Tuesday, September 30, 2008

my kind of interview

trick or treat

it's almost that time.

where are you getting your Halloween costume?

i'm going here:

til you drop

AOL has the trailer up for Confessions of a Shopaholic.

It's all adorable Isla Fisher & Barney's New York goodness. I LOVE this book. I read it 5 or 6 years ago. I think I got through it in 3 days. The only book I've evern blown through faster was The Bridges of Madison County. Confessions is total girly pink retail worship, guilty pleasure shoe envy and buyer's remorse.

I make no apologies for loving it. The casting of Isla in the lead role of the title shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood was casting magic (i.e. Natalie Portman in The Professional, wherein you mos def cannot imagine anyone else in that onscreen).

Anyway, I'm here now, 136 days before the movie comes out, to get ready to fight the inevitable finger-pointers and bullies who no doubt will be shit-talking.

"Sex and the City wannabe" will be written and said a thousand times.
So what if Patricia Field is doing the costumes? This movie is about fashion. The word shopaholic is in the title. Carrie Bradshaw and Rebecca Bloomwood could be friends. Maybe. Or maybe not. Confessions of a Shopaholic is rated PG.

Ok. I don't really want to fight. My way of fighting will be to vehemently disagree, roll my eyes and get annoyed.

look how cute Isla Fisher is:

That Zac Posen dress is worth more than your life.

i don't know

i drink my morning diet coke dangerously close to the time that i finish my morning cereal.
what does this say about me? what does this say about the strength of my stomach?
here are some things i don't like right now:

~woozy from a xanax induced sleep. xanax was a must because my new blackberry made me want to murder last night. i need help.

~xanax making me miss Heroes.

random sidebar:
~i think i have finally realized the dream fantasy husband ingredients.
mix one part Clive Owen (because he is s sex God), one part Seth Rogen ( too many reasons to type. his laugh for one. and for him making me laugh another.), Daniel Day-Lewis ( because it's Daniel fucking Day-Lewis, that's why. ), Tim Kang (who is the dude from the At & t, and Shell commercials. (holy shit! he's on the new show The Mentalist.) because he is adorable and i've got a fierce case of the yellow fever)

ok. i need to go write about Oliver Stone's top 5 highest grossing movies now.

They say I better get a chaperone
Because I can't stop messin' with the danger zone,


Monday, September 29, 2008


pta in esquire magazine

here's a nice article from Esquire mag about Paul Thomas Anderson.

you're welcome.

bad elf

it's not christmastime yet, and this video is old as dirt. but laughing never hurt anyone did it?

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Friday, September 26, 2008

thank God The Office is back.

This web-site is one of the many reasons I love The Office.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

some cuteness

Human Giant video contest

The Paley Center and Human Giant have a GIANT challenge for you... Send us your shorts. No, your short videos, not your boxers. Two minutes or less. To be judged by Human Giant! Winners receive a Paley Center Membership and get their videos published on our website during the New York Comedy Festival, November 5 to 9, 2008.


read details at the Paley Center site, by clicking these words! (red means it's a link!)


go to Cinematical, you can click it to make it bigger.
(that's what he said?)
i really stretched that one.
(now that's what he said)

i love:

this week's EW cover:

this quote from Will Arnett re: baby names:

"I want to call our baby Midnight or 411. I really like information, and being a night owl, it's a good fit."
-- Will Arnett, on possible baby names for his and Amy Poehler's delivery surprise, due next month.

(thanks for showing me that MAB. i am not a regular celeb baby blog reader so i depend on you to show me this shit.)

the movie Role Models:

saw a screening last night. haven't laughed that hard since Pineapple Express.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

good thinkin'

Ricky Gervais gets 2009 Oscar buzz -- as potential host

Ricky Gervais' memorable appearance on the Sept. 21 Emmys tipped off Hollywood to its next possible Oscar host. Shortly after Gervais jokingly scolded Steve Carell for stealing the Emmy he won last year for Extras, his reps were besieged with inquiries about his availability and were urged to book a meeting with Academy Awards organizers, stat. "The buzz around town is that Ricky should host the Oscars," says one source close to the star. He's already racking up the movie credits, including the requisite bomb that could become a punchline during the ceremony (Ghost Town earned a disappointing $5 million last weekend) and an intriguing upcoming project. He co-directed and co-wrote This Side of the Truth, a 2009 romantic comedy in which he stars with Jennifer Garner and Tina Fey. Gervais will also appear in his own comedy special for HBO this November.

