Dear God, why hasn’t CBS forced Andy Rooney to retire? My favorite — and by favorite, I mean least
favorite, but in a painfully amusing way — segment on “60 Minutes” is when Andy Rooney is given the floor to cantankerously complain about the things that irritate him. Whether it’s the stupid mail and presents sent to him by fans (seriously, he complains about free gifts), spam, or some turn-of-phrase that Andy finds particularly annoying, Rooney is always pissed off about something. The thorn in his side this weekend? Popular music! Specifically, why he hasn’t heard of all the musical artists that are currently on the Billboard charts! Why has he
, a normal, average American, never heard of this Justin Bieber, or that Lady Gaga, or some fella named Usher? I don’t really get Rooney’s point other than he’s out of touch because he’s incredibly old, but this segment was all sorts of hand-meet-forehead. Can he go back to complaining about Facebook now? Keep reading »
I loved the first two seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While the ladies’ beefs in seasons past were petty, this year’s feuds are more, “Really—you have more than three words to say about this microscopic thing?” The most disappointing part for me is Bethenny and Jill. In the past two seasons, they were best of friends and my two favorite characters on the show because they were at least 10 degrees less crazy than the rest of the women. But this season, they’re in a huge fight. Jill is furious Bethenny checked out on their friendship over the summer, while Bobby was sick, and left her a message telling her to, “Get a hobby.” Meanwhile, Bethenny is convinced that Jill is just jealous that she now has a great new husband. If they’d sit down for 15 minutes, they could both apologize and resolve the whole thing. Instead, they’re avoiding each other, creating a ton of tension, and showing outrageous levels of self-absorption in the process.
But their feud reached a fever pitch this weekend, when Bethenny had her baby. Keep reading »
Since 99.990 percent of you probably don’t watch the Golf Channel, you probably missed this slip-up from reporter Win McMurray. McMurray was reporting on the fact that Tiger Woods
withdrew from the Players Championship this weekend because of a neck injury. “He says he’s been playing with a bad neck for over a month and thinks it could be a bulging d**ks,” she said, before quickly correcting herself and saying, “disk.” A case of being tongue-tied or a Freudian slip? [Huffington Post
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Have you heard Christina Aguilera‘s new song? It’s called “Woo Hoo” (“Woohoo”? “WooHoo”?), it features Nicki Minaj, and it is about cunnilingus. Have other songs been written about going down on a girl before? Beats me. This is surely a contender for the “Most Impassioned Song About Cunnilingus of the Year” award at the next Grammy Awards. Technically, the lyrics are non-explicit, but they are raunchy in the innuendo department. I wouldn’t, you know, crank it at top volume at work. Keep reading »
Hey, did you catch Betty White hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? There was a lot of hype surrounding this episode, so much so that it seemed almost important that Betty could live up to everyone’s expectations — but as far as I’m concerned, she did. Supported by some of the most beloved female cast members from “SNL”‘s recent past (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch, amongst others), the ratings for the episode — featuring musical guest Jay-Z — were the highest they’ve been in 14 months and the cast and crew gave Betty a standing ovation and presented her with flowers at the end of the show. It’s no wonder; Betty appeared in nearly every single sketch that aired during the live show, a feat not even younger hosts are asked to attempt — and that’s not including a handful of other skits that were performed during dress rehearsal but didn’t make the cut for the live show. Luckily, Hulu has those skits, which you can watch here
. But before you do that, re-watch (or watch for the first time if you were crazy enough to miss it) Betty appearing alongside Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer in their NPR-spoofing sketch “Delicious Dish,” discussing her amazing, um, muffins. Keep reading »
Beach season is nearly upon us, and Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue (among others) has a new novel out to sate your appetite for quick yet absorbing reads ideal for consuming while laying out in the sun — wearing SPF, of course. In Heart of the Matter, the lives of two very different women in the same Boston suburb become intertwined thanks to an awful accident. Tessa, a mother of two and the wife of a well-known surgeon, and Valerie, a single mother and attorney, take turns telling their sides of the saga, yielding a fascinating dual-perspective. [$14.57, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away two autographed copies of Emily Giffin’s new book, Heart of the Matter, which hits stores on Tuesday, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your favorite beach read by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. We’ll pick our two favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, May 14. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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There’s no reason to plead with you to see a movie this week because for once, there is a whole lot of awesomeness, coming to a theater near you. If you’re not planning on seeing “Iron Man 2,” you are going to feel super left out at the water cooler on Monday. It’s simply un-American to not see it. You like America, right? Also, drink Coca-Cola. Even if you’re not feeling the iron, there are two mommy-centric movies, “Mother and Child” and “Babies,” which are sure to shake up some ovaries. And then there are two, truly awesome-looking indie flicks, “Please Give” and “The Good Heart.” There really is something for everyone, so go get your movie on. Keep reading »
Even though Mohammed’s cameo on “South Park” didn’t go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next on their list? Christians. Mr. Jesus Christ himself is going to be starring in his own series called “JC,” from the producers of “The Office” and “American Dad.” It will show a misanthropic, video game-obsessed Christ trying to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic” father and find his way in New York City. Not the resurrection Christians had in mind, I suspect—I’m guessing that some of JC’s devout disciples may not take kindly to seeing their savior playing “Grand Theft Auto” and eating take-out. But it sounds like a comedic gold mine to me. The execs at Comedy Central say the show is still in the early phases of development, so they are not yet concerned about the reaction to it. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were public stoning and/or crucifixion in store for them. No one said comedy martyrdom was easy. So what do you think about “JC”? Hilarious or blasphemous? [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
First, Preston Burke left Cristina Yang heartbroken at the altar, after a scandal erupted when Isiah Thomas called T.R. Knight a gay slur on set. Next, Addison Montgomery took off to start her own private practice. Then, George O’Malley was killed in a bus accident. Last month, Katherine Heigl appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly to announce that Isobel Stevens was being written off the show so she could focus on her real-life family. Shortly after, rumors arose that Patrick Dempsey was on his way out, too, when an episode description read, “After learning at a deposition that more of his patients have died than survived, Derek Sheperd decides to quit.” ABC quickly put out a press release saying that Dempsey was staying.
But now people are whispering that Ellen Pompeo, aka Meredith Grey, aka the one “Grey’s Anatomy” is named after, wants out, too. Keep reading »