Rihanna channels everybody from Alex in “A Clockwork Orange” to a cane-toting pimp in her new video, “You Da One,” which is all done in black and white. The song is epically meh — her vocal inflections remind of stuff Gwen Stefani was doing 10 years ago. But at least the outfits are cool. What do you think? Keep reading »
Probably the biggest movie this holiday season? Unquestionably “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” And as such, its star, Rooney Mara, is on the brink of major mega stardom. Her dystopian take on Lisbeth Salander, shaved eyebrows, piercings, tattoos and all — has become the talked about look this season, and is already being reflected on some runways. But what might the movie — and Lisbeth — been had she been played by other well-known actresses? Say, Scarlett Johansson (a blonde Lisbeth?) Or Keira Knightley (a highbrow British Salander)? The ladies of the blog But You’re Like Really Pretty re-imagined Ms. Dragon Tattoo as such. Take a look. [But You're Like Really Pretty]
Watch Conan O’Brien surprise a staffer with a Jon Hamm sneak attack as a Secret Santa present. All I could think about when I was watching this was, Oh my god, imagine if I worked at Conan … and he was my Secret Santa … I would have been surprised with Ryan Gosling! And then I was sort of sad. Sigh. [Team Coco]
For poor Sharnie, a guest on clearly sadistic Brit TV program “This Morning,” the holiday season is one of terror and horror. Rather than enjoy the winter wonderland, she’s trapped in a never-ending nightmare – the scourge of snowmen that pepper neighbor’s yards and holiday decorations. And so her friends — one of whom sports striking man-bangs — bring in “fear experts” the Speakmans to force Sharnie to face her fears vis-a-vis a skinny, tall, man in a snowman suit. Well, of course.
But really, that’s nothing compared to the prolonged exposure Maury Povich forces his cotton ball-fearing guests to endure. Nor the intense terror that Sandra feels when confronted by kittens. But hey, one woman’s kitten is another woman’s very large bird. [Huffington Post]
I am a self-described Smart Girl. I probably possess several other positive traits but my intelligence is one that I cling to and frequently define myself by. I have an MA in Applied Linguistics, I’ve been known to read Dickens on the beach and I have Very Strong Feelings about the correct use of “you’re.”
And yet? I never, ever miss an episode of MTV’s favorite train wreck: “Jersey Shore.”
Now, before you give yourself a headache from all that eye-rolling, I’d like to state my case. Keep reading »
Yesterday evening, The Frisky offices were rocked by news from “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy, who announced that the next season of the show would follow a completely new cast of characters at a completely different location. No more murder house! No more Connie Britton? No more Dylan McDermott’s abs? Well, not necessarily.
Murphy said that he’d love to bring Britton, McDermott and Jessica Lange back next season, but as completely new characters. And it won’t be in a typical one-family home — or in Los Angeles — but instead, likely in an apartment building or compound. We can’t wait to see if Murphy and team can pull this off — and to see if the gimp suit makes a return appearance. [NY Mag]