January 2012

The Yearly Insanity of Diet Ads

It's a brand new year, and everyone from scientists to your mom want you to remember that you're fat. The proliferation of commercials for weight loss products is truly dizzying. Even on the TV Guide channel, you're bombarded with claims of what these amazing diet smoothies can do if you use them to replace meals. In between holiday movies, you can learn about meals that can be shipped to your door. Ab machines! Gyms! And especially pills, pills, pills!

'The Pregnancy Project' Director Norman Buckley Talks About Teen Moms and Stereotypes

Norman Buckley knows about OMG moments. As the director of such scandalous teen fare as The CW’s “Gossip Girl” and ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” Buckley’s been around the block when it comes to outrageous teen behavior. His newest outing could be something out of a “Gossip Girl” storyline, but it’s actually the very real story of a one girl brave enough to try and change the way people think.

An Interview with Patricia Steffy of IBG, Inc.

IBG, Inc. or Inspire, Believe, Give has accomplished an incredible amount over the last three years, including raising over $100,000 for various charities. Patricia Steffy, their head of event production, talked with us and gave not only background on this wonderful organization but also advice for other non-profits.

1) Can you tell us about the founding members and how they came together to form IBG, Inc.?

The Snark of Chloe Sullivan

One of the best parts of watching Chloe Sullivan's journey through a decade of Smallville was catching her quips. Here's a list of favorites according to fans surveyed across the net.Chloe Sullivan's charm definitely started with her sarcasm. Not only was she the hard-bitten investigator of the group, she was also the one that offered a joke to balance out Clark's seriousness or Lex's always encroaching darkness. While the series itself got darker and lost many of its moments of levity, Chloe still remained able to crack a joke with the best of them.

The Many Tropes of Chloe Sullivan

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They say there's nothing new under the sun. And there's no denying it. TV Tropes will tell you that. TV Tropes is a website that catalogs every pop culture cliche, every stock character, every overused plot device known to man. Don't ever go there! Or do. I can't stop you. But don't blame me when hours of your day have disappeared. All warnings aside, it's a fascinating place. There's a trope for everything.

Of Tamers & Toys [Saturday Round-Up]

We can’t possibly cover everything so on Saturdays we will be bringing you the best of link round-ups. For our inaugural week we have quite a mix!

  • Sofia the Lion Tamer

    This Australian girl has become a Youtube sensation by now for staring down the King of the Jungle, but we also applaud The Mary Sue.Com for highlighting how sexist the commentator’s opinions on the video were. Next time, maybe someone will just say “I’d have wet myself like a little kid."

Honoring Lana Lang, Kristin Kreuk, Chloe Sullivan and Allison Mack with a Charity Fund Drive

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Honoring Lana Lang, Kristin Kreuk, Chloe Sullivan and Allison Mack with a Charity Fund Drive

Since 2006, fans of the show Smallville have raised over $ 7, 600 dollars for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This year, Legendary Women, Inc. and Sweet are teaming up to hopefully bring that number to over $ 10,000 dollars and we want you to help us do it!


ABC’s Work It and the Importance of a Call for Cancellation

The fact that Work It is both a terrible show and offensive to a host of groups is well known by now.

We were told this in no uncertain terms by critics when they first viewed it in the fall. We’ve been reminded of it now in every source from Entertainment Weekly to The Huffington Post. Hell, anyone unfortunate enough to see a promo on ABC knows that Work It was dead on arrival and, thankfully, ratings seem to reflect that.