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Happy Jersday! New Season Premieres Tonight…Jersey does South Africa…AND Deena Making an Appearance in Pittsburgh!

5 Jan

Happy Jersday!

 

Season 5 of MTV’s Jersey Shore premieres tonight.

Twitter is abuzz with anticipation of the wildly popular reality show returning for its newest season.

In other Jersey Shore news, the next season is reportedly going to be filmed in SOUTH AFRICA!

Also — cast member Deena Nicole will be making an appearance here in Pittsburgh at World of Wheels on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 1pm-5pm.

The World of Wheels will be held at the David L. Lawrence Center in Pittsburgh on January 27-29.

Hopefully, Deena is on her best behavior….

Psssttt…rumor has it that Snooki may be getting her own spin-off. That being said, other Jersey Shore cast members have also been rumored to be involved in spinoff projects; but none yet have ever come to fruition.

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‎”Two and a Half Men” director to produce WQED talk show in Pittsburgh, Beginning December 2012

16 Dec

Glitzburgh has recently learned that Two and a Half Men director, Jamie Widdoes, is returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh to produce a WQED talk show about female empowerment and girls’ self-esteem that will begin this month.

According to a September 2011 press release, “it’s the first program of the new Pittsburgh Innovative Media Incubator, a co-venture between WQED and the Steeltown Entertainment Project, a local nonprofit advocating to make the region an entertainment production center. The incubator is funded by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.”

According to some reports, the show will also be offered in syndication to broadcasters such as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN!)

“It’s been a dream of mine for many years to come home and produce in Pittsburgh,” Widdoes said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better place for a project like this. From the moment I was on the [set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I’ve wanted to do something in that studio.”

(Information courtesy of WQED.)

Glitzburgh Glam: Carey Mulligan’s Copycat Covers

7 Dec

If you subscribe to Vogue magazine, and, perchance, happened to pick up a copy of the most recent issue of the French ELLE Magazine, you’d likely end up puzzled and surprised — with a bad case of deja-vu!

Why, you ask?

The latest cover of French ELLE is nearly identical to an October 2010 issue of Vogue magazine.

The photo, shot in 2010 in the South of France by Peter Lindbergh, features actress and fashion plate Carey Mulligan with styling by Vogue’s Grace Coddington.

The magazines are competitors, and not within the same publishing house, so the situation leaves many questions unanswered.

Take a look:

2 Britney Spears Singles Leaked Today; Allegedly Castoffs from 2008’s ‘Circus’ Album

6 Oct

2 alleged Britney Spears songs leaked today – “Abroad” and “Everyday” – apparently “rejects” from her 6th album, “Circus.” Listen, below at Britney-Circus.com … What do you guys think?!?

“Everyday”http://britney-circus.com/download-britney-spears-everyday-newly-leaked-song/

“Abroad” ~ http://britney-circus.com/download-britney-spears-abroad/

New TV Series “Hart of Dixie” Review

24 Sep

I had the opportunity to screen the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” series in
advance. The hourlong dramedy, which premieres on Monday, September
26th, stars the lovely Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart and is set in
Blue Bell, Alabama.

Bilson thrives as a chic yet gritty NYC-bred wannabe cardiothroacic
surgeon turned small-town general practitioner. Yes, she’s a bit
bratty and a bit blase about the (stereotypical) Southern town.
However, there’s something lovable underneath the tough-girl exterior.

The premise is this:  Dr. Hart lost both her boyfriend and her chance
at a cardio fellowship in New York due to her lack of compassion, her
poor bedside manner, and, her generally just not being
feelings-oriented. She is forced to make a decision and moves to Blue
Bell due to the urging of a kindly older doctor. Once she arrives in
the small town, she makes a few friends, a few enemies, a few
mistakes, and learns a couple of surprising secrets. She also does
some good, and begins to grow into the kind of doctor that she was
born to be.

In her quest to learn “to see patients as people to help and not
problems to solve,” she has her Christina Yang-esque moments like when
she snippily wonders “why everyone is so obsessed with bedside manner”
and as she snobbishly demands office staff to find her a soy latte.
But underneath that facade is a girl just wanting to be loved by her
uncaring parents… and a girl who is also feeling lost and alone. She
is essentially an outsider wondering how she will ever fit into this
tightknit community that seems so backwards to her.

Yes, it is a show that seems rife with Southern stereotypes. The pilot
episode contained a Dukes of Hazzard horn, references to the Crimson
Tide, women dolled up in Gone With the Wind era garb, a girl named
Lemon, an alligator, country music, gossipy old women, and mud, muck,
and pickup trucks. That being said, it also contained laughs, tears,
and drama.

The CW stays true to form in having a mostly absurdly attractive cast
from the hunky smalltown lawyer, the suave ex-NFL star mayor and the
annoying-but-charming boy-next-door, to the perky and pretty Lemon,
and the stunning, stylish Dr. Zoe Hart herself as a brunette beauty
with a killer sense of style. But, the show also has some real people
with real problems and, I expect, will cultivate itself a real
following.

I know that I will be tuning in again.

The Hart of Dixie premieres Monday, September 26th, on The CW at 9/8c.
Check your local listings — and after you watch, feel free to leave a
comment and let me know if you agree with my critique!

~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck

True Blood Actor Joe Manganiello at Pittsburgh’s Savoy this SATURDAY!

8 Sep

How many of you ‘Burghers are ‘True Blood’ fans? (How could you NOT be, is a better question!) Join actor/resident hottie Joe Manganiello (who plays werewolf Alcide on the hit show) at SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge this SATURDAY September 10th, at 7pm.

Glitzburgh is thrilled that Joe is stopping by to try SAVOY’s (delish!) Award-Winning menu!

Manganiello – a Steelers fan –  hails from Pittsburgh. Last night, he was involved in an event with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — one time of many that he’s supported his hometown. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and then went on to Carnegie Mellon University. While he’s most known at present for his critically-praised role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s ‘True Blood’ series, he also played Flash in the Spiderman movies, and had recurring TV roles on hit shows such as How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill.

So, swing by, have a Maniac Martini, and try Chef Kevin’s amazing appetizers! Hope to see you there. Check back Monday when we have all the scoop from the event!

~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck (this original post can be seen on the Maniac Magazine “Maniac Exchange” blog, here.)

Batman Wraps, and the Dark Knight Thanks Da’ Burgh!

22 Aug

The filming of Batman movie, “The Dark Knight” has wrapped. Sorry, Pittsburgh — there will be no more snow-in-August or Batmobile sightings around town, no more rubbernecking at work to get a peek at the set or a star-sighting on your lunch break.

It will be exciting to see Pittsburgh as “Gotham” on the big screen, and, while us Pittsburgh residents are thankful to the production for choosing us as the locale, it seems as though the cast and crew of The Dark Knight are grateful to us, too.

Check out this full-page ad from yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette, courtesy of 96.1 KISS fm.