One year before Renee Zellweger became a household name thanks to ”Jerry Maguire,” she starred in the 1995 cult flick ”Empire Records.” To celebrate Renee’s 43rd birthday, we’re taking a look at how the cast of the movie has aged since its release … and what they’ve all been up to in the past 17 years. Read more…
People, I will watch a reality TV show about pretty much anything, because I like to see strangers competing. I also like to hear people arguing and I love the ubiquitous phrase “throw me under the bus.” But even that will not get me to watch a show about people competing to make a perfume.
And yet! The production company RealityReal is seeking a top perfumer to star in its new program about perfumers seeking to produce a new signature scent. This won’t work for a number of reasons, namely, Smell-O-Vision doesn’t exist, and watching people talk about what things smell like isn’t that interesting.
Most likely, the show won’t get made, because perfume all looks the same and it’s a dumb idea. There, I said it. But if you want to watch something exciting about perfume, watch the movie “Perfume,” it’s amazing. [Racked]
‘Tis the season for outdoor parties and everyone knows it’s music that makes a bash. C. Wonder’s portable speakers plug into phones and computers to amplify your tunes and are small enough to carry inside a purse. Plus, the funky geometric patterns in a variety of colors will have everyone coveting your chic style. Now, crank the music up — I can still hear the sound of my own thoughts.
What happens when you allow your imagination to fantasize about soulfully smug indie singer songwriter Bon Iver? The perfectly twee — heirloom tomatoes and spiderwebs! — erotic snippets compiled on the just launched “Bon Iver Erotic Stories” blog. This blog is hilarious because, as Julie explains, sex with Bon Iver would probably be the worst. “The room would smell like cedar and it would be SO COLD,” Julie just shuddered. “I bet he would, like, smell faintly of sardines and there’d be a corner of his bedroom reserved for his ARTISINAL KOMBUCHA OPERATION.” Anyway, see more Bon Iverotica after the jump…
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Growing up in the ’90s, I was crazy about Lisa Frank. Stickers, notebooks, folders, pencils — I had all of the school accessories, and though I was impossibly chagrined at the time, these days I am so thankful my mother never let me delve into the realm of her clothing and stuffed animals. That would have been a deep, dark, psychologically threatening hole to wander down. When I see her drawings today, the eye-searing colors and bastardized animals scream weird Tim & Eric acid fever dream instead of recess popularity and sticker trades. Further reinforcing that idea is this actual photograph of Lisa Frank, which makes it very apparent that she both A) really does love pink and purple and B) has a serious case of crazy eyes (Quaaludes?). Now I would like to firmly file this photo, along with all other things Lisa Frank-related, into the secret back compartment of my brain responsible for suppressing disturbing childhood and adolescent memories (you get back in there, KaBlam!), thanks. [photo via Racked]
Every three years in Ypres, Belgium, the people there dress up as cats and have a friggin’ Cat Parade. The Ypres Cat Parade is devoted to the celebration of the cat, and dates back to medieval times. There’s a mystical element, too — the cats are seen as connected to witchcraft. And while in the Middle Ages they used to throw live cats from the town’s highest belfry tower, these days they toss stuffed animals instead.
Because the Kattenstoet is held only once every three years, people go pretty crazy. Everybody dresses up as a cat. Cats drinking. Cats smoking. So many cats.