Is there anything sweeter than animal moms snuggling their babies? Even if you and your mom don’t have the most Hallmark of relationships, your heart melts into a big mushy puddle when you see a mommy dog/goat/wildebeest/whatever giving her newborn babe a bath with her tongue. Yeah, her own tongue. The animal kingdom is intense.
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are our favorite videos of animal moms and babies — obviously baby panda and her mommy are first. Very important disclaimer: we have no liability if your ovaries explode! I might be figuring out how I can get pregnant with a baby koala … Keep reading »
Meet Nayembi, a baby gorilla at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Like other mammals, she needed a steady diet of milk at first, but has now moved on to hard foods, like this nice crunchy piece of broccoli. Zoo babies — they grow up so fast! [YouTube]
Planning a Mother’s Day get-together? Maybe a formal brunch (if you’re still searching for recipes, we’ve got you covered) or a low-key hangout at your parent’s house? However you’re celebrating this weekend, you’re gonna need some tunes. Preferably some overtly mother-themed songs that span every genre from country to pop to rap. That’s where our Mother’s Day Mix comes in. It’s eclectic, it’s slightly uncomfortable at times, it will probably spark some interesting conversations, and most importantly, it’s all about moms. Check it out after the jump, and happy Mother’s Day to you and yours! Keep reading »
Attention, vampire fetishists! Your favorite show, “True Blood,” doesn’t return for over a month (June 16th), but we’ve got a first look at the sixth season thanks to these just released promo photos. Sookie, covered in blood! Bill, looking grumpy! Eric, sadly clothed! And we’ve got a good look at a few new characters too. Click through to see all 22 pics…
Ever sat down and considered the different types of men you attract? I don’t know about you, but like Hannah from “Girls,” I have attracted a plethora of fellas, from dirty-talking Republicans to poets with autism. Variety is the spice of life! Check out this hilarious deleted scene from “Girls”‘ second season above — there’s plenty more on the DVD set to be released in August. [Access Hollywood]
“My wife’s routine starts first thing in the morning when she wakes up, scrolling online looking for trolls,” say the husband of Michelle Kerrins, featured on the latest episode of “My Crazy Obsession.”
You might think that he’s referring to internet trolls, which are easily found online. Oh no. He’s talking about troll dolls, the kind most of us had in middle school, but then realized were creepy and promptly threw away. Those things stare into your soul, I swear.
Michelle, a gymnastics instructor in Los Angeles who sometimes tumbles with a troll mask on (it’s truly a sight to behold), has more than 3,000 trolls in her collection, which she makes her poor, teenage daughter photograph so she can catalogue them. She’s also fond of dressing up in a troll bikini, putting a troll mask on and trying to seduce her husband. He’s not into it. Keep reading »
Looking over Julia Stiles’ IMDB page is a reminder she’s more than just the woman we know and love from “10 Things I Hate About You.” Yeah, that movie was my everything during high school and college. But she’s had a looooong career doing different movies and TV. Whether you fell for her in “Dexter,” “Silver Linings Playbook” or “Save The Last Dance,” you have to agree Julia is a solid actress.
In her latest dark comedy, “It’s A Disaster,” Julia stars as Tracy, a woman who goes on her third date with Glen (played by David Cross) to brunch with all her coupled friends. More specifically, friends who are couples who are fighting. If that’s not an awkward enough premise for newcomer Glen, very quickly into the film there comes news that a national disaster is afoot. The phone lines go out, the windowframes all get taped up, and it’s time to start heavily drinking and/or air old grievances. It is a disaster in more ways than one … but it’s very funny.
I talked with Julia about the end of the world and the hazards of brunch and along the way learned she has a secret love of Spanish language television, including the Spanish version of “Judge Judy.” Who knew?!
Our Q&A, after the jump!
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I’m sitting at my desk cry-laughing this morning thanks to, of all things, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” I haven’t watched the show in a zillion years, but I guess he does something called PumpCast News, where fake newscaster Tim Stack is streamed right into a gas station television monitor, so he can directly interact (read: fuck with) gas station customers.
But there is no way he could have ever imagined how wonderful and entertaining Will and Monifa Sims would be. The two show off their impressive karaoke skills and were brought onto “The Tonight Show” to sing with the show’s band. (Clip after the jump!)
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A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy,’” and the Coverflip challenge was born. Johnson asked her followers to “take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like.” Some of the resulting cover makeovers are funny (like the above reimagining of Shutter Island as a beachy “novel of self-discovery”), some are pretty ridiculous, but they all say a hell of a lot about how books are very clearly gendered, and how publishers market male and female authors in drastically different ways. Want proof? Click on the gallery to check out a few more crazy Coverflips… [Huffington Post]