1. Harvey Weinstein thinks that Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels should replace Brett Ratner as the producer of this year’s Oscars, and that Tina Fey should be involved with writing material for host Eddie Murphy. No objections here. [via Deadline]
2. Exciting news for fans of Alison Bechdel’s excellent work: Her graphic… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we thought that this little kid dressed up like Carl Fredricksen from Up was quite possibly the cutest thing that we will ever see. We looked at the jaw-dropping views from the world’s tallest observation deck at the Shanghai World Financial Center. We watched an amazing time-lapse… Read More
Last night, Will Ferrell was the 14th funny person to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award. He follows in the footsteps of giants like George Carlin, Tina Fey, and Steve Martin. Audiences enjoyed a retrospective of his career, as well as tributes from a comedian all-star cast, but it was Ferrell’s acceptance speech that won everyone over with his trademark deadpan style. When the Anchorman actor thanked his wife Viveca Paulin for her support, he of course added, “We have a wonderful life together but I do have to say … sometimes you get a little lippy. You’ve got a big mouth and you like to run it.” Who else brought the funny during speech time? Click through for a look back at ten hilarious speeches.
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Happy Halloween, everybody! Since the ghoulish holiday falls on a Monday this year, we’re assuming many of you hit your Halloween parties over the weekend — and have had your fill of putting on a ridiculous costume and enjoying far too many adult beverages. So if, like us, you’re staying in for the night, we’d like to suggest a few cinematic All Hallows’ Eve celebrations that you might visit this evening instead. After the jump, join us for a look at a few movie Halloween parties we’d like to attend.
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Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
In our newest installment (we’ve already tackled music, art, and film!), channel your inner nerd with our selection of literary costumes. You may choose from some of the year’s most iconic author looks, a few our favorite literary characters new and old, or even learn how to turn yourself into one of the most talked-about books of the season. Trust us, you won’t even think about staying home to read on Halloween night with these costumes at your fingertips — but get ready to explain yourself to a lot of girls dressed like Snooki.
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Today at Flavorpill, we were glad to see our favorite funny lady Tina Fey at the top of this list of TV’s highest paid actresses. We crossed our fingers that Melissa McCarthy will get to do her much-loved Marbles character when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend. We watched … Read More
1. Tina Fey her husband Jeffrey Richmond welcomed their second daughter into the world last Wednesday, and they named her Penelope Athena, which we think is totally adorable. [via LAT]
2. This sounds promising: Patti Smith is working on a screenplay adaptation of her National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids with John Logan,… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched a clever/slightly disturbing commercial featuring animal-free animal memes. We were frightened by this infographic that visualizes the US debt crisis as a really tall skyscraper made from $100 bills — fingers-crossed Ben Affleck will save us all. We decided that it’s been way too… Read More
We’re not being hyperbolic when we say Dangerous Minds saved our sweaty, potentially miserable, 101-degree New York City Friday by posting some wonderful work by Jason Mecier. Using everything from household trash to food to cosmetics to pills, Mecier creates witty and appropriate collage portraits of cultural icons: Jerry Seinfeld in cereal, Andy Warhol in Campbell’s soup cans and plastic bananas, Dolly Parton in hairspray, Courtney Love in pills. His work is heavy on gay icons (hello, RuPaul in makeup), and each piece is so delightful we struggled to limit our gallery to 20 pieces. Check out our favorite Mecier portraits after the jump, and then do yourself a favor and head to his website, which truly has something for everyone. Oh, and one final note of warning: The last page of this post is a wee bit NSFW.
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Today at Flavorpill, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Labyrinth by listening to “Magic Dance” on repeat and watching a behind-the-scenes documentary on the beloved Jim Henson film. We were happy to see that some of our favorite spots (Greenlight Books! Politics and Prose!) made this interactive list of the best… Read More