Gloria Steinem, rejoice: “The Playboy Club” has been cancelled after only three episodes. Viewership dropped from 5 million to 3.2 million, which spooked NBC enough to give it the axe. While we are sorry the lovely and talented Amber Heard is out of a job, honestly that show sucked.
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“I’ve been passionate about music all my life. I’ve been playing classical piano since I was six. So I understand the form, but it will be fun to be able to translate a message. It’ll be more on the dark, more tragically romantic [side] … I think it’s much like tattooing or the TV show or makeup, my clothing line, fashion. All those things, they’re just different outlets to be able to be creative. So music, I think it’s going to be one of those things.”
—Kat Von D tells E! News that, in the wake of the cancellation of “LA Ink,” she will be recording an album. Apparently last month, she sang “November Rain” during Fashion Week? This could either be a trainwreck in progress, or total genius. [NY Daily News]
I understand that it’s not “normal” to be revolted by mayonnaise. But that didn’t stop me from groaning when I watched my roommate glop a spoonful into a bowl of tuna. God, I really don’t like tuna either. Rationally, I know that tuna with mayo is something that people eat, but I don’t want anything to do with it. My aversion to mayonnaise began when I worked at a coffee shop in high school. One of my duties as barista/sandwich maker was to “flip the deli.” That meant mixing all the fixings, which included a giant vat of mayonnaise that had been coagulating for hours. Did you know that it starts to get a brown crust on top when it’s “tired”? Argh! I can’t go on. My point being that all of us have strange repulsions. Click through to see what disturbs the other Frisky staffers.
Yes, yes, we know it’s just a TV show, but we love it! And since we have to wait another few months before it returns, we had to find something to occupy our time. These faux vintage Playboy covers — featuring the buxom ladies from the show — do just the trick. Click through to see even more! [Buzzfeed]
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What happens when you put together style guru Tim Gunn with super trainer Harley Pasternak and carpenter extraordinaire Ty Pennington? Why, it sure sounds like ABC is creating a male version of “The View” with their new show, “The Revolution,” which will star these three guys as co-hosts. As the network explains in a recent press release about the casting, “Our goal is to include inspiring and informative motivators as we build ‘The Revolution’ team and continue to evolve our lineup with the type of lifestyle programming that daytime viewers are interested in seeing.” All they need now is a famous older newscaster to steer this talk show ship—maybe Larry King?— and the formula will be complete. [Perez Hilton]
The final countdown to the “Arrested Development” film (and television season) is here! After five years sans Bluth, it’s good to know that my time spent practicing the chicken dance and asking strangers to “babysit me” wasn’t all for naught. We only have to wait one more year before the filming begins. In the meantime, we can sink our teeth into an array of “Arrested Development” inspired ephemera like these imagined movie posters. I especially like the use of Gob in shadow. Very mysterious. If I had any artistic ability whatsoever, I would make one myself. I think it would be a mashup of Lucille Austero and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” [Buzzfeed]