I generally like Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor, and I’m certainly a supporter of environmental awareness, but there is simply no denying the glaring douchitude of producing a bleeding-heart choir-preaching documentary about global warming while simultaneously jet-setting yourself and your friends all over the planet you’re trying to save in a fuel-guzzling private luxury plane that makes even the most jackassiest stretched-out Hummer look like a hippie’s peace-sign-covered Prius. This kind of guilty-about-my-privileged-life “limousine liberalism” gives regular people who genuinely care about the environment a bad name, and gives Bill O’Reilly a smug sense of satisfaction. So even though I loved you in The Departed, Leo, your blatant hypocrisy has earned you the honor of being today’s Daily Douche.
Show and Tell is a new daily feature here at BWE, where we take the day’s most noteworthy and strange photographs, and put them in a spiffy and convenient digital player for your perusal, with our requisite snappy captions. Just click on the highly obvious yellow arrows to see the rest of the photos!
Gawker directed us over to this video that has absolutely brightened up our day. It’s Pam & Jim like you’ve never seen them before. If only they really spoke like this on The Office… (audio NSFW)
- Langhorne Slim’s drunk-on-rye brand of quick-pickin’ neo-folk might sound like it was recorded during the Great Depression, but it still makes me – and Dirty Bronson – smile. If you’re digging that, grab some live tracks over at Daytrotter.
- With CMJ just around the corner, rock jockeys everywhere are preparing for this year’s big race to become the Next Big Thing, and based on what I’m hearing over at Metro Distortion, the boys in Oxford Collapse wouldn’t be a bad horse to bet on.
- Cat Power might be the new face of Chanel, but Captain’s Dead knows she’ll always be the sound of tempestous soul princesses who’d whisper you a love song then punch you in the face.
- The indie rock world was shaken this past weekend in Houston when the folkies from Two Gallants were arrested by “The Man” during a performance. MOKB has all the breaking coverage – and a track from the two jailbirds.
- Out-of-nowhere newcomers Can Joann are burning their way through the blogosphere, and Faronheit has captured thier HEAT!
Please check out this deleted scene from the upcoming Borat movie, featuring puppies. We’re kind of worried all this Borat coverage might burn us out for the real movie, but how could is possibly? (Video from College Humor via Cityrag)
If you are a devout follower of Tyra Banks‘ talk show Tyra (as we are), you know that she often casually talks about bein’ out with some man, some fine ass man, going to dinner, hangin’ out, and each time the story ends the same way: “Girl, he didn’t even call me!” We never understood what kind of man would not call Tyra. Sure, she’s borderline re-re, and fine, she thinks pretty highly of herself, but let’s face it: She’s a supermodel. We always figured these mystery hunks were the figment of a heavily mistaken imagination.
But yesterday at Miami’s Setai Hotel, Tyra was photographed with — gasp — a mystery man! Ohh… we love mysteries. Who is he? What’s his name? Why are his breasts so large? What is her ring all about? IS TYRA GETTING MARRIED?!?! Breathe… just breathe. Anyone know who this dude is? We want to look up their registry. Although having to listen to her wedding plans for the next 10 months might be a silent killer, like carbon monoxide. More pics after the jump.
On November 5, The Simpsons will air their 17th Treehouse of Horror episode. To honor the occassion, they’ve created a creative contest for all you fans out there: Treehouse Of Horror XVII: Slice-Dice-and-Win, where you can make your own Simpsons promo. They give you a generous offering of clips, transitions, sound effects and your own text from which to create your genius. Plus, they’re giving away limited edition prizes to the best entries. You have until Nov. 5, so shut the blinds, forget your loved ones, and get cracking.
This latest installment of Dove’s “real beauty” campaign (better known as Half-Naked Fugly Chicks on Billboards) speeds up a little photoshoot footage and somehow ends up explaining exactly why Madonna hates paparazzi and why you hate yourself.
OhNoTheyDidn’t . Yes. They did.
If you’ve ever wanted to read the MySpace comments of your favorite celebs (your favorite celebs who aren’t too old to actually have MySpace pages, that is), today’s your lucky day. A new MySpace hack allows you to view Comments left on private MySpace pages. So whether you want to learn more about Ashlee & Jessica’s relationship (they miss each other) or you just want to stalk your ex-girlfriend with the private page, odds are you’re not going to get a lot of work done today.
Have fun. Some might be fake, but here are a few to start you off:
Screen siren Scarlett Johansson is strapping on her Jason mask and taking a stab at singing. Johansson, she of the husky voice and natural bosom, ain’t satisfied her incredibly successful film career and “World’s Sexiest Woman” moniker. So in the spring, she’ll be releasing an album covering Tom Waits songs, called “Please Look Me In The Eyes Already” — uhhh, sorry, the actual title is “Scarlett Sings Tom Waits.” (And pause for sleeping kitten… aaand we’re back.)
This album is certainly a curious decision for the 21-year-old. Though it seems she might have genuine singing talent. After the jump, we’ve compiled an entire two clips of Johansson letting her caged voice fly: “My Hey Heyyy” from an SNL appearance in January, and her karaoke moment from Lost In Translation (not great, but she may have dumbed her singing down for the part.) Do you think she’ll be able to pull it off? Watch and decide!