Sunday, December 26, 2010

Examiner Round-Ups To Have A New Look In 2011...

As the new year approaches, I would like to introduce all my faithful readers to the slight changes My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture will be making for 2011.

It is my New Year's resolution to update this page with new content daily, but to still stay true to what it has always been about: how my own, personal life is impacted by all things television, Hollywood, and pop culture. And in order to continue to do so, I will no longer include Weekly Examiner Round-Ups. While they were a great, succinct way to go through my news, interviews, and previews from the week's television, sometimes I had so many articles that my favorites would get lost in the shuffle. Twenty or so links on a page is a lot through which to click, after all!

Instead, I will be highlighting the pieces daily, selecting a paragraph from each to feature here, with the option to click for more. Should you be interested in a particular show or actor, you can click through to the full feature over on my Examiner page.

It will look a little something like this:

"Mary Elizabeth Ellis puts the "perfect" in NBC's Perfect Couples"

NBC’s newest half-hour comedy about friends in various stages of their relationships, Perfect Couples, starts out a lot like ABC’s own new sitcom about various stages of relationships, Better With You. We are introduced to Dave (Kyle Bornheimer) and Julia (Christine Woods), Vance (David Walton) and Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) and Rex (Hayes MacArthur) and Leigh (Olivia Munn) in a series of individual scenes from an evening having trouble sleeping. The pilot episode cuts back and forth between how each couple deals with the annoyance, representing how they react to each other in any rough situation, based on the stage at which they are in their lives... [MORE]

"CBS moves Blue Bloods, announces premiere dates for mid-season programs"

CBS announced today, as a little bit of last minute holiday cheer, its mid-season series premiere dates and a few scheduling changes for its already highly acclaimed programs. “We’re in the fortunate position of having a schedule with many successful shows and very few holes,” Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President Primetime for CBS, released to the press. “This allows us to be very targeted with our mid-season series. These are moves that maintain the core stability of a successful schedule, while giving us multiple looks for the future at a few time periods.” ... [MORE]

"Bah humbug; Barely a Christmas celebration on Days of our Lives this year"

There used to be a time when Christmas was a holiday best celebrated with the fine folks of Salem, Anywhere USA. The Horton and Brady family traditions were longer than any child's list for Santa Claus: from the annual reading at the hospital to the hanging of the ornaments over at Gran's house. But not this year. When [I] caught up with a variety of Days of our Lives stars in Los Angeles last month, they told us that this year's Christmas would be a lean one... [MORE]

The plan is to keep the "round-ups" a bit more current and timely as well as to keep traffic a bit more even between this, my personal blog, and my more professional news page.

Of course, I will continue to write original pieces that only live on this site, and I plan to continue my Wii with the Stars column as much as I can find new television celebrities game to participate, so to speak. And you may want to stay tuned for a couple of post-holiday giveaways, too!

I hope you all will like it!

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