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20 Oct 2010

In the News…

Conan will debut November 8th on TBS and with the premiere comes a new house band. Jimmy Vivino will lead The Basic Cable Band. [Source]

Suri Cruise will wear a $6,000 princess dress for Halloween with diamonds. She is still four years old. [Source]

Jean Claude Van Damme suffered from a heart attack while on the set of his new film Weapon shot in New Orleans. [Source]

Christina Aguilera may have dumped hubby Jordan Bratman because he wasn’t attractive enough, but there are many rumors swirling around right now. [Source]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has canceled his fall formal show because he is still grieving over his brother Dan. 🙁 [Source]



Ben Gibbard sings the National Anthem at the Phillies/Giants game and wife Zooey Deschanel sings “God Bless America.” How indie of them…I love it!

Katy Perry and Russell Brand will marry sans pre-nup [Source]

Kanye’s new single will feature 11 artists including: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Ryan Leslie, Fergie, La Roux’s Elly Jackson, the aforementioned Kid Cudi and Rock legend Elton John. [Source]

Kat Von D has dumped Jesse James and gotten back with her ex-boyfriend Nikki Sixx. [Source]

Sweet Valley High Confidential follows the story of twins Elizabeth and Jessica at 26 and out of high school. You’ll find out about the drama and the scandals that tore these two sisters apart as well as within their group of friends. Is this still for pre-teens? [Source]

03 Oct 2010

In the News…

Glee actress Dianna Agron recently tested for the reboot of the new Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield.

Pacific Coast News reported that they saw Miley Cyrus out last night at Voyeur Nightclub in Hollywood. The club is 21+ and themed around sex. Miley is 17.[Source]

Jersey Shore’s Snooki was unable to find herself a gorilla juicehead on the most recent season of MTV’s Jersey Shore so the network will be giving Snooks her very own reality dating show. [Source]

– Fashion stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe may possibly be pregnant. If true, this news is coming in at a good time since she recently had a mutual breakup with assistant Brad Goreski and there has not been any word on whether or not her show The Rachel Zoe Project will be renewed. [Source]

– The Power Rangers are returning to the tube with Power Rangers Samurai! The site was recently launched this week and features the characters in the show. They finally cast an Asian actress for the part of the pink ranger and not the yellow ranger. [Source]

– After 13 years, Heidi Klum has decided to hang up her wings from Victoria’s Secret. [Source]

Baby Paris Hilton running away from Nancy Reagan. Oh the good ‘ol days…

Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN [Source]

Kings of Leon will play three US tour dates in Boston, East Rutherford – New Jersey, and New York. [Source]

The Rocket Summer will be releasing a new EP entitled Of Men and Angels: The B-Sides which will include five tracks that did not make the cut for Of Men and Angels released earlier this year. [Source]


E! host Giuliana and Bill Rancic have opened up about their miscarriage on The View for the first time. [Source]

ABC has already decided to cancel their new series “My Generation” after two episodes. [Source] That sucks… maybe that means Wren can finally come back to Pretty Little Liars.

In Seattle news…

Cupcake Royale’s new cupcake of the month is pumpkin maple! [Source]

01 Sep 2010

Conan O’Brien to debut new show


Simple, I like it. The show will be on TBS starting November 8th.

He told New York magazine that this was not his first choice. “I wanted one word that captured my essence, and ‘Oprah’ was already taken,” he explained.


31 Aug 2009

Meet: Derek Mio

Tonight at 8 PM, the new season of Greek premieres on ABC Family. What are you doing? Cause you should be watching.

I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite characters from the show, Kappa Tau brother, actor Derek Mio. I’m a huge fan of the show and actually just started watching this year, but got myself caught up through watching the first season on Hulu and hosting Greek viewing parties with Lucia at school. It was an intense battle for Lucia and I to search for a lounge and an open tv in my building just to catch the new episode.

Q: Derek Mio, where are you from and how did you get started in this business?

Derek Mio: I am from Huntington Beach, CA.  I attended USC Film School and during the summer of my freshman year I interned at a commercial agency and they decided to send me out because I figure a) their Asian clientele at the time was pretty limited and b) I had spikey bleached tips.  From then on I booked print jobs, then commercials, then TV guest star roles, then independent film roles, and here we are with you interviewing me because I’m on Greek.

