Last night, my favorite show of the season came to a close. The Good Wife—you done us good. Season Six hasn’t been perfect, but it’s definitely been fun. I don’t know what I was expecting going into the finale, but there were definitely some major surprises. We got a little more time with Kalinda, thankfully, some great moments with Finn and Alicia partnering up, and the return of a favorite guest star of whom we might be seeing a whole lot more in the fall. If you didn’t catch it, please go get your life and watch right now (and come back afterwards), because SPOILERS! Everyone else, click inside for more!
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THIS LOOKS SO GOOOD!!!
Last week we got to see a new trailer and a batch of promo photos for the forthcoming season of Hannibal, premiering on NBC this June. Today we get to see a bonus TV trailer for Hannibal season 3 which comes from a Korean TV network called AXN. As you can see above, this Korean trailer for Hannibal looks VERY exciting. I’m not sure if this is what we should expect when Hannibal returns next month but I like the way Koreans promote American TV shows. I am so excited, Hannibal season 3 returns (here in the US) on June 4.
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Go ahead, I dare you.
Reese Witherspoon was the guest host last night on Saturday Night Live on the same weekend that her new movie Hot Pursuit opened in theaters. Reese‘s new movie is getting the worst reviews of her film career (which is quite a turn around from the reviews from her last film, Wild, which earned her an Academy Award nomination). Her stint on SNL last night wasn’t all that great either. Honestly, Reese was fine as host … it was the skits that fell short. None of the skits were particularly good and most of them lacked laughs, tho, I managed to chuckle from time to time (mostly in the Whiskers Are We skit). The skit embedded above is a digital exclusive short and the rest of the ep’s skits can be seen below (as well as the musical performances by Florence + the Machine). Maybe you can find more laughs that I did? Maybe? More »
Meet little Zain Rajani!
Please excuse me whilst I fight off the teensy wave of baby fever currently trying to make its way into my orbit. NO SHANNON. NO MORE BABIES. Okay, so this is huge, and I’m going to try to break it down as best I can—without any real, in-depth knowledge of stem cells (I’m on Wikipedia now, trying my best). Basically, a baby was recently born using a new technology that resulted in him being born. For years when we heard the words “stem cell,” they were almost always followed by the word “controversy” or “debate.” I’m not sure how much that’s changed, but I know it’s really hard to think of controversy when you watch this video of 22 day-old Zain Rajani. Click inside for more!
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,' FTW!
I’m not sure if I believe in love at first sight, but I will never forget the first time I watched Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I was doing dishes and looking for something on HBO, and was sort of like, “Ah, let’s try this out.” Within seconds I was looking around, asking the entire world why they hadn’t told me about this guy. And I’d been meaning to catch up on some episodes when I saw that his Baltimore clip was going around. ICYMI, you have to watch. It’s amazing how prevalent racism in this country is—and how ridiculous it all is when you really look at it. Click inside for more.
Season 4, Episode 21
So, I am one of a few people who hasn’t cleared out a weekend to binge-watch Daredevil yet. But I had the pleasure of editing and publishing a really fantastic, spoiler-free full season review on Paste, and the writer made a great point about lessons that writers from the Buffyverse brought over to the series: the best action scene in the world won’t work if the audience doesn’t care who is throwing the punches. I loved this, and thought about how it applies to basically any show—no matter what’s going on, no matter how dramatic or unbelievable or ridiculous the scenarios—we’ll go along with it, and enjoy it immensely if the characters really matter to us. You all know I’ve been struggling with the recent episodes of Scandal, and last night’s “A Few Good Women” brought more of the same. For me, it was another reminder of the fact that these characters just don’t mean a lot to me anymore.
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Tina Fey made her last appearance on The Late Show last night with David Letterman as host and, as such, she wore the Last Dress Ever that she will wear on the show with Dave as host. BUT because just wearing a dress for her last appearance on The Late Show with Letterman as host would be too pedestrian … which is why she decided to strip off her dress entirely, right down to her bra and Spanx. Ah, Tina, never change because I love you so. Click the embed above to watch the magic moment when Tina stripped for Dave on her last appearance with him as host of The Late Show.
Atho the reviews of Mariah Carey‘s first night in Las Vegas last night weren’t entirely the best of her career, there is no question that she is still one of the greatest singers of our time. A promo video was released for Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity that features b-roll footage from her show rehearsals earlier this week and as you can see above, she has still got it. Even if her voice isn’t 100% perfect all the time, she is undoubtedly one of the greats. I have no doubt that her time in Las Vegas will be very successful. I sincerely hope I get out to Sin City to see Mimi live in concert again, it’s been too long. I know that this is a show that I have to see.
"I've never even heard of the original vacation"
Last month we got our first look at the reboot/sequel to National Lampoon’s Vacation, set to hit theaters this summer, and today we get to see the just released red band trailer for the film. As you might expect from a red band trailer, there are lots of NSFW things packed into this 2 1/2 minute trailer that will likely make you laugh (I know I laughed, a lot). There are also clever nods to the original film and a look at what Chris Hemsworth is packing in his pants. Trust me, you just have to watch the trailer above to see what I mean. Make sure you watch ’til the end, believe me, it’s worth it. Vacation opens in theaters on July 29.
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"When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real."
Yesterday we got to hear really amazing audio from rehearsals for Mariah Carey‘s new Las Vegas concert residency show, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity, which kicked off in grand style last night at Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino. As you may recall, the audio that we heard yesterday was pretty spectacular … with Mimi hitting all those trademark high notes that made her a star. Today, tho, we are hearing from show reviewers that MC‘s first show last night was less than spectacular. The New York Times refers to Mariah‘s show as “a largely difficult two hours“, they describe Mariah as “tentative and inconsistent” and describe the “aged, huskier rasp” in her voice as “a glitch, not a goal“. Ouch. Billboard magazine’s review is much kinder, tho when they get to her singing, they say “Carey‘s voice wasn’t always up for hitting the highest notes“. Click through the gallery to see photos from the kick-off of Mariah Carey‘s Las Vegas show last night then click below to read excerpts from the first reviews of the show. Lambs, you might not be happy with what you’re going to read below. More »