I was beginning to think that there was nothing that could make me love Jennifer Lawrence more than I already do. I was wrong. Last night at the SAG Awards, J. La received the Best Female Actor award for her work in the Silver Linings Playbook and first thanked MTV. Say what? She clarified: “I’ll explain that. I earned my SAG card when I was 14, I did an MTV promo for My Super Sweet 16. And I remember getting it in the mail and it being the best day in my entire life, because it officially made me a professional actor.” And now that very promo has surfaced on the internets! She was right under our noses all this time! (For the unindoctrinated, start with this beyond charming Letterman interview.)
Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.