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'Game of Thrones': OK Cupid reveals which characters are most compatible

Could the Kingslayer and the Maid of Tarth be on the road to romantic bliss? Those who have read every published word of A Song of Ice and Fire may know the answer — but regardless of whether these two characters will hook up at some point, the Game of Thrones fans at OK Cupid certainly seem to think they should.

Just for fun, the site’s dating gurus calculated the compatibility of three couples who are currently betrothed on the show, as well as Jaime and Brienne (whose relationship is purely platonic…for now). After filling out OK Cupid surveys for each character, the engineers compared questionnaires to figure out which pairs made the most romantic sense. They then shared those results exclusively with EW. The resounding winner: Jaime/Brienne, who are 84 percent compatible, according to OKC’s algorithm.

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'Splash' winner is [spoiler, on the off chance you care!]

As extreme skier Rory Bushfield (pictured, with Baywatch‘s Nicole Eggert) said, “I don’t think any skier would be impressed if I got beat by a couple of actors.” So who, in the hilarious words of Joey Lawrence’s cohost Charissa Thompson, was crowned “the greatest celebrity diver of all-time in our first-ever Splash grand finale?” READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones'-themed Tumblrs, from Arrested Westeros to Joffrey Bieber

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When you play a game of thrones, you win or you die; there is no middle ground. But when you play a game of “mash up Game of Thrones and your other favorite TV show/movie/floppy-haired celebrity,” everybody wins.

Case in point: Joffrey Bieber, which took the Internet by storm a few weeks ago when it began posting photos that replace the face of “fiction’s biggest brat” (Joffrey Baratheon) with the face of “real life’s biggest brat” (the one and only Justin Bieber). And that blog, of course, is only the tip of the iceberg. Before catching the next episode of Thrones tonight, get pumped by browsing through these pitch-perfect GOT fan Tumblrs — which come with glowing recommendations from EW’s own Tumblr followers.

Arrested Westeros
Arrested Development quotes + Game of Thrones stills = comedy gold. Yes, it’s been done before — but come on, how perfect is the post that mashes up a behanded Jaime with a behanded Buster?

My Mom Watches Game of Thrones
This is what happens when you discuss TV’s most compelling, violent, sex-filled show with your parents. Spoiler alert: Sometimes, they just don’t understand.

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Apropos of nothing: Sequels you had no idea existed, from 'Ace Ventura 3' to 'Air Bud 8'

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Bless you, direct-to-DVD industry, for churning out endlessly amusing extensions of movies that never should have been franchises in the first place. An EW staffer casually mentioned the third Ace Ventura movie earlier today, inspiring a group of us to reminisce about the most random sequels we could think of — sequels many of us were hearing about for the first time.

And so, in honor of both these little-discussed gems and the gift that is Friday afternoon, here’s a list of the genre’s most unassuming entries. Caution: It’s about to get all nostalgic up in here. (Like that’s a surprise.) READ FULL STORY

'Can't Hardly Wait': What the gang's been up to since graduation

Newsflash: Simon Cowell is supposedly interested in booking Jennifer Love Hewitt to replace Britney Spears on The X Factor next season. Yes, that Jennifer Love Hewitt.

On the surface, this idea seems, well, sorta nuts. Despite five recent-ish seasons of Ghost Whisperer, Hewitt hasn’t been particularly relevant since her Party of Five days, and her brief early-aughts singing career was unmemorable at best. (Though you’ve got to admit, “BareNaked” is still pretty catchy.)

Dig a little deeper, though, and suddenly the rumor starts making a weird kind of sense. Hewitt’s certainly as famous as, say, Paula Abdul was in the early days of American Idol. She’s got a reputation for charming self-awareness; see, for instance, how she responded when Slate named her the worst actress of the last 25 years in 2011. And finally, though Hewitt may not be a household name on the same level as Britney, she’s still been working steadily ever since her teen idol days — proving that the cast of 1998′s classic teen movie Can’t Hardly Wait has surprisingly good staying power.

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Martha Stewart's lost Match.com profile: Let's fill in the blanks

Bad news for men aged 65-80 in the New York metropolitan area: Though 71-year-old domestic goddess Martha Stewart apparently considered joining Match.com recently, she never fully took the plunge.

“I had a longtime boyfriend. That ended a couple of years ago. I haven’t found the next Mr. Right,” Stewart told Matt Lauer during a Today show interview that will air next week. “I was even thinking of going on Match.com!” Even more surprisingly, Stewart said that she wasn’t planning to use an alias or a misleading photo on the site — “I want to do my real thing,” she explained. Anyone else think this sounds like the premise of an upcoming Nancy Meyers movie? (Naturally, Martha’s played by Diane Keaton.)

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Very good vibrations: Mark Wahlberg would reunite with the Funky Bunch for Boston fundraiser

Is sweat comin’ out your pores yet?

Here’s some news that’s good like Sunkist: Important Actor Mark Wahlberg — a.k.a. Marky Mark, shirtless Bush I-era heartthrob — has indicated to TMZ that he’d be willing to reunite with his ’90s hip-hop group The Funky Bunch — a.k.a. Scottie Gee, DJ-T, Ashey Ace, and, most importantly, Hector the Booty Inspector — for a fundraiser benefiting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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'Vanilla Ice Goes Amish': Yes, this really is a TV show

Stop, collaborate, and listen: Ice is back with a brand new reality show. It’s called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, and it’s about — you guessed it — professional punchline Vanilla Ice (a.k.a. That’s My Boy star Rob Van Winkle) learning construction from an Amish community in Ohio.

This isn’t Ice’s first time at the reality rodeo, of course: He’s also currently starring in The Vanilla Ice Project, a home renovation series on the DIY network (which will air Amish as well.) And in the past, he’s appeared on the second season of trailblazing humiliation factory The Surreal Life, as well as competitions including Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, Dancing on IceCelebrity Boxing, and The Surreal Life: Fame Games. (Vanilla Ice was also a judge on Canada Sings in 2011 — who knew!)

At this point, there’s really nothing left to do but giggle quietly, pause to reflect on our lost youth, and try to come up with some snarky captions for the photo above. I’ll get the ball rolling:

“Raise the barn? I’d rather raise the roof — go ninja, go ninja, go!

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At least Craigslist's 'Game of Thrones' fetishist didn't pay $30K for an Iron Throne replica

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a fervent Song of Ice and Fire fan who yearns to fulfill an elaborate sexual fantasy based around your Iron Throne replica. Well, at least until you post a public Craigslist ad saying as much.

The Seven Kingdoms were abuzz yesterday when a sexually-charged, Game of Thrones-referencing personal ad began circulating around the Internet. The listing, originally posted on New Orleans’s Casual Encounters Craigslist board, was supposedly written by a 25-year-old woman who’s looking for a “Stark in the streets but a wildling in the sheets” to get bizzay in costume with her. It’s such a poetic masterpiece that you might as well just read the entire thing:

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Mr. T scores at NHL game, but more importantly, makes awesome 'Rocky III' reference -- VIDEO

On Tuesday night, Mr. T took part in a “Shoot the Puck” promotion during the Calgary Flames-Chicago Blackhawks game in the Windy City. As you’ll see in the video below, he managed to score a goal from center ice. Impressive! But even more so was him comparing organizers asking him to shoot the remaining pucks to Rocky Balboa asking him for a rematch in Rocky III. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

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