People were horrified at first at the mere mention of a Ghostbusters reboot.
An all-female cast? Blasphemy.
Then names like Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock were tossed around. And director Paul Feig tweeted a confirmation that the remake was indeed happening.
Now the tide appears to have turned, and everyone is stoked. Actresses that aren’t even known for comedy are publicly ‘begging’ to be cast.
Gillian Anderson, for example.
True, she’s got plenty of experience hunting otherworldly creatures on The X-Files…but comedy?
Not so much.
But when I think about some of the biggest moves I’ve made in my career, they didn’t start with your typical cover letter-resume-interview. I picked up the phone and asked for the job. Who knows? Might work the same in Hollywood.
So, go get ‘em, Gillian.
You could be exactly what this crazy redo needs.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. — Jules Renard
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Pretty much everyone knows Grumpy Cat, the permanently sour-faced feline who catapulted from Internet curiosity to international superstar.
Sure, he looks mean, but I consider his dour countenance a rarity in the animal kingdom. Most animals I see have sweet, smiling resting faces.
Then a friend posted a picture of a very judgmental turtle on his Facebook feed. (It was Turtle Tuesday, after all.) So I consulted the Google machine to see if there were other cranky critters out there.
(Don’t move, and maybe they’ll redirect their anger at a small rodent.)
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I love Bill Hader and the characters he played on Saturday Night Live.
Stefan is legendary.
But Hader hosting SNL three weeks into the new season? He only left last spring. That will make two episodes without him before his triumphant return.
Can you say premature celebration?
As a wise friend told me once, give people a chance to miss you.
(Incidentally, I have taken this advice about as well as Bill.)
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Facebook and Twitter have been all , well, a-twitter with the news of the October release of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Every episode. All the Girls, all the time.
I am happy to see this series finally get some love and attention.
I’ve been with them since the get go. When Rory was young and Dean was her awkward boyfriend and not a stud on Supernatural. When Lauren Graham was passed over in the Emmy nomination department year after year. When Melissa McCarthy played her very funny yet subtle sidekick Sookie St. James. Breakout performance? I didn’t have to wait for Melissa to break out.
I knew her all along.
I have the entire series on DVD.
Perhaps not as beautifully displayed as you see here.
(Takes up too much room that way.)
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Today the very funny folks at College Humor posed the question –
What if things we did religiously had their own religion?
They developed religions for things like…
- The weekly TV dramas and sitcoms that we can’t miss
- Our morning Starbucks run
- The smartphone permanently attached to our hip
You get the drift.
I could add even more activities like making my bed (a holdover from my childhood), walking the dog and playing Candy Crush before bed.
And while I am definitely a member of the TV viewership religion, I participate in a more radical faction –
(The DVR made me do it.)
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I was horrified by the series finale of How I Met Your Mother.
If you don’t know how it ended oh so many months ago, stop reading. But suffice it to say, the last episode was like a sledgehammer to the very foundation of the show’s premise, crumbling its emotional center, its heart and its credibility.
It was awful.
Soon after the show’s creators and CBS were inundated with bad reviews and poor comments, it was revealed that there was an alternate ending that would be included on the DVD. It has now been leaked.
It is perfect.
Whoever got to choose the version that aired?
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A very happy 85th birthday to Bob Newhart, my favorite TV psychologist, innkeeper, Papa Elf and librarian!
Funny is funny is funny. – Bob Newhart
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