Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIVA of the WEEK

Hello all you beautiful and sexy trashers out there! I'm Amy Jo Brixius aka Diva Trash. I'm handing in my "v" card and embarking on the blogging world. I'll be your go to Diva for all things sassy and *snap* worthy. So look for the "diva of the week", "diva moments", and some "top of the charts". I'm so glad to join the team, so here goes....

On Sunday, the category for supporting actress was a tough one with many talented ladies, all wanting that shiny Oscar to put on their mantle. However, one woman showed that she was VERY deserving and even humbled by her win. That woman, Octavia Spencer.

Octavia went from a woman who was always that "comedic go to gal" seen here and there in small roles to a shining star. I honestly had to look to today to see some of her previous roles. Many I saw and said, "Oh yes, remember that...or Oh, I almost forgot about that!". Many might have missed her talents altogether until a little saving grace called The Help, came along. 
Octavia put 110% into her role as Minny and I don't think anyone would have denied her the Oscar. Honestly, who could forget her moment in the movie where she told Miss Hilly to "!", as she served her a slice of some REAL humble pie. YUMMM-O.

I just about lost MY shit when I watched the movie. She was so convincing, genuine, and a fantastic character brought to life from book to the screen. There was moments that left you rolling on the floor and ones that had you crying like a baby. She embodied her character and was definitely SO deserving of the win. 
I hope that we see more from Octavia in the future and I hope that it's soon. So here's to you Miss Oscar winner and the DIVA of the Week.

---AJ <3

Pilot Prattle: "The Goodwin Games" Adds Siblings!

I've already discussed how excited I am for Becki Newton's return to television with her new FOX sitcom, The Goodwin Games. But as each day passes, more and more information comes out about upcoming pilots, and in today's batch of casting announcements, Becki has found herself with two brothers.

Scott Foley (Felicity, Scream 3) and Jake Lacy (Better With You) have been cast as Newton's siblings who, along with the Ugly Betty actress, must put their rough past behind them and bond in order to receive the inheritence of their deceased father.

I would have been more pleased if the brothers were played by actors I actually cared about, but you can't win them all. Now we just have to pray that there's no laugh track...

Have No Fear, The Doctor's Still Here!

There's been a TON of speculation about what's going to happen to the beloved 11th Doctor from the BBC's hit "Doctor Who". Played by Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor had some amazingly big shoes to fill when he came into the show back in 2010. And in the last couple of months, rumors have been swirling regarding Smith's departure. With the 50th anniversary coming up in another year (2013), the mill has been churning, some guessing the big anniversary episode will be Smith's last, ending with an introduction to Doctor 12.

Gillan (Left) and Smith (Right)
with the Doctor's Famous TARDIS
But as far as we know, that's not true. Yes there are big things in store for us "Who-vians" come 2013 (I mean, 50 years for a show to be running? That shit cray.) And yes, the rumors that the 11th Doctor's faithful companion, Amy Pond (played by Karen Gillan), is leaving this season are true (and yes, I will probably get emotional when she leaves). But does that mean Matt Smith is leaving too?

He says no.

"It's a thrill playing the part. I don't want to give it up anytime soon" he told Rachel Tarley of the Metro UK. "We have a whole season to make and a Christmas Special as well, so I won't be leaving anytime soon. We'll get this season out of the way and see where I'm at. I take it season by season and I take the job day by day because there's no other way you can do it".

C-Batch and Smith
Smith also dispelled the rumors that "Sherlock" star, Benedict Cumberbatch would be joining the cast of "Who" as the Doctor's nemesis, The Master, saying "I know Ben and I've not heard anything about it...I think he's a bit busy being a Star Trek villian".

While it's comforting to know Smith has no immediate plans to leave the show, the anxiety I get when just rumors of his leaving start flying assures me that when the moment does come--I'll be destroyed. Maybe almost as much as I was when the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, left.


Lea and Cory "Don't Stop Believin" in Love!

If your jaw is still on the floor from learning that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are dating, pick it back up so you can have it drop again.

US Weekly reports that Lea Michele and Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, have finally come public with their relationship.

The two were spotted at Il Covo in L.A. on Valentine's Day, and a week and a half later, Cory took Lea to his hometown for a romantic  weekend. A source told US Weekly that "...they stayed in a hotel, toured Grouse Mountain and went for sushi and sake."

I sat silently for a few minutes deciding how I feel about this relationship. I want to be shocked and ecstatic and writing "O.M.Gleeeee" over my Facebook statuses, but yet, for some reason - I don't really care. Do not get me wrong - if this is true, I am happy for them. For starters, they are an aesthetically pleasing couple. Second, people may say "don't mix business with pleasure," but when your business takes up 16+ hours of your day, you're forced to find pleasure there, and Lea and Cory have done so successfully. So, I do approve of a relationship between the two. They are nothing like their characters... well, he's not... and off-screen, the two do have a cute little friendship. Well, friendship-turned-relationship....

And no matter how they act together in real life, nothing can be as painful to watch as a "Finnchel" romance. Yikes.

Jordin Sparks is Jason Derulo's "It Girl!"

Jason Derulo announced on January 26 that he and Jordin Sparks were officially datin. A week later, the "Battlefield" songstress co-hosted The Today Show and admitted that Derulo swept her off of her feet, and that's she "quite smitten with the guy."

But if them talking about their love wasn't enough, they're giving us a chance to watch it in their new video for their remix of his hit single, "It Girl."

While they're no Beyonce and Jay-Z, I totally approve of this couple. I have always loved each of them seperately, and what other musically collaborating couples are there for us to root for? Chris Brown and Rihanna? No thank you...

And just think - if she's taken off her purity ring for him, "Jason Derulooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" won't have to scream his own name anymore because she'll be doing it for him...

"Sexy To Me" - Jojo

I have loved Jojo since she first appeared with "Leave (Get Out)" and when she disappeared, I (like everyone else) thought that her time as a "child" star had come to an end. But no, we were all wrong - our little Jojo was just growing up.

She's come back recently with a remix of Drake's "Marvin's Room" (which is fresh, sexy, and everything this site is about) and "Disaster" (which I LOVE). If you haven't heard them yet, be sure to check them both out below:

I kid you not when I say both of these songs appear in my iPod's Top 25 Most Played. So when her new single, "Sexy to Me," dropped today, I was ecstatic to have my first listen.

It's... fine. It's certainly not as good or grown up as her previous two releases. Instead of the new, mature Jojo, it sounds more of a rejected, unreleased track by the Pussycat Dolls or Britney. Don't get me wrong - I'm sure it'll be a great song to grind against a stranger to after he buys me a few drinks, but to randomly listen to on my iPod? Well, that's a "Disaster."

WAHHHH! Is Snooki pregnant?

Here at Sexy Trash, we aim to only post 100% accurate information so that our fabulous readers aren't left cursing us for leading them astray. However with the recent rumor of Snooki being pregnant making headlines every hour today - we had to get our opinion in ASAP.
First and foremost, something to keep in mind here is the word rumor. Even though everyone from TMZ to Huffington Post to Access Hollywood are cashing in on this potentially Earth shattering news, there have been zero quotes or statements from Snooki, baby daddy Jionni, or even their reps... except for denying/not confirming anything.

Here's the deal: it could be true, sure. Since, what, Season 1, Snooks has been fantasizing about her future husband and their adorable guido children. It's no secret that she wanted to be married as soon as possible and was love sick from the moment she met Jionni. Okay, maybe not lovesick exactly - she couldn't even remember his name - but after awhile, it was clear by her tweets and talk show appearances that she was in love. So, if she is pregnant and she is happy with it - many congratulations to the parents-to-be!
Now, the flip side: Sites are stating that Snooki said she wanted to cash this pregnancy in and referred to the Kardashians in the same context (again, no quotes, all from 'sources'). As much as I am personally Team Snooki and enjoy her one liners and crazy antics, can we be clear about something? First of all, Snooki isn't a Kardashian. I actually mean this in the best way possible though as I am not an avid Kardashian-watcher. The sister Snooki (supposedly) referred to is obviously Kourtney who we followed throughout her pregnancy and are enjoying watching her adorable son Mason grow up. While I'd love to say fans will embrace Snooki's child, I have to admit, I'll miss seeing wild Snooki... and could care less to watch her change diapers.

Add the fact that Snooki and JWoww are currently looking to film their spin off into the mix and I'm not sure where to go from there. A spin off where these two once-fiesty girls are now both extremely committed and one is pregnant? What kind of spin off is that? Jersey Golden Girls? The only angle I can possibly imagine MTV (or at this rate VH1) could go is making it almost a Teen Mom-esque spin off where we watch Snooki make mistakes in parenting, she doesn't know how to breast feed, whatever. And honestly, I'm not interested. As I said before, I'm Team Snooki and I've defended her like she's been a friend all along - But I'm not sure how I'd defend her if like, she left her baby in the car or something. (You know the dumb mistakes first time parents make and add in how vicious editing producers can be... yikes.)
Damn, and she just lost all that weight, too...
So where does that leave Snooks? Or the spin off with JWoww? Will they just do a Snooki-Baby spin off? What does that mean for her friendship with Jenni (cause I'd be PISSED)? How about the fact that if there is a child growing here, when they grow up they can watch their parents meet for the first time... and hook up later that night when Mommy called Daddy 10 different names and later wouldn't return his calls because the sex wasn't that good. Ah, nostalgia.
Be sure to keep checking Sexy Trash for more Snooki-related info! Because as you know, we're more than just celebrity gossip.


"Hobbit" Star Tells Us Something We Already Know

Benedict Cumberbatch (a name you will be hearing quite frequently from me as he's A. involved in a TON of stuff right now and b. has an awesome name) was recently quoted at the Elton John Oscar party saying how much he enjoyed working with the cast and crew of "The Hobbit", saying his "Sherlock" co-star, Martin Freeman (playing "Bilbo" in this Tolkien tale) "He's going to be amazing. He's going to be fantastic in this film".

Cumberbatch is slated to play the voice of Smaug the Dragon for "Hobbit", a character who won't appear until the second film. He's also said he is doing movement and voice recording for another character which is currently nameless.

This production team alone has won 31 Oscars for their combined efforts on all three "Lord of the Rings" films. So, besides the amazing casting that has had my imagination nearly weeping for joy, it's no surprise to hear our lead Hobbit is "amazing". Thanks for the heads up though C-Batch!

Cumberbatch (on Left) with his "Sherlock" co-star, and "amazing" lead Hobbit, Martin Freeman


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Matilda: The Musical!!

Put away your newsboy caps, Newsies - a new children's movie is headed for Broadway. (And the movie is better than "Newsies", so I can only hope the musical will be, as well...)

That's right!! Matilda, based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, is currently a sold-out hit in England, and plans to sell even more tickets when it moves to New York in 2013.

I've only heard a few songs from the show, and they are very cute and catchy. I can't wait to see my childhood come to life on stage.

Now if only there were a Hocus Pocus musical....

New "Revenge" Promo!

I have always been a fan of artsy, music video-like television promos. Sure, the "next week on..." ones are full of drama and intrigue, roping us into next week's story with a 30 second preview, but wouldn't you much rather watch a juicy, short film hinting at what's to come? I would.
Some of my favorite shows have used these in the past, but Desperate Housewives have had my favorite by far...


But now, ABC's newest guilty pleasure, Revenge, has created one, and I am obsessed! It makes my mouth water with delight everytime I watch it. Emily VanCamp has never looked hotter, and the premise is just so... well, as the Desperate Housewives season two promo would put it, juicy.

Sophia Grace's Original Song!!!

Oh. My. God.

Nicki who?
Sophia Grace and Rosie joined Ellen once again to sing their original song they created about the trip to Disneyland that Ellen gave them, and it is incredible!

These girls Sophia Grace is the epitome of talent, and I can not wait until she has her own EP. Because, let's be serious... the album is dropping faster than Sophia Grace will drop Rosie.


When you go to see a thriller, chances are that you're walking in to one of two types of movies:
1. Someone (usually a man) is on a race against time to save someone he loves or because he is seeking vengeance.
2. Someone (usually a woman) is being tormented and needs to put an end to it before it's too late.

In Gone, you have both. Amanda Seyfried plays Jill, a young woman who was previously abducted but escaped, finding her way out of her makeshift dungeon in the woods and back to civilization. After an "extensive" search of the forest, police find no evidence that this prison ever existed and push Jill aside as making it all up. Some time passes and when Jill's sister goes missing, she knows it's her captor returning. She continues on a Bourne-esque race against the clock to save her sister and find the man who abducted her.

This movie is getting a lot of mixed reviews by audiences, and I literally can not figure out why. I found myself covering my eyes with my infinity scarf the last thirty minutes of the movie because I was so intensely pulled into the story. Even as Jill was passionately searching for her sister, the police still thought she was out of her mind, forcing her to do it all by herself. Including meeting up with her abductor. In the woods. At night. I can't.

