So it turns out that waifish physique and penchant for black eyeliner may have been more than just fashion statements. Yes, it's true -- Mischa Barton has finally gone off the deep end. And I say finally because, really, didn't we all see this one coming? Her performances as the tortured Marissa Cooper on The O.C. were often just a little too good. At some point, acting totally screwed up probably just came too naturally. Who knows, maybe some lazy production assistant forgot to switch those painkillers with Smarties or that vodka with water all those times? I'm not pointing any fingers, but hey, you never know.
When it comes to TV, there are way more fabulous and high-profile roles for moms and the poor dads get the short shrift. However, we spent
minutes weeks hunting through Wikipedia and our collective minds the annals of television for the best and worst TV dads that we could remember. Well, at least these are the ones that left an indelible mark on us, and not with wire hangers or anything (though we may not put that past some of the dastardly daddies on our naughty list). So in honor of Father's Day, here's our slapped together long-awaited list in alphabetical order (because we just couldn't decide if Jack Bristow or Keith Mars would be the No. 1 perfect patriarch).
With the CW's new pseudo fashion industry exposé series The Beautiful Life: TBL premiering in just a few short days, it got us thinking about our favorite fictional models in TV history, particularly those of the bitchy variety. I think we can all agree that they are the best kind. Here are the all-time prize winners.
Given its blatant catering to the youth of America, I was always stunned by the WB's use of Michigan J. Frog as their mascot. The (then) 40-year-old cartoon character was most famous for belting out old-timey music like "Hello My Baby" and "The Michigan Rag," and was not at all as well-known as the rest of the Looney Tunes stable... and probably the only one not already licensed out to a T-shirt company, which is likely why Warner Bros. chose him. Of course, since the network's demise in 2005, no one has seen hide nor hair of him, so I'm curious if he'll make a comeback now that The WB has resurfaced as a website, The WB.com, where you can watch all of your favorite WB (and Warner-produced) shows. Somehow I doubt it.
Surprisingly, even though Idol wasn't on last night, there's a heck of a lot of talk about it today. Not that any of it amounts to much of anything, but hey, it's a slow news day (again), and I'll take what I can get. If that means random Idol speculation from Simon Cowell, so be it. Also, there's some news on that Gossip Girl spinoff that's making this TV nerd pretty happy.