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
We recently learned that Bethenny Frankel, of Real Housewives and resultant spin-off fame, has teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres to start working on a pilot for her very own talk show. Though available details are few, Frankel told the Hollywood Reporter, “I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter.” Now, we’re not too sure what we think of this — does the world really need more Bethenny Frankel? Since we’ve yet to try the Skinnygirl margarita, we’re not at liberty to say. But we can think of several celebs whose talk shows we would watch without a doubt, especially if they turn out the fantasy talk shows we imagine for them. And don’t worry — we’re not about to suggest James Franco. That kid does enough. Click through to see our list of ten celebrities that should definitely have their own talk shows, and to check out our predictions as to what those gab fests might look like. And of course, let us know who else you’re dying to see in a maroon armchair in the comments!
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On this slow-news Friday, it seems like the whole Internet is up in arms about Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant at a stand-up show last night. As audience member Kevin Rogers, who is gay, recounted on Facebook, Morgan — never one to shy away from edgy material — “took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that ‘Born this Way’ is bullshit, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because ‘God don’t make no mistakes’ (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake).” He went on to cast doubt on the plausibility of lesbianism and the impact of bullying on queer kids. Then, “He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N (one word I refuse to use) to death.” If anyone can figure out what’s funny about that statement, please be sure to let us know.
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Here’s one to file under “Mistakes That Will Get You Fired”: Yesterday, Fox News reported that Sarah Palin is “50-50″ on entering the 2012 presidential race. But the photo that aired with the story was of Tina Fey spoofing the likely candidate and Fox News contributor on Saturday Night Live. Now, this kind of error… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we saw the 90s-est thing that we had ever seen. We met the model behind the enormous hands on the cover of Tina Fey’s Bossypants. We learned how to look punk, thanks to this zine from 1977. We got Baroness Elsa Schraeder’s side of… Read More
Well, it’s official: the received wisdom that comedies for women don’t make money is complete and utter crap. The glowingly reviewed, Kristen Wiig-penned and -starring Bridesmaids exceeded the studio’s wildest projections, earning $24.6 million (nearly $10 million more than anticipated) and debuting at #2. To celebrate the film — and further disprove the notion that ladies can’t do slapstick, gross-out comedy — we’ve compiled our favorite raunchy women-in-comedy moments. From sexual come-ons to birth to bodily fluids, the top ten are after the jump. Let us know what you’d add in the comments.
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As might have been expected, last night’s SNL was all about Osama bin Laden and Mother’s Day. Hosted by the incomparable (and very pregnant!) Tina Fey, we had high hopes for this episode. After all, Tina Fey can basically do no wrong, right? Well, she can do a little wrong. Just like most every SNL episode, this one had its rollicking high points, and terrible what-were-they-thinking low points, although to be fair, there were a few more bests than there were worsts. Click through to watch the best and worst skits from last night’s episode, and let us know your own favorites in the comments!
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Listen. Your mom gave birth to you, and you’ve been incredibly ungrateful ever since. Remember when you sneaked out in high school and thought she didn’t know? Remember when she told you that you looked fine even though you had blindingly-bright silver braces and acne? And then remember when you went to college and cried like a baby on the phone when your slutty dorm mate stole your boyfriend? She loved and reassured you during your darkest hours, so the least you can do is buy her a book for Mother’s Day. Here are a few suggestions.
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1. A new trailer is up for the Conan the Barbarian reboot. What do you think: Can Jason Momoa hold a candle to Arnold Schwarzenegger? [via Deadline]
2. In case you’ve forgotten, Tina Fey is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Check out the profanity-laced promos for the episode here.
One of the major complaints about Saturday Night Live this season (okay, perhaps every season) is that the show falls back on recurring characters rather than developing new ideas. So it’s no wonder that the interwebs erupted with delight upon word that Kristen Wiig has decided to retire two of her most well-known and annoying characters: hair-twirling, one-upper Penelope and homicidal child prankster Gilly. Since Wiig is cleaning house, here are a few more SNL characters we wouldn’t mind seeing exit stage left forever.
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