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Amber Riley hits just the right note (Yep, I went straight for the cliche!) in these chic and flattering ruffles.

The Golden Globe Awards are a joke. I always think of that show as 5 guys in a basement swooning over their favorite celebs (which is how things like “The Tourist” get nominated.) It’s fun, but you can’t take it seriously.

The Screen Actors Guild, on the other hand, is made up of just about every working actor imaginable — from A-list to Z-list. So I take it a bit more seriously. But not half as seriously as they take it, with all the self-congratulatory “And I’m an actor!” horseshite.

The fashions reflect that, too. We’re seeing some serious “try” happening at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — and I don’t just mean Angie Harmon trying to steal the show by marrying herself in that huge dress.

Some stars are using this opportunity to experiment and I appreciate the effort, even if several young ladies seemed to miss the DON’T CLASH WITH THE RED CARPET memo. Other stars (Lea Michele!) have either given up or don’t think the SAG Awards are worth their A-game.

Saving the best for the Oscars?


Dianna! I did not recognize the "Glee" girl with those smoky eyes. I love this look for her. Dark, edgy eyes with a long, schoolgirl-length dress. She's trying without trying to be someone else.

I don’t really care too much about “Glee,” but the “Glee” crowd is all over the SAGs. I love what Dianna Agron and Amber Riley are doing … and not much else. Dianna kinda reminds me of Emma Roberts in this look, for some reason. The eyes?

Nice, Ariel!

See. This is how you get noticed. Ariel Winter is the younger of the two “Modern Family” sisters and she usually gets overshadowed. Not tonight. She keeps it sweet and understated and perfect for her age. Her on-screen sister didn’t get the same memo.

Yay! I love when she looks good!

Thank God. I didn’t like how Julianna Margulies looked at the Golden Globes and ever since someone said I looked like her (about 15 years ago) I’ve always tied my fortunes to her. She looks gorgeous here (and nothing like me, which is the best compliment I could give her). And I’ve just started watching “The Good Wife,” which is pretty darn good even if I’m upset that she’s winning awards over my “Mad Men” family.


As long as Sofia Vergara wears a tight, bright dress with her boobs popping out, she’ll make the best dressed list.

Way to go, Nat!

This is much, much better than what Natalie Portman wore to the Golden Globes. That red flower? So tacky. This is classy.

Oh my God she looks GOOD!

It’s always news when Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t pull a Bjork. I love her either way, but it’s nice to see she doesn’t just overdo it for shock value. Sometimes she does do understated — and she does it well.

Ice queen.

Lots of white tonight. I like it. I like Amy Adams here. I don’t care for her too much in “The Figher” but at least she doesn’t go as over-the-top as Melissa Leo. Stop rewarding her for that Boston cliche.

I do love the silver.

I can’t really decide if this is a good one or not. I love the color, but I’m not sure it’s flattering to Naya Rivera’s shape … or lack thereof. Maybe it’s just a bad angle. I found a lot of bad angle photos online.

Ha! Go Angie!

This just makes me smile. Angie Harmon is DYING to get on the LOOK AT ME list with this one. She’s hosting her own personal Oscars here. Jennifer Lopez would appreciate the cheek. I appreciate it, too. Someone has to go over the top!

This reminds me of something, though. Something she wore many moons ago...

I’m rooting for Winona Ryder, so I’m glad to see this. I like it. I don’t love it, but I like it a lot. Good for her.

I have a dress that has the same color blend. Just sayin'...

I like Julia Stiles and I don’t believe she did break up Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. Speaking of MCH, he looks like crap tonight. Is he feeling OK? Now I’m worried.




Melissa Leo, do not make me hate you.

I’m getting annoyed with Melissa Leo. I think she’s being overpraised for an over-the-top performance in the overrated “The Fighter” and now she’s wearing some Saran Wrap. She looks pregnant in this shot. Just a bad angle? Even if it is, it’s way too much shiny silver.

Not that Meredith would ever dress well.

Which fashion sin is worse: Too much fabric or too little? Check out this dress worn by the otherwise lovely Kate Flannery of “The Office” and discuss.


Maybe if I had a different posed shot of Jenna Fischer’s dress it wouldn’t seem so bad. But right now it’s just so dull.

Stop it. And for the record, "Boardwalk Empire" is not that good.

What the hell is going on with Paz de la Huerta?

I hate blush tones.

