We’re a year away from Oprah‘s final talk show. But do not fear—the Big O is creating her own network. Oprah is currently on the hunt for a fresh face to host a show, and since she loves her fans—especially giving them things—she is bestowing on her adoring public the honor of selecting their favorite for a chance to win. Thousands of people have uploaded videos, pitching their ideas and personas in hopes of getting their own slot in Winfrey World. According to MSNBC, “Ten finalists will appear in an eight-episode boot camp to determine who will get to host; shows will air when OWN launches in January 2011 and will be executive produced by Mark Burnett.” The good news: there’s one more week to cast your vote. The bad news: there are way too many videos to watch. So we’ve sifted through the candidates and picked out 10 who would make Oprah proud.
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“Toy Story 3” has been receiving nothing but praise. It’s topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to mention that critics are lauding it as the saving grace in a horribly blah summer movie season. But Ms. magazine is not too happy about the movie’s success. The feminist publication recently posted an article on their blog about the sexism and negative stereotypes in the film. Natalie Wilson, who wrote the piece, admits that the kids’ movie is “fresh” and “clever,” but she also claims that it contains a few too many misogynistic and homophobic jokes for comfort. Keep reading »
I haven’t been giving the upcoming premiere of “Mad Men
” its necessary attention. With things like Eric and Sookie sex
to worry about, you can understand why it’s easy to get distracted. But now the teaser trailer for “Mad Men” season 4 has come around to remind me just how much I miss the show. Like the new poster
, it isn’t giving too much away in terms of what to expect, but as long as Don is smoldering and Joan is being feisty, I am there. Keep reading »
Celebrities are just like us! They tie their shoes! They carry their own groceries! They breathe! Oh, and male famous folk obviously check out chicks. Apparently, a lady’s curves seem to be so powerful that no man can control their eyes from wandering. Lucky for us, photographers snap their every move, so we have the pictures to prove their horndog ways, and can laugh over just how ridiculous they look rubbernecking over a nice rump.
It’s a good thing that the infinitely adorable Neil Patrick Harris
is here to introduce the first trailer for “The Smurfs Movie
.” Without him I would have thought I got conned into watching an ad for “Transformers 3.” NPH also helped soothe the harsh realization that it is going to be another year before the Smurfs hit the big screen, which means a whole lot of waiting and being bombarded by ads. But with the double dose of cute provided by NPH and the Smurfs, I think we can handle it. Keep reading »
Taylor Momsen‘s band, The Pretty Reckless, released its first EP online today. Up until this point, I was pretty content to hate on Momsen for her constant snarling and black-lidded eye-rolling about the pains of fame. She’s always struck me as a snotty tween caught in her rebellious stage, and I worried that The Pretty Reckless was just an excuse for the “Gossip Girl” star to wear ripped tights all the time. Well, this EP has proved me at least partially wrong. This band is actually talented and has created four quality songs. Momsen can sing! She has a surprisingly big voice for a 16-year-old waif; although, she’s still trying too hard to sell us on her punkness by alluding to drug use and underage sex in her lyrics. Overall, we are seeing quite a few Jenny Humphrey connections in Momsen’s tunes. After the jump, we sample the songs and wax philosophic on the Jenny parallels. Keep reading »