, (7, 3). The third letter on the number 7 is R. Then (3, 2). The second letter on number three is E. Following this pattern, the first line of the dots combined with the new phone number spells out... "R E N D E Z V O U S" - which is French for "meeting" or "get together".

We did the same thing for the phone number given on the 9/25 episode which gave us the message "SUNDOWN HOT"

and from a special source, we have learned that the last set of #s is 35445266 which gives the message "ELGILANM"

spaced out correctly, the message is - "Rendezvous - Sundown Hotel - Gila, NM

ta da! Give credit to the Myspace Prison Break group!

Monday, September 25, 2006

What I Think of Heroes and Other Shows this Week

My latest obsession, like I need another one, is Hiro's Blog. Heroes still proves to be one of the better newbies this season and next week's episode is going to be a good one.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is catching my attention. I like it. But then their humor is a little more high brow than your usual shows. The drama wrapped in this package is good. I think this is going to be a keeper.

And Prison Break? Oh goody. One more is going to be biting the dust. Who's it going to be? Sucre? Tweener the dumbass or C-Note?

Jericho is officially dropped from my viewing pleasure.

Men In Trees is hanging by a thread.

Gilmore Girls starts tomorrow and Supernatural starts Thursday. When will I have time to watch all of these shows? Ask my by Thanksgiving. I might have a clue then. LOL.

Other updates? Hopefully we get to find out what the sex of the baby is in 7 days! We'll keep you posted.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Before The CW Lets the Dogs Out

This is the best week ever! Sadly, I can't watch all the shows live but there is this great thing called a recorder that would help me get set this week.

Here's a sneak peek of the CW family via Kristin Veitch on E!Online.

If that's not enough, here's Ausiello's live interview with the who's who in the CW.


And, if you haven't watched it yet, the first epsiode of Season 3's Grey's Anatomy was stellar. That, my friend, is no lie.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

OMG, OMG, Spoilers

With the new fall lineup in full swing, here are some spoilers for those still coming up (GA, VM, GG to say the least) and what people thought of Studio 60 and Men In Trees.

Now I bring you Ausiello of TV Guide.

Man, the days I wish I had his job...

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Rosenthal List

Gilmore Girls is going to debut its seventh season in a few days. Here's what the current writer , David Rosenthal had to say about this year's drama.

Thanks again to Ausiello for giving us the lowdown.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Continuum: To Buy or Not To Buy

Here's what I thought of John Mayer's current album.

Hope this influences you to go seek someone who's actually worth spending money on.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

I may not agree with Jen's open letter about divorcing Gilmore Girls but last season had proved one thing. It made all true die-hard fans of Gilmore Girls ponder whether or not to drop the show because of three things:

1. The senseless, pointless plots ASP was filling the screen with at the end of Season 5 transitioning to Season 6

2. The inability of Lorelai and Luke to "seal the deal" eventually ending up with Lorelai withdrawing her proposal and her ending up in bed with the father of her only child, Christopher

3. The presence of really senseless characters like Liz, Paul Anka and April to name a few

There is something to be said that viewers are still vocal about their disappointment over ASP's plot to start all over the Chris/Lorelai/Luke triangle. Not to mention the almost parasitic relationship Rory and Logan have especially now that they are keeping a transcontinental relationship!

Agh. Thank goodness that the season starts in 2 weeks. It'll hopefully quell some of the negativity floating there.

I may divorce ASP but I just cannot divorce my girls, especially Lorelai. There's just too much time that had been shared between me and my GG. I just hope that when this relationship ends, I shall feel more fulfilled than robbed.

David Rosenthal, my (TV) future lies in your hands. Same goes to you, Rina Mimoun.

I am glad though that Mike Ausiello has seen the ep and has reported back that it is good. However, this does not bode well coming from Ausiello's frienemy, Kristin V:

From xrollinthundrx: Gilmore Girls? Have you seen the season premiere? How is it sans Team Palladino?