I really like Jayma Mays so I looked at this dress from several angles before deciding I just don’t like it. I hate the way it bunches in the chest and of course I’m never into blush/peach/nude type non-colors. I don’t like the knee peek. I don’t like the high neck. The shoes are OK.


Who is this and what happened to the fashion-forward Lea Michele? And where did her left boob go?

Well, she'll be noticed!

I ADORE Hailee Steinfeld of “True Grit” and I applaud the way she’s experimenting with colors and patterns in public like this. But she looks like the Dunkin Donuts logo and she clashes with the carpet. Side note: How tall is she? In photos it looks like she dwarfs everyone else.

Clash of the mini titans!

I really, really like Sarah Hyland’s dress but I really, really hate how it clashes with the red carpet. Always check the carpet color before showing up. The photos we see tend to come from the (in this case red) carpet, not the audience or even the podium. Dress for the carpet, I say.




Mila is all about the "I'm so f*cking hot" face.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I don’t like this against the red carpet. It just seems messy and she looks pissed. Is Mila Kunis a diva or does she just play one in front of the camera?

Too thin.

I don’t really have a problem with this dress, I’m just distracted by the thinness of Ellie Kemper. It’s all I can see.



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“Winter’s Bone” just robbed a bank. I love it.

Not only did it get itself one of the 10 Best Picture nominations — and it wouldn’t if we were back to the much more reasonable 5 — it got a well-deserved Best Actress nod for star Jennifer Lawrence and a very surprising Best Supporting Actor nod for my boy John Hawkes.

I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see his name.

He was astounding in “Winter’s Bone,” but he’s great in everything. He’s one of those journeyman actors I just sort of take for granted and never expect to see on a nominations list because he’s not flashy.

He’s not pushing for an Oscar like Christian Bale (who will probably win) or Natalie Portman (who will win). He’s just awesome. “Deadwood.” “Lost.” “The Perfect Storm.” “American Gangster.” “Eastbound & Down.”

The guy’s been in everything. Just check out his IMDb profile. You’ve seen him.

Of course, some people are calling Andrew Garfield of “The Social Network” an Oscar snub, saying he should’ve gotten one of the supporting actor nods. Bull. I loved “The Social Network,” but bull. I’m not seeing the “It” factor with Andrew Garfield and I even sat through “The Red Riding” trilogy.

I can't wait to see this. But why did she get a nod and not him?

I loved “Winter’s Bone” and it’s a helluva lot better than “True Grit,” even though I give Hailee Steinfeld all the credit in the world … for a leading performance.

She’s in just about every scene, so why did they stick her in the Actress in a Supporting Role category? Bull again.

But maybe they figured she could win over the supporting ladies when she can’t beat Natalie Portman. No one can.

“True Grit” is one of the most overrated films of the year, I’d say, although there are still plenty of films I need to see.

This is not the year to stick with the 10 Best Picture nominees, especially when there are still only five Best Director slots. Yes, “Inception” directed itself.

I loved “The King’s Speech” but should it win Best Picture? Should it win as much as it probably will? I’m not sure. It’s kind of an evergreen film. You could pop that out at any point. It’s not timely. “The Social Network” is very right now. And it’s amazing how David Fincher turned a story about guys sitting at computers into something exciting, urgent and even emotional. I think that’s the film of this year, as opposed to any year.

Here are the top films I still have to see, if they ever come near me or to Netflix:

Blue Valentine (dying to see this)
127 Hours (dying to see this)
Animal Kingdom (What the hell is this? I only heard of it when I saw Jacki Weaver’s name on the supporting actress list)
Rabbit Hole (although I’m not really dying to see it; it was already a play and once it’s been done… just like “True Grit,” I guess)
Biutiful (Go Javier Bardem! This is Colin Firth’s win, but good for the Spanish hottie)


Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Picture
“Black Swan,” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
“Inception,” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
“The Kids Are All Right,” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
“The King’s Speech,” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
“127 Hours,” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
“The Social Network,” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán, Producers
“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“The King’s Speech”
“True Grit”

“Black Swan,” Matthew Libatique
“Inception,” Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech,” Danny Cohen
“The Social Network,” Jeff Cronenweth
“True Grit,” Roger Deakins

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland,” Colleen Atwood
“I Am Love,” Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King’s Speech,” Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest,” Sandy Powell
“True Grit” Mary Zophres

“Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter,” David O. Russell
“The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper
“The Social Network,” David Fincher
“True Grit,” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
“Gasland,” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Restrepo,” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
“Waste Land,” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Killing in the Name”
“Poster Girl”
“Strangers No More”
“Sun Come Up”
“The Warriors of Qiugang”

Film Editing
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”

Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful,” Mexico
“Dogtooth,” Greece
“In a Better World,” Denmark
“Incendies,” Canada
“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi),” Algeria

“Barney’s Version,” Adrien Morot
“The Way Back,” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Wolfman,” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
“How to Train Your Dragon,” John Powell
“Inception,” Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
“127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman
“The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from “Tangled,” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours,” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated)
“Day & Night,” Teddy Newton
“The Gruffalo,” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
“Let’s Pollute,” Geefwee Boedoe
“The Lost Thing,” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
“The Confession,” Tanel Toom
“The Crush,” Michael Creagh
“God of Love,” Luke Matheny
“Na Wewe,” Ivan Goldschmidt
“Wish 143,” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
“Inception,” Richard King
“Toy Story 3,” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
“Tron: Legacy,” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
“True Grit,” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
“Unstoppable,” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
“Inception,” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
“The King’s Speech,” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
“Salt,” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
“The Social Network,” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
“True Grit,” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland,” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
“Hereafter,” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
“Inception,” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
“Iron Man 2,” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours,” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network,” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3,” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit,” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter’s Bone,” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year,” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter,” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception,” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right,” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech,” Screenplay by David Seidler

Love how Ashley Spivey said she wished she'd done this. Chantal (Womack?) already has a history of slapping...

She’s a corker, our Michelle. Since she “woke up” with a black eye and she’s talking about it like it’s her 30th birthday all over again, I wouldn’t be surprised if she did give it to herself.

As crazy as Michelle is, is she the craziest lady in “Bachelor” history? Vote in this poll. I’m not sure. I’m still thinking it would be great to have a Michelle-off between Money and Kujawa.

By the way, are you now more curious about “The Slapper” Chantal O’Brien? (Aka the future Chantal Womack?) Here’s more:

Who Is Chantal O’Brien’s Ex-Husband?

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bachelor Favorite Chantal O’Brien

And, check out my recap of tonight’s episode: Recap of The Bachelor Season 15, Episode 4: The Black-Eyed Peeved

Betsey is so cute. And she'd probably get hyper about the challenges.

It isn’t “Project Runway” season 9, but it’s something.

According to the Wall Street Journal — I found it via Blogging Project Runway —  the Weinsteins are developing two more “Project Runway” spinoffs:

“As part of their television push, they plan to launch two spinoffs of ‘Runway’ this year: one called ‘Project Runway: Masters,’ in which professional designers compete in fashion challenges to earn money for their favorite charities. Another is titled ‘Project Runway: Accessories,’ where designers create new clothing accessories each week.”

We already knew about the “Accessories” thing and I have to say I don’t care too much about that. But the “Masters” thing is interesting.

I love “Top Chef: Masters” (and “Top Chef: All Stars,” which is airing now — go Richie!) and I have a feeling I’d like “Project Runway: Masters.” Can you imagine the egos?

They’d better pick real pros, ’cause some of the past PR contestants have done enough to be considered pros themselves. So if they don’t give us guest judge type designers (and not the celebs, like Jessica Simpson), it will just be a regular season of PR.

Which I’m also fine with.

All in all, I’m liking this news. Blogging Project Runway asked fans which designers they’d like to see compete. So far one person suggested Michael Kors. Ha. If he wasn’t eliminated the first week it would be for favoritism.

I want Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, Elie Saab, Isaac Mizrahi, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Monique Lhuillier, to start. It sucks that this is happening after Alexander McQueen died, not that he would probably go for it.

If Georgina Chapman weren’t married to Harvey Weinstein I’d suggest her. As it stands, Marchesa is too much conflict of interest. Either lady can guest judge (or host?) but that’s it.

So when is this starting? I need something PR-related to start soon … except the accessories thing. I just can’t bring myself to care.

Catch up on my “Project Runway” stories in this nifty archive.

Actually, he always looks on the verge of tears.

He did look pissed.

Russell, I mean. At the live finale for “Survivor: Samoa.” You could tell he knew he lost and, of course, he was bitter about it. (Some would say justifiably bitter.)

And by that point he must’ve also known that he would lose “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.” He was just as bitter about that, using the reunion show to expose the “flaw” in the game, which seemed to be the social game as a whole.

