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Jennifer Lopez in Atlanta for a movie; Ryan Seacrest nominated again for Emmy

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I hear Jennifer Lopez is in Atlanta for the film “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” from Lionsgate. It sounds like a romantic comedy based on that title.

It also stars Cameron Diaz and Chris Rock.

So keep your eyes open for her!

And so far, no official word yet on her return to “Idol.”

- Forgot to mention that Lauren Alaina injured herself trying on some high heels and fell down some stairs. Her ankle was badly sprained earlier this month. She is now performing in a cast. Hopefully, she’ll be recovered by the time she arrives at Gwinnett Arena July 26.

- As usual, Ryan Seacrest was nominated for best reality-program host, along with Cat Deeley (”So You Think You Can Dance”), Phil Keoghan (”The Amazing Race”), Tom Bergeron (”Dancing With the Stars”) and Jeff Probst (”Survivor”). Seacrest has never won. Probst has won it all three years the category has been around.

- “American Idol” was also named for best competitive reality program, which it has never won. The other competitors: “The Amazing Race,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.” “Amazing Race” won the first eight years of the category, followed by “Top Chef” last year. “Survivor” was not included this year for the first time in my memory. I think this is the first time “So You Think You Can Dance” has been nominated in this category.

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Rickster

July 14th, 2011
9:07 am

J-Lo: meh
Ryan: deserves it over Jeff Probst
Lauren: just how high were those heels?
First? :-)

Woodpappy

July 14th, 2011
9:19 am

Wonder if J-Lo could come to Athens to see me? I’m kinda busy right now… I’d still like to see you in person JLo ! Just sayin…

Rickster

July 14th, 2011
9:23 am

Invite her up to see your lathe! :-)

carla roqs

July 14th, 2011
9:34 am

good morning. the marine won a date, woodpappy, maybe you can as well. i agree with you rickster, give it to ryan if he has never won it.

Woodpappy

July 14th, 2011
9:50 am

Rickster…LOL

Deirdre

July 14th, 2011
9:55 am

Idol won’t win and neither will Ryan. Still don’t get why. I think Ryan and Tom Bergeron have a much tougher job than scripted and edited Jeff Probst…and they both do it very well.

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
10:03 am

D. – most of the Emmy voters have never seen the good shows the AUDIENCE likes, which is why we the people seldom are happy with the winners, or nominees even. Like the Oscar voters, they are old (sorry, mature) and vote out of habit. Which is why the same old, same old nominees are trotted out. real surprise that “Thrones” was nominated. WOn’t win, of course.

RoHo, if “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is basedon the book it’s about having babies

JTesla

July 14th, 2011
10:42 am

J.Lo in a romantic comedy? No, I don’t think Jennifer Lopez would ever be in a romantic comedy. That would be like putting Richard Gere in a romantic comedy. Can’t see it happening.

Emmy’s… yawn.

Rickster

July 14th, 2011
10:46 am

None of the “stars” of the film make me want to go see it.

And what was Lauren doing trying on high heels at the top of the stairs? :-)

ccatlanta

July 14th, 2011
11:15 am

Wouldn’t Tom Bergeron be nominated for Dancing With The Stars?

Sam-A

July 14th, 2011
11:15 am

Woodpappy: Re your msg to JLo, doe the “wood” in your pseudenym stand for your beautiful handiwork, or something else……..? Just wonderin!

Deirdre

July 14th, 2011
11:15 am

I’m happy that Peter Dinklage was nominated for Game of Thrones. IMO, he’s one of our better actors and his character on this series is one of my favorites.

Nutmeg

July 14th, 2011
11:16 am

1) Not a Probst fan. I don’t really like my hosts biased for/against contestants, and Probst is a rugged man cheerleader. He has little respect for social game on Survivor and wants to see the physically dominant folks (read: men) win. It’s annoying, really, when he talks about how some winners (read: women) don’t “deserve” it. They deserve it if they make it to the end and their compatriots vote for them. That’s how it works, Probst. If you don’t like it, talk Burnett into changing the rules. Otherwise, the victors *deserve* it according to the game. Grrrrr.

I’m sure Seacrest likes some contestants more than others, but to his credit, I have no clue which ones are which.

2) “What to Expect when You’re Expecting” sounds like a pregnancy comedy to me. Thanks, I’ll pass. Which brings me to a question: who actually picks their movies based on who is in them? I pick mine based on plot and (to a lesser degree) special effects. Now, if there’s a *writer* I really like, I might make a point of seeing her/his movies–but an actor? They’re just spouting off lines someone else thought up. Maybe if he’s *really* cute, but even then… Of course some actors are better than others, but I’m not going to go catch every Ed Norton movie just because he’s really good as an actor.

/curmudgeon

Deirdre

July 14th, 2011
11:31 am

According to the former Mr Hollywood, Ed Norton is an egotistical….um, can’t say the next word on the blog but I’m sure you have a pretty good idea. He worked with him briefly and was(I’ll just put it this way)not impressed.

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Nutmeg

July 14th, 2011
12:07 pm

Deirdre–not surprised, but everything I’ve seen him in, he was amazing.

Deirdre

July 14th, 2011
12:17 pm

I agree, Nutmeg, he’s a very good actor.

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
12:38 pm

Nut, most moviegoers – and I mean those who are nor 14-year old fanboys hypnotized by explosions and decapitations (i.e. what passes for action these days) – choose their entertainment fare based on the starring actors. This explains why “Larry Crowne”makes money.

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
12:39 pm

Re 12:38 post: I’ve been watching the Potter Saga because of Alan Rickman.

Skinny Ann

July 14th, 2011
1:07 pm

She is so pretty! I wish I could be as thin and beautiful as she is. I really loved her in Angel Eyes. You know hard and sweet at the same time.

Ann from get skinny fast

Woodpappy

July 14th, 2011
1:24 pm

Sam-A…I’d like to think it stood for both types of wood…

Rodney Ho

July 14th, 2011
2:56 pm

LOL! Yes. Typing early in the morning!

Nutmeg

July 14th, 2011
3:25 pm

@Mercedes: Now you’re calling me a 14-year-old fanboy?! Hmph. (I like explosions).

Seriously, I’d see Larry Crowne if I liked romcoms. Since I prefer action/thriller/adventure/horror, nope. I thought (and maybe I’m wrong) people saw based on genre combined with word-of-mouth and reviews.

Sam-A

July 14th, 2011
3:26 pm

I watch the Potter series (over and over) because it’s wonderful, and as an article I read today states, it’s just about the only series (the excluded LOTR) that grows with each book/film and gets better and better.

But Alan Rickman is wonderful as Snape (makes me shiver to type the name). So are the delectable Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Mark Williams, David Thewliss, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs and Helena B Carter (there are those shivers again), and of course, the kids who grew up as people and actors before our eyes!

Sam-A

July 14th, 2011
3:27 pm

I loved Alan Rickman in “Sense & Sensibility” (the one Emma Thompson made years ago) – what a great part for him.

Rickster

July 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Just in case anyone is interested… Rickster is no relation to Alan Rickman. :-)

Cutting out a bit early folks. Have a great evening.

BBMAC

July 14th, 2011
4:17 pm

now we can call her J-Lo wer

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
4:25 pm

Sam-A, if you haven’t seen it, get hold of “Truly, Madly, Deeply” – a fabulous romance with Alan Rickman, directed by Anthony Minghella many years ago. Minghella, who died three years ago, much too young, also directed “The English Patoient”, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, and “Cold Mountain”.

Deirdre

July 14th, 2011
4:40 pm

That’s good to know, Rickster since Alan Rickman looks a lot like my ex.

Sam-A

July 14th, 2011
4:47 pm

Seen it. I’m one of the legion of people who hated “English Patient” – the only part of the story I liked was the Indian guy’s. The Ralph Fiennes/whatever that gals name is storyline was just a bore for me. Didn’t see “Cold Mountain”, but saw the other 3.

I liked that Alan R had a romantic role in “S&S” – a lovely man he was, waiting so patiently for his love to finally see him!

One of the very few propblems I have with “Potter” is that, per the gravestones in the cemetery in DH Pt 1, Harry’s parents died when they were 21 years old. That would make them in their 30’s had they lived. They are supposed to be the same age as Snape, Lupin and Petunia – and all those actors look late forties to fifties! Hard to reconcile the ages. Even the actors playing Harry’s parents look much older than 21!

Any one else notice this?

Lynn

July 14th, 2011
5:49 pm

Cat Deeley should win hands down. She’s gorgeous, congenial and above all REAL. She’s wonderful with the contestants – from the moment she meets them, dances with them in the streets. She’s the best reality tv host/ess there is!!

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
5:56 pm

In the vision scene, when Snape and Harry’s parents were kids, Snape looke like he’s 2 yrs older than Harry’s mom.

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
6:00 pm

More Rickman love, from NYT’s Manohla Dargis. Her review ends like this:
“Finally too there is Mr. Rickman, who as Snape, Harry’s longtime nemesis, lifts the movie to its expressive high point. First seen standing in a window shaped like a coffin, Snape enters gravely, a picture of death. pale and unsmiling, his black hair framing his white face like mourning crepe, he has always suggested Laufrence Olivier’s Richard III, an ominous thought with children in the vicinity.
That Snape has provenn worthy of that comparison is partly a tribute to Ms. Rowling, but that he ha become such a brilliant screen character is due to mr. Rickman, who helped elevate a child’s tale of good and evil into a story of human struggle.”

Mercedes S.

July 14th, 2011
6:01 pm

That should be Sir Laurence, of course.

Kory

July 14th, 2011
6:18 pm

SHE IS COMING BACK TO IDOL!

Kory

July 14th, 2011
6:20 pm

@JTesla have you seen “The Back-Up Plan” Romantic comedy

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JTesla

July 14th, 2011
7:25 pm

Sam-A: “One of the very few problems…” is that people take these things too seriously. It’s a great book. It’s a great movie. The movie isn’t necessarily going to mirror the book with 100% accuracy

Kory, “The Back-Up Plan” can’t be a romantic comedy because it stars J.Lo and we already know that Jennifer Lopez would never star in a romantic comedy. Next you’re going to say that Runnaway Bride was a romantic comedy, when once again it is not possible because that movie stars Richard Gere, a man who would never star in a romantic comedy.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
7:21 am

Morning!

With luck, we will not reach 90 degrees today. I may have to put on a sweater. ;-)

Mercedes S.

July 15th, 2011
7:56 am

Good Morning – hope everybody had a good Bastille-day!
Yes, D., thought it felt a bit nippy this a.m, when I went out to get my papers.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
8:08 am

I.m reading nothing but good reviews for the Potter movie. I’m seeing it on Sunday! Bought the tickets a couple of days ago. Can’t believe hubby is actually at home for this! The scheduler must have messed up.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
9:05 am

Offering proof that his ego knows no bounds, mj is reporting that Simon tried to get the World Series rescheduled so that it wouldn’t interfere with X Factor. I’m not sure whether he was serious or not but……

Nana ™

July 15th, 2011
9:31 am

Good Morning…

TGIF!!!!!!!! I am so ready for the weekend.

I agree that Cat Deeley should win the Emmy. IMO, she is the best in the way she interacts with the contestants and just her overall personality. I’m not by no means saying that RS is not worthy of winning, but I just like CD better.

Anyone interested in bringing back OSF?

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
10:14 am

What the heck is “OSF”? I don’t do texting/tweeting and am pretty unfamiliar with most of these abbreviations.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
11:04 am

It took me a minute but OSF stands for Old School Friday. Something we used to do long ago on the blog where we print the lyrics and sometimes post a youtube of some of our favorite music.

Branch Loveless

July 15th, 2011
11:06 am

Sam-A: if I remember correctly OSF stands for Old School Fridays and people would post lyrics to old songs that were meaningful to them in some way. I think…

And apparently, no one is interested in reviving it. Sorry, Nana.

JTesla

July 15th, 2011
11:11 am

I was never really into OSF, but why let that stop you. In fact why let the day of the week hinder you, any time that the mood strikes: post a lyric and a video. It’s not like the blog is clogged with posts, at least not until Rodney insults The Clay Aiken again. Granted, it’s not “my” blog so maybe I’m out of place by saying to make random posts, but I think we are 90% random as it is.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
11:18 am

Keeping it on Friday was just because we were busy talking during an Idol season. I agree with JT…if you feel like posting something…not only songs but anything…go ahead and do it.

Branch Loveless

July 15th, 2011
11:30 am

Speaking of random…did anyone else catch this article today on accessAtlanta?

NM man accused of handing out semen-tainted yogurt .The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico man was indicted after police said he was linked through DNA samples to semen-tainted yogurt samples handed out at a grocery store.

.Anthony Garcia, 32, appeared in court Thursday after being indicted the day before on charges of adulterating food and making false statements to federal investigators.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales described the conduct alleged in the indictment as outrageous.

