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Happy Birthday, Lupes!
Photo Source: DListed
Thanks to Michael K at DListed for the head's up on Jeremy Sisto's birthday today. It's the big number 36 for Mr. Sisto, who was one of the best parts of Law & Order. Sigh. I loved me some Law & Order. Just thinking about the idiots at NBC who killed this show to bring on the lukewarm Law & Order: Los Angeles makes me cry like Dina Lohan every time she sees Miley Cyrus on a tabloid cover instead of one of her cash cows. Speaking of Law & Order: Los Angeles, can Detective Cyrus Lupo please pack his bags, grab his dog and move his sexy detective act to LA? I like Skeet Ulrich and the bald guy who was in the last Mummy movie but something is missing from this new offshoot. I'm thinking we need a familiar face - - and maybe a good writer.
Here is the birthday boy in an obviously old PHO-to (TM Tyra). I'm not sure which scares me more - - the thousand pancakes and the scary pattern in the background or the Billy Squier hair.
If you're not watching Detroit 1-8-7, you should be. This is one of those shows that has a lot of promise, that works really well now and will only get better over time . . . but gets almost no marketing and no push from its network. Those bastards.
I have dealt with this in the past with NBC (Nothing But Cancellations) - - remember Journeyman? The Black Donnellys? My Own Worst Enemy? All shows that had interesting concepts and could have really been developed but were cancelled in their first seasons. Shame, NBC.
I hope ABC doesn't follow suit with Detroit 1-8-7. If you like dramas that involve police investigations, Detroit 1-8-7 will fit the bill. Michael Imperioli, late of The Sopranos and Life on Mars, helms this show as Detective Louis Fitch and while I haven't always been a huge fan of his, he nails this role. Without him, this would be just other generic drama but he brings so much depth and interest to this role, it elevates the show out of cookie cutte…
So I was channel surfing last night and ended up having a good two (okay, maybe three) hours of my life drained by WE's bridal bitchfest Bridezillas. I realize the point of the show is to showcase what out of control hags some women are when planning their weddings but Miss Melissa really takes the cake.
First, she claims to be 23 and I always find it interesting that most of these chicks look older than they claim to be. I'd like to see a birth certificate before I agree to that. She also claims to be in medical school, which is really funny considering (1) Melissa seems to have an awful lot of free time on her hands, to bitch, whine, complain and threaten to kill people and (2) for someone who claims to want a career saving lives, she sure talks about taking a lot of them. (Case in point: Melissa, concerned that she won't be happy with her wedding cake, tells the camera that if the baker screws it up, she will kill her and eat her).
Thank goodness for online television viewing because I missed this episode of 20/20 which aired a few weeks back, dealing with the seemingly improbable legal case of Tim Hennis.
I have kept up with much of the Hennis case, involving the brutal 1985 murders of Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters, Kara and Erin. I read the excellently written book Innocent Victims by Scott Whisnant. I watched the well done television movie of the same name.
I found the 20/20 segment to be very well done, presenting as much of the overwhelming amount of evidence as possible within the forty or so minutes allowed. Particularly heartbreaking were the emotional interviews with the victims' husband and father, Gary Eastburn, and the surviving Eastburn child, Jana, who was less than two years old at the time of the murders.
20/20 also interviewed author Scott Whisnant, who continues to hold firm to his belief that Tim Hennis is innocent and has been railroaded, as well as Hennis' former de…