Not content with women marrying men they barely know (“The Bachelor”), or have never met (“Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire?”), the Reality TV gods bring us “Married By 30,” about the world’s most desperate/pathetic women and gay men who HAVE to marry by the big Three-Oh. “Married By 30″ is currently casting 26- to 28-year-olds who are “part of the New York social scene and preferably spend summers in the Hamptons” to pick a wedding date and let cameras follow them for one year while they plan The Big Day. Because making a legally-binding contract to another person before some arbitrary, yet culturally significant, birthday is an awesome idea. Considering the company casting the show is College Humor, we’re hoping this is one big joke. But, on the chance that “Married By 30″ will seriously be shown on a “premier, upscale cable network,” I think we now know who won’t be “part of the New York social scene” anymore. [RickyVanVeen.com] Keep reading »
Sports newbies, get educated today! Learn what these women have done and still do to impress guys with their sports knowledge. Hint: Faking it is kind of lame and probably won’t work. Keep reading »
Commercials are duplicitous. They are designed to illicit the same response from us as a burning fire; our interest level is minimal at best yet we can’t tear ourselves from a constantly shifting image. Advertisers do this to protect the absurdity in every commercial, encouraging viewers to watch, but not too intently that reason might step in and say, “What the hell is going on here?” And ordinarily, we accept it without argument the same way we accept blue raspberry as a legitimate flavor. Read more … Keep reading »
Basically, “Hot Tub Time Machine” could not have tried any harder to lower expectations based on their title alone. It’s the butt of its own joke. Oh, so if you get trashed in this mystical hot tub, you’ll magically be transported to this decade when you first screwed up your future and have the chance to change everything? Isn’t that kind of a liability? Regardless of the absurdity, or certainly in thanks to it, “Hot Tub Time Machine” has already received the biggest honor available in popular culture: a “30 Rock” reference. So, it deserves a modicum of respect. Plus, it’s definitely one of the top ten “Awesomely Bad Movie Plots” ever … the other winners of this award will be presented after the jump. Keep reading »
As weird as it may sound, pregnancy is so hot right now. Ever since the arrival of “Knocked Up” and “Juno” in 2007, we just cannot seem to get enough fertility-themed entertainment. Whether it be the adolescent slant of “16 and Pregnant” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” or the scary stories of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant,” the big guy’s little gifts are popping up everywhere. This spring/summer movie season is no different. There are two upcoming pregnancy comedies—”The Switch” and “The Back-up Plan”—with a bizarre twist. These new films are practically twins! Both these films take on the story of a single woman becoming pregnant by artificial insemination. But the likeness doesn’t end there. Both films take place in New York, include a love interest who isn’t the donor, feature pregnancy parties, and star a Jennifer (Aniston for “Switch” and Lopez for “Plan”). I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can handle seeing both these movies in such close succession. For that reason, I am breaking them down and pulling out the good genes and the bad, so you can decide which conception comedy you’d rather see, if either. Keep reading »
Do the names Michaele and Tareq Salahi sound familiar? You probably know them as the “White House party crashers.” The Salahis are the couple that created a security frenzy when they were able to get into Obama’s State Dinner uninvited. In the media barrage that followed, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers lost her job, and the Salahis place on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of D.C.” was apparently cemented. Though initial rumors about the Salahis’ role in the show were ignored by Bravo, it turns out that station already had the couple signed on for the show at the time of the State Dinner. Bravo is even said to have had cameras at the event to capture the Salahis’ illegal arrival. Now that the controversy and threat of legal action against the couple has calmed, Bravo plans to make the couple the center of new series, which premieres in July. [The Daily Beast]
But the Salahis are only one-fifth of this new installment of Bravo’s feisty franchise. After the jump, keep reading to see what housewives are rumored to be bringing some cattiness to Capitol Hill this summer. Keep reading »
- “Wave Chasers” on Travel at 9:00 a.m.
- “Mr. Holland’s Opus” on Showtime 2 at 10:00 a.m.
- “This Old House Hour” on PBS at 11:00 a.m.
- “G.I. Jane” on TNT at 12:00 p.m.
You have no excuse to not go to the movies this weekend. Did you know that on average, Americans are only seeing five movies a year?!?! How do you even pick five movies a year—I want to see at least five movies a month and am heartbroken when I have to save one to watch on DVD. This week, there are five excellent movies out and if you don’t go and see one, I’m just going to give up on you. Not really though. “Hot Tub Time Machine” looks much less awful now that I’ve seen the second trailer, “Chloe” is blushingly sexy, “How to Train Your Dragon” is a sweet tale of vikings and their dragons, “The Exploding Girl” is a boy meets girl but girl wants to be friends kind of flick, and “City Island” makes me never want to have a family because the concentrated pool of lies is too viscous to permeate. Keep reading »