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'Silicon Valley' Star Handles MeToo Question ... Let's Say, Inelegantly

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | February 8, 2018 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | February 8, 2018 |


We never have complaints about Kumail Nanjiani because, thank God, he is a perfect human being. So far, Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) has — at worst — availed himself as listless and apathetic to all things, not unlike the personas of his characters. T.J. Miller? Total trainwreck. Thomas Middleditch? I dunno. Like, if you just read the headline to the EW story — “Thomas Middleditch on #MeToo: ‘As a male human, it’s kind of scary’” — it’s easy to think, “Yeah, well: Fuck you. You know what’s really scary? Try being a woman, you numbnuts.” But then you read the entire article, and you’re like, OH! Actually yeah … that’s still not great, dude.” (EW)

There’s a lot going on here. Everyone in the MCU going gaga about everyone ELSE in the MCU. RDJ humblebragging about his up-front-and-center position in the class photo. But you know what there isn’t enough of? Taika. (Is there ever enough Taika?) (YouTube)

Sometimes families are wonderful. Sometimes families are awful. It sounds like a few of Meghan Markle’s relatives are of the latter sort. (Celebitchy)

Omarosa is starting to turn on Trump, it seems. On Celebrity Big Brother she admitted that she “lived in fear” of Trump tweets. On the one hand, it must be terrible to have daily anxiety over what your crazy boss is going to tweet out to a huge audience. On the other hand, she’s a terrible person and deserves everything she had to endure during her very superflous employment. (Vulture)

This is so cute! Drake stopped at a Miami grocery store and paid for everyone’s food. You da fuckin’ best. (Eater)

This might be the most controversial statement I make here (and I can already feel TK’s rage) but Dunkin Donuts has crap coffee. It’s a fact. It’s barely flavored water. I’m pretty sure someone just wafts a couple of coffee beans over water, adds coloring, and servers it. Another thing about their coffee I hate is the styrofoam cups. Well, one point to them because they’re switching to paper! Maybe their vile swill will taste better. (Mental Floss)

This article got me thinking about why Posh Spice (hashtag best spice) is joining the Spice Girls reunion. Who would have ever thought she’d be the one with the strongest career, post-Spice? Yet here we are, here she is, and here I am considering what’s in it for her. (Lainey Gossip)

I know you’d like to think your shit don’t stink, but lean a little bit closer, see that roses really smell like poo-poo-oooooooo, except when you’re bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans, because your poop is actual gold. (IFLScience)

Fox & Friends is looking to hire a new head writer. Any Pajiban up for going undercover? (The Wrap)

I would pay all the monies for this dress Taraji P. Henson is wearing. She looks like a beautiful land mermaid. (GFY)

I know y’all are a bunch of gif fiends, so I figured you’d love to save a few of these Lando Calrissian ones for future use. (Nerdist)

I was thisclose to buying an Amazon Echo at Christmas, but I changed my mind after I read all the creepy stuff it was capable of. This article about how disturbing all the “smart” devices are gives me the heebie-jeebies. (Gizmodo)

Norway’s Olympic team chef used Google translate to place a food order in South Korea and was just a little bit surprised when a truck showed up to deliver 15,000 eggs. Omelettes for everyone! (Atlas Obscura)

Madonna got forked on Instagram. No, that’s not a euphemism. Yes, I am just as confused as you. (Dlisted)

It is astonishing how rich people have the ugliest home decors. Here are photos from a few of New York’s most expensive apartments. They could be such beautiful spaces, and yet, they’re mostly dreadful and/or tacky. (To be fair, a few are really nice.) (T&C)

In celebration of the Ava DuVernay directed film adaptation, #CannonBookClub’s first read of 2018 is Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 children’s lit classic, A Wrinkle in Time. The discussion questions for the February 23-24 #CannonBookClub are posted for your consideration. Did you read this classic as a child? Does it hold up? (Cannonball Read 10)

Ursula lives in Chicago and likes potatoes very much. You can follow her here.

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