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Michelle Pfeiffer discusses being part of cult that didn't eat food

Hollywood may be known for its weird diets, but Michelle Pfeiffer took things to a whole new level when she thought she could exist on sunlight only.

The revelation comes from a recent interview Pfeiffer did with The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella. The actress explains that when she first came to Hollywood, she fell in with a group of personal trainers. “They were very controlling,” she shared. “I wasn’t living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining. They believed that people in their highest state were breatharian.”

Breatharians believe that food is superfluous (!) and that sunlight provides all the nutrition a person needs. These people clearly failed a basic-level biology course, but Pfeiffer said she didn’t realize she was part of a cult until she was introduced to her first husband, actor Peter Horton. “He had been cast in a film about the Moonies,” she shared, according to the Telegraph, “the name given to followers of Rev Moon Sun-myung’s Unification Church. She said that while she was helping him with research ‘on this cult’ she realized: ‘I was in one.'”

Lady Gaga's perfume ad is just as weird as you'd expect -- VIDEO

Only Lady Gaga could get away with releasing a 30-second “trailer” for an advertisement… followed, one month later, by the full ad, which clocks in at an astonishing five minutes and 30 seconds. That’s 22 seconds longer than her “Bad Romance” video, though not nearly as lengthy as her epic “Telephone” mini-movie.

Anyway: The commercial — er, short film — starts with a title card that simply reads “WARNING” in bright red letters. After that, screaming and Phantom of the Opera-style organ chords lead us into a shot of a giant, golden Gaga statue, which lays in repose before an army of mostly naked dudes.

After that, things sort of go off the rails.

But why read a description of Gaga’s latest foray into video when you could just watch the darn thing yourself? Have at it, little monsters:


Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh. Repeat: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh.

Just so we’re all on the same page here and to avoid any confusion (though complete and utter bafflement is still acceptable): Yes, it’s that Bill Maher and that Rush Limbaugh we’re talking about. While some of his sponsors, late night talk-show hosts, and even the president have gone against Limbaugh in the wake of his controversial statements in which he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about government-funded contraception, the conservative talking head has found the unlikeliest supporter in this firestorm: Bill Maher. Again, that Bill Maher. READ FULL STORY

'RuPaul's Drag Race' week 3 query: Can Sharon Needles' domination be stopped? Vote in our poll!

Just let the above screengrab wash over you for a second: It’s simply sickening Sharon Needles realness from last night’s new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, titled “Glamazons vs. Champions.”

Be honest: Have you ever laid your eyes on such magnificence in your life? Yes, you definitely are seeing quadruple images of the self-described “spooky, beautiful, and stupid” queen serving demented versions of Cruella de Vil and Marilyn Manson. And it’s amazing.

Sharon is pictured here because the biggest outcome from last night’s episode was, indeed, that Needles has solidified her place as a force to be reckoned with on the show — despite drawing the ire of other contestants (we’re looking at you, Phi Phi). SPOILER ALERT: The dark-and-twisty queen took home the crown in the infomercial-themed challenge, a mere two weeks after she pulled off the same feat in the show’s season 4 premiere.


'RuPaul's Drag Race' week 2 query: Was 'WTF' one of the most outrageous challenges ever?


Over three seasons, we’ve seen boatloads of lunacy on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Everything from dresses made from dollar bills and egregious shoulder flair to huge, raging queens that throw other contestants around and futuristic get-ups that look like they were ripped from the 2050 version of Cats. Last night’s episode, “WTF!: Wrestling’s Trashiest Fighters,” was centered around a ridiculous WWF-inspired challenge, which was pretty nuts and begs the question: Was this one of the series’ most outrageous challenges ever?

For sure. I think last night’s new episode will majestically go down in Drag Race history with those memorable hours mentioned above, as the 12 remaining queens found themselves putting together drag wrestling looks and then putting on an outlandish, drama-filled show for the judges — something they’ve never done before. “Tonight,” RuPaul told the gals before the main challenge, “you’ll be transforming yourself into wrestling’s trashiest fighters.” Yes: WTF. (Ru, your cleverness is always appreciated.)

