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The Comeback to make a comeback

Great news! Valerie Cherish is set to make a comeback after HBO announced that it was to go into production for the show’s 10 year anniversary.

The Comeback stars Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, an actress trying to get back into showbiz. It is a mockumentary format with a great supporting cast and Kudrow’s spot-on comedy timing. Some of it is hard to watch as Valerie gets knocked back time and time again, but at the same time it is hilarious.

The original series only ran for 13 episodes and HBO have only committed to a further six for now, but still it’s great to know it coming back. Season 1 is available to watch on YouTube. If you’re not hooked by episode 1, stick with it, because it gets really good and you grow to really love Valerie.

Original story here.

One Second A Day For A Year

Saturday Night Live cast member, Brooks Wheelan, films one second a day for a year and the result is a video that is actually quite inspiring.

Song: Arcade Fire, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

The Kids Speak Out On HIMYM

The teenage kids speak out about their Dad and his story of How He Met Their Mother…

Google Zeitgeist 2013

Google sums up the year 2013 in a minute and a half. Bit short but there are some truly remarkable moments in this short clip. Be inspired!

Offerman Woodshop

Ann: How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?  Ron: One.  Ann: That’s it? One drink?  Ron: One shelf.  Ann: Do you exercise?  Ron: Yes. Lovemaking and woodworking.  Ann: Do you have any history of mental illness in your family?  Ron: I have an uncle who does yoga.

Ann: How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?
Ron: One.
Ann: That’s it? One drink?
Ron: One shelf.
Ann: Do you exercise?
Ron: Yes. Lovemaking and woodworking.
Ann: Do you have any history of mental illness in your family?
Ron: I have an uncle who does yoga.

 

I’m a fan of the US TV show Parks and Recreation and am particularly fond of the character Ron Swanson. Ron is a man’s man; he likes the great outdoors, survival and making stuff with his bare hands. He dislikes bureaucracy, vegetarians and health & safety. He really is a fantastic character and so I am overjoyed to find out that Nick Offerman, the actor who plays him, is pretty similar to his character in real-life.

Click here and check out Nick Offerman’s Woodshop where you’ll find all manner of handmade wood items, designed and made by Nick and his colleagues.

I also found out that Nick is married to Megan Mullally, Karen from Will & Grace, which makes me like him even more! I bet there’s no *ahem* wooden comedy in their household. Sorry!

50 Movie Star You Didn’t Know Had Changed Their Name

Olivia Wilde

(And A Few You Did)…

Here’s a link to Empire Magazine’s feature on the stars of Hollywood that have changed their names for one reason or another.

You know these types of things come up regularly in pub quizzes, so swot up! My favourite has to be that of Hollywood starlet Olivia Jane Cockburn (better known as Olivia Wilde).

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