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Fin: Kirk Cameron’s Halloween, everybody hates Buzzfeed and call Ben Bradlee and tell him…

Kirk Cameron wants to claim Halloween on behalf of Christians? Isn’t that the plot of “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” only in reverse? (Politics USA) Major, major Renee Zellweger news: She’s agreed to appear in a new movie (The Dissolve) The other day I mentioned the Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor sketch. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at more »

John Mulaney’s Fox Show Might Get Cancelled…maybe

John Mulaney’s new sitcom is on the ropes: Fox suits cut its order for Mulaney from 16 episodes to 13. The ratings are down and it doesn’t look good.  The old dream of every comedian used to be as follows: Write 5 minutes of funny material, mostly centered around pain from your past. Show up at open mikes and glad-hand the more »

Leslie Jones is now in the SNL cast

And not a moment too soon, the instantly iconic Leslie Jones has transitioned from staff writer to cast member on Saturday Night Live. Deadline reports that beginning with this week’s show hosted by Jim Carrey, Leslie Jones will be joining the cast of SNL as a featured player. She’s been a writer on the show more »

Downton Abbey Season 5 has a trailer! OH!!

My favorite silly and overwrought, yet well-produced and entertaining prime-time soap opera has a new trailer. And OH! The drama! FIRE in Downton (it’s DOWNTON, NOT Downtown, folks, please stop making that mistake). Have a look at it below: Oh for the love of Downton. It took me a while to pull the trigger, but more »

Andrew WK brings the party to Android commercial

Admit it: When you first heard Andrew WK’s music, circa 2000, you just knew he’d still be a cultural force nearly 15 years later. And you certainly knew he’d pen an advice column for the Village Voice, would attempt a short-lived career as a diplomat, and would compose parody songs about The McLaughlin Group which more »

Chica the chicken comes to 30 Rock, where the stars are

Sesame Street, over the years, has gotten incredibly good at staying in the pop cultural conversation, often by welcoming celebrities to interact with Elmo and Big Bird and Co. More recently, the Childrens’ Television Workshop has created viral videos, usually kid-related parodies of popular TV shows like Mad Men, Glee and even Sons of Anarchy. more »

The return of The Comeback has a full trailer

Like balm to a chapped lip, apply this soothing new trailer for the long-awaited return of The Comeback and feel relief from boring TV shows this fall. Know that, over time, even greater relief will be experienced, as new, full episodes of The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow begin very soon – November 9th, right after more »

Colbert’s tech bias: Apple yes, Google no 

If I didn’t know any better, I might think Stephen Colbert- the character, the real guy, or possibly both- has a notable tech bias: Pro-Apple, and anti-Google. Colbert famously appeared at an awards show in 2010 holding an iPad- even though the initial edition of the Apple tablet wasn’t yet available at the time. Then, more »

Fin: Keep playing “Royals,” Scarlett O’Hara sucks and Banksy has not been arrested 

San Francisco radio stations pulling “Royals” from the air ahead of the World Series is, to use a local term, hella stupid. It looks nothing like a principled stand and everything like a publicity stunt. Yea, pulling a year-old song for one week is totally gonna make a huge difference- although I would be on more »

DVD Review: Blandings Series 2

It’s funny how British literature can produce not only some of the more exciting mysteries out there, but also some of the most laugh-inducing comedies as well. The British sense of humor gets a chance to strut its metaphorical stuff with the release of “Blandings Series 2,” a copy of which our friends out at more »

Hey bronies: Hasbro Studios prepping ‘My Little Pony’ movie

Hasbro has already seen big box office bucks from its Transformers and GI Joe franchises. Now it’s My Little Pony’s turn to prance into the spotlight. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been a smashing success, thanks to the work of Emmy Award winning creator Lauren Faust. She did this reboot targeting young girls more »

NBC will reboot its stalled IT Crowd remake

They turned it off and on again: Deadline reports that NBC has committed to make a US version of the UK hit show The IT Crowd, with a pilot commitment and seasoned (but busy) producer Bill Lawrence at the helm. With Community moved over to Yahoo! now, maybe there’s a nerd’s fighting chance for an more »