Friday, October 8, 2010

Snap! Alumni writing team takes "Awkward Family Photos" for ABC

Moses Port and David Guarascio and Awkward Family Photos and UPenn Moses Port (left) and David Guarascio (right) at PennclubLA's "Penn in Pictures"

Penn alumni and writing partners David Guarascio (C'91) and Moses Port (C'91), (former co-producers and writers of "Just Shoot Me", "Aliens in America" ...and 2001 "Penn in Pictures" panelists) are now developing a new comedy for ABC that's "very 2010".

Learn more about what I mean after the jump!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Penn alum helps us plan what we should wear with new App

UPenn and Howard Singer and WearcastThe fall season is here, which begs the question, is it cold enough to break out a coat...and soon the scarf and gloves? Will you need a rain jacket for your trip to LA this weekend?

One Penn alum created a new iphone app that will help you with these decisions.

More after the jump!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This Spoken Word Artist is not going to Africa for Safari or Volunteering; "he's just going" (VIDEO)

Carlos Andres Gomez and UPenn and Spoken Word and Excelano Project

Over the past few years I have been amazed at the Penn alumni and undergrad talent that has come out of this new genre of entertainment called "spoken word".

Before there was Alysia, Aysha, Josh and Caroline, there was Carlos.

And if you recall, Carlos Andrés Gómez (C'04) was my #2 pick of my then top 5 Penn videos that will "give you the chills".

After the jump, watch a great new passionate video from Carlos that you'll all get a good chuckle from...and find out how he had gotten cast in a big Hollywood movie!

2 Penn alumni "journalists" appear on "30 Rock"

Elizabeth Banks and UPenn and Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey and 30 Rock

On last Thursday night's "30 Rock", not only was Liz Banks (C'96) featured (again) at minute 1:30 as Avery Jessup, the pregnant CNBC political correspondent girlfriend to Jack Donaghey, but another notable Penn alum was also featured briefly in the episode.  Did you catch it?

Find out who after the jump!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Her SNL Miley Cyrus Impression is like, "Pretty Cool" (VIDEO)

SNL and UPenn and Vanessa Bayer

Last week, I posted screengrabs and videos from Vanessa Bayer's (C'04, Bloomers) fantastic debut on "Saturday Night Live".

This week, we continue to see Vanessa's talent unfold with an entire first sketch featuring Vanessa's spot on impersonation of Miley Cyrus.

After the jump check out the sketch for yourself!

Ivanka Trump reminisces about her days at Penn

This weekend Ivanka Trump (W'04) got a bit reminiscent on twitter about her days at Penn...