by Jac Kern
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
I’ve accepted the
fact that people are going to associate me with 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon. The fact that I write stuff, enjoy snacks and
have an unhealthy knowledge of reality television has long provoked friends to
convince me, “You’re just like Liz
Lemon.” (“But I have a boyfriend!” I yell, as everyone walks away shaking their
heads.) I guess it’s close enough to being compared to my true idol, Tina Fey
It turns out I’m
not alone. 30 Rock’s Pinterest page
has been aggregating photos of people who look like characters from the show.
Check out these "30Rockelgangers."
If you bare a striking resemblance to Liz, Jack, Tracy or any other characters,
tweet your pics to @nbc30rock. Because, surely, we’ve only scratched the
surface of Pete Rose bowl cuts.
Suleman can now add “recording artist” to her famewhoring resume with the upcoming release
of her new single, “Sexy Party.” It sounds really good. Via Dlisted:
Did you miss last
week’s Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne? There must have been some crazy
niceness amendment to the roast contract because everyone kept the jokes
somewhat “above-the-belt.” Roasters included host Jane Lynch, Ellen Barkin,
Jeffery Ross and Gilbert Gottfried. Go here
for a recap of the night, including Tom
Arnold’s surprise visit and Roseanne’s surprising musical tribute to the US of
A.Further proving the growing creepiness of social
media, Cracked has uncovered eight ways Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and
other popular sites are exactly like a serial killer’s lair.
Catholic, and having learned all I know about the Jewish religion through Rugrats, I always wondered what it would
be like to be a Jew. Of course, It all came down to the Bat Mitzvah — a party
devoted to you, with your choice of theme, where you make your debut as an
adult in faith. (Cut to: "I went to Confirmation and all I got was this stupid
rosary.") In 1992, Shaun Sperling read the Torah, became a man and Vogued harder
than Madge herself. Via Gawker:
First of all, no,
this is not long-lost footage of George Michael from Arrested Development.
Second, can we discuss how awesome his friends and family are for encouraging this
fabulosity to flourish? Strike a pose.
If you secretly
watched Mrs. Eastwood & Company
and dreamt of being Francesca, Clint’s 19-year-old daughter who is the girlfriend
and muse of photographer Tyler Shields, mark your
calendars for Oct. 12. That night, in conjunction with FotoFocus, Hyde Park’s
opens a show of Shields’ buzzed-about photos. A former X Games skater, Tyler
Shields is known for his photographs of celebrities, with his subjects often
represented in a violent or sexual manner. People also lost their shit when he
burned a Birkin Bag. Best of all, my fellow star hunters, Shields and Francesca will be at the
gallery for the opening. Keep an eye out for the duo shooting around Cincinnati
prior to the event.
As the “Leggings:
Are They Pants?” saga roars on, Buzzfeed created a convenient flow-chart to
reference before walking out the door. Hint: If your pockets are painted on,
you’re probably not wearing pants.
Anyone else remember that episode of Millionaire
Matchmaker where client Judith Regan described her dream man was “a straight Bruce Vilanch”? (Hey, I admitted by TV knowledge was abnormally vast.)
She ended up going on a date with John McClellan, a comedian who sported a very serious
chin pelt. Well, McClellan is performing a free show at The Comet
Thursday (and he’s still really ridin’ the Bravo-lebrity wave).
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If you Google search “John McClellan,” you’ll find the late Democratic senator from Arkansas and the 19th-century chemist. So what is comedian, Akron native and onetime Cincinnatian John McClellan — who brought his "Punk Rock" stand-up tour to Northside's tiny music club/bar The Comet Aug. 13 — doing to distance himself from his fellow McClellans?