Internet memes are giving-trees that shouldn’t be overwatered. Going on Lopez Tonight to premiere the pre-autotuned second incarnation of a spontaneous 15 minutes is, by definition, overwatering. And Antoine Dodson did it. Below, the less-charming Christmas version of “Bed Intruder“: “Chimney Intruder,” in which Santa is likened to a potential rapist. READ FULL STORY
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President Obama was on Ryan Seacrest’s show, so why not?) — and the hosts, not about to talk politics, asked him about Lil Wayne’s impending release from jail. But instead of the standard jokey answer that says either “I’m too busy for pop culture” or “I am really good at faking knowledge about pop culture,” Clinton turned it into an opportunity to deliver a poignant message to listeners: READ FULL STORYBill Clinton called in to Pittsburgh’s 96.1 Kiss morning radio show for a little Election Day chat (hey,
50 Cent is feuding with Oprah again. No, not that Oprah. Actually, the “In da Club” rapper has a pet dog named “Oprah Whine Free,” and — guess what? — the pooch just joined Twitter. As you can imagine, her Bio is merely “50 Cent’s bitch.” In just 24 hours after signing up, Oprah the Dog already has over 7,000 followers and has been tweeting up a storm, even provoking an outraged response from PETA.
As brainless an endeavor as this might seem, this actually got me thinking about two things: First, Fiddy has a dog named Oprah?! To refresh your memory, in 2006 he went all Jonathan Franzen on the Queen of All Media for not featuring more rappers on her talk-show. (At the time, he said “I think she caters to older white women. So I could care less about Oprah or her show.”) Needless to say, naming his dog after Ms. Winfrey doesn’t seem like an affectionate homage.
Second, Fiddy has a sense of humor? As Oprah’s Twitter ghostwriter, it seems the answer is yes. Oprah’s been using her new account mostly to vent against her master. A few sample tweets: “About to go to the studio w/my dad tonight to make a hit record ‘teach you how to doggie’ its gonna be hotter than the s–t my dad’s writing”; “he aint made a classic since get rich or die tryin”; “f— this I need a new owner.” As a particularly low blow, Oprah added, “DMX wouldn’t have treated me like this…” And you thought Kanye’s feed had cornered the market on crazy! READ FULL STORY
I think I’d like to play cards with Casey Affleck. The Oscar-nominated actor, who directed his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix in the apparently fake documentary, I’m Still Here, visited The Tonight Show last night to reiterate his recent claims that it was just a movie and that Phoenix’s public meltdowns were simply part of the act. But his poker-face wasn’t exactly a mask of conviction. Question: “Everybody was in on it at the time [when Phoenix appeared disheveled on Letterman]?” Answer: “Uhhhh, well, you know… [breaks eye contact and mindlessly tugs right earlobe]… neither Joaquin nor I never talked to Dave…” Question: “Was it real drugs? Was he doing real coke in the movie?” Answer: “Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-hhhhhhhhhhhhh. No.” I suppose that’s better than, “Hmmm. Which scene?” READ FULL STORY
last night’s questionable performance by E!’s late-night queen Chelsea Handler, I started thinking about how few VMA emcees have been widely lauded for their performances over the years. Just peruse this list of past hosts. Are any of these people — ranging from Bette Midler (yes!) and Dan Akroyd to Dennis Miller (twice!) and Ben Stiller — remembered for doing an exceptionally good job?Could hosting the VMAs be the most unrewarding job in Hollywood? In light of
Sure, a handful, like Jimmy Fallon and Chris Rock, may be remembered with some level of fondness. But unlike, say, the Oscars or the Emmys — where, for example, Steve Martin and Neil Patrick Harris have won rave reviews for their respective recent hosting stints — the very nature of the VMAs dictates that the lion’s share of the morning-after buzz will focus on outrageous stunts or musical performances, and not on the host. Handler seemed to be aware of this conundrum last night, and it resulted in an unfortunate “look how craaaazy I can be!” vibe that downplayed her brash intelligence and felt inauthentic to boot. READ FULL STORY
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