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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Christmas Shopping Wishlist

So, I am slow. I really like presents but I really am bad coming up with a list of things that I DO want. It's not because I would like to think that I am so generous I'd prefer to give than receive but I love the fact that people come up with presents I would appreciate without me letting them know what I want.

However, that seemed to be backfiring so here's a list of stuff I may want if Santa can give them to me:

Canon PIXMA MP510 Photo All-in-One Printer: I need a new scanner that actually works with my Mac. Apparently, our last scanner, which it was the top of the line then, is not even supported by the latest version of Windows. Go figure.

DLO TransDoc: The one I have right now in my car is a 3Gen. I want an upgrade.

windowsill herb garden: Blame it on Jaime Oliver... Or the Food Network.

Rachael Ray's Cookbooks: I know she is annoying but I find some of her stuff easier to cook on a daily basis compared to, oh, someone like Anthony Bourdain, who apparently hates, RR with a passion. Great cook but not a daily cook on my book. Actually, I really need are just cookbooks for daily eating. So, whatever looks reasonable and quick and easy (and doesn't compromise of PBJs and ramen is a good meal book).

Moonlighting Series: There hasn't been this much tension and fun in a TV show other than the DeGrassi Junior High series which BTW would be cool to have on DVD if I didn't have anything better to do with my time but watch TV.

iPulse Bear or the
Mood Beams: The speakers would make the baby room cozy without having speakers sticking out. As for the Mood Beams, any of the 4 woud do. I think they are cute and will be a nice addition to the baby's room.

Tacky but would love to have: Gift cards from Apple, Ikea, Target, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Circuit City or Home Depot.

So how's that for a condensed link?

Otherwise, the other stuff I need are baby stuff from Target Registry and my BabiesRUs Registry.

Thanks again and have a great and safe Holiday season!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sulu Kidnapping Hiro?

How's that for a spoiler?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Taking What Is On The Table

I'll take 20 episodes over 22 of Veronica Mars as long as we see an ending.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rehashing Gilmore News

So, the elopement took place. Here's what David Rosenthal (via Michael Ausiello, thank you!) has to say about the show. Apparently, a lot of fans have bailed watching GG (as I reported, a downward trend of 19% loss of viewership) and recent spoilers aren't really clearing up much stuff. So, here's what's being reported so far:

Question: Can I please have some more Gilmore Girls scoop?— Alli
Ausiello: It's slim pickings, my dear. All I have for you is... wait, what's this? An exclusive interview with show-runner David Rosenthal, in which he discusses the fallout from last night's controversial Lorelai-Christopher nuptials, among other things? How could I possibly have forgotten?

I'm assuming it's not going to be smooth sailing for the newlyweds, right?

David Rosenthal: It's one thing to go off on this romantic weekend and get married; it's another thing to actually come back and deal with the reality of being married. Lorelai's never lived with anyone. They've never really lived together. This marriage puts a lot of pressure on them both. That's the big theme for the latter half of the season for Lorelai and Chris, and for Rory. She's facing graduation and her future, and she's always thought, "Oh, I'm going to be a journalist." Rory's going to open herself up to the possibility that there are other options out there for her.

Rory's going to embark on a new career?

Rosenthal: She's never really considered anything else; now she's willing to consider everything else. And there's the other issue of Logan being back in New York. There are opportunities that could pull her away from Logan. Suddenly, it's no longer a college relationship. It's two people out in the world, so the stakes become higher.

How will Logan's return impact Rory in the short term?

Rosenthal: It will kind of rev up their relationship in good and bad ways. We're going to see their relationship deepen and complicate in many ways.

Will Rory find herself torn between Marty and Logan?

Rosenthal: No. Marty's feelings for Rory will really be the issue; it's not reciprocated. The man is still holding a torch. It's something he just can't seem to let go of, and it'll definitely cause problems. But there's nothing on Rory's end. It's not her thing — it's his thing.

