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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 | Lists | January 13, 2013 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | January 13, 2013 |

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.


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.


“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.”


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.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) also dreams of flying like a bird.

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