You might initially recognize her as "that girl from Portlandia," or as a recurring guest star on the dramedy series Transparent. But there is much more to Carrie Brownstein than just a resumé of great TV.
Although the official premiere of HBO's wildly popular Games of Thrones happens on April 12, tonight San Francisco gets an early peek. The season 5 premiere party will happen tonight in SF, with the hopes of wooing our city's tech ilk and geek populace. Smart move, Home Box Office. Fans of the show should head over to the War Memorial Opera House at once to see producers and stars of the fantasy drama IRL. Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage — they'll all be there.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen does a lot more than just produce the entertaining yet family-eroding Housewives franchise. (Beverly Hills, for what it's worth, arguably remains the best in the series.) He's also a talk show host and a best-selling scribe. And he's coming to SF to talk all about it on November 19.
MadBum, the nickname given to MVP and local hero Madison Bumgarner, who, in part, helped the San Francisco Giants clinch their third World Series in just five years, appeared on The Tonight Show last night. Also making an appearance? His underwear on Jimmy Fallon's derrière.
We all want to be on TV, but as Ricky Gervais' show "Extras" has taught star-hopeful viewers, being an extra, a person who hangs out in the background to set the scene for the main actors, isn't pretty. The pay is low, the hours are long, and the work can be simultaneously boring and embarrassing. Knowing all this, you may be wondering why I signed myself up to be an extra on "Trauma," but there's a good reason-- save for my freelance work here at 7x7, I'm unemployed, and the good people at "Trauma" have been providing important supplements to my rent payments.
Carol Brady and June Cleaver made motherhood look like a snap. An easy as homemade pie, wholly satisfying and utterly instinctual snap. But the adult survivors of TV-land's faux maternal perfection have made a cottage industry of kvetching, griping, sharing and obsessing. Mommy-blogging and mommy lit and maternal bitching are all the rage and the latest incarnation of “I'm an ambivalent parent here me roar” is the live storytelling series called Afterbirth and its tonight, one night only at Cobb's Comedy Club.
These, we’re told, are stories you won't read in a Parenting Magazine.