20 items from 2012
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Here’s a tip: Only mention you’re making a list of Top 12 Unexpected Yet Essential Lesbian TV Shows if you have about three hours to kill. Nothing like the topic to make a dyke nostalgic. And opinionated. Yes, I know you loved The Facts of Life. Let me guess, Jo, right? Motorcycle jacket, tough attitude, she was everything you only sort hoped you’d become. Cagney and Lacey? Before my time, but yeah, I’ve thought of it--two deep-voiced women, lots of guns. And Xena, of course. My girlfriend still loves to wax poetic about her weekly ritual: riding her bike to a friend’s apartment to watch that show. Once, clad in pajama bottoms and a bandana, she was shot at, her headwear mistaken for gang paraphernalia, which it kind of was — Lesbian For Life, »
- Sarah Terez Rosenblum
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From mason jars full of candy to cupcake decorating stations, you’ll find everything you need to throw a colorful soiree.
With Wreck-it Ralph about to smash into theaters (November 2nd), I got to sit down with the super funny Sarah Silverman (voice of .Vanellope von Schweetz.) in a round table at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Beverly Hills, CA). We talk video games, Disney princesses, and which comedies Sarah liked to watch in her youth.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes .Wreck-It Ralph,. a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he.s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, »
- Melissa Howland
Whatever the turmoil of her personal life, Demi Moore remains firmly committed to her charitable works. The actress, 49, co-hosted the Gems Girls Like Us Benefit Gala in New York City on Wednesday night, joining author Rachel Lloyd in welcoming friends and donors to the event devoted to ending sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of girls and young women. Moore wore a sleeveless bejeweled black dress and black heels, and flashed a smile for photographers. Related: Demi Moore 'Jealous & Frustrated' by Ashton Kutcher's Relationship with Mila KunisShe participated in a reading with other actors and played out scenes from the »
- Tim Nudd
Busy isn’t enough to describe mom of two Soleil Moon Frye. Not only is she the doting mother of daughters Poet, 7, and Jagger, 4½, but she also owns an eco-friendly kids store (The Little Seed), acts as Target‘s Mommy Ambassador and has also written a memoir that chronicles her happy journey from child star to parent.
A full plate? Not for her. The former Punky Brewster star recently announced she’s penning a how-to party guide full of tips on how to throw affordable, stress-free, and kid-friendly get-togethers, which will be published next fall by Stewart, »
In 1902 Georges Melies took audiences on their first trip to the Moon in his H.G. Wells inspired Le Voyage dans la lune. Sixty-seven years later, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Twenty years after that, Apollo Associates released an 80 minute documentary entirely composed of Nasa and astronaut shot and recorded audio and 16mm footage from all of the Apollo missions of the 1960′s and 70′s. Al Reinert’s Academy Award nominated documentary For All Mankind quickly earned its place as one of the most transformative films ever made. Jokingly sold as “the most expensive movie ever made,” For All Mankind took us where Kubrick, Lang, and Melies himself could only previously imagine.
Among each of the equally standout scenes in this true account of scientific exploration, one scene in particular always struck me as absurdly meta. As astronauts float towards the moon, weightlessly spinning in the Apollo spacecraft, »
- Tony Nunes
Melissa Joan Hart tweeted the logo to the 1960s sitcom "My Three Sons" this morning because it now hits close to home for her -- she just gave birth to her third boy!The "Melissa & Joey" star welcomed son Tucker at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, People was the first to report. The little guy weighed in at 8 lbs., 5 oz.The 36-year-old later tweeted the following to her fans:"Baby boy Tucker has finally arrived! We waited all year to meet this lil man & we could not be more excited & relieved that he is in our arms!"The girl formerly known as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" has been married to musician Mark Wilkerson, 36, since 2003. Tucker's older brothers are Mason, 6, and Brady, 4.Melissa's friend Soleil Moon Frye, also once known best as "Punky Brewster," tweeted this sweet congratulatory message as well:"Congrats to my beautiful, amazing friend @MelissaJoanHart I can't »
- tooFab Staff
The title of this week's Bunheads, "No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons," was about the opening of a new grocery story, if I'm not mistaken.
