Let’s all pour one out for missed opportunities.
Before “Mad Men” and “Community,” Alison Brie was just another starving actress looking to break into the biz. And before Jennifer Lawrence won over our hearts as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” she too, was hoping for a big break. It’s safe to say that Comedy Central did them each a favor by passing up the opportunity to air the pilot for “Not Another High School Show” in 2007, a spoof TV show from the guys who brought us “Not Another Teen Movie.” Keep reading »
For far too long, dragons have been terrorizing helpless goats and children in the Seven Kingdoms, and it’s time to do something about it. Call 1-800-DRA-CARYS to donate to the worthy cause of catching fire-breathing dragons and finding them forever catacombs. And heads up! If you call in the next 30 minutes, you’ll be sent your very own photo of a dragon you’re helping to enslave right now. Don’t wait — call now, before another child of Mereen is dumped at Khaleesi’s feet. (Props to my buddy Greg Seals at The Daily Dot for making this hilarious spoof.) [The Daily Dot]
First of all, Sofia Coppola really is directing a live-action film version of “The Little Mermaid.” Secondly, I don’t think it’s going to be that far off from what this Funny or Die spoof — starring AnnaSofia Robb and Evan Peters — presents. A melancholy hipster romance, set to great music with lots of late-afternoon sun glare? Yep, looks and sounds like a Sofia Coppola film! (That’s not a diss — I’ll be first in line to see the real thing.) [i09]
I find it impossible to separate Michelle Dockery from Lady Mary, her character on “Downton Abbey,” and apparently neither can she. Even when playing Connie Tough, a bad ass cop in “Tough Justice” alongside Michael Chiklis — on TNT, natch — her hoity-toity side comes out. There is a prim and proper way to fight crime, you know. (Bonus: Jon Hamm narrates!) [Funny Or Die]
There really is nothing funny about Tila Tequila’s obvious mental health issues, which are evident in her recent rants (excuse me, “satire”) about sympathizing with Hitler and fearing lizard people. But there is something funny about Hitler rejecting Tila Tequila’s support because, amongst other things, she didn’t even call Bobby after “A Shot At Love” finished filming. Thanks to reader Jenna for passing along this flawlessly subtitled video! [YouTube]
The best part of last night’s Edward Norton-hosted “Saturday Night Live” was this digital short, a mock trailer for the Wes Anderson-directed horror flick, “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders.” It features all of the classic Wes Anderson tropes: actors like Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tilda Swinton, and Danny Glover; a pair of precocious children; cutesy, diorama-like sets; an array of artfully presented weapons, like a picture of Edith Piaf and a protractor; a totally twee plot; and, of course, a stop-motion mouse. Only this time, a scary murderer is on the loose. Watch above!