Anne Hathaway's Repulsed Grimace Simply a Reaction to Hearing Russell Crowe Would Sing at the Oscars
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Anne Hathaway's Repulsed Grimace Simply a Reaction to Hearing Russell Crowe Would Sing at the Oscars

By Amanda Mae Meyncke | Pajiba Love | February 20, 2013 | Comments ()


You guys, I just wanted to post about like TV related stuff all day since I'm up for a big job at a TV entertainment site. My mind feels crowded with Neilsen ratings and such but I tried for a grab bag of entertainment related bits and news.

Everyone I know in real life is consumed by pilot season here in Los Angeles. Either they're working on a show or they're going to auditions for a show, or they're assiduously avoiding the entire enterprise, but yes, there's a definite ebb and flow to the workload year round out here in Hollywoodland. I myself just wrapped a military commercial that we shot in downtown Los Angeles, looking out over the other sky scrapers with their hundreds of twinkling lights I wondered how many other windows had sets, cameras and lights in them and how many were actually people working at some other tasks. While not everyone works in the industry, everyone is painfully aware of it all the same.

To the links!

In case you live in some kind of Postal Service-free zone and have failed to hear this song, here's their newest, and they announced tour dates. (Postal Service)


You can't really beat the appropriate headline here: "The Oscars' Endless Musical Evening To Feature Terrible Singer Russell Crowe." (The Atlantic)

If you're a fan of the hyper absurd, then this blog with its strange pictures and creepy gifs may be for you. (Rising Tensions)

If you KNOW what happened on Downton Abbey's season finale, then click here for some scintillating info about what's upcoming in Season 4 for Lady Mary Crawley. (Celebitchy)

If you don't follow Rich Juzwiak's blog wherein he captures all the screenshots he stumbles upon during his daily TV viewing, you haven't lived yet. (Where I Pause)

Julianne Moore wore Elizabeth Taylor's jewelries and everyone apparently has feelings about it. (Buzzfeed)

Over at NextMovie, porn stars weigh in on the upcoming Oscars and the chances of different films. (NextMovie)

Deadline's compiled a list of the overachievers of pilot season, just in case you're wanting to weep over your inability to even finish a sitcom spec, much less get it to the pilot stage. (Deadline)

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman offer-man up some advice to readers on romantic situations. (AV Club)

23 TV Alter Egos and the Actors who play them. Special Agent Bert Macklin, always and forever has my heart. (AV Club)

The science of dating, what happens when OKCupid, an ex boyfriend and a mom all get to pick a date for a lady? (NYMag)

Some enterprising individual bought the domain name for Guy Fieri's restuarant and put up a fake menu that is delightful. (Business Insider)

Proving once and for all that there is no God, Ted surpasses the box office of Skyfall in Japan. (Deadline(

Interested in the Ins and Outs of location scouting? Here's one of the best, who finds the most amazing places in New York and shares them all on his amazing blog, along with the history of the locations. (Scouting NY)

Do Neilsen ratings confuse you? Here's a fairly simple explanation on how they work. (About(

The 11 Reasons that Norman Reedus (who plays Daryl on "The Walking Dead") is the most bad ass guy on the planet is missing only #12: He literally has a metal eye socket. (WG)

Do you like Rian Johnson, director of "Brick," and "Looper"? His cousins help him out with design and are generally design and furnishing badasses in their own right. Check out Marke Johnson's Made Shop tumblr for peaks into his design process and a look at the house they're refurbishing. (Made Shop)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • StartMyOrange

    Nielsen. NIELSEN.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I wouldn't say that Ted getting a higher box office gross in Japan than Skyfall proves that there is no God. I'd say it proves that there is one. And that he doesn't take himself too seriously. Just like the existence of Gary Busey.

  • googergieger

    Man I haven't heard The Postal Service since high school. Then again after high school I kind of went out of my way to stop listening to shitty music.

  • Robert

    Let's see, a broad romantic comedy edited within an inch of its life did better at the box office than a boomsplosion action film with no plot until the 60 minute mark. Is this a read against Seth MacFarlane again?

