No, I’m ready to learn. Because I already know “How My Pussy Works.” I don’t need to listen to a song wherein Brian McKnight educates me about my vagina. I understand his impulse to go in a more erotic direction with his music … but NO. This is definitely not the right direction. Assuming that he is serious. I can’t tell. He can’t be, can he? [Buzzfeed]
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all? The Mirror never lies and in “Snow White & The Huntsman,” Queen Ravenna’s mirror ignites her fury when he reveals that “there is another destined to surpass” her beauty. Snow White, duh. In preparation for the movie’s release on June 1, we’re giving you a little insight into the backstory behind some of the key characters in our “Not Your Children’s Fairy Tale” video series. In this retelling of “Snow White,” the Mirror actually plays a much bigger role than simply judging who’s the hottest in the land — here’s what you need to know! Keep reading »
Pizza Hut gets into some wild stuff — really wild stuff — overseas. Its Middle Eastern branches, for example, serve an abomination known as the Crown Crust Carnival. They offer two varieties, a Chicken Fillet pizza — a pizza with chicken fillets framing the outside of it — and a cheeseburger pizza, crowned with tiny fistfuls of burgers. Delicious or revolting? [Pizza Hut]
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope is super annoying. Not only because the MPDG is a rather one-dimensional portrayal of femininity, but also because stories featuring her always go the same. She unexpectedly pratfalls into the protagonist’s staid life to shake things up, forcing him to learn a valuable lesson or change his ways, or get a different job or go scuba diving or leave his uptight girlfriend. She’s an event that happens, rather than a real character. And what does she get for all of her dancing in the rain and quirky hijinks? The guy. But whatever, usually the guys in these stories are pretty terrible — they’re boring, facile and barely able to keep up with the MPDG. The guys in MPDG movies are kind of The Worst.
That’s why we’ve evaluated some of the best-known MPDG dudes and evaluated them for annoyability and bangability. After all, while the Manic Pixie Dream Girl might have her faults, at least she’s not boring. A helpful key is available after the jump. Keep reading »
If you haven’t already read the 2005 memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, pick it up or download it ASAP. It is seriously one of the most riveting books I’ve read. In case you don’t trust my taste, it spent over 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, so there’s that. But great books don’t always transition seamlessly into great films. Does anyone remember the film version of “Running With Scissors”? No, because it was awful. Which is weird because the book was really compelling. Hearing that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in the film version of “The Glass Castle” gives us hope for its greatness. Um, yes, please. She would be perfect to play Jeannette Walls. We’ll be staying tuned for casting announcements. [Just Jared]
It happened so quickly, and it was so dark, that it was hard to tell what Peggy Olsen was doing in that movie theater. I texted a friend.
“Did Peggy just give a hand job to her boyfriend or a random man?”
“It’s hard to tell the way it was shot, but consensus says random,” my friend wrote back.
That was the answer I was hoping for. I was thrilled that “Mad Men” finally featured a meaningless sexual act involving one of their female characters. Maybe this scene would have been more pedestrian if it were Don or Pete or Roger. We’ve spent the last five seasons watching their messy sex lives. The guys of “Mad Men” have had so many sexual indiscretions that it’s hard to keep track. Keep reading »