I thought the first half of this trailer for “K-Town” — the new reality show starring Asian-Americans who party-hard in L.A.’s Koreatown — must be a joke. The “Tik Tok” cover is as laughably bad as the production quality. And did that girl, Scarlet, really let the cameras film her on the toilet? At least Snooki had the decency to keep the door shut! We love watching party animals having a good time, but “K-Town” just looks like a rip-off. [Popcrunch] Keep reading »
Every millisecond in Hollywood, movies and TV shows are pitched to networks and studios. Only a handful of them will ever actually being made, and even of those, very few will get me to the theater on opening night or to hit the “record series” button on my DVR. And yet today, I’ve heard about two projects that have me all the way to giddy.
First up, the movie “Mommy & Me.” Sure, it sounds like an ‘80s aerobics video aimed at girls under the age of five, but it’s actually a movie that sounds kind of amazing. This flick will be a mother/daughter comedy starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey — which is, um, genius! The movie is basically only a zygote at this point. It has no script and no writers yet, but it does have a director—the awesome Stanley Tucci. Keep reading »
What do we want? More booze! When do we want it? Now! I imagine that this is what the cast of “Jersey Shore” is chanting now that they are on strike. Sources are reporting that J-Woww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D, and Vinny were supposed to begin filming for season three of the show today, but told camera crew nuh-uh since there is still debate over their contracts. The Situation and Snooki are scheduled to start tomorrow, and the word on the street is that they will refuse, too, since they think they can earn more duckets doing appearances than filming the show. [TMZ] Keep reading »
I know you guys have barely been able to sleep since we told you in early June that “Celebrity Rehab 4” was on indefinite hold because the producers were having a tough time finding big name addicts willing to have their withdrawal symptoms and teary group-therapy sessions aired on primetime TV. But—never fear!—the situation has been resolved. The show has two new participants. One of them is a big duh—Jeremy London, who basically wrote “Hey Dr. Drew, cast me!” across his forehead in permanent marker with the whole I-was-kidnapped-and-forced-to-smoke-dope story.
The second new person on the show is a little bit of a surprise—Rachel Uchitel, i.e. first woman to be accused of boning Tiger Woods. Apparently, she’s seeking treatment for a prescription pill addiction. What kind, Rachel, what kind?!?! [PopEater] Keep reading »
love watermelon on a hot summer day? The enthusiasm with which this cat eats melon makes me laugh on this otherwise gloomy Monday morning. [BuzzFeed
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I know your summer calendar is filling up with activities, and the most frequent offender is the BBQ. It may be a summer cliche, but doesn’t something about longer days, warmer evenings, and sunshine all week-long just inspire you to invite all your friends, neighbors, and family over for some chillin’ and grilin’? But with BBQs left and right, how can you make your night stand out in a crowd of hum-drum evenings? After the jump, five tips for making your BBQ the best on the block. Keep reading »
Earlier this week marked the 50th anniversary of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the past half-century, Scout, Jem, Atticus and, of course, Boo Radley have charmed millions of readers (if not necessarily high school English classes) with their tale about coming of age, family, and racism in the South. I can’t be the only one who was inspired as a kid by spunky Scout and her wild imagination! This summer, libraries and book clubs around the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the 50th anniversary, so be sure to check out events in your area.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one copy of the special 50th anniversary edition of To Kill A Mockingbird, plus a new companion book, Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird, a collection of interviews with famous authors on how Harper Lee’s novel influenced their own work. But you have to work if you want them! In the comments, tell us which was the most memorable book you read in high school English class and why by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, July 23. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Now that the summer has really set in, you’re probably changing three times a day because you’ve already sweat through your last ensemble. If you’re like me, you’re psyched for fall when all the ragamuffins are back in school and you can pull your sweaters out of their moth balls. But right now, it’s too hot to eat. Or sleep. Or roll over and turn on the fan. But it’s not too hot to see a movie. And this week, you’ve totally got to see “Inception.” And also “The Concert” and “Kisses.” And maybe even “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” I don’t really care if you see “Valhalla Rising” or not though, ’cause that one looks creepy. Keep reading »
It was my first summer in NYC. I was 18 years old and had fallen in love for the first time. I had managed to convince my parents to let me spend the warm months in the city so I could work, which was secret code for “have the best summer of my life with my new boyfriend Travis.” It was an amazing plan—until he broke my heart of glass one week later. “I met someone else,” he told me while I was hanging on the telephone. “She lives across the hall from me in my dorm.”
I’ll rip her to shreds, I thought, but instead I just hung up. There I was, a girl all alone in the city with absolutely no one. So I popped in my new Blondie record “Parallel Lines.” Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon found out, I had a heart of glass. Seemed like the real thing but I was so blind, mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind. Keep reading »