Outrageous, check! Yuck, check! :shock:

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
11:33 am

D & JT: I think we already pretty much post whatever is on our minds, Idol-related or not. Which is one thing I love about this place. Discovered I have lots in common (and some not) with Harriett, Mercedes, Deirdre, Harm (all that broken bone stuff!) and even (shudder) Rickster. For example, some of us dearly love Sir Paul; who knew mine wasn’t the only family who read Enid Blyton books growing up; I have several very adult cohorts who also dearly love the Potter books/films. Yeah for us!

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
11:35 am

Branch: saw the headline, and just didn’t have the stomach to read the article. Barf unlimited!

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
11:36 am

Oh, and forgot, Nana and I seem to love most of the same wonderful, greasy, delicious Southern foods, and I wish I was younger and Nana was MY Nana!

Branch Loveless

July 15th, 2011
11:43 am

For real, Sam-A. I hereby make a note to self: no more “freebie” samples when offered at the grocery store!

JTesla

July 15th, 2011
11:48 am

Don’t forget Sam-A I dearly love Sir Paul too. He was best when teamed with Garfunkel, but he did alright on his own too.

For me: Harry Potter will wait until next weekend. I’ll avoid the hype since I already read the movie spoiler a few years back.

Yogurt: another reason for me to never touch the stuff. I had the misfortune of getting some on my hand (since the kid loves the stuff) it’s like acid. Literally like acid on my skin.

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
12:01 pm

JR: Harde-har-har-har! There is only one SIR PAUL, and he was NOT married to Princess Lea! (unfortunately he was briefly married to Bitchess Heather!)

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
12:18 pm

I am not a yogurt fan either, thank goodness…..ewwwww!

I love the Potter books and movies but I’m not detail oriented. I’ll be watching Hallows pt.1 the night before we go see the movie because I won’t remember things that I need to remember. I was actually tempted to watch all the movies over again before the last one but that turned out to be way too big a commitment.

Beth

July 15th, 2011
12:48 pm

Rodney, do you ever do research on what you write???? Geez, everyone knows the title is from the book about pregnant women… Please start doing some leg work on things you write… Didnt you learn from the Claymates????

Branch Loveless

July 15th, 2011
12:50 pm

Sir Paul? Is that a reference to Paul McDonald from this season of “Idol” ? LOL!

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
12:51 pm

I planned to read all the books first, save “Deathly Hallows”, but with all the 700+ and 800+ pages am still reading “Order of Phoenix”. Will watch DH Pt2 Sat night in prep for Sunday morning.

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

Branch, do you want Deirdre and me to beat you up or something???!!! We’re vicious older gals who dearly love our Sir Paul McCartney and will defend him to the ends of the earth!

Branch Loveless

July 15th, 2011
1:07 pm

No, no, no. Say no to violence, Sam-A!! Just wanted to clarify whom you were referring to as “Sir Paul” and make sure you hadn’t been closet Paul Mc devotees!!! ;-)

BTW do you love all Sir Paul music or are you partial to Beatles, Wings, or solo material?

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
1:09 pm

Beth, obviously not EVERYONE knows this. For example, people who have never had babies. And frankly, it DOES sound like a romantic comedy whether it’s about being pregnant or not.

Deirdre

July 15th, 2011
1:11 pm

Beatles! Beatles and then Beatles. Ok, I like much of the Wings stuff, too.

JTesla

July 15th, 2011
1:18 pm

Now Deirdre, we all know that romantic comedies never involve babies or pregnancy. Hence, the above referenced “The Back-Up Plan” is not a romantic comedy (regardless of what Wikipedia, IMDB, or anyone else says).

Beth, sorry what was the issue again? Because I’m pretty sure that just like the issue with Clay you missed something.

JTesla

July 15th, 2011
1:57 pm

Hey Mercedes (and everyone else): have you ever seen “The Room” or “Birdemic: Shock and Terror”?

Good stuff there, none of that romantic comedy stuff… well wait, they both involve romance and they are pretty funny. So, yep Romantic Comedy!

Sam-A

July 15th, 2011
2:09 pm

Branch: Yes, Beatles, Beatles, Beatles 4EVER!!!!! Of course we love Wings and solo Paul as well. I’ve been to 17 Paul concerts, 1 Wings, and 4 Beatles. So I love Paul up one side and down the other!

Rodney Ho

July 15th, 2011
2:16 pm

Sorry to be so late today but the new blog entry is up!

Rodney Ho

July 15th, 2011
2:30 pm

And yes, according to this story below, that film above is a comedy along the lines of “Love Actually,” which means it’s, yes, a romantic comedy.

http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/elizabeth-banks-will-star-in-what-to-expect-when-you%E2%80%99re-expecting/