The Winter TCA is underway outside LA, and last night was Fox's turn to show off their talent and upcoming shows. The Golden Globe nominated cast of Glee attended last night's party, and Cory Monteith took a moment to chat with Buzz about his new Funny or Die video and working with Gwyneth Paltrow. Bones duo Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz dropped in on the party, as did Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein from the medical drama House. Cory's costars Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison were back together this morning to join Conan O'Brien and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris for the Funny Men in TV panel. When asked about Glee airing right after this year's Super Bowl, Chris jokingly replied, "What's the Super Bowl?" For more details from the conference, make sure to stay tuned to Buzz!
Matching makeup to clothing can be cheesy or cool, but Jennifer Beals pulled it off perfectly at last night's Book of Eli premiere. Her emerald-colored dress and matching eye shadow have me green with envy.
Fortunately, getting this matchy-matchy look right isn't nearly as hard as it looks. You just need a few guidelines and a couple of tips. So to find out how to do it, just read more.
Do you ever do the Flashdance workout? You know, strip down, and sweat and dance your ass off in the privacy of your own home? Fab does it, just ask my neighbors. Bonus points if your dog sits there watching you. Dancing is one of my favorite exercise methods, and this workout is free . . . as well as free-spirited. Get your hips swirling, head twirling, stretches bouncing, and you too can have Jennifer Beals's bootie. Or so we try. Either way, it's good for the body and soul. Plus, it's an excellent Halloween look.
Who can forget Jennifer Beals's sexy moves in '80s cult classic Flashdance — remember that water scene? Sizzle. She alone might have been responsible for the flurry of females dashing to get themselves an oversize sweatshirt and leggings — I know I sure did. Hone in her ultra-old-school vibe with the right accessories: red pointy-toe heels, a bodysuit, leg warmers, dangly earrings, and a permed '80s hairdo. What a feeling!
In the fifth episode of the season, Bette Porter is pretty in purple for this scene at the Planet. On top she's wearing a plum-colored, puffed-sleeved top from Zac Posen with black Dolce and Gabbana pants and Christian Louboutin booties. Shop a similar top, with all the rest, now.
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Bette Porter went from casual to glamourous in this, her second, beautiful look from the first episode of The L Word. The Vera Wang dress is the perfect LBD because it's cut well and has a little touch of whimsy with the butterfly applique. Shop that and a pair of Sigerson Morrison pumps for Bette's complete look.
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Bette Porter returns to The L Word for the sixth, and final, season looking as good as ever. In this scene, Bette wears a top from Sharon Wauchob with navy Vince chinos (shop the Banana Republic version) and Elie Tahari shoes. A more casual look for Bette, but just as stylish as we'd expect. Shop the entire look now.
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The sixth and final season of The L Word starts this Sunday. Yesterday, some of the stars and the show's executive producer, writer, and director Ilene Chaiken sat down at TCA to talk about what it has meant to them and what we can expect from these last eight episodes. While the mystery of who killed Jenny Schecter will be a storyline, it's not all we have to look forward to.
Oh, and about the photo below, Leisha Hailey joked that the what has gotten the most fan reaction is seeing Katherine Moenning in a dress — I must say, I totally agree, but on the panel she looked perfectly Shane. Warning: There were some The L Word spinoff details revealed, but I kept everything spoiler-y after the jump.
- Chaiken on the show's run: "We had our ups and our downs and we hit our stride on the sixth season. It keeps getting better and better and we end on a high."
- Chaiken on guest stars to expect this season: Lucy Lawless, Elizabeth Berkeley. "As always, some great guest stars and exciting actors we got to work with, but season six is about this core group of characters. We wanted to devote these last eight episodes to tell stories about these characters."
- Chaiken on the decision to kill off Jenny: "We said 'What's the story we are going to tell this year?' and the decision to tell that story came out due to a lot of things. The trouble that Jenny has gotten in over the years, she's provoked everyone. All of the dialogue that goes on around the show — journalists, fans, etc — were probably resonating in there somewhere. Jenny has a lot of fans and she's the character people love to hate. She's provoked rage."
- Jennifer Beals on her favorite fan moments: "One, a couple won a walk-on [part on the show] as an auction item. They were in their 60s and been together over 30 years and in the closet for longer that. They told us from watching the show that they were able to come out to their friends, family, people at work. Giving people encouragement to be their most authentic self made me feel really proud. Two, I recently got a letter from a young woman [who knows she is gay]. She was 16 and she said it was the loneliest time of her life. She said by watching the show it had saved her life because she had contemplated killing herself. Realizing that there were other people out there, part of a larger community and one day she might be able to take part, she was encouraged."
Laurel Holloman also talked about The L Word conventions around the world. Jennifer Beals revealed that she is working on a book of photos of the cast throughout the seasons filming and off set. The proceeds will go to charity including the Matthew Shephard Foundation. For juicy news about the spinoff, the murder mystery and Shane's love through the series just read more
It's been a good year for Saved by the Bell alumni. Mark-Paul Gosselaar's new show, Raising the Bar, begins airing on TNT in September. Mario Lopez has been everywhere from Broadway to MTV. And now Elizabeth Berkley — who's already appeared on CSI: Miami and hosted Step It Up and Dance — is joining the cast of The L Word.
Berkley will come on board for the show's final season, playing a former love interest of Jennifer Beals's character ("the straight girl that got away," according to Entertainment Weekly). No word yet on when she'll show up, but she is going to be around for multiple episodes. This isn't the first time Berkley and Beals have worked together: They also shared screen time in the 2002 film Roger Dodger.
Berkley seems like she should fit right in with the rest of the L Word ladies, and I'm excited to see what she can do with this role. I'm also looking forward to this much more than her other upcoming project, the (potentially ill-advised) Donnie Darko sequel. What say you?