Having seen her in both Gilmore Girls and most recently, Bridesmaids, we’re kinda loving Melissa McCarthy. Joel Mchale has been floating our boats for a while too. Put them in a video together and viola! You have comedic magic! Melissa is making the Emmy announments this week, and the Community star is helping her prepare for this mission, as he hosted last year. Like full-on Training Day style. So when Melissa promises him “she’ll do things with her hands” in return for his help and tutelage, Joel is ready with a plan. The tasks she has to complete include waxing his car, catching golf balls with her mouth and running around trying to catch a chicken. Because that’s what hosts must do, people. They, “must feel nothing. NOTHING.” It’s like he’s a modern day Mr Miyagi. Best video ever.
So we can see this happening, but can’t imagine it happening. Confused much? Well, so are we! Because someone as gorgeous as Christina Hendricks had to struggle to find a dress at the Emmy’s. Because no designer would bloody well give her one. Esquire‘s Best Looking Woman had to scrounge around for a dress. What hope do the rest of us have.
Of course this links into the whole fashion-size zero debate, and Christina is going to find herself at the epicenter of it more times than we shudder to count. But have you seen her? That waist, those boobs, that face… she’s a knock out. And yet, she revealed, “People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress.Ã‚Â They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”
Her stylist of three years Lawren Sample backed up her sentiment and had even more to dish about the ‘dilemma’ of finding the Mad Men star a dress saying, “…Finally, a woman who looks like a woman! So why will no one dress her?” She apparently has to kow-tow to designers saying that Christina isÃ‚Â a “huge, huge fan” of their work. Doesn’t really work though Lawren explained,Ã‚Â ‘They’ll say: ‘Unfortunately, we don’t have the sizes to support her,’ or ”Unfortunately, we only have a size two or four.’ ” This isn’t the first time Christina’s had to face problems about what to wear, or backlash about her curves.
At this years Emmys, designers likeÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Donna Karan were politically correct enough to say they were interested in her cause, but not one stepped up to actually design a dress. Their excuse? That they were too busy. Ã‚Â Elie Saab flat out refused to even consider designing a dress for the size 14 beauty, saying, “We only carry sizes zero to two.” And we’re saying: get over yourselves.
Finally Zac Posen saved the day saying, “She’s got a beautiful body, there’s no reason to hide anything. Let’s celebrate what she has.” While we weren’t too happy with the feathers on Christina’s dress we thought the lilac of the gown was a dream on her. And we’d be lucky if we looked anything like Christina.
Wow, that Josh Groban theme song medley at the Emmys sure was…uh, something. But what’s even more disturbing than watching Josh Groban sing The Jeffersons immediately after imitating Cartman is just how many memorable TV intros were not included in the barrage. So here’s 25 Josh-ignored ditties that came to mind with disturbing speed. Do we really have this many theme songs living in our collective memory vault? Is there anything we can do about it?
- All In The Family
Mad Men won Outstanding Dramatic Series at the 2008 Emmys last night, becoming the first regular cable series to receive the honor (and the first cable program—period—to win the award for its first season). Unsurprisingly, the glamorous cast showed up dressed to the nines to celebrate their smash success. Check out photos of Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm and others—as they show off a more modern sense of style, for a change.