Can we take a moment to appreciate that Better Day is Dolly Parton’s freaking 41st studio album? Much respect, Dolly, much respect. What makes Dolly tunes so amazing is that they can take lyrics that would normally make me roll my eyes—for example, “Together you and I can stop the rain/ and make the sun shine”—but with her voice and the sheer power of her optimism, it makes me think, Yes, we can make the sun shine! This album is the perfect thing to play at your Fourth of July BBQ over the long weekend or to put on the stereo for that road trip to Dollywood.
I gotta admit, I’m pretty psyched for “Horrible Bosses” to hit theaters, especially after watching this Red Band trailer (NSFW!). For starters, it’ll be refreshing to see Jennifer Aniston stepping outside of her usual “unlucky in love” rom-com schtick, playing a vicious dentist who sexually harasses adorable Charlie Day. Second, I am excited to see Kevin Spacey play a smarmy a-hole again — he did it so well in “Swimming With Sharks.” Plus, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis, while looking a little too alike to tell them apart, make for a delightful trio of unlikely “heroes.” I know foul-mouthed comedy isn’t exactly new, but I’m still amped for this one to open on July 8. Keep reading »
“When I first got the script, I thought [Tara's new direction] was great … I think [Tara] needed a new lease on life. She totally comes back more zen, and she’s a feisty season one Tara who we all loved … I don’t think [Tara] was expecting [a lesbian relationship]. I think it just happened. I think it was one of those things where you just fall in love with who you fall in love with. I don’t think she labels herself as one thing or the next. She just started hanging out and the next thing you know, she was in love. I don’t think she was in love with Eggs. Every time she was with him she was either stoned or under a spell. I don’t think that was real. I think it’s going to take her some time to realize that, but I think what she has now is a little more significant.”
—Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara on “True Blood,” talks to Entertainment Weekly about her character’s plot twists in season four. In last night’s episode, we discovered that Tara had run way from Bon Temps, is now going by the name Toni, and has a girlfriend. Woo-hoo! I’m thrilled Rutina thinks that she and her new love have staying power. Here’s hoping no one offs this new lady. [EW] Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet of the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Oh, and shall we just dub this the Week of Selena Gomez? Keep reading »
Any bookworm with a strong imagination has probably pictured herself in the throes of fictional passion with any or all of the men that grace the pages of her tomes of choice. Just in case you should ever find yourself in such a situation in real life, with a real man, there are some important pieces of advice you’ll need to make the kill. Here is a categorized guide to landing the literary hero of your fantasies.
Hands down, “Mob Wives” has been my favorite new show on television for its delicious trashiness. Last night’s season finale over-delivered in the drama department. And, as Renée Graziano would put it, we all had front row seats. After the jump—the good, the bad, and the head-scratching moments. (Also, SPOILERS!) Keep reading »