25 & Counting: Hollywood Native Turns Quarter-Life Crisis into a TV Show

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Most aspiring screenwriters have probably closed their eyes and thought about it. Some random celebrity peels open the envelope while the crowd -- dressed in their finest tuxedos and gowns -- all hold their breath in anticipation. Finally, you hear it: your name.

You stand up, hug your significant other, and shimmy out of the aisle, doing your best to not step on Meryl Streep's toes. Most of those daydreaming screenwriters probably already have a half-written thank you speech bouncing around in their skull. Mom, dad, Jesus, etc.

If Rosie Darch ever finds herself up on that stage, she'll have to stare out over the crowd and give a heartfelt thanks to Bacardi Dragon Berry rum, her muse.

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The Bachelor Hosts Casting Call at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek This Saturday

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Maybe you'll be the one who ends up with a hunk of a man like The Bachelor's season 17 Sean Lowe.

Ever wanted to find love as millions watch your every move on national TV?

Well, Saturday's your chance.

ABC's The Bachelor is hosting a casting call at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for all you lonely ladies (and dudes?) looking for Mr. Right.

"You have to be single, that's a starter!" laughs Lacey Pemberton, the reality show's casting director. "We're looking for women and men. We're not 100 percent sure who we're using for the bachelor yet."

"You also have to be willing to take a leap of faith," she adds. "Aside from that, there really aren't any requirements."

Except for the fact that you have to be over the age of 21, of course.

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Ten Best Instances of the Go-Go's in Movies and TV


For decades there have been threats and allegations of a movie about the Go-Go's, the Southern California, early '80s all female, New Wave band. There are all the elements of an interesting movie: photogenic underdogs beating the odds to become superstars, lots of sex, drugs, and of course great rock and roll. A couple years ago Gwyneth Paltrow was attached to produce a flick, but that fell through, and it probably didn't help that a movie about another all girl group, the Runaways, didn't pack the fannies in the theaters.

But fans of the Go-Go's need not settle for merely seeing them this Sunday at Hard Rock Live, there are plenty of instances where you can hear their sunny infectious beats from the comfort of your own screen. Here are the ten top instances where the Go-Gos were represented on film and TV.

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America's Got Talent Live Wowed Crowds at Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

Dana Krangel

America's got a lot right now. America's got shut down. America's got Miley Cyrus on SNL. But what's the one thing we can count own to make us proud? America's Got Talent. The top contenders from the show's eighth season rolled into the Kravis Center on Saturday and showed off their special skills to a packed house

American Idol sends their top 10 on tour with AGT catching on more recently. Seven of their one-time opponents (including the winner) have been hitting the road hard. A testament to its family-friendliness, the crowd at Kravis was full of families who were kind of freaking out. It really felt like all that was missing was Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Live, interactive performances made you feel like part of a show, as did the stage set up. Totally different from watching the show parked on your couch.

See Also: Howie Mandel Likes "to Be Taken Off the Beaten Path"

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Breaking Bad: Funeral Songs for Walt and His Family

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As the AMC TV series Breaking Bad races to its series finale this Sunday at 9 p.m., the possibilities are endless. We watched Walter White over the past six years transform from a high school chemistry teacher to a crystal meth kingpin, and the twists and turns have kept on coming.

The only thing certain about this last episode is that someone is going to die. And since there are 60 minutes left and a lot of loose ends to tie up, the show probably won't have time to broadcast any funerals. So New Times thought we'd do you a favor and share which songs we're sure will be playing at each character's funeral.

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Top Ten Musical Performances on the Original Arsenio Hall Show

Though weird, this one did not make the list.

No, it's not a dream! Arsenio Hall is back on the air with a late night talk show with the Dog
Pound, the Posse 2.0, and the deskless interview. While he's getting trashed by critics for having a guest list that's 20-years old, and for telling both Nas and Kendrick Lamar on separate nights that they were each the specific reason why he wanted to come back to late night TV, we come here to praise Arsenio not to bury him.

