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Doppelgängers

Ever see a celebrity and think you know him/her and it turns out to be a different celebrity altogether? Like how people say how much Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel look alike? Or so many have said that Josh Duhamel, Timothy Olyphant and Ryan Seacrest could all be brothers? Back in the late 90’s there were so many comparisons between newcomers Alicia Silverstone and Reese Witherspoon that Reese, in an interview once said, jokingly “Yes, *sigh* we’re sisters.”

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone


Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon


So now I’m going to share with you certain celebrities I either often confuse or think look quite a bit alike:

1) Monica Potter and Sarah Paulson – I confused these for a long time. I can now distinguish who’s who…sometimes

Monica Potter

Monica Potter


Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson


Combine these two and you may just get Julia Roberts
Julia

2) Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer – I don’t confuse these ladies but they sure do look alike

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart


Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer

3) Amanda Peet and Allison Williams – I have to admit I still have no idea who Allison Williams is or what she’s done but every time I see her on the red carpet or in a magazine I think it’s Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet


Allison Williams

Allison Williams

4) Carly Pope and Cobie Smulders – I don’t know much about Cobie Smulders but I think she looks a helluva lot like Carly Pope from Popular

Carly Pope

Carly Pope


Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

5) Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Susan Ward – I have only see Susan Ward in a couple of things but both times I thought I was watching Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum


Susan Ward

Susan Ward

6) Lori Heuring and Ever Carradine – Coincidentally, Susan Ward starred in The In Crowd with Lori Heuring. And while I thought I was watching Jenna Dewan sharing the screen with Ever Carradine, it was actually Susan starring alongside Lori Heuring

Lori Heuring

Lori Heuring


Ever Carradine (she gets the award for coolest name, BTW)

Ever Carradine
(she gets the award for coolest name, BTW)

7) Mira Sorvino and Ashley Jones – I was watching The Mentalist a few years ago and thought it was odd that Mira Sorvino was doing a guest appearance but wasn’t listed….um, yeah, not her

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino


Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones


AND if you add them together you might just get Kathy Baker
Kathy
kathy2

8) Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Thank goodness one of these dudes has an accent

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem


Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

9) Sam Shepard and Josh Taylor – So, I always thought it was cool that the guy who blew up in a car in The Pelican Brief played Dylan’s dad who got blown up in a car on 90210. Whoooops!

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard


Josh Taylor (No? Don't get it?)

Josh Taylor
(No? Don’t get it?)


Saaaaam

Saaaaam


Jooossh

Jooossh

10) Lauren Ash and Megan Cavanaugh – So, Super Fun Night is a super fun show and I love it. And, although you may not agree, I think Lauren (Marika) looks like Megan Cavanaugh from A League of Their Own (also, Megan was also the animal control chick who shot Phoebe in the ass with a dart {Friends})

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash


Megan Cavanaugh

Megan Cavanaugh


No? Not seeing it? What about Lauren Ash and Jodie Foster?
Lauren

Lauren


Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

11) Linda Evangelista and Milla Jovovich – I never confused these two but I have always thought they could be model sisters

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista


Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

And finally, one of my favorites
Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus


and THIS KITTY
See it??????

See it??????

There. There’s my accomplishment for the evening.
Cheers.


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Survive
Now that The Walking Dead has ended for the season (big BOO!!) I can finally sit down and share with you my plans for avoiding surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, aside from putting a chair against my door to keep them out.

In the event that my future BFF Norman Reedus (see here) is unavailable (as Daryl Dixon) with his cross bow
daryl-dixon-funny-zombie-pictures here are some other ideas that will save me from said Apocalypse:

– Lead zombies to treadmills. They’ll walk for infinity.
Treadmill

– Play Michael Jackson’s Thriller…because it’s awesome and all zombies should partake in the Thriller dance. It just makes sense.

– Play loudly Carly Rae Jepsom’s Call Me Maybe because that song is annoyingly catchy and it makes everyone want to join in and sing and dance.

– Ask zombies to “Use their words.” (That’ll stump ’em.)

– Introduce them to Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet. (Vegan zombies don’t eat people.)
kind-diet-alicia-silverstone

– Hug. More than likely the zombies are just having a bad day. And everybody likes a good hug.
HUG

– If you get bit by a zombie….pee on your wound (or, do as Joey and Chandler do and “step up” to pee on your friends) because, let’s face it, a zombie bite is probably the same as a jellyfish sting. Right?

