by Jac Kern
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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!
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
WEDNESDAY APRIL 17: The Vermont House of Representatives last
week approved a bill that will reduce the penalty for possessing up to
an ounce of marijuana. The bill passed by a 2-to-1 margin, which shouldn’t
come as much of surprise in the state that Phish is from.
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
On April 29, 1972,
Kings Island opened its gates for the first time, welcoming guest from
Cincinnati and across the country to its world of rides, games and overpriced
snacks. The next year, America watched the country’s first family visit that
very park — no, not the Nixons, the Bradys! In an episode filmed Aug. 20-24 1974
that first aired on Nov. 23, The Brady
Bunch’s architect dad Mike pitched some expansion plans for the park and
brought the whole gang along to enjoy attractions like Hanna-Barbera Land and
Forty years later,
the Bradys are at it again. Barry
Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady) and Susan Olsen (Cindy
Brady) will return to Kings Island May 19 for four live shows, autographs and photo ops.
Am I the only one
who had no idea Cincinnati’s Golden Child, Nick Lachey, has ties to the
Nick and Kim dated briefly in 2006 after he and Jessica Simpson split, and in a
recent interview with Details, Nick reveals
the shocking claim that Kim LIVES for the papz, who somehow showed up during a private date. Thank God he ended
up with former MTV VJ, Vanessa Minnillo. They seem to have a relatively normal,
happy relationship and I can say this with confidence because I regularly read her mommy/lifestyle blog even though I
don’t have a baby or a life. :-/
Hey, check out
this sloth and cat hanging out:
Now, I know I’m
about to get tarred and feathered for dissing sloths, but watching this, I kept
thinking sloth was about to hand-deliver cat to death’s door. Kristen Bell,
please don’t hate me.
NBC will debut a new comedy May 23 that takes place (but is not actually filmed) in suburban Cincinnati. Save Me stars Anne Heche as a housewife who develops the ability to communicate with God after a near-death experience, and she lives in none other than "Indian Hills." As a lifelong Cincinnati resident, I find it impossible to say “Indian
Hills” without an unsophisticated twang. It sounds like how us simple peasant folk
would mistakenly identify the most affluent neighborhood in Cincinnati. Indian Heels. In fact, I could swear
that when I got accepted into a certain all-girls private institution for high
school and my parents tried to politely warn me that all my friends would be richer than me,
they said, “You’ll probably meet a lot of girls who live in Indian Hills!”
A scathing email that the president
of Delta Gamma at the University of Maryland sent to her sorority sisters has been
making its rounds this week and, in
case you missed it, here’s Michael Shannon’s dramatic reading of the text.
Because if anyone can make this insane, delusional letter seem any crazier, it’s
Nelson Van Alden. The video is NSFW, unless you happen to work as a Delta Gamma house mother.
People like to personify “Amurca” as a blue-collar, Budweiser-drinking, NRA card holder. Nevermore, says former CEO of Anheuser-Busch and heir to the beer fortune, Adolphus A. Busch IV. Busch publicly announced the resignation of his lifetime membership to the National Rifle Association amidst recent gun control controversy, surrounding the organization. Check out Busch’s letter here and crack open a cold one for standing up for what’s right!
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
WEDNESDAY AUG. 8: For the second time in a year, Country singer Randy Travis was arrested for getting too wasted.
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The radio show hosted by former drug addict and defiler of
the sanctity of marriage (thrice divorced, so far!) Rush Limbaugh might
be loaded with a lot of dead air soon, and not just because advertisers
are fleeing the program like passengers on the Titanic.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
TV has taught America a lot about Cincinnati: 1970s sitcoms, '80s rollerblade dramas, '90s drug movies and the 2001 riots gave people a pretty good idea of what we're all about. Now the country has a new perception of us, as MTV's 'Taking the Stage' reality show made our School of Creative and Performing Arts seem like an exciting place full of complicated teenagers and real-life dance-offs.
SCPA students prepare for a taste of 'Fame' on MTV's 'Taking the Stage'
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The 10-episode series introduces us to "five talented seniors on the cusp of greatness" (actually one of them is a junior). The first episode opens with a visual montage of Cincinnati, showing viewers that we're a sizable Midwestern city with an urban core. There's a panoramic scan of the skyline, a hyper-saturated shot of the Roebling Bridge and students in an urban-looking area walking into a school.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
President Obama addressed Congress on Tuesday with a summary of America's many problems, but instead of Wednesday's headlines reading "Obama, America Totally F'd" they read "Jindal, Republicans Look Stupid."