Robert Sean Leonard is probably best known in millennial circles for his work as Dr. James Wilson on House, but those of us whose pop culture knowledge runs a bit deeper will recall that he portrayed a vampire in the teen-friendly My Best Friend Is A Vampire. This film was part of Hollywood’s late Eighties vampire frenzy, a period in which actors like Jim Carrey (Once Bitten) and Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) also played these fiendishly handsome creatures of the night.
Well, as we all know, the vampire craze has experienced a resurgence over the last few years, thanks mainly to the work of one Robert Pattinson in the Twilight Saga. So when Robert Sean Leonard stopped by the set of VH1′s new morning show, Big Morning Buzz Live, we asked him if he, as an elder statesman of the Sexy Vampire set, had any advice for R Pattz. Well, he hilariously admitted to us that he “couldn’t tie Robert Pattinson’s shoes — and I mean that literally,” but what really made us laugh was him trying to work out the logistics of how a vampire could kill a werewolf (and vice versa). Watch the video above, you’ll see what we mean!
For the longest time, The Cure instructed us that Fridays were for being in love. Then, Rebecca Black came along and explained that Fridays were actually for “getting down.” Well, since no one wants to have Rebecca Black’s take be the definitive statement for what we, as a society, should do on Fridays, we here at Best Week Ever would like to instead propose that Fridays should be for laffs! Why? Well, mainly because we are excited to present to you the latest episode of the viral video skewering Gabe & Max Like The Internet.
In this week’s episode, Videogum‘s Gabe Delahaye and comedy’s Max Silvestri take on a variety of hot-button topics: Baseball jousting, Beetlejuice impersonators and Italian bus drivers who use two cellphones at once. Take it away, gents!
No, your calendar isn’t wrong, it’s not Friday yet. “But,” as you’re surely asking yourself, “then how come I’m seeing this week’s episode of Gabe & Max Like The Internet today? Is it Opposite Day or something?” Well, dear readers, the answers are simple: No, it’s not Opposite Day, and the simple fact of the matter is that we just couldn’t wait until tomorrow to show you Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri’s latest hilarious take on the magical world of internet videos. In this week’s show, the duo discuss their thoughts on flash mobs (specifically, flash mobs at amusement parks involving pregnant ladies), shady record executives with wall safes, why it’s important to employ proper breathing techniques while performing, and much, much more.. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! We’re not exactly sure where you are, but it’s a beautiful day here in New York City. Let’s face it, nobody wants to be in the office on Fridays, but as long as you’re stuck at your desk, we figured we’d help you kill off a few of the minutes before you can get your weekend started with the latest episode of Gabe & Max Like The Internet. This week, Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri break down a myriad of topical topics that run the gamut from the Fox anchor who casually announced the death of President Obama (what, you didn’t hear?) to Gloria Allred casually handsexing a baseball bat. Take it away, gents!
Before Jennifer Lawrence gets a chance to show the world what she can do with the plum role of Katniss in The Hunger Games, she’ll be appearing on a big screen near you in X-Men: First Class, opening June 3. Lawrence will embody the role of Mystique, a sultry shape-shifter who, as you’ll recall, was played by Rebecca Romijn in the first X-Men movie.
In this highly-anticipated film, Lawrence will not only have to learn how to deal with the social and physical difficulties that come with being a mutant (not to mention the sexual tension!), but she’s also got to learn the ways of love, too. Her primarily love interest in X-Men: First Class is the character of Philip “Hank” McCoy, played by Nicholas Hoult, who, as you’ll see in the clip above, has got some mutant puberty issues of his own going on. (Pro-tip? Get yourself some fast actin’ Tinactin, bro!)
Do you guys like the internet? What’s that, you don’t? Oh well, move along then, nothing to see here!
Now that we got rid of those bozos, we’re pretty sure that we can all agree that the internet is a magical and wonderful place, filled with cute animal videos, porn, and more cute animal videos. There’s only one problem with the internet: It’s too big!
To help combat this problematic issue of having too many awesome things on the internet and not nearly enough time to digest them all, we are thrilled to present to you the very first installment of Gabe & Max Like The Internet, a weekly show that will cover the best and worst that the internet has to offer. The program is hosted by the talented duo of Gabe Delahaye (Videogum) and Max Silvestri (one of New York Magazine’s Ten Comedians That Funny People Find Funny), who you’ll remember from Gabe & Max’s Guide to Man Style and “Gabe and Max’s How To Get the Dreamlife of Your Dreams Using the Internet.” And now that we’ve got the intros out of the way, there’s nothing left to do but for you to enjoy!
