Question: can Lifetime really call their remake — featuring an all black cast — of the ’80s classic “Steel Magnolias” an “original movie”? Because the story line and all the dialogue appears to be exactly the same. This time around, the movie stars Queen Latifah (M’Lynn), Alfre Woodard (Ouise, still in a bad mood for 40 years), Phylicia Rashad (Clairee), Jill Scott (Truvy), Adepero Odoye (Annelle), and Condola Rashad (Shelby, who still has diabetes). Unless Shelby remarkably lives at the end, I don’t think you can call this movie original or particularly necessary. Thankfully, I don’t need either to be inclined to watch! [Blackbook]
I watched last night’s episode of “Miss Advised” from the American Airlines terminal bar at San Francisco’s airport while tossing back three glasses of prosecco before my red eye flight. It was really quite perfect. I had been looking forward to this episode, in as much as it’s possible to look forward to an episode of “Miss Advised,” because previews indicated it would feature Julia Allison reading her hate site in the company of a love coach named Annie Lala. As a regular reader of that hate site — Reblogging Donk, read it, it’s hilarious — I was eager to see how it would be presented and how it would fit into Julia’s storyline. Keep reading »
Bulldogs are kind of magical — they can skateboard and surf — and as shown in the video here, they love playing tetherball. Watch these buddies go crazy for the ball. [YouTube]
I’m not ashamed to admit it. Stock photography inspires me. It’s just that amazing. Sometimes I like to play a game where I find stock photos and make up fake headlines to go along with them. This one is “Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Like Apples.” Click through to see more. And, of course, I invite you to make up your own headlines. It’s really, really fun.
Cats have an inability to discern mirror images from real things. Which is what makes this video of a little grey kitten scared of his own reflection so cute. It also proves that cats are likely too stupid to run for president, ever. Senator, maybe, but not president. [YouTube]
I’m proud to be an American, especially today, when I heard this utterly tone deaf 10-year-old in a zesty sequin American flag vest butcher the lyrics to “Proud To Be An American.” With patriotic hand gestures. He filmed his medley for a Dallas cable access channel in a tribute after 9/11. God bless you, Tyler Busby. See you on “American Idol.” [VideoGum]