All right, who is the Frisky reader with HBO who will have me over for the five-night series of “Mildred Pierce”? Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood star as a mother and daughter in a remake of an old black-and-white Hollywood film about spoiled children, indulgent parenting, sex, resentment and redemption. I’ve seen the 1945 original and lemme tell you, it’s juicy stuff, so I can’t wait to see what they do in 2010. Not to mention Kate Winslet in a period piece (lots of red lipstick and finger waves) should give Joan Crawford a run for her money. [Women And Hollywood] Keep reading »
A horse is a horse, of course, unless that horse is wearing a really stupid costume. The horses in this collection from “The Horse Tailor” are dressed to the nines — whether they like it or not. [Thrillist] Keep reading »
We’ve given Lindsay Lohan oodles of suggestions for things she can do to get her career back on track after her stint in jail, some time in rehab, and a possible baby stroller hit-and-run last week. But, apparently, Lindsay doesn’t need our help. LiLo is currently in talks to host “Saturday Night Live” on December 4th. Keep reading »
kicked off her 25th season. The guests for the show were a total snoozefest—Don Johnson, Paul Simon, and John Travolta
, of whom the Big O said, “Twenty-five years later, you still make my heart go pitter-patter.” But things got much more interesting later in the show when John was pulled onstage in a fake airplane. Keep reading »
When Mark, of comedy crew The Key of Awesome, wanted to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with Anastasia, “the wonderful mother of two retarded cats,” he didn’t just get her a card and some candy. No, he got WEEZER, who collaborated with Mark on a kick-ass song about how majorly rad she is. Future husband dude (whoever you are), the bar is set awfully high. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Forget Kanye! Forget Taylor! Here’s Florence + the Machine performing “Dog Days Are Over” on the VMAs last night. The stage show was very over the top: Cirque du Soleil meets Burning Man at the Parthenon. The redheaded and barefooted one took home her first VMA award that evening for the “Dog Days” song, which you may recognize from the “Eat Pray Love” trailer, too. The video won for Best Art Direction. Keep reading »
Every now and then, I find myself thinking about what Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson in the pinnacle scene of “Lost in Translation.” Or why the Lisbon sisters were so determined to off themselves in “The Virgin Suicides.” This is because director Sofia Coppola makes incredible movies about alienation and what gets people through it—be it Americans living in Japan, sisters in 1970s Detroit, or Marie Antoinette who has to leave her friends and family behind to marry the future King of France. And Sofia’s newest flick, “Somewhere,” sounds like it is very much in the same vein. It stars Stephen Dorff (yumz) as a Hollywood megastar living at the Chateau Marmont who is totally disenchanted with life until he gets custody of his 11-year-old daughter (played by Dakota’s little sister, Elle Fanning). So I guess I’m not shocked that on Saturday, “Somewhere” won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. Keep reading »
Speaking of “Gossip Girl” … tonight kicks off season four of everyone’s favorite show about Upper East Side richy rich teenagers. As the preview teases, Serena and Blair have headed to Paris for the summer. Blair says, “I am not someone who is going to stop looking for love just because I’ve lost it. Which is why I’m heading directly into the belly of the beast—Paris.” Cue the berets, French rock, and a girl fight in a beautifully lit fountain.
While I am very much looking forward to watching, I already have a bone to pick with the show. Um, why are we going to Paris? So many freaking shows pull the Paris card when they need to shake things up. Keep reading »
Sometimes being a feminist means sticking up for someone you hate when she is being treated wrong. That feminist is me and the person I hate is Angelina from “Jersey Shore.” Angelina is the embodiment of every awful characteristic in a human being: duplicitous, slimy, back-stabbing. None of her “Jersey Shore” cast members like or trust Angelina and call her the “Staten Island dump” to her face. Really, the girl’s lack of self-awareness would be amusing if it weren’t so sad.
One person does like Angelina, though: Jose, a gent from Miami who buys her a Fossil watch after two dates. Angelina takes the watch from Jose, but then “smushes” with Vinny during a drunken night of bad decisions. The cast will have none of this. They call Angelina a “whore” and a “slut.” The Situation goes up to Jose at the club one night to say Angelina has something she needs to tell him. Keep reading »
Don Draper — alpha male, top ad guy and … diary writer? We never imagined that Don Draper would do anything as sissified as keeping a journal, and yet, on last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” he did just that. I guess he and Angela Chase and Doogie Howser have something in common.
We’ve unearthed a few secret entries from Draper’s most private pages, and are sharing them with you after the jump. Keep reading »