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Lunchtime Poll: Is pool-peeing funny?

The other day, Michael Slezak said he “laughs so hard” whenever he sees all the guys pee in the pool during the ubiquitous TV promos for Grown Ups. It’s an admission that has pierced yet another hole in the thin, sparkly purple veil of our “workplace friendship.” I have never so much as smirked at this and sometimes even look away because I know it’s coming and the children are about to scream.

By the way, thanks to the intrepid investigative team at Vulture for confirmation that pool discoloration due to urine is a myth!

Lunchtime Poll: Is Robert Pattinson really a vampire?

real-vampireImage Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos; Everett CollectionResearchers have determined that through a connection to the British royal family, Robert Pattinson and Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for the main character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, are related. It’s so weird that this news would surface now, but you can’t fight genealogy. And until a few seconds ago, I couldn’t spell it. In other news, I should probably let you know that I am a zombie. I wasn’t born one, but look at me now. Look at what I’m doing. Right now. [Yahoo! News]

'Glee': These roadside tears were a joke, right?

To Sir,
I’ve been trying to quell my irrational hatred of you, and your tears of endearment during the kids’ lovely tribute to you post-Sectionals helped! Why, then….WHY did you insist on having this 1-800-TOO-MUCH mid-Journey emotional breakdown in your car?!?!?!
TELL ME WHY.
With Love,
Annie
P.S. John Stamos has better hair.

P.S. to sensitive readers: I am not actually upset. I am always kidding. Get used to it!

Read more:
‘Glee’: Do you irrationally hate Mr. Schuester?
‘Glee’ season finale recap: Journey to the center of the birth

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

'Showgirls 2' red band trailer: How long can you last?

I’m dying to know if any of you can sit through the entire second red band trailer for Showgirls Exposed, a.k.a. Showgirls 2. It’s so hilariously atroash. I think it was a high school film class’ assignment — along the lines of “Demonstrate your understanding of the following areas: low-grade exotic dancing, gunplay, quick cuts to skulls, product integration, tinting. Be sure to make your project both look and sound like a commercial for under-21 Chicagoland dance club Zero Gravity from the late 1990s. Good luck!” — and this is the winner. (Here’s the first trailer if you feel that’s something you deserve.) Can anyone make it past the random shot of the cemetery at 1:45? Please come to PopWatch HQ to redeem your prize. It’s nothing!

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Kim Kardashian vs. Justin Bieber: Most voluminous?

Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber argue internally over who’s the baby and who’s the lady at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner [TweetPhoto]

“I think Justin is adorable, he’s definitely way too young for me but I’d still love to hook him up with my sister.” –Kim Kardashian [Contact Music]

Lunchtime Poll! It is so important that you vote below.

Read more: BREAKING: Kim Kardashian does not enjoy the company of burritos!

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

After last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, should Obama host 'The Tonight Show'?

President-ObamaImage Credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty ImagesThe White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner took place last night. You know, those precious few hours in which the politicians and top media of Washington somehow manage to develop that sense of humor they’ve been missing all year. It’s like a Dean Martin roast in which everyone is really up-to-date on current affairs, with Joe Biden in the role of Don Rickles.

With a litany of zingers both political and pop-cultural, President Obama showed Jay Leno what it means to give someone a good lead-in. For example, the President detailed the secret provision in the healthcare bill that read: “The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill: Snooki, J-WOWW, The Situation and House Minority Leader John Boehner.” Oh, snap!

Obama also bemoaned the fact that he didn’t win the Nobel Prize in Physics, the one he really wanted, called Republican Party chairman Michael Steele “Notorious GOP,” and referred to Leno as “the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year.” Leno then took the stage and delivered a routine straight off of The Tonight Show, mainly lukewarm, vanilla fare that wasn’t nearly as good as the comedian-in-chief’s, and definitely wasn’t at the same level as Stephen Colbert’s stint a few years ago. (Ex. “Some of you on the news have mentioned the president’s been getting a little gray since taking office. But he’s had his fare share of stress. Tough economy, two wars, health care fight, Iran, North Korea, his mother-in-law moving in with him.” Badum-ching!) Granted, you’re probably given some laughing leeway when you’re the leader of the free world, but some of the jokes Leno shuffled through were staler than the rolls they serve at these things.

