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MTV's 'Catfish' More of a Catch and Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In Catfish The TV Show, Nev Schulman helps young folks track down and meet their long distance loves in person. The series has potential to tread some new waters and take subject matter just a little bit seriously. Of course, in true MTV style, it could also seem incredibly scripted or exploitative.   

Raunchy Comedy Reigns Thursdays on FX

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tag-teaming Thursday nights, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League make FX the weekly spot for quotable comedy and gross-out laughs.  
by Jac Kern 10.25.2012
Posted In: TV/Celebrity, Holidays at 10:31 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I Just Can't Get Enough...Halloween

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

It’s recently come to my attention that it’s almost Halloween... In my opinion, costumes are imperative to any good October outing, but a successful ensemble doesn’t have to be complicated. Pulling from pop culture — from favorite movies and TV shows to current events — is a perfect way to find a culturally-relevant costume. (And, speaking of cultures, make sure you don’t select a get-up that mocks one. Racist costumes, much like Daniel Tosh, are way more offensive than clever or funny.) Dressing like your fave TV characters is always a hit. Most television networks sell costumes coinciding with their top shows online. Pay homage to the first season of American Horror Story by dressing as the Rubberman or sporting the creepy Larry Harvey burn-face mask. FX also offers costumes from Wilfred, Archer and The League. More of a Kenny Powers fan? Get his Miami Mermen look here because, in case you missed it, Powers is coming back fucking soon. Since creating your own costume is almost always preferred, put on your DIY cap and peep inspiration from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and 30 Rock.Whether you're throwing a Halloweekend party or just want to experience the weekend from your couch, peep this week's Halloween-inspired TV picks here. AMC, Syfy, ABC Family and other networks will be showing marathons of horror classics, family-friendly favorites and everything in between, in addition to new holiday-themed episodes of your favorite shows.And while there are tons of horror movies in theaters this weekend, Hollywood continues its butchery of all things sacred with the remake of Carrie. It's not in theaters 'til March 2013, but the trailer does look pretty creepy. Off the screen and onto politics, this being an election year promises plenty of Romney- and Obama-inspired costumes. Expect plenty of down-and-out Big Birds, binders full of women and horses-n-bayonets. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing Workout Ken 2012, aka a guy dressed as Paul Ryan from his P90XXX Time Magazine photo shoot. Fellas, all you need are some earbuds, a red ball cap, grey T-shirt and some free weights (fake ones if you’re not as ripped as Romney’s running mate.) Make it work!What’s orange, fiery and generally terrifying? No, not The Great Pumpkin. The Donald! Trump recently dropped his “October Surprise,” an announcement that had bloggers speculating all week. The statement, supposed to be detrimental to the Obama campaign, spurred rumors of everything from Obama’s alleged coke-dealing past to a failing relationship with his wife. But what recently surfaced was even lamer than all of that. Trump has requested that Obama release his college transcripts as well as his full passport records by 5 p.m. Oct. 31 (there’s the Halloween tie-in!) and he will donate $5 million to any charities of the president’s choosing. So, essentially, more birther bullshit. Yawn. Last time I checked, Trump had about the same amount of political pull as Lindsay Lohan, so I doubt this bears any consequence on the upcoming election, but it would be nice to see Obama stick it to the grotesque ginge and, hence, idiots everywhere, one last time.

‘Asylum’ Plays On Viewers’ Every Fear

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Last year’s FX breakout American Horror Story surprised audiences while weaving sexy and scary storylines into one addicting series. So how do Ryan Murphy and his crew top such a sensational season? By creating a new frightening format altogether.  

'The Walking Dead' Returns to Fast-Paced, Frightening Roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Blending violence and gore with drama and heart, The Walking Dead (9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) is the perfect seasonal scare-fest for grown-ups. Returning for its third season, TWD picks up a few months after the finale left off, with Rick and the crew attempting to take over a nearby prison.  
by Jac Kern 10.03.2012
Posted In: TV/Celebrity at 11:02 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Go make yourself a hump day treat because, if you didn’t know what day it is… It’s October 3rd. Let’s observe a moment of silence for 2005-era Lindsay Lohan. Tina Fey (who wrote Mean Girls) will soon end another hilarious quotable venture as 30 Rock which kicks off its final season Thursday on NBC. We’ll see Liz and Criss on their quest to make a plant baby, Jenna prepare for her wedding and countless more priceless moments from Kenneth, Jack, Tracy and the others. Go brush up on your Lemonology here. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, another returning fall comedy, is always willing to shake things up to keep the show spontaneously funny (cut to “fat Mac”). This season the show features an all new cast! If you want to lose your last hope for humanity, peep the comments on Facebook. One fan suggested,“You know what networks should do ... ASK the people when they are thinking of new cast members ! people watch the show for the cast not the content for the most part.” “You're joking? Why is Stephanie Tanner from Full House on it?!?” complained another, clearly confusing DJ with the middle Tanner sister (amateur). And FX better watch their numbers because some people will no longer be tuning in: “not good!!!!! writers will deeply regret new cast because there is no way on earth the original can be outdone a nd guess what? COUNT ME OUT AS VIEWER!” In other fake television news, the Twitter du jour has to be Fake Louie Episodes (@FakeLouieEps). Highlighting the simple yet absurd storylines featured on Louis C.K.’s FX hit, Louie, the tweets feature three-sentence descriptions of episodes that could totally exist — they just haven't been written yet. Hey, should you really be wearing that fedora? Click here to find out. In fact, if you find yourself on the above Tumblr or notice even your closest friends hiding your incessant Facebook statuses, peep this handy flowchart  to decided what to share and what to keep to yourself Because pop culture isn’t always nipple slips and baby bumps, we lost two TV stars this past week. Sahara Davenport (also known as Antoine Ashley) of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Sons of Anarchy’s Johnny Lewis, both in their twenties, flew up to the big boob tube in the sky. It has not been reported how Davenport passed; Lewis, who played the lovable “Half Sack” on Sons, allegedly murdered his elderly landlord before falling to his death from his roof. Find details here if you want to spend the rest of your day crouched in the fetal position in a dark room, quietly sobbing.

