Posts Tagged: Revenge

Victoria Grayson's Unfortunate History As A Hamptons Hostess, In Chronological Order

• Last night's Charity Wine Auction: Two guests kidnapped from elevator as they're leaving the party.

• Liberty Project benefit dinner: Wife of a Supreme Court nominee reveals to assembled guests that her husband beats her, is crooked judge.

• Thanksgiving dinner: Victoria discloses to guests that at age 15 she was forced to shoot a man and take the blame for his death.

• Second wedding to Conrad: Groom toted off by police during the reception.


Last Week's 'Revenge' Illustrated by Cats

IDK. (via)


Pluto Is Going To Rocket Through Space And Kick Our Ass

Pluto is turning red. Apparently the funny little 1,467-mile-wide ball of rock and ice that snobby earthlings named after a cartoon dog before stripping of official "planet" status four years ago is entering a new phase in its 248-year-long seasonal cycle. "These changes are most likely consequences of surface ice melting on the sunlit pole and then re-freezing on the other pole," said NASA, in a statement issued by its Space Telescope Science Institute. Other astronomers, though, aren't so sanguine. Marc Buie, of the Southwest Research Institute in Texas says, "It's a little bit of a surprise to see these changes happening so big and so fast. This is [...]


Emmys Stunner! "Revenge" Gets Shut Out!

They announced the Emmy nominations this morning and the nation's best television show, "Revenge," was not named once. (Other good things happened! Like the hottie who plays John Watson in the new "Sherlock" got nominated! And Lady Mary! And lots of "Girls"! And some usual suspects. (Oh, Alec Baldwin.) And "Downton Abbey" got a Best Hairstyling nod, which, appropriate! But how can liberal Hollywood spurn "Revenge"??? And how on earth did HBO get "Hemingway and Gellhorn" nominated repeatedly? GELLHOOORRNNNN!


The Best New TV Show of the Fall Season

For some reason I decided to take this fall TV season with terrible seriousness and I dutifully set my DVR for all the new offerings. Most of it was easily discarded by the second episode. (So thank goodness for some returning shows; "Bored to Death" is again absolutely awesome.) "Pan Am" is soulless and dreadful and slow. "Prime Suspect" is great to watch and incredibly edited and makes New York City look fun and gritty, but still when it comes up on the recorded shows list, it rings no emotional bells. "Charlie's Angels," good grief, I turned off the pilot 20 minutes in, it's despicable. (And so long forever!) [...]


Secretary Shafts Jerk Boss

This is very dreamy. Though she participated in her lawyer-boss's (alleged!) hiding of fees, once he became a total schmuck, this secretary narced him out hard. The motivation? [The secretary] said she started getting the cold shoulder in 1999 after she refused to take time from a busy schedule to do some work for Gross' wife, Heidi Gross, a lawyer in the firm. There were other incidents, one of which ended with Gross calling her a "fucking idiot," McCarthy told the disciplinarians.

In 2002, not long after Gross scrawled "no" across her vacation request and threw it into a wastebasket, McCarthy told members of the firm about the 1998 [...]


In Honor of "Revenge," A Brief History of TV's Off-Screen Hookups

Tonight, "Revenge" returns from its (too-long) hiatus with a crop of new episodes, sure to be full of awesomeness. But will they also be full of awkwardness? You see, Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, who play engaged couple Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke (she has two names, it's complicated) and Daniel Grayson, are together off-screen as well. If a recent photo of the couple is anything to go by, their real-life relationship may have been concluded by the time tonight's new episode starts.

You don't have to be a body language expert to think that Bowman, his arms folded protectively over his chest, his eyes dead, horrified or distracted, [...]


M.I.A.'s New Protest Tactic: Inciting Prank-Call Flash Mobs

M.I.A. is apparently not happy with the profile of her in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, in which Lynn Hirschberg engages in a pretty meticulous takedown of the pop provocateur's cannily crafted image. (Sample line, in which M.I.A. is responding to criticisms that her overheated take on the Sri Lankan civil war is simplistic and damaging: "'I kind of want to be an outsider,' she said, eating a truffle-flavored French fry." There are also lots of descriptions of the clothing M.I.A. wears.) M.I.A.'s response to the profile: a Tweet containing a phone number and the message "CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT [...]


Party To Be Thrown For Beaters Of Alleged Child-Rapist In Philadelphia

After North Philadelphia neighbors beat up the man suspected of raping her 11-year-old daughter, the victim's mother expressed surprise. The police are not pressing charges against the mob-and "I plan on inviting them to a welcome-home party for my daughter," the mother said. Unfortunately, the mob also beat up someone else who was not the suspected rapist, but never mind!