Friday, August 29, 2008

this is cute

Beck Teams With Dad for Hollywood Bowl Gig

When Beck takes the stage at the historic Hollywood Bowl on September 20 for his much-ballyhooed performance with Spoon and MGMT, the sheer magnitude of the event won't be the only talking point. The gig will also mark the very first time Beck will perform alongside his father, arranger-conductor David Campbell. Campbell will spend the night conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Strings as they accompany his son's performance.

Campbell, in addition to fathering at least one very funky dude, has played on some legendary records throughout his career-- perhaps you've heard of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On or Carole King's Tapestry? He's also done arrangements for the likes of Paul McCartney, Cat Power, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, & Michael Jackson. Oh, yeah, and he's written many of the string arrangements on Beck's records, too.

Source: Pitchfork

Excitement level for this show: High


Thursday, August 28, 2008

happy birthdays!

first to my friend Catherine, an amazing photographer....

and second to Donald O'Connor.
i obviously never knew him personally, but he was born on this day in 1925 and he has made me laugh more times than i can count...and that's just from watching Singin' in the Rain.
RIP Donald.

or this one that gets stuck in my head like glue.

watch radiohead online tonight

Radiohead is doing a live webcast of their last US show tonight.

here are the deets.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

steve brule

sometimes all i have to do is watch some Steve Brule to make me feel better.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ucb does the hills

The one time i don't go to a UCB show and i miss Janeane Garofalo doing an impression of making fun of whatsherface from The Hills.

Here's an LA Times review of The Hills: A Staged Reading.

Why these people are famous is one of the great mysteries of the universe and i love UCB for mocking it.

Dear UCB,
Please do this show again.

Love, Nicole

kanye west & takashi murakami

radiohead. last night. heaven.

Set List: Reckoner / Optimistic / There There / 15 Step / All I Need / Pyramid Song /Weird Fishes-Arpeggi / The Gloaming / Videotape / Talk Show Host/ Faust Arp / Tell Me Why (Neil Young Cover) / No Surprises / Jigsaw Falling Into Place / The Bends / The National Anthem / Nude / Bodysnatchers

Encore: House of Cards / Planet Telex / Go Slowly / Fake Plastic Trees /True Love Waits Intro / Everything In Its Right Place

Encore 2: Cymbal Rush / Karma Police / Idioteque

these pictures are amazing but do the show no justice. as my friend colleen says, you really can't talk about this show with someone who wasn't there.

thanks to this chick for her rad pictures.

Monday, August 25, 2008

waiting for tonight. (not the J. Lo song)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

new york, i love you

i love this trailer, but maybe it's because of the Feist song...

new band i am into

Grand Ole Party is my new favorite band thanks to Subterranean.

Befriend and listen to them on MySpace.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Click Here To view oh no. for the third time, oh no. it's 2008, right?!

Friday, August 22, 2008


bob and david?


Well, there might be. The project that David and I did for HBO a few weeks ago; "David's Situation" was in most respects a smashing success. Loads of fun, great energy, hilarious performances, solid laughter, everything "worked" from the writing to the production to the performance... The actual night of the taping kicked ass. We had a fantastic crowd, and so many of our friends showed up to support. The show had great high points, David's stand-up monologues, Zach Galafianakis' as "Lame" and his music video, Scott and BJ doing "Predator A.M.", and Matt Besser, Eric Hoffman and Mo Collins as our "sitcom" cast...
It's hard to do justice to how well it all went. Few pilots feel as in control or deliver as many laughs.
HOWEVER...we (David and I) upon making the final edit and reviewing it...lost interest in the overall concept. The show was a strange hybrid with a "sit-com" base. We used the actual set from "Everybody Loves Raymond". The sitcom framework really felt like a drag on our energy and sensibility. This was fairly obvious to us and not as disappointing as it might sound because the whole experience energized us to create something new and more better.
HBO execs felt the energy in the room, too. So we think they are genuinely interested in what's next.
After the experience of "David's Situation" it would be crazy for us not to create something.
So we are working on it. Not sure where it will go, or how we will put it together. But it all comes from having done "David's Situation", and I do hope our fans will get a chance to see it one day. You fantastic, amazing, wondrificul comedy nerdles.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


monday is almost here.


hollywood bowl.


i don't think i'm the target market for Gossip Girl.

i don't watch Gossip Girl.

i don't want to start watching Gossip Girl.

i don't like admitting this, but these damn ads are kind of hot.

