Whoever said the action star is dead was wrong. Jason Statham has been consistently kicking butt since The Transporter, Transporter 2, Crank and The Bank Job. Sure he’s had some really bad flicks like War, but he makes Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch must-sees. And I think his driving skills, evidenced in many of his films, are a representation of his lovemaking skills. No one can deny that Jason’s body is heavenly, but what I really love about him is his swagger, oh, and of course, his accent. Watch him tear the bad guys apart and driiiiive in Death Race this summer. Keep reading »
I am sure I am not the first white girl to say this, but A Tribe Called Quest was the first group that really got me into hip-hop music. It is one of the biggest regrets of my life that I never got to see them live before the broke up, though they have done a couple mini-reunions since, which of course I have missed, hence the deep, shameful regret. Anyway, lead MC Q-Tip did come out with a solo album in 1999, but since he’s been laying low working on a much, much, much delayed follow-up. And finally it’s coming! The Renaissance will be released in September and from the tracks I heard, um, three years ago (like I said, it’s been delayed), the album is going to be a-mazing. And maybe Q-Tip will go on a solo tour, alleviating at least a little bit of my Tribe-regret. Keep reading »
Some of you may remember James Franco from his breakthrough role on Freaks and Geeks, but I didn’t watch that show. Instead, I first noticed his brooding eyes and killer smile in Spider-Man, in which he played Harry Osborn. This summer he’s ditching his super villain persona to play a stoner in Pineapple Express, which comes out August 6. Even with long, greasy Bill & Ted hair he’s still hot, and I’d definitely spark a doobie with him, you know, if it was legal. Keep reading »
Yesterday Carlos Sastre claimed the maillot jaune, winning this year’s Tour de France. Finally! The man has finished in the top 10 in five of the last six years. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Now that I am so used to him playing horny rabble-rousing a-hole Hank Moody on Californication, it’s easy to forget that there was once another role that David Duchovny was known for — Fox Mulder, from hit series The X-Files (the new film comes out this weekend). I have to admit, I wasn’t the hugest X-Files fan, despite being a total sci-fi nerd. I think it was too serious for me, and I like my aliens campy. But regardless, Mulder was hot. So hot, legions of horny men and women spent their free time writing Mulder/Scully erotic “fan fiction” (a truly nerdy hobby that I may or may not have engaged in myself) and posting it on the internet. Like this one! Keep reading »
Estelle Getty, best known for playing Sophia on The Golden Girls passed away this morning at 84. Since Estelle was practically the patron saint of sassiness, we are extremely sad.
Even though she played perhaps the most memorable character on the show, Estelle had to audition three times before getting the part for which she won two Emmys. At 60, they thought she didn’t look old enough — and she technically wasn’t old enough, as she was a year younger than her on-screen daughter Bea Arthur. After the jump, a video of Sophia’s best one-liners from season one of The Golden Girls. [NPR]
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