Friday, May 04, 2012

Sh#!t Girls Say About "Girls" - It's the Internet Meme That Won't Die

Didn't want to leave you on such a sad note on a Friday so please enjoy a laugh at your own and/or others' expense:

R.I.P. MCA - Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Died

From cancer. He was 47 years old.

HT to Vulture for this vintage clip of the Beasties on Arsenio performing “So What'cha Want” in peak '90s form and for the following breakdown of what makes the clip Tellyphile-worthy: are all the things we love about it, in chronological order:

Thursday, May 03, 2012

On Today's Edition of Silly Marketing Ploys...Lifetime's Got a New Logo and Theme Nights

Calling all people with vaginas (note: my spellcheck doesn't recognize the plural form of vagina. or the word spellcheck!) Lifetime has done some soul searching and they've finally figured out what makes you tick. For some bullshit reason, it's not wall-to-wall Gosling.

From Variety:

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

MTV Seeks Credibility for Its "Movie Awards" With Academy, New Categories


While the now-iconic best kiss and best fight awards aren’t going anywhere, new categories this year are designed to deepen the movie-music connection. For instance,

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Necessary Viewing: Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots

Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots, a doc by Mark Ford, is on right now and will undoubtedly be on again if you want to see it from the beginning (because that's what VH-1 does). It's giving me goosebumps. For those of you who came of age in the early 90s like I did, I suspect you'll have the same reaction. It opens with Rodney King taking us back to the very spot where he was beaten so mercilessly and as he put it "had his brains beat in". From executive producer Snoop Dogg.  That's right. Don't adjust your blog, executive producer Snoop Dogg. He narrates too.

Monday, April 30, 2012

What Would A Workout Video by "New Girl's" Schmidt Look Like?

Thanks to Vulture, we don't have to wonder:
When Vulture's Jon DeFreest designed a cover for Cut the Schmidt, a Richard Simmons–like guide to healthy living, he and we did not imagine that such a video might ever actually come to be. It was just a small, odd Internet token of admiration. But we were thinking small, and if you know anything about Schmidt — and about Max Greenfield, the actor who plays him on New Girl — you know that he dreams on a grander scale,

President Obama's 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech

Here is the President's WHCD speech. Would you call it a speech? Routine might be a better word for it but that sounds so unpresidential. At any rate, here is the President talking with jokes.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

How Did Jimmy Kimmel Do as Host of 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Here's Kimmel's performance in its entirety:

In your blogger's humble opinion Kimmel's performance last night was about what you'd expect from Jimmy Kimmel. His routine started strong (This Week in Unnecesssary Censorship: WHCD Edition was hilarious and didn't seem to get as many laughs in the room as it should have) but then lapsed into mostly meh punctuated by genuinely laugh-out-loud worthy zingers. When he told President Obama to cover his ears "if that's physically possible" while he took a few digs at the Secret Service it was great to see Michelle laugh harder than anyone else in the room.