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Aziz Ansari’s “Friday Night Lights” Super Bowl Was Better Than The Real Super Bowl

I mean, just about anything was more exciting than last night’s Super Bowl, but Aziz Ansari‘s random decision to livetweet an imaginary Super Bowl between the Dillon Panthers and the East Dillon Lions — from “Friday Night Lights” — was legitimately entertaining. Some of the cast members of the show even got in on the fun. Scott Porter, who played Jason Street on “FNL,” tweeted the above photo, alongside Michael B. Jordan, who played Vince Howard. Keep reading »

16 Things We Can Ascertain About “Game Of Thrones” Season 4

"Game Of Thrones" Lingo
"Make water," "smallclothes," and other words and phrases from the series. Read More »

HBO has released a mess of new promo photos for the upcoming fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” which premieres on April 6. When we last left the seven kingdoms, Jaime Lannister had finally been reunited with his sister/lover, Queen Cersei; Tyrion and Sansa were married, but had not made a baby neither of them want, much to the chagrin of mean Daddy Lannister; we were still mourning the deaths of some very major characters, who perished in the infamous Red Wedding; and Daenerys had assembled her army of slaves and was ready to open a can o’ whoop ass on anyone who dared deny Khaleesi. So what’s ahead for season four? Let’s see what we can figure out based on these 16 promo photos…

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Borgen

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” were studies of estrangement; “Breaking Bad” of spousal abuse. On “Friends,” marriage meant banishment forever on to the suburbs.

Imagine my excitement, then, on chipping my way into the first DVD set of “Borgen” — the so-called ‘Danish West Wing’ — and finding a perfectly preserved companion marriage. The show centers on Denmark’s first female prime minister, the charismatic Birgitte Nyborg Christensen, flanked on one side by her supportive husband Philip (Mikael Birkkjær) and children, and on the other by a fickle coalition government. Keep reading »

Brace Yourselves, “Mexico Shore” Is About To Become A Thing

Whether you like them or not, Snooki, The Situation and company will long be missed. The “Jersey Shore” cast created a legacy durable enough that other reality TV wannabes are happy to carry on their traditions in their absence. “Mexico Shore,” which is exactly what it sounds like, is now in the works to fill the void that the Seaside Heights meatballs left in our reality-loving hearts. MTV Latin America will start airing the series in September. Keep reading »

Another “Bachelor” Wedding Goes Off Without A Hitch!

  • Last night, former-”Bachelor” Sean Lowe and his final rose recipient Catherine Giudici tied the knot in a live, televised ceremony. I kind of can’t believe these two walked down the aisle — I was sure they’d break up before they got the chance. But how much did ABC shell out for their “grown sexy” (shudder) wedding? Hint: A LOT. [Your Tango]
  • I like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s album, The Heist, but I don’t think it deserved to win Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album at last night’s Grammy Awards — and neither did Macklemore, who sent a text to Kendrick Lamar saying he was sorry that he “robbed” him of the award he deserved. [Celebuzz]
  • Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media for posting links to his linked script. [Newser] Keep reading »

Margaret Cho (!!!) Joins Tina Fey’s New Sitcom (!!!)

Q&A: Margaret Cho
Jessica interviews comedienne Margaret Cho. Read More »
Read And Masturbate
Margaret Cho Hysterical Literature
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Married And Queer
Margaret Cho explains being both married to a man and queer. Read More »
  • Margaret Cho has joined the cast of Tina Fey’s new sitcom on Fox about a women’s college which is integrating men for the first time. Margaret will play fictional Cabot College’s president, the person responsible for allowing guys at the all-women’s school. I cannot wait for this! [NYMag.com]
  • Justin Bieber, Usher and Justin’s manager Scooter Braun have all converged at a resort in Panama, supposedly for an intervention. And also parasailing. [TMZ, Daily Mail UK]
  • The First Lady invited Black and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins as one of her guests to the State Of The Union Address. Love. Her. [Salon]
  • Jude Law learned today during the phone hacking trial against now-defunct gossip rag News Of The World that a close family member of his sold information about his personal life. That’s fucking horrible. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

Danny, Jesse, and Joey reunited!

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the “Full House” reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos’ poster boy, John Stamos (known to most of us as Uncle Jesse), will reunite with his former “Full House” costars in a Greek yogurt commercial on game day. Bob Saget and Dave Coulier will step in as his on-camera roommates, just like the good old days of the series. Sure, it would be more fun if the whole cast were there, and it’s a little awkward that this reunion comes under the pretense of selling yogurt. But still! I’m unable to contain my utter glee at the thought of them back together. You can check out the preview above. (Yes, we live in an age in which you can watch commercial for a commercial, which is a little too meta for me to grasp). [Adweek]

Make This Happen: Idris Elba Wants To Be On “Girls”

Make This Happen: Idris Elba Wants To Be On "Girls"

You guys! Idris Elba — star of  ”Luther,” “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” and, of course, “The Wire” — is going to be on “Girls”! I mean, I’m assuming he is, because he ASKED TO BE and when Idris Elba ASKS to appear on your show, you say YES. You move heaven and earth to make that request a reality. So basically, Idris just asking – even via Twitter (as he did this morning in a tweet to Lena Dunham) — makes it so. It’s a space/time continuum thing. (Also, Lena and her cowriter both seemed game. Because they’re not stupid and they have eyes.) You heard it here: Idris Elba is going to be on “Girls”! (We will keep you posted on when this is actually confirmed in the form of an official announcement. But feel free to start celebrating now.) [Twitter]

Lena Dunham Instructed Gaby Hoffmann To “Dance Like Claire Danes” For Her Role On “Girls”

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Lena Dunham Instructed Gaby Hoffman To "Dance Like Claire Danes" For Her Role On "Girls"
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“I don’t dance exactly like that. But Lena and I have a mutual friend, the incomparable Claire Danes, who is not just an amazing actress but a really fantastic dancer, and Claire and I dance together, pretty seriously. And I think Lena was imagining some sort of strange combination of Claire moves plus me moves plus Caroline moves. I guess when I dance, and maybe specifically when I dance with Claire, it’s a bit more Dancing with a capital D than it is dancing at a club. That’s how Lena saw it, at least. I remember her saying, ‘You know how you and Claire can kind of dance? That’s what I was imagining.’”

The new season of “Girls” is off to an interesting start, especially thanks to the appearance of Gaby Hoffmann in Sunday’s episode. Hoffman plays Adam’s quirky, hippie-dippie and at times mentally unstable sister Caroline, who vacillates between being super zen and pretty unhinged. Hoffmann spoke with NYMag.com’s Vulture blog about the role, and explained that she channeled mutual friend Claire Danes’ signature moves for the second scene above (there are two clips, one after the other). Keep reading »

Drake Impersonates Lil Wayne As Steve Urkel On “Saturday Night Live”

"Y'all got any cheese?"

Justin Timberlake, you got some competition. Last night, Drake did double duty as both the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” and totally slayed every skit. The episode also marked the debut of new Black female cast member Sasheer Zamata, who got lots of screen time (though not a ton of actual lines, but that’s to be expected with a new cast member). My personal favorite sketch was this BET “Before They Were Stars” spoof, featured various hip-hop acts who got their start on ’90s TV shows. Drake as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel on “Family Matters”? Pure fucking genius. And I loved Sasheer’s sendup of Rihanna as the “Blossom” of Barbados. That pussy pat is on point. Watch above! (P.S. Nevermind the fact that Sway is not a host on BET.)

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