Lots of new today, so let's get crackin'!
As long as Joss Whedon TV series are getting unceremoniously canceled (so, forever), there will always be comic book sequels to supply a much-needed fix. And while we're sure a Dollhouse comic will be a necessity in the future, in the meantime, you can enjoy more Dr. Horrible. Plus, what movie star is Jack Donaghy making out with now?
Wondering who the woman in the photo is? Think back to a time of professional parents who were home all the time and crazy sweaters and Lisa Bonet without dreadlocks...yes, I'm talking about The Cosby Show! Man, that show was awesome. But if I were going to give one of those actors a reality series, it probably wouldn't be Keshia Knight Pulliam...what do you mean who's that, she's the one who played Rudy! C'mon people, the littlest Huxtable? She loved her little neighbor Bud? She sang "Night Time is the Right Time"? She was completely upstaged once Raven came into the picture? Oh well, I tried...
Hang it all! It just figures that I'm being made aware of this creepy-ass website that sells homemade dolls modeled on cult TV and film characters after I'd already dispensed my Hannukah wish list and given all of my various friends and relatives subsequent tongue-lashings for not adhering to said list. (Yes, in fact I DO need a cat fountain, but these Macy's gift cards will do I suppose.)
This is what happens when there are mysterious cookies in the office kitchen and I eat too many of them. I get hyper, and I get ideas that are possibly a waste of everyone's time. You don't have to read this, is what I'm saying, but how cool would it be if some network executive went completely insane and decided to reboot the Golden Girls using pre-existing older lady characters from past and present shows and somehow the legalities worked out and we got to watch the awesomeness every week? The following is my dream cast. Please play along!
Beloved actress Bea Arthur died this weekend, and while most people remember her for her roles in Maude and Golden Girls, I remember her best as Ackmena, the cantina bartender from The Star Wars Holiday Special. The CBS special holds a unique place in the world of Star Wars, because it's quite possibly the most awful piece of Star Wars-related entertainment ever made, and has been condemned by George Lucas himself, who had no involvement with it. Because of this, it has only been aired in its entirety once (in 1978) and has never been officially released on VHS or DVD. So anyone under the age of 30 who can speak with knowledge about Boba Fett's first appearance (in the special's animated segment) or Chewbacca's grandfather's love of holographic pornography has likely seen one of the millions of bootlegs in existence, all copied from the original TV broadcast. And while most of the original Star Wars cast members make brief appearances, Bea Arthur stands out as a symbol of the high caliber of guest stars the producers roped in to appear in this disaster.