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One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
Imagine if Paula Deen cared about fixing her racist ways as much as she cares about butter? The former Food Network star posted a photo to social media of her and her son, Bobby, dressed as I Love Lucy’s Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Ricky Ricardo is Cuban-American. Bobby is not. Just to make sure that this is extra wrong, he dons brownface. Image via Mic “We had so much fun on this episode y’all,” the caption reads, “I just had to share this photo with you.” No, no you did not. It gets worse! The picture was taken from an episode that aired in 2011. Read More
Ahh, Valentine’s Day — that 24-hour block designed to sell greeting cards, indicate the lonely and breed competition in healthy relationships. I love flowers and candlelit dinners as much as the next pair of pants, but we can all agree on the somewhat forced aspect of a holiday that first calls to mind overcrowded restaurants and cheap plush teddy bears. The brouhaha is enough to make you wanna  take your celebration (or, demolition...) inside. Where you could watch a horror movie, say, in the privacy of your own home. And maybe eat a whole bunch of snacks. Read More
While watching Hallmark's I Love Lucy marathon in honor of Lucille Ball's 100th birthday yesterday, I found myself swooning over Lucy's outfits. Her ensembles are classic, of course, but many of the elements (sheer, lace, sweetheart necklines, polka dots, tea-length hems, etc.) seem to be particularly on-trend at the moment. So much so, that I easily could compile a look from several stores mimicking her signature looks. Read More
A 32 page comic book is just the beginning of Lucille Ball’s centennial soiree. Starting today at 6am (ET/PT) and all the way through August 7, The Hallmark Channel will be showcasing 96 classic Lucy episodes - with no reruns! -  in honor of the Queen of Comedy’s 100th birthday. So make some coffee, pour in a little Vitameatavegamin for that extra special boost, and get ready to celebrate. Lucille Ball made history as the first female head of a production company and as America’s favorite red-headed slapstick comedienne. Read More