– Do like Katniss What’s-her-head and sleep in a tree. Zombies can’t climb trees. They’re stuck on the treadmill, remember?

– Let George Clooney calm them down. That man could talk me into anything.

Um...what was I saying?

Um…what was I saying?

– Ask the zombies to decipher Shakespeare or to figure out a math equation. Zombies hate math.

– Invite zombies to partake in a chubby bunny contest. Maybe they’ll choke on their marshmallows.

– Send them on an Easter egg hunt but don’t hide any eggs. ūüôā (This works to keep children occupied well.)


Game Over

Well, I gave you a week to come up with the answers for my movie quote game. ¬†You got some of them. ¬†Now I suppose it’s time to fill you in with the rest.

You guessed correctly:

1) Varsity Blues

3) Gone in 60 Seconds

7) Dazed and Confused

8) Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10) The Cutting Edge

 

WHAT WAS LEFT OVER:

2) Return to Me

Love this movie.  Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

Love this movie. Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

4) Girl, Interrupted 

Girl

5) Heathers

heathers-02

 

The Original Mean Girls

The Original Mean Girls

6) Kuffs

Oh Christian....

Oh Christian….

9) Clueless 

Ah, where it all began.

Ah, where it all began.

11) School Ties

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

...and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

…and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

These are all ¬†good movies – that I have undoubtedly watched over and over…..AND OVER.

You should go check them out. ¬†They’re good movies. ¬†I promise. ¬†I wouldn’t lie to you.

Cheers.


Girl Crush

I think it’s safe to say that every little girl has other girls she “crushes” on. ¬†Girls and women they admire and strive to be like. ¬†I’ve always had girls crushes. ¬†I still have girl crushes. ¬†I think the celebrated ladies in my life have been pretty good role models for me while growing up. ¬†Although I was raised very well by wonderful parents, I also think the morals these gals and their characters maintained have helped me develop into the person I am. ¬†I’m not giving them 100% credit because that would be ridiculous, but I I think it’s important for young girls to have good role models (the Abster likes Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan) to look up to – girls with manners and etiquette and cute and quirky; yet make mistakes and learn life lessons. ¬†Below is my list of girl crushes thru my life:

Of course, my NUMBER 1 Girl Crush is and always will be reserved for my girl Drew Barrymore. ¬†I’ve loved her since E.T.

Drew in the 90's

Drew in the 90’s

Growing up in the 80’s (and being limited to tv AND two channels) I fell in love with Alyssa Milano from the first second I watched “Who’s the Boss?” . ¬†She was so cool…beginning as a tomboy and growing into a mature young woman with cute clothes and the best hair. ¬†I grew up with Alyssa. ¬†Some of the time I wanted to be her. ¬†I loved her and I am still a fan.

On " Who's The Boss?"

On ” Who’s The Boss?”

Candace Cameron was my age when she played DJ Tanner on Full House. ¬†She was also Kirk Cameron’s sister and that made her even cooler.

Ah...DJ Tanner...what a girl.

Ah…DJ Tanner…what a girl.

Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty aka “90210”‘s Kelly and Brenda. ¬†I think by now everyone knows of my adoration for the original 90210 and these two ladies (and Brandon and Dylan and Steve and….Nat!). ¬†“90210” put 90’s role-modelling on the map!

Kelly & Brenda....my unrequited BFFs.

Kelly & Brenda….my unrequited BFFs.

My foray into my obsession with supermodels (and eventual spiral into eating disorders /weight obsession {https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/my-secret-obsession/} began with Cindy Crawford. ¬†My aunt Donna introduced me to Cindy’s career when I was 13 or 14 and I’ve followed it ever since. ¬†In spite of her film “Fair Game”…Lame Cindy….LAME.

The world's best supermodel

The world’s best supermodel

Kristy Swanson was the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and she was cooler than shit! ¬†My BFF Stephanie and I loved her. ¬†But, now that I think of it, I think we loved the idea of Buffy and her kick-ass vampire-slaying more than Kristy herself. ¬†I feel a little bad for Ms. Swanson because she’s a pretty good actress and she’s gorgeous and I think her career could have been a lot bigger. ¬†She deserves more that those shitty made-for-tv movies and Skating with the Stars or whatever the hell it was called.

