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Jennifer Lawrence Is Already Lobbying For A Golden Globe...Hard

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


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Our Josh has the complete line-up of musical acts for the Olympic Closing Ceremonies. In his words, "Really, it's going to be SO gay and SO good." (Uproxx)

Edgar Wright and The Boys have cast their female lead for At The World's End. She's a lovely actress and, honestly, I expected her to hit the big time for years ago. She was a Bond Girl for chrissake! Isn't that a one-way ticket to fame and glory? What? Denise Richards? Oh. (/Film)

By the by, you have seen the teaser poster. Yes? I'm so excited. Let's have a Pajiba screening in a pub.
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On the American end of things, here's an interesting side-by-side comparison of "Roseanne" and "Frasier." The writer attempts to decide which is the more quintessentially 90s sitcom. (In terms of class warfare, etc...not in terms of haircuts and lattes.) I'll tell you this much, I appreciate both shows but I will always watch a "Frasier" rerun, especially if it involves Gay Patrick Stewart. (The Awl)

Speaking of 90s nostalgia, look on this "Forgetting Chart," ye mighty, and despair. (xkcd)
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If Dan's rather lackluster Bourne Legacy review hasn't scared you away from catching some quality Jeremy Renner forearm porn this weekend, here are 5 Things To Remember from the previous films. Oh, Paddy Considine, as if I could ever forget. (Vulture)

Another of our Pajiba Tenners, Jennifer Lawrence, was out and about at a luncheon for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. As the lovely Fug Girls pointed out, one of the main reasons actors go to these things is to make nice with the HFPA and lobby for a Golden Globe. Which, more power to you, actors. Regahdless, Lawrence looked rather gorgeous but, for my money, the photo of Carla Gugino is the real winner. (Celebitchy)

I somehow missed the story of a Luchador robber and his Ostrich henchmen. Personally, I think I would use Swan henchmen instead. Swans are *SSHOLES. (Awesomephilia)

Yeah, sure, this beer supported snack plate looks like a good idea, but I'd be one triumphant swig away from SalsaShirt. (Laughing Squid)

Hey, parents, here's a swell idea of what you can do with that embarrassingly expensive crib you bought. Seriously, cribs are bananas expensive. (Neatorama)

Ugh, great, now I want to own a Highlander SUV. Thanks a LOT clever bumper sticker. (Unreality)

Um, why is zombie Cinderella chewing on her glass slipper? (io9)

In "F*ck You, Cancer" news, brilliant essayist, filmmaker and all-around fantastic human being David Rakoff died way, way, way too young. Read one of his fantastic pieces today, in loving memory. (Boing Boing)

Oh, hey, Cancer, did I mention F*ck You? Adam Yauch stated in his will that any and all use of his music in advertisements is strictly prohibited. Nice. My teeth hurt every time I hear Nick Drake's songs in a commercial. (Rolling Stone)

Finally, in full musical regalia, here's Jimmy Fallon doing the "Reading Rainbow" theme in the style of Jim Morrison. I know this is a few weeks old, but it's delightful.







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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • M.

    @Nick D'Angelo: Regarding the goddess that is Jennifer Lawrence and her lovely breasts, fake???....That would be a resounding NO. Those beauties are the original twins. God love her.

  • Obviously I have not had the opportunity to personally examine them, and although I could be mistaken... Their size, shape, and the gap between them is indicative of augmentation. It won't be long before people can't tell/don't care what is real/not real - or are we there already?

  • MadMike

    Brian Bernard-did you just say you wanted to lob your hard on Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes?!
    BTW: geese are the personification of avian evil: seriously, every goose I've met ends up hissing at and chasing me (and no, I wasn't bothering them, really...). Geese are good for one thing, though; pate de fois gras<g>

  • ,

    What a lovely girl JL is. If she were 30 years older, I'd be all over that.

  • The header pic reminded me: it's okay to get fake boobs, but you shouldn't wear outfits that prove you have fake boobs. Deniability is everything.

  • Kala

    They're not fake, she just has a perfect rack.

  • Obviously I have not had the opportunity to personally examine them, and although I could be mistaken... Their size, shape, and the gap between them is indicative of augmentation. It won't be long before people can't tell/don't care what is real/not real - or are we there already? Evidently so...

  • ,

    Fake? You lying motherfucker.

    And I don't care if they're fake anyway. I'd winter bone, spring bone, summer bone and fall bone that.

  • Rosamund Pike was also painfully adorable in Pride and Prejudice. She's so gorgeous. I hope she makes it big soon.

    And holy god, that picture of Jeremy Renner made me go 'eeee' a bit. A lot. And by 'eeee' I mean yell "HOLY GOD".

