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palmaire

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  1. palmaire

    Shrill

    Oy. I watched one episode and was glad to see the last of Ryan. Reading that he comes back means I won't bother watching any more. (I also legitimately thought it was Nick Offerman until you all wised me up.) I did NOT like Annie interrupting her boss' work conversation and making loud demands of him. That's not being assertive or mature; it's disruptive and rude. Write the dumb story and then present it to him. I'm supposed to root for her? I only found one person interesting and likable (the roommate) which isn't reason enough to watch.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    The only support I've seen for Loughlin is from viewers of her TV series and movies who variously believe in: forgiveness, glass houses, turning a blind eye/none of my business, and most of all, wanting to continue watching a show they like.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I'm still finding nuggets to mine in the Varsity Blues scandal! This parent is going to have a problem in his work life if convicted: Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City. Ideally, the coaches and proctors saved up their $10K bribes because those conspiracy and racketeering charges are going to require an expensive defense. And them without jobs now! The guy who took the tests must have a lot of frequent flyer miles -- Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in FL. From the DOJ press release, Riddell would "take the exams in place of the students, give the students the correct answers during the exams, or correct the students’ answers after they completed the exams." Yet the students remained oddly unaware that this was unusual. "Sweetie, you'll be getting some extra help on the test! It's just something they do now for a few kids. Don't mention it to any of your friends!"
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    Grace And Frankie In The Media

    Good for him. I'm done with the show but hope he gets an interesting story arc and dumps Frankie for good. 😏
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    Goliath

    Yeah, say what you will about Kelly, the guy knows how to craft TV episodes. Season 2 was almost unwatchable without him; I only dipped in here and there to see if it was getting any better. Really a waste of compelling characters and good acting. I won't be watching season 3 unless the trailers and critical reviews indicate a return to season 1 form.
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    Flip or Flop Nashville

    If this is what divorce looks like for them, I'm all for it. What we see between them is respectful and easygoing, and I honestly don't think they're wildly different or spiteful off camera. As for the renos, I like seeing their low-to-mid range flips and how P and D manage their time and budget. For the majority of houses, they simply work with what they have and don't try make them into the biggest, most expensive places on the block. If the budget doesn't allow for a fridge in the end, so be it. I feel Page about the roaches, too. UGH!
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    The Bachelor in the Media

    From Vulture: Want The Bachelor to Visit Your City? Be Ready to Pay Up.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    At this point I don't think "even" Arizona State would accept Loughlin's younger daughter, so welcome to karma, Mossimo family. Be interesting to see if there's any fallout with the clothing line. It was acquired in 2006 by another company but Mossimo is still the brand. Honestly, I imagine most consumers wouldn't make the connection, or care.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Olivia Jade finds herself in a real pickle now. Does she close down her SM accounts and lose all those followers, income, and her influencer status? Or does she stick it out and try to ignore the absolute onslaught of online invective? Disable comments entirely so fans no longer have the hope of her replying to them? Or it could be moot since her advertisers may be reconsidering. From Variety: HP has already cut its ties with Olivia Jade. She also has deals with partners including Amazon, Dolce & Gabbana, Lulus, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sephora, Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Smile Direct Club, Too Faced Cosmetics, Boohoo, and Unilever’s TRESemmé. On a semi-related note, it's amusing how many young people now don't watch TV and "hate" commercials, yet they happily follow these online shills.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    There are celebrities I don't like for any number of specific reasons, or for no good ones at all. If they're guests on a talk show, I won't watch those segments because I simply have no interest in anything they have to say. Huffman and Macy are now on that list. It's not outrage or even a well-reasoned weighing of the pros and cons; it's just "Ugh, no thanks." Fortunately I'm not religious and don't subscribe to any faith-based system of forbearance or forgiveness, so "I no longer want to look at their smug faces" is enough.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    Not a music person and I didn't either. Joining you in reluctant fairness, the clip showed at least one choir member making large flying movements and DeBlasio probably assumed that was just the vibe at black churches, or some shit. Why he was standing in front and fully on display instead of being in a pew is another question. I assume he had or was going to speak, but he could have walked up to do that.
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    For The People

    Sorry to ring the anti-Sandra bell some more, but it seems like the showrunners intended her messy-ass self to be the audience proxy, which just compounded the problems. If anyone stands for me, it's Jay.
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    Dr. Pimple Popper

    I keep forgetting about Obamacare. I was even on it for 1.5 years after getting laid off and before Medicare kicked in. My premium was $28/month for gold level on a part-time job income of around $15K. It had much better coverage than Medicare, too. Some of Dr. Lee's patients have outright said they can't afford to go to the doctor, but maybe they also need an appointment with an ACA counselor!
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    Pet Peeves

    Speaking of food, the serving sizes on nutritional labels are largely based on nationwide consumption surveys conducted in 1977 and 1987. The FDA used that data to create "reference amount customarily consumed (RACC)". Manufacturers are required to make the serving sizes on their labels as close as possible to those amounts. To which I say, bullshit, sir. Seems like a lot of serving sizes are purposely ridiculous to try to fool consumers into thinking an item has fewer calories, fat, carbs, etc. than it does. What would you guess is the recommended serving size of instant mashed potatoes? Sure. Even if you buy the explanation that "people ate less" in the 70s and 80s when the surveys were conducted, my elementary school cafeteria of the 50s served an ice cream scoop of mashed potatoes, which was closer to a cup depending on how generous the lunch lady was with the scoop. From Slate: "For simplicity’s sake, the FDA encourages manufacturers to label a container as a single-serving if the entire contents of the package can reasonably be consumed at a single-eating. For example, someone who buys a 20 oz. soda bottle is probably going to drink it all at once, even though the RACC is 8 fluid ounces. Nevertheless, manufacturers insist on labeling soda bottles as 2.5 servings."
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    S11.E01: Whatcha Unpackin?

    That had to have been on purpose, right? Like they wanted the queens to recognize her.
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