On Sunday night, prepare to witness the most unholy of lip locks. While in New York, Audrina Patridge and her often-tipsy mom Lynn stopped by Donald Trump‘s office to talk about “business opportunities” for Audrina — with the cameras for her VH1 reality show rolling, of course. Trump said that Audrina is “beautiful and smart” and would be welcome on “Celebrity Apprentice” or as a co-host of the Miss Universe pageant. Eeek. But the worst part is when Trump and Lynn said goodbye, kissing each other somewhere between the cheek and lip, on repeat. And giving us this horrifying image. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Who do “Inception,” “Transformers” and “The Muppets” all have in common? I was scratching my head on that one. All three movies are examples of “the Smurfette principle,” explains Anita Sarkeesian of the blog Feminist Frequency. “The Smurfette principle” is a common trope in movies and TV shows that try to be palatable to male audiences by having an ensemble of nearly all male characters with one token female character, who is oftentimes uber-feminine (Miss Piggy) or super hot (Megan Fox) or otherwise unthreatening. Keep reading »
Us Frisky ladies are getting pretty into “The Voice,” thanks to the fact that it’s all about the singing and not about image, like “American Idol” can be. For the past two weeks , Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine have been busily assembling their 8-person teams that will battle it out for the next few weeks. The way it worked was simple—a singer belted out a song as the four listened with their backs turned. If a team leader pressed their red button, they’d turn around and that person would be on their team. If more than one of them turned around, the singer could choose the person’s whose team they were most pumped to join. (Duh. Cee-Lo!) If no one pressed their button, the singer was out.
Christina says things got pretty heated when more than one team leader wanted a singer. Keep reading »
Lord, what have we done? Am I not tithing enough? Am I too mean to my mother? Is this because I kicked my parents’ dog when he was begging under the table during Easter dinner? Why, oh why, has The Situation been given his own TV show? Mike Sorrentino has signed a series development deal with MTV and will start filming later this year. Although no plans are specific yet, no good can come of this. Imagine all that booze-infused date rape-y douchiness distilled into one show.
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Whoa. It is a seriously good week for new music. Euro pop-rockers Architecture in Helsinki release their newest, which includes the song "Contact High," my favorite video of 2011 thus far. Watch now, please. For you folk fans out there, Fleet Foxes have a new one, too. But for my pick of the week, I gotta go with our favorite black magic woman, Stevie Nicks, who is releasing her first solo album in 10 years. The cover of In Your Dreams says it all-it shows Stevie in a witchy black velvet dress holding the reigns of white horse. Translation: expect classic Stevie-style songs of tortured love sung with her signature raspy vocals and passion like none other.
Awhile ago, Lily Allen took to Twitter in a huff to complain she was not invited to the royal wedding, but it’s probably just as well. See, Lily Allen’s father, the comedian Keith Allen, produced and directed a conspiracy theory “documentary” called “Unlawful Killing” that alleges Prince Charles and the rest of the royal family were behind Princess Diana‘s death. Okay then! In “Unlawful Killing,” Princess Diana is reportedly heard on audio, telling someone on the phone, “If you’re a strong woman in my environment, you’re a problem. I’m a Hell of a problem. … [I have] no time for hobbies. Keeping alive is one of them.” OMG THAT TOTALLY PROVES CHARLES HAD HER KILLED. Just kidding. While I love a good conspiracy theory, the idea that Princess Diana was murdered by the royal family instead of killed by, you know, the drunk driver behind the wheel of her car seems pretty distasteful. Curious, though, that this is a subject near and dear to Keith Allen’s heart. “Unlawful Killing” has been banned in the UK and is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival later this year. It was probably a good idea to sit Prince William‘s wedding out, Lily. [ONTD, RadarOnline] Keep reading »
This weekend, I saw Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.” The concept is simple—fed up with all the advertising around him, Morgan decides to take a critical look at “brand integration” in our everyday lives by making a documentary that is fully-funded by product placement. He shows us every step involved in getting sponsors and one of the points he hits the hardest is that movies and brands have formed a symbiotic relationship—studios make money when sponsors buy into a movie, sponsors get a visibility boost from people seeing the flick, and in turn the sponsors promote said movies not only on their packaging but in their other advertising. It’s a pretty good racket in the end.
So I was pretty interested to see today that the new James Bond flick, “Bond 23,” will be financed by a whopping $45 million worth of product placement. Keep reading »
“Celebrity Apprentice” has been hyping this girl fight between Nene Leakes and Star Jones all season. I’ve been watching and waiting, but was starting to think it was never going to happen. But OH. It went down on Sunday night. Nene went totally batty on Star in front of Donald Trump and the Biosilk/Chi executive. Awkward! Cringeworthy! My thoughts, after the jump. Keep reading »
Did you hear that? That was the sound of zillions of Twihards getting in line for the opening night of “Breaking Dawn” even though it isn’t going down until November 18. Summit Entertainment has released a slew of images from the movie, including these two of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon to Isle Esme. Let the swooning begin. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
of Lady Gaga
‘s “Bad Romance
” aren’t new — but this one is timely! The Other Guys
, a men’s a cappella group at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where Prince William
and Kate Middleton
met, released a goofy cover called “Royal Romance” all about Kate and Wills. I must have made a huge mistake choosing where I went to college because all these St. Andrews guys are adorable
. And the campus looks gorgeous! Do they have a grad school? [YouTube
] Keep reading »