All the evidence you need of last night’s challenge brilliance is in this post: Just look at the capture of Latrice Royale and Kenya Michaels — excuse me, Latrice the Beast and Killer Kenya. It…is…beyond! These ladies really killed it the crazy department, putting on a show that kept me cackling all night. “Yesterday,” Ru dramatically told all the ladies after the challenge, “you changed the face of professional wrestling forever. I smell a spin-off!” WTF, indeed! It just seems devastating that such a spectacular pair — Latrice Royale and Kenya Michaels — didn’t win the challenge.


'Rise of the Planet of the Apes': Did anyone else feel weird rooting for the monkeys?

If the big box office is any indication, a lot of you have already seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the franchise reboot/prequel that explains how monkeys first began to take over the world. I had low expectations for the film, but I found it surprisingly engaging — I was impressed that the filmmakers actually got me to care about Caesar, the CG-created chimpanzee at the center of the story. More surprising, though, was the complex moral conundrum I was left processing for hours after seeing the film. Was it okay that I was rooting for the primates? (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.) READ FULL STORY

'Strange Sex': Am I the only one watching this freak show?

Tonight, TLC’s Strange Sex concludes its season, and upon reading this earlier today, I experienced much shame when I realized I’ve seen every episode of this incredibly bizarre show.

For those who haven’t spent their Sunday nights catching a double-feature of Sister Wives and Strange Sex (you’re missing out…), Sex delves deep into the disturbingly odd,  stories that are too taboo to be true, and everything you weren’t taught in high school health class.

I’d go into detail, but one of the few episodes I can mention in a PG-13 spot like PopWatch is the one where we were introduced to a woman who had two uteri and told the story of her discovery and struggle with the issue. (The curious can click on the video I’ve embedded below.) READ FULL STORY

'Pregnant in Heels' premiere: 'Do you know how hormonal I am?'

Thanks to the world of reality TV, America’s children now have actual proof of their parents making fools of themselves before they were born. For the children born from Bravo’s newest voyeuristic experiment, Pregnant in Heels, it’s a chance to see just how ridiculous their high maintenance moms were leading up to their birth, as the expectant mothers stumbled through and paid (large sums of money) for the services of maternity concierge Rosie Pope. The self-described pregnancy guru helps new parents prepare for their children by acclimating them to the world of strollers, breast pumps, and projectile pooping. Rosie prefaced the show with the observation “women are bitchy anyway,” which is a severe understatement when considering the overly hormonal clients featured in last night’s premiere episode. READ FULL STORY

Rob Pattinson tackles alligator, talks Charlie Sheen in 'Vanity Fair' cover story: 'I like crazy people'

Wow. Based on Rob Pattinson’s April Annie Leibovitz-shot Vanity Fair cover (on stands March 3), I’d say Lacoste is getting really aggressive with brand recognition in their latest collection. No, I keed. The alligator draped around Pattinson’s neck appears to be there to represent how hard it is to break away from teen-targeted entertainment’s choke-hold, a Hollywood trap that is only made more difficult to escape by the unflinching reptilian claws of 15-year-old fan girls in need of more — I say more! — Twilight. (Or something like that?)

But we learn much more from the cover story than just how jaunty and handsome alligator-wrangling can be: Most notably, that the actor watches the kind of TV that you only watch when your remote runs out of batteries and you can’t change the channel, or after a misguided, drunken night when you feel like finding a reason to despise yourself even more. READ FULL STORY

The 'Top Chef: All-Stars' beef tongue song: Now a free ringtone!

top-chefThe biggest takeaway from each episode of Top Chef is obviously the most recent eliminee, but, much like Carla’s pot pie, last night’s episode of All-Stars gave us a little something extra. Enter: “The Beef Tongue” Song.

Thanks to either a lack of sleep or complete delirium — or maybe both — the top three contestants, Antonia, Angelo, and Carla, broke out into an ode to the beef tongue, one of the many dishes prepared for Jimmy Fallon’s birthday party, during judges’ table. Have a listen after the jump:


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