Have you always dreamed of riding a Knight Rider-inspired golf cart, or wasting the night away playing with a Baywatch pinball machine? If so, you’re in luck: David Hasselhoff is selling these items and more in an absurdly weird auction beginning April 11.
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Before we had the Hemsworth brothers, we had the Lawrence brothers. Joey, Matthew, and Andrew Lawrence taught me a lot as a young girl. By watching that family on television, I learned just exactly what “good genes” meant, and how to spell it. I also learned the importance of a good head of hair on a man (and how everyone looks hot with a little engine grease on their face). That’s right, ’90s babies, I’m talking about Brotherly Love!
Brotherly Love was a television show that only lasted from 1995 to 1997, but somehow, it has worked its way into all of my childhood memories. I was in love with “Joe” from day one. And yes, I loved him even after he cut his hair. But I remember how I watched closely as the effects of this foreign idea called “aging” worked its magic. As a small child who was still learning her times tables, this concept was fascinating to me. For example, how was Matthew suddenly getting hotter than Joey? Was he taking some magic potion? Nope, it was just aging (and years later it’s called not over-manscaping).
Brotherly Love had a simple concept: Three brothers who worked in their family garage and grew up together, and I always loved it. I can’t really tell you anything they ever did, so it’s possible I only watched because they were all attractive, but that still holds true for a number of the shows I watch. However, I do remember the theme song.
It went a little something like this: READ FULL STORY
Here’s your requisite ’90s flashback for the day.
Ginuwine (along with Tank and Tyrese) stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday night — and, caving to crowd demand, performed the 1996 hit “Pony” alongside TGT. Come for the memories; stay for the thrilled audience members’ dance moves when Ginuwine makes his way into the crowd.
You know James Van Der Beek, from, well, being James Van Der Beek. The former star of Dawson’s Creek played a fictionalized version of himself on 2012’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, after adding a whole list of credits (like Varsity Blues, Rules of Attraction, and How I Met Your Mother) to his resume in addition to Dawson.
The Beek’s next role? Divorced doctor Will in CBS’s new sitcom Friends with Better Lives, premiering March 31. Before he shows off his comedy chops once again, Van Der Beek took a game look back at his most important roles — and the people who still hold a place in his heart, even after two decades in the biz.
The role my mom loves the most: Varsity Blues
“I think my mom was probably a Dawson fan, but it’s so funny — my mom’s favorite scene is the one in Varsity Blues where I give all the names for the different words for an erection. She just finds it really funny. The fact that I say ‘Pedro’ at the end of it, she just thought was hilarious. Quite frankly, I don’t want to discuss or think too much about why.”
During his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Arnold Schwarzenegger proved why he’s a good sport.
In a QVC cooking show skit, Schwarzenegger took us all back to his Predator days with one line: “Get to da choppa!!!” Of course, this time, he was referring to a vegetable chopper instead of a helicopter — not to mention that he was wearing an apron — but who cares about the details, right? Once a Schwarzenegger, always a Schwarzenegger.
Watch the clip below:
The 1989 Shelley Long luxury vehicle Troop Beverly Hills turns 25 today, which means 1) You’re even older than you thought, and 2) It’s high time Phyllis Nefler — troop leader to us all — receives the (likely waist-cinching) sash of Wilderness Girl patches she has always deserved. Join me on this stroll down memory lane before those stinkin’ Red Feathers swarm in like poisonous water moccasins and corrupt the route!
Releasing a film adaptation of The Giver in 2014 was always going to be tricky.
Why? Because Lois Lowry’s kid-lit classic, first published in 1993, helped to invent the tropes of dystopian young adult fiction. (Even though, as its Newbery Medal would attest, it’s actually meant for middle-grade readers; yes, young adult and middle-grade are different.) The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, Matched, The Maze Runner — they’re all indebted to Lowry, even if each of those later books is less lyrical and more literal than Lowry’s original.