So I’m not surprised at the allegation that Evil Russell “spoiled” seasons 19 and 20 for Missyae of Survivor Sucks, (or formerly of Sucks, anyway) despite that being a major no-no to CBS.

I love spoilers. So I guess I should thank Russell for being the alleged source of the HvV boot list (I didn’t even know about the Samoa spoilers).


Still, it’s strange that a spoiler king would be brought back for “Redemption Island” (unless that’s the real meaning of the title.)

Russell even supposedly fed Missyae some false spoilers on 22 — saying Kimbo Slice and Carrie Prejean would be competing this season.

Why is all of this coming to light now? Because there’s a feud! I love a good feud.

Missyae is no longer around the Sucks board. CBS threatened him with a lawsuit, but I guess they just wanted names and now that’s gone.

He and Shannon Elkins of “Survivor: Nicaragua” started the Survivor Whispers Facebook page, which includes a bunch of “Survivor” alumni chatting with fans.

Missyae tweets updates on which alumni are chatting (lots of Nicarugrats like Purple Kelly, NaOnka, Marty, Sash and Yve) and on Whispers it’s clear that Jim Early is Missyae.

And it’s very clear that Jim/Missyae and Russell do not get along.


Today someone started a Whispers discussion with “I think that Russell just kind of called out Missyae on his profile. Ooooooo, scandalous!” (This looks like the call-out in question. Russell goes off on an anti-spoiler rant in several posts.)

Jim Early responded in force, with some very interesting intel on the Russell/Sucks/Missyae connection. Here are some of Jim/Missyae’s posts:

Missyae recently tweeted this pic: "Russell Hantz and Snooki in the back of a limo together, from Missaye of Survivor Whispers"

Jim Early Yeah well wait till my interview and hes gonna think getting called out, LEAKER

Jim Early With and MSNBC tomorrow. Someone is gonna be exposed for leaking info to Missyae

Jim Early Funny how he says that about someone spoiling the show and he spoled 19 and 20 toi Missyae. “Got your pen ready, write all this down”

Jim Early Oooooo how scandalous now Chris Yates, BOOOYAH Russell Hantz violated his contract not once, but twice, 5 milion each time, I bet he dont get paid in March like he thinks

Jim Early LOL Believe me, I got the emails saved from him. Anti deleted a thread of his at SUCKS where he was pretending to be his wife. I set that up for him and when CBS called him and told him to get it down, I asked Anti to remove it and told him why, Anti removed it. Russell Hantz is the biggest leak and biggest hypocrite ever on reality tv

Jim Early He tried to implicate an innocent player and I dont like that

Jim Early He went and actually cried to JP [Jeff Probst] and tried to implicate someone innocent

Jim Early Yeah all the crap I took at SUCKS for defending him or pimping him in the spoilers were his words he wanted me to say

Jim Early I took the heat

Jim Early Now Russell is threatning to sue me, for what, telliing the truth? lol

Jim Early Yeah and he keeps making fun of the fake Kimbo and Prejean info, it came from him. He was doing it for CBS cause at the time, they believed him about the person he implicated so they gave him bad info to give to me to discredit me. So the kimbo crap came from Russell Hantz too

Jim Early So let him keep running his mouth, thats all he can do, he sure cant win Survivor or outlast Rob.

Jim Early So the posting that started this thread is a joke, lol. Hes being called out with loads of proof

Jim Early He also mentioned why those idols were so easy to find, stay tuned for that info soon

Jim Early Prolly drunk again like he was when he accidentally came in here the other night and begged me to delete his postings so I did

Jim Early I remember the night he wanted to start that thraed at SUCKS he was so stupid he didnt know how,. I tried to tell him over the phone and he still couldnt do it. He put his wife on the phone with me and I instruced her how to do it, then he started posting as his wife

Jim Early I told him, wont CBS get mad and he said “i have better lawyers than CBS” about an hour later they called him and told him to get it down so he called me back and said, “how do i delete it” i said what happened to u having better lawyers than CBS? He said “just tell me how to delete it” I told him he couldnt MISSYAE would have to clean up his mess for him. I told ANTI the truth and he took care of it.

Jim Early Now he wants to call MISSYAE out??????


It goes on and on. I can’t wait to read the interviews. Jim/Missyae says Russell is Jeff Probst’s boy. Exec producer Mark Burnett supposedly hates him.

