Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Twitter update.

This is just too amusing:

En route to tape TMIweekly - and holy shit, guess who's on time?!?

58 comments:

  1. Ah, sweet Charlsie, thy legacy endureth. For today, anyhoo.

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  2. Nah, she doesn't read this site. :)

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  3. Oh, bunny, I see your "Fuck you!" and raise you a "Who gives a shit?"

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  4. Wasn't Julia supposed to do some sort of thing for Time Out about having 24 dates in 24 hours? That was supposed to be on Jan 22. It never happened. Also no mentions of her column for the singles issue of Time Out NY which comes out this week.

    Anyone else wondering if she's been booted from Time Out?

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  5. No, she posted somewhere (can't remember where) that the piece on matchmaking was supposed to come out next week or something...

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  6. Right. She said that a couple weeks ago. But the 24 dates in 24 hours thing never happened. And it's weird that she would do the Matchmaker segment on TMI BEFORE the article in TONY would come out. Something's going on.

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  7. No, we read it somewhere much more recently. Don't think there's anything up. We'll see the product of her renowned journalism soon!

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  8. @Hollie: I haven't heard that, but it wouldn't surprise me. Good Lord, what do you have to do to be too trashy for Time Out?

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  9. Just coz it's funny:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOHHnNjAEK0

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  10. Wow. Mary got a TERRIBLE haircut. Too bad because I thought her bob was adorable, and so great to see her get rid of those extensions. But now? Oh boy. And why oh why would she want the Katie Holmes cut? Her facial structure looks nothing like Katie's, nor does her hair type. Why doesn't she have any good friends telling her that her bob haircut looked awesome and to stick it out? Oh, that's right. Because Julia did not post WORD ONE about Mary looking better than she did. And now she's there to say men like long hair. Way to be a pal.

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  11. lots of men like short hair. Lots of men like long hair, or medium hair or whatever. How could Julia say that?

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  12. Mary Rambin and Julia Allison ... wanna know a little secret? It's not your hair, sweeties.

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  13. Julia is underminer #1. Great friend you are. It just makes her feel better about her own long hair, and the fact that she would never in a million years have the guts to chop off her mane. In regards to men not liking short; there is probably a class of men who have a very limited view of what a "hot sexy chick" should look like, and then there is the reality of how many different kinds of sexy and beautiful there are. If you tend to go for that rigid kind of man, you get what you deserve. Mary, if you were so current on fashion, you would perhaps think of Agyness Deyn's infinite variations on short, sexy, elegant blond hair.

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  14. Woah. Mary. Why? Just cause that guy dumped you? One drunken text session too many, huh? But at least you finally got the message he left in November. Right?
    Do you miss your hella ugly hair exentsions that much? Will you try to force Ty to give you free ones now to make up for this awful cut? Don't okay? Please leave Ty alone. You're going to ruin his business. Meghan is going to have to get his reputation scrubbed.
    And sweety, no matter how many times Julia neighs "head band". Don't.

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  15. God! It's a haircut! People get them everyday!
    Getting a semi boyish haircut is not the act of bravery you seem to imagine it is Mary...
    Content - you haz none.

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  16. Too Much Ineffable WeeklyFebruary 3, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    The hard working bunnies just instituted a new commenting policy on TMI Weekly! Mary Rambin/Julia Allison signed in under "TMIweeky Moderator" and posted it on their most recent episode. Here it is in all its incorrect grammar glory:

    TMIweeky Moderator wrote on February 3, 12:08 pm
    The commenting policy on TMI Weekly as well as other Next New Networks' shows is that we encourage people to contribute to the conversation, as long as the comments are constructive and related to topic. If you don't agree with the topic, feel free to comment and let us know your opinion and how we can make the show better. We will not tolerate any profanity or personal attacks. Please keep the comments relating to the show topics. Thanks.

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  17. I think NNN wrote that

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  18. Too Much Ineffable WeeklyFebruary 3, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Not only does their new TMI commenting policy completely contradict itself (no surprise there - must be a Mary Rambin special) but now comments are reviewed before posting. Nice job ladies! So now your audience feedback goes from 10 comments per episode to maybe three. And even superfan Sheryl is gone so make that two comments per episode. Of course, the new superfan "elizabethboom" is obviously Julia Allison, so now you can count on about one real comment per episode. Keep up the great work!

