Bad news, guys. If you reserved yourself a cabin for the Bret Michaels‘ Super Cruise—the four-day boat trek from Miami with Mr. Poison himself this summer—it has officially been cancelled. According to the company that arranged it, the event was nixed because of “lack of participation.” But Bret says that isn’t the case at all. He says the cruise was coordinated by “a less-than-reputable promoter … who feels he can take advantage of both artists and fans.” He said, “I want to reassure everyone that I have went out of my way to try and make this the best fan cruise on the high seas … Know that I am working hard to right this wrong. All money will be refunded to you.” [TMZ]
But really, dry your eyes. Here are some other pop culture cruises you can go on this year. Keep reading »
I can’t help but love this montage of “True Blood” characters saying Sookie Stackhouse’s name. Bill’s “Sookie” — which seems to be coming from his gut — is the most fun to imitate, but Eric’s is definitely the sexiest. No surprise there. Now, can someone make a montage of Lafayette calling people “hooker”? [NYMag
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It’s hard for me to process the fact that, tonight at 9 p.m., one of my favorite television shows will be coming to an end. “Friday Night Lights” has been brilliant since minute one and, five seasons later, it has remained a joy to watch. The norm for a high school show is for it to move at a rapid clip, with oodles of plotlines being thrown out and resolved each episode. But, in part because of the show’s focus on the Taylor family, “Friday Night Lights” has always unfolded slowly, taking time to build both its plots and characters. A single plot could linger for an entire season. See: Julie’s affair with her married TA and the return of Vince’s convict dad.
After tonight’s finale, “FNL” will be going off the air, only to be seen only in syndication on ESPN. And it’s shocking to me how little fanfare this fact has gotten. I mean, I know it’s awkward since many people have seen already finale (it aired earlier this year on DirecTV and also, the season five DVD is already out) but still, people, this is it! I’m glad other bloggers are having as hard a time with this as I am. Over at The Awl, Sarah Blackwood says a teary goodbye to the show and at Survey Monkey, fans are rating everything from the show’s hottest characters to its best bromance. But my favorite piece I’ve seen so far is at Grantland, where Robert Mays has compiled an oral history of “FNL.” After the jump, 10 facts I learned from it. Keep reading »
Sometimes throwing a good, rollicking insult in your head is the only thing that will make you feel better about a particularly crappy person. Whether it be the bitchy checkout lady who will not let you return the shirt you purchased just yesterday because you don’t have a receipt (happened), or a lame dude on the subway who needlessly rubbed up against you (double happened). But insults, the ones that work for you, are a very particular and unique thing. For instance, my insult of choice is “baby genius,” derived from the 1999 movie starring Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd of the same name. (Which, just so you know, has been described as a “live action ‘Rugrats.’”) I LOVE IT. It’s condescending and patronizing, it’s not a swear word, so you can say it aloud and not offend any grandmas. Like this: “Who is the baby genius who decided to leave all the windows open and turn the air conditioner on?” See what I’m saying? After the jump, the rest of The Frisky staff tell you what their favorite insults are. Tell us what your favorites are in the comments! Keep reading »