‘Game of Thrones' didn't invent the surprise death, but it’s hard not to feel like we’re in the renaissance of dramatic house-cleaning. Abrupt exits can do wonders for shows.The Daily Beast
Thornton’s turn as a ruthless killer on a rampage that stains Minnesota’s snow-white landscape blood red in ‘Fargo’ proves why he’s Hollywood’s most reliable bad guy.Matthias Clamer/FX
He was the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome, but now he’s emasculated and broken. Let’s bring the old, lascivious ad man back.
What’s happened to Don Draper?
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He made sense as a habitué of a different 1960s—the early part of that decade, before the personal was political, when masculinity was still narrowly defined and the sexual revolution a distant rumble. He was a paragon of masculinity—a tall, dark, and impossibly handsome enigma.
George Carlin, eat your heart out.
"Position your seatbelt tight and low across your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra." That's just the tip of the comic iceberg for this Southwest Airlines flight attendant, who turns the typically stultifying safety speech into three minutes of mirth.
She may not be as coarse as George Carlin in his legendary "Airline Announcements" bit, but she rivals his humor.
Everyone’s favorite troubled starlet guested on ‘2 Broke Girls’ Monday night. And she was funny! Maybe Lindsay Lohan is actually a good actress, after all.
As Lindsay Lohan is learning, the comeback trail is marked with three tried-and-true steps.
Step one: Cry for Oprah. Lohan is checking that one off in epic, riveting fashion. Step two: Now that you’re relatable again (everyone loves a good ugly cry), you’ve got to be relevant again. That means: go viral on late-night TV. Thanks to Dave Letterman, Lohan’s got that covered, too. Now, step three: prove that you can still act.
It took Justin Jedlica 149 cosmetic procedures to look like this. He says Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers were his idols, while the Real Life Barbie is just faking it.
Following an appearance in photographer Phil Toledano’s book, A New Kind of Beauty, Justin Jedlica was dubbed ‘The Human Ken Doll’ while making a brief appearance on 20/20. The name stuck, and Jedlica—and his 149 cosmetic surgeries—have become an international phenomenon. Recently, Jedlica made headlines for calling Valeria Lukyanova, ‘The Real Life Barbie,’ “an illusionist” in an interview with GQ. He opens up to The Daily Beast about dreaming of becoming famous, fighting body dysmorphic rumors, and how he really feels about why Lukyanova has gone too far.
When did you first get the nickname ‘The Human Ken Doll’?
In the beginning [of the piece with 20/20], there was a voiceover that said ‘Meet the Human Ken Doll, whose upper body is filled with silicone implants.’ At the time, Valeriya [Lukyanova, The Real-Life Barbie] had been out about six to eight months in the media, and there was no other mention in the piece about Ken Doll anything. It was meant to be cute and catchy for the show, I don’t believe that 20/20 knew that people would then dub me as this ‘Ken Doll’ person. People wanted to believe that I walked into a doctor’s office with a Ken Doll and was like ‘Make me look like this!’ Things went viral.
When Rita Ora relieved Zac Efron of his shirt at the MTV Movie Awards, his apparent surprise shifted quickly to strutting. Is this really a new era of male body anxiety?
Handily, Zac Efron wore a pop-button shirt to Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards. Handily, because when he won the Best Shirtless Performance award for That Awkward Moment, to catcalls from a baying crowd and a little help from the singer Rita Ora, the shirt was first unbuttoned, and then—in a oh-damn-it-all moment from its wearer—came off.
Zac Efron accepts the award for best shirtless performance for "That Awkward Moment" as his shirt is ripped open by presenter Rita Ora at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 13, 2014. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
The actor looked resistant at first and then, with the look of a man who knows his pecs are perky and biceps pumped for prime time, not so resistant. He threw his microphone down and, with a stripper-style toss of the pop-button shirt, revealed a body bronzed the color of a well-done Thanksgiving turkey.
The Irish actor stopped by University College Dublin in October and answered every question you’d dream of asking about his evil boy-king. [WARNING: SPOILERS]
If you have not seen Sunday night’s riveting episode of Game of Thrones, do yourself a favor and stop reading now.
In “The Lion and the Rose,” we were treated to the glamorous, star-studded wedding reception of King Joffrey Baratheon, the bastard son of incestuous brother-sister duo Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and Margaery Tyrell, the throne-hungry schemer.
Marky Mark dropped some F-bombs, Zac Efron showed off his abs, and more highlights from the MTV movie awards.
50 Celebrities, 1 Opening
After thousands of emails from MTV and celebrity representatives, host Conan O’Brien was able to land fifty stars for the opening act. The jazz-like sequence featured Hollywood’s elite, including Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Shaun White, Lupita Nyong’o (a last minute addition), and even Grumpy Cat.
Two new theories that ‘Mad Men’ will end with the ad man’s death popped up in Sunday’s season premiere. Add ‘em to the list.
The final season of Mad Men has begun, which means it’s time to obsess over how the final season of Mad Men will end. (We’re not ones to bask in the moment, are we?) Sunday night’s Season 7 premiere unveiled “a new Don Draper.” But ever since the opening credits rolled on Mad Men’s first episode, with that cartoon guy falling through the sky to his certain demise, we’ve wondered: is there going to be a dead Don Draper?
Everyone has a theory on how Mad Men will end, and one of the most popular is that our suave, slick antihero will die. He might not. BUT HE MIGHT! Realizing that we are totally reading tea leaves when there might not even had been tea, here, collected in one place, are all the signs from the seven seasons of Mad Men that Don Draper will die.
Blasted by activists for using the terms ‘she-mail’ and ‘she-male,’ the producers of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ have apologized for causing offence. But the drag superstar should stop using the word ‘tranny’ too.
Earlier today, Logo TV released a statement regarding popular reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race, in which they apologized for use of the word “she-male”—a transphobic slur—during a recent episode, and made it clear that the word will not be used in any of the show’s future episodes.
“We wanted to thank the community for sharing their concerns around a recent segment and the use of the term ‘she-mail’ on Drag Race,” Logo’s statement reads. “Logo has pulled the episode from all of our platforms and that challenge will not appear again. Furthermore, we are removing the ‘You've got she-mail’ intro from new episodes of the series. We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.”
With a push to make editorial content more accessible for purchase, online retailer SSENSE is breaking boundaries with a series of shoppable music videos.
Early last year, online magazines began making a big push towards allowing the products in its features and advertisements to be easily shopped by readers. By simply clicking on a product within an image or article, consumers would no longer have to spend time tracking down hard-to-find items.
Pushing the boundaries one step further, online retailer SSENSE—which carries over 200 luxury designers including Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney—is integrating shoppable music videos into its stream of online editorials. As a partnership with edgy, London-based glossy System magazine, SSENSE will release a series of new music videos every two weeks that will blend e-commerce with music, fashion, and film.
“Today, more than ever before, fashion informs music, music informs fashion, and technology informs everything," System's editor-in-chief Jonathan Wingfield said in a press release. "Our exciting partnership with SSENSE allows us to bring together these three worlds and share them quickly and nimbly with a global community. In doing so, we hope to reignite the music video as the cultural catalyst for our times.”
When Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's successor, Rush Limbaugh and company both criticized and politicized the move. Keli Goff discusses whether they're actually mad.
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