There’s no reason to plead with you to see a movie this week because for once, there is a whole lot of awesomeness, coming to a theater near you. If you’re not planning on seeing “Iron Man 2,” you are going to feel super left out at the water cooler on Monday. It’s simply un-American to not see it. You like America, right? Also, drink Coca-Cola. Even if you’re not feeling the iron, there are two mommy-centric movies, “Mother and Child” and “Babies,” which are sure to shake up some ovaries. And then there are two, truly awesome-looking indie flicks, “Please Give” and “The Good Heart.” There really is something for everyone, so go get your movie on. Keep reading »
Even though Mohammed’s cameo on “South Park” didn’t go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next on their list? Christians. Mr. Jesus Christ himself is going to be starring in his own series called “JC,” from the producers of “The Office” and “American Dad.” It will show a misanthropic, video game-obsessed Christ trying to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic” father and find his way in New York City. Not the resurrection Christians had in mind, I suspect—I’m guessing that some of JC’s devout disciples may not take kindly to seeing their savior playing “Grand Theft Auto” and eating take-out. But it sounds like a comedic gold mine to me. The execs at Comedy Central say the show is still in the early phases of development, so they are not yet concerned about the reaction to it. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were public stoning and/or crucifixion in store for them. No one said comedy martyrdom was easy. So what do you think about “JC”? Hilarious or blasphemous? [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
First, Preston Burke left Cristina Yang heartbroken at the altar, after a scandal erupted when Isiah Thomas called T.R. Knight a gay slur on set. Next, Addison Montgomery took off to start her own private practice. Then, George O’Malley was killed in a bus accident. Last month, Katherine Heigl appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly to announce that Isobel Stevens was being written off the show so she could focus on her real-life family. Shortly after, rumors arose that Patrick Dempsey was on his way out, too, when an episode description read, “After learning at a deposition that more of his patients have died than survived, Derek Sheperd decides to quit.” ABC quickly put out a press release saying that Dempsey was staying.
To any true “Twihard,” getting to see “Eclipse” months before opening night is far better than getting a shiny new car. So, naturally, Oprah decided to treat a very lucky studio audience—who also got to watch her interview Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, and Taylor Lautner—to a special advance screening of the movie which doesn’t open until June 30. (Her show with the film’s stars airs May 13.)
Naturally, the audience had to sign oodles of disclosure forms swearing they would not reveal the plot. But many have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the flick. Keep reading »
I am a recovered vegan. I gave up all animal by-products for four years in high school, so while I’ve since been converted back to the way of cheese, I do empathize with people who are disciplined enough to keep with it. Case in point, Johnny Diablo, who’s been a vegan for 23 years and opened a vegan restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Casa Diablo. And, uh, it’s a strip club with a “From Dusk Til Dawn” theme. “Please do not wear fur, feathers, silk, wool, or leather on stage. Thank you, the Animals,” reads a sign in the dressing room.
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I, like pretty much everyone who was conscious in 1991, remember the first time I heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I was conveniently located in a record store at the time, and quickly grabbed a clerk to ask what the song was. He handed me Nirvana’s Nevermind. My first thought, “Oh, there’s a baby on the cover. And there’s his penis.” I bought it and it naturally became one of my favorites to this day. But who is that little baby chasing the money in the pool? His name is Spencer Elden, and he’s all grown up now—he’s an artist in Los Angeles. In this video, he tells about how the famous cover came to be and what he’s up to now. Luckily, he’s 19, so it’s okay to have a crush on him. Maybe. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
I’m a little tired this week. The last three nights I’ve been up till at least 2 a.m. reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first book in a three-part crime novel series that has been hailed by critics. It was an incredible page turner, in addition to being very well-written. Larsson died in 2004 and all three books were published, first in his native Swedish and then in English, after his death: Dragon Tattoo in 2005, The Girl Who Played With Fire in 2009, and the third, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, is due out in the U.S. this month. At the center of all three novels is the incredibly compelling character of Lisbeth Salander and Hollywood actresses are reportedly lining up around the block in hopes of scooping up the part in a much-rumored-about U.S. film adaptation. Having just finished the book last night, I have many thoughts on who could play Lisbeth, a role which I believe could be a complete career maker for a young actress. Keep reading »
I’m really looking forward to my usual stay-in-and-be-a-homebody-loser-routine on Saturday night because Betty White is hosting “Saturday Night Live,” with musical guest Jay-Z. NBC has released a few more promos and if they’re an example of what’s to come, my excuse for not going out is golden. Is there anything more awesome than Betty White throwing up a gang sign?! Keep reading »
Sade has released the video for “Baby Father” just in time for Father’s Day on June
On last night’s episode of “American Idol,” Lady Gaga performed a medley of “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” which clocked in at a whopping six and a half minutes. However, because producers pre-taped Gaga’s appearance — to ensure there were no moments that might be deemed “offensive”? — they were able to lop off over two minutes’ worth of her performance, because lord knows “AI” doesn’t want too much time taken up by someone who can actually sing. No worries, the full performance is, of course, available on YouTube, which you can watch above. (If you really want to dissect the differences, the edited version is after the jump.) I know there are people who think this bitch is overrated, but I think she’s got a mean set of pipes. And what’s not to love about hot-bodied and partially clothed male interpretive dancers? Keep reading »