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Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Fairfield, Conn. Price: $62,000,000 The Sk...
Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Fairfield, Conn. Price: $62,000,000 The Skinny: The Fairfield, Conn. estate of former Lehman Brothers co-chief operating officer Bradley Jack has hit the market for $62M after it narrowly avoided being sold at a municipal auction last March. Jack, who left Lehman in 2005 with an $80M severance package, allegedly failed to pay property taxes on the enormous, 20-acre waterfront estate for more than a year dating back to July 2011, and was also arrested twice for allegedly forging drug prescriptions during that time. The tax problem got straightened out at the last minute, though, and Jack agreed to enter treatment, which means that the worst days for this estate—which includes a 17,000-square-foot Elizabethan Revival-style manor house, a six-bedroom Victorian gatehouse, a barn, a tennis court, a heated pool, and numerous outbuildings—are behind it. · 1143 SASCO HILL ROAD [Nicholas H. Fingelly] · Sasco Point: Most valuable property in town on market for $62M [Fairfield Citizen] · Lehman's Desperate Housewives [Vanity Fair]
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Welcome to Pilot Perception, our feature in which we break down the first episode of each new show in order to help you decide whether it’s worth your time. The Show: Welcome to the Family, NBC in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada, ...
Welcome to Pilot Perception, our feature in which we break down the first episode of each new show in order to help you decide whether it’s worth your time. The Show: Welcome to the Family, NBC in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada, Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c The Pedigree: The show was written and created by Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement), who executive produces with Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings) and Michael Engler (The Big C). Engler directed the pilot. The Cast & How You Know Them: Welcome to the Family stars Mike O’Malley (Glee), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight), Justina Machado (Private Practice), Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl), Joseph Haro (Awkward), and Fabrizio Guido (World War Z). The Premise: Right after they graduate from high school, sweet but ditzy Molly Yoder and serious, academic-minded Junior Hernandez find out that they’re expecting a baby, and their very different families must learn to get along for their sakes. A Taste: What Works: I was interested in this show from the start because I’m a big fan of Mary McCormack from her previous work, and she was very good as always here. I actually really liked both sets of parents: they’re all clearly trying to do what’s best for their families in their own ways. I liked that the fathers had a very specific, personal reason to dislike each other, rather than it being a cultural thing. And I thought the teenage couple was really sweet; I’m definitely rooting for them. What Doesn’t: The “culture clash” aspect could very easily veer into racist stereotypes, and way too much of Molly’s character was based on her apparent lack of intelligence. While this is somewhat necessary for the “They’re so different!” premise, it’s important for the show to make the characters and situations more interesting on their own terms if this is going to work. Our Favorite Line: “Our society is so patriotic.” “Do you mean patriarchal?” “Probably.” You Might Like This if you like family comedies, especially those about different families thrown together or about parents dealing with teenagers getting married and/or having kids, like Reba or 18 to Life. If You’re Interested: Welcome to the Family premieres tonight (Thursday, October 3rd) on NBC and Global TV at 8:30/7:30c. (Photo courtesy of NBC.)
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Tom Welling kept good company over 10 seasons of Smallville . I bet you didn’t know that some of your favorite actors started as meteor freaks. Lizzy Caplan Caplan played Tina Greer on 2 episodes. She used to h...
Tom Welling kept good company over 10 seasons of Smallville . I bet you didn’t know that some of your favorite actors started as meteor freaks. Lizzy Caplan Caplan played Tina Greer on 2 episodes. She used to hang around Lana all the time and Lana would be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" And then she went crazy. The CW / Via smallville.wikia.com You probably know her from... MEAN GIRLS! She's also in a bunch of other movies and is starring in a new show on Showtime. Paramount Pictures / Via rebloggy.com Jesse Metcalfe Metcalfe played Van McNulty. His father was actually killed by Lizzy Caplan's character... #awkward The CW / Via smallville.wikia.com You probably know him from... JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE! Among other things such as Dallas, Desperate Housewives, etc. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Via degrassi.wikia.com View Entire List ›
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Opinions do not necessarily represent the CU Independent or any of its sponsors. As the opening credits of “Saturday Night Live” begin and the fresh new faces of the late night sketch comedy cast are introduced, I can’t help feel that it...
