The long-anticipated Mad Men bit on Sesame Street is finally making its debut:
Alas, no Joan or Peggy, but “good work, sycophants” is so on-the-nose I’m going to die.
I declare this a successful Muppet adaptation. Are you with me, PopWatchers?
As we reported earlier today, Jessica Alba is set to join the third installment of the Meet the Parents series. What’s that I hear? A collective groan? I couldn’t agree more.
Considering Alba’s career choices as of late (i.e. The Love Guru and Good Luck Chuck), I can’t imagine she’ll be bringing in the laughs. It’s a risky move for a film that has already has high chances of becoming an epic fail, though not in the box office sense. No, it’ll probably fare well in that department. But, judging by the slapstick route the sequel, Meet the Fockers, took, I doubt this three-quel will be as sharp and so-awkward-it’s-funny as the original.
Need a refresher? Here’s a 30-second version of Fockers (the way it should’ve been made, if at all):
So PopWatchers, what do you think of Alba’s casting? And how do you think this sequel of a sequel will fare?
Sarah Drew is set to scrub in on Grey’s Anatomy, apparently as one of the Mercy West docs heading to Seattle Grace thanks to the merger. Drew, best known as the awesomely uptight Hannah from Everwood and as Kitty (Salvatore’s wife) on Mad Men, is venturing back to the Shonda-verse after a stint on Private Practice last season.
I’m wild about Drew and hope she can make the leap to Grey’s regular — she has the emotional eyebrow-cock thing down like nobody’s business, and she might be just the actress to get me back into the show. Seriously, watch the cry/smile at the very end of this. It belongs at Seattle Grace:
But! Where are all the dudes, Grey’s Anatomy? Where is the romantic subplotting and the scheming and the will they/won’t they? Everyone’s all coupled up, and I miss the romantic relationship shenanigans that brightened the often freakishly sad patient stories.
What say you, PopWatchers? Do you miss the sexytimes tension as much as I do?
First Lauren Conrad was a regular high school student. Then Laguna Beach made her a reality star — and then The Hills made her a “reality” star. Next came L.A. Candy, her best-selling YA novel about a teen-turned–reality starlet, and now, through the great, squealing beast of a machine we call show business, L.A. Candy is being turned into a film. There is no spoon, you guys, nor apparently an end to our fascination with one Ms. Lauren Conrad.
Topics far less interesting than the artificiality of manufactured reality and celebrity have been turned into movies: for example, sports events. But I’m curious how even a filmmaking master will be able to turn my favorite part of the book into a compelling scene: “Scarlett poured a cup of coffee, black, into her favorite mug, which said: COGITO, ERGO SUM, her favorite saying by her favorite philosopher, Rene Descartes.” Well? I’m hoping Darren Aronofsky takes this on and turns it into a bizarre meditation on the nature of voyeurism and fame. Dream big, etc etc.
Seriously, though, PopWatchers, I will totally see this movie. Will you?
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OMG Matt Saracen what is going on!? The trailer for Dare, starring Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Sandra Bernhard, and Alan Cumming, is now online, and as far as teen-sexuality-coming-of-age stories go, it looks good!
(But seriously, Matt Saracen, go back to Julie.)
I don’t know if I can wrap my brain around Gilford as a bad boy, but I am willing to try. What do you think, PopWatchers? Truth or Dare?