I didn’t mean for this to happen, but after salivating (with a full stomach, gross) over contestant Jonny’s “Lobster Crackerjack” within the first few minutes, I found myself watching two full hours of MasterChef. The auditions are over and the finalists have been revealed. What else have you been missing? Spoiler ahead… READ FULL STORY »
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Last night’s Kourtney & Kim Take Miami featured its most shocking images yet. Stay with me here. I know that, in the context of a hyperbolic, compulsively confessional reality franchise like the Kardashians’, superlatives have basically been rendered meaningless. And yet… could any Kardashian viewer, casual or otherwise, ever expect to see an animal murdered, bled out, and skinned? Because that is exactly what happened on the episode cheekily, cruelly titled “See Ya Later, Alligator.” Scott, a pop culture figure as fashionable and questionably moral as Patrick Bateman (one of his professed heroes), got it into his head to slaughter an alligator to make a pair of loafers from its hide. The subsequent gator hunt lasted no less than three segments, probably about 20 minutes total, but it felt endless. READ FULL STORY »
If this year’s winner of the Westminster Dog Show taught us anything, it’s that what you name your dog really does matter. Meet this year’s triumphant pup: Banana Joe! As a 5-year-old Affenpinscher, Banana Joe took home the top prize on Tuesday night, defeating second-place winner Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, an Old English Sheepdog.
Banana Joe also taught us that size doesn’t matter. According to People, this is the first time Joe’s miniature breed has taken first place at Westminster. But Joe himself is no stranger to victory. After winning best in show 86 times in his career, the Westminster Dog Show was Joe’s final competition. If you want to see Banana Joe for yourself, you can catch him enjoying retirement in the Netherlands. Or, you can buy tickets to tonight’s New York performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Banana Joe will be making his Broadway debut in the canine role of “Macaco.”
Name: Life of Pi
Release date: Nov. 21, 2012
DVD release date: March 12, 2013
Run time: 2 hours, 6 mins.
Box office: Opening weekend: $30.5 million; Total domestic box office: $106 million; Worldwide gross to date: $548 million
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent
Life of Pi movie math: (‘Calvin and Hobbes’ + ‘Open Water’) x George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” / (Noah’s Ark + metaphors) x π x ∞
Tweetable description: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Stuck in a boat with a Bengal tiger? Create your own reality.
How you doin’, Wendy? (For the uninitiated: Yes, talk show host Wendy Williams and Joey Tribbiani have the same catchphrase. Maybe she thought “D’oh!” was just too distinctive.)
Like Eva Mendes and Khloe Kardashian before her, Williams posed nude to protest the manufacturing and sale of fur clothing. “We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let the animals keep theirs,” she said in a statement when the ad campaign was unveiled in New York’s Times Square yesterday. Williams will also be asking her viewers to donate fur coats to PETA, which will in turn give those coats to the homeless.
Good thing Wendy had the right wig for this very special occasion.
Just take some advice from Lady Gaga: Joking about hurting animals is a no-win situation.
Jackass star Bam Margera found himself in the doghouse after he tweeted a photo of himself holding a (later revealed to be fake) gun to his puppy’s head along with the message, “Penny pooped in my bed. Not too fond of that. If it happens again, Penny goes Bye Byes!”
In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, 33-year-old Magera said the gun was fake, and that he was unaware of a rise in animal-abuse cases in the area. “I think those people need to go down,” he said, adding that he would’ve never posted the photo if he’d known about the recent instances of abuse. “Just hurting another animal is rude, crude and more.” READ FULL STORY »
Avert your eyes, vegan Little Monsters: Your mother has spoken, and she’s unapologetic about her taste for Cruella costumes.
Background — PETA slammed Gaga this week for being photographed in fluffy animal pelts, apparently defying a statement she made in 2009 (“I hate fur and I don’t wear fur”). The pop star fired back with a laconic, airy statement: “For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don’t forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You! LOVE, gaga.”
Animal-loving fans were disappointed by what they perceived as a brush-off. So Gaga turned to her website again yesterday, posting a longer, more serious response to what she’s calling “Furgate.” Here it is in full:
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