While the negative effects of smoking marijuana have been portrayed on film for over seventy years, the current age of stoner-friendly cinema can largely be credited to one Judd Apatow. As the unofficial ringleader of the Frat Pack, he wrote, directed and produced a veritable bumper crop of pro-Mary Jane films over the last half-dozen years or so. Films like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express and Superbad worked very hard to smash the stigma that the Reagan administration attached to the cannabis plant, and their tremendous success at the box office unquestionably played a role (albeit, likely, a minor one) in the “Legalize It” movement that is slowly gaining steam in both Red and Blue states.
Although Apatow had nothing to do with this weekend’s release of the latest entrant in the stoner-friendly canon, the medieval fantasy Your Highness (get it?), we here at TheFABLife figured now is as good a time as any to countdown our all-time, Top 25 fictional stoners in cinematic history. From the trailblazing likes of Cheech Marin to the nonsense-spewing Jay of Clerks fame, from the highly paranoid/confessional behavior of Nicole Kidman’s character in Eyes Wide Shut to the perpetually buzzed Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, we hope you enjoy this look at cinema’s most baked characters, maaaaaan!
“Hey,” you may find yourself wondering from time to time, “how come none of the superheroes in these big budget Hollywood movies are women, MANNNN?” Well, while the big studios are still spooked by the dismal box office performance of Jennifer Garner’s Elektra back in 2005, network execs whose playground is the small screen are still willing to take bets on the genre. Case in point, NBC has greenlit a Wonder Woman pilot, one that’s helmed by David E. Kelley and starring Adrianne Palicki, Elizabeth Hurley and Cary Elwes. Not exactly a Murderer’s Row of thespians, exactly, but it’ll do!
So, while we wait with baited breath to see if David E. Kelley can reverse his decade-long streak of creating terrible television programs, we can at least begin debating the merits (or lack thereof) of the new Wonder Woman outfit. Pictured, at left, is the first official image of Adrianne Palicki, former star of Friday Night Lights, as the new owner of the world’s most renowned Bulletproof Bracelets. And at right, naturally, is Lynda Carter, who utilized the Lasso of Truth to defeat countless misogynistic creeps during the four-year run of Wonder Woman from 1975-1979.
Where to start, WHERE TO START?
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debate host Saturday Night Live! Despite the fact that we didn’t see a reprisal of last year’s best SNL sketch, “Pageant Talk,” Zach Galifianakis proved himself worthy of an express lane pass to the Five Timers Club with his hosting work over the weekend. His opening monologue — only part of which NBC has made available online — was pitch perfect, and he was able to confidently and charismatically play the lead in a number of awesomely bizarre sketches (including “Noodles,”which was so blue that NBC has thus far refused to put it online). Much like Jim Carrey, Zach is one of those crazy talented performers that could be an SNL cast member if he wanted to, but we’ll be content if he instead settles on coming back to host once a year (a la Jon Hamm).
Way more divisive, however, were the opinions on Dr. Luke’s newest protégé, Jessie J. The fact that she’s got a big voice and killer stems is undeniable, but her performance (at least to me!) came across like Natasha Bedingfield on a fistful of bennies. However, based on a quick search of Vevo, her music is apparently quite popular with the kids these days (26 million views for “Price Tag” alone). Would anyone care to explain exactly what her deal is?
In an outstanding interview with Mike Ryan of Movieline.com, the supremely talented yet still polarizing SNL star Kristen Wiig admits that some of her characters aren’t as well-received by the public at large as others. Take Gilly, for example, arguably the most annoying recurring character on the show over the last few seasons. “I mean, the first time that I did [Gilly],” Wiig states, “my mom, the next day was like, ‘Oh, I did not like that. That new character you did, I did not like her!’” Pretty harsh, Mom!
However, Wiig isn’t the kind of performer who lets something like a little negative feedback — even when it’s coming from the woman who gave birth to her — drag her down. “People are going either going to love it or they are not going to love it. But I can’t think about that stuff when I’m writing something. You know, it’s great when they like it, but, if they don’t, they have their right to not like it … If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.”
While we certainly respect and admire the level of self-confidence it takes to put yourself out on the line in front of millions of viewers each time a performer steps on the boards of Studio 8H, we’d be perfectly content if another Gilly sketch never made it to air. Speaking of which, as we get prepped for tomorrow night’s Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J episode, we thought we’d throw a question out to you, the loyal, well-informed and extremely opinionated BWE reader: Who are your least favorite recurring characters on SNL, both now and in the entire history of the show? You know where to respond, so let’s get to it!