The most important thing during a Hurricane watch is keeping everyone safe. Of course. But even if it’s a distant second, keeping yourself entertained is also an issue. So, if you’re in the line of Hurricane Irene, how are you planning to pass the weekend indoors? It’s a difficult call for me: The basement of my eight-unit apartment building is definitely going to flood at some point, and my super has already let us know that when it does, he’ll have to turn off the power and keep it off until 24 hours after the water recedes. I was planning on hunkering down with my DVR/life partner Peter and some DVDs (and then actually having the time/motivation to read a book by flashlight when the power goes out), but now that I see my New Jersey town’s officials are suggesting folks in my area spend the weekend elsewhere if possible, I’m thinking I should pack my flashlight and wine (Phase One of my personal hurricane preparedness) and crash with a friend. But that means spending the weekend with her DVR and DVDs. READ FULL STORY
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I was just talking to a friend who has yet to hear about Magic Mike, and it occurred to me that there might actually be people who aren’t counting the days until it hits theaters. I do not understand these people. It’s a movie based on Channing Tatum’s early days as a stripper, in which he’ll star as the titular mentor to a younger dancer played by I Am Four‘s Alex Pettyfer. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey (who’ll play a former stripper who now owns the club, called Xquisite), White Collar‘s Matt Bomer (as another employee), and True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (as a character named Big Dick Richie). How are you not excited about this? If it’s good, great. If it’s bad, it’s Showgirls, and I’m roadtesting a VIP DVD edition. What’s the male stripper equivalent of the ”Pin the Pasties on the Showgirl” game? I can’t wait to find out.
Alec Baldwin won't run for NYC mayor in 2013, but will enroll in a master's program in politics in 2012
In an interview with The New York Times, Alec Baldwin opens up about his political ambitions. Due to his 30 Rock contract, which requires him to film through April 2012, he does not expect to run for mayor of New York City in 2013. Instead, he plans to enroll in a master’s program in politics and government in the fall of 2012 “to help me better understand what the fiscal imperatives of that job are,” he tells the Times. “What’s the reality of the city unions, of contracts, agreements, teachers, infrastructure, decentralizing, everything? And utilities, Con Ed, the M.T.A. — how does it all work?”
Baldwin says he doesn’t see voters holding his past scandals — a nasty divorce from Kim Basinger that played out in public with a leaked answering-machine message on which he’s heard calling his daughter, then 11, a “pig” — against him. Nor does he think his star status will impede voters from feeling connected to him. “There are people who make a lot of money who become rich people, and then there are people who make a lot of money, but they don’t think like rich people do,” he says. “No matter how much money they have, they are the same from their own upbringing. I would definitely put myself in the latter class.” READ FULL STORY
Tonight, Friends With Benefits holds its premiere in New York City, sponsored by AXE Shower. (How perfect is that?) We asked costar Bryan Greenberg (HBO’s How to Make It In America, October Road) — whose favorite of the AXE Fixers is the Shock shower gel — if he’s ever had a situation to rival AXE’s commercials. After laughing, he came up with one: “I have a female audience, so I’ve had glimpses of that. If I’m the Midwest in a mall, it could get a little hairy,” he says. “But nothing that I can’t handle. I appreciate it when fans are supportive, so it’s all good.”
We also asked him for tips on how to make it through a movie premiere. (Do eat beforehand and don’t wear a tie when it’s above 90 degrees are givens.)
– Don’t take a date. Tonight, he’ll be with his manager. “If you’re in the movie, your date isn’t gonna see much of you because you’re workin’ the room, people are talking to you, and you’re doing press. That’s an awful date to go on for the girl, I assume,” he says. “She’s like, ‘What about me?'” Parents and buddies are also acceptable. READ FULL STORY
The casual music fan who watched this season’s American Idol finale and saw Tony Bennett, who turns 85 next month, dueting with Haley Reinhart knows Bennett is still going strong, but you can’t really appreciate how amazing he sounds until you see him live. I caught a show recently, and he’s the first singer to ever make me tear up twice in the same song (“Maybe This Time”). After 60 years in the business, his voice is still powerful and he’s made holding a mic into an art form — he knows precisely how the distance from his mouth will affect not only the volume but the mood. I love it when he drops the mic by his side and the sound is faint, intimate, and pure. READ FULL STORY
We’re starting to write about Charlie Day so often, it might be time for him to get his own PopWatch category. Feel free to nominate a name for it in the comments section. Like Skarsgard Your Loins, our reader-suggested category for Alexander Skarsagard, it should have his name in it somehow. Today’s news: Variety reports that the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star (and Going the Distance and Horrible Bosses scene-stealer) is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro’s alien invasion flick Pacific Rim. Per the trade, Day would play a professor, and the filmmakers, who have already tapped Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam, are looking to cast more rising talent. There’s no word on whether Day is the comic relief, but I’m hoping for a Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day-vibe. You?
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We’ve always liked Michael Buble, and now we know why: He announced to fans yesterday that he was rescheduling tonight’s concert at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun to Thursday night so he could attend Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in his hometown, Vancouver. Technically, the message on Bublé’s website says the change in date is to “accommodate all ‘Die-Hard’ hockey fans in the Northeast, so they can view game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals,” which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s convenient for him that his beloved Canucks are facing off against the Boston Bruins so that sounds somewhat altruistic instead of entirely (and wonderfully) self-indulgent.
Bublé’s fans, at least the ones who know him well, will likely forgive him the inconvenience: READ FULL STORY
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