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…Pop…Culture…Bites…

  • TheĀ  guy (Isaiah Mustafa) from the Old Spice ads made it onto People’s Most Beautiful List! And so did Gloria from Modern Family! But ugh, so did that Justin Bieber character. That kid is everywhere, and it’s driving me bananas. Someone please for the love of anything make him take a vacation or something. — My Fashion Juice
  • The latest in Sandra Bullock News: she’s filed for divorce. — EW
  • Her idiot soon-to-be ex-husband responds. — People
  • Courtney Love opens her mouth again. — US
  • Remember Sean Young? Way before the internet and cell phones she was on her way to becoming a promising film actress (Blade Runner, No Way Out, Wall Street). Then she starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and everything seemed to go downhill from there. — Soapnet
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’09 In Review: The most entertaining/enticing characters on TV

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…I’m throwing in one more year in review listicle before I move on to 2010 and new business…for all you TV junkies out there, here’s my pick of the best TV characters of 2009 (in random order):

  • Joan Holloway/Mad Men (Christina Hendricks)–she had fewer appearances this season than the previous two, which had us wanting her more. She is stunning, fierce and endearing, and the most compelling female character on the show.
  • Charlie Kelly/It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Charlie Day)–he’s more than Paddy’s handyman, Dennis and Mac’s sidekick, and Frank’s roommate—sometimes, believe it or not, he’s the smartest one in the bar.
  • Abed/Community (Danny Pudi)–he had me at The Breakfast Club quotes…Abed provides the contrasting slapstick to Jeff’s (Joel McHale) smug and smart-ass remarks, and also, a plethora of pop culture references (awesome!).
  • Sue Sylvester/Glee (Jane Lynch)–at first she simply enchanted us with her tough-talking ruthlessness, only to be revealed as one of the most complex characters on TV, with some of the most whip-smart memorable lines ever.
  • Gemma Teller Morrow/Sons of Anarchy (Katey Sagal)–she’s more than just Clay’s (Ron Perlman) ‘old lady,’ she’s the most bad-ass mom currently on television, and she’s the heart and soul of this show.
  • Phil Dunphy/Modern Family (Ty Burrell)– the fun-loving pushover father/husband steals the scene every time, with his antics, excuses and young-at-heart energy which keeps us laughing and always rooting for him to finally get it right.

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Okay, I gave into peer pressure, and finally watched Modern Family

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And it is HILARIOUS! Fantastic writing, great performances, a victory for the broadcast network sitcom. You did good ABC. Not only did you deliver a clever family comedy with interesting characters, but you also got me to actually like Julie Bowen. Bravo! This almost makes up for According to Jim. Hey, don’t get cocky, I said almost.

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