I’ve gotten really annoyed with the recent spate of movie remakes. Do we really need to see Channing Tatum in a reboot of “21 Jump Street”? Probably not. But then I watch previews for actually new original movies — like the trailer for this new flick called “ATM” — and it makes me long for another overblown “Charlie’s Angels” sequel. At first, I thought, there’s no way this could be real, but then I remembered that in 2002 Colin Farrell made a similarly ridiculous movie called “Phone Booth,” in which he was stuck inside a phone booth for the length of the film. [IMDB]
We would read Simon Doonan’s grocery list if he published it. Fortunately the Barney’s creative director writes much, much more compelling reading! His new book is Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, a diet guide spoof of Why French Women Don’t Get Fat, that dippy book that suggested we all eat leek soup (and nothing else). Simon Doonan suggests America’s obesity problem is tied to all the macho male chefs cutting big slabs of steak meat. So how are the gays losing weight? By only eating “gay food” — sushi and macarons, of course. That’s the gay diet? Sign us up. [$15.49, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Owing to a random train of events, Spencer Tweedy, the son of Wilco’s lead singer, made a music video with Rookie‘s Tavi Gevinson for the title track of his dad’s new album, The Whole Love. The video, which also stars Spencer’s younger brother Sammy, shows the kids sliding around on wood floors in their socks, playing on a playground, and building pillow forts. You know, the kind of stuff kids do when they’re not shooting magazine covers and making music videos. Read more and see the video…
Girls, we say some totally annoying things to our gay guy friends. Just stop it, okay? It’s getting embarrassing. [YouTube]
Allow me to start your Monday morning off on the right foot. Is there anything more adorable and squee-inducing than two baby animals of different species who love each other? I think not.
“Downton Abbey”: if you’re not watching it, you’ve probably heard someone talking about it and have wondered what all the fuss is about. If you are in latter category but would like to get up to speed and perhaps start watching, allow me educate you. I took it upon myself to watch all of season one of “Downton Abbey” this weekend. The show is an hour-long British television drama that has aired two seasons on the BBC in the U.K.; so far, only all of season one has aired in the U.S., with the second season premiering last night on PBS and airing every Sunday at 9 p.m. Is it A for Awesome and this is my alphabetical guide to the show’s first season so if you’re a fan who needs a refresher or a new viewer who wants to know what you’ve missed before you jump into season two, click onward! Keep reading »