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.
The print run has been expanded to 5 million copies
Legions of people lined up for hours at newsstands and stores all around France this morning in an effort to buy this week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine, exactly one week after terrorists launched an attack on the Parisian offices of the satirical magazine. Charlie Hebdo usually goes to print with a weekly run of 60,000 copies but this week’s print run was expanded to 1 million copies, then 3 million copies and now 5 million copies. The issues of Charlie Hebdo that went on sale at newsstands and stores in France today sold out completely in minutes. Click through the gallery presented here to see photos of the people of France snapping up every single copy of Charlie Hebdo that went on sale today. Then, click below to watch video of Renald Luzier, the cartoon artist who drew the cover of this week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo. He is a cartoonist for the magazine who overslept last week and failed to go in to work on the day that the terrorist attack claimed the lives of 12 people. The video is, just, wow. More »
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.
Remember that odd story that we heard a few weeks ago of Jamie Lynn Spears whipping out a serrated bread knife to fend off attackers who threatened her and a friend at a sandwich shop in Hammond, LA? Well, because the gods are good to us, surveillance video of the incident has made its way into the hands of TMZ who are happily sharing the video with the rest of us today. As you may recall, Jamie Lynn and her friend Brandi Smith-Mitchell got inadvertently caught up in a fight that broke out at the Pita Pit sandwich shop and when her friend was threatened by the thugs, Jamie Lynn ran behind the counter to grab a knife in defense of her friend. Video of the entire incident has finally made its way to our eyeballs … and you can watch in full above. The story sounded crazy when we read about it, wait until you see it play out in video.
"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 »
"This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it"
A few days ago, Kelly Clarkson employed the aid of her baby daughter River Rose to help her tease the release of her new single Heartbeat Song. Today, Kelly has FINALLY unleashed the song upon the world for our listening pleasure … and quite unsurprisingly, the song is a smash pop hit. Kelly has an uncanny ability to write catchy, upbeat songs that you want to bop along to — not just dance, but bop bop bop. Kelly Clarkson is back! Thank the gods! Have a listen, have a little bop and enjoy.
Click below to read the lyrics in case you want to sing along as you bop to the beat. 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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Also, there were some great acceptance speeches
One reason I scramble to see a bunch of movies at the end of the year is so that I can try to make sense of awards season. I still haven’t seen some of the big winners from last night, and many of the nominees, but I was happy to see that some personal favorites well-deserved recognition. Boyhood and Transparent were two productions that moved me in big ways, so congrats to them, and to all of the winners! Also, I think Showtime’s The Affair really came through and surprised everyone. Click inside for more!