It’s fun when you stumble upon earlier versions of your favorite characters. Like when you see old pictures of Mickey Mouse before he became Mickey Mouse. Or old videos of Robin Williams before he became terrible. Stuff like that. Well, Popoholic found this old clip of Borat from before he was Borat. Meet Cristoph, the Albanian predecessor to everybody’s favorite Kazakh reporter.
Despite the fact that this is 8 years old, I bet somebody from Albania still decides to sue him.
You know it’s a slow news week when 1. Someone covering someone else’s mouth is a top story; 2. Kelly Ripa is in the news; 3. Said controversy is used as a platform to confront germ/homophobia. Well, Aiken’s much-hyped appearance on Regis & Kelly last week has now reached the heights of self-parody, as evidenced on last night’s American Music Awards. Check out this clip of Clay Aiken and a pregnant Tori Spelling introducing the next act… If only to see Spelling pulling a Heidi Klum in the “looking better pregnant” department.
At a recent New York City gig, pianoman Ben Folds decided to take a break from singing about abortions long enough to punk a few thousand fans. Suck on that, ticket-buying public!
With the help of Improv Everywhere, Folds fooled a sold out Hammerstein Ballroom into thinking that he and his band had been caught lip syncing. But rather than dance off stage a la Ashlee Simpson, they came up with a much better way to get out of trouble. You know what, I’m not doing this justice. Read about the whole thing here.
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It’s Best Night Ever for Tuesday, November 21st! Alex Blagg is here to walk you through the best of The American Music Awards!
You are about to witness the most logical thing ever uttered on The View. We still can’t figure out how that Elisabeth Hasselbeck finally got it so right!
After failing to break the world record for holding his breath underwater on live television with his last stunt, David Blaine has decided to up the stakes. For his next “magic trick,” Blaine will be strapped to a gyroscope in Times Square and has 16 hours to escape. But this time, if he fails he won’t just disappoint his fans… he’ll disappoint those less fortunate too. From The Daily News:
The magician traveled to Times Square on Tuesday for a topsy-turvy Thanksgiving escape, stepping inside a gyroscope where his hands and feet will eventually be shackled. Blaine has until Friday morning to shed his shackles in the spinning scope; if he does, 100 children selected by The Salvation Army will go on a shopping spree.
Now, forget about whether or not David Blaine is going to fail on a grand scale and disappoint one hundred underprivileged kids… I’m more impressed that the guy figured out a way to get out of Thanksgiving dinner with the family. “Sorry guys, I’d love to make it… but I’m gonna be strapped in a gyroscope above Times Squre. For charity. Tell Uncle Jerry I said hi.”
Nice job Blaine! You finally impressed us.
Discount cobbler Payless ShoeSource is seriously having one of its best days yet. First of all, we learn that Disney has signed on to create a line of shoes featuring various Disney characters. Meaning those Buzz Lightyear patent ankleboots little Sally wants will only set you back a coupla bucks. Then, we learn that high-end fashion designer Lela Rose, known for creating gowns that sell for thousands of dollars, will be designing a line of shoes for the vinyl-loving company — though her designs will rely heavily on fabric, meaning you won’t end up with a stink-bootie after 3 days of wear.
But by far the best thing to happen to Payless today? TMZ has exclusive photos of a major celebrity shopping there — and not just any celebrity, but VH1 Homecoming Princess Brooke Hogan! It’s the kind of candid photo that says “It doesn’t really feel that good to pay less”… that, or “My pearls!” from some bootlegged version of Clue.
But we think we have an explanation — It’s not her bank account forcing her to shop there, rather her humongous hooves. The 5’11″ Brooke sports a robust size 12 shoe — And not that we’d know from experience (we’re not 12′s, we swear), but Payless does go up to a 12, a size stores very rarely carry. We’ll stop defending her now, and send our congrats to Payless for all this “buzz.”
The title says it all. Tyra Banks and Janet Jackson share a little too much about their asses. Not in a hot way. This is what you’re missing when you’re at work.