by Jac Kern
25 days ago
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Children of the ‘80s likely
remember Jem, the glitziest high-tech
cartoon of the decade. The series followed Jerrica Benton (hottest name ever), band manager and HBIC at Starlight Music who used a holographic computer to
transform into the frontwoman of Jem and the Holograms. It’s basically the
blueprint for every show featuring secret alter-egos (lookin’ at you, Hannah
Montana). Well, Jem is getting the
movie treatment now, thanks to Jon Chu
(director of fine cinematic offerings like Step
Up 2: The Streets and Justin Bieber:
Never Say Never). This will be a modern, LIVE-ACTION remake. May I make a
For more Jem fun, go here to check out this horrendous/hilarious
Not Safe For Humanity spoof, courtesy of my little sister (pray for her).
Broad City is just the best. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer rocked the first
season of their Comedy Central series — peep the finale tonight at 10:30 p.m. —
and the show’s been renewed for a second season. Here’s the duo adequately
expressing how I feel when depositing my tax return check.
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Want to watch Lady Gaga’s
new music video? Well you better have an hour and a love for all things Bravo.
The vid features the Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills ladies as a family band, Andy Cohen as God, Gaga as a wounded
phoenix or some shit, a synchronized swim team and four minutes of damn credits. Enjoy!
Ever since it was revealed
that American Horror Story would
follow an anthology format — with each season taking on new characters,
settings and themes — audiences have been speculating about where each subsequent season
would take us. I always hoped for some kind of dark sideshow set in the early
20th century, like a scarier, grittier Water
for Elephants. We’ve seen a murder house over the course of a century, an
insane asylum in the ‘60s and nearly the entire timeline of witchcraft and
Voodoo. Thankfully for weirdos like me who want to be scared by the creepy underground
world of old-timey carnivals, the wait is over. American Horror Story: Freak
Show is a go!
Ryan Murphy tweeted the
news Monday and here’s what we know so far: This season
will take place in Jupiter, Fla., (Palm Beach) in 1950. Jessica Lange, AHS queen for every season (this will be
her last), will portray a German Marlene Dietrich-type character
running one of the last freak shows in the States. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson,
Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates have all signed on for the season
— they will reportedly
play the “freaks” at hand. Many other AHS alum are in talks to join this
carnival, thought the show tries to keep some details under wraps to surprise
the audience (ahem, son of Bloody Face). The season will premiere in October.
So, Kim and Kanye are on the April kover
of Vogue. Here’s some behind-the-scenes shit featuring little baby North, who
consistently has “Da fu?” face. Get used to it, gurl.
Former TV judge Joe Brown
was arrested this week for losing his shit in a court room. The mustachioed judge
was later released on his on recognizance, but not before giving us face in his mega-grump mug shot. Judge Joe Brown was cancelled last year.
Bradley Cooper and Louis C.K. both appeared in American Hustle, but a new video circulating connects the two in
another interesting way.
Louis C.K. hosts Saturday Night Live this week.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In 2030, a man sits his children down to
tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons
later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every
Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Spring is coming — despite what the weather would have us believe — with a fresh crop of new series and returning favorites.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Matthew McConaughey’s star power has
exploded over the past couple years, capped off with Sunday’s Academy
Award win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The dark and decadent dinner party that is Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (Season
Premiere 10 p.m. Friday, NBC) returns this week, continuing its
grotesquely beautiful take on the story of Dr. Lecter, his companions
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer started Broad City
as a lauded Web series from 2009-2011. Both formats — TV and Web —
follow two young women navigating adult responsibilities and life in
general in New York City.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A new era in NBC late night begins this week as Jay Leno passes The Tonight Show on to a new host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon previously hosted Late Night beginning in March 2009 through last Friday’s final show.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Syfy isn’t exactly known for its high-quality, critically celebrated programming...But its new series Helix (10 p.m. Fridays) — from Battlestar creator Ron Moore — is seriously good.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Super Bowl has evolved from a
football championship game to an annual popular culture event. Even
people who aren’t sports fans host Super Bowl parties and watch for the
big-budget halftime performances (this year it’s Bruno Mars and Red Hot
Chili Peppers) and some of the most entertaining commercials of the