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Rupert Murdoch and Jonnie Marbles: The latest, but not the greatest, in pieing history

Moments before attempting to shove a foam pie in the face of embattled News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, a British comic and activist known online as Jonnie Marbles tweeted, “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat.”

Quoting A Tale of Two Cities‘ martyr Sydney Carton to justify a pie in the face demonstrates gross delusions of grandeur, but there is some historical precedence for the provocative act. A pie in the face may have its origins in the slapstick films of Mack Sennett, Laurel & Hardy, and the Three Stooges, and reached its zenith in the hands of the late Soupy Sales. But in addition to being a celebratory tradition for winning baseball teams, it’s also evolved into a symbol of political defiance. It’s the ultimate expression of helpless frustration: I can’t change the media or the government or that lifeguard who keeps me off the kiddie-slide, but I can make him look foolish in front of everyone!  READ FULL STORY

Dairy Queen treats Mary Lou Retton like a pinata -- no metaphor intended

Maybe it’s just the excitement of today’s Olympic announcement coupled with the oppressive city heat that has me craving ice cream by 9 a.m. each morning, but this Dairy Queen commercial hits all the right spots. Tastebuds. Funny bone. Nostalgia… muscle. I give it a solid 9.8. What about you, you chocolate-loving East German judge? READ FULL STORY

Jean-Claude Van Damme is super cool in Coors Light ad

“Have you ever seen a man penguin walk after an intense mating season? Have you?” — Jean-Claude Van Damme

The Muscles from Brussels and his frozen jeans are pitching Coors Light in a new commercial for British beer drinkers. Bravo. Though — and I’m not complaining — his pants aren’t that tight.

Judge for yourself: READ FULL STORY

'Park and Rec' curmudgeon Ron Swanson is what he eats

When the Emmy nominations come out on July 14, Nick Offerman’s name better be announced for Best Supporting Actor. So help me, Ayn Rand. His government-hating bureaucrat Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec is not only the most lovable curmudgeon since Archie Bunker, but he’s the greatest inspiration for viral art going. Take a look at the latest piece of NBC-sanctioned art dedicated to our favorite carnivore, below… READ FULL STORY

Train launches their own 'Drops of Jupiter' wine. Other business venture ideas for bands!

Train

Had you asked me to come up with a product based on Train’s 2001 smash “Drops of Jupiter,” I likely would have said shampoo. You know, to go in your “haaa-aaaa-iiir.”

But, as it turns out, the members of Train — in addition to writing some seriously baffling, yet undeniably huge hit songs (I still demand an explanation for “Hey, Soul Sister“!) — are something of wine enthusiasts who have launched their own wine club. (I had no idea either, PopWatchers, or believe me I would have joined out of sheer curiosity long ago.) And now, they have just announced they are making “Drops of Jupiter” into a 2009 Petite Sirah. Oh, if only we had talked to Geddy Lee this year! READ FULL STORY

David Lynch makes reservations for Club Silencio

In Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, a frustrated screenwriter discovers some magic in the city’s 1920s past. But beginning in September, tourists in the City of Light can step into a very different auteur’s mind. David Lynch is opening Club Silencio, a restaurant based on the bizarre club in his 2001 thriller, Mulholland Drive, and the enigmatic director is taking a special interest in designing the interior of what will be a bar, concert hall, art library, and screening room. I assume there will be no band, but I’d expect the unexpected from an evening at Silencio. I’d make sure I knew where the exits were at all times, and if I should find a mysterious blue box in my jacket pocket, I’m gone! READ FULL STORY

Whole Foods Rap: This one goes out to all my quinoa-loving b#$@$*s

If a disproportionate amount of your salary goes to shopping at Whole Foods, and an uncool portion of your Sunday is spent looking for a parking spot there, and if somehow these two activities make you feel equal parts righteous and annoyed, then you’ve probably already uploaded this video to your Facebook page. The rap spoof, written and performed by 37-year-old David Wittman with the help of L.A. and S.F.-based creative collective Fog and Smog, is a delightfully sharp send-up of the Whole Foods experience. Some girl in yoga pants is lookin’ at me funny/I’m just trying to find a decent Pinot Noir for under twenty! Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Food Network Star' premiere: Join our live tweet with Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and EW's Jess Cagle!

is a very good definition of the kind of person that you are,” DeLaurentiis told EW. “Are you a cereal person? Are you an egg person? How creative can you be with some standard ingredients?”

On hand to gauge just that are Alton Brown (pictured, left), Extra‘s Mario Lopez, In Style‘s Hal Rubenstein (pictured, center), and EW’s own managing editor, Jess Cagle (pictured, right), all who serve as guest judges during the premiere. But most will also be available Sunday night to talk about the taping of the premiere. That’s right: While watching Food Network Star‘s season 7 debut, use #Star to follow along a live-tweet led by Cagle, Brown, Flay, DeLaurentiis, Rubenstein, and Lopez, who are available to answer any and all questions you have about the premiere. How did each dish taste? Was there anything they were afraid to eat? Log onto Twitter at 9 p.m. ET Sunday to get tasty answers to your burning questions!

National Donut Day: Bring back the vanilla kreme, Dunkin' Donuts!

It’s National Donut Day, which, for those of you wondering, is why both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are trending on Twitter. In this epic battle, I’m going to have to go with Krispy Kreme because you don’t have to purchase a beverage to get your free donut from them today. Also, I’m still bitter that my local Dunkin’ Donuts recently did away with the vanilla kreme-filled donut, which was my favorite, and Krispy Kreme still had theirs the last time I checked. Poll below.  READ FULL STORY

'Cougar Town': Aloha means hello and goodbye. How dumb is that?

Aloha from “We will never stop mocking the title…Cougar Town!” Here’s the good news: ABC treated us with a special, hour-long episode of CT set in Hawaii! The bad news: It was the season finale. Our favorite cul-de-sac crew will not return until November. (I’ll pause for you to pound some grape in an effort to deal with the news….) In the meantime, we’ve got a lot to cover. Let’s dive right in. READ FULL STORY

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