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Mick Herron’s standalone This Is What Happened begins in medias res, with 26-year-old Maggie Barnes hiding in a bathroom in a high-rise building during a dangerous spy mission.
Until recently, she was working in the corporate …

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Nerdies for Best & Worst of SAG Awards

January 24, 2010 – 5:50 am | 11 Comments
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I usually love movie award shows but last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards bored me. Many of the winners were the same as Globe winners from less than a week ago so I couldn’t muster …

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Inside the SAG Awards’ Voting Process

January 22, 2010 – 2:21 am | 20 Comments
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The 16th annual SAG Awards are tomorrow, January 23, 2010 (televised on TBS and TNT), but before they’re handed out, I polled three different voters to see how they cast their ballots, not just who …

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Tell Me a Story About…Chair

January 21, 2010 – 7:18 am | 19 Comments
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I had so much fun when we played our storytelling game last time (read it here), I decided to do it again. Based on an exercise Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about in her book Committed: A …

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Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2010

January 18, 2010 – 6:04 am | 5 Comments
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After the ceremony (and maybe a party or two), a friend of mine who had attended the Globes called and we chatted briefly about some things that weren’t shown on TV. She wished to stay …

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Nerdies for Best & Worst of 67th Annual Golden Globes

January 18, 2010 – 5:36 am | 4 Comments
Jennifer-Garner

I usually love me some Globes but last night while they were on, I was deep in HTML hell so my wrap-up will be a bit more succinct than usual. If you’d like a complete …

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Welcome!

January 18, 2010 – 3:22 am | 34 Comments
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Usually when people get a facelift, they don’t talk about it. But I’m proud to say I’ve spent the last several days giving my blog an overhaul even Joan Rivers would envy.
First, if you followed …

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No Limits on the Horizon for U2

March 1, 2009 – 10:06 pm | 9 Comments
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So, U2’s dropping a new album Tuesday (download it from Amazon for only $3.99!) and I’m excited, having been a fan since 1980. But when it came to doing a review, I knew the best …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Finalists from Group 2

February 27, 2009 – 1:41 am | 9 Comments

Let’s get right to the point. The 3 who made the top 12 from this bunch were Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. Save for the choice of Iraheta, who has an incredibly powerful …

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THE REAPER Kicks Butt!

February 26, 2009 – 12:50 am | 6 Comments
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Man, oh man, I just finished this book by Josh Bazell called Beat the Reaper and it was so good, I started writing this review before the book’s back cover had slapped shut. That’s how …

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AMERICAN IDOL — Group 2 of Semi-Finalists

February 26, 2009 – 12:36 am | 8 Comments

The girls were way better than the guys tonight and it burns me that the rules force us to accept at least one guy from this group into the top 12. There are three girls …

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Backstage Oscars Scoop!

February 23, 2009 – 5:57 am | 11 Comments
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After the ceremony, I received a call from a source who attended the show and had lots of scoop to share. Here’s our conversation: [She also took the photo below]
PCN: Spill! Tell me your favorite …

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2009 Oscars Fashion Round-Up

February 23, 2009 – 5:19 am | 10 Comments
n-portman1

There were a lot of beautiful dresses tonight so it’s hard to pick a best. Even the “bad” ones weren’t horrible. But Nerdies need to be given out so here goes:
Best Dressed—Female: (Tie) Anne Hathaway …

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