Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Hamster Love

I don’t know what it is about this commercial. I can’t believe I’m going to say this out loud but I find the hamsters at the end of this commercial sexy.

There. I said it.

There’s just something in their swagger as they start their strut up the red carpet. Maybe it’s the way their Ray Bans sit jauntily on their noses… (snouts?) Or the suave way he brushed his hair. Or the confident way he gives his fans one last look over his shoulder as he enters the building.

Either way. Hotties.


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It’s out!! The premiere is April 6th. Share it with the realm! 🙂


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Outlander Trailer!

So looking forward to this. I’ve read all of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series books and can’t wait for the series!!

The trailer has been released:


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It’s that time of year again – Oscar season! 🙂

I’ve been pretty lax about watching all the nominated films but plan to buckle down and catch up before the big event. That’s February 24th by the way.

The pros are saying Lincoln will be winning a bunch and it very likely will. But others like Silver Linings Playbook and Argo have garnered lots of buzz as well.

Every year, I get drawn into all the nominated films (and always so different!), the actors’ performances and all special moments in movies – I’ve always been a fan of the Oscars as well as all the other awards shows (Golden Globes, People’s Choice, SAG…). I know not everyone feels the same way and that’s perfectly Ok. But if you’re one of those people, you should have stopped reading this a while ago. 🙂

Anyhow – if you;re like me and like to pick your own predictions, there’s a nice printable ballot posted here. On the left-hand side of the page under the Facebook login, click on “Ballot.” There’s a printable PDF listing all 24 Oscar categories and all the nominees – after printing, you can tick your picks.

Looking to play Oscar Bingo? It’s a great game if you’re hosting an Oscar party.

You can get the 2012 ones posted by How About Orange.

Or sign up to be notified once they post the 2013 ones.

I’ll share my picks once I’ve seen more of the nominees – stay tuned!


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Love this! 🙂


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So, looking back at this post from the beginning of the season, I had the finalists nailed. I’m still a big fan of Phillip. I still like Joshua, Jessica and Skylar. I think Hollie might be the next to go – she seems a bit inconsistent.

At this point, I don’t know who will make it to the final – I’d love to see Phillip make it but with powerhouses like Jessica and Joshua, that might be hard to achieve. But then looking back on past winners, there hasn’t a country winner in a while so Skylar might have a good chance too.

Just a few weeks to go!

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Is it just me…or do these two look alike?


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As usual, I’ve been watching American Idol this season and I have my standout favourites all picked out. 🙂 I’m a HUGE fan of Phillip Phillips (love the name). He’s such a great original artist that does his own thing and means what he does every time he performs. Love it.

Jessica Sanchez is a vocal phenomenon – good on her. We need more of those – people who can actually sing.

I also like Skylar aka “Little Reba” – she’s such a firecracker.

Joshua rocked it last week – looking forward to more from him.

I like Hollie – great voice and she looks so innocent and then she belts it out like a pro.

Midrange: Elise (she seems to have some attitude but we’ll see – could be nerves), Colton (meh), Erika (I think she can do better than she’s done so far – waiting for it to happen – love her new look).

Not a big fan of: Deandre (yawn), Heejun.

Oh – and something my sister said rang true about the gentle giant. They probably only brought him back because they knew about his law troubles so they could get ratings during the live show… Predictable. Yawn.  But really – if you’ve had past troubles with the law with outstanding issues – is starring on a popular national TV show really the best place for you?

I’m rooting for Phillip for the win!! 🙂

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Just caught this new trivia show on TV. The main contestant tests their wits against 10 strangers in one-on-one trivia battles. The loser of the round actually falls through a trap door in the floor.


Check out the site here: http://www.nbc.com/whos-still-standing/

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The end of a year means that Awards Season is fast approaching. The Golden Globes nominations were announced a couple of weeks ago. Which means that I need to get started watching the potential Best Picture Oscar nominees as the Golden Globe nominees are usually close to what the Oscar nominees will be. Last year, I really enjoyed watching all the films that were nominated for Best Picture – it made watching the Oscars so much more enjoyable. And the nominated movies include some of the best performances of the year – even though some may be lesser-known than others, there were truly some gems in the mix.

Below is the full list including TV and film. I have a soft spot for Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, being a fan of the books for years and was happy to see it so successful on TV.


Best TV Comedy or Musical




Modern Family

New Girl

Best TV Drama

American Horror Story

Boardwalk Empire


Game of Thrones


Best Actress, TV Comedy:

Laura Dern, Enlighted

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Best Actress, TV Drama:

Claire Danes, Homeland

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actor, TV Comedy:

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

David Duchovny, Californication

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Actor, TV Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Jeremy Irons, The Borgias

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Steve Buscemi. Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series or TV Movie:

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-series or TV Movie:

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Paul Giamatti, Too Big Too Fail

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

The Hour

Downton Abbey

Cinema Verite

Mildred Pierce

Too Big to Fail

Best Actor, Mini Series or Motion Picture for TV

William Hurt, Too Big Too Fail

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Idris Elba, Luther

Bill Nighy, Page Eight

Dominic West, Appropriate Adult

Best Actress, Mini Series or Motion Picture for TV

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey

Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce


Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical

The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

George Clooney The Ides of March

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Actor, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy

Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Actress, Drama

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy

Jodi Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet Mcteer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid With a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Best Screenplay

Midnight in Paris
The Ides of March
The Descendants

Best Original Score

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
War Horse

Best Original Song

“Hello Hello,” Gnomeo and Juliet
“The Keeper,” Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof,” The Help
“Masterpiece,” W.E.

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