In case anyone was worried that Royals fans were getting over the team’s heartbreaking World Series loss too quickly, our sportsy Time Inc brethren at SI just dumped a 6’5″, 235 lbs. pile of salt in the wound: They named Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, Destroyer of Team of Destiny Narratives, their 2014 Sportsman of the Year. READ FULL STORY
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Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson shook it off at Sunday’s TrevorLIVE benefit, taking on, naturally, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The full number from the Broadway vet started out slowly, but it ended with Ferguson undoing his tie and launching into some coordinated dance moves (obviously). READ FULL STORY
As far as hosting Saturday Night Live goes, you can’t ask for much more than someone like James Franco. That’s not to say that everything he did on the most recent episode was comedy gold, but he’s bold—not the kind of guy who probably says no to too many sketch suggestions. There’s no doubt he was having a good time when he was on the Studio 8H stage, giddy not only for the winning gags but also the moments that threatened to go off the rails. There seemed to be some of both.
It will be interesting to see which of those scenarios ultimately tips the scales with voters. Franco was game, playing Christopher Walken’s Captain Hook, an aging Luke Skywalker, a raging mayoral runnerup, and an exasperated bridge troll. He joins a Mr. Saturday Night contest that’s been wide open since Chris Pratt was eliminated. Cameron Diaz sits in first place after hosting recently, but she leads with only 31.51 percent of the vote—not a particularly auspicious debut.
Rashida Jones has proven over the years that she can stand out among all-star comedy casts, but her start in Hollywood was by no means easy. She faced a number of challenges common to up-and-coming actors, along with a few unique ones—like being told she’s attractive enough to be on network TV, but not quite attractive enough to star on network TV. READ FULL STORY
What is left to say about James Franco?
The answer: Not much. We know he’s a veteran of tentpole franchises and weird indies and somber Oscar bait, as well as sitcoms and soaps and the Broadway stage; we know he’s a modern Renaissance man who, in addition to acting, also dabbles in screenwriting and directing and short story-writing and modeling and drawing and sculpting and, like, shoe commercials or whatever; we know he’s done graduate coursework at multiple learning institutions; we know that time he hosted the Oscars, it didn’t go so well; we know he got into some hot water this spring for propositioning a teenager on Instagram; we know, perhaps due to all of the above, that it’s surprisingly satisfying to watch him get punched in the face. Especially on an endless loop.
Time is a flat circle—and in 2014, so was entertainment. Sure, self-referential movies, TV shows, and plays are nothing new (see also: Singin’ in the Rain, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Kiss Me Kate). But this year, it sure seemed like more and more stories—and music videos, and, in some cases, real-life events—were taking the möbius-strip route. Because we couldn’t figure out a way to write a list about being a list, we decided instead to pull together a chronology of meta-highlights: READ FULL STORY
This week’s PopWatch confessional was inspired by the revelation that EW.com’s fearless leader doesn’t like The Beach Boys (gasp!). It’s a simple question: What’s the beloved pop culture property you secretly can’t stand? READ FULL STORY
Breaking Bad might have ended more than a year ago, but Jesse Pinkman lives on in a new iPhone application. And no, he’s not selling drugs. Instead, he’s offering what the app describes as “colorful greetings for you and your friends.”
Basically, Aaron Paul is finally ready to call the entire world “bitch.” In the new app, appropriately titled “YB,” Paul spices up your conversations with phrases ranging from the classic, “Yo, bitch,” to “I love you, bitch.” So really, it works for all occasions.
In between hosting a bajillion New Year’s Eve events, hosting American Idol, and executive-producing a gaggle of reality shows, maybe sometimes Ryan Seacrest just needs to take a break. Or does he?
“Stylish” means everything and nothing. It is a meaningless word, and it is top-heavy with disparate meaning, subjective the way that Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is subjective. Clothes that looks “stylish” now will look goofy 10 years from now. In twenty years they’ll be retro; in thirty years, vintage; in forty years, normcore; in a century, steampunk. READ FULL STORY
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