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September 2, 2015


When TV Works Online: Web Series We've Actually Heard Of

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jul 19th 2011 1:00PM

Lisa Kudrow's new comedy 'Web Therapy' debuts this week on Showtime, and if the title didn't tip you off, the show is a 30-minute reworking of a web series Kudrow started in 2008. The simple premise worked beautifully in the miniature format.

Kudrow plays Fiona Wallice, a therapist who thinks 50 minutes is too long for a therapy session, and conducts her mini-sessions via webcam. Of course, like most of Kudrow's characters, Wallice is self-centred, mean, and not all that well-informed. (I don't know why Kudrow insists on creating such unlikeable alter-egos for herself, but that's another column.) The trick will be to see if whatever charm the original held is maintained in a 30-minute format.

I'm going to be totally honest here -- I had never heard of 'Web Therapy' until it got picked up for television. Am I completely out of touch? Was the whole world watching this and nobody mentioned it to me? Or are you just as surprised as I am to hear that Kudrow has been regularly employed -- and winning Webby Awards -- for the last four years?

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YouTube star lonelygirl15 comes clean on Tonight Show - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Sep 14th 2006 10:39PM
Jessica Rose as lonelygirl15Jay Leno will welcome one Jessica Rose to the Tonight Show in his second segment tonight. Jessica is the real name of the actress who has played the role of YouTube's lonelygirl15. In a series of video blogs posted to the site, the 16 year old lonelygirl15, also known as Brie, relates her story dealing with romantic confusion and overbearing parents, among other things. As the posts became more popular, people began digging deeper.

On September 12th, the website Top Of The Tube published a video identifying Rose as the actress playing lonelygirl15. As it all has come out, tonight she will appear with Leno to set it all straight. The show will also feature Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Jude Law, and Bob Seger. You can catch up on all the lonelygirl15 videos at YouTube, and get a peek at "House Arrest" after the jump.

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