Of course, these are all Jim’s words. Very one-sided. Take it for what it is … which is, to me, just interesting behind-the-scenes gossip.


So I have no idea when we’ll see a season 22 boot list, if we will at all. But I have a feeling we will. There’s already some spoiling going on. If it’s accurate or not, I don’t know ’cause “Survivor: Redemption Island” hasn’t started and I don’t get any direct intel myself. I just lurk on message boards like everyone else. We’ll find out!


Catch up on my “Survivor” stories in this archive.

That's Highclere Castle in the background, playing the title character of Downton Abbey. (Pronounced DOWN-ton — like a "ton" of bricks.)

I have appalling taste in television. I love “The Bachelor” franchise and “The Real Housewives of Wherever” (but especially Beverly Hills Team Kim!) and any other cheesy reality show you can think of.

So when I find a classy show like “Downton Abbey” and actually love it, I’m proud. So dang proud.

Very similar storylines and characters. Thank God!

“Downton Abbey” is going to air its third episode tonight at 9 on PBS. That’s right. I watch PBS. So dang proud.

It’s a Masterpiece Classic presentation and just in case it didn’t sound prestigious enough, Laurey Linney introduces each episode.

That’s right. Laura Linney. PBS. So dang proud.

If you liked “Gosford Park” — and I loooooved “Gosford Park” — you’ll like “Downton Abbey,” which is basically a longer version of GP.

It’s really no surprise that I love it. Hot guys. Personality clashes. Romance. Drama. It’s not too different from “The Bachelor.”

It was created and largely written by Julian Fellowes, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Gosford Park.” “Downton Abbey” even has GP’s Maggie Smith playing a very similar character.

It’s like Masterpiece porn. And, as in any upstairs/downtstairs situation, the downstairs peeps are the most fascinating.

(My favorite characters are Bates, the myserious limping valet, William, the blond second footman, Anna and Gwen the nice housemaids and Lady Edith, the middle daughter.)

I’m hooked. According to Wikipedia, “Downton Abbey” is being broadcast in four 90-minute episodes (so there’s one more after tonight!) and it is also now available on DVD, if you just want to Netflix the thing. I’m taping each episode as they air.

Apparently there will also be a second season of “Downton Abbey” since it’s a big hit across the pond. Awesome.

I also watch “Sherlock,” the updated BBC “Sherlock” that inexplicably only produced three episodes. But, according to Wikipedia again, “The BBC has confirmed that a second series of three 90-minute episodes will air in Autumn 2011.” They will start filming in May.

The cutest bromance on television? Are they cuter than "House's" House and Wilson, who are obviously copying the Sherlock/Watson relationship?


I need more Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch who — OBVIOUS ALERT — should play the young Severus Snape in any “Harry Potter” production.

He looks like a young Alan Rickman and has the same sexy voice.

Am I alone here? Why didn’t they cast him “Deathly Hallows”?

Oh, one more thing: If they ever pull a “Shameless”/”Skins”/”The Office”/”Being Human”/Etc. and make an American version of “Downton Abbey” (or “Sherlock”) I will effing lose it.

I'm trying not to judge, but I know physical attraction is a big deal for Brad and he does seem to be singling out the women with, uh, augmentations.

By Gina Carbone

Mostly I’m worried about Chantal.

Brad has told anyone who will listen — and anyone who won’t — that he’s in love with the woman he chooses at the end of “The Bachelor” Season 15.

Madly in love. Calls his special lady friend 20 times a day. In one interview he compared himself to a sophomore in high school, which is fitting for this season of 21-year-olds and 19-year-olds.

But Chantal O’Brien — the woman Spoiler King Reality Steve says Brad proposes to in the end — used her one-on-one time on Episode 3 to cry about how every time she feels special, someone else has the same experience with Brad.

It’s true.

What's with the leopard print dress? I thought Melissa the cougar left last week.

How is she going to handle watching Brad go from kissing her to kissing nemesis Michelle Money on the same date?

*** FEB 26 UPDATE  ***

Unless Brad didn’t pick Chantal after all. FORT says Reality Steve got it wrong (again) and Brad is engaged to Emily, not Chantal. True or false? We’ll find out soon!

*** END UPDATE ***

Then watching Brad give the rose to Shawntel Newton, telling her he’s wildly attracted to her?

Then hearing Emily Maynard say Brad makes her feel special, like she’s the only one? (Sound familiar?) Then hear Brad tell the camera he feels like Emily could be the one?

