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Anna Torv

Just one of the many reasons why I like to also watch Fringe and The Pacific. Except in The Pacific, Agent Dunham gives you a really good reason to watch the show.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

This is heavy stuff

Especially at 0:53…hilarious!

‘Jersey Shore’ for Asians

God, please, no.

The New York Post states:

Casting notices are out this week for an Asian-American version of “Jersey Shore.” This latest twist on the MTV hit series joins at least two other knockoffs — a Russian-American version set in Brighton Beach and another starring senior citizens at a nursing home. The formula — six or eight people with strong personalities and colorful nicknames living away from home — is proving to be more durable than anyone had guessed when “Jersey Shore” debuted earlier this year. The information on the latest iteration came out this week in a casting notice posted on Craigslist in LA.

“Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Real World,’ ‘The Hills,’ etc. . .” the notice reads. “We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life.” Casting isn’t limited strictly to Asian-Americans either. “If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain,” it said. The notice did not indicate which production company had posted the notice — a clue to which networks might be interested.

But if it somehow materializes, I know a ton of people who’d be good for this. Including this guy:

Sam Du, the new Situation, or as he’s known in the office, the SiDUation. Hopefully they’ll call the show “Sunset Strip” or “Hanging Out at Drais”, then his life will be complete.

Will they “Make It” again?

Good show; just started watching it on OnDemand. I think it’s perfect for guys in my generation who are less of that Entourage-type and more real world. According to the LA Times, ‘How To Make It In America‘ might not come back for a second season since my demographic isn’t nearly strong enough to carry the weight. I would’ve figured the Entourage crowd would be enough to move it, but who knows? Let’s hope Marky Mark can help sell it.

from: LA Times blog

6am insomnia with Bobby Brown

Most mornings I’m up around 6a or so, usually to use the restroom, and it’s about that time that I go and shut off the television from being on (or keep it on to see the news). Today I happened to turn halfway in to ‘Behind the Music: Bobby Brown‘, right as they were discussing the break-up between him and New Edition. Being fans of NE and Bobby as a solo artists, I stayed tuned, mostly because I didn’t know much about why the group broke up (it was because he didn’t want to conform to selling out as a bubble gum pop act and wanted more control of the creative process). Many drugs and a failed marriage with Whitney Houston later, we all know the guy has been through his troubles, served his time, so on and so forth; don’t care, wasn’t anything new. I was interested more in what he’s up to now, especially since I saw him earlier this year at the Greek Theater, headlining alongside Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, who apparently had formed a new trio called Heads of State. They’re really great live, basically the other half of NE if you can see Bell Biv Devoe perform near or around the same time, which I did. Bobby has since released ‘Gold‘, a greatest hits compilation from his various solo, NE and collaborative efforts; starred on CMT’s ‘Gone Country‘, a reality tv show (a point in time where he finally dropped the drug habit); and is now touring with Heads of State on his road to redemption. A relatively good ending to an otherwise troubled lifestyle. Now they just need a complete New Edition reunion tour (not sure if the recent NE reunions actually featured Bobby Brown as part of the act, according to VH1’s report).