Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

by Rachel Stein January 3, 2012 3:54 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apparently, audiences don't like watching women crying hysterically behind closed bathroom doors -- but they love Ryan Seacrest. Who knew?

<i>Young Adult</i>: Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody Discuss Their Post-<i>Juno</i> Reunion

After Juno catapulted them to the Hollywood A-list four years ago, director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody team up again for Young Adult, a pitch-black comedy about young adult novelist Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) , who deals with a sudden case of mid-life crisis by retreating to her tiny Minnesotan hometown. There, she tracks down her former flame (Patrick Wilson) and dedicates herself to stealing him back from his wife and young daughter. She also befriends her high school's resident outcast Matt (Patton Oswalt), the only person brave -- or foolhardy -- enough to call her on her B.S. The team behind Young Adult, which opens in limited release on Friday, passed through New York recently and spoke with the press about YA fiction and the resurgence of bad girls post-Bridesmaids.

<i>American Horror Story</i>: This Week’s Freakiest and Funniest Moments

With Vivien locked up in the loony bin, her incompetent hubby Ben took center stage on last night's installment of American Horror Story. That's probably why "Spooky Little Girl" was kind of a drag, as The World's Worst Husband/Father/Adulterer/Psychiatrist mainly wandered around the house, avoiding the various phantom women throwing themselves at him and stewing over the news that only one of Vivien's twins is his. (The other -- as we know now -- belongs to Tate, but because gullibility is one of Ben's many, many flaws, he initially believes Hayden's insinuation that Morris Chestnut's security guard, Luke, is the baby daddy. Because she's been so reliable in the past.) The episode does get points for tying a classic slice of L.A. history into the show's mythology, with Mena Suvari turning up as Elizabeth Short a.k.a. The Black Dahlia, whose infamous 1947 murder (which remains unsolved) remains one of the most famous true crime stories of the 20th century. Oh yeah, and it appears that Vivien's about to give birth to the Antichrist himself. Wonder if he'll have his father's eyes?

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, November 3, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski November 3, 2011 3:20 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Golden Globes might get a whole lot more offensive... again.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's more Cowell, less Deschanel at Fox this month.

Whedon Need No Stinkin’ Dollhouse Interview!

by Zach Oat March 20, 2009 4:30 pm
Whedon Need No Stinkin’ <i>Dollhouse</i> Interview!

The March 20th episode of Dollhouse is the fabled sixth episode, the one in which everything supposedly changes and the series really kicks into high gear. Angel has already told us her impressions of it, but now we have a lot of questions about the rest of the season -- luckily, show creator Joss Whedon was standing by to take our conference call, and play defense on a bunch of questions about sex, dolls and Dollhouse Season 4.

Meh Is the Word

by Lauren Gitlin November 19, 2008 12:45 pm
Meh Is the Word The Simpsons has always been a wellspring of cultural influence, contributing words and phrases to the lexicon ranging from surfer-pilfered Bart-isms like "Cowabunga" and "don't have a cow" to Homer's split-oath "D'Oh" and Nelson's sing-songy taunt "ha-ha." Most recently, the word "meh" was added to the Collins English dictionary, which cited The Simpsons as the term's originator. In ruminating on this latest linguistic development with my cow-orkersĀ®, I had to agree with Zach that it was surprising to see the word affiliated specifically with The Simpsons. I can't remember when exactly I noticed people making use of the word, but I feel like I've been saying it since forever. "Meh" feels like such an instinctively onomatopoetic expression of ambivalence that it's sort of hard to imagine being able to trace it back to its roots. It seems like it's been around forever.

Amy Sedaris Gets Back to Where She Once Belonged

by Lauren Gitlin October 15, 2008 3:51 pm
Amy Sedaris Gets Back to Where She Once Belonged Yesterday I was super thrilled to learn of Samantha Bee's foray into the world of network sitcoms. So imagine my glee at the news that my very favorite fat-suit wearing, cheese-ball making, bunny rabbit owning comedienne Amy Sedaris is returning to the small screen with another TV show. Funny ladies take mainstream television by storm! Huzzah!

TWoP 10 Reasons Joss Whedon Fans Should Be Nervous About <I>Dollhouse</I>

We're excited that Joss Whedon put his show on halt when he started seeing poor-quality scripts come across his desk. We're all about making the show not suck... but does a big change before the show even debuts spell trouble for the show? We hope not, because there's not a hell of a lot we enjoy more than watching Eliza Dushku kick people's ass. Unless it is Jennifer Garner or Angelina Jolie kicking people's asses.

Convention or Film Festival? You Decide!

by Tippi Blevins August 19, 2008 1:56 pm
Convention or Film Festival?  You Decide! Later this month, movie stars and producers will descend upon Colorado. Hollywood's A-listers will rub shoulders with the industry elite, hobnob with the wealthy, attend exclusive parties, promote their causes, and get a sneak peek at a slate of movies. Is it the highly regarded Telluride Film Festival they're all turning out for? Not this time around. According to The Hollywood Reporter, what's got actors and producers all frothing with an excitement usually reserved for prestigious film festivals and awards ceremonies is, instead, the Democratic National Convention.

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