by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Miley Cyrus hosted and performed on Saturday
Night Live this weekend and I have to admit — she rocked it. You have to
give it to the writers for coming up with some original ways to incorporate her
recent now-ubiquitous scandals (VMAs, buzzworthy music videos, ever-exposed
tongue), but MiCy deserves some credit, too.
Bitch may be feuding with Sinead O’Connor
and giving twerking a bad name, but she is definitely a solid performer. The weak skits of the night (How
dare SNL make a failed attempt at a
cheerleader sketch when we all know the Spartans
can never be topped? Too soon!) flopped because of poor ideas or shoddy
writing, not due to Miley’s lack of acting skills. The trend so far this year is the
best skits being prerecorded ones (the Girls
spoof with Tina Fey, this week's
Fifty Shades of Grey auditions),
which kind of defeats the purpose of it being a live show. Nonetheless, the No. 1 sketch of the night perfectly
blended a Miley earbug with the government shutdown: “We Did Stop.”
Meanwhile, Nori West is racking up finer garments
before her fourth month on Earth
(FOR FREE) than the rest of us can probably ever imagine owning. In our adult lives.
In Case You Missed It: Dumb and
Dumber To is actually happening. Not to be confused with the cringe-worthy
2003 prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When
Harry Met Lloyd (which I totally saw in theaters the day it opened), this Farrelly Brothers sequel will feature OG stars Jim
Carrey (Lloyd Christmas) and Jeff Daniels (Harry Dunne) picking up 20 years
after the duo’s last adventure. In D&D2,
which currently has an unspecified 2014 release date, one of the guys has a
long-lost offspring, and they both embark on a journey to find the child in
hopes of attaining a new kidney. Kathleen Turner will play Fraida Felcher, a
character mentioned but never seen in two scenes of the original (Below). Sounds like she's the baby mama. And
SPOILER ALERT: Jennifer Lawrence
will make a surprise cameo as a young Fraida. Hopefully we’ll get to see the
French Tickler in action. Billy the blind kid and Sea Bass will also return,
played by their respective original actors.
And because behind-the-scenes movie peeks are so fun, here’s Quvenzhane
Wallis on the set of Annie
with her near-identical stunt double who
is at least three times Q’s age. The Jay Z and Will Smith-produced remake, due
in theaters during Christmastime next year, will also star Jamie Foxx in the
Daddy Warbucks role, appropriately renamed “Benjamin Stacks.”
Although it’s been 13 years since Freaks
and Geeks originally graced our television screens, longtime fans and
newcomers discovering the fantastic series on Netflix or IFC can now experience
McKinley High in a whole new way. The Fine Brothers, Internet creatives behind
the popular React series, developed a Freak and Geeks
choose-your-own-adventure game that combines great television, old-school video
games and your inner 10-year-old’s favorite genre of books. Players can
actually click on different choices in the YouTube video, leading them to new
videos based on their selections. Play now!
Watch what you say to Siri: That robot voice on your phone is
actually a real lady!
Recently, we learned Lisa Frank is an actual, live human.
Next up: Siri. Voice actress Susan Bennett has come forward as the woman behind
the mysterious personal assistant living inside newer Apple mobile devices. The
recent Apple software update iOS 7 gives users the option of a new “male” Siri
voice, prompting Bennett to reveal Siri’s original real-life counterpart. Meet
Check out these cool paintings on coins:
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Starting Monday, FX spawns a new young adult network, dubbed FXX. FX’s hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League will make the jump to the new network along with the nightly talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
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Whenever I hear about laser
night at planetariums, I immediately think of Freaks and Geeks. Lindsay and the crew would go to Laser Dome and hang out/make out
under squiggly beams set to Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin. You can pretend it’s 1980, too, as Drake Planetarium presents
Laser Beatles, 8-9 p.m. Making out optional.
and New York
Times-bestselling author Alex Kava
will discuss and sign her latest book, Fireproof,
tonight at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Rookwood Commons). Like her past mysteries,
Kava’s latest follows FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell, this time as she
investigates and tracks down a dangerous arsonist. The event begins at 7 p.m.
The Clermont County Fair
continues tonight with a petting zoo, carnival rides, deep-fried comfort food
and live music. Tonight’s lineup features a pie auction and demolition derby.
(“fashionable friends of fine art, fine
reading and the Mercantile Library) present a screening of the 2005 adaptation
of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
tonight at the Merc. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7 p.m. showing and admission is
$5 (free for members).
Salsa on the Square
takes over downtown from 7-10 p.m. tonight. Come for the live tunes from Son
del Caribe, stay for the free dance lessons — expert Salsa dancers are always
on hand to give tips and show you the basics.
Over in Washington Park, it’s
Jazz night. Enjoy
a free concert by The Chris Comber Quintet, 7-9 p.m.Update: Live After Five at The Banks has been postponed due to heat and possible storms. The event will be rescheduled in August.