Leah Remini: Scientology & The Aftermath | Season One | A&E

Synopsis:
The series explores the experiences of Leah Remini and other former members of the Church of Scientology. The Church of Scientology is extremely critical of Remini, and the show, and established a website attacking both.

Trailer:

 

My Commentary:
Many people have confused me as ‘That Girl’ from “The King of Queens.” Mostly because of the way I speak and less because of the way I look. However, when I was in my twenties, people said we could be sisters. And I liked being compared to her. And maybe we could pass as sisters from another mister?

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Over the years, our so-called-similarities drew me toward her as an actress.

And then I fell in love with her.

Alas, I had NO IDEA Leah is such a fearless warrior.

Until, now.

This eight part A&E documentary series goes behind the scenes of Scientology. It also shines a painfully honest light on the victimization of high-ranking-minions and other members.

Without giving too much away…

The first few episodes are filled with information the public basically already knew. But, each episode unwraps another layer until you start to realize this is some kind of cult craziness. Like Charles Manson – cult crazy. Only, it’s not just a few hundred Manson followers. It’s David Miscavige and a few MILLION followers. Like, Nazi Germany’s HITLER – cult crazy.

From sexual abuse, forced abortions, and the purposeful separation of husbands and wives, to brainwashing, and beatings – I’ve never cried so much while cheering for those who’ve ‘escaped’ even when it cost losing their entire families.

Episode five opened my eyes in a way that would not have been possible without this series. Watching Leah literally get stalked, harassed and intimidated – BY THE CHURCH – is not only alarming and scary, but it defines her level of bravery because she refuses to back down and it only makes her dig even deeper into their corrupt and controversial ways.

I truly believe this series is actually protecting those who have spoken out against the church, because now they are on record, and on national television.

And DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE “SEA ORG” BECAUSE HOW IN THE BLUE FUCK IS THAT REMOTELY OKAY, OR EVEN LEGAL??? How is a 14, 15, or 16 year old capable of signing billion year contract. Yes, you read that correctly. A BILLION year contract. WTF? NO.

I have never been more fascinated or impressed with such a celebrity. At least not in a very long time. Here is a woman – IN HOLLYWOOD – using her celebrity to SAVE/HELP other people: women, men, children, families, and other unsuspecting individuals, from an inevitable demise. Rather than promote/market the latest fashion craze, or build an unnecessary empire with a new perfume line. She is choosing to put her privacy and her safety on the line – merely to expose one of the most dangerous cults of our time.

I raise my glass and tip my hat, to you, Leah Remini!

Keep on keeping on, woman!!

Here’s hoping they go down in flames.

* Highly recommend

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Crisis In Six Scenes | Season One | Amazon Prime:

If you don’t like Woody Allen, kindly walk away.
And keep your vicious comments to yourself.
I will not engage.
Good TV is good TV.
The End.

 

Synopsis:
A comedy that takes place in the 1960’s during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.

 

Trailer:

 

My Commentary:

Warnings:

1. Opening scene begins with credits, so, no, you’re not doing it wrong.
You didn’t miss anything. No need to restart/rewind. Like I did. TWICE.

2. Also? If you’re over the age of 30? Do not be distracted by Max Casella, as the barber. Because holy shit, he got old. But so did we.

3. Lastly? Miley Cyrus. I’ve only recently started liking Miley since the newest season of, The Voice, NBC. And she did not disappoint.

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I had high hopes, mostly because I love Woody Allen – as an artist, a director, and a writer. And even though I wasn’t completely engaged, I also wasn’t completely disappointed. I watched all six episodes in one sitting, probably because they’re only 25 minutes long and it took less than three hours of my life. Plus, there were truly laughable moments – just not enough laughable moments to keep me ‘hooked’ unconditionally.

And here’s why…

I thought the writing for Miley’s character, Lennie Dale, was unrealistic. She’s supposed to be a radical, people. Not a literary professor. Woody basically plays himself, as Sidney J. Munsinger, a typical neurotic hermit – which has been done to death – and done much better by Larry David.  I think the only reason I kept watching was because of Elaine May, playing the role of Kay Munsinger. However, I can’t figure out if I Ioved her in this particular role, or if I just love her because of  ‘Small Time Crooks’ one of my all time favorite movies. The second she opens her mouth, I immediately start laughing.

On the other hand, if you’re over the age of 50, you might have a much different viewing experience watching this series. And I have to admit the finale had me in stitches. Doubled over, holding my stomach, laughing.

In any event, IMHO, this series is more of a “filler” show – yanno, like, when you have NOTHING else to watch.