From EW.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

pegg & frost in tin tin?

please let this happen:

Simon Pegg revealed in The Sunday Times that Steven Spielberg suggested/asked that him and Nick Frost play the Thompson Twins in Tintin. Spielberg requested that Pegg meet him on the mocap set:
“Steven’s smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he’s always been since I was a baby,” Pegg says, shaking his head in wonder. “I shook his hand and chatted about films. He gave me the mo-cap [motion-capture] camera, and I had a play around with it. Then he said, ‘Hey, maybe you and Nick Frost could play the Thompson Twins.’ In Tintin. A Spielberg movie. To work with him is beyond .. . ” He trails off, lost for words.

The Shaun of the Dead stars are also good friends with Tintin co-director Peter Jackson, who had a cameo in Hot Fuzz. Like most Americans, I haven’t read the Adventures of Tintin, but it seems like Pegg and Frost would make a perfect fit as the Thompson Twins.
Universal Pictures pulled out of the project last week, which resulted in Paramount stepping forward to fund the film entirely.

Monday, September 22, 2008

ricky gervais is magical

this is one of my favorite things from last night.

if the video gets taken down....google gervais takes his emmy back.

Jennifer's Body

I saw this poster at the movie theater yesterday. At first I got nervous and thought there was a True Blood movie happening. ("no thanks" i'd say to that)

fun fact: Amy Sedaris is in the movie.
fun fact: Amy Sedaris is one of my favorite people alive.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

file under: cool news

Seth and Evan got Stephen Chow to direct The Green Hornet!

(more info at ComingSoon.net)

last night

The time: 8:00pm

The place: UCB

The people:

Judd Apatow
Jonah Hill 
Seth Rogen (fiance)
Kevin James (random)
Adam Sandler (seriously. 30 minutes of stand up.)
Andy Dick (yuck)

Friday, September 19, 2008

and now deep thoughts...

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

that's what she said

girl crush just got worse

this MySpace blog from Diablo Cody is my new favorite thing ever.

love love love love love love love her.

Wait, what?

Fergie tops the Best Dressed list?

Really? The chick that recently wore this?

is this a joke?

i'm scared. someone hold me.
has everyone forgotten how she pissed herself? that alone should be enough to make sure she never tops any positive list (insert aids or std joke here). yes, it was 3 years ago. but it still happened. never forget, you guys.

this is my confused face.

Synecdoche trailer!

'Synedoche New York' Theatrical Trailer @ Yahoo! Video

More info @ the Playlist

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

charlie kaufman talks

this could be one of the most uncomfortable things you'll ever listen to. (he's shy)

SlashFilm has audio of an interview (from the Wired mag cover story) with Charlie Kaufman re: Synecdoche, New York and all of his other movies.

It's 2 and a half hours long? I'll have to wait until the weekend.

colbert is making Christmas plans

Looks like this holiday season, our stockings will be stuffed with some cold, hard truth. Stephen Colbert-- he of the entirely earnest conservative talking television program "The Colbert Report"-- has invited some very special friends to join him for "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All", a brand new hourlong musical comedy special.
It will debut on Comedy Central November 23 and hit DVD two days later from Comedy Central Home Entertainment/Paramount.
In a press release, the star-studded affair is described thusly: In the special, Colbert is on his way to meet with Elvis Costello in New York City but is snowed-in at his cabin in upstate New York (bear country). He weathers through the storm with help from his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart.
this is kind of totally awesome, and john legend is extremely attractive.

good job casting directors

Zach Galifianakis set for two projects
Comedian lands roles in Todd Phillips feature, HBO pilot

NEW YORK -- Comedian Zach Galifianakis has snagged lead roles in Todd Phillips' comedy "The Hangover" for Warner Bros. and the HBO pilot "Bored to Death."

In "Hangover," Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms play best buddies at a wild Las Vegas bachelor party who lose the groom just hours before his wedding. Legendary Pictures is producing with Warners, and filming is set to begin this weekend.

In "Death," Galifianakis plays Ray, a struggling comic book artist and best friend to Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman), an alcoholic writer who pretends to be a private detective. Ted Danson also stars in the project from writer Jonathan Ames and director Alan Taylor.

