Sunday, November 19, 2006

I am gearing up for:

The end of The Bachelor (I liked Lorenzo, but could they not put him opposite some women who were a little more mature?)I'm guessing Jen gets the loan of the ring until her father chases Lorenzo off with his gun and Sadie rides of crying in the limo thankful her virginity is intact.)

Getting hooked on Heroes after The Bachelor ends.

Getting through the winter without Project Runway or Dancing With the Stars (Personally, I think Wila and Max should've come in first, and Jerry Springer second. I guess I should've been voting.)

Seeing whether the blondes or the models win Amazing Race. (I'm gunning for the first two-women team.)

In the meanwhile, here is our next guest from the GCC tour, Lola Douglas. Her novel MORE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET is just out in hardcover. It's a sequal to TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET, and it's about Morgan Carter, whose true identity (as a Hollywood starlet) is exposed just as she's falling in love with the simple life she's built in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now Morgan has a choice to make: return to her glamorous movie star existence--or stick with the wholesome life, and the new love, she's found in the Midwest.

Paris Hilton moves to Green Acres?

I asked her my usual questions...

Are you a TV watcher?

Of course! I adore television. In fact, my next novel is about television (but that’s pretty much all I can say about that).

(Hmmmm, I hope it's not about a curator at the Museum of Television...)

What's your favorite show ever?

MY SO-CALLED LIFE. BEVERLY HILLS may have been one of the first prime time teen dramas, but MY SO-CALLED LIFE nailed the genre perfectly.

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

Felicity from Season One of FELICITY. Because when I was her age, I was just crazy enough to follow a boy across the country on the off chance that he might notice me. Thankfully, I’ve since grown up. A lot.

Does your main character watch any TV in the novel?

Yes. One of my favorite mini-scenes in the novel is when she’s hanging out with Emily and Eli, her best friend and love interest. They all want to watch different things, so Morgan suggests they play “Poor Man’s Version.” As in, Skeet Ulrich is the poor man’s Johnny Depp. Whoever comes up with the best pairing gets the remote control.

For more on Lola (why do I think of Barry Manilo every time I write that?) visit her website.

Monday, November 06, 2006

One day my Prince will come, but not this Monday

It's a dreary Monday night with no Wifeswap and no Bachelor on tonight. Fie on those Country Music Awards! I miss Prince Lorenzo. If you ask me, none of the women are right for him. An uninspired bunch. Anyway...

Up on the Girlfriend's Cybercircuit is Laurie Stolarz, whose YA novel BLEED has just come out.

As Laurie describes is: Over the course of a single day, the lives of ten teenagers will intersect in powerful and unexpected ways.

I say fine, as long as they aren't all congretating at my apartment.

Laurie answered my usual questions...

Are you a TV watcher?

Oh, yeah.

What's your favorite show ever?

Way too hard to pick just one. But, I love, love, LOVED Cheers. I also love reruns of Seinfeld and Sex and the City. As a kid, I also loved Hart to Hart and Love Boat. I’m big into reality TV now – The Bachelor, Laguna Beach, Project Runway, American Idol, Breaking Bonaduce, Ghost Hunters, etc., etc.

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

Who else but Jan Brady?

Does your main character watch any TV in the novel?

Yes, one of my characters has an addiction to a soap called Sands of Time. She gets swept away in the romance of two of the main characters and wishes the same for herself.

For more on Laurie visit her website.

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