For those of you who don't know me in person or on stage, I can be pretty cynical. Prior to this week, I didn't know if there was a way left for me to feel alienated. Los Angeles found a way, my friends. I have always escaped into a rich fantasy life, facilitated by the silver screen.
In an age when entertainment has become the new religion, and celebrities the new deities, the power for big budget fiction to influence people is staggering. Often, this isn't viewed as a good thing -- and often, that would be correct.
The name Drew Powell might not be familiar to you, but chances are you've seen more of this actor's work than you would think. In the past few years, he's appeared in several television guest spots on Psych, Leverage, In Plain Sight, and House, just to name a few.
With expectations of sunshine and celebrities, the ShowbizMonkeys.com team descended from their respective northern perches to cover the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
I've discovered recently that many people, even hardcore television fans, are unaware of the likely upcoming strike by the Writers Guild of America. The union's members have voted 90% in favour of striking after their contract expires at the end of today.