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'Breaking Bad' tribute: Hank's journey from plot device to hero

[Spoilers for last night's episode of Breaking Bad follow.]

If Breaking Bad‘s first season had ended with the death of Walt’s boorish brother-in-law, it’s safe to say nobody would have been sad to see him go. (Granted, that’s partially because Breaking Bad‘s initial audience was tiny.) At that point, Hank wasn’t a person so much as an obstacle to be overcome. When the DEA agent did get screen time, he was obnoxious enough to sap away any of Dean Norris’s innate likeability.

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Miss America 2014: Butt glue, 'Breaking Bad' jokes, and more highlights from the show

After nearly a week of high-heeled dancing, Vaseline-covered teeth, and skillfully concealed hostility, the glitter has finally settled over Atlantic City — and 24-year-old Nina Davuluri of Syracuse, New York has been named the latest in a long line of all-American beauty queens. Davuluri isn’t just the second consecutive pageant winner from the Empire State — she’s also the first woman of Indian descent to snag the crown.

Obviously, congratulations are in order — but Nina’s not the only one who deserves a little recognition. Check out my list of alternate-category winners, and feel free to add your own… as long as you deliver them with a blindingly white smile.

Most Auspicious Name: Miss Alabama, a.k.a. Chandler Champion. Then again, maybe not; she didn’t even make it to the semi-finals.

Weirdest Intro Joke: “Listening to your phone calls from the nation’s capital. Just kidding! I’m Miss District of Columbia, Bindhu Pamarthi.”

Runner Up: “From the home of fast horses and beautiful women — better not get those two things confused. I am Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky!”

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Charlie Sheen talks Selma Blair's exit on 'Anger Management' -- VIDEO

In June, it was confirmed that Selma Blair was out at Anger Management, reportedly after conflicts with star Charlie Sheen, who of course is no stranger to controversy.

On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, Sheen attempted some damage control, saying Blair was out not because they clashed, but because — you’re not going to believe this! — the show was just going in a new direction. “One of our primary characters, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because [the show] was not about our relationship, and the problem was too many people were still excited about the Two and a Half [Men] character and thinking the Anger Management character was a little dull,” Sheen explained.

“Her character leaves, and I start circling the drain,” Sheen continued. “So it’s really fun to watch and hella fun to play.”

Sheen circling the drain? Who could imagine it! Watch the interview clip below: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake create an evolution of end zone dances -- VIDEO

It’s a Late Night Touchdown!

Jimmy Fallon is quickly becoming the king of morning work day pick-me-ups. On Tuesday night’s Last Night with Jimmy Fallon, the former SNL-er created another evolution of dance video (he poked fun at mom dancing with the First Lady), this time parodying  football players’ end zone dances, clearly inspired by Judson Laipply’s original comedic stab at the celebratory move. In addition to Fallon’s fun-loving humor, there’s the x-factor of triple-threat dance partner Justin Timberlake. Decked in t-shirt jerseys,  the pair work out some amusing moves like the “Taking A Selfie,” the “Old-Timey Railroad Car,” the “Butt Wax On Wax Off,” and others, with especially creative naming conventions.

Watch them score (lots more fans) in the segment “The Evolution of End Zone Dancing” here: READ FULL STORY

Kanye performs 'Bound 2' on 'Late Night' -- VIDEO

“You can feel it in the building!” says a giddy Jimmy Fallon, grinning like he was the one who thought of that whole “worst twerk fail” thing.

The “it” in question is, of course, Kanye West’s very own je ne sais quoi. Last night on Late Night, Yeezus himself showed up for a previously unannounced appearance — enlisting The Roots, Charlie Wilson (not that one), a chorus of apple-cheeked children, and one major kilt to help him perform his new song “Bound 2″ live for the very first time. (Sample lyrics: “I know I got a bad reputation/Walking ’round, always mad reputation/Leave a pretty girl sad reputation/Start a fight club, Brad reputation.” Also some stuff about having sex on a sink and getting… something on the mink. Gross, Kanye.)

