Super awesome news, kids! “Portlandia” returns to IFC for its second season this Friday, but if that sounds like too long to wait for your favorite hipster satire, no worries! The second episode from this coming season is available early on the show’s Facebook page — and above. This episode — titled “One Moore Episode” — is chock full of awesome: “Battlestar Galactica”! Artisan knots! Backyard fire pits! Guest appearances by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward James Olmos! Shit. I need more. Please post just one more episode, Carrie and Fred? I need it. Just one more. [Facebook: Portlandia]
You guys! I finally have Monday nights free! You know what that means? I can liveblog everyone’s favorite show about women crying over a guy they don’t know, aka “The Bachelor”! And what better timing, as this season’s Bachelor is dopey Ben, who will either be 1) so boring you’ll NEED my witty asides to stay awake, or 2) will be so different from the usual brainless hunks that the show attracts that it’ll actually be, dare I say, interesting. No matter what, it’s a win/win situation and I can’t wait to share it with you. Tune back in to this post at 8 p.m. EST. I’ll bring the wine! (FYI, you can follow along in this post or by following @FriskyLiveblog on Twitter.) Keep reading »
Photographer Elena Kalis enlisted her 12-year-old daughter to reenact scenes from “Alice In Wonderland,” but in a swimming pool. I wonder how she held her breath for so long and still managed to look adorable. The girls on “Top Model” could learn a thing or two from her. Click through to see the beautifully surreal photos. [Buzzfeed]
It’s hard to imagine “Precious” without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after “Dreamgirls” and said she turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain weight. “I had [gained weight] with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight,” Jennifer explained, ever the Weight Watchers spokeswoman. [Perez Hilton]
I’m intrigued by the idea of someone else playing such a now-iconic character. This got me thinking … are there other stars who just missed being cast in big roles? The answer is a resounding YES. Keep clicking for 23 more intriguing examples.
It would seem that Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Bob Hope wouldn’t travel in the same circles, but oh no, they do! Mr. Hope was once invited to a party at Dali’s house themed around guest’s worst nightmares. We’re guessing Hope’s worst nightmare was probably being at a Surrealist party, because the comedian appears none too thrilled in this news reel footage of the event. Dali’s wife/object of obsession Gala looks pretty amazing as a unicorn, though. [Flavorwire]
Thank you, Kathie Lee Gifford, for all the joy you’ve brought us this year on “The Today Show.” Thank you for day drinking and doing silly things. And thank you for this one last “der” moment, where you reference a blow job without even knowing it by mistakenly thinking “BJ” stands for “before Jay” (Hoda’s new boyfriend). I’m sure Hoda Kotb and Jay thank you as well. [Perez Hilton]