Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Sorry it’s been awhile since I wrote. Life has been a bit of a Debbie Downer at points and so I figured it was best to keep the misery to myself as opposed to the web. I mean—it’s not a big thing or even worth more than a few seconds of my life but it’s enough to throw me off.
The problem was this pilot I just worked on with the one and only Davis. In the aftermath of a certain cancellation he found a small job that had room for both of us and so I decided to come along if only to keep myself off unemployment for a bit to be able to stretch it out down the road.
The thing about the pilot was that it only supposed to be 6 days of work tops but as soon as we made our first day I knew that it was kind of unlikely to be the case. Normally that wouldn’t bother me; I like working and money and getting the chance to put my best foot forward and meet new people who can help me out down the road. So much of what I do—what most of us do—is based off names and faces and connections so every job is a chance for another big step forward down the line.
What I didn’t like was the weird vibe of the office. Now I don’t know what the show runners were told about our experience but I’m guessing it wasn’t much. This is because for most of the run we were treated like idiot monkeys that had some gained the ability to type and speak but not much more.
One of the hardest things in the world for me is to not be respected and when it comes to my job I know that I am good. I have mounds of experience and all also inquisitive so when I feel like I’m being condescended to it really drives me insane. Even more so when a story person stands behind me, reading my typing and tapping my shoulder to remind me that ‘this is important’. No shite.
So all in all I was miserable for a good portion of the show—so much so that I barely kept a good game face on. I say barely because Davis got to see a lot of what I call the ‘Bad Rory in the workplace’ who is pretty damn evil.
And it didn’t help much that I was making a little less than what I would have gotten from unemployment. Because then all I can think is that I could be doing my kick boxing or prepping my advice column website or even flossing my teeth. When you’d rather floss then be at working—it’s not a good thing.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Star Wars Horoscope for Leo
You add a whole new meaning to self-assurance.
Star wars character you are most like: Princess Leia
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Thursday, August 10, 2006
Spelling Feud Holds Up Tori’s Tribute to Dad
MONDAY AUGUST 07, 2006 11:20PM EST
Tori SpellingPhoto by: David J Dowling / Shooting Star
A special tribute to the late TV producer Aaron Spelling to be hosted by daughter Tori will not air on ABC this fall as planned – after Spelling's widow and Tori's mother, Candy Spelling, blocked the project, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Spelling, the legendarily prolific creator of such shows as Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210, died June 23 after a lengthy illness. He was 83. His wife and daughter have maintained a highly strained relationship over the past few years, aspects of which have been coming to light in the days after the patriarch's death.
Tori was to have served both as host and executive producer of the ABC tribute, according to the source, who said: "All of his (Aaron's) stars had signed on and some interviews had already been taped. … But Candy wouldn't release the clips of his shows because Tori was involved in the project. She had it killed."
Candy Spelling's representative, Kevin Sasaki, confirmed to PEOPLE that she had "talked to ABC about releasing the clips for the tribute," but denies that Candy stopped the show. Instead, he says, "she didn't feel the timing was right … since the Emmys were doing a big tribute to her husband around the same time."
He added, "She had nothing to do with this except that she was asked to release the clips and she didn't think it was the right time, so she turned them down."
ABC, which was long associated with Aaron Spelling's shows, has issued "no comment" about the proposed Spelling special.
Meanwhile, the source tells PEOPLE, Candy has agreed to provide clips to rival network NBC for a tribute to Aaron on its Aug. 27 Emmycast. The source confirms that she will attend the Emmy ceremony with son Randy Spelling but that Tori has yet to be invited as part of the family.
Monday, August 07, 2006
That I'm not celebrating my birthday any more. After a lot of thought I have decided that I am not only not doing anything for my birthday this year but I'm done trying to celebrate it.
It seems that every year something awful happens on my birthday to upset me and so I have decided to stop trying for a good one. I know this e-mail will come off as bratty, childish and immature but I'm tired of playing Charlie Brown to the Lucy that is my birthday.
So what I'm asking is starting with this year that my birthday is done.I don't want events or parties, gifts or cards, songs or phone calls. It's just something that I think will make me happier in the long run and as my friends I hope you'll understand where I'm coming from.
I've actually thought this for a long time as I lived through so many bad birthdays with the waking up the hospital, friends out of town, not so surprise parties, parties that fell through as well as my unrealistic expectations.
I'm letting you all know this because I know that I had spent a lot of time this summer thnking I was going to do something but there is way too many things in the way and I could feel myself getting upset and depressed so I deicded I'm done.
I know that this e-mail will probably get passed on and talked about. I would hope not but understand that people will wonder whats up.
Anyways--that's all. I just wanted to let you guys know this is REALLY want I want for my birthday. Not to have one...
Hang out soon?
PS And honestly--there is a certain camp appeal to having my last birthday be so infamous. Who else could have that happen to them?
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
1) My super cool black and white slip on boat shoes. Comfy, cheap and cool.
2) Hanging out any roof top BBQ at Kelly and Lizzie’s place. Food, beer and new people are always fun.
3) My new hair color. It’s exactly how I like it.
4) Helping Jac redo her guest bedroom into an office. I love a good challenge which it was been.
5) Spending the night with the boy and being able to cuddle the whole time. It’s been awhile due to our crazy schedules.
6) More parties then I can shake a stick at—including possibly my own. Suggestions?
7) Being able to turn down a bad job because I know I’ll find another sooner than later. Nothings better than feeling like you don’t have to be miserable.
8) Corinne Bailey Rae—think Nelly Furtado with Norah Jones but really British and sweet. I’m obsessed.
9) Not only am I going to be able to make Ali’s birthday party but a CRUISE. How much fun can it be--unless Jason Patric shows up.
10) The fact that my brother is so freaking out about his baby. I’m gonna be an Uncle—how weird.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
So ‘The One’ was canceled. This didn’t come as a surprise to most of us; once we heard that univision was beating us some nights the writing was on the wall. What was sad is that—besides getting to work with Davis which I adored—the show was on its way to getting really good. The morning we were told about being pulled all of us were excited to be at work. There had been some shocking twists the night before and even some strong fall out. We were happy to be there.
So it was a good vibe in the MCR that morning as we start to take notes on the morning work out and wake up of the talent. Things are a little hectic because one of the new hires just up and quit the show and so we were down a person but all in all we were smiling. A break came in the taping and I decided to run out to the bathroom.
The bathrooms are located in a star trailer outside the loft and so I’m gone for a few minutes longer than normal. I grabbed a water as I listened to the sounds of the talent warming up at the piano while I made my way through the compound.
I was surprised to see one of our PA in my seat as I re-entered the MCR. I tried to kick him out of my chair but he gave me a blank stare as everyone else just kind of milled around. He didn’t know why I wanted to get back on my computer and I just pointed to the monitor where the talent was sitting in a circle. “I have to work.’ That’s when Blackie—one of the loggers—came over to me.
“Hey—where’ve you been?”
“In the bathroom…”
“Oh—we were just canceled….”
That’s right—canceled while I was in the bathroom. I was in total shock as various people laughed at me. Because how does this happen? And why does it happen to me? It’s not that I was upset—just found it very humorous more than anything.
I just wasn’t expecting going to the bathroom to cost me my job.
I am addicted to a game show. Not just any game show but VH1’s World Series of Pop Culture. The set up is like a spelling bee—it’s hosts either droll or silly but the most fun you can have with random trivia. If they do a season two I want on so bad I will do ANYTHING.
I just need a movie guy and a music guy. Who’s in?