Over the weekend, the rumor began that MTV was banning Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s 10-minute epic collaboration video, “Telephone“—which was amusing, ’cause when does MTV actually play videos anyway? This got me thinking—what was the most offensive part of the video? The near nudity in the beginning? The cigarette sunglasses? The lesbian crotch-grabbing? The mass murder? Well, apparently, none of the above. The video isn’t actually banned at all—MTV has been playing it since Friday. “Fans can continue to catch the video as we repeat it on-air and online,” a spokesperson said. Which is good news, I think. Because, honestly, the only truly offensive part of the video to me is all the shameless product placement. Virgin Mobile, Diet Coke, PlentyOfFish.com, Wonderbread, Coors Light, Polaroid—are there any products not endorsed in this thing?
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The trailer for Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin’s “Remember Me” has been playing approximately twice a commercial break on every station I watch on any kind of regular basis for the past month. I gathered from the ominous vibe and the title that someone was going to die in this movie. But, apparently, it just ain’t that simple. This flick has an “I see dead people” twist at the end. After the jump—SPOILER ALERT—we’ll discuss whether it’s a good one. Keep reading »
One of my favorite hobbies is making my dude bestie, John DeVore, watch my favorite crap TV shows and convincing him that it’s actually time well spent. It’s so much fun, I decided to make the process a regular video feature on The Frisky called “Primetime PJ Party.” In each episode, I force John to put on a pair of jammies, sit on my couch, and watch an episode of my current favorite show as I try to convince him — and you — why it is awesome. For our first episode, John dons plaid PJs and we watch “Hoaders” — enjoy! Keep reading »
It’s not easy being a real husband of Orange County. Not only do they have to maintain the lifestyles of their image-obsessed wives, they have to do it on national television. Let’s take a look at which one we’d shun, shag, and marry. Keep reading »
Last we asked you to tell us your most rewarding trivia experience in exchange for a Smithsonian Channel swag bag. And boy, do a lot of you spend your time drinking and answering trivia. But, Bitsy Ravenclaw won the prize for this story because even we had to consult the dictionary after reading the story …
“A bunch of friends and I were playing Cranium one night just for the hell of it and one of our trivia questions was ‘What is the difference between inflammable and flammable?’ When the rest of the team geared up to say that they meant different things, my friend Craig and I shrieked ‘Wait!’ and without looking at each other we quoted Dr. Nick: ‘Inflammable means flammable? What a crazy country!’ It took another minute or so to convince everyone that despite the quote’s Simpsons origin, we were indeed correct. It was, we won, Simpsons humor FTW!”
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Sure, the Oscars are over and the best movies of 2009 have been awarded little gold men, but it’s 2010 now and we get a whole new score sheet of movies to love and hate. And so you don’t lose next year’s Oscar bets, you’d better start watching them now. I’m not necessarily saying any of this week’s movies are Oscar-worthy, but they’ll at least be entertaining … hopefully. This week, something tragic happens in “Remember Me,” something tragic already happened in “Green Zone,” unmatched people date in “She’s Out of My League,” and racism still exists in “Our Family Wedding.” Keep reading »
This Sunday at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel turns the life story of sperm into a saga that looks as intense as “Gladiator.” In “Sizing Up Sperm,” humans represent the little guys on a mission to be the first to reach and fertilize an egg — you know how it works. The sperm must race not only one another but also time since 99 percent of the sperm will be goners within 30 minutes. The survivors fight to the death, with just one winner.
Not only will this program be dramatic and educational, but the visuals look amazing; A London skyscraper stands in for the testicle, and the Rockies become the female anatomy. It’s going to be epic. [National Geographic Channel] Keep reading »
I’m a die-hard “Housewives” fan and haven’t missed a season since the O.C. women came on the scene five years ago. And even though I’ve never met any of the ladies (and don’t really want to), I feel that I know a great deal about their lives. That’s why I was so annoyed by some of the viewer questions and comments and the behavior of some of cast members. I’ve never been one to send an email to Bravo, so I’m just going to rant here. Keep reading »