  • Some more alter-egos for the AV Club list:

    -Agent Michael Scarn/ Prison Mike/ Michael Klump (Michael Scott, The Office

    -Regina Phalange (Phoebe, Friends)

    -Anastasia Beaverhousen (Karen Walker, Will & Grace)

  • InternetMagpie

    Crap Bag/Mike, ALSO from Friends!

  • Is it really "Bert" Macklin? I'd rather think it's "Burt" because he's a giant fan of Burt Reynolds. I mean, he has to be, right?

    I guess I could ask his brother, Kip Hackman.

  • Aaron Schulz

    Shouldnt they have the same last name?

  • Tinkerville

    Shut up, Kyle.

  • Aaron Schulz

    thank you

  • Seany D

    "Proving once and for all that there is no God, Ted surpasses the box office of Skyfall in Japan. "

    I'm not sure why this is seen as a tragedy as Ted was a great movie and Skyfall was massively disappointing. I also say this as someone who generally dislikes Seth MacFarlane and someone who very much likes Bond and Daniel Craig.

  • Three_nineteen

    *looks around furtively*

    I have no desire to see either movie.

    *scurries away*

  • Mrs. Julien

    Watch the Honest Trailer for Skyfall. You'll know all you need to.

  • Amanda Meyncke

    I just flap my hands at you. Jesus Christ.

  • BobbFrapples

    That fake menu had me at, "served in a trough, family style."

  • Return of Santitas

    Bro'det! My god. I am losing it over here.

  • Kati

    It's reminiscent of Patron Oswalt's but on Black Angus - angry food at its best.

  • Kala

    "If you can eat here, you're a shark!"

    Should an establishment ever have that as a motto, they would never be rid of me.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Rich Juzwiak apparently watches a TON of terrible television.

  • Amanda Meyncke

    But the pictures. Just leave it in your reader and zip through them rull fast one day.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Oh, the pictures ARE quite funny. I'm just amazed that so much TLC, Lifetime, OWN and VH1 hasn't rotted his brain to the point where operating a computer is an impossibility.

  • Nadine

    That list about the Reedus is far too short. He might actually be god.

  • emmelemm


  • John G.

    I see a similarity here:

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Yep, I noticed that too. Hathaway is more frightening.

  • Guest

    It's hard for me to watch American Idol because I have perfect pitch.

  • $27019454

    It's hard for me to watch Anne Hathaway because everything.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I have an inability to find Anne Hathaway anything but adorable, but that was nevertheless brilliant. Slightly reluctant upvote.

  • Leave Rusty a-looooooone. *shakes fist*

  • Bedewcrock

    *throws phone*

  • Samantha Klein

    Sigh. Not a terrible singer. Give it a freaking rest, people.

    PS. I have a degree in vocal performance. I've sung in choirs across the country, including one in which I performed on a Grammy-winning recording. My husband sings professionally from time to time. So yes, actually, I do feel I am qualified to make that statement.

  • KatSings

    He may not have been terrible, but he was weaker than the rest of the cast, you have to admit that. I expected much worse; he was serviceable. But I'd rather he stayed away from musical theater going forward - it's not his forte. And I *also* have the background required to make an educated statement, though to be fair, background or not, everyone is entitled to their own opinions on the matter.

  • Samantha Klein

    I don't think he was weaker; I just think he was different. I too expected worse, but I actually found much of his performance to be charming and a lot more nuanced and honest than everyone else with their bombast. Yes, ok, maybe I'm biased, being a huge fan, but I'm just so tired of it being a huge joke. The guy gave a good performance, but because he's not smarmy and a major kiss-ass like Jackman and Hathaway both, we all hate him. It's a really tired schtick, at this point.

  • So true. And he looked fantastic. That face! The uniform!

  • $27019454

    You had me at "major kiss-ass like....Hathaway..."

  • JJ

    I have lots of musical friends, so it's okay if I call Russell Crowe a "singer," you guys.

  • Amanda Meyncke


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