Britney Spears has turned her life around for the better in the last year. But that doesn’t mean people have forgotten the train wreck she once was. And some even expect her to go off the deep end again. Composer Jacob Cooper has created “Timberbrit,” (get it Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears?) a contemporary opera that imagines the tragic end of Brit-Brit’s career. More, after the jump… Keep reading »
The late (tear) writer/director John Hughes had great taste in women and music. The two go hand-in-hand, no? His soundtracks were jam-packed with tunes to rock out or get felt up to. Clearly, he was a genius! So, let’s celebrate his life with a dance party of our favorite hits off the soundtracks for “Weird Science,” “Uncle Buck,” “She’s Having A Baby,” “Some Kind Of Wonderful,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “The Great Outdoors,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty In Pink” and “The Breakfast Club.” It’s the perfect set list to perfect your Molly Ringwald. (Check out the video above, which mashes up the iconic dance scenes in Hughes’ movies with Phoenix’s “Lisztomania”). Listen up, after the jump… Keep reading »
TGIF, ladies! It’s been a long week and you deserve to treat yourself. This weekend, the perfect treats are the openings of “Paper Heart” and “Julie and Julia”! I’m not sure how Julia Child felt about popcorn, but I know she’s down with butter, so go for it. Oh, yeah, and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is opening, too, but the only draw for that one is the rise of evil Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gotta love good boys gone bad! Keep reading »
I don’t think I could ask for much more out of the trailer for “Assassination of a High School President.” It’s got a high school scandal involving the SATs and a hot nerdy newspaper writer. Oh, and Mischa Barton acting like Marisa Cooper from “The O.C.” Though the film got a good response at Sundance, it went straight to DVD. Still, I have a feeling it shouldn’t be missed. It also stars Bruce Willis and, hey, the sole commenter on its IMDB page describes it as, “completely awesome.” Keep reading »
The Movie: “Paper Heart” The Trailer: Charlyne Yi doesn’t believe in love and so she travels around America interviewing real people, trying to find out what the big deal is. Then in walks Michael Cera who develops real life feelings for Charlyne and their budding romance is captured on film by the documentary crew (who are actually actors). It’s not really clear how much of the movie is documentary and how much is part of the script penned by Yi and director Nick Jasenovec. As Entertainment Weekly says, “The movie’s hide-and-seek attitude toward truth mirrors the intricacies of one lover getting to know another — an arresting notion of the heart that’s much more than paper-deep.” [EW] The Hitch: So, so excited. Not just for the hipster love connection, or the spillover cast from “Knocked Up,” but also for the Applebee’s and hot wings girl, I have a feeling that I have much to learn from her.
The Movie: “Julie and Julia” The Trailer: A movie based on a book based on two women’s parallel lives, “Julie and Julia” was inspired by Julie Powell’s memoir of the same name. Julie (Amy Adams) needs inspiration for her blog and decides to recreate all 524 recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julie’s story runs parallel to Julia Child’s (played by Meryl Streep), based on her posthumously released autobiography, detailing her years learning to cook at Cordon Bleu in post-WWII Paris. And though both characters have refreshingly healthy marriages, this is not a romantic comedy, which is pretty new for director Nora Ephron.
The Hitch: Finally! So excited for this movie! Meryl Streep perfects the role of Julia Child and you have to love movies about bloggers…especially when there’s a year-long menu of amazing food involved. Both women took private cooking lessons before the movie started filming and of the foodie experience Amy Adams says, ”Ooooh, butter! I didn’t eat nearly enough butter before this movie!” [EW]
The Movie: “G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra” The Trailer: Apparently the movie isn’t based on the animated series, but instead on the comic books which came out in 1982. And producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (of “Transformers” fame) wants to stress that it’s not about American foreign policy, “It’s about a team of skilled operatives fighting an evil organization that’s trying to take over the world. There are no politics in it at all.” Huh. Okay. There is also no character named Joe in the movie, as the name was the 1940′s military version of John Doe. The good guys consist of Duke (Channing Tatum), Hawk (Dennis Quaid), and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) while the bad guys are played by Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Hitch: I was going to write this one off as another macho explosive movie, actually I’m still going to do that but my curiosity peaked when I heard Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing the masked villain, because that could be amazing. Paramount didn’t let any reviewers catch the movie before it came out, but it’s up in the air whether that means it sucks or not.
I’m so confused, y’all. Last night’s episode was all about the feud brewing between Sheree and Kim, and the one simmering between Kim, Lisa and NeNe. And I can’t tell who is lying, who’s acting extra for the cameras, and who really should be friends. After the jump, I recap what went down in The ATL when “The Real Housewives” tried to discuss their drama. Keep reading »
Why is this pug puppy stuck in a toilet while its owner films him? Well:
“I wanted to snag her up out of that toilet immediately but I thought this was too priceless not to videotape, not to mention I don’t think she’ll ever do it again, LOL! Seriously guys … don’t leave the toilet seat up!! Especially if your pug is used to hopping up onto it while you brush your teeth!! Otherwise tragedy like this could happen!”
Are you a cucumber abuser? If you are, I think you know exactly what I mean by that. And it’s got to stop! The cucumbers can’t take it anymore! Created by an erotic shop called Sara’s Secret, these ads show just how traumatic life can be for poor, innocent cucumbers who find themselves in the hands of bored, sexually frustrated women. Don’t do it, girls! Go battery-powered instead. Or, there’s always the washing machine. [Agency Spy] Keep reading »
Because I think it’s important to face your fears, I did something today that terrifies me. I signed up for Paul Janka’s website. In case you aren’t familiar with the Jank, he’s a notorious Brooklyn pick-up artist and compulsive dater. Here are a few gruesome facts about him… Keep reading »