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Becky Broderick is a freelance writer whose childhood dream was to grow up to be Olivia Newton-John. Although that didn't work out, she is still an awesome roller skater who knows all the words to every song on the 'Xanadu' soundtrack. The former New Yorker and native/current Pittsburgher is also a regular YourTango.com contributor and author of The Pop Eye, a blog which serves as a repository for much of her useless knowledge.

'Project Runway' Crowns Its Season 11 Winner

April 27th, 2013 7:23am EDT
Michelle Lesniak Franklin wins Project Runway Season 11
On the Season 11 "Project Runway" finale, three finalists faced off at New York Fashion Week, and oddly enough, the ultimate winner turned out to be a contestant who nearly quit in the competition's final weeks. At the beginning of the season, many viewers might not have predicted that Michelle Lesniak Franklin would emerge victorious, but she was my early pick to win it all. In fact, the edgy Portland-based designer was the ONLY one I could envision walking away with the title. Of course, I have no weekly recaps to back this up, but you're just gonna have to trust me on this one. *sigh*

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

December 21st, 2012 5:14pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season finales tend to involve the gang in big productions, like putting on a bizarre musical, dancing their asses off (at both radio station-sponsored marathons and high school reunions), entering a flip cup competition or experiencing the miracle of childbirth. Season 8 followed this trend with something of a huge production, albeit one that the gang only put on for themselves...and one random bar patron.

After Frank plows into Dennis at a stop light, the two swing by Paddy's to argue over who was at fault and who is liable for the damages to Denni...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie Rules the World'

December 7th, 2012 3:50pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If last week's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” suffered from too much Frank, this week's benefited from a whole lot of Charlie. 'Cause there can never be too much Charlie.

As a matter of fact, "Charlie Rules the World" made me feel like I've actually been suffering from a Charlie deficiency. I just got to thinking about how Charlie Day was the breakout star of the show in the first few seasons, but seemed to take a step back somewhere around Season 5. Or maybe it's just that the last few seasons have been totally owned by Glenn Howerton, who's turned Dennis into one of ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank's Back in Business'

December 1st, 2012 1:30pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
OK, I'm just gonna say it, and you people can stone me (or think I'm stoned) if you want: Frank is my least favorite "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" character. Don't get me wrong; I have mad love for Danny DeVito. And it's not that I dislike Frank. Saying he's my least favorite character out of a cast of amazing characters is kind of like saying that Sunday is my least favorite day of the weekend. I mean, it's still a pretty damn good day off work. But in my opinion, Frank is to "Sunny" what Newman is to "Seinfeld": a character so completely deranged and sub-human that he always brings ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie's Mom Has Cancer'

November 17th, 2012 9:17am EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
This week's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” put a new twist on Season 1's "Charlie Has Cancer." This time "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer," or so she claims, having finally succumbed to Mrs. Mac's constant smoking. (Who has two thumbs and forgot those ladies were roommates? This girl.) But considering this season has been all about "recycling," I doubt anyone watching really bought that story.

The episode is less about cancer than it is about scams: quack doctors scamming desperate patients, the church scamming desperate believers, a psychic scamming desperate Dee, and Dennis and...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Analyzed'

November 9th, 2012 2:19pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If there's anything the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” needs it's a shrink, so last night's episode, "The Gang Gets Analyzed" was long overdue. And at the risk of sounding like some idiot "American Idol" judge who calls every performance the "best performance so far," I have to say proclaim this week's episode the funniest of the season...so far. Yeah, dawg.

It starts out basic enough, with Dee dragging the gang to a therapist (the always wonderful Kerri Kenney-Silver) to find out who's responsible for doing the dishes from their recent dinner party. But of course, as the ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie and Dee Find Love'

November 2nd, 2012 12:02pm EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
I may be in the minority with this opinion, but last week's Halloween episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" just didn't do it for me. (That's not why it wasn't recapped; I was actually out of town.) While most of the McPoyle-based episodes are pretty strong, I felt that, aside from a few non-McPoyle moments (Dee sucking "bat poison" out of Frank's head and nearly everything Charlie did, including forgetting how to drive, his "Jaws" speech, and his Batman/horror genre conversation with Mac), it focused so much on elevating the freakishness of everyone's favorite inbred family that t...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Recycles Their Trash'

October 19th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
After a Hopper incident that caused me to miss the premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (insert a Liam McPoyle slow-mo “Noooooooo!” here), the DVR gods were merciful and finally allowed me to get in on some Season 8 action. Although, while watching the cold open of this season’s second episode, I was a little concerned that, through some sort of weird, wormhole-y, space-time mix-up, I’d actually recorded an episode from Season 3, specifically “The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby.” As Dennis, Mac and Dee waded through the trash piled up behind Paddy’s, Dennis’s remarks about their “thr...
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I Survived Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 22!

October 13th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Halloween Horror Nights 22
Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Universal Orlando for a sneak peek of The Walking Dead: Dead Inside attraction, one of the seven haunted houses featured in this year's Halloween Horror Nights. And thanks to the nice folks at Universal, I recently was able to see the finished product and get my first full Halloween Horror Nights experience.

The first thing I noticed upon entering the park was how dark it was. Like, I truly had a moment of "Oh my God, zombies aren't even going to get the chance to try to eat me because I'm going to trip over my own feet and smash my skull in."...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'I Get a Kick Out of Fashion'

September 24th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Project Runway and The Rockettes
This week’s recap of "Project Runway" is a little late. I hope you’ll forgive me. I guess I was celebrating Ven’s elimination a little too hard. Yeah! Can I get a woot woot?

Heidi Klum joins The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

Since you’re surely all aware of how things went down on Thursday – and even if you didn’t before, you know now since I just gave away the ending in the first paragraph – I’ll make this recap a little more brief than usual. And I’ve always found the best way to do that is to wrap things up Good, Bad, Ugly style. So, here we go…

The Good

- The challenge. In ...
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