Cat Fight!! Maggie Smith Eviscerates Shirley MacLaine, Dowager Countess-Style
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Cat Fight!! Maggie Smith Eviscerates Shirley MacLaine, Dowager Countess-Style

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | September 10, 2012 | Comments ()

If you're so inclined, you can check out some of the deleted scenes from Prometheus. (Which I still love...dammit.) Don't expect any plot holes to be tightened or closed. But you can expect a healthy dose of Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. And that's almost as good...right? (FilmDrunk)

In films that didn't disappoint news, someone over at Unreality has pitched an idea for a Cabin In The Woods TV series or comic book. And that's an AMAZING idea. If you think about it. And you should. (Unreality)

Have you heard about who may be appearing in the new Thor movie? Are you delighted? Not nearly delighted enough. (/Film)

You know how Shirley MacLaine is a bit of a nutbar? Well Maggie Smith had some fun at her expense this past weekend (what's a weekend?) in Toronto. Wouldn't you? (Vulture)

Listen, I'm not going to tell you your business, but I will say that if you've ever wondered what Jon's Hamm looks like, you need look no further than this SFW post from Dustin. (WG)

Speaking of surprisingly SFW, what do you think of the ad Larry Flynt took out in "The Washington Post?" (Buzzfeed)

"Batman: The Animated Series," which, along with the "X-Men" animated series, is the only reason I have even a shred of comic book cred, turned twenty. That's right, you're old. I SAID IT. (Gamma Squad)

Speaking of the Bat Man, Christian Bale took a young cancer patient to Disneyland which is "awwwwwww." There's an "awww" photo too. We spend a lot of time with negative stories about Bale so I'm disgustingly happy to share a positive one. (Cancer Kick)

One or two hermit crabs are cute. (Especially if they're in a cool glass houses...h/t Tamatha.) But an entire beach covered in them? GEUUUUUGHHH. (io9)

When the idea of an all-lady Expendables movie was first floated, Michelle Rodriguez was at the top of most of your lists. Well, first of all,
Michelle herself has said she doesn't feel qualified. Which may just be her polite way of distancing herself from this terrible franchise. Secondly, check out this way cooler list of tough lady actors who have been off the radar for awhile. I choose to believe Fairuza Balk is permanently on tour with Stillwater. (Flick)

One of the toughest chicks of them all, Carrie Mathison from "Homeland," will be returning this Fall. You can catch the first 20 minutes of the season premiere online here: (IndieWire)

If your heart cockles need a snuggle this morning, check out Muppeteer Caroll Spinney playing Oscar the Grouch with his Big Bird feet on. (22 Words)

This article asks "Why is William Shatner making a documentary about Xena?" My question is "WHEN CAN I WATCH WILLIAM SHATNER'S DOCUMENTARY ABOUT XENA?!?!" Ululations!!! (Blastr)

Finally, as you may have already heard, Joel McHale is joining this season of "Sons Of Anarchy." From what I can gather he's playing a version of Bill Burr's character on "Breaking Bad," only with less ginger and more smolder. I am more than okay with this.

Joanna Robinson thinks hermit crabs in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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  • BierceAmbrose

    From time to time Larry Flint is my hero.

    In my fantasy world the Romney-bot's returns come out, they're legally clean but just wrong and - here's the crazy part - the campaign judo's the inevitable, massive attacks into an actual policy position. So, the Mittster would have to be someone else, but I can dream, can't I?

    / and I drift off into dream land ...

    Setting, the inevitable presser after the returns have been flogged for a couple weeks. At the height of the frenzy, The Candidate steps up to a podium ...

    "I have a statement, then I'll take questions ..."

    "So, now you've seen my tax returns. It's all legal, like I said, and it's also wrong. I want to change this, starting with what President Obama's own debt commission said to do - broaden the base & lower the rates. Make things simple, so people like me don't have an advantage because we can work the rules."

    "Look, GE - you know, the company who's CEO is on the President's economic council - didn't pay any income taxes last year (Or whatever. GE is genius at working the system, and it ain't much - ed.) How much you pay shouldn't depend on how good your lawyers and accountants are, for companies like GE, or for me. Let's fix that."

    "You know, a higher tax rate maybe feels good. But, a higher tax *rate* with deductions, write-offs, subsidies and all manner of other adjustments isn't what people pay. My returns show that. (Optional - "GE's returns show that, and the President's own returns show that.") A higher rate in our junked-up tax system really says 'Do what we want and you can keep your money. Do something else, and you can't.' That's creepy."

