Monday, March 23, 2009

Natasha Richardson's first post-mortem role

My unofficial audition for "The Onion"

NEW YORK - Paparazzi swarmed an upstate New York cemetary to cover the most pivotal role of late actress Natasha Richardson's lifetime - her death. Her funeral, starring husband Liam Neeson, mother Vanessa Redgrave and "Nip/Tuck"'s Joely Richardson and several other famous friends and family members, was the talk of the town as cameras captured the most genuine performances by these acclaimed performers.

"I've seen funeral scenes in movies before, but this was so real," said one photographer who was able to snap both of Richardson's children crying. "You hear about actors drawing from real emotions, but this was just crazy. Oscar crazy."

Neeson was seen waving to cameras outside the funeral procession in between comforting his young sons and in-laws. His demeanor was described as "grief-stricken and drawn - like in that movie he did that time."

Photographers were dismayed to find out they did not have access to the wake, held in New York City earlier in the week, citing that the family clearly did not want spoilers leaked. Or just wanted time to grieve in private.


Um, yeah. Vultures.


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Finally, a week off!

I'll be taking a week off from work the week after Easter, and I really cannot wait. I'm very, very excited. I plan on getting a lot of work done, shooting things if I can get the resources, sleeping in, hanging out late, spending a lot of time with people without worrying about waking up at 6:00 the next day.

I'm also going to be getting new headshots done since I was lucky enough to find someone who can do a full 2-hour package for just $200. (They usually go for at the very least $300-$600, and while it might be wise to spend the money and invest, it's a freaking recession. This is what I can do. The portfolio looks good to me and I can definitely swing $200 for this much of a package. Here's to hoping my skin stays clear. But once I get these done, provided they don't suck like my last headshots did (word of advice: don't get headshots done the day before a presidential election if Bush is running for re-election), I can finally start going on auditions. That scares me, but in a good way.

My acting class ends next week, so this means I can finally get back to the gym and get back to writing! (Until I start the SNL writing class for which I am on the waiting list. Holy crap, am I looking forward to that!)

Good things are happening!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HuffPo: An Open Letter to Andy Samberg on his Hosting Gig

As promised, here is a link to my latest on HuffPo, an open letter to Andy Samberg (and Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer):

HuffPo: An Open Letter to Andy Samberg on his Hosting Gig

I think it's going to be great, and I'm so psyched for him. My friends and I are all doing sketches in Internet obscurity and it's so exciting to see a similar group like The Lonely Island break out like this. It's not even jealousy, it's just pure admiration.

I don't even care how corny it must look to blatantly pitch material on HuffPo. I could not pass up the chance.

I'm hoping to get picked up by the official TLI blog, which picked up my last HuffPo mentioning the Dudes.

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No more dirty laundry, just productive things worth reading about.

It's spring cleaning time! It's also St. Patrick's Day, but I'm not Irish. I'm descended from all the other whitest countries in Europe (primarily German and France), but not Ireland.

Anyway, I'm going to be limiting my posts to my creative pursuits and not my boring personal life. I actually deleted a post that discussed stuff I really don't need to be sharing. Nothing embarrassing nor imcriminating, just not of the interest of anyone else.

All anyone needs to know is that I'm going to be a writer on SNL, and this is my journey.


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Monday, March 16, 2009

An attempt at a return! Plus: New Mission

So, I did find one person concerned with my well-being as a result of my absence from Flummoxology. I've been really busy, angsty, etc. lately and just haven't been able to find the time, mostly because when I blog, I go all-out and include links, photos, video and that takes a while to put together.

However, I'm going to try to update this a bit more often now that I'm blogging on a semi-regular basis at "The Huffington Post," and I noticed that I have a "follower." (Thanks, by the way!)

I'm still writing about "Bones" and continue to be the show's Number 1 Unofficial HuffPo PR Lady. I'm getting back into film and television and am now officially bent on becoming a writer for "Saturday Night Live." It's been a dream of mine since I was a teenager, and I honestly can't see myself doing anything else right now. I'm going to start posting sketches here and on HuffPo if they're good. Who knows? I could probably swing performing on that show one day too!

One thing I'm working on is a "vlog" series and I have a couple of sketches I really want to shoot soon. I've been dying to start a site called "Do I Look Fat in These Shorts?" and just post what I've shot and written.

But basically, I'm getting the feeling that I'm becoming a bit more visible these days and it looks bad to have a blog that hasn't been updated in months.

My next HuffPo piece is going to be an open letter to Andy Samberg, who will be hosting the MTV Movie Awards this year, which means I'm going to watch for the first time since Jimmy Fallon hosted. I think. I can't even remember. But Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer are such a wicked team and now everyone with basic cable is going to know who they are. (They got their big break writing for Jimmy Fallon's hosting gig - the last time I watched. They are truly magic.)

I hope everyone enjoys this journey with me!

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