It’s Tuesday, aka time to take the freshest records for a spin! While I know Fat Tuesday already happened last month, as far as new releases go, this one is stacked! If you like Stephen King, psychedelic rock, and enjoy your freedom of speech (who don’t?!), you gots to check out Shooter Jennings and Hierarchy’s latest album. Now, if you’re a dancing shoe whore, you’ll be getting down to the Little Boots’ hot hits. Or, if you’ve got some sexin’ on your schedule, you might wanna pick up Raheem DeVaughn’s naughty R&B grinder. And that’s just the tip of this Tuesday’s musical iceberg, ’cause Lifehouse, Rogue Wave, Athlete, Citizen Cope, and Jason Derulo are also ready to jam you. So, girl, get those headphones on ’cause it’s time to kick it, after the jump. Keep reading »
If you love to hate Olivia Palermo from “The City,” then you are probably counting down the days until the premiere of “High Society,” Tinsley Mortimer’s new reality show on the CW. It follows trust-funder Tinsley and her other socialite friends as they party their way through the New York nightlife. The premise of the show is that Tinsley, the hardest working socialite in town, really wants to make it big with her handbag line. But the poor little rich girl is being held back by her socialite friends: Jules, the tantrum-throwing bitch; Paul the flaming rich boy; and Malik so chic, the eccentric socialite. But do we really have the stomach to follow socialites through their trials and tribulations during one of the worst recessions in history? The plot is so ludicrous and the characters so stereotypical that the answer might just be “yes.” With scorn. Hey, we all need someone to hate. Get your rotten tomatoes ready. Keep reading »
You’ve definitely already heard by now that Jake Pavelka proposed to Vienna Girardi on “The Bachelor” last night. Which wasn’t really surprising, but was certainly disappointing for those under the illusion that reality TV shows promising true love have any intention of delivering such. I suspect this will be drawn out for at least another three specials, leading to Jake ending up with Ali Fedotowsky, who’ll inevitably pick the wrong guy on “The Bachelorette.” [Reality TV World]
Vienna can now join a relatively long line of reality-show-winning villains who managed to mean their way to the top, much to viewers’ dismay. Keep reading »
We thought we’d gone to tabloid heaven when we heard about the ultra juicy cast of season 10 of “Dancing With The Stars.” Kate Gosselin! Pam Anderson! Jake Pavelka! Buzz Aldrin?!? After the jump, we’ve given the odds for each contestant winning bragging rights and the disco ball trophy.
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So, you know how you’re supposed to wash underwear you buy before wearing it? Well, that always seemed like a silly rule to us, but there’s a reason for it. Apparently a lot of stores will let you return underwear and bathing suits, even if they appear used, and then put them back on the rack and sell them to unassuming customers. Gross. [Today] Keep reading »
I’ve been feeling a bit of “Glee” withdrawal lately, which led to me rewatching the premiere episode over the weekend and getting goosebumps all over again at the gleek version of “Don’t Stop Believin.’” So I’m pretty darn pumped to hear that the cast of “Glee” is going on tour. Rachel, Finn, Mercedes, Kurt, Quinn, and his hotness Puck will all be part of the traveling show, though apparently Mr. Schuester is staying behind—perhaps he has chalkboard erasers to clean? The tour kicks off May 18, and will be heading to Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. If you don’t live in one of those cities, never fear. The show is back with new episodes on April 13. Keep reading »
In anticipation for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, “Lopez Tonight” had the “Jersey Shore” cast perform guido versions of scenes from some of the Best Picture nominees, including “The Hurt Locker” (above) and “Inglourious Basterds.” Hy-sterical. I can’t wait to see Snooki go blue in “Avatar.” [TBS] Keep reading »
The way I see it, this year’s Best Supporting Actor race is between two actors—Christoph Waltz, who won both the SAG and Golden Globe for his role in “Inglourious Basterds,” and Stanley Tucci, who was the one good part of the fairly universally panned “The Lovely Bones.” Why these two? Because the characters on screen gave the viewers the heebie-jeebies. See, the Academy has shown itself to be fairly predictable over time. For Best Actress, the Academy loves America’s Sweethearts. For Best Actor, they tend to vote for the guy who’s been nominated the most times. For Best Supporting Actress, they like an out-of-nowhere star. But for Best Supporting Actor, nothing wracks up the votes like playing an exceptionally creepy character. Let’s take a look how the Creepy Effect has played out in the past, and what it could mean in this year’s race. Keep reading »
And it features a who’s who of the most tabloid-y celebs EVER! Last night, towards the tail end of “The Bachelor” season finale (refer to the liveblog if you want the play-by-play), Tom Bergeron and former “Bachelor”/”DWTS” contestant Melissa Rycroft announced who would be shimmying when the show returns Mar. 22. Kate Gosselin! Pamela Anderson! That ESPN sportscaster who got peeped on in the nude (Erin Andrews)! That old guy from NASA (Buzz Aldrin)! Some football meathead with numbers in Spanish as his last name (Chad Ochocinco)! Plus, Evan Lysacek, Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh, y’all!), Niecy Nash, Nicole Scherzinger (from the Pussycat Dolls), Aiden Turner (some hot soap star), and, the final BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of the evening, “The Bachelor”‘s own Jake Pavelka. Seriously, I loathe “DWTS,” but even I may watch this season to see Pamela pop out of one of her costumes, Vienna sitting front row, and what they do to glam up Kate Gosselin’s hair. My early favorite to win? Evan Lysacek obviously. [EW] Keep reading »
Isaiah Mustafa: Butterflies and salt taffy.
Isaiah Mustafa: Everything had to happen perfectly. There were so many technical aspects to it: The bathroom has to shoot up in the air, the shirt has to land right, the oyster has to open up, the horse has to stay in place. Not everything is going to go perfectly every single time, so we just had to keep going for it.
The Frisky: Did it get old saying the same lines over and over?
IM: Not at all. I knew them inside and out by take 50-something, or whatever magic number we got it. The longer we did it, the easier it got.
The Frisky: Did anything in particular inspire your performance?
IM: This is the only voice I tried. The first time I looked at the script, I just read it as an announcer. Then I thought about it, and I was like, No, I gotta be a little more suave, like that guy every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with. So I made my voice a lot deeper and threw it back. Not like a yuckster, not like certain radio or TV guys do, not like game show hosts, but just deeper and more masculine, like George Hamilton.
The Frisky: We hear you have a girlfriend. What does she think of your new popularity with the ladies?
IM: She loves it! Since the character is the guy every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with, she absolutely loves it because she gets to tell people, “That’s my man!” She’s like, “When I watch the commercial I don’t know what to do! I look at you in the ad telling me to look at my man, and then I look at my man and it’s you.” She’s all goofy about it.
The Frisky: Besides smelling good, what should a man should do to make the woman in his life happy?
IM: There are two things a man should learn how to do if he wants to please his lady. The first and most important thing is listen. And if you don’t know how to listen, learn how to pretend that you’re listening. One or the other. My girlfriend talks all the time, and I sit through and listen to everything. And sometimes she’ll go, “Wow, you bought me that, you heard me!” And I’m like, “Yeah, I heard you.”
Isaiah Mustafa: Butterflies and salt taffy.
The Frisky: Can you help this reader who asked for advice, saying, “My relationship with my boyfriend has gotten a little stale lately, so I’d like to spice things up. Got any suggestions?”
IM: Believe it or not, the cheesy things work. Those are the kinds of things that men pay attention to, and I think women do, too. If you open a woman’s car door, that goes a long way. For men, it’s all visual and tangible; can we look at it, can we touch it? Lingerie does big things for me, and smells are amazing. You always remember someone’s smell, no matter what. You might not remember their name, but you’ll be like, Oh, that’s that girl who wore Michael Kors, or whatever it was. I would say make sure you look right and smell right. And high heels. Not trashy ones though. Nice, standard black high heels go a long way. And of course, they work with lingerie, too. Very simple and inexpensive.
The Frisky: Another reader wrote in with this: “My boyfriend has put on weight in the last few months and it’s starting to lessen my attraction to him. I love him so much — how can I encourage him, without hurting his feelings, to watch what he eats and start going to the gym?” What would you suggest she do?
IM: Yeah, she should put my commercial on and just stare at the picture of me. I’m kidding. I would say the best thing you can do is say something like, “Why don’t we go on walks every day” and then move the walks into jogs. And start making salads and pull back on pork chops and whatnot. Cut back on the starches, and take everything white out of the kitchen: no salt, no sugar, no flour. Just get rid of it!
The Frisky: Is that what you do to keep your six-pack?
IM: Me? I have to be fanatic about stuff like that, so yeah, I’m pretty good about my diet. I eat a lot of little meals throughout the day and make sure they’re well-rounded. Getting started is the tough thing, but once you get started, you’re fine. Once you’ve got the rhythm going, you’re good.
The Frisky: Is this commercial leading to other roles?
IM: It’s leading to a lot more opportunities, and it’s pilot season here in L.A. I’m just working on every audition so I can get in there and hopefully impress someone enough so they’ll give me a series.
The Frisky: Are you worried about being forever known as “The Old Spice Guy”?
IM: No, not at all. I don’t think Old Spice is going to be carrying on this character too much longer, and nowadays, you take what you can get and move into other things. The commercial is just one aspect of me as an actor; that’s just one character I can do.