i'm sorry. i know all the dudes look like chicks, and these are vapid kids playing dress up and i'm a thirty year old grown-up (sort of), but crazy things happen every time i see a billboard. (which is a lot)

i am

a) aroused

b) envious

c) like "holy shit"

d) did i say aroused?

e) shocked

this one especially:

articles and complaints have been written, but the show probably isn't going anywhere. and really this round of ads is pretty tame compared the first (OMFG) ones that popped up back in April. At first i really didn't care, but then during ANTM i was bombarded with the commercials and they used The Kills' "Sour Cherry" as the background music then i was like "UNCLE!" I am powerless against The Kills.

it's worth noting that I was a PA ten years ago on a kids' movie that Blake Lively's dad directed. I met her even before she wore the traveling pants. She was so young and innocent! It feels weird that I, along with everyone else with eyeballs, has now seen Blake's O-Face.

i have no idea what the point of this post is. maybe it's just an excuse to look at the pictures.

i like this

jason bateman and kristen wiig in a mike judge movie?

and you can't beat that with a bat.

oh yeah, ben affleck is in the movie now too. let's see him be as funny as those 2.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Snowden and White Penning Poltergeist Remake (nnnnnnnoooooooooooooooo)

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Boogeyman scribes Juliet Snowden and Stiles White will write the screenplay for MGM's planned remake of Poltergeist, the 1982 horror film that was directed by Tobe Hooper and produced/co-written by Steven Spielberg.
The MGM/UA release grossed $122 million worldwide and earned Oscar nominations for its ILM-designed visual effects, sound effects and score.
The story of a suburban home built over an Indian burial ground and thus inhabited by a nasty spook earned further cult status when two of the child actors in the movie died after the film's release. Two sequels were produced. Snowden and White have also had a hand in the remake of The Birds and co-wrote the upcoming Knowing.

my two cents: why fuck with a classic man? i don't get it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sad news

Jemaine (the one with the sexiest mouth on earth, in case you don't know) from Flight of the Conchords got married. 

trying to type through the tears is extremely difficult so here's the link to D-Listed, where there are details. The chick that wrote the post about it shares my feelings towards the bride.

fun fact: when i see jemaine in person i get all light-headed and fainty like the girls in the 60s did when they saw The Beatles.

Monday, August 18, 2008

kudos to the casting director

According to Variety, Carell and Fey are set to shoot the big-screen comedy "Date Night" next year, and the story "follows a couple who find their routine date night becomes much more than just dinner and a movie." Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) tells the trade he wants to do a "relatable, grounded character comedy about marriage and the lengths we go to preserve the spark."
how GD hot does Tina Fey look in that picture?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

good AND not good news

Mottola to Direct Pegg and Frost in Paul
Source: Simon Pegg, Ain't It Cool News August 16, 2008

Simon Pegg has announced on his MySpace page that helmer Greg Mottola (Superbad, upcoming Adventureland) will direct Nick Frost and Pegg's new movie, Paul.

Written by Pegg and Frost, the road movie is about two British comic book geeks that get into an adventure across America.

In related news, Pegg says that he won't be able to star in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. as was previously reported. "Much to our mutual disappointment, I won't be appearing in QT's forthcoming 'Inglorious Bastards' due to insurmountable scheduling difficulties," he said. "We really tried to make it work but in the end, it just was not possible without severe ramifications elsewhere. I'm trying to remain upbeat, as Tom Selleck said 'Who the hell is Indiana Jones anyway?'"

Regarding "Bastards," Ain't It Cool News adds that former "Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine will play one of Brad Pitt's underlings, while David Krumholtz won't be joining the film.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

happy birthday(s)

happy birthday to my friend Peter, who shares his b-day with Madonna.

here's one of my favorite Madonna videos. it's from the mtv 10th anniversary special. in it, you see her goofing off and either having a sense of humor or going bat-shit crazy. i love it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

catchy song

queue this shit up right now

it's not out on DVD until October unfortunately but.....

Anaconda 3: The Offspring is the sequel to the movie Anaconda (1997) and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. The movie was produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and aired on SCI FI on July 26, 2008. It will be released to DVD on October 21st 2008 in the US. It will also be released in the UK on October 20th.

The film was shot back-to-back with Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood, which stars Crystal Allen, David Hasselhoff, John Rhys-Davies and Patrick Regis. Anaconda 4 will be released in December 2008.
i can't wait!

my happy place

Seth Rogen: The Happiest Man On Earth?

someone at the mtv movies blog made me super happy and edited a continuous stream of laughter from my fiancé.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Line


The Line, an online comedy series starring Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and more of our Saturday Night Live/comedy friends.

