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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 »

Second-generation Chromecast appears on the way from Google 

I suppose it would make sense for Google to bring out another version of the Chromecast. There’s only ever been one, it was introduced in the summer of 2013, and while it’s added numerous channels in the time since, there’s been no hardware upgrade at all. Now, it sounds like one is on the way- more »

Key and Peele’s first joint film feature will be ‘Keanu’

The popular Comedy Central duo Key and Peele have worked separately on movie projects, but haven’t put their talents together in a feature yet. Deadline reports that they’ll team in the New Line Cinema offering “Keanu.” The pair will pretend to be drug dealers to rescue a pet cat who has been kidnapped by a more »

CBS to launch streaming service similar to HBO’s

Just one day after HBO said it will allow streaming service to people without a cable subscription, old-school big-three network CBS announced a new digital subscription video service, which for $5.99 a month will allow anyone with a computer to watch current and “classic” shows – but not NFL football. Business Insider reports: CBS says more »

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will get an animated series on Disney XD

As it was told in July of 2013, Marvel’s hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy will get its own animated series on Disney XD’s already bangin’ (and monetized) Marvel Universe block of programming. What differentiates Disney XD from the Disney Channel and Disney Junior is ads; while Disney and Disney Junior programming have underwriters, Disney more »