I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and our sons Riley (7) and Dylan (5). Prior to August 2010 I spent many years as a software marketer, these days I work from home as a freelance writer. I enjoy photography, comic books, R-rated movies, and things that smell like coconut.
Here's a question for The Walking Dead fans: how many seasons do you think the show will air? A few more years, tops? AMC's biggest shows don't normally last all that long: Breaking Bad is wrapping its fifth and final season this summer, and season 7 will be the last we'll see of Mad Men.
Well, if AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan has his way, we'll be watching The Walking Dead for at least nine more years. He's publicly stated that he hopes the show will still be around in 2022, and that the show, much like the comic series and the shambling undead walkers it depicts, will simply live on forever.
That's ... quite the commitment. Is it encouraging to hear that the network has zero plans to provide an overall conclusion to the Walking Dead storylines -- or does it make you wonder if the show is destined to jump the shark?
I just managed to completely freak myself out by glancing at my first grader's calendar, because exactly who authorized the last day of school to be in less than THREE WEEKS AWAY? Oh god, summer break's almost here. Sun, fun, and many hours of "YOU GUYS NEED TO PIPE DOWN I'M TRYING TO WORK!!!"
If this summer's anything like last year, we'll manage to figure out a precarious balance between activities and downtime and deadlines -- and I'm sure in addition to the wholesome outdoors and sunshine, my boys will be getting some screen time. They're not quite at the Internet-using age yet, but if your kids will be doing more than their usual amount of web surfing this summer, I've got 5 handy (and free!) Google tools specifically aimed at helping parents keep their kids safe while they're online.
Guys, I'm a little concerned about Morgan Freeman. I think he's maybe working too hard these days, which wouldn't be a big surprise considering the fact that he's got something like six films releasing in 2013 and two that are currently filming. Or maybe he's feeling his age -- at 75, it can't be easy to be doing a bunch of press tours. Whatever's going on, he clearly needs a little downtime to catch up on his sleep, because on Wednesday morning, he conked out during an interview for his new film Now You See Me.
A LIVE interview. Not that Freeman was looking very lively. In fact, while his costar Michael Caine shouldered the burden of animatedly discussing the movie, Freeman slumped into an all-out snoozefest while cameras were rolling.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Francis Bean Cobainmade headlines in 2011 when she posed for an absolutely stunning series of photos, and at that time, it looked like she was forging her own path in the wake of her all-too-famous parents. This seemed like a very good thing, considering her father's tragically self-destructive behavior, and her mom's ... um, however you'd describe Love's personal life choices. But even though she sounded mature and well-spoken just a year ago when she decried her estranged mother's social media behavior, Cobain seems to be following in her mom's Twitter footsteps now -- because she just went OFF on a crazy rant against Kendall Jenner.
Yes: that Kendall Jenner. I'm not sure why Cobain is following a Kardashian on Twitter, or why she cares what Jenner has to say, but she started a ridiculous one-sided tweet war against the teen model on Tuesday and came off sounding like a complete douchebag in the process.
I hate to say Brad Pitt can't catch a break, because, well, that's not exactly true. We should probably keep the "so-and-so can't catch a break!" comments for people who get the flu then have their home destroyed by fire then lose their job then get audited. Brad Pitt, in comparison, seems to be doing juuuuuust fine. My point -- I swear I have one -- is that he can't seem to say anything about his life without people deciding he's issuing a not-so-subtle diss against Jennifer Aniston.
Take this recent interview with Esquire, for instance. Basically what Pitt shared is that his life before ten years ago involved doing a lot of drugs and being a slacker, and these days he's totally blissed out with his superawesome family. The media, however, has produced the following headlines from this interview: Brad Pitt: I Was On Drugs During Marriage To Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Pitt Slams Marriage To Jennifer Aniston.
Seriously, what is WITH our national obsession with this ex-couple?