The guys came up with a perfect summertime premise: Hader plays a guy obsessed with a blockbuster film (the fictional FutureSpace) and arrives at the theater 11 days early to wait in line for it. State alum Joe Lo Truglio plays his sidekick, and Human Giant's Paul Scheer makes a funny appearance as "The Spoiler," a Big Gulp-slurping dude who lives for crushing nerds with movie spoilers.

According to the New York Times, Hader and SNL writer Simon Rich penned The Line during last year's writers' strike. It was filmed in Brooklyn this summer and financed by Broadway Video.

The seven-part series rolled out pretty quickly, and the whole thing is posted at

sarah silverman doesn't like cancer either

what's cuter than cute?

i'm not joking. this might be the cutest thing i've ever seen.

(i recommend using your own soundtrack. you could even listen to guns n' roses and this would still be cute.)

TiVo Alert

Live From Abbey Road tonight will be awesome.
It's the show on the Sundance Channel, not the Beatles unplugged.

Whitney from Pop Candy graciously informed me that one of my favorite bands ever (the kills)is going to be on tonight.

Also on: my friend Sara Bareilles. Her voice is like buttah.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Russell Brand knows his stuff

Defamer gave Russell a pop culture quiz to see if he qualifies to host the MTV Video Music Awards. Since the VMAs mostly consist of poo poo it's only fitting to make sure he's not a jackass.
Anyone who has read his bookie wook of seen him on talk shows know's he is super smart, but the quiz was a good read anyway.

the most horrific thing you will see ever. or today.

ladies and gentlemen,

The Worst Olympic Moment Ever.

From: Best Week Ever.

mother of god! his effing elbow is BACKWARDS!

if this photo doesn't make you cringe you have problems.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

the chicken dance

not that lame wedding one.

the one from arrested development.

thank god for people with too much time on their hands and youtube, so now i have this montage.

Cut Chemist - [My 1st] Big Break

Monday, August 11, 2008

britney brand

these are a coupla promos for the mtv vma's next month.

russell brand = good

britney = ugh

that couch they're sitting on = needs bleach! my God! between the 2 of them can you imagine all the crotchal disease?! 

promo # 1

promo # 2

i need sulu

some new star trek posters were revealed in vegas this weekend.

simon pegg looks nothing like simon pegg and john cho looks like my boyfriend. i need that poster like yesterday.

vintage jon brion

here's a link to download "fresh buttered toast" which is jon brion's album of b-sides from punch-drunk love.

Friday, August 8, 2008

i love tarantino

to add to the dripping awesomeness of Brad Pitt being cast in Quentin Tarantino's new movie....

BJ Novak, Simon Pegg and David Krumholtz.

good stuff.

triumph at comic con

yes, this video is a few days old. but in case you haven't seen it...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

from me to me


Brad Pitt Officially Joins Inglorious Bastards
Source: Variety

August 7, 2008
Brad Pitt has closed his deal to star in Inglorious Bastards, the WWII drama that Quentin Tarantino will direct for the Weinstein Company and Universal.The film begins production on October 13 in Germany. Tarantino, who wrote the script, is aiming to complete the film and have it ready for next year's Cannes Film Festival. Lawrence Bender and Erica Steinberg are producing, with Harvey and Bob Weinstein as executive producers.Pitt will play a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers. Bender said casting should be complete in about a week or two. Eli Roth will play the role of Sgt.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

chick lingo

my dear friend Julianne sent me this email.

usually these forwards are silly and jokey but this one, dear reader is expertly accurate.

i hate participating in gender discrimination. HATE it. but sometimes i cave.

so here it is:

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says "Thanks a lot" - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say "you're welcome" ... that will bring on a "whatever").

(8) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F*CK YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?" For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Role Models

this movie stars Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, McLovin', and Jane Lynch so it should be funny. right?

trailer linkage:

it's pineapple express day

clearly i am obsessed with seth rogen right now.

sue me.

the a/v club has an interview with Seth and i am still planning our wedding, stalker-style.

here's a snipet of the interview where Seth my fiance talks about being friends with my boyfriend Edgar Wright. AWKWARD!

