Confession: I have a Snuggie. My grandmother, known for shelling out money for all kinds of ridiculous infomercial products, sent me two Snuggies (with the accompanying book light) when I was in college. And, of course, I used them with pride. I really thought I had reached full Snuggie potential. But all that changed in 30 seconds when I saw the newest commercial for the blanket with sleeves: READ FULL STORY »
Tag: Party (11-20 of 35)
The Hills may have its own Canadian VJ-hosted after-show, but the real after-show party seems to be with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. On the show, the network’s poster boy brings on guests – like kooky Bravo characters and his own friends (stars like Sarah Jessica Parker) – to drink, take calls from viewers, and raise a glass to Cohen’s “Mazel of the Week,” a bold-faced name who’s earned a good place in the hearts of Cohen and viewers. (Think: Sandra Bullock, the most recent recipient.)
If you watch the show, you know that there isn’t anything particularly exceptional about it. In fact, it has that Wayne’s World-y public access feel to it. Yet somehow, I’m oddly fascinated. Perhaps it’s the awkward pairing of guests (i.e. Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Real Housewives of New York‘s Bethenny Frankel) or Cohen’s loosey goosey attitude, but something is working for me.
Not familiar with the show? Check out the clip after the jump to see Cohen chat with Frankel and a teen caller who happens to be a Real Housewives fanatic. It’s one hot mess — and I love it! READ FULL STORY »
Ah, the Ziegfeld Theatre. The refined, legendary movie house in New York City has played host to hundreds of A-list affairs since its 1969 opening, premiering hundreds of critically-lauded, star-studded films. (Oh, hi Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, and Daniel Radcliffe!)
Last night was a different story. After spending months showing Tommy Wiseau’s cult film The Room at New York’s dingy Village East Cinema on the last Friday of every month, Saturation Films — the folks who stage the screenings — decided to class things up a bit by relocating this month’s midnight screening of “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” to the Ziegfeld. And though, like many of the theatre’s A-list premieres, the screening was completely sold-out — yes, 1,200 people, including Mac guy Justin Long, bought tickets — the scene outside the theatre was far from glitzy. Which, of course, is kind of perfect. Instead of a red carpet, there was a seemingly never-ending line of fans who so anticipated the event, they showed up to nab a spot as early as 8:45 p.m. (I arrived at about 8:50, and still somehow ended up being the 22nd person in line.) Instead of paparazzi, there were 1,200 cult followers snapping so many photos, it would be easy to accept that love is blind because, well, we all nearly went blind. And instead of a limo, the film’s two stars in attendance — Greg Sestero and Wiseau himself — stepped nonchalantly out of a yellow cab on 54th Street. And what followed was absolute mayhem. READ FULL STORY »
Meredith Viera reports from the front lines of 'Today"s fourth hour, uncovers even more wine-drinking than we realized
At the urging of reader questions (or a burning desire to get in on Saturday Night Live‘s next Hoda-and-Kathie Lee parody), Meredith Viera became “executive producer” for a day on the fourth hour of the Today show. And mostly what she found out was that, as usual, there was enough wine-guzzling to make even the most devoted oenophile/alcoholic nauseous. (It’s 10 a.m., people!) Seriously, the biggest challenge SNL faces when they do Hoda and Kathie Lee is that it’s impossible to top the real thing in ridiculousness. “They are lushes,” Meredith reported, making it clear she does not normally watch the fourth hour of her own show.
Honestly, does morning TV get any better than the fourth hour of Today? And what did everyone think of Kirk Cameron’s co-hosting duties during today’s show? (More good news for 1980s and 1990s nostalgics: Alan Thicke is co-hosting tomorrow, Ralph Macchio Thursday, and Andrew Shue Friday!)
The ball is set to drop in just a matter of hours, PopWatchers! So I can only imagine that more than a few of you are preparing to channel your inner Frank the Tanks this holiday. (Now I believe it is my duty to warn you that streaking will probably be looked down upon by your respective towns, as well as your respective sober selves when you see the inevitable embarrassing pics.)
