This week, some serious awesomeness has been unleashed upon the pop culture-verse. That’s right, it’s not just music this week—although, Spoon’s transferring some new sound waves, Eels are staying focused on doom, RJD2 is Phili-styling R&B, and Surfer Blood is dropping a debut that could very well be THE album of 2010. But girl, this week, there’s one more sweet release: Aziz Ansari drops his first stand-up record, and it’s almost as hot as he is. Get ready to turn up the volume on those headphones. Let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »
“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” star Billie Piper is about to get down and dirty with the real Belle de Jour, in a one-on-one interview. And obvi, nothing is taboo! The juicy special airs Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 p.m. (EST) on Showtime. Best part is, it’s just a tease! The new season finally starts Feb. 1. But in the meantime, we got a special sneak peek of what’s in store as the bona fide Belle dishes the deets on her first client.
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When Cherien Dabis was a teen growing up in small town Ohio, the First Gulf War broke out. Her family began getting death threats and her Palestinian father, a doctor, lost patients. These experiences came to inspire the filmmaker to write and direct the award-winning “Amreeka,” a movie that tells the story of Muna, a single mother who leaves her life in the West Bank and moves to Illinois with her teenage son, Fadi. While their move to the United States is filled with obstacles, the movie isn’t a total downer. In fact, it’s filled with amazing family moments that are often sweet and funny, showing a different side of the conflict. Cherien spoke to The Frisky about how similar life experiences drove her to become a filmmaker, what it was like to make a film in Palestine, and which movies we should add to our Netflix queue. Keep reading »
We’re not averse to taking an unpopular stand, so for better or worse, it falls to us to defend the most unlikely hero of all: Heidi Montag, a.k.a. “Mrs. Spencer Pratt,” a.k.a. “the girl from ‘The Hills’ who married the guy with the worst beard on the planet.” PopEater’s Oliver Miller takes up the gauntlet in honor of a recently sculpted and much-maligned Montag. Check out his logic … Keep reading »
Eeeek, you think your parents are embarrassing? Republican Scott Brown won a Senate seat in Massachusetts last night and used his victory speech to announce his college-aged daughters are single and ready to mingle. Arianna, who is pre-med at Syracuse, and Ayla, who appeared on “American Idol” and is a student at Boston College, stood by their dad’s side while he told millions of people watching on TV they were “both available”—then when corrected by Ayla, announced only “Ayla is definitely available.” The crowd started laughing and cheering and at this point his wife, Gail, shrieked, “Stop!”
What do you think? All-in-good-fun cute or majorly creepy? Keep reading »
Just in case you can’t get enough either — sorry folks, but it’s the kind of train wreck that’s simply impossible for us to look away from — here is a more detailed look at exactly what procedures 23-year-old Heidi Montag had done. But just for the record, she wants you to know that she is not a plastic surgery addict, got it? I mean, it’s not like she got, like, 50 procedures in 15 minutes. That would be one thing. [Extra] Keep reading »
Gah, you guys, the puppy cam is back!!! Isn’t this just what we need to get through these dreary days of winter, devastating global news, and, you know, work? The Shiba Inu Puppy Cam first hit the scene in late 2007 when the breeder’s dog, Kika, had pups. Now she has a new litter — the “B” team — and the breeder will livestream their crazy-cute antics during the day. The new litter has three males and two females. All of them are beyond adorable, and at this very moment they’re nursing from their mama who is licking each one clean. Well, there goes the rest of my work day! [via Gawker] Keep reading »
Lifetime Original Movies are always tabloid-y (my pops calls them “women in distress films that Mom watches”), but the upcoming flick “The Pregnancy Pact” really takes the cake. Remember a few years ago when the scandal broke that 17 teen girls at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts made a “pregnancy pact” to get knocked up and have their babies together? Remember how everyone freaked out? Then remember how the pregnant girls all agreed the media just made it up and there was no pregnancy pact?
No matter. Lifetime has made a sure-to-be-fantastic, made-for-TV movie all about it, which will air Jan. 23. Keep reading »
Dorky “Bachelor” Jake dropped by the “Ellen” show yesterday and showed about as much personality as a radish dipped in hummus. He didn’t reveal much dirt except that he “may” not have chosen anyone at the end, he definitely fell in love with more than one person during the show, and thinking about Rozlyn engaging in inappropriate relations with one of the staffers “makes him turn red.” Gag! For her part, Ellen seems to think Ali will be the final woman standing, Michelle should stay around for good TV, and Elizabeth — the “don’t kiss me girl,” who was kicked off last night — is manipulative. Do you guys think Ellen is right? Will Ali get a ring at the end, or do you believe Jake who keeps insinuating he’s not going to choose anyone? [via YouTube] Keep reading »
I won’t lie to you guys. I have totally been watching the “Golden Girls” marathon on the Hallmark channel all day, and it has been awesome. But even if you missed it, there’s still lots of great television coming at you this week, from the season premieres of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and “Being Erica” to the start of new shows like “Life Unexpected” and “Paranormal Cops” that have a lot of promise. Keep reading »