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Lauren J. Rivera

Entries by Lauren J. Rivera

Jay-Z's Social Media Experiment Hits the Web

(12) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 4:27 PM

If you were to scroll down a list of things I will never become tired of you may come across the words "Jay-Z" and "the Internet." Sure, there may be items between these like ice cream and a good laugh, but the point is, I have been a fan of...

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Lost: A Day Later

(141) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 5:45 PM

Months ago, a friend of mine suggested I write a spec script for Lost as part of my screenwriting portfolio. I got Michael Emerson wide-eyes on him and, when I realized he wasn't joking, laughed out loud. "Me? Write an episode of Lost?" I asked incredulously. He only...

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Vampire Diaries: First Season Reflection

(20) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 5:04 PM

I figure if you've made it past the headline of this piece you are either a supporter of the vampire entertainment movement or a secret lover of things that bite in the night. Regardless of which side of the bloodline you fall on (OK, I'll quit using the puns!), I'm...

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Jennifer Lopez's The Back-Up Plan Works

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2010 | 4:04 PM

With The Back-Up Plan, Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen after being MIA for four years. Like most of her movies, this one falls in the romantic comedy category which proves, yet again, to be her forte. She plays Zoe, a 30 something successful pet store owner who has...

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Ugly Betty: Saying Goodbye

(51) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 9:32 AM

I don't know why I cried as I watched the series finale of Ugly Betty. I mean, it's just a TV show about a young woman who makes a clumsy entrance into a workplace where she doesn't exactly fit first. Then she grows and transforms into someone her peers...

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MySneakers App on iTunes: A Sneaker-Techie's Dream Come True

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 2:13 PM

Right off the bat I should probably mention that I'm not your average girly girl. Where most ladies my age are obsessed with Louboutin heels and Balenciaga handbags, I stock my closet with boxes of Nikes and own so many gadgets I put Best Buy to shame. That being said,...

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"Tony" Goes Home to the Heights

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2008 | 7:20 PM

Once upon a time I met this guy. Said guy was the creative type and humbly charming, and although our meeting was momentary, the occurrence would later pop up from my memory as a vivid memento. Ten years after that introduction, through the grapevine known as the every-Latino-knows-each-other-somehow-chain, I found...

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"Viva Hollywood!!": What a Caliente Mess!

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 12:07 AM

The fact that I ended up sitting in front of my tube watching VH1 at 10:30 PM Sunday night had a lot more to do with the finale of Rock of Love 2 and a lot less to do with the premiere of Viva Hollywood!! co-hosted by Carlos Ponce, VH1's...

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