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“Orange Is The New Black” Made Orange Jumpsuits So Trendy That Prisons Are Switching Their Uniforms

"Orange Is The New Black" Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners' Stories

A Saginaw, Michigan sheriff is so convinced that “Orange Is The New Black” made orange jumpsuits cool that he’s assigned inmates at the Saginaw County Jail to switch up their uniforms. The jail’s 513 inmates will likely all have switched over to old school black-and-white striped uniforms by the end of this year. Sheriff William Federspiel, the man behind the change, told Saginaw County News that line has become too fuzzy between pop culture and actual prison culture because of shows like “Orange Is The New Black.” He says that people think it’s cool to dress like an inmate, “wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.” The inmates aren’t pleased, and have complained about the change in attire. I guess they can direct their blame past Federspiel and right over to Piper and Alex for looking so good onscreen. Federspiel told the News, “It’s not to be crass. We’re not trying to embarrass or shame them. It tells me something, though, when the inmates think that it’s bad: It’s probably good.” Keep reading »

Shonda Rhimes Has Already Decided When “Scandal” Will End

  • Shonda Rhimes said ”Scandal” has an expiration date and it will come sooner than we thought. “I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” the showrunner told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.” Bummer. [THR]
  • Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy Scott Disick was secretly hospitalized for alcohol poisoning last month. [TMZ]
  • Uh oh: Matt Lauer was spotted in the Hamptons with a “smoking hot blonde” ladyfriend who was most definitely not his wife. This news comes from the ever-questionable National Enquirer, so there’s still an excuse to hold out hope that he’s not a cheating-faced cheater. [Jezebel]
  • Jason Biggs tweeted some icky jokes about the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed this morning, and then got super defensive when people called him an asshole. Ugh. [Mediaite] Keep reading »

Watching TV Is Killing Us, According To Science

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Our worst fears are confirmed:  TV is bad — like, really bad — for our health. Anyone could have hypothesized that tons of binge-watching isn’t ideal, but as it turns out, watching more than an hour of TV per day is plain dangerous.

For the study, researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain observed 13,284 participants over the course of four years. They found that those who watched three or more hours of TV a day had a doubled risk of mortality compared to those who watched less than an hour per day.

Well, that’s dark. Keep reading »

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

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Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.

Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently they watch rom-coms, marriage-themed reality shows and sitcoms.They discovered that participants who watch a lot of rom-coms and romantic reality shows were more likely to believe in things like love at first sight and “The One” – you know, the stuff that keeps us forever alone because we’re stubbornly waiting for some ever-elusive meet cute with a Ken doll that will never arrive. These participants were more likely to agree with phrases like “My ‘true love’ will be nearly perfect” or the concept that they’d know immediately if their significant other was right for them. Keep reading »

Found: Watch Matt McGorry, Who Plays Bennett On “Orange Is The New Black,” Play A He-Man Beefcake In A Student Film

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Yup, That's Bennett From "Orange Is The New Black"

Every actor gets their start somewhere. For Matt McGorry, who plays lovebird correctional officer John Bennett on “Orange Is The New Black,” his start was as an axe-wielding He-Man hero in a hilarious student film.

While at Emerson College, McGorry donned a Fabio wig to appear as Gorm in a six-minute-short called “Gizor And Gorm.” It’s got “fertility maidens” fucking a ginger dude tied to a rock. It’s got lots of fake blood. And most importantly, it’s got Matt McGorry running around in the woods without his shirt off.

After the jump, check out some pics: Keep reading »

“Orange Is The New Black” Is Even Better When It’s Performed By Kittens

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Meet Piper Catman, a stray kitten who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and found herself trapped in a new life as a house cat. ”Tabby Is The New Cat,” with its all-feline cast, is the cutest parody of “Orange Is The New Black” there ever was — just look at those little costumes!

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