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Moody Monday : Crikey! There must be something in the water.

by shmuttie

Australians. There are about 21 millions plus of them that populate our planet, mostly of course in Australia, the land down under. Famous for their competitive can-do attitude, a country filled with vast scenic landscape, from deserts to rolling mountains to miles of endless sandy beaches and coral reefs, there is one thing that always intrigues me. Australians are every where and they have infiltrated our television screens, movie screens and radios. They mask their accent so cleverly, adopting American, British and all other sorts of accents that I am always left pleasantly surprised when I finally do find outĀ  that they are Australian. This normally happens when I accidentally catch them doing an interview or picking up an award (as in the case of Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett I am embarrassed to say).

So here’s just a few of the talented female Aussies out there to feast our eyes on early in the week. See if you can remember where you last saw or heard some of these Australians. Have we forgotten anyone?

CATE BLANCHETT

Cate_Blanchett_by Annie_Leibovitzphoto by Annie Leibowitz, courtesy of Castle and Cottage

NICOLE KIDMAN

Nicole Kidman_W Magazinecourtesy of W magazine

THE VERONICAS

The Veronicas

MIA WASIKOWSKA

Mia-Wasikowska-for-BlackBook magazinecourtesy of BlackBook magazine

TONI COLLETTE

toni-collette

EMILIE DE RAVIN

emilie-de-ravin-jason-bell-once upon a time & lost

photo by Jason Bell

RACHEL GRIFFITHS

Rachel Griffiths

ABBIE CORNISH

Abbie Cornish_Life

ANGUS & JULIA STONE

angus and julia stonecourtesy of Impressionable Youth

MISSY HIGGINS

Missy Higgins photo by Adrienne Overallphoto by Adrienne Overall, courtesy of Adeli’s Music Blog

KYLIE & DANNII MINOGUE

Kylie and Dannii Minoguecourtesy of Esquire Magazine

MELISSA GEORGE

Melissa Georgecourtesy of Sprinkled in Pink

PORTIA DEROSSI

Portia DeRossi, The Advocateproperty of The Advocate, courtesy of SassiSam

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Moody Monday : Unassuming television Comedy Queens

by kranARI

As last week’s post ended on a comedic note (I was happily introducing you to one of my favorite current shows, Raising Hope) – I thought I would bring the subject back full circle and start the week on something funny.

If you can tell, things are going much better in my life at the moment which is mostly due to an OVERdue appointment with the chiropractor. Ah, the pain relief to my bulged disc in my back is making the creativity flow all the way up to my brain again!

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to my favorite ladies in comedy. They might not be exactly who you expect them to be (aka Tina Fey or Amy Poehler) but I’ve found a rather subtler, different generation to represent them. Tell me what you think…did I miss someone?

KRISTEN WIIG

Kristen Wiig photo shoot

Kristen Wiig

Yes I know she is a Saturday Night Live alum, but the girl made me shed tears of laughter in Paul with her cute, beautiful, one-eyed, character, “Ruth Buggs”. Though I’m not terribly excited to see her new movie Bridesmaids which she wrote and is starring in (don’t ask me why, it’s just a gut feeling though I hope she can prove me wrong) – I AM excited to see her in future projects cause she is a great leading lady and a cinematic hidden gem.

HEATHER MORRIS

Heather-Morris-Brittany-glee

Heather Morris, Glee

The genius of Heather Morris all-encompassed in one word is : Brittany. The creation of her character on Glee might be accidental but if you don’t know this already, it is Morris who actually contributes a lot of the amazing one-liners that make Brittany so incredibly hilarious. Her combination of amazing dance skills that would leave anyone open-mouthed along with great comedic timing, beauty and a dash of wit and dead pan (poker face humor) are what make her so absolutely unique. And hey she can even RAP!

MARTHA PLIMPTON

Martha Plimpton_NY Times_Todd Heisler

photo by Todd Heisler, property of the New York Times

Again, Plimton is one of those hidden 80’s television/theatre gems that has only been rediscovered lately through her new television hit Raising Hope. If you remember well, Plimpton was a Goonies graduate and has built herself a great career in the theatre over the years. The thing I love about her is that she is so BLUNT, in-your-face and absolutely charming. Make sure to catch her on her new show ASAP and you can also get to know her on Jimmy Kimmel live.

SOFIA VERGARA

Sofia_Vergara_InStyle_Dec2010

property of InStyle magazine

I’m not going to lie to you. I wouldn’t necessarily call Sofia Vergara unassuming. She might look like someone who is a mix between your favorite NY tranny and your typical Latina heartthrob. And she is a big deal where she comes from! So it doesn’t surprise me that she has intelligently used her self-deprecating sense of humor for her character Gloria in the hit comedy series, Modern family. I think I read somewhere that someone wrote the part especially with her in mind. Check her out on the Late Show with Dave Letterman and you’ll see what I mean.

PORTIA DEROSSI

Portia DeRossi_photo shoot_Ellen

courtesy of CheckUserAccount.com

Thank Goodness Portia DeRossi doesn’t let her high-profile marriage to Ellen DeGeneres or her anorexic past define her. Well, it sort of does, as of late. But if you know Portia better, you’ll know she’s also a really good comedian known for roles in hit shows like Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and Better off Ted. The girl is just DAMN good at playing cold. But she also has great comedic timing and a knack for picking witty projects. Go Portia!

Holiday Heat : This years’ MUST-SEE TV shows

by kranARI

This is my current list of Must-Watch TV shows this year.

1. Better off Ted

It’s a real shame this show just recently got cancelled, but catch it online or watch reruns on the tube : Your typical giant money making American company with a twist. Portia DeRossi and her co-workers/mad scientists have nothing to hide for they go on to create illogical and untrustworthy products that will probably end humankind as we know it. Fantastic writing and comedic timing from all involved in this show, perhaps it was a bit too much truth for America to swallow.

2. Modern Family

A family parody starring our favourite “Ted Bundy” as family head, Julie Bowen as his beautiful daughter and hilarious Sofia Vergara as his Colombian wife. You also get your token gay dad couple that adopt a baby girl from Vietnam and enjoy the antics of the “cool” dad played by Ty Burrell. This show is a MUST *** if you want to add comedy to your week.

3. United States of Tara

Finally someone decides to tackleĀ the issue of mental health in a show. (Tara suffers from multiple personality disorder) The best thing about this show is without a doubt Toni Collette who continues to impress with her versatility and humanity that she manages to bring to every character she portrays.

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