When it comes to appearing on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kanye West has a strict cameos-only policy. That means he refuses to be a regular “character,” and he even refuses to be mic’ed when he’s on camera … and he is rarely, and I mean rarely, on camera. There’s lots of talking about Kanye with very little actual presence of Kanye, so yeah, he comes across less like Kim‘s (future, at this point) baby-daddy and more like a weird apparition that may or may not take a physical form. The brilliant minds at Vulture put together this beyond amazing supercut of the Kardash klan mentioning phantom Kanye. “Ghost Of Kanye” is otherworldly and excellent. Please watch. [NYMag.com]
I like to think that Louis C.K. set the scene for other stand-up comedians to take over our televisions, one sitcom at a time: his uniquely-formatted single-camera show, “Louie,” is one of the best, most interesting things in entertainment right now, and is as ground-breaking today as it was when it first aired in 2010. But on the more traditional end, stand-up comedian and “SNL” writer John Mulaney’s eponymous series, “Mulaney,” has just been picked up for a full series run by Fox after being developed — and then dropped by — NBC. Said Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly of the venture, “John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show.”
The comedy, which will be executive-produced by “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels (this bodes well!) and directed and written by Mulaney himself, stars his character as an “aspiring comedian who comes of age under the influence of his boss (Martin Short), his roommates, and his neighbors.” This news is exciting for a few reasons — firstly, John Mulaney is HILARIOUS. He’s also young (31) and adorable, which will make him a welcome addition to any TV lineup. But I’ll stop objectifying him for a second and move on to the more important things. Read on for more on John Mulaney, and check out some clips from his stand-up and interviews … Keep reading »
Apple’s latest operating system is divisive to a degree that’s usually reserved for politics. Some love it, some people loathe it, and others … well, it just makes them sick. One of iOS 7′s key differences from previous Apple interfaces is “parallax,” an unnecessary if hypnotizing feature that enables the icons on the screen to shift back and forth with the motions of the actual phone. Many people have reported feeling physically ill, and suffering from nausea and even vertigo as a result of the “aggressive animations.” A quick flick into your Settings will offer you the choice to turn parallax off, but why bother when you could try Stop Looking At Your Fucking Phone Every 5 Seconds? [Gawker]
Mahat the Magician Prankster is Internet famous (to the tune of about 2.4 million YouTube followers) for his seemingly endless stream of prank videos. Some of his very best are part of the Drive Thru Magic Prank Series, which documents Rahat, or in some cases no Rahat (we’ll get to that later), playin’ tricks on fast food drive-through employees. The reactions, while certainly a heart attack liability, are almost always excellent. Just in time for the Halloween season to begin, Rahat cast a moving, driving skeleton in his latest video … [via Gawker]
If you’re at all sensitive to the plights of one unhinged Justin Bieber, get ready to feel uncomfortable! As for the rest of us, who have been waiting patiently in the wings for some seemingly responsible adult to call Biebs out on his bullshit … who better to step up to the plate than Zach Galifianakis? Galifianakis’s fantastically awkward talk show-format skit “Between Two Ferns” has played host to everyone from Tila Tequila to Jennifer Lawrence, but we can’t say we ever expected the badly-behaved singer to subject himself to the sometimes cringeworthy antics of Zach’s hot seat — or for his PR people to sign off on it.
Zach sets the tone for the interview with his first line: “It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” He proceeds to insult, chastise, and otherwise interrogate Bieber before standing up from his chair and whipping the 19-year-old with his belt. Of course, no Canadians were harmed in the making of this video — “Between Two Ferns” is a Funny or Die production, which means that Justin, like Zach, is acting. Keep that in mind! [via Gawker]
There is really nothing I can say about how Richard Simmons—who, in addition to being a pop culture fitness icon, co-starred in one of the best “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” sketches ever, just FYI—took to Twitter during the Emmys to post pictures of himself cosplaying as characters from “Game of Thrones”, “Breaking Bad”, “American Horror Story”, and “Behind the Candelabra”. Literally nothing. My brain is just going ??!?!??!??!??!?!. It’s so beautiful. Read more at The Mary Sue…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a fucking genius. Let me lay it out for you: the actress and comedienne, perhaps best known as “Seinfeld”‘s Elaine, has received four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She’s the only woman to have won the Emmy for three separate comedy series, and is also the most nominated actress in Emmy Award history. So yeah, Julia kills it, really kills it, and she continues to kill it, most recently on “Veep” … and in this brand new meltdown clip, which Jimmy Kimmel released into the wild.
Now, YouTube and similar video sites all but runneth over with film of people freaking out in public. Kimmel speculates that this readily-available resource has driven actual actors and performers to raise the bar, because if you can watch tens of thousands of regular people having a meltdown, shouldn’t entertainers then be able to determine the best means by which to simulate the most realistic meltdown possible? Julia throws down the gauntlet with this hilarious, amazing, unsettlingly lifelike freakout about gluten-free food, juxtaposed perfectly with real clips of Regular People Freaking Out. (Jimmy is quick to clarify that this video is, in fact, a joke. Remember what happened last time?) It’s unclear whether or not the employees and other customers were in on the joke, but judging by the shocked looks on their faces, I would assume not. [Crushable]
I have lived with a male roommate (platonically) for almost a year now. And boy-oh-boy has it taught me a lot about boys. Most things I already knew, that they are generally messy, that they would rather pay you to do dishes than do it themselves, and that they hate watching Four Weddings marathons.
What I wasn’t prepared for, however, is how much boys have in common with girls. After much discussion with my friends, I have come up with a list of 8 ways this is true. Read more at College Candy…