Are they going to make it? I kind of need this season to end well. I like when they all end well, but I’ve been pulling for Brad from before Day 1 and now I feel on a personal level that this has to work or my time will have been wasted … and I’ll feel party to promoting 10 weeks of depressing therapy.

Read my recap of Episode 3 here: Recap of The Bachelor Season 15, Episode 3: Madison Rejects Brad’s Kiss from a Rose

Visit for all kinds of news stories, spoilers, rumors and other stuff. I’m also going to get more into the whole Chantal/Brad spoilers thing there tomorrow (Tuesday) so check that out, too.

And catch up on my “Bachelor/Bachelorette” blog stories in this archive.

Is this a joke?

I already wrote something about the fashions at the Golden Globe Awards, but Heidi Klum deserves a special mention.

She is the host/judge/producer of my beloved “Project Runway” and then she did this.

Why, Heidi?

What is happening here?

According to FabSugar, “Heidi Klum brought her multicolored self to the red carpet wearing a ’70s-inspired Marc Jacobs dress with stacked bangles. Orange lips and newly done eyebrows by eyebrow guru Anastasia complete her free-spirited look. Thoughts?”

Here are my thoughts: She looks like ass. I can’t see a single good thing about the dress, but the very worst has to be the flower bow thing at the waist.

At least her hair is pretty.

Tilda Swinton looked better and it pains me to say that.

Only Tilda Swinton can get away with being Tilda Swinton. And God love her for it.

In my fantasy land, I’m wearing a green dress to the Golden Globe Awards. And the Oscars. And the SAG Awards. And everywhere else. Because green is the way to go, as Scarlett Johansson proved at the MTV Movie Awards.

Thankfully, Hollywood paid attention. Lots of green. And lots of red. (Thanks Sofia Vergara, January Jones and Christina Hendricks!)

Unfortunately they also went for nude/blush tones and I have never been a big fan. Natalie Portman even tried to combine the blush and red in an epic fail. (But I still don’t think she looked as bad as Heidi Klum.)

See below for my best and worst from the night.



In my dream world, I look like this. But I'm NOT married to him.

Catherine Zeta-Jones upstaged her not-that-sick-anymore husband, Michael Douglas —which is probably how he likes it and why he married her — in arguably my favorite gown of the night. I had forgotten how gorgeous she is. She reminded me.

Eat your heart out, Don Draper!

I think January Jones is the most consistently interesting person on any red carpet. She was my favorite at the Emmys (except her hair) and I love her bold statement here. She is so confident when it comes to fashion, so why does she suck so bad as a “Saturday Night Live” host? She’s even dating the hottest SNL guy, Jason Sudeikis. I don’t get it. Anyway, I love this look. She is beyond stunning.

Not my favorite green of the night, but I appreciate the effort.

Angelina Jolie wore emerald earrings to the Oscars … was it last year? No, I think maybe the year before. Can’t remember. Anyway, she wore those gorgeous earrings with a bland black dress and this time she’s covering up her scrawny frame in a full green dress. At least she looked good while Ricky Gervais trashed her film, “The Tourist.” Awkward! He really knows how to get the groans.

Look at her "I'm so effing hot" expression. She's right.

Mila Kunis, the other hottie from “Black Swan,” also wore green. She looks just like the elder daughter from “Modern Family.” I think it’s funny that both Mila and her “Black Swan” buddy, Natalie Portman, have almost identical movies coming out. Mila’s is called “Friends with Benefits” and Natalie’s is “No Strings Attached.” That trend sucks.

The beloved Elisabeth Moss (Peggy!) indulges my beloved green dress trend. Thanks, lady!

I love Elisabeth Moss, even if she is a Scientologist. What do I care. She looks great and looking great is the best revenge. (Take that, Fred Armisen!) This is not my favorite green dress, but I’m all-in when it comes to green tonight.

White is not part of my fun color theme, but I adore Hailee Steinfeld.

Miss Hailee was amazing in “True Grit” (which was otherwise just OK to me) and looks gorgeous here. Sleek hair! I love sleek hair.

This is a good blue. If you have to pick a shade of blue, this is a very flattering one. Love the woman on the right photo-bombing Amy's shot.

What is going on with him? I'm not into the scruffy.

I like Amy Adams, even if I wasn’t that into her in “The Fighter.” But I was only into Christian Bale in “The Fighter.”

