Work In Progress (WIP) – The Series.*


Watch out kids, there is a new show coming to a web browser near you! It is a fem driven; lighthearted, comedic web series that promises to delve into the hearts and lives of four (as women tend to be) really complex female characters.  “Work In Progress”, is a show about four sexy and smart thirty-something women who are supposed to have it all figured out — but these women prove that being beautiful, smart and savvy isn’t always that easy.  Four very diverse friends, all in different stages of their individual lives: married, divorced, pregnant, and career building, all help each other through the challenges they face — and with Los Angeles as the backdrop, they explore life through their relationships and jobs, so what could possibly go wrong?  Well we must tune in to find out!

“Work In Progress” appears to have the resume on paper – umm, I mean – the screen; appearing is an awesome cast of veteran actors who have collectively appeared in a multitude of network, cable and feature films — beginning with our leading ladies: Marquita Terry (USA High, Malibu CA & Common Law) as Peyton Nicholson,  Kristen Miller (Malibu Shores, USA High, That’s My Bush & She Spies) as Chloe Grey,  Jen Drohan (American Horror Story, Big Bang Theory, Numbers & Dog With A Blog) as Paige Turner, Vinessa Antione (Soulfood, Being Erica, Heartland & Haven) as Tracey Grant and supporting cast, Dawn Joyal (The Middle & Inverse) as Fern and Richard T. Jones (Judging Amy, Girlfriends, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicals, Nikita and Hawaii Five-O) as RJ Nicholson and helmed by Directors, Mary Lou Belli (Second Generation Wayans, Reed Between The Lines & Girlfriends) Episodes 1-3 and Marc Cadieux (Tom Waits: Real Gone European, Orphan’s and The Glitter and Doom tours & Bridges Over Troubled Waters) episode 4 & 5, have all come together to introduce a celebration of friendship, fashion, and phases of life, in this relatable, mockumentary style comedy. Poking fun at everything from parenthood to pop culture this series vows to embrace the truth and comfort in the continual growth and submission to being a work in progress. They’ve come together, bringing their talents to WIP where they exhibit a chemistry that shows strive for.

There is a lot of “F’s” here people so brace yourselves: friendship, fun, faith, friction, fashion, and four fab women – whew! To wrap it up, this show proves that even through the ups and downs, the 30’s is when life starts getting good, one has just gotta find comfort in and accept that, we’re all just a “work in progress”!

Check back with the Yak for the premiere date, but first here’s a little taste of what’s to come.


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*FULL DISCLOSURE – I lit, shot and am a producer on the show but there is no prejudice written into this article, because the show is just that good!

New Rules! New Fresh Look! Same-Squared Circle!

Here is something interesting for all you Wrestling fans here at the Yak, a new and entertaining way to view professional wrestling, as you have never seen before!  The Yak just came across a press release of which I quote here extensively.

Knokx Pro Entertainment, located in Los Angeles California, recently announced the exclusive Territory League.

“The Territory League features teams of wrestlers, which represent their respective cities in exciting matches, that include: Heavyweight, Tag-Team, Cruiserweight and Luchadores.”

“During live matches, each team is held in their “Containment Cells” allowing them to interact with fans and ultimately lead their team to victory!” Like live modern day Gladiators… but without the killing at the end… but pretty darn close.  What is so interesting about this is how these gritty matches are being delivered to the viewer: as “Webisodes” yes your eyes read correctly, as WEBISODES online. Paid membership is required to view the events but by what we’ve seen it is so worth the money.  Will this change the face of professional wrestling?  Only time will tell, but for now it is definitely pile driving it on its head!

“Former WWE Superstars Jr. Fatu (Formerly known as “Rikishi”) Vampire Warrior (Formerly known as “GANGREL,”) NWE Superstar Black Pearl from the European circuit, “Kizarny Sinn Bohdi,” “Too Cool Scotty2hotty,” “Brian Christopher Lawler,” “Gene Snisky,” ‘Son Of The Highway Man Kris Kristofferson’ “Jody Kristofferson,” “16 Year-Old Sensation Parker Greaves” and Professional Body Builder “Scott Anthony” are just a few competing in the Territory League.

