I always enjoy reading Splitsider the little read Comedy counterpart to The Awl but this lil nugget definitely deserves an “oh Snap!”
“- NBC has made a put pilot commitment to 50/50 writer Will Reiser and his comedian sister Robin Reiser for a single-cam sitcom entitled High Life. The show is about a newly sober young woman who tries to balance married life, motherhood, and her job. Is your nepotism-sense tingling? Ready for this? From Deadline: “The Reisers are executive producing with JJ Philbin, Jake Kasdan and Thruline’s Willie Mercer, with Melvin Mar producing. Most of the auspices on the project have strong Hollywood lineage. Will and Robin Reiser are cousins to comedian Paul Reiser, Philbin is the daughter of Regis Philbin, while Kasdan’s father is writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.” And what were we saying about Girls?”
It’s about time someone admitted that Lena’s not the only one with “famous” friends and family. famous by association is a valuable commodity in Hollywood. If it weren’t for nepotism we wouldn’t have had to seen the oh so awful acting displayed by Cody Horn in Magic Mike. So awful, so the studio exec’s daughter.
I’m an avid reader. I like to read all things. I do not discriminate, in fact, I have an unabashed love for Jackie Collins novels that I will not apologise for. I have always been like this. For every literary novel I read in high school/young adulthood, I also read some trash. Frequently this trash was Sweet Valley High/University. So imagine my surprise when I realised Sweet Valley Confidential came out couple of years ago, the 10 year update on what the Wakefield sisters are up to. So I’m doing some catch up and Holy Geebus, stupid and depressing much? It was always vapid and I guess it never challenged why oh so smart Elizabeth never paid attention to what was going on around but I knew it was happening. On some level I forgave them because of their age, In this latest treasure they’re suppose to be 27. Playtime is over Elizabeth Wakefield! Coasting by on your looks is not enough these days honey. According to you, your sister Jessica worked this one out 8 months ago. Time to move on! We’re done here!
It’s like reading a $1 romance novel I picked up from Lifeline to pad out the set on my friend’s film. It’s rare I can actually feel myself getting dumber just by reading, but it’s happening. I think it’s being reflected in my writing as we speak… punctuation hell! I’ll still read this lil’ brain squirt and it’s follow ups, which are still being written. I’d blame this on 50 Shades of Grey (probably the only thing I have actually refused to read but Jennifer Armin Trout does a great chapter by chapter recap so you don’t have to) but this was happening long before that one ever came along.
(photo courtesy of Cracked)