While watching this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, a sensation not unlike déjà vu washed over me. At first, it was tough to place, considering Miley Cyrus had never before hosted the show. However, by the time the “Les Jeunes de Paris” sketch came around, I figured it out: The show’s writers gave Miley basically the same material to perform as they did when Emma Stone hosted SNL back in October. Careful watchers will note that both did Lindsay Lohan impressions, both danced it up with Taran Killam, and Lorne even decided to rerun the “Baby Spanx” commercial that first aired during Stone’s ep. What gives?
Well, it’s probably this: Although I love Emma Stone’s work in film, both her and Cyrus demonstrated during their respective hosting stints that they’re not natural sketch comediennes. I can only assume that the writers panicked a bit when Cyrus showed up early last week to begin preparing for the show, as they relied on her ability to sing (however thinly) as a crutch repeatedly during the episode. She wasn’t exactly January Jones terrible, mind you, but it will likely be some time before she’s invited back to host again.
Waaah-hoooo! On the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, America’s favorite pickle addict/diminuitive star of the Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, is pretty clearly paying tribute to Slim Pickens’ famed rocket ride from the stone classic 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb. That said, we’re fairly confident that this Stanley Kubrick reference was lost on our gal Snooks.
In a video interview taken during the cover shoot (which we’ve got for you below), she compares the rocket ship she’s straddling to Seabiscuit, but not because of the extreme speed with which both the rocket and the famous equine moved. Nope, “Seabiscuit” is a reference to the size of her housemate Vinny’s, um, “ding dong” (her words, not ours). Glad we got that clarification! As the interview continues, she also discusses what life is really like inside the Jersey Shore house (“It’s just like prison, with cameras”), as well as her aspirations for life after the show (“What I’d like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions”), among other bits of Snooki-related marginalia.
Oh, and did we mention she deep throats a pickle, too?
The financial troubles of the porn industry were recently chronicled in a New York magazine cover story called “The Geek Kings of Smut.” In the piece, porn moguls like Steven Hirsch of Vivid decried not only the explosion of amateur porn, but also so-called “tube sites,” described by the magazine as “YouTube-like repositories of content that is often free, and often pirated.” So now that anyone with a webcam is now able to make (and publish!) their own porn to horny, hairy-palmed dudes the world over, how are the denizens of the San Fernando Valley going to continue to make themselves enough money to keep themselves rolling in tacky jewelry, lucite heels and hard narcotics? Besides a grant from Charlie Sheen, that is? Two words: porn parodies!
Earlier today, our friends over at Splitsider alerted us to the tremendous news that a Community porn parody* is now in the works. Not surprising, we suppose, especially considering that Reservoir Dogs and the Justice League of America were both turned into porn parodies in the last week.
When we saw pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak posing for the cover of In Touch Weekly wearing what looked to be a hand-me down bra and a weird pair of sheer panties last week, we immediate thought to ourselves, “That woman has no shame!” After the shock wore off, we began thinking: A) What other celebrities have flaunted their baby bumps on the cover of national magazines and B) Was their pursuit of fame more naked than their actual bodies?
Well, as we discovered during an intense round of research, there are two types of celebrities who use their unborn children to score themselves more publicity: the Prudes and the Shameless. Not every pregnant celebrity wants to pull a Demi Moore, you see. Some, like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Celine Dion, don’t want to offend their base by showing too much skin. Others, like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, clearly see Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover as a necessary (and fun!) step in advancing one’s career and deem it necessary to push cultural boundaries. So, what do your favorite celebrities score on either the Prude Meter™ or Shameless Meter™? There’s only way to find out!
Whether or not you believe that the 2011 Oscars were the worst thing since sliced bread*, there is one thing that we can all agree on. Someone in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences needs to pay (and pay dearly) for snubbing Corey Haim during last night’s
Death March In Memoriam segment. Admittedly, Haim burned more bridges than Dylan McKay and wore out his welcome in Hollywood circles long before his untimely passing on March 10th, 2010, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to pretend that The Coreys never existed!
Since those jerks at the Academy had the unmitigated gall to dis our favorite Dreamer of Little Dreams, we figured that we’d put together the tribute to Corey Haim that he so richly deserves.
How ’bout them Oscars, huh? While debate continues to rage as to whether hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway presided over the Worst Oscars Ever™ (Hint: They didn’t), one thing we do know is that Anne Hathaway looked like a million bucks last night. And while most outlets are reporting that Hathaway only wore eight outfits last night, discerning viewers (like us!) recognize that she actually donned fourteen separate outfits last night. While our favorite was her Brown Duck ensemb, we’ll leave it up to you to decide which one of her looks — handily compiled here in chronological order — was your fave.
Do you ever look back at a picture that one of your friends posts of you on Facebook and think, “Hmmm, I wasn’t exactly at the top of my game that night?” Well, when these eight celebs Google themselves in the morning, that’s pretty much exactly what they’ll be thinking about the 2011 Oscars. We’re not going to go as far as to call them the night’s worst dressed stars, exactly, but we’ll say this: James Franco, Fran Lebowtiz, Javier Bardem, Florence Welch, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Russell Brand and Emma Roberts, step your game up! #tryharder
There are probably a number of you who only know Donald Glover from his work as Troy on Community. And you know what? That’s totally fine! It’s totally cool by us if you not as steeped in the origin story of Donald Glover as we are. So let’s break it down, shall we?
Glover got his start as a member of the comedy troupe Derrick, an ensemble which released a movie called Mystery Team back in 2009 (which comes with a coveted Dan Hopper endorsement, mind you!). Glover is also a talented writer (he was a staff writer for 30 Rock) and, believe it or not, a shockingly good rapper. Glover’s hip-hop alter ego is Childish Gambino, and he’ll be releasing an album under that moniker on March 8. The video for his first single off the record, “Freaks And Geeks,” just hit the internet a few hours ago and it’s already a trending topic on Twitter.
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Remember when Demi Moore shocked the world by posing pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair? Yeah, well, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak’s appearance on the cover of this week’s Life & Style is pretty much nothing like that.
For starters, Demi Moore’s iconic photograph pushed the boundaries of how we, as a society, viewed female stars of stage and screen. While movie stars of the feminine persuasion used to literally go into hiding when they got pregnant, Demi and photographer Annie Leibovitz’s decision to put Moore’s swollen belly on the cover—hi there, Rumer!—made a bold statement not only about the beauty of the female form, but also about the traditional ways in which the bodies of female celebrities were objectified. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, decided to don an ill-fitting pink bra and a pair of see-through lace panties as a fairly transparent way to land herself on the cover of Life & Style (not to mention a Hall of Fame spot in the pregnancy wing of Awkward Family Photos). This makes her RHoA castmate Phaedra Parks’s decision to deep throat a pickle while pregnant look positively resplendent in comparison!
If you saw Cee Lo Green’s triumphant Grammy performance of “Forget You” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets while dressed like a gay peacock, you understand that VH1′s February Posted artist likes to have fun. Knowing this, sit back, relax and enjoy this very special Gif Wall which features the Lady Killer recreating famous memes (The Dramatic Chipmunk, anyone?), pumping his fist like he’s the fourth member of the Jersey Shore MVP Posse, and much, much more.