Bonjour! Ça va? Miss Lily White herself, Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted the N-word…it was, quite possibly, an innocuous reference to a Kanye song. And yet, it seems like a rather GOOP-y thing to do. Thoughts? (Uproxx)
We’ve got a little warm and fuzzy “Community” news for y’all this afternoon. First, the show got a whole lot of love from the Critic’s Choice Awards. This award show is known not only for its impeccable (read “Pajiba Complaint”) taste, but also for throwing a lot of attention on a show when the death rattle is sounding. (They did the same for “Friday Night Lights.”)
In other “Community” news, this photographic tribute from Dan Harmon’s Russian fans is, quite possibly, the reason the internet was invented.
Either that, or it was created so we could sneak peeks at Kate Winslet’s bum. Cheeky monkeys. Winslet, who is currently working on the stupidly-named-but-what-an-enjoyable-book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was interview by Italian “Vanity Fair” about…um…hard to say. Her body? Again? Winslet drops that buttocks comment and tousles her hair in a series of attractive poses. Happy Tuesday to me. (Celebitchy)
Do you have thirty thousand bucks hiding in your sofa cushions? Cool, then you too can own this replica of the Iron Throne from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Oh, don’t forget to dig a little deeper, the shipping charge is the real kicker. (HBO)
One of my favorite websites discusses one of my all-time favorite albums. Paul Simon’s “Graceland” is as good today as it was 25 years ago. Zydeco! (The Good Men Project)
Some of the people on internet dating sites are gorgeous, well-adjusted, socially fluent catches. These are not they. (Buzzfeed)
In the wake of some bang-on “Hannibal” casting news yesterday, NBC has announced who they’ll have playing Herman Munster in the “Mockingbird Lane” pilot. Take a look for yourself below. Makes total sense, no? No. (WG)
They only way I’m on board with O’Connell as Herman Munster is if they cast Sabrina Lloyd as Lily Munster and make the family go on an inter-dimensional family vacation to various San Franciscos. In other casting news, the CBGB movie has cast its Iggy Pop and Patti Smith. To this I give a resounding “hunh.” (AV Club)
More exciting is the potential premise for the new X-Men film. If it means I get to see Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy all in one movie, I am so supremely on board. (The Playlist)
Speaking of Fassbender and film franchises, here’s a handy rundown of all* the Alien films to refresh your memory before you see Pro-meh-theus** this weekend. (Unreality)
Apparently there’s some science behind why your chips are tasty. No, it’s not the salty goodness. (Esquire)
A reality show is giving away an Apocalpyse Bunker to their winning contestants. This is like a self-fulfilling prophecy/Auryn/human centipede of a joke…no? (EW)
Landon Palmer has been killing it of late with his Culture Warrior column. Here he explores how certain celebrities (including Ryan Gosling) manage to maintain an interesting persona in the age of constant internet-driven over-exposure. aka In the Pajiban Age. (FSR)
Finally, break out your pink cummerbunds, the California courts have refused to reconsider the Prop 8 ban on gay marriage. CHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYONE! (KQED)
This here is exactly the kind of video I often enjoy but don’t post based on its profound internet dorkery. That being said, having some words to sing along to Carmina Burana is going to make 75% of film trailers just that much more enjoyable.
Finally, for all you competitive films nerds, here’s a series of fun videos I found via FSR that test your lightening quick ability to identify films based on rapid-fire iconography. Click on that FSR link to see the other videos…start your engines…AND GO.
*(All the Alien films worth mentioning.)
** TM Daniel Carlson
(Joanna Robinson did google “Jerry O’Connell Speedo” today. How did you guess?)