The Cosby Show was absolutely one of the most popular and most beloved TV sitcoms of the 1980s and all these years later, Bill Cosby opens up to ABC News about the inspiration behind the philosophy of the show. I have no doubt that Cosby has talked about this subject matter many, many times before but this interview is recent and it reminds me of a time when TV shows used to focus on familial heart and love lessons over crudeness and base humor. In the interview excerpts below, Cosby shares some of the real life personal experiences that helped him shape The Cosby Show into the kind of TV series that attracted massive audiences week after week for the many years that the show was on the air. As a big fan of the show, it’s always a treat to hear from the man himself how The Cosby Show came to be and why it became so successful. More »
We are just days away from the EPIX TV premiere of Madonna‘s MDNA World Tour concert broadcast and the follow-up DVD release but today we get to see some pretty cool behind the scenes footage from the production of the massive live stage performance. The video featured in the embed above was broadcast on Axis TV but my guess is that it may be made available on the eventual DVD release as well. There aren’t any full Madonna performances in the clip but we do get to watch 26 minutes of footage that gives us a very clear understanding of the technical work that went into putting on a show like this. It’s a new video, I hope you enjoy.
Last week we learned that Amanda Bynes made her way to New Jersey after spending a few months terrorizing the fine people of NY and today we learn that her new found love for the Garden State is still in full swing. Bynes surfaced in Atlantic City over the weekend and, as I’m sure you can imagine, she managed to create quite a stir. Photos of Amanda and her ratty-ass wig soaking in a hot tub with some people have been made available by TMZ … a report of an alleged attack perpetrated by Bynes in a hotel has been made available by Page Six … and a tweet of support for Amanda has been made available by a random actor who claims to have seen her give money away to an “elderly woman” who was “down on her luck”. None of this is at all earth-shattering but it is odd enough for folks to take notice … which has been her m.o. all along. More »
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The eternally pregnant Jessica Simpson made an appearance at a friend’s wedding over the weekend in San Diego, CA to serve as bridesmaid and as you can see in the photos below, she was rocking her trademark baby bump. I’m not kidding when I say that it feels like Jessica has always been pregnant … like, I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t pregnant … so seeing her all plump and motherly seems so natural to me. I can’t say that I dig the black bridesmaid dress but Jess does look great in the photos. Take a look, see if you can guess how far along Jessica is in her pregnancy — but remember, looks can be deceiving. More »
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M.I.A. is back with a riotous new single titled Bring the Noize, her first from her upcoming new album Matangi. M.I.A. teased the single release on her official Twitter account last week and today she lays it on us. The song doesn’t sound all that different from the kind of music she’s released in the past … which may or may not be a good thing. Click below to hear Bring the Noize in full and get a taste of what’s to come when M.I.A. unleashes her new album later this year. More »
This past weekend I did what lots of folks everywhere did, and went to see the new Superman movie, Man Of Steel. Let me just say that, while I didn’t especially enjoy the film, I did connect with a few aspects of the story. I mentioned in the Movie Dads Who Changed My Life post that I really appreciated the relationship between Pa Kent (Kevin Costner) and Clark Kent (Henry Cavill)… but there was something else I really, really appreciated. Henry Cavill. Who is extremely hot, I was able to determine. I know I’m late; I know Trent‘s been talking about his hawtness for a minute now, but this is a new feeling for me and I need to express it publicly. I mean, I’d seen the trailers and featurettes, I’d seen him getting all buff, but watching him be all angsty and dark and intense for 2 1/2 hours, and then the suit?! Yeah. No. He could get it. In fact, one of my favorite moments of the film was when one of the cops in the town lit’rally just had to take a moment, pause, and tell her superior officer, ‘Sorry. He’s just really hot.’ That’s exactly how I feel! Except I’m not sorry. Peep the gallery so you can be not sorry too!
Oh, and you’re gonna wanna check out the new Henry Cavill: Shirtless Man of Steel workout video inside. Yeah. Enjoy.
Earlier this month, Mariah Carey announced that she will be releasing her new album on July 23. At the time, no other information about the album was revealed … no tracklist, no album title … nothing. WalMart updated their online store and has listed Mariah‘s new album for pre-order … and it appears that they have inadvertently announced the album title early. It’s likely Mariah was holding off on announcing the album title (and revealing the cover art) so that she could further hype the album’s release … but in regards to the title reveal, it seems that WalMart may have stole her thunder. Click below to see the information that WalMart has revealed about Mimi‘s album and check out the as-yet unconfirmed album title. More »
Hey. Remember last year when I was all like, Eddie Redmayne is hot? Uhhh yeah. Just wanted to go ahead and confirm any suspicions floating around out there that he was still hot. Because he is. Still hot. Eddie (who just scored a huge new role as Stephen Hawking in the upcoming biopic) attended the Aegon Championships Queen’s Club finals in London on Sunday, and later played in the celebrity charity match… looking really hot in both capacities. He’s got such a great sense of fashion, and he is werking that tennis outfit, lol. Peep the gallery for more!
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Welp, I did it. I ran my 4th marathon yesterday in San Francisco and altho it was one of the more difficult races of my running career, I can honestly say that it was also one of the most fun. When I signed up to run the San Francisco Marathon I honestly didn’t think about the challenge that I was taking on. SF is a very, very, EXTREMELY hilly city and unsurprisingly, there are a lot of hills over the coarse of the race. The hills were endless and really tough to run but I managed to push thru and get ‘er done. I always feel great when the race is over but my sense of accomplishment yesterday was thru the roof. If I can run a marathon in San Francisco, I think I can run a marathon anywhere else in the world. More »