Happy New Year!!

Posted on December 31, 2011

Ever since that holiday weekend a couple of years back, when our friend Laura Bennett was stuck in her country house with her gigantic brood of boychildren and needed to give them something constructive to do before she started gnawing on the furniture in frustration, the following video (the result of their creative efforts) has become a T Lo New Year’s tradition.

Those little rugrats are talented, aren’t they? We have both these figures on a shelf in our living room. Woe to the cat who ever knocks one of them over. We treat them like rare artifacts. It’s the closest we’ll ever come to having action figures.

Anyway, we are ending the year on a jubilant note because 2011 has been, no shit, the best year we’ve had in ages and we have to thank our gloriously Bitter Kittens for their huge contribution to that. We hope your year has been good for you as well and we hope even more that the coming year will bring each and every one of you whatever it is you’re hoping to get out of it. Happy New Year, darlings!

[Video Credit: Created by Laura Bennett and her kids for tomandlorenzo.com via YouTube.com]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cue5c Conner Emery

    2011 was definitely an inspired year for life. Cheers to you both for being such a key part of it.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    That’s so fantastic!  Happy New Year to you, too! 

  • Anonymous

    Well, 2011 has been a bit rough for me, but you gentlemen were very good medicine. Happy new year!!

    • foodycat

      For me too – you make a bitter kitten feel slightly sweeter. Happy New Year!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Yes, here too. But T & Lo always made me smile.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Yes, here also. But TLo (and the rest of the kittens!) never failed to put a smile on my face.

    • Melvis Velour

      The same for me, a year of highs, lows but every morning a smile to my face when I saw the output of TLo and the Bitter Kittens (sounds like a great name for a girl group)!  Wishing you all a great 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you as well, Tom and Lorenzo!! Congrats on all of your successes this year and best wishes for much more of the same in 2012!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you T and Lo! Your great 2011 really elevated my not-so-great-2011…you made me laugh and taught me stuff along the way. I nice combo. Here’s to a FAB 2012!

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  • Call me Bee

    Happy New Year to the both of you, too!   I’m right now watching All on the Line Featuring TLo, and it’s so fun to actually see you!  Here’s a toast that 2012 is even better then 2011 was for you and your minions.  Prosit! 

  • Jacqui

    2011 wasn’t my best year but your site always brought a smile to my face!!!! Happy new year!!!

  • Anonymous

    And a Happy & Healthy 2012 to you and yours as well!


  • Anonymous

    Wishing you both a wonderful New Year.  Thanks for all the insightful thoughts and giggles this year.  Y’all are the best fun. :)

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been a reader/lurker for a couple of years now and decided it’s time to jump in and say happy new year, Tom and Lorenzo!
    Love your blog and can’t wait for season 2 of Downton Abbey to begin as well as Project All-stars.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you, as well! I’m so happy to have found your blog–your posts about Mad Men really added to my appreciation of the series, and your archive of Musical Mondays was a great hit with my American musicals seminar (and led to a meaningful discussion of camp). Thanks for helping make 2011 a fun and interesting year!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Carlson-Nikoleit/100002490979930 Margaret Carlson Nikoleit

      Oh, I miss those Musical Mondays! I love how you guys have expanded to so many other things now, and there’s only so much time you can devote to stuff, but if you ever find yourself with a lull in other topics, please please resume the MMs.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Happiest of New Years to Tom, Lorenzo and the whole pack of Bitter Kittens, minions, poodles and unborn fawns.

    Love you all heaps!


    • Anonymous

      I’ll second that!!!


    • Anonymous

      I love the festive addition to your avatar!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you too!!!! (it will be hard to top this year, uh?)….. Thanks for the constant company, entertainment, laughs and most of all for the intelligent commentary of all things fashion and TV…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

    Happy New Year to all! I’m amazed no one has peeped about your lovely TV appearance last night. I felt like I was watching some friends.  Very enjoyable.

