Jimmy, Sia, and Natalie join the Roots for a special performance of the classic song “Iko Iko.”
Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live made gentle fun of both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the CBS reality series Undercover Boss when guest host Adam Driver reprised his role as Kylo Ren, a CEO who disguises himself as a bespectacled blonde radar technician named Matt in order to find out about what his Starkiller Base employees thought of him. Unfortunately, Matt inability to to temper the Dark Lord’s anger caused him to inadvertently divulge his identity long before the “big reveal”
Yeah, you’re Kylo Ren. We know. I knew it when you threw me through the soda machine.
Five-time Emmy nominated VFX Supervisor Jeff Campbell and three-time Emmy nominated Supervising Producer, Luke Groves led Spin’s team to deliver over 200 shots for the season, including Mance Rayder’s Camp, the Direwolves compositing sequences in the Northern Forest, CG crows, the 3D Unsullied Army, the Twins matte painting and The Wall 3D environment.
Masters of Sex is a new Showtime series about William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, a research team who began investigating human sexual responses in 1957 at Washington University in St. Louis. The series will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, September 29th at 10PM.
Masters of Sex is a one-hour drama starring Emmy and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch.
Google has announced Chromecast, a dongle that allows users to stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and other apps using Chrome on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. The device plugs into the television via HDMI and is powered by USB, and generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot to which users can connect to stream content to the television. Chromecast is currently available to purchase from Google Play.
Jesse and the Rippers, the somewhat fictional band from 1990s TV sitcom Full House, reunited on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Actor John Stamos (donning a mullet) led the band through a medley of their greatest hits. There’s some surprises during the performance including fun cameos by other cast members.
Now that the final season is about to start:
Joe Sabia and Paul Gulyas of The Betting Bad Game have created a nine minute video recapping everything that has happened on AMC’s Breaking Bad (Season 1-5). It’s a nice refresher before the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad premiere on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 9/8c.
Here is a little more information on The Betting Bad Game:
The final 8 episodes of Breaking Bad might be the most anticipated final episodes of any TV show ever created. As a result, not only is everyone talking about it, but everyone has their own strong opinions on what will happen and how everything will be resolved.
Our game – BETTING BAD – is an interactive experience that lets you, the obsessed fan of Breaking Bad, make predictions on what will happen in the final season. As the episodes unfold, until when the dust settles in the final episode, you’ll be able to see how your bets compare to every other fan who watches the show.
In a recent blog post, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin describes what the “real” Iron Throne — the one he imagines when he’s writing the books, not the one from HBO’s Game of Thrones — looks like. He points readers to this illustration by Marc Simonetti, which depicts the Iron Throne more as the author intended.
This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.
This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended.
In the blog post, Martin goes on to highlight the differences between the show’s Iron Throne and the novel version of his own creation:
The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It’s a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. There are replicas and paperweights of it in three different sizes. Everyone knows it. I love it. I have all those replicas right here, sitting on my shelves.
And yet, and yet… it’s still not right. It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…
The HBO throne is none of those things. It’s big, yes, but not nearly as big as the one described in the novels. And for good reason. We have a huge throne room set in Belfast, but not nearly huge enough to hold the Iron Throne as I painted it. For that we’d need something much bigger, more like the interior of St. Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, and no set has that much room. The Book Version of the Iron Throne would not even fit through the doors of the Paint Hall.
“Your cell phone rings and you don’t recognize the number, what do you do? Ignore it. Not me.”
On a recent Conan, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Jay Larson talked to the audience about a funny wrong number that he received. It’s true that many people find wrong numbers to be an annoyance, but not Jay. He “sees them as an opportunity.”
Jay will answer unknown phone numbers. Because he likes to live DANGEROUSLY.
Clear History is an upcoming HBO comedy film directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad) that is written by and starring (a bearded) Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm). It also stars Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, and J.B. Smoove. It is set to premiere in August.
This comedy follows Nathan Flomm (David), a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company, who, after a petty argument with his boss, gives up his 10 percent of the shares. The company then goes on to make billions of dollars, leaving Nathan publicly humiliated, his life destroyed. Ten years later, he’s changed his name and moved to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. All is well until something from his past threatens the new life he’s made for himself.
video via HBO
Deanna singing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” on America’s Got Talent
Back in November 2012, I attended my friend Allee Willis‘ stage show, Badeya Baby II, in North Hollywood, California and had the pleasure of being seated next to a lovely singer and songwriter named Deanna DellaCioppa. We’ve kept in touch through Twitter and Facebook and it was this week I learned that she absolutely killed it in her audition forAmerica’s Got Talent. Best of luck to Deanna in the next round in Vegas! I’ve also heard she’s going to collaborate withAllee in the near future. How cool is that?
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the musical comedy group The Lonely Island performed their song “Semicolon” on stage withAlanis Morissette. Afterward, they all begin dancing around while Alanis sings “Ironic.” Previously we wrote about the lyric video for “Semicolon.” The song will be on The Wack Album, which is scheduled to release on June 11, 2013.
“Remember 1986” and “Remember 1997” are two nostalgic videos by The Peterson that take us on trip down pop culture memory lane, in a 1986 and 1997 style. You can view a full list (1997) of the songs, movies, TV shows, games and commercials referenced on YouTube. We previously wrote about The Peterson’s series of remember videos.
Back in March, on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, a group of celebrities read mean-spirited tweets about themselves. Now the show has asked more celebrities to do the same thing, including Zooey Deschanel, Larry King, Katy Perryand more.
Recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live, a group of celebrities read mean-spirited tweets about themselves. Insulted celebs this round include Selena Gomez, Dr. Phil, David Arquette, Tom Arnold, Anderson Cooper, Bryan Cranston and more.
Jimmy Kimmel Live featured a group of celebrities reading mean-spirited tweets about themselves in the fourth edition of this popular show segment. Insulted celebs this round include Jessica Alba, Zach Braff, Kelly Ripa, Andy Samberg, Elisabeth Moss, and more. Haters gonna hate.
Arrested Development has released a new series of Netflix promo posters giving us a glimpse of the zany Bluth family, who are all gearing up for the upcoming fourth season. 15 new instant streaming episodes will be coming to Netflix on May 26, 2013. You may remember when we wrote about their collection of prop-based teaser posters.
The monster is within.
The trailer for Hemlock Grove — a new Netflix original series from executive producer Eli Roth — features two minutes of “mild fornication, fellatio, heavy cocaine use, lesbian necrophilia, [and] violent hemorrhaging.” The horror show is based on the novel of the same name by author Brian McGreevy. All 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove will be available on Netflix on April 19th.
In the shadows of a rusted Pennsylvania steel town, the mangled body of a teenage girl is discovered. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly arrived gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.