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To Celebrate The Emmys, Richard Simmons Cosplayed As Daenerys Targaryen

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…

10 Reasons Lisa Simpson Is The Only Role Model You’ll Need

Lisa Simpson is what can only be described as one of the greatest feminist characters in cartoon history. Every week my family would watch The Simpsons on Sunday as a ritual, so I can say that without a doubt that I wonder if I would be the person I am today without Lisa Simpson’s bookish, witty, misfit attitude. She always felt like an outsider but she never let that stop her from pursuing her interests which mostly consisted of reading books by female authors like Jane Austen and Sylvia Plath. Lisa’s rejection of the male patriarchy and acceptance of all, including the tiniest of animals when she became a vegetarian at eight years old, shaped and influenced my worldview growing up. It made me more empathetic toward others and wonder if it was OK to play with Barbie dolls. Read more at College Candy…

Lizzy Caplan Talks X-Rated Cookbooks, Masturbation & “Masters Of Sex” With Conan

Lizzy Caplan Talks X-Rated Cookbooks, Masturbation & "Masters Of Sex" With Conan
Dear Hollywood: USE LIZZY CAPLAN MORE!

Dear Hollywood: USE LIZZY CAPLAN MORE. She’s only, you know, PERFECT, and I just cannot fathom how she hasn’t been put to better use. What is it about her that just seems to go straight to DVD?! With “Mean Girls,” “Cloverfield,” “True Blood,” “Party Down,” and “New Girl” all under her supporting-actress and/or regular guest appearance belt, it’s time for Lizzy to blow up big time, and hopefully Showtime’s new original series “Masters of Sex” will be just the right vehicle. Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, the ’60s, and all things sex? Count me in. Lizzy appeared on Conan this week to discuss her new show and other relevant topics, including masturbation, how boring sex scenes are, and her parents’ X-rated cookbook. Another (longer!) clip, after the jump! [Jezebel]

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Lifetime Greenlights Biopic On Olympic Star Gabby Douglas

Lifetime has announced that it will be producing a made-for-TV movie about the young life of Gabby Douglas, the first American to win both the individual all-around and team gymnastics competitions in a single year’s Olympic Games, and the first woman of color to take the gold in the individual all-around competition. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Is It Just Us, Or Is Carrie Underwood’s “Sound Of Music” Poster Kinda … Creepy?

Carrie Underwood The Sound Of Music

Don’t get me wrong. I adore Carrie Underwood. She is one of my favorite singers/performers and I’m secretly kind of excited she’s taking on the role of Maria Von Trapp for a TV movie version of “The Sound of Music” even though most people seem to think this is NBC’s second worst idea ever after greenlighting “Joey.” That being said, the poster for the television spectacle was released yesterday, and there’s something about it that’s, well, a little off. Is it the strangely vacant look in her usually lively eyes? The gaping smile? My confusion about this poster is best expressed in GIF form. Forgive me, Carrie. I just couldn’t resist.

Bill Nye Makes His First Appearance On “Dancing With The Stars”

Bill Nye on "Dancing with the Stars"
What A Charmer!

Has there ever been a more pleasantly surprising addition to primetime TV than Bill Nye, The Science Guy? I think not. Look at him during his first live appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” all soft-spoken and dapper and trying to teach everyone about science. So cute! “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while,” he says, and then dances the cha-cha-cha to “Weird Science”. The judges didn’t love it — Len Goodman likened it to a waxing experience — and unfortunately Bill doesn’t seem long for the game… but man, if this wasn’t one of the most delightful 5 minutes and 16 seconds of my young life thus far. At least, until the judges started tearing him apart, at which point I started to feel like I, and he, might actually cry. Poor Bill. [Jezebel]

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