Are you ready for a sadz? Taylor Swift released a song she’s contributed to “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. “Safe and Sound” is a lovely, melancholy one. I love Taylor on her own, but the backup vocals from The Civil Wars elevate this song from good to great. What say you? [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
Look at that face. How could you not love that face? And yet, poor Siku the polar bear was left to die after his mother was unable to produce enough milk to feed the baby. Thankfully, researchers at Skandinavisk Dyrepark in Djursland, Denmark, have been able to bottle feed the little guy and keep him alive. Three zookeepers keep watch over the baby on a 24-7 cycle, and tend to his every need. Siku’s case became a global sensation after this YouTube video of the roly-poly little guy went viral. Watching it, you can totally see why.
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]