(Video by Meredith Rosenberg for the Voice.) "Whether the general public chooses to acknowledge it or not, voice-over matters," asserted Geena Davis, playing a hard-boiled Hollywood exec in Lake Bell's sparkling comedy In a World... "Everyone watches movie trailers, everyone sees commercials on tel ... More >>
This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
Well, this is awkward: Hulu has scrubbed videos of Eminem's performance on last night's Saturday Night Live from the internet, or tried to, at least. We'd guess that it could have something to do with the album leaking a week before its release date, but the Marshall Mathers EP 2 leak is old news at ... More >>
We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
The list of former judges on FOX's The X-Factor reads like the attendance list at a Passages Malibu: Addiction Cure Center for celebrities obsessed with proving their talent (Nicole Scherzinger, 2011 and Demi Lovato, 2012), relevancy (Cheryl Cole, 2011 and LA. Reid, 2011-12), sanity (Britney Spears, ... More >>
Good news for Martha fans: Three Martha Stewart Living shows launched on Hulu and Hulu Plus yesterday, and more episodes will become available every Monday. Once "From Martha's Kitchen," "Emeril's Table," and "DIY Crafts" wrap up, Hulu will begin to unveil more stuff from the archive (over 15,000 ... More >>
Southampton, England-based P&O Cruises put this advertisement in a newspaper somewhere, and it was naturally posted to the web. We can't decide, however, if P&O understood just how brilliant its advertisement is, as it not only riffs on Tom Cruise's name, but it also recalls one of Scientology's b ... More >>
What is Scientology? Re-edit - watch more funny videos Hey, this is cool -- Funny or Die has put more appropriate music to the creepy Scientology TV ad! But don't forget to see our own piece looking at the 5 biggest lies in this ad, which has been showing up on network TV shows like Glee and ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Today we are publishing the first of seve ... More >>
Travel Leisure Magazine has once again declared New Yorkers the rudest of all the rude peoples of America. Congrats New Yorkers. You know what they say...any publicity is good publicity, and if you can be rude here, you can be rude anywhere! According to our pals at T L, which based the ran ... More >>
You might have heard that the much-discussed singer Lana Del Rey had her U.S. television debut this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, and that the hive mind of public opinion declared that her performances, of "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" did not go well. The satirical indie-chronicle Hipster R ... More >>
Update: After the jump, we'll show you the church e-mail that confirms just about everything we were told by Jefferson Hawkins about this sudden ad campaign. The Church of Scientology bought network TV ad time in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, we started noticing Twitter users complaining tha ... More >>
Since news broke Sunday of Debbie Cook's stunning e-mail, sent to thousands of her fellow Scientologists, word of a serious rift inside the church has been appearing in many news outlets, particularly in Europe. In the meantime, we provided additional depth and context about Debbie Cook, her career, ... More >>
Americans may be fatter than ever, and getting fatter, but it's not because we're sitting in front of the TV with our Doritos. Instead, we're sitting in front of our computer with our Doritos. So there. Nielsen Media's latest survey reports a drop in the number of American households with tel ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we take a look at Netflix's monthly fee increase and the fervor surrounding it. The Internet boldly takes a stand and says, "Six ... More >>
Remember Brian Williams, the dashingly handsome evening news anchor who is all sorts of cynical-funny and made some jokes about Brooklyn a couple of times? Well, there are people who like him, like him a lot. And some of them want him to run for president. According to "campaign manager" Eric ... More >>
Nope.Is sex over? First the Observer said the Youngs are through with it. Now the New York Times, always on the vanguard, is exploring the notion that sometimes, people don't want to have sex. In fact, sex is sort of unfashionable now, due to the widespread availability of porn and various other ... More >>
We told you this morning about the dispute between Cablevision and Fox parent company News Corp., which resulted in three million homes in the New York area losing access to the television stations Fox 5 and My9. As Saturday progressed, the battle got uglier, with News Corp. blocking Cablevis ... More >>
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Calling all YouTube Stars! On Friday at VidCon, a 3-day online video industry conference, YouTube announced it will begin paying amateur video creators to create content to attract mainstream advertisers. Awesome. The ubiquitous giant of a site is not hurting for traffic, but it's a quality v ... More >>
So this "Betty White on Saturday Night Live" thing -- a rousing success, no? The "Depends" joke you knew was coming was pretty great anyway, right? And then there was Jay-Z, giving one fantastic performance and one fantastically awful one. Dude's got range.
By all accounts, last night went pretty damn well for the 88-year-old Golden Girl, the oldest host in the show's 35 year history. If we're gauging immediate critical reaction chiefly online -- and why shouldn't we? -- then White came through in a big way on the penultimate episode of this sea ... More >>
CafePress.comEven as we sob mournfully into our Dharma beers over the approaching series finale of ABC's six-season head trip, Lost, the gallerists at Manhattan's Vilcek Foundation are working on a Lost-centric exhibition to ease our pain.
Well, it wasn't exactly Stephen Colbert handling vocals on "This Year," but anytime you can get John Darnielle and Randy Jackson in the same room, you kind of have to do it, right? The band went with "Genesis 3:23"; the svelte second guitarist looks to be Perry Wright from the band Prayers and Tea ... More >>
The WWE crew takes no prisoners
Michael Jackson's bonkers Staples Center memorial is scheduled for 10AM PST, and is set to feature a random assortment of basketball players, reality TV show contestants, and John Mayer. This Rolling Stone item cites TMZ and contains the allegation that "Michael Jackson's casket will take center sta ... More >>
We'll think of a better name for this soon: Until then, here's Monday night's finest NYC shows. Holding tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews gig at the Beacon this evening? Well, here's the most responsible financial advice you've gotten all year: SELL SELL SELL. Watch the thing on Hulu instead ... More >>
This week in blogs... The Feed tuned into Hulu for The Chopping Block's final episode in which Kelsey and Vanessa take all, comparing the ill-fated show to the Special Olympics. [The Feed] Eat Me Daily got us all excited about the premiere of Food Party on the Independent Film Channel, characteriz ... More >>
The trailer for the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 is out. Trailers are of course a bad way to judge a movie (usually the movie is much duller), but this one has us already missing the 1974 original (which you can see on Hulu) very badly. Here's a checklist: Lt. Garber 1974: Walter Matthau, r ... More >>
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