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True Luchese – Sunday at 9

July 8, 2011

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Check out Michelle Luchese on TRUE BLOOD this Sunday at 9!

I love working with Michelle when I directed Bonnie Gillespie’s Cricket Feet Actor’s Showcase, and later when I cast her in a reoccurring role in LilyDidIt. Michelle is a talented comedic and dramatic actress that brings so much professionalism and energy to her work. I’m always looking for the next opportunity to work with her.

But in the meantime, I will watch her this Sunday in what’s already proving to be a great season!

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Who’s Your V-Correspondent?

May 4, 2011

Alison Haislip was on my TV last night looking gorgeous and rocking it as “The Voice’s” backstage online and social media correspondent!

Why do I care?

Because Alison is one of my original LilyDidIt cast members! I remember her audition tape fondly and I bet Bonnie, my casting director, does too! I was so impressed by her audition that I created a role for her. She played “Alison,” Lily’s best friend, and appears in almost as many of the LDI vids as Lily does.

Now, Alison is the V-correspondent for NBC’s new musical competition show, “The Voice,” which is already my new favorite show; I cried twice during the first episode.  As the V-correspondent, Alison has a sweet gig:

She takes viewers behind-the-scenes with interviews, videos, photos, and news about the coaches, host, and artists. She’s also your direct digital connection to everything that’s going on with the show and loves to stay in touch with fans via this blog, twitter, and Facebook.

Big congrats Alison! I’m excited to follow your behind-the-scenes inside scoop on “The Voice” from the interwebs!

Tulip Blew-Up

March 17, 2010

I’ve been up since 5AM because I had to review the newest (and strongest) draft of LOSERS as well as reading the latest draft of my own script before a 9:30AM meeting with Gabe.

WHERE’S MY PRIZE?

I know, I know… repeat after me… the reward is the good work and awesome projects with my name on ’em.

A more tangible prize are the tulips I bought for myself. Lucky for me, they inspired LilyDidIt‘s POTW (“picture of the week” for those not in The Know) which then spawned a little visit to Photoshopland to tweak the colors and make LDI’s Facebook logo to last us until next Wednesday.

Next draft deadline is Friday night at 7pm.  Yay! I’ll get to go out and enjoy the earned evening. Gotta back to it…

Olympic Creatures

February 14, 2010

Just got home from Reno. Was delinquent in updating LilyDidIt’s Facebook profile picture last week. So I just did it. Olympics! I’ll be there on Friday!

Happy New Year – It’s February.

February 3, 2010

Every Wednesday I make a new Facebook profile pic for Lily. This week: LDI Superbowled.

February’s always a creeper. I inevitably am surprised when it rolls around. What? Oscar noms already? What? My brother’s birthday next week? What? I need to bring dip to a Superbowl party? What? Superbowl? I’m still saying ‘Happy New Year’ with the goofy grin of someone thinking she is being timely and cute. Quite the opposite.  Thus, I didn’t get my February writers pinned down, and yours truly is writing LilyDidIt‘s horoscope’s for the month.  And the Top 5 list.

Usually, I commission these weekly contributions from a funny-hip-up-and-coming writer ideally of the female persuasion ’cause LDI attracts the ladies more than the lads.  Plus, I want to encourage women to write. We need more of them writing online, on TV, on bathroom walls. Wherever! Write! Ladies, write!

So far, I’ve had great luck securing writers thanks to maintaining a circle of talented peers, an ambitious intern this summer who recruited talent for months in advance, and living in a town populated by creatively driven people willing to work for free (and befriend a promising director. (yo, that’s me. you should really read this blog more if you were confused.))

The good news is that I think because I’m back to writing on a daily basis, these LDI pieces are fun diversions within the brain space I’m already inhabiting.  They are short, funny, current event focused quips. In the end, I think they are good writing exercises and good excuses for me to call it research and read Jezebel and CNN.com

I don’t want anyone to strain a muscle with an extra click, so here is this week’s content — laid before you like the princesses and princes that you are. BTW – my favorite astrological predictions are for Gemini, Virgo, and Capricorn.

TOP 5 SIGNS YOUR FAMILY HAS OLYMPIC FEVER

1. You Vomit Red, White and Blue.
And your little sis has a stars ‘n stripes rash on her ass.

2. They Got the Gear.
Your bro is wearing skates to the dinner table, and Dad’s sporting his ski suit at work.

3. Everyone’s an Olympian to Your Dad.
This morning he said, “If you want Gretchen Bleiler to drive you to school, help Lindsey Vonn put on her backpack and scoop up Apolo Ohno’s poop before someone steps in it.”

4. Your Mom Is Boycotting Pasta.
‘Cause those no-good Italians have mad luge skills. She’s also constantly bad-mouthing the Germans and has purged her iPod of all Bryan Adams’ music. (The Canadian curlers are great this year.)