Back to Lorelai and Christopher, fans are speculating that their marriage is going to be short-lived since David Sutcliffe is allegedly only going to be around for a handful of episodes during the second half of the season. And from that, they're deducing that Lorelai will be back together with Luke by February. Your thoughts?
Rosenthal: I'm gonna say, "No comment."

[I don't know about you guys, but that "no comment" spoke volumes to me.]

Question: I heard that Rory gets mad at Lorelai about eloping.— Erin
Ausiello: Actually, I hear Rory takes the news surprisingly well. Luke, on the other hand, finds out when he spots the ring on Lor's finger. That's gotta hurt.
Question: You never talk about Gilmore Girls anymore! What gives?— Candace
Ausiello: I'm inclined to think I more than made up for it this week, Candy. But here's another extra spoilery tidbit, you ungrateful brat: A somewhat reliable Stars Hollow mole tells me that Episode 13 marks a major turning point in the Luke-Lorelai-Christopher triangle. Apparently, Luke and Christopher choose to deal with Richard's health crisis in very different ways: Luke chooses to run around helping Emily, while Christopher chooses to go off and sulk about a bad fight he had with Lorelai. Cue the inevitable Lorelai epiphany.

** What and how does Luke get involved with Emily???**

Anywhoo, other spoilers. Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and Supernatural

Question: Seriously, they need to get that cute accountant on Ugly Betty back on the show!— Keith
Ausiello: He's coming back! Christopher Gorham reprises his role as Betty's nerdy "Mode" crush on Nov. 30.

Question: On Grey's Anatomy, what is Izzie going to spend the money on?— Devynn
Ausiello: [Spoiler alert] Another patient. I think. (So much for that whole, "Don't get attached, Izzie" edict.)

Question: Any prattle on who the bride and groom are in the Grey's Anatomy wedding that Shonda spoke of in People?— Kim
Ausiello: My guess is it'll be a flashback to Addison and Derek's nups, and it'll be followed by her dramatic ring-toss off the ferry.

Question: Any scoop on Supernatural?— Chris
Ausiello: Much like almost every other character on television lately, Sam and Dean will be involved in a hostage crisis later this season. A disgruntled security guard will hold up a bank when nobody believes one of his out-there theories for why the place got robbed.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Scoopers From Kristin

I am really glad that the old chat format on E!Online is back. Here's a few spoilers from the shows Heroes, VM, GA, and UB. Thanks, Kristin!

From Josey: How about some good scoop on Heroes?
Yes! It is mildly spoilery, but not full-blown spoilery, so I'm going to put it right up top here for the whole world to see. Thanks to a rock-solid source, I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that...a new hero is joining the cast! My source tells me exclusively that the new hero is making his debut in the Jan. 22 episode and has an ability not yet seen on the show. Apparently, this hero has been around a lot longer than all the others, so presumably he can teach those heroes we already know a thing or two. Pretty fantastic, no?

From hailey: Where are all the Veronica Mars spoilers? The season's finally getting good, and you're giving us nothing.
I gots your Kristen Bell right here, though: The Fanboys trailer is now online! Also, a word from Sheriff Lamb: Michael Muhney did a chat on Fanforum last week and said, "We've been picked up for 16 episodes, which completes the first two season mysteries...I'm pretty sure we'll get those last six episodes. I'm close to certain that we will. Now, if you ask me about a season four, I don't know, and my concern grows exponentially for a season four versus a pickup for a full season three, but what do I know?" Does the thought of losing Veronica make anyone else want to drink (heavily)?

omy. What gives? You have to give us something good to make up for it, missy!
Okay, but only because you twisted my arm and I had absolutely no chance in the matter! (Are you listening, Shonda Rhimes?) I do have some deliciously dishy scoop that might actually force your heart to pop right out of your chest, so read at your own risk. A reliable source has just confirmed to me that: “Addison and Alex. It is on.” Yee!

