I'll cry if I want to :(
Very sad news to pass along today. The ’60s pop singer Lesley Gore has passed away today at the far too young age of 68. Altho details about Gore‘s death are scant at this early stage, it has been revealed that Lesley died of cancer. Lesley Gore was one of the biggest pop stars of her day with hits like It’s My Party and You Don’t Own Me and she even appeared as one of Catwoman‘s minions on the 1960′s TV series Batman. It was that role that actually introduced me to Lesley Gore when I watched the reruns as a child but as I got older, I became more acquainted with her brilliant pop songs. Click below to learn the known deets regarding Lesley Gore‘s sad death and hear 3 of her biggest most memorable pop hits. More »
The skits, the live performances, the hits and the misses
Last night NBC aired a 3-hour long anniversary special in celebration of 40 years of Saturday Night Live and, as you might imagine, the show was full of funny moments, not-so-funny moments, weird moments and absolutely epic moments. There were jokes, skits, tributes, musical performances, gags, memorials, celebrity in-person appearances … you name it, they did it last night LIVE from New York. The embed above features Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake doing the cold open segment to get the party started and below, you can watch (or re-watch) all of the highlights from the SNL40 special. Please enjoy. More »
Posted under: '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover', 'Jesus Walks', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Only One', 'Saturday Night Live', 'Still Crazy After All These Years', 'Wolves (Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia)', Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, The 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special
"Dear God ..."
Earlier this month I noted that the CW superhero TV series The Flash teased the forthcoming on-screen arrival of one of the DC Comics Universe’s greatest comic book villains — Gorilla Grodd — and today, we get official confirmation that Grodd will be coming to new episodes of The Flash very soon. The CW released a new teaser video that warns Grodd Is Coming and as you can see in the video embedded above, he will definitely be making his presence known in Central City very, very soon. The mere sight of Grodd on The Flash a couple of weeks ago reignited my interest in comic books again and I’ve been on a bit of a kick since then. I cannot EVEN tell you how excited I am that the powers that be at The Flash are bringing Gorilla Grodd to the small screen again. Fans of The Super Friends cartoon series of the ’80s may recall that Grodd was a main member of the villains group The Legion of Doom, but in 2D animated form. I’m hopeful that this CGI animated Grodd will do the character justice because he really is one of the greatest DC Comics villains of all time. This teaser doesn’t say when Grodd will be making his formal debut on The Flash but I think it’ll happen soon. And I cannot WAIT!
Please, DC Comics fans, you feel me? Tell me I’m not the only one super excited about the arrival of this super-intelligent gorilla villain.
Season 4, Episode 12
Hope y’all excuse the late and brief Scandal recap, but today my first grader had Read-In Day (an all-day reading marathon, party thing), and his teacher invited parents to come in and read a book to the class. So I spent the morning working on the perfect Mom ponytail, and then reading Giraffes Can’t Dance to the sweetest group of kids. It was awesome, and a hilarious way to spend the day, considering that last night I went to sleep with visions of a blood-soaked Huck dancing in my head. OMFG, this might be a good time to get him back into AA for “whiskey.” So, I really liked last night’s Scandal, although I did take issue with one particular plot point/message. Click inside for more!
"I'll come back and do an occasional crafting segment"
Last weekend we learned that Rosie O’Donnell was leaving as co-host of The View for an array of reasons, including her ill health and the end of her marriage, and earlier this week, Rosie explained on her Facebook profile why she decided NOT to address her decision to leave the show when she filmed the show this week. Today was Rosie‘s last day on The View and in the closing seconds, she bid her formal farewell to the show and its audience. Click the embed above to see how Rosie went out, for the second time, as she said goodbye to The View earlier today.
"Any boy clone ... is going to get his butt kicked"
In mid December we got to see the first TV trailer for the forthcoming third season of Orphan Black on BBC America, which will premiere in April, and today we get to see a set of really cool teaser videos for the new season. Three teaser vids have been released to promote the upcoming new season of Orphan Black and as you can see above and below, our beloved clones are not here for any of your bullshizz. Watch these videos and see that the clones ain’t playing … they are not your property, they are not your toys and they are not your weapons. Orphan Black season 3 premieres on April 18 More »
Posted under: 'Orphan Black'
"I don't have any specific plans. I have a lot of ideas."
Late yesterday we learned that Jon Stewart announced his forthcoming departure from The Daily Show during yesterday’s taping of the show. Late last night, that episode aired and today we get to watch very emotional video of Jon explaining his decision to leave the show. As you can see in the video above, Jon says that he doesn’t have any specific plans for what he’ll do next but he does say that he has a lot of ideas. It’s a bit difficult to watch this video of Jon almost tearing up and breaking down without feeling the pangs of emotion oneself. Click the embed above to watch Jon say his first goodbye to The Daily Show and hear from the man himself why he’s leaving the show he’s helmed for over 16 years. If you cannot watch the video above for whatever reason, you can read excerpts of his announcement below. More »
"Thank You, Jon"
Jon Stewart surprised the audience at today’s taping of The Daily Show as well as the world at large by announcing that after 16 years as host, he is leaving The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Stewart has yet to reveal a reason for his leaving but Comedy Central has already confirmed Stewart‘s decision to leave the show with an official statement on Twitter. According to the official statement, Jon will stay on with The Daily Show “until later this year” and then, he’s out. Wow. This is really a total shock. Read on to learn more. More »
Back in May of last year, well before the Batman prequel series Gotham debuted on Fox last fall, we learned that producers were planning to introduce a young version of Batman‘s arch nemesis The Joker on the series. In August, we got a bit of a tease of The Joker‘s appearance on Gotham which, ultimately, led to nothing. In the early eps of the show last fall, the show had a gimmick where they would introduce characters that could eventually become The Joker to keep the character ambiguous but, thankfully (once the series got picked up for a second season), they stopped that nonsense. Last night, Fox aired a promo for next week’s episode titled The Blind Fortune Teller and in the trailer, which you can watch in full above, we learn that The Joker will be introduced in next week’s episode. At last! Batman‘s greatest villain and arguably the greatest villain in all comic bookdom is coming to Gotham. I can’t wait!!!
Posted under: 'Gotham', The Joker
A few weeks ago, we got to see a new trailer for the forthcoming third season of Vikings that will premiere on The History Channel on February 19 and today we get to check out a really cool set of character posters for the show. Vikings, as I’ve made mention of many times, is one of my fave TV shows and I’m really counting down the seconds until it returns with all new eps. Even tho we still have a week or so of waiting to go before season 3 gets underway, I’m really super anxious for the show to come back so I may try and use some of my extra free time to reacquaint myself with the last few eps of season 2. If you’re a big Vikings fan like I am, I think you’ll enjoy this poster artwork. If you’re not a fan of the show, I implore you to check it out because it’s really a great series.
Posted under: 'Vikings'