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'Hell's Kitchen' and 'MasterChef' premieres: Gordon Ramsay presents f--ing Monday nights on Fox

Why would anyone eat at Hell’s Kitchen? Nobody ever gets their food. Is there a decoy staff that actually cooks things backstage or does the well-dressed (or if you want my real opinion: slutty and annoying) “audience” just head home hungry? I must look into this.

Chef Gordon Ramsay (“YES, CHEF”) has swooped back in to completely dominate summer Mondays with the season premieres of Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef. One show will make you pat yourself on the back for not swearing in the last 30 seconds, and the other will make you cry. Marvel as Ramsay switches gears from “This f—ing pigeon [is so raw it] could fly” and “You treated those scallops like a homeless rat” on Hell’s Kitchen to STANDING UP AND HUGGING the first featured “home cook” on MasterChef: a 19-year-old college freshman named Michael who’d just come out to his dad before trying out for the show. Plus, a blind woman made it through. Seriously? I’ll borrow some of Ramsay’s words from HK and attempt to apply them to MC with a positive spin: “Shut it down and f—ing clean up.” This was awesome! READ FULL STORY

'Awake' finale react: What just happened?

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the season/series finale of NBC’s Awake, stop reading now. If you have, share your theories on the ending and any burning questions you have in the comments section. We’re chatting with creator Kyle Killen Friday afternoon and will see what we can get him to answer. UPDATE: Here’s our interview with Killen where he addresses fans’ theories and where the series was headed. READ FULL STORY

Season Finale Awards: Your nominations wanted!

May Sweeps has ended, and you know what means: It’s time for EW.com’s third annual Season Finale Awards. You’ve spent the last few weeks dating your DVR(s), and we have the payoff: Think back on this spring’s season-enders and help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of this year’s 20 categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back Friday when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!

And the categories are… READ FULL STORY

What's your favorite tear-inducing, mom-related movie moment?


When cruel movie overlords want to cue the audience waterworks, they go for the Mom Button. You know, a touching moment, a grave illness, words of advice, and, in the most extreme cases, a death. And that stuff sticks with you.

Now, I’m not saying that around Mother’s Day (today!), I think of dying mothers. That’s not the case. But this is the day when you’re most susceptible to pressing of the Mom Button. Warning: If you want to cry, continue reading. If you want to cry with us and make others cry, too, share your pick for best mom-related tear-jerker moment from a movie.

My pick:
I frequently feel more for cartoons and animals than I do for people. (As April from Parks and Rec would say, “They should be rewarded for not being people. I hate people.”) So watching the clip of Littlefoot’s last conversation with his mother in The Land Before Time on YouTube still reduces me to tears. The real ugly crying comes around here though:

Mommy dino: I’ll be with you — even if you can’t see me.
Littlefoot: What do you mean if I can’t see you? I can always see you.

Michelle Profis:
I’m glad you didn’t ask for TV because then I’d be writing a list of every Gilmore Girls episode ever. For movies, though, I cannot think of a scene that punched me in the stomach more than Sally Fields in Steel Magnolias. Whether you’re a mother or not, I think it’s impossible to watch Fields unravel without getting choked up.

Hillary Busis:
Stepmom in its entirety. (Maybe not the part about snowblowing.) I once saw this movie reduce an entire bus of bitchy 14-year-girls into quivering puddles of tears. Full disclosure: I was one of those girls.

Stephan Lee:
One True Thing is the saddest movie ever. Meryl Streep is this really loving, sweet, seemingly simple woman who’s dying of cancer, and Renee Zellwegger plays her sophisticated but frigid daughter. Renee has to leave New York City to take care of her mom, and there’s this moment near the end of the movie where Meryl gives Renee a final word of advice before she dies, and it’s so tragic. There’s also a Christmas tree lighting where Meryl grabs Renee’s hand… I don’t know if this movie is actually good or just really, really emotionally manipulative.

And in Joy Luck Club, June always thought her mom was disappointed in her, until a dinner scene toward the end when her mom tells her: “You have best-quality heart. You have style no one can teach. Must be born this way. I see you.” Anyone, male or female, who’s ever had an Asian parent started crying at that moment.

