As a huge “Friends” fan who owns all of the seasons on DVD, trivia games and Central Perk memorabilia that’s ever been produced, I love how I’m still learning fun little tidbits about the show 20 years after it first premiered. Lisa Kudrow, who played my kindred spirit Phoebe Buffay on the show, guest starred on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night and told the audience how “Friends” was considered “racy” back in the day. Who knew?
Apparently, before the pilot episode, NBC was so concerned about having Courteney Cox’s character Monica mention having a one night stand, that they surveyed the show’s live audience about it. So did they think Monica was a super skank for doing the deed on day one? Watch the video after the jump to find out! Keep reading »
Betty White is probably the coolest 92-year-old to ever walk the earth, and a new interview in Closer Magazine proves it.
Not only is the spunky prankster still working in showbiz after seven decades of entertaining, but those close to her credit her good health and sharp wit two of my favorite things.
“She lives on hot dogs and vodka,” her “Hot In Cleveland” co-star, Wendie Malick, told the mag. “It’s her secret weapon. I don’t think it’s for everyone — don’t try it at home!” (Note: Unless you’re me, in which case, it’s just another Friday night.) Keep reading »
Let it be clear: I have no desire to go back to school, UNLESS it is to take Rutgers University’s “Politicizing Beyoncé” class.
The course, which takes a look at Beyoncé’s songs, music videos and feminist advocacy, usually begins with a viewing of one of her music videos, and is followed by a discussion of readings and songs, and how they may tie into each other. Kevin Allred, the course’s lecturer, says he teaches the class because Beyoncé “provides a really good entry point to a lot of black feminist texts, so it’s a class about Beyoncé, but it’s also not a class about Beyoncé. It’s a class about black feminist history and black feminist theory, in the United States, especially.” Keep reading »
Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it’s okay to be brave, strong-willed, vulnerable and fiercely independent, and as the times have changed, the brand’s Princesses have adapted to become more culturally diverse. But there is one kind of Disney Princess we’ve never seen: one with special needs. Keep reading »
Pardon me while I peace out of this joint and hop a flight to Georgia. Just in time for the holidays, an Atlanta-based business called “Frozen Pints,” which creates one-of-a-kind craft beer ice cream (complete with an alcohol content!), has whipped up their newest flavor: Pumpkin Ale Ice Cream. You know what this means, don’t you? If you’re lucky enough to live near Georgia, this year’s Thanksgiving dessert can make you tipsy and your family more tolerable to be around. Keep reading »