Remember that Microsoft i-Pod parody? The one that imagined how clunky, wordy and dull the packaging for the MP3 player would be if the PC giant created it? I’m sure you assumed, like the rest of us, that the film was devised by some inflamed Apple revolutionary in an underground lair filled with other like-minded, Mac-obsessed hipsters with creative haircuts intent on overthrowing the Bill Gates empire.
But guess what? Microsoft made the video! It turns out those wacky dudes in Seattle have a great sense of humor about themselves. Unfortunately now that we know Microsoft created it, it’s just not as cool anymore.
Recently, the actors that have been appearing on Inside the Actors Studio have been slightly below the standards we’ve come to expect from the show. Sure, we all love Martin Lawrence, but he isn’t exactly Uta Hagen. Well, it was just announced that the upcoming season will feature Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Hanks. They will also welcome their 200th guest,
Tom Hanks Dustin Hoffman. Welcome back to the A List, Inside the Actors Studio, and we officially add James Lipton as a candidate for Best Week Ever!
The King of All Media dropped by The Late Show last night to plug his new tour– the "I Hate Les Moonves" Tour. Check out the clip above, as well as THIS ONE and THIS ONE. Once again, Howard proves it’s never good to be on his bad side. Never good.
Dimension Films is adapting Welcome Back, Kotter for the big screen, but with…wait for it…Ice Cube in the title role.
And what about remaking Dallas, but with Jennifer Lopez! Forget JR, just wait until America has to wrap its mind around "Who shot J. Lo?"
In celebration of Hollywood’s willingness to put forth that extra bit of creative energy and originality by re-making every movie and television show in existence, your friends here at Best Week Ever are starting a new segment in which we beg and plead for the moviemakers to microwave the entertainment WE’D like to see again and again.
For this week’s installment, in honor of the above announcements: TV Shows reimagined…but with black people instead of white people!
Original Show: WKRP In Cincinnati
New Title: Droppin’ Hits
Concept: This classic radio station workplace comedy gets "hipped up" with an edgy, urban new cast, now working at a hip-hop station on satellite radio (to keep things modern!)
Suggested Cast: Wayne Brady as the Wacky DJ, Charles S. Dutton as the curmudgeonly programming director and Tyra Banks as the foxy new receptionist.
Desperate Housewives actress Nicolette Sheridan and crooner Michael Bolton are officially engaged, according to People Magazine. Ever since the couple rekindled a romance they first consummated in 1994, they have been blissfully in love. Months ago the formerly-pony-tailed Bolton serenaded Sheridan with an impromptu concert in Hawaii and regularly the couple are seen cavorting on white sand beaches. But now that the duo will tie the knot, their romance will finally match the smoldering sexiness of the I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter Commercials.
Boys and girls, it’s time for another BWE Photoshop Contest. Are you ready?
By now everybody’s seen these photographs of an assumedly intoxicated Jake Gyllenhaal sticking his face all up in Ang Lee’s photo-ops. Egotastic was all over it. Well, now it’s your turn to see where else you could stick Jake.
Click below to get the Jake photos to work with. Then, email your submissions to BWEphotoshopContest@gmail.com.
The deadline is a week from today, March 21, so get crackin! The best one gets a prize. Best of luck.
So Macaulay Culkin’s new book Junior or the
strike through rambling McSweeney’s style autobiography, is on display in Barnes and Nobles across the country. While critics are calling it an "audaciously empty mishmash of poems, letters, comics, etc.," no one can deny the book is rife with father issues. The father in question is based on Culkin’s real dad Kit, a failed actor who’s reportedly pined after his son’s career since Uncle Buck.
Not suprisingly, Culkin Sr. is once again following in his son’s footsteps and writing his own autobiography. No doubt it will be rife with son issues. Find out more about it after the jump…
Get your hat and whip ready:
George Lucas has finally given the go ahead to a script for the long-awaited Indiana Jones sequel and has passed it onto director Steven Spielberg for fine tuning. Speaking at last night’s Empire Awards in London, Star Wars producer Rick McCallum confirmed that shooting on the next adventure in the Jones franchise is moving towards a start date.
McCallum said, "(George has) just finished the Indiana Jones script, and Steven’s having that rewritten and a few things done."
This might be a disaster, but I’m excited anyway!