Lord have mercy, The Situation has released a “rap” song. Titled “The Situation,” the verdict is clear — he should stick to fist-pumping on the boardwalk.
Alas, this “Jersey Shore” juicehead isn’t the only reality star with musical aspirations. Who could forget Countess LuAnn DeLesseps from “The Real Housewives of NYC,” who recently released her single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”? (We’d prefer to forget about “Tardy For The Party” entirely.)
After the jump, I generously sacrifice my eardrums to investigate which reality show single sucks the hardest. Keep reading »
If you weren’t following my “Bachelorette” liveblog
last night, than allow me to recap the best ZOMG moment on the show thus far. After bachelor Kasey Kahl was denied a rose at the end of his one-on-one date with Ali Fedotowsky (though he wasn’t sent packing) because she felt he wasn’t being completely sincere, he felt he needed to do something BIG to prove himself. His off-tune singing came off as kind of creepy; his constant declarations that he was there to “protect and guard her heart” weren’t getting through to her — how to answer her call for him to just be himself? By getting a tattoo of course! Keep reading »
The “Lost In Translation”, “Marie Antoinette”, and “Virgin Suicides” director/screenwriter Sofia Coppola has polished off another gem: “Somewhere.” Stephen Dorff plays a disaffected A-list actor, Elle Fanning is his 11-year-old daughter, and Phoenix did the score. Dang, I would have paid $12 to see the trailer alone! Dec. 22 cannot come soon enough. Keep reading »
Got a case of the Mondays? Cheer up — another episode of “The Bachelorette” is on tonight and it’s going to be a doozy! According to the preview, tonight’s episode is the one that hints Kasey — that’s the guy who sort of sounds like he might be partially deaf, although so far it’s gone unnoticed by everyone but us — proves his love to Ali by, um, trying to kill himself? Or something? All I know is that there’s a very dramatic declaration and then one of the bachelors says something about him being crazy and then there’s a flash to someone’s wrists all bandaged up and then there’s AMBULANCES. If this turns out to be, like, Kasey slipped and fell while going to get his rose and cut his wrist on a thorn, I am going to be pissed. Not that I want anything to happen to Kasey, of course, I just don’t like “Bachelorette” previews being far more dramatic than the actual episode. So, yeah ABC, don’t disappoint! See you — and my handsome lover Roberto — at 8 p.m. EST! Keep reading »
There are only two words to describe last night’s season premiere of “True Blood“: Awe. Some. More Evan Rachel Wood as the Queen of Louisiana and Bill-Sookie-Eric sexiness? Well, you know what I’ll be up to every Sunday night for the next three months. But if you don’t have HBO, never fear. There is lots more exciting stuff happening on the small screen. After the jump, what else you need to watch this week, from new series “Double Exposure” and “Hot in Cleveland” to the finae of “The Tudors.” Keep reading »
I used to be a big fan of romantic comedies in the ’90s. But when the 2000s rolled around, they just got embarrassing. Hello, “27 Dresses.” Maybe it was because I had grown up by that point and so had my taste in movies. Or maybe it’s because the rom-coms of the last decade leave a lot to be desired. Why? Because although there have been a few good ones (“500 Days of Summer” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), I think the genre is having an identity crisis.
Some are slick and ’80s reminiscent, but that naïveté doesn’t fit anymore. Some go for a gritty ’90s feel, but they seem to be trying too hard. See, ’90s rom-coms were a reaction to the cheese-tastic style of ones made in the ’80s. We all enjoyed the silly implausibility of “16 Candles,” but by the time we had come out of the opulent haze of the ’80s, our romantic tastes got a sober makeover more appropriate for the times. They had a grittier, more realistic edge … but still with a happy ending. Nothing tugs at my heartstrings quite like grunge music and Doc Martens. After the jump, some of my fave ’90’s rom-coms face off against ones made in the 2000s. Keep reading »
If you don’t count “Mean Girls” as one of the best movies of the last decade, then you just weren’t paying enough attention. And now Paramount Famous Productions has given the go-ahead on “Mean Girls 2″ — just a mere six years later. Given the first movie’s superior Tina Fey-penned humor, it would be tragic if this one were anything but fantastic. The proposed plot goes something like this: “A new high school student, Jo, who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby, at the urging of Abby’s wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo’s costs for the college of her dreams. Jo and Abby team up to take on the school’s ‘mean girls,’ the Plastics. The story becomes a high stakes battle of loyalty that ultimately comes to a head when one of our heroines finds out that her friendship has been bought and paid for.” [NY Post]
Because the original cast is either too famous, too old, or too crazy — ahem, Lohan, ahem — to return for the sequel, we’ve recast it to our liking. After the jump, our picks. Keep reading »
Last night was the season three premiere of “True Blood” and damn, was it awesome. How I have missed watching trashy, soft-core vampire porn on Sunday nights! After the jump, a recap via the episode’s best quotes. There is also a picture of Eric’s OTHER side, if you know what I mean. Keep reading »