Sidebar: i love this news and Zach was way funny at UCB last night.
Sidebar # 2: Zach and Ed Helms are really good friends (bff maybe?) and they use each others' houses when each visits New York or LA, respectively. I learned this when Zach was a guest on Seth & Ed's puppet talk show at UCB last year.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


''They're called illusions, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money.''

from EW's 24 Endlessly Quotable TV Quips.

paul scheer nails entourage

See more Paul Scheer videos at Funny or Die

Monday, September 15, 2008

good and bad


~the new version of itunes. i want to marry that genius bar.
~my neighborhood pinkberry is finally open. (thanks for the update Peter)


~Paul F. Tompkins not doing stand up in LA anymore.
this is the CDR lineup description:
Tuesday, September 16 GOODBYE TO PAUL F. TOMPKINS

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Doubt trailer

PSH and Meryl Streep yelling at each other!
Oscar season is here bitches!
i love it.


the trailer for Four Christmases.
i'm in.

product placement can be sexy

bond. coke. jack white. some nice cg. haven't seen product placement this good since wayne and garth did it.

Jack White wants you to know that he had nothing to do with the decision to use his music in that James Bond-themed Coke Zero ad we reported about on Friday. Here's the statement from his management:
"Jack White was commissioned by Sony Pictures to write a theme song for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, not for Coca-Cola. Any other use of the song is based on decisions made by others, not by Jack White. We are disappointed that you first heard the song in a co-promotion for Coke Zero, rather than in its entirety."
From: Pitchfork

Friday, September 12, 2008

gina gershon is still working

See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die

the "safe for america" poster

Thursday, September 11, 2008


i honestly cannot fathom how someone would not vote for this man.

Holy Shit AFI

For the second year in a row AFI is doing this thing...
The take over the Arclight theater and show 12 movies. Classic movies. Great movies.
Each movie starts at the same time.
Each movie is introduced by a star.
I missed it last year because the tickets sold out in like 4 seconds. I'm guessing the same shit is gonna go down on Spetember 17th.

I'm leaving work to go to the Arclight box office to get my tickets.
Honestly, I have no idea how I'm going to decide what movie to see. I have never been so torn in my entire life.
Behold: the list in order of my preference

whoa dude.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

read about Charlie Kaufman. a lot.

this is suuuuuper long, but if you love him like i do you'll be all "whatevs".

i saw it on PopCandy.

Fans of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind will definitely want to check out Wired's "profile of a profile of Charlie Kaufman."
Confused? The magazine is letting readers peek behind the curtain at how a story about the screenwriter came together. On the blog, you'll see internal e-mails, video clips, drafts, audio and more.
"Kaufman's work is all about the search for meaning in the process itself," says Wired creative director Scott Dadich. Quoting an editor, he says, "'What if we showed how we produced this story?' 'What would happen if we broke the rules, we put the whole thing online as we produced it?' 'What if we posted the edit -- hell, the rough draft.' ... 'What if Charlie sees it?' 'What if he hates the draft and refuses to cooperate for the rest of the reporting?' 'What then?' 'What if there was more story about the story than in the story itself?'"
The final version appears in the November issue. Until then, stay tuned for chunks about what we might expect.

Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, opens Oct. 24.

here's the genius accepting his Oscar with Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth. Bravo to Sam Jackson for saying "Michael" instead of Michel. Way to go.

Monday, September 8, 2008

So good.

it's always sunny on hulu

yesterday was the first day in three weeks that i didn't watch at least one episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

i missed the boat when it started in 2005, so through the beauty of the internet i'm all caught up.

what in the hell am i supposed to do for 10 more days until the season 4 premiere? rewatch some old episodes i guess.

thank's to the following for feeding my IASIP addiction:
the paddy's pub/it's always sunny in philadelphia blog

one good thing came out of the VMAs

The group behind the forthcoming Judd Apatow helmed “Get Him to the Greek,” which is set to star VMA host Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, are doing pre-production work on the Paramount lot and decided to take advantage of access to some the female musicians by shooting vignettes with them that can be inserted into the film.

Read More at The Playlist.

The chicks include Xtina, Pink and Katy Perry. I don't like any of these ladies(?) personally. Especially that last one. Hopefully by the time the movie comes out no one will remember her. Dare to Dream!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jimmy Pardo is funny

since "The Match Game" is going to be on tv now, hilariously talented comedian Jimmy Pardo cannot perform the show live at the UCB theatre anymore. it's a sad sad fact.

but it's ok, because now he does "You Bet Your Life"

even better, you can watch the first show online!

thanks A Special Thing dot com!

For the ladies:

I just want to share this random hair information for anyone who cares.

I'm obsessed with trying different beauty products and when i find what works for me i get the same feeling that dudes get when their fantasy football team is doing really well.