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  19. anon 2:11pm:

    I'm a man and I have no interest in Mary or Mary's hair no matter how it's cut.

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  20. Too Much Ineffable Wkly:

    My comment(s?) on TMI was deleted too. The more they delete the more motivated I feel to comment elsewhere where they can't do anything about it (unless they get that company Meghan posted about today on the case of course!)

    I think it's for the best for me to not comment there anyway. It will be deleted so it's a waste of time but also I think each time you click there to read or write a comment, the video automatically goes on, counting, I'm sure, as yet another view. Even though I'm sure most rush to shut if off like I do as soon as the clip starts to play.

    I stopped going to QOTD long ago and when I saw TMI comments were left up recently I commented there a couple times but I won't waste my time or give my views anymore. There are places to comment for any so inclined where the comment will not be deleted merely for daring to voice criticim of the illustrious trio.

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  21. I saw a video in which Julia Allison explained that there are no rules on the Web. I guess that explains a lot about the way Nonsociety operates, deletion of offensive posts and critical comments, and all.

    On the video you can also learn where the inspired name NS came from and what JA thinks about many people online (hint, they are ***holes).

    And it looks like JA is hard at work on her new year's resolution to get involved with the Daily Beast. The flattery approach is in full swing.

    In case you're interested:

    http://bigthink.com/topics/media-and-the-press/ideas/julia-allison-on-staying-off-the-grid

    --Ineff.

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  22. Edward ScissorhandsFebruary 3, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Meghan Parikh and Julia Allison recently said a not-so-nice thing about their pal Ty, so he probably took out some sly revenge on Mary Rambin:

    http://twitter.com/juliaallison/status/1145383781

    "Sweetie, I swear you will look JUST like Katie Holmes. Have some more wine!"

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  23. what a treasure trove, Ineff!
    watching now!

    FB

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  24. I don't get the whole TDB thing. She has connections, she could find out who to pitch to. For Christ's sake even I, a non-ceweberity writer, have had things posted by them. It really is not that difficult.

    But then again, they aren't too interested in writers who just talk about themselves. At least not unless they are respected experts or actual celebrities. Something for Julia to chew on I suppose. If they haven't offered you anything yet or they haven't returned your emails, maybe they just dont want anything to do with you.

    Any update on Harvard, bunny?

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  25. TDB= The Daily Beast, in response to Ineff.

    Sorry!

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  26. Ineff,

    She never gets any point across. The same with DLD, she talks in circles with little aside comments, but never offering any substantial thought. Lots of sighs, gestures, and faces, but no content. Sounds familiar, eh? Thank god for the books she reads...she needs content! She cited the same author at DLD, incidentally. That's fine for most everyone else, but for Julia, it's all she's got.

    Emptiness.

    FB

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  27. Ineff, I could not watch that video for more than three seconds. Julia Allison has the most incoherent, babbling, blathering TV persona I have ever seen. It's shocking that she made as many TV appearances as she did in her brief but now over TV career.

    I didn't watch it, but this video of Julia Allison talking about her upcoming Bravo projects seems pretty hilarious now. How did that all work out for you, darling?

    http://bigthink.com/topics/media-and-the-press/ideas/julia-allison-on-her-bravo-projects

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  28. Don't worry, bunnies, we plan on parsing the Big Think vids soon. Save your comments!

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  29. Ineff: thanks, that's some good entertainment.
    The funniest part is where she describes herself as a journalist. And this:
    "I'm a canary in the goldmine"...er, sure.

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  30. So, on the 'allure of journalism' video, she mentions that people believe that they are friends with Oprah -- and are most probably aware of this sentiment. However, she notes that they aren't, in fact, really friends with Oprah.

    And she wants to foster this feeling with her community through her lifecast. She wants to delude them into thinking they are friends with Julia...when they aren't really.

    She's a bitch and she thinks people are stupid.

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  31. TeeVee: That is some crazy video right there. Her two options at Bravo? Uh, okay, whatever you say Ms. Baugher.
    And what is wrong with her top lip? It doesn't move when she talks. Kinda scary.