See the trailer below, and be sure to check out the Territory League Official Site!

Are you a wrestling fan? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Star Wars in 3D

What…?  Lucasfilm announced today that work is under way to convert the “Star Wars” saga to 3D.

Both sagas, that is six pictures, will get 3D make over and theatrical re-release starting with “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” which is scheduled to return to theaters in 2012.

The exact release date has not been formally announced, but a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the movie will open wide and possibly worldwide.

Lucas wants to reintroduce the flicks to young Jedi audiences who have become accustomed to 3D and only know ‘Star Wars’ from the old home video.

Another source close to the project called the series “perfectly suited” for 3D and said “I expect this to be as much fun for people that have not experienced ‘Star Wars’ as it was for people who were there in 1977 staring at the screen with mouth agape.”

The time between re-releases has not yet been determined, as that will depend on how fast they can convert all six films to 3D.  Another source close to the project said, “that there are no plans to add or fix visual effects on the movies.”

I say whatever, why change a good thing, as there was nothing wrong with the first trilogy and everything wrong with the second.  Just leave it alone.

What do you think? Let us know here or in the FORUM.

Gloria Stuart, “Titanic” Actress Dies.

Gloria Stuart, Actress, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson.  Gloria Stuart, 100, had been diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.

“She also was a breast cancer survivor,” Thompson said, “but she just paid no attention to illness.  She was a very strong woman and had other fish to fry.

Stuart was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer.  Her career had spanned more than 70 years. Stuart was a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the “Titanic” in James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning film.

Besides her daughter, Stuart is survived by four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A private funeral service will be held.

Gloria Stuart 1910-2010

–UPDATE– Lindsay Lohan… SHOCKER!!! –UPDATE–


Celebrity Justice Served!  Lindsay Lohan will be bailed out of jail this weekend and must to wear a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring device, her third to date.

“An order has been signed by Judge Patricia Schnegg granting writ of habeas corpus,” court spokesman Allan Parachini confirmed on Friday. “Bail has been set at $300,000.” According to reports, “she is not allowed to be around known drug users … and must submit to search by law enforcement at any time. Additionally, nightclubs are not allowed… Lindsay has to stay out of places where alcohol is the ‘chief item of sale.’”

As reported earlier today, Lindsay was taken into custody after Judge Elden Fox denied bail and ordered that she stay in jail until her next hearing on October 22.

–Stay tuned to the YAK for updates–

Lindsay Lohan is heading back to jail.  Her mother is shocked… Her father is shocked… the whole world is shocked…  this celebrity injustice must be corrected!  The L.A. county jail system is already overcrowded as it is, therefore, how can we allow this saucy young actress to rot in unflattering prison orange… my goodness are we socialist?

It was widely leaked that she had failed a recent drug test, thus a violation of her probation… for if a mere civilian were to do this, it is understood that they should by all reasonable measure head back to jail and serve their full sentence without any form of clemency whatsoever.

But PEOPLE… we are talking about Lindsay Lohan here!  Yes, she has had her slight issues with dependency…  heck, every person has their vices, whom are we to judge, well, other than “The Judge” presiding over her case.

Americans need to take to the streets and start a “FREE LINDSAY” campaign to bring to the forefront her plight from celebrity justice.  Heck, it is almost equal to a jailed Nelson Mandela! If the people can free Paris Hilton after fifteen minutes, how can the people tolerate poor Lindsay being forced to once again don an orange jumpsuit against her fashionably free will? How can she be expected to be held by her lonesome, out of her mansion and away from the paparazzi in a cramped tiny 8-by-12 foot cell, where she must spend approximately 23 hours a day? That is a lot of hours to be spent in confinement with her thoughts and without the guidance of a script, only to be shortened on days when this poor girl is visited by her shocked loved ones.