It wasn't even a direct quote, but it had something to do with the need for all the conveniences found in one store, as opposed to spending your entire day in 47 different quirky shops to accomplish the most mundane tasks. You know, things that the rest of us in the United States obviously take for granted, like getting stamps and a cup of coffee at the same time, all in under 10 minutes.
Be real. Nobody in their right mind is going to stand in line reading a book while some ass first plucks and then smells each individual coffee bean to brew the perfect cup. Ever. I don't care if one sip makes gold sprout out of your ears. You might stand in the line once, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carissa Pavlica)
Remember the adorable kid from TV’s "Punky Brewster"? It may be hard to believe but Soleil Moon Frye is 36 years old today! The freckled-faced cutie was just eight-years-old when she landed the starring role on NBC's popular sitcom! And since playing the witty adoptee, Soleil’s appeared on a slew of TV shows. She’s stared as Roxie on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," played the voice of Zoey, on "The Proud Family," and currently has one flick in production, "For Better or for Worse." Soleil tied the knot with "Punk’d" producer, Jason Goldberg, in 1998 -- and today she’s the mother of two little girls, Poet and Jagger! She may be turning 36, but Soleil’s definitely still got that childlike spunk about her! Click “Launch Gallery” below to see more child stars then and now. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
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Lady Gaga has announced her new album via Twitter. The album name, Artpop, has been tattooed on her right arm so for her sake I hope it goes platinum.
- Bridget McManus
Last week’s True Blood served up a host of shocking moments, including a cop shooting his friend and lady-love in the head, a gruesome beheading, and a very pregnant woman violently stabbing the father of her child to death in a demonic ritual. But the episode’s climactic scene – where a band of drugged-up vampires crashed a Bourbon Street karaoke bar and devoured the wedding party enjoying a round of “You Light Up My Life” inside – is the scene that has many viewers talking. And some of those viewers are talking about calling it quits on the series.
Throughout television history, many shows have lived and died based on their ability to balance shock with reassurance: play it too safe, and the show is dull and lifeless; push too far into squirm-inducing territory, and you risk alienating your audience. It's a tightrope walk that has claimed its fair share »
Like finding an abandoned Teddy Ruxpin at a garage sale or discovering a Swatch watch at the bottom of a Trivial Pursuit box, hearing the theme song to Dallas opens an instant wormhole to the '80s. Wisely preserving the iconic tune - along with the now-retro scrolling opener - this updated take on the classic nighttime soap pulls off a 10-gallon-hat trick: It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. The secret is the blended cast, which successfully mixes fan favorites from the original (only Victoria Principal, who played Pam, »
- Michelle Tauber
Last year when I talked for Meyer & Gosselaar for the series premiere of “Franklin & Bash,” we covered general territory related to their characters, along with small chat subjects like Gosselaar’s first kiss with Soliel Moon Frye “Punky Brewster.” In this unexpected sequel to that interview, the small chat was the main focus of the interview, as opposed to the other way around.
Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are, as Meyer describes, “two highfalutin lawyers” who work their way through legal loopholes with their unorthodox methods. They never hesitate to use spectacle in the court room to make a point, despite the disapproval of their stuffy co-workers.
That’s where the promotion for “Franklin & Bash” ends, however, as Gosselaar & Meyer prove to be a different kind of interview.
