The huge success of The Hunger Games film adaptation did not go unnoticed. Hollywood is currently doing everything it can to figure out how to replicate the success of that project with their own and that includes scooping up similar young adult book series. In steps Kiera Cass’ The Selection and the CW network.
Amazingly enough, The Selection just hit shelves last month so Cass must be thrilled that a network is already picking up her book. The Selection is the first in a planned trilogy that revolves around America Singer, a young woman living in a future dystopian society in which 35 girls are entered into a lottery/competition to be queen. Read more…
If I were to choose an alternate life to my Choose Your Own Adventure story, I’d be a nature camera guy, like the dudes who go out into the wilderness and make documentaries for National Geographic and the BBC. Can you even imagine how breathtaking it must be to hang out with lions and elephants and polar bears all day? Epic. Apparently, meerkats are some of the most fun creatures to film, because they have absolutely no fear of humans, and tend to think of people as just another part of their natural environment, as you’ll see in the video above. [The Daily What]
The 2012 upfronts are over! Dozens of brand-new midseason and fall 2012 television shows were announced, and we offered snap judgments on all of them. (See here, here, here, here, and here.) And now that we’ve had, oh, 24 hours to reflect, we’ve chosen the five shows we are most looking forward to and the five shows that we’ll probably end up watching but only because it’s our job. Read more…
Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, and Rupert Everett
I wanted to love “Hysteria.” I really did. It has Maggie Gyllenhaal being her ball-busting feminist self, Hugh Dancy looking adorable, and the entire film is about the invention of my favorite thing on Earth, the vibrator.
But instead of being the kind of kickass film that had me texting my girl friends, You have to see this movie, “Hysteria” turned out to be pretty much be a rom-com that tries, and fails, to do “A Dangerous Method.” And it fails badly.
“Hysteria” is set in 1880s London and stars Hugh Dancy as Dr. Mortimer Granville, a dedicated, passionate young doctor who is fired from his job at a hospital for trying to introduce newfangled practices to cut back on germs. He’s hired at a private practice for Dr. Dalrymple, who practices “women’s medicine.” But Dr. Granville quickly finds out that the cure his boss is using to help women with their “hysteria” — anxiety, sadness and “nymphomania” — is squirting lubricant on his hands and … well … rubbing her clitoris. Keep reading »
Tyra Banks shocked everyone when she fired Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander from”America’s Next Top Model” — but now, she’s picked her replacements.
While they’re not exactly Britney Spears-level names, The CW has confirmed fashion publicist-turned-reality star Kelly Cutrone, male model Rob Evans and stylist Johnny Wujek will be joining the show. Read more …
I feel a responsibility to let you know when I spend a stupid amount of time on any given Tumblr. Today, I have dedicated myself to Yo, Should I Dump This Asshole? It’s pretty self explanatory: people ask if they should dump the asshole they’re dating and Yo responds. I’ve compiled a few of my favorites here. The guy who likes Ayn Rand but gives good BJs? Yo says dump. Not so sure I agree. The guy who doesn’t like trees or sun? DUMP FOR SURE. The guy who’s convinced he’s a vampire? Who’s asking? I can’t even. I wish this site was around when I went out with the guy who said all he needed in life was the company of his cat. I would have loved to see Yo’s response. Obviously, I dumped this man. I hate cats. [The Hairpin]