Todd Hoffman (pictured) and the group of miners of Sandy, Oregon, will still be searching for gold during the second season of their wildly popular reality series Gold Rush: Alaska, but the show has already brought that to their home network Discovery. The first season alone drew an average of 3 million viewers and clearly struck a nerve with audiences. READ FULL STORY »
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The life and reign of Muammar Gaddafi was no laughing matter, but the Libyan dictator — who died on Thursday when, according to CNN.com, he was “killed by revolutionary forces who were finally able to overrun his hometown” — was often used as comedic fodder.
In fact, a handful of celebrity reactions today on Twitter about the news were jokes. Just see posts from Joel McHale (“Gadhafi caught! Is there nothing Boba Fett can’t do!”) and Michael Ian Black, who wrote “S—: now everybody is going to do my “Zombie Gaddafi” idea for Halloween.” (Colin Quinn opted to rile up his followers by tweeting, “Another great innovator who started in the 80′s and regained popularity recently has died. Say hello to Mr. Jobs, Mr. Khaddafi.”)
But perhaps there’s no one more adept at poking fun at Gaddafi than Fred Armisen, who has spent years imitating him on Saturday Night Live. The SNL vet’s cartoonish version of Gaddafi has become so popular on the sketch comedy show, it’s hard to remember a two-week span in which he didn’t make an appearance. (Interestingly enough, during the Oct. 1 episode, Armisen opted not to play Gaddafi for a Weekend Update sketch, rather a friend of the dictator who talked about him behind his back.) Watch a clip of Armisen as Gaddafi below: READ FULL STORY »
When talk of a possible Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore split sparked a few weeks ago, the couple’s silent Twitter accounts only fueled the rumor mill flame.
Since then, people have been buzzing about what they are posting on the social networking site. And since neither party has tweeted anything along the lines of, say, “It’s over! I’m free! So long, famous significant other!”, followers have been chomping at the bit to find anything that resembles a clue about the status of their relationship. Because, what else is there to do? Get a hobby? Psh. READ FULL STORY »
Snow White: The classic fairytale so nice, Hollywood made it twice. It’s true: In 2012 moviegoers will have not one, but two re-imaginings of the timeless tale to choose from and already, some strong opinions about Tarsem Singh’s yet-to-be-titled version (starring, among others, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, and Nathan Lane) and Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman (with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Ian McShane) are being formed. Over the summer, we got our first glimpse of Snow White and the Huntsman at Comic-Con and comments from EW.com readers ranged from “This looks fantastic!” to “Looks like a Tim Burton rip-off.” But now that we’ve seen what the other Snow White film looks like, it’s time to decide once and for all, which looks the fairest of them all? READ FULL STORY »
Melissa McCarthy's 'Saturday Night Live' pulls in impressive ratings: Is she your dream cast member?
A few weeks ago, PopWatch started an official petition to get Melissa McCarthy to co-host the 2012 Emmys alongside Amy Poehler after they stole the show with their ingenious Best Actress pageant bit and general wonderfulness. But it seems many of you want McCarthy to tackle a different high-profile gig first.
As it turns out, the Bridesmaids star was a big draw in her SNL debut over the weekend, delivering some impressive numbers. The show, which also welcomed fellow SNL first-timers Lady Antebellum, averaged a 5.2 rating/13 share in the metered-market households. While those aren’t exactly Betty White numbers, McCarthy pulled in more than last week’s season premiere (5.1 rating/13 share), which featured Alec Baldwin’s record-breaking 16th appearance as host. READ FULL STORY »
While we’ve all definitely heard Pink’s voice in the movies before — be it on the Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack or any number of romcom trailers that feature her hit, “Raise Your Glass” — get ready to see her on the screen soon, too. The pop singer will star in the upcoming sex-addiction comedy Thanks For Sharing, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, and Book of Mormon‘s Josh Gad. “[Pink] could not be a more ideal fit for this role,” notes writer/director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids are All Right), in a release. “She carries with her just the right combination of heart and edginess for the part of Dede, and we’re incredibly excited to share her acting talent with audiences.”
