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AFTER BEING AT THE GYM FOR TWO MINUTES

hollywoodassistants:

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For me, the appropriate title to this GIF is “After Using A Standing Desk For Three Days”

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#amy schumer  #inside amy schumer  #television  #comedy 
amusementforme:

oh my god I just found this on instagram and I cANt fucking breathe

Sometimes the internet is pretty amazing.

amusementforme:

oh my god I just found this on instagram and I cANt fucking breathe

Sometimes the internet is pretty amazing.

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#titanic  #leonardo dicaprio  #als  #ice bucket challenge  #kate winslet  #general awesomeness 
Meet the ‘Utopia’ Citizens (I’m already OBSESSED)

The series puts 15 strangers together in uncharted territory with limited space and supplies and asks them to build their perfect society. They will live there for a year, and the fun starts on FOX on September 7th.

Meet the 15 Utopians:

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BELLA CHARTRAND   

If there’s one person prepped for success in Utopia, it’s naked yoga enthusiast Bella, known as “the peppy prepper with a purpose” in her Southern hometown. “I’d rather be digging a hole than on a date,” says Bella, who nonetheless remains “open to the possibility of having a child in Utopia.”

Name: Bella Chartrand

Vitals: 45, single

Habitat of Origin: Griffin, GA

Occupation: Real estate entrepreneur; survivalist prepper

Skillset: Has been ready for Utopia for 10 years

 

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3SAk


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ANDREA COX  

 

“I’m a Christian who drops the f-bomb,” announces this detox diva, who would resort to cannibalism before killing or eating an animal. Utopians beware: “When I snap, I can be a little b*tchy and manipulating to get my way,” the  self-proclaimed born-again virgin warns.

Name: Andrea Cox

Vitals: 38, single

Habitat of Origin: San Diego, CA

Occupation: Raw vegan chef; detox expert

Skillset: Juicing EVERYTHING

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7Zbw


 

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“5TH AVE” DAVE GREEN          

 

“On paper, I’m written off,” says 5th Avenue Dave, a former drug dealer and burglar who’s been in and out of jail since 17. “I wanna show the world that ex-convicts and felons can make a change.”

Name: Dave Green

Nickname: 5th Avenue

Vitals: 31, single

Habitat of Origin: Queens, NY

Occupation: Homeless/Unemployed

Skillset: Sales; hustling; amateur barbering; smooth-talking

                             

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7EW1


 

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ROB HOSPIDOR        

 

“I’m a g*ddamn patriot,” says proud Jersey native Rob Hospidor, who’s excited to represent America – “the REAL ’Merica,” he clarifies. The gun-loving libertarian is sure to clash with the “hippies, kumbayahs and hairy-legged broads” he suspects will populate Utopia.

Name: Rob Hospidor

Vitals: 38, engaged

Habitat of Origin: South Amboy, NJ

Occupation: Security programmer

Skillset: Hunting; fishing; handling guns; getting combative

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7QEQ


 

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JOSH JOHNSTON

 

“You can’t build a house without a general contractor, and you can’t build Utopia without me,” says Josh.  A natural leader and a self-proclaimed “sexy beast,” Josh is on a personal quest to unify the group to build the most gratifying society possible.

Name: Josh Johnston

Vitals: 36, father

Habitat of Origin: Salt Lake City, UT

Occupation:General contractor

Skillset: Building; cooking; sewing; fishing; hunting

                                                      

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7VZd


 

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JONATHAN LOVELACE

 

“When I go to Utopia, God goes to Utopia,” proclaims Jonathan, who hopes to build a church and baptize his fellow Utopians.

Name:Jonathan Lovelace

Vitals:44, married with two kids

Habitat of Origin: Church Hill, TN

Occupation: Pastor; high school coach

Skillset: Building; hunting; fishing; praying

                                 

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3YrU


 

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NIKKI NOCE                

 

An ideal society won’t take shape overnight, but don’t expect that to phase Nikki. The holistic doctor and tantric sex enthusiast is sure to take a hands-on approach to communal living. “The human touch is so loving and healing,” she says.

Name: Dr. Nikki Noce

Vitals: 29, single

Habitat of Origin: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Medical and Holistic doctor; life coach; herbalist

Skillset: Non-traditional medicine; yoga instruction; gardening

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7M85          


 

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BRI NYUGEN    

 

“It would be nice to be the prettiest girl in Utopia – that way, I could have my pick of the men,” says Bri, who is also passionate about animal rights and sustainability.

 

Name: Bri Nyugen

Vitals: 20, single

Habitat of Origin: Westminster, CA

Occupation: Veterinary technician; student

Skillset: Farming; raising livestock; horseback riding; canning fruits and vegetables; building huts

            

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3JNu


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MIKE QUINN

 

“My strengths are definitely in government, not in working,” says lawyer Mike, a serial dater who’s packing work boots…although he’s not planning on wearing them. “We have a much better chance of creating a society if I’m managing the rules.”

Name: Mike Quinn

Vitals: 33, single

Habitat of Origin: New York, NY

Occupation: Attorney

Skillset: Litigation; wise-cracking                                

 

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7I8g


 

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AMANDA SCOTT       

 

“I’m pregnant, but not powerless,” says Amanda, who plans to keep her pregnancy a secret from the other Utopians for as long as she can. Her work with developmentally challenged children reaffirms her belief that if “everyone treated each other like family, the world would be a better place.”

Name: Amanda Scott

Vitals: 30, single

Habitat of Origin: Seattle, WA

Occupation: Behavioral specialist

Skillset: Patience; organizing/planning; singing

           

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3FNR


 

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AARON THOMAS       

 

“Food is life,” says this former Army officer who knows what a good meal can mean to a hungry community. A hopeless romantic and fantastic forager, Aaron envisions a Utopia free of class divisions and full of nuts and berries.

Name: Aaron Thomas

Vitals: 26, single

Habitat of Origin: Jackson, MS

Occupation: Private chef

Skillset: cooking; foraging; personal training

            

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3NN7


 

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CHRIS TUORTO         

 

He’ll infuse your spirit with happiness and burn your mouth with the hot peppers he farms with his family. Chili charmer Chris loves inspiring others, working as a team and finding beauty in all he beholds. Well, maybe not everything. “Bible bangers drive me nuts,” he says.

Name: Chris Tuorto

Vitals: 25, single

Habitat of Origin: Cary, NC

Occupation: Glass blower; chili farmer

Skillset: Skateboarding; surfing; shredding; guitar-playing

 

Link: http://fox.tv/1yX3UIu


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HEX VANISLES         

 

Don’t call her Katniss. Sure, hunter Hex Vanisles is “six feet of twisted steel and sex appeal,” but her primary game is to bring lessons from Utopia back to Detroit, her hometown.

 

Name: Hex Vanisles

Vitals: 25, single

Habitat of Origin: Detroit, MI

Occupation: Unemployed

Skillset: Hunting; fishing; gathering

 

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7xd5


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RED VANWINKLE 

     

“I’ll be your Hillbilly MacGyver and your go-to guy,” says Kentucky Red, who won’t tolerate fools in Utopia. “I can fix just about anything,” he says. “But there ain’t no fixin’ stupid.”

Name: Red Vanwinkle

Vitals: 42, married; father

Habitat of Origin: Cecilia, KY

Occupation: Handyman; farmer; moonshiner; home builder; natural medicine man

Skillset: See “Occupation” above. The guy can do it all.

  

Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7U7r


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DEDEKER WINSTON                      

In Utopia, Dedeker wants everyone to feel safe, warm and comfortable… with her non-traditional sexuality: polyamory. “I’m not a freak. I’m not a sex addict. This is not a kink,” says the liberal, who hopes to educate her fellow Utopians.

Name: Dedeker Winston

Vitals: 26, polyamorous relationship

Habitat of Origin: Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Model; motion-capture artist, 

Skillset: Cheese-making; social mediating                                 

 

 Link: http://fox.tv/1tf7DkW


 

— 1 day ago
#utopia  #fox  #reality tv  #television  #general awesomeness 

Hi internet!

I am always looking for new music because I now have a commute to an office that is an hour away (each way) with traffic, and I have a very VERY limited knowledge of current hits.

So I’m doing this random music shuffle “chain letter” (is that still what the kids are calling it?), and I hope you do, too. Because I need to steal music from you.

Hit shuffle on your iPod, MP3 Player, etc. and put the first 10 songs! One rule, no skipping! Tag 10 people and pass it on!

1. “12 Things At Christmas (That Are Such a Pain To Me”) - Not sure who sings it, I stole it from Z100 when I was in high school — oh God, we’re off to such an embarrassing start…

2. “Afraid to Sleep” - Vicci Martinez (The Voice Performance)

3. “Joy Ride” - Mariah Carey (The Emancipation of Mimi)

4. “Save My Life” - P!nk (Try This)

5. “Your Eyes” - Adam Pascal (Rent Soundtrack)

6. “A World Alone” - Lorde (Pure Heroine)

7. “Call Me” - Katharine McPhee (Smash Soundtrack)

8. “Headlights” - Eminem & Nate Ruess (Marshall Mathers LP 2)

9. “Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson (Thriller 25th Anniversary)

10. “Southside” - Common & Kanye West (Finding Forever)

