A week ago, I was lucky enough to be a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly. It was so much fun, thank you to everyone over at NBC and Last Call that made it happen. Here’s an edited down version of the interview from the show. We talk about SoapDish, starting off at UCB,…
When “Wonder Woman” announced that Adrianne Palicki had been cast in the title role, buzz on the superhero show quickly shot through the roof. But then fans got a look at the ill-advised costume. Outrage quickly ensued. And hell hath no fury like a comic fan outraged.
The anger stemmed from Wonder Woman’s shiny, rubber-like pants and high heels. It looked like a cheap version of a “sexy” Halloween costume. Fans cried out — this is no way for a superhero, especially one of the most beloved of all time, to dress.
The blogosphere immediately went into cynical overdrive. Commenters on EW’s article speculated that the show would be canceled in a matter of weeks. SlashFilm wrote that the outfit did little to inspire confidence in the show’s prospects.
Apparently the producers of the show were listening. Some photos of the actress on the set have surfaced, and eagle-eyed fans quickly spotted the changes to Wonder Woman’s threads. The shiny pants have been replaced by a more natural-looking fabric. Her footwear has gone through a transformation as well. The bright boots, which were once blue, are now red. And, even more important, no more high heels.
But even though some of Wonder Woman’s outfit has changed, much of it remains the same. The red bustier is still intact as are her trademark tiara and lasso of truth. Time will tell if these modest changes to Wonder Woman’s threads have a positive effect on the show when it premieres on NBC this fall.
Ms. Palicki is probably best known her work on the acclaimed TV series “Friday Night Lights.” And though she isn’t well known, fans seem to be pretty supportive of her taking up the tiara. That includes Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the beloved (and campy) TV show from way back when. Carter even liked the original outfit, saying: “What’s not to like! Adrianne [Palicki] looks gorgeous.”
Mother Nature has a sick sense of humor. A pre-April Fool’s day storm that could sock the city with an inch of snow - even though it’s officially spring - is heading our way, the National Weather Service says. No joke. “This is going to come in two waves,” meteorologist Tim Morrin said. “The first signs of precipitation will come after midnight tonight in the form of blurry cold rain.” Translation: the Thursday morning commute could be a miserable mush through rain and slush. “Then a second, more substantial storm, will follow that,” said Morrin. Oh, joy. “Right now we’re anticipating a mixture of cold rain and snow,” the meteorologist said. “We don’t expect much accumulation, we’re only forecasting a half-inch to seven-tenths of an inch of snow.” Still, Morrin said, “it’s still a pretty substantial storm. It has all the earmarks of a Nor’easter.” The storm should exit Friday, but don’t break out the Bermuda shorts. It will still be unseasonably cold and raw with the high temperature “at least five to eight degrees less than normal,” Morrin said. The normal high for this time of year is about 55 degrees.
this is one of my most favorite songs of all time. i heard it for the first time when my friend jason put it on a mix for me about ten years ago, and i was FLOORED by the harmonies. there’s something really emotional about this song, but it might also be the association with jason, who died a couple years ago. either way, MUSIC HAS POWER.
When I was young, I didn’t quite get Kate Bush. But when I got older it was like I was hearing her with new ears. It’s weird how you can appreciate certain things with age. Or maybe I’m just catching up.
Do you know what the fastest growing group of American youths is, besides no-good little delinquents who think Justin Bieber invented the wheel, you ignorant little brats? Multiracial youths! Single-race kids are kind of nerds, now.
It’s all part of the slow evolution of humanity into one common shade of light brown, thanks to lots and lots of fucking, by everyone. Embrace it! The latest census data tells the sexxxy American tale. The NYT reports:
Among American children, the multiracial population has increased almost 50 percent, to 4.2 million, since 2000, making it the fastest growing youth group in the country. The number of people of all ages who identified themselves as both white and black soared by 134 percent since 2000 to 1.8 million people, according to census data released Thursday.
The most common multiracial combination now, for the first time, is black and white. There is no post-racial America, but there is, indeed, a multiracial America: one in which Americans of all races and colors feel free to ask out attractive people of all other races and colors, and to have sex with them, and make babies, if they’re into that. Sexy at last, sexy at last. Thank god almighty, we’re all sexy at last.
Syfy original programming president Mark Stern told Variety Syfy’s recent rebranding allowed the network explore more reality platforms.
"I think that it’s very important to us as we go deeper into reality that it feel appropriate and relevant," Stern said.
'Haunted Collector,' about a family who seeks out haunted items to store in their own museum will launch first, followed by 'Legend Quest,' about a real-live symbologist who searches for mystical artifacts.
'Paranormal Witness,' a documentary-like series about people who have dealt with paranormal experiences. The show will include both personal testimony and dramatic reenactments.
However, that’s not all Syfy will be introducing to viewers. Variety reports the channel will be picking up even more reality shows, including ‘Dinner With Deepak,’ hosted by bestselling author Deepak Chopra, and ‘Tyler Shields,’ which documents the life of the art photographer. ‘Shields’ is set to be produced by ‘Star Trek’ actor Zachary Quinto.
A third show, ‘Monster Man,” will follow “creature fabricator” Cleve Hall and his group of monster creators. SyFy has called the show its own ‘American Chopper.’
i don't know how to do a screengrab, but the newberry women are on fire today:
THIS IS AWESOME!!! ... INSIDE ADDITION interviewed my baby brother for his parody to "Friday" !
Heid, it's "inside multiplication," not "inside addition!"
Now we know where Anna gets it! repeat after me.... Edition, Edition, Edition.
well, when you have an almost 11 year old that doesnt sleep, and comes in your room 100 times a night to tell you he cant sleep, and you get about 2 hours of broken sleep, then we will talk about spelling.
Maybe you should start going into his room to tell him you can't sleep.
i often wondered “what ever happened to victoria jackson!!!?” of early 90’s snl fame. just read this quote from her, and wherever she is, she can stay there. in her stupid ignorant little dark hole of stupidity and ignorance.
"Did you see Glee this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of Glee – what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?”
i can’t tell you how many times i have been present when a racist or bigoted “joke” is told, and i have been taken so off guard, trying to understand what is happening, and i don’t say/do anything, because i’m so shocked. i’ve even had FRIENDS make effed up comments about mixed race relationships KNOWING i’m in one. this is what is insidious about bigotry - people will perpetuate these ideas because they’re not ever challenged on them. i’ve been in improv scenes where there’s some pretty racist/effed up stuff going on, and i know these people just don’t “know better” even if they should, and i have grappled with the best way to “move forward” in the scene or turn it around, and usually, it’s not until much later that i would think of the PERFECT thing to say.
it just takes practice.
i think, if we choose to, we CAN change minds - i’m sure i have said a LOT of ignorant things before i had been exposed to a more diverse community and learned better. i probably still do! now i try to approach these attitudes with compassion, and dialog. we have to learn from each other, or we all remain ignorant.
and while this group of people doesn’t seem to spend a lot of time with 1) jewish folks or 2) jewish folks who tell them whatsup, this might be your opportunity to spend time outside your OWN comfort zone (meaning around small minded people who SHOULD know better) and to change the environment, and tell them they’re being ignorant assholes to their faces.
The night before last, something awesome went to total shit in just a few hours.
The night before last, I had an audition for a very improv based show (Think Tony and Tina’s Wedding, but a different show) that needed immediate replacements. I walked into the audition room with ten girls that…
ladies, yes, she was inspiring, iconic, beautiful, tragic etc. but can we PLEASE stop doing this? it’s beyond embarrassing at this point. let’s let marilyn keep her moments to herself from now on. starting now. and…go.