August 21, 2007
Two will enter ... one will leave ...
No, I'm no talking about Thunderdome.
I'm referring to this fall's Battle of the Sex-and-the-City Heirs Apparent.
In the Blue Corner: Cashmere Mafia, ABC's new series from SatC producer Darren Starr. The story follows four powerful Manhattan executives—played by Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto, Frances O'Connor, and Bonnie Somerville—as they support each other through the ups and downs of life, love, and career in the big city.
And in the Red Corner: Lipstick Jungle, NBC's new series based on the book by SatC author Candace Bushnell. The story follows three powerful Manhattan executives—played by Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price—as they support each other through the ups and downs of life, love, and career in the big city.
What's that? No, silly, of course they're totally different. One has four main characters, the other has three—don't ya get it? Gawh!
Yes, the glaring similarities have been duly noted by both press and public. Now both sides seem to have called a truce in the "who copied whom" fingerpointing game and have decided to let the people out in TV-land decide.
So take a look at each promo and leave a comment on which one you'd be more likely to watch.
August 20, 2007
Maybe we all have to wait until September 27 for the new season of Ugly Betty, but ABC is getting the party started early with a promo video featuring an adaptation of Mika's "Big Girl."
Check it out at the Ugly Betty home page for some Monday morning fabulousness.
Update: For those of you diehard Office/My Name Is Earl fans who may have missed Season 1, it's now available on DVD—including a behind-the-scenes segment showing exactly what it takes to get gorgeous America Ferrera "Bettified."
August 15, 2007
Good God, Allure! First Lindsay, now Britney?
As an avid Allure reader (as in, best not come between me and my mailbox during the third week of the month), I was willing to forgive the May cover featuring professional trainwreck Lindsay Lohan. Okay, fine, we're being all edgy and controversial, blah, blah, blah ...
Then I got wind that Britney had been signed for the September marquis. I was skeptical but optimistic; hey, if I were getting serious about a pop-princess comeback, Allure would be one of my first stops.
When I first heard that she flaked out on her interview for the cover story (not once, but four times), then followed up with behavior bizarre enough to have us all rooting for KFed to get the kids, I was sure the editors would yank the whole thing. Surely editor-in-chief Linda Wells could call in a favor from Scarlett or Sienna and cobble together a serviceable cover package.
Alas, no. Somehow they managed to slap a feature together and went ahead with the cover story. All I can say is, that Photoshopping job must've been a major investment of time and money to merit such an editorial disaster.
So, okay, Allure. You know I love you no matter what you do, but let's all hope that you've finally gotten this rebellious streak out of your system. Let's finish out 2007 on a high note and get some class back on your cover, 'kay?
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