Show Your Work Podcast Articles

Show Your Work: “The Room Where It Happens”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2018 20:01:06 March 12, 2018 20:01:06

If you know Hamilton, you know where we took our inspiration for the title of this week’s episode of Show Your Work. We are not, however, talking about Hamilton. We are talking about rooms – the rooms where Hollywood decisions are made, the rooms where plans are laid, the rooms where we work. Full Story

Show Your Work: Comeback actors, Olympics, and Janelle Monae

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2018 21:45:20 February 26, 2018 21:45:20

We begin this week’s podcast with a discussion about what Duana and Megan Fox have in common. There’s a scientific name for it too – even though the name sounds ridiculously made up and not real at all: Brachydactyly Type D, pronounced “bracky-dact-ily”. Come ON!  From there, we move to Encino Man, Brendan Fraser. Full Story

Show Your Work: The Work of Wakanda

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2018 18:21:23 February 19, 2018 18:21:23

Black Panther is the biggest story in Hollywood coming out of the weekend. The numbers have already gone up from when I logged on this morning. We’ve now gone from $218 million domestically over the 4 day long weekend to an estimated $235 million, adjusted a couple of hours ago. So of course we’re talking about Black Panther this week on Show Your Work. Full Story

Show Your Work: The Hermione Granger of Feng Shui

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 12, 2018 20:20:27 February 12, 2018 20:20:27

I can’t take credit for the “Hermione Granger of Feng Shui”. That’s all Duana. And she came up with it off the top of this week’s episode of Show Your Work, during a discussion about my Ma’s annual Chinese zodiac and feng shui forecasts. Many of you have written over the last couple of weeks about the signs of the zodiac and their corresponding elements and why the Squawking Chicken’s list doesn’t necessarily match up to what you may have seen elsewhere online. Full Story

Show Your Work: Oprah the actor…and the voice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2018 21:08:29 January 29, 2018 21:08:29

As in her actual voice. Somehow a discussion about Oprah Winfrey, actor, became a conversation about how women’s voices a judged – like the sound of them, whether or not they’re too high, low, squeaky, or deep. This is why, no matter how much I know about sports, I would never be hired as a sports reporter. Full Story

Show Your Work: The Written Word Edition

Duana Posted by Duana at January 15, 2018 20:25:21 January 15, 2018 20:25:21
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There was never any doubt that we would discuss the 1.5 million dollar pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, but in a development that *never* happens, the longer we put off talking about it, the better the story got.  The USA Today article with all the details is here Full Story

Show Your Work: Award season fashion and drama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2017 21:45:37 December 18, 2017 21:45:37

Did you hear last week that many actresses will be wearing all-black for sure at the Golden Globes and maybe through award season as a sign of solidarity to protest sexual harassment in the industry? On the new episode of Show Your Work, Duana and I discuss the implications – this is a symbolic gesture, but can it move the needle? And, beyond fashion, what needs to happen to effect real change?  Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will likely be in black then at the Globes where they’re nominated for Big Little Lies. Full Story

Show Your Work: JLaw, JK, Gabrielle, and Stannis Baratheon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2017 21:14:01 December 11, 2017 21:14:01
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Despite her popularity, and those weirdos at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love them some Jennifer Lawrence, she was not nominated for a Golden Globe. Helen Mirren came out of nowhere for a nomination though and Michelle Williams was included too, even though THEY’RE STILL SHOOTING THAT MOVIE, OMG, but Jennifer was left off the list. Full Story