Do you want to be a go-getter like those ambitiously inspired types on Scandal? They all have hopes! And dreams! And will achieve them, no matter what kind of torture-laden machinations or relationship-killing secrets they have to endure. This week’s episode, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies,” was chock-full of advice for the budding Scandal-ite:
ABC promos have been trumpeting all week that Scandal’s mid–season return would contain “100% Scandal Insanity!”. And althoughScandal is definitely no stranger to out-and-out craziness, fortunately “Ride, Sally, Ride” lacked any of the blood-splattered VPs, wrist-chomping or dental torture we’ve been subjected to so far this season. Read More
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Scandal: Oh my god, I have the craziest thing to tell you.
You: Hold on. First of all, hello.
You: It’s polite to start a conversation off with a little introduction.
Scandal: IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD BE TERRIFIED!
You: What does that even mean?
Scandal: NO REPEATS! INSANITY!
You: You cray.
Sex & Real Estate
Got time for another end of the year list? Of course you do! Craig Silverman over at Poynter complies his annual list of the best and worst media corrections and errors. (Poynter)
S.I. Newhouse had a good reason for missing the Condé Nast Christmas party last week: he has (quietly) retired from day-to-day operations. (New York Post)
“If you’ve got sex appeal, big boobs, long legs… why wouldn’t you use it?”
Barbara Corcoran of The Corcoran Group uttered the words at a recent promotional event for ABC’s “Shark Tank,” where she encouraged the use of sex appeal to earn business, Business Insider reported.
“It’s like asking people who can see to Read More
marketing to millennials
Breast Cancer Awareness month might have become ground zero for some heated debates in recent years, but we can’t deny the benefit of all that ubiquitous pink-colored coverage. Just look at Good Morning America’s Amy Robach, who underwent her first mammogram last month, on-air, for a segment promoting awareness. She admitted that she had to be talked into “demystifying” the procedure by her co-host Robin Roberts, who is herself a breast cancer survivor.
“Like so many women, I just kept putting it off,” Ms. Robach said today, after announcing the test had come back positive.
You may have read this on a website today: The Goldbergs is a new sitcom about Jews in the 1980s that premieres tonight.
God, Bill Nye is perfect. Remember how he is the oppposite of Ben Stein who believes in Intelligent Design, even though when you were a kid you probably thought both of them were very smart? Yeah, that was fun.
Even more fun than watching Mr. Nye just kill it on the topic of why Creationism shouldn’t be taught in school is watching him dominate the floor on ABC during last night’s Dancing With the Stars, in which he did a fun cha-cha to our favorite song that Todd from Breaking Bad has a ringtone, “Weird Science.”
No, we never thought we’d write the above headline either. But in case you missed Claudia Dreyfus’s brilliant interview with the CBS award-winning sitcom’s EP and script writers Eric Kaplan in The New York Times the other day, you really need to know that he is not trying to make the show about stereotypes. “Listen, it’s a story, not a thesis about how everyone is,” said Mr. Kaplan, in just about the most perfect excuse for a show ever given.
And then there was some Chuck Lorre-loving, which makes the whole interview sound like foreshadowing for a Charlie Sheen-level implosion on the production pretty soon.
When we saw that Nightline co-host Cynthia McFadden had sold her three-bedroom co-op at 129 East 69th Street last week, we wondered where she would be moving. Like the 11:35 p.m. time slot on ABC, a pre-war co-op in a white glove Lenox Hill building is prime real estate.
The answer is Carnegie Hill (and, if you’re watching ABC, it’s 12:35 a.m.). The famed journalist tells The Observer that she and her teenaged son are upgrading to a four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side neighborhood.