But we're not the worst

Zooey Deschanel has good finances

Zooey Deschanel, who is divorcing Ben Gibbard, can teach us a thing or two about investing and living below your means!

TMZ for some reason has Zooey’s income and expense declaration, and considering that she is an employed actress on a current TV series, I’m shocked that she only has three credit cards and spends only $500 per month eating out.  Give me your personal finance secrets, Zooey!

Taylor Swift is Eponine

BroadwayWorld just confirmed that Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried have been offered the roles of Eponine and Cosette, respectively, in the upcoming (and first) film adaptation of the musical (not novel) Les Misérables.

Good deity.  TAYLOR SWIFT?  At least we know from Mamma Mia! that Amanda Seyfried can sing, but haven’t the producers seen Valentine’s Day?  Is it too late to beg Lea Michele’s forgiveness?

Aunt Viv speaks!

Oh, so according to TMZ, Janet Huber still thinks Will Smith is an asshole.

Well, there you go.  That’s why she wasn’t there.

So I’m a little behind (hey, it’s the holidays!), but I was bowled over to see this reunion pic of the Fresh Prince cast (thanks, Best Week Ever!).  Who is that guy on the left?  Did Geoffrey get some bad Bo?  Is he a producer?  I’m not too surprised to see that neither Vivian is present, or at least Vivian #1 since Will Smith reportedly had her fired for getting pregnant.  Which sort of makes no sense since the character was written as pregnant anyway.
Look how happy they look to be in the presence of James Avery.

So I’m a little behind (hey, it’s the holidays!), but I was bowled over to see this reunion pic of the Fresh Prince cast (thanks, Best Week Ever!).  Who is that guy on the left?  Did Geoffrey get some bad Bo?  Is he a producer?  I’m not too surprised to see that neither Vivian is present, or at least Vivian #1 since Will Smith reportedly had her fired for getting pregnant.  Which sort of makes no sense since the character was written as pregnant anyway.

Look how happy they look to be in the presence of James Avery.

New Year's Eve

The good people at Vulture have broken down the latest Garry Marshall-directed holiday-themed crapfest New Year’s Eve so you don’t have to see it yourself!

Let’s be real, I can’t wait to see it — when it’s streaming on Netflix Instant — and gleefully hate on it.  I mean, I’m sort of in suspense whether people will kiss when the ball drops.  Or if the pregnant couple’s baby will be the first baby of the new year.  I mean… I JUST DON’T KNOW!

What could have been: Team Catalano versus Team Krakow?

While it’s heartening to see the New Yorker turn a critical eye on YA fantasy, I felt my blood boiling over upon reading the following analogy by Adam Gopnik:

"It’s My So-Called Life, with fangs and fur,” on Twilight

As fellow 90’s nostalgist Lucy uttered, “Wow.  That’s… the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard.”

I’d respond… but I can’t even.