Everything’s a remake these days, so it should come as no surprise that MTV went and made a remake of the classic ’80s game show “Hollywood Squares.” Only in their version, there’s no John Davidson, Shadoe Stevens or Jim J. Bullock (LOVE YOU JIM!). Instead, the show features cast members from “The Jersey Shore” and members of the Wu Tang Clan cracking jokes at one another’s expense (trust me, you do not want to piss of Ghostface Killah). I did learn, on last night’s episode, though, that Donald Glover got his rap name Childish Gambino from the Wu Tang Clan Rap Name Generator, so that’s something. It airs Tuesday nights on MTV. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Iowa man Jerald Reiter was arrested with a zebra and a parrot in his car. But that’s not what got him busted. No, it seems Reiter was arrested for driving under the influence and was put in handcuffs in the parking lot of the (wait for it) Dog House Bar.
Here’s why I love Jerald. He says his zebra and his parrot were there because they like going for rides. You know, as zebras and parrots do. He and girlfriend (bummer) Vickey Teters say the two animals are like the couple’s babies, and they go everywhere together. Jerald says he knew he was too drunk to drive and was in the process of scooching over to the passenger seat when the police showed up. A likely story.
So many questions for Jerald. Like, how’d he procure a zebra? Where does the zebra sleep? Can he hook me up with one? Let’s work it out guy! [Neatorama]
So, I have mixed feelings about the trailer for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” On the one hand, Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in period costumes retelling one of the greatest suppressed love stories ever. On the other, why does Luhrman always create an anachronistic soundtrack that completely pulls you out of the story? Also, I might be wrong, but I swear I thought I saw the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In the World” lurking around somewhere in there. In any case, can we talk about the costumes? I want these costumes. Really. Let’s take a look.
High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Martin Scorsese’s short for men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel, David Lynch’s campaign for Dior’s Lady Dior, or the Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme ad created by “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky — as you can see, efforts of this ilk have seriously beautiful outcomes. Keep reading »
Happy birthday, Geminis! To celebrate all those brilliant, ebullient Gems out there, we’ve made a list of 10 ways to infuse your life with some of that patented Gemini flavor. Check it out, after the jump… Keep reading »
You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]