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13 Mob Molls With Moxie in Movies/TV

Boardwalk Empire‘s return reminds us that behind every goodfella, there’s a goodlady just as conniving and ruthless as her man.

Dave Chappelle walks off stage after being heckled -- VIDEO

After eight largely Chappelle-free years, you’d think comedy fans would be eager to hear what the guy had to say in his new standup routine. By EW’s own account, spectators in Austin certainly were: When Dave Chappelle first took the stage at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, those present gave the comic a standing ovation before he even began his set.

Alas, that was Texas — and this is Connecticut. Last night in Hartford, a noisy, unruly crowd prompted Chappelle to pause his set, ultimately walking off stage to a chorus of boos.

“All right, you guys,” Chappelle said shortly before exiting stage left. “I like some of you, I hate some of you. I forgive some of you, but I don’t forgive all of you.” The shouts got louder. “You guys have totally ruined my chances of running for Congress or something,” Chappelle continued. The noise swelled. Then, with a simple “thank you” and “good night,” Chappelle made his way off stage, to the strains of Kanye West’s “New Slaves.” Watch it all in the video below.

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Morning shows call Miley Cyrus 'disturbed,' declare Hannah Montana is 'dead'; everyone else thinks she's just being Miley

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, is steaming mad at Miley Cyrus for her raunchy, twerk-festering VMA performance. So mad, that she hijacked the talk show’s opening minutes to spew a diatribe of the former Hannah Montana star, calling her among other things, ‘sick’ and ‘disturbed.’

While her co-hosts tried to steer the dialogue towards a general discussion of fallen Disney stars, Brzezinski wouldn’t let off her Miley-milieu:

“I wouldn’t make a joke out of it actually. That was really, really disturbing. That young lady, who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues, probably an eating disorder, and I don’t think anybody should have put her onstage. That was disgusting and embarrassing,” she added.

And in case viewers really needed to be banged over their heads with her point: “The whole thing was cringe-worthy, but I feel bad for her. She is a mess. Someone needs to take care of her. Someone needs not to put her onstage and make a complete fool of herself,” Brzezinski went on.

And on: “It was pathetic, desperate, sick. She’s clearly disturbed that she needs to do that. And if I can just be very honest after having studied this for a lot of reasons, she doesn’t look healthy.”

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Way Worse Batmen than Ben Affleck

Oh come on, people. Not everyone would make a #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck. Help us come up with some exceptions. The #HottestGuyInGigli is not the ACTUAL devil, right?

WORSE BATMEN THAN BEN AFFLECK:

Cage!

Ed Norton

Tommy Wiseau

James Franco

Credit: A.M.P.A.S.

Reynolds or Rogen

Billy Bob Thornton

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'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles': 'I might be a Jew, but I love German pancakes!'

As reality TV-watching wasteoids, we’re using to dealing with annoying on-screen pop-up polls, aggressive hashtags (yes, even things in grey fonts at 75 percent opacity can be aggressive — it is the ’90s!), and promotional tie-ins. They’re so awful. Oh, how we suffer! But last night’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles offered up the most absurd and inconsequential — and therefore my favorite — real-time viewer poll of the summer, when squirmy real estate weasel Josh Flagg agreed to let an underling treat him to an IHOP breakfast.

The passion of Flagg’s argument that IHOP needs to permanently switch its style of German pancakes from the half moon (pictured, barely, in diagram) back to the traditional rectangle really hit home for me. And the poll question stuck with me all night, whispering softly in my ear things like “You should be eating more carbs in Los Angeles” and “Why not pancakes topped with eggs?” It was stirring.

“The ones in West Hollywood — they serve it more like a Crepe Suzette!” Flagg continued angrily. It’s so true, and it should be a national outrage. The show needs more impassioned arguments like this one to balance out the intramural bitchery we usually between Flagg and Josh Altman.

“I might be a Jew, but I love German pancakes!” –Flagg  READ FULL STORY

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