Consider me officially excited about next summer’s “Snow White & The Huntsman.” The trailer is out for one of the two Snow White films currently in production, this one starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White (would her first name be Snow, last name White? Just wondering.) and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. The trailer focuses almost entirely on Theron, who appears to nail the deliciously evil thing, but gives very little impression of what Stewart’s Snow White will be like, although she does seem more bad ass than the Disney version we’ve come to know. Now, here’s hoping the trailer for the other ”Snow White” — starring Lily Collins as the heroine and Julia Roberts (?!) as the Evil Queen — comes out soon so we can compare the two.
With seemingly a new woman coming forward every day detailing sexual harassment by Herman Cain, you might think the GOP wannabe presidential candidate would try not to look like a jerk. But during last night’s GOP debate, Cain referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy” while grousing about Congress. The audience chuckled and clapped; the (all white) dudes flanking Cain on either side looked uncomfortable. “Princess” is a disrespectful way to refer to a powerful, take-no-prisoners woman without calling her a “bitch” and suggests she doesn’t do what she does in Congress because it’s her job but because, oh, she’s such a princess!
Herman Cain is a sexist pig. It’s time for him to drop out of the race already. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
There are two new fall shows that truly have me hooked: “American Horror Story,” which literally gives me nightmares, and “Revenge.” The latter is essentially a nighttime soap opera, minus the super cheesy factor of, say, “Melrose Place” or “Desperate Housewives.” But like those shows, it’s chock full of beautiful people doing bad things, which is why, I suppose, edgy/controversial photographer Tyler Shields is the ideal person to photograph the cast. Yes, there is a little blood involved. You can check out some of the photos (which confirm my theory that the guy who plays Jack is of modest stature) after the jump, but first watch this video — taken at the shoot — of the cast having a pillow fight. [Tyler Shields] Keep reading »
How did it escape my notice that Sophia Grace Brownlee, the little girl who sang Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and became a viral internet sensation, has such an intense British accent? Sophia and her cousin/”hype girl” Rosie returned to Ellen’s couch, just a few weeks after their appearance in which they performed and met Nicki herself, to talk about the experience. Rosie kind of reminds me of Silent Bob to Sophia’s Jay, in that Rosie never says anything. Anyway, the kids also took to the stage to sing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which Sophia, of course, knocked out of the park. I just want to put Sophia in my pocket so she can bring me joy at all hours of the day. So much personality and energy in such a small package.
“The Witch Doctor Will See You Now,” a new miniseries on the National Geographic Channel, is pretty much my television dream come true. Piers Gibbon takes Americans with incurable illnesses and ailments to exotic places like the Amazon or the Peruvian rain forest to receive extreme, alternative treatments from witch doctors and mystics. You know, fun stuff like drinking snake blood and cow pee, bathing in termite guts, and sucking down hallucinogenic tea. Yay! [Live Science]
Seriously, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are you effing with me? I already love you in a creepy, possibly unhealthy way, and then you go and cover R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” during a performance at Ohio State University. You’re seriously too much, JGL. Too. Much. [Buzzfeed]