Day: January 18, 2009

Mad Men TV

Mad Men Returning to AMC with Creator Matthew Weiner for at Least Two More Seasons

The fate of Mad Men is finally sealed with AMC having striked a deal with creator and exec producer Matthew Weiner.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Weiner closed a two-year deal with Lionsgate that’ll keep the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning scribe on the AMC drama for seasons 3 and 4.

It was only last week that Weiner said, “I don’t even know if it’s happening.” Blindie’s happy to see it coming back!

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Color on the Cover Fashion Sports

Color on the Cover: LeBron James Goes High Fashion for February GQ Cover

Looking dashing in a gray suit matched with a pink shirt, NBA superstar LeBron James appears on the latest cover of GQ.

“It shows that I’m fashionable,” James says of his February 2009 cover. “I never thought I would be on the cover of GQ. But I’ve done some things I never thought I would do.”

It was only in April when James became the first black male to appear on the cover of Vogue in its 116-year history, with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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TV

Gossip Girl Creator Josh Schwartz Ditches Prep School For Indie Rock In WB.com’s Rockville, CA


Blindie’s favorite TV show creator Josh Schwartz, of Gossip Girl fame and the upcoming spin off about the young love affair of GG‘s Rufus and Lily, is taking his teen action online with the new series Rockville, CA on the WB.com.

Schwartz returns to his O.C. setting of California but gets edgy by taping all of the shows -and here’s the hook…at the fictional indie Club Rockville set in L.A.’s artsy Echo Park. Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas wrangles real indie bands for each show, with undiscovered gems like Travis, Kaiser Chiefs, the Broken West, Death Metal, and Frightened Rabbit slated for upcoming shows.

When asked why indie music and why web? Schwartz tells Paste magazine, “When I was in my twenties, pre O.C. I spent a lot of time at clubs like the Troubador and Spaceland and would go there multiple times a week.

“And so to try and recreate that feeling of being that age and having those venues be your home away from home felt like a fun setting and a great way to incorporate a lot of live music. I love music and I felt like music had succeeded on the Internet. The web has been a good tool for people to discover music and so I thought if I could combine both then that would be ideal.”

With each episode ranging from four to six minutes, Rockville is an easy way to get your indie music fix while you’re downloading to your ipod.

As far as breakout talent goes, our money is on Friday the 13th‘s Ryan Hansen who has appeared in episodes of That’s So Raven and Veronica Mars and Terry Tate “Mighty Rasta”, who has appeared in Norbit (but, we won’t hold that against him) and numerous TV shows over the years from Malcom in the Middle to Prison Break and Numb3rs.

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Asia Media ObamaNation Politics

ObamaNation: Indonesian Photographer Ilham Anas Is Newest Obama Impersonator

Move over AlphaCat and Fred Armisen, there’s a new Obama impersonator in town and not only is he a dead ringer for the President-elect but he also coincidentally hails from Indonesia, the same place President-elect Barack Obama spent part of his childhood when his mother remarried.

Photographer Ilham Anas and has been posing as an Obama look-alike ever since photos of him suited up like the ex-Illinois Senator gained popularity on the internet.

“The pictures spread very quickly on the Internet. It was phenomenal. Then TV stations and an advertising agency got in touch with me,” Anas told Reuters.

And if Anas gets a chance to meet with the real Barack Obama he plans to discuss the Israeli-Palestine conflict, but for now he’s fielding TV jobs like this Filipino pharmaceutical commercial.

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