It’s Best Night Ever for Thursday, June 22nd! Dan Hopper is here to walk you through the best of Thursday night tv, including Master of Champions, So You Think You Can Dance?, and Windfall!
According to blogger and sometimes musical genius Thom Yorke, his band Radiohead had a very special guest at last week’s second sold-out show here in New York City. Despite the fact that tickets were so hard to come by that many of the band’s biggest fans (ahem) were unable to attend despite their tireless efforts, one of the lucky ticket-holders happened to be none other than President Bush’s daughter! Thom doesn’t specify which of the twins showed up, but he seems to be both annoyed and amused by the brain-shattering irony of her presence. I imagine it must be a rather strange feeling to go to a sold-out rock concert and hear one of the world’s most popular bands sing a bunch of songs that are ostensibly about your father and how evil he is. And on a semi-related note, I wonder if Little Miss Bush was wearing one of these lovely “Karma Police” thongs at the show.
(thanks to Jen for the tip!)
I could’ve sworn we were done with these. I thought every Brokeback joke one could make has been made. Well, I was wrong. Today, Passions finally hopped on the Brokeback bandwagon– a wagon that was brought into the shop and broken down for parts months ago. But if any show on TV could take an old joke like a Brokeback parody and bring it back from the dead, it’s Passions. Enjoy.
Remember when Taylor Hicks won on American Idol and David Hasselhoff got more than a little misty-eyed? Star Jones does. On today’s episode of The View, Hasselhoff answered Star’s question as to why he was brought to tears that night. The reason he gave no doubt made her wish she never asked. Nice one, Star.
Bad news for prostitutes and all those half-Japanese girls out there: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is now a married man.
Rivers married girlfriend Kyoko Ito over the weekend in Malibu. According to their official website, a mini-reunion took place with past and present members of the band (except for that Mikey guy from the Green Album who disappeared after going crazy or something.) I’m not sure what they chose for a wedding song, but I’m hoping it was “El Scorcho.”
In other Bands I Used To Like But Now I’m Kind Of Embarrassed By news, Everclear is shooting for relevancy by dedicating their new song “Hater” to “Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and all others who hate in the name of Jesus.” They even created a MySpace profile for the video’s main character. You can watch “Hater” here (totally NSFW, by the way) Interesting idea. I wonder why they never made a page for their Volvo Driving Soccer Mom.
Of course, all this Weezer and Everclear news leads me to one very important question: what the hell is Collective Soul up to?
Links via two of my favorite sites: The Modern Age and Stereogum
If you’re planning to cancel your AOL account, be prepared to make a strong argument, have a day set aside and parental figure at the ready. Some poor customer called up the customer service line to cancel his subscription and didn’t know he’d have to first get past AOL Rep ‘John,’ the gatekeeper of accounts. John wasn’t so sure this customer was responsible enough to make decisions on his own and spent 1/2 hour trying to change his mind (for his own good mind you.) He even asked to speak to the customer’s dad, because clearly this guy is insane to not want an AOL account. Props to Anna00 for dropping this viable argument for phasing out humans in jobs that computers could probably do better.
Listen to the phonecall here.
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TMZ is reporting that Halle Berry, who has – despite her unbelievable hotness – thus far been unable to keep a decent man around, is getting serious with the Canadian model seen in the picture below. I’m not sure what it is, but something seems disturbingly familiar about her new beau…