Is Johnny Depp signed on to play The Riddler?   Phillip Seymour Hoffman signed on as The Penguin?  Depends on what you read, and who you believe. Actor Micheal Cain has been quoted as saying (in a meeting with execs), “I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath?’ And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!'”.  Yet Phillip Seymour Hoffman says that he has not signed on as The Penguin.  He has been quoted as saying (speaking to MTV news),  “No one has talked to me about it ever — never … It happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and it’s still a rumor. [laughs] It’s just in the press. It’s funny.”.  I think that says it all…Don’t always believe what you hear.

As for Johnny Depp playing the Riddler, as of yet, I have found nothing that either confirms nor denies this.  I guess we will just have to wait and see.  It is still very  early and anything can happen.  I will say this though, in order to top the amazing success of The Dark Night (over a half a billion in box office sales), the next Batman installment will have to one amazing cast paired up with an even better plot.

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     First off, I have to say that I am a huge fan of the original Beverly Hills 90210.  I still watch it every weekday on SoapNet at 5pm and 6pm (and no, I am not afraid to admit it).  That said, I was dissapointed to to hear that they were going to bring out a new 90210.  I truly believe that the original was given the perfect wrap up.

     Then comes all the hype.  We were subjected to months of speculations about everything from the plot, to who we could expect to see from the original cast.  You couldn’t turn on an entertainment news show without hearing something about the new 90210.  Most of what they had to say was nothing more than rumors and speculations.  Finally, we were thrown a bone when it came out that Jennie Garth and Shannon Doherty would be returning (Doherty signed on for four episodes while Garth’s contract is open-ended).  Plus, they threw in Joe E. Tata (Nat) for good measures.

     After months of teasing, 90210 finally premiered.  Finally, we would get to see what all the fuss has been about, and it couldn’t have been more dissapointing.  The opening was slow,  and the pace didn’t pick up much during the two hour time slot it was alloted.

     As a fan of the original Beverly Hills 90210, I felt as though I was having a bit of deja vu.  I feel that if you are going to make a “sequel” to a show, then you should have something original to contribute.  The show felt as if the writers took alot of their material from the original and just put a spin on it by making the characters even more rich,  more spoiled, and more screwed up than the original gang that we all know and love.  I really hope that future episodes start to have more originality.

     As for the original three cast members.  They were the best parts of the show.  The scenes that they were in, which weren’t many, were fantastic.  I hope that we get to see more of them and go deeper into who they have become.

   I do not know how many of the old fans this new 90210 will bring in.  I’m sure that they are bound to get some, especially if they give the originals more story lines.  As for new fans from the younger generation, I guess we will just have to wait and see.  It seems to be  alot like some of the more popular shows today (i.e. Gossip Girl), so it can either go very well, or it can be too much like the others and bomb.  I guess we will just have to wait and see which direction it takes.

     As for me, it’s like a train wreck…I don’t want to watch, but I know I will.


As sad as I am that the Bitches had to end their season,  I am happy to say that it ended on a high note.  Throughout the first season we saw Eden in many different situations.  The first show was fun and wacky but didn’t really get into anything too deep.  She was just a girl who’s subconscious developed two imaginary friends, Heather and Catherine, to help her cope with the loneliness she felt when her best friends no longer had time for her.  In the early episodes it seems as though Eden was just using Heather and Catherine as a way to speak her mind and to let people know how she really felt.  Then, as the season progressed, we were able to see a deeper side of Eden.  The situations she was put in allowed us to see that maybe Heather and Catherine were created to allow her to see inside herself.  She started to learn some things about herself that she didn’t know before.

In the earlier episodes you wonder how far this show could go.  Rest assured that the writers made it possible for this show to expand when they allowed us to see deeper into Eden’s inner self.  In the two part season finale, Eden finally started to let her guard down.  Up until now we were never really allowed to see her as vulnerable.  With the help of a new “friend”, Jennifer, Eden is forced to face why she really has a hard time with relationships.

Where will these newly found insights lead?  Are the Bitches here to stay? I guess we’ll just have to wait until Season 2 to find out.


These days it seems as though the internet is plagued with people looking for their fifteen minutes of fame.  It is, after all, the easiest medium to get published on.  I just have not found much content available on the net that I feel is worth giving even 15 seconds of attention to.  Well, that has changed.  I happened to stumbled on a new web series that is definately worth raving about.  It’s both witty and unigue, and lets face it, that’s hard to find these days. It’s even got a catchy title, Imaginary Bitches.  This is surely something that any twenty-something (or any age) woman can relate to.

The show is about a twenty-something woman, Eden (Eden Riegel) who realizes that she is the only one of her friends who isn’t in a relationship.  Her friends are so caught up in their boyfriends that they seem to not have any time for Eden.  That’s when she makes some new ones.  The only catch is, they are imaginary.

To top it all off, the cast is one that is easily recognized, especially by those Soap Opera fans out there.  The star of the show is Eden Riegel who played Bianca Montgomery  on All My Children.  She is joined by such talent as Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Maggie, AMC), Connie Fletcher-Staton (ex-Erin Lavery, AMC), Jesselyn Gilsig (Gina Russo, Nip/Tuck), and many more.

I could go on and on about this show, but why not check it out for yourself?  You can log onto the Imaginary Bitches website by going to www.imaginarybitches.com.