by Jac Kern
113 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Many longtime Parks and Recreation fans are well aware
of actor Chris Pratt’s greatness, but sometimes it takes the combination of a personal
trainer and a blockbuster action flick for an actor to get big mainstream
recognition. Sure, Parks and Rec’s
Andy Dwyer may be all buff now, but Pratt is definitely not just relying on
that body — he’s even exploring other aspects of the entertainment business,
When on a radio show
recently, Pratt talked about living in a van in Hawaii, smoking weed every day
and blasting The Chronic 2001 on
repeat. (Yes, Chris Pratt really was basically Andy Dwyer and yes, this story
will fuel fantasies for years to come.) Thankfully, all that weed fog didn’t
cloud his memory, as he proved by rapping the better half “Forgot About Dre”
from memory, to perfection.
Between his actually good
rap skills and his obvious musical talent as seen on Parks (Mouse Rat for life!), Pratt could probably be a successful
musician. I can hear it now: Matchbox 20 meets Eminem…
titular line from The Killers’ song “Are We Humans or Are We Dancer” has been
dubbed the weirdest lyric ever. Am I alone in just now realizing “dancer” wasn’t plural? Am I alone in giving
this any thought at all?
Aug. 1, Netflix dumped a bunch of streaming movies and shows — due to the
constantly expiring contracts with distributors — but several more were added. You
may have to find other ways to watch Airplane!, Paper Moon and Heartbreaker,
but you can now stream Air Bud, Kinky Boots, the Rocky franchise, Spice World and several other movies,
plus new show releases throughout the month.
Michele is latest on the growing list of random
celebrities appearing in the final season of Sons of Anarchy. The squeaky-clean Glee star joins the likes of Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love.
this vid of Jax Teller himself, Charlie Hunnam, addressing Comic Con fans from
the Sons set.
And to think he was
thisclose to starring in 50 Shades…
Beyoncé dropped a remix of
“Flawless” this weekend. The track features Nicki Minaj — fresh album art azz controversy
— and in it Bey acknowledges, for the first time, the infamous elevator
incident of 2014. Quel scandale!
popular movies and TV shows rendered as Little Golden Book-style children’s
from Girls is going to play Peter Pan in NBC’s live staging of the musical. Really not
sure how I feel about this, especially considering my confusion over always
casting a woman to play the man-boy. Does it somehow make it less disturbing
that the character is an adult, acts like a kid, and takes children from their
room at night? Like, "Hey, guys, this actually isn’t scary because Peter Pan is
really a lady!”? I mean, far be it from me to insist on more men onscreen —
There just aren’t enough! — but all
the guys I know with Peter Pan Complex are far from impish, androgynous waifs.
the shit is happening here:
Perry’s videos always carry a strong WTF factor, but “This Is How We Do” hurt
my brain/eyeballs. There’s a twerking ice cream cone, random nods to famous
works of art, inedible tacos and pizza (the nerve!) and a sprinkling of
cultural appropriation. Basically I haven’t felt as hypnotized, confused and
old since I watched “We Won’t Stop” for the first time. Get off my lawn, girls!
movie trailers to hit the
Interwebz: Disney musical Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine; dark comedy Birdman, which centers on an actor (Michael Keaton), known for his superhero role in films, as he attempts to create a Broadway play; and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar: wormholes and space travel with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.
Plus, Kiss keeps raising the drama bar for its Rock Hall induction and The Nuge promises to watch his mouth
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nicki Minaj gets sued for $30 million over some wig designs, Kiss can't get it together enough to perform at its own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ted Nugent kind of apologizes for calling the president a "subhuman mongrel."
Photographer Matthew Rolston features Vent Haven figures in upcoming book
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Matthew Rolston has taken close-up portraits, startlingly realistic
headshots, of some 200 figures — colloquially known as dummies — at Fort
Mitchell, Ky.’s Vent Haven ventriloquism museum. The results are in a
new book, Talking Heads, to be published next month by Pointed Leaf Press.