1. Presented without comment: “The British hospital treating the former Kate Middleton admitted Wednesday it was victimized by a crank call in which information on her condition was given out to a woman impersonating Queen Elizabeth II.” [via
The Internet is a terrifying place for anyone with even the smallest amount of name recognition. After all, look what it did to Rebecca Black, and she wasn’t even remotely famous or popular before Reddit, 4chan, and Tumblr got a hold of her. It stands to reason that celebrities are at least a little aware of the crazy stuff we do with their likenesses online, but it’s still always a bit of a shock to hear an actor actually talking about a meme or a fan work. We put together some of our favorite instances of this particular phenomenon – just don’t freak out when you find out that your favorite TV or movie stars know about the fan fiction you write! … Read More
It seems funny to say that fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones have been looking toward George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series longingly since the author has been incredibly slow in releasing his quasi-medieval tales. (There’s even a song about it!) Still, those wanting to dig into David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ HBO saga before season two premieres on April 1 have been desperately waiting to hear the winds of Winterfell and get their fill of sex and bloody battles in high-def while news surrounding future books has been swirling.
The first season Blu-ray finally hits stores tomorrow, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a bunch of die-hard fans that have recreated the show’s drama and excesses. Check out some impressive Games of Thrones fan art in our gallery past the break, where the rival nobles and other star players are lovingly portrayed. Tell us if we missed any of your favorite fan art in the comments below. … Read More
You know how cool Xena: Warrior Princess is, with her armor and her circle boomerang? Well, although Xena is just a character, actress Lucy Lawless is very much a real person, and after hearing that she was recently arrested for her involvement in a Greenpeace protest, we were impressed by her courage. But she’s not the only actor who’s done some pretty amazing stuff to rival her famous character’s exploits, so in honor of Lucy’s criminal record, we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic thespians who’ve participated in the most awesomely absurd experiences imaginable. Seriously, why are these people in movies? There should be films made about them. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we celebrated yesterday’s historic weddings by collectively swooning over 60 awesome portraits of newly-married gay couples in New York. We got our first glimpse at the plans for the Apple Store in Grand Central. We appreciated Laura Goode’s thoughtful piece of writing on Amy Winehouse’s life… Read More