I know the following has some big words, and by some standards may even be considered fighting words, but... here it comes... I think Amanda Seyfried is our generation's Meryl Streep. I said it, and I refuse to take it back. Her movies may not be getting Oscar buzz, but she throws herself into every role she plays, transforming herself completely from one film to the next. Besides Meryl, I've never seen an actress play so many drastically different roles: Karen Smith (Mean Girls), Needy Lesnicki (Jennifer's Body), and now Cossette (Les Miserables). You can say what you want about the star, but you can't say she's typecast - with a breakout role like the dim-witted Karen, it would have been very easy for that to occur. But she didn't let it happen. I genuinely believe if she picked deeper movie to star in, she would have no problem raking in awards.

Besides Seyfried, the rest of the cast wasn't onscreen long enough to judge them. From previous, I was excited for Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) to appear on screen, but I was less than thrilled to find out she has about a page of dialogue.

The biggest problem I have with the movie seems to be everyone's number one grievance with it, as well. Jill spends the whole movie searching for the serial killer, and... spoiler alert... when she finds him, she handles the situation in less than ten minutes. You're telling me a man that has killed dozens of women and gotten away with it goes down so quickly? It's a little too Scooby Doo for my liking.

And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for that meddling future Oscar winner...

Disney Classics That No One Remembers

Hello all my favorites pieces of Sexy Trash! My name's Amanda Kramer and while I can't say I'm new to blogging, I am (relatively) new to Sexy Trash. I won't bore you with any kind of biography, but I will say I'm very excited to be here and can't wait to see what happens. With my first post, I thought the best way to describe myself for you is to describe some of my favorite Disney movies--because what better way to get to know someone, right? Enjoy! --AvK

When someone says "Disney Movies", the first thing that pops into peoples minds are either the Princesses or the campy, cheesy, and fun live action Disney Channel movies. A few think of the Disney/Pixar hybrids like "Finding Nemo". But no one remembers the classics. I'm not talking about the ones we all know but never mention, like "101 Dalmations" and "The Jungle Book". I'm talking about the really great ones that we all need a few moments to recall. Those are my favorite. And just to save you some time and energy, I've compiled a list of those movies. Because really, who doesn't enjoy walking down your own childhood movie memory lane?

The Three Caballeros 

This movie is my hands down favorite. It's Donald Duck's birthday, and each gift he opens is another adventure. A mix of live action and animation, it was one of the first of it's kind. Each adventure explored a different part of Latin America. There was a story about a penguin who longed for warm weather, a parrot who loved Brasil with his whole heart, and tons of incredible song and dance numbers that absolutely mesmerized me as a child. 

It was so hard to pic just one clip to post. Just know there are so many great ones out there, so feel free to do your own youtube search! 

Robin Hood

This one is a little more mainstream as far as memories go. Since the story itself is so classic, more people will remember that there was a Disney film about Robin Hood. They just won't remember it was played out by forest animals. With a fox as Robin Hood and a bear as his faithful sidekick, Little John, the classic tale of taking from the rich to feed the poor ingrained itself into my head, as did every song performed by Rodger Miller (drawn as a Rooster). Oo-De-Lally! 

The Great Mouse Detective

A take on Sherlock Holmes, this was one of the darker Disney movies. And I don't mean dark as in dark themes. I mean literally dark. As the titles says, it's Sherlock Holmes played out through mice and rats. The entire film takes place either at night or in the sewers. And it was one of the first animated movies to scare the bejesus out of me. The story revolves around a toymaker who's kidnapped to help the evil Rattigan take the throne out from under the mouse queen's nose. The toymaker's daughter, Olivia, goes to Basil (the mouse version of Sherlock) for help. What's unusual about this movie was the lack of catchy tunes. This was one of the first Disney movies that relied more on the plot than the fun cartoons and songs. 

The Rescuers & The Rescuers Down Under


I grouped these together because it's the same pair of (again) mice who's job it is to rescue those in need. Miss Bianca, the poised and polished white mouse, is paired up with Bernard, the clumsy, bumbling, and sweet, mouse in the first film, "The Rescuers". They both work for the Rescue Aid Society and are called to help a poor orphan who's been "adopted" by an evil con-woman and her lackey. Through the help of the creatures that live in the swamp where poor Penny is being held, Bianca and Bernard are able to free Penny, who eventually gets adopted by good parents. 13 years later, we were given "The Rescuers Down Under", which brings us to Australia, where B&B are called again to help a young boy named Cody save a rare bird from an evil poacher. Both films were short on musical numbers, but I was totally okay with that, as the stories were captivating enough for 5 year old me. 

Pete's Dragon

Finally, Pete's Dragon was a classic VHS tape that I had worn out as a child. The story of a boy, Pete, and his friendly pet dragon, Elliot, was one that always made me happy. They were best friends, and met as Pete was running away from his abusive adopted family. With Elliot's help, Pete is able to find a new family, and they save each other from the evil one that's been chasing them the entire time. This movie was more live action than animation, but Elliot was lovable enough that I didn't much care. 

There you have it! I'm sure you have your own Disney movies that are special to you, and maybe they're on this list and maybe they're not. But either way, I hope you enjoyed my own little collection of Disney Classics, and maybe this will inspire you to revisit your own personal favorites--because really, who doesn't enjoy a good Disney story every once in awhile? 


Monday, February 27, 2012

Pilot Prattle: The Carrie Diaries

I couldn't help but wonder...

If Sex and the City had a prequel, who would play the lead character of Carrie Bradshaw?

If you're the CW, it would be Anna Sophia Robb (Race to Witch Mountain, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

The casting call describes Carrie as a "quirky, charming, witty 16 year old," who will be asking her first questions about love, sex, and relationships. Expect her answers to be a lot more PG, though, because Samantha Jones has yet to be introduced in the show.

Let's be honest... I'd prefer a bigger name like Blake Lively or Ashley Tisdale, but we'll see how this girl does. I won't be surprised if it doesn't get picked up for a full season, but let's cross our fingers for it; the books aren't so bad, after all...

Help Donny be a "Hunger Games" Red Carpet Correspondant!!!

If you read Sexy Trash at ALL, you know I am deathly excited for The Hunger Games. Multiply that excitement by 84 and you get my excitement level when I found out Wendy Williams is looking for a red carpet correspondant for the premiere.

Obvi, I did it.

Check out my video (and "like" and comment it!!!) below!! Let Wendy know I would make the BEST correspondant!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

HOOAH! - Army Wives Premiere

Ciao, entertainment whores! 

Are you loving the revamped Sexy Trash? And the first addition was me: Tessa (the tiger, if you prefer). You may know me from my personal blog where I'm usually writing about my life as a newlywed military spouse living in Italy. That being said, writing strictly entertainment posts should be interesting. Mostly because I live across the pond and usually rely on Sexy Trash for my celebrity gossip and movie previews, but also because the man behind it all and I have very different tastes most of the time. So, along with the new layout and hopefully some additional writers, Sexy Trash is on the fast track to becoming the most well rounded entertainment blog on the Interweb. Buckle up, bitches!

Without further ado, let's get the entertainment portion of this post started. With little time to spare as well because the TV Show I'll be introducing kicks off their sixth season on Sunday, March 4th at 9/8c on Lifetime. Know what it is yet? If you do, you're squealing with excitement... if you don't, you have five seasons of amazing TV to watch in less than a week's time. Good luck. Or, as an army wife might say, HOOAH!

Army Wives (see what I did there?) may give off the impression that it's just a TV show for housewives who like to cry and eat but that first reaction couldn't be further from the truth. Granted, I didn't start watching the show until I became a housewive/milspouse - but that's besides the point. This is a show about friendship and sacrifice, about true love and honor, about bills and deployments; it's a show about life - military life - and the wives who keep it going strong. Really, it's Desperate Housewives in camouflage and combat boots but honestly, are you complaining? The men (and women!) are just as hot as our beloved on DH and dare I say it the plot is more fascinating and realistic then, I don't know, a handicapped man locked in a basement next-door. In five seasons the army wives you fall in love with (and an army husband!) deal with deployments, drug abuse, terrorism, affairs, being taken hostage, and yes, inevitably with the military life, death. But even though this show will have your heart aching to the point you think you need a doctor (and I warn you now: do not watch a single episode without tissues close by), it is because the acting in this show is SO FKING GOOD you come to truly believe the characters are real people, and that you are best friends who do brunch on Sundays.

