The world’s largest cupcake was unveiled this weekend at a car show in Michigan. The behemoth triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting weighed in at 1,224-pounds, beating the former record holder eight times over and by an estimated 2 million calories…that’s about 1,600 days worth of calories, by my calculations. The decadent beauty took 12 hours to bake and required 800 eggs and 200 pounds of sugar and flour. Slices were sold to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization, so it didn’t go to waste! But I’ve got an issue—what makes this a cupcake besides the cupcake wrapper? If a cupcake is just a miniature cake, isn’t something that big just a cake in disguise? [Associated Press] Keep reading »
“I know, I know. It’s hard to hurt her, but I kind of feel she’s frequently hoisted on whatever she’s told to be. I still think she could have had the best relationship of her life with that roommate. That, by the way, is probably not the first time that happened to Joan. I realized that at the end of that first season. I’ve heard from many fans that they have no leanings that way but could probably not keep their hands off her.”
– “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner on Joan Holloway’s lesbian/bicurious fans [NJ.com via RKB] Keep reading »
Remember when Rebecca Gayheart was best known for being the Noxzema girl? Well now she’s showing even more skin. Gawker has posted an edited version (but still NSFW) of a 12-minute-long sex tape featuring the actress (who you might remember as Dylan McKay’s wife, “Antonia Marchette,” who got shot to death on “90210″) having a threesome with her husband, Eric Dane and “beauty-queen-turned-Hollywood-madam” Kari Ann Peniche. In the clip, the threesome lies around in the buff, takes a bath, and appears pretty inebriated. Gayheart comments at one point that she needs to lie down because she’s so high. That can’t be good for her skin!
Anyhoo, Gayheart hasn’t had much of a career in the last few years, but Dane is well-known for his role on “Grey’s Anatomy.” He’s certainly living up to his nickname — “McSteamy” indeed. Keep reading »
Yesterday I enjoyed three of the things I missed the most while I was in Costa Rica (to be honest, the list isn’t much longer than that) — my dog Lucca, a big ol’ breakfast burrito from my favorite brunch joint, and “True Blood.” I caught up on last week’s episode first (Annika did a killer recap), which should have been called “Hoytsica & The Never-Ending Hymen.” Jessica is eternally a virgin! How awesomely strange is that?! Last night’s episode was just as thrilling — Hoyt continued to prove that he’s the most evolved man in all of Bon Temps, Mary Ann continued to spread her black-eyed craziness in her hunt for Sam, Jason “Action” Stackhouse kicked Preacher Steve’s ass, and Lafayette proved that gay men in eyeliner aren’t to be f**ked with. Sookie continued to be a pain in the ass (though she had one good line, telling Jason to use his brain instead of “letting it take up space in your skull”), Bill was a little less wimpy than usual, and Erik continued to dominate, tricking Sookie into drinking his blood, resulting in her having sexual fantasies about him.
You wouldn’t expect it, but “True Blood” has become a bit of a tearjerker. When Godric decided that his vampire existence must come to an end and stood in the sun, evaporating into a burning vortex with the help of totally ’80s special effects, I welled up. I didn’t, however, blubber as much as Erik, whose mourning for his maker was positively heartbreaking. It’s a good thing we got to see his naked vampire viking ass in the flesh, because otherwise, he might have lost some manly points for that display. Clip above! Keep reading »
Now that vampires have gotten the stake, give a point to zombies as the hot new underworld phenomenon to fascinate audiences. Our beloved AMC, the network that brings us “Mad Men,” has a new show in the works based on Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead.” The amazing black and white comic has come out monthly since 2003 and was a hot commodity almost immediately, so of course it sparked a bidding war. Good thing AMC won. “Walking Dead” tells the story of a band of survivors trying to find a safe sanctuary in a post-apocalyptic zombie-run world. Frank Darabont, who wrote “The Green Mile” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” is set to write, direct, and executive produce … which proves the network is taking this venture seriously. Senior VP of Original Programming, Joel Silverman says, “I don’t know of another series of books that has such beautiful storytelling, great human emotions and everything that really works on AMC. It allows us to stay where we want to stay: in the world of smart, sophisticated storytelling and apply that to a show that we think the audience would love.” We’re hoping they can bring the sexy back to the undead. Keep reading »
Health-care plan opponents protest outside Senator Kay Hagan’s office in Raleigh, NC. [8/14/09] Keep reading »
Hope you’re caught up on your summer movies by now because there’s a slew of them coming out this weekend, and they are all very different. If you’re feeling romantic, check out “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” If you’re in a cartoony mood, get psyched for “Ponyo.” If you’re feeling discriminatory towards aliens, watch “District 9.” And if you want a laugh and a new crush, get a ticket for “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.” Keep reading »