A New Life for Showtime’s Sympathetic Serial Killer

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After six action-packed seasons, even a show about a sociopath in sheep’s clothes can get stale. Thankfully, this season, things are taking an interesting turn as Dexter must “break code” and share his secret with a significant character — and the implications are hefty.  

Fall TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As summer winds down, students head back to school, football fans flex their tailgating muscles, fashionistas break out new wardrobes and TV people prepare for the return of fall favorites. Here’s a peek at what’s to come this season.  
by Jac Kern 08.20.2012
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I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

I’ve accepted the fact that people are going to associate me with 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon. The fact that I write stuff, enjoy snacks and have an unhealthy knowledge of reality television has long provoked friends to convince me, “You’re just like Liz Lemon.” (“But I have a boyfriend!” I yell, as everyone walks away shaking their heads.) I guess it’s close enough to being compared to my true idol, Tina Fey herself, right? It turns out I’m not alone. 30 Rock’s Pinterest page has been aggregating photos of people who look like characters from the show. Check out these "30Rockelgangers." If you bare a striking resemblance to Liz, Jack, Tracy or any other characters, tweet your pics to @nbc30rock. Because, surely, we’ve only scratched the surface of Pete Rose bowl cuts. Nadya “OctoMom” Suleman can now add “recording artist” to her famewhoring resume with the upcoming release of her new single, “Sexy Party.” It sounds really good. Via Dlisted: Did you miss last week’s Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne? There must have been some crazy niceness amendment to the roast contract because everyone kept the jokes somewhat “above-the-belt.” Roasters included host Jane Lynch, Ellen Barkin, Jeffery Ross and Gilbert Gottfried. Go here for a recap of the night, including Tom Arnold’s surprise visit and Roseanne’s surprising musical tribute to the US of A.Further proving the growing creepiness of social media, Cracked has uncovered eight ways Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and other popular sites are exactly like a serial killer’s lair. Being raised Catholic, and having learned all I know about the Jewish religion through Rugrats, I always wondered what it would be like to be a Jew. Of course, It all came down to the Bat Mitzvah — a party devoted to you, with your choice of theme, where you make your debut as an adult in faith. (Cut to: "I went to Confirmation and all I got was this stupid rosary.") In 1992, Shaun Sperling read the Torah, became a man and Vogued harder than Madge herself. Via Gawker: First of all, no, this is not long-lost footage of George Michael from Arrested Development. Second, can we discuss how awesome his friends and family are for encouraging this fabulosity to flourish? Strike a pose. If you secretly watched Mrs. Eastwood & Company and dreamt of being Francesca, Clint’s 19-year-old daughter who is the girlfriend and muse of photographer Tyler Shields, mark your calendars for Oct. 12. That night, in conjunction with FotoFocus, Hyde Park’s Miller Gallery opens a show of Shields’ buzzed-about photos. A former X Games skater, Tyler Shields is known for his photographs of celebrities, with his subjects often represented in a violent or sexual manner. People also lost their shit when he burned a Birkin Bag. Best of all, my fellow star hunters, Shields and Francesca will be at the gallery for the opening. Keep an eye out for the duo shooting around Cincinnati prior to the event. As the “Leggings: Are They Pants?” saga roars on, Buzzfeed created a convenient flow-chart to reference before walking out the door. Hint: If your pockets are painted on, you’re probably not wearing pants. Anyone else remember that episode of Millionaire Matchmaker where client Judith Regan described her dream man was “a straight Bruce Vilanch”? (Hey, I admitted by TV knowledge was abnormally vast.) She ended up going on a date with John McClellan, a comedian who sported a very serious chin pelt. Well, McClellan is performing a free show at The Comet Thursday (and he’s still really ridin’ the Bravo-lebrity wave).

'30 Rock' Goes Live — Again!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2012
If I had to pick fictional television characters to represent 2000s-era humans for a future generation, 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon would be my No. 1. Tina Fey’s character, while over the top, really represents the average snack food-loving workaholic.