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'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel poses for Maxim to promote her upcoming Disney channel show

Danielle-FishelHigh-school-aged Topanga would certainly disapprove. Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on Boy Meets World and will be reprising the role on the upcoming Girl Meets World Disney Channel reboot, has posed for Maxim.

While the pictures are pretty NSFW, the accompanying Q&A is fairly PG. She talks about the origin of the name Topanga: “Michael Jacobs says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, ‘We need a name for this character!’” she explained. “He happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, ‘Topanga.’ He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would’ve been named Canoga, which is the next exit.” READ FULL STORY

Joan Rivers in hot water for Heidi Klum Holocaust joke

When viewers tune in to Fashion Police’s Oscar wrap-up on E! they’re probably expecting cutting remarks, but Joan Rivers – no stranger to controversy – went a bit further than that with some not-so-innocent jokes about Heidi Klum’s Oscar outfit.

Speaking about Klum’s showstopping gold dress with a seriously plunging neckline, Rivers remarked Monday, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” Yikes.

This made a lot of people quite upset, namely the Anti-Defamation League, who posted on their website: “Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better.  This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves.  Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence.  Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.” READ FULL STORY

Titanic II is happening, but it's not the Kate Winslet/Leo DiCaprio reunion you were hoping for

Your decade-old “King of the World” fantasies with Leonardo DiCaprio just got one step closer to reality.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced yesterday that he planned to build Titanic II, a “full-scale recreation” of the doomed ship that sank in 1912. Showing the above computer-generated blueprint, Palmer said the ship will have its maiden voyage in 2016, and will travel from Shanghai to Southampton, England, and then on to New York. Once it is up and running, Palmer plans to have the Titanic II — which, in keeping with the original, won’t have television or Internet — in business constantly.


The future of U.S./North Korean relations rests on Dennis Rodman's shoulders. Seriously.

Razzie-winning bridal gown aficionado Dennis Rodman isn’t just one of the most colorful characters of the 1990s — apparently, he’s also America’s last hope for a decent diplomatic relationship with North Korea.

I’ll pause to let that sink in.

The retired basketball player is currently in Pyongyang with a group of Harlem Globetrotters and a documentary film crew. The athletes are planning to spend four to five days in the North Korean capital, putting on a few basketball exhibitions and perhaps even meeting North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un — a noted basketball fan who spent hours as a kid making “meticulous pencil drawings of Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan.” His father, the late Kim Jong-il, was also obsessed with the Bulls in the ’90s. (Totalitarian dictators: They’re just like us!) READ FULL STORY

Michelle Malkin debuts Obama parody, clearly asking for dance-off with First Lady -- VIDEO

First, Michelle Obama made a dancing video with Jimmy Fallon and America swooned.

Then, Michelle Obama appeared at the Oscars and America decided that swooning was maybe a little much.

Now, another Michelle — conservative writer Michelle Malkin — has released a parody video of the First Lady’s Fallon-collab-dance-stravaganza. It does contain dancing. There, the similarities stop.


Ben Affleck's first film 'I Killed My Lesbian Wife' is as silly and bad as the title suggests -- VIDEO

Ben Affleck has a message for young filmmakers: It Gets Better.

Sure, he didn’t record a PSA, but his first film, 1993’s I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Ηung Ηer on a Μeathook & Νow I Have a Three-Picture Deal with Disney, functions as such for all aspiring directors out there. Just because your first short film tells the convoluted story about a director who auditions women for a movie while simultaneously yelling at his wife, who is, yes, hung on a meathook, doesn’t mean you can’t eventually go on to direct something like Gone Baby Gone and Argo.

I Killed My Lesbian Wife sounds like a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling, but it isn’t an online prank. Affleck himself has talked about his debut, which has been online at least since 2010, but has picked up some interest this past week as Argo marches towards Oscar glory. Affleck previously explained to EW, “It’s a 13-minute film and stars a friend of mine, Jay Lacopo, who’s now a writer. It’s horrible. It’s atrocious. I knew I wanted to be a director, and I did a couple of short films, and this is the only one that haunts me. I’m not proud of it. It looks like it was made by someone who has no prospects, no promise.”

With that ringing endorsement by the guy responsible, how can you not want to take a peek? Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

New Google Doodle celebrates Renaissance man Nicolaus Copernicus

google-doodle-copernicusEarly adopters of heliocentrism, today is for you.

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Polish Renaissance man who first floated the theory that the sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe.  According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “sometime between 1510 and 1514 [Copernicus] wrote an essay that has come to be known as the ‘Commentariolus,’ [which] introduced his new cosmological idea, the heliocentric universe.” The piece also included seven now-popular axioms such as, “the center of the universe is near the sun” and “the distance from the Earth to the sun is imperceptible compared with the distance to the stars.” The theory was published in 1543, shortly before he died. READ FULL STORY

Leonardo DiCaprio is selling booze to the Japanese -- VIDEO

Anyone who thinks the Bill-Murray-sells-whiskey scenes in Lost in Translation were comic exaggerations hasn’t seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s new campaign for Jim Beam in Japan.

On the one hand, the new ads — which have leaked around the web — are totally innocuous (no rat pack references). But on the other, well, they do feature Leo looking very intently at a ball of ice. And then he makes it explode with his fingers!

Reps for Jim Beam said the campaign wouldn’t air in the U.S., so you have two options if you want to recreate the DiCaprio Drinking Experience: scour the internet for more fleeting glimpses of him drinking his “cool bourbon” or fly to Japan. We hear the ice there explodes!


'Glee': What was the biggest bombshell on the show last night? POLL

Time for a Gleek out!  You may have thought last night’s episode of Glee was going to be big, but who could have called everything that would happen in Lima on Valentine’s Day? The biggest plot point we all thought was pretty close to a sure thing – the Will and Emma wedding – didn’t happen, and instead, we got a jilted groom, hookups galore, new characters and even a possible pregnancy. Wowza. We have to wait three more weeks to find out what the next step is (Glee returns Mar. 7) but for now, what revelation got the biggest reaction out of you? I, for one, gasped out loud when Santana and Quinn got a hotel room (!) and then at the end when Rachel was waiting for the results of her pregnancy test (!!!).

Vote in our poll below and tell us which moment made you do a double-take. READ FULL STORY

No, Jessica Chastain doesn't hate Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence aren’t feuding. Just ask Jessica Chastain.

The actress, whose nervy performance in Zero Dark Thirty earned her an Oscar nomination, took to Facebook to dispel rumors that she “hated” her similarly nominated, similarly nervy colleague.


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