But now that there’s a glut of dystopian YA fiction — both on bookshelves and at multiplexes — a film version of The Giver runs the risk of seeming both generic and derivative… even though its story was written long before Katniss was even a twinkle in Suzanne Collins’s eye. Thankfully, a faithful adaptation of Lowry’s story would help to curb those accusations, since the book is really pretty different from the works it inspired: The Giver has no real action sequences. Its main character is a thoughtful 12-year-old boy, not a brooding, badass teenage warrior. The entire narrative takes place in fewer than 200 pages — a far cry from the increasingly bloated tomes being churned out by present-day YA authors.
The Weinstein Company’s new Giver movie is… not that faithful adaptation. How do we know? Because of the film’s first trailer:
Are you ready to get your head back in the game?
Zac Efron might be. Over the weekend, a reporter for E! asked the actor if he would ever return to the sacred (?) halls of East High — home of Disney’s High School Musical franchise. And instead of shooting down the rumors, Efron replied, “We’re all thinking about it. I continue to see all the guys from High School. Every time we do…there’s just this look between us.”
Right off the bat, I’ll acknowledge that while this isn’t a “no,” it’s also not confirmation of a reunion. But also: At this point, would a reunion be the worst idea? It’s not exactly surprising that Efron may be in, even though a year or two ago he wanted to graduate from East High for good. (UPDATE: When EW asked Disney Channel for a response to Efron’s comments, they sent this statement: “Everyone at Disney Channel takes pride in knowing that our wonderful ‘High School Musical’ cast has fond memories about their days as ‘Wildcats,’ and that each year, new audiences are introduced to the movies through our telecasts around the world, but we have no ‘new news’ to report.”)
If Efron did decide to return and give us “Scream Pt. 2,” it’s easy to see the rest of the cast following suit. They wouldn’t even have to carry a full movie: For a long time, Disney was developing a fourth High School Musical for TV. (And no, I’m not talking about SNL‘s High School Musical: New Senior Class.) The movie, called High School Musical: East Meets West, supposedly would have starred a new cast, and would have told a West Side Story-esque story about East and West High. (Real talk: What was Troy and Gabrielle’s love if not a millennial, significantly less high-stakes version of Maria and Tony?) The project keeps getting pushed back, but it hasn’t been canceled — Disney just put out Teen Beach Movie instead. But what if it got revved up again — and the original HSM gang came back for a little alumni number? (Efron has long said he would consider doing something like that.) READ FULL STORY
You can’t go home again — unless you’re a television star.
ABC announced a big shocker Thursday: Isaiah Washington, who played heart surgeon Dr. Preston Burke on three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, will soon reprise the role he left in 2007. Washington exited the show after his contract was not renewed, following accusations that he had used a homophobic slur in reference to his then co-star T.R. Knight. He is set to return in a May episode, which will coincide with Sandra Oh’s departure from the medical drama. (Washington played Oh’s love interest on the show; their story ended with Burke leaving Oh’s Cristina Yang on their wedding day.)
Washington is just one of several actors who have reprised a well-known role. Here’s a roundup of some of TV’s most notable returns:
Long before the Great Aniston/Pitt/Jolie scandal of ’05 or the Less Great Stewart/Pattinson/Guy from Snow White and the Huntsman melee of ’12, Hollywood was home to the modern age’s most scintillating celebrity love triangle. It involved fresh-faced Disney stars Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff, both beautiful and talented and destined for great things… and, for whatever reason, both totally in love with Aaron Carter.
Aaron Carter! Sure, he could beat Shaq and throw the most slammin’ G-rated soirees this side of Mickey’s House of Mouse (“Then walked in/The girl I’m crushin’/And a kid spilled juice/On my Mom’s new cushion”), but it’s hard to believe that this little dweeb was truly charming enough to win over two of the biggest tween stars of the ’00s . He’s no Nick Carter, is what I’m saying.
Here’s the short version of what happened: In a 2006 interview, Aaron explained that he and Hilary started dating on his 13th birthday — which makes their anniversary December 7, 2000. (A day that will live in infamy!) What was their relationship like? “We kissed, and we hugged, and we’d hold hands, and go to the movies,” he said. “I was actually dating her for like a year and a half.” Enter a certain red-headed Parent Trapper: “Then I just got a little bored, so I went and I started getting to know Lindsay.” But Carter’s tangled web doesn’t end there: “And then I didn’t want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary. And then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend.” READ FULL STORY
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