I believe I may have found the perfect shampoo and conditioner combination. while I usually follow the same brand rule, like i do when matching undergarmets, I've learned during my studies that sometimes it's ok to jazz it up a little. Get funky! Branch out! Wear a black bra with flowery panties!

So here it is, the best i'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair combo:

Step 1:
Kerastase Bain Miroir Shampoo

Yeah. This shit is expensive, but it does what it says and it smells pretty great.

Step 2: Terax Crema Conditioner. I've been using this for years. It's kind of a miracle. It's like the trusty flowery panties in that in will go with any shampoo. It makes your hair feel like buttah. Like if silk and cashmere and baby skin all had a baby. Like that soft, I'm not even joking.

I like to purchase these products at Larchmont Beauty in case you were wondering.

I 'Heart' Nancy Wilson

Exclusive: Heart's Nancy Wilson responds to McCain campaign's use of 'Barracuda' at Republican convention
Thursday afternoon, Heart e-mailed out a statement regarding vice-presidential candidate Sarah "Barracuda" Palin's use of their similarly monikered song at the Republican National Convention: "The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission," it read. "We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored."

But after McCain finished his speech accepting the GOP's presidential nomination tonight, Palin joined him on stage, and the song was used again: Heart's "Barracuda" played as balloons fell. With that elephant in the room, Heart's Nancy Wilson felt compelled to personally respond. "I think it's completely unfair to be so misrepresented," she said in a phone call to EW.com after the speech. "I feel completely f---ed over." She and sister Ann Wilson then e-mailed the following exclusive statement:

"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."

The Heart-McCain incident isn't the only example of music-related controversy on this year's presidential campaign trail. Click here to read Chris Willman's report about Barack Obama's eyebrow-raising use of Brooks & Dunn's "Only in America" after his nomination-acceptance address last week.
source: entertainment weekly, which entertains me daily

Thursday, September 4, 2008

this sucks

via SlashFilm:

We first heard of the possibility of an Arrested Development movie about eight months ago, when Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman confirmed that talks for the film were in progress. Then this past June, Bateman discussed the film with MTV, saying:
We all want to do it. All the actors want to do it, the writers want to do it, and the boss wants to do it. And they are working on making a deal, probably as we speak. But it’s a long, sort of drawn-out, complicated business process. ‘Arrested Development’ is such a specific tone, it doesn’t lend itself to mass appeal, as played out by the fact that it’s canceled. So it has to be done for a price. They can’t spend the money they spent on ‘Hancock.’

Bateman also said that Hurwitz was developing a story that “would not be just simply the equivalent of four episodes back to back to back. It’s actually something that would be specific to the medium of film.”
However, in a recent interview with the National Post to promote Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Michael Cera was asked about the status of the movie. According to the Post, Cera “hasn’t heard of any plans for an Arrested Development film.” Cera went on to say:
I don’t think I would want to see a movie of the series if I was a fan, anyway…And I don’t really see a need for it if you can get the three seasons on DVD.
It’s possible that Cera was never involved in early talks or wasn’t going to be in the movie at all, but that would seem to contradict Bateman’s comment about everyone being on board. It seems UNlikely to me that Cera wouldn be interested in participating in a film whose TV predecessor helped propel him to stardom, so if he is unaware of plans then things really might not be as far along as we’d hoped. [sorry for the typo - now fixed in bold]
Aside from that, it’s clear that Michael Cera is an extraordinarily poor judge of the rabidness of Arrested Development fans, who continuously demand more of their favorite sitcom of all time in whatever form possible. I’m a huge fan and evangelist of the show and I was incredibly excited when the possibility of a movie first hit the web. However, I feel like the longer this protracted process takes, the more likely that the collective enthusiasm behind an Arrested Development film will wane. This new info from Cera certainly doesn’t raise my hopes that the film will happen anytime soon.

the daily show

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

and the nominee for Best Actor in a motion picture is...

Sean Penn in Milk:

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

this is the new poster (to only be seen in Canada because it's apparently too pervy for us):

and here's the red band trailer.

Source: The Playlist

Christian the Lion

please watch this video without headphones. the music makes it almost seem like a joke, which i thought it was when my mother emailed it to me a couple months ago.

so now...whilst perusing Hollywood Elsewhere I see that it's not fake, it's totally legit and this story is being turned into a movie.

count me in.
that video is the one of the cutest things i have ever seen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


sometimes i forget how much i love reading the postsecret blog, even though it makes me really sad....


way to keep it classy, CW. before the cold open the new 90210 already has "bitch", "vagina" and a before school parking lot BJ.

at least Lucille Bluth is still playing a morning boozer...