Where has Justin been in Ugly Betty? He is my favorite part about that show, and my household was sorry to not see him in the show at all two weeks ago and then only making that one little comment about Martha Stewart in this last episode. Has the network told them to tone him down? I hope not, he's hilarious!
Fear not! I was just on set on Friday, and Justin was very much in the mix. He actually has some really big stuff coming up with his father coming back into the picture. It’s chillingly good. And speaking of Martha, you know she’s making a cameo appearance this Thursday for Thanksgiving, right? Justin must be beside himself.

From Jeff: I love Ugly Betty, and I want scoop!
Mode is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Amanda and Marc are breaking in, because, well, no one in their families likes them enough to hang with them for the holiday. Sad but true. However, the two outcasts make the most of it. All I’ll say is musical number! Woo-hoo!

Have a happy TV week!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Why I Love Hiro and Other Advertisements

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Anyone who awaits the newest Heroes episode would understand my love for Masi Oka.

Masi Oka makes Hiro Nakamura loveable. He makes Hiro dweeby cool. He makes Hiro an approachable Hero.

Then, when I read this week's Entertainment Weekly, he, Masi, made me love the guy a lot more.

Did you know that he's a Brown graduate who has a degree in Computer Science, has a 180 IQ? What's more, acting is his second celluloid job. His first was his contribution as an ILM (George Lucas, anyone?) special effects guy who's credited with the work on "A Perfect Storm".

And if you don't watch Scrubs often, he plays a lab tech on the show.

He also translates his script to Nipponggo (Japanese) when he has to speak in his native tongue. You'd be thinking that Masi is a FOB, right? Well he is... sort of. He's been in the US since the age of 6. Being able to speak that fluently means he hasn't forgotten where he's from (or maybe lives with his parents, but what the heck?).

So, there. I was going to put some Heroes spoilers but I thought I owe it to you guys to head on down the local magazine stores down your way to catch up on the Spoilers on EW. If you can't wait that long, here's a link to Mike Ausiello's interview with Greg Grunberg who's got spoilers of his own.

Other TV news:

Veronica Mars had been picked up for another 3 scripts. I don't know if that means just half a season but with at 2% increase in viewership, I think it's safe to say that the show will be picked up for a full season since 7th Heaven viewership had gone down 28%. Gilmore Girls, sadly, is also down 19%.

As for the peeps like me that have been wondering WTF happened to Weevil/Francis Capra, apparently, his bloated and acne-filled face was due to some allergic reaction to medication he's taking. Currently, he's looking like the old buff with a little fluff in the episodes he's been shooting but the acne had stayed. Sigh. Should Jessica Simpson visit him and advertise Proactiv to him?

Gilmore Girls: I think the Chris/Lorelai thing I think is good. I think Luke is realizing that his hesitation to commit to Lorelai is harder now that he's going back to dating (wasn't the coach creepy???) losers.

Logan will be coming back now that his father's company acquired the new internet company in New York. So to all Logan lovers, there you go. The only thing that makes me go "hmmm" is... wasn't that what Chris was doing (being part of a start up internet company) when he was labeled a loser in Season 1 Gilmore Girls?

Ugly Betty: Ignacio is going to get arrested. Bradford will be accused of a murder (duh!) Whilmelina still tries to prevent Betty from making Daniel look good by sabotaging his finances. When will she ever learn?

Grey's Anatomy: Callie's secret's out of the bag and starts the man brawl. Mark hits on Meredith (what's new?). Izzy breaks down when she finally cashes in the $8M check given by Denny.

Prison Break: Sara won't be in captivity for long. C-Note will suffer a loss sooner than later. Looks like Michael and Lincoln will not be uniting after all or would be postponing their reunion...

Eagles need to win the next 9 games. The Giants need to lose. Seahawks need to get their act together if they want to be contenders this year. Steelers, suck more, will ya?

See you all when I can update again.

Thanks to Spoilerfix and Ask Ausiello for the information.