I’m still reeling from the atrocity that was “Date Movie,” but now Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are back to make fun of “Twilight” and all the other fangy movies and TV shows with the flick “Vampires Suck.” I’m not sure why they wasted all that production value on churning out these movies. But even more so, I’m annoyed at how out of control they’ve gotten. Is it really necessary to parody like 40 movies at once and insert a zillion pop culture references? What does “Alice in Wonderland” have to do with vampires? And why do the actors look more like the actors from “Twilight” than the actors from “Twilight” look like themselves? I’ll admit that the Black Eyed Peas joke made me chuckle, but it just seems silly to parody a movie that is already so ridiculously silly half the time. That paper-cut scene actually happened! That’s not parody. That’s just mimicking. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Sarah Palin‘s political action committee has released a dare-I-say touching web video, called “Mama Grizzlies,” about women in the Republican Party. Palin calls it the “mom awakening,” because she says moms always know when something is wrong and then they defend their cubs like mama grizzly bears.
Tonight is the big night on “Bethenny Getting Married?” Yes, we want to see how the wedding unfolds, which housewives are invited, and what they’re wearing. But what we really, really want to see is the scene we’ve been looking forward to all season—when Bethenny pees in a bucket in her wedding dress. “How many minutes from now until I can pee?” she asks her wedding planner. “Maybe 35 minutes,” he responds. Bethenny freaks. “The baby’s head is on my bladder,” she says. “The bathroom is exactly where the guests are. In order for me to pee, I have to walk through my guests in my wedding dress. I can’t walk through the guests, ‘Hey everyone, just stepping to the loo.’ Let me just lift my leg and then walk down the aisle.” The solution? Watch it above. I would’ve driven the girl to the nearest fast food restaurant or bar, but hey, that’s just me. Keep reading »
In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Susie worries about who will take care of her parents — and pup — if something happens to her. Finance expert Manisha Thakor says buying life insurance in your 20s is a common mistake. The purpose of life insurance is not to take care of your parents, but your dependents. If you don’t have dependents, skip it. [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]
A reader sent me a link to the pilot episode for a new web series on weTV.com called “Put A Ring On It,” a show that covers real-life, over-the-top marriage proposals. “I think you will really like this one,” she wrote, “a guy calls a team of proposal experts to help him freeze time for his proposal.” Intrigued, I watched the clip, but I can’t say I share the same enthusiasm as the reader who sent it to me. Sure, I love a good proposal story as much as the next person, but there’s something a bit icky and disingenuous about turning what should be an intimate moment into entertainment for other people (says the girl who’s watched every season of “The Bachelor/ette”). We aren’t talking about a proposal that happens to be videotaped and slapped on YouTube; this is a real production with a team of “experts,” including a stylist, a techie and a relationship guru, as well as producers, and multiple cameras. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with a big production, in this case the sentiment seems to get lost. Maybe the guy was just nervous — he’s not only proposing, after all, he’s performing a role … for a show — but where’s his excitement? Where’s the love? I guess I’m just not feeling it for “Put A Ring On It.” Are you? Keep reading »
What to feel worst about watching this video? The humiliated photographer? The wreck of his gear? The bride? The groom? Their empty, empty wedding album? It’s a toss-up, really. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
How did I miss the memo about Amy Poehler’s awesome web series “Smart Girls at the Party”? Already in its second season, the concept is that Poehler and her co-hosts, Amy Miles and Meredith Walker, interview young girls who are “changing the world by being themselves.” Keep reading »