Category Archives: Pop Culture

Saturday night video: Emma Stone

This week Emma Stone visited the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it reminded me of  her last visit in the spring when Fallon challenged Stone to a lip sync battle.  Who would’ve guessed that Stone would annihilate Fallon? I love this clip, but for all you ADHD types out there, if you get impatient fast forward to 5:20.

Have a great Saturday.

CBS to premiere The McCarthy’s: Boston family with gay son

The McCarthys on CBS

Photo By Sonja Fleming (CBS)

The McCarthy’s is a new sitcom on CBS that takes place in Boston later this month. The lead role stars former NKOTB singer, Joey McIntyre.  I hadn’t heard of the show until I read Out.com’s review, which by the way panned it.

Out.com reviewer, Daniel D’Addario, wrote, “The problem is that Ronny [played by Joey McIntyre] is the kind of walking cliché that savvy viewers would think disappeared sometime between Will & Grace and Happy Endings.” (outch!)

D’Addario describes the portrayal of the gay character played by Joey McIntyre as something that would have been in vogue 10-15 years ago.  While I’ve never been one to put too much credence on reviews, some of the critiques make me cringe. Hopefully a more interesting storyline will emerge following the pilot.  Do you plan to watch The McCarthy’s? 

You can read the full review here.

Single Ladies

I’ll be the first to admit I love Beyonce, but her lyrics are ridiculous. Little BoBo (actress Nina Millin) on YouTube has created a series of posts called The Beyoncelogues where she offers dramatic readings of Beyonce’s redick lyrics. The result is hilarious.  Enjoy.

George Clooney as a Leather Daddy

George Cluny My guess is that this is photoshopped but I just don’t care. I love this.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea HandlerChelsea Handler’s popular show, Chelsea Lately, on E Television will end on Tuesday, August 26th.  I’m  not sure what is next for the author of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.  Her show has given a number of comedians an excellent platform, and I really liked her format which is very different from other night time talk shows on television.

I have no idea who will follow Stephen Colbert after he replaces David Letterman on CBS, but I’d love to see her follow Stephen and replace the Craig Ferguson Late Show.

Top Chef coming to Boston

Top Chef BostonEarlier this week Eater Boston said rumors were swirling that Top Chef might be filming upcoming Season 12 in Boston.  Yesterday those rumors were confirmed.  The cast and crew will film all over the city and at the coast, including sites like Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation as possible destinations. The season will also involve some Boston personalities who are affiliated with the show. Past Boston-based “Top Chef” contestants include Sweet Cheeks boss Tiffani Faison , who was on the first season of the series, and restaurateur Michael Schlow , who was on “Top Chef Masters” were mentioned in the Boston Globe article.

I’ve never watched the show since cooking competitions stress me out.  I’m more interested in the food than the intrigue or competition, but I think it will be cool to have them showcase Boston by filming here.

 

Rolling Stone cover

Julia Luis-DreyfusThis morning I had a good laugh when I saw the current Rolling Stones magazine cover in a Boston.com article.  It features a naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the US Constitution and John Hancock’s signature scrawled on her back. It is unclear to me if the historical error is intentional or a gaffe. The Boston.com makes it seem that it was (sadly) the former.

You can read more about this in today’s Boston.com.

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