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One Star Netflix Reviews is reading your hatorade -- and republishing it

There are a lot of bad movies on Netflix. There are also a lot of bad reviews of bad movies, and bad reviews of good movies. And weird reviews.

Along comes One Star Netflix Reviews, which compiles — you guessed it — one star reviews on Netflix. If you enjoy any of the following — really specific complaints about generally beloved things, clearly defined lists, and poor grammar — you’ll love this site. Here are our favorite reviews below: READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm assures teenage girls that it's okay to fart -- VIDEO

Teenage girls, please don’t take advice from Don Draper. He’ll tell you to drink and smoke constantly, disappear for weeks at a time, and lie to everyone about everything; that may have worked for a powerful man in the ’60s, but you’ll probably be less successful if you embrace Don’s philosophy now. (Also, that whole ethos isn’t really working for Draper himself anymore, either.)

However, you can and should take advice from Jon Hamm. The Mad Men star recently followed in Paul Rudd’s footsteps by making an “Ask a Grown Man” video for Rookie — and it’s chock-full of expert guidance. Check it out below to see the dapper dude urge girls to embrace their personal style, wait longer than three weeks to do it with a fellow teen, and fart with abandon. Viva la Hamm!


Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, and Conan O'Brien are up for Webby Awards

There’s something funny about this year’s Webby nominees. The long list of potential prize recipients includes a surplus of famous comedians — such as Will Ferrell (nominated for Best Individual Performance for his role as George W. Bush), Billy Crystal (Best Individual Performance for his aged Harry Burns), Zach Galifianakis (Variety Video for “Between Two Ferns”), and Conan O’Brien (Celebrity/Fan Site for Team Coco). If any of these funnymen win, they’ll be charged with giving an acceptance speech that’s just five words long. Doesn’t sound too hard, does–?

Other nominees include virtual boldface names like CollegeHumor, Spotify, and Pinterest. Instagram didn’t make the cut — but somehow, we think they’re feeling just fine. READ FULL STORY

Bates, please! Seven 'Downton Abbey'-inspired Tumblrs that will delight or enrage you

For what it’s worth, the Internet is filled with productive people who actually want to help change the world. Unfortunately, those people are not the ones who made these seven Tumblr blogs, all inspired by the hit PBS series Downton Abbey.

Have a look at these Downton-inspired memes (a.k.a.: a disturbingly enjoyable joke that is employed repeatedly until the humor of it is clobbered into the ground), which will either contribute to your love of the show, or enrage you with their blatant disregard for the Downton canon.  READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: The Year in Memes

After 2011, will the word “occupy” ever mean the same thing to you again? Can you ever deny the omnipotence of Ryan Gosling? (He’s a gentleman and a feminist scholar!) A Californian taxidermist and a Pop Tart-shaped cat with a catchy theme song suddenly had relevance, and everyday folks like you and me suddenly had a chance for a date with the likes of Justin Timberlake.

These are just a sampling of the most memorable memes to overtake the World Wide Web over the last 12 months. We’ve got one for every month. Check them out after the jump! READ FULL STORY

'The Onion's Pulitzer campaign shifts into semi-celebrity overdrive

Tom Hanks didn’t start The Onion‘s campaign to win a Pulitzer Prize, but the grassroots movement has really taken off since the Oscar-winner chastised the Pulitzer committee for making him angry. Today, author Neil Gaiman is the latest to join Hanks, Ricky Gervais, Pulitzer-winning writer Dave Barry, Paul Reiser, a cat, and an army of advocates at Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes. “We here at AFAJP (pronounced Affahjjp) are dedicating our lives to exposing the Pulitzer committee’s despicable bigotry against the Onion and making sure that America’s finest news source receives the prize it so richly deserves,” said the organization’s president Stephen Forbeck, in a video. “Americans from all walks of life are standing up and telling the Pulitzer committee to stop the ignorance, stop the bias, and stop the neglect.” Watch some of the latest video pleas after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Diane Farr talks the inspiration behind 'AssCastles'