Opinions do not necessarily represent the CU Independent or any of its sponsors. As the opening credits of “Saturday Night Live” begin and the fresh new faces of the late night sketch comedy cast are introduced, I can’t help feel that it all seemed a bit forced. This season’s opener premiered Sept. 28, and starred the ever-talented Tina Fey, one of the shows long-time veterans. But this time around, even Tina seemed to be a bit bored, and if we are being honest, who wasn’t? I have long been a follower of SNL and have always held the men and women of the cast in high regard. Lately, I can’t help but feel that the show has become a bit dry. After 39 seasons, it feels as though the writers have all but given up on any shred of intelligent humor they had left. Rather than the witty sketches that used to leave the audience in stitches, I feel as though I’m watching bad “I Love Lucy” reruns. What happened to the spunk that this enlightening show once brought, and what caused it to turn into such a mess? Are we as Americans at fault for our increasing stupidity and inability to understand adult humor as we used to? Has our modern comedic illiteracy lead this once shining beacon of a program to the ultimate misfortune? Maybe the show has run its course and simply not realized it must make way for a new trailblazer in the entertainment biz. With the loss of comedic genius, and the inability to cater to the widespread crowd it used to, it seems like SNL has not made a single tactical advance in years, rendering it unable to keep up with the needs of modern television. I like to reminisce on when the show didn’t make me want to gag. When the legends like Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and many more graced the screen and brought delight to the viewers. Has SNL turned into nothing more than a mediocre springboard for the legends to launch their careers? Each time a cast member leaves, a key piece of the show leaves and cannot be replaced. It has been reduced down to a mere shadow of what it used to be, and I fear that it cannot be helped. With few more than 15 A+ sketches in the past four or five years, I think the time has come. It is with a heavy heart that I dismiss SNL as an ultimate favorite and push it into the same compartment as “Two and a Half Men” and “Desperate Housewives” – sad, and without an ounce of hope left. I will not watch this titanic-sized travesty unfold, and have decided to jump ship. I send my most fond farewell to the legend and anxiously await the next big thing. Contact CU Independent staff writer Sophie Junak at Sophie.junak@gmail.com.
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The Disney/ABC DGA Directing Program will accept applications from Tuesday, October 1 through Wednesday, November 27. Based in LA, the two-year professional directing program focuses on potential episodic directing opportunities on Disne...
The Disney/ABC DGA Directing Program will accept applications from Tuesday, October 1 through Wednesday, November 27. Based in LA, the two-year professional directing program focuses on potential episodic directing opportunities on Disney/ABC series. Selected participants are offered shadowing assignments with veteran episodic directors, mentoring by Disney/ABC Television Group network or studio creative executives and exposure to industry professionals. Current program director Rob Greenlea made his episodic directing debut last season on Grey’s Anatomy and earned a second directing assignment this season. Participating directors have secured assignments on series including ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Private Practice, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars  and Disney Channel’s Shake It Up. For more information click here.
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Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria is returning to ABC for another soapy drama, this time as a producer. ABC has bought Trust, an hourlong soap based on the popular Colombian telenovela Pura Sangre, which is produced by Longoria’s ...
Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria is returning to ABC for another soapy drama, this time as a producer. ABC has bought Trust, an hourlong soap based on the popular Colombian telenovela Pura Sangre, which is produced by Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Berman/Braun and Universal TV. Written by Katie Lovejoy (Dracula), Trust centers on David Montenegro, a humble attorney in Miami who is given the chance to become the Trustee of the Lagos estate. David takes the job to try and rekindle a romance with his first and only love, Rosella Lagos – who is now engaged to another man – but before long, he finds himself sucked into her dysfunctional family and discovers that, in a world of so much money, the only true currency is trust. The project stems from UnbeliEVAble’s first-look deal with Uni TV. UnbeliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector executive produce with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. Source: deadline
8 days ago
While most people see a third time in anything to be a charm, actress Eva Longoria views things from a totally different perspective. After two failed marriages, Longoria has decided to call it quits, declaring that she will not be getti...
