Fifty Shades of Grey. From entertainment sites to the morning news, everyone has something to say about the hot, new erotic series. It’s been called “mommy porn” by the New York Times, and sits atop their bestsellers’ list, currently at #1, #2, and #4 amongst combined print and e-book fiction.
It seems like everyone has read it (at least according to “The Today Show” and my own Facebook feed). And yes, even I have read Fifty Shades. Only, I read the story almost two years ago when it was called Master of the Universe, and author E.L. James went by SQ Icedragon. Oh, and Christian and Anastasia? They were originally called Edward and Bella.
My secret is out. I’ll admit it: I read Twilight fanfiction. Keep reading »
Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1990s, chances are you spent a solid amount of time in the movie theater taking in countless teen comedies because that’s just what people DID then. How do I know? Because people cannot stop talking about how much they love the 1990s and how “iconic” these fairly mediocre yet oftentimes entertaining films were. Read more…
Being a “Real Housewife” on Bravo opens the door to many career opportunities — starting a clothing/makeup/jewelry/sex toy/cookbook line, auditioning for “Celebrity Apprentice,” recording a God-awful single or, best-case scenario, landing a spinoff show. In addition to the show dedicated to exploring funny cat memes (WTF? I can’t even … NO!! ), Bravo has green lit two new “Real Housewives” spinoffs for its 2013 season. One, tentatively titled “SUR,” follows “RHOBH” star Lisa Vanderpump as she opens a new restaurant. The other, “The Kandi Factory,” features Atlanta “Real Housewife” Kandi Burruss as she works with aspiring music stars. Meh. We have some better pitches for Andy Cohen and the gang … [The Wrap] Keep reading »
I moved into a new apartment a few weeks ago, which means I got a cheap introductory offer on cable TV, which means I now spend approximately 90 percent of my free time watching “House Hunters International” on HGTV. Do you guys watch this show? Basically it follows “house hunters” (usually a young-ish couple) who are relocating to a different country as they tour three properties and decide which one to buy. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Not so much. I end up yelling at the TV at least five times per episode because the home buyers are always so entitled and clueless. Here’s a conversation I imagine having with the couple in a typical episode: Keep reading »
I find that if you like one of David Lynch’s films, you really like all of them. His repertoire is interesting in that way — I don’t think there’s anyone who likes, say, “Mulholland Drive” but not “Blue Velvet,” or vice versa. I’m a member of the happily bizarre demographic that enjoys and embraces all things Lynchian. He’s been freaking me out for nearly a decade, ever since I watched “Eraserhead,” and paused the movie to cry a little midway through. Anyway, I digress. The maestro of all things subtly grotesque and foreboding is at it again with a skin-crawling new music video for the album he released last year, Crazy Clown Time. If you aren’t accustomed to Lynch’s particular brand of edgy, nausea-inducing eccentricity, then steer far, far away, because this video is not the ideal opportunity to give it a try. It’s also definitely not safe for work. Any work. Ever.