There’s a great moment in a season 2 episode of Battlestar Galactica that sums up everything awesome about Katee Sackhoff. Kara Thrace — better known as “Starbuck” — has been recuperating from battle injuries in a mysterious hospital. She hasn’t left her bed in days. The only person she’s seen is Simon, an overly helpful doctor who keeps trying to convince her to donate her womb to the effort to repopulate humanity, since healthy ovaries are a rarity after the apocalypse. (All of humanity was recently nuked. You’ve heard of this show, right?) So Starbuck’s been going a little stir-crazy. And she’s suspicious — this Simon guy seriously won’t stop talking about her ovaries. Like, we get it, they aren’t irradiated! Yay for ovaries! READ FULL STORY »
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Somewhere in Paul Rudd’s attic, there must be an enchanted painting that is aging in his stead. For today, eternally boyish Paul Rudd turns 42. Can a 42-year-old man be adorable? In Rudd’s case, yes. Way back in 1996′s Clueless, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) was on to something when she said to Rudd’s Josh, “Some people are not lucky enough to be as naturally adorable as you are.” Ah, she was a font of wisdom. Rudd is handsome yet unthreatening, funny but not mean. You’d set your sister up with any of Rudd’s characters in a heartbeat, not because you think they’d hit it off — of course they would — but because you’d want to hang with him yourself, playing fantasy baseball or jamming to Rush.
To celebrate Rudd’s eternal youth, here are this Rudd-ite’s 10 favorite quotes (and I will not insult you by including the titles of the movies):
10. “Slappa da bass mon!”
9. “I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear ‘Yah Mo B There’ one more time, I’m going to ‘Yah Mo’ burn this place to the ground.”
8. “Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.” READ FULL STORY »
When I think of Christopher Walken, the Oscar-winning actor who celebrates his 68th birthday today, I immediately think of his soliloquy in Pulp Fiction when his Captain Koons tells a young fatherless boy about the long distinguished history of his family’s watch. No, check that: I would have to say that his Saturday Night Live skit where famed producer Bruce Dickinson demands more cow-bell from Will Ferrell on “Don’t Fear the Reaper” is my favorite moment. Hm. Come to think of it, his scene in Annie Hall as Duane the wackjob brother is pretty tough to beat. Stop. I got it: Nothing tops dancin’ Walken in the Fatboy Slim video for “Weapon of Choice.” Wait! Oh jeez. I totally forgot his last tragic scene in The Deer Hunter. Alright, so there’s a lot of great Christopher Walken stuff — don’t forget his “Poker Face” and his suave resident at The Continental. Maybe we should just say happy birthday to the man, and then sit back, relax, and try and enjoy a nice dinner of chicken with caramelized pears. READ FULL STORY »
Attention friends, monsters, and embryos: Today, on March 28, 2011, Lady Gaga turns 25 years old. First, pause for a second to beat your head against your desks because, why, why am I so old, so poor, and will never be able to pull off the frozen-section-at-Food Emporium look? But back to Gaga. (And ouch, my head!) Since this is Gaga we’re talking about, I’m imagining her birthday consists of a relaxing bath filled with streamers, glitter, and plush animals followed by a screening of 1974′s Zardoz and a massage from Perez Hilton. But maybe that’s just the concussion I suffered a few sentences ago talking. No, she’s probably Just Like Us, sobbing over cake while watching Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and sipping Four Loko. (Just me?) Birthdays are fun!
But her birthday party needs gifts, PopWatchers! So what would you give Lady Gaga for her birthday? READ FULL STORY »
In honor of Jon Hamm’s 40th birthday — and in celebration of my editor considering me spending time Googling Jon Hamm “work” — here are links to 40 photos of him. (This is more a gift for us than him. But whatever.) READ FULL STORY »
If you have school-aged children under the age of 7 or so, you probably already know that today is Theodore Geisel’s birthday. That, of course, would be Dr. Seuss, who would turn 107 today — just 105 years older than Cindy Lou Who. The National Education Association has built its Read Across America campaign around Seuss’ birthday, which explained my daughter strutting about in her classroom-made Cat in the Hat hat.
By now, everyone of every age has grown up with Seuss’ sadistic rhyming characters, from the mischievous Cat in the Hat to the incorrigible Sam-I-Am. (As a kid, I was especially fond of Fox in Socks.) Once you have children, though, your relationship with these beloved classics will be severely tested — or at least redefined. One Fish, Two Fish is not without its charms, but how does that nostalgia hold up after you’ve read it aloud 4,210 times in a single afternoon to a princess who doesn’t even seem to be paying attention except when you attempt to skip a page? I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Perhaps my shoes are simply too tight. READ FULL STORY »
Tearin’ Up My Heart” music video on Total Request Live back in 1998 and thinking that the skinny, blond, curly-haired kid would be the least popular member of the band. And boy, today, on Justin Timberlake’s 30th birthday, am I eating crow or what? During Timberlake’s 30 short years on Earth, he’s managed to anchor a hit boy-band, break out with two massively successful — and artistically impressive — albums, become a Saturday Night Live all-star, and appear in an Oscar-nominated film. All this made me wonder: Which pop culture predictions do you wish you could take back? READ FULL STORY »I remember watching ‘N SYNC’s “
Ellen DeGeneres' birthday show: A hot kiss from Colin Farrell trumps a surprise visit from Julia Roberts -- Watch!
• George, a nurse from Portland, Ore. who wanted to spend his birthday with Ellen, was flown to the show and not only gifted a pair of scrubs with Ellen’s face all over them — he got to be Julia Roberts’ mouthpiece as a blind-folded Ellen asked her first mystery guest questions to try to guess who it was. It was Roberts’ first appearance on the show, which DeGeneres joked was more exciting than John Jacobson, who’d been on moments earlier doing his Double Dream Hands routine. “Just barely,” Roberts joked. (Roberts also joked that she was happy she hadn’t worn khakis, and Ellen said that’s how she should have made her entrance – among his backup dancers. Seriously. Yes.) READ FULL STORY »
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee seems to have deserted us on Twitter — his last tweet was on New Year’s Eve and linked to funny animal voiceovers — we’re still going to celebrate him. We can’t write “Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!” in the sky like someone did Sunday over the Bel-Air hills, but perhaps we can take a moment to each write a sentence describing our love for the man. I’ll give you a few ideas:Neil Diamond turns 70 today, and even though the
• My key chain is a silver guitar with the words “Neil Diamond World Tour 2008″ on it.
• My favorite mug says “Diamond Girl,” and it’s from 2001.
• I had this semi-hideous floral/lace/sequin shirt I only felt comfortable wearing once — to a Neil Diamond concert.
• After multiple karaoke attempts, I’ve had to accept that “I Am… I Said” is not in my vocal range. READ FULL STORY »