Now that you’ve trolled through the blogosphere and pored over all those breathless "ohmygod it was SO amazing you should have been there then David Bowie came out the the Smiths reunited holy moly" recaps of SXSW, BWE’s own Aziz Ansari takes a fond look back at his visit to South By Southwest, circa 1994!
There is a great radio spot for a church at AdRants. It was done by Mike McKenzie for Birmingham, AL St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and "mirrors the tone and style of those monster truck ‘Suuuundaaaaaaay’ commercials replacing the usual auto-speak with church-speak." Ammmeeeeennnnn!
Everybody’s talking about the new F/X show Black.White. Black people are talking. White people are talking. Everybody’s talking. Well, we got our hands on a sneak preview of tonight’s episode. It’s truly riveting stuff. You can watch it right here… but first, I should warn you. The reality of the whole thing might be too much for you to handle. Good luck.
In the brand new, smoldering hot relationship between Amanda Bynes and co-star Channing Tatum, there’s no question he’s the man. But we do have another question after the jump…
Sharon Stone said she wouldn’t star in a Basic Instinct 3. Her vagina, though, said it’s open for anything.
- Pink has requested a 12-foot stripper pole be installed in her dressing room so she could give her husband a lapdance before her show. That officially makes it two performances by Pink tonight that I’m not interested in seeing.
- Pete Doherty shocked a Rolling Stone reporter by openly doing heroin, crack and ecstasy during an interview. What was the shocking part? Did he do them all at once or something? We’re talking about Pete Doherty here.
- Portia de Rossi says working on the hit show Ally McBeal drove her to anorexia. Mostly because of Calista Flockhart’s "no eating" rule.
- Rapper C-Murder has been released from prison and placed on house arrest. The judge also ordered him to change his name to C-More Daytime Television.
- A study indicates that there’s an underage sex link to the media. More specifically, to Pat O’Brien.
Tom Cruise made an appearance at the Yahoo! complex and brought along his "very pregnant" wife? girlfriend? Katie Holmes with him. Cruise said they didn’t have a name for the baby but it is due in a few weeks. Highlights included his arm-wrestling with Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel and jumping on a couch
(actually a chair, see left) while "all the women started screaming and went wild. He also babbled and said, ‘I want to know about Life. I want to know about movies.’" Don’t we all?
According to the Daily News, Kevin Costner‘s camp is "vigorously denying that the Field of Dreams star engaged in sexual self-gratification in front of a horrified masseuse at a posh Scottish golf resort." This is in response to a report that a 34-year-old massage therapist claimed that an "American A-list actor" had "dropped his towel" and performed a "’disgusting’ act in front of her." Hey, even if he did do it, at least he’s still being referred to as an A-list actor. (By the way, The Postman rules, and don’t let anyone tell you different!)
Alex Blagg? That guy totally had the Best Night Ever.
- HEADLINE: "Viagra for stallion who wouldn’t horse around." (AP)
- MIND-BLOWING THING YOU DIDN’T KNOW BEFORE BUT WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DO NOW: Alan Thicke wrote AND performed the original theme songs for The Facts of Life, Diff’rent Strokes, and Wheel of Fortune. But, curiously, not Growing Pains. I know, you need to sit down now. (IMDB)
- REASON THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE: The pictures from last night’s hipster-fortified Concert 4 Peace (LNP)
- EDUCATIONAL VIDEO: Teen depression is not funny. No, seriously, stop laughing. This isn’t a joke. (Google Video)
- SLOGAN: "Scientology Kills" (A Socialite’s Life)
- PARALLEL: Between living through two years of Middle School and two terms of the Bush Presidency. (McSweeney’s)
- OBVS: Daytime TV makes you stupid. (Yahoo! News)
- STONE THROWN FROM GLASS HOUSE: Josh Hartnett says Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are poor role models. (Starpulse)
According to Reality Blurred, Road Rules will return to MTV. The show, which has been on hiatus for over a year, "is being developed to return to the network in a newly designed format which will allow the viewer to play a role in both competitions and the fate of players via broadband and mobile."
While we are thrilled that one of the early bastions of reality TV is returning to the network, we’re even more excited that Gauntlet/Inferno producers, with their new crop of potential castmembers, can finally retire original Road Rules cast member Mark from their lineup before he becomes a grandfather.