Thursday, June 30, 2011



Looks like the Vatican is movin' on up....

Even Jesus isn't immune to the reach of social media. The leader of the Catholic Church sent out his first tweet today from an iPad.

Now that he's hip with the technology kids, I hope the Pope doesn't become one of those annoying people who will be tweeting and updating his Facebook page every five minutes with mundane personal alerts.

I would hate to have to unFriend him.

Of course, if I did that, it would probably guarantee a fast-pass ticket to Hell.

Damn you, Internets!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Your mission....

Here is the first trailer for the upcoming Mission Impossible sequel.

Looks...exactly like all the others.

Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hobbit photos


The first pics from the set of The Hobbit movies showed up in the new Entertainment Weekly this week.


Gandalf is looking good.

I can't wait for these films!

Also, a couple of new actors have joined the film recently.


Evangeline Lilly (Kate from Lost) was cast as the Woodland Elf, Tauriel (new character, not in the book).

I can picture her in elf ears.


Also, Barry Humphreys (aka: Dame Edna) has also been cast as the Goblin King.

I think Dame Edna might have made a lovely elf too.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just one more thing


Very sad news...

Actor Peter Falk, who rose to fame on a shambling manner and a rumpled raincoat as the TV detective Lt. Columbo, has died. He was 83.

Though he was a renowned movie and stage actor -- he earned two Oscar nominations in the early '60s and won an Obie (an off-Broadway honor) for his performance in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" -- he is best remembered for the polite, raincoat-wearing, Peugeot-driving Los Angeles police detective who always wanted to know "just one more thing."

I used to watch Columbo every week. He was also hilarious in Murder by Death, one of my all-time favorite movies.

He will be missed.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Where wolf?


There, wolf.

The fourth season of True Blood starts on Sunday and, although I'm no marketing expert, I think I've started to pick up on a very subtle, yet consistent, promotional theme over the past two seasons...


There is no actual blood used in their marketing photos.


I know it sounds like a madcap conclusion to draw, but I've done extensive research to prove my theory. Just bear with me...

Besides the latest Muscle and Fitness and Entertainment Weekly blood-free cover articles, look at these other recent examples...


The new GQ article...hemoglobin-free.



Muscle & Body magazine...bloodless.



Vanity Fair...not a wound in sight.




Men's Fitness...plasma-free.


US Weekly...dry.


I really think I'm on to something's the only consistent visual theme that I've noticed in every one one of these articles.

Perhaps they thought that having blood in the title and then blood on promotional materials may have been too obvious and, perhaps, off-putting to the viewing audience. So, they went in the complete opposite direction hoping that Joe-public wouldn't be on to their scheme.

HBO, you may not think we are sophisticated enough to notice these kinds of things...


But we do.

We notice.

Speaking of noticing, one of my favorite blogs JoeMyGod, linked to my research today. I'm very honored and glad that countless others will now have access to this very important marketing and PR study. Thanks Joe!

Also...Towleroad posted Joe Manganiello's Werewolf Workout video from Details magazine...again, splatter-free.

My arduous research continues...

Thursday, June 23, 2011



This concept art for a new type of plane looks and sounds interesting...

Wonder Woman's invisible Jet could be a reality! Airbus is readying a transparent plane for the year 2050, which will include a clear observation deck, body-heat-harvesting passenger seats, and a virtual golf course. Check it out now.


The bionic frame (as Airbus is calling it) you see above was inspired by the lightweight bone structure of a bird. The plane will also have an exterior skin, which can dim the amount of light coming into the plane (depending on the time and location of the jet).

The "body-heat-harvesting" passenger seats sound a little creepy.

If you're on a plane full of supermodels, their combined body heat would likely have a hard time keeping the coffee maker running.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gurrl Down


I've really missed my summer fix of new episodes of My Life on the D-list. At least Bravo gave Kathy Griffin four comedy specials this year to help ease the pain.

Her second one, Gurrl Down, starts airing tonight on Bravo. I can't wait!

Here she is discussing it on David Letterman recently...

I may need to go out and get a box of wine so I can "Tip it" tonight during the show.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Perform This Way

Weird Al Yankovic released his parody of Lady Gaga's Born This Way and it's actually pretty entertaining.

Although, his floating face on the body-double is a bit unsettling visually.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ryan on Ryan


Ryan Reynolds interviews himself in the new Entertainment Weekly and, from what I've read so far, it sounds pretty funny...