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  32. Holy shite! She is a master at dropping the lingo and making it all appear far more relevant and substantive than it is. What a load of bs. (

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  33. Ty, run from this train wreck! Cutting their hair for free may initially drive business (and showing your abs may get you some pathetic dates), but this is bound to end badly and sour your reputation.

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  34. I do not understand what the one with the prostitute makeup is saying in the journalism video. Is possible her English is worse than mine?

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  35. It's hard to believe these videos are not in fact deleted scenes of the newest character on "The Office": Michael Scott's crazier, stupider, meaner-on-purpose sister.

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  36. Oh I just remember another "all hype no delivery" thing- remember when Julia cut her bangs? We saw ONE photo of it, and then it was headbands, headbands, headbands. I think she was mortified with the haircut and now growing them out hence all the headbands.

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  37. Don't bother visiting TMI Weekly anymore, even for the laffs. Check out these barely coherent explanations from the moderator. The last one does not even make sense!

    TMIweeky Moderator wrote on February 3, 12:08 pm
    The commenting policy on TMI Weekly as well as other Next New Networks' shows is that we encourage people to contribute to the conversation, as long as the comments are constructive and related to topic. If you don't agree with the topic, feel free to comment and let us know your opinion and how we can make the show better. We will not tolerate any profanity or personal attacks. Please keep the comments relating to the show topics. Thanks.

    Kasey wrote on February 3, 2:28 pm
    So which is it?

    A. "keep the comments relating to the show topics."

    B. "If you don't agree with the topic, feel free to comment and let us know your opinion"

    You are contradicting yourself.


    TMIweeky Moderator wrote on February 3, 3:18 pm
    Kasey,
    What we mean is that if you disagree with something on the show, we want to know why i.e. you think it's ok to misspell texts or you don't even like texting at all! The comments that get removed are of nothing relating to the show or context of the topic and/or contain personal attacks / profanity. We remove these because they are of no value to the episode. Therefore it is possible to disagree with their personal opinion on the specific topic yet keeping your answer still relating to the episode.

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  38. There's nothing incoherent about that explanation, IMO. The only thing I would object to is, maybe, if you couldn't comment on the crappiness/vapidity of the show itself. I certainly would hope it'd be considered "on topic" to say "this show isn't informative; it's edited choppily; the girls are talking more to each other than to the audience, laughing at jokes we never hear/see" etc etc. But it's understandable that they'd have to draw a line the sand. I'm not against comment moderation per se just against censoring constructive criticism under the pretext of it not being "on topic."

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  39. I think I get what the moderator is saying, but last line is completely incoherent:

    "Therefore it is possible to disagree with their personal opinion on the specific topic yet keeping your answer still relating to the episode."

    Seems like they should review their own comments before posting.

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  40. It's redundant but it still seems clear that they're saying, "You can disagree with the content of the episode; limit your criticism to that." However, that sucks if you want to address the overall quality of the show, which should be open to constructive criticism.

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  41. Oh, and full disclosure: I really enjoy a lot of NNN's channels, so I might be more apt to defend them than most. Super disappointed that they are supporting TMI, which is far from their strongest performer.

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  42. anon-do you where to find one photo of her bangs? i have the slightest memory of her cutting them.

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  43. Random thoughts:

    I do remember the bang thing. One day one photo then magically they grew out overnight!

    The journalism thing on the video made me cringe. As I do every time JA and NS call their egoblabber journalism.

    TMI deleted my topical but critical comment on spelling in texts etc so I'm not sure I believe that they actually follow that policy. And there was no profanity, etc.

    Glad y'all liked the video (or hated it as they case may be?).

    Am I the only one who actually likes that much maligned haircut?

    Ineff.

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  44. I must admit I do not dislike Mary Rambin's new haircut. It is so much more chic than Julia's Alice-in-Wonderland curls, to which she seems to have taken a curling iron.