Speaking of Christian, why is he all of a sudden always gushing about his wife?


Actually, I know the answer: He’s trying so hard to win an Oscar for “The Fighter.”

So can we love him now? I miss loving him.

And what did he say to Roberto De Niro?

Christina Hendricks is now officially Jessica Rabbit. And yet, this is very restrained for her.

She knows. She knows exactly what she’s doing. Look at her. When is “Mad Men” coming back? By the way, look at what they’re doing to Johnny Depp in this shot. AP recalled this but I’m keeping it.

They say you should pick one asset to highlight -- legs, shoulders, chest, etc. -- and it's pretty clear which one she chose.

Sofia! Always looks good. Doesn’t know how not to. Love the back. Baby got back, for sure. Love or hate? Hit up FabSugar’s poll.

I don't think anyone else could pull this off.

Holy crap. When is Halle Berry going to look just average? Her perpetual beauty is getting to be annoying.

Pretty in pink. Yep, I went straight for the cliche.

See. This is how good it looks when you keep it simple. Granted, Claire Danes is a bit too thin, but I looooove this simply chic look.




Is that a wig? It should be.

Sandra Bullock has given up. The hair. The dress. So far from her big Oscar moment. Sad.

I do not accept this rose.

Natalie Portman is pregnant but for heaven’s sake, she’s not THAT pregnant. She recently got even tinier for “Black Swan” so it’s kind of funny how in the same 365 days she’ll probably be at her smallest (ballet dancer) and largest (preggers!) as an adult woman. Anyway, the dress is ugly.

Even Hope Davis seems to know Hope Davis went wrong here.

There are at least three dresses in this one dress. Oh Hope. The blue is nice, anyway.

Come on, now! People used to say I looked like you. I need you to be the better version of me!

This is one of my biggest disappointments. Juliana Margulies is not Tilda Swinton, I don’t expect her to look bad. She’s gorgeous and this dress does not flatter.

J.Lo is a no go, but not in a dramatic way. Too safe.

Jennifer Lopez does not look good here. She normally does, but it doesn’t work this time. Blah. I don’t like how she overdoes her face.

No "Glee" for this look.

How did Lea Michele end up on the worst list? She’s usually so good at keeping it simple and glam, but she goes overboard here. And it keeps bunching in the wrong places.

I like the silver but the rest of it is a no. And it's wrinkled.

Look, no one loves Michelle Williams more than I do. But this cute hippie look is just not right. And it’s not flattering. Frown.

You really can't expect more than this from Tilda Swinton.

The one and only. The woman. The myth. The legend. The Tilda.

Always unique ... in the worst way possible. But still lovable. Look at her mismatched shoes!

How could I forget Helena Bonham Carter! She is the new Bjork. I adore her. The SHOES! Watch “The King’s Speech” and join me in wishing you lived in Geoffrey Rush’s office.




I love Olivia’s dress, but not the shoes.

Olivia Wilde was one of the first ladies to hit the red carpet. I loved her Cinderella dress and didn’t even mind her bangs. But the shoes. Too much for me.

How do I feel about this? And who is he?

Scarlett Johansson is definitely going old Hollywood, but I’m not sure about the sleeves. And the color. I just want color. Why is that too much to ask?


Check out my “Golden Globes” archive and scroll down for whatever-the-hell I said about last year’s event. I can’t even remember.

Where is this?

I’d rather be stabbed to death than give a speech in front of anyone — never mind thousands of people in front of me and broadcast to however many millions more at home.

I also think I’d be willing to stab someone for a shot at living in Geoffrey Rush’s speech therapist’s office in “The King’s Speech.”

Look at those windows.

Why am I so stab-happy? No idea. But I just saw “The King’s Speech” and not only was it incredibly well shot and acted, it was partially set in the most glorious shabby chic early 20th century British factory/warehouse/apartment space.

I want.

I want the windows. I want the ugly walls. I want the creaking floors. I want that fainting couch type thing. And I really want the tiny model planes hanging from the ceiling.

It’s glorious. Go see.

That is all.

**Update** Actually, it’s not all. I just read this E! Online story about the office:

“We’re not sure if this is going to help or hurt its chances for an Art Direction Academy Award, but the office of King George VI’s speech pathologist Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush) also just so happens to have served as the main, um, action hub of several online films for the website UK Naked Men.”

Leave it to me to fall in love with the site of man-on-man porn! I know how to pick ’em.

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