Q: Have you wanted to be an actor your whole life or did these gigs just fall into your lap?

D: I can remember daydreaming about being an actor from a very early age as I sat in front of the TV watching Saved by the Bell, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jaws on TBS for the 37th time, or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Last Starfighter on VHS; throw Big Trouble in Little China in there too!  Oh, and The Secret of My Success with Michael J. Fox! Anyways, I kind of had it in my head that I would eventually make it to being an actor and that probably influenced the cosmos to act in my favor.  For real, do you remember those posters in elementary classes that would say “Believe it and Achieve it!”?  Well, I guess I just applied that particular poster to my passion of acting.  I’ve been acting now for close to 9 years so I can’t really say that “these gigs just fall into my lap” but I have been fortunate enough to see a progression of one gig leading to the next.  We’ll see what happens…next!

Q: What is a typical day for Derek Mio?

D: I’ll get up around 9 or 10. Check my Gmail.  Check my Twitter.  Pour a bowl of cereal.  Maybe run to the gym and work out for a bit.  I like to edit videos so if I’m working on a project I will try to find a coffee shop and do that for a few hours.  Ummm…other days I might go play a round of golf with my buddy Zack Lively from Greek, who btw I saw you had a dream about the other day?!  I gotta tell him that one!

Q: You and the other Kappa Tau guys have a great relationship in front of the camera, are you guys bffls in real life as well?

D: I don’t think many people are “best friends for life” because that is a long time.  A lot of times you will lose track with friends over the years either because you switch jobs, or you move, or you just lose touch because you get married and have a family and now your whole life is devoted to your wife and kids.  I just think it’s a stretch to call any friend a bffl’er.  But to answer your question, our relationship onscreen is pretty accurate to that of ours in real life.  We don’t all hang out together a lot but when we do it’s like we’re back at the Kappa Tau house and we’re close as can be.  I’ve been pretty fortunate to work such cool professionals.

Q: I was reading a previous tweet of yours the other day when you said, “Just wrapped my last scene/episode of Greek. Bittersweet for sure. Love that crew! Look out for @Day_One on NBC!” Explain yourself please. Say it isn’t so, I don’t want Wade to leave Greek nor do I want to see Greek end.

D: Well don’t turn to my Twitter page for your source of official news!  I did land a role on a new NBC show called Day One which will air next year and that might conflict with Wade’s enrollment; hopefully not, but let’s just emotionally prepare for that now if it happens.

Q: The new season of Greek premieres Monday, what can we expect out of this season and out of Wade? A possible serious girlfriend?

D: You know Wade is up to the same tomfoolery and shenanigans but he’s older now…and a little wiser…by a semester.  You’ll just have to tune in to see what I mean.  Serious girlfriend?  Pssh!!  Wade doesn’t get down like that!  Ask Casey, Ashleigh, and Rebecca!

Q: How much alike are you and your character Wade?

D: Wade dresses much better than I do.  I’m a little more intelligent than Wade.

Q: What’s on rotation on your iPod right now?

D: I don’t really use my ipod as much as I should.  I go on a lot.  If you haven’t tried it you definitely should.  It plays music similar to a song or artist of your choosing.  But in my car’s cd changer I got Eminem’s Relapse, Doors-esque psychedelic rock band Black Angels, Hawaiian reggae band Katchafire, and L.A. based hip hop band DDL Roundhouse--definitely worth checking out!

Q: What’s new with Derek Mio and where will we be seeing you next?

D: What’s new with me?  I just went deep sea fishing with my brother, cousins, Aunt, and Uncle and caught some yellowfin tuna.  You will be seeing me on Greek, Monday nights at 9/8c on ABC Family and next year on Day One on NBC.

Q: Anything else you want to tell my readers?

D: If you watch Greek, thank you for supporting the show!  If you don’t watch Greek…

Thank you so much Derek for the great interview 🙂 Can’t wait to see you on this new season of Greek and your new show next year. Take care! Watch Greek every Monday at 8 PM on ABC Family


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