AVC: It's reminiscent of Hot Fuzz being an action comedy and a meta-commentary on action comedy.
SR: Yeah, that's exactly what we were going for. We kind of wanted to have our cake and eat it too, in terms of the action. To be able to subtly comment on it and make fun of it, and at the same time truly become it. And that's not an easy thing to do, and I think David [Gordon Green], the director, had a lot to do with pulling that off. It's funny, I'm friends with Edgar Wright, and I got to see Hot Fuzz literally the week before we started shooting Pineapple Express, and it hadn't come out yet in theaters. And I actually sat down with him and was able to pick his brain and get a lot of advice. It's funny, I was just talking to Edgar at Comic-Con over the weekend, and he had just seen the movie, and I told him—there's a lot of shots in the movie of people loading guns and cocking guns and stuff like that, and that's all because of Edgar. I asked him, "What's your advice?" He's like, "You know, the one thing we went back and shot was a lot of shots of people loading guns and stuff, because we knew we could just put them anywhere, and they were good cutting pieces." So I told Edgar, "You've officially been referenced. These shots are directly referencing your movie, and it only came out a year ago." [Laughs.]

go see the movie and if you don't like it, you are lame.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Zack & Miri make an 'R'

anderson cooper is unbeatable

anyone who publicly shit-talks the lohan family is A-OK in my book.

mildly disturbing

i love/hate this Skittles commercial.

(from creativity online)

hell yes HBO

Exclusive: Will Ferrell to Direct?

A few weeks back, spoke with director Adam McKay and he told us about the HBO show he's producing with Will Ferrell to star Danny McBride of The Foot Fist Way, which he's doing with that movie's co-creators Jody Hill and Ben Best. McKay mentioned that the title for the show was "Eastbound and Down" (which apparently is changing), but he didn't mention that both he and Ferrell would be directing episodes, something learned when we sat down with McBride to talk about his two new action-comedies, Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder.
We wanted to find out a bit more about the show about the "epic downwards spiral" of a major league pitcher who loses his fastball from its star, but Ferrell making his directorial debut was the big shocker that McBride explained to us. "This is going to be the beginning for him. It's going to be exciting, but him and McKay are going to tag team it. When they suggested that to him, I think a lot of people would be nervous, like, 'Oh sh*t,' but working with Will on 'Land of the Lost,' that dude has f*cking insane instincts, and he knows his sh*t. Will would come up with ideas in the scenes, and we'd be like, 'God that's such a great way to do that' and I fully trust that he'll be able to come in and knock it out.""We're going to do a lot of improv; we did a lot on the pilot," he continued, explaining the mindset of making the show, "We didn't have any interest in selling it. We pitched this to all the networks, and everyone put a bid in on it, but we didn't have any interest in making something that was twenty-four episodes or anything. We wanted to keep it small like the British comedies are, and actually on 'Tropic Thunder' talking to Steve Coogan about the show, his advice was to keep it small.
That way you don't have to turn the comedy into a formula, you don't have to hire a big staff to translate what you do, and it just becomes stilted then. He said, "Keep it small, and just keep people wanting more." And that's really how we wanted to approach the TV show for HBO, just look at it as a chance for us to make a three-hour movie that's going to just unfold over this many episodes, and if people like it, maybe we'll get to make a sequel to it next season."McBride also told us that he'd be writing parts on the show for some of the comic stars he's been working with in his last couple movies, which could include anyone from Ferrell to Ben Stiller to Steve Coogan to Jack Black and many others. Jody Hill directed the pilot and will do a couple more episodes, while McKay, Ferrell and Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green will be helming the rest.In the meantime, you can see McBride in Seth Rogen's Pineapple Express opening everywhere tomorrow, August 6, and in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder, opening a week later on August 13.


couting down

~ 17 days until the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget. this one's sure to be good & filthy.

~ 2 days until my birthday

~ 1 day until Pineapple Express is out

~ 100 days until i stop being confused about this

the ting tings

i like this video for "great dj"

i also like that i am going to see the ting tings tomorrow night at the el rey.

The Ting Tings -Great DJ

this is gonna be good

Doubt already reaks of Oscar nominations.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

the pineapple premiere

Friday, August 1, 2008

just because


i love this picture of my fiancé and james franco at the Pineapple Express premiere last night.

(even though they are standing below the wrong names.)

p.s. this saturday the SNL rerun is the one hosted my my fiancé Seth.
p.s.s. here's an interview with them at
p.s.s.s that sounds like a perv web-site

Edgar Wright

one of my favorites dudes ever got interviewed!

read it!