According to the just-released Forbes 2012 Celebrity 100 List, Jenny from the Block is back. She handily defeated Lady Gaga, last year’s No. 1, as well as Oprah Winfrey (No. 2), Britney Spears (No. 6), and Steven Spielberg (No. 10). Lopez’s resurgence can be credited to her gig as a judge on American Idol, as well as her Kohl’s clothing line, her top-selling fragrances, her endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Gillette, and the two movies she has coming out this year.
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You can’t quantify pop culture, which is why pop culture lists are enjoyable — especially lists modified with “best” or, in the case of Time magazine’s annual “Time 100,” “most influential.” In our rapid-evolution media age, influence is fleeting. Nevertheless, the pop culture corner of the list tries to capture a cross-section of movers and shakers from across the media landscape. It’s hard to argue with the choice of Louis C.K., whose show Louie has redefined TV authorship. Likewise, even if you never read Fifty Shades of Grey or its oncoming imitators, author EL James has ushered in an era in which your older relatives will utter the phrase “mommy porn” at your next family reunion. And Jessica Chastain has become an “influential” movie actress the old-fashioned way: By appearing in every single movie currently being made. READ FULL STORY
For what it’s worth, the Internet is filled with productive people who actually want to help change the world. Unfortunately, those people are not the ones who made these seven Tumblr blogs, all inspired by the hit PBS series Downton Abbey.
Have a look at these Downton-inspired memes (a.k.a.: a disturbingly enjoyable joke that is employed repeatedly until the humor of it is clobbered into the ground), which will either contribute to your love of the show, or enrage you with their blatant disregard for the Downton canon. READ FULL STORY
Modern Family stunner Sofia Vergara jumped from No. 3 to the coveted No. 1 spot on AskMen.com’s annual Most Desirable Women list, which can only mean one thing: Men really, really, really desire…The Smurfs. Yep, that’s precisely what it is. Smurfs. Vergara’s Modern Family costar Eric Stonestreet reacted to the news on Twitter by posting a photo of himself with the MDW alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson with the tweet, “If
@SofiaVergara is the most desirable women in the world, then @jessetylerand I win.” Vergara herself told the website, “I am so honored to be AskMen’s most desired woman this year. A big thank you to all the men who desire me.” But let’s all pretend Gloria responded to the news, which probably would have sounded a little something like this, “!!!!!!??????!!!!!”
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It seems like some folks have found a way to pass the time until movie-event The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20: Check the IMDb page for it obsessively. (Okay, phew, Anne Hathaway is still there.)
Christopher Nolan’s final installment of his Batman saga has topped IMDb.com‘s most-viewed list for Anticipated In-Production Movies. While it’s certainly no big surprise that that particular film tops that list (I wonder how many visitors went to the Quotes section to figure out what Bane is saying), it is somewhat jarring to see other biggies like The Hunger Games and Prometheus being out-searched by the likes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Battleship. (Does that mean it will be — forgive me — a hit?)
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Take a look back at the week in pop culture, using numbers as your guide!
9.8 million Number of viewers for the series finale of Disney’s top series Wizards of Waverly Place on Friday.
$33,732,515 Amount that The Devil Inside earned on opening weekend, despite an “F” CinemaScore grade.
42.8 million Average number of people tuned into the last half-hour of the Broncos/Steelers game, when Tim Tebow threw a game-winning 80 yard pass in overtime.
Is there any time when one suffers more from a case of the Mondays than the first Monday back after a long holiday weekend? Especially when said holiday weekend includes joyous activities like sleeping, eating, and desperately trying, in vain, to get “Mahna Mahna” out of your head after seeing The Muppets. Alas, we can rejoice, PopWatchers! For this is no ordinary soul-crushing Monday. Nay, it’s the unintentionally creepily named Cyber Monday. (Seriously, even typing the words “Cyber Monday” I keep half expecting Chris Hansen to pop up out of nowhere and give me a chance to explain myself.)
Just in case you hadn’t bought enough for your loved ones in a frenzied haze in the early morning hours of Black Friday (or, if you’re anything like me, accidentally bought more things for yourself, namely every season of Mad Men and a bath robe), Cyber Monday gives you the chance to shop some more. READ FULL STORY
eBay software helps TV fans buy their favorite props and outfits. Consider our holiday wish lists revised!
Ever envied Blair Waldorf’s wardrobe or Alicia Florrick’s stainless steel kitchen? (Why, yes. Yes, of course you have.) Well, soon you might be able to bid on items from your favorite TV shows, thanks to eBay. According to Bloomberg, the company has recently launched an iPad app that will allow shoppers to purchase what they see on television. As Bloomberg explains, “The idea is to recognize the brand and make of clothing and props in each scene — a jacket worn by January Jones on AMC’s Mad Men for example — and let users purchase the same item on eBay.” (Not for sale, however? Betty Draper’s inability to feel.)
While analyst Ken Sena told Bloomberg that “success has been pretty limited” thus far for the service, as “it comes down to the media relationships,” it doesn’t mean we haven’t already starting making lists about what we’d like to buy off of our favorite television shows. Here’s a few items: READ FULL STORY
Making a “greatest movies” list is always difficult. Movie quality is subjective, after all: Which is “better,” the psychological depth of Citizen Kane, the relentless comic timing of Some Like it Hot, or the kinetic thrills of Raiders of the Lost Ark? By their nature, such lists are open documents, demanding debate. And that’s especially true of a list of movie comedies. The things that make us laugh are extremely personal and highly subjective. When someone tells me they don’t think Caddyshack is funny, I can’t help but judge them. (I, in turn, have felt the cruel judgment of close friends when I admit that I can’t stand Anchorman.)
Still, a new list by Time Out London takes a good stab at compiling the 100 funniest movies ever by specifically building their list from the opinions of over 200 comedy professionals: Stand-ups, comedy writers, and other professional funnymen (and women, too!). READ FULL STORY
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