I know what you’re thinking when you watch “True Blood.” As you watch Eric and Sookie doing it over and over again in the forest, as you witness the bloody gore that occurs after a vampire is staked, as you see that raccoon decomposing in the credits—you’re thinking, Man, I wish there was a cookbook based on this show. I’m starving! Well, your wishes have been answered! Apparently, a “True Blood” cookbook, not endorsed by HBO, will be in bookstores next year. The recipes will be inspired by characters, for exampled “Bill’s Bite Me Biscuits” and “Sookie’s Steamy Crawfish Etoufee.” Which actually does sound good. Here’s hoping this thing will stick to Bloody Marys rather than veering into actual blood territory. What’s next, a cookbook based on “Hoarders”? Shudder. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Are we surprised the Italians speak better English than the “Jersey Shore” cast does? Last night’s episode brought us new words like “romantical,” “conversating,” “twin sandwich” and of course, “twinning.” Why so much twin-talk? The Situation meets pretty blonde twins at a club — and one of them is a virgin — so naturally they bring these delightful specimens back to the house to smoosh. And true to the twin-theme, this episode had two times the drama: Keep reading »
Yesterday, Lady Gaga‘s video for “Yoü and I” was supposed to premiere on MTV at exactly 7:49p.m. However, after it leaked earlier in the week, Gaga jumped the gun on unveiling the video, which features her as mermaid Yuyi and as dude Jo Calderone, as well as rocking her mother’s actual wedding dress. To make it up to MTV, Gaga still sat down with Sway at the anointed time to talk about the video. Because the song has that umlaut in the name, I had wondered if it was a reference to Lüc Carl. And that sure appears to be the case, though perhaps they are broken up after all? “I wrote the song about this guy that I used to date … Sometimes in love, you can’t make it work,” said Gaga. “No matter what you do, there’s this giant boundary between you and someone else. So that’s what it’s about, perceiving in your imagination that there’s something magical inside of you that you can make it work.” Whoa. That’s kinda very true. Keep reading »
We’re mega excited for the season premiere of “America’s Next Top Model: All Stars,” set to go live next week. And we’re especially stoked to see how one of our favorite past contestants, transgender model Isis King, is going to fair. Especially because, after her first appearance on the show, Tyra Banks generously paid for Isis to have gender reassignment surgery. In 2009, she appeared on Tyra’s show to talk about the surgery — and received a marriage proposal. “It’s almost like I was supposed to have it,” said Isis. “Although it was swelling and bruising and everything, automatically I felt more comfortable. I was ready to walk around the house in my little shorts. I just felt more confident.” Her boyfriend of three years, Desmond, also proposed on the show, noting that, “When we were just friends, I had a dream I was getting married. As the bride came down the aisle, it was Isis … She’s strong, she’s beautiful, she’s my soul mate.” Keep reading »
“Sex and the City 2” shook me free of my Carrie/Samantha/Miranda/Charlotte addiction. These days, I can’t even watch reruns of the show without getting flashbacks to that awful Abu Dhabi market scene. And yet, I’m kind of interested in the prospect of a TV show based on The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s prequel to the show. Apparently, The CW is interested in optioning the property, and are gunning for Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage—the dream team behind “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl“—to produce it.
This actually makes a whole lot of sense. The CW specializes in excellent trashtastic high school series. Not to mention that this one would different from “Gossip Girl” since Carrie grew up in suburban Connecticut. And hello, Carrie went to school in the ’80s, so I am picturing lots of neon and lace gloves. Keep reading »
Surprise! Jennifer Lawrence is not only stunning and an amazing actress who got an Oscar nomination right out of the gate; the girl apparently has pipes, too. Like Robert Pattinston did for the “Twilight” soundtrack, Jennifer has recorded a song for her movie, “The Hunger Games.” The song is called “Rue’s Lullaby” and she worked with Danny Elfman and producer T-Bone Burnett, the guy behind “Crazy Heart,” on it. And T-Bone says she rocked. “It was beautiful,” he said. “She did great. She’s singing great.” Might we see a musical in her future? Or perhaps she and Rob can start a superband? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »