Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Giant Surprise # 2: I love animals.
So these 2 facts lead to the obvious conclusion: I will be TiVoing the Puppy Bowl on Sunday.
Here are a few of the players that i am already loving:
This is Roscoe, a 12 week old terrier mix.
Source: Columbia Pictures
Viewers watching this Sunday's big game will get a first look at Sony Pictures' upcoming comedy Year One and can then go to Crackle.com/YearOne to see more from the film. In addition, beginning today at 3:00pm, moviegoers have a fun, new way to explore their ancestry with "Year One's Meet Your Ancestors Sweepstakes" promoted at Crackle.com/YearOne.
it's 2009 isn't it?
i've got too many snarky comments and not enough time. there are like 7 bands that i would love to see, but i will catch them at a nice cozy venue here in LA that has a floor, flushing toilets, no mostly naked smelly hippies running around and a parking lot that doesn't take me 4 hours to get out of.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
i have this song in my head because we watched Romy & Michele's High School Reunion this morning.
and now look what happens when the sickeningly gorgeous Erin Wasson puts them on.
hot hot hot.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
~ it's time to start reading the hilarious Lost recaps. p.s. Lost rules. ( The Ack Attack )
~ this article about dining at Chipotle really hits close to home ( The Onion )
~ Microsoft + Common + Urban Outfitters = ? ( Softwear )
~ have you always wanted a backwards watch? dreams can come true ( Archie McPhee )
For those of you who never watched this awesomeness, it's coming out on DVD March 24th so you can stop being a jackass and preorder it already.
I've blogged about, and so have a thousand other sites. People are going to be overdosed on this movie even before it comes out.
Fine by me.
I loved the script and I think it's going to be good.
I just discovered this fanfuckingtastic lip/gloss/balm/stick thing from Revlon.
Git yoself to the drugstore and try it.
Dining experiences during the event will be available in three price categories: Deluxe Dining is $16 for lunch and $26 for dinner; Premier Dining is $22 for lunch and $34 for dinner, and Fine Dining is $28 for lunch and $44 for dinner (beverages, tax and gratuity are not included; participating meal periods vary by restaurant).
The dineLA Restaurant Week restaurant list, searchable by location, encompasses a wide variety of Zagat rated restaurants, including Patina, Valentino, and Water Grill, and a host of newcomers sure to make the “A” list including Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, The Bazaar by Jose Andres at The SLS Hotel, and Akasha.
LOS ANGELES - In April, Aziz Ansari is hoping you'll be laughing at him. That's when the comic and actor, a regular on the MTV sketch series "Human Giant," will be costarring with "Saturday Night Live" alum Amy Poehler in a new NBC sitcom from the writers and producers of "The Office" and "SNL."
It's also when the South Carolina-born funnyman will be appearing on the big screen alongside Seth Rogen in "Observe and Report." He can currently be seen as a new intern on ABC's "Scrubs" and has filmed scenes for the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced "Funny People," costarring Rogen and Adam Sandler.
We caught up with the 25-year-old in Los Angeles, where he was promoting the as-yet-unnamed sitcom, which premieres April 9.
Q. Kanye West, mad or thrilled?
A. He was psyched. I spoke to him on the phone, and he posted it on his blog. I think he's going to come to one of the shows. He's the nicest guy.
Q. Is your show anything like Kanye's, with pyramids, funky glasses, and Auto-Tune?
A. I was going to do a whole thing where I had a spaceship, but if you haven't seen his show it wouldn't make any sense. [Laughs]. It's just straight stand-up, no spaceships. But I do "Gold Digger" in the middle of the show for no reason.
Q. Your new NBC comedy with Amy Poehler has no title yet. Have you offered any ideas?
A. The title I've been tossing around is "That's So Aziz." I don't know if it'll catch on.
Q. That's got a ring to it. Does it have an exclamation point?
A. No. But my other pitch is "Aziz in the House!" and that one does.
Q. What's "Observe and Report" about?
A. Seth Rogen plays a mall cop in a small town and I play a guy that runs a lotion stand, and we have a small rivalry. [My character's] a really creepy guy, it was really fun.
