I'm the type of person who likes to think of themselves as flying under the radar. So you can imagine my surprise when I woke up yesterday to find an email from American Apparel in reference to my blog post from Wednesday.
I'll include the email and my thoughts, after the jump.
This week, an unnamed woman gave birth to eight children after recieving fertility treatment. As details of her background surface, so does criticism and questions about her choice to raise a total of fourteen young children.
For all of us fans of the The State out here in cyberspace (and I know I'm not the only one who is jonesing to make a "dip my balls in it" joke right now), the show's cancellation left a hole in our little hearts that not even Reno 911! has been able to fill. But don't worry, State veteran (and the show's solo woman star) Kerry Kenney-Silver has a new web-based television show that is all about filling your holes: Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch and Gift Shoppe.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is developing a new film adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider video game. In line with approach J.J. Abrams has taken for the new Star Trek movie, this new Tomb Raider picture would not be a sequel to the first two films in the Tomb Raider series starring Angelina Jolie, but a reboot featuring an all-new origin story for Lara Croft. It's a good bet that Jolie won't be starring in the new film.
Should we be excited about a new Tomb Raider movie? Well, sorta. More after the jump....
"Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor." These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1's latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning them into nice guys. The tools agreed to come on the show thinking it was called Mr. Awesome, a competition to determine "the biggest Alpha male in America." After they learned the show's real premise, they all stayed on in hopes of proving themselves to their girlfriends...and winning $100,000 for being the best boyfriend.
If you're wondering what makes a tool a tool, it appears to be a combination of made-up names (Celebrity, M.E.G.A., Matsuflex, etc.), excessive hair gel, and behavior that's just…well, look if you dare.
(Note: The videos in this post contain ads. Blame it on VH1.)
Big news from the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend: for only the third time in the festival's 25-year history, the Sundance jury and the audience awarded their top honors to the same film. Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (a title designed, no doubt, to distinguish the film from the sci-fi action film of the same name starring Dakota Fanning that hits theaters later this year) won the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award. Comedienne Mo'Nique also received a Special Jury Prize for Acting for her dramatic performance in the film. Push is an adaptation of author and performance poet Sapphire's powerful story about a young African-American woman who struggles to overcome incredible obstacles, including illiteracy and a harrowing history of abuse. The film's star, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe is receiving rave reviews, as well as her co-stars Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz. Unfortunately, all of this momentum may not translate into a chance at the box office.