I have two words for you all: Baby Mikaelsons! How adorable were the accented little ones in those flashbacks?! I’m pretty positive there’s nothing better, though I’m still not sure why Elijah’s had an Australian accent, but never the mind! This episode was all about the three siblings, their 1,000-year story thus far, and where they go from here. Let’s dive in. READ FULL STORY
The ep may have been called “Fired Up,” but it fizzled more than sizzled, no? Is Schmidt’s sudden descent into poverty a long held-over karmic make-good for his cheating? Why does Nick’s former life in law keep resurfacing? Why hasn’t Winston gone off to police academy yet? What is the point of Cece’s new relationship (if you can call it that)? And would it be too soon if we never saw another episode of Jess at school? Ponder those questions as you read… READ FULL STORY
Previously on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Skye’s dead! (But not really.) Coulson is still freaked out about his resurrection thanks to a possible alien! Oh, and some Asgardian whore named Lorelei came to town.
This episode probably went one of two ways for you. If you’re a casual Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewer and not exactly well-versed in Marvel lore, you probably were confused at the mouthfuls of exposition about Asgard and Thor and Odin and 600 years in prison, yadda yadda yadda. If you’re a Marvel stan, on the other hand, you probably shrieked with glee every time Sif opened her mouth with another vague reference. READ FULL STORY
Say what you want about his politics, but President Obama definitely has a sense of humor.
The leader of the free world appeared on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis to promote the Affordable Care Act, and EW talked with director/producer Scott Aukerman, who co-created the series in 2008, on filming in the White House, Obama’s improv skills, and how they thought the whole thing wasn’t going to happen until the last minute.
The viral video has already racked up more than 6 million views in less than one day on the Funny or Die website. Aukerman was on a plane Tuesday morning and was shocked to see such a large reaction right away. “That’s super nuts! It’s hard to imagine 6 million people watching something in less than six hours,” Aukerman told EW. “How many people are there in the country though? 300 million? We still got a little ways to go.” Aukerman and Galifianakis had been chasing down Obama as a Ferns guest for years, hoping he would follow in the footsteps of Bradley Cooper, Justin Bieber, Natalie Portman, and Michael Cera, among others, who have all appeared on the show. Rumors from the White House that Obama may be interested in doing something “like this” circulated, but nothing ever came of it. “There was a series of false alarms,” Aukerman said.
In July, Aukerman and a group of Funny or Die creators met with Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett with the intention of creating viral videos to promote the Affordable Care Act. Aukerman suggested again that Ferns would be a perfect opportunity for Obama and his platform but didn’t hear anything until just three weeks ago. “They said if it were ever to happen, it would be now so start preparing.” Aukerman and Galifianakis were still suspicious that the shoot would get canceled again, even after a specific date and time was set and plane tickets had been purchased for D.C. It wasn’t until the pair were actually in the White House when it finally hit them. “I think this might actually be filmed!” Aukerman joked to Galifianakis at the time. “I remember I stood outside that building when I was 13. I never thought I would be invited in and meet the President.” READ FULL STORY
For a character quirk that was never written into the original script, Matthew McConaughey’s now-infamous chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street has clearly struck a chord — especially with the folks over at Eclectic Method who have taken it upon themselves to remix the rhythmic beat into an uptempo tune.
McConaughey’s chest thumping, laced with a dance rhythm, serves as the back beat for the remixed track, which also cuts in other sounds heavily used throughout the Martin Scorsese film.
Watch Eclectic Method’s “The Wolf of Wall Street Chest Thump Mix” below: READ FULL STORY
Some choices in life can be very difficult to make. But when it comes to saving one of her exes, Jennifer Lopez is quick to “let those motherf—ers drown!”
Of course, the American Idol judge was only being playful in a pretty funny interview with Big Boy TV when asked who she would save between exes Ben Affleck and Diddy if she only had one spot on her raft. The actress and singer also jokes around about the rumors that she is really a man, the fascination the world has with her ass, and the girlfights Jenny from the block got into as a pre-teen. She may have been trying to prove a point when she “accidentally” pushed host Big Boy off his chair. We get it J.Lo, you got street cred.
Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY
It’s been two days since the True Detective season finale metaphorically flattened the metaphorical circle of time. And although our culture will no doubt continue debating the final act of the noir-anthology show, it’s also time to look ahead. Specifically, to look ahead toward True Detective season 2, which will focus on a whole new set of detectives in a new mysterious dark-night-of-the-soul criminal investigation. Writer Nic Pizzolatto has already gone on the record saying that season 2 will be about “hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system.”
