MAD MEN. I tried watching it 2 yrs ago, but soon gave up. I skipped last season entirely. Now, I’ve tried again.Yes, Jon Hamm looks good, like a real man, & they have sex. But I still don’t get it.
Who watches it? The advertising demographic is ancient. Viagra & Lipitor are sponsors.
NOTE: 2.20.20 10. SORRY, I GET IT NOW; IN FACT, I LOVE IT! I finally sat down and watched them all —without commercials—on ON DEMAND, and I must admit how wrong I was! Also, the camera work and production design are superb!
in a VH1 show, Ryan Jenkins, 32, in reality turned out to be a psychopathic fiend. He came to LA; broke into reality shows; & married Jasmine Fiore, 28, a Vegas cheesecake model who once played football in a bikini in the “Lingerie Bowl.” Convicted in his native Canada of battery on a woman, he & Fiore had a rocky relationship. The marriage was annulled after he struck her, but the two had recently moved into a Fairfax-area apt.
10 days ago, he reported her missing. She soon turned up: packed in a suitcase which had been thrown into a dumpster, only to be discovered by a homeless man looking for recyclables. Brutally beaten, then strangled, her fingers & every tooth in her mouth had been removed. Her body was identified by the serial # on her breast implants. After an international manhunt, the story ended yesterday, in a motel in British Columbia, where Jenkins had hung himself.
The reality shows he had appeared in, “Megan Wants A Millionaire” & “I Love Money” have been pulled.
One of the greats, Budd Schulberg, is gone at 95! The son of a pioneering studio head, his view of Hollywood was from the inside. He wrote about it in his classic– & timeless– novel, What Makes Sammy Run. Later, he became one of the great screenwriters with credits like Oscar-winning On The Waterfront, The Harder They Fall, and A Face In The Crowd.
He was very generous to me as I worked on my Hollywood underworld book. Budd was well-versed in my material, and personally knew Hollywood gangster Mickey Cohen, beginning when they were young men… I last talked to him about 6 weeks ago. He was working on his autobiography, and was looking at my manuscript w/ a view to do a foreward.
He will be greatly missed.