PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: To Care or Not to Care (1-10 of 586)

Emma Stone's Spice Girls press tour needs to stop

Stop right now. Thank you very much.

Right now, Emma Stone is technically promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – and not, as it turns out, a reunion of the U.K.’s best girl group. But this weekend, the star went on The Graham Norton Show, explained her love of the fab five once again, and had a major freak-out when she thought the gals might be in the building (they weren’t).

“I feel like I’ve been talking about the Spice Girls more on this press tour than I have about the movie,” Stone explained. She’s not wrong: She teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview in Australia, and had another emotional meltdown when Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello during another appearance. And that’s not even counting all of the smaller junket interviews in which Stone has once again talked about her lifelong devotion to Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger, and Posh. READ FULL STORY

The Cure for Pop Culture Exhaustion

Burned out by the incessant opinions, snark, and sniping? Drop out of the conversation and binge on something in a vacuum.

While the rest of the world has been busy gnashing its teeth over the How I Met Your Mother finale, mourning the sudden death of Will Gardner, and snickering over Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling,” I’ve devoted the past week to watching the first four seasons of Parks and Recreation. Many would call this a binge – or a cry for help – but I prefer to think of it as a detox. There’s so much hashtagging and around-the-clock quarterbacking in pop culture today. Sometimes one just needs to give herself the quiet relief of sinking blissfully into a Leslie Knope-hole. READ FULL STORY

Rooney Mara as 'Peter Pan's' Tiger Lily: A look at the controversy

Let’s get one thing out of the way first: Princess Tiger Lily is not a real person. Tiger Lily lives in Neverland (also not real).

Tiger Lily is also Native American.

So, when news broke that Patrician-featured actress Rooney Mara would be playing the character in Joe Wright’s live-action Peter Pan re-telling, Pan, the whitewashing accusations started to fly (particularly in our comments section).

Out of all of Hollywood’s sins, their egregious history of offensive portraits of Native Americans on film is one of the more shameful — a sore spot that is only exaggerated when caucasian actors continue to be cast in these roles. It’s not surprising that people are getting riled up about the news. From Johnny Depp’s Tonto to Michelle Williams’ controversial magazine cover, the portrayal of Native Americans in the media is always going to be a hot-button issue. But, it’s possibly more complex in Pan’s case because Tiger Lily is fundamentally problematic, and no casting is going to make up for that.

Shall we dig in?

READ FULL STORY

Selena Gomez is an 'elegant princess' in Justin Bieber's Oscar photo

Selena Gomez stepped out at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night looking pretty glamorous — and Hollywood gawkers weren’t the only ones who noticed. The pop star’s ex, Justin Bieber, tweeted a rather up close and personal picture of the starlet on his Instagram, calling her “the most elegant princess in the world.” Naturally, the photo prompted lots of attention from his fans, including comments such as, “he still loves her! Hope they can work things out!”

So what’s the deal? Are the two actually getting back together? Supposedly, they weren’t allowed to communicate during the 21-year-old’s stint in rehab, so maybe this was just Bieber giving a well-deserved compliment to his former sweetheart. Then again, given that several large pizzas magically showed up at the Dolby Theatre Sunday, the Oscars proved that anything could happen that night — so maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the thought. READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards' episodes 4-7 react: Journalists are lame

One of the more enervating moments of this stretch of episodes happened in episode 6 when poor Lucas practically whimpered to his former ally Skorsky from behind plate-glass in a federal prison. “He’s going to get away with it, isn’t he?” Lucas asked of their evil, palm-rubbing vice president. Skorksy, defeated, nodded sadly. “Yes, he is.” Spoiler Alert?

There was a nice hard-charging energy in the first half of the premiere when it seemed like Zoe, Lucas, and Skorksy — especially Skorsky, who I always loved because she seemed like the rare grown-up in the room — could actually take a bite out of Frank’s heel. Of course Zoe was then shoved out of the equation, Skorsky fled to Ithaca, and Lucas turned to pallid mush. This whole Lucas diving deep into the web and aligning himself with that sinewy cartoon figure Gavin and his chirping guinea pig has been a non-starter for me. And that goes double for that smash-nosed federal agent in his JCPenney rubber-soled shoes. (Sit, Gavin. Good boy. Ruff!) READ FULL STORY

Regrets over Ron/Hermione pairing?! An open letter to J.K. Rowling

Dear J.K. Rowling,

Hello. I wish we were speaking under better circumstances, like I was congratulating you on the completion of the long-rumored Marauders prequel, but instead, I’m quite upset with you at the moment.  Your comments over the weekend that you might do things differently when it came to the romantic pairings of the golden trio in Harry Potter ignited a firestorm of fandom wars that had been mostly put to rest over the past few years, as readers went from arguing over who Hermione should wind up with and started caring more about whether Peeta and Katniss were a good match.

You said Ron and Hermione were only together in the books because of “wish fulfillment” on your part, and that it had “very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it.” And you spoke about how you wish you could do things differently. Um, what? You’re dropping this info in 2014? What am I supposed to do with this information NOW? I can’t just ignore it! (Also, I probably owe some Harry/Hermione shippers an apology for calling them delusional from about 2003-2007.) READ FULL STORY

Is Shia LaBeouf a performance artist? Performance artists weigh in

The latest in the Shia LaBeouf saga — you know, his string of recent plagiarism accusations (and admissions) — is the belief that the actor is simply a performance artist in the middle of his latest act. Therefore, his tweets, copied works, skywriting, etc., are all in the name of art.

Now, we have no idea whether there’s any truth to that theory, and considering LaBeouf has yet to confirm or deny this, we were left with only one thing to do: Ask bona fide performance artists their opinions. We emailed a handful of artists to ask two things:
READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' premiere: Dog Lover, Free Spirit, and other ambiguous 'job' titles

What would you want your “occupation” chyron to say if you were on The Bachelor? (Just go with it.)

I’d be fine with “Beach Stroller,” “Cheese Whisperer,” or “TV Recapper,” all of which are true depending on the hour. If we’re going for every-second-of-every-day accuracy, though? “Bum.”

Here are the most creative job titles of The Bachelor: Juan Pabs premiere (read our full recap here):

Dog Lover

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 12.33.39 AM
WHO? WHO PAYS YOU TO LOVE DOGS? READ FULL STORY

Bravo's 'Toned Up' premiere: Which beach babe just dug a hole and peed in the sand?

Very few people will be searching for recaps of Toned Up, Bravo’s new late-night dump reality series, which features two super-hot women who’ve become super-rich YouTube stars simply by unrolling their yoga mats and doing basic exercises in unison….on the beach! READ FULL STORY

Shia LaBeouf continues to plagiarize apologies

I have just about had it with this troll. Shia LaBeouf — or as I find it easier and more reasonable to call him for some reason, Shia Beowulf — will not stop fake-apologizing on Twitter IN THE WORDS OF OTHER PEOPLE. Since admitting he plagiarized Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano in a short film, LaBeouf has been lifting his fake-apology language from Eliot Spitzer, Russell Crowe, BP CEO Tony Hayward, Alec Baldwin, Shepard Fairey, Mark Zuckerberg, and perhaps the most trustworthy source of all: Yahoo Answers. And he’s at it again with three new snippets of terrible performance art today.

Who’s Actual Plagiarist Shia LaBeouf copying now? Let’s check it out (and then please never follow up on him ever again)! READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP