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The Muppet Show Reboot Takes a Jab at Reality TV

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

There will forever be one timeless classic following Gen-X and their Millennial crossover counterparts to the grave: The Muppets. The new ABC prime time series promises to be a satirical take on reality television. It didn’t take long for ABC to green light the show revived by Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady. Granted, the original Muppet Show played […]

Johnny Depp’s Daughter to Make Ghostly Film Debut

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Lily Rose Depp, daughter of Hollywood royalty Johnny Depp, will make her feature film debut alongside Natalie Portman in a forthcoming paranormal period film by French director Rebecca Zlotowski. From Variety: Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film [title "Planetarium"] follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess […]

Amy Schumer and Mindy Kaling, Each with Own Show, Lament Hollywood Treatment of Women

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

There’s a point at which social activism becomes redundant. Basis for grievance can abate to a point beyond which further protest seems petty. Recognizing that point may not be an exact science. However, as you watch Mindy Kaling rattle on about her treatment by Hollywood in the above American Express ad, or chuckle at Amy […]

Hollywood Reporter Uses Natalie Portman to ‘Sh*t on Israel’

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In the wake of the right-wing victory in Israel’s most recent elections, a number of famous Israeli artists made news in the Jewish blogosphere for their anti-Netanyahu tirades. Apparently the Hollywood Reporter caught on to the trend and attempted to manifest it on this side of the ocean with Israeli-American star Natalie Portman. One huge problem […]

The Downton/Star Wars Mash-Up You Have to See

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Actor Rob James-Collier plays the evil butler Thomas on Downton Abbey, but in real life he must be quite the sweetie. He wrote and shot an entire Downton/Star Wars mashup on his iPhone in order to raise money for MS research. Episode One is available for free, but to watch more you have to donate to […]

The Latest 20-Something Feminist Fashion Trend: Fifty Shades of Gray…Hair?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

It really is as strange as it sounds. While pop artists like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez tween themselves down to look like hypersexual pre-pubescents, models in their twenties are dying their locks gray in an embrace of the “granny hair” trend sweeping the runway. Being inspired by older models strutting the catwalk with natural […]

How to Apologize for Your Thought Crimes

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Spencer Klavan

I’d like to issue a sincere apology. It’s the thing to do these days — everyone’s sorry for something. For example, Benedict Cumberbatch apologized recently after he had the gall to advocate for minorities in show business. His great crime was using the unacceptably outdated term “colored actors” instead of the utterly unrelated and vastly […]

Bill Cosby: Is It True?

Friday, January 30th, 2015 - by Andrew Klavan

We had a good time over at my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed (@andrewklavan) this week, running a caption contest on this picture: Much hilarity ensued, much of it involving pudding pops and Jeffrey Epstein. But I have to admit, the whole Cosby business saddens me. When I was a little boy, Cos […]

Did the 1960s Really Happen? (Part Two)

Monday, January 19th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

As last week’s epically embarrassing “James Taylor” fiasco demonstrated, the Western establishment acts like the Sixties never ended. But as I’ve been insisting for some time, in many respects, that “Sixties” never really happened. All that “peace and love,” “soixant-huitard” stuff comprised but a slender slice of the 1960s, and much of that was bogus, […]

Are You Too Selfish to Raise Children?

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Jennifer Aniston on pressure to have children while pursing career http://t.co/HuTNFMUBrB via @DailyMailCeleb — David Swindle (@DaveSwindle) December 15, 2014 From the Daily Mail, and don’t you just love those headlines?: ‘I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women, that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,’ she […]

Please Stop Worshiping ‘Bad Boys’

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

In one of his most memorable roles, as the eponymous character of Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp plays a semi-human manboy with shears for fingers, stuck in eternal youth as those around him wither. I thought of this film last week, as I watched a fifty-something Depp, drunk and clad in his usual get-up […]

Why We Worship Celebrities

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 - by Spencer Klavan

The lights went out on Mount Olympus a long time ago, but they’re burning bright on the red carpet. There’s a connection there – it’s not a coincidence that a world without Greek gods is a world that wants to know what Brad Pitt eats for breakfast.  We can’t worship the ancient pantheon anymore – […]

