I have a mermaid fixation. And secretly, I have been waiting for the day when Lady Gaga tied her legs together and started rocking a mermaid tail. I thought if any pop star out there could do it spectacularly, it would be her since she really commits to her fashion choices. I mean, a Lady Gaga mermaid music video would be out of this world under the sea! So you can imagine my disappointment when I saw this clip of Gaga performing “The Edge of Glory” on the French talk show, “Le Grand Journal.” That tail is so ill fitting and chintzy and hardly convincing at all! And since when do mermaids raid Lisa Turtle‘s closet before getting on stage? A note to Gaga’s costume designer: love the concept, but the execution could be so much better, even if she’s going to rip it off and dance in the end. See: Donna Martin’s mermaid Halloween costume on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” It really set the bar high. [Idolator] Keep reading »
“That’s why the character was named Rudy — it was intended to be a boy. That’s my tragic auditioning story. We were all packed up and ready to go to New York and my agent had told my parents that they needed to start looking for places to live out there. Next thing you know, there was one more audition and that was supposed to be a formality at the network. And a little girl comes walking in, and I’m like—even at eight years old—’Who’s she?’ And they’re like, ‘She’s auditioning for Rudy, too.’ So I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s not as much of a formality as I thought.’ That was my first time walking into a room of 30 people staring at you going, ‘O.K., make me laugh.’ They were in such a hurry to get to New York and start filming that they came out and picked the kids one by one right in front of all of us. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempest Bledsoe … The rest of us all went home crying. It was amazing. Obviously I’m grateful that things worked out the way they did; I think it put a little more money in my pocket. … Let’s get something straight: all of these rejections resulted in me making a s**tload of money elsewhere.”
— Let’s revisit 1995 for a second and let this piece of information blow my mind: Steve Urkel almost wasn’t Steve Urkel! Jaleel White told Oh No They Didn’t! Vanity Fair he was thisclose to playing Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” until Bill Cosby cast a little girl for the role instead. It doesn’t sound like the “Family Matters” geek has any hard feelings.
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I wasn’t expecting too much when I cracked the spine on the latest issue of GQ and began to read the cover story of Chris Evans. Captain America has always struck me as, well, pretty boring. But the article, written by Edith Zimmerman of The Hairpin, ended up being fascinating if a bit solipsistic. Basically, it’s about the reporter’s flirtation with Evans, which starts innocently enough but builds to him inviting her to parties, introducing her to his mom, and eventually being called the “mystery maiden” on his arm by the NY Daily News. It ends with the writer getting drunk at his house, passing out in a guest bedroom, and eventually climbing out a window to get a cab home.
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Jennifer Aniston hops on the no-pants train for the July cover of Marie Claire. I find this ironic considering that one of the coverlines placed over her reads, “The Trick To Buying Great Pants.” Keep reading »
I thought the only time I’d ever see a Cabbage Patch Kid again was if I worked up the nerve to clean out the stuffed animal and doll section of my parent’s garage. Ironic that they would end up buried in a dusty box considering the herculean effort exerted to adopt all eight of them from Babyland General Hospital. Thanks, Mom and Dad for waiting in line at K-Mart for most of 1984! Good news, children (and parents) of the ’80s! The lovable kids with the yarn hair may be making a comeback. A film company purchased the screen rights the brand and are developing an animated TV film special starring the kids. This news excites me very much. [Guardian] Keep reading »
Ahhh, Grover. In this video, “Sesame Street” spoofs “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,” the musical that’s left several stars injured and is only ready to open after a whopping seven months of previews and revisions. If only Grover could actually save the musical. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Behold, the official poster for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint standing dazed and bloodied among a pile of rubble. I’m thinking this might be a sign that things don’t end simply happily ever after. [EW] Keep reading »
Last night, internet-eratti gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, the event honoring the biggest movers and shakers on the web. To keep things streamlined, the event has instituted a policy calling for five word acceptance speeches. My favorite of the night? Anna Wintour, who said, “Sometimes geek can be chic.” An honorable mention goes to Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, who gave the wise words, “It’s short for group coupon.” And a high five to Dan Savage, who accepted the Special Achievement Award with the words “Tracy Morgan can suck my….” Keep reading »
Ahhh, how we love Swedish bands. Experimental rockers Frederik make electronic-tinged music that sounds otherworldly—like the soundtrack for skating your way through a frozen dreamscape. So we’re pleasantly surprised that their new album, Flora sounds so … springy. Well, maybe not all the way to tulips and daffodils. But at least dawn in an eerie forest where buds are appearing on the branches. Let’s just say that if you’re a Radiohead fan and are looking for something a touch weirder, this one’s a good bet for you.