 

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HELLO … IT’S ME …

HELLO

IT’S ME

AND I’M STILL ADDICTED TO WATCHING TOO MUCH TV …

 

It’s been a while.

Yeah.

Like, a really long while.

Whatevs.

 

I’m not going to waste anyone’s time with details, excuses, or dramatic re-enactments explaining my disappearance. Aint nobody got time for that. This isn’t an episode of Snapped.

However?

And, luckily for y’all…

My undying love – for all things television – has NOT been compromised.

not. even. a. little.

In fact – during my unexplained absence – my love affair with TV has grown even stronger.

 

 

With the newest viewing options; from cable and networks providing ondemand capabilities – to Smart TV’s and RoKu apps, such as: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime?

I’ve inevitably developed a sixth-sense.

For real, people.

I’ve been given a gift. Finding the most awesome television shows, ever.

Some people read fortunes, see the dead, or communicate with the other side. Other people provide stock options, develop retirement plans, or figure out super fancy shit with money. Some people learn. Some people teach. Some people have degrees. And some people just flip burgers or mop floors.

I am not any of those people.

I’m just a television junkie. Committed to all things TV since 1974.

 

 

And I am here to give you the inside info.

  1. I’ll let you know when something is worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you the reasons why.
  1. I’ll let you know when something is NOT worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you those reasons why.

 

Why?

Because I’m nice like that.

 

 

On the other hand?

I am NOT going to research facts, or spend hours perusing IMBD, or spend one second looking up Rotten Tomato or other notable Critic Scores. I am NOT going to read reviews before, during, or after – watching any show, on any venue, ever.

This is just an unbiased and un-researched television junkie’s blog.

That. Is. All.

 

So…

Brew some coffee, or pour yourself a cocktail, and let’s watch worthy TV, together, again!

Hope y’all enjoy my recommendations, as much as I enjoy watching these shows.

 

* PS: Suggestions are ALWAYS welcome, usually on my Facebook account. Except for anything SyFy and/or History. NO. Because, BORING. Denied.
FYI: I favor crime/suspense/murder/mystery – on any & all venues. And then I will lean on: Comedy, HGTV, IDTV, BRAVOTV, or even Reality TV, when desperate.

 

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Charlie Sheen Is Going Off The Rails On A Crazy Train

Last night I sat down to watch ABC’s 20/20 interview with Charlie Sheen. After witnessing him self-destruct on CNN with Piers Morgan, I thought nothing could surprise me. But I was wrong. Very. Wrong.

To say Charlie Sheen is off the deep-end would be the understatement of the decade. Not even the world’s greatest fiction writer could come up with the disturbing statements that came out of his mouth.

I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”

“If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ “It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.”

“I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go.”

“Look what I’m dealing with, man, I’m dealing with fools and trolls.”

“I’m bi-winning.” “The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.”

“I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.”

“ CBS picked a fight with a warlock.”

“I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.”

I literally stared at my television with my mouth wide open and my jaw on the floor. I had no idea just how delusional Charlie Sheen has become. And quite frankly, it’s alarming at best. Although I have to admit, Charlie made ONE coherent and rather lucid statement when he said something along the lines of how it’s disturbing when ‘Breaking News’ revolves around what’s been happening in his personal life as opposed to what’s happening in Libya.

Yet clearly, Charlie should NOT be giving live interviews on television. Especially considering his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, recently dropped him as a client. And here’s a little tip, Charlie, please do not speak with the media while you are obviously undergoing crack-cocaine withdrawl. It’s too upsetting to watch.

While I don’t particularly believe the fact that he’s a mega celebrity means he has an obligation to present himself as a role model to the general public. However he most certainly has an obligation to his family and all five of his children.

What’s happening to Charlie is indeed very sad. My heart and sympathy go out to his father Martin Sheen. As a parent myself I can’t even begin to imagine how Martin must feel watching his son, Charlie, completely unravel AND in front of America. It has to be absolutely devastating.

As of late, Charlie has lost his job, he’s lost his children, and seemingly he’s lost his mind. I fear if he continues down this destructive path he’s going to join the ranks of Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.

* I am participating in the Charlie The Rock Star from Mars Sheen Blog Carnival on Tribal Blogs.

So tell me boys and girls, what are YOUR thoughts on Charlie Sheen?

The Sarah Silverman Program Is Back

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Comedy Central’sThe Sarah Silverman Program” is back next Wednesday, October 8th with a special two night premiere event!  Wheeeeee. I deiced to fall in love with her after watching this video.

