Zach Woods is one of the stars of HBO’s freshman comedy, Silicon Valley. But he’s also a human being with a capacity to love, access to quality television and just the right amount of compassion. Of course he’s a Friday Night Lights fan.
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Many actors have tried to launch musical careers, and many have failed. Proving he really is more talented than the rest of us, Andrew Garfield debuted his first single on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night. The fact that its lyrics contain references to spiders and crime-fighting civilians is purely coincidental, right? This isn’t just a plug for his new movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Of course not! What kind of world do you think we’re living in?
Six seasons and a movie. What once was just thought to be the marker of sitcom success from Community‘s Abed Nadir has become a rallying cry that diehard viewers want to see come to fruition. As the NBC comedy recently wrapped its fifth season, fan support is stronger than ever. And with multiple films slated for release this year, Gillian Jacobs is poised for a complete pop culture takeover in 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens tomorrow, reuniting moviegoers with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, super-powered arachnids and a version of New York City that heavily relies on the work of selfless vigilantes. The real life couple’s chemistry is off the charts, leading the film to get praise for its romance and comedy moreso than simply a shiny new take on the classic comic. With so much history in the roles, and previous film adaptations that dominated the box office, each actor has big shoes to fill. Yes, I’m specifically talking about the cheery, p-ssy posse-approved kicks of Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire!
This weekend the unthinkable happened: George Clooney got engaged. After a lifetime of romancing A-listers on screen and shacking up with international beauties for one or two-year stints, forgive me for being shocked that the bachelor is reportedly moving towards long-term monogamy with Amal Alamuddin. Repeatedly stating that you have no interest in walking down the aisle can throw a person off now and again, Cloons.
The news of an impending wedding for one of Hollywood’s most eligible has sparked a lot of conversation. And as a trilingual lawyer with degrees from Oxford and New York University, Alamuddin is certainly deserving of the attention. But let’s not forget the first woman who managed to get George to propose.
Who has more gold, Michael Phelps or Lil Wayne? It’s a toss up, although the swimmer’s pieces are at least saliva-free (for now). After winning his twenty-second medal in London, the world’s most decorated Olympian gracefully stepped down from the diving block after the 2012 games. At 27, and with four Olympic games to his name, Phelps was officially retiring, content with heading home and catching up on all of the wonderful HBO dramas he missed during his years of intensive training — or something. Of course that didn’t last. Hold on, has someone been listening to a lot of Jay Z during their warm-ups?
In the Marvel universe, Tom Hiddleston portrays the devilishly handsome Loki, the most mischievous supervillain the world has ever known. Tom has a penchant for pulling pranks in real life, too, and consistently seems like the best kind of movie star to have a beer with. He’s not afraid to get silly, which is why fans who flocked to the Toronto set of his upcoming film, Crimson Peak, gifted him with a sock monkey. And what happened next is definitely going to make your day.
Mean Girls was released nearly 10 years ago, catapulting its star Lindsay Lohan to teen icon status. Barely 18 at the time, Lohan became a fixture on the Hollywood scene after the film’s release, hanging out with It Girls like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, with mom Dina by her side. The attention bestowed upon her and her own group of Plastics soon shed light on a new batch of modern celebrities: the reality star. Reality television became a legitimate form of entertainment in the 2000s, spawning many successful personalities like Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and legitimizing the inexplicable draw of heiresses with sex tapes.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a startup? Would you freeze in the presence of paper company legend, Michael Scott? Can you handle getting berated by Selina Meyer‘s staff on a daily basis? Silicon Valley star Zach Woods knows each of these scenarios all too well. And luckily, he’s not afraid to talk about them!
Think fast: Is that Jared Leto or Jesus Christ? If you said “both,” you are correct! But can you tell them apart? We always thought the ombre-loving Oscar winner reminded us of someone, but we didn’t realize his resemblance to JC was this strong until we saw them stand side-by-side.