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6 Crazy Facts About Amusement Parks

Amusement parks are an important part of summer’s legacy of awesome. These pockets of fun and fried food offer an even further escape from the the reality of working and responsibility. They are the only places in the world where you can be dropped from hundreds of feet in the air, eat every kind of unhealthy food with abandon, take pictures with a man dressed up in a giant animal suit, and feel OK about paying double the price for something you don’t really need, all in a couple hours. After the jump, some amusement park trivia to amuse you. Sorry, had to go for the pun. Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, Err, Release

It’s a slow week for new music. But we’ve got one lone gem, a diamond in the rough. Here is Lost In Trees’ version of home alone, after the jump … Keep reading »

First Look: “The Romantics,” Starring Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin & Josh Duhamel


A few years ago, Katie Holmes was showing such acting promise — critics loved her in “Pieces of April,” though her wooden showing in “Batman Begins” didn’t win her any new fans. Still, before marrying Tom Cruise and having baby Suri, Holmes was transitioning her success on the small screen (on “Dawson’s Creek”) into major roles on the big screen. Then she dropped out of the next “Batman” — at Cruise’s behest — starred alongside Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton in the stinker “Mad Money,” and tried her hand at Broadway to mixed reviews. So when I heard she would be starring in the movie adaptation of the book The Romantics alongside Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Elijah Wood, Malin Ackerman, and Candace Bergen, well, I got kinda psyched that Holmes might getting back on the right track. By the looks of the preview, I might be right — it looks fantastic. Gawker suggests this could be Holmes’ “Rachel Getting Married,” though they doubt it will make critics and audiences take her seriously as an actress, like the latter did for Anne Hathaway. What do you think — will you be seeing “The Romantics”? [Gawker] Keep reading »

Amish Romance Novels To Get You Hot And Bonneted

In the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of book trends. We’ve over-mined vampire/human love, exhausted horror updates of classics, and have almost reached the saturation point on Swedish mysteries. But according to USA Today, a new book trend is ascendant: Amish romance novels. Keep reading »

“Bachelor Pad”: Who’s Doing What With Whom In Episode 1

Guess who has a new favorite Monday night trash TV show? “Bachelor Pad” debuted last night and was everything I could have hoped for and more. The premise: 19 former contestants on ABC’s “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” series, living in a house together, having their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop trying to fall in love and instead focus on winning money. Greed! Hookups! Tears! The lowdown on what happened in the first episode after the jump …
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Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” Is Our Adult Fantasy


Katy Perry has just released the video for the title track off her upcoming record, Teenage Dream, and it’s just as cool and catchy as her first single, “California Gurls.” While decidedly less colorful, the “Teenage Dream” video is as appetite-whetting as her last, only this time we’re hungry for her on-screen boyfriend, not whipped cream. Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Kristen Schaal & Rich Blomquist On “The Sexy Book Of Sexy Sex”

Maybe you know Kristen Schaal from “The Daily Show,” or her role as stalker Mel on “Flight of the Conchords,” or from small roles in about a dozen different movies. And while you probably don’t know his face, if you’re a “Daily Show” viewer, you’ve heard Jon Stewart deliver Rich Blomquist’s jokes, because he works there as a writer.

What you may not have known is that the two are a very funny couple in real life and have just released a hilarious book, entitled, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex (Chronicle). Part instructional manual, part highly scientific history of sex, TSBOSS has a little something for anyone who’s ever even thought about touching themselves or someone else, “down there.” We caught up with Kristen and Rich to ask them a few questions about their latest project — check out what they had to say, after the jump! Keep reading »

Grandma Sure Can Breakdance!


This B-girl, er, B-grams gets down at a block party in NYC. Suck it, arthritis! [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Quickies: Levi Johnston Is Getting His Own Show & Dad Pleads To Madonna For Pics Of Mercy

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The Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of August 9, 2010

Hey TV, you’re so fine. You’re so fine you blow my mind. Hey, TV. Hey, TV.* This week, some fun things are happening on your small screen. Tonight, we have the premiere of “Bachelor Pad,” the show that brings together “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” faves and villains to compete for love and money. Next up, we’ve got restaurant wars on “Top Chef: D.C.” and Joe Jonas trying the acting thing on “Hot In Cleveland.” After the jump, previews plus lots more shows you’ll want to catch. Keep reading »

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