Q. Getting pulled into that Apatow-Rogen-Sandler galaxy must be exciting.
A. If there's anybody I wanted to do movies with it's those guys. Their movies are my favorite movies.
Q. Do you ever envision trying dramatic acting?
A. Not right now. I'm pretty happy doing what I'm doing. I just want to do it on a bigger scale.
Q. So we won't see you 10 years from now accepting an Oscar for your work in a war film?
A. No. But I could see myself becoming a straight-up action star like Jason Statham. I just want to put that out there for whoever makes those movies: I'm down to take over the "Transporter" franchise.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Christopher Guest, the writer/director of cult favorite mockumentaries, “This is Spinal Tap” and “Best in Show,” may be taking one of his most beloved big screen creations to the stage—even as he quits making movies all together.
Jane Lynch, who has appeared in Guest’s last three films, told MTV News: “I know Chris might take ‘Waiting for Guffman’ to Broadway.”
Fun Fact: Jane Lynch is one of the funniest ladies alive.
Meanwhile, in PerfectionLand:
This is a surprise.
Fred Armisen and Elizabeth Moss are getting married.
I'm jealous of her.
Radiohead have been confirmed to play the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8.
The band are nominated for five gongs at this year's Grammys, including Album Of The Year for 'In Rainbows'.
It is currently unknown whether Radiohead will perform with any other bands at the event. The Grammys are notorious for pairing artists together for one-off performances.
Madonna and Gorillaz collaborated in 2006, while Beyonce was joined onstage by Tina Turner at last year's ceremony.
Paul McCartney is also set to play at the awards, backed on drums by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, reports Business Wire.
Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West will team up to perform a version of their single 'Swagga Like Us'.
what an ass. at least i wasn't wandering around at Target or doing laundry like i usually am on Sunday nights..i actually was out having an amazing dinner.
i'm so sad that I missed the opening "I'm an actor" speeches.
Thank God for the WWW.
anyway. I do love Kate Winslet (der), but YAY Meryl! Her acceptance speech is now one of my very favorites ever! Love that woman.
Ditto for Sean Penn. I couldn't be happier that he won last night, and I hope that's how the Oscars will go too.
(note how Katie Robot Holmes can't speak English very well here)
here's the complete list of winners.
and here's Entertainment Weekly's list of Best and Worst Moments.
Fave couple alert!
I love how they look semi-miserable. Maybe it's because they'd rather be home watching the show on TV.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I love you for:
Including Richard Jenkins in the Best Actor category. His subtle performance in The Visitor is acting at it's finest and should be required viewing for all acting classes.
For nominating Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder. Even though neither one of them has not a chance in hell of winning, I love that they got rekonized. Respeck.
The Reader for Best Picture! Yes!
Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson Yay!
Finally Josh Brolin gets a nomination.
I HATE you for:
Why the Revolutionary Road hate? Such a shame.
How could The Fall not be nominated for Best Cinematography? Seriously.
SO tired of people nominated Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie so they'll show up on red carpets. LAME. Not one minute of Brad's performance is better than Leonardo DiCaprio in Rev Road.
And don't get me started on her. Ugh. I can do my impression of her in Changeling. Dark red lipstick, a roarin' twenties outfit, rivers of tears and scream "That's not my son!" like a broken record for 2+ hours. No thanks. Sally Hawkins, or Kristin Scott Thomas should've been in her spot.
No love for The Wrestler by Bruce Springstein. Super weird.
No Rosemarie DeWitt for Best Supporting or Jenny Lumet for Screenplay for Rachel Getting Married. Too bad.
Would've liked to see Charlie Kaufman get a Screenplay nomination but that was wishful thinking.
In conclusion, I still love to hate you Oscar.
We will stay together in out dysfuntional relationship and I will tell anyone that asks that "I fell down the stairs" and keep taking your abuse.
(more complaints to come with time)
Here's a complete list of nominations.
more complaints to come with time....
