Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Jessie Spano has got a huge geometry test to study for, not to mention rehearsals with her band, Hot Sundaes. Jessie is, like, stressing out. How is she going to get enough studying in, with all those precious hours wasted sleeping at night? That’s what drugs are for right? To help you stay up? Particularly that evil drug known as caffeine! This, of course, is the gripping plot of “Saved By The Bell”‘s best episode, “Jessie’s Song,” which climaxes when Zack finds out Jessie’s been popping pills and maniacally singing “I’m So Excited.” But in case you forget the finer plot points of this edgy episode, blogger Nathaniel James created this handy infographic! Sing along with Jessie in the clip after the jump… [Nathanial James via Flavorwire] Keep reading »
I Love Liars. And I’m not talking about the all the sweet-talking men who’ve done me wrong. This time, I’m talking about my fave band in the world, Liars, the ruling triumvirate of all that is awesome. They manage to do the improbable — create existential noise rock that is relatable and awkward sonic love that’ll spin you right round. You might remember them from the heart-melting “Houseclouds” vid where kitties go crazy for them. Well, today, they unleash their fifth record, Sisterworld and, girl, it kicks off a new release Tuesday more stacked with juicy radness than a big ol’ booty! Gorillaz goes bananas; super group Broken Bells busts out; Black Rebel Motorcycle Club adds some vroom; Frightened Rabbit is scary good; Ludacris is back on the badonkadonk trail … and that’s just the half of it. So let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
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Whenever stars are in the mood for mischief, they head to the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, to the Mercer in New York, or to the Standard in Miami. These hotels are all owned by one man—Andre Balazs. And interestingly, he is currently developing a fictional TV show about the goings-on at a hotel where the rich and famous regularly lay their heads. Alek Keshishian, the man behind Madonna‘s “Truth or Dare,” is producing the series, so we know it will be scandal-tastic. But can we be sure the plot lines from the show happened in real life? “Andre is always discreet, so we would never know if any of the story lines are based on real events,” a source told the NY Post. “But it will be fun watching the show and trying to guess.”
After the jump, some Chateau Marmont/Mercer/Standard rumors that we hope will make it onto the small screen. Keep reading »
My pal Xeni Jardin is one tech-savvy woman and one of the editors of Boing Boing, one of the biggest blogs on the planet. Amoeba Music asked her to play DJ in this very cool video. So, if you’re looking for some interesting new tunes to add to your lineup, look no further. My favorite: Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru. Another great one: N.A.S.A.’s Spirit of Apollo. What’re you listening to now? Share your playlist in the comments. Keep reading »
“Why go on a show where you’ve got only a limited chance of winning and you’ve got a 90-odd percent chance of being rejected publicly by a woman? Unless they were paying me like 100k to do so, I would never do it.”
—Former “Bachelor” Matt Grant on why he would never, ever do “The Bachelorette.” Pot, met kettle? [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »
It’s a big week on the boob tube—that is, if your retinas aren’t totally burned out from watching the Oscars. This week, we’ve got the series premieres of “High Society” (Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., The CW), Tinsley Mortimer’s reality show, and the awesome new dating show “First Love, Second Chance” (Wednesday, 10 p.m., TV Land). And here are some other things you’ll want to watch, from Jason and Molly’s wedding to the return of “Celebrity Apprentice,” with the best cast ever. Oh, and a little “Gossip Girl” thrown in for fun.
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If you made it through the entirety of the Oscars last night, you probably noticed something missing. Well, two things missing. During the annual memorial montage, two bold-faced names who passed away this year were conspicuously absent—Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur. Friends and admirers of Fawcett’s have been taking to Twitter to protest the decision. “Where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included,” wrote Jane Fonda. “No Farrah in the memorial. They have a whole lot of ‘splaining to do,” chimed in Roger Ebert.
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Fine, so you didn’t exactly need a functioning crystal ball to predict last night’s big Oscar winners. Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds,” Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress for “Precious,” Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for “Crazy Heart,” and Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for “The Blind Side.” They were the exact same four to walk to the podium for both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, too. Best Picture was a semi toss-up—”Avatar” had won at the Golden Globes, while “The Hurt Locker” had cleaned up at other less mainstream awards shows—and volume ended up being the better predictor, as “The Hurt Locker” was the ultimate victor last night. Honestly, the only true surprise of the evening was in the Best Foreign Language Film category, where the Oscar was expected to go to “Un Prophete” or “The White Ribbon,” but instead “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” pulled off the upset.
So how did we at The Frisky fare with our predictions? A breakdown after the jump. Keep reading »
Last night, in perhaps the highlight of a very loooooong evening, Kathryn Bigelow won the award for Best Director, making her the first woman to win in the category, ever. (Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, and Sofia Coppola were nominated, but didn’t come out victorious. Sigh.) Shockingly, only 17 percent of directors are female, which explains why it took until 2010 for someone with a vajayjay to win. We hope lots more women out there are inspired to pick up a camera and start making movies now.
After the jump, 10 reasons we are thrilled Kathryn was the one to make Oscar history. Keep reading »