The original Buffy!

The original Buffy!

Alicia Silverstone was introduced to the world early 90’s via Aerosmith videos and “The Crush” but we really didn’t fall in love with her until “Clueless”¬†in 1995. ¬†Since then she’s stayed sugary sweet, had a bunch of cutsie movies (and a great show – Hello, “Miss Match”) and is the biggest vegan activist (and author) I know of. ¬†Alicia is saving the (animal) world.

Miss Match should have been kept on the air.  Great show!

Miss Match should have been kept on the air. Great show!

Oh…”My So-Called Life.” ¬†Remember Angela Chase? ¬†Remember Jordan Catalano? ¬†Don’t we all have our own personal version of Jordan Catalano?

Claire Danes gave a wonderful portrayal as the angst-ridden coming-of-age Angela. ¬†And then as Juliet to Leonardo’s Romeo (which solidified my love for Claire even more.) ¬†She has come a long way but still seems very grounded. ¬†Gnarly.

"Don't you just love the way he leans??" ~Angela Chase

“Don’t you just love the way he leans??”
~Angela Chase

I first saw a modelling photo of Milla Jovovich when she was 13…which means I would’ve been 12. ¬†I thought she was absolutely striking. ¬†What a beautiful girl. ¬†Then I saw her in “Kuffs” (Christian Slater!) in ’92 and “Dazed & Confused” (Cole Hauser!!!) in ’93 but my serious girl-crushing on her didn’t start until the “Resident Evil’ movies. ¬†This girl is kick-ass!

Milla Jovovich

Lindsay Price. ¬†She played An Li on All My Children and was semi-annoying. ¬†But once she got to Beverly Hills (“90210”) I started to girl crush on her. ¬†But the serious girl crushing came when she moved to “Eastwick” and played journalist Joanna Frankel (https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/reviving-eastwick/).

Lindsay-Price-

Zooey Deschanel is quirk-a-licious. ¬†She’s funny and she’s beautiful and she can sing and she’s so damn funny and she has the best style. ¬†I love this girl. ¬†Loved her in “Almost Famous.” ¬†Loved her even more in “Elf.” ¬†Totally girl-crushing on her in “The New Girl” (one of my new favorite shows – after “Grimm” of course). ¬†Oh, and she has the cutest blog (http://hellogiggles.com/) with live bunny cams. ¬†HOW ADORABLE IS THAT?? ¬†(Oh, and she comes in a close second to Shannen Doherty for best bangs.)

My girl crush on Zooey and her style and her humor is the inspiration for this post.

The New Girl is the IT girl!

The New Girl is the IT girl!

So there you have it…my timeline of girl crushes throughout my life.

Cheers.

*LAME NOTE/AKA SIX DEGREES: in 1992 Drew Barrymore starred in the short-lived 2000 Malibu Road produced by Aaron Spelling. ¬†Aaron Spelling also produced Beverly Hills, 90210 starring Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Lindsay Price. ¬†Lindsay Price starred in Eastwick. ¬†Luke Perry starred with Kristy Swanson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ¬†Shannen Doherty starred in Charmed with Alyssa Milano (also produced by Aaron Spelling). ¬†Alyssa Milano starred with Scott Bloom in Who’s the Boss? and with Scott’s brother Brian Bloom in Dance ’til Dawn and Crash Course (and they also dated). Brian Bloom also starred in 2000 Malibu Road (with Drew Barrymore) and Desperate for Love with Christian Slater (along with Veronica Cartwright who starred with Lindsay Price in Eastwick). ¬†Christian Slater also starred Heathers with Shannend Doherty and in Kuffs with Milla Jovovich . ¬†Milla starred in Dazed & Confused with Cole Hauser who starred in White Swan with Christian Slater. ¬†Alicia Silverstone and Alyssa Milano were both offered parts on 90210 but turned them down. ¬†Alyssa, however, moved to Melrose Place which is produced by Aaron Spelling.

(This goes on and on and on….I’m just getting warmed up. ¬†But, you get the idea. ¬†I’m a beacon for useless information…especially when it comes to celebrities.)