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For years, Reading Rainbow taught kids that reading could make them go twice as high as any butterfly. But according to Funny or Die’s spoof of the Reading Rainbow theme song, we now know reading can do much more: turn you into a god, give you superpowers — as the song says, you can “literally do anything” if you read a book. They do say knowledge is power…
Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign last week to raise money to expand the Reading Rainbow tablet app to the Web and mobile and to fund special Reading Rainbow packages for schools. As of Wednesday, almost $3.5 million has been donated — that’s more than three times the amount Burton originally was asking for and there are still 28 days left to donate. As Burton can probably attest to, money is also power.
Check out the spoof below: READ FULL STORY
Netflix, marry me.
The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.
Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY
When Steve Burns left Nickelodeon’s Blue Clues without warning in 2002, he broke children’s hearts everywhere. Some just sobbed; some whispered that he had actually died of a drug overdose. But the explanation for his departure was hardly as dramatic in real life.
It’s guy love between two guys — live and in person!
During an event promoting Zach Braff’s latest film, Wish I Was Here, the ex-Scrubs star reunited with his on- and offscreen BFF Donald Faison to sing a live version of the classic Scrubs tune. Seven years ago, Faison and Braff first performed “Guy Love” in a special musical episode of the medical sitcom, cementing their status as TV’s cutest (platonic) couple. Though Scrubs is over now, they still remain best friends in real life — making their embrace at the end of this performance even more adorable.
Before Conan O’Brien was the Conan O’Brien, he was starring in ’80s training videos. We all have to start somewhere, right?
Satire isn’t for everyone, apparently: Egyptian television host Bassem Youssef has canceled his Daily Show-esque series, saying “the present climate in Egypt is not suitable for a political satire program.”
Youssef, who’s often described as the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World,” hosted successful satirical news show Al-Bernameg (The Program) for three years. During that time, he frequently ran into trouble because of Egypt’s tense political climate: Just last year, a warrant was issued for Youssef’s arrest when he was accused of insulting then-president Mohamed Morsi and the Islamic faith.
On Wednesday, actor LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. On Thursday, the $1 million was raised. And by Friday, nearly $3 million had been donated — and there are still 32 days left to contribute to the campaign. Talk about a fundraising success. READ FULL STORY
With all due respect to Mary Woodhull, the plain Tory wife of Turn‘s Long Island cabbage farmer — and patriot spy — audiences have spent the show’s first seven episodes wondering, “Why did Abe marry her?” She’s not Abe’s type at all, and her main character trait so far has been to express disapproval and disappointment. Abe clearly was meant for Anna Strong, the brave and buxom patriot he was secretly engaged to before Mary, and the short answer to the question has always been that Abe was simply a loyal son and brother. Mary had been arranged to marry Abe’s older brother, Thomas, before his untimely death, and Abe filled his dead brother’s shoes to honor his family’s commitment.
A noble gesture, for sure, but one that never quite added up. Why would Abe, the clear black sheep of his family, give up a future with Anna to please a father who he never saw eye to eye with anyways? Abe married Mary, and soon had a son named Thomas. Anna married a wealthy patriot named Selah Strong, an especially unlucky choice once Selah was sent to a notorious British prison ship in New York harbor. But tonight, Abe explained why he chose the path he did. And it was worth the wait. READ FULL STORY
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