"I was born in Detroit. I'm a famed high school drop out"
31 years ago today, on January 14, 1984, Madonna made her first appearance on Dick Clark‘s American Bandstand and gave one of her first nationwide interviews and, in the process, made history. After her performance of her then new single Holiday, Madonna spoke with Dick Clark in a sort of worldwide introductory interview where when asked what her future plans and dreams were she famously said “to rule the world”. I think a very strong argument can be made that she has achieved that goal — and more. Click the embed above to watch Madonna inform the world of her intention to rule it and then click below to watch video of her famous American Bandstand performance of Holiday. More »
A wet Hemsworth is a GREAT Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie Blackhat and was convinced to participate in Fallon‘s famed Water War segment on the show. As you may recall, Jimmy got into a Water War with Lindsay Lohan last year and last night, it was Chris Hemsworth‘s turn. People, you know you want to see Chris Hemsworth get soaking wet so … what’re you waiting for. Check out the clip in the embed above.
The first 'SNL' of 2015
Saturday Night Live returns this weekend with the first new episode of 2015 and as you can see in the embed above, comedian Kevin Hart will be the musical guest. Kevin is a very funny man so I fully expect the writers at SNL to zap him of any and all humor but I suppose we can always hope for the best, can’t we? Sia will be the musical guest on SNL this weekend so I presume she will be delivering one of her trademark (ie. odd) performances. And, it’s possible she might enlist the aid of Shia LaBeouf (who stars in her music video for Elastic Heart) for her SNL appearance so … can’t wait to find out. Saturday Night Live airs, as you know, live from New York this Saturday night.
Well alright, alright, alright, alright
At 23-years old, actor Matthew McConaughey was a hungry actor in Hollywood looking for his big break. He auditioned for a role in what would become the cult classic movie Dazed and Confused and the rest was almost history. It may have taken a few more movies (and a lot more years) for Matthew to become a bona fide movie star but his work in Dazed was the first step toward a very successful future. A portion of McConaughey‘s audition tape for Dazed and Confused has been released and as you can see above, the video is as wonderfully amazing as you dreamed it would be. Click the embed above to see how it all got started for Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.
"This vulnerable world needs something more powerful ..."
After the release of the FIRST trailer in October and a SECOND extended trailer in November, Marvel Studios released late yesterday the newest trailer for the upcoming superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ultron will storm theaters on May 1 and from the look of this new trailer, it will do so with a huge onslaught of action. This new trailer features mostly new footage, so it’s deff worth checking out … particularly for the last scenes of the trailer that gives us an early look at the Hulk vs. Iron Man smash-up that will take place in the movie. Oh, man. This movie is going to be amazzzzzze!!!! Have a look above and see what you think.
Coming next Xmas
After the excellent job that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did last night as hosts of The Golden Globe Awards, Universal Pictures is teasing us today with an upcoming movie that stars Tina and Amy as sisters. The good news is that this first teaser clip looks very promising. The bad news is that we have to wait until the end of the year for Sisters to be released in theaters. Have a look at this teaser clip above and let’s start counting down the days until Tina and Amy appear on the big screen together this Xmas.
"Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby"
Last night, as promised, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made joking reference to the numerous allegations that Bill Cosby drugged/assaulted/raped various women over the past 30 years (allegations which have come to the forefront in recent months) during their opening monologue as hosts of The Golden Globe Awards last night. While humorous, I guess Tina and Amy‘s joking about the rape/assault allegations isn’t really all that different from Bill Cosby‘s decision to joke about the allegations at his comedy show over the weekend. Is one joke better than the other? I dunno. Their pudding pops-inspired Cosby joke can be watched in the embed above and their full 10 minute-long monologue speech can be watched in full below. Have another look at Tina and Amy‘s jokes and let me know what you think below. More »
"We're murderers, Francis"
On December 1, we learned that the third season of House of Cards will be released in full on Netflix on February 27. Last night, right after Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe award for his work on HoC, Netflix released the first full trailer for the upcoming third season of the show … which you can watch in full above. As you can see, the tense scenes of the forthcoming season are punctuated by a snarling, anxious musical score that, if my ears do no deceive me, was created by
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails UPDATE: PITNB reader CdnJess informs me that the song is by the band A Perfect Circle. This is a very exciting first trailer for House of Cards season 3. I can’t wait for the release of this new season of HoC!
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"A rock n roll icon, a guitar god"
Back in November we learned officially that Katy Perry will be headlining the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIX next month and today we learn from Katy herself that she will be getting by with a little help from one of her friends. Katy announced on NBC last night that “rock n roll icon” and “guitar god” Lenny Kravitz will be performing the halftime show with her on Super Bowl Sunday. Katy didn’t go into detail about what the two will be doing on stage but I have a feeling they’ll come up with a performance that will be fun and entertaining. At least, I hope they will.
But, some bad news ...
AMC has just released an extended trailer for the series premiere of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul which will premiere on Sunday February 8 (the same day that The Walking Dead returns from their winter hiatus) and as you can see in the embed above, this new trailer features mostly footage from the show that hasn’t been shown in earlier trailers. I fall more and more in love with the idea of this show the more I see of it. BUT, I do have some bad news about Better Call Saul … altho the potential for guest appearances by Breaking Bad characters Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) has been suggested, the characters will NOT be appearing in the first season of the show. They may appear at some point but they will not be appearing in BCS season 1. Even still, the show looks great and I have a feeling it’s going to be a massive, massive hit.
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