by Jac Kern
30 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
A terrified-looking local 2-year-old has become something of an Internet sensation over the past week. In
a funny photo with a cute story-turned-viral image, Quincy Kroner posed with
two friendly looking garbage men in front of their truck (as he held his
own mini garbage truck toy).
Pictured: Internet gold.
Dad and Northside resident
Ollie Kroner, who’s no stranger to CityBeat,
posted the photo on Facebook, saying, “Quincy's been waiting all week to
show the garbage men his garbage truck. But, in the moment, he was overwhelmed
in the presence of his heroes.” The photo was shared by friends and family,
then their friends and so on until the image appeared prominently on Tumblr, Imgur, Awkward
Family Photos, Huffington Post and ABC News.Despite the sudden fame, Quincy
continues to live a low-profile, tiny human life. Read more here. (Worth noting is the writer’s choice to drive home the point that “it started
with a sticker chart” and to include the comment "Garbage men get swole as
hell and are generally the greatest people around.")
Stock footage provider
Dissolve created a “faux” TV trailer using only stock video, and it appears only
slightly more generic that a CBS fall lineup.
Just in time for Mad Men’s final season premiere, AMC
paid tribute to the show with a bench resembling the Don Draper
silhouette logo that has become so iconic. The bench — which I really need them
to mass-produce — was unveiled in front of the Time-Life building, which
Sterling Cooper & Partners has called home in Mad Men universe since Season Four. Jon Hamm was profiled in GQ’s April issue, and the show’s leading
man shared some advice given to him from a guy who knows what it’s like to
portray an iconic TV character and then, suddenly, not — Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
"It's hard, man," Cranston told him. "It's hard to let it
go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times."
But before you get
depressed thinking about all of Mad Men joining
Walter White and the other characters in the big TV set in the sky, there’s
still a whole (OK, half) season of Mad Men to obsess and drink over, starting
Serena Williams made her
own 7/11 video a la Beyoncé.
Almost as good as the
original and how cute is it when she stops dancing to let that old man walk by?
Definitely needed more azz, though.
Goodbye Zuckerberg, hello
Luthor! Jesse Eisenberg lost his curly locks to embody his upcoming role as Lex
Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Justice. Check out his TRANSFORMATION (he just shaved his head) here.The cast of Pretty Woman the movie’s
25th anniversary with a reunion on the Today Show.
While it has been quite a few years since the last good hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold
movie, don’t count on a sequel. They say there will never be a Pretty Woman 2. At least some things are
With that being said, of course there’s new remake news this
Fox announced that David
Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as Mulder and Scully in the
network’s limited-series reboot of The
The John Candy classic Uncle Buck is also getting a TV remake. Mike
Epps and Nia Long are set to star in the ABC comedy. (This isn’t the first time
Uncle Buck is getting the TV
treatment — there was a short-lived series of the same name in 1990). Until
then, go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face.
Some movies are getting
turned into TV shows while some television series are getting reworked for the
big screen. Finally, the Entourage
movie trailer is here.
Who doesn’t love a good
conspiracy theory? Reddit user Euchrid_Eucrow posted an
in-depth analysis on the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” (yes, you’re reading
all of this correctly) in the Fan Theories subreddit. S/He argues that that
song — an upbeat Pop-Rock earworm full of random bits of early-Millennium pop
culture — is about a man who killed his girlfriend and is slowly going mad as
he stays in a room with the corpse. Internet!
Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker
throwing fifty shades of shade at Tom Hanks at a hockey game.
Forget Resting Bitchface —
Carrie Bradshaw’s got a very active bitchface.
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
The Screen Actors
Guild Awards were Sunday and I didn’t watch that low-budge mess, but here are
if you care. America’s girl crush, Jennifer Lawrence, nabbed an SAGy (?) for
her role in Silver Linings Playbook (I
know I’m late on this, but that movie is just great. Go see it.) After a
JLaw accepted by citing the first job that got her the ubiquitous SAG card: an
MTV My Super Sweet 16 promo.
Via Dlisted:Get More:
Jennifer Lawrence, Movie Trailers, Movies Blog
Local drag queen
Penny Tration (government name: Tony Cody) was selected to be on the fifth
season of RuPaul’s Drag Race via a
Facebook fan vote. The season premiered Monday on Logo and, sadly, our girl was
the first to sashay away. Now, call me biased (because I am), but Penny
deserved at least another week. Having spent time in The SweatShoppe, Penny’s
HQ and studio, I know she’s one of the hardest working queens in the biz. She
makes her own clothing and wigs, does some outstanding makeup work and
looked more like a real curvalicious lady than Serena ChaCha, the other queen up for
elimination this week. When the two were instructed to lip sync for their lives, it was
clear Ms. ChaCha was the winner (damn her splits!). Unfortunately, Penny did
not know the lyrics to “Party in the USA,” so I think we can all just blame
Miley for this tragedy. Penny, we still love ya! Keep doing yo thang.
Adrian Grenier (Vincent
Chase to most but forever the Drive Me
Crazy dude to me) tweeted
big news for Entourage fans this
week: the movie spinoff has been greenlit! Mind you,
Entourage may follow in its sister Sex
and the City’s
footsteps by glossing over anything cool about the series and pooping out a
2-hour douchey bromance, but fans will certainly still flock to theaters to check it
Adapting TV shows
for the big screen
is nothing new — just look at Star Trek.
In Entourage’s case, a successful show on HBO for eight seasons, a movie will
provide one last chance for fans to see Vince and his buddies...and one last
chance to squeeze any last profitability from the series. But what about
adapting shows that weren’t necessarily successful on TV in the long term? Party
Down was an excellent Starz comedy from 2009-2010. Adam Scott, Lizzy
Caplan, Ken Marino and a bunch of other hilarious familiar faces from TV comedy
portrayed a crew of kooky caterers, each episode following them to a different catered event. It got a lot of late-in-show life love from Netflix viewers (because who
watches Starz?!) but was cancelled after two seasons. Ever since, there have
been hopes and rumors of a film version from fans and cast members
alike. While the crossover is still unconfirmed, here’s an awesome faux
trailer, made from clips from the series, with a horror twist:
everyone loves Mrs. Doubtfire, check
out a creepily realistic look at what the family film would look like if it had
taken a dark turn.
If you’re like
most theater kids or women between the ages of 10 and 110, then you can quote Mean Girls and Les Mis like a champ and you will love this.
Tonight is a night
that myself and Lizbeans everywhere have been dreading for some time — the
series finale of 30 Rock. You can
read my full eulogy here, but I have to say while I’m happy the show is going
out while it’s still good (Tina Fey and Alec Bladwin both snagged
aforementioned SAG awards for their performances in the show), I’m really going
to miss my weekly dose of Ms. Bossypants.
From the beginning, 30 Rock has been
a writer’s comedy and I will cherish every quote that has been ingrained in my
brain over the past seven seasons (ex. "Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan). On this momentous evening, I leave you with these
life lessons from Liz Lemon.
My feelings are
best described by this Claire Danes supercut: