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Time to give some love to the newbies!

Today’s addition to the TV Scoop Award polls honors some of the newer stars who have graced our screens over the past year who we just can’t get enough of.

While this category did not require that any potential break out stars be brand new to acting, we did try to keep the category limited to actors on new shows, or actors who really made an impact on existing shows over the past year. In other words, we wanted stars who really broke out between June 2016 and June 2017.

Last year, the titles went to Fear the Walking Dead and The 100’s Alycia Debnam-Carey and Shadowhunters’ Harry Shum Jr. Who will join them in the ranks of break out stars this year? It’s your turn to decide!

All polls will close at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30, so you have several weeks to vote your little hearts out in support of the actors you love. Use them wisely..

VOTE FOR KATIE MCGRATH IN FEMALE BREAKOUT STAR. WE ARE AT SECOND PLACE BUT WE ARE SO CLOSE. WE NEED TO KEEP VOTING!.

TV Scoop Awards 2017 : Favorite Couple - Vote for Sanvers

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

We’re not even half way through opening up all of the polls in our annual TV Scoop Awards, but we know you’re all mostly just here to vote for your favorite couples, meaning today’s your day!

Now is officially the time to start voting for your favorite TV couple and the best kiss or sexiest moment you saw on TV over the past year. Remember, only couples who were actually a couple (kissed, went on a date, something other than your dreams) between June 15, 2016 and June 9, 2017 are eligible, so don’t blame us if your dream ship didn’t make it.

Last year, Person of Interest’s Root and Shaw won best couple, and Clarke and Lexa’s sex scene on The 100 won steamiest moment.

All polls will close at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30, so you have several weeks to vote your little hearts out in support of the couples you love. Use them wisely…

You can vote as many times as you wish ! I’m counting on all of you to reblog this and let people know about this poll !

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Now is officially the time to start voting for your favorite TV couple. Remember, only couples who were actually a couple (kissed, went on a date, something other than your dreams) between June 15, 2016 and June 9, 2017 are eligible, so don’t blame us if your dream ship didn’t make it.

Last year, Person of Interest’s Root and Shaw won best couple, and Clarke and Lexa’s sex scene on The 100 won steamiest moment.

All polls will close at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30, so you have several weeks to vote your little hearts out in support of the couples you love.

vote for Sanvers at E!Online.

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TV Scoop Awards: Vote for the Best Drama Actor and Actress

You can vote for Eliza Taylor as Best Drama Actress and for Bob Morley as Best Drama Actor in the link above.

You can also still vote for The 100 as Best Drama show here.

All polls will close at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30, so you have several weeks to vote your little hearts out in support of the actors you love.

Reasons you should read Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Basically, it’s the coolest book ever. It starts off with a planeful of beauty pageant contestants crashing on a desert island. The goal? Survive, and still win the pageant. I sauntered into this book thinking, “Neat, Lord of the Flies with pageant girls.” 

And then it blew. My. Mind.

First of all, it’s hilarious

“Obviously,” you may say, “the situation sets itself up to be funny.” And sure, sure, but it’s all in the voice, and the girls, and some of the crap that apparently exists in the universe of Beauty Queens. Check this out: 

  • “J.T. Woodland, known as “the cute one” in The Corporation’s seventh-grade boy band, Boyz Will B Boyz. Due to the success of their triple-platinum hit, “Let Me Shave Your Legs Tonight, Girl,” Boyz Will B Boyz ruled the charts for a solid eleven months before hitting puberty and losing ground to Hot Vampire Boyz.”
  • “Don’t you want to be a contributor to our economy? Don’t you want to make sure we can have bikinis, cable, and porn? What are you, a communist?”·
  • “Loch Lomond, the sexy and manly spy in a series of popular Scottish crime capers. Known for his fancy gadgets, fast cars, beautiful women who often end up dead, and his trademark phrase, “I’ll have the haggis – boiled, not fried.””
  • “Hi. I’m from Arkansas, the cantaloupe state. And tonight, I hope you will hold my melons close to your heart and vote me your Miss Teen Dream.”
  • “Nicole pointed out at the horizon. “Um, does that ocean look kind of high to you?”
    “How can the ocean get high? It can’t inhale. I know a lot about it. My platform is called Don’t Do Drugs Because They Make You Dumb,” Brittani explained.”
  • “Being beauty queen is like being marine, only harder. Marines do not fight in four-inch heels.” 
  • “Miss Teen Dreamers. It is time to get ahold of ourselves. Miss Alabama, I did not mean that literally. That is gross. Stop it.” 

So yeah, this thing is friggin’ comedy gold, with a side of girls using “girly things” like makeup and shoes and pretty dresses to create survival gear. 

BUT MORE THAN THAT

It is a feminist, intersectional masterpiece

It goes everywhere

  • There’s self-identified feminism from Miss New Hampshire:
    “My platform is Identifying Misogyny in American Culture. It’s all about helping girls ID the objectification of women when they see it. You know, like when girls are asked to parade around in bathing suits and heels and get scored on that.”
  • There is general snark and mockery toward anti-feminists:
    “We’ll take your calls in a moment. But first, Ladybird, you’ve come under fire recently for your promotion of a pageant that some see as antiquated. That the system rewards girls for being pretty and it values compliance and conformity rather than the boldness and rule-breaking that we pride in our boys and which often help them feel entitled to success, to getting ahead in life.”
    “Well, frankly, that’s the sort of stuff I expect my critics to say, because they want to turn all women into sluts who can get an abortion at the drive-through while they’re off at college gettin’ indoctrinated with folk-singin’, patchouli-wearin’, hairy-armpit-advocatin’ feminism, which is just one step away from terrorism, and we should all be afraid of that.”
  • Between Miss California and Miss Colorado, it dives right into racism in institutions of beauty:
    Miss Colorado: “Nicole knew about Sherry Sparks and the scandal. Everybody did. In the forty-year history of the Miss Teen Dream Pageant, she was the only African-American winner – until it was revealed that Sherry had once shoplifted an eye shadow from an Easy Rx store and she was drummed out in shame. It didn’t matter that in the years since then, two white contestants had been disqualified for sexy phone photos, or that last year’s winner, Miss Florida, had been forced to apologize when it was discovered that she had gotten drunk at a frat party and a video surfaced of her sloppily twirling batons in her underwear and bra. No, it was still Sherry Sparks they talked about.”
    Miss California: “She looked back at Nicole–friendly, easygoing Nicole–with envy and unease. She knew the Top Five would not hold both a black and a brown contestant. No matter what they claimed, the pageants were not multicultural-friendly. It was funny to Shanti how her white classmates could distinguish between several white faces but would get confused when confronted with, say, two Asians, frequently mistaking one for the other as if looking at a spot-the-difference kids’ magazine puzzle and feeling stumped.”
  • How about the dismal state of sex education in America? Yeah, this one talks about that too: 
    “In health class, they told us there’s an or in whore because you always have the choice to respect your body and say no. You’ve got one of those STPs now, don’t you?”
    Petra stared. “STP is a motor oil.”
    “Oh. My God. We didn’t even learn about that one. It must be really bad!” Tiara gestured solemnly to her crotch. “Protect the citadel. Protect the citadel.”
    Petra looked to the others. “Help.”
    Nicole shook her head. “Public school Sex Non-Ed. When I’m surgeon general, I am so fixing that.” 
  • Then there’s Miss Michigan, who is basically one of the most awesome characters in the book. Heck, she’s a comic book nerd whose personal motto is “What would Wonder Woman do?”  And, as if she wasn’t awesome enough just from that:
    “Being alone didn’t scare Jennifer. She’d been alone since she was ten, when she begged her mom to stop sending her to stay with Grandma Huberman, the religious nut, who told her God could see into her wicked, wicked heart. While saying this, she’d waved the copy of Women’s Basketball Weekly she’d found under Jen’s bed, the one in which Jen had drawn a heart around the picture of star point guard Monica Mathers.
    “God doesn’t like lesbians,” Grandma Huberman hissed, throwing the magazine in the trash.
    Jennifer knew what lesbian meant, and she knew she probably was one.”
  • Since when are disabled people allowed to be beautiful, right? “Well,” says Beauty Queens, “screw that.” And then it throws Miss Illinois at you. Miss Illinois accidentally blows up a snake (long story, okay?) and she makes her stance pretty clear: 
    “I am hearing impaired but that doesn’t stop me! I hear with my heart. Well, not really. Because, as anybody who is not a complete and total moron knows, the heart does not have ears. This is the kind of s**t they make disabled people say all the time so everybody’s all “okay” with us. Soooo annoying.”
  • Miss Michigan has a crush on Miss Illinois, and Miss Illinois is teaching her to sign. It’s basically the cutest thing in the whole world.
  • Now by this point this book has already earned its position as a Pillar of Hell Yeah, but does it stop there? Oh no, my friends, it sure as heck does not. Miss. Amazing. Rhode. Island. What’s so great about Miss Rhode Island? Allow me to shed some light on the situation:
    “I think you’re missing the salient point here,” Shanti said. “Miss Teen Dream is a girls’ pageant. You are not a girl. Ergo, you are disqualified.”
    “Who says I’m not a girl?”
    “You have a wang-dang-doodle!” Tiara squawked.
    “Is that all that makes a guy a guy? What makes a girl a girl?” 
    and if that wasn't enough
    “Why not do one of those drag pageants, win money that way?” Nicole asked.
    Petra kicked the tree. “Because I’m not in drag! This is who I am. That’s why I want to make a statement, so people understand. It’s a stand against discrimination.”

So, to sum this whole business up: Do I really need to sum it up? You need this book like you need oxygen. It will fill a hole in your life that you maybe didn’t even know was there. Trust me.

If you still aren’t convinced, just read this, A Word From Your Sponsor:

“This story is brought to you by The Corporation: Because Your Life Can Always Be Better™. We at The Corporation would like you to enjoy this story, but please be vigilant while reading. If you should happen to notice anything suspicious in the coming pages, do alert the proper authorities. Remember, it could be anything at all – a subversive phrase, an improper thought or feeling let out of its genie bottle of repression, an idea that challenges the status quo, the suggestion that life may not be what it appears to be and that all you’ve taken for granted (malls, shopping, the relentless pursuit of an elusive happiness, prescription drug ads, those annoying perfume samples in magazines that make your eyes water, the way anchormen and women shift easily from the jovial laughter of a story about a dog that hula-hoops to a grave report on a bus crash that has left five teenagers dead) may be no more consequential than the tattered hem of a dream, leaving you with a bottomless, free-fall feeling.

This is the sort of thing we are warning you about.”

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WOW! Way to go everyone! I am soo proud of all my fellow shipmates! You guys are all SO awesome! We did it! We had a rough start but you guys ROCKED it today! We are one step closer to the interview with Colin and Jen! Give yourself a hug, a pat on the back, a potty break, a bed, you know… ALL the things you went without while voting your hearts out for this!

Stay tuned for updates on the next round. We made it this far, there’s no way we are backing down now. Congrats again guys! And thanks! :)

Alright this round of the zimbio poll seems like it could get heated so let’s remember that there is a lot of overlap between Swan Queen and Clexa shippers and that in the larger scheme of things we are all actually on the same side. Which one means more to an individual is a personal thing and everyone has their reasons. Swan Queen has yet to be acknowledged or given a chance on screen, Clexa was brutally destroyed. Both are important and valid arguments. So vote your heart out for what you feel is right but let’s NOT make one another the enemy when that particular title clearly belongs to the show runners 🙃

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Ok, I know we’re all sick of these polls, but can we do this one more time?  This isn’t just Glee couples - this is ALL TV couples.  Let’s show the world what we all have known for years.  There is simply no other couple that can ever compare.  Go vote your hearts out, Klainers - bring our perfect boys to the TOP where they belong!

VOTE HERE VOTE HERE VOTE HERE VOTE HERE VOTE HERE

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Primetime Emmys: Give Andrew Lincoln an EMMY Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

I feel like it is about time that Andrew Lincoln gets some EMMY love. His performance has been extraordinary yet again this season on the Walking Dead…

I finally started the petition online on the website change.org. Please follow the link above and sign. Let’s make it happen! :)

My Dear Olicity Fandom.....

Tired?  Yeah, I bet.  Disheartened?  I’m sure.  Got carpal tunnel from voting so hard?  Me too.  

I normally shy away from posts like these and this will be my last post until that damned Eonline poll is ground into freaking dust in just under 4 hours.

We. can. do. this.

This is not lip service. This not some pie in the sky “whatever, Smoaky, you crack head.”

We can do it. I saw you do it this morning when you took that poll up 0.4% in some 40 minutes.  Smoaked it.

With the number of people following this blog and the number of followers I have on Twitter?  It is absolutely 100% possible to yank this poll back in our favor.  I won’t lie and say it’ll be easy, but it can be down.

A good portion of the Olicity fandom is out there, hitting that poll, refusing to give up til that last second ticks on and the poll officially closes.  Yeah, it sucks we’re down.  Yeah, it’s hard.  But we’ve had harder.

So push through this and get to the other side.  Get to that*&(& it! I am NOT done fighting! phase, then get back in there and vote.  Vote to win.  Vote to support your fandom.  Vote because giving up is exactly what everybody expects.

Win, lose.  We fought. And we fought like hell.

If you haven’t seen this very excellent post regarding the voting, look it over right now.  Then get back to E!Online and vote your heart out with your fandom.  We went into this tournament together, we go out together.  Blaze of Glory either way.

Olicity fans never surrender.

Vote!

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ATTENTION ALL CAPTAIN SWAN FANS!

Okay. I know you are probably like “Oh look, another stupid VOTE post.” But PLEASE take a min. to hear me out. This is far more than a poll. This is the chance our ship needs to prove itself! I know you are probably like, “But they are canon, that is enough!” AND IT IS! BUT! We are constantly under attack from haters and losing this will just be one more thing they can attack us about.

The poll is currently under attack by haters and people teaming up to ensure we stand NO chance. We can’t give up and give them the glory of winning like this! We MUST fight back! 

If we win, Jen and Colin will be rewarded (Colin really wants to win btw! Check his twitter!) and WE the fans will be rewarded with an EXCLUSIVE interview with Jen and Colin ABOUT Captain Swan!! 

This is why we must vote! Join us at 9:00 PM EST for a 

CAPTAIN SWAN VOTING PARTY!

What is a voting party? It’s where you gather your snacks, turn on some tunes, and vote your heart out non stop! The party will be going from 9-10! Once the party is done, PLEASE don’t stop voting! We need every vote we can get if we stand any chance at all.

Olicity is CONSTANTLY having voting parties and we are falling behind. They are extremely dedicated and it’s time we kick it up a notch!

If you are joining the voting party, feel free to join the Captain Swan Chatroom with other party goers and vote with us! 

Thanks for reading, and please, please, please… VOTE!!!

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Binders, of more than one kind.

I had a male friend ask me yesterday what was the issue with Romney’s binder comment. I have so many things to say about this whole thing, but in sum, it shouldn’t be necessary to import a binder’s worth of women; they should be part of the viable candidates already (in 2003…!), setting aside the fact that it wasn’t Romney’s idea in the first place. And his rhetorical phrasing leads to pretty strong connotations of objectification. He didn’t say “binders full of women’s resumes” and maybe I’m making too fine a point on it, but I would argue that leaving off that last word only serves to underline the tone of women-as-different (from men) in the rest of his response. It seemed like we got the chance to peek into Romney’s views on women in general with that one 2-minute monologue.

I also took issue with his immediate connection from women in the workplace to the need for flexible working hours, but mostly because he introduced the concept with a female advisor who needed to “go home and get dinner on the table”. As someone whose father made dinner every weeknight for years, I have a hard time hearing that. I have a hard time accepting that a presidential candidate in the year 2012 thinks it is ok to assume that women will be the ones making dinner and taking care of the kids whether or not they are working. I also have a hard time with him advocating marriage for all single mothers. Mitt Romney has been consistent about few policies through the campaign, and it turns out that one of them is lack of empathy for situations that may be different from his own.

I am tired of feeling like a one-issue voter, and I hate the idea that the nation’s women are now considered a voting block that needs to be pandered to. But when you have one candidate who proudly shares an instance of treating women like a commodity, and another who answers this same question by citing his equal pay legislation and declaring that he wants his daughters to have the same opportunities as anyone’s sons, I feel like I don’t have a choice if I want to be treated like a person. When the “one-issue” is treating all people like people,  I don’t see how anyone is anything but a one-issue voter.