In honor of New Year, New You month at The Frisky, I’ve taken an in-depth look at one of the biggest teen movie cliches: the “makeover scene” (second only to the “prom scene”). You’ve seen it a thousand times — the heroine descends a staircase in slow-motion and we cut to the montage of her metamorphosis from nerd to culturally-sanctioned hottie. It’s no new invention. The makeover goes as far back as Cinderella. The message is that in order to be liked, girls must be conventionally pretty (and not look poor) to land the prince. And while there’s plenty to tease apart there culturally, it’s hard not to love a good geek to chic makeover montage, especially the rebellious or ill-advised. Click through for some teen movie makeovers that made lasting impressions on our collective girl unconscious.
If Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy (and Chris O’Dowd and Jon Hamm, yum) were to star in “Bridesmaids 2,” I would buy tickets tomorrow even if the movie hadn’t started filming yet. But Kim Masters from The Hollywood Reporter writes that even though Universal is planning a sequel to 2011′s blockbuster comedy, Wiig has confirmed she is is not involved. ”We aren’t working on that,” she said, referring to co-writer Annie Mumolo. ”Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.” What the eff? Keep reading »
From the moment I saw the camera panning in on the quotes on her laptop screen a la Carrie Bradshaw — “What does love REALLY mean?” and “Do I believe in true love?” — my interest in “Bachelor” contestant, “blogger” and “freelance writer” Jenna Burke, was piqued. In her opening interview she says, “I know deep down that relationships work and don’t work. But that’s not enough for me … I don’t want to end up with nobody. So it becomes a feeling of panic. It’s really contradicting because that’s not me.” Hmm … did she mean “contradictory?” Keep reading »
You know what I’d like to see have a comeback in 2012? “Blind Date,” that ’90s dating show featuring scornful and snarky pop-up commentary. My interest in this show was revived this morning, as I watched this classic episode, featuring dating show regular, Ken Scalir. (Apparently Ken has been around the dating show block quite a few times, having not found his perfect match yet. It’s hard to understand why.) This blind date is so bad, it’s what our friend Anna of the blog Shmitten Kitten describes as “cringe-core.” In other words, enjoy! [Shmitten Kitten]