The trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” has finally come down the rabbit hole and it looks a-maaaazing. Johnny Depp, in particular, looks deliciously wicked, definitely channeling the same dark kookiness of his version of Willy Wonka. Only this time, we hope his brilliance is fully appreciated. With Wonka, he could not escape comparisons to Gene Wilder, but his Mad Hatter can only be held up against a cartoon — we’re sure he’ll hold his own. Keep reading »
Although Will Arnett may have ruined “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” forever during an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he’s not the first celebrity to give his own rendering of a literary work for tots. From creepy to endearing, celebrities have been reading children’s books and nursery rhymes since long before Arnett butchered the Judy Blume line, “I’ve got a bra now, it’d be nice if I had something to put in it.” Here are our favorite clips, after the jump… Keep reading »
Charlyne Yi does not believe in love. She is making a kinda-sorta-documentary asking friends and others about what love is. “Take somebody to Applebee’s and get them hot wings,” one kid suggests as the perfect date. Accidentally, of course, Charlyne falls in love with none other than our favorite nerd-hottie Michael Cera. You may recognize Charlene from her appearance as the stoned girl on the couch in “Knocked Up,” but in this semi-documentary she reminds us of the existence of love, wherever you might find it (like with that nerdy guy you never quite noticed before). Something tells us this film and “(500) Days Of Summer” will be duking it out for our favorite indie romance of the summer. (Pssst! Just in case you were wondering, Yi and Cera found love together — in real life.) “Paper Heart” opens in theaters on August 7. [Paper Heart] Keep reading »
A South Carolina woman is being charged today with criminal neglect, a felony that could land her up to ten years in the slammer. Why? Because her 14-year-old son weighs 555 pounds. The kid’s mother, Jerri Gray, was poor and often had to work back-to-back shifts, so her son was home alone a lot. Gray claims there wasn’t a lot of junk food in the house, but that her son was stuffing his face in school, eating several lunches each day and feasting on snacks given to him by his friends. Keep reading »
A restaurant in New York City has opened a lounge where people can rest, eat, get pampered, and just generally escape from the hustle and bustle. Too bad the lounge is only for models. Yes, Delicatessen restaurant in downtown Manhattan has created a “Model Lounge” for tired and “hungry” models to rest and change clothes, if needed, between castings, shoots, and shows. Apparently, models are super happy with the lounge, ’cause a neighborhood coffee shop is just too public and they get hit on all the time. Boo-freakin-hoo. I’m no model, but I would like a special place to unwind, grab a bite and get away from sleazy creepsters. The lounge’s “no men allowed” policy keeps us “commoners” and even male models from bothering the beauties down below. Justin “Rocket” Silverman of the NY Post is the definition of uber-cheese in his inside look at the “Model Lounge.” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The good ol’ electronic hearth is serving up a hefty portion of girl-tastic shows this week. Tonight, after “The Bachelorette,” of course, check out “Dating in the Dark.” We also have high hopes for ABC’s new teen music sitcom “Ruby & The Rockits,” which looks like it owes more than a little to “Hannah Montana.” The creepily watchable “Toddlers and Tiaras” also starts this week. And then there’s the season finale of “Southern Belles: Louisville.” Awww, television.
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Chris Brown—you know, the guy who got his wrist slapped for beating the crap out of Rihanna earlier this year — just released a video on his You Tube page where he apologizes for “the incident,” as he calls it.
He makes lots of references to his mom and his spiritual teachers and how he grew up in a home with domestic violence. Sorry, but it’s still too little, too late, for me. What about you? Keep reading »