Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pop Cultural PTF

Chris Penn, 40, was found dead in his home in California yesterday. Most will remember Sean Penn's younger brother as Eddie Cabot in Resevoir Dogs - a truly memorable role and film. I prefer, however, to remember him as the awkward young hayseed who didn't know how to dance until Kevin Bacon taught him - and we're talking Footloose before Broadway got it's dirty claws all over it. In a strange coincidence, his latest film, The Darwin Awards, was scheduled to screen tonight at Sundance. You will be remembered, Chris.

By now, most have heard of the cancellation of NBC's The West Wing - in my opinion, still one of the highest quality shows on TV. Yes, it's not the show that it was in it's first four seasons, but how does a show of this caliber get axed while others like this or this remain? Obviously, the powers that be felt as though the passing of John Spencer signaled the appropriate time to draw things to an end. The series will continue until May, and will continue through the current election - if you want more details on how the series will end, check out this article, but be warned that there are spoilers provided.

In other NBC news, production on My Name is Earl was suspended as actor Jason Lee recovers from a case of chickenpox. Wonder if kharma had something to do with it?

It was announced today that the WB and UPN will join forces to create a joint effort named CW. Great. Now the network can suck on twice as many stations as before.

Posted by FleshPresser at 11:11 AM /


  • Blogger Kitten posted at 4:38 PM  
    *sigh* Sad about Penn & West Wing! *pout*

    *tickled* in a "sucks to be him" kinda way for Jason Lee...ADULT CHICKEN POX are so NOT fun!


    btw...did you notice your 11:11 time stamp???

  • Blogger FleshPresser posted at 7:57 PM  
    I did NOW, thanks to YOU! :)

    The 111s are contiuing to present themselves to me, for better or worse.... yesterday I was at the gym, and looked down at the treadmill just in time to catch the fact that I had run 1.11 miles in 11 minutes and 11 seconds.

    Just wish I knew what it meant! :)

    Anyway, thanks for pointing it out... :)

  • Blogger Meghan posted at 6:03 PM  
    First of all... so sad about Chris Penn.

    On a lighter note, I was born at 11:11am.

    Whenever you see that time - make a wish!

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