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James Franco Sexes Up Scraggly Poet Allen Ginsberg In “Howl”

I cannot, cannot wait to see James Franco in “Howl.” He actually makes Beat poet Allen Ginsberg kinda hot, instead of hairy and creepy. It gives the famous lines from Ginsberg’s iconic poem, also named “Howl,” a whole new meaning: I saw the best minds of my generation, starving, hysterical, naked …

Oh, did I mention JON HAMM IS IN THIS MOVIE, TOO?! Yes, he is, looking all hot as a lawyer battling obscenity charges. You win, casting department! Unforch, we have to wait until “Howl” debuts September 24. Keep reading »

Danielle Staub Accuses Former Partner-In-Crime Of Stalking Her

Surprise! Another loser from “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub’s past has turned on her. Ex-con Danny Aguilar, a friend and, uh, partner-in-crime of Danielle’s from the ’80s, demanded that Danielle pay him $100,000 this past weekend. Why? Because he thinks she owes him. Big time. Keep reading »

“Grease” Gets A Re-Release And A Video Game


So I know that, by virtue of being female, I am supposed to love “Grease.” But to be honest, I’ve just never gotten that into it. Something about the message, “If you want the guy … change yourself and wear more pleather,” just never sat that well with me. So I’m wondering why “Grease” is having such a revival at the moment. Last week, Paramount Pictures re-released the flick as “Grease: The Sing-A-Long” in five cities in the U.S. Residents of other cities can go online and vote to get the movie in their area, too. And that’s not all. 505 Games is making “Grease: The Video Game,” which will be available for Wii and Ninetendo DS on August 24. As the press release reads, it’s “loaded with mini-games that let players sing the movie’s iconic songs, dance the hand jive hop, race down Thunder Road, fight for Sandy’s affections and have fun at the fair with Frenchy, Kenickie, Rizzo and the rest of the Greasers.” See a preview for the game after the jump.

So what do you think? Is “Grease” the one that you want, or does this news give you chills that are multiplying in a bad way? Keep reading »

Children Take On “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”


It’s not a compliment when a 6-year-old can accurately represent who you are without much help beyond a wig and makeup. Just like a group of tots did for “The Hills,” these girls nail the vanity and craziness that surrounds the four “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” The clip features all the juicy bits from the show, like Teresa’s table-flipping, Danielle’s bodyguard, and a lot of use of the word “toxic.” Even Danielle’s daughter is included. Keep reading »

This Month In The Lady Mags: Gearing Up For August

The August 2010 issues of women’s magazines are on newsstands now. So which of these suckers will make for the best plane ride and/or lazy afternoon in the park? After the jump, we’ve rounded up the highlights from each magazine so you can see which is worth your $3.99. Keep reading »

10 TV Shows From Childhood We Want Back

Ah, the days before reality television took over. No offense to all you “Bachelorette” fans out there, but I’m partial to shows of the past. I’m sick of “Real Housewives” drama and “Kate Plus 8″ just makes me roll my eyes. Give me my old shows back! Let’s backtrack a decade or two and reminisce about the shows of our childhood we wish we still had. Keep reading »

The Women Of “Mad Men” Sound Off


Pearls of wisdom, from the ladies of “Mad Men.” Although, I have to say my favorite Joan moment was a silent one, save the sound of that potted plant making contact with her husband Greg’s cranium. So excited for Sunday! Keep reading »

“Abusers” Reality Show Brings Real-Life Domestic Violence Abusers Into Your Living Room

People on reality shows of yore have eaten bugs, had catfights over men, and stabbed each other in the back for a chance to work for The Donald.

And now, they beat their girlfriends.

“Abusers” is will be an intervention-style reality show that depicts real-life cases of domestic violence and offers counseling and support for both the abuser and the victim. The show — which appears to be in the proposal stage, as there is no mention of a network having picked it up — will be produced by Albert Harris, Jr., a former aide to ex-New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey. The creative team will include Ashley and Josh from “The Real World: D.C.,” who both experienced domestic violence in their homes. Abusers and victims who participate on “Abusers” will be given free online degree programs through the University of Phoenix.

This could work for TV. It just has to be more “PBS” than “Bravo,” you know what I mean? Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Menomena To Best Coast

This week, I can’t get this “Muppet Show” song out of my head! But it’s not nearly as catchy as the new record from the band of the same name: Menomena. Plus, there’s rad summer surf rock from Best Coast, Dru Hill reunites, and Adam Young releases a record he made before he was Owl City. So, let’s get into all these smooth grooves after the jump! Keep reading »

Amy Adams To Star In A Janis Joplin Biopic? Not So Fast.

Many a starlet has dreamed of playing Janis Joplin in a big screen biopic. Over the past 10 years, Lili Taylor, Pink, and Zooey Deschanel have all been one-time picks for the role by producer Peter Newman, who secured the rights to Joplin’s biggest songs, as well as the life rights to her friends and family members for a movie called “The Gospel According to Janis.” But, alas, the film never came to fruition. Ditto for a Joplin movie called “Piece of My Heart,” in which Renee Zellweger was supposed to play the lead role in 2003. And the same fate awaited “Get It While You Can,” a Joplin biopic that was going to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” fame and was set to star Reese Witherspoon. But now, this third incarnation of the idea is alive and running again—this time with Amy Adams in the lead and Fernando Meirelles, the dude behind “City of God,” in the director’s chair. So, will this flick, uh, actually happen? We’ll have to wait and see. But with any luck, Amy will be breaking out the bell bottoms and circular sunglasses. [EW] Keep reading »

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