- DISAPPEARING ATHLETE: Nope, not A-Rod in the clutch- it’s Anna Kournikova. At least, what’s left of her. (The Big Lead via Deadspin)
- FAR FROM EXCITING LIST: The VMA nominees were announced today. Quick reminder, the V stands for ‘Video’ as in Music Video. (Celebrity Terrorist)
- ASTUTE OBSERVATION: Mary-Kate Olsen is 40 years away from being Shirley Maclaine. If she gets there. (Cityrag)
- STILL GAY: Lance Bass doesn’t want you to forget he came out. If that means he’ll have to dump his bf to stay relevant, he’ll do it damnit. (Hollywood Rag)
- CONFLICTING EMOTIONS: Girls watching porn- pretty hot. Tori Spelling watching porn? Um… pass. (D-Listed)
Thanks to reader urbanoms for dropping this hilariously disturbing video (language slightly NSFW) about the practical dangers of mistreating your lady. After watching the jilted girlfriend’s rampage on her ex-lover’s belongings and feeling thankful for the well-being of your own laptop, it might be a good time to pick up the phone and tell your sweetheart just how much you love her. It would also be a good idea to drop us some more of these sweet links lest we start feeling like you don’t love us anymore, either. We know where you live.
UPDATE: The video is apparently a part of some elaborite viral marketing campaign, into whose hand we so easily played. It’s still amusing I guess, but whatever happened to the good old days when ads were all just clever slogans and celebrities pimping crappy products? How did we ever go from ‘Mikey Likes It’ to smashing a perfectly good laptop in the middle of a crowded street? And if we can’t trust the authenticity of things we find on the Internet, just what can we trust?
After an otherwise slow week in celebrity scandal, Friday afternoon’s one-two punch combo of Lindsay Lohan’s “intervention” letter from a studio exec and Mel Gibson’s arrest for driving after drinking too much water-turned-wine confronted us with two seperate alcohol-related Hollywood bombshells only moments before we were to embark upon a weekend of our own booze-fueled debauchery. Left scrambling to ensure you were informed of these developments before we were too wasted to write, we had little time to fully ponder all the implications of these incidents, including how they relate to one another. Mel and Lindsay couldn’t seem more different, but when it comes to boozehounds hitting rock bottom, everyone is equal, leaving us with one very important question: which of these two lushes could out-drink the other? Mel’s got experience, physical size and faith in the power of Jesus on his side. But Lohan has youth, a naive sense of invulnerability and faith in the power of cocaine on hers. It’d be cool if we could film and televise a reality competition in which your favorite famous alcoholics square off and binge-drink themselves into oblivion, but for now we’ll just have to settle for a poll. So tell us who you think could put away the most hooch before passing out, puking or punching a TMZ photographer: Braveheart or Blohan?
- Everybody loves the song “Roscoe” by Midlake, but why stop there? Head over to Get Big, Little Kid and check out a couple more tracks from this month’s big buzz band.
- Disco-Not-Disco has a great mix posted today with tracks by Pharrell, The New Pornographers, The Streets and more. Check it out.
- Exitfare posted a Ted Leo demo to get you excited about his next album. I’m already there.
- Another Form of Relief has mp3′s by The Pipettes, Say Hi To Your Mom and Destroyer. Definitely worth downloading.
- And finally, You Ain’t No Picasso has a few tracks by Man Man, a band that (judging by the photographs), is completely insane. Enjoy.
Spotted on a dress worn by songstress Christina Aguilera, it’s time for you to…. Name! That! Stain!
But seriously, what is that?
Newsflash: It’s really hot outside. Like… everywhere. In an effort to help you avoid heat stroke and the inevitable thigh-chafe, check out this vintage Daily Show clip called “Beat the Heat with Steve Carell.” (Full disclosure: 1. Little Miss Sunshine is a must see, notably thanks to Carell’s performance; 2. I tried describing this clip to a co-worker, and cried with laughter; and 3. I have an unhealthy obsession with Steve Carell.)
The Blogging Project Runway blog has been closely following the upcoming elimination debacle scheduled to air this Weds. night on Bravo. Speculation is running wild. Here is what we do know: A teaser clip on Yahoo TV shows that it’s the group of Kayne, Robert and Michael who turn one of their fellow designers in, meaning that odds are they’re safe from elimination. (And thank God — Robert and Michael are our favorites!) We also know that said person is thrown off the show for breaking one of the rules. While people are still speculating whether or not Keith Michael copied some of the designs in his application from major runway shows, something tells us that the reason here is something more immediate… A rule broken on the challenge at hand. A friend of BWE wonders if someone was caught using illegal substances, and it actually makes sense! Have you seen how skinny poor Keith is? The droopy eyes? The flared nostrils? Maybe there’s a crystal meth-od to his madness.
Begin speculating in the commennnnnnnts…… now.
With all the insanity in the world – global warming, gas prices, Middle East violence and Mel Gibson – turning on the nightly news can be pretty terrifying. But nothing is nearly as dire as the current situation we’re facing with Matthew McConaughey, whose incessant shirtlessness, if unchecked, could create epic disaster greater than Reign of Fire and Sahara combined. At BWE, we’re taking this issue seriously, even enlisting the help of Sally Struthers, the world’s leading authority on crisis resolution:
As you know by now, actor/religious nut/Saddam Hussein lookalike Mel Gibson was not only arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend, but he also managed to hurl out several anti-Semetic remarks in the process. The arresting officer supposedly has tape of the arrest, where Gibson yells “F**king Jews” on more than one occasion and states that “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Wow.
While many are shocked, this behavior isn’t the least bit unusual for Mr. Gibson. In fact, he’s been blaming the Jews for a variety of things over the years. Specifically, his terrible movies. As it turns out the Jews aren’t just responsible for “all the wars”, they’re also responsible for all his flops. Seriously. Just take a look.
Lethal Weapon 4
Jew: Richard Donner
Mel was able to tolerate Richard Donald Schwartzberg (his real name) for three Lethal Weapon movies; one great, two pretty damn good. But Donner pushed his luck with the debacle that was Lethal Weapon 4. Donner’s decision to bring back the annoying Joe Pesci character almost made me anti-Semetic.
Tagline: The Gang’s All Here
Mel’s Suggested Tagline: The Gang’s All Here… And Christian!
OK, so you’ve all heard about Mel Gibson‘s unsurprising anti-Semitic breakdown a few days ago, where he goes right ahead and blames the Jews for every war that’s ever happened, ever. Today, the Los Angeles Times wonders aloud what kind of impact this will have on… wait for it… the HOLOCAUST MINISERIES Gibson was producing with ABC! The series, based on the book Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death, is the true story of a young Dutch Jewish boy and his experiences in WWII. The word “true” is worth noting, as it is no secret that Mel’s father, Hutton Gibson, is a well-known Holocaust denier who freely associates with a bevy of Jew-haters, including movie star Mel Gibson. Can you imagine the Miniseries? How would it play out?
What tickles us most is the irony. If anyone resembles a scapegoat, it’s Gibson.