Catch Up With My NEW WEBSITE!

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to make http://www.taylorleddin.com a portfolio of my writing work and have developed The Tidbit (www.thetidbit.online) to share entertainment stories and interviews, as well as create, lifestyle, and travel articles! Come visit us!

Catching Up With the Symbolism in “Scream”

One of the first items I remember learning as a communication major was the concept of a red herring fallacy. Basically, this is when someone uses a deliberate distraction to keep the eyes off of the true issue at hand. Though I wasn’t quizzed on the meaning of red herring until this point in my…

Catching Up With “Friends” Trivia: 14 Years After the Finale

It’s been exactly 14 years since we said goodbye to our friends: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, and Chandler. Of course, thanks to syndication (and Netflix) it wasn’t a forever farewell. You can’t go a day without finding a rerun somewhere on cable, and the show is still winning over the hearts of fans old and…

Catching Up With Cinema: 100 Movies in 365 Days

Last year, I challenged myself to watch 50 new (to me) movies within a year’s timespan. I was honestly surprised at the fact that I accomplished this goal, seeing as I have a tendency to re-watch the same things over and over. So, I figured if I could do 50, why not up the ante…

Catching Up at Warner Bros. Studios: the Happiest Place on Earth

By now, you may have an inkling that I’m a fan of film and television. This fan-dimonium is always exacerbated when I have the opportunity to visit Los Angeles, which is basically the holy grail of entertainment. I’ve been there a total of five times since 2011 and love it more each time I go….

‘The Flamingo Kid’ Catch-Up

The Flamingo Kid. Have you heard of it? Okay, but have you seen it? I had heard of it but had never seen it because it was one of the rare teen movies that wasn’t on TBS on repeat when I was growing up. I feel oddly worse off for that—pop culturally speaking—because it is,…

Catch Up as Taylor Joins “The 15 Minute Break Podcast”

Hi everyone! I had the pleasure of reuniting with an old friend, Matthew Patrick Torres, from my background acting days. Matt is an actor, comedian, and host of The 15 Minute Break Podcast. He had me on as a co-host, and we had a great time catching up, discussing what’s new, and reminiscing about the…

Catching Up with Tom Dreesen

Tom Dreesen returns home Comedy legend Tom Dreesen recently returned home to Chicago to share a few words with a small group of fans at WLS-AM 890, an event hosted by Chicago radio personalities, Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano. Before Dreesen came out to address the crowd, Sirott and Murciano explained that this was their…

Arrivederci, Wrigley

This past October, I lost my favorite soul on earth. My four-legged best friend of almost thirteen years was struggling to age healthily, and had to be put down. I’m grateful that I had all of that time with him (especially considering we almost lost him about six years prior to an inexplicable illness). However,…

Review: “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is Anything But

When I was 9 years old, I was introduced to the world of National Lampoon. As I sat in front of the TV, watching a VHS copy of National Lampoon’s Vacation, and hearing Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham for the first time, I knew my outlook on comedy would never be the same. In the…