Lifetime has cancelled the legal dramedy Drop Dead Diva, which featured "Jane Bingum," an attorney who shared a body and brain with a reincarnated model, "Deb Dobkins." More here from The Hollywood Reporter. Too bad; I liked this quirky show, which pushed the boundaries of law and relationships and did so with a grin.
Okay. Even in an economy in which we're saving our nickels and dimes, I have to say that I think I'd splurge on this item for someone who loves crustaceans, just because it's so divinely over-the-top even if it is, well, sort of unusable. A life sized safety blanket. You can take your safety (the phone) along with you with something big enough to hold onto. Perfect. Reminds me of that "Friends" episode. "The One With the Prom," in which Phoebe expounds on her "lobster" theory. The Lobster iPhone, not the "Friends" episode, is Available from Noddy Boffin.
The Hemingway Museum, located in Key West, Florida, is famous not just for its Hemingway memorabilia. It's also known for its current occupants, a number of six-toed cats, who lounge about and generally add to the local color. Over the past nine years, they've been the subject of litigation. Should their care and control come under the Animal Welfare Act? According to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is yes. The humans involved in this case take this matter seriously, and the losing side, those who administer the Hemingway Museum, are talking about appealing to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the cats continue to lounge. More here from the New York Times.
Fairly Legal, the USA Network's series about a mediator who used to be a lawyer, is gone from the primetime lineup after two years, and its star, Sarah Shahi, is joining Dick Wolf's new series, Chicago Fire. The show got "fairly" good reviews, although I always thought the main character was sort of whiny and a typical example of the stereotypical pretty and smart female attorney whose own personal life is a mess. I guess her character wasn't that welcome. Kate Reed, the protagonist, who is supposed to help other people clean up their disputes, doesn't get along with her ex-husband (well, I sort of understand that) or her stepmother, or various other people in her life. Get the irony? Still, I'm rather sorry to see the series go so soon. It was a nice attempt at showing an attorney in a different role, one we don't often see on television.