Granted, new-mom Pink has technically been on the big screen before: She had a cameo in the aforementioned Charlie’s Angels sequel and IMDB informs that she appeared in a 2007 horror movie called Catacombs, but the pop singer has never had a featured role in a major movie before this. Pink, who will be going by her real name Alecia Moore for Thanks For Sharing, will play a free-spirited sex addict who bonds with another person struggling with the same issue (played by Gad).
It’s all but expected that pop-stars eventually make the transition from music to movies, but Pink — er, Alecia Moore (that’s going to take some getting used to) — seemed to be holding out. Was she just waiting for the right project? In addition to the impressive cast, Thanks For Sharing will also mark Blumberg’s directorial debut, and Edward Norton is one of the producers. But a sterling cast and crew is no guarantee that she’s cut out for acting? After all, it doesn’t always work out so nicely for musicians-turned-actors. For every Mark Wahlberg, there are several Britney Spears. Then again, the material itself might be what makes this work for Moore. In her music videos, she has always been willing to try on different personas and has never been afraid to poke fun at herself (case in point: “Stupid Girls”), something of a necessity for a randy comedy.
While I like the idea of Pink becoming a movie star (she’s doesn’t take herself too seriously, has attitude to spare), I can also understand the inevitable skepticism that accompanies such news. (If you’ve seen her cameo on How I Met Your Mother, you’ll dread the inevitability of Katy Perry getting a starring role in a film. And no, The Smurfs doesn’t count. For many reasons.)
But what do you think, PopWatchers? Does Pink/Alecia Moore have what it takes to be a movie star? Does Thanks For Sharing sound like a perfect project for her or should she be getting back into the studio instead? Share in the comments section below.
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U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with living celebrities on them: Who would you like to lick the most?
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that, for the first time ever, they will make commemorative stamps that feature living celebrities on them. Typically, the standard rule is that you have to be dead at least five years to get the prestigious honor of being licked and sent to exotic locations like… Milwaukee, but in an attempt to boost sales and interests (stamp collecting is cool, you guys), the U.S. Postal Service is now open to suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for which living stars should be put on a stamp. Their only stipulation? That the star has “made enduring contributions to the United States of America.” Ah, so close Kim Kardashian!
Since we love any opportunity to honor our favorite celebrities and decide which of them we’d like to lick without getting in serious trouble (we’ve been putting some thought into that for quite a long time), we came up with some of our own suggestions (Jon Hamm, Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.) We also wanted to see who you think should be sitting pretty on the right hand corner of your envelopes. Check out our dream stamp gallery and vote in our poll below! READ FULL STORY »
I’ve never been a huge fan of going to sleep in complete silence, but I became particularly dependent on the sound of the television to lure me into sleep when I got a roommate who always fell asleep to Friends reruns. I should note that in a normal living situation, your roommate’s sleeping preferences wouldn’t particularly matter, but we shared a studio apartment and, thus, we slept almost directly next to one another.
When she moved out this summer, I continued the trend until the sound of Joey’s voice started to sound like crickets dancing on swinging rusty gates. (Months later, I’m still going through Friends detox.) Recently, Intervention has taken its place. Intense, I know. “Sleep with the angels”? No thanks. I have inner demons!
The problem? There are only 100 episodes of Intervention available on Netflix, it appears I have a little under 2 months to find a new show that I don’t mind giving less than my full attention. So I need suggestions! READ FULL STORY »
While Buffy fans are still basking in the glory of Sarah Michelle Gellar being back on the small screen in her new crime drama Ringer, fans of Married… with Children ( …and Samantha Who? …and Jesse …and Friends, for that matter) will have reason to celebrate tonight as fellow TV icon Christina Applegate makes her triumphant return to TV as well.
In her new sitcom Up All Night, which premieres at 10 p.m. EST tonight on NBC, Applegate (pictured here with co-star Will Arnett of Arrested Development royalty) plays a new mom dealing with the perils of parenthood (turns out, babies don’t care if you have a hangover, they will still cry… loudly), all while juggling her marriage with her stay-at-home hubby (Arnett) and her career. (She works for a neurotic talk show host, played by Saturday Night Live vet Maya Rudolph. Okay, so this show pretty much brought back everyone we love.) READ FULL STORY »
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