In Kylie Minogue‘s new music video, “All the Lovers,” the pop star says all she wants to do is dance, but for Kylie that means floating on a giant mound of half-naked people pawing at each other and her. Maybe this is some sort of new dance? We’ll call it The Love Pile. Perhaps they were all inspired because Kylie herself is not wearing any pants in this video. Oh, and then a white horse shows up. It’s a little bit Victoria’s Secret, a little bit Spencer Tunick, and a little bit Greco-Roman orgy. Keep reading »
Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie:
- It has to have two women in it,
- Who talk to each other,
- About something besides a man.
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I got some new releases for you, hot stuff. This week, Born Ruffians aren’t afraid to just say it; The Futureheads embrace the chaos; Sleepy Sun is giving us fever; the New Inheritors are talking about hibernation in summer; the Good Old War soldiers on; and Jack Johnson wants you to beach out. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump!
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OK, yes, I forgot to give you your weekly dose of what to watch yesterday. But have no fear—that had to do with me being lazy on the beach and was not at all a commentary on the television options for the week. Most scripted dramas are over for the season, which means get ready for lots and lots of reality TV. In addition to my new television obsession—”The OCD Project” (Thursdays, 10 p.m., VH1)—we are pumped that Aziz Ansari is hosting Sunday night’s “MTV Movie Awards.” And from the state that brought you “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Jersey Shore” comes a new series called “Jersey Couture,” which premieres tonight on Oxygen. After the jump, details and previews.
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Our friends at The Gloss posted a blind item that has me begging for details:
“Which sexy CW star was fired from his previous high-profile gig following an ill-fated liaison with a network honcho’s daughter?”
My knowledge of CW stars begins and ends with “Gossip Girl,” but none of those guys had previous gigs that were high-profile. Someone on “One Tree Hill”? “Smallville”? “America’s Next Top Model”? (Nigel Barker, you cad!) If anyone’s got a better guess, tell us below. [TheGloss.com] Keep reading »
“There’s a whole recipe for how to make a Buffy. Take one cup Sarah Connor from the first ‘Terminator’ movie; one cup Ripley [from 'Alien']; three tablespoons of the younger sister in ‘Night of the Comet’; a few sprigs of ‘A Little Princess’—the book, not the movies; and a pinch of Jimmy Stewart for pain, because nobody does better pain. Bake those up. Once it’s cool, add a little Rosalind Russell from ‘His Girl Friday.’ All of this must be in a P.J.-Soles-in-Halloween crust. That’s very important.”
—”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon on the formula for his most famous character [EW] Keep reading »
I must admit I’ve really been enjoying “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” this season. Not so much as a TV show, but as more of a psychological guessing game. What the hell is wrong with these women? They must be the most screwed-up people on Bravo, putting the Atlanta and New York ladies to shame. When I was in school studying to be a counselor, they used to give us these case studies of patients who sought therapy. We would read about their issues and have to diagnose them according to the DSM IV, which is basically the bible of psychology. As I was catching up on some episodes of the circus that is “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” I was having a blast trying to match the ladies with a clinical diagnosis. Danielle Staub is like a textbook case of Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s serious, people—she needs help. I can so imagine them showing clips of her in psychology classes around the country. “Watch and learn, students. This is what BPD looks like.” After the jump, the results of my diagnostic guessing game. Keep reading »
I know some ground rules have been placed on redundant “Sex and the City” conversations, but I’m pretty sure I am safe with this one. This weekend, I found myself with some flexible finances, four days of free time, and an urge to avoid serious thinking. All this added up to a friend and I planning to go see a movie on Friday night. We narrowed down our choices to “Sex and the City 2″ or “Shrek Forever After.” In the end, even though I watched the show religiously and was one of the many Carrie-clad individuals who showed up for the midnight screening of the first film, I chose “Shrek.” Here’s why. Keep reading »
Dance craze alert! There’s a new raunchy dance coming out of Brazil called the Surra De Bunda. The general idea is that a guy sits on the ground with his legs outstretched. Yeah, that’s all he does. Then a scantily clad lady dances while he watches her butt. Then she puts her hands on his ankles and her feet on his shoulders and proceeds to buck his face with her butt like a feral donkey. It’s kind of NSFW, unless you work at a strip joint. Don’t get scared! They’re just dancing, kids. This is like every man’s dream come true. If this craze catches on in da club, strippers everywhere are going to be out of work and lap dances will be so last year. Check out Surra De Bunda in action, after the jump … you know, so you can learn how to do it. Or not. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
You’ve seen the UC Berkeley a cappella group’s cover. You’ve seen the little girl doing the iPhone apps cover. Brace yourself for yet another cover of Lady Gaga‘s “Poker Face,” this time by pasty-lookin, camera-shy librarians.
Students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School remixed “Poker Face” into a quirky ode to librarianship called “Catalog” and it set my little nerd heart aflutter. Ca-ca-ca-catalog, ca-ca-ca-catalog! [BoingBoing] Keep reading »