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Monsters and Liars and Three-Eyed Crows (Oh My!): Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | January 13, 2013 | Comments ()


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This Stuff, it could be Important.


5. Marky Mark Added Traffic/Weather Reporter to His Resume.

Philly residents were treated to an amusing but overall, pretty terrible traffic and weather report by the actor and his Broken City director, Allen Hughes.


Meanwhile, Real Weatherman Al Roker Managed to Overshare.

Relating a story about having gone commando at the White House, circa G.W. Bush, Roker apparently doesn't understand concept of TMI. Trust me when I say, you don't want to know...


4. USA Today Reports Lance Armstrong Will Finally Admit His Doping...to Oprah Winfrey.

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After years of denials and claims that his accusers liars who were jealous of his accomplishments, Armstrong will reportedly make his confession to America's talk show queen. Speculation is, the cyclist is finally coming clean so that he can compete again, and if indeed it's true, this guy is the lowest of the low.


3. The CW Announced a "Vampire Diaries" Spinoff.

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"The Originals" will focus on the "first existing vampires in the world," and feature "The Vampire Diaries" characters Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Haley (Phoebe Tonkin). The show will be set up in the "TVD" episode airing April 25th, when Klaus heads to New Orleans to reunite with his protege, Marcel (tba). "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Julie Plec is writing the crossover episode, while Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo ("666 Park Avenue, The Secret Circle") will head up the new show.

And Showtime Ordered a Sort of Creature Feature, "Penny Dreadful."

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Skyfall duo Sam Mendes and writer John Logan have sold Showtime a "psychosexual horror" series that features famous literary characters, such as Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dracula, and Dorian Gray. The period piece, set in Victorian London, will find characters like Bram Stoker's Abraham Van Helsing interacting with monsters...in human form. The series will be produced and written by Logan, while Mendes serves and executive producer and is expected to direct the pilot episode.


2. Will Ferrel and a Special Guest Made a Knife Guys Appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

I'm a little wary of the mostly silent and disapproving guest star...he could be a serial killer.


1. HBO Released a "Game of Thrones" Season 3 Teaser.

Bran's three-eyed dream crow takes us on a trip around the world... We're still not getting any real new footage, but it's nice to think about what should be an exciting and eventful new season over The National's The Rains of Castamere. "Game of Thrones" returns with longer episodes (a few minutes will be added to each, and the finale will exceed 60), March 31st, and Season 2 is out on DVD February 19th.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Protoguy

    Much as I hate to say it, but...doping = cancer? That would be the bigger bombshell if it were true. Even if the sport made an inaccurate connection to that it would help curb doping.

  • Kballs

    I bet Al would've shit in the toilet if Gore had won.

    "Oops! Sorry I shit in your White House, W! I'll just hide this soiled underwear somewhere in the building, like a gentleman."

  • kirbyjay

    HOAGIES??? Mark's from these parts ( Boston), we don't say hoagies we say subs.

  • Elleinad

    I had my brain wrinkled this weekend when I found out the guy who plays Theon Greyjoy is Lily Allen's little brother. She has a song called Alfie. It is very amusing.

  • If it's not called "Doprah with Oprah," I'm out of here.

  • sjfromsj

    I really miss the Philadelphia media market. I can't watch the news anywhere else.

    However, Fox 29 is my least favorite. Also, that was horrible reporting.

    BUT he talked about getting hoagies, so that really made the whole thing fantastic for me.

    Philadelphia Phorever

  • Dragonchild

    HBO is accelerating the GoT plot while the time interval between GRRM's novel publications has been getting longer. I might be the only person who thinks the story of the story is more entertaining than the plot itself.

  • John W

    Phoebe Tonkin is gorgeous, she was the only reason to watch Secret Circle.

  • Tinkerville

    Rains of Castamere gives me chills every damn time I hear it.

  • I flipped when I first heard it at the end of the episode.

  • Jezzer

    I don't get the big deal about Lance Armstrong doping. Is anyone really that invested in cycling?

  • Jezzer

    I go to all this trouble to troll someone, and he won't even respond.
    >:(

  • I think people just want something to go Tyra Banks on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Quatermain

    No, they're not. If he hadn't made himself a celebrity, no-one would have ever known or cared. If it had come out, it would have been buried in the left-hand bottom corner of the sports section or wherever it is papers put sports related things that nobody really cares about, like soccer scores or tennis matches.

  • I'm just sayin', that if Marky Mark had been reporting the weather the whole time there would've been no hurricane. That shit would've gone down completely differently.

  • kirbyjay

    Yes, the weather would behave around Marky Mark

  • L.O.V.E.

    If The Happening taught us anything, its that Marky Mark has no ability to prevent disasters, natural or otherwise, when he is filmed in Philadelphia.

  • Gavin Smith

    How little value can Armstrong admitting to doping be when he only does so after being cornered like a rat. He is a grade A POS.

  • L.O.V.E.

    The ball on that guy to sue a newspaper for libel, make that newspaper spend a small fortune to defend itself, and then collect an award for libel when he knew he was a cheat that whole time.

  • Kballs

    I approve of this comment on about 9 different levels.

  • Holly

    I'm not ashamed to admit that learning that Joseph Morgan is getting his own show has been the best tv news I've gotten this week. He is just too much fun. And pretty. And quite good at drawing ponies.

  • Rooks

    How I loathe teasers. All they do is remind me that it's still such a loooong time until we can get our hands on something actually substantial. In this case, it's nice to be reminded of just how awesome The National are.

    Also: Yaaay Klaus! (Insert fangirl squeak here.)

  • F'mal DeHyde

    And the lovely Phoebe Tonkin! I'm kind of excited about this spinoff.

  • PDamian

    Is that my boo, Muthafuckin' Dame Judi Dench, in the still accompanying the story about a HORROR series on Showtime? Damn, Christmas AND my birthday came early!

  • That's on the set of Skyfall so don't get your hopes up.

  • PDamian

    Awwww, shit!

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