Topic: Jared Padalecki

Interview: ‘Supernatural’ Author Rebecca Dessertine on Writing Snappy Pop Culture References and ‘The Hunger Games’

Interview: 'Supernatural' Author Rebecca Dessertine on Writing Snappy Pop Culture References and 'The Hunger Games'

Rebecca Dessertine, author of the book Supernatural: One Year Gone, had a leg up on other writers of tie-in novels: She’s worked as series creator Eric Kripke‘s assistant for four years. After acting as liaison between Kripke and other writers working on supplementary novels — preparing pitches for Kripke and passing on his advice on which topics to avoid — she decided to pitch her own story, one set between seasons 5 and 6. More »

STD Week: TV/Movie Characters Who Get Tricked Into Acting in Herpes Commercials

STD Week: TV/Movie Characters Who Get Tricked Into Acting in Herpes Commercials

You know what’s funny? Having STDs. Or at least, that’s what TV and movie writers think, because there are at least three instances where a character has unknowingly become the face of genital herpes or another cringe-inducing condition, by starring in a commercial for STD medication. Whether the characters were trying to earn a quick buck or incurred the wrath of an angry female, the experience forever tarnishes their image… and it gets the laughs. More »