by Jac Kern
Posted In: TV/Celebrity
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Middleton on the verge of popping out a little prince or princess, Royal Baby
Watch has reached CODE RED. So secure your fanciest fascinator — you do not
want to be naked-headed when this kid enters the world — because with Duchess
of Cambridge is reportedly in labor! Fans and press alike have congregated
outside Buckingham Palace and the hospital
where Wills-n-Kate are set up, prepping
for a birth announcement, despite epic temperatures.
You know, some celebrities have
experienced especially tough scrutiny in the press while pregnant -- Kim K's
fashion choices, Jessica Simpson's apparent marathon gestation period. And
while, obviously Kate Middleton, royalty, is held to another standard,
can we please talk about how she's been pregnant forever? This kid should come
out with a couple giant British teefs and, with his/her prenatal care, at least
the slightest understanding of the English language. Kate is approximately 13
months pregnant and 97 pounds, so I’m guessing the kid’s first words will be,
“GIMMIE A BISCUIT!”
So here’s hoping Kate releases a dainty
hiccup (the only way I imagine her "giving birth") and lets that kid
out fast! Because there's no amount of riches that can possibly make being nine+
months pregnant in the middle of a July heatwave even menially comfortable.
We're pullin' for ya, gurl.UPDATE: SHE POPPED. IT'S A BOY. (Which means Queen E won't slowly poison Kate for screwing it up. GOOD JOB, KATE.) KING BABY.
says "70 is the new 50," burns all our eyes (NSFLife, but no actual privates at Large),
then removes the nekkid photo from Twitter.
San Diego Comic
Con was this weekend, which means every movie, TV show, comic and any other
piece of media that exists served up something exciting for fans to enjoy. One
of which is the trailer for the Veronica Mars movie, which was totally funded
by fans via Kickstarter.
The Walking Dead Season Four trailer also premiered:
Exciting news: Derek Wallace from The Water Boy plays a new character!
Confusing news: Not even a glimpse of The Governor at the end? Wha?
Everyone and their
estranged Facebook friend has an opinion on the latest Rolling Stone cover, which features Boston Marathon bombing
Tsarnaev with the headline, “The Bomber.” The debate is more than just over
whether the Rock mag should handle news fare or tragic subject matter, though —
Rolling Stone has long covered
current events. The image of Tsarnaev, a photo he had posted online himself, depicts him
as a cool young man. Without any context, one might assume he was a musician, a
rising star — definitely not a terrorist. Is it OK to depict terrorists as cool
or sexy? Did Rolling Stone simply use
this tactic to create buzz for the magazine? Is this what Tsarnaev wants — Rock star
all the controversy about the cover and the subject, are people even reading
the actual story? These are probably just a few of the questions currently
cluttering your newsfeed.
Local chain Tom +
Chee was featured on Shark Tank back
in May and, although owners Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward ended up turning
down the deal they accepted on TV, business has been booming ever since.
The guys have received more than 7,000 franchise requests since their episode
of Shark Tank aired two months ago, and grilled cheese-n-tomato soup fans across
the country (and world?) will be able to get their hands on Tom + Chee yums
with the 60 new locations expected to open in 2014.
Emmy nominations were
announced last week. Check them out here. For
the first time ever, digital-only Netflix original series were included in the awards (House of Cards, Arrested Development and
Hemlock Grove). And speaking of, I finally started watching the latest Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black, and it is awesome. Early Weeds vibe, funny, dark, great characters. It's always nice to see Donna from That '70s Show continue to be super hot. And I don't know why I'm rooting for Jason Biggs, but I like that he's in something successful. Also, Laverne Cox. Watch it.
Local writer/musician Chris Charlton produces some of the freshest new comic books on the market
1 Comment · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The gap between comic books when I was a
kid and comic books today is like the difference between Bruce Wayne and
Batman. My obsession dates back to the Big Three: DC, Marvel and Dell.