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|Thursday, September 15 – HULU
PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Special Event: The Mindy Project: Inside the Writers Room
The Mindy Project: Inside the Writers Room Panel featuring:
Mindy Kaling, Creator, Executive Producer and “Mindy Lahiri”
Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers”
Matt Warburton, Executive Producer
Additional guests to be announced.
Project UROK is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before.
Founded by Jenny Jaffe (CollegeHumor), the site officially launched in April of 2015 and already features a variety of honest, funny and relatable videos from young adults recounting their struggles with mental health. Project UROK ultimately strives to be an interactive, all-encompassing source of teen mental health resources, encouraging users to upload their own videos and share their experiences on the site’s message boards.
Among others, Project UROK features a video from Mara Wilson, a New York-based writer, performer, storyteller, and the host of the monthly show “What Are You Afraid Of?”
About the founders:
CEO Jenny Jaffe founded Project UROK to be the resource she wishes she’d had as a struggling, mentally ill teenager. She was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a child, and despite the help of a therapist and the support of her family, she suffered from severe depression and panic attacks all throughout high school. She felt isolated and alone. But she got through it, and she wants to let other teenagers struggling with mental illness know that they can, too. She was hired by CollegeHumor during her senior year at NYU, sold her first screenplay at 19, and has since written for MTV, VH1, xoJane, Vulture and more.
Vice President and Production Coordinator Sarah Hartshorne was diagnosed with ADHD and ADD in college, but struggled with it long before. She’s recently been diagnosed with PTSD stemming from trauma she suffered as a child. Working for Project UROK has shown her how important it is to reach out for help when you need it. She’s best known as the plus-sized contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 9, and she’s also a standup comedian and producer. She’s currently producing a documentary about plus-size modelling called Inside Skinny.
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Well I thought for a minute that I’d blow dry my hair straight or elongate my curly coily hair for fear of not fitting in with all of the golf fans attending. But than I thought no matter what it’s pretty obvious I’m a black woman AND pleasingly plump so what the heck I’m going to attend as ‘me’. So am going to head to Seattle on June 19th my hair in all it’s kinky glory. I might even blow it out for a cool afro since I’m sure it will rain or at the least be damp (it is Seattle) for three days in the Pacific Northwest!
I’m a bit of plus size fashionista in a conservative sort of way so don’t plan to wear a micro mini to traipse in the grass but do plan to rock a few cute outfits. I was looking at Eloquii for some stylish ensembles but nothing spoke to me. I liked a few of the dresses (but not casual enough and didn’t look walkable) and some of the skirts (but am partial to natural cotton). I LOVED the Studio Midi Skirts in cotton(yummy cute) but the colors I loved (red, yellow and orange) are sold out online <phooey>
But luckily I found my size on the Nordstrom site (well one size too big but can return or have hemmed) in two fabulous colors. Red and White so perfect for this
summer hot days in Los Angeles. This will be my first time with this line so am hoping they look as cute on me as the model. If not I will return them at the Grove location . Since I was on Nordstrom I tried the rack online and got some cute sperry topsiders (hopefully they’ll be better than the last pair I bought the interior lining came off) in white. I even took a gander at HauteLook where I got a ton of tops (a lovely bright yellow summer weight sweater) and a few other items. Perfect for a cool weekend in Seattle to watch the PGA Tour and hit the Star Wars Exhibit at the EMS Museum. I’m so excited to have won this weekend from Lexus but DAMN it’s going to be expensive with my new wardrobe additions. Ah well have to look my best .. never know who I’ll meet. Plus they will be great to wear to work with a blouse!
