Because everyone could use a little joy in their lives right now, I’m posting a clip of the great Maggie Rogers singing “It’s Nighttime” during her guest appearance on Sesame Street.
Sarah Silverman visited Howard Stern for an in-depth interview, and she drew attention to one of my long-standing issues with Hollywood. In the clip below, Silverman points out that Jews either play sidekicks or annoying girlfriends. But when the role is self-realized and courageous, they are played by non-Jews. Her examples include Felicity Jones playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rachel Brosnahan as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the latter of which I’ve long complained is an inaccurate, borderline offensive portrayal of Jewish culture. She also cites Jojo Rabbit saying, “The Jew in the wall isn’t even Jewish.” And don’t get her started on Woody Allen. Watch below.
Eddie Vedder visited Howard Stern for one of the best interviews in Howard history, and one particular performance caught my attention. Watch below as the Pearl Jam frontman covers Warren Zevon’s song, “Keep Me in Your Heart for You While.” Vedder originally performed the tune at the request of David Letterman and Stern asked him to perform his rendition from the comfort of his studio. The result is magical.
I’ve been tough on Derek Hough. I consider him to be one of the best dancers of his generation, and I felt he’s degraded his brand with wasted judging stints that take time that would be better served choreographing a Broadway show. It was fine when he was a dancer on Dancing With The Stars because at the very least — we got to see him perform.
When Hough launched his YouTube channel with his longtime girlfriend Hayley Erbert, you can predict my displeasure. It felt silly, not to mention I did not understand the romantic connection. As it turns out, there is quite the connection. Erbert has been one of the troupe dancers on Dancing with the Stars since season 21, and she was also a top-six finalist on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. When that you took the stage on Dancing With The Stars, it all became clear. They are both phenomenal dancers — and together they are a force.
Watch their jaw-dropping Paso Doble below.
McConaughey visited Watch What Happens Live to promote his new memoir, Greenlights, and when a fan asked him about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s sexual chemistry during the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read, he answered the question directly— avoiding the typical worm-your-way-out-of-uncomfortable questions approach so often utilized by celebrities.
McConaughey had some fun with it but admitted he didn’t notice the hot tension. He was also asked about Shia LaBeouf’s very funny, in-character hot boxing of his car to emulate Spicoli, and he admitted something interesting. While Shia’s performance was quite enjoyable for all of us, the end result was edited down and Shia might have been more annoyingly in character than we originally suspected (I’d like to see the uncut version).
It is difficult to articulate how Matthew McConaughey can live in a different world and be so down-to-earth at the same time, but he definitely achieves it.
I could not quite put my finger on my issue with Drew Barrymore’s new daytime show — but luckily SNL did it for me. Her sugary sweet approach is much like a Pepsi versus Coca-Cola taste test. Pepsi wins in a one-sip competition, but no one wants to drink the whole can. In the video below, you will see the very brilliant Chloe Fineman deliver one the best impressions I’ve ever seen.
Fans of The Hills have long wondered why Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad lost touch and as it turns out — Whitney wondered it too. The former costars reunited for Whitney’s podcast, WITH WHIT, and Whitney dove right in.Continue reading “Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad Bury the Hatchet on ‘With Whit’ Podcast”
The Real Housewives franchise is cleaning house, and many of the toxic OGs are getting the axe. The latest casualty might not be an OG, but she certainly deserved the heave ho. Teddi Mellencamp joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a fresh, down-to-earth alternative to the series’ highfalutin energy. As the daughter of John Mellencamp she brought the cool factor but as time went on, she spent more time trying to emulate the other ladies, thereby resulting in awkward outfits, forced storylines, and fake outrage. But that’s not what cost her the diamond.Continue reading “RHOBH Exit Stage Left: Teddi Mellancamp”
Stassi Schroeder sat down for an interview with Tamron Hall to resurrect her image after being fired from Vanderpump Rules, and it didn’t go so well. For those too busy to follow the failings of D-list reality stars, Stassi engaged in a series of racist behavior, such as erroneously reporting Faith Stowers, a black fellow cast member, to the police for a crime she did not commit, wearing a hat with the caption “Nazi Chic,” and making a series of racist comments on her podcast.Continue reading “Stassi Schroeder Comeback Interview Fails — And She Blames Tamron Hall”
I’d never have guessed that MTV would fare better with two hands tied behind their back than they would with complete freedom, but their Covid-19 shackles actually set them free from the routine that has plagued them for the last decade. With the universally beloved Keke Palmer as its emcee sporting a digitally generated backdrop of New York City, the show featured outstanding outdoor performances, dancers donning masks, a drive-in audience, virtual and in-person acceptance speeches, and much more. In short, MTV hit it out of the park. Enjoy the highlights below.Continue reading “VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts”