The first rule of the Internet: Don't believe everything you read/hear/see. Case in point: the perma-confusing tale of Manti Te'o and his fake Internet girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, a.k.a. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. If that tale taught us anything, it's that there's a tangled web living deep within the World Wide one.
And MTV has stepped into that web for the network's newest reality phenomenon, Catfish. But the series is not quite as simple as the show’s intro may have you believe. Airing its finale Monday night, the series revolves around Internet romances never realized IRL ("in real life" for all you n00bs out there), where one — or sometimes both — of the participants are not being honest about themselves.
The idea for the show is brilliant: telling the story of these online deceptions sheds new light on the ever-changing world of interpersonal relationships in the digital age. The network uses these stories of people meeting online under a guise of dishonesty (often using fake Facebook profiles) called catfishing — a term made famous thanks to host Nev Schulman's breakout 2010 documentary, Catfish. (In the context of the show, to "catfish" means to "hook" someone through a series of online deceptions.) Alongside his friend and filmmaker Max Joseph, Schulman sets out weekly to unite two people in online relationships who might not be telling the truth about their identity. But the lens though which the show views these people’s lives may not be exactly truthful itself.
"You know how they said that [the catfishee] had reached out to them?" a cast member from the series (whom we spoke to anonymously to protect their relationship with MTV) tells Hollywood.com. "I don’t know why they put that in there because it’s not even true. It was actually me that reached out to them."
Another cast member (this time a catfishee), felt betrayed by an episode and put it plainly: "Really, I'm just frustrated that people don't know the whole story."
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So what is the whole story? MTV's version plays out like this: Two individuals involved in an online, romantic relationship meet. The show chronicles the discovery of who the catfisher is in real life. The story is always told from the point-of-view of an innocent catfishee unsure about the authenticity of the person behind the screen. Each episode starts with an email from the catfishee to Schulman, followed by the story of the relationship, an uncovering of truths, and the inevitable in-person meet-up.
Seems straight-forward, but as Catfish has taught us, not everything is as it seems.
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Speaking with local news outlet WHAM ABC, catfishee Joe Sumeriski of Warsaw, New York corroborated a story many cast members have claimed: that he does not know how MTV and Catfish became aware of his Internet relationship. “They just called me out of the blue,” he explained. Sumeriski was right — Hollywood.com has confirmed his catfisher, Rose, was the one who contacted MTV.
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In fact, after speaking with six of the stars of this season (covering six episodes of the series), we found that in every instance except one, the catfisher — not the catfishee, as the series claims — has been the one to contact MTV first. Either via a casting call, Craigslist post, or a mention on the MTV website itself, the catfisher has consistently been the one to initiate the process. One catfishee from the South says she and her catfisher hadn't had contact for "a couple months" — until Catfish's producers showed interest. "We dropped off [talking] for a couple months and then we got it started again … when someone reached out to MTV about me and [the catfisher’s online identity] talking," she says. "[MTV producers] hit me up, but I didn’t reach out to them because I didn’t know anything about a new show."
Of course, it's natural to expect some editing changes in any reality series. The Hills, Real Housewives, Jersey Shore — reality series are so dependent on scripting drama, audiences no longer accept TV's reality as reality anymore. But Catfish, with its documentary background and style, seemed different. "If it is true that the scenarios on Catfish are fabricated, then it definitely would take the enjoyment out of watching the show," says Galen Criscione of Brooklyn, New York. In fact, Criscione admits that he "wouldn't watch it anymore" and that he "would feel kind of like the people portrayed on the show — fooled."
There are, of course, truthful elements to the show. Every Catfish subject told us the series' hosts, Schulman and Joseph, are indeed kept in the dark about the true identities of the catfishers. Their Internet research into these people’s lives are, apparently, all authentic. But the crux on which the show is balanced — the initial contact between Schulman and the catfisher — is in fact a fabrication. Everyone involved has already agreed to an in-person meet up before production begins.
Naturally, this complicates how viewers watch the show. If the two parties have long agreed to meet in person, Schulman's random selection of a catfishee by scrolling through his email no longer seems random. And his dramatic phone call to the catfisher suddenly isn't so dramatic. Is the catfisher genuinely surprised when Schulman requests a meet-up on-camera? "Not really," says one catfisher. "Because they told me they were going to do it before they actually did it."
But there are more discrepancies. Several cast members say the timing of their stories were off, with one claiming the show represented her relationship as lasting one month, when she was really communicating with her online love interest for three months at the time of filming. And two interview subjects denied their relationships were ever romantic at all. One cast member says she set up a profile to punish a catfishee for a past disagreement and only claimed to be interested in him to save face after yelling at him on camera. (Those scenes, she claims, hit the cutting room floor.) "The only reason why I said that I had feelings for him was because I knew I had put him on blast twice already [on camera], so I didn’t want to come across as a b***h," she says.
And another female catfisher says she knew her catfishee was not interested in a relationship with a woman, despite the fact that the series portrayed the duo as a couple with romantic interests. According to the cast member, she always knew her co-star "to be gay," but that once "the show started, he got scared and backtracked," resulting in an all-too-confusing conclusion of events that raised more questions than answers. (MTV — where I was an employee from November 2008 until May 2011 — declined to comment for this piece.)
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Everyone knows that real life is far more complicated than the smooth, glossy lines created by entertainment mediums. And for the most part, that necessity can be forgiven — it's the nature of the beast. But sometimes, what gets left on the cutting room floor can change the entire tone, nature, and experience of a show for the viewer. Obviously, the production needs to cover itself — getting cast members to sign contracts to agree to be on camera is not always a quick and easy task. But does it take away from the tension and suspense built up around the will they/won’t they factor of the inevitable meet-ups? Or is it all just part of the necessary evils of TV production?
"Manufacturing a storyline is a disappointing reality of where reality TV has headed, unfortunately," MTV alum, and Road Rules: Campus Crawl participant Sarah Greyson, says. That said, "story editors can only be as truthful to a story as the people they're attempting to represent. So many people watch reality shows now. They manufacture their personalities in ways that might deem them 'castable.'"
Many fans of the show are naturally suspicious. One Catfish viewer, Rachel Turnpaugh of Memphis, Tenn., enjoys the show but has always been skeptical of its origins. "It’s more or less obvious that it’s just baiting," she says. "It always ends up being the worst-case scenario anyway." But would Turnpaugh still watch the series knowing there are editing changes? "Absolutely."
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Even though the Internet has taught us — and reality TV has proven — that not all is as it seems, viewers can still enjoy even the most unreal aspects of reality television. After all, we've become a smarter and more skeptical audience since the genre reared its head in the early 1990s. Greyson says those watching reality television from home should expect to see an alternate version of reality. "Everyone has experiences that force them to understand that everything isn't always as it seems," she says. "That's reality television in a nutshell, and everyone who hasn't been living under a rock for the past 20 years understands that's what they've signed up for."
Speaking at the August 2012 Television Critics Association event, Schulman told attendees that "whether or not two people are totally lying to each other and it turns out to be a huge disaster, that's only the first part of the story." Instead, there are more interesting sides to every story, perhaps enough to forgive the series for any necessary editing fabrications: "We then want to know why they are doing it, who they are, what they are feeling, what led them to this place, and why that resonates with thousands of other young people who have the same feelings, who don't have someone to talk to or don't know how to express themselves."
Still, does MTV have a responsibility to air that whole truth?
NEXT: Is It Responsible? Does It Matter?
One catfishee says the cast member who catfished him is now reciving a lot of "hate mail" from fans online after the series failed to dive into the catfisher's true psychological justification for creating a fake profile. If MTV told "the whole story" by including unaired discussions about the catfisher's background, viewers would be more sympathetic. "A lot of our conversation would’ve shown that she had an excuse; she had reasons why she did this," the catfishee tells us. "And it hurts me that people call [the catfisher] names and don’t understand the reasons. She had reasons. [The catfisher]’s had a tough life.”
Dr. Tamyra Pierce, a professor and Director of Social Media and Integrated Marketing at California State University in Fresno, says misrepresentation of the facts could easily lead to cyberbullying, especially when Catfish's subjects are emotionally and psychologically vulnerable enough to set up a fake profile in the first place. "How are they going to take it when things aren’t portrayed the right way?" she says. "I would use a lot of caution."
But several catfishers from the show hope that their own experiences will give other young adults the confidence to just live and exist as they are, as the vast majority of them cite real-life insecurities and bullying as a reason they turned to online relationships — to fill a void. And perhaps this show's greater message is one of trying to be more authentic. Hey — it seems to be working for MTV, at least. After a decade of highly-scripted reality programming such as The Hills or even Jersey Shore, most welcome Catfish as a welcome change, heading in the right direction. "I think it's the most authentic thing MTV's had out in a long time," says Greyson, and it seems many fans agree. Cory Hutzell from Seattle, Wash., explained that he doesn't "watch it to see love or happiness. I like watching it to see why someone would lie for years and the reaction of the people when they meet."
But the question remains: Is it MTV's responsibility to tell the stories as they are, or to tell an entertaining story that fits into 44 minutes of television? Only time will tell. Or perhaps, its second season.
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In 1985, Doc Brown completed his passion project: a time travel device built out of a DeLorean DMC-12. Now, 28 years later, the car is back in working order (minus any lingering plutonium particles).
After years of lying dormant at the Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando, Fla., the original DeLorean "A Car" from Back to the Future (the vehicle used in all the money shots in the trilogy) has been successfully restored to pristine quality and will once again be displayed at Universal's museum. In an announcement video released by the "Delorean Time Machine Restoration," a crack team of tinkerers led by producer/screenwriter Bob Gale and engineers at TemporalFX, fans of Back to the Futurefans can see inside the new and improved DeLorean — which may be even cleaner than when Doc first cobbled it together:
Gale was inspired to restore the iconic car after seeing TemporalFX's replica work on the 2012 commercial for Nike's limited-edition Air Mag shoes. When he was aware of the potential for a full, museum-quality restoration, he took to Facebook and enacted a call to arms. In February 2012, Gale wrote:
"Unfortunately, after years of being displayed outdoors, the elements took their toll on this very special vehicle, so I successfully spearheaded a campaign to do something about it.
"I am calling on all fans who either have original parts from any of the Deloreans from the BTTF Trilogy, or who know of anyone who has such items, to become part of this important project. You may have something we need, or you may be able to help us track down something we need. If so, you'll be duly acknowledged as a contributor to the restoration."
One year later, the restoration is complete. In an interview with BTTF.com, TemporalFX's Joe Walser explains that it was no easy task:
"The thing is, as hard as it is to build a good time machine replica, even one of our incredibly accurate replicas, it's relatively easy compared to restoring the screen-used, hero 'A' Delorean time machine because every single piece HAD to be as accurate as it possibly could be. When you're building a replica, you can decide how forgiving you want to be - but to do it right, to truly nail it... to hold every piece to the highest level of accuracy achievable - well, that's the real trick, and it took the best team in the world an incredible amount of time and effort to pull it off."
With a new shine, the DeLorean is now on display at Universal's museum.
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We know each other well enough by now that we can admit the first episode of a new Amazing Race season, at least in a competitive sense, is always a little predictable. 10 minutes of team introductions mean less time for challenge footage, and so the first leg Road Blocks and Detours (if there are any) usually amount to: jump from this. Unless the racer called to do it has some deathly, life-shattering fear of heights, you can pretty much count on them jumping from this. Which is not to say it can't be beautiful (that island chain!) or exciting, just that…there are no dramatic stakes. Throw in a sandcastle searching challenge after that and the first round elimination regularly comes down to luck, or aerobic stamina.
That lack of investment of course makes it easier to tolerate the dismissal of whatever team finished last, in this case North Carolina firefighters Matt & Daniel. They seemed nice! But we didn't know them well enough to be heartbroken when they left. Ten other teams made more of a case for themselves as we got to know them in Bora Bora:
1. Chuck & Wynona (Married "Rednecks")
His words! The intro video is an opportunity for racers to tell us directly who they are and how they're going to race. In Chuck and Wynona's case, that's respectively "a cross between redneck and country" with an "obsession for taxidermy" and "with the power contained in his Kenny Powers-strength mullet" (my words). Wynona, we'll learn, just can't get enough of her vodka and Seven-Ups. These two are easily my emotional favorites to win this season.
2. Bates & Anthony (Pro Hockey Players/brothers)
Not one to cash in on his name with an easy Downton Abbey joke, Bates -- along with his brother, Anthony -- instead explains that neither of them ever won the Stanley Cup. But they have a pretty good feeling about this likely hockey-less competition! It would be great if they had this weird natural advantage on the icier legs.
3. Mona & Beth (Roller Derby Moms)
Soccer moms with a secret: they spend most of their free evenings elbowing other women in the face! My only reference point for roller derby is the movie Whip It! in which a pre-Bridesmaids Kristen Wiig teamed up with Drew Barrymore to coach Ellen Page through the sport's rigors. Whether Mona and Beth will do this for one of the other teams is anyone's guess.
4. Max & Katie (Literally Just Married)
Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes. Alone in an empty ballroom, the 3-weeks married couple talk over the rock music they've been assigned. Max aggressively smokes a cigar while calling Katie his "bulldog" and explaining how they don't have many "friends." Later in the episode Max will exclaim they're "smarter than a lot of people." Naturally they occupy my #2 spot for emotional favorites this year.
5. Dave & Connor (Father & Son Cancer Survivors)
I forgot to include that these guys are best friends, too, but there's only so much room in those chyrons. In the span of three years both Connor and his dad, Dave, fought cancer (testicular and prostate, respectively). They're both in remission now, and based on the video footage both motorcycle enthusiasts. Dave chokes up during each of his voice-overs this episode, but I think cancer gets you a free pass there. You will not be mocked!
6. Jessica & John (Forever Dating)
While John assures us the four years they've gone out have been "killer," Jessica not-so-secretly pines for him to finally pop the question. "Hopefully it's coming soon." John chuckles. Chill out, brah!
7. Idries & Jamil (Twin OBGYNs)
My question isn't for Idries or Jamil so much as it is for their patients. Do you know at any given time which one of them is messing around with your lady parts? Is it unreasonable to suggest they are two men tackling the work of one doctor and, via, some wacky (and heretofore unmentioned) scheme, getting paid separately? They do have a devilish sense of humor! Just watch them try to convince Pam & Winnie they're actually deliverymen in the airport shuttle. If comedy has a name, it's Idries and Jamil.
8. Pam & Winnie (BFFs from LA)
"We're not looking for love," says Pam in their joint introduction. Got it! We won't bug you about it, Pam! But then she quickly amends her declaration. "Unless you have a million dollars taped to your body, I'm not touching you." What this means, I think, is that whoever wins the million is due for some serious gropage. So Bates, Anthony - those parts of your body not taped down with money are getting PAMMED.
9. Joey & Meghan (YouTube Sensations)
Please let them be gone next week. I'm sorry. I'm sure they're wonderful company at a casual house party or coffeeshop. But on any stage that seems to offer even a whiff of attention? "BE CUTE: ACTIVATE!" No no no no no no no--
10. Caroline & Jennifer (Nashville Country Singers)
Wrong network, CBS! Or maybe that's your move -- trying to collect on ABC's hard-earned Nashville dollars with a couple of country-singing babes who embody both the looks and the spirit of a competitor's hit show? In next season's cast: "twin freedom fighters from the near future, where there's no electricity" and "former Voice contestants. We're not far off. Anyway, neither is "afraid to flirt to win." Because flirting is the number one trick in a racer's arsenal.
And there they are! The 10 teams we'll be watching for the next two months: running, sweating, complaining, and maybe this season…loving.
Last night they tackled at least a few of those verbs as they traveled from LA's Griffith Observatory (home of Bowfinger's "Got you, suckas!" scene) to the tropical paradise of BORA BORA, arguably the most screensaver-beautiful destination the Race has ever visited. You know those tiki hut hotels built over water, inaccessible except by boat and maybe an extended pier? That's Bora Bora. It's tight. Undoubtedly it will make everyone's double-episode sojourn to the Taiga that much more painful later on, but for now…
SKYDIVING. As discussed in the opening, challenges like skydiving offer conflicting television returns. On the one hand, anyone jumping from or off anything is never not at least a little cool. On the other hand - it's less an actual challenge, one requiring effort or skill, than it is a hazing ritual. Maybe there's a team that would sit this one out and cost themselves the Race, but most everyone to have made it through several rounds of auditions has to know they'll be doing some things that don't scream "comfort." Skydiving is one of them!
And so, one by one the teams went up in a helicopter and came down in a parachute. No sweat. It was their partners, anyway, who were ultimately left with the harder challenge - scouring an arrangement of 400 sandcastles for buried clues. What made it hard? Some combination intense heat and a curious island dog peeing on everything, for starters, but after a time some degree of existential trauma. Idries, for instance, claims to have spent 3+ hours digging in the sand as he watched other teams come and go. Maybe that's accurate, maybe not, but point is: there's something so painful about engaging with a "challenge" based almost purely on luck.
Ultimately there were three teams left: the dearly departed Firefighters, Caroline & Jennifer, and Max & Katie. They kept digging. And building. And digging. To no avail. Finally Max proposed a solution: why not just end the Detour and all agree to a 4-hour penalty, with an all-out race to the finish line determining who might wind up in last place. Not understanding that this was probably not in their best interest, Matt & Daniel agreed to the plan…and ten minutes later were gone from the show together. If it means anything, Phil looked disgusted when the second- and third-to-last contestants showed up on his mat. HIS mat, dammit!
What more can we say about last night's opening episode? John and Jessica won the leg, and thus the two express passes. The ONBGYNs capsized as they attempted to row their outrigger. Katie got a "taste of hell" building sandcastles on the beach. Everyone got something! Join us again next week as we continue our race around the world, probably in a far less picaresque environment. Until then!
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Each week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week of Feb.11 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flimsy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down.
Take It Easy With a Little Mulled Wine. What? It Has Fruit In It.
Happy Endings Can't Catch a Break: Our favorite gaggle of Chicagoans can’t seem to find a spot that sticks in ABC’s lineup. Now, they’re occupying the death-slot: Friday nights. Pray for Penny and her a-mah-zing friends, people!
Lady Gaga Can't Go On With Her Tour: But that just leaves us wondering, she was still on tour?
Once again, No One is Watching Community: Then again, if the NBC cult favorite was raking in huge ratings, we’d have to wonder what tragedy took place to settle out the balance.
Britney Might Have Milli-Vanilli'd "Scream and Shout": Perhaps it's time for another cleansing comeback?
Let Loose With a Girly Cocktail. We Won't Tell Your Buddies About It.
Can Melissa McCarthy Please Get a Decent Role?: Our girl is hilarious, so why’s she stuck playing the same character over and over?
"Beiber Feuds" is Now a Legitimate News Beat: Really, Biebs? Now you’re fighting with The Black Keys? The Hamster League of America wasn’t enough for you?
We're Still Having a Hard Time Admitting We Didn't Like Frank Ocean's Grammy Performance: We love you, Frank. But we’re just trying to forget your Grammys number happened.
This Poor Woman Gets Confused with Kim Kardashian "All The Time": Kim Kashkashian won a Grammy, but the poor lady still has to tell people she’s not dating Kanye.
Nope. Throw in The Towel and Make Whatever You're Drinking a Double.
Brangelina’s Daughter Probably Makes More Money Than You: Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt reportedly raked in $3,000 a week for her work as Baby Aurora in Maleficent, and apparently, that shouldn’t surprise us.
Chubby Checker is No Longer The Man Who Gave Us "The Twist": Unfortunately, Chubby now has to defend his good name thanks to a penis-measuring app that shares his name. Just think about it for a second.
Nicholas Sparks Says Gay Romance Isn't Really His Genre: And that makes sense how?
Taylor Swift is Still An Obnoxious Awards Show Attendee: Look, we're all about having fun at an awards show, but did Swifty really need to act like a 12-year-old at a Justin Bieber concert?
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While the rest of the world has been busy these last few days indulging in delicious, heart-shaped sweets and fantasizing about the perfect Valentine (his name is Ryan Gosling, by the way), the good doctors over at Grey’s Anatomy have been busy contemplating their futures at Seattle Grace. Do they leave their precious hospital to its fate, or should they — as Callie suggested — take matters into their own hands and buy the hospital themselves (you know, with the same money that they just took from said hospital)?
“Hard Bargain” was all about picking a course and sticking with it. It’s fight or flight time and, as you can expect, everyone wanted to put in their two cents on the matter (though they’ll need way more than that if they plan to go through with option B. Let’s dig in!
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The (S)Ex Talk: Things are starting to get a little more serious between April and Matthew these days. So serious, in fact, that Matt suggested going on an actual date instead of just making out inside his ambulance. (But that’s what they’re normally used for, right?) He said he wanted to go “someplace that doesn’t have wheels” together. Someone put that on a Valentine’s Day card, STAT! Of course, in true April form, she freaked out and went to her ex, Avery, for advice about how to tell Matt that she was a virgin… and then wasn’t… and now is again. You know, because that’s not awkward/confusing or anything.
But she needn’t have worried because, guess what, Matt’s a virgin too! Now, his definition of a “virgin” is probably a little different (and, let’s face it, a lot more accurate) than April’s version, given that she has actually had sex… like a lot. But she opted to keep that piece of information to herself, at least for now. I’m sure that won’t come back to bit her in the ass late.
Not Your Average Jo: Jo and Alex found themselves working together once again, this time to save the life of an infant baby who was the result of a one-night stand between two co-workers. This prompted Jo to openly question if office romances are a good idea. (Side note: They are almost never a good idea whether we’re talking about a TV show or real life.) But since Alex has now realized that he harbors actual feelings for Jo (about time, dude!), he told her that they can work out and she should totally go for it. Naturally, we thought she was referring to Alex. Nope! That’d be way too easy. She’s got the hots for some new guy the interns have nicknamed Chest Peckwell. Don’t worry; we’re still rooting for you Alex. I simply refuse to root for anyone with a nickname like that.
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Calling It Quits: Derek, Meredith, Arizona, Cristina, and Callie continued to weigh the pros and cons of buying Seattle Grace. Both sides had valid points: Arizona wanted to save the money to ensure their daughter’s future, while Callie, Meredith, and Derek were more focused on reclaiming the hospital to its former glory. (Cristina was too busy having sex with Owen to have an opinion at that time.) But they weren’t the only ones facing life-altering decisions.
Bailey’s young cancer patient was in need of an important procedure that could help save his life, but due the hospital’s dire financial problems, her request was denied. Infuriated at the injustice of it all, Bailey advised her patient to seek medical treatment elsewhere and told Arizona that she was thinking of taking her own advice and quitting. (Say it ain’t so, Bailey!) That was all it took, though, to make Arizona change her tune and agree to move forward with the plan.
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Cristina, however, took a little more convincing, especially once she learned that this would all have to be done behind Owen’s back. Apparently, if Owen got wind of their plan, he’d be obligated to tell Pegasus or else face severe punishment — potentially even jail time. (This is why it isn’t a good idea to sleep with your boss… or your ex-husband for that matter. It clouds your judgment.) She eventually got on board with the plan, knowing that it would benefit everyone in the long run, Owen included.
But there wasn’t enough time to get the rest of the money pooled together because the deal was mere minutes away from going down! So the five doctors did the only thing they could do: They all resigned, thus ruining the deal with Pegasus and breaking Owen’s heart. (It’s for the best Hunt, we promise!) Either way, this is bound to put a huge dent in Cristina and Owen’s already messed-up relationship. He even told that awful Alana woman, “You are all that I have now.” Uh oh… I think I see where this is going…
So what did you think of this week’s episode? Did they make the right decision by resigning or was it a huge mistake? Will Cristina and Owen’s relationship be able to survive this? What should they name their management company? Personally, I like Blind Leading the Blind. Sound off on your dissections and opinions in the comments below!
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Everything's coming up baby for the cast of 30 Rock in the days following the series finale. First, Tracy Morgan announced that his fiancée Megan Wollover would be expecting their first child this summer. And now we can add Alec Baldwin to the list of former Kabletown employees prepping for diaper duty. Don't waste any time, guys, jeez! A rep for Alec and his new wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin confirmed the news to Hollywood.com, explaining that they're “so thrilled and we can’t wait to meet our baby.”
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Of course, the next question is: will it be a boy or a girl? Baldwin already has one daughter (Ireland, 17, from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger), so a boy would certainly be a nice addition to his family (he'll be a total Baldwin!). But either way, thanks to his days as Harvard's own "Most," he's already got all the advice he needs for his future baby.
If It's a Girl
Baldwin has plenty of advice for any future little lady: whether she ends up a babe or... a Lemon. "My daughter... I am John Frances Donaghy. I am your father. If you have the blondness and self-esteem of your mother, you will need no advice; life will be easy for you. Otherwise, I'd like to introduce you to... Elizabeth Lemon."
Thank goodness for Liz Lemon, who knows the real priorities for modern ladies: "Good afternoon, let's jump in. Every human has hair on his or her face, some of us just have more. I think it's nice to occasionally splurge on a straight razor shave. If you're running low on laundry a bathing suit makes perfectly acceptable underwear. Bandanas are a fun, sexy fashion accessory."
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If It's a Boy
If the Baldwins have a boy, however, they're super in-the-clear. Donaghy made a video just for his future son — something that no doubt rings true for any future Baldwin family boys.
And perhaps the most important, universal life lesson of all, regardless of gender? "Put potato chips on a sandwich!" Wise words from the master of sandwiches herself.
Want to know how the duo found out the happy news? Check out the video below.
Mazels all around for the happy couple!
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Well, America. It is done. Everything that you have waited for: all the hoping, the cursing, the wishing — it's all lead to this moment. And for that we have to thank not Sean Lowe, but Shay, his sister. Tierrable is gone. And it was good. It's all anyone can talk about!
Sure, AshLee and her confusingly-capitalized name share part of the glory on this one. And I guess Sean, too, for finally cutting what could've been his Ben Flajnik-sized noose, but the real hero tonight was undoubtedly Shay. Shay, who Sean so looks up to and admires. Shay, with the blondest of locks and the happiest of families — she has everything Sean has ever wanted, and so he knows he can trust her. Let's face it: she was probably the only one who could've broken the cursed spell that Tierrable had placed upon our fair suitor.
Boys, if you learned anything from watching this episode (with your wife or girlfriend or sister, obviously wink wink nudge nudge), it's this: always listen to your sister. Always. No matter what. Because sisters are geniuses. Real smart cookies. And also they care about you a lot and know what's best for you. Why? Because. Just because.
If only all brothers heeded advice as well as our fair Sean did. So as a fellow older sister to an equally-as-blonde younger brother, I salute you, Shay. You vanquished a beast. Sean thanks you. The girls thank you. America thanks you.
Sure, there are other things to talk about in this episode. There were so many confessions! Catherine's father confession, overly NeeDy AshLee's confession that she was one of those teenagers that got married in high school (but since divorced!), and Lesley's confession (to the camera) that she was falling in love with Sean.
But we all want to talk about Tierrable anyway — I mean this season could literally just be renamed The Tierra Show and no one would blink —so why even bother with the other crap? There were one-on-one dates and three-on-one dates. Lindsay got a rose, which literally NO ONE saw coming (I think Lindsay included), and everyone got excited about the upcoming hometown dates. And with those few sentences, you're all caught up on the stuff that isn't Tierrably Tierracentric. So let's get down to business.
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There are certain people in this world that are just sort of awful. You run into these people most frequently right out of college. Because these Baby Einsteins have been told their whole lives that they're unique snowflakes that deserve everything they ever want and then after that, they'll become President of the United States or the head of a bank (basically the same thing). They're told that they'll find THE most handsome man or THE most beautiful woman, they'll have THE most beautiful wedding and THE most perfect children and THE most perfect home and THE most perfect job and then everything will just be perfect and happy and wonderful. And that anything that gets in the way of such a dream is THE enemy. From age Jell-O til age 22, these bouncing beacons of the future are engrained with such truths.
And when they grow up and realize that none of their parents placating bulls**t was true, they turn into evil ogres of narcissism and unhappiness. Enter: Tierrable. She's 24. And here she has, volunteered as tribute. Because the way Tierrable has acted the whole show, you'd think she was being thrown into the damn Hunger Games.
It was one of the more epic go-down-in-flame situations seen on reality television. Here was a girl who tried so hard to be seen as The Victim because, duh, what else could she be, and ended up the biggest villain. And so mommy's perfect, sparkly princess started to unravel because she saw her ability to control the situation vanish.
Her unraveling started early on in the episode, when she was not selected for the first one-on-one date with Sean. That honor went to world's most delicate flower, AsHLeE. AshLee has some pretty major issues with abandonment, so it's not surprising that she would want to get Tierrable out of the way of her own happiness. (Heck, it's Tierrable's tunnel-vision way every single time she wants a lady that is "messing with her" off the show.) I believe her when she says her discussion of Tierrable's antics were coming from a place of caring — she really does seem genuine there — but ultimately she was looking out for herself. She didn't want to get hurt, and Tierrable certainly had the ability to hurt AshLee based on the hold she had on Sean alone.
But let's get back to the misfit toy that is Tierrable, because that's what we're all here for, anyway. Lest you had any inkling of sympathy for the girl, she brings out the big guns for AshLee's one-on-one date. A lovely sing-songy rendition of "The cougar's back in town!" Oh that Tierrable, always so thoughtful! You see, Tierrable, as a 24 year-old woman, has it all together. She just gets it! She understands life! And real life means having a husband and a family and 2.5 children and a dog before the AARP man starts calling your name. Which, we all know is 30. So for AshLee to be here at 32?! How is she still allowed to exist on the planet?! What's wrong with her?! Does she have a secret penis? Is she actually an alien from another planet? Everybody knows that anybody worth dating will be snatched up and married by the age of 30, so, like, EW.
It's easy to tell the story of Tierrable's general The Worstness by describing the things she does, the words she says. But it's far more satisfying to let her own words do all the explaining. "When I'm 32 I want to be married with kids and have my life set," wise archangel Tierrable stated. "Why hasn't she found anyone to settle down with yet?" True, Tierrable: why hasn't she? BURN ASHLEE ALIVE AT THE STAKE. It is the only way! And bonus: it'll ward off witches and old crones.
But Tierrable's time for vindication is here: at last! A one-on-one date with Sean! Oh the glory: what is he going to do? Shall they venture out on a private yacht? Will they ferry off to their island built for two, made of gold and rubies? Will she be carried on a mattress to Sean's hotel room where they will ravage each other's bodies in a ritual to right a world so wronged by so many over-30 singles?
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No! Ugh, it's like, so totally unfair because like, Tierrable has to suffer (but oh how she's suffered so already!) through walking on the same streets as all those Normals and Tourists that are also in St. Croix! It's awful! How is she supposed to fall in love in such an ordinary place? What is she, some sort of plebe? Please, Sean.
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Thankfully, Tierrable is the patron saint of Dealing, because she pulled her favorite Happy Tierra mask out of the trunk (it's under her cot) and served Sean some OMG So Excited Realness! Lucky for her, Sean could probably see how much she had to suffer, so he buys her some baubles! She literally is heard saying that it was first-date appropriate. Which, I went on a first date this week and I couldn't even get the guy to buy me a coffee! So clearly Tierrable's delusion runs deep (and/or I have extremely low expectations of men).
After Sean confronts Tierrable about the house, her immediate reaction is to complain that all of the girls are jealous of her. Because of a rose she got. On the first episode of the show. Weeks ago. A rose that literally means nothing now. Yes, because all human beings are just that petty and care that much about s**t like that. Tierrable, you are so wise: like a tiny, tanned Buddha. Tell me all of the secrets of the universe!
Instantly, Tierrable knows the girls have been s**t-talking her: and given this "distance" she feels with Sean and how it coincides with AshLee's one-on-one, she knows she's been thrown. But where? Under the bus! The only problem is that, woops, Tierrable loves getting thrown under busses. (She equally enjoys pain and public transportation.) Because that means injuries, which means tears, which means more attention from Sean. This girl's manipulation techniques are so f**king embedded in her damn DNA I don't even think she realizes. I mean, I would hope that's her excuse because it's the only one.
"I'm playing the game right back, I'm not letting any of these girls stop me, I am not," Tierrable declared in an interview. She told Sean that she cares about him a lot and she hopes their journey continues because she's falling in love with him. Complete with a cutesy eye squint and a small and a kiss before Sean had any time to process or ask questions. Shut 'em up with a kiss on the mouth! I mean, it works all the time for dudes in movies, right?
So since Tierrable's date was "soft," she knows that means everything is spinning out of control and therefore needs a bit of damage control. The only problem is that Tierrable's version of damage control involves going 150% off the deep end. But it's not her fault, you guys! None of this is! Tierrable is not in control! If she was in control, duh, this would all be perfect. But she's not, so everything is going wrong and people are the meanest! She can't control her eyebrows. She can't control what her face does. She can't control anything!
So AshLee and Tierrable fight. All while Sean sits blissfully unaware, chatting up his sister and savior, Shay.
Instead of a play-by-play, I feel this hurricane of bats**ttery can only be told in Tierrable's own words. She's very intuitive and not-at-all delusional. So here's what she had to say.
"Yeah, girls are jealous! Men love me!"
"I'm not going to sit around talking about high school stuff. I'm 24 years old and you're 32."
"When you throw someone under the bus it actually backfires."
"That's just my character!"
"I know that in my own skin, I'm not rude."
"I am not perfect, get over it."
"I know I'm a nice girl and I'm a nice friend. So if I don't say 'hi,' it's not because I'm rude." No, it's her character! (But wait, personal character or evil-TV-villain character? Also, which one's worse?)
At one point AshLee reveals to the audience that at some point during filming, Tierrable allegedly admitted her parents were worried about Tierrable being on the show because she doesn't get along well with other people. (NO! Really?) After hearing this, Tierrable lost it, and cried out in defense of herself the greatest line in Bachelor history:
"My parents told me 'Tierra you have a sparkle, do not let those girls take your sparkle away!'"
Mind you, poor Shay was just sitting outside while all of this went on. And it seems like she must've sat for a whole lot longer than the show led us to believe. But still she sits, patiently waiting for her brother to return because she cares about him! She doesn't want Sean to end up with "that one," which is hilarious because Tierrable is "that one." So Sean decides to go grab her to talk to Shay because if a girl cannot get along with other girls, Shay believes that to be trouble. I mean, girl-on-girl hate can get pretty ugly.
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So Tierrable and Sean are talking after he makes his way to the house to fetch Tierrable to meet his sister. The girls are on the couch, purposefully left in the dark because HELLO! Drama and unknown at the rose ceremony: a winning combination!
As for Tierrable? Well, she's just so broken by other people trying to bring her down! Her life, as you know, has been really hard. She's been told to sparkle her whole life but these women won't let her shine! "This is just so hard for me, Sean," Tierrable yelped between sobs. "And you know that. I'm so sensitive and I have such a big heart but I'm just so scared of this whole process and I don't know how to take it." So what's a girl to do in that situation? Be honest, duh! "I think I'm going to be honest with you because I always am. My date with you has been heavy on my heart and I took it really hard because I knew that there was distance between you and I, and today I confronted somebody because I felt like that person sabotaged our connection."
NEXT: Yes, The World Is Out to Get You...
At this point, I think Sean is finally starting to see that maybe the girls aren't so off base. He demands to know who she confronted, and Tierrable says that AshLee has been "hounding her" and that it was all her that "made it an issue" and that Tierrable just "hates being like this" with Sean, but "it's just so hard." and she doesn't want to sit and talk about it because she's scared of going into tonight. Also probably because she's scared if she leaves Sean to actually use his brain and think about this situation, he'll realize how nutter butters it all is — or she'll run out of excuses and ways to blame other people for her actions. "I get emotional because I care and they don't think I do," she explained.
And in true Tierrable style, her first words after the door of the van to take her away shuts? "I can't believe they did this to me!"
That is right, Tierrable! The world IS out to get you. This whole show is actually a conspiracy created by some girls from your high school that were like, so totally jealous of you because you were asked to prom by like, 3 different people and so they've made it their life quest to ruin yours.
THE TIME HAS COME TO SEND THIS CRAZY THE WAY OF SEAN'S SHIRT BUDGET: OUT THE WINDOW AND INTO THE GARBAGE.
The icing on the cake of this clusterf**k of crazy? Sean calls Tierrable an "emotional mess" on national television. Satisfaction? Thy name is televised dating competitions.
In the end, Lesley was sent packing after some concocted drama about the possibility of AshLee going home. Next week we have the hometown dates! And it looks like Desiree's family (the one that she cried about at the mere mention, she loves them so much) is packing some serious resentment towards Mr. Lowe. Drama! It's what this show is here for, after all.
What did you think of this week's episode? Glad Tierrable is gone at last? Sound off in the comments!
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27 Dresses: 41% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Ugly Truth: 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. Killers: 11% on Rotten Tomatoes. One for the Money: 2% on Rotten Tomatoes.
As time has proved, critics aren't the biggest fans of Katherine Heigl. Audiences are a slightly different story: while Heigl's post-Knocked Up career looked promising with big box office winners like 27 Dresses ($76 million)and Ugly Truth ($88 million). Her most recent outing, 2012's One for the Money saw a major dip for Heigl, taking in only $26 million. A.O. Scott of The New York Times notes that the film "offers a data point for those studying the cultural decline of cinema."
The string of disastrous, demographic-constructed vehicles turned Heigl-bashing into the Internet's national pastime, each bit of casting news, trailer, and major release provoking a barrage of quips aimed at the former Grey's Anatomy cast member. Late Thursday night, The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop that Heigl's latest "infraction" against pop culture will team her up with The Sessions writer/director Ben Lewin for an adaptation of A Moment to Remember, a romantic drama based on a Korean film that itself is based on a Japanese TV show. According to the report, the film "centers on a fashion designer who is stricken with a disease that wipes away her memory, forcing her husband to desperately try to give her one last memory of their love."
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Hear that? That's the sound of a thousand zingers being deployed to Twitter.
We'll have to wait to see if Heigl's A Moment to Remember is a genuine bomb or an underrated gem suffering from prejudgment. But to the naysayers, I say, "bring it on."
Heigl may not be batting a thousand at the multiplex, but I always look forward to her movies. Yes, even the awful ones. Because if there's one thing I can count on, it's the quality of a Katherine Heigl movie trailer. Heigl possess an amazing trait that works wonders in the small doses of her trailers and implodes in the feature length format: she actively appears to not give a s**t.
The passive attitude turns two minute previews into Funny or Die-level spoofs. It helps that the plots are routinely ludicrous; whether she's wigging out over the discovery that her husband is an assassin or learning how to use a gun in order to nab a criminal who is also the guy who took her virginity, Heigl plays it all with a wink. An incredibly necessary wink.
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In the hands of Lewin, A Moment to Remember could be Heigl's return to legitimacy. She has real talent — marred by a slate of films that make easy targets for the bloodthirsty Internet — and could find a nurturing collaborator in Lewin.
Or, at the very least, it'll make a glorious trailer.
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Marvel Comics and Hyperion are teaming up to give something to the ladies. Or, at least, what they think we want — if, of course, the ladies that read comic books were stereotypes and cellophane versions of real human women. It's making us angry — and you won't like us when we're angry.
The two announced a deal Thursday to publish two action/adventure romance novels about popular female superheroes She-Hulk and Rogue. The only problem is — Sigh. Why do they make it so easy for me? — that these books sound fairly offensive, as if they were "OK'd" by someone who maybe hasn't ever met a modern woman before. (And no, I didn't make the virgin joke, because that's petty, lazy, and just another way society messes with everything and shames people for no good reason. But I digress!)
The novels purport to "showcase strong, smart heroines," but seemingly relegate their stories to "seeking happiness and love" as if those are the only two things women are programmed to care about, ever. Everyone knows women also care about fashion and making pies! So that's like four things. Give us some credit! Gosh.
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Here's an unpopular opinion, comic book industry: Why don't we first work on making our female superheroes more than just spandex-tinged boobholders meant to tantalize and frustrate the predominately male audience that reads them? I don't think anyone would ever accuse the industry and its fans of being super feminists.
How about trying to bring females into the fold as equals? Say, by — oh, I don't know — removing a bit of the misogyny that's followed them for so long? Women don't need The She-Hulk Diaries. Because 1) the name is a rip-off of so many other trite and cliched things out there right now, 2) green lipstick, seriously?, and 3) If you fix your root problem, you might actually convince women that reading the source material itself is worthwhile. You know, actual comic books? Or are some executives out there afraid that, by creating realistic portrayals of women, they'll lose the coveted mouthbreather demographic?
As a woman, it feels like a proverbial pat on the head. As if the comic book industry is placating those among us demanding better portrayals of women. And Hyperion Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Dyssegaard isn't helping matters much either when she is quoted as saying, "Marvel has had tremendous success with recent hit movies and we think it’s a great time to explore what happens to super heroines when they are dropped into traditional women’s novels." Just repeated that last line in your head: "traditional women's novels." There isn't enough blank space on the Internet for me to get into that one.
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Ruwan Jayatilleke of Marvel Entertainment seems to agree with Dyssegaard (somehow), explaining that, "it’s exciting to see Hyperion bring two of our most beloved female super heroes, Rogue and She-Hulk, to life in ways you’ve never seen before. Whether you’re a long time fan of Marvel or new to our Super Heroes, these novels deliver exciting stories that will capture your imagination." But only if your imagination dreams in cherubs and unrealistic romantical expectations, natch! What about giving little girls the same sort of role models as the little boys have in Spider-Man, Iron Man, Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Superman, and the like? Don't they deserve that, too?
The books purport to discuss both love and battling cosmic evil, but the descriptions of the books seem to focus way more on the former than the latter. The She-Hulk Diaries — the less-offensive sounding of the two (I know! Don't get us started on that book cover) — is said to focus on Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk, and her quest to balance work and super villains all while "trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes-very big and green girlfriend."
Rogue Touch centers on the X-Men heroine who absorbs powers through touch. After accidentally putting her boyfriend in a coma (Silly ladies! They can never control their emotions, let alone their superpowers!), Rogue runs away from home, where she then meets the "handsome and otherworldly James and sparks fly." Oh no! Poor Rogue is stuck between two dudes! And she has superpowers that, even though she's lived with them from birth, she can't seem to control! Life for a woman is complicated! But only in the silly, trivial ways, amirite?
Call me crazy, but no one was all that excited by the film I Don't Know How She Does It, so something tells me they won't be lining up for this stuff, either. No matter how many She-Hulk smashes might occur.
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The condescension in the idea alone — that there even needs to be a separate set of books, called "traditional women's novels" at that! (hoo child, don't get me started on that one) — may end up being more offensive than the books themselves. (One should always hope for the best.) But if the comic book industry thinks that this is the answer to their woman problem, well, they're worse off than we originally imagined.
What do you think about Marvel's new female-fronted endeavor? Let us know in the comments!
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Happy October 19th! That's right, today in our hearts and minds, it is finally the day we've all been waiting for: the return of Community! Sure, the calendar might say it's actually February 7th, but we're all in the right state of mind: gleeful over the return Greendale's finest to the small screen. Many hearts were broken and set adrift when sister-in-fan-favoritism 30 Rock worked its final night cheese nary a week ago. But faith in the almighty peacock was temporarily restored when we remembered that Britta, Annie, Troy, Abed, Shirley, Jeff, Dean Pelton, and yes, even Pierce would soon be entering the study group's senior year.
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Lucky for everyone out there (including your fair author), we got a chance to sit down with Joel McHale, Jim Rash, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Gillian Jacobs to get the [ice cream] scoop on what to expect tonight. And yes, ice cream plays a part in it. "The class we don’t get into is so epic," Brown said. "It’s probably my favorite joke class that we’ve had on Community."
Brown is, of course, speaking about the History of Ice Cream, a class our Greendale Seven hoped would involve "just eat[ing] ice cream," Jacobs explained. Which certainly sounds like a potential GCC offering. But all isn't as easy-breezy as it seems, because "Jeff is trying to graduate early — the little snake," joked Brie. Apparently, our favorite students don't take it quite so well. (Would you?!) "The study group is dealing with their feelings about [graduation], [at the same time that they] don’t get into a class that we really wanted," Brie added.
But once Jeff's motives to take the class are revealed — so that they can all take one final class together, and that he can finish up his history credits and actually graduate early — the group is less than keen on the cream. "So it's like Jeff [is] trying to get into that class, and the rest of the study group [is] not really caring so much," Brie said.
And that's because senior year might not be everyone's idea of a good thing — an anxiety that seems to mirror the fear fans have over this season being the show's last. And it's those very same fans and their "very vocal" (according to McHale) opinions that Brown feels have been missing from filming this go-around. "The only thing that’s missing — because we’re not airing [during filming] — is that third part of our little group, which is the audience telling us what they think," she said.
This is a deviation from the norm, because in past seasons they were used to the "audience going ‘yay!’ or ‘boo!’ and we [could] course correct. We found out in the middle of last season that it’s hard when you don’t have the fans' opinions." Brown explained that she used to "go right on Twitter and look at the hashtags to see what they were saying" and that without that it "feels different."
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But the cast's fan heartbreak seemed to be the only thing that felt different for Season 4 — even with the loss of showrunner Dan Harmon. "It doesn’t really feel that different, and that is not to diminish Dan Harmon’s heart and soul over this show," explained Brown. "We of course feel the loss of Dan. But as far as our day-to-day life ... it feels the same."
McHale echoed her sentiment. "Our crew was always together, forever, so in that sense it didn’t change much at all. In that sense it was exactly the same." But not so fast! "The catering’s changed." Oh, now you tell us, McHale! This changes everything! Is Shirley running the catering now? We know she's a business woman!
The Oscar-winning scribe Rash, who wrote his first episode for the series this season (the finale episode, for those who like to think ahead), chalks it up to the strong feelings everyone working on Community feels. "We’re all personally attached to this, and we’re all taking care of it together, you know?" he said. "It’s been a very open dialogue about ‘would you say this? Would your character sound like this?' There’s always going to be slight growing pains with any kind of change, but I feel like we all came in and were like, ‘we’re here to protect what we were blessed to be given’ and that’s just been the goal. From [episode] 401 to [the finale]."
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The cast also spoke about some of the upcoming episodes' bigger moments — including an arrogant ancient history professor in Malcolm McDowell, an Inspector Spacetime superfan in Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer, and a rival for Troy in Matt Lucas' Toby — with excitement and glee. McHale said that having Helfer in the episode was akin to "having Johnny Depp at the Pirates of the Caribbean Con." Fandoms collide! So many fandoms. Everyone collectively "loved Matt Lucas!" and hinted that we will first see his character Toby during the big convention.
And true to form, cosplay was, well, at play. "They hired background actors that had their own costumes … people that did their own cosplay," Brown said. She recounted a particularly terrifying-sounding costume that gave her pause. "There was one guy I wouldn’t look in the eye because I don’t know if he was a droid or a demon or what," she said. "He had completely black [and] ice blue eyes, and a tail. I was like 'Hey...hey...God Bless.' They were scary… but they were at home making their own make-up and coming in like that. It was so cool." Needless to say, keep your eyes peeled for that monster.
Scarier still? The darkest timeline, of course! And what does it have in store for Season 4? "You know, I think some of that stuff does surface," Brie explained, vaguely. "Because Abed — in his mind — opened up the darkest timeline, it just still tinkers around in there. So there’s little winks at it now and again. You may see it, a little bit more ... and a bit more later." At this point, the actress began laughing semi-maniacally.
And perhaps the cherry on top of this ice cream sundae (oof, sorry to rub it in, guys)? We got to see a real teaching moment between Rash and McHale. When speaking about fans and the over-the-top things they do, Rash quipped, "I gave my sperm to one fan … is that weird? She just asked so nicely!" To which McHale instructed, horrified, "Never do that!"
Community returns (at last!) Thursday, Oct. 19, er, Feb. 7th, at 8PM on NBC. Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments!
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