I pretty much use Facebook exclusively to post pictures of my dog and complain about the outcomes of my favorite reality TV competition shows. But plenty of other people — and companies — use the social networking platform in more creative ways. For example, Intel and Toshiba teamed up with director Drake Doremus (who did the movie “Like Crazy,” which I loved), and actors Topher Grace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to create “The Beauty Inside,” a social film about a guy named Alex (Grace does his internal monologue) and his girlfriend Leah (Winstead). The film is broken down into a series of episodes in which, each day, Alex wakes up with a different face and body (he uses his Toshiba Portégé Ultrabook — product placement! — to document his changing appearance). The filmmakers held an audition process in order to cast actual audience members to portray Alex in his various states of appearance in the episodes and on his Facebook Timeline. You can watch the first episode above and check out the whole “Beauty Inside” social film on their Facebook page.
“Dressing should be fun. Life is short and life is grey, so you can easily dress yourself up, make yourself happy, and then you make other people happy.” That’s Iris Apfel, kooky 90-year-old style icon whose big ol’ bug glasses have become her signature look. Albert Maysles, the filmmaker behind “Grey Gardens,” is filming a documentary about her life and influence on style and this five-minute trailer/promo thing promises it’ll be grand. How many other old ladies do you know with a MAC and QVC line and use words like “hoosegow”? We also get to meet Mr. Iris Apfel, who is adores his wife after all these years. Join the club, buddy. [Racked]
I forbid you to talk about how next week is the finale of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” No, we are NOT going to discuss it. I am still working on my post-”Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” contingency plan and until then, I am choosing to remain in denial. Let’s talk about last night’s episode, the theme of which, I’ve decided, was FACE. Everyone was giving it. Mostly not on purpose. There was also plenty of farting and snot. Obviously. Some of my favorite moments after the jump. Keep reading »
Dear Members of the “Big Brother” Season 14 Jury,
Seriously, y’all are a bunch of butthurts. As a longtime fan of “Big Brother,” I am ashamed of you for voting for Ian to win “Big Brother 14″ over Dan. (Danielle, I can’t give you too many props for voting for Dan to win, because you only did so out of loyalty and loyalty in this game is bullshit. You should have voted for him because he deserved it.) The only reason you all voted for Ian over Dan was put best by Ian himself: he “played a slightly cleaner game.”
That is the worst reason EVER to award someone $500,000. If the choice is between someone who played a dirty game and someone who played a clean game, I can see why someone might choose the saint over the sinner. But faced with two liars, I would pick the one who lied the best, the hardest, the most convincingly, the one who lied with his hand on a Bible, on his wedding ring, and on the cross owned by his dead grandfather. That person, again and again and again, up until the very last second, was Dan. And you all fell for it. Ultimately, the only reason you didn’t vote for him to win in the end was as simple as … U MAD?!?!?! Keep reading »