Before there was “Clarissa Explains It All” and the “Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Nickelodeon made its first foray into live-action teen television with “Hey Dude,” which ran from 1989 to 1991. The show was about a nerdy ranch owner named Mr. Ernst and the cool teenagers he hired to work on the Bar None Dude Ranch over the summer. The show focused on two of them—rich bitch Brad (Kelly Brown), who despite her girliness was a champion horse rider, and the enterprising Ted (David Lascher), who was as drawn to her as he was repulsed. Also of note, the show starred Christine Taylor, now Mrs. Ben Stiller. “Hey Dude” had the best theme song ever, as you can witness for yourself above. And miraculously, the first season of the show is available on DVD as of today. Watch out for those man-eating jack rabbits, indeed. [EW] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga‘s newest alter ego has emerged from incubation and is already causing trouble. Gaga introduced “Yuyi,” a wheelchair-bound goth-mermaid, to her Australian fans last week at a show in Sydney. The Aussie Monsters loved Yuyi, but not everyone was as excited. Not surprisingly, disability advocates everywhere are calling Gaga out for using paralysis for shock-value. But her biggest opponent may surprise you. What on earth could have Bette Midler in such an uproar over Gaga’s mermaid get-up?
Well, in 1980, Bette did the exact same routine. Keep reading »
Last night, I was catching up on some television when this commercial came on the air. Now, I should note that I love the ASPCA, the charity and pet adoption organization that seeks to end cruelty to animals. The ASPCA is where I adopted my cat, Cleo, and it’s an organization that I regularly give money to. But I hold that this commercial is just too much. Apparently, Sarah McLachlan’s “Arms of the Angel” spot wasn’t emotionally charged enough. This new ad shows clips of forlorn looking animals as a sentence unfolds about them onscreen. “Tabitha, Locked up her whole life.” “Mink, Abused and living in fear.” “Nathaniel, Never loved and left to die.” And the worst, “Blondie, Abandoned and dying of a broken heart.”
Before I knew it, not 20 seconds into the ad, I was huffing and puffing, in tears, little rivers running down my cheeks. Keep reading »
Not going to lie, this video of male models — from the spring 2012 fashion shows — lip-syncing Elvis Presley is pretty hot. But it also reminds us of the gas fight scene in “Zoolander.”
Plus, it’s funny that the lyrics to this song are “a little less talk, a little more action,” because really, you wouldn’t want to have a conversation with any of these guys, I bet. You’d be all Dianne Wiest in “Bullets Over Broadway:”
“Don’t speak, don’t speak!” Just look pretty! [Fashionista
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You guys, the “Jersey Shore” season four trailer is so gross. Does this mean I’m not going to watch it? No. In fact, I’m already planning a “Jersey Shore” season premiere viewing party with soppressata and limoncello shots. You’re only allowed to come if you’ve got a fake tan and something with an Ed Hardy label. But leave your ‘roid rage at the door, please!
After the jump, the five grossest things about the season four “Jersey Shore” season four trailer: Keep reading »
has attempted to make Monday the new Friday. Yesterday evening, she released the video for her new single, “My Moment.” It’s gloriously cheesy, showing Rebecca clapping strangely in front of a sound board, singing dreamily while getting her makeup done and attempting a dance sequence, a very risky move. I don’t quite get the lyric, “This is my moment, my moment/ It’s my time, flying high, lime, mine.” I’m guessing she means the limelight and not the citrus fruit? What do you think—does this song compare to “Friday”?
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