  • RoyalTee

    Thing about Jennifer Lawrence is this: She's pretty and all and she seems like a serviceable actress. But it's those eyes. They seem kind of...off. Not like "touched in the head" off. Just kind of adroit. Almost everyone has asymmetrical eyes, even the very beautiful. But JL's, well...She might be a robot. I'm just sayin'. Jennifer Lawrence might be a robot. A sexy jailbait robot, sent from the future to destroy us. ("us" being my marriage)

  • Uh. "Adroit" means skillful.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Ooh Carla Gugino...I don't know what pact that woman has made with the devil and I don't care. I want in.
    I used to live about 5 min away from The Famous Cock and spent a considerable amount of time at The World's End. Ed Sheeran used to play there before he became famous. Pub crawl anyone? We can do them all in one evening!

  • POINGjam

    Off topic:

    Is anyone else losing their zeal for commenting now that we can be downrated? Seeing how many people dislike what I say takes away some of the fun of saying it. If there were a written response to my comments, I could learn from them and respond in kind, but as it stands all I know is that a few people like my shit and a few people don't.

    EDIT: Here, for instance. Got a like and two dislikes and no clue why for either.

  • SabrinaHatesDisqus

    Yes. I like being notified of replies, but not the comment-voting. On the while, as can be gleaned from my new name, my opinion of the changes are negative.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I'm a hit and run poster, I don't usually go back to a comment I've made so I don't see if someone took offense to a "what a beautiful day it is" kind of remark because apparently ANYTHING can offend some people. I wouldn't take it personally, I think this new format encourages trolling and now that 'they' know it bugs you, you'll probably see that many more down votes.

  • POINGjam

    Good point.

  • special snowflake

    Yeah, my zeal has definitely been compromised by this strange, new and aesthetically displeasing format. What was so bad about 'posted by __ at 3:41am on (date)' instead of this '6 hours ago' bullshit?
    And avatars? They're beyond stupid. I happen to be a breathtaking specimen of male physicality whose sculptured beauty cannot be adequately expressed in a thumbnail-sized box, so what's the point? If it's for the 'humor' angle, well, a funny avatar is funny once, then merely distracting after that.
    The truly eloquent Pajiba-mentaries never required an accompanying visual aid, and these up/down votes are meaningless. Pajiba has been well on its way to becoming a unique institution, creating the trends rather than adopting the others'. With each new change, like the deplorable Disqus, it's losing that distinctiveness that drew so many here in the first place.
    But I gave you a 'like', POINGjam, because I'm partial to even numbers, and it's neat to see it change when you click on it. See? Meaningless.

  • POINGjam

    I gave you a like too.

    Avatars I like, being able to easily track replies I like, and the aesthetic doesn't bother me, but I remember reading an explanation on Pajiba of why they don't give numeric ratings to movies. They expect you to read the article because a numeric rating doesn't do their opinions justice and doesn't tell us anything about the movie.

    That same philosophy extended to the comments until we got Disqus. I can't say that Disqus is objectively worse than the old system, but it's starting to turn me off. Maybe I'll get over myself.

  • ,

    At major league baseball games on Sundays, they still call for a brief silence to remember the 9/11 victims during the seventh-inning stretch, and then somebody sings "God Bless America" and then everybody sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," which means we've given a whole 30 seconds of thought to the 3,000 dead before we're right back to peanuts and Cracker Jack ...

    Anyway, I've been known to ask people I'm with, "When are they going to stop this?" You know that someday MLB won't do it anymore. Hell, we barely pay any attention to fucking Pearl Harbor Day now, right? Or VJ Day, to commemorate the end of a war in which something like 50 million people died. Anybody remember when VJ Day is? Didn't think so.

    So at some point in our future we're going to move on from remembering 9/11 at baseball games. I'll be interested in seeing who has the balls (heh) to go first, who finally says, "You know what? That was 15/20/30/50/100 years ago, nobody gives a fuck anymore."

    When do you think that's going to happen?

  • It'll happen after the next national tragedy knocks the rest down the list a notch.

  • ,

    Yes, I think you're right.

    Now, how many deaths will it take? Apparently not six at a temple, or 12 at a movie theater, or 30-some on a college campus. We don't even remember Oklahoma City much anymore, and that was what, 168?

    Funny how some people's deaths matter much more than others. Every day, on average, about 90 people die on U.S. highways (and even that's way down from recent years), and if you put them all in a movie theater and killed them at one time it would launch a week of nationwide recriminations and breast-beating and navel-gazing about what it all means.

    But because they die in ones and two and threes scattered across the country, nobody gives much of a shit.

  • M.

    Holy freaking moley....Jennifer Lawrence is lovely. So talented, so very beautiful.

  • Three_nineteen

    Gay Patrick Stewart is one of the Patrick Stewarts I would have really awesome nasty sex with, along with "I can see everything" Patrick Stewart from Extras and Claudius Patrick Stewart (although I confess this is because I think I can get Hamlet David Tennant in there somewhere).