But in this week’s episode of Entertainment Weekly Radio’s Entertainment Weirdly, Clark Collis, Keith Staskiewicz, and I offered our own thoughts about the TD2 casting call. Listen below, and check out Clark’s list of possible season 2 pairings here. READ FULL STORY
Tom Bergeron is stepping down as host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, leaving the coveted spot open (hey, it’s about as steady as a showbiz job gets). When thinking of who should replace him, our minds immediately went to Bob Saget, who hosted the show from 1989 to 1997, but then we thought: What if every Full House star — not just Danny Tanner — was eligible for the position? After all, this has already been the year of Full House reunions with Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier’s multiple TV appearances together and the upcoming Candace Cameron Bure/Scott Weinger guest spots on The Neighbors.
To further this recent wave of Full House nostalgia, here’s our evaluation of the host abilities of each Tanner (and honorary Tanner): READ FULL STORY
Juan Pablo’s time as The Bachelor has finally come to a close, and despite the season’s weird and fairly unsatisfactory ending, it actually provided us with a few solid Bachelorette options. If I’m being honest, my first choice for the next Bachelorette was single mother Renee, aka the most refreshingly normal Bachelor contestant in the show’s history. But after she revealed her current “situation” of happiness during the Women Tell All special, I jumped to my second choice: Andi. That being said, I also would’ve watched a season that followed the adventures of Kelly and Molly, and after last night’s finale, I actually wouldn’t mind watching Clare search for love. (Yes, I said it.) And lastly, Sharleen is just so weird that I’d watch her season as well.
But as we all learned last night, Andi Dorfman is the lucky lady about to embark on her own adventure to find love (and a worthwhile visit to the fantasy suite). Some people love the choice — me — and others hate it. Then there are those who just don’t know what to expect. Here’s how I think Andi’s season will unfold (and why it will be entertaining to watch):
Ali, meet DeAnna: For starters, if I had to compare Andi to previous Bachelorettes, I’d say we can expect something along the lines of a mix between Ali Fedotowsky and DeAnna Pappas. Andi is smart, and she seems to have her feet planted firmly on the ground. Most importantly, she’s also very strong. Honestly, leaving Juan Pablo post-fantasy suite is one of the reasons I like her so much. She knows what she wants, or at least what she doesn’t want, and she’s not hesitant to act on that. I keep thinking back to that time Ali all but chased
Jonathan Justin down until he would confront her about having a girlfriend back home. Ali wasn’t taking any crap, and I think Andi will approach this season in the same way.
No more drama (for the most part): From what we’ve seen of Andi’s fun side, she’s got a great sense of humor. What I liked most about her relationship with Juan Pablo early on was how they made fun of each other. And we can also assess her personality from the fact that all the women in the house seemed to love her. The only drama surrounding Andi involved her decision to leave, which was valid.
Papa Dorfman for the win: But let’s not forget the thing that’s going to play a big role in her season: Her father. Confession time? I love Andi’s dad. He was the perfect mix of total softie and tough guy. I cannot wait for Andi to introduce these new fellas to her family.
Andi-isms: Looking back on Juan Pablo’s season, I love that Andi was the girl who brought a one-piece to the house. She’s also the girl who brought Juan Pablo to a shooting range. No matter what, she’s going to be herself, and she genuinely doesn’t seem to be on television for the press — she’s an attorney, for goodness sake.
Horrible dancing: You know that some guy is going to make her dance with him, and we all know how awful (yet charming) that will be.
Honestly, I think Andi is the type of person I would be friends with. I think she’s relatively easygoing, and I am going to thoroughly enjoy watching her facial expressions when, inevitably, some guy tries to win her over with a cheesy line or a striptease or something.
All in all, I foresee it being a normal, perfectly pleasant season … so long as she doesn’t slowly start offending the entire country with off-camera conversations.
But what do you think of Andi, PopWatchers? Is her season going to be full of drama, much too boring, or somewhere in the middle? Sound off in the comments below!
I have had weeks where I’ve found it difficult to write this blog over the years, but nothing compares to how I feel this week. There is so much emotion involved with this show you have to be careful when you are open and honest, as our friend likes to say, but I also feel it’s important to speak with compassion, fairness and, when you can, perspective and understanding. I tried to apply all of these as I lived through this season and then watched it back on TV with all of you. I want to start off by saying I’m not mad about how the season ended nor am I angry with Juan Pablo.
For some reason I feel that there is some notion that I dislike him, and that’s just not the truth. One of the many things I love about this show is every season is different because every Bachelor or Bachelorette is different. They bring in their own culture, background, issues, and baggage. This show will do many things to you, and one of those things is it will expose you, for better or for worse, and sometimes both. Ask any man or woman who’s been the Bachelor or Bachelorette, and I guarantee they will tell you this show changed them forever and they learned a great deal about themselves in the process. READ FULL STORY
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