    "In the businesses I've worked in, you get well paid by giving a lot people something they want or need. Under our tax code, you get to keep what they gave you, willingly, if you chose to offer something the government agrees with. If not, you don't. All those people you would serve - they're out of luck."

    "Here's what I believe. As long as its legal, I don't think the government should be picking what someone else can offer you. I especially don't think they should be doing this on the sly, through the tax code. That's what these tax exceptions are trying to do. We want people to be doing some kinds of things, like drug research, so we give them a deduction for it. A research deduction means more new drugs. That's good, right?"

    "But, every tax policy like that does other things too, and that's where you get people paying less in taxes, like me or like GE. Somebody's got to make up the difference from the taxes we don't collect from drug companies. If you can't do drug research, that's you. Now we say that drug companies will make more new drugs because of that deduction. Yet, medical device manufacturers, who don't get that deduction, will invent less new stuff than if they had the deduction too. They might even be driven out of business entirely by competitors - the drug companies - who's research is free.

    "Who suffers from the medical devices they never invent? And the worst thing is drug company lawyers and accountants are smart, so those companies can end up not paying much in taxes, like GE or like me."

    "My investments and tax returns are complicated. The simple fact is, for some of my time it was worth more to me to work the tax system than to make things that people want, or fix companies that were failing. Through the tax law the government says that it's better for me to do that, than to be funding and advising the next Staples. It's worth more to me to chase a deduction than to make something valuable for you, or some other customer. Let's change that."

    "Here's what I want to do. If it is illegal, or should be illegal, let's make it so and enforce that law. Scandals and fraud in the banking system - we should start by prosecuting those. But, if we're not willing to make something flat out illegal, we shouldn't be using the tax code to decide that people who need new drugs 10 years from now matter more than people who need new gizmos 10 years out. We especially shouldn't be deciding that it's OK for GE and for me to pay way less tax because we're smart about working the tax code, which is thousands of pages. Let's fix that."

    "Now, questions ..."

  • Elfrieda

    William Shatner making a documentary about Xena is LIT-rally the best thing that has ever happened (or will happen, rather).

  • Leelee

    Finally, as you may have already heard, Joel McHale is joining this season of “Sons Of Anarchy.

    HOW I DID NOT KNOW THIS?! Damn it now I'm going to have to catch up on the last season, making it even less likely that I'll be doing anything productive with the next few weeks.

  • nini

    you can never go wrong with a shout out to almost famous

  • colpetty

    Dammit! I had a minor infarction when I read that as "William Shatner is doing a documentary on Xenu"

  • Four Eyes

    I'm with you on this one Joanna. Batman:TAS was one of my main sources of comic education growing up too. Batman, Gargoyles and Freakazoid - each educational in its own little way!

  • MissAmynae

    and Animaniacs!

    (he's here to save the nation, so stay tuned to this station!)

  • John G.

    You went with "John's Hamm". Ok. I guess that's somewhat less groan-worthy than some of the other headlines people went with on this picture.

  • Puddin

    Man, any child who battles cancer is a thousand times more baller than any superhero. I hope he had an awesome time and ate himself sick with ice cream. Good for you Christian Bale. Goooood for yoooouuuu!

  • Benderman

    Why the fuck is Batman: TAS not available on Blu-ray?

  • foolsage

    Viggo as Dr. Strange? Hells yes. He has a great combination of gravitas and the ability to look badass.

  • Slash

    Even though he's a sleazeball, at least he knows he's a sleazeball. I can't help but like Larry Flynt.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    II thought you were talking about Hamm at first. No underwear? That's just disgusting. And just think of the chafing!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Hermit crabs: more unsettling than the aftermath of lousy sex with Ted Kaczynski?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Good ole Larry Flynt. He rolls one of those out every election season.

    That Jon Hamm shot...I am not a fan per se (I'm not anti) but...I am going through a dry spell and that photo...*gak*

    Also: good for Joel McHale. Boy's getting around. I like his range.

  • SugarSmak

    I've had a rough weekend...relationship troubles and the general malaise that accompanies being a lifelong Miami Dolphins those photos of Mr. Hamm were just what the doctor ordered to put a smile on my face! Thanks, Pajiba!

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    God (or whatever), I would pay good money ::rummages through purse, comes up with $7.87:: to share a glass of wine or two--or hell, a whole bottle--with Maggie Smith. She just seems so damn delightful!

    Also, I'm posting that clip of all the hermit crabs on my sister's FB wall so she can share it with my nephew. That may be too many hermit crabs even for him. Maybe.

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