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Presenting our 16 Entertainers of the Year, including a heavyweight in Gravity, a hard twerker, a TV game-changer, one very Grumpy Cat… and, of course, Olitz.
Entertainment Weekly knows what’s good for them!
i wish i could reblog this every day until the universe gets it
and i wish one of these existed for race and orientation as well, but *i can’t even imagine* how much worse the stats get from here on down.
I met Michelle Obama this week, and it left me beyond giddy.
On Monday I worked for her during a fundraiser event she was speaking at in support of women in the senate.
After a morning of secret service agent head nods and meeting her kind, smart and sweet staff, the moment came. I was sitting backstage at a table when she walked up, waiting for her cue to go on stage. We smiled at each other and I quickly looked away, trying not to stare (epic challenge of willpower!).
Once her inspiring speech was over, I peeked beyond the backstage area and saw her greeting guests. I tucked backstage once more, and secret service escorted her back. As she was walking by, she stopped and approached me, and I questioned if this was real life. We shook hands and then held each other’s hands for a few glorious moments as she thanked me and said I did a great job. All I could do was thank her back. And then of course do a jig and jump in place for a while with my hands over my mouth after we parted.
It happened so quickly, but I was so blown away by her elegance and kindness. She could have just walked on by, but she didn’t.
Sometimes public figures have these attitudes about them when you see them away from the cameras. Mrs. Obama had nothing of the sort - she was down to earth, approachable, and genuine. So so genuine.
She has a supporter for life in me, that’s for sure.
I’ve been seeing a disturbing amount of blackface on the web this Halloween season. I won’t even touch on my thoughts on the people who have dressed up as Trayvon Martin because that would fill an encyclopedia sized book, but I will say this: something needs to change.
Things like this cannot be ignored. Racism can’t be ignored and brushed aside. Maybe you think it’s uncomfortable to talk about, or maybe you don’t think it affects you. But it should. When people are being judged and ridiculed and discriminated against for the color of their skin, that should affect you as a human being.
I can’t sleep because I’m thinking about this, yet I can’t figure out how to even start fighting against racism and bridging the gap. If anyone out there who happens to read this has any idea of where to begin, please say something.
4 years ago today, I moved to New York City. I shall celebrate by being exhausted and relying on coffee to stay awake.
Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.” (via huffingtonpostwomen)
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I moved to NYC just after college (like you are planning on doing!) and didn’t know a single person. The toughest thing about the first year was trying to make friends. It can be really lonely for a huge city. The job I had was pretty isolating, so I didn’t really settle into a friend group until I switched jobs and started working with a bunch of young people. My recommendation there would be to find extra curricular activities to do if you won’t be meeting people at work. Having friends makes the city MUCH more enjoyable. Funny enough, two of my best friends here are craigslist roommates I live with! So you never know!
Other than that, it’s a really expensive city, so definitely plan for that. Having a safety net of funds is always good just in case.
And be prepared for winter to last like 6 months!
If I think of anything else I’ll let you know, or you can always send questions.
Good luck! It’s a fantastic city. Definitely a hard city to live in, but it’s worth it.
Guys, TV this year has been
SO. DARN. GOOD.
Happy TeeVee fan right here! Woot.
Orphan Black, you’re next.
My 4 year anniversary in New York City is fast approaching (hey October), and almost every year I’ve thought it to be my last.
I’m fairly confident that this year will indeed be the end of this NYC chapter.
LA is calling again and it feels right.
And while I’m going to soak up this next year in NY just in case, I must say I’m feeling pretty giddy about ole Los Angeles.
Every so often a television show will come along that reinvigorates you. Well, at least this TV fanatic experiences such a feeling. It’s this rush of pure excitement and love that confirms and reaffirms my desire…nay, need to work in television.
I watch TV like it’s my job, and I’ve seen a lot of great television over the years. But regardless of how fantastic the show is, not all of them possess that feeling that can best be described as obsession.
Somehow, someway, Scandal has led to full-blown obsession status.
This show is the perfect mix. Incredible actors, amazing writing, fantastic music….the list goes on and on. I actually feel grateful that I get to watch it…grateful that a whole team of people is working hard to produce such great content for us.
Even the thought that this show could go on for years and years to come and entertain and delight us as such?! It’s too much joy to handle!
I’ll admit that lately I’ve been having doubts about my future in television. Then this show comes along and it’s like a reminder of why I wanted to get into the industry in the first place. The fact that a TV show can provoke and inspire and ignite such emotions and passion in people - how incredible is that?
And Kerry Washington has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. She’s brilliant, not just as an actor but also as a person. So well-spoken, intelligent and active with her political and humanitarian work. I always love when actors I enjoy watching turn out to be smart and equally as wonderful off screen. What an inspiration. She has Emmy written all over her.
On top of that, this is the first show in almost 40 years featuring an African-American woman as the lead. 40 years. And Kerry delivers. Honestly, I feel like this show is doing great things for the industry and viewers at large. It’s showing that you can have a beautifully-written, smart, successful show with a multi-racial cast and African-American woman as the star. Hopefully it’ll lead to more roles for people of all backgrounds and help propel the industry in a better direction.
Needless to say, if you’re looking for a show to love (and I haven’t pestered you enough already), you know where to find it!