“The Amazing Race,” which we’re totally sick of if we’re being honest, is still airing after 11 years, yet we will never have the pleasure of seeing another episode of “Blind Date” again. It doesn’t seem right. Why was that show cancelled? It was 27 minutes of pure entertainment. It captured the awkwardness of dating without missing the humor. The best episodes were the ones where the daters got really drunk and ended up in a hot tub … so almost every episode. And those thought bubbles were genius. Sadly, this dating show left our television screens in 2006. R.I.P. favorite reality TV show ever. I think about you all the time and sometimes watch clips of you on You Tube when I’m having a bad day. Click through for a stroll down the memory lane of great reality TV shows that are no longer.
Just kidding, it’s not a new movie, it’s every Nicholas Spark book-turned-film ever. Which is your favorite? I like the one about the white heterosexual couple who is so in love but then they’re torn apart. You know, the one where they find their way back to each other — I love that awesome scene where they kiss in the rain (or was it on the beach? I forget) — but then, UGH, someone dies. I totally cried. [via IMG Fave]
James Bond fans, get excited! 007 is back and the new teaser trailer for the upcoming “Skyfall 007″ — the last featuring studly Daniel Craig — looks gooood. “Skyfall 007″ features an especially impressive cast — alongside Craig and Judi Dench as “M,” dreamy Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes also star. “Skyfall 007″ hits theaters November 9. [007.com]
You guys, this is a culinary creation called Cupcakewurst. What is Cupcakewurst, you ask? Well, it’s cupcake batter stuffed into a sausage casing, grilled, and served on a long doughnut with raspberry sauce “ketchup.” It’s definitely creative; it also definitely makes me want to barf. Would you be brave enough to take a bite? [Buzzfeed]
Between “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “Girls,” “Veep” and all the rest, it’s impossible to watch all the good TV that airs on Sunday night. (I’d also include “Long Island Medium” in that, but nobody asked.) That’s why the folks at Jest.com made this television mash-up which incorporates characters from all your fave Sunday night shows. Here, we have Lord Tyrion getting a new campaign for the Lannisters from the guys over at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, while the girls of “Girls” attempt to woo the Stark boys. It all somehow seems to make perfect sense. [Jest.com]
“Think Like A Man,” the new
Tyler Perry romantic comedy [Update: based on a book by Steve Harvey] about black women and men, has allegedly been banned in France because officials say the film is not diverse enough. According to blogger Fabienne Flessel at the blog Global Voices:
Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population.
It is unclear, though, whether “Think Like A Man” has literally been banned, or if it just is not being screened. But the Global Voices blogger and several other French-speaking bloggers quoted/translated in his article seem adamant that someone in a position of power in France is uninterested in promoting films by and about black folks. One blogger claims “Tyler Perry’s movies are never scheduled in any French movie theaters or are only released in DVDs, even thought he has been used to leading the U.S. box office.” Keep reading »