Saturday, July 7, 2007

Blogs I love...

Since the reason I got into blogging is because I spend way too much time reading OPB (that's Other People's Blogs), here's some that I check out fairly regularly:

L.A. Story--this is my friend Stevie's blog--about fashion, music, style, beauty, trends. If it's hot and new and cool, she knows about it and blogs about it. She also has a cool

Defamer--Gossip, gossip and more gossip. With an insider vibe and snarky, snide tone, Defamer bills itself as the gossip rag L.A. deserves. And boy does it ever!

Celebritology--The Washington Post's Liz Kelly blogs about celebrities, pop culture and leads a weekly dissection of Lost (when the show is airing!). Once a year, blog readers vote on the Lizzie's--a collection of dubious honors bestowed on a variety of unwitting (and often witless) celebrities. Like the Celebritology version of the Oscars--only the biggest award isn't Best Picture, it's "biggest celebrity trainwreck" (Britney's baldness notwithstanding, my money's on Isaiah Washington).

Things I've Bought that I Love--you know her as Kelly Kapoor on The Office, but not only is Mindy Kaling a talented writer/producer/comic actress, she's an avid shopper as well! She and her friends blog about cool stuff that they've bought.

Because I'm a writer I love reading blogs by other writers, such as:

By Ken Levine--the world as seen by a TV comedy writer. Ken is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer (actually I don't think he won an Emmy for the baseball announcing). In his career, he has worked on M.A.S.H., CHEERS, Frasier, The Simpsons, WINGS, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Dharma& Greg--to name a few--and his blog is loaded with great war stories and behind the scenes scoops! As well as an interesting obsession with American Idol...

Sex in a Submarine--as titillating as the title sounds, Bill Martell's blog deals the ironic, moronic, mystifying and the mundane as a working screenwriter. Filled with humorous insights and nuts-and-bolts nitty gritty, this blog is always an entertaining read.

The Artful Writer--hosted by screenwriters Craig Mazin (of the Scary Movie series) and Ted Elliot (Pirates I, II and III, Shrek, Mask of Zorro, etc.) is billed as "information, theory and debate for the professional television and film writer." But even if you haven't (like me) quite made it to "professional" status, there's a lot of useful information here, particularly on how the WGA works--the politics and practicalities.

John August--yet another well-written blog by the writer of Go, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the Johnny Depp version. John was only 1 year old when "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"--the Gene Wilder version--was released). Mostly the blog answers reader submitted questions on writing, but occasionally John blogs about his obsession with World of Warcraft, tweaking Final Draft and my favorite--Idiocy on Parade, a feature in which he answers (in the snarkiest way possible) questions sent to Walter Scott’s Personality Parade®.

So we've covered many of my major interests--shopping, gossip and writing. Maybe one day MY blog will be on someone's list of favorites.

What blogs do you frequent?

1 comment:

  1. I too, love gossip and writing! I added your blog to my Google Reader feed.