Diane Farr has never had a problem hanging with the boys, whether that be on Loveline, The Job, Rescue Me, or Californication. So it’s somehow fitting that she’s brought AssCastles to Funny or Die. For each installment, she takes a tour of a real “AssCastle” — that’s any home with three or more bedrooms that a man resides in without a wife or children and maintains for the sole purpose of “pulling down ass.” She walks through the house with the owner, who takes her through his rap (which room he starts in, which room he puts his best shine on, which room he closes). She then scripts the video based on the highlights of that experience and returns to the AssCastle to recreate them with an actor, who assumes the role of the bachelor. The first installment, embedded below, begins with the claim that Farr and her team added only one thing to the mix. Guesses? It’s the wardrobe rack upon which “Troy” keeps the extensive bikini collection (up to size 6) for guests who choose to join him for a dip in his living room swimming pool, which he fills with a garden hose. “The bathing suits actually existed in the house, but they were hung over the top of the glass that surrounds the pool in gigantic piles. It was like a bad Filene’s Basement moment gone wrong,” Farr says. “There is no subtlety in the AssCastle, it’s all like, ‘We want you to get down into this size bathing suit within the first 20 minutes of being in our house.” But did “Troy” really have the scale there? “He really had the scale there,” Farr says, “but I don’t think he really used it to weigh people. This is Art Deco for these guys. This is as artistic as it gets. It wasn’t right there next to the pool, it was actually right behind the pile of bathing suits, which made it all the more scary to me.”

Here, Farr explains the very personal inspiration for what she hopes becomes a late night talk show. READ FULL STORY

007's number may be up. But there's Connery galore at the website 'Blog, James Blog'

aug132010_1115As my colleague Benjamin Svetkey details in this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story, James Bond fans may have a long wait before they see their hero on the big screen again. How to spend those long Bond-free hours? May I humbly suggest a few of them could be filled checking out the 007-centric essays on a new website called Blog, James Blog? READ FULL STORY

Sh- My Kids Ruined: A blog with a familiar name but a whole new bag of hilarity

It was only a matter of time before the popular, profane, and gut-busting Twitter account Sh–MyDadSays would become a victim of imitation, and today, we came across a Tumblr blog that hopes to capitalize on that Twitter feed.

Sh– My Kids Ruined lets people from across the world vent their frustrations about the woes of parenting, namely how all your stuff gets ruined once you have kids.

From broken car windshields (with the hilarious caption, “Holiday in France in now totally ruined”) to rooms so messy it makes me think the apocalypse is near, I’m going reaffirm the site’s tagline that it’s “the strongest visual birth control on the market today.” When and if I do have kids, I’m not going to cry if my children destroy my expensive shoes — shame on me for making them so accessible — but I will have to go “strangle my anxiety pillow” (as Jenna said on last week’s 30 Rock) if I have to come home to this.

But after going through the various by-products of mass child destruction, I wouldn’t call Sh– My Kids Ruined a copy of Sh–MyDadSays. It’s more like half Sh–MyDadSays and half FMyLife for the beleaguered parents of the world. I imagine parents will love this Tumblr for the sheer “That’s so my life!” factor, and if you’re like me, it’ll be a hilarious reminder to grasp, appreciate, and celebrate your life of fewer responsibilities — and still-intact prized possessions.

What do you guys think of the blog? How does it play out for the non-parents out there?

Miley Cyrus' next album gets release date, Jennifer Connelly offered role in Vince Vaughn comedy (Excess Hollywood)

  • Miley Cyrus will release her next album, Can’t Be Tamed, on June 22. Uh-oh…hide your stripper poles, ice cream carts. [MileyCyrus.com]
  • Jennifer Connelly has been offered a role in Ron Howard’s untitled comedy, which stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, and Winona Ryder. If she accepts the role, she will play Vaughn’s wife. I guess that means she’ll have a total of two lines. [Deadline]
  • FX has ordered the pilot Outlaw Country, which centers on Southern organized crime. I really hope it involves medicinal Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • Honest to blog, Olivia Thirlby has a new job! The actress is in talks to star alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in Ivan Reitman’s Friends With Benefits, a comedy about two people in a no-strings-attached relationship who develop feelings for one another. Not sure where the hamburger phone fits in. [The Wrap]
  • Verizon’s FIOS service has inked a deal that will allow them to broadcast YouTube and Internet radio on television. I don’t know — are households ready to handle “Aicha Aicha” on a bigger screen?
  • David McLaughlin, a Maine woodsman who appeared in Discovery Channel’s American Loggers, passed away at the age of 45. McLaughlin suffered from a severe diabetic condition. [AP]

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