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“SNL” Spoofs Miley Cyrus


Aside from Kanye’s kick ass performances and a solid opening monologue from the criminally underused host Bryan Cranston (what, no “Breaking Bad” spoof?!), the most recent episode of “Saturday Night Live” was a bit of a dud. The highlight of the show featured newcomer Vanessa Bayer spoofing Miley Cyrus in what I hope will become a recurring skit called “The Miley Cyrus Show.” Her gummy, teen speak-inflected impersonation is scarily dead on. Keep reading »

NY Times Wedding Announcement Begs The Question: Do You Have A Favorite Shape?

I read the New York Times wedding section every weekend with a mixture of fascination and romanticism. I look for the number of women who “were” employed at a specific profession “before her marriage,” i.e., she’s now married to someone rich and a happy housewife. I count the Ivy League universities and quirky wedding additions, like the couple that registered for goats. But this weekend’s main wedding article gave me something new to think about — do I have a favorite shape? Ana Meier and Daniel Creighton were married this weekend in East Hampton in Long Island, NY. Meier is a furniture designer, which I suppose sort of slightly explains the utter ridiculousness of the Times‘ description of the couple’s second date:

They had their next date at a Japanese restaurant, Cube 63, perfect for Ms. Meier, whose favorite shape is the square.

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Kanye Kills It On “Saturday Night Live”


Kanye West may be an ego-maniacal douchebag, but boy, did he redeem himself musically on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Performing “Power” (above) and “Runaway” (after the jump) on a glowing white stage, backed by over a dozen ballet dancers, Kanye killed it. Seriously, Mr. West, STFU and stick to what you’re good at — because when you do, you blow people away. See his other performance, after the jump… Keep reading »

13 Super Annoying Ways People Abuse Facebook And Twitter

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Jan. 2010.

We’ve already complained about the most annoying people and couples on Facebook, but even the most awesome human being can abuse their privileges on social networking sites like FB and Twitter. After the jump, the 13 most annoying and egregious misuses of Twitter and Facebook ever. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Leona Lewis’ Sweater Coat

Brit singer and Simon Cowell buddy Leona Lewis has one of the best clothing items for the fall climate — a sweater coat! Not quite a coat, but more substantial than a regular cardigan, the sweater coat just might become your favorite companion as you brave the unpredictable fall weather. We especially like the ones with unusual patterns and textures, but simple neutrals is a great place to start if you’re new to the trend. See how you can steal Leona’s style after the jump. Keep reading »

5 Character Actors Facing Legal Troubles

I would imagine that the biggest problem with being a character actor is that you’ll probably be known for one role for the rest of your life, but you’re not famous enough to get out of your legal woes. Jeffrey Jones, who played Principal Rooney in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” spent his 64th birthday in court after failing to update his sex offender registration. In 2003, he was charged after paying a 14-year-old boy to pose in a sexually explicit photo shoot and he will have to register as a sex offender every year now. Since he failed to register last year, Jones was sentenced to three years probation and 250 hours of roadside cleanup community service. Yeah, it sucks to be him right now. [NY Daily News]

We’ve rounded up a few other character actors with recent legal woes. Keep reading »

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