  • soupd

    Thank you for the Renner forearm porn photo, how did I miss this? And I will read no reviews of The BL and just enjoy the pretty. He does most of his own stunts! No arm doubles!

  • Fredo

    "2035: Forgot About Dre"

    NOOOOOOO!!!!

  • special snowflake

    SO glad you mentioned the Carla Gugino picture at the HFPA luncheon or I would have missed it otherwise. She looks incredible, as usual, but I can't believe that was the best photo they could come up with. Does anyone out there know why she left 'Spin City' way back when? I always wondered about that.

  • I've definitely ended up at the title pub after pub crawls. Not so sure if I've been to the others. I expect they are made up.

  • Marcia Marcia Marcia

    Seriously, ducks are waaaaay bigger *ssholes than swans. Just sayin'.

  • Tinkerville

    To be fair, some actors are required by the studios to go to those luncheons--sometimes it's in the movie contract and everything. I can't exactly fault Jennifer for being there.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Nor I! No one is faulting.

  • Tinkerville

    Ah! Good to know. The title of the post implied Melissa Leo levels of lobbying.

  • Slash

    RE songs in commercials: Yauch was free to make any decision he wanted in regards to how his work is used, but sometimes, people wouldn't know a song exists until they hear it in a TV spot. And buying music for use in a TV spot is quite expensive, so at least the artist gets paid for it, unlike when self-described fans steal the shit via the intertubes.

  • Judge Holdenmynuts

    good point. pretty much the only way to make money from recorded music these days is through licensing. and if you're a beastie boy, you can afford your hi falutin' morals.

  • Psychicdog

    Which explains why Jonathan Coulton, Tom Waits, and Amanda Palmer have been shilling for Frito-Lay lately.

  • Psychicdog

    So...he should have allowed the use his material in advertisements so more people would buy his records?

  • Quatermain

    Uh-oh, now you've done it. Cue the entitled hordes...

  • Prunella Vulgaris

    Swans ARE *ssholes. I've been saying this for years. Thank you for bringing greater awareness to this situation.

  • One of my son's favorite stories of when I was a boy was the time that our goose attacked me.
    My farmer-wannabe dad had gotten quite the menagerie when we had moved out to some acreage in the country. There was Pokey, the one-eyed, one-eared, half-castrated steer. Cocoa the Shetland pony from Hell. About 100 roosters. (No. Seriously.) A duck (thanks Easter Bunny) and a goose.
    The goose thought the entire farmyard was his, and didn't take any crap from anyone. So one day five-year-old me went out with Dad to feed the animals and the goose decided he didn't like the looks of me and he would be damned before he let me onto his turf without a fight.
    He assumed the traditional attack position (wings out, neck out, mouth open, hissing like a mature audience at a Twilight movie screening) and started after me. Well I, being a worldly-wise "farm" kid of five years ran like hell towards the nearest fence in order to climb it and get away.
    Being a little slower in the running department, I didn't quite make the fence before the goose caught me. He bit down on the skin and my pants right above my ass crack. I squalled and hit the fence, taking the goose with me.
    Luckily about that time my father intervened with a well-placed kick. I believe he punted that goose a good fifteen yards. I had a nasty goose-hickey on the small of my back and the damn thing had ripped my belt loop off my jeans.
    So yeah. @ssholes. Every one of them.

  • There'll Be Pancakes

    I can also back this up, I have no idea why they're protected because I guarantee you swans don't f**k around. I was minding my own goddamn business walking along a path beside a stream and this bastard is advancing towards me with his wings out and honking and hissing and making it pretty clear I wasn't getting past without a serious kniving. Those beady eyes still haunt me...

  • puddin

    Thank you! I got chased by a gaggle of swans on a run once. They were mean and tacky and i stepped in their poop. So to hell with swans and the horse they rode in on. Harrumph. Harrumph I say!

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Goose, swan... is there a difference? I got chased by a gaggle of geese and had to jump on a picnic table to escape. My husband at the time took off running to distract the bastards so I could escape. It's funny thinking back on it but I was actually quite frightened.

  • And I

    Notably absent from the Forgetting Chart? The Alamo.

  • BWeaves

    RE: The Simon Pegg / Nick Frost movie poster.

    Are those names of pubs, or names of their penises (aka. names of pubes)?

  • Quatermain

    Judging from that picture, I'd say that she already has a couple of Golden Globes. </rimshot>

  • Scully

    Man, I can't wait for 2043 so I can forget that, too.
    But "Forgot About Dre" though? Never. Poor future kids.

  • dahlia6

    Who?

  • I was going to make a quip about lobbying hard for her golden globes...

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