Relive the secondhand embarrassment all over again
Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?
"Fuck yeah give it to me this is heaven"
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show was the part 1 of this year’s 2-part Hallowe’en episode and it featured another musical performance by Jessica Lange. Before the season started, Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would be performing a Lana Del Rey song on the show and last night she delivered a fun performance of LDR‘s song Gods and Monsters. Click the embed above to watch the performance in full and see how fun Jessica‘s performance of Lana‘s song is. I’m loving this gimmick that AHS is doing this year with the musical performances, aren’t you?
As a refresher, HERE is Sarah Paulson‘s performance of Fiona Apple‘s Criminal and HERE is Jessica Lange‘s performance of David Bowie‘s Life on Mars?
"We are in the hopeful phase I think."
After Jennifer Hudson spilled the beans earlier this month that serious discussion is taking place concerning a third Sex and the City movie, rumors about the project have been flying all over the place. Stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis teased about the rumors on Twitter and SJP even went so far to capitalize on the SaTC 3 rumors to help promote her line of shoes (promotion that has gotten her into a bit of trouble, actually). Today, Kristin Davis will appear on The Meredith Vieiera Show to talk a TINY bit about the movie rumors … and while she doesn’t really say much, the fact that she is even commenting on SaTC 3 is very PROMISING :D Check out the video clip above and then tune in to watch today’s episode of The Meredith Vieiera Show to watch Kristin‘s interview in its entirety.
Aretha Franklin made herself available to do satellite video interviews with TV outlets all around the country to promote her new album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics and as you can see in this compilation video montage, she had a bit of difficulty hearing the interviewers on the other end. Ever the consummate pro, Aretha did her legendary best to endure talking to these peons. Trust me, this video will make your day. Please enjoy.
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SO MUCH YES IT HURTS!
AHHHH! I have the best casting news to pass along today … Michelle Trachtenberg, the actress who played Dawn Summers on the long-running series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has just been added to the cast of Sleepy Hollow on Fox. It’s unknown if Michelle will be featured in more than one episode but we do know that she will play First Lady Abigail Adams in an upcoming episode … which does sound limiting but I’ll take what I can get. Read on for more deets about this exciting piece of casting news. More »
With musical guest Iggy Azalea
Last month we learned that funnyman Jim Carrey would be returning to host Saturday Night Live this season and today we get to see his just-released promo videos for this weekend’s episode of SNL. Jim will be joined by Iggy Azalea as musical guest and because it will be the Hallowe’en episode, it promises to be scary … not funny … mostly because even when they try to be funny, SNL isn’t funny … so I’m thinkin’ they should go for scary.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when Sarah Jessica Parker hopped on new rumors about a reported third Sex and the City movie when she staged an impromptu photoshoot of her shoe line on the steps of the NYC apartment building that provided the facade for Carrie Bradshaw‘s home in Sex and the City? Well, it turns out that that impromptu photoshoot was actually an unauthorized photoshoot. The owners of the home have put up a chain across the steps of their building to keep fans from taking photos there … which is exactly what SJP did without asking. Chain or no chain, Sarah decided to stage her photoshoot anyways … and the home owners are now really pissed off. More »
It's easy to see why he got the part
Jason Momoa‘s audition tape for HBO’s Game of Thrones (which has been online for some time now) started making the rounds over the weekend and it’s so intense that I feel compelled to share it with all y’all. For the role of Khal Drogo, Momoa decided to show producers just how well he could play a character that speaks a different language … very forcefully. For the part, Momoa spoke the fictional language of Dothraki but for his audition, Jason busted out a battle cry of the Māori. Check out the video above and see the audition that won Jason Momoa his role on GoT.
LOL! You know Jill Zarin is PISSED!
At the start of this month, we heard a rumor that Bethenny Frankel had signed on to return for the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo (the show that made her reality TV show superstar) but Frankel was quick to chime in on the rumors to muddy the waters and cast doubt on her return (as you may recall, she never actually said that she wasn’t returning but she did her best to make it sound like it was possible the the rumor was unfounded). Welp, today we learn that the guesswork is over … Bravo has released today a press release that formally announces Bethenny‘s return to RHONY next season … which is only the best news ever for the Bravo TV reality show. More »
This woman is incredible.
Yesterday, Trent hit me up on G-Chat asking if I’d watched the new episode of How To Get Away with Murder yet. When I told him I hadn’t seen it yet he wrote, “You’ll have to watch and keep an ear out for the line ‘he did things to my ass that made my eyes water.’” LMAO! I was on pins and needles waiting for that part, and I was not disappointed. But I was also shocked and excited by the other scene that everyone was talking about. PITNBr Devonte Antonio brought it up on the Scandal recap, and then I saw a story about it on People. Apparently, Viola Davis herself had pitched the idea to the show’s creator & writer Peter Nowalk. Click inside for more!