by Jac Kern
22 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Here at IJCGE, we’re in the
business of talking trash and making jokes, not patting ourselves on the back.
That being said, some readers might be interested to know that this blog was
recognized last week at the Cincinnati Society for Professional Journalists’
Excellence in Journalism awards, which we assure you sounds incredibly fancier
that it actually is. I Just Can’t Get Enough nabbed first place for Lifestyle
Reporting — just one of several awards CityBeat received. So rest assured, when you
come here for the latest Beyoncé scoop or completely biased awards show commentary, you’re utilizing an award-winning source.
And speaking of Queen Bey —
who just topped Forbes’ Most Powerful
list (Bow down, Oprah) — locals got
the rare opportunity to breathe the same air as Mrs. Carter last weekend (just
kidding, of course — we all know Bey is an alien robot goddess that does not
require oxygen like us plebs). Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run tour made its
second stop at Great American Ballpark Saturday; read our review here. Spoiler Alert: It was the best thing that has
Part of the joy of being a
kid is the adventure. It’s all about having fun, throwing caution to the wind!
Ten-year-olds don’t worry much about safety or the fact that death is lurking
behind every corner.
Some people believe we, as a society, are too overprotective of our children — we
shelter them. But across generations we can all probably agree we did some
pretty fucked up shit in our youth we’d never dream to attempt now. For kids
around the northern New Jersey area between 1978 and 1996, Action Park in Vernon,
N.J., played a role in those haunting memories of destructive youth decisions. Check out this short, highly entertaining doc on “the world’s most dangerous theme park.”
The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever (Full
Length) by insane-amusement-park
So we’ve all had a good
laugh about this defunct attraction (except all those people who died or got
hurt). Well, surprise, bitch!
Action Park has reopened, and everyone’s freaking out about it.
Tim & Eric fans: Check
out the Steve Brule Name Generator,
for your health! (I got Jranice Kringus, which is what I will answer to
exclusively from this point on.)
In other news, apparently we’re still
talking about Grumpy Cat. The Internet-famous feline was recently united with her
doppelganger, Peter Dinklage,
and is also in a new Honey Nut Cheerios commercial.
you’re in good company! #beegotswag #whyisthishappening
Remember “First Kiss,”
that hot black-and-white viral vid with strangers making out (that was actually
somehow a clothing ad)? Well, now there’s “The Slap,” a hands-on response to
Wren’s kissing project. It features Haley Joel Osment so it is obviously
recording what’s become known as a rape anthem, pissing off Marvin Gaye’s
family and probably cheating on/breaking up with/desperately trying to win back
wife Paula Patton, Robin Thicke is generally disliked by most humans at this
point. So VH1 thought this was a good opportunity to open up Twitter to
questions for the singer. Apparently they never heard about #AskRKelly.
It went about as well as you’d expect.
movie trailers to hit the
Interwebz: Fury, a World War II action drama from David Ayer (End of Watch, Training Day) starring Brad Pitt, Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower and a way-too-method Shia LaBeouf; odd-couple comedy St. Vincent that has nothing to do with Annie Clark starring Bill Murray, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy in a role that doesn't appear to be that same sloppy, stupid fat lady caricature; and dark comedy The
Skeleton Twins, in which Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig play recently reunited troubled twins.
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
98 Degrees appeared
on Bravo’s late night show, Watch What
Happens Live, last week and, shockingly, Justin Jeffre didn’t wear a
fedora! But seriously, on the after-show, Nick played “Plead the Fifth”
(without pleading the fifth!), a regular game in which host Andy Cohen asks a
guest three personal questions, and they can only decline to answer one. Nick
best thing about not having Joe Simpson anymore as a father-in-law is that I
don't have to play grab-ass under the table on Easter Sunday anymore.” And
judging by the reaction (plus the rumors about Joe batting for the other team), he
ain’t talking about Jess… But the best part of this episode was the night's bartender, Internet
sensation of yesteryear, Sweet Brown! In case you were wondering,
no, she still ain’t got time for that.
Hold on to your
knickers, girls, because Robb Stark (government name: Richard Madden) is going to portray Prince Charming in
Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of Cinderella.
If you somehow avoided
the Internet late last week, perhaps you missed the genius that is Ryan Gosling
Won’t Eat His Cereal, a series of Vine videos by Ryan McHenry. IknowIknowIknow
ANOTHER Ryan Gosling meme — but this one will make you spew milk out of your
nose. That is, if you’ll ever eat cereal again knowing RG’s disdain for it.
Peep them all here,
conveniently compiled by Buzzfeed.
Well, it’s time.
Seven years after cancelling one of the smartest comedies on television,
the folks behind Arrested Development “unmade a huge mistake.” Season Four comes to
Netflix May 26 and the first official trailer is here.
AD goes live at 12:01 a.m. PT, which
is 3:01 a.m. our time. Early morning frozen bananas, anyone? After all,
breakfast is the most important thing — out of things you eat.
hosted Saturday Night Live last week (don’t even get me started on that mess) and Vampire
Weekend performed two songs from their new album, Modern Vampires of the City. It’s pretty good; you should buy it
here. Does anyone know if lead singer Ezra Koenig (right) and actor Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk
Empire, A Serious Man) are related?
Seth Meyers, head
writer for SNL and Weekend Update
host, is now the confirmed replacement for Jimmy Fallon when he leaves Late Night
to take over The Tonight Show. Longtime veteran Jay Leno will be stepping down
early next year. When the switch goes down, both The Tonight Show and Late
Night will be filmed in New York. Lots of questions still remain: Will The Roots
stay with Jimmy or stick to Late Night? How will old people react to two goofy,
youngish SNL alumni with normal chins
taking over their screens two hours each weeknight? Seriously, has anyone
checked on Conan O’Brien lately? Is he doing OK?
I can be suckered
into any number of advertising campaigns (HELLO, TARGET) but it really irks me
when an ad tries too hard and I can totally see through it. For example,
remember last spring when Mike and Ike billboards were popping up and — oh my
gosh, someone vandalized them! Every single one! That’s right, the ads appeared
to have either Mike or Ike scribbled out and then a few weeks later, the next
wave of ads were released, which revealed that Mike and Ike have “broken up.” I
really do not give a shit about boring movie candy. Do kids even know what Mike
and Ikes are anymore? I guess that’s the point. Well, a year later, Mike and
Ike are back at it. This time, they're getting some street cred thanks to their
new friend, Nelly. From a press release:
hop artist, Nelly has teamed up with MIKE AND IKE® to honor their recent
reunion after a highly publicized split last Spring! As a long-time fan of the
candy, Nelly played a role in helping Mike and Ike get back together and is
excited to be part of their new campaign!
Read more of this
thrilling, newsworthy announcement here.
And don’t forget
to check out Tom+Chee on Shark Tank this Friday!