I didn’t think it would ever come to this. The two loves of my life — now bonded by the same classical tune — must face off in a devastating Lunchtime Poll. On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, Kirstie Alley and my imaginary boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a (nearly shoeless) waltz to “The Flower Duet,” a.k.a. the glorious song from the Ghirardelli chocolate commercial, as if to remind us that Maks’ booty is the “most intense, slow-melting, premium chocolate” of all Pro booty. I suddenly wondered: If forced to choose between having a) one dance with my imaginary boyfriend Maks, or b) the reliable pleasure of my real boyfriend, a giant Ghirardelli chocolate bar, what would I do? What would you do? Help me decide, below. READ FULL STORY »
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First Lady Michelle Obama joined Matt Lauer on this morning’s Today show to talk about Egypt, her husband’s prospects for reelection and how he kicked his smoking habit (equally important), school lunches, Facebook (“It’s not necessary.”), and best of all: how the President most definitely does not dye his hair. The editors went all CSI: Makeover Madness on Michelle, displaying side-by-side images of Barack with different-looking hair from the same day. SHUDDER. You can see the most riveting crime scene in weeks at the bottom of this post. Anyway, I got a little screengrabby after their 30-minute interview. It happens. After the jump, five reasons Michelle Obama should co-host Today after she leaves the White House. What? Why not? READ FULL STORY »
Presenting… Your Super Bowl Commercials of 2011, brought to you by Eminem. He LOST HIMSELF in not one but two major ad campaigns this year. During the first quarter, Claymation Eminem quenched his thirst with a refreshing Brisk iced tea; then just before halftime, super-intense human Eminem delivered a cross between a eulogy and a giant “eff you, pay attention” on behalf of the city of Detroit. And you thought he didn’t do commercials.
Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne finally had to find out what a Bieber was, Adrien Brody serenaded some crying/orgasmic women (Stella Artois), Faith Hill’s rack is huge (Teleflora), Timothy Hutton is really, really into Tibetan fish curry (Groupon.com), and Kim Kardashian’s ass (Shape-Ups) is ass usual. Plus, so many movie trailers, including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8, Terra Nova, Thor, Cowboys & Aliens — starring Danny Craig and Indy Ford — Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and a first look at Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. My five favorite commercials, after the break. READ FULL STORY »
“Wizards at Sea” on an August cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. You pay for your cruise, and a $250 event fee, so this sounds like a private event aboard a vessel that will also be carrying Muggles. Brilliant. Mischief Managed, a professional ensemble of look-a-likes from the Harry Potter universe, have been hired to run the festivities, which will include, according to a release: READ FULL STORY »Because cruise ships were an essential part of J.K. Rowling’s stories, Harry Potter fans can pretend they’re
As someone tweeted me last night: It pays to watch TV. At least $150. The January 4 Mega Millions winning numbers shared four in common with those that Hurley played on Lost. His numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42. The Mega Millions numbers: 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, and 42. According to the Mega Millions website, which has received “unprecedented traffic,” 41,763 people matched four of those numbers and earned $150. Of course, we can’t tell if they were all playing the Lost numbers, but you know some of them were. Another 390 people matched five of the numbers (taking home $10,000 or $250,000, depending on which ones), while a lucky two matched all six (and will split an estimated jackpot of $355,000,000).
So, time to confess: Have you ever used the Lost numbers, whether it be for the lotto or something else? If not, have you used any other numbers with pop culture associations? (We all promise not to steal them.)
SPOILER ALERT: If you go see Tangled, Disney’s take on Rapunzel, there will come a moment when all hope is lost. Rapunzel’s “Mother” (voiced by Donna Murphy) stabs Rapunzel’s love interest, the thief Flynn Rider (voiced by Chuck‘s Zachary Levi), and to save him, Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) cuts a deal: If Mother lets her heal Flynn with her magic hair, she’ll stay with her forever and Mother can keep using Rapunzel’s gift to keep herself young. Flynn doesn’t want Rapunzel to sacrifice her freedom, and cuts off her hair, which renders it powerless (read: brunette). Flynn then dies. There’s a long enough pause as Rapunzel grieves that it crossed my mind that he may actually stay dead. Perhaps the message is that some people come into your life for a short time and give you the courage to lead a better one, and that 18-year-old Rapunzel didn’t need to find a man, she needed to find herself — and Flynn understood that. Of course, I didn’t really think the movie would end like that, nor did I really want it to apparently: When Flynn lay lifeless, I said “That’s bulls—” — silently to myself, thankfully, since there were children around.
So here’s my question to you: If you saw Tangled, could you imagine the film without a happily ever after for Rapunzel and Flynn (her tears had magic in them, too, it turns out)? Are there any fairytales you truly believe could, and should, end differently?
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