And as I begin to line up my own champagne and wine bottles to celebrate the new year, I’m reminded of those in film and on TV who willingly put themselves in humiliating, decidedly non-sober situations purely to make us laugh. Like, for example, Frank the Tank in Old School. But as funny as it was to watch Will Ferrell prance around in the nude after more than a few keg stands, I’d argue that the funniest drunk scene in a movie or TV predates dear ol’ Frank by more than 50 years. I’m talking about, of course, Lucille Ball’s iconic Vitameatavegamin scene from a 1952 episode of I Love Lucy.
Honorable mentions, however, go to Charlie Korsmo in Can’t Hardly Wait, Leslie Mann in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Ari Graynor in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Robert Hays in Airplane, who, I admit, was never really drunk, but had a really unfortunate drinking problem. But that’s just my opinion, PopWatchers. What are your favorite drunk scenes in TV and movies?
Greetings, PopWatching Pilgrims and Indians. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs on ABC tonight at 8 ET. My sister and I were so freaking excited about it that we downloaded the special on iTunes and watched it early. We’re cool. Anyway, I wanted to post our Top Five Cutest Moments from the Peanuts Thanksgiving Special before tonight. Let us know if your favorite made the cut.
–Charlie Brown lamenting, “I think I’m losing control over the whole world,” after that nasty athletic sandals-wearing Peppermint Patty informed him that not only were she and Marcy coming over for dinner…Franklin was, too.
–Snoopy getting smashed by the ping pong table, and the epic battle with a Lounge Chair With Human Qualities that followed. ”Little Birdie, can’t your friend do nothin’ right?”
–The entire ”we’re kids, this is all we know how to cook” scene with the buttered toast, popcorn, and what Arrested Development would call “a whole thing of candy beans.” Those crazy trapezoidal toasters are wild.
–Woodstock rubbing his belly delightedly after being served Snoopy’s real Thanksgiving feast. Does a bird eat turkey? Bonus: He’s eating Continental-style.
–After everyone sits down, ice cream sundaes appear on the kids’ table…out of nowhere!
Cheap thrills, guys. Happy Thanksgiving.
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There are three instances when I listen to music — working out, while I cook (some light Bebel Gilberto tunes), and when I go out to dance. Yes, I know we have a lot of serious music listeners here at EW, but I, for one, am proud to say that my cup of tea is the top 40, trash-tastic mainstream hits, the ones that everyone hoots and hollers for when played at dive bars with a grungy dancefloors.
“Material Girl”? I’m there. Britney’s “Gimme More”? Yes please.
So as if to answer my call for such party-appropriate playlists, my friend shared with me fratmusic.com, a site that boasts all the dance-worthy hits, organized by Classic, Techno, 80s, After Party, and other categories.
The creators, who on their site swear they were never in frats, acknowledge what I’ve always thought but have never been able to own up to — that frats always play the best music. (By the way, I went to a school with a Greek population of about 40 percent, so I have some experience.) Let me clarify that “best” is a relative term, and in this case it refers to the type of music enjoyed by people who like to pump their Britney loudly and proudly.
My favorite categories have to be the For the Ladies and Throwback Rap playlists. Miley’s “Party in the USA” in the same place as Warren G’s “Regulate”? Finally!
The site updates its selections regularly – so PopWatchers, what songs do fratmusic.com need to add to the mix?
Just when I was thinking “There is absolutely nothing ugly about that ubiquitous Ugly Truth TV promo, and we would all be lucky to remotely resemble Katherine Heigl in casualwear let alone a slinky black dress,” in rides Katherine Heigl’s series of not quite gorgeous but very realistic ‘O’ faces, as triggered by a delighted, preteen boy. I should clarify: The preteen boy is operating her turbo-charged vibrating briefs, which Heigl’s character has obviously chosen to wear during an important dinner. Don’t get her wrong — she’s not usually such a “sexual deviant.” (Boo!) Heigl’s great at faking it here, though I hope for her sake that she got to make actual use of the prop. Did I really just say that? Check out the NSFW scene below, in a clip from ComingSoon.net (And there’s a really annoying 30-second commercial before the clip begins, but just turn the volume down and use that time to embrace July by thinking about ice cream.)
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