Stuck on what to get those last few people on your list? Well, I think we can all agree, everyone could use an extra hand job. And for $5, that’s cheaper than a hooker … but don’t get too excited; it’s just a jar opener. Still, you could call it the gift that keeps on giving! Sigh, if only the other kind of HJ could be mass-produced. But at least we have this safe for work, totally for reals, and hilarious infomercial. [AdHack] Keep reading »
You know, one should never jump to conclusions too quickly. For example, maybe you’ve seen a music video or two this year, and thought, “This is the worst music video of the year.” But then, late in December, you see a music video that is quite possibly not only the worst video of the year, but the worst video of the decade, the century — heck, maybe ever. Say hello to “Anything U Want” from Kississings. Between the talking butts, the random humpings, and the foul fashions, I am going to go out on a limb here and say this is the worst music video of 2009. Oh, and the song sucks, too. Watch at your own peril. [Videos.antville.org] Keep reading »
All I want for Hannukah is sweet new tunes! And although there are only three albums out this week, they are so good they’ll be in our CD player forevah, or until we get that MP3 jammy we’ve been asking for. But I digress, on with the hotness! We’ve got Alicia Keys playing footloose and fancy-free. Robin Thicke’s showing up Dr. Drew with his “Sex Therapy.” And Animal Collective, the experimental indie group, who made arguably the best album of the year, Merriweather Post Pavillion, won’t let 2009 get away until it’s played out with their awesomeness. Happy holidays, indeed! So, let’s get in to the groove after the jump.
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I should be offended by this, but I am laughing too hard. This Babelgum video is a parody of the “making of” a fictional Disney movie, “Rachel and the Dragon.” The film features Disney’s first ever-Jewish American Princess, Rachel, played by Sarah Silverman. Her supporting cast? All members of the tribe, of course. Seth Rogen as Prince Joshua, Fran Drescher as the Fairy God-Yenta, and Larry David and Mel Brooks as her minature yorkies, Dolce and Gabbana. Who will play the dragon? I vote for Ben Stiller. After the watching the video, I kind of think this would make an amazing animated film and, of course, do wonders to dispel the myth that Disney is anti-Semetic. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
On my way to meet Patti Stanger, third-generation matchmaker and crazy-successful businesswoman, I imagined that she might know of a tattooed, emo millionaire who is just perfect for me. That, of course, didn’t happen. But she did greet me with, “I love The Frisky! I get Google alerts!” Overall, Patti was immaculate, tiny, and well-spoken. Like a Jewish mother, she offered up the sushi on her plate, saying, “Try one. Don’t worry; there are no calories in them!” One thing was exceptionally clear from our chat—home girl is crazy busy these days. She not only stars in but also executive-produces her Bravo show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” which begins its third season on January 19. She is still running her now decade-old matchmaking service, Millionaire’s Club, and recently wrote a bestselling book, Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate, out in paperback on December 29. Plus, she has a radio show on XM Pink 24 called “PS I Love You,” every Thursday at 7 p.m. (EST), and has launched her own online dating site, PsXoXo.com.
After the jump, hear what Patti has to say about attracting the right dudes and letting go of the wrong ones. Oh, and the secret to dating in your 20s! Keep reading »
The 2010 Golden Globe nominations were read early this morning from Hollywood by a supah-fine John Krasinski, Diane Kruger, and Justin Timberlake. Some of the nominees include Gabourey Sidibe for “Precious,” Meryl Streep for her roles in “It’s Complicated” and “Julie and Julia,” Joseph Gordon Levitt for “(500) Days of Summer,” January Jones and Jon Hamm for “Mad Men,” Courteney Cox for “Cougar Town,” (anyone else sorta shocked by this?) Tina Fey for “30 Rock,” and Drew Barrymore for the HBO miniseries “Grey Gardens.” The movie “Up in the Air” got more nominations that any other movie; “Glee” was the most nominated TV show.
When Emily Blunt was nominated for her role in “The Young Victoria,” Justin Timberlake chuckled, looked into the audience, presumably at Krasinski, who is dating Blunt, and said, “Oo-oh, somebody’s gonna have a good night tonight!” Oh, that Timberlake — always the entertainer. See the full list of nominees here. The 2010 Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 on NBC. Keep reading »
There was always something sexy about a cappella boys … the beatboxing, the not being afraid to bust out in song and dance, the matching outfits. Swoon. So, “The Sing-Off” is premiering tonight at 8pm (EST) on NBC. Since we’re “Glee” fanatics, we’re doubly psyched for the two new two hour episodes in the next two days. The show’s hosted by Nick Lachey (welcome back to relevancy!)m but the best part is that the adorable Ben Folds is judging alongside Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockham and Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. The scores will tallied by viewer votes and the winner gets $100,000 and an Epic Records/Sony Music recording contract. Watch above to see the eight a cappella groups in the competition singing David Bowie‘s “Under Pressure” together. A couple of these teams are kinda lackluster, but already cheering for The SoCals ’cause it’s my new city and Blondie’s got some chords on him. Who’s your team? [NBC] Keep reading »
Who woulda thunk “Roseanne,” that off-beat sitcom about a working class family fronted by the crass Roseanne and eternally plumber-cracked John Goodman, could provide such awesome fashion fodder? A rad new blog called Third And Delaware (the cross streets for the Conner family home) chronicles all the awesomely ’80s and ’90s sartorial moments from one of my favorite TV shows ever. Dan’s plaid! DJ’s colorful hoodies! Becky’s scrunchies and undercut bob! Roseanne’s OK Corral shirt and funky hair accessories! Nancy’s slut gear! Crystal’s suburban mom chic! And, of course, Darlene oh-so-on-trend grunge stylings. Screen shots are accompanied by hilarious commentary, like:
Just a hot second ago Becky was sporting the messy boy hair, and now all of a sudden she’s got an unbelievably amazing UNDERCUT? … It seems Becky spent her summer holiday growing out her choppy locks only to shave half of them off again. With this hairstyle she gets the look of a bowl cut without the hassle of having to brush all of that hair! Her neck is free to breathe, and she can pop her collar without fear of disturbing her incredible coif.
Television always gets a little glum this time of year—way too many shows have wrapped up until 2010. Lucky for us, there’s the season finales of “Nip/Tuck” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” not to mention a “Vampire Diaries” marathon and the hilarious “SNL” special, “A Very Gilly Christmas.” Holler. Keep reading »
After the jump, join me in expressing my total shock over the season four finale of “Dexter,” which aired last night on Showtime. There will be lots of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet (what is wrong with you?!), don’t click any deeper. Seriously, this was one episode you do not want spoiled. Keep reading »