Darren Franich:
In 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character spends most of the movie almost underreacting to his cancer diagnosis. He seems, by turns, really brave and almost embarrassed about it — no big deal, I can get over it, etc. That only really starts to crack near the end of the movie, when he goes in for an incredibly risky operation. During the movie, it’s been established that he has kind of a difficult relationship with his mom, played by Anjelica Huston — although “kind of difficult” in this sense just means he doesn’t call enough and has grown distant, which pretty much sums up most twentysomething dudes’ relationships with their mom. Anyway, she’s there with him in the hospital, right before he goes in for surgery. He starts freaking out when the doctor administers the anesthesia — like, seriously bugging out. His mom tells him, “Sweetie, you’re gonna be just fine,” and they hug. OH MY GOD I JUST WATCHED IT AGAIN AND I’M CRYING RIGHT NOW.

Erin Strecker:
Nothing brings me to tears faster than any given five-minute interval of Stepmom. Even happy parts like with Susan Sarandon and Co. dancing to “Ain’t No Mountain High” make me sniffle.

PopWatch Confessional: The entertainment that introduced you to heartbreak

The thing about the fairy tales we’re told and the Disney movies we watch as children is that while they may start off with a tragedy, there’s always a happy ending. Over the weekend, the 1991 movie The Man in the Moon was on cable, and I was reminded how much it scarred me as a teen. If you don’t remember it, Reese Witherspoon stars as a 14-year-old who replaces her crush on Elvis with a crush on the teen farmer next door, Court (Jason London). Just as he finally accepts their age difference, he meets her older sister and falls for her. Then, distracted by postcoital bliss, he falls off a tractor while reaching for his hat on a tree limb AND DIES. Clearly, I had not seen the trailer for the movie, which gives that away. I was devastated. It hurt my soul…each and every time my sister and I watched it on HBO because we, too, had a crush on Jason London.  READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries' shocker: Who sobbed?

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, stop reading now. While you await our full recap of the rollercoaster hour (UPDATE: It’s now live!), let’s do a poll to see if 100 percent of viewers who have watched it cried.  READ FULL STORY

'Up All Night' season finale: Did Chris' proposal get you misty? Watch!

On last night’s Up All Night season finale, Chris (Will Arnett) finally got to purpose to Reagan (Christina Applegate), who eight years ago, interrupted his plans to pop the question at a bar while “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was playing by drunkenly dropping to her knee and asking him to marry her.

When he found her wedding ring, which she still hadn’t had sized down from her pregnancy, in the soap dish, he took the opportunity to recreate the moment. Only Reagan thought she’d lost her ring for good, had another one made, and was going to surprise him with a second proposal of her own. Series creator Emily Spivey told EW she cried every time Arnett and Applegate rehearsed the scene and from every angle they filmed it. Did it get you misty? Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Essential Info: Which actress cries so hard chopping onions she wears two pairs of glasses?

Here at PopWatch we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which actress gets so teary-eyes chopping onions she’s been known to wear sunglasses on top of her regular glasses? READ FULL STORY

Get your nostalgia on: 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' coming back as a superhero movie

’90s purists, get out your pitchforks: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is the latest Bush I/Clinton-era pop culture figure to get an “edgy” reboot. What’s next, a reworking of Teen Angel that stars Josh Hutcherson as a buff, moody cherub? (Wait, who am I kidding — I’d totally watch that.)

The good news: At least Michael Bay has nothing to do with it. According to a Deadline report, this new Sabrina will be a magical superhero who spends the movie “coming to terms with her remarkable powers.” The tone of the reboot, which will be produced by the team behind Real Steel,  is reportedly “edgier” than the old TGIF series — and certainly cooler than the 1960s Archie Comics where Sabrina made her debut.

The item doesn’t mention Sabrina’s kooky aunts Hilda and Zelda — but it does reveal that Salem, Sabrina’s wise-cracking cat, will now be a transformed prince who also serves as Sabrina’s love interest. So… no Harvey, then? Cue Nick Bakay’s trademark whimper.

Maybe I’m being too cynical here, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

Masters champ Bubba Watson not one to toot his own horn... but he owns the General Lee

Any time a guy named Bubba wins the most revered tournament in golf, it’s a big deal in the world of sports. That Bubba Watson won it in a sudden-death playoff was especially exciting, especially after his insane second shot from behind a tree on the second playoff hole put him position for victory. That he sobbed uncontrollably on the green after winning was touching and that his post-match interviews proved him such a genuine and sweet guy only endeared him more. But that’s not why I was pulling for Watson to edge the equally heroic Louis Oosthuizen… The dude owns the General Lee! And rides it around to tour events. Take a look, Dukes of Hazzard fans. READ FULL STORY

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