One of our favorite BWE panelists, Mike Britt, has some pretty funny sh*t to say about the Gnarls Barkley craze that’s sweeping the nation. Check out the video, and be sure to watch the show’s new episode tonight at 11 on Vh1 – for tonight’s drinking game, drink every time Mike Britt sings:
While discussing who should be this week’s special guest personality for Shuffling Towards the Weekend, Bob and I ended up in a debate over who had better taste in music. We like a lot of the same bands, so we need some kind of definitive proof over whose iTunes library reigns supreme. The only thing we came up with was shuffling our iPods, and letting you vote on the overall winner. Also, as usual, do your own shuffles and leave the first five resulting songs in the comments!
1. “I Predict a Riot” – Kaiser Chiefs
2. “Mr. Clean” – MF Doom
3. “Dig For Fire” – Pixies
4. “Girl From North Country” – Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan
5. “God Bless the USA” – Lee Greenwood
1. “Kooks” – David Bowie
2. “Stoned” – Old 97’s
3. “You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC Cover)” – Arab Strap
4. “Two Characters In Search of a Country Song” – Magnetic Fields
5. “Water” – The Who
We’re so lucky we know Paul Scheer.
In Hollywood the name of the game is money. When a movie is a hit, studio executives are immediately thinking sequel. This past summer, I had a chance to sit to down with a very well known “Hollywood Insider” who only agreed to my interview under the guise of strict anonymity (Hereâ€™s a hint his name rhymes with Steven Spielberg.) Throughout our discussion he let me in on the plots of some of Hollywood’s biggest sequels…that were never made.
Froom Goonies To Gandhi, Paul has them all. Read about them HERE.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are preparing to start a line of Namibian houseware products. The couple is working with local craftsmen in Namibia to create an assortment of rugs, pottery and other household items, for a collection that will be launched at an art fair in Paris this September. The line will be named after the Namibian word for ‘housewares': Potterybarn.
Some might say this is the best news… ever.
- My Old Kentucky Blog has Editors covering REM‘s “Orange Crush”.
- A Bark In the Dark takes us back to Coachella, thanks to live version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs song “Fancy”.
- GvB begs you not to forget about the underrated brilliance of Tripping Daisy.
- Fluxblog has a song from Irving, who rocked the rock out of the Bowery Ballroom this week.
- The Rawking Refuses to Stop has a couple of adorable tunes from the little cuties in The Pipettes.
We know that Scientology involves aliens, steam rooms and silent births. But based on this out-of-printprimer to L. Ron Hubbard’s religion, that’s just the beginning. According to the cover of The Creation of Human Ability, it also involves Kirsten Dunst in a bear costume gnawing on a juicy chicken leg in an abandoned theater. Props to purlygerl who sent us this eBay link, and introduced us to a religion we can finally connect with.
Following last night’s season finale of The Office, I’m not sure if I want to watch TV anymore. I don’t know if I can handle it… it’s too much. I think I need to take a break for a while… at least until this whole Jim and Pam thing is resolved. You understand, right?
It’s a shame too, because there’s some good stuff on this weekend. The season finale of Las Vegas tonight, Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosting SNL tomorrow, and a huge night of television on Sunday with everything from Family Guy to The Sopranos to Grey’s Anatomy. Too bad Jim & Pam have rendered me unable to watch. But what are YOU watching this weekend? Vote now!
A MESSAGE TO TALK SHOW HOSTS: When Tom Cruise comes on your show, don’t bother asking him about his relationship with Katie, or even his thoughts on Scientology. From now on, in every interview, please just have him dance.
On today’s very special Mother’s Day episode of Ellen, Tom was rumored to be showing a picture of Suri, but it was just a hoax. Instead he continued on his tirade of praising women, presenting Ellen’s mom with a bike and doling out roses to the women in the audience. But the greatest gift Tom gave? More uncomfortable dancing! Remember his moves on BET? He’s still got ‘em. Watch Tom rev up his motorcycle dance and grind with Ellen (or you could just castrate yourself).
Deadspin, my first stop every morning (right after I check my fantasy baseball team, natch) came across this picture of Nick Lachey and future Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart and noticed something interesting about it. Seems that the SI staffer who labels photographs and puts them into the database thought outside of the box when it was time to name this one. Instead of naming it “Lachey” or “Leinart_Lachey” or “QB_WashedUpPopStar”, they went with one simple word: Douche. Of course, somebody noticed it and fixed it before too many people caught on, but Deadspin still has a screengrab from the incident.
Now, I’m just assuming that the staffer was calling Nick a douche and not Matt. But come on. Admit it. So were you.