All of you know that I am a huge fan of The Simpsons. And when I heard about this orchestra performance at the Hollywood Bowl, I knew I had to get there.
For all the photos I took, click here. For all the videos, click here.
I had never been to the bowl before but it was amazing to see all the different little cardboard displays out and about. I was just in my little happy world. The show was an hour away but I spent most of my time looking around at things, collecting buttons and eating this huge donut.
But I think what really made it nice for me was the fact that it was a trip down memory lane, hearing all the songs that I love from the show. And the performances were amazing, including the celebrities that showed up.
As part of me being awesome, I have access to be a seatfiller in certain events in Hollywood. For last night’s Stand Up To Cancer event in Hollywood, I attended the event to fill in seats throughout the theater to make sure that the place looked filled for the event. It was really cool to dress up, be part of a great event and check out the entire thing for free.
I arrived there at the earliest check-in time possible at 2PM. Because I was there early, they would put me in the first group of fillers, which is usually the front. After standing and waiting, we got in at about 4:45, which is 15 minutes before the live broadcast. I got in my seat and really took in the entire event.
I was really close so I got to see the entire show right up and personal. The rest of the world watched live with me. Check out the above video.
This marathon is amazing. I love everything about it. I got to watch some of it at work. But since I am not at work now, and I don’t have cable, I don’t know what to do.
I see tweets about it but I am not watching it. Luckily I have my DVDs. I am seeing which episode they’re airing now and I plug in the corresponding DVD to it.
Right now it’s time for Mr. Sparkle.
And they retweeted this tweet of mine!
This is so true and so good!
Originally posted on Variety:
The latest marketing move from ABC for its upcoming sitcom “Selfie,” if nothing else, is fitting with theme.
The Alphabet debuted the pilot of the series on Hulu and ABC.com ahead of its premiere next month. The show, a modern retelling of “My Fair Lady,” stars Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame as Eliza Dooley, a narcissist who is obsessed with becoming famous over social media. John Cho plays a marketing guru who helps her rebrand her image after a video of hers goes viral, showing her there’s more to it than Facebook and Twitter — hence, the irony of debuting the show via social media.
Still, to debut a show over social media that targets Millennials is certainly appropriate for its desired audience. The show is not set to premiere on ABC for more than a month, with an airdate of Sept. 30.
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When I was trying to figure out my career about 10 years ago, I was very close to get into teaching over my career as a writer.
The foundation for my passion to teach can be traced back to “Dead Poet’s Society.” What Robin Williams did in that movie made me believe that I can influence and change lives, open up avenues to young minds that they may never have thought possible. It’s not a glamorous profession to be a teacher, but it is the greatest joy to share your knowledge, your hopes and your love with one another and see it grow into something beautiful.
RIP Robin Williams
Originally posted on UPROXX:
It’s time to shed a bitter tear for the WWE commentary situation, because today Jim Ross, the best commentator WWE has or ever will have, is officially done with the company.
Jim Ross had a tumultuous relationship with WWE for years. The company thought he was too old and unphotogenic for TV, but they couldn’t find a replacement even a 10th as good as him, so he was brought back then sent home again more times than a person could count over the past five years.
The final blow came at the WWE 2K14 panel at last year’s Summerslam Axxess — Ric Flair was clearly drunk at the event, and Ross was blamed for not reining him in. Ironically Flair is once again a regular fixture on television, while Ross is still paying for the crime of not babysitting a 64-year-old man vigilantly enough. WWE everybody! By…
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