If you read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black or binge-watched the Netflix adaptation (and who hasn’t done that?), chances are you have wondered about the real-life woman behind Nora (in the book) and Alex Vause (the character in the show). For the first time ever, 51-year-old novelist and PhD student Catherine Cleary Wolters has spoken to Vanity Fair about her relationship with Kerman, their mutually-assured-destruction as cash smugglers for an African drug lord, and her side of their love story. Keep reading »
There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap in the shower, dance around my apartment while I’m getting dressed, and laugh ’til my sides hurt. I’m so obsessed with the morning show’s four hosts — Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Old Man Ebro and Laura Stylez — that I regularly tweet at them like they’re my friends and I wrote them a lengthy love letter for Valentine’s Day one year. Now, with the debut of “This Is Hot 97″ on VH1 a few weeks ago, the rest of America is going to be as in love with these four — not to mention fellow station DJs Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez and Miss Info — as I am. Keep reading »
HOLY CRAP. Last night’s “Game of Thrones,” amiright? Finally, after all this time, SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER! And then! Can you believe they SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER?! So epic. Still, such a great SPOILER. Worthy of a tribute, I should think. Watch above and then relieve that amazing SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER are the jump. The Red Wedding ain’t got nothin’ on Purple… [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
At long last, the final season of “Mad Men” is upon us. It’s been almost a year since we last saw the ad men (and women) at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and Cutler, Gleason and Chaough, but that’s quite a mouthful), and we hope tonight’s premiere provides answers to all of questions left unanswered in the last season’s finale.
Like, what will Don Draper do now that he’s on forced sabbatical from the agency? Will Sally ever get recover from walking in on her father schtupping Mrs. Rosen? Is Bob Benson really gay? Or a spy? Or both? How far back has Pete Campbell’s hairline receded? (Oh, wait. We know the answer to that one.)
So, ignore that last question. Concerning everything else: FANS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS! AND BEFORE PETE’S WIDOW’S PEAK GETS ANY MORE TERRIFYING!
After watching the first season of “The Writer’s Room” on Netflix, I think I’m more than qualified to present the following hypothetical plot points and storylines for the Season 7 finale, airing this Sunday, April 13 at 10/9c on AMC. Some are probably more plausible than others, but I the show is known for its twists; so, really, anything’s possible, right?
Beware: Spoilers ahead. Try not to trip. Keep reading »
The seventh and final season of “Mad Men” starts tonight at 10/9C on AMC. The cast and writers have been tight-lipped about what’ll happen this season, but it’s fun to guess. Will our predictions earn us a BINGO? Let’s play!
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »
Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod, after months of anticipation and Instagram photos from the set that made me blubber like a baby at my desk, we finally have the first official preview of “Girl Meets World.” And it’s really good. I mean, it’s good in a corny kids’ show way, but still really good. E! Online released an exclusive sneak peek at the trailer today, which features Rowan Blanchard’s debut as mischievous Riley (AKA The Girl Who Meets World), and lets us see Cory and Topanga in action as her savvy, loving parents. More good news on the GMW front: Ryder Strong (Shawn), William Daniels (Mr. Feeny), and Lee Norris (MINKUS!!!!) are all set to make cameos in the first season. Uh oh, I’m crying again. [E! Online]
CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” when Letterman retires next year. In a statement, Colbert said, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” While I love Stephen Colbert, I’m really bummed that Letterman’s shoes will be filled by yet another older white man on late night TV. What about Chelsea Handler? Wanda Sykes? Even Ellen DeGeneres? They’ve all proven themselves as both comedians and hosts. But of all the dudes whose names were tossed around as possible replacements, I’m glad it’s Colbert. But it’s still a mixed blessing. [New York Times] [Image via Getty]