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Posts Tagged ‘Conor Knighton’

Casting Director Bundles Reality TV Knowledge Into New E-book

Casting director Sarah Monson (pictured), who blogs as The Bitchlorette and contributes to various online outlets, is reaching out to would-be reality TV show contestants in an unusual way. She has authored a new e-book titled Me on TV: The First Ever Kick-Ass Guide to Get You on Any Reality Show, officially released today.

The price for this 130-page tome is relatively steep – $47. But Monson, whose credits include Blind Date, The Bachelor and Survivor, insists she has personally put her methods to the test:

“I’ve even gotten myself cast on a few reality shows and game shows, including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and How Do I Look? I’ve tested this stuff and it absolutely works.”

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Stages of Grief Setting In at LA Weekly Over Jonathan Gold Exit

The reality of Jonathan Gold‘s impeding departure from the LA Weekly is starting to sting the paper’s staff. Especially since the reconstituted Weekly of the past few years has been built largely around food coverage. Squid Ink’s Amy Scattergood is going through her “5 Stages of Grief.” Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance: they’re all there. And they all seem to involve eating lots of spicy food and sausage.

Meanwhile, Weekly blogger Ali Trachta has taken a more New Orleans dirge-style approach to Gold’s loss–appropriate, given yesterday’s conclusion of the Mardi Gras season. Trachta dug up this hip-hop serenade of Gold and his annual 99 Essential Restaurants list by Conor Knighton.

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