Teen Wolf returns to MTV on June 3rd at 10 PM, but until then, I have a great giveaway to tide you over. Teen Wolf jumped full force into season two with even more suspenseful drama than season one. Scott McCall, a teenager with a wild secret, continues to find himself caught in a supernatural war between hunters and werewolves. Scott must keep his forbidden romance with Allison a secret while keeping his friends and family safe from new Alfa wolf Derek.
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Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey is back on June 2nd at 8 PM and I know a lot of people are excited about it! To celebrate, Bravo is hosting the #RHONJFam Photo Contest. Fans can enter the contest by submitting their favorite family portrait on Twitter or Instagram using #RHONJfam or by uploading directly to the gallery on the RHONJ Facebook page for a chance to win a $10K luxury “staycation”! Even better, the winning family portrait will be unveiled on Bravo’s Facebook and Twitter page. The contest launched on May 10th and fans can enter until May 22nd. The RHONJ cast will then choose the top 5 finalists, and fans will then vote on those five to determine the winner. But I am excited to offer this tie-in giveaway! Keep reading to see how you can win a Nintendo WiiU and a 100 dollar Snapfish gift card to create your own photo books and more!
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Before I begin, I have a few confessions to make. Confession number one: this is my first post of any kind ever. I’m a blogging newbie. So please be patient with me as I attempt to flesh out the many thoughts floating around in my head into one cohesive piece. Confession number two: Not only am I a blogging newbie, I’m also a New Girl newbie. I avoided the show like the plague due to an unidentifiable qualm with Zooey Deschanel. Maybe I was intimidated by her intense blue eyes and in-your-face “adorkableness.” Or maybe I just saw that damn “Is that rain?” iPhone commercial one too many times. (Oh Zooey. It’s obviously raining!) Something about her rubbed me the wrong way and, because of that, I scoffed at all of the critics who insisted the show was brilliantly funny and Deschanel actually made the adorkable thing work. Confession number three: I finally caved and watched an episode in late January. I’m not sure what made me give in on that fateful evening. Perhaps it was the post-holiday, mid-winter depression that was setting in. Perhaps it was the increasing adoration from critics I respected that plastered my Twitter feed every Tuesday. Or maybe I was just looking for something to fill the void that the too-soon Parenthood finale left in my TV-loving heart. Whatever the reason was, I turned on the TV at 9pm on January 29th and watched my very first episode of New Girl. January 29th. Card-carrying members of the Nick and Jess fan club may recognize that date. That’s right; the first episode I watched was “Cooler.”
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In the vein of MTV2′s big hit Guy Code comes Girl Code, which is debuting on MTV tonight. It’s sort of like Best Week Ever meets The World’s Dumbest with a girly angle to it. Here’s what MTV has to say about the show: MTV’s new series Girl Code is a strong and smart female driven comedy series bringing millennial viewers a new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood. In the same style of irreverent commentary that fans have come to love on MTV2’s top rated series Guy Code, the new MTV series calls on female stand-up comics, actresses and musicians—and even a few guys—to weigh in on the sisterhood that all girls share. I got a chance to screen the premiere and it’s quite amusing and worth checking out.
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The stars were out for the Bronx Science 75th Anniversary Gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria on Saturday evening. The evening ended up raising a million dollars for Bronx Science, which is a public charter school in New York, founded in 1939. Its main focus is on science, obviously, but from speaking with alumni, it was clear that many creative types found their home at Bronx Science as well. Attendees were treated to a brief history of Bronx Science from the captain of the debate team, who spoke so fast it made my head spin. But she was quite impressive. We also got to watch a performance by the Jazz Band and Steve Karmen who is known for writing the advertising jingle for the “I Love New York” ad campaigns. Now you might be asking, what is the TV Chick doing at a science/school gala? Well, many famous alumni work in TV, film and journalism. I got to speak to Jon Favreau (who will forever be Pete from Friends in my eyes), Jeff Greenfield (an author and journalist), and Dominic Chianese (from The Sopranos) about their experience at the school, their upcoming projects and what it means to them to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of their alma mater.
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When last we left our favorite “skitches,” Jenna finally chose (Team Matty vs. Team Jake) and she decided to stay in town for the summer with her beau of choice (Matty), and give her space on the Europe trip to Tamara. We pick up with everyone returning to school. Side note for a moment: Awkward is one of the few shows with high school age students actually GOING to school. I’m kind of amazed by this. But I digress. We learn that Jenna and Matty have basically spent the summer doing a whole lot of making out. Tamara and Jake also seem to have done a whole lot of making out over the summer in Europe, but are still working on the whole DTR situation. But Jenna has been in her own world this summer with Matty, and she has to work to get her friendship back up to speed with Tamara and Ming. And our favorite bitch Sadie is going through a crisis of her own at the beginning of the season. There’s lots of speculation as to what the crisis could be, but I’ll let you watch and find out.
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It’s only been two weeks, but it’s clear that this season of Game of Thrones is going to blow all of our minds (and how depressing is it to think that it’s already 20% over?! Excuse me while I go panic about how I’m going to survive the long hiatus in 2 months). Dark Wings, Dark Words had everything I love about this show: political power plays, sword fighting, and direwolves. Last week’s premiere focused heavily on Jon, Daenerys, Sansa, & Catelyn, so this week we got to check in on Arya, Bran, Theon and Jaime for the first time.
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We’re all familiar with the character Hannibal Lecter. Most of us have seen Silence of the Lambs, and perhaps the less popular sequel Hannibal. There are also the novels written by Thomas Harris, that focus on FBI special agent (and criminal profiler) Will Graham and Lecter. And that’s the world that Bryan Fuller’s new series Hannibal is going to explore. Despite the title of the series, the show is more focused on Will Graham and now he gets into the mind of serial killers. Hugh Dancy plays a rather perfect Graham, falling on some end of the Autism spectrum, which is always a hard role to play. Mads Mikkelsen plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter with a great subtlety that is necessary for the role. Rounding out the cast is Laurence Fisburne as Special Agent Jack Crawford (Will’s boss) and Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor and a profiler for the FBI. I can only assume Dr. Bloom will get more into the fold after the pilot, and possibly act as a love interest. I’m interested to see how she will get more involved.
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We’re one day away from the Season 3 premiere, Game of Thrones fans! Check out my chat below with Sophie Turner (Sansa) from the TV Academy’s Evening with Game of Thrones event to help you get even more excited for a return to Westeros on Sunday!
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On March 19, 2013 several members of the cast and creative team behind Game of Thrones gathered in Hollywood for the TV Academy’s Evening with Game of Thrones celebrating the upcoming premiere of Season 3. I had the opportunity to chat with a few of the Starks (and one wonderful Lannister who shared some wise words about Joffrey). Check out below for scoop on Season 3!
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