by Jac Kern
23 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
In advance of last Sunday’s Bengals game against the
Patriots (I know, let’s not speak of that), some local players were featured
on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s popular "Tonight Show
Andy Dalton truly is a personified pumpkin spice
latte, isn’t he?
Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice last week both plead guilty to multiple counts of fraud and were sentenced
to 15 months and 41 months in federal prison, respectively. Teresa will serve
her sentence first beginning in January 2015. Joe faces deportation to his
native Italy following his jail time. The two sat down with Andy Cohen for an
exclusive interview that aired Monday on Bravo. The network reportedly paid big
bucks for the one-on-one — according to some sources, enough to cover their restitution
— but Bravo denied the claims. A hefty paycheck would explain some of the
tough, pressing questions Cohen was able to get away with. (At one point as we
were watching Part One, my boyfriend hushed me — “I’m trying to hear this,” he
said — which has certainly never happened during a Bravo program. Ever.) Part
Two of the interview airs Thursday at 9 p.m.
The Giudices serve as a reminder not to commit bank
fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud or lie on loan applications or
forget to pay your taxes. And if you do, try not to throw lavish parties in
your tacky suburban castle on national television.
On the upside, they did just provide me with an excellent pop-culturally
relevant Halloween costume idea. Thanks, Tre!
Related: Fellow New Jerseyan and tanning enthusiast
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has also recently been charged with tax fraud
Way to make the Garden State proud.
Lil Jon, “Lil Lena” Dunham, Fred Armisen, children
of famous folks and other celebs teamed up for an epic Rock the Vote video:
Because we just can’t let that terrible club anthem died quietly, can
Some of the scariest shows of the season start up
this week, with American Horror Story:
Freak Show debuting tonight on FX and The
Walking Dead’s fifth season premiere Sunday on AMC. Read more about these shows
and others to watch in this week’s TV column.
We already know a TWD spinoff/companion series is in the works, though few details
have been revealed, and now we’re learning American
Horror Story will get a related offshoot. I know what you’re thinking: each
season basically is a spinoff of the AHS franchise. But this is a little
different. Ryan Murphy will direct a new series based on the same anthology
format and American setting for American
Crime Story. Each season (presuming its success matches that of AHS) will follow a different true
American crime, beginning with one of the most followed court cases of all
time: The O.J. Simpson trial. American
Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson has already been ordered as a
10-episode series for FX. Read more here.
Portlandia’s feminist bookstore sketch may be a hilarious
fiction, but it’s filmed in real Portland bookshop In Other Words. The IRL
Women and Women First is at risk of closing and it needs your help!
Alfonso Ribeiro of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is
on Dancing with the Stars so of
course he did “The Carlton”:
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Mayor John Cranley launched this year’s Young
Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, a think tank for Cincinnati residents
under the age of 40. Members will have the chance to brainstorm,
research and share ideas with the mayor and city administration.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
It’s difficult to consider the Cincinnati
Bengals to be one of the NFL’s more innovative franchises — aside from
winning the most lopsided stadium deal in the history of football and
then hiring the guy who negotiated it for the county, the team is really
only known for losing Super Bowls to the 49ers and a funny 1990s
Garey Faulkner parlays a one-time bet into success as a beard model
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Amelia native and
onetime pro BMX biker has parlayed his massive (and still growing) beard
into something he never thought possible: a living.
2 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
FRIDAY SEPT. 13: Ohio is a great state with a lot of smart
people in it, but somehow it seems like the dumbest people in it end up
in really important positions. Take Debe Tehrar, the president of the
Ohio School Board.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SATURDAY AUG. 17: The Akron Beacon Journal
today reported that a state representative named John Becker, who is
apparently from suburban Cincinnati (how many [expletive] state reps are
there, for real?), proposed an expansion of Ohio’s death penalty law to
cover some sex-related crimes.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The 2013 reader picks for best local athletes, teams and recreational sports spots around town.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
From Joey Votto's cool hitting style to the local coaches, teams and recreational spots we enjoy all year long.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Is Dalton the quarterback who can lead
the Bengals to a Super Bowl? For now, at least, his coach is sticking by
him, so that’s about all that matters.
0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
Orson Charles had no idea that the
Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game in his lifetime. Yet, it’s true. The
Bengals rookie tight end was born Jan. 27, 1991 — just three weeks after
the team’s 10-7 victory over the Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, the
franchise’s last playoff victory.