Last weekend, Jared Leto posted an Instagram photo of himself hugging a tree with a dopey, blissed-out grin on his face. Today, a Photoshopped version of the picture has surfaced with multiple Jareds in it, hugging everything he can find. Is this not exactly what the internet needs on a Friday? [E! Online] [Photo: Instagram]
To congratulate Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination, Madeleine Albright made out a very special autograph to Leslie Knope, her Albright-worshipping character on “Parks and Recreation.” Amy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. If only Leslie knew she had so many friends in high places! [Twitter, The Wire]
I’m generally pretty meh on John Legend’s music because it’s basically 24/7 lovemaking music, which is nice and all, but not really my daily jam. I am, however, really digging the new music video for his song “You And I (Nobody In The World,” which follows in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts,” with the intention of spreading positive body image and self esteem. “You were fine in my eyes, a half and hour ago,” Legend sings. While I’m inclined to be a little irked by a dude telling women that they’re good enough, but the message is bolstered by the casting for the video, featuring women of all ages, races, body types and backgrounds, looking at themselves in the mirror and showing a wide range of emotions. Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen is in the video too, but I was especially thrilled to see actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox from “Orange Is The New Black.” Overall, cool stuff. [Idolator]
From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.
It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »
The Emmy Awards are bullshit. I just need to say that. They are boring and they often play it safe and they are the award show I am least excited to watch, but STILL. I am disappointed. Dismayed even. Why? Tatiana Maslany should have been a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for “Orphan Black.” The fact that she was overlooked is a goddamn TRAVESTY. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the same folks who rewarded “Frasier” and “Two and a Half Men” year after year would be too simple-minded to understand the brilliance of Maslany’s bevy of fabulous performances on the BBC show, which just ended its second season. Keep reading »
The first thought that popped in my head when I heard about Farrah Abraham opening up her own frozen yogurt shop was “everybody steer clear of anything cream-flavored.” I’m not sure why Farrah, the “Teen Mom” who’s starred in sex tapes like “Backdoor Teen Mom” and “Farrah 2: Backdoor And More” feels the need to venture into the froyo biz, although she did tell us a while back that she was hoping to attend culinary school and pursue “other culinary business endeavors,” so I assume this is one of those endeavors. Until the doors to her Austin, Texas shop open, we’ve come up with some froyo flavors that one might expect from Farrah’s FroCo Fresh Frozen. Keep reading »