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#music  #mariah carey  #common  #michael jackson  #eminem  #rent  #p!nk  #the voice  #lorde  #adam pascal  #kanye west  #smash  #katharine mcphee 
Check out this thing I’m doing next month in LA!
datinginlaseries:

SOME OF THE GANG IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER FOR ONE AFTERNOON ONLY IN L.A., AND YOU CAN BE THERE!
Patricia Steffy Will Host Showcase for Debut Book “My Letter To Fear” in L.A. in September 2014
— The special one-afternoon only engagement will feature readings from her essay collection—
Los Angeles, CA – August 19 2014 – Writer/Producer Patricia Steffy (Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths) published her first book—a collection of essays inspired by her own experiences, as well as experiences of a variety of women she interviewed—and that book will now be turned into a special showcase engagement on Saturday, September 20 2014 at the MACHA Theatre in West Hollywood, California.
“My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love, and the Search for Prince Charming”examines the topics women obsess over—including aging; confidence; relationships; body image; beauty myths and practices; and since we’re in Los Angeles, celebrity. Designed to spotlight the writer and her work, this special showcase event will feature readings of key pieces from the book.
“I was at a point of serious reassessment in my life when I first started writing “My Letter to Fear.” I had just quit my job of nearly 17 years, and for the first time in a very long time I was asking myself what I really wanted to do with my life. Part of the process involved taking a look at the differences between the expectations I had for my life when I was a teenager versus what my adult reality was, and I realized that a lot of people I knew were going through something similar. I think that is what will make this showcase resonate—especially here in Los Angeles where so many are in a constant state of reassessment or rebranding,” Steffy said.
What: Patricia Steffy’s Showcase: Readings from “My Letter to Fear”
When: Saturday, September 20th 2014 at 3pm
Where: MACHA Theatre (1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Who:   Patricia Steffy (Writer/Producer); Danielle Turchiano (Director/Producer); Jen Lilley (Actor); Lesley Fera (Actor); Nikki DeLoach (Actor), and more TBA.
RSVP: Tickets are free but seating is limited. RSVPs are required. Click here to reserve seats now.

Check out this thing I’m doing next month in LA!

datinginlaseries:

SOME OF THE GANG IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER FOR ONE AFTERNOON ONLY IN L.A., AND YOU CAN BE THERE!

Patricia Steffy Will Host Showcase for Debut Book “My Letter To Fear” in L.A. in September 2014

— The special one-afternoon only engagement will feature readings from her essay collection—

Los Angeles, CA – August 19 2014 – Writer/Producer Patricia Steffy (Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths) published her first book—a collection of essays inspired by her own experiences, as well as experiences of a variety of women she interviewed—and that book will now be turned into a special showcase engagement on Saturday, September 20 2014 at the MACHA Theatre in West Hollywood, California.

“My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love, and the Search for Prince Charming”examines the topics women obsess over—including aging; confidence; relationships; body image; beauty myths and practices; and since we’re in Los Angeles, celebrity. Designed to spotlight the writer and her work, this special showcase event will feature readings of key pieces from the book.

I was at a point of serious reassessment in my life when I first started writing “My Letter to Fear.” I had just quit my job of nearly 17 years, and for the first time in a very long time I was asking myself what I really wanted to do with my life. Part of the process involved taking a look at the differences between the expectations I had for my life when I was a teenager versus what my adult reality was, and I realized that a lot of people I knew were going through something similar. I think that is what will make this showcase resonate—especially here in Los Angeles where so many are in a constant state of reassessment or rebranding,” Steffy said.

What: Patricia Steffy’s Showcase: Readings from “My Letter to Fear”

When: Saturday, September 20th 2014 at 3pm

Where: MACHA Theatre (1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069)

Who:   Patricia Steffy (Writer/Producer); Danielle Turchiano (Director/Producer); Jen Lilley (Actor); Lesley Fera (Actor); Nikki DeLoach (Actor), and more TBA.

RSVP: Tickets are free but seating is limited. RSVPs are required. Click here to reserve seats now.

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#my letter to fear  #los angeles  #patricia steffy  #jen lilley  #lesley fera  #nikki deloach 

Dallas returns to TNT tonight. Back in June, I caught up with Brenda Strong at the ATX Television Festival to talk about what was going on at Southfork.

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#tnt  #dallas  #brenda strong  #spoilers  #actor profile  #video interview  #television 

Sometimes I go on rants. Sometimes they are deeply personal and way off the pop culture path I usually walk. I know they are not for everybody, and I’m not sure I want them to be for anybody. But I wrote it, so here it is. If you will read it, you will see that I’m a bit of a hypocrite. It’s okay: I have known this about myself since high school, where a paper about it once got me an A.

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— 5 days ago
#personal  #childhood  #robin williams  #internet