While most people see a third time in anything to be a charm, actress Eva Longoria views things from a totally different perspective. After two failed marriages, Longoria has decided to call it quits, declaring that she will not be getting married a third time. She even went a step further and stated that she has no plans to have children, as she won’t be raising any alone. Yesterday, Longoria appeared on Access Hollywood Live. She dished on exactly why she has no intentions to ever walk down the isle again. “I’ve been married twice,” admitted Longoria, who divorced actor Tyler Christopher in 2004, and NBA star Tony Parker in 2011. “Been there, done that!” exclaimed Longoria. Eva Longoria and Ex-Husband, Tony Parker, 2008. The two-time SAG award winner also touched on her sentiments toward motherhood. Unlike fellow actresses Katherine Heigl and Sandra Bullock who considered and executed the decision to adopt children, Longoria has no intention to venturing into motherhood at all. Procreation as well as adoption are two options that are out of the window for her. However, she did lean toward a slight glint of hope as she hasn’t totally given up on love. “I’m not one of those women who are like, ‘I must procreate!’ I think kids are a product of love,” she continued. “So, if you find the right person and you want to have a family with that person, then that’s when the time is right. But…if I’m 50 and single, I’m not going to go do it myself.” 50 is a little more than a decade away so we can only be optimistic that Longoria’s decision on marriage and family can be gracefully overturned. When asked of her feelings on aging, she confidently spoke of embracing the years to come, as she isn’t afraid to grow older. “I love aging, as far as getting wiser. I have no desire to be 25 again. Maybe I want my 25-year-old body, but I don’t want my 25-year-old mind!” The irony in Longoria’s reality is rather paradoxical to her lifestyles on camera. Longoria is widely known for her stand-out role as a wife on the popular Lifetime television drama, “Desperate Housewives.” Not to mention that her latest animated TV series, “Mother Up!” features her in the voice role of a mother who transitions from the entity of a high-end Manhattan music executive to that of a carpooling suburban ‘soccer mom. “Mother Up” is currently filming and schedules to hit television airwaves late this fall. Image(s) via Wikimedia Commons
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Eva Longoria is no stranger to looking for love. One thing she isn’t looking for is marriage. The Desperate Housewives star is desperate no more, and doesn’t see marriage in the picture. Who can blame Longoria? Her first marr...
Eva Longoria is no stranger to looking for love. One thing she isn’t looking for is marriage. The Desperate Housewives star is desperate no more, and doesn’t see marriage in the picture. Who can blame Longoria? Her first marriage to her General Hospital co-star Tyler Christopher ended in divorce, and her second marriage to Spurs point guard Tony Parker ended in a huge cheating scandal. The cheating scandal saw Longoria as the woman scorned, and might have hurt her image for a few years following their 2010 divorce. When asked if she wants to marry for a third time, she made it obvious that marriage isn’t in the cards for her. About possibly marrying, Longoria said: “I’ve been married twice. Been there, done that!” Despite her age, Longoria also admits that she’s not rushing to have children either. In fact, Longoria seems downright indifferent about having children. Longoria told Access Hollywood Live that she isn’t one of those women who feel the need to have children. “I think kids are a product of love. So if you find the right person and you want to have a family with that person, then that’s when the time is right. But…if I’m 50 and single, I’m not going to go do it myself.” As far as partners go, Longoria hasn’t had that much luck in love. Besides her failed marriages, Eva Longoria has dated Eduardo Cruz (brother of Penelope Cruz), Jets football player Mark Sanchez, singer JC Chasez, and most recently Ready for Love contestant, Ernesto Arguello. Arguello and Longoria met on the show, due to Longoria producing, and Arguello being a constestant on the show. Although the two seemed like they were happy, they split back in August. As for her love life presently, the star has been linked to George Clooney, but that has been denied by both Clooney and Longoria. Although we doubt Eva Longoria has to worry about aging with the genes that she has, she told Access Hollywood that she isn’t really concerned with aging, having said that she works out, eats really well, and feels better due to her lifestyle changes. Are you surprised that Eva Longoria isn’t game for a third shot at marriage? [Image credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com] Eva Longoria Won’t Marry A Third Time is a post from: The Inquisitr News
11 days ago
So, in another pathetic, and yet sadly not a last ditch, effort to stop Obamacare the GOP has said it will shut down the government if they don’t get their way.I say, Shut it down, vote the motherfuckers out. Tell the GOP that they are n...
