by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Serena Williams and Drake
made out at Sotto. What did you do this weekend?
Serena was in town competing
in the Western & Southern Open; Drake came to watch. The two celebrated
Serena’s finals win with dinner at Sotto downtown and, apparently, a little
mouth-on-mouth action. Drake also supported Serena at Wimbledon earlier this
The brothers Hanson, the
objects of my adolescent affection after my JTT phase ended, are now in the
beer business. The still-dreamy-to-me trio of Zac, Isaac and Taylor have
produced a pale ale appropriately called Mmmhops. It’s not available in Ohio,
but you should be able to buy some online
If you’re still following
the Fat Jew on Instagram or Twitter, here are some reasons why you should
consider cutting that shit off.
Play Cincinnati I-Spy as
you watch the trailer for Carol:
I spotted Maury’s Tiny Cove
(the restaurant in the very first scene) and various Downtown streets, and
those Christmas shop scenes were filmed in Eden Park. The movie is expected to
be released Nov. 20.
Do you ever wake up in the
middle of the night with pressing questions, like “What ever happened to
Rayanne from My So-Called Life?”
Well, don’t worry, because A.J. Langer is doing fine — much better than how her
iconic ‘90s character probably would have fared (All that sex! Drugs! Wild
hair!). In fact, she’s a damn countess. Step aside, LuAnn.
A.J. met British Lord
Charles Courtenay in 2002 and they married in 2005. They have two kids. Real-life
Rayanne swapped her title of a Lady for that of a Countess when Charles’ father
passed away last week, making her husband an Earl. In other words, boring,
boring, boring, Rayanne now has a castle. The title includes a 14th-century
estate in Exeter, England. Get it, Rayanne!
Wanna attend the Gloss book release party that Marc
Jacobs is hosting next month during New York Fashion Week? Well, first you have
to be fabulous enough to get an invite — but that’s not all. The invite features
a lengthy, descriptive dress code that includes "fur coats over lingerie," "Grace
Jones butch realness," "riding in on a white horse" (literally?) and sequins —
three times. Read my wedding dress code the full description here.
Highly specific talent:
This woman sounds exactly like Beyoncé. If Beyoncé did commercial voiceovers.
Rumors about a Sons of Anarchy spinoff were circulating
before the seven-season show even concluded last year. The idea was a prequel
focusing on SAMCRO’s origins with Jax’s dad John Teller and the rest of the
Redwood Original. But FX is instead moving forward with a spinoff about the
Mayans, a rival motorcycle club.
If you can’t wait for another
Kurt Sutter series, tune into The Bastard
Executioner, premiering on FX Sept. 15. The medieval war drama stars Sons’ Gemma (Katey Sagal, Sutter’s
wife), True Blood’s Bill (Stephen
Moyer) and, naturally, the multihyphenate Sutter as a prosthetic-covered
character called “The Dark Mute.”
And speaking of spinoffs, Fear the Walking Dead, a companion
series to the similarly-titled The
Walking Dead, is now on AMC. See this week’s TV column to read more about
the new series and other shows to watch this week.
find yourself in the Chicago area and need a new gig, this Craigslist gem
is searching for a tour assistant for a cat circus. MUST LOVE CATS!
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In the mid-1990s when Venus and Serena
Williams were teenagers, when the jangle of beaded scalp-tight cornrows
and silver braces on their teeth long preceded waist-length weaves and
fake painted fingernails, neither blacks specifically nor America generally knew
exactly what we were looking at when we looked at the Williams sisters.
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1, which means rent’s due, Halloween season is upon us and Netflix is shuffling
its offerings. New offerings starting today include the entire Gilmore Girls series, Romeo + Juliet and Team America: World Police. No longer available are Battlestar Galactica, Center Stage and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Find a full list of what you
can and can’t stream this month here.
In what can only be described as an offering to the
Internet gods, Drake got an emoji tattoo.Still no confirmation on whether that emoji is
high-fiving hands or praying hands illuminated by Jesus’ power.
Smart girls gained an epic win over bimbos this
weekend as George “Forever Bachelor” Clooney married lawyer/activist/author
Amal Alamuddin. Cocktail waitresses across the globe mourn as they realize it
wasn’t him, it was them.American
Horror Story: Freak Show premieres in a week and we finally have a look at some actual show
footage. This short preview packs in a lot — look out for Pepper (Naomi
Grossman), the only AHS character to
cross over into multiple seasons (you may remember her from Asylum — Freak Show takes place in 1952, about 12 years before the events of
Asylum); Sarah Paulson playing
conjoined twins Bette and Dot; Kathy Bates as a bearded lady; Angela Bassett as
triple-tittied woman (sit down, Jasmine);
Evan Peters as a man with ectrodactyly
(giving him claw-like hands); smallest living woman Jyoti Amge; John Carroll
Lynch’s terrifying clown; and, of course, Jessica Lange in her final AHS performance as the striking German
ringleader of it all.
ICYMI: Rhinegeist’s Bryant Goulding is featured in GQ’s “The 50 Best Craft Beers Every Man
Must Try.” Goulding
serves as an expert with tips on the best “stein filling quenchers,” suggesting
Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Weihenstephaner Pilsner, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Double
Mountain Vaporizer and Moonlight Reality Czeck Pilsner for when you really want to get yo drink on.The Magic
Mike sequel will be air-humping its way into theaters next summer — without
director Steven Soderbergh or Matthew McConaughey. Magic Mike XXL will be helmed by Gregory Jacobs (who co-produced the
original); Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe
Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias are all set to
reprise their roles. Newcomers this time around include a very curious mix of
actors: Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett
Smith, Andie MacDowell and Michael Strahan. The official synopsis, found here, is equally confusing. Didn’t the dudes move to Miami at the end? Didn’t
Channing Tatum quit stripping for his dead-faced nurse friend?Am I the only one who wishes SNL’s weird ‘90s sitcom sketch was a real show? By far one of the
funniest moments of Saturday’s season premiere.
Apparently this isn’t the first skit of its kind
with Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett — check out this very sexually tense episode with
Andrew Garfield, which was cut from his episode last May. From the stiff acting
and awkward delivery to the constant laugh tracks, applause and “ooohs,” this
bit nails that weird, satirical, almost Tim
& Eric-esque humor that’s so popular right now. Hopefully we’ll see it
again later in the season. No movie trailers this week, but know that Zombieland 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Taken 3 are all happening so we can probably just give up on movies for now.
Friday • Riverbend
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Canadian-born Aubrey Drake Graham, better
known as simply Drake, has proven to be a talented triple threat — a
dramatic and comedic actor, a rapper with R&B authenticity and a
songwriter for himself and others.
1 Comment · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Americans download more music illegally than any other country (and we steal Drake's music the most), Passion Pit defends Taco Bell ad and the RIAA won't be bilking you for hundreds of thousands of dollars anymore (but others just might)
May 28 • Bogart's
0 Comments · Monday, May 24, 2010
Drake, the hot rapper from Canada who has a sold-out Bogart's show Friday, has an unusual background. So it's fitting that he's picked Francis and the Lights for his opening act — they're not rappers but rather a mixture of New Romantic, Neo Soul crooning — think mid-1980s British Pop elegance a la Bryan Ferry, Spandau Ballet, Human League, Blow Monkeys and ABC with sexy post-Prince (and maybe post-Antony) falsetto singing accompanied by synth-infused, heavily percussive Modern Rock.