I’m not exactly sure who The People are who end up casting votes for The People’s Choice Awards. Maybe they’re related to The Man? Based on last night’s award’s show, I’m guessing that most of them are—OH MY GAWD—obviously under the age of 14. A select few of the award winners seemed totally deserving. Like Neil Patrick Harris (who caused quite a kerfuffle when he told host Queen Latifah that she was giving a B+ performance), who we’ll co-sign on for Favorite TV Comedy Actor since, even after years on the air, he is still amazing as straight sleezeball Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother.” I can also get down with Gregory House/Hugh Laurie for Favorite TV Doctor because, well, I can’t think of another TV doc at the moment. But most of last night’s winners made me think, “WTF?” After the jump, the winners that left me scratching my head in confusion the hardest.
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Super early this morning — I’m talking between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. — there was a Total Lunar Elipse that could be seen anywhere (provided there was a clear sky) on the night side of Earth. Though Total Lunar Eclipses — when, according to Wikipedia, “the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon” — happen every year or so, this one was special because it happened the same day as the Winter Solstice. The last time that happened was 372 years ago, so it was kind of a momentous occasion, even if you’re not into astronomy. Did you stay up to watch? I set my alarm for 3:15 a.m. which was supposed to be right around when the “greatest” of the eclipse occurred. Sadly, when I woke up and looked out my window, it was a bit hazy and the moon wasn’t as bright as I hoped. No worries! Check out this gorgeous time lapse video for the eclipse (as seen from Florida) from start to finish. Ahh, the universe is such an amazing thing. Keep reading »
A dorky thing I love—listening to the cast and crew commentary on DVD editions of movies and TV joys. I always enjoy hearing the behind-the-scenes tidbits, and getting an insider’s perspective on whatever I’m watching. So I’m happy to hear that the DVD of “Eclipse” contains commentary with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, which is mainly the two of them bantering about Kristen’s wig and how inappropriate Robert thinks it is that Bella pursues a friendship with Jacob while she and Edward are together. A sample moment, from when Bella meets the wolf pack, sans shirts: Keep reading »
Oops, spoiler alert. (Oh, come on, you had to live under a rock to not know that Bella and Edward end up together.) InStyle found nine designers with a bunch of time on their hands to imagine a wedding gown for bride-to-be Bella Swan. Let me repeat: actual, working designers like Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and Badgley Mischka made wedding gown sketches for a fictional character. What is this world coming to? [InStyle] Keep reading »
It would be inaccurate to call me a Twihard. But I guess I could be defined as a Twisoft. Meaning, I’ve never read the books, but thanks to a sister who LOVES the franchise, I have been to the opening-night midnight screenings of both “New Moon” and, on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning?), “Eclipse.” I do have to say that the movie was good—and it better be, as the midnight screening alone brought in $30 million. But while I was watching the movie unfold, I was probably the only person in the theater who had no idea what was going to happen, and I kept fixating on two things. First, “Twilight” fans bring some bizarre foods to the movies. The teenagers in front of me were chowing down on crackers and Cheese Wiz from a can. Another person across the theater appeared to have a pineapple.
Second, I couldn’t help but notice that IMAX is very unforgiving. So much of “Eclipse” is close-up shots, meaning that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast had their faces magnified to the point where they were two stories tall. And, uh, it didn’t do such great things for them. Keep reading »
“Oh my God, I hope they stay together. Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It’s like, wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together.”
—”Eclipse” producer Wyck Godfrey’s response when asked about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Wait, did he forget that their relationship status is supposed to be a big secret and that he’s supposed to give some snarky answer about how he’s the one pregnant with Robert’s baby? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »