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Even Peter Jackson Admits He's Tired Of That Bloated Carcass 'The Hobbit'

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | October 22, 2013 | Comments ()


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Not to be out-done in the Man Love department, Underscoopfire lists their 100 Sexiest Men On Television. First of all, PHIL DUNPHY?! Secondly, I think you’ll be pleased with their #1. It’s not a show I watch but I cannot objectively argue with their conclusion. (Underscoopfire)

Speaking of sexy television men (Messina’s only #84?!? You’re killing me!), the fine folks over at Previously TV argue that The Mindy Project should be The Danny Project. Not just for carnal reasons folks! But also for those. Mmmmmm, #84. (Previously TV)

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And now to kill your lady boner, here’s Johnny Depp with full, blonde Cumberbatch thatch. I’m not a fan. (Dlisted)

This is, without a doubt, the best thing to come out of the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West engagement. Well, until Courtney weighs in anyway. (Gawker)

The ladies at GFYHQ seem to think that Ruth Wilson (she of Alice Morgan, Luther-baiting fame) looks like a multi-color ribbon pack in this dress. I don’t disagree. She should take it right off. (GFY)

Dustin ranks the order in which he would like to see The Walking Dead characters be killed. Let’s just let Alice Morgan loose in there, as long as she doesn’t touch Carol, Darryl or the baby, we’re good. (WG)

Billy Bob Thornton said his insecurities ruined his marriage to Angelina Jolie. Not the vials of blood, guys. The insecurities. (Celebitchy)

What on earth is so intimidating about 2001-era Angelina?!
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Speaking of vials of blood and intimidating ladies, Jessica Lange announces that next season will be her last on American Horror Story…so soak in the batsh*t while you can. She also has some tremendously interesting things to say about her character this season. Serious, literary things to say. It’s not just smutty trash, y’all. (BF)

Cleanse your Wiccan palate with this incredible Pearl Jam cover from Chris Cornell and The Avett Brothers. (Uproxx)

I just adore these Tintin meet Star Wars illustrations.
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Here are the details on where you non-Americans can see the Doctor Who anniversary special. We Americans will have to wait and see what BBC America and Chris Hardwick decide. (Den Of Geek)

Regardless, get your costumes ready. I will be judging you.
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Alright, you frustrated geeks, here’s where Peter Jackson talks about how much he’s looking forward to leaving The Hobbit behind him. (Slashfilm)

And lest you think Jon Stewart only rips on Conservatives, here he is giving the Obamacare website what for.



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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • SharePointJoe

    People losing their mind re: UnderScoopFires top 100 list! People are never ever happy. A list of dudes by dudes. It's a fun list.

  • goddammitmrnoodle

    I. Me. Children? Nope, nope, nope. But occasionally one will come along that challenges my ovaries' decisions and that tiny Doctor with his TARDIS lunchbox is making them regret their choices.

  • Ruth Wilson can wear anything she wishes. Partly because she isn't on the carpet repeatedly, but mostly because she's Ruth Wilson.

  • stella

    Yay Mark Duplass is on that sexy dude list!

  • Fost

    RE: The 100 Sexiest Men on Television

    No Hugh Dancy on that list? Let's not forget about Will Graham and his underwear!

  • Patty O'Green

    Also, I laughed out loud that the video of Stewart chastising the Obamacare site just says "Content Is Unavailable". That IS on purpose, right?

  • e jerry powell

    Even if it's only meta, it still "works."

  • Patty O'Green

    DANIEL. F*CKING. TOSH!

    Rated HIGHER than Chris Messina?!?!?

    RAGE VOMIT!!!

  • Daniel Tosh is fucking hilarious, but I wouldn't expect to see him on a 'sexiest men' list. Weird.

  • meadowdancer

    Tosh is a POS! I understand your rage

  • Conor

    McHale, Olyphant and Urban all down in the 50's?!

    Ladies, must do better!

  • meadowdancer

    Yeah I dont get that list. Who they hell decided the order?

  • Any list that ranks John Cena sexier than Alexander Skarsgard, and Ryan Seacrest over Jeffrey Donovan, is written by someone whose language I do not care to speak.

  • alannaofdoom

    Maybe they thought that it's supposed to go from #1 to #100? Like, #100 is THE ULTIMATE? That's the only explanation.

  • Repo

    "What on earth is so intimidating about 2001-era Angelina?!"

    It's because she was a sexual dynamo at that point. It didn't matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. If she wanted it from you, your partner/spouse, your mom, it was inevitable and you were powerless to stop it. It was hers. Unstoppable like a sexual Terminator. And that scared you. (yet aroused you at the same time)

  • Mrs. Julien

    Which comment was more facetious? This one or the one that inspired it.

  • I...mmm...
    Huh.. ...
    Yeah, no, I...
    I'm sorry, where was I?

  • Repo

    Look, I hate to get all indignant, but OLYPHANT NOT IN THE TOP 50??? Surely you jest.

  • axis2clusterB

    Olyphant is all kinds of underappreciated. It's a damn shame. I SHARE YOUR INDIGNANT.

  • alannaofdoom

    [raises hand] I volunteer to appreciate him. All night.

  • Buellie413

    I yelled to the heavens. Then I saw Tosh and threw things.

    Also, I do not get the love for the Arrow Amell dude. Lovely chest. The face? Not my cuppa.

  • emilya

    INDIGNANT AWAY!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I saw "Wiccan" and "Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers" and I didn't know which direction my head should spin.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Daniel Tosh higher than Chris Messina?? I CALL SHENANIGANS!

