Fresh off the news that women are getting the short shrift when it comes to representation in film, we hear that our fave YouTube comediennes, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen — aka the funny chicks behind “Broad City” — are in talks to produce their very own pilot for FX. So maybe things are changing around these parts. If you haven’t seen “Broad City”‘s particular brand of off-beat, lady-centered comedy, check out this clip, featuring fellow Upright Citizens Brigade alums Kristen Schaal and Amy Poehler. [YouTube]
Oscar the Kitten was born without formed eyeballs, and was adopted from a shelter at just five weeks old. The poor little guy had a tough time adjusting to his new environment, until his owners brought out new toys for him to play with — balls with jingle bells in them so that Oscar could follow the sounds they made. This video is Oscar’s first experience “playing!” [YouTube]
Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon last night and completely made me understand how other people love her. If I didn’t think her political beliefs were absolutely reprehensible, I’d like her! That Rick Perry “three” joke was a good one, you have to admit. [Gotcha Media]
Charla Nash, the woman who was viciously attacked by a friend’s chimpanzee, gave her first interview on “The Today Show” since receiving a face transplant. Because Charla is blind, she can’t see her new visage, but tells Meredith Viera, “I’ve had people tell me I’m beautiful and nobody ever told me I was beautiful before.” OK, that got me. Pass the Kleenex. Most moving is the fact that Charla doesn’t display an ounce of self-pity; she’s too busy indulging in her favorite comfort foods at IHOP and encouraging legislation to prohibit keeping wild animals as pets. Such an inspiration. [Buzzfeed]
When it comes to holiday shopping, we have two big goals: 1) Make sure we get something unique and special for everyone on our list and 2) stay on a budget! With that in mind, The Frisky and BuzzMedia partnered with Virgin Mobile to hunt down rad gifts that cost under $35, which, by the way, is how much Virgin’s unlimited data plan costs for their three new Android devices. (And there’s no contract! Oh, happy day!) In the video above, our own Amelia shares two of her favorite gifts to give this holiday season. Find our more about where to buy them, after the jump! Keep reading »
Well, I suppose we should have known this was coming, as much as we may have wished that Rebecca Black’s horrible “Friday” was but a bitter, distant memory. The song, which became a sensation this summer for hell only knows what reason, is not being used by Kohl’s to advertise their Black Friday sale, the day after Thanksgiving. I shudder to think of how many extra dollars Rebecca Black suddenly has to spend as a result of this deal.