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Tag: Apropos of Nothing (11-20 of 537)

'The Bachelor' premiere: Dog Lover, Free Spirit, and other ambiguous 'job' titles

What would you want your “occupation” chyron to say if you were on The Bachelor? (Just go with it.)

I’d be fine with “Beach Stroller,” “Cheese Whisperer,” or “TV Recapper,” all of which are true depending on the hour. If we’re going for every-second-of-every-day accuracy, though? “Bum.”

Here are the most creative job titles of The Bachelor: Juan Pabs premiere (read our full recap here):

Dog Lover

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Reasons Dolly Parton agreed to rap in an Afro wig on Queen Latifah's talk show -- VIDEO

1. By the time she realized Queen Latifah didn’t mean “gift-wrapping,” it was already too late.

2. She’s seen The Wedding Singer one too many times.

3. If she hadn’t, the Queen would have invited that tramp Jolene to guest star instead.

4. Miley told her it would be a great idea.

5. She lost a bet, maybe?

Is Brad Pitt Hollywood's hungriest star? Judge for yourself! -- VIDEO

Brad Pitt isn’t just an actor — he’s a veritable chameleon, at least where his coif is concerned. But whether his hair is short or long, blond or brown, touchably tousled or grossly greasy, one thing remains constant: If Pitt’s onscreen, chances are he’s also going to chow down at some point.

Don’t believe it? Exhibits A-Z: The following supercut, which compiles some of Pitt’s most memorable munch moments. (Apologies for the alliteration.) He just can’t stop — even when confronted by a jar of Vegemite during a junket!

'Elementary' and 'Sleepy Hollow' scribes ignite a Twitter 'feud'

What if Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson, Abbie Mills, and Ichabod Crane teamed up to solve crimes and duel mythical headless creatures?

Not that that’s happening, of course. But Thursday night, the writers of Elementary and Sleepy Hollow began a silly mini-feud over Ping-Pong, the attractiveness of their protagonists, and, of all things, socks. The shows even looped in the writers of CSI, who more or less called for a detente.

The “feud” began with the tweets above, as the Elementary staff decided to challenge Sleepy Hollow‘s to Ping-Pong. The tweeting escalated to photos and awkward photoshops, all of which delighted fans, who mostly either sided with a show or demanded crossovers.

But amid all the tweets, the feuding did result in some gems, which we’ve collected below: READ FULL STORY

Inconceivable! Criminal mastermind calls himself the 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' ruins 'The Princess Bride' for everyone


The FBI has caught the man allegedly behind Silk Road, a notorious e-commerce site that trafficked illegal goods and services. His real name is Ross William Ulbricht — but online, the 29-year-old called himself “the Dread Pirate Roberts.” As in the character from The Princess Bride.

Say it with us: “Inconceivable!”


'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane': AKA That time I didn't realize it was a slasher flick until it was too late

Looking back, it was an insanely stupid thing to do.

As soon as I realized what was happening it was too late. I was already seated at a private screening of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, completely and totally unaware that it was a horror film. I didn’t think there was anything worse than watching a slasher flick — except not knowing that you’re about to watch a slasher flick. This, I learned the hard way, is acutely worse.

Let me attempt to explain how someone who should know better because she DOES THIS FOR A LIVING could have been so careless. There are slight spoilers that follow, but c’mon, it’s a slasher movie. What do you think is going to happen?


Watch Morgan Freeman find out about twerking -- VIDEO

The one time you forget to tune in to HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meadethe one time! — they go and teach Morgan Freeman what twerking is.

The Voice of God’s big revelation came yesterday, when Meade asked the Oscar winner to read a few of the day’s big headlines aloud. As it turns out, Freeman’s golden pipes can make any story seem dignified — even the one about the word “twerking” being added to the Oxford dictionary.

It’s pretty awesome when Freeman gravely repeats the tome’s definition of “twerk” (“to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance”). But it’s even more awesome when the actor admits that this is the first he’s heard of twerking. (“Welcome to my world,” says Joan Collins.) He’s just being Morgan!


Burgerking Creamsicle? Rinkydink Curdlesnoot? Create your own Benedict Cumberbatch name parody

Ah, Benedict Cumberbatch, what would the Internet do without you? The Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star may want to be known more as an award-winning thespian, but on the web, he’s a hero to millions of adoring “Cumberbitches” (who’ve got his back) as well as the target of never-ending parodies to his awkwardly rhythmic name. Say it with me: Ben-e-dict Cum-ber-batch. Three syllables each, but so easy to spoof: Barister Cuckooclock, anyone? Tiddleywomp Cabbagepatch? Bumbleshack Crumplehorn?

The possibilities are endless, and generous Tumblr user “WandaVentham” (named for Cumberbatch’s real-life mum) has created the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator for all your parodying needs. “I say his name a lot but it takes extra effort to come up with a fun new variation each time so I got this script to do the thinking for me and maybe for you, too,” the generator creator wrote in a post introducing the site. There are a few we found in the mix that are NSFW (see for yourself) but it doesn’t take the fun away from names like Wimbledon Tennismatch.

See what combinations come (–berbatch) up for you here, and share your favorite in the comments. Who knows, the actor might just comment on the meme one day.

There Should Be a Sequel: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

Wes Anderson doesn’t do actual sequels. He just doesn’t. He and his partners create intricately imagined idiosyncratic worlds and contained stories that function on their own. They don’t need origins or postscripts. And I truly wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t want to see those brothers take a trip to Macau or Duluth. I don’t care what Margot and Richie and Chas do for Thanksgiving 10 years later. And I really don’t want to find out that Max Fischer took a bleak marketing job somewhere down the line.

But I would like to see Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky, the violent, angry, misunderstood heroes of Moonrise Kingdom, take another adventure. Bear with me?

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Philosopher Kids

It started with (500) Days of Summer.

Kids dispensing advice beyond their years had never bothered me before. In fact, I was kind of drawn to it. I loved Natalie Portman’s Lou Reed-quoting Marty in Beautiful Girls and Virginia Weilder’s conniving Dinah Lord in The Philadelphia Story. And then came Chloe Moretz’s fast-talking, bike-riding 40-year-old in soccer cleats and an 11-year-old’s body, and my world crumbled.

It was too dumb to bear. Just to seal the deal, in 2011, Crazy, Stupid, Love. introduced us to a crazy, stupid romantic with a crush on his babysitter, and I knew the trope had to die.

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