Blondie’s Chris Stein Shrugs Off Iran’s Violent Treatment of Women

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

Debbie Harry’s ex-boyfriend and Blondie co-founder Chris Stein has just released a photography collection, featuring his lifelong muse. And why not? No less an authority than rock photography guru Bob Gruen famously said, “You can’t take a bad picture of Debbie Harry.” Unfortunately, Stein marrs the collection with a stunningly multi-level-stupid comment, regarding his famous […]

You Won’t Believe the Super Sweet Thing Kid Rock Did for a Fan with Down Syndrome

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

Dan McGurk from Toledo had one wish for his 30th birthday — that singer Kid Rock would come to his birthday party to help him celebrate. “Hi, my name’s Dan and I’m the No. 1 Kid Rock fan,” said McGurk, who has Down Syndrome, in a YouTube video that garnered thousands of hits. In the […]

Honey Boo Boo Cancelled After Mom Returns to Dating a Child Molester

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

At TMZ: 1. This Morning: ‘Honey Boo Boo’:TLC Cancels Show After June Dates Child Molester TLC has CANCELLED “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” TMZ has learned, in the wake of our story that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives. The decision comes one day after TMZ broke the story … […]

Vivienne Westwood: Dame Hypocrite’s New Clothes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

Be honest: Making fun of Al Gore, Michael Moore and Tom Friedman is getting stale. Those liberal hypocrites are all so… ten years ago. Luckily, veteran English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has stepped into the breach, providing us with a brand new clueless, tone-deaf progressive do-gooder millionaire to make fun of. Westwood first rose to […]

Is Penelope Cruz *Really* the World’s Sexiest Woman?

Monday, October 13th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Via NBC News: Talented actress Penelope Cruz can add another notch to her fame. The Spanish beauty has been named Esquire’s “sexiest woman alive.” The star of Spanish movies like “Volver” and English-language movies like Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Esquire’s previous honorees […]

Oscar Wilde, Superstar: The First Post-Modern Celebrity

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

Oscar Wilde’s 1882 journey to America continues to fascinate, and why not? Everyone loves a fish out of water story, so the true saga of a Victorian dandy roughing it on the wild American frontier, hanging out with (and winning over) rugged coal miners and cowboys is pretty irresistible. (That Wilde’s garish velvet get-ups clothed […]

Jennifer Lawrence on Her Hacked Nude Photos: ‘I Can’t Believe That We Even Live in That Kind of World.’

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

From Vanity Fair, “Cover Exclusive: Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a ‘Sex Crime’”: Lawrence speaks of the wrenching moment when she had to call her father about the hack. “When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened … I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games,” […]

Should the Celebs with Hacked Naked Pics Sue Google?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

  TMZ: Google is a hypocritical company that victimizes women and enables “habitual pervert predators”… so claim more than a dozen female celebrities who are now threatening to sue. The women are outraged that Google refuses to remove the various hacked nude photos from their search engines and various sites. In a scathing, threatening letter — […]

Who Is More Annoying? Rosie O’Donnell Vs Whoopi Goldberg

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Hat tip to Kathy Shaidle, at the Daily Mail: A nasty showdown erupted on the set of The View last Thursday when the show’s moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-host Rosie O’Donnell got into a heated spat in front of the studio audience. Rosie was upset because Whoopi cut her off on a ‘Hot Topic’ subject that […]

Stevie Nicks Confirms True Abortion Story Behind Song ‘Sara’

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

I’ve written before about that phenomenon — does it have a name? — whereby a particular song takes on an added layer of poignancy after a performer dies. For me, those songs include Boston’s “More than a Feeling” (after vocalist Brad Delp committed suicide in 2007) and any number of Joe Strummer’s solo tunes, particularly […]

Guess Why the ‘Dating Naked’ Cast Member is Really Upset

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Let’s push the pause button on politics, to note the decline and fall of what was a great civilization. Have you seen this show, Dating Naked? It follows similar cable fare such as Discovery’s Naked and Afraid. These shows have “naked” in the title, which is a dead giveaway of what they’re about. They’re about […]

10 Ways Jesse Ventura Ruined His Reputation (Without Chris Kyle’s Help)

Friday, August 8th, 2014 - by Walter Hudson

The whole point of a defamation suit is to seek reparation for damage done to your reputation. Indeed, in the wake of his shockingly successful defamation suit against the estate (read: widow and children) of American Sniper author Chris Kyle, former Minnesota governor turned conspiracy peddler Jesse Ventura declared that his reputation was restored. But […]