I haven’t watched a single, solitary episode of “American Idol” this season, but nevertheless, I feel confident saying Joshua Ledet is the one to beat. But how can you possibly make that prediction, Amelia, if you haven’t seen any of the performances? you might be asking yourself. Well, I have seen one performance: Ledet’s rendition of “To Love Somebody” on last night’s episode, which was the single best performance I have ever seen on “American Idol” or any other vocal singing competition. I got chills almost immediately. The judges are with me — Jennifer Lopez even said that Ledet is one of the best vocalists of the last 50 years. And not only does he have an incredible voice, but he performs with such a genuine passion — it’s amazing to think the dude heard the song for the first time only a few days before he sang it. Amazing. Watch it above.
I have never watched HBO’s new show “Girls.” Not because I don’t want to — I’m actually excited to see a new female-centered TV show that allows actresses to play rich and diverse characters. But unfortunately, the current role I play in real life, that of a struggling comic/actress, does not afford me the opportunity to indulge in the many simple pleasures of life such as HBO. Although I have not seen the show, I have seen and heard much of the praise and criticism the show has garnered — especially around the all-white cast. Keep reading »
Some of the most interesting characters in classic fairy tales (many of which have been translated into Disney films) are the “evil” queens, sorceresses, and crones who are at odds with the precious heroines. For example, in the upcoming film, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Charlize Theron’s evil Queen Ravenna is so delightfully dark yet glamorous, that we’re already asking, “Uh, Snow White, who?” Seriously, characters like Ravenna, Cinderella’s evil step-mother, the sea witch from “The Little Mermaid,” Maleficent in “Sleeping Beauty,” and Gothel in “Rapunzel” are what give fairy tales their edge — but the question is, which one are you most like? Keep reading »
My favorite thing about the trailer for “Harmless,” a Christian propaganda/horror movie about the evils of porn, is that this fictional family is being terrorized by a box of porn. Now, let’s just pretend that I actually thought porn was metaphorically evil enough to make a horror film about — I would be far more terrified by the seemingly limitless array of pornography available via the internet, not a little ol’ box of VHS tapes. You know? This isn’t the ’80s!
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to put together some style inspiration boards that pay homage to our favorite fashionable moms from pop culture. And who better to kick things off than the winking, manipulating, martini-swilling, Motherboy-winning matriarch Lucille Bluth? Check out how to get her WASP-y style for yourself, after the jump … Keep reading »
Spring is here, the sun is out, and people are flocking to the great outdoors. On a busy weekend at the park, every astrological sign is out doing their thing. Which sign is soaking up the sun in style? Which sign is falling in love with every passerby? Which sign has found a secret spot to write about intense emotions in their journal? Click through to find out … Keep reading »