Sunday, January 28, 2007

High Maintenance, But Bi-Lingual!
By PopCultureWhore

Judging by the number of hits this blog has received in recent days from people searching for Allison Pearson from E!’s “High Maintenance 90210”, I am apparently not the only one who has an unhealthy relationship with MTV and E! reality TV shows. For those of you not up to speed, Allison and her BFF Rachael were featured on MTV True Life: I’m Getting Plastic Surgery about six years ago and Allison recently appeared on HM90210 as the vapid fiancée of a wealthy music producer.

Since the show’s airing, Allison has made her MySpace page private, so I’ll have to send a friend request so I can join the never ending party train that is her life. The fact that there’s also a best-selling author named Allison Pearson makes it hard to track this young ingénue’s comings and goings via Google. But here’s a random tidbit from the E! message boards:

"I met Alison at the gym this morning while we were waiting for our cars in valet...yes they have valet at gyms in BH. Anyhow, I recognized her from the show I saw with my wife who is a reality fan...and being I have the typical cynical NY attitude I was going to say something with a hint of criticism to her. Until that is she started speaking fluent spanish to the valet attendants who LOVED her! So I just decided to say hello and tell her my wife was a fan of the show, and she couldn't have been a sweeter person. We laughed about her "onscreen persona" and she called the show "really silly". I was also BLOWN AWAY when Jay-Z, who had been working out at the gym also, came over with his body guard to say hi. Apparently he knows her fiancee. To make a VERY LONG story short don't judge a person before you meet them like I did. I was very impressed with her otherwise I wouldn't be at work typing this long stupid story.”

Thrilling, I know. Spanish and Jay-Z. Rock on.

My Favorite Whore: Frosty Hardison
By PopCultureWhore

A Seattle area man helped scar his teenage daughter for life when he publicly blasted her seventh-grade teacher for showing Al Gore’s global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth" in science class. "No you will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore video to my child, blaming our nation -- the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet -- for global warming," Frosty Hardison wrote in an e-mail to the school board. Yeah, his name is Frosty. A guy name Frosty is pissed off about global warming theories. Anyway, this dingbat is an evangelical Christian who believes that a warmer planet is one of the signs that Jesus is on his way back to earth to judge us all. Seems logical. If he actually watched the movie, he’d know that Gore did not place the blame for global warming solely on the United States. Frosty must hate the polar bears.

An 'Office' Wedding
By PopCultureWhore

In honor of their SAG win, a little preview of upcoming nuptials on "The Office." Sadly, it's not Jim and Pam (yet), but Phyllis and her Vance Refridgeration boy toy. More pictures HERE. I don't see Karen (or Andy) in any of these shots. Is the reign of Stamford transplants finally over? Part of the plot apparently has Dwight on the lookout for wedding crashers after Jim convinces him they are targeting Phyllis' wedding.

By PopCultureWhore

The cast of “The Office” won a SAG award for Best Comedic Ensemble tonight, beating out Entourage, Desperate Housewives, Weeds and Ugly Betty. I’m not too sure about the outfit Jan was sporting (blue number third from left below), but kudos to John Krasinski (Jim) for chatting up presenter Mary Tyler Moore while Steve Carrell was accepting the award.

And the award for best line of the evening goes to:

“It’s about all those 10 cast members sitting over there and the other one in rehab.”
- Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson after winning Female Actor in Drama Series