by Jac Kern
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.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There's an inherent competitive aspect to making art professionally — at some point, somebody else has to like your work more than the next person's or you'll never get any attention. So, dubious as I was about an elimination-style reality show devoted to art, I had to acknowledge the premise did make sense when I learned about Bravo's new 'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.'
This vapid and petty sequel should be called 'Self-Absorption and the City'
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The first 'Sex and the City' film proved that the tolerable self-centered behavior on the HBO show can be grating when extended beyond two hours. But what the cast and crew of 'Sex 2' have created is even worse: an imitation of the HBO series that's as cheap as the knock-off dresses and shoes likely to be worn by show devotees showing up for this tawdry affair. And that's a real shame. Grade: F.