On the one hand, we could definitely get used to showing up at work everyday in what is essentially pajamas, without having to do our hair or makeup. On the other, we wondered if the stars of Orange Is the New Black feel they need to try extra hard to dress up off-screen just to remind us that they’re very pretty ladies.
As head chef and matriarch of Litchfield prison, Galina “Red” Reznikov runs (ran?) quite a tight ship. And it’s no wonder: She had all that experience as captain of the Voyager. Oh, sorry, we’re conflating Kate Mulgrew’s two most iconic characters, from Orange Is the New Black and Star Trek Voyager. We know it’s a stretch, but given the chance, we had to ask her: Could a show like OITNB ever inspire Trekkie-like fan loyalty? Read more…
Fact: The Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black is based on a memoir of the same name, by Piper Kerman, on whom Taylor Schilling’s character Piper Chapman is based. Fact: Piper Kerman is married to writer Larry Smith. Fiction: This is a spoiler for the show’s love triangle. Or maybe it is. On the red carpet of their PaleyFest: Made in New York panel last week, we asked show creator Jenji Kohan and stars Schilling, Jason Biggs and Natasha Lyonne whether they’re Team Alex or Team Larry — in the time honored tradition of reducing complex relationships to sports analogies. Read more…
It’s a testament to the engrossing nature of Orange Is the New Black that it basically never occurred to us that the show features TWO American Pie stars. Jason Biggs, as incarcerated onetime drug mule Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) fiance Larry, and Natasha Lyonne, as the prison’s junkie philosopher Nicky Nichols, didn’t have any scenes together in season one, and it’s hard to imagine why they would so far. But after we saw them interact on the red carpet of the PaleyFest: Made in New York OITNB panel on Wednesday night, we are starting a petition to make Jenji Kohan contrive to put them together. Read more…
The Emmys have never been the most daring of red carpet events — something about the fact that it nominates the same actors repeatedly, rather than ushering a new batch each year seems to be echoed in the fashion mood. So, no, we weren’t too surprised by the lack of fashion-forward choices at the 2013 show. Instead, we’re taking this moment to recognize ladies like Tina Fey, Anna Gunn, Christina Hendricks, Taylor Schilling and Sofia Vergara, who chose perfectly flattering gowns for the night.
Orange Is The New Black was released too late to be considered for the 2013 Emmy nominations, but the brand new Netflix series has quickly established itself to be one of the frontrunners for next year’s competition. The show, which is the latest series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, revolves around the travails of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), a blonde WASPy type whose seemingly picture perfect life is turned upside-down when she’s sent to prison on drug smuggling charges. The series is drawing raves from critics and being streamed at record rates, thanks to its outstanding balance of comedy, drama and sexytimes, not to mention its ethnically diverse (and largely female) ensemble cast.
Guys, what is that suit that Zac Efron is wearing? It’s blowing our collective minds, particularly because — and we can’t believe we’re saying this — he’s actually working it. What is that, seriously? Spacesuit material? In eggplant? No, it’s actually a very expensive one by George Clinton, and the funny thing is, we think we’re starting to love it. If you stare at it long enough, you’ll get there too. This amazeballs ensemble was worn for the Berlin premiere of The Lucky One, FYI. Zac’s hand is still injured and we still don’t have an official explanation as to what happen, other than the one he jokingly gave at the premiere in the U.K. saying, “A fan bit me.” His co-star Taylor Schilling wore a really sophisticated black dress by Alaia that we thoroughly approve of as well. We gotta hand it to the Zefron, though. If he’s pulling off something that 90 percent of men on this planet would not be able to, then he’s really got it going on.
We see what you did there, Zac Efron. You’re trying to lure us into see your new romantic movie The Lucky One with your supernatural bra-unhooking abilities! We couldn’t help but be swayed when we saw video of you destroying Jimmy Kimmel in a brassiere-removal competition last night. This is just like when you dropped that condom on the red carpet to convince us to see The Lorax. That’s…that’s why everyone else saw The Lorax too, right?
As if that wasn’t enough to charm us into shelling out $12.50, you also talked with People about your sex scenes with costar Taylor Shilling in the film, which is based a Nicholas Sparks novel. “There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren’t afraid at all,” you explained. Added Taylor, “I think the harder part is doing some of the emotional scenes and then once those are done, it’s like, you want me to kiss you? Meh. No big deal.” Well, if the sex scenes are anything like the ones in the film adaptation of Sparks’ The Notebook, that’s reason enough for us sprint immediately to the nearest movie theater. Oh no…now we’re talking ourselves into seeing your movie! Damn you, Zac Efron! Damn you and your nimble fingers and impressive acting ability!
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