A 27-year-old French guy seems to have gotten very bored of some woman in his life’s “Sex and the City” habit, so he put together an alphabetical compilation of every single brand mentioned in the series. Carrie and the girls are even more materialistic than we thought: there are 324 brands mentioned 838 times — and the video comes out to nine minutes! The girls talked about Tiffany’s, Birkins, Vogue, and Chanel a lot more than we thought. [Glamour, Pierre Buttin]
It’s strange that my own story has now been told in my wife’s memoir and, in a way, by the Netflix adaptation of it, yielding such delights in my inbox as a link to an article called “A Guide to the Internet’s Love of Hating Larry Bloom From ‘Orange Is the New Black.’” What can you do with that? Well, I read every word, clicked on every link, and laughed my ass off, appreciating the passion and level of detail that went into documenting the love of hating Larry Bloom. And when my friend’s teenage daughter texts me to say that she just wants me to know I am so much cooler than that guy, I appreciate that, too. … I stuck by Piper because it never occurred to me to do anything else. I later signed a marriage contract with Piper Kerman, and a life rights release with Jenji Kohan and Netflix. And now, here’s my version of the story. If you ever meet me, I hope you’ll discover I am neither the saint of Piper’s book, nor the schmuck of a hit show.
Never before have pop culture consumers of the world been united in such certainty: we hate Larry Bloom, Piper’s ex-fiance on “Orange Is The New Black.” Just seeing Jason Biggs’ face on my computer screen brings on the douchechills. ‘Tis a pity for real-life Larry, an editor and writer named Larry Smith, who finally opened up about being half of Netflix’s most famous couple in a long essay for Medium. Keep reading »
Not gonna lie, I totally have a thing for Bear Grylls. The adventurer and avid pee drinker (so hydrating!) reminds me of a less angry Christian Bale with a bit of a death wish. NBC agrees with me, which is why they’ve given him his own primetime TV show, called “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” (premiering July 28), and are bringing in the big guns for the first episode in the form of a shirtless Zac Efron. Zac apparently considers himself a “moderate to advanced outdoorsman,” but will he have the guts to rappel down a waterfall? Not sure they prepared him for that on the set of “High School Musical.”
If you’re not caught up on “Homeland,” beware that there are spoilers ahead, i.e. in the very next sentence so stop reading now, you’ve been warned. When we last saw “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent was mourning the death of her beloved tiny-lipped, ginger-haired, terrorist-sympathizing boyfriend Brody, expecting his child and preparing to take a new job as Station Chief in Istanbul. Fans were left wondering how the show would evolve now that it wasn’t going to be Brody-centric, and I’m afraid this teaser trailer for the fourth season doesn’t tell us much. Thankfully, we can take comfort in the knowledge that while Brody is six-feet-under, Saul Berenson and Peter Quinn still have Carrie’s back.
Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted a creepy photo from the set of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” — the two-headed woman Dot and Bette, played by Sarah Paulson. (Here’s a tweet from Paulson herself showing the front side of Bette and Dot.) ”Freak Show,” which will be set in 1950s Florida with Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, and other regulars from the cast, is filming now and debuts in October. Can’t wait! [Twitter.com/MrRPMurphy]