HBO is seriously on a roll. Just as “Girls” and “Veep” weaseled their way into my DVR lineup, the network has announced that it is fast-tracking development for a new show that has me absolutely giddy. The as-of-yet-unnamed series will star the amazing Catherine Keener (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Cyrus”), who will also produce, and will be written and directed by mind-bending auteur Charlie Kaufman (“Adaptation,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”).
Keener and Kaufman first teamed up for “Being John Malkovich” in 1999, and have worked together many times over the years. Now, they are tag-teaming on this project, with Kaufman serving as executive producer. The show sounds appropriately quirky. As Deadline reports, it is “an exploration of one day in a woman’s life and how the events leading up to it can affect, or not, the reality in which she lives.”
I firmly believe that Keener is one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood. Honestly, I just can’t get enough of her. After the jump, nine reasons this actress is truly the bee’s knees. Keep reading »
Wes Anderson’s new film “Moonrise Kingdom,” which tells a story of two dissatisfied, soul-searching 12-year-olds falling in love in 1960s New England, shattered limited-release box office records with a gross of $669,486 over the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. The movie’s distributor, Focus Features, confirmed that its per-location average of $130,752 by Sunday while playing in four theaters was in fact the highest average ever for a non-animated film, a record previously held by “Dreamgirls.”
I saw it on Friday, the day it came out, and though I’m a card-carrying member of Wes Anderson’s most devoted fan club (there’s not a film in his repertoire that doesn’t charm me and every other twenty-something Brooklyn girl to death), don’t let my bias sway you: this movie is seriously good. I have been known to hate on child actors, who are often awkward and contrived enough to ruin an otherwise decent movie, so I had my doubts going into the theater. But Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, the two young stars who had never acted professionally prior to being casted, were delightful. I won’t give too much away, but you have to see this movie if you haven’t already, whether you’re a fan of Anderson’s previous films or not (but especially if you are). Right now “Moonrise Kingdom” is only playing at select theaters in New York and Los Angeles, but Focus will be extending the distribution to several hundred theaters throughout the month. You can watch the trailer here. [CBS News]
It was the battle of the blondes (and battle of the U.K. versus U.S.) on the season finale of “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” on Wednesday.
Some highlights: American Laura LaFrate had a panic attack after shooting her ad for CoverGirl, and she was taken to the hospital. However, she recovered and got herself back into the game. Brit Sophie Sumner did a great job recording her dialogue for the CoverGirl commercial – without requiring medical attention.
The models posed for Vogue Italia, and the competition was fierce. They finished off with a runway show for Forever 21 and had just 90 seconds for wardrobe changes. It was a tight race up until the very end.
Sophie, who also made it to the final two on “Britain’s Top Model,” was crowned the winner.
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Put a flipper in her and call her a reality star, because “Toddlers & Tiaras’” Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo Child) is getting her own show. Ms. Alana’s spinoff — working title “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” — will be coming to TLC late this summer and will follow Alana in her pageant pursuits and her day-to-day life in rural Georgia doing normal things like picking up roadkill for the family cookout. Best part: The show will also feature family members like belching mom, June Shannon, chalk-mining dad, Sugar Bear, and sisters Lauryn “Pumpkin,” Jessica “Chubbs,” and Anna “Chickadee.” OMG yessssss, please! Congrats to our little tummy-squeezing, dollar-hollering, Go-Go juice guzzling spirit animal muse ! There are various celebrations going on here in the Frisky office. I am playing with my stomach fat as we speak. But dare I say it? What about Makenzie? [Us Weekly]
Meet Mitchell and Jack. They used to date, but they’re no longer together, and they’re dealing with the breakup in strikingly different ways. Jack’s a little more, shall we say, self-destructive, while Mitchell’s a bit more self-deprecating. Follow them through the six episodes of “The Outs” (so far the first two are up online) as they try and make their way post-split. It’s hard not to see parallels with that other show about hip twentysomethings living in Brooklyn, “Girls,” but somehow these guys have a bit more humanity and heart.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was first developed in the 1950s by the American Psychiatric Association as a way to classify and define mental problems. It covers a whole host of problems, including clinical disorders, personality disorders, and intellectual disabilities. And it’s been revised several times since its original publication, to include new and emerging psychological problems.
But even so, we think the DSM isn’t quite complete. In fact, we’ve been experiencing an array of disorders of late that we think should definitely come under review by the APA for potential inclusion. That’s because we believe these disorders are now widespread and very, very debilitating. After the jump, we give you a list of some of the new disorders we believe we — and you — might be suffering from. Keep reading »