There is, perhaps, no such thing as an apolitical film. But when a movie takes an inherently political subject — say, Margaret Thatcher, global warming, or Hillary Rodham Clinton — it is no doubt even more saturated in its politics. It’s not unusual for films to generate political discussion about current events; what’s more remarkable is when they directly impact or even change them. Following the news of an upcoming film that dares to attempt just that — a biopic about the early life and career of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, expected to be released ahead of the 2016 primaries, when the former first lady is likely to make a second run for president — we’re left to wonder whether the movie will help or hinder a possible campaign. Of course, we won’t know until we’ve seen Rodham. In the mean time, we’ve looked at other films that had a particular political influence at the time of their release. … Read More
Sunday night, viewers of History’s hit miniseries The Bible (haven’t read the book; does the show work as a standalone?) were given their first look at Satan — and several immediately took to Twitter, pointing out what they saw as a marked resemblance to the President. Good ol’ Glenn Beck led the way, tweeting “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory (sic) Channel looks exactly like That Guy?” (Beck apparently uses “That Guy” as a substitute for Obama, whose name he refuses to say, because Glenn Beck is a child.) Though the show’s producers have dismissed the connection, we’ve gotta say — he’s kind of a dead ringer. On the other hand, politicians are so ubiquitous that it’s pretty easy to find resemblances in pop culture. Don’t believe us? Here’s a few more examples. … Read More
1. Watching Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, and Mandy Patinkin sing “Good King Wenceslas” just made our morning. Absolutely delightful. [via Pitchfork]
2. If you skipped Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” special last night, then you might be interested to know that David Petraeus nabbed the top spot. There was also an interesting interview with Hillary Clinton (who insists she’s not running in 2016) and this funny photo of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a skinny kid.
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Halloween is just one day away, kids! Did you celebrate over the weekend? If yes, hopefully you’re already tired of your costume and ready for a new one, because we’re about to bring you some fresh suggestions with a political twist. That’s right — election-themed Halloween costumes. We’re sure you’ve seen too many “Binders Full of Women” by now, so hold tight for some other unique costume options as well as our DIY suggestions and shopping tips. Don’t sweat the time crunch; our picks are all available on Amazon Prime, which means they can be at your doorstep in no time. Check ‘em out after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know what you think. … Read More
From where we’re sitting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become quite the charmer of late. Thanks to the insane popularity of the short-lived Texts from Hillary meme — and her clever response to it — she’s managed to reveal a humorous, self-deprecating side to her personality that the majority of the public likely never realized that she had. Now Hillz is at it again, cheekily responding to Jason Segel’s joking request that she make a cameo in Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2: More Forgettable, Sarahier and Marshallest, a movie which, based on the title alone, we’re assuming is a joke itself. Click through to read the delightful letter that she sent Mr. Segel, which includes a non-negotiable demand that the Muppets be involved. Hillary 2016! … Read More
1. Not to totally ruin your Monday morning, but apparently Maggie Smith would like for the next season of Downton Abbey to be her last playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham — at least, according to The Daily Mail. [via Deadline] Update: A press representative for Carnival Films says that the… Read More
Yesterday, we were gleefully reporting that Hillary Clinton had given her official blessing to the fantastic Texts from Hillary meme, even going so far as to send in her own submission. Today, we’ve got much sadder news about everyone’s favorite Tumblr of the moment: the creators of the site, Adam Smith… Read More
Since we first laid eyes on Texts From Hillary, one of the more enjoyable Tumblrs to recently make the rounds, we’ve wondered what the Secretary of State would think if she came across it. Would she worry about it hurting her chances in 2016, and take it away from us the way that her staff decided to put the kibosh on her scrunchies? Apparently we had no need to fear. Hillary finds it just as hilarious as the rest of us (especially the Ryan Gosling one), and Adam Smith, who runs the site along with Stacy Lambe, has the signed, printed out blog post to prove it.
“Her staff reached out to us with the submission yesterday,” Lambe explained to Mashable. “And we just met with her this afternoon. She was very delightful and thought kindly of us. I can tell you, her staff just thought the whole thing was great.” Click through to see the photo evidence for yourself. … Read More
Headbands are one of those fashion accessories that, while they never seem to completely go out of style, have unexplained resurgences every few years. If the recent smattering on the red carpet at the Golden Globes is any indication, then we’re currently in the midst of one of those popularity surges. This is great news for Hillary Clinton, a longtime headband supporter, who was sporting a festive thin black headband at last night’s State of the Union address. She’s finally on-trend! Inspired by their recent takeover, we decided round up a collection of famous headband wearers throughout the years. Let us know who we missed in the comments! … Read More