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Paul F. Tompkins
We interviewed Paul F. Tompkins a couple of years ago while he was just stopping by town to tape a stand-up special. Since then, a lot has changed. He now lives in New York, is the sole host of VH1's Best Week Ever and he's just gotten engaged. Next Tuesday he'll be participating in a BWE-themed show at 92YTribeca. Recently we talked to him about the lack of respect his show sometimes gets, what it takes to make the leap into more vulnerable material as a stand-up and how his career priorities changed upon falling in love.
How's the move to New York been?
It’s been quite an adjustment. I grew up in Philadelphia, but I’ve been in Los Angeles for the past fourteen years. So this is really quite a head trip for me. Adjusting to a smaller living space and the weather and being surrounded by people all the time…I’m getting used to it now. It’s been a little while. But it’s not bad.
It was pretty abrupt move, correct?
From when I was told I got the job to the plane landing, it was five weeks. Me and my fiancée packed up all our stuff found an apartment and shipped it all in just five weeks. And I really have to hand it to her. She made all that happen in such a short amount of time. It was really immersion therapy.
What part of town are you guys living in?
We’re way down near Battery Park, which is not bad. It’s nice and quiet, which is the upside. And then the downside is it’s really quiet. It’s like a set. If Universal Studios had a New York ride, it would be like that after hours.
How did you guys end up there?
I don't know many folks who live in that neck of the woods. No, not many people. Not many of the cool kids live down there. We had been to New York for a friend’s birthday party that was held down there and we stayed for the weekend. And we really liked it. So we walked around and kind of looked down there. It’s also convenient to my work and I wanted to live somewhere that was not right across the street from work, but I could walk to work.
A lot of them are people I couldn't give two shits about, but then there are these two ladies:
Look how fun they are.
Monday, January 19, 2009
this man can do no wrong, other than not being my husband.
Friday, January 16, 2009
"The Internet is pretty much how I got where I am," says 24-year-old Aubrey Plaza, who's currently filming Judd Apatow's latest, Funny People, due out this summer. Plaza, a member of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, came to Apatow's attention while starring in a web comedy series, The Jeannie Tate Show, directed by Maggie Carey, wife of SNL's Bill Hader. "Judd likes to cast people unconventionally," says Plaza, who taught herself how to do stand-up comedy to win the part of Seth Rogen's love interest. The movie follows a group of up-and-coming comedians: "I play a kind of a young Janeane Garofalo. The great thing about the part is that she's the girlfriend, but she's really funny too. And Judd lets me say crazy things." Plaza, whose next project is Amy Poehler's as-yet-untitled sitcom, is happy to report that working on an Apatow film is just as fun as it appears to be. "They're all so laid-back and normal. They remind me of my friends at UCB. They all act like it's no big deal, like, 'Oh, we're just hanging out.'"
Upright Citizens Brigade player Aubrey Plaza has landed a co-starring role opposite UCB alumna Amy Poehler on NBC's upcoming comedy series starring Poehler.
Plaza also has been cast in the Universal comedy feature "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" opposite Michael Cera.
NBC's untitled Poehler project, from "The Office" masterminds Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, is set in the office of Amy (Poehler), deputy chairman of the department of parks and recreations in Pawnee, Ind. Plaza will play April, an intern who shadows her.
In "Pilgrim," she will play Julie, a record store employee. The actress, who is shooting Judd Apatow's "Funny People," will next be seen in "Mystery Team," which premieres at Sundance.
visit The Magic Hugs website if you like laughing.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
if you're jealous you can order it at Amazon.
thank you for years of entertainment eric fensler.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
fun fact: i really want this on a tshirt.
fun fact #2: looking at his favorite songs made me remember Six Days by DJ Shadow. (super love this video directed by Wong Kar-Wai)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
i genuinely feel sorry for you if you haven't seen this movie.
One that caught my eye was The Boat That Rocked, mainly because it was the only one I had never heard of.
Nice job moron.
It only stars 2 of my favorite dudes, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Nick Frost.
In the 1960s, radio stations broadcast rock and pop music to up to 25 million people in the UK from ships anchored in the North Sea, outside any national jurisdiction, thus exploiting a loophole in the law. The film tells of one such group of DJs in 1966 who are at the forefront of the UK pirate radio movement, putting them at odds with a traditionalist British government which prefers to broadcast jazz.
Broken Social Scene * Cause = Time