  • angela rose

    Ah TLo- thank you so much for the laughs and the education this year!  I know I am just a simple Unborn Fawn, but to see the success you two have had at something you started on a whim fills me with unbridled joy.  As someone who has been reading you for a long, long time, I toast to more more more in 2012!  (and btw- as a rule I loathe blogs.  In this great wide world yours is the only one I ever read.  How can any other measure up???)

    Happy New Year Bitter Kittens!

    • Anonymous

      It’s the only blog I read as well – Happy New Year everyone!!  :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Yay!  Happy New Year to you and yours – may 2012 bring us all the best.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year Tom & Lorenzo!  Thank you for your fabulosity!  You’ve made our 2011 wonderful!  Peace & Love!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year! And congratulations on the best year ever.And Many more to come!

  • Anonymous

    Aw I love you guys. I’ve read you for forever, and it’s wonderful to see how far you’ve come.Thanks for always brightening my day and I wish you the best in 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year, TLo and my fellow bitter kittens! I hope it brings prosperity and happiness for all.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fade131 Fade 131

    Happy New Years!!! I love this blog so very much. <3

  • Susan Crawford

    Farewell to 2011, but not to fabulosity! This Bitter Kitten will lift a toast to T and Lo to ring in 2012, and to future laughter, insight and fun from tomandlorenzo and all the wonderful unborn fawns who weigh in on the truly significant topics of the day. Love to you all, peace round our little commentariat, and as long as starlets need help dressing themselves, and TLo is on the case, all’s right with the world, mes amis!

  • mrspeel2

    Couldn’t possibly leave to watch the Sardine drop in Eastport Maine without wishing you all a Happy New Year and let’s all be careful out there tonight!

  • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

    Yes, bust open the champagne! Happy New Year to you, too! And to the TLo blog community who are all so snarky and articulate, warm and just generally nice!

  • scottyf

    A Hope-filled, and Prosperous New Year to All.

    • Anonymous

      thanks scotty, what a lovely irish blessing, its one of my faves.  lets bring on 2012!

    • Anonymous

      And HNY to you, Scotty.  I love reading your posts!  I still remember one about Shelly O where you changed the color of the sweater she wore with a multi-colored skirt, when the discussion was about which color should (or should not) have been picked up from the skirt.  Brilliant use of photo shop!  Hope it’s a good year for you!

      • P M

        I know – I CLEARLY remember that one. 

    • P M

      Like NurseEllen, I really paid active attention (what is passive attention, anyway?) once you fiddled with Shelly’s skirt colours. 
      That and your wit. 
      Happy New Year – may it be a good one. 

    • Anonymous

      Hey, good to see you back.  Yes, a happy and a healthy to all of us!

    • Anonymous

      long-time lurker and admirer of TLO and all the Bitter Kittens and
      Unborn Fawns  — you never fail to astonish and amaze with your wit and
      style. Lured from my lair when I saw scottyf’s comment, as he
      was greatly missed and I wanted to tell him so. Thank you for
      returning, scotty.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year! A toast for another wonderful year with you in 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    Happy New Year!

    When can we expect the AOTL post about last night’s ep?

  • Daniel Hoerner

    Love you guys — keep up the good work in 2012! A happy and healthy New Year to all!

  • Anonymous

    Cheers! Happy New Year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Love it!  The best part is the champagne popping and the little boy voice making the sound effects.  Happy New Years to my favorite bloggers!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Thanks for being one of the bright spots in an otherwise dismal year.  You guys are great!  (And hey, when do we get to start commenting on yesterday’s AotL? ;p)

  • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

    Happy 2012 to all!  Hope it’s a great one!

  • Anonymous

    OMG I had never seen that video before.  How adorable!

  • Anonymous

    2011 has been, no shit, the best year we’ve had in ages

    I hope that 2012 is even better, beyond your wildest imaginings! 

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  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    Happy New Year, Tom and Lorenzo. I hope the upcoming year is as good as the one that’s about to end. And a Happy New Year to my fellow minions, who’ve made me laugh and think and have taught me a thing or two.