While there were plenty of awful musical moments represented on The Arsenio Hall Show (Kenny G, New Kids on the Block, Bill Clinton...), he also brought on acts completely unrepresented anywhere else on late night television. After digging through the archives of a guest list that included countless appearances by Andrew Dice Clay and MC Hammer, we present you with the top ten musical performances on the original Arsenio Hall Show. Here's hoping his new show can last long enough to give us ten more memorable moments.

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Parents Television Council's Dan Isett on MTV, Miley Cyrus, and Why They Object to Condom Commercials

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The fallout from Miley Cyrus' performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards has run the gamut from discomfort to laughter to accusations of racism and sexism. But only the Parents Television Council demands legislation result from her tasteless performance.

According to its news release issued Monday, this Los Angeles-based advocacy group believes MTV marketed adults-only material to children with its Video Music Awards and, according to the group's words, want "Congress to pass the Television Consumer Freedom Act which will give parents and consumers a real solution for future MTV VMA programs -- the ability to choose and pay for cable networks that they want vs. having to pay for networks they don't want."

New Times caught up with the Parents Television Council's director of public policy, Dan Isett, as he drove home from his Washington, D.C., office. We tried our hardest to get him to open up about when twerking might be appropriate, but not even Ali G would be able to get a humorous answer from this man.

See also: Why Robin Thicke Isn't Getting Heat and Miley Cyrus Is

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Five Great Daria Musical Moments in Honor of the Recently Released Faux Movie Trailer


It's hard to overstate how fantastic the MTV series Daria was or to exaggerate the influence its (anti) heroine had on pop culture's current crop of droll leading ladies. Some see Napoleon Dynamite, American Pie, or Juno (one of our beloved misanthrope's many progenies) as definitive millennial fare. Others tie millennials to the consumption of vampire lit and wizardry. None of that is untrue, but for those on the generational cusp, who are post-Gen X but feel closer to Fight Club than to The Social Network, Daria hit all the deadpan notes about the failed idealism of our baby boomer parents and the consumerist culture we didn't ask to grow up in (but for which we are constantly blamed).

The show's music -- most of which does not appear on the 2010 DVD box set due to licensing issues -- represented that sort of generational no-man's land too. Daria, the character, might have walked the halls at Highland High School with Gen X's pubescent male music critics Beavis and Butthead, but Daria the show highlighted Beck, Cake, and referenced Jane's Addiction, the Misfits, and Nirvana alongside Korn posters and Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy With It" -- sometimes ironically, sometimes not so much so.

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Jean Stapleton: A Look Back at Edith Bunker Through "Those Were the Days"

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"Boy the way Glenn Miller played songs that made the hit parade."

From the first line of "Those Were the Days," the opening theme song from the TV series All In The Family, you know you were hearing an original.   

"Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days."

Sung by Archie and Edith Bunker as played by actors Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton, the piano duet harked back to glory years that never existed. Archie's first note is off-key, and it only goes downhill from there. Edith sings the high notes, but at what cost? Cats squeal, and children cover their ears. Still, hearing it always brought a smile to your face.

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Miguel Leg Drops Fan, Slamming Face to Crotch, at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

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Miguel's "Adorn" not only made number two on our best songs of 2012, but it's actually like pure soothing sonic sexual bliss. But at the Billboard Music Awards tonight, as the red-skinned crooner belted out the sensual tune, he also belted out a body slam-leg drop on the neck of one member of the audience, and delivered a sort of kick to the head of another.

And in an attempt to jump -- not stage dive or crowd surf -- from one stage to another at the ceremony, he landed, crotch-to-face, on a chick who who now is certainly experiencing whiplash. When you're like 4'11, you cannot expect to sail through the air like Michael Jordan, Migs.

Keep clicking for all kinds of footage and a few of the funnier Miguel memes that came out of this mishap.

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