I was scared to watch the new season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” sans Danielle Staub. I just didn’t think it could possibly be any fun without her and her delusional paranoia. Man, was I wrong. The first episode, which included a “West Side Story” style rumble at a Christening, made the episode where Staub’s weave got ripped out look like child’s play. And a new star emerged. Only he’s not a housewife — or even a woman for that matter. Keep reading »
was done cracking jokes about prison rape, this weekend’s season finale was the highest rated in seven years
, thanks, mostly, to the star power of host Justin Timberlake
and musical guest Lady Gaga
. Listen, I want Justin to give up his acting aspirations and record a new album as much as anyone, but maybe he could get his acting fix by becoming a semi-regular cast member on “SNL”? He’s so good at it! Above, the hi-larious digital short featuring Justin and Andy Samberg’s “Dick in a Box” crooners singing about “3-Way (The Golden Rule),” in which a threesome with two guys “is not gay” so long as there’s a chick (a chola-licious Lady Gaga) in the middle. After the jump, two of my other favorite moments… Keep reading »
I have a sense of humor. I swear to God, I do. But, damn it, rape jokes are never funny.
Even though the opening skit of this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” starred the only two black men in the cast as inmates at Rikers Island meeting accused sexual predator Dominique Strauss-Kahn (played by Taran Killiam), I was willing to go with it. Slightly racist casting there, but who knows, maybe they were the two cast members most enthusiastic about the material? Anyway, the skit was pretty funny: Keenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah played two guys locked in a cell bickering about the International Monetary Fund. I giggled a little, because it was silly. And then, at the end of the skit, Keenan says, “We’re going to rape you now.”
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“The second you take away fight sequences … let me tell you something, your days lighten up a lot. Also, the girl playing my twin sister is always on time, always hits her marks, always knows her lines, always agrees with everything I say—they’re some of the easiest scenes I’ve ever filmed. I can’t believe how far visual effects have come—it’s been a while since I’ve been this involved. It’s much faster but it’s still a learning process with face replacement technology. Yet I hug my myself, I lay my head on her shoulder, there’s so much you can do. I thought it would be old school Patty Duke, like [sings] “We’re cousins!” It’s not like that anymore.”
—Sarah Michelle Gellar talks about her new show, “Ringer,” in which she plays twin sisters, one who assumes the other’s life. Overall, she says playing two separate people is still easier than doing Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s fight scenes. [PopWrap]
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It was a night of high profile falls for reality TV on Wednesday — when two reality stars took tumbles during their big moments.
First up: Haley Reinhart on “American Idol.”
Haley was so into her performance of Led Zeppelin’s “What Is & What Should Never Be” Tuesday night that she tripped on the stage right in front of the judging panel. The 20-year-old got right back up and finished strong. Watch it here. Keep reading »