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Are you kidding me? Thranduil looks like THE character of the year. Look at him! Camp! Drag! EYEBROWS! Lee Pace is bitchingly awesome in that get up, and I do mean "bitchingly" because Thranduil is a giant elf king bitch in the book, only matched by Thorin. But I doubt Armitage is going to serve the same amount of Mean Girls In Middle Earth goodness, what with him being all dour dwarf Aragorn.

  • emmalita

    Holy crap! you just got me excited about the next Hobbit movie. Mean Girls in Middle Earth with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage.

  • Oh, God, the Amell... The chin up thing that guy can do is amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • His face is kinda eh but his body is WOOHOO.

    I don't know what's wrong with me today.

  • Ben

    Best part of the season 2 intro was Felicities "I kept the pull up thing... I uh... like watching you do them"

    We all do Felicity... we all do.

  • Yes. Indeed we do!

  • stella

    Is he the one who does those upside down pull ups?

  • Watch the vid when you get a chance. :) It's kinda hard to describe without getting wordy.

  • alwaysanswerb

    Hold on, I need to settle the lions.

  • SharePointJoe

    Lions or loins?

  • Mrs. Julien
  • emmalita

    Around here we call them lions. It is more decorous, and we are goddamn decorous.

  • Monica

    Lions!

  • Three_nineteen

    It's called a salmon ladder. We should learn its name out of respect for keeping us interested in Arrow until the show got good.

  • Repo

    I learned that from Ninja Warrior. I totally want to see Arrow conquer Mount Midoriyama.

  • MGMcD

    Imagine the rippling thigh and pec action that would happen on the Jumping Spider.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Now I can't decide if I want him to succeed or fall in the water and get wet.

  • Repo

    They make good use of his "training" sequences.

  • Erin S

    I love Danny Castellano as much as the next person, but damn I am so tired of people falling back on the "Well, the funny guy is the best part," argument when they like a sitcom starring a funny lady. Instead of Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson should be the main character, and Jack Donaghy is the best part of 30 Rock, right?
    The article seems like the characters themselves are the reason, but maaaaybe that's because he can't relate to a female lead like some women can? I don't want to turn it into a big issue, but something about a guy saying "This show starring a modern Indian-American woman/doctor should star the white male doctor instead!" gives me the eye rolls. Danny is a wonderful supporting character and (likely) will be the romantic lead in the future, can't we be happy with that and what he contributes to the story?

    Rant over. I'm going to enjoy some pictures of Chris Messina now.

  • JoannaRobinson

    I don't really think that's the point in this instance (as you say). But I was thinking about whether that tendency is a writing fault in some way. EW had an interesting piece on the dearth of female friendships (popwatch.ew.com/2013/10/21/new.... I don't WANT Mindy to not be my favorite person on that show. I love her for loads of reasons not the least of which are the fact that she's a non-white non-stick insect professional played by the woman who also happens to exec. produce the show. I want to love Mindy more than anyone else. And I'm bummed that I like Messina more. It's not even likability. I'm bummed that I find him more consistently compelling. The same is true, by the way, for Nick Miller on The New Girl. Maybe it's an issue of fully fleshing out the world around the female character? Or maybe my inherent and hitherto undiagnosed sexism?

  • Erin S

    I totally get that, and in no way meant to imply people who don't like Mindy are sexist, because that would be dumb and dismissive. I just think the "replace the Mindy Show with the Danny Show" idea got me riled up about this issue I've been seeing with other shows/people.

    I do definitely agree that Mindy the character could use some work, whereas Danny seems to be much more developed and consistently fun. But I think that this problem could be helped some by reducing the time spent on numerous side characters (we don't need Adam Pally AND Morgan!) and not making Mindy focus on 50 million plots each week because of them.

    Also, reading the EW article now, thanks for linking to it!

  • Blake

    RE:Underscoopfire lists their 100 Sexiest Men On Television.

    How is Ralyan Givens / Olyphant not in the Top 10? Let alone Top 3?

    Where's Matt Smith, Ben Winshaw and Sterling Archer?

    *Damien Lewis should also be Top 10.

  • Zirza

    I also missed Ben Wishaw.

    And there are two very important reasons why I watch Hannibal and neither of them were on the list.

  • stella

    No aaron paul either...

  • Ian Fay

    Yeah, I'm looking forward for Peter Jackson to finish the Hobbit movies so he can finally get the Temeraire books made into movies.

    How can a movie about the Napoleonic Wars with dragon air forces not be completely awesome?

  • ApeDrape

    He is also working on Mortal Engines.

  • Fredo

    I think Jackson should have stuck to his 2-movie plan with The Hobbit. He'd be in the middle of wrapping up "There and Back Again" now and be ready for freedom from Middle-Earth.

  • emmalita

    I wish he'd stuck with his original plan not to direct The Hobbit at all. He seemed bored with it in the first 5 minutes.

  • Parsnip

    Considering the first one was too long, I shudder to think what the other two will be like...and he still has two more to go...lordy, I feel for him. I agree, two movies would've sufficed.

  • And they made them longer because they went to trilogy. Honestly, watching "The Hobbit 1" on HBO last week just helped to reinforce how much bloat there is on that thing.

  • J4Sho

    Funny....I watched it last week too and OMG but I hated that movie so much! I wanted to love it but after I fell asleep for the 3rd time I had to admit that it was just too little story rattling around in too big of a movie.

  • BWeaves

    I WANT THAT KID'S LUNCHBOX.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'm holding out for a Remains of the Day lunchbox.

  • Calla Dain

    It's going to go right next to my "My Dinner With Andre" action figures.

  • I have one! You can get them at FYE!

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