It’s the end of an era, tweens and tween-adjacents. After 464 glorious days of hair whipping, Will Smith’s singing, dancing daughter Willow posted a pic on her WhoSay account showing a newly shorn head. Known for out-there style choices, the “21st Century Girl” must have felt that long locks were so last year — either that or she got a little too close to a “Fireball.” All in all, it was a good run — when Miss Piggy is mussing her golden coiffure in tribute, you know you’ve succeeded. Let us pause and take a moment to remember the paint-splattering, hair-whipping good times (video below, obviously). READ FULL STORY »
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I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”
Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end! READ FULL STORY »
Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Barbies to be auctioned for charity: Which celebs should get the doll treatment?
Seeing as Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry have already technically modeled their entire makeup, hair, and wardrobe after Barbie (though, in all fairness, Barbie has never had to worry about a nip slip), it seemed only fitting that Mattel would transform the singers into their iconic dolls.
And they can be all yours for the low, low starting bid price of… $1,000. Starting on Friday, CharityBuzz.com began to auction off the dolls, including Minaj’s plastic likeness named, perfectly enough, Minajesty Barbie, which boasts that the 11-½ inch replica of the colorful “Super Bass” singer has every part of her down pat, from her pink hair (jeez, bangs are everywhere today), right down to the tattoo she has on her left arm. READ FULL STORY »
Statler and Waldorf would have a thing or two to say about this. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the best movie of the year so far stars felt puppets from the 1970s.
The Muppets, which opens today, was poised to debut at a perfect 100 percent on the review accumulation site… but a pair of last-minute critiques dipped the film’s score to a still-stellar 98 percent. Perfection would have been a nice feather in the cap of writer-star Jason Segel, but the actor and Muppet champion can still take pride in his passion project being the best-reviewed wide release of the year. The nearest competitor is this summer’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which scored 96 percent. READ FULL STORY »
The last thing Rules of Engagement star Patrick Warburton thought he’d be doing this Monday night is co-hosting a charity event for the non-profit End Malaria Now. But then a young actress and activist named Madison Moellers did a guest spot on his sitcom. “Madison and her mother presented me with this,” the big-hearted Warburton told me last week. “I’m going to be getting back Sunday night from San Francisco — my son and I are going on a great white shark trip where you go in a cage and you meet the sharks. Then I have to work on Monday. So doing an event on Monday would have been first on my list. But it’s impossible to say no to Madison.” Hence, Warburton will be appearing at Cafe Entourage in Hollywood this Monday night to raise money for EndMalariaNow.org. “It’s primarily a problem that’s happening on the other side of the planet, so it’s not in our immediate perspective,” Warburton says. “Malaria kills almost a million people every single year, and most of them are children under the age of five.”
Inspired by the Kenya-set movie The First Grader, Madison and two of her friends also filmed a PSA for End Malaria Now and even got Warburton to participate. It’s not slick but it gets the job done. Take a look after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Sesame Street has handled a lot of tricky tasks over the past 42 years, from teaching tykes the alphabet to explaining television to Keith Staskiewicz, but nothing quite like this before. Today’s Sesame Street PopWatch is brought to you by the letter M, for the Missing original Gordon.
In an open letter on their website, the Sesame Workshop explains that they’ve been on the hunt for an actor who played Gordon in an un-aired test pilot that was shown to a focus group of children in the summer of 1969. While all of the other Gordons (played by Matt Robinson, Hal Miller, and Roscoe Orman) are accounted for, they can’t seem to find the mystery man who originated the role of the beloved science teacher. No one, not even Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) knows who is he is… and Big Bird knows everything. READ FULL STORY »
Family Circus creator Bil Keane made a lot of people’s mornings brighter with his low-key observations, subtle eye for humor, and appreciation for the innocence of children. Back in 1990, our own Ken Tucker called Family Circus “the most underrated comic strip in the country.” In light of his sad passing Tuesday, I looked through the cartoonist’s archives and picked out some of my favorites. See them below. READ FULL STORY »
Now that the new season of Modern Family is well underway, it’s time we took a moment to discuss the show’s newest addition: Toddler Lily (a.k.a Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).
Show creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have wisely refrained from shining too bright a spotlight on the newest member of the Pritchett clan — possibly because she inexplicably aged two years during the summer hiatus, but who cares when the show is this good. In last night’s episode, she showed up only briefly to ask Daddy Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) for some raisins, forcing him to confront the dirty kitchen left by Daddy Cam (Eric Stonestreet).
We got our best look at Lily 2.0 in episode 2, where her hostile attitude towards a new baby drove the Cam/Mitchell plotline. READ FULL STORY »
“Fresh out the box. Stop, look, and watch. Ready yet. Get set. It’s All That!” Now join in with TLC(!) and sing the rest of the theme song as you reminisce about the joys of All That, Nickelodeon’s comedy/variety show that aired from 1994–2000 and again from 2002–2005. But let’s be clear, the All That I fondly remember included a cast of Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, and Amanda Bynes. A golden era of kid comedy, if you will. I refuse to acknowledge the later reincarnation which featured the likes of Jamie Lynn Spears.
That said, in preparation for writing this piece, I went back and watched several clips from the show. And sadly, just like my colleague Sandra experienced earlier this month, I found myself saying, “I once watched this?!” Apparently, and probably for the better, my tastes have changed over the years. I no longer find Denberg’s “Vital Information” so vital. “Good Burger” is really more mediocre than good. And I couldn’t even make it through all of Amanda Bynes’ yelling in “Ask Ashley.”
And yet, even though the jokes are no longer funny to me, I still have a really special place in my heart for the series. READ FULL STORY »
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