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In Defense Of “Twilight”

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I was an English major. And I read (and devoured) the Twilight books. My friends insist these things ought to be incompatible. I’m supposed to believe in standards! The Oxford comma! And the canon! And I do, but along with all of teenage America, I like Twilight too. And I’m completely unashamed … Keep reading »

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Reality Show: Unbelievably. Heinous. (Can’t Miss) Television.


Lordy, Lordy, hasn’t New Jersey suffered enough on television lately? First, “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and then MTV’s “True Life: I’m A Jersey Shore Girl.” Is a new MTV reality show called “Jersey Shore” about a bunch of trashy kids who live in a shore house really necessary? I’m totally OD-ing on fake-baking, French manicures and hair gel and it almost makes me miss “The Hills” kids. Almost. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: A Million And Ten Angelina Jolie Rumors

Happy Hump Day! You’ve been working really hard all morning so it’s probably time for a break … from reality. Tabloids are an important tool for participating in some healthy childhood make-believe. This week Angelina Jolie donned the covers of four tabloids, so let’s prepare for the inevitable showdown—who will win Brad’s heart? Only one way to find out! We’ve conveniently extracted those stories and more that you would have cared about if you were shameless enough to read tabloids yourself. Keep reading »

Serena Williams Teaches Jon Stewart To Dance


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I love Serena Williams. And I love her even more after watching this clip of her on “The Daily Show” last night, where she teaches Jon Stewart how to dance if he wants to pick up the ladies. (Scoot forward to :45.) She also reveals that she and Venus often have dance-offs. Glad to see the whole U.S. Open line judge incident hasn’t stuck with her. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Quickies: Aerosmith Seeks Steven Tyler Replacement & A Post-Mortem On The “Gossip Girl” Threesome

  • Now that Steven Tyler‘s apparently out, who should become Aerosmith‘s new frontman? [Entertainment Weekly] — EW has some interesting suggestions, but that’s beside the point — it just won’t be the same.
  • Strange fashions abound at a Beijing Fashion Week grad student show. [The Daily Mail] — How far does a look have to go before it moves from “avant-garde” to just plain crazy?
  • City” boy Freddie Fackelmayer says MTV edited him into a “womanizing jerk.” [Washington City Paper] — Scripted or not, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it just might be a womanizing jerk.

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First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”


OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back to Port Charles. By the looks of the preview, Franco is totally channeling “smell the fart acting” (a term coined by Joey Tribiani on “Friends”), testing out dramatic pauses and slightly over-the-top line delivery, all typical of great soap opera performances. However, are they giving him a love interest in Maxie Jones? Say it ain’t so!

As for why Franco wanted to be on the show in the first place? Apparently, my theory that he’d been watching the show with his grandma since he was a kid isn’t true. “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said, “he had heard [soaps] are hard and thought it would be fun to try.” Plus, he liked “GH”‘s ongoing mob storyline. Ugh, James, it was SO much better in the late ’90s. But anyway. Will you be watching “General Hospital” for James Franco? Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Wale To Echo & The Bunnymen

This week, I’ve got some sad news, people. Gerhardt Fuchs, the drummer from Maserati and !!! (pronounced chk-chk-chk) — aka my favorite band — died tragically over the weekend. It was a horrible elevator shaft accident; you can read all the gory deets of how his attendance at a fundraiser went horrible awry. We join the long list of music lovers who would like to send their condolences. Fuchs was a beat maker and a very talented guy who was too young to die. (34!) Tear.

But it’s new release Tuesday, and new jams always make us feel better. So let’s take the latest tunes for a spin, shall we? This week it’s all about newcomer Wale hip-hopping his way into our hearts, legends Echo & The Bunnymen giving us classic cuts, folk singer Pieta Brown putting out her first EP, and Switchfoot and Flyleaf keeping alternative rock rockin’ on. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

Do “Twilight” Fans Get Flak Because They’re (Mostly) Girls?

Another day, another Twilight headline. Today, Prospect.org has an interesting article in which writer Sady Doyle (who defended Megan Fox on The Frisky) points out how books in Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series are a smash hit (Breaking Dawn, for example, sold 1.3 million copies on its first day), but they get a hell of a lot of flak from … well, everybody. Keep reading »

Matthew Weiner’s Feelings About The Draper Marriage Are “Unambiguous”

There’s a fascinating interview with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner over at The Daily Beast. He has some insightful things to say about the season finale of “Mad Men” and where things stand with the Drapers. (If you still haven’t watched Sunday night’s episode: a.) What are you waiting for? b.) Stop reading NOW!). Keep reading »

Your New Online Coffee Table

In the past few months, we’ve seen more magazines disappear then we’d like to remember. But among the remains of glossy pages, a few bright hopes remain. Lonny, which is basically an online version of Domino, has launched. And now we have a brand-new site to troll for magazine content. Maggwire is kind of like the magazine version of Surf The Channel, linking to online hosting sites instead of serving up original content, in order to stray from publisher issues and legal trials. The site garners content from magazines, displaying summaries, ratings, and comments, but links to the actual articles on the publishers’ websites. You can use it as your RSS of magazines, sort of like a virtual coffee table, but without all the clutter. [Lifehacker] Keep reading »

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