Urghh I was really hoping for a major fun party this NYE and even had my dream dress in mind from Eloquii that’s all about my ‘stand out from the crowd’ sexy up my style! But alas no plans for NYE so am going to be home in sweatpants in front of my new LG SmartTV. Phooey! Ah well no date is about on par for my year. My mind has been full of figuring out my next career steps so I’m INTERESTED in meeting a guy but was just too busy to get my heart in the right place. Now 2015 is shaping up to be a year of dating since I’m feeling more steady and focused on my life plan (find a new job, get in shape AGAIN .. urghh, date/relationship). I’m really enjoying working at USC (LOVE LOVE that school) and am looking to stay but still have feelers out for the perfect job (I feel like Goldilocks … mmm CURLYlocks tee hee). Over the past 2 months as I emerge from my cocoon have had a little flirtation with a couple of guys. Now nothing came of it since I’m just practicing by dipping my toe in the water but can feel my mind/heart finally on the same page to open up and try another relationship. I’ve taken sage advice from my friend and am ‘making room’ for someone so am in the process of clearing out my apartment as well as old memories of past relationships. I’m not trying to make a Frankenboyfriend ala the best bits of guys I dated nope I’m ready to leave my ‘type’ alone since that’s never worked out the way I planned.
What’s your New Year Eve Plan?? Let me know (comments) maybe I’ll join you!
I’ve watched Drop Dead Diva from the first show after seeing the ads of a saucy plus sized woman with a grin that made me smile. Jane being Jane was one of the things that I loved about Drop Dead Diva. She wasn’t a sad sack plus sized woman but one who believed in love, she dated and was just (for a slapstick comedy) a normal woman who happens to be big. Of course the fact that a confidant skinny model was REALLY on the inside helped but the creator/writers never had a moment where she announced she was going to starve herself or workout like a demon to get her ‘true’ body back. Instead she accepted her body and enjoyment of food. So not like a normal series where she would have gone on a diet and been recast with a skinny woman with blonde hair (oh wait her alter ego the ‘real Jane’ DID come back with a model body and blonde good looks). I do think that they missed many opportunities to hand what it’s really like to be plus sized especially plus sized in Los Angeles (pretty brutal) or how being reborn in a body that is polar opposite would be disconcerting in the least but it’s a broad comedy and they didn’t really like to handle serious stuff.
Am I the only one who was ALWAYS on Team Owen who liked Jane just as she was with her dark hair and full figure. I always thought that Grayson liked her DESPITE her new body. That he still loved the original skinny blonde Jane but since she in a bigger body he’d overlook it. The love triangle didn’t bother me but it brought out a side of Jane that I didn’t love all that much. Especially during the wedding .. so not cool with the wedding and how they behaved (it was damned mean).
I still enjoyed the joy and many a sunday night it brought a smile to my face when I was feeling down. Especially when I wasn’t feeling too pretty being a big woman win LA and not the ‘ideal’ that men are looking for (in my mind) but I need to stop assuming that I’m not dateable. I usually like to pre-reject so that I don’t get my hopes but that just means I never try. So I’ll be missing my girl Jane and plan to take a little Jane attitude in my dating life! Am going to embrace me .. when I start to say that I’m not pretty or too old for love or just too goofy am going to say NO I look damned good. I’m going to like myself just as I am right now instead of saying that when I lose weight or grow my hair long THAN I’ll be pretty and dateable. Nope I’m going to ‘self love’ and like myself from head to toes. Am going to be liking my curves, not assuming that nobody is interested and really seeing myself as a desirable attractive woman.
What made you a fan of Drop Dead Diva?
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So Did the Fat Lady
Louie meets somebody new.
Excuse me but I’m climbing on my soapbox so that I can ‘tell it like it is .. well like I feel’. This is one Fat Lady who wants to give her opinion!
Well I disagree! I watched the episode and it pissed me off! It pissed me off as a fat woman (yes I said FAT), as a female, as a feminist and as someone who has a damn backbone. I’m not saying I haven’t been a fool in and about love but have I PAID someone to ‘cuddle’??? Heck no and I don’t know ANY women who would pay $5 let alone give some schlub like Louie $1200 tickets to some sort of event (something sport .. maybe basketball?? I don’t know or care but give to someone for free hell no!) So let me break it down why I found this ‘special’ episode a slap in the face of women who don’t fit in the Hollywood ideal of beauty.
