Despite their often admirable message discipline, sometimes our rightblogger subjects just don't coalesce around one newsworthy subject that merits our attention. Such was the case last week. We could attend their thoughts on Obama's NSA speech, but frankly when you've seen one wave of fake outrage ... More >>
At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Here is a brief list of the things I found more engaging in this week's episode of Saturday Night Live than Phoenix's performance: - Dennis Rodman's 12-second cameo in the cold open, in which he stumbled over saying "Saturday Night Live" - Melissa McCarthy driving a golf cart - Melissa McCarthy wea ... More >>
You may well have seen the trailer already. (There was a commercial on the Oscars just the other night.) It's The Heat, directed by the Bridesmaids guy. Plot description: "Uptight FBI special agent Sandra Bullock is paired with testy Boston cop Melissa McCarthy to take down a ruthless drug lord. ... More >>
Melissa McCarthy is a gifted, award winning comic actress who shines in good material. But I couldn't get through all of Identity Thief, which squanders Melissa's talents by making her sink really low, and not in a fun way. After the lady crapped in the sink in Bridesmaids, I guess Hollywood thoug ... More >>
Identity Thief's creators fear what audiences love about Melissa McCarthy
For a grim slog, the Oscar movies are pretty fun
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We've all dreamed of that moment and what we would say. Well, every year, all those awards shows bring together all sorts of people who are finally forced to say something to Meryl Streep. And this time, at the Golden Globes, it was Melissa McCarthy getting her first, fabulous chance at bat. So w ... More >>
Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>
This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party
Mug shot from Comedy Central's "Halfway Home"She's the favorite to win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Minny in The Help, so it's only natural we learn a little more about the woman, right? Well, she's 39, 5'2", and hails from Montgomery, Alabama. Her mother worked as a ma ... More >>
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
A whole LOT of people. And they're pissed, baby. I mean they should be pissed, though they're no doubt carrying on with great dignity and occasional bouts of inner screaming.
The hilarious Melissa McCarthy hosted an event last night for the reinvention of Ivory, which we talked about in between covering slightly more insouciant things. Like, hasn't Bridesmaids been wrongly labeled "a gross-out comedy" when there was basically just that one poopy-in-the-sink (and ... More >>
Sam ZideThe phrase "fat chicks" isn't necessarily offensive, as we recently learned from researching the feature story "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks"--in some circles, the words have been reclaimed as an defending-honor twist on the crass beer-coozy slogan "No Fat Chicks."
Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>