So, in another pathetic, and yet sadly not a last ditch, effort to stop Obamacare the GOP has said it will shut down the government if they don’t get their way.I say, Shut it down, vote the motherfuckers out. Tell the GOP that they are not there to process their racist agenda against the president they are there to work for us. And they haven’t done One.Single.Thing. since Obama took office because all they wanna do is stop him.That’s the GOP. Vote.Them.Out.Maybe marriage equality will come to New Jersey after all.It seems that two Republicans, Holly Schepisi and Declan O’Scanlon, and two Democrats, Wayne DeAngelo and Gabriela Mosquera, have announced that they will vote to override Governor Chris Christie's 2012 veto of the marriage equality bill.And O’Scanlon believes there might be more:“The narrative that the governor strong-arms Republicans in the Legislature is false. I think you’ll see some other folks vote for it, but I don’t know exactly how many at this point. We’re some time away from that vote actually happening."Hopefully the New Jersey GOP will not take a page from the Washington GOP and they’ll actually do something.If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it half a billion times — no exaggeration — Grampa John McCain needs to retire already, head back to Arizona, park his wrinkled ass on the front porch and bark at the neighbor kids to get off his lawn.Seriously, with everything happening in this country, and around the world, John McCain was most pissy about the night the LA Dodgers bested the Arizona Diamondbacks they celebrated by diving into the stadium pool. And this got McCain’s knickers — and you just know he’s wearin’ knickers — in a twist. He instantly Tweeted out:Now, some politicos let their staffs do the Tweeting for them, but not Gramps McCain. This was all him and apparently it was the most pressing issue of the day for him.The most unfortunate outcome is that the Dodgers players appeared to keep a more level head than the senior senator from Arizona, except on Twitter, though, where Dodger Brian Wilson Tweeted his response:Suh-nap. Of course, McCain didn’t respond that day because they were serving applesauce in the Senate cafeteria and then it was time for his nap.Dexter finished up it series run last Sunday night. I'm ambivalent about the ending — as happens every time a favorite series ends — feeling both glad and sad. He may have been a serial killer, but he was one of the good guys.We also watched the finale of Devious Maids AKA Desperate Housewives If the Housewives Were Maids. Lifetime promised an OMG ending; seriously, they said I'd go OMG at the ending when all I said was Really? That's it? And the last episode of Broadchurch on BBCAmerica; I love a good British copper show and this one didn’t disappoint.Now for some new shows:Loved The Blacklist. James Spader is oily. That's all. Hated Mom. I should have known it would suck when I saw it was created by Chuck '2.5 Men' Lorre. Cheese from start to finish.I liked Trophy Wife because at least the premiere had some irreverent humor. I loathed Lucky 7 which is about a bunch of stereotypes — though thankfully not one gay stereotype in the bunch — who with the Lottery. Yawnery.Revolution is back. Loved it. Law & Order: SVU; I'm a huuuge fan. Modern Family — let’s just say Cam and Mitchell changing the tire was sweet ... in case you haven't yet seen it. Nashville? Hunks. Yes.What are you watching?Okay, for a long time now I have refused to donate used goods to the Salvation Army or drop any loose change into one of their holiday buckets because of their anti-gay stance, but this is just over the line.While the Salvation Army has expressed their, um, distaste for the LGBT community in the past, citing their Christian beliefs — because it is impossible to be Christian and gay, you know — but recently Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio to discuss a call by LGBT parents for a boycott them for their anti-gay p
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Fun TV fact: "Desperate Housewives" is a cult hit in North Korea. Slightly less surprisingly, shows like "Breaking Bad" and "House" are watched everywhere, from Latin America to China to France. But the massive success of U.S. TV prog...
Fun TV fact: "Desperate Housewives" is a cult hit in North Korea. Slightly less surprisingly, shows like "Breaking Bad" and "House" are watched everywhere, from Latin America to China to France. But the massive success of U.S. TV programs abroad also highlights a clear problem -- a huge proportion of…
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