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The Sopranos–Wha’ Happened?

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David Chase might want to lay low for a while. Sopranos fans shut down the HBO server.

That diner? Holsten’s in Bloomfield.

TWOP loyalists go nuts–70 pages of comments.

NY Times readers fell for the cable snafu.

The House Next Door says we never saw it coming, which is as it should be–deep, profound, whatever.

Ken Levine mixes his Tonys.

Did you notice that all the bad things on THE SOPRANOS started happening AFTER they killed Tim Daly, the screenwriter? Bad mojo. This is the only power the WGA has.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Keller Parks Top Design

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Bravo’s Top Design episode last night found our heroine, intrepid architect Andrea Keller, in charge of a garage makeover. FBLA wishes she’d worked on Clean House with us, so she’d have been prepared for the challenge of clutter.

Project Top Design is on the Andrea love train. Top Design Wiki has a poll–Goil and Andrea tie.

FBLA: Have you ever re-done a garage?
AK: I have actually remodeled a couple of them for people, not for myself–there are a lot of 1920′s garages in LA that are too small to park an SUV in so they all get converted, many into offices because the weather is usually great, can have a big open space with doors wide open. Normally you sweat out every detail, didn’t have any time luxury here at all, couldn’t stand back for a single second. I’m probably not allowed to go back to their house and finish the job but I’d love to do it.

FBLA: Building a model seems pretty artsy-craftsy to us. You?
AK: Model building is so familiar, have done hundreds of them, was so happy to be on my turf! Was completely confident building a model and pitching to the client, was like a day at my office, I could breathe. I love talking to clients, trying to pick up on their cues, my job is basically to translate people’s ideas into form. I would have loved an hour with the client, didn’t get that but just tried to run with what we had.

FBLA: Ddi you like being in charge of that team?
AK: And as for being in charge–I was pretty sure I could nail the pitch, but I don’t think the spot of leader was super enviable except for the immunity (which is obviously huge, made up for it, deal with the devil?) I knew I was heading into a massive amount of chaos and stress.

TWOP gets that part.

I do have to say that almost everyone was very eager to help and worked like mad. I was very surprised that that was the case, as you go through worst-case scenarios I was wondering if people would go for scorched earth, but literally no one did. Could have been a complete train wreck, and instead it gave me a lot of respect for the group. Didn’t see that coming, super happy about, very grateful and lucky.

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Top Design: FBLA Goes to the Party

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FBLA is wildly excited about Bravo’s Top Design series, especially as architect Andrea Keller is a contestant. We know her from our other life, and thus are completely biased and hope she wins. In the weeks ahead, she’s going to share some tiny, insignificant behind-the-scenes details with FBLA

Keller and her architect husband, John Berry, threw a viewing party last night. Among the crowd cheering for Andrea were author/film editor Paul Seydor, fellow contestant Heather Ashton, FOX money guy turned education guru Gene Straub, L.A. Phil fundraiser Janneke Straub and <a href="http://blakkbox.buzznet.com/user/profile/, and songstress Leslie Spencer Smith.

Keller’s a member of the blakkbox group who were out in full force (and thought that Keller being teamed with Ryan “My Own Worst Enemy” Humphrey was pretty funny), as well as architect Jeffrey Allsbrook and energy visionary Dan Emmett. FBLA felt very popular–people kept shouting “She’s a blogger–don’t say anything!”

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The crowd ate tamales and drank mojitos while the designers painted and pushed furniture around. FBLA always Tivo’s through this part, anyway. Loved the Robert Kuo pepper.

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