Forget the sweater-worthy chill in the air; here’s your first real sign that summer is officially over: The promos for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live have arrived online. If you thought Seth MacFarlane was a weird choice of host (sure, he’s a talented writer and his voice work is hilarious, but outside of a guest role on Gilmore Girls, we haven’t really seen much in the way of live acting from him), then watching these clips probably isn’t going to make you feel much differently. The interaction between MacFarlane and Kenan Thompson feels pretty flat, especially given that this is the first show of the season. Regardless, we’ll be tuning in on Saturday night to see what musical guest Frank Ocean has up his sleeve — apparently it involves John Mayer. … Read More
1. Katy Perry and John Mayer are reportedly no longer dating, but will remain friends. Do you think any interesting songs will come out of their brief affair?
2. Retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has decided not to fight the charges that he currently faces from the US Anti-Doping Agency, which means he’s likely… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
This week on Go Fug Yourself, we checked in… Read More
1. The 63rd annual Primetime Emmys aired last night. Modern Family – which took home just about every award it was nominated for, including Best Comedy Series – was the big winner, with Mad Men winning Best Drama Series and Downton Abbey practically sweeping the miniseries category. We’ve already rounded up the evening’s most awkward moments… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
Chilly Gonzales has been on an artistic rampage for well over a decade now. The Canadian-born, Paris-based artist once known as Jason Beck has collaborated with Peaches, Feist, and Jamie Lidell; released numerous albums of rap, pop, and instrumental piano music; wrote, starred in, and released his own feature film; and broken the world record for solo piano performance (after playing for over 27 hours straight).
His latest is The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, an album that blends rap with orchestral music, arranged by his film composer brother, Christophe Beck. We caught up with Chilly at home in Paris for an interactive video interview, in which he reveals his love of Jewish humor, explains the connection between hip-hop and South Park, and challenges John Mayer to a duel. … Read More
By now, we’re sure you’ve read about Charlie Sheen’s bizarre call-in rant on (of all things) radio’s Alex Jones Show. And perhaps you’ve even compared him to some celebrities who have publicly gone nuts in the past — Mel Gibson, say. But there comes a time when each pop culture fanatic must look him — or herself in the mirror and say, “Which of these sorry bastards do I most resemble?” Luckily, we have created a quiz to answer precisely this question. … Read More
Twitter may be less than four years old, but we’re pretty sure it’s the fastest-growing medium for celebrity scandals. In the past, a star might have had to express his dumb thoughts through a publicist or be caught without underpants by a pervy paparazzo. These days, celebrities (and their followers) have the tools for global embarrassment at their fingertips — and boy, are they using them.
The past few weeks have brought a raft of new Twitter debacles, from Chris Brown’s homophobic rant to Justin Bieber fans’ attack on Selena Gomez to the news that Courtney Love’s tweets have finally resulted in a lawsuit. Read on to see where those items land on our list of the top ten celebrity Twitter scandals. … Read More
We’ve spent quite a while celebrating the people and things we liked best in 2010, from underrated albums, actors, and films to art shows to comic books. But we can’t end the year without a look back at the folks we — and seemingly everyone else on the internet — loved to hate. From deranged actors and mouthy musicians to a controversial art-world player and a film and theater director who seems to be having the worst year ever, these are the ten cultural icons who pissed us off most this year. … Read More
Today, a clip of Justin Bieber’s high-anticipated guest spot on CSI: Miami leaked to the delight of tweens everywhere. But he’s not the first musical star to grace the blood-spattered sets of the CSI franchise; the various spin-offs of the crime drama have a bizarre and extensive track record of stunt casting popular musicians to help drive up ratings. From John Mayer as lounge performer to Travis Barker as sinister rapper, we count down the best (and by that, in most cases we mean the funniest) musical guests, after the jump. … Read More