Thursday, October 19, 2006

And the winner, by a neck, is...

So the very unpleasant Jeffrey won Project Runway. I did like his collection the best (the artist can make beautiful things even if the artist is not a beautiful person) but do I want to have to see him on future shows making little guest appearances with his ugly neck tatoo? And can someone please explain to me how finding a receipt can determine whether he had other people help him sew his collection? Whatever. Moving on...

The GCC has been a bit quiet this Fall, but we have a return visit this week from E. Lockhart. Her young adult novel THE BOYFRIEND LIST is out in paperback. Even though E. answered all my questions last time around, but she has updated for us, and in any case we don't mind reruns, right?

Are you a TV watcher?

Usually, I say no. I am a book person. But I am obsessed with Entourage right now. It's all about the shifting power relationships in a small group of immature people -- which is what I write about, too!

And I don't mind that Adrian Grenier.

What's your favorite show ever?

I had a real love affair with Northern Exposure when it was first on. Before that, a love affair with Mork and Mindy. But the passion is gone. When I see these shows in reruns, it's not the same. They're like men I've broken up with. What was I thinking?

What TV character (past or present) do you identify with most?

Last time I visited your blog, I said Grover. From Sesame Street. Which is still true.

But I would be lying if I didn't also admit that I identify with the Edina on Absolutely Fabulous.

Maybe that is my favorite show, ever. I never get tired of it.

So I am like a mix of Edina and Grover.

Not a pretty picture, but there you have it.

Does your main character watch any TV in the novel?

In The Boy Book, Roo watches old Saturday Night Live episodes in reruns. She footnotes John Belushi for teenage readers who haven't heard of him, thus:

"John Belushi was a comedian who used to be on Saturday Night Live (Cheesebuguh! Cheesebuguh!) and starred in Animal House and The Blues Brothers. He killed himself by accident doing too many drugs when he was only thirty-three. Like Elvis, but even grosser and also naked."

Roo also has an encyclopedic memory for old movies (which she watches on TV), and the footnotes in The Boy Book (and The Boyfriend List) contain long lists of romantic movies classified by the myths the perpetuate about love.

For more on E. Lockhart visit her website and blog.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

In no particular order...

The next couple who be back next week...


In no particular order...

You're still in the running...

Joey Lawrence and Edyta Sliwinska

to be America's Next Top Model

The couple who will not be returning next week.

will immediately pack her bags...

Vivica Fox and Nick Kosovich...


"It's all good!" (Viveca)

"This was a waste of time..." (Monique)


I am going crazy with my remote. Gilmore Girls is on at the same time as Dancing With the Stars and then the results show is opposite America's Next Top Model and I would theoretically like to see House and Lost and The Nine and other things too... Yes, I have no life in the evenings anymore. At least nothing is on opposite Project Runway, thank god. The reunion show was so funny tonight. I loved the clips of Kayne Gillaspie talking fast and Malan laughing. Robert Best described Malan perfectly: a cross between Cary Grant and Eddie Munster.

But the real question is: Are Wila Ford and Max Chmerkovskiy pulling a Kristy and Lloyd? (For those who didn't watch Skating with Celebrities, skater Lloyd Eisler left his wife and had an affair with his celeb partner Kristy Swanson, but I have no idea if they're still together. Does anyone?) Anyway, it seemed that one of the judges made a comment last week that Wila and Max were getting cozy, but I haven't heard anything official. It's certainly a great rumor to start so you can stay on the show. Not to say they did that -- their waltz really was the most romantic dance of the evening. Can someone just tell me why Monique Coleman keeps crying? So cute how they're all bonding, though.

Did the producers on The Bachelor make Prince Lorenzo pick only the girls they wanted to cast for the show? I like this guy better than the last few bachelors -- he actually seems halfway intelligent and has a sense of humor -- but when you see him choosing sluttly Desiree and Erica the Tiara girl socialite and one woman of color and the virgin who is saving herself... it's all so obviously orchestrated... please.

All I can say is, I'm ready for Lorelai to choose between Christopher and Luke and be done with it. And Joey Lawrence really needs to take some sort of medication for his blood pressure cuz I'm afraid that vein on his forehead is going to pop. And my prediction is that Sara Evans will win Project Runway. Oops, I mean Jaeda. No, that's Top Model. I mean Uli. If she doesn't just design a bunch of print dresses. Maybe it's time for TIVO. Or maybe it's time to get rid of cable. We still have some rabbit ear antenna here somewhere...

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