The Winter Olympics kick off tonight! The opening ceremony will surely offer up its usual blend of interpretive dance, laser lights, ridiculous torch-igniting stunts, and home-country artists. For some, this is enough to get them in the Olympic mood. But for those who are not so easily excited, we’ve complied a list of great, pump-you-up Winter Olympic flicks. So clear out your Valentine’s Day weekend—you’ve got some movies to watch. Keep reading »
I felt pretty bad for Lynne Curtin and her family while watching last night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” When the doorbell rang, daughter Alexa opened the door—and was handed an eviction notice. (Things not to say on TV #436, Raquel: “Is this for real? Or am I dreaming because I’m so f**king hungover?”) When the daughters called Lynne to tell her what was happening, you could tell she was truly shocked and pissed at her husband who’d been taking care of the bills. Apparently, while they were up on their rent, he didn’t have the money to pay the $10K security deposit for the house. When Lynne confronted him, he explained that it wasn’t that he lied to her—he said he was in denial about the situation. Who knows if the two will make up?
But what’s so shocking is just how freely this family has spent money in their two seasons on the show.
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Confession: I was really looking forward to seeing “Valentine’s Day” on, yes, Valentine’s Day. Most of my friends are in relationships, I am newly single, and, well, I was thinking about throwing a full-on self-pity party on Sunday — I was going to see “Valentine’s Day” alone. I was even thinking of sneaking in cocktails! Then I was going to go home and eat mac ‘n’ cheese and meditate on visions of my rotting ovaries. Just kidding. Kinda.
I love a rom-com. There are very few I don’t love (“P.S. I Love You” and “The Ugly Truth” are two), but I have a pretty high tolerance for crap. Last night my friend’s husband said, “That movie looks like it’ll be worse than ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’!” to which I replied, “I LOVE that movie!” (I do; I’ve seen it four times. Don’t judge.) Alas, I started to have doubts that “Valentine’s Day” would be as rom-comically awesome as I hoped, after I heard a rumor that Jessica Alba’s character owns a talking dog. I love talking dogs. In fact, I talk for my own, but I don’t enjoy them in rom-coms. It’s a bad sign. Also, I was disappointed that the film’s marketing completely gay-washed Bradley Cooper’s role in the movie. I started to fear that my V-Day Pity Party plans were at risk.
Turns out I was right to worry. The reviews are in and the consensus is that “Valentine’s Day,” the movie, sucks way harder than the holiday itself. After the jump, some choice quotes from reviewers. Keep reading »
There is a little bit of a love cynic in all of us, especially around Valentine’s Day. But this montage proves that we all have a little bit of a hopeless romantic in us, too. Everyone has at least one movie moment that made them feel all warm and fuzzy, and this video tried to cram in as many of them as possible. So look for your favorite “I love you” or bawk at the ones that are missing (Hello, “Titanic”!), and then let us know what film scenes make you swoon. [Moviefone] Keep reading »
After oodles of Dracula adaptations, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Twilight,” “True Blood,” “Daywalkers,” and “The Vampire’s Assistant,” I thought I’d let out a blood-curdling scream if I heard about another vampire movie. But amazingly there’s a new entry in the bloodsuckers category that I’m pretty excited about. The flick is called “Vamps,” and it starts filming in April. What’s so buzzworthy about it? It will be directed by Amy Heckerling, the woman behind “Clueless,” which, 15 years later, never fails to crack me up when I catch it on cable. As if (get it?) that weren’t enough, guess who’s starring? None other than Alicia Silverstone, whose comeback we’ve been anxiously awaiting for years. This will be the first time the dynamic duo has teamed up since their 1995 breakout. Keep reading »
Awww. It looks like two Bravo reality TV show stars have gotten together—and they didn’t even need the help of “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Kelly Bensimon of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and recently divorced Sam Talbot of “Top Chef” sure look like they are dating. Although this couple is denying rumors of a hookup, they’ve been spotted at three parties. A friend even said, “I don’t know why they deny it.” [NY Post]
Reality TV show contestants seem to flock together, and many have flocked to bed and then to the altar. In fact, we can think of a quite a few couples made in reality TV heaven. After the jump, our faves. Keep reading »
- Who would be the best host of “Saturday Night Live” ever? Betty White! A very vocal group of fans on Facebook are pushing for the 88-year-old to host the show. When I checked, there were over 190,000 fans. I say it’s a go.
- On Tuesday, “I Love New York 2″ contestant Jamal Rashead Trulove was convicted of first-degree murder. In 2007, just three weeks after filming the VH1 show, Trulove shot and killed Seu Kuka in San Francisco. Trulove was only on one episode—he was dismissed early for fighting. Kinda makes you wonder about the screening process for these shows, huh? Sadly, he’s not the first person suspected of murder after appearing on a VH1 dating show. [Yahoo]
In yesterday’s blizzardpalooza, Stacey Klein, Shaun Kane, and Tom Arnold of Washington, DC, created this genius “Jersey Shore“-themed snowman in a snowman contest. It’s “The Situation”—he’s got etched-in abs, a shirt that says “GTL,” condoms slung over his arms, and a bottle of whey protein beside him. But perhaps the best detail: they gave him a spray tan using soy sauce in a Fantastic bottle. The better to creep with. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
On Tuesday, “That ’70s Show” star Topher Grace went on “Lopez Tonight” and admitted that he mistook LSD for a breath strip at a party about a year ago. The chick who offered him the “breath strip” told him to only take half, but Grace cockily said, “Babe, I think I can handle an entire breath strip.” A while later, Topher asked his friend: “Is there lava coming out of the back of my head?” His friend asked if he was okay to which the Toph responded, “I’m fine, but I can touch colors. Should I get naked?” D’oh. [People] Keep reading »
Have you been wondering where in the world is Joey Lauren Adams, aka the squeaky-voiced seductress from “Chasing Amy”? Well, just when you thought “United States Of Tara” couldn’t get any sweeter, they’ve added Miss Adams to the cast. And it’s a spicy little romance she’ll have going on! Check out this special behind-the-scenes look at season two, with bonus footage of John Corbett shirtless. Oh, it’s looking like it’s going to be a very hot season! But like T, this sneak peek is just a tease — the show doesn’t start until March 22. Keep reading »