Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat — She’s A British Schoolgirl
Aug28

Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat — She’s A British Schoolgirl

The world is buzzing over the big news: Hello Kitty, that staple of Japanese pop culture celebrating its 40th birthday, is not a cat but a little girl. The jaw-dropping revelation comes from Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective coming to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in October. She told the newspaper that creator Sanrio made that clear:...

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Action Comics #1 Sells For Record $3.2 Million
Aug25

Action Comics #1 Sells For Record $3.2 Million

The finest known copy of Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, sold Sunday on eBay for a record $3.2 million. It’s the first comic to fetch more than $3 million at auction. The previous record price of $2.16 million was paid in 2011 for a copy of the same comic once owned by actor Nicolas Cage. While both are rated 9.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company, the Cage issue had “cream to off-white pages”; this one is...

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Bianca Lawson: Spellbinding Bruja On ‘Witches Of East End’
Aug20

Bianca Lawson: Spellbinding Bruja On ‘Witches Of East End’

Bianca Lawson has another super supernatural role as the exotic and mysterious Eva on Lifetime’s campy “Witches of East End.” Lawson has had several other supernatural roles on her impressive acting resume. The actress was the slayer Kendra Young in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the witch/ghost Emily Bennett in “The Vampire Diaries” and the druid Marin Morrell in “Teen Wolf.” Eva is...

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Daily Bacon: McCartney And Kanye; Dinklage And Schilling
Aug20

Daily Bacon: McCartney And Kanye; Dinklage And Schilling

Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Page Six reports that the two musicians have been working on songs together that could develop into a full-length album. Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling. Game Of Thrones actor and Orange Is The New Black actress will co-star as Rakitin and Natalyain in off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev‘s A Month in the Country, set for Jan. 9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Blu-ray is out with extra features...

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National Scrabble Championship — Winning Board
Aug15

National Scrabble Championship — Winning Board

Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, a 24-year-old Portland, Ore., won the National Scrabble Championship and $10,000 after beating Jason Li by 120 points with words on the final board including ‘barf, ‘judge’ and ‘AA’....

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TNT’s ‘Legends’ — Showcase For Sean Bean
Aug13

TNT’s ‘Legends’ — Showcase For Sean Bean

TNT, which has introduced two new strong dramas this summer in “The Last Ship” and “Murder In The First,” hopes to go 3 for 3 with “Legends,” a crime series starring Sean Bean, the scruffy British actor who played Ned Stark in Season One of “Game of Thrones.” Summary Martin Odum (Bean) is an undercover FBI agent who changes himself into a different person for each case. A “mysterious...

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