  • http://twitter.com/ivyi ivy

    happy new year, tom & lorenzo! your blog has been brightening my days for years now. loved seeing you on all on the line!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year Gentlemen.  Unfortunately I lost my Dad in 2011 – so I’m hoping that 2012 will be much, much better.

  • http://twitter.com/zbird17 Sheri Z

    Happy New Year, gents!  And I’ll say it was a good year for you!  You both were fantastic last night on AOTL!  You are STAHS!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year boys and thanks for all the laughs..you guys are great and I am very happy for your great success this year, keep up the good work!

  • Anonymous

    You guys!!! Teevee stars!!!!!!!
    I’m so thrilled for you.

    Happy New Year!!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, TLo. I hope you and all the minions, poodles, bitter kittens and even the lurkers have a truly beautiful new year. Thanks to one and all for the online fun and friendship.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year, TLo. Thanks for your fun and entertaining posts, and may 2012 be every bit as fine as you could possibly wish. :)

  • Anonymous

    Here’s to a wonderful 2012 to T Lo and all the bitter kittens. I have so appreciated the bitchery and laughs.


  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year, darlings! Here’s to 2012. XOX to TLo and all my fellow Bitter Kittens.

  • Anonymous

    Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to TLo and all! 

    cheers! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    Happy New Year!!! And  congratulations on a great 2011 ending with your fantastic television debut. You have arrived!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year boys!

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Happy New Year folks!  Health and happiness to one and all.  Glad we can all still meet here at ché TLo to dish.  Same hope for this time next year: clued in Kittens – everyone on point, opinionated, and rarin’ to go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Same to you TLo. When I need a smile, I come here first.  Many blessings and well wishes to you both =)

  • Anonymous

    I hope everyone stays safe tonight, especially Tom and Lorenzo, because what would we do without them?

  • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

    2011 was the year I discovered this blog.  Here’s to an even better 2012.  Happy New Year everyone.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to TLo and all the bitter kittens!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, TLo, for being a part of my days in 2011 (several times a day, actually), for hopefully improving my sartorial sense, and for blogging my favorite shows with wit and intelligence.  Looking forward to 2012!  Happy New Year to you and all the Bitter Kittens (I enjoy reading their insights, too!)!

  • Anonymous

    thanks so much TLO & to all the other posters, i dont know at times what i would have done without you.   nothing like a bit of snark to brighten a bitter kittens day especially when she needs it.  HAPPY  NEW YEAR!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

    TLo – HNY! I am so glad that you have been able to leave your previous careers and start this new one full time!

    These are my wishes for you for 2012:
    That you don’t get sick!
    That you move to NYC to be closer to the action.
    That you have a second place in Europe so you can be close to that action.
    That you get invited to be part of Joan River’s Fashion Police show during Red Carpet Events.
    That you get your own TV show and that your first guest be Elsa Klensch!

  • muzan-e

    Thank you both so much for brightening up a really hard year with some really serious beautiful – 

    and for creating a community of fashionistas, kittens and rogues which I really rather cherish. *g*  Here’s to a fantastic new year!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year, TLo! Thanks so much for another year of wit, charm, humor and insight. Sending you both love and light in the coming year!

  • Anonymous

    And a very happy New Year to both of you as well! Stay fabulous :]

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing the video, and thank you for a wonderful year of insight, cattiness, bitchery, education, laughs, and just plain fun.  May the deities of every denomination, Mother Earth, the gods of Olympus, and anyone holy in any religion smile on you this year, and may the fashion world continue to sprawl at your feet.  Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    Never say never, TLo, you may just have your action figures someday. I bet a couple years ago you never thought you’d have all this… you’re world famous now. Cheers, darlings! *raises glass*

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      “you may just have your action figures someday.”

      This calls for…. The Sucklord!

  • MilaXX

    Thank you T & Lo and my fellow minions for the hours of entertainment, bitchy and pretty. My 2012 be even better than 2011.

  • Anonymous

    YOU have been a big plus for me this year and I will continue to be a fan in 2012.  Thanks for being there and Happy New Year to all of the bitter kittens!

