“Jem and the Holograms” was my favorite television show as a kid. The show tells the story of Jerrica, a rich girl whose dad leaves her a record company when he dies. He also leaves her a pair of earrings that allow her to communicate with Synergy, a holographic computer. Synergy allows Jerrica to create an alter ego, Jem, to front a band to save her father’s record company. Goofy, yes. But I loved the over-the-top ’80s costumes and the fact that the show featured two kick-butt female bands, Jem and the Holograms in addition to The Misfits. So I am totally thrilled that on October 11th, the entire series comes out on DVD. To get you excited, behold. The first 10 minutes of the iconic show. Enjoy.
“He is a sucker with a gun, gun, gun, gun,” Britney Spears sings in her track, “Criminal.” But apparently, the local government in Stoke Newington, a borough of London, didn’t get the memo about the lyrics or name of the song before they gave Brit-Brit permission to film a music video there. Now that they’ve seen the content, they are not too pleased. The video has yet to be released, but images have appeared all over the internet. In the pictures, Britney robs a convenience store along with real-life boyfriend Jason Trawick. Britney not only rocks a ski mask, but she points a gun at the cashier. As the pair runs away, Britney limply carries a fake gun in one hand and a duffle bag in the other.
So why is the local government so mad? Because of the riots that happened earlier this year, they think the imagery glorifies lawlessness and weapon-wielding. Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Keep reading »
Tareq Salahi is not the kind of person to let someone else get in the final word. Now that Michaele Salahi, his wife who recently left him, has started gabbing to the press about her new relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Tareq is ready for his last laugh. He promises The New York Daily News that Michaele is responsible our “half of all our debt … [Our divorce proceedings] will be a circus.” So how much do these two owe? Tareq estimates that their debt is somewhere in the ballpark of $3.3 million. Oh, and he also dropped another doozy. Apparently, he is now “seeing” Kristin Davis, aka the “Manhattan Madam” who used to book Ashley Dupre for Eliot Spitzer. Oh, what tangled webs we weave. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
I have a very soft spot in heart for ABC, the ultimate ’80s band in my mind. As a kid, I remember absolutely loving their video for the song “Poison Arrow.” It shows frontman Martin Fry lusting after a beautiful big-haired brunette, dripping in diamonds and fur, who eventually shrinks him and traps him under a martini glass. Well, apparently—the girl in the video is none other than restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.” Oh, how worlds collide. [Limelife] Keep reading »
Comic book fans seemed uniformly disappointed by the first image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Perhaps this new photo will set minds at ease. Sure, the cat suit might not be as shiny as usual, but in this shot it appears far closer to what we’d expected, complete with cat mask and ears. Anne has joked that she is subsisting on “kale and dust” to fit into this thing. Is it worth it? [ONTD] Keep reading »
“Everyone says, ‘Oh I hope it’s a boy.’ Obviously, we’d be happy either way. It would be so weird to have a boy, and cool and different; and I’m sure it would be fun for Ben, because he likes baseball and all that stuff. But a third girl: three girls is a great way to grow up. I’m one of three girls … [Violet and Seraphina] don’t really care about the gender as long as we name it one of their names. They have some ideas. Ralphie, Frankie, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Rosemarie. Daisy Duck Affleck—I can see us going that way.”
—Jennifer Garner, who is pregnant again, talks to Ellen DeGeneres about why she hopes her third baby turns out to be a girl. Hey, as far as celebrity baby names go, Daisy Duck isn’t that strange at all. I mean Nicolas Cage’s son is named Kal-El.
After the jump, Jennifer explains why Violet is concerned about the size of her posterior. Keep reading »
“Right when ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ was beginning, [the show's creator] took my parents and me to a restaurant, sat us down, and said, ‘A career is like surfing. You paddle out and paddle out and get wet and hit by these waves. When you finally get out where you’re supposed to go, you have to sit on a surfboard for a long time, just waiting. If you’re really lucky, you’ll catch a wave, and it’ll be the most amazing feeling. But the key is that that wave will inevitably crash to the sand. Then what you have to do is paddle back out and get hit by a bunch of waves again. But trust that in the long term there will always be waves to catch.’ To a young family from New Mexico, you can imagine our reaction: ‘What the hell is surfing?’ But thinking back, it was a very impressive thing to hear as a kid and, as it turns out, absolutely accurate … It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter. If you’re offered the opportunity to have a swastika painted on your ass, glitter on your nipples, and to simulate sex with a man and a woman behind a curtain, go for it… provided it’s ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway and not in some dude’s basement.”
—Neil Patrick Harris shares with Entertainment Weekly his advice for making it in Hollywood over and over again. But, I really think these are great words of wisdom for anyone in almost any field. I am appointing Neil as my life coach. I hope he takes checks. [EW] Keep reading »
Do you remember Aqua? The European dance group that brought you what Rolling Stone readers recently rated as the worst song of the ’90s, “Barbie Girl?” Well, apparently they recently reunited to record their third album, Megalomania. Here, for your perusal, is their new video for “Playmate to Jesus.” The styling is post-Lady Gaga, and the lyrics are maybe Christian? I am confused. [Idolator] Keep reading »