Wait—did I say that last night’s “Lost” festivities were four and a half hours long? Make that five and a half hours if you stayed up to watch the cast on Jimmy Kimmel’s “Aloha to ‘Lost’” special. The “Lost”-in lasted past 1 a.m., and so I like to imagine that all the television critics in the country were up pulling all-nighters, trying to gather their thoughts in time to post them this morning. As could’ve been expected, last night’s finale was as divisive an issue as health care reform and immigration. Some critics loved the episode while others were horrified. After the jump, read what the smart folks had to say about the finale and let us know which camp you are in. Keep reading »
Cover your ears, children: here’s the audio of Liza Minnelli performing Beyoncé‘s song “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” in “Sex and The City 2.” Damnnnn, somebody better get fired over this! It sounds like klezmer. I’m sorry, but I’d rather watch those little girls dressed like hoochies do the “Single Ladies” dance on YouTube for a million years than listen to this song again. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
In what I’m sure would constitute many a tweenager’s wildest dream, the Jonas Brothers were trapped in an elevator for 45 minutes last Saturday after a free outdoor concert. I like to imagine hundreds of girls running from the American Girl doll store in tears, tearing our their hair and screaming for their rescue. There were eight people in the 21-person elevator, including the Bros’ security guard Big Rob, Chef Tim Love, and their photographer, Rob Hoffman, who videotaped the ordeal. When asked who freaked out first, Joe said, “Me and Nick … It went from, ‘Okay, this is hilarious, we’re stuck in an elevator, okay press the button,’ to ‘This is crazy, okay, I can’t breathe, this is insane.’” But Nick insists he only panicked because of his diabetes, “I just didn’t have my [blood-sugar] checker with me. No one had it on them, and I was afraid that if [my blood-sugar level] went low in an elevator we wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.” The fire department eventually rescued the Tiger Beat heartthrobs with axes. [People]
It seems like, despite all the preparations, something always goes wrong at concerts. So we rounded up some concert catastrophes — enjoy! Keep reading »
It’s a scientific fact that you’re more likely to buy something if the advertising features someone you’d like to bone, be it a Victoria’s Secret commercial or the cover of a box of sexy, sexy Cheerios.
The recording industry knows this, but sometimes forgets that not every musician is suitable for the role of sexy cover model. So, we get unintentionally hilarious/horrifying results like this one. Read more … Keep reading »
Heh heh heh! Mark your calendars, folks, because Pee-wee is hitting the big playhouse! At 57 years old, Paul Reubens, best known to the world as Mr. Pee-wee Herman, is finally exposing himself as the Broadway star he was always meant to be. The well-received “Pee-wee Herman Show,” which has been running onstage in Los Angeles, will be getting a Broadway makeover before hitting the great, white way on October 26 for a six-week run. Ummm … tickets, please! Now! After the jump, 10 reasons I am so there. [New York Times] Keep reading »
We’re exactly one month away from the first day of summer and if you, like I, haven’t realized this, we might have a lot of spring cleaning, spring flinging, and summer preparing to do. I guess that means you’re supposed to organize your closet, make out with a dude and paint your toenails? And because you/we have so much on our plate, it’s important to not waste valuable energy on socializing and partying until the wee hours of the morning and this is why you should go see a movie instead. Never thought I’d get to the point, did you? This week, “Shrek Forever After,” “Solitary Man,” and “Daddy Longlegs” are out, but if those aren’t your cup of tea, check out the previous releases! Keep reading »
For the past six seasons of “Lost,” every single episode has brought us at least one new oddity to ponder. And yet, as frequently as questions are posed, it’s not that often that a question is actually answered. This is why the love the show, but also what makes it such an ever-evolving mind bender. Now we are down to the final episode. It’s a long one—two and a half hours to be exact—but it has all us fans wondering, how the heck are they going to tie up all the loose ends?
Sadly, they won’t. Today, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced that because they felt they didn’t have enough time to finish all the story lines, the season six DVD will contain 20 extra minutes. But uh, we don’t want to wait until August or have to drop $50 to know everything! After the jump, the 10 questions we need answers to on Sunday. Keep reading »