Hobbit Has A New Habit

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Paparazzi photos allow us to spy into the everyday lives of our favorite celebs. We can see who they lunch with, where they vacation and who they hang out with, but what if we could see their lives from a different perspective? Their own. With so many pictures being taken of your favorite celebs, do you ever wonder what they themselves take pictures of?

Dominic Monaghan of Lord of the Rings and LOST is showcasing an exhibition of his photography at Los Angeles’ Hamilton-Selway Fine Art gallery now through March 27.

The exhibition is titled “Happy Accidents” and according to the World Entertainment News Network is described by Monaghan as, “Those moments where you don’t expect what is going to happen, but it ends up being something good.”

Happy accidents or not, it’s apparent that photography is just one more talent that Monaghan has under his belt (In addition to acting, Monaghan is also an accomplished musician, but what actor isn’t these days, right?) This particular creative outlet is a way for Monaghan to enjoy one of his true passions. Nature. Which happens to be the focus of most of his photography.

Monaghan has been known to be a zealous wildlife enthusiast and has supported many wildlife organizations. 20 percent of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

The exhibition also features photos of many of the British import’s former costars from both Lord of the Rings and LOST, including Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood and Sir Ian McKellen.

These photos serve as a glimpse into the real life and interests of the actor famous for portraying Oceanic 815’s favorite junky.

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Get My Beer On, Get My LOST On

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My very boisterous, well-informed albeit sometimes mis-informed friends, Wes and John have just started a LOST podcast.

If you’re interested in hearing the ramblings of two lush drunkards try to decode all theories to every LOST episode you should most definitely check them out, even if it’s just to hear the super special shout out they give me (It’s around minute 12 of the podcast)! Thanks boys. Much love.

Oh He’s not Dead

*Just as a warning, if you haven’t watched the latest LOST episode, “Ji Yeon,” you may not want to read on.

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Last night’s ep was 10 times better than last week’s Juliet-centric episode (gag). I always looks forward to Sun and Jin episodes as they are two of my favorite characters on the show.

We found out that Michael is the spy on Widmore’s boat. Which was pretty obvious, well at least to my friend Wes who noticed that his name was in the opening credits all season. We also found out that Sun is one of the Oceanic 6. Again, pretty obvious. Just for the fact that I don’t think anyone would have let her stay on the island since her life was in peril due to having conceived a child on the island.

So, for the first 45 mins of the episode we are led to believe that Jin also made it off the island, but in true LOST form we find out that is not the case. We are shown a Sun flash forward and a Jin flash back.

Sun successfully gives birth to a baby girl, Ji Yeon. (The name that Jin suggested for the baby while they were on the island.)

Hurley visits Sun in Korea and they both go to see Jin’s “grave.”

Sun is weeping and saying how much she misses him. (I think I actually cried more than Sun did.) Well, and then here’s the kicker. The camera pans to the tombstone and the date of death on the tombstone reads… 9/22/04. Yea, that’s right. The day of the crash! Which HAS to mean that Jin is still alive and just stuck on the island. BTW I’m going to have to give Jameson credit for this one because I sure as hell did not notice the date on the grave.

And no Wes, Jin did not die on the island “at some point.” There is no way. Just because the 6 are saying that everyone else died during the crash and you think Jin did die and that Sun is just sticking to that story is complete bull. He’s alive and well. Why else would Sun have gone psycho in the maternity ward? If he were really dead she wouldn’t have been yelling for him or refusing to take her wedding ring off. Also at the grave site, in literal Korean translation Sun was saying “I want to see you.” Not, “I miss you.” I think you can say I’m a legitimate source as I am Korean….even if my Korean is a bit rusty.

On another note. I know previously I said that Kate stole baby Aaron from Claire and is claiming it as her own. Well I was thinking that there is no way that she could plausibly say that Aaron is her child because she would have had to have been nine months pregnant when the plane crashed and there were definitely people who had seen her previous to the crash (i.e. her mother) granted it would have been months before but still. So, I think she must have gone with the story that everyone died, she found Aaron and took him in as her own. Which would make her sound like quite the hero to the courts wouldn’t you say?

Kate Hijack’s Baby Aaron

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Last night’s episode of LOST was insane! My heart was racing for the last 10 minutes of the show. Basically, in a flash forward we see that Kate somehow has possession of baby Aaron. CLAIRE’s baby Aaron. The only way that I can think this happened is that Kate stole Aaron from Claire. There is no possible way that Claire died because if she had died and left the baby in Kate’s care Jack would not have acted the way he had when Kate brought up seeing the baby.

Also, Claire must be alive because that has to be the reason that Charlie’s ghost is haunting Hurley. He needs Hurley to go back and rescue Claire.

Another thing I thought of was the episode in season one, (Raised By Another) where Clarie visits a fortune teller. The fortune teller is obviously terrified when he read her her fortune and tells her that NO ONE else can raise the child. That she alone must raise the baby because danger and evil surround him. Ok, obvious connection here. Kate is now raising Aaron. I am so anxious to see what happens.

Best show ever. Best season yet!

Striking Writers Spoof Sitcoms

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The long, very drug out process of the writers’ strike left viewers, actors, producers, directors and even the writers….well, bored out of their wits.

Some of us viewers took the past few months to catch up on (or review) the last few seasons of LOST, or had Netflix and OnDemand to keep us occupied. As for the actors, producers and directors…well they probably took a much needed holiday. But other than striking, what were the writers doing?

Well, they spoofed other sitcoms of course!

The writers of today’s hottest shows rallied together with NY Mag, not to picket, but to write up short synopsis’s of how they would write other TV shows. The writers of The Simpson’s took on The Office. Ugly Betty’s crew tackled the Gossip Girl script. The pens behind The Office’s quips tried their hands at Friday Night Lights.

There were a few other entertaining swaps but the best by far has to be the writers of The Daily Show taking on the series finales for 13 shows, including, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, House, American Gladiator, Rachel Ray, CSI and Mad Men.

Here’s an excerpt:

By J. R. Havlan, Steve Bodow, Rob Kutner, Tim Carvell, Jason Ross, Kevin Bleyer, Rachel Axler, Sam Means, Scott Jacobson, and Rich Blomquist, writers from The Daily Show

Lost
It turns out the island is actually a peninsula. Boy, are they embarrassed.

How I Met Your Mother
The show takes a dark and unexpected turn when Ted’s children are conceived, but then aborted.

Mad Men
Everyone on the show dies, just minutes before the surgeon general warns that a diet of martinis, Lucky Strikes, and hard-boiled eggs might not be the best idea.

American Gladiators
In an embarrassing mix-up, Simon, Randy, and Paula tell Militia he will not be going to Hollywood. He kills them.

Rachel Ray
Rachael wraps a pretzel in a piece of bologna and calls it a “healthy 30-second snack.” TV executives reward her with another multimillion-dollar contract.

View the rest of the spoofs at NY Mag.