“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 »
We haven’t heard from national treasure Gary Busey in a while, and that’s because he’s busy selling cars. I mean he’s REALLY SELLING CARS! At Century III Kia in West Mifflin. He’s YELLING ABOUT SELLING CARS! He’s MAKING IMPORTANT DEALS! That’s the Busey way, after all. [YouTube]
Leave it to Mindy Kaling to make meeting former President Bill Clinton on “The Today Show” sound adorable. And also leave it to Mindy Kaling to suggest she thought she could be Bill’s type because she’s “a little chunky.” That’s one way to look at it. [Team Coco]
Imagine, if you will, a world in which Cosmopolitan magazine is covered in a non-transparent wrapper and only available to readers ages 18 and over. If you want to read a “Sexy Vs. Skanky” charticles about how purple nipples are out but purple nail polish is in, you need to show some ID.
This is the world model Nicole Weider is trying to inhabit with her crusade, Project Anti-Cosmo. The ex-model, who became disillusioned with the world of modeling, now seeks to rid the world of “pornographic” content one drugstore magazine at a time. “As a former reader of the magazine, I happened to pick up an issue [of Cosmo] and was reading it and was completely shocked at how pornographic and explicit the content had become,” Weider huffed to Fox News. “I immediately thought of my young teenage brothers and it horrified me to think that they and their friends could be reading this material, and the damage it would do to them if they did. So I decided to do something about it.” Her young brothers are reading Cosmo, what what what? Also, HAHAHAHAHA.
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Here’s something we didn’t expect: a pro-abstinence Nicki Minaj parody called “Super Grace”! It’s based on “Super Bass” and the Bible, and Jesus Christ himself gets thanked in the comments. Future civilizations will no doubt pour over lyrics like “He’s waiting for the band / He’ll just hold my hand … I want to be a wife but I must wait / oh no no no no / I have to wait / Christian boys got my heartbeat running away” wondering what they mean.
While “Super Grace” is certainly better than any youth group project I ever did, I almost hate telling these youngsters — whoopsies! — abstinence-only sex ed doesn’t actually work. [Popdust
If we’re to believe the news being leaked out of Coachella Festival headquarters, this year’s double weekend Coachella Festival, held in Indio, California on April 13-15 and April 20-22, is going to be like taking a fantastical ride in the wayback machine to the mid-’90s. Supposedly the fest’s headliners are No Doubt, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. And also appearing: Fiona Apple (!), Chris Cornell, Underworld (remember “Born Slippy”?) and Nada Surf. Oh sure, there are some current bands playing too — like Best Coast and Wild Flag — but the headliners are all a zillion years old.
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