0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With two buzzed-about awards shows coming
up this week — Sunday’s VMAs and the Emmys on Monday — this space would
typically be dedicated to one of those. In a selfish but necessary
decision, I must instead turn to True Blood, which ends its seventh and final season this week.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Chris Lilley is a master of disguise. The
Aussie multi-hyphenate creates, writes, directs and stars in
mockumentary-style comedies in which he plays a collection of diverse
characters — sometimes all at once.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
While The Knick is a drama, written by Jack Amiel and
Michael Begler, its basis is in true medical history with the earliest
surgeons at the start of the 20th century. Director Steven Soderbergh paints a
beautifully grotesque picture of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, with
imagery that leaves viewers covering their eyes … only to peek through
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
For the past four years, comedians Jonah
Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small
space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by
Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment
network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be
your typical L.A. comedy club.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The ups and downs of dating and marriage have long lent themselves to comedic entertainment. From I Love Lucy to Married with Children,
it’s fun to watch couples navigate their quirks.
television, Masters of Sex, Brew Dogs, Wilfred, The Bridge, Welcome to Sweden, Working the Engels, True Blood, Ray Donovan, The Leftovers, The Strain, Nathan For You
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sex may still be considered a taboo topic
in America today, but 60 years ago many were completely in the dark
about what was going on “down there.” Researchers Bill Masters and
Virginia Johnson pushed to relate activity between the legs to activity
between the ears with the science of sex.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The haunting trailer for The Leftovers
(Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) sets the scene perfectly: A busy
mom, on the phone, secures her fussy infant son in his car seat before
buckling up and heading home. As she details the day’s schedule on the
phone, the baby cries in the background.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The long-awaited summer is upon us, and
with it comes new series and seasons of shows worth checking out between
beach vacations and barbecues.
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Back-to-school shopping was always pretty fun as a kid, but for child
divas of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Lisa Frank made school supplies more than just
educational basics — they were Technicolor accessories you were allowed to bring
to school! Lisa Frank produced folders, posters, backpacks, pencils, notebooks
and other craft and school supplies in the ‘80s and ‘90s that featured vibrant,
colorful characters. It's like a child-friendly acid trip come to life. As The Atlantic
reveals below, Lisa Frank is actually a real person and, despite the fact that
she is a very private person, she recently gave a brief promotional interview
after Urban Outfitters bought her vintage stock. Check it out, take the hand of
a rainbow tuxedoed panda and walk down memory lane (and look out for a young Mila Kunis!) as you peek into Lisa Frank
Today, as Americans and people across the world remember 9/11, concerned about
a possible war between the United States and Syria, young people are left with
one question: What rhymes with hug me? Yes, Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines,” the song version
of that friend who was really fun at a party but doesn't know when to throw the towel in and call a cab, features plenty of questionable lyrics, but "You wanna hug me/What
rhymes with hug me" has turned the average Top 40 listener into a regular
What does rhyme with “hug me?!”
Thankfully, the WRWHM
lyric generator is here to help, with a variety of fun options. Unfortunately,
if you’re a rhyme Nazi like myself, you’ll be disappointed to find many non-rhyming
examples, similar to the assumed "fuck me" in the song. (He's
inferring "fuck me," right? Right?!)
Fifty Shades of Grey, the Twilight fan fiction that made it OK for women to openly read
shitty romance novels again (thank god!), has been on its way to the silver
screen for a while now. All the while, fans have been speculating who would
portray the book’s main characters, particularly the BDSM-loving Christian
Grey. Well, wait no more, horny moms — Sons of
Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam will soon be the recipient of endless deliveries
of cable ties and Lane Bryant panties, as he is officially the face of Mr. Grey. I guess this is a good move for him because every human with a
vagina will throw their dollars and undies at anything Shades, but Jax Teller? Really? Taking on the role of Grey’s
girl, Ana, is Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who
I’ve referred to as “the Stanford girl who slept with Justin Timberlake in The Social Network” more than once. Here
are some peeps
who turned down the roles.
Four years ago, Mac from Always
Sunny (in Season Five’s “The World Series Defense”) wrote a very emotional,
sticker-filled letter to Philadelphia Phillies’ second baseman Chase Utley. It’s been
a long wait, but Utley finally responded.
Ever want to watch celebrities recount their first sexual encounters to
your favorite Full House heartthrob?
I know, you’ve been waiting for years. Finally, here’s Losing It With John Stamos.
Australian comedian Chris Lilley is back with a new project featuring
one of fans’ favorite characters. For those unfamiliar with the comic chameleon that
is Lilley, cancel all of your plans, log onto HBO Go (or borrow someone’s account)
and watch Summer Heights High and Angry Boys (Lilley’s first series, We Can Be Heroes, is not available to
stream anywhere as far as I can tell, but you should buy that shit if you can find it). Lilley
makes these amazing mockumentary-style series in which he plays multiple
characters, often different genders, ages and nationalities, and he does so in
a way that is so realistic, poignant, raw and hilarious, you’d really have to
think twice before calling it “drag” or “blackface” — he becomes these characters.
In Lilley’s upcoming series, he will reprise his role of Ja’mie King,
prissy bitch supreme featured in WCBH and
SHS. Ja'mie: Private School Girl
will debut on HBO Nov. 24.
Please enjoy this Ja’mie mash-up, you fugly povos.
And as we welcome on new series, we say goodbye to another: True Blood will end
after its seventh season next summer.
Bon Temps better go out with a bang. And by bang, I mean a barrage of full-frontals (Spoilers!).
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I can’t believe I still watch True Blood, but I’m not ever going to stop. Sure, it’s lost its original spark, but True Blood is an event. Maybe I’ve been glamoured, but from the moment the first twangs of “Bad Things” start playing, it’s on. TB is
meant to be enjoyed with a group of friends, laughing out loud over its