I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and our sons Riley (8) and Dylan (6). Prior to 2010 I spent many years as a software marketer, these days I work from home as a freelance writer. I enjoy high-quality ballpoint pens, exercise-induced endorphins, dark TV dramas, and things that smell like coconut.
For those of us who didn't make it to Comic-Con last week, here's what we missed: a lot of superhero movie updates, the first peek at the Mockingjay trailer, some righteous Game of Thrones bloopers, a whole mess of people in cosplay, and -- drumroll, please -- the long-awaited trailer for season 5 of The Walking Dead.
One of these years I'm going to make the nerd pilgrimage to see all this awesome stuff firsthand, but for now I can take solace in the fact that the Walking Dead trailer's readily available online -- and you guys, it is FANTASTIC. It's over 3 glorious minutes of the bloody action to come, and the premiere -- which, by the way, has an official date now -- canNOT come soon enough.
Who's ready for the final season of Sons of Anarchy? We don't have much of a wait, since the premiere of season 7 begins September 9, and if there's one person who's got their eye on that date even more than the hardcore fans, it's creator Kurt Sutter, who claims he hasn't quite figured out how the series will end yet.
Sutter says the last season will begin 10 days after the season 6 finale (when you-know-who died), and Jax will be on a mission of revenge. This is definitely the vibe we get in the latest teaser video, titled "Fear the Reaper." In it, it's clear that Jax is a deadly force to be reckoned with ... but he appears to be only a few steps beyond the reach of the law.
Orange Is the New Black fans, I have some bad news. Well, maybe it's actually good news, depending on how you feel about Pablo Schreiber, AKA George Mendez, AKA the crooked corrections officer with the sweet-ass 'stache. But even if you hate Pornstache, you know you love to hate him, so no matter what, this is straight-up TERRIBLE news and I hope you're sitting down.
Ready? *deep breath*Pornstache won't be back next season. I KNOW, RIGHT? I'm so bummed I won't get to see him sexually assault and intimidate women, not to mention furthering their life-destroying drug addictions, and yes I realize exactly how awful that sounds.
Say what you will about singer Lana Del Rey's unusually candid interview style, she definitely isn't sticking to a PR-approved script these days. Just weeks after she made headlines for announcing "I wish I was dead already" when talking to The Guardian (and subsequently triggering Frances Bean Cobain's ire for "romanticizing" the death of young musicians), Del Rey told Complex magazine there's an element of truth to her song "F---ed My Way Up to the Top."
It's been almost four months since 25-year-old British socialite and model Peaches Geldof was found dead in her southeast England home on April 7, and today the official cause of her death has been released. A coroner has ruled that Geldof had codeine, methadone, and morphine in her system, the latter coming from heroin, and that the heroin levels were within the fatal range.
The confirmation that Geldof died from a heroin overdose isn't surprising, but the inquest revealed sad new details about her addiction. She'd been taking methadone for two and a half years before her death, and according to her husband, she had relapsed in February.