  • http://twitter.com/myblackfriend myblackfriendsays

    Happy New Year, guys! Thanks for making me laugh and showing me the pretty (:

    Wishing you continued success in 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

    You guys deserve an awesome year.  Hope next year is even better.  Thanks for all you share with us!  Post fur baby pics soon!!  <3 

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you both. I enjoy your posts so very much and I am so glad you have followed your hearts into this career. I hope in the future it it is even more lucrative and stimulating and full of great rewards. Thank you so much for your insight and wit and humor and great great comments. 

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to all! I’m really happy that 2011 was so kind to you, T Lo. You worked hard for all the good things that came your way and totally deserve your success. Here’s to more happiness in 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you, Tom and Lorenzo! And a most heartfelt thanks for the wit, wisdom and humor you’ve shared. This year took a rather unexpected downturn for me and having your blog and the comments of the bitter kittens and unborn fawns here to take my mind off of things now and again has been huge. It even got me to come out of my long-time lurker mode and post a couple of times.

     May we all have the best year ever in 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Happy, Happy New Year’s, TLo!  Thanks for making a less than stellar season of PR, and so many other subjects such a treat throughout the year.  May 2012 bring all the best to you both. MWWWAAHHHH!

  • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

    Cheers TLo! Thank you for the inspired writing and hilarity. Have a happy and safe New Year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717883898 Glynis Fediuk

    And a happy new year to the authors of my favourite blog :-)

  • CQAussie

    Happy new year to the BEST fucking fashion bloggers bar none!! Love you both – thank you for enabling my need to be bitchy everyday! Hugs & kisses to you both & I pray our Lady of Prada blesses you with even more success in 2012! xxoo

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year! May you have a very successful 2012!   With Love.

  • J Dreesen

    Happy New Year – and may you two continue to fuel my closet-case* fashion obsession well into 2012.

    * pun entirely intended

  • Anonymous

    Nicely done!

  • Anonymous

    You guys rock!  

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you, TLo, and to all the Bitter Kittens!

    2011 was a less-than-stellar year, but you kept me smiling and laughing throughout.

  • Leslie Kim

    no, thank *you* tom and lorenzo for bringing so much joy to this bitter kitten this past year.
    also, i know it’s a bit forward of me to request this, but around this time of year, all of the major korean TV networks have their soap opera awards, and i would so dearly love to see your opinions on their outfits…. so if you ever find yourself with some down time, but wanting to post something, the SBS, KBS, and MBC drama awards are there.
    happy new year!

  • Hetha Innis

    It was a very difficult year for me in many ways, but you two have consistently been a very bright spot in my day, have always given me a fun diversion with just the right combination of sass, smarts, class, and humor. So thank you, and happy new year to you, too!

  • http://twitter.com/nuanc Nancy SM Waldman

    Happy New Year, Tom and Lorenzo. Thanks for many happy hours! I appreciate you and what you do. :-)

  • Pennymac

    Happiest of New Years, T and Lo. I am glad that a very painful 2011 is over, and very grateful that I’ve been able to laugh at your sublime wit and enjoy my unborn fawn bitter kitteness. You both have eased my soul. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! What a darling little film, and what clever darlings you two are! Thank you for the web site I most look forward to reading everyday. Smooches & Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    That is so adorable. Happy New Year to you two and to everyone here! 😀

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you two, T Lo.  I’m glad to hear 2011 was a great year for you both.  It was a tough, tough year for us, with various cancer treatments for my husband, followed by a stem-cell transplant.  Your blog has been a wonderful means of escape and laughter when I needed it. We’re hoping for a greatly improved 2012.  The hubs is still alive and doing quite well given all he’s been through.  He’s even watched some of DA and liked it!   Thank you for all your work in keeping us bitter kittens entertained!