For twenty minutes, the three of us simply discussed many different topics, including their similar history on “The Wonder Years, »
- Nick Allen
We thought all the old-school video gold of Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar would be from his Saved by the Bell days. Not so! We found an even older clip of the '90s heartthrob on a 1988 episode of Punky Brewster. Punky's got a crush on Gosselaar, who plays her math tutor, but he's only got eyes for her friend Margaux. That is, until he realizes Margaux is boring and he instead asks Punky to a Sting concert. (That's right. Sting.) Too bad Margaux has a penchant for eavesdropping - and a whole basket of eggs! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Naturally, I watch TV because it’s entertaining, it brings me joy, books take too long to read, etc. but I believe that it can also be instructive. If I’d never seen the episode of Punky Brewster where Cherie got trapped in the refrigerator while playing hide-and-seek, I may have never learned how dangerous that seemingly innocuous appliance really is. But TV can also save your life in ways that aren’t so obvious. Besides being better than refrigerators. Most learned people think that reality television shows like Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise are harming our society and that even the reality programs that aren’t celebrating idiocy and low culture are creating a sense of entitlement in the nation’s youth and promoting ruthlessness or egotism. But what if these learned people have it all wrong and reality television is actually what’s going to allow our civilization to survive? I »
- Amber Humphrey
You may not already know screenwriter Michael Bacall, but you know his films (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street, Project X), and some of you even grew up with him. Bacall has been working in Hollywood for decades; first as a child actor in the '80s, where he appeared on such shows as The A-Team, The Wonder Years, Mr. Belvedere, Doogie Howser and Punky Brewster. As he got older and graduated college, he transitioned to screenwriting, partly out of necessity because quality roles were drying up, and also because he wanted to have a hand in creating new, exciting roles for younger actors like himself. Since then the former child actor has, essentially, blown up. Not only is he currently experiencing the weird rush of having two films in theaters in the same...
- Erik Davis
He probably doesn't want to admit it for fear of bad luck, but screenwriter Michael Bacall is riding one helluva hot streak right now. Not only does he have two films in theaters in the same month (21 Jump Street, Project X), but both of those films have just announced plans for sequels. We caught up with Bacall to chat with him about 21 Jump Street (with a twist of Project X) -- not to mention his nerdy trip through 1980s Child Actor Land, in which he had bit parts in shows like The A-Team, The Wonder Years, Punky Brewster and more -- but before we get to that interview (a fun one for yours truly), we wanted to let you know what the man had to say about those two sequels. Firstly, yes, Bacall is writing 21 Jump Street alongside Jonah Hill once again, with the writer...
- Erik Davis
Soleil Moon Frye is a busy mom of two, but the actress makes sure to fit in down time with her family.
The former Punky Brewster star, 35, is sharing some of her favorite family-friendly travel destinations (and personal photos) — both at home in Los Angeles and abroad — on the new travel site Trippy.com.
On the high end of her travel choices, Frye suggests the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico as a “completely kid friendly” hotel where the whole family can relax — as is evident from her picture lounging the beach with her daughters, Poet Sienna Rose, 6½, and Jagger Joseph Blue, »
Over the past two decades, Michael Bacall has acted in a number of projects that we all grew up with like Free Willy, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Wonder Years, Punky Brewster, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and so many more. While he continues to act, he's slowly gaining a reputation as something else: a very talented screenwriter. As some of you might know, he co-wrote Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and more recently he co-wrote Project X and 21 Jump Street. Trust me, after you see both of these upcoming films, you're going to want Bacall writing more comedies as they're both extremely funny and well worth your time. At the recent Los Angeles press day for Project X, I landed an exclusive interview with Bacall. We talked about how he got involved in screenwriting, his first screenplay Manic, the great experience of working on Scott Pilgrim and the two different endings, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Doggie Woggiez, Poochie Woochiez
Directed by Commodore Gilgamesh and Ghoul Skool
Doggie Woggiez, Poochie Woochiez is not a film; it is an experience unlike any other.
Other filmmakers have only hinted at what Doggie Woggiez, Poochie Woochiez is; Damon Packard, with Reflections of Evil comes close, but the people at Everything Is Terrible take it further than Packard could ever have dreamed. Packard still uses his own footage when he edits; these guys don’t film a thing. They take forgotten VHS tapes and edit out the worst/best parts of them into separate videos. And it’s genius, which is why they’re still doing it.
Doggie Woggiez, Poochie Woochiez is their third feature-length endeavor (the first two are kind of-movies, mostly their shorts strung together) and it’s absolutely unfathomable how anyone has the patience that these people have. There are literally thousands of cuts between different videos, »
20 items from 2012
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