Last night, internet-eratti gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, the event honoring the biggest movers and shakers on the web. To keep things streamlined, the event has instituted a policy calling for five word acceptance speeches. My favorite of the night? Anna Wintour, who said, “Sometimes geek can be chic.” An honorable mention goes to Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, who gave the wise words, “It’s short for group coupon.” And a high five to Dan Savage, who accepted the Special Achievement Award with the words “Tracy Morgan can suck my….” Keep reading »
Ned Nefner, 38, is happily married to his 6-foot-tall mannequin wife, Teagan. The two met back in the ’80s when Ned spent some time in a Children’s Home. Teagan was just a head when they began their relationship. Over time, he built her a body and eventually the two were married in 1986. You can follow Ned and Teagan’s adventures as they sojourn back to the site of their meeting on their Facebook page, The Guy Pushing the Mannequin. “I hope it doesn’t rain because when it does, it fogs up the camera and the pictures don’t come out really good. We want to take a picture outside of the old Children’s Home on State Street,” he said of their trip. While we don’t want to s**t on Ned’s happy marriage, the clinical term for his condition is known as agalmatophilia, a sexual attraction to mannequins. [The Hairpin, Watertown Daily Times] Keep reading »
I would like to make a case for Neil Patrick Harris hosting, well, every awards show ever. Last night, he helmed the 2011 Tony Awards. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “Book Of Mormon” cleaned up, taking home nine awards over the course of the night—but that wasn’t the spectacular part. No, the highlight was Neil’s awesome musical numbers. Above, catch the opening song, in which Neil hilariously welcomes straight people to the theater. “Because Broadway has never been broader/ It’s not just for gays anymore,” he sings before busting out the best line ever, “We’re asking every hetero to get to know us better-o.” The whole number turned out awesome aside from Brooke Shields‘ strange flub.
Oh, and if you didn’t watch the full show, no worries—at the end, Neil did an awesome rap re-capping all the winners and events of the night. Watch it after the jump. Keep reading »
Dude. Stop what you’re doing. Put headphones on. Bill Maher and Jane Lynch‘s dramatic reading of sexts between Rep. Anthony Weiner and a Vegas blackjack dealer named Lisa are amazing. The language is rated-R and the anatomical imagery conjured is, shall we say, vivid, so this video is definitely not safe for work … or for lunch. [Mediaite] Keep reading »