    • Anonymous

      Well, I’m sure I speak for many (many, many) that I hope for you & all the other minions, fawns & kittens who’ve had a harder year than usual that better times are on the horizon. And double gratitude for the MANY who contribute to the discourse here even when they may be exhausted and bearing a heavy burden.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    Well, Dahlings, my year has been far less than fabulous, sorry to say.  You have brought cheeky wit and high style to these dark days and I can’t say ‘THANK YOU’ emphatically enough.  Bless both you boys!  Double air kisses for all.

  • Sara__B

    Happy New Year to everyone! And to T Lo, may the smiles and laughter you’ve brought to all of us return to you in the new year. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Many Happy returns of the day, boys.  I wish you joy, accomplishment and deeply fulfilling achievement in 2012.  May we ALL find a newer better world by years end.

  • Zi Jie Tan

    Thanks for cheering up this bitter kitten, guys! I look forward to more funny and cutting bitchiness in the years ahead! 

  • Anonymous

    All the best boys!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

    Recognizing that 2011 was a difficult year for much of the world, my family is thankful that 2011 was a good year for us personally.  And reading your blog was definitely part of the fun.  Happy New Year, TLO!

  • Anonymous

    Greetings to our fearless leaders, and to the other minions in this community I value so much!

  • http://profiles.google.com/dkbbmail Dorrene BrownButterfield

    Happy New Year! You guys are the gift that just keeps on giving….thank you!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I forgot all about this wonderful little video treat!!
    Happy New Years to one and all… this continues to be such a fun place to spend some time with clever, opinionated people!!

    The last champagne glass has been washed, the broken glasses accounted for, leftovers put away, and neighborhood walked.  Can’t decide if it’s time for another load of laundry, or a nap while husband gets frustrated by the Redskins!!

  • Anonymous

    Everybody have some black eyed peas today for luck!

    Happy New Year!

  • http://twitter.com/nuanc Nancy SM Waldman

    Happy New Year, Tom and Lorenzo. Thanks for many happy hours! I appreciate you and what you do. :-)

  • kathleen morgan

    Here’s to more fabulosity from TLo – Thanks to you both for your commitment to intelligent bitchery.

  • Anonymous

    So glad TLo’s year was good! Best wishes to you two and all of this blog’s regulars for the New Year. You all improve my life!

  • Anonymous

    Tom and Lorenzo:  Best wishes for an even better 2012 for you and your family of fellow meows.

  • Anonymous

    Tom and Lorenzo:  Best wishes for an even better 2012 for you and your family of fellow meows.

  • Judy_J

    Much love and happiness to you, Tom and Lorenzo! You have enriched my life more than you know, and I look forward to spending 2012 with you in our mutual pursuit of fashion fabulosity and fashion flops.  Thank you for all you do for your bitter kittens…we appreciate every observation from your keen fashion eyes.

  • Lisa

    Happy New Year, TLo!  So glad to be one of your Bitter Kittens!

  • Patsye Peebles

    Happy New Year, friends!  Hope it is even more fabulous than 2011!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to TLo and all the Bitter Kittens!

  • Anonymous

    I’m confused, what do Tom Bosley and Dennis Leary have to do with this blog?

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    A very happy new year to you, Tom and Lorenzo!  We may not all agree on everything fashion, but this group of Bitter Kittens, Unborn Fawns, minions and doll babies feels like friends, and you two are our fearless leaders.  May 2012 bring us all peace, prosperity, good health and great sex.  Love to you all!

  • Anonymous

    Catching up after a long vacation… happy new year to all.  T & Lo, you guys totally deserve all the accolades thrown at you.  Thanks for providing a fun & informative blog to read.

  • Anonymous

    I love it (remember it from last year).  What’s Laura up to?   She’s hasn’t put anything on The Daily Beast in a long time…

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you as well. Thank you for the entertainment and fine company.

  • Anonymous

    That video is the best!

    Happy New Year, you guys. Sending much love your way!

  • Anonymous

    OMG TLo action figures! That video is too cute. 2011 wasn’t the best for me but your posts definitely provided the smiles when I needed them. Happy new year!

  • Anonymous

    Happy new year! Thanks for a very hilarious and entertaining year following some of my favorite shows!