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Weekend Reading: Stephen J. Cannell, Shel Silverstein And The Flintstones

Greatest American HeroSad news in the world of television and novels. Stephen J. Cannell, one of Hollywood’s legendary writers has passed away. The list of shows he worked on and created is legendary. Comic fans might know him best from The Greatest American Hero. He mentored a number of famous writer-producers, much like Roy Huggins had mentored him. When he got tired of television, he reinvented himself as a novelist – the ones I’ve read are quite fun – and actor (he had a somewhat recurring role on Castle). Jaime Weinman has a nice appreciation of one of my favorite writers.

The Flintstones: Now that they’ve turned 50 years old – yikes! – the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon show has attracted a lot of media attention this week. Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew noticed the coverage…particularly how stupid the Christian Science Monitor was about it.

Appy: It’s not too late to check in with the Appy Entertainment blog and see what I and two friends have to say about the digital age of comics.

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Unboxing Live 063: Apple TV (late 2010)

We’ve got the new, second revision of the TV, and we figured before we hit you with a review video, that we’d unbox it and give you an up-close look at the device. The new Apple TV is very tiny, and includes the newer Apple remote control…but if you’ve got an iOS device, you should just download the Apple Remote app and use that instead. You can pick up the new Apple TV for $99


Style Icon Kate Moss

Amanda RossAmanda Ross thinks is the ultimate style icon.

The Lipstick Jungle stylist - who is the Global Fashion Director for W Hotels Worldwide - says she is a huge fan of the supermodel’s dress sense because she has her own unique look and is always so well turned out. :“I really love how Kate Moss looks. She knows a style that’s good for her and always looks great. She’s such a trendsetter too. I also like the way Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard dress as they always look so elegant and sophisticated,” said Amanda, who recently helped W Hotels formally launch its Winter 2010/Resort 2011 Global Glam collection at .

Her new role for W Hotels means Amanda gets to travel all over the world and admits one of her favorite cities is Copenhagen in Denmark because the people are all so stylish. Speaking at the launch of designer James Small’s new movie Journey, where guests included Kate and Sadie Frost, said, “I’m so fortunate that I get to go to all these fantastic places and I’d have to say Copenhagen is the most stylish city for me. I mean, London, New York, Paris and Milan are great but there’s just something special about Copenhagen.”

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Items Du Jour: Ali Lohan for 6126, Chris Noth Blames Press for Fall of SATC

South Park dress—The late and fashionably great muse and icon Isabella Blow apparently commissioned her own memorial sculpted by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. It’s also worthy to note that the piece is constructed of dead animals, her lipstick, and one of her shoes.

—Since Lindsay is busy with her legal woes, little sister Ali Lohan has filled in for her, modeling the 6126 Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Naturally, she looks rather awkward in the shots.

—Famed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik claims that his shoes saves marriages. If only every couple could afford a pair of them.

—The ever-so-classy Kate Moss stepped out recently in a multi-colored fur jacket and some leather mini pants. Of course, her black top was sheer and revealed her dislike of bras.

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Gossip Girl Taught Ed Westwick About Fashion

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Ed WestwickEd Westwick thinks his fashion sense has improved since starring in .

The British actor, who plays Chuck Bass in the teen drama, admitted he has had to “step up his game” after learning about different looks and styles from various designers and industry experts.

“My fashion consciousness - and self consciousness - have definitely grown over the course of being on the show. All the exposure and all the experience I’ve had of different sides of the industry means I have a better knack of how to put things together. We’ve all been to fashion shows, we’ve worked with designers in different capacities, on fashion shoots. You learn about different looks and colors. I’ve definitely stepped up my game.”

The hunky star explained that his favorite look out of the recent shoots he has done would be an English country gentleman style that made him look as though he was “going shooting with Prince Charles.”

“My favorite one was by Band of Outsiders. It was a grey flannelly wool-type trouser, brown shoes - no socks, of course - white shirt, grey waistcoat. It was chic but smart-casual, great for late summer, early autumn. I’m going to have to go out and grab that one. Then, they wanted an English look so I wore this plaid jacket with dark shirt and pants. I looked like I was going shooting with Prince Charles.”


Items Du Jour: Chanel Forbids Press From Using Its Name, Victoria Loves Curves

Coco Rocha on the cover of Tatler—Forget the hassle of putting on and removing your clothes! Engineer Paul Luckham and designer Manel Torres have created spray-on clothing that actually turns into fabric when it touches the body, allowing you to recycle the article.

—Coco Rocha takes the cover of Russian Tatler, her first cover as a married woman. What goes best with a gorgeous designer gown? A giant teddy bear, of course.

—Victoria Beckham appeared on The View recently to promote her latest collection. In addition to explaining what a dream come true this is for her, she expressed her desire to design clothes for curvy women: “I want to celebrate a woman’s curves, though you’re right, I don’t have that many myself… I love a woman’s body and I want to make women look and feel fantastic.”

—At the launch of her second bag collection, Kate Moss revealed that she thought that her modeling career was over after her first cover shoot with Corrine Day.

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MoCCA: Paul Levitz, Stephen DeStefano, Robert Sikoryak

Masterpiece ComicsIs The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art the smartest kid in class? Their fall education programs make me want to hit Hotwire for a cheap flight to NYC and spend a few months with a laptop and some pencils.

My old friend Danny Fingeroth, the Senior VP of Education for MoCCA, gets a tip of my cap for putting together an excellent slate of programs.

Here’s a peek at the list:

Robert Sikoryak and Kriota Willberg are teaching “Anatomy For Cartoonists Workshop” (4 sessions). “This course will teach students how to create real or imaginary characters — in any style — that are consistent and believable.” Bonus: “nude models will be employed.” Nude models should never be unemployed, even in a recession.

Sikoryak is the author of the recently released Masterpiece Comics and his work appears frequently on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Kriota Willberg teaches anatomy for cartoonists and illustrators at The Center For Cartoon Studies.

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Glee Music: Season 2, Episode 1

Glee

didn’t just top the ratings charts last season, it orchestrated plenty of musical chart-toppers in its own right. The September 21 premiere of Season 2 will be jam-packed with exciting tunes that represent a mix of musical genres.

‘s “Empire State of Mind,” Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” and three Broadway standards—“What I Did for Love,” “Getting to Know You” and “Listen”—will all be featured in the premiere episode.

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Blake Lively Chooses Risky Movie Roles Over Buying an Apartment

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Dating, Style,

Blake Lively on the cover of Marie Claire wants to take risks in her career.

The star - who shot to fame after starring in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants at the age of 16 - admitted she doesn’t want to “play it safe” in her professional life, as the projects she has worked on so far have been very “commercial.”

“I’m on a very commercial show, so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie. I wanna take risks, I don’t wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment but I’m 22 and I don’t need to yet… I live in New York City. So, I’m able to differentiate between what I want and need and what I want more is to do great roles.”

The 23-year-old actress - who is currently dating Gossip Girl co-star - also revealed despite seeing her boyfriend on set on a daily basis, she considers their relationship to be just like any other: “At the end of the day, you’re just in any relationship. How does anybody go to work every day and come home? You just do it and it either works or it doesn’t.”


Comic Book Jobs: Warner Bros

Batman Under The Red Hood DVDAre you tired of the hassle of trying to get a room at Comic Con International in San Diego each year? Do you want to be part of the solution and not the problem? Time Warner has your chance as they’re looking for a Director, Publicity & Special Projects in “Worldwide Television Marketing.”

You’ll be reporting to and working “closely with the Senior Vice President, Publicity, as chief consumer strategist for special projects related to, but not limited to, programming from Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros. Animation.”

Fortunately, they expand on that. It means “strategizing, creating and executing consumer-facing campaigns, initiatives and events, and collaborating with the comedy, drama, unscripted and photo publicity directors and team to maximize opportunities across all of the Studio’s primetime television properties.” Consumer-facing campaigns, by the way, are those that are marketed to the public, ads and promotions that they actually see, y’know, with their face.

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