I feel a little better getting this off my chest. Nothing is more frustrating than having a fat guy try to inhabit my skin and tell me how I should feel. He doesn’t know and from this condescending episode he has the empathy of a man with money who’s able to date who he likes (within reason) so is looking out from a bubble onto the world. MOST people date/marry people who are equal in looks and that’s OK. But if he really wanted to thumb his nose at Hollywood’s expectation of beauty he’d have more diversity in women, in the guests on the show and have writers with less of a NY mancitric view. If the guest star had said screw you I don’t need to beg you instead of the ‘only guys who want talk with me want to use me for sex’. That’s an untrue fallacy that I (as a plus size woman) can say is untrue since I have men ask me out on dates.
I’m a fan of Louie and accept it for what it is .. a self centered man-glasses point of view life. I find it amusing since he’s such a sad sack woebegone sort of character but please don’t act like this episode was anything but his ‘man on a mountain’ telling everyone what he thinks is right.
Leave a comment below about what you think of dating while being a fat woman …
I’m SOOO excited that Mastercard has given me tickets to the official Grammy Party this Sunday that I had to check out Nordstrom for accessories and a cute 20s inspired dress. Sadly no Cherry Size section any longer at the Grove (Plus Size)
but I did see some cool sparkly clutches and necklace that would be perfect to freshen up two outfits I have at home. One is a sexy little brown dress that I can wear with a cashmere Leopard Shrug (I get cold) or the hot pink dress that I met my ex in (hmm it worked once!) last Valentine’s Day. My major problem is finding the perfect shoes (comfy but cute) that will give me a little bling that I can shake my groove thing in! I’m still checking Nordstrom but don’t have time for too much crazy shopping but am sure I’ll find something. Urghh the decision to look sexy is so damn hard when you have all this (big booty and boobs) but I’m going to WORK it!!! I don’t know if I’ll be twerking it and dropping it low but I do know I’m getting my flirt on!!! It’s a numbers game and I’m playing!!!
GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session Members and DJ Michelle Pesce also Scheduled to Participate
The Recording Academy® to Produce Official GRAMMY Awards® After-Party Immediately Following the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 7, 2014) — Four-time GRAMMY®-winning R&B group Boyz II Men, GRAMMY winner Ciara and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2014 GRAMMYCelebration® — The Recording Academy®’s official after-party. Additionally, the Celebration’s MasterCard Jazz Lounge will feature performances by contemporary swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and members of the GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session. The Roaring ’20s, the boisterous and exuberant decade proclaiming social liberation, will serve as this year’s theme for the all-star GRAMMY Celebration where guests will dance, party and continue to celebrate Music’s Biggest Night®. One of the year’s most anticipated events attracting GRAMMY winners, nominees and celebrities, the 2014 GRAMMY Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 26 immediately following the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast.
“What better way to celebrate Music’s Biggest Night than with an amazing GRAMMY after-party where our guests can continue to enjoy their evening surrounded by music, incredible food and a stunningly visual party atmosphere culminating in not-to-be missed performances,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s glamorous Roaring ’20s theme is sure to provide a uniquely memorable experience for all.”
“With more than 600 catering and service staff, 400 production team members, 200 security agents, 60 dancers and acrobats, five featured performances, and hundreds of hours of planning, it is a daunting yet rewarding task to mount the largest and most complex awards show after-party annually,” said Branden Chapman, Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of The Recording Academy. “Each year, we are honored to bring our Recording Academy members and annual GRAMMY nominees together to celebrate the year in music amid amazing performances, delectable cuisine and spectacular thematic design.”
The Recording Academy will produce the post-telecast GRAMMY Celebration, overseeing all of the event entertainment, décor and other logistics needed to fill the vast convention space, which equals the size of three football fields. The festive Roaring ’20s theme will come to life with entertainers, dancers, acrobats, elaborate projections, and floor-to-ceiling design reminiscent of the lavish and opulent decade. Renowned celebrity caterer Along Came Mary returns to cater the event with an exquisite menu that includes five buffet-themed stations (New York Italian, Chicago Steakhouse, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Los Angeles Brown Derby, and San Francisco Chinatown) and numerous event themed desserts such as signature hot fudge sundaes, Boston cream whoopie pies, and Coney Island devil dogs among others.
The menu was designed using locally grown meat, produce and cheese, when possible, and all seafood is sustainably produced. Leftover edible food from the GRAMMY Celebration is donated to local food banks and all cooking oil used for the event will be recycled.
MasterCard Worldwide is proud to deliver a priceless musical experience with artists set to perform on the MasterCard stage, as well as in the MasterCard Jazz Lounge. Performances will include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Boyz II Men, the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, DJ Michelle Pesce, and a dynamic, high-impact performance from Ciara presented by Degree Women.
The 2014 GRAMMY Celebration will also feature a unique activation by sponsor Hyundai, which will display its innovative Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle and present a GRAMMY U Amplifier Center Stage interactive experience. The evening will also feature fine spirits by Patrón Tequila, Ultimat Vodka and Pyrat Rum, and beer by Anheuser-Busch. Beverages at the event will be provided by Pepsi.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
I’ve been watching the ABC Comedy Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson with a somewhat side eye since it’s not a self empowering ‘fat girl power’ with a bit of a wink it’s more of the ‘I’ll call myself fat and ugly before you get a chance’ that as a non supermodel I’ve had to really work on. I haven’t been able to watch every episode since I find it makes me sad and a bit depressed but the last few episodes have gotten better. Not necessarily funnier but quite a bit better from the first episodes. I want to like the show since there aren’t a lot of plus size people on TV or really people of color (POC). So imagine my surprise when watching last week’s episode called ‘The Set Up’ where Kimmie gets set up with a guy who’s the male equivalent of her (a bit goofy, plus sized and average looking). This episode was surprising well done with a subtle self depreciating humor that I find appealing. What I found it appealing about the episode is that I’m a bit of a goofy, plus sized and average looking woman looking for a guy who’ll like me ‘just as I am’ (sigh Bridgette Jones). What I found touching was the scene where Nate Torrance says how his friends set him up with ‘someone who’s kind of weird’ and it makes him wonder how his friends see him. Not that my friends are running around trying to set me up on blind dates (they aren’t) but I do wonder how my friends see me. It’s hard to believe that I’m so awful they don’t know ANYONE willing to date me but it must be true since they don’t set me up even when I ask. I mean I know I’m a bit of an odd duck who’s way too into science fiction, talks too much, am too nice and smiles too much (yes you can smile to much) but it’s a bit frustrating that when I ask for a dispassionate critique of what’s wrong with me I always get ‘your cute’, you’ll meet someone, nothings wrong with you and the usual platitudes that friends give to protect your feelings. Luckily I’m my own worst critic so am always willing to look myself over to see what’s wrong with me. Not that I’m like Kimmie .. she’s a lawyer and well I’m not but I do see parts of myself in her. I just wonder how people see me who don’t know me.
When looking for love it’s not about settling but changing your mindset. I was watching my guilty secret Millionaire Match on Bravo with Patti Stanger who was giving some major gems once you tune out the craziness. They had Robin Kassner, an attractive plus sized woman seeking love in all the wrong places AGAIN! She turned to Patty for a second bite of the marriage apple in Los Angeles but didn’t get the reality of physical attraction. She wants what she wants but the problem seems to be what she wants doesn’t want her. I’m the first to say ‘don’t settle’ but do believe in reevaluation when your wants aren’t working.
If you want a super fit tall good looking man or woman you must ask yourself are you on the same physical footing? If not you are looking for a unicorn a creature out of fantasy that nobody has seen. Most people are with their equal or at least in the ballpark. You will see physical mismatches but often theirs a power or money dynamic where physical attraction or money is an equalizer.
If your unwilling to date your physical counterpoint don’t be surprised if your ideal isn’t seeking you out. So you have a couple of options…
1. Work on getting fit
2. Change your mindset
It’s as easy as that. I’m being sarcastic it’s not easy if it were everyone would find love and be happy.