Beyoncé took to her website to congratulate Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their new bundle of joy. “Congratulations Kim & Kanye, enjoy this beautiful moment together,” the post reads with a picture of the couple looking lovingly at each other.
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Only one thing could get Dan Harmon to watch the fourth season of Community, the NBC sitcom that was so cruelly ripped away from him last spring: being reinstated as his creation’s executive producer.
And now that he has watched it… hoo boy.
Harmon spilled his thoughts during the most recent edition of “Harmontown,” the digressive comedy show-slash-podcast he hosts with Jeff B. Davis each week. At first, his reaction was fairly tame; Harmon said he felt comfortable calling the season “not my cup of tea,” since it was obviously an “impression, and an unflattering one” of Community under his own stewardship. (The episodes in a nutshell, according to Harmon: “DURRRR! I’m Dan Harmon! DURRRR!”)
But after that assessment, Harmon got a little more graphic — comparing sitting through this past season to “flipping through Instagram just watching your girlfriend blow everyone” and seeing a friend “Like” a photo of your ex-girlfriend with her new boyfriend on Facebook.
It’s not turning out to be an easy journey for Desiree Hartsock on ABC’s The Bachelorette. Lucky for her, our EW Pop Culture Personality Test is pretty painless. Watch hers below, and find out which TV show the love of her life will have to enjoy. READ FULL STORY »
If you’ve been waiting to see Dave Chappelle perform live, you’re in luck! Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will headline The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, presented by Funny or Die. The tour, which promises “to destroy your funny bone this summer,” kicks off August 23 in Austin, Texas. For a complete list of dates and cities go to the Oddball website here. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21. READ FULL STORY »
That was a pretty super weekend for Superman. Man of Steel opened in theaters, and took in $125 million in its first few days of business. That’s leaps and bounds better than what happened exactly 30 years ago today on June 17, 1983 when the crime-fighting alien suffered his darkest hour. I’m speaking, of course, about the release of Superman III, which is not only the worst Superman movie, but could also be considered the worst threequel, and arguably the worst superhero movie of all-time (although the 1990 version of Captain America with Ned Beatty might have something to say about that).
How horrific is Superman III? Allow me to describe the movie’s first scene: Some perv walks into a pole while staring at a hot blonde. Which is immediately followed by a rollerskater stumbling into a hot dog cart and pushing said cart into three telephone booths which topple like dominoes. Then a blind guy mistakes a road marking machine for his seeing eye dog and starts painting yellow circles all over the street before knocking someone into a hole and then stepping on his head, Mr. Magoo style. Oh, and then he runs face first into a tree. A paint bucket then falls onto the head of a bald man who in turn spills a gumball machine, with the escaped gumballs causing a mime—yes, a mime—to wipeout multiple times. At this point the blind guy returns and walks through a painting. How does this whole incident end? Exactly how you would expect it to end: with Clark Kent (poor Christopher Reeve) shoving a pie into some dude’s face. It’s quite possibly the most horrendous opening to any movie ever. And, yet, the best part about Superman III. READ FULL STORY »
At least one of Mad Men‘s mysteries is finally solved — officially: A press release, touting the new agency name of Sterling, Cooper and Partners, has been released on the Internet, via Facebook. What would Don Draper say?
Dated Oct. 27, 1968 and written by Peggy Olson, the release contains quotes from several of the partners (although none from Pete Campbell! Short end of the stick once again!) “A name can mean a new beginning, a chance to see yourself as you would dream to be, and leave the baggage you’ve accumulated over the years behind,” Don Draper declares, presumably with words Bob Benson will take directly to heart. READ FULL STORY »
Danielle Bradbery from Cypress, Texas, has performed nine times, competitively, on this season of The Voice. Earlier this year, her mentor, Blake Shelton, said she isn’t just important to the country music industry, she’s important to the world. Danielle will probably win (at least one Vegas gambler puts her odds at 3-1, ahead of fellow finalists Michelle Chamuel and The Swon Brothers). Danielle is also 16 years old.
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Don’t expect CNN’s New Day to revolutionize its genre. “We are not reinventing the wheel,” the show’s executive producer Jim Murphy told USA Today this weekend. “It’s a morning news program.”
That said, the program — which premiered this morning, airing from 6-9 a.m. ET and replacing Soledad O’Brien’s Starting Point — does represent a sort of fresh start for CNN. Its hard-news, centrist focus exemplifies new CNN president Jeff Zucker‘s approach to broadcasting; as Murphy explained, “You won’t see cooking and dancing and things like that.” Of course, that doesn’t mean that New Day is or will be totally immune to fluff. For proof, check out this introductory video, which paints anchors Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan and news anchor Michaela Pereira as fun-loving quirkmeisters (Kate is “kooky and loud!” Chris has a daughter named Cha-Cha!) who always put their families first.
Ricky Gervais' David Brent takes inspiration from Winston Churchill and Gandhi when playing guitar -- VIDEO
Ricky Gervais is back ”teaching” guitar as his The Office character David Brent. In this episode he answers fan — “pupil”– questions. Fans want to know if he’s single, who inspires him, and what he values more: his artistry or his philanthropy.
“If I can help anyone whilst entertaining them or if I can make money from this and give a small percentage of that away then yeah good,” Brent responds to the artistry vs. philanthropy question.
At the end he sings a song called “Spaceman Came Down” in its entirety. Check out ”Learn Guitar with David Brent” below:
Man of Steel opening weekend has come and gone. Was it everything you’re tempered expectations had hoped it would be? Maybe you saw The Bling Ring and left even more in love with Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson. Wait, you didn’t see either? Did you…like… go outside? Really? Was there nothing on your DVR to catch up on? Well, if your sunburn keeps you in this week or your pop culture appetite refuses to be satiated, check out our guide for what to watch and go see this week: READ FULL STORY »