This season join her and the rest of the gang as they discover marijuana, bring a lawsuit against the country of Mongolia and much more.  The premiere episode will be followed by a second on Thursday, the 9th.

The Sarah Silverman Program” stars Silverman portraying a character (aptly named Sarah Silverman) whose absurd daily life is told through narrative and an occasional song.  In each episode, Sarah falls into unique, unsettling and always hilarious predicaments, with her sister Laura (played by real-life sister Laura Silverman) her nerdy gay neighbors, Brian and Steve (Brian Posehn  and Steve Agee) and dim-witted Officer Jay (Jay Johnston ) never far from her side.

In the premiere episode, “High, It’s Sarah,” Sarah gets high for the first time, then leaves herself voicemails imploring her sober self to carry out her stoned inspirations.  Some of these thoughts prove to be good ideas, while others definitely don’t.  Meanwhile, Laura and Jay have relationship trouble when Jay inadvertently lets the world know that he had a “nocturnal emission” as a result of a dream about a local news correspondent.

Guest stars Garry Marshall and Missi Pyle come along for the crazy ride.

Sarah Silverman is a three-time Emmy® Award-nominee and recently received her first Emmy for the wildly popular “I’m F*cking Matt Damon” video.

Silverman made an impressive splash when the feature-length film version of her stage show, “Jesus is Magic,” was met with critical acclaim upon its release in 2005.  Silverman garnered rave reviews in the documentary feature “The Aristocrats,” in which she co-starred along with 100 of the industry’s most prominent comedians.  She also starred opposite Jack Black, Mike White and Joan Cusack in Paramount Picture’s “The School of Rock,” among others.  Silverman recently wrapped filming the independent feature “Saint John of Las Vegas” opposite Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage.

Laura Silverman is best known for her role in HBO’s series, “The Comeback.”  She also appeared in her sister’s film, “Jesus is Magic” and is the voice of Dr. Katz’ assistant in “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.”  Brian Posehn is best known for his role in “Just Shoot Me” as well as appearances in “Seinfeld,” “Newsradio,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”  Steve Agee’s credits include “Jesus is Magic” and Bobcat Goldthwait’s film, “Sleeping Dogs Lie.”  Jay Johnston can be seen in the film “Anchorman” and appeared in the HBO television series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Mr. Show” and the FOX television series, “Malcolm in the Middle.”

“The Sarah Silverman Program” Website features highlight video clips from every show and a preview video clip each week, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes extras and a daily blog from the show insider, with stories, cast interviews and pictures from every episode.

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The Bob Saget Comedy Central Roast

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This was the funniest Roast I’ve had the sheer pleasure of watching in a very long time. I haven’t laughed this hard in I cant remember when. If you didn’t have the chance to see it for yourself, check out this link to see what you missed.

One of my favorite Roasters of the evening was given by the very old, and yet still very talented Cloris Leachman. I can only hope to maintain her sense of humor when I am her age.

When the award-winning actress sniped, “I can’t believe I shaved for this. I mean, what am I even doing here? Who cares about Bob Saget?” I was in stitches. However, one of her best lines was her opening statement when she said, “I didn’t come here to Roast Bob Saget. I came here to f*ck John Stamos.” I just about fell out of my chair. Believe you me, there are plenty of more classic jokes, and hilarious quotes where that came from.

The Comedy Central Bob Saget roast will re-broadcast this Tuesday August 19th at 1opm. Do not miss it.

So Happy Together

An Unhealthy Obsession With My Apple Computer. The Movie.

Here are the links to this little video. I hope you guys enjoy watching this little video as much as I loved making it.

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APPLE MAC

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PS: If you remotely enjoyed this video, I am asking anyone willing to: blog about it, link back to it, twit it, myspace it, digg it, stumble it, tell other people about it?

PPS: This Photo and this Photo are my two favorite shots in the whole movie

Chelsea Lately.

This really is my “All Time Favorite Show” on the E Channel. (Aside from THS) I cannot go to bed until I get my daily dose of Chelsea Handler. She is one of the funniest women alive. (Second only to my beloved Tina Fey.) Her fast paced wit and humor are truly a gift.

Check out Chelsea interview Poppy Montgomery in THIS VIDEO.

And you will see why I have a total “Girl Crush” on Chelsea.

The 1960’s

This is the one of the best presentations of the sixties that you will see online.  It is very well done.  Just click on the link and sit back and enjoy the memories.  Great photos and facts.  This is a part of how the 60’s changed history.  The music is good and you don’t need acid to take this trip.

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