Monday, July 13, 2009

WMFATA: Caprice Crane...

Early last week, Entertainment Weekly posted a list of their top 25 funny celebrities. And considering I look to that magazine to inspire everything about my own life of pop culture (only slight sarcastic intonation there, as I really do rely on their book reviews as recommendations but more often than not I get more aggravated that their articles are ones I've already put in some variation on my own site), I set to work planning a list of my own. Mine was going to debut at the end of the month, to coincide with the Apatow clan's newest film, appropriately titled Funny People. However, as I sat down to write it, I realized that I didn't want to wait so long to share my verbage (and not just because I feared mine would be called a copy-cat). No, what I had to say about one funny lady in particular was something that was much more timely and relevant.

Caprice Crane is the author of chick lit "Stupid and Contagious" and "Forget About It," with the latter totally starting the "amnesia" trend of a few years ago that spawned other comedic gems like Samantha Who? With a stint on the new 90210 turning into a staff writing position on the new Melrose Place, this daughter of a famous TV actress is certainly making her own name for herself in the medium. Crane also has another new novel due out at the end of the year that is sure to climb bestseller charts within the first few weeks it is on the shelves. Also, she is a fellow Shih Tzu mama, so that makes her automatically one of the best people on the planet ;)

Why My Friends Are Talking About Her: Crane is known for quippy dialogue and snappy relationship stories, but it is her ability to be just as smart, cutting, and comical in 140 characters or less that has everyone talking these days. Crane is fast edging out top competitors like Diablo Cody to become the funniest woman on Twitter!

Sample Tweets?:
- "Rachael Ray underwent vocal cord surgery and must stay quiet for a week. Couldn't someone have slipped the doc a $50? Shut her up for good?"
- "For $30, you can buy a device that limits how long kids can play video games. For the more frugal, "Dad's vicious backhand" is still free."
- "A panda at the National Zoo got a bamboo cake for his birthday. Missing from the cake: a bamboo shiv to shank the guards and break free."

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