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  45. Julia Allison on Journalism’s Allure = "Oprah talks to people as if she's their friends.. and she's not"

    Yeah no, not literally OBVIOUSLY.. but at the very least she can RELATE to the people she connects with (and who will actually take/value her advice and opinions), having ACTUALLY gone through hard times herself as she was growing up. Oprah's story isn't one of being privileged on to continuing that pattern, she became what she is and is very charitable because she KNOWS what the less fortunate have to deal with from experience! She actually feels and attends to the responsibility assigned to her for having decided to essentially be "a voice" for people to follow. As far as Oprah is concerned, it's not about faking genuity for ratings or money FFS, she's been doing it way too long for all that. In the beginning she wasn't bestowing gifts on her whole audience - she know she's blessed and she wants to do things for those that have supported her from the beginning and the newbies too. IDK why JA thinks she can seriously throw herself in the same category, when she'd rather -pretend- she gives a shit about who visits and why, while at the same time all her focus is on fame, notoriety and money. Seriously?

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  46. I feel like the comment policy is coming as an excuse. They'll delete whatever they want - regardless of whether it falls on the inner side of the guidelines - if it presents something unsavory about their business.

    I DO remember julia's bangs sitch. The whole post/thing went away quite quickly, kind of like her super-short "dyeing red" moment, which I think EVERYONE knew wouldn't come to fruition because julia would be too scared of negative reactions.

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  47. Ineff: I, too, like Mary's haircut. Of the three, she really does seem to have a modicum of chic. Unfortunately, she just has extremely poor judgment when it comes to what she "puts out there."

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  48. I think we need to give Mary a *little* slack on her dyke comments. Remember, she was not the one who posted it. Julia was. We all say stupid shit to our friends.

    Long hair is tied to femininity in our culture, so yes, when a girl from Texas - where big hair is better hair - chops it all off, she will experience both a moment of liberation and a moment of "Oh shit, I look like a boy."

    Yes, poor choice of words, but poorer choice of a friend who posts those words for the world to ridicule her for.

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  49. ^makes me think JA posted the comment as another botox=abortion rights attempt to get some page views.
    also, i, too, am disturbed by the motionless upper lip. is that a product of botox/restylane? (not a crit. of her looks, just wondering whats going on there)

    -erg

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  50. I don't know, I don't talk that way to my friends. And honestly she didn't say she looked like "a boy." She said something else. I'm not saying I'm perfect. Soooooooooooooo far from it. But I am saying I think criticism of her comment is very fair.

    And yes JA should not have posted it but then again JA looks no better in the exchange since she simply went along with Mary and agreed with her comment.
    If that's how these friends talk amongst themselves in private (Mary's "ghetto" comment also comes to mind as well), well, it's just another reason why I find them frequently offensive and unrelatable I guess.

    --Ineff.

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  51. I actually really like the haircut. I guess compared to that 1980s terminal bridesmaid hairstyle JA wears, it's a shock and the reason why she had to ham it up outrageously with her hands over her face instead of just being a decent friend and saying: "It looks great."

    But I actually think it does look great. Chic and modern. Those must be frightening words to Julia "Doris Day" Baugher.

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  52. Mary's hair looks uneven and frayed. It's hard to believe she went anywhere other than Super Cuts. Sorry. It seems less a reflection of Ty's work and more like an inappropriate cut for her hair type.

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  53. While I completely agree that Mary's comment was absolutely inappropriate, my own impression of that exchange was that Julia is the most passive-aggressive bitch of a friend. Sorry, but friends compliment each other, not instill doubt in them about something they did that they considered liberating.

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  54. It's a razor-cut bob. That's how they look. It's supposed to be EDGY!

    And Anon 10:13, so true. That was nasty.

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  55. Anon 10:13. I agree. I'd find a way to say something supportive but also true. No fake flattery or empty praise but no undermining of my friend's choice either. I was astounded how quickly, casually, and callously JA agreed that no men would like Mary's hair, but hey, at least women would (I'm referring to some video they had about this not an actual posted conversation). Not to mention that that kind of thinking is utter b.s. but that's a whole other issue.

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  56. Julia apparently got BANG EXTENSIONS, as per this media bistro article:

    "She flips through her mail and opens a package containing what would ultimately prove to be unsatisfactory bang extensions. "

    http://www.mediabistro.com/articles/cache/a10131.asp

    this is also funny (more recent?):
    http://nonsociety.com/community/advicebox/detail.php?qid=1136

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