Let's get to know your new best friends, shall we? (All pictures taken from IMDB.)
 If you're rolling with Claudia Joy (played by Kim Delaney) or Michael Holden (played by Brian McNamara), then you know you've done something right in your military career. Michael is the big wig General on base and Claudia Joy (or CJ as her friends from law school call her) is his very powerful-yet-kind wife. By the end of Season 5, these two have been through just about everything together - including the death of a child.
 WOO, NELLY! Just you WAIT until you meet Miss Pamela Moran (played by Brigid Brannagh). Her red hair should really tell you everything about her personality, but just in case you need it put bluntly: She is. Pamela is an ex-cop turned milspouse who sometimes has a difficult time biting her tongue... and really makes no apologies for it. Her husband Chase (played by Jeremy Davidson) is hands down the sexiest husband (oops, IMHO) and has an extremely dangerous job that keeps him away from his family 9 times out of 10.
The Sherwoods have been together since they were teenagers and are what the military would consider a true blood Army couple. Frank (played by Terry Serpico) is extremely intense and dedicated to his career 100% and Denise (played by Catherine Bell) is his loyal wife. Until Denise has a midlife crisis and decides to explore other opportunities while Frank is deployed for the millionth time...
 Ah, the LeBlancs. Roxy (played by Sally Pressman) is a spitfire southern girl who married her sweetheart Trevor (played by Drew Fuller) after just a few days of knowing him. She has two boys - from two different dads - and yet dispute her obvious baggage and redneck roots, Trevor fell head over heels in love and became her very own Prince Charming with dog tags. Within minutes of getting to know Roxy you'll quickly realize why Trevor fell so hard, so fast.
Joan Burton (played by Wendy Davis) is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. Joan brings a very different dynamic to the group of army wives seeing that she is the one serving in the military. Roland Burton (played by Sterling K. Brown) is successful all on his own however as a psychologist and later as a stay-at-home dad. In five seasons, the Burtons experience multiple deployments, PTSD, becoming parents, adoption, and even... adultery.

If those pictures and short bios weren't enough to wet your appetite, here is a look at ALL SIX previews (yes, I want you to watch and love it that much). If you're not hooked or at least semi-interested at the end, then I think you should turn Nascar back on and crack open another can of beer because that's all the entertainment I believe you enjoy.

Thanks, YouTube! : Army Wives Season 1Army Wives Season 2Army Wives Season 3Army Wives Season 4Army Wives Season 5Army Wives Season 6

There you have it - Army Wives Seasons 1-5 in a nutshell. So, who's going to watch Season 6?! Do you think a wife DIES? What do you think "One wife won't whether the storm" means? Another divorce? Yikes! (OH, Army Wives also plays amazing new/indie/fun/beautiful music.) Leave your thoughts and love below -


Academy Awards Red Carpet Rundown!!

After unlimited mimosas and shamrock shakes with vodka (stay classy), I was finally ready for the red carpet arrivals! I have to say... the Best Dressed list will be extraordinarily easy for bloggers everywhere to create, but literally, I was impressed with every dress I saw tonight.

Below are the dresses that blew me away. Which dresses did you enjoy??


Sacha Baron Cohen Dumps Ashes on Ryan Seacrest

For the red carpet, Sacha Baron Cohen attended in character as the star of his newest movie, The Dictator.

During his interview with Ryan Seacrest, he said that he came equipped with Kim Jong Il's ashes and went on to spill them on him...

This is embarrassing, shocking, and just plain annoying. This is why you weren't invited, Sacha. Get over yourself. You'll never be taken seriously. Get out of Hollywood and out of my life.

Pilot Prattle: First Cut

We've all seen Grey's Anatomy or ER or Private Practice or [insert medical drama here], but the CW is preparing a pilot that promises a fresh take on the familiar set-up.

In First Cut, Emily, an awkward first-year intern, finds that life in her new hospital is exactly how life was in high school.

Casting has yet to be done for Emily, but Michael Rady (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Greek, Melrose Place) is set to play Micah, a surgical resident watching over Emily and the rest of the new interns.

Kelly McCreary (White Collar) will play Tyra, one of Emily's peers.

It doesn't sound too different than any other doctor show out there, but if it's on the CW, at least we can expect some drama and banging musical montages.

Dancing With the "Stars" Season 14

Well, ABC is certainly using the word 'star' loosely, now aren't they? In recent "Who Da Helllll?" news, casting for some contestants in the latest season of Dancing With the Stats have been announced, and, like usual, I am than thrilled...

Jack Wagner

Profession: Actor
'Famous' For: Melrose Place/His Feud with Heather Locklear

Sherri Shepherd

Profession: Talk Show Host/Comedienne
'Famous' For: The View

Melissa Gilbert

Profession: Actress
'Famous' For: Little House on the Prairie/substance abuse

Maria Menounos

Profession: TV Presenter
'Famous' For: Access Hollywood

Out of the four, I am most excited for Sherri Shepherd. Her opinions sometimes grate my nerves on The View, but I think she is genuinely a good person and she has a large energy that I hope will translate well to the dance floor.

However... I do not for the life of me understand why people like this show. The routines are stale and repetitive; if you want to see real dancing, please turn your attention to FOX's So You Think You Can Dance? There may not be famous people on it, but if you're a Dancing With the Stars fan, you're already used to that...