Watching Obama deliver one-liners made me think that, if this whole president thing doesn’t end up working out, he might be a good replacement for Leno. (And our TV critic Ken Tucker agrees Leno failed to impress at the dinner last night.) I doubt NBC would mind just one more late-night switch-up. What do you think, PopWatchers? Was Obama better than Leno? Should POTUS start working Tuesdays at the Comedy Cellar, or should he not quit his day job? Take a look at video from the dinner embedded after the jump and judge for yourself. READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Will Kate Gosselin finally get sent packing this week?

Gosselin-dwtsImage Credit: Adam Larkey/ABCAs you’ll see tonight if you tune in to the Week 4 performance episode of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Kate Gosselin is a terrible ballroom dancer. Ninety-nine percent of the Internet (but not Jane Seymour) seems to hate her. There are “Free Tony” t-shirts for sale (the ‘O’ is a purple disco ball)! Our Lady of Perpetual Metaphor (Bruno Tonioli) is making the late-night rounds, talking about how “dreadful” her dancing is. (“But in a nice way!”) Jimmy Fallon reenacted her stone-faced “Paparazzi” paso doble. She’s embroiled in custody disputes with Jon and has a new TLC show planned, called Twist of Kate. (Please have nothing to do with dancing! I see your use of ‘twist’ and raise you a hearty ‘hell to the no!’) No one understands who is voting to keep her in — except ABC, who’s lovin’ it like some Chicken Selects.

The Kate Gosselin Media Spectacle Spectacular has been bad before, but has it ever been this gross? When does this rancid milk expire? Are you amused by the season 10 circus, or is it time to put a once-great nation out of its misery and vote Kate off Planet Mirrorballus?

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'Glee' Stylewatch: Sue Sylvester's best tracksuit?

sue-sylvesters-tracksuitsImage Credit: FoxLast night, I spent some time lookin’ super hot while nestled in my varsity basketball tracksuit (navy and gold, gross) to make a very earnest attempt at ranking fashion icon Sue Sylvester’s 18 best looks. That’s right: Today we have a ‘Glee’ Stylewatch photo gallery and they’re all shots of Jane Lynch. April Fool’s! Except we’re totally serious. Destination: horror!

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Is there any potential situation in which you wouldn't be offended by Heidi Montag's onscreen existence?

Decades from now, when my cyborg great-grandchildren ask me when the 2000s ended, I’ll tell them it was March 24, 2010, the day MTV announced that it was ending The Hills. Whether we loved, hated, or hate-loved the glossy reality show, we all have to admit that The Hills has occupied an embarrassingly important central role in the cultural mainstream ever since its 2006 debut. READ FULL STORY

The health care vote: Is anyone else reminded of 'The American President'?

I know Popwatch isn’t so much the place y’all go for politics, but watching all the breathless coverage about the impending health care vote in Congress — Mitchell votes “Yes!” Altmire votes “No!” — just keeps reminding me of the 1995 Michael Douglas/Annette Bening romance The American President. In the pre-West-Wing-Aaron-Sorkin-scripted under-appreciated gem, Douglas plays widowed president Andrew Shepherd, who’s determined to pass a comprehensive crime bill, and Bening plays the spitfire environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade, who’s determined to pass a comprehensive climate bill. When they first meet, President Shepherd makes a deal with Ms. Wade: Her bill needs 34 votes to pass, and if she lands the first 24, he’ll get the last 10.

This being a movie, the two subsequently fall in love, but what I keep thinking about is the montage of legislative scrambling as the White House and Wade’s lobbying firm work to secure enough votes for their respective bills. Both offices have giant tear-away signs counting down the number of needed votes; each new “Yes” vote causes someone to rip down a number with satisfying gusto.

I can’t be the only one thinking about this movie this weekend, right? I’m not alone in looking at this chart of undecided representatives and imagining giant countdown easels hanging in the White House and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office, yes? It’s not just me? READ FULL STORY

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