- Ethan Hawke married Uma Thurman too young. Huffington Post
- Seth MacFarlane is dating Alexis Knapp (Ryan Phillipe’s baby mamma). NYDN
- Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa are getting married. Vibe
- Amanda Seyfreid is dating Justin Long. The Blemish
- Kim Kardashian was spotted with her baby. PopSugar
- Will Arnett is dating Katie Lee (Billy Joel’s ex-wife). DListed
- Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are on the outs over Justin Bieber. Idolator
- Carmen Electra caught Simon Cowell in bed with Lauren Silverman. ICYDK
- Soleil Moon Frye is pregnant. E! News
- Katie Couric responded to Kim Kardashian’s twitter diss. Hollywood Life
- Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol. Celebuzz
- Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb had a baby. TV Guide
- The Khloe Kardashian divorce rumors continue. Socialite Life
As a woman, allow me to say that my panties are not in a knot. Hollywood women are notorious for overtly sexualizing themselves on every magazine cover, and constantly consenting to gratuitous on-screen nudity. If you want equality, then act equal. Don’t spread your legs on a Maxim cover and then ask for MacFarlane’s respect. Furthermore, lighten up.
Hilarious extended riff on the wish-fulfillment storyline, a blue collar Boston guy (Mark Wahlberg) tries to balance his relationship with his extremely patient fiancee (Mila Kunis), and his stuffed bear Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane), who came to life when he was eight after a Christmas wish. Now, Ted has turned into the equivalent of a former child star, getting high and sleeping around with hookers, and attempting to make it on his own with a crummy minimum wage job.
MacFarlane gets a lot of flak for running the pop culture references on “Family Guy” into the ground, as well as overly relying on non-sequiturs, but the guy knows how to keep a 90 minute feature afloat, and he keeps the laughs coming consistently. As for Wahlberg, he proves once again after his great comedic turn in “The Other Guys” that he knows how to play the straight man. Though the film ladles on the schmaltz a little too much toward the end, it’s a consistent laugh from beginning to end.
OVERALL RATING: 4 DISHES
The irony of the writer’s strike is that while many writers fought for more — they ended up with less. The main issues being asked for at the time, included: a higher DVD residual rate on DVD sales; compensation for new media (such as internet streaming of television shows); and obtaining writing credit for work on reality television (at the time this was considered a “non-scripted” medium). But while the writers were fighting, Hollywood suffered, and many shows were canceled because the ratings didn’t recover from the extended hiatus. As a result, jobs were lost. David Letterman led the moral pack by paying his own writers out of pocket during the strike, and he later struck a deal with the Writers Guild, which allowed his staff to return without crossing the picket line.
It was rumored that Stewart attempted and failed to negotiate a Letterman-style deal, so he instead chose to air his show without his writers. But he was between a rock and a hard place. Had he gone dark, many non-writers working on The Daily Show at the time stood to lose their jobs. Did he make the right choice? Is it arguable? And if it is arguable, did Seth MacFarlane have a right to take a stand?