A fellow named Hugh Atkin deftly created an entire rap parody of the 2000 hit song by splicing together hundreds of quotes from Romney, President Obama, Newt Gingrich, and other political pundits into one masterful example of the power of clever editing and attention to detail. If Thelma Schoonmaker decided to transition into government-themed hip-hop mash-ups, this would be the result. Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
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Just so we’re all on the same page here and to avoid any confusion (though complete and utter bafflement is still acceptable): Yes, it’s that Bill Maher and that Rush Limbaugh we’re talking about. While some of his sponsors, late night talk-show hosts, and even the president have gone against Limbaugh in the wake of his controversial statements in which he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about government-funded contraception, the conservative talking head has found the unlikeliest supporter in this firestorm: Bill Maher. Again, that Bill Maher. READ FULL STORY »
On last night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart gave a thorough dose of smackdown to hot-headed radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who as you may have heard is facing heat for calling a Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before a Congressional committee supporting the government mandate for health insurance to include contraception.
Limbaugh has since apologized, but that didn’t stop Stewart from going into full attack-dog mode against the conservative pundit, whom he thoughtfully labeled “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Gross.” READ FULL STORY »
Here’s something you never thought you’d hear Rush Limbaugh say: I’m sorry. Well, sort of. After being caught in a firestorm of backlash and scrutiny (more so than usual, anyway), the conservative radio host quasi-apologized to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, the woman he called a “slut” and “prostitute” on his show last week in reaction to her testifying before Congress about government-funded contraception.
In a statement on his website, the controversial talking head said, “For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.” Limbaugh then insisted his verbal attack on Fluke, which caused sponsors to pull out and President Barack Obama to speak up and show his support for Fluke, was a failed “attempt to be humorous.” (Ha ha?)
During his opening statement at Tuesday’s Republican Presidential Debate on CNN, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney dropped in a non sequitur Seinfeld reference. “I want to restore America’s promise, and I’m going to do that…” began Romney, but before he finished his statement, the audience began applauding, to which Romney remarked, “As George Costanza would say, when they’re applauding, stop.” Watch below. READ FULL STORY »
Dear Reality TV,
P.S. American Idol, you are just as bad.
Oh and speaking of pets, I think we all know who’s behind this…. READ FULL STORY »
Last month, the New York Times ran a fascinating in-depth piece on beloved megacorporation Apple, explaining how the company’s techno-utopian garden of leisure has actually been built on the bruised backs of a dystopian worker-society who live in a factory without sunlight — coincidentally also the plot of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, which is currently available on the iTunes store, so you can watch it on your iPad and enjoy the cheap irony. According to Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced earlier today that Apple was making a concerted effort to end underage labor and improve working conditions in factories which create Apple products. READ FULL STORY »
A funny thing happened yesterday while I was chatting with The River‘s executive producers Michael Green and Zack Estrin. I was going on about how I hate them for reinforcing my fear of dolls, when they brought up something that I had previously only given passing thought to: What scares have more lasting impact: Real or mystical?
“Personally, I think that SVU is scarier than us. I gotta be honest,” Estrin told me. “You know, someone could do that [stuff]. You open up the newspaper today, and you’re reading about a guy that brought his kids into his house and lit them on fire and hacked them. To me, that s–t is scary. That is real.”
Again, I say, I had never deep dived into the subject until he put it into that interesting perspective. I make no secret of the fact that I love scary movies because I love the thrill. But when I tally it up, have my SVU marathons been responsible for more nightmares than, say, The Woman in Black? The answer is absolutely. READ FULL STORY »
A movie about Liam Neeson punching wolves just made $20 million at the weekend box office. And The Grey is just the opening salvo. Neeson has four more films coming out in 2012, at a rate of roughly once every couple months, all of them films that seem likely to top the box office. He returns as Zeus in March’s Wrath of the Titans; he plays the only remotely authentic naval officer amidst a cast of underwear models in May’s Battleship; he will reportedly have a flashback cameo in July’s The Dark Knight Rises; and he’ll wind up the year in a sequel to Taken, revisiting the role that initiated his late-period left turn into action heroics. It’s a striking transformation for an actor who, just a few years ago, was better known for films like Kinsey and Rob Roy. But three years into his new career as an angry-man bruiser, how does Neeson’s track record compare to other action stars? READ FULL STORY »
A new season (?!?!) of Finding Bigfoot premieres Sunday, Jan. 1, at 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet, and I just might tune in to witness the stunning ineptitude of the “expert team of true believers” in person.
Frankly I cannot fathom why it’s taken them so long to find me, considering I moved to the West Coast SIX MONTHS AGO and have been dying to get discovered! Sometimes I even leave my giant sneakers outside the door in my Melrose Waste of Space apartment complex. How have the true believers not picked up on their stench and size? Yoo-hoo! Experts! I am RIGHT HERE.
Vote in the important poll below…. if you can find it.
That last one is coming soon to EW.com whether you like it or not!
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