If you see me today, you’ll notice that I look a tad bit beaten down. This is partly because I am sick. But it is also because last night’s NCAA championship game was, in a word, stressful. For two hours, the Duke University Blue Devils battled it out with the Butler Bulldogs. Duke was the #1 seed, the team overdetermined to win it all. Butler, however, was hot off a 25-game winning streak and amped after pulling off some stunning upsets in the tournament. The fact that their campus was less than five miles from the arena where the championship game was held only seemed to light their fire even more. While Duke kept eeking out small leads throughout the game, they were clearly thrown off their game and the momentum clearly seemed to be on Butler’s side. Until the last moment, as Butler’s final shot ricocheted off the rim and Duke won by a mere two points, the game was a true nail biter. Seriously, yesterday afternoon, my nails were long. Now they are gross nubs.
See, I am a huge, colossal, royal-blue loving, devil horn-wearing Duke fan. Keep reading »
If you missed last night’s “Dancing with the Stars
,” have no fear. Here is the episode’s highlight—and by that I mean the “WTF, OMG, that was horrible” performance. Last night, Kate Gosselin
and partner Tony Dovolani did a paso doble, which they crafted into a story about a woman who has a love/hate relationship with the paparazzi. The woman was, of course, Kate, and the song was, naturally, Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Too bad Kate looked like a stiff linebacker marionette through the whole performance. Honestly, it kind of looks like Tony has given up on her—the two barely even tried to dance. Do you think Kate will be voted off soon? Keep reading »
Oh, television, you are a good companion. Thank you for always providing a good time and never talking back. After the jump, some shows to look forward to this week, from the premieres of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” “The Tudors,” and “What Chili Wants” to soon-to-be classic episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Saturday Night Live.” Keep reading »
, by Nick McDonnell, is not a particularly good book. (My personal, snotty theory is that McDonnell got the book deal in the first place
because his father edited Sports Illustrated
and family friends have included people like P.J. O’Rourke, George Plimpton, and Hunter S. Thompson.) “Twelve” the movie looks marginally better, if only because it means we can stare at Chace Crawford
‘s lovely face for two hours. He plays a rich Upper East Side kid who gets in over his head selling drugs to the kids of his social milieu — kind of like a two-hour-long episode of “Gossip Girl”
if only Nate Archibald were more like Chuck Bass.
Poor Chace has gotta be sick of playing the same role over and over and over again, though. Will somebody cast the poor dear in a sci-fi flick or something? Keep reading »
You know why we love Henry Rollins? ‘Cause he tells it like it is. Here, his advice for musicians everywhere. If only he’d added in something about how lame it is to give women the typical rock star treatment, too. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen have been getting flack for their parenting style since season one of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” First there was the time their sons, Francois and Johan, misbehaved at a fancy dinner. They climbed on and under the table and even ate from a guest’s plate. Then, this season Francois was caught on tape climbing a stranger’s leg, which sparked controversy between Alex and Jill Zarin and LuAnn De Lesseps, who ridiculed Alex for his behavior. So it came as a shock when she and Simon inked a parenting book deal.
But a day before Alex and Simon’s book, Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle), is released, Alex is making headlines less for her unique parenting style, but more for her admission of drinking while pregnant. Keep reading »
We interrupt this blog roll to bring you news of an important new study: A recent Radio Times poll asked men and women to rate their favorite female film icons, and astoundingly, men rated Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder number one, whereas women chose Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Judging from the number of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” posters on teenage girls’ walls, this is hardly a surprise. And what dude isn’t gonna pick a hot Bond chick in a bikini? The guys’ second pick was Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” (interesting), followed by Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars” (of course). Second on the lady list? A tie between Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” leaving us to go ahead and assume they polled our grandmas. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
As evidenced by the amazingness that was “Jersey Shore,” when you take a group of semi-attractive, outgoing people, put them in a sun-drenched environment and add in loads of alcohol, crazy things happen—mainly lots of hook-ups, oodles of fights, and a seriously questionable hot tub. Apparently, the same is true whether we’re talking about a group of 20-something guidos or a gang of senior citizens. WeTV’s new show, “Sunset Daze,” follows a group of 60-plusers living in Surprise, Arizona—one of the biggest retirement communities in the country. And the cast of the show looks every bit as scandal-tastic as J-Woww, Pauly D and crew. There’s Gail, a 70-something former actress from New York with big hair that would make Snooki jealous. There’s Ann, an Irish ex-nun who talks about her sexual exploits and goes skydiving. There’s Jack, who goes by the nickname “Mr. Romeo” (take that, The Situation) because he’s single and ready to mingle. And there’s Sandy, a member of the Blue Thong Society—whatever that is—who has a matching tattoo with her daughter and always orders a “double Pinot Grigio.” I know I’ll be watching the premiere on Apr. 28. How about you? [NY Daily News, WE TV] Keep reading »