I just got my hands on the tape and, during this very chat, had our trusty intern Marisa watch it. She tells me it's good, and that there's a scene with Lorelai rejecting a certain someone that some of you hate! I'll report back with more after I see it firsthand. Can't wait!

With that being said... AMY, DO NOT READ BELOW THIS LINE!!!!!!! (It's for your general health)

Thanks to Kristin V of E!Online for this chat:

From marshes: Please tell me Grey's Anatomy is going to be good!
I've now seen some of it firsthand and can tell you, this season is going to McRock! In only the first few episodes, there are at least a few jaw-droppers, including the return of someone you might have thought was gone for good--bah!--an addiction for our girl Izzie--eek!--and Addison is going to be in a bad, bad way but you won't be feeling sorry for her for too long...

From indygirl1438: I saw the Fray's video for Grey's Anatomy. Amazing. Are the Mer-Der shippers going to be happy overall with where Shonda is taking the story?
It's going to take much longer than I thought for anyone to be happy! Patience is a virtue, and you'll need it this season--big-time--my friends.

From wvgurl: Why is Addison in "plain clothes" and crying to the chief?
You saw the undies, right? I'm sure you can do the math.

From sandora1344: Will Alex get another love interest on Grey's? I hate to see him moping over Izzie.
Don't you worry about pretty-boy Alex--he's moping his way right over to the bathroom to do some scandalous acts with someone whose name does not rhyme with Dizzie or Disobel!

From indygirl1438: Is the person returning to GA--whom we thought was gone for good--male or female?

From joey: What's the biggest shocker you've seen from Grey's so far?
Not one, not two, but three people we know and love--yes, three series regulars!
--are caught in bed with someone they shouldn't be! Did I just blow your mind? I think I did! And two of them are with each other! And I'm not talking about Cristina, Burke, Meredith or Derek.

From tigereye69: Will Denny fans like the new season of Grey's Anatomy? The finale kind of left us all sad and makes it hard for us to watch GA without Denny. Some have even given up on the show.
I honestly think you'll have a lot to watch for--and especially to have the chance to mourn with Izzie. She's not getting over this easily, and Katherine Heigl is stunning this season in her grief. Okay, that was a weird thing to say, but it's true.

From elmopaloooza: You promised to tell us who Meredith picks. So, why haven't you?
They actually changed the episodes. (Did I already tell you this?) Initially, she was supposed to make a choice in the first episode, now she addresses both of them in episode two, but still hasn't made a decision, and since I've told you that, I can pretty much guarantee it will change again! (Much like that bisexual storyline last year.) So, I'm zipping my lip now.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I Wish I've Seen It!

Ausiello has and he brings the scoop. Follow the white rabbit if you want to get the spoilers.

Friday, September 01, 2006

A Lauren Grhahm Sighting

From the fingertips of Mike Ausiello:

Exclusive: Lauren Graham to Host Studio 60!

Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry by John Sciulli/WireImage.com
You know that frosty reception I had to Aaron Sorkin's super-hyped Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? Well, I've suddenly begun warming to the show in a big way.

A well-placed source tells me that Lauren Graham will appear in a two-episode arc later this fall playing... Lauren Graham! Per my mole, she'll serve as the guest host of Studio 60's fictional SNL-esque show within a show.

This bit of stunt casting makes sense on so many levels. First off, silver-tongued Graham reciting Aaron Sorkin's golden prose? A marriage made in TV heaven. Furthermore, both Studio 60 and Gilmore Girls are produced by Warner Bros., thus eliminating all that pesky paperwork. Finally, and most importantly, Graham and Studio star Matthew Perry are longtime pals. In fact, as readers of this column know, the duo attended Entertainment Weekly's pre-Emmy bash last Saturday. (And just to clarify: They truly are just friends. Which is a shame: Can you imagine how witty and loquacious their kids would be?)

Since turnabout is fair play, it's probably only a matter of time before Perry pays a visit to Stars Hollow as... Kirk's long-lost brother! I can totally see it!