On moving to L.A.: “After moving to Los Angeles at the tender age of 19 - armed with only $600 and a rape whistle - he quickly established himself as one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and immensely talented waiters.”

Also, I saw the new Green Lantern movie over the weekend and, although it's no Schindler's List, it's actually a pretty fun summer movie and not nearly the train-wreck that some of the critics seem to be calling it.

I liked it better than the new X-Men and Thor movies.


Friday, June 17, 2011

In Blackest Night


Green Lantern finally opens today and it's the second movie of summer that I've been looking forward to seeing. I saw Super 8 this week and, although it was enjoyable in many ways, I was a bit disappointed in the second half, so would consider it a good matinee (definitely worth seeing for the kid's performances, but maybe not worth $10).

So, as much as I'm looking forward to Green Lantern, I'm trying to go in with lower expectations and hoping for the best.

However, I'm still very excited!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Perry in Pink

Katy Perry's new video TGIF is shot like a John Hughes film from the 80's. Katy plays the Molly Ringwaldish lead along with some other 80's stars like Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman (playing her parents), the Hanson brothers, and Kenny G on a rooftop wielding a sax.

Plus a couple of Glee stars pop up along the way...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stinky Pete

Conan O'Brien gave a very entertaining speech at Dartmouth's commencement ceremony over the weekend.

"Although you shouldn't fear should do your very best to avoid it."

Wise words.

Monday, June 13, 2011

2011 Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris was very entertaining (as always) last night as the host of the Tony Awards. He seems so comfortable hosting and really helped make the three hour show zip by with a smile. Here is his opening number and the "Dueling Hosts" bit he did with Hugh Jackman.

Neil and Hugh should just get a room already.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The KISS-off


On last night's episode of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea ripped into Gene Simmons about his awful wig and his apparent inability to stop sleeping with other women (this happened right after she showed a clip from his reality show that featured his long-time girlfriend, Shannon, confronting him about two women he was photographed with).

Enjoy the flaying...

He's a douche-bag.

She's hilarious.

Thursday, June 9, 2011



Steve Jobs showed up at the Cupertino City Council to propose the plans for his new Apple office space, which would house 12,000 people and wouldn't contain one straight piece of glass in the whole building.

Very cool design and I would bet, if things go down on this planet...that building is gonna end up being able to fly.

And I want to be on it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011



This is what the promo would look if the Green Lantern Corps guest-starred on Glee.

You will believe that a comic book character can sing.

Monday, June 6, 2011



It looks like Jimmy Kimmel also decided to parody Melissa Leo's awards campaign, but unlike Pee Wee Herman who used Photo Shop, he did some actual dress shopping.

I imagine the chest waxing before the shoot involved some very colorful metaphors.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fur your consideration...


Paul Rubens parodies Melissa Leo's Oscar campaign for his Emmy push for The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway that aired on HBO this year.

I bet Miss Yvonne is gonna want her coat back when winter hits.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I wonder...


iFanboy got to see the not-picked-up Wonder Woman pilot recently and gave a full review of what he thought.

The Wonder Woman on this show is a badass who is not above choking dudes with her lasso (her favorite move) or throwing a piece of pipe through your throat if you won’t stop shooting at her. For a weekly television show, the action scenes were fairly well executed and at times quite thrilling. The whole final sequence where she storms Veronica Cale’s compound and decimates her ‘roided out super-soldier army is really fun to watch.


Someone indicated that the plane behind her was their version of her invisible jet (which obviously is less than invisible). I'm just glad they brought back her red boots and tiny shorts.

Overall, I quite liked it. When I was done watching the pilot I found myself bummed out that I wouldn't be seeing any more episodes. I really liked this version of Wonder Woman. She is a badass fighter with a bit of an unhinged edge that gives her just a hint of "if she got out of control she'd be scary". She's also vulnerable and relatable as a person which is crucial for a television series lead.

Was she exactly the Wonder Woman from the comics? No. Of course not. But she's also not so far off as to be foreign. Ultimately, had this series been picked up I think we would have had an interesting new version of Wonder Woman, and a series that would have been a lot of fun.


It's a shame that we'll likely never get to see this pilot. You'd think that, if nothing else, they'd at least air the pilot and try to get some of their money back from the production.

I mean, they made and released that horrible Catwoman movie years ago with Halle Berry and it couldn't have been any worse than that.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sounds of Silence

Improv Everywhere took a loud group of people into a park and then randomly muted them while confused people looked on...

I wish I could do that in a bar.