It’s hard out there for white men. That’s why Roy Den Hollander is fighting the nefarious advances of gender equality, right at ground zero of feminism‘s proudest accomplishment: ladies’ night. Yes, two-for-one drinks deals could not be more threatening to the centuries of male privilege that guys have enjoyed. Hollander’s quest only got more difficult when an appeals court ruled in September 2010 that offering discounted drinks to certain clientele did not constitute “discrimination.” Now he’s fighting mad! On the “Difference Makers” segment of Thursday’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert profiled self-titled anti-feminist lawyer Roy Den Hollander and his noble quest to rid the world of feminism and drink specials, and introduced us to the concept of PMS: “persecuted male syndrome.” Men, are you sufferers? [The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Betty White isn’t just the hottest star in Hollywood—she’s leading a movement to show us younger folk that old peeps are cool, too. NBC has ordered 12 episodes Betty’s new reality show, “Off Their Rockers.” For the show, hidden cameras will keep tabs on seven senior citizens as they play pranks on “the unsuspecting youth of America.” The series is already a hit in Belgium and South Korea, and Betty is excited to host the American version. “People have been telling me that I’m `off my rocker’ for years—now I can prove it,” she said. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” did it
” does it every week. Tonight’s “Grey’s Anatomy
” will be a musical episode, tasking the cast with belting out tunes like The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars,” and Brandi Carlile’s “The Story.” The standout star of the night will be Sara Rameriez, who won a Tony for her performance in “Spamalot” on Broadway
before joining the cast of “Grey’s.” The episode focuses around her, as her character Callie Torres dreams up the whole melody-filled thing when she is seriously injured in a car accident.
But there was one doc at Seattle Grace who was not onboard to sing. Keep reading »
So, apparently, Jennifer Aniston didn’t love our idea for her to direct an all female version of “The Three Amigos” starring herself, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Looks like she wanted something more meaty and heartfelt for her directorial debut. She has signed on for “Project Five,” a Lifetime project that will meld together five short films about different breast cancer survivors. And Jennifer won’t be the only famous director—Demi Moore and Alicia Keys will also be stepping behind the camera for the cause. Keep reading »
“Mad Men” season four was released today on DVD. So I felt ultra sad this morning when I read that season five was still in limbo and might not be happening due to creative differences between AMC and show creator Matthew Weiner—mainly, that the network was asking him to cut two minutes per episode, integrate product placement, and nix some actors from the ensemble for budgetary reasons. But hallelujah—much of the fussing seems to be over. AMC officially announced today that “Mad Men” will be returning for season five.
It’s not a perfect scenario, however. Keep reading »
If you’re not familiar with Joe Zee, you’re about to be. The much-loved creative director for Elle magazine, and one of the few voices of reason on MTV’s reality show, “The City” — where he had to contend with the likes of scheming socialite Olivia Palermo, ugh — Zee is heading back to television once again. He stars in the Sundance Channel’s new show “All On the Line,” where he’ll help young designers shape and sell their struggling lines. We spoke with Zee about the show, his creative vision, and what makes some designers succeed where others fail. Keep reading »