5. You Break Into a Cold Sweat When You See THIS Guy.
And you’ve set “The Olympic Fanfare” as your ringtone.

HOROSCOPES by Chris Landa (my nom de plume that’s now not so much a mystery)

ARIES ARIES
After seeing SHERLOCK HOLMES, you’re absolutely, positively, 100% sure of one thing in this world: Robert Downey Jr. can save any movie.
TAURUS TAURUS
First date this week. Don’t internet stalk the dude for convo starters. His moon is in your fifth house, meaning he can smell a Google search from a mile away.
GEMINI GEMINI
Rethink that ice skating bear routine you’ve been kicking around.
CANCER CANCER
Call your mom. She’s talking shit about you.
LEO LEO
Call him Mr. Flintstone not because he can “make your bed rock,” but ’cause his head’s full of rocks. Make this dummy prehistoric, baby.
VIRGO VIRGO
Congrats! If you’re Virgo Beyonce, you’re on cloud nine polishing your 6 Grammys. If you’re a regular Virgo, this week’s highlight is Taco Thursday.
LIBRA LIBRA
One of your guy friends wants to do more than share frozen yogurt with you. It’s the one you think has Asberger’s.
SCORPIO SCORPIO
Remember when you were hot, fun, and happy? This month you have a chance to get it all back when you lose your job but win back your libido.
SAGITTARIUS SAGITTARIUS
You forgot to shave your left armpit.
CAPRICORN CAPRICORN
Enjoy this calm and bountiful time because next week’s a real bitch.
AQUARIUS AQUARIUS
Your roommates aren’t doing their chores. Don’t panic. They’ll crippled in a terrible car accident later this week.
PISCES PISCES
When you split your baggy jeans, you realize it’s time to hit THE MALL. Screw the gym!

Photoshop Break

January 13, 2010

Made LilyDidIt a new Facebook profile pic today. Ricky is squealing about LDI while in a minty-fresh dream land.

I’m an awards show sucker and am quite excited to see how Mr. Gervais does on Sunday at the Golden Globes.  I hope he’ll perk me up.  I’ll have just put my friends Steph and Lisa on jet planes flying out-of-town.  I met Steph and Lisa while studying abroad in Australia — we were quite inseparable by the end of our adventures in Oz, which was almost 10 years ago.

The last time the three of us were together (and neither of them was wearing a wedding dress) was when I lived in Boston. I’m very excited to spend two days with them without their hubbies (no disrespect Mike or Paul) and before their babies arrive (they are both 5 months preggers!).

On my next writing break, I’m writing an itinerary for the weekend. I’m such a nerd.

Back to work now!

LilyDidIt Holiday Videos

December 10, 2009

Happy December!

Pumpkin pie, Black Friday and Beyonce’s “I Am Yours” televised Thanksgiving special are behind us. Ahead lies illuminated lawn displays of  Rudolph and friends, roasted chestnuts, Oprah’s interview with Obama, AND… LilyDidIt’s HOLIDAY video e-cards!

Video cards celebrating all the winter Holidays (including the sacred festival of School’s Out for Winter Break!) are available TODAY at LilyDidIt!

Other stocking stuffers available @ LDI:

  • Top Five Lists
  • December Horoscopes by yours truly
  • Jen Leavey’s LILY DOES (ONLINE) DATING column
  • This week’s Featured Video “Winter Breakdown,” dedicated to all the book-cracking students counting down the days to freedom

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season from LilyDidIt and RPat!

Entertainment Stories I Can’t Care About

December 9, 2009

LilyDidIt‘s Top 5 list is pretty funny this week. It’s by one of my favorite contributors, Ned Ryerson. Which is an alias name. Do you get the reference? I’m not sure I have permission to bust his cover so I won’t. But I will share the list without even having to make you link to LDI even though I need the traffic there.

TOP 5 Entertainment Stories I Can’t Care About This Week

  1. Tiger Woods – I was with ya all until the 7th mistress.  Seven?! Now I don’t know whether to castrate him or worship him so I’ve chosen instead to no longer care. This is why I stay out of Florida.
  2. Sandra Bullock Reemerges as Box-Office Heavyweight – That sentence was painful to write.
  3. Jennifer Aniston Hosts Star-Studded Holiday Party – Luckily healthcare was passed, the war ended and the world has come together on climate change. What?  Shit!  Really?  Oh well, you think Brangelina will come to Jennifer’s party?
  4. Sarah Palin Gets Tomatoes Thrown At Her – Ok ok, even Ned has to care about something. The Christmas spirit erupted in my soul as I read this.
  5. Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Tits To The Queen – Making her the last person on Earth to see Miley’s ta-tas.

By Ned Ryerson, currently farming tomatoes on his desert island, preparing for his return.

Starry-Eyed

November 29, 2009

I dusted off my crystal ball and am channeling predictions of the future for the month of December.  In other words, I’m writing LilyDidIt‘s horoscopes for the final month of 2009!

The ‘scopes have proven to be one of our most popular new features since superwoman intern, Talya, and I re-vamped the site this summer.  I suppose I could have predicted that.  (oooh. snap!)

We’ve rotated through funny, sharp, sassy astrologers” for the last few months; most recently we’ve enjoyed the soothsaying of Jessica Abel, a current Northwestern undergrad we recruited a few months ago– yeah, I favor my fellow wildcats.  However, Jessica’s terms is over, and I’m feeling particularly in tune with the stars.  With AIV on the downswing and my next writing project on the upswing, it’s like I’m hitting the gym again but in the world of writing and the ‘scopes are like a 15 minute abs class that eases you back into the game.

Perhaps my favorite forecast for my first week is for Pisces:

Your prayers came true last week: Robbie Williams wasat the top of the Euro Billboard charts for a 2nd week. This week continue to leverage your relationship with God and pray for starving children in Africa.

The rest of my horoscopes are posted on LilyDidIt as of… NOW.  See.  Yet another accurate prediction.

LDI Gets Grateful

November 16, 2009

lily.turkeyWe released our Thanksgiving video e-cards on LilyDidIt a few weeks ago, but now that we’re more reasonably within the gravy days, I’m waving my arms about it.

My favorite card is TURKEY TALK.  I wrote and directed it and even ruined one take because I busted out laughing while rolling.  Something about Milissa (aka Lily) in those glasses and the red plaid  so earnestly and expertly listening to the turkey calls and giving that performance was like a tickle monster to my soul.

Big thanks again to Milissa for shooting these vids with her A-game precision only a few days after surgery.


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