Looking Forward To Sharp Objects

The highly-anticipated Sharp Objects premieres on HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. It looks good on paper – Amy Adams leads the cast, which also includes Patricia Clarkson. Jean- Marc Vallee, who directed the awesome Big Little Lies, helms this limited series.

Lets see if it does better than the weird Here and Now with Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, which was canceled after one season.

Holly is having a great summer, as one of the stars of The Incredibles 2.

And speaking of Big Little Lies, there WILL be a second season with Reese Witherspoon and company.

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Part of The Grady Bunch Stars at The Bucks County Playhouse

Tessa Grady, daughter of the late Don Grady of My Three Sons and niece of the late Lani O’Brady of Eight is Enough stars in 42nd Street at the Bucks County Playhouse through August 4th.

My Three Sons airs weekdays at 7:30 a.m. on MeTV.

I think it’s time to get Eight is Enough on one of the retro channels.

Because Eight is Enough to fill our lives with love!

 

Nashville Limps to Conclusion

Nashville has three more episodes to go on CMT, beginning tonight.

As one of the crazies who has watched every episode on ABC and CMT, Nashville, you are getting Nachman’d

Revolving Door – Dozens of characters have spent time in Nashville including Tandy and Lamar, Sadie Stone, Luke Wheeler, Glenn, Bucky, Layla Grant, Jeff Fordham, Brad Maitland, Jessie Caine, Teddy

The Days of Our Lives of Juliette Barnes – Our plucky heroine, played by Hayden Panetierre, has suffered with an alcoholic mother, battled with drugs and alcohol, suffered from post-partum depression, witnessed her record label president fall off a roof while trying to save her, stole a song from Maddie, and was held captive by an evil cult!

Pitch Perfect Accents – Longtime viewers may be surprised to know that Clare Bowen who plays Scarlett is from Australia and Sam Palladio who plays Gunnar is from England.

The Irreplaceable Miss Rayna James – The show just wasn’t the same without original star Connie Britton

Favorite Storyline – When Rayna jilted Luke Wheeler on their wedding day, leading to my favorite song from the show – If I Drink This Beer 

Second Favorite Storyline – When then-closeted Will and Layla Grant starred in a reality show

Least Favorite Storyline – When Deacon opened a bar in honor of his sister called “The Beverly.”

Sister Act – Lennon and Maisy Stella who play Rayna’s daughters are great singers and pretty good actresses too.

Burning Questions – Will Scarlett and Gunnar end up together?  Will Avery and Juliette live happily ever after? Will Highway 65 Records survive? Can Jonathan Jackson go an episode without crying?  Will Saddie Maddie become a star like her mother?

Philly Will Represent at the ESPYs

There will be lots of Philadelphia-related nominees at the annual ESPY Awards on ABC, July 18th.

Soccer player Julie Ertz, wife of Eagles’ tight end, Zack Ertz is nominated for Best Female Athlete.

Nick Foles of the Eagles and Donte DiVincenzo of Villanova are competing in the Best Championship Performance category.

Ben Simmons of the Sixers is nominated for Best Breakthrough Athlete.

The Eagles and Villanova Basketball are competing for Best Team.

Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is nominated for Best College Athlete.

The Philly Special is nominated for Best Play.

New Jersey native Mike Trout is nominated for Best MLB Player.

You may vote at ESPYs.com.  Danica Patrick hosts the live show.

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday

Thursdays are my place for revivals and going back to the past!

First, tonight is the season finale of the thoroughly enjoyable Jersey Shore on MTV at 8 p.m. MTV has already committed to another season of Snooki and the gang for another season. It will take place in Las Vegas.

Then, Alec Baldwin and company faithfully keep up the spirit of Match Game at 9 p.m. on ABC.

And finally, my new favorite show, American Woman airs its fourth episode at 10 p.m. on Paramount. Alicia Silverstone is just as likable in this role as she was as Cher in 1995’s Clueless.

 

Jackson TV

With the death of Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, I’m guessing VH1 will re-air its miniseries: The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Lawrence Hilton Jacobs of Welcome Back Kotter played Joe Jackson and Angela Bassett portrayed Katherine Jackson.

The 1992 production also featured Holly Robinson Peete as Diana Ross, Vanessa Williams as Suzanne de Passe, Terrence Howard as Jackie Jackson, and Billy Dee Williams as Berry Gordy.

 

 

The Devil Wears Prada

After watching The Devil Wears Prada for the 50th time this weekend, here is my Devil’s Advocate:

Pop Culture Shout-outs – Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg, Page Six, Harry Potter, Northwestern University, Starbucks, Marc Jacobs, Charlie Rose, Michael Kors, Valentino

Best Lines – I’m one stomach flu away from making my goal weight, Was it a phone interview?, There is $8 worth of Jarlsberg cheese in there, I shant, How do you spell Gabbana?, This stuff, I’m wearing Valentino for God’s sake, And you can do anything, right?, You know the main ingredient in corn chowder is cellulite?, You have no sense of style, That’s all

Thief – Then unknown Emily Blunt totally stole every scene she was in with Anne Hathaway

Best mentor – Stanley Tucci as Nigel

Heartbreaking moment – When Andi threw that beautiful steak from Smith and Wollensky’s into the sink!  That was just wrong!

Best eyebrows – Simon Baker as Christian Thompson

Best hair, actually best everything – Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly

They became even bigger stars after Devil – Adrian Grenier went on to Entourage, Heidi Klum went on to America’s Got Talent, Gisele Bundchen who played Emily’s pal went onto greater fame and fortune, Tracie Thoms went on to Love on Netflix, Rich Sommer went on to Mad Men, Simon Baker went on to star in The Mentalist

Great Soundtrack – Suddenly I See by K.T. Tunstall, Crazy by Alanis Morrisette, Vogue by Madonna

Best Toast – To jobs that pay the bills

End of post – As Miranda Priestly said, That’s all!