It’s understood that a British accent can class up the most pedestrian of American dreck. As far as we’re concerned, every Brit went to Oxford and has afternoon tea with Colin Firth. But the British lilt was put to the test last night on Jimmy Kimmel, when Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman was tasked with reading an episode summary from the most recent Jersey Shore. Alas, there is no poetry between the words Snooki and urinary tract infection, no matter the graceful delivery and background violins. Still, this is as tasteful as Jersey Shore will ever sound. READ FULL STORY
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We haven’t yet reached four months since Steve Jobs’ death, so clearly the moment is ripe to create a vision of the Apple icon up in heaven… betraying his life’s work. I imagine that must have been the rationale behind the new Taiwanese Action Pad ad, which adds one very important accessory to Jobs’ signature black turtleneck-and-jeans combo: Angel wings.
Suffice it to say, an undergraduate thesis could be written (and probably soon will) about the inappropriateness of this ad. The most fundamental point is this: Steve Jobs would not be amused. But are you? Check out the ad after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It’s a sad, sad day in the animal kingdom as arguably one of the most adored pooches of all time hangs up his acting collar. Yes, it’s true: Uggie, the scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier who played sidekick to Jean Dujardin in The Artist, is retiring. His trainers Omar Von Muller and Sarah Clifford have announced that the camera-loving canine is ready to bid farewell to the red carpet at the ripe old age of 10 for scruffier pastures.
Needless to say, it’s been a busy year for Uggie. He first wooed audiences as Queenie in last year’s Water for Elephants and continued his rise in The Artist, where he loyally braved fire to save George Valentin. Plus, the fact that this tiny terrier evoked the ‘Aww’ heard around the world at the Golden Globes when the cast of The Artist took the stage should speak to his star power.
It’s been almost a year since CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was horrifically beaten and sexually assaulted by a group of men in Egypt. The tragic attack took place while Logan and her CBS crew were in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to cover the fall of Hosni Mubarek’s dictatorship. But the unimaginable horrors that happened to Logan (she recalled to 60 Minutes the hell she endured on that February night) haven’t stopped her. Not from being a journalist or a Mom or a survivor. READ FULL STORY
Just a few short months ago, the entertainment world couldn’t get enough of Ryan Gosling. We all lauded his badassery in Drive. We praised his A-list star-making performances in The Ides of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love. He broke up street fights in New York, inspired countless Tumblrs and memes, became an Internet feminist icon, and even publicly stood up to McDonald’s for its alleged mistreatment of hens. Hens!
Thanks to stellar reviews and the fandom surrounding Gosling, the actor seemed like a lock for a nomination for nearly every awards show. Especially since the awards shows like the Oscars have historically rewarded actors experiencing pop culture moments (see: Sandra Bullock). And in 2011, nobody’s moment was bigger than Gosling’s. READ FULL STORY
This was the winter of our disconnect.
Despite the general belief that the Year of the Dragon is supposed to usher in prosperity, such has not proven true for some of our favorite A-listers. In the last month, no fewer than a dozen celebrities have announced that they would be buying one-way tickets on the break-up train straight to Singlesville. What gives? READ FULL STORY
Things aren’t looking so great for Kodak these days. In addition to the Oscars possibly ditching the Kodak Theater for this year’s telecast and that time Pitbull attempted to rhyme Kodak with…Kodak, the Wall Street Journal reports today that the 131-year-old photo and imaging company is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the coming weeks. READ FULL STORY
Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve seen Intervention. But when it comes to the guiltiest of TV’s guilty pleasures, The Bachelor is unmatched: The ABC series is truly one of the most depressing things to air on television.
Now, I like to think I have a good sense of humor. In fact, I’m such a huge fan of Schadenfreude, I’ve obsessively watched entire seasons of dating reality shows like Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, Parental Control, Mr. Personality, Temptation Island, and, yes, even A Basement Affair. (Not to mention the fact that my basic cable-less teenage self was raised on 3 a.m. showings of the likes of ElimiDate and The 5th Wheel.) But there’s something about The Bachelor that leaves me wanting to cry like a regular off-camera Jenna. READ FULL STORY