Sports Illustrated has revealed its 2013 Swimsuit Issue cover, which features 20-year-old model and untalented car-washer Kate Upton (again!) braving the harsh Antarctic tundra in an open white parka and hopefully fleece-lined bikini bottoms. See the full, absurdly booby image (NSFW, BUT WHY ARE YOU STILL AT WORK?) after the break. READ FULL STORY
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Surprisingly, Vanity Fair’s terrific Oral History of YOLO, is NOT exclusively a bunch of bros yelling “YOLO” before jumping into a coffee table at a frat party (full disclosure: I’ve never been to a frat party).
Using the Lonely Island’s Digital Short as a jumping-off point, the magazine detailed the rise (and death?) of the phrase (word?) that has populated so many hashtagging sprees and been the cause of so many minor injuries.
The biggest revelations from the piece were 1. basically everyone started saying YOLO accidentally 2. it’s still pretty fun to hear academics try to define the zeitgeist using terrible trends. Here are some of our favorite quotes: READ FULL STORY
Two episodes in one week? Why, it’s almost as good as discovering you’re heir to yet another massive fortune.
Fans of Downton Sixbey, Jimmy Fallon’s Downton Abbey spoof, were in for a treat. The third episode ended in a bit of a cliffhanger: Questlove had fallen in love with one of the Downton girls! And last night, viewers learned that Questlove wanted to marry not Lord James’ “loveliest daughter Lady Catherine” or “smoking hot daughter Lady Amber,” but instead, perennial bridesmaid Lady Hedith (Fred Armisen). Because of the tie-in to the real Downton — money troubles! — James wanted to join the two families as soon as possible. (“This family is f—ed up,” Lady Whoopi Goldberg declared.)
Watch below for all the romance of a Questlove/Fred Armisen wedding, and to discover what accused wife murderer Higgins’ true crime was. With apologies to Al Roker, let’s just say the Dowager Countess wouldn’t approve. READ FULL STORY
You never know what kind of craziness is going to go down on RuPaul’s Drag Race — especially once the show heads to its rather unpredictable runway. In the past we’ve seen queens be disqualified (Willam) and admit that they were HIV-positive (Ongina), and last night included another runway shocker, one that deserves a SPOILER ALERT in case you haven’t seen it: Contestant Monica Beverly Hillz admitted that she is a transgender woman.
“It’s true what you’re saying — there is a lot going through my head,” she said through tears to the judges, after they critiqued her rather harshly and said that she seemed “sad” and “disconnected” and not like herself. “I feel I’m not here. I’ve just been holding a secret in and trying so hard. I’m not just a drag queen — I’m a transgendered woman.”
My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013’s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY
[Spoiler Alert for those who have yet to see this past Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey.]
Think you’ll never laugh again after witnessing the most recent episode of Downton Abbey? HappyPlace.com feels your pain and is turning it into laughs, however inappropriately timed they might be. The site, which has put up a “Facebook recap” for every episode this season, has gone viral with a fake Facebook newsfeed covering all the characters’ plots on the show from episode 4. All the highs, such as Thomas’ borderline-stalking crush on Jimmy, and lows — obvious — from this past week’s sobfest are there. One million ‘Likes’ for jokes such as “Ethel Parks left a job at Loving You Long-Time.”
For those who were hoping Mary and Edith would finally bury the hatchet after Sybil’s death, this page isn’t for you. For those that agree, however, that Matthew probably has quite a few follow-up questions for Dr. Clarkson (and some ill-timed ones for Mr. Murray) click on over and see when in the hour Mary and Matthew check in to “The Really Crappy and Gross Part of Downton Abbey.”
Does anyone know a good marriage counselor near the Downton area?
The ‘Game of Thrones’/’Downton Abbey’ mashup you didn’t know you needed — VIDEO
‘Pride and Prejudice’ celebrates 200 years: Its influence on modern pop culture
Watch ‘Downton Abbey’ as a video game — VIDEO
During Thursday’s Oklahoma City auditions episode (read my full recap here), colorful wackaloon Zoanette Johnson, “19,” brutally murdered the national anthem to the unfathomable delight of the American Idol judges, her pitchy runs eventually knocking featherweight pleasure hub Keith Urban onto the floor. At least she didn’t lip-sync it? READ FULL STORY
Danny Rutigliano has been kicking around New York theater circles for years. (His last Broadway credit: the bellhop in the 2011 revival Born Yesterday.) But the fire-hydrant-sized actor finally gets his moment in the center-stage spotlight in the new revival of composer Sheldon Harnick and lyricist Jerry Bock’s 1959 biomusical Fiorello!, running through this Sunday at New York City Center as part of the Encores! series. Rutigliano makes the most of the opportunity, bringing an infectious energy (and some surprisingly light-footed dance moves) to the role of Fiorello LaGuardia, the five-foot-tall New York city pol who challenged the corrupt Tammany Hall machine in the early 20th century before winning his first mayoral race in 1933. (The role famously earned a Tony for Tom Bosley, who’s perhaps better known as Mr. Cunningham in Happy Days.) READ FULL STORY
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice – first published in three volumes in January, 1813 – has left quite a mark on pop culture, far larger than Jane Austen herself could have ever envisioned. In celebration of the book’s 200th (!) anniversary, EW is singling out (in honor of literature’s favorite single gal) our favorite pop culture gems that we can trace back to an origin at Pemberley. We all may have eaten up the 2005 movie adaptation starring Keira Knightley, or other modern-day films that celebrate Austen such as The Jane Austen Book Club, but that’s only scratching the surface of Austen’s pop culture superpowers — and the lovefest isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Austenland, a new movie starring Keri Russell, premiered at Sundance last week. Read on below for more things we can thank Pride and Prejudice for in modern pop culture, and definitely give a shout out to your favorites in the comments.
Colin Firth: Not to diminish his Oscar for The King’s Speech, but Firth owes his career to Pride and Prejudice. Not only did he tackle the role of Mr. Darcy in the iconic 1995 British miniseries, but his performance in that version inspired Helen Fielding to write Bridget Jones’s Diary, which is basically just a modern-day Pride and Prejudice. The best part? Firth of course agreed to star in the movie version, playing a character named Mark Darcy. That’s a whole heck of a lot of pop culture gold all beginning with Ms. Austen. READ FULL STORY
It’s hard to pick a winner here — both grown women reached such stunning levels of immaturity throughout tonight’s Baton Rouge auditions episode. I’m going with Mariah, for at least having the decency to direct her shade at her target of loathing with a tremendous side-eye, while Nicki opted to draw the contestant into her ongoing epic battle to take down one of the top-selling female artists in history. Subtlety is everything. READ FULL STORY
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