We as Americans have an obligation to feel sorry for her, forget about Americans:  fighting in two meaningless wars, hunger, homelessness; after all they are just…. mere ordinary people. We are talking about Lindsay Lohan here and she will make a come back… because America loves a comeback!

Are you with me?  Sign our petition or just let us know what you think in the FORUM.

Much Ado About Nothing!

In a post Betty Boop-Betty Rubble-Jessica Rabbit world, it is difficult to fathom the uproar over Katy Perry’s dress on Sesame Street.  Miss Piggy has worn skimpier outfits, therefore, it seems that the uproar is misguided… and she’s a Muppet!   It seems a silent majority is falling victim to a screaming, crying and ranting minority, which has nothing better to do than to draw attention to something which would have aired without much fanfare.

Based on a few comments revealed recently: — “You can practically see her t*ts. [more],  “they’re gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue,” “my kid wants milk now;”  it seems that the mentality of the boisterous minority is just dripping with style and tact.  Most likely these are the same individuals who watch “South Park” and “The Simpson’s” in the presence of the same young children they are trying to protect from the evil breasts, which can only mean that: cussing, fart jokes and animated violence is okay, and breasts (or visually lack thereof) is an evil this world can do without.

Children, if the segment had aired, would most likely be mesmerized by Elmo and his antics rather than Katy Perry’s breasts.  It is relatively safe to say that if this loud mouthed minority had kept their mouth shut, this day would have passed with hardly a notice that Sesame Street was still on the air, then again PBS should milk it for all it’s worth.

Agree? Disagree? Come let us know in the FORUM!

“The Big C”… get your mind out of the gutter!

[singlepic id=305 w=320 h=240 float=left]What would you do if you learned you had a year, maybe 18 months to live?  A liberating, philosophical question indeed, and one that was posed in a new Showtime series, “The Big C,”  Starring Laura Linney, whose character has been told just that.

The story begins after: Linney’s “Cathy Jamison” has learned of her fatal diagnosis.  “Cathy” a married high school teacher in Minnesota — has been informed she has Stage IV melanoma and has decided to forgo aggressive treatment that, at best, would buy her only a little more time.  Instead, she sets out to make the most of what life she has left.

Cathy decides to go it alone and not tell anyone of her condition — including her husband played by Oliver Platt, who she kicked to the curb; and son played by Gabriel Basso, both of whom seriously do not understand her as a wife, mother or person.  Her husband who seems to be stuck in a “Panesque” syndrome and her son who is in serious need of a reality check, as he apparently has never met discipline he couldn’t crack.   We also get the slightly awkward exchanges between “Cathy” and her doctor (Reid Scott), the one person to whom she can confide as well as a pseudo love interest, whereby she later learns that she was his first [fatal diagnosis] and she offhandedly proclaims that “you always remember your first” something she hadn’t been in a very long time.

Continue reading ““The Big C”… get your mind out of the gutter!”


[singlepic id=302 w=320 h=240 float=left]Just out!  “FCU: Fact Checker’s Unit,” a new web series from NBC Universal Digital Studio. This seven-episode series stars: Luke Perry, Alex Trebek, Dave Navarro, Karolina Kurkova, Donald Faison, Jon Heder and Zach Gilford.

On this show, no celebrity is too big, no fact is too obscure for FCU: Fact Checkers Unit. This very funny series is about the adventures of two overzealous fact-checkers; Russell and Dylan, who work for “Dictum,” an entertainment magazine.

Russell and Dylan stop at nothing to check each and every fact printed in the magazine, even the most absurd celebrity facts do not get by these guys. They might not be respected around the office, but in the fact-checking world, these guys know how to get it done… Fact Checked!

For full info on the show click here

Episode 1: Paranormal Factivity