Sunday, March 2, 2014

Our Oscar predictions

The Academy Awards are finally here, and the excitement is mounting throughout the USA and the world! What everyone's asking themselves is Who will win?! Here's what we think!

Best Picture

Nominees: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, the Wolf of Wall Street

And the winner is: Gravity. It's a safe choice, but it looks adventurous, basically because it reminds people of 2001. The Academy loves that kind of dodge.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. Everyone is stunned both at the loss and at the accomplishment of his life's work, now that it is done. Asking around, it seems like lots of people liked him best in Along Came Polly or Capote, but we will always remember him best as the sad loser in love with Dirk Digger in Boogie Nights.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammy fever!

Those Grammys last night! The indelible memories will never fade.

The big trend? Big hats! Madonna, Pharrell (pictured above with wife Helen Lasichanh), and several others rocked ludicrously large toppers. Will you be doing the same in 2014?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Angela's Adorable Animals: Hugging cat

Fur crying out loud, this might be the most purr-fect cat gif ever! The fluffy feline is as fluffy as a rug and just loves to hug. --Angela Grammer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Joan Rivers talks "In Bed with Joan"

Can she talk? Everyone knows that Joan Rivers has lots to say, and this year she's really been letting it rip on In Bed with Joan, her little YouTube show that's changing the way everyone thinks of talk shows.

In a revealing, lengthy interview with Splitsider, Joan opens up about the ideas and inspirations behind "In Bed...," her standup, and the worldview that makes her so unique. Don't believe it? Here's a sample!
You’re one of the most well-known comics out there today, why are you doing a web chat show?
Because that’s where life is now. It’s all about social media and the internet. I look at my grandson and he’s on his iPad and he’s on his iPhone and he’s reading books that are, unfortunately, no longer hardcover books. And I love that; it’s the Wild West out there. I can say what I want on the show, I can ask the questions I want, and it’s just so much fun. And there’s nobody coming to say “Well, we’re the network, and we’d rather you not do that joke.” There’s none of that. It’s all new and wonderful.
It sure is, Joan. It sure is.

Watch Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, on Amazon

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dot Wiggin Band

Fans of "outsider music" are "Wiggin out"! Why? Why, because of the new album by the Dot Wiggin Band! Dot was the singer and guitarist for the Shaggs, a bizarre sister act that formed in the isolation of rural New Hampshire, pushed by their father/manager, who didn't notice or didn't care that instead of the rock 'n' roll chart-toppers he wanted to hear, the girls were producing twisted, out-of-tune oddities. That was in the 60s. Flashforward a couple decades, and artsy people got hip to the unusual sound and the Shaggs' accidental similarities to the Velvet Underground and other members of the avant garde. Flashforward some more decades, and all of a sudden the reclusive Dot has a new record out, and it is great! It's a jangly, indie rock charmer with more polished edges than the Shaggs ever knew, but it's still got some sweetly freakly moments. Hear the lead single, "Banana Bike," here

Dot Wiggin Band, "Ready Get Go"
The Shaggs, "Philosophy of the World"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New "In Bed with Joan" with some lady

It's a new In Bed with Joan! Who's coming out of her closet tonight? Kris Jenner. She's kind of boring. Everyone probably knows that already. But Joan's funny! Watch anything with Joan--it doesn't matter who's on.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RuPaul & Cassandra Peterson?!

Wow, RuPaul's sensational RuPaul Drives knocks us out again! This time, the guest is Cassandra Peterson, the ghoul--that is, the gal--behind the indelible Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. RuPaul sings Cassandra's praises up and down, and really, you can never say enough about this unique performer. Cassandra talks about her many failed plans for retirement--the world wont let you go that easilly, missy!--and RuPaul names the hilarious Elvira, Mistress of the Dark as one of his top 5 favorite movies. The only thing wrong with this clip? It could be longer! Also, on Halloween, can we call him "BooPaul"?

Monday, October 28, 2013

RuPaul drives Marianne Williamson

So, we are a little late to RuPaul’s fun new youtube series, “RuPaul Drives…”, an informal talk show shot entirely in a moving car with Ru behind the wheel. It’s kind of like “In Bed with Joan,” which Joan Rivers does from her bed (RuPaul was a guest!). The show is quick and breezy, and to watch it is so, so easy! In the latest episode, RuPaul picks up Marianne Williamson, the mega-selling inspirational author and speaker. Marianne’s running for Congress, and Ru is skeptical (so are we). One big surprise: Marianne’s kind of a Lisa Vanderpump lookalike!

Marianne Williamson on Amazon

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New "In Bed with Joan" with Eric Andre

Yes, Joan Rivers is back, with the 33rd episode of her unvarnished, outrageous online talk show, "In Bed with Joan"! Her guest? It's Eric Andre, and he's one of her boldest, most ribald yet! Also, it looks like Audible is going to be a regular sponsor for Joan--make that money, honey! We're sad, though. Audible sounds so nice, but at double the price of Netflix, it's just too, too expensive. Make us a deal, Audible!

You know what was great? That time Penn Jillette was on Joan's show!

Also great: Thanksgiving Gift Cards--from Amazon!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Elvira's "2 Big Pumpkins"

She's back! Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the Queen of Halloween has just released a new 7" single that's also available on iTunes. It's the racy "2 Big Pumpkins," b/w "13 Days of Halloween," both by Fred Schneider of the B-52's! Follow the link, and you can hear "2 Big Pumpkins" for absolutely free, plus watch the video there that shows the record's unique, heat-responsive design. Plus, you get a peek at Elvira's storied boo-bs!

UPDATE: Looks like the record company has made the link members-only. Why? We don't know!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Robbing the Family Dollar store--in a wig!

An unidentified man held up a Family Dollar store down in Fayetteville, NC--and he did it while wearing a wig! The glamorous gunman first did a little shopping, then brought the merch up to the counter. When the cashier began to total the purchases, he brandished a gun and demanded money, possibly with a haughty toss of his fake, flowing locks. In contrast to California's terrifying but stylish Asian Wig Bandit, this fanciful felon has been described as a black male. But, like the Asian Wig Bandit, he hasn't been caught. Be careful out there, everybody!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

OMG! Joan meets Tabatha!

It's a Cafeteria Lady Blog meltdown, as our favorite chat-show host, Joan Rivers, meets our favorite everything, Tabatha Coffey, on the sensational online chat show In Bed With Joan! Tabatha talks about growing up obese in transexual-staffed strip clubs, and Joan marvels at just how funny her guest really is. Can't they just have a regular show they host together, please?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Angela's Adorable Animals: Dog carries cat

When this doggone adorable pooch comes around, kitty gets carried away! Not even Cinderella had such a swanky ride. This heartwarming clip was sent by reader Lesley. --Angela Grammar

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Breaking Bad returning--in Spanish!

Breaking Bad has ended at last--but it will begin again! The show is being remade in Colombia as Metastasis, bitch! We can't wait to relive the dizzying adventures of Walt, in a whole new language and probably a whole new style. And who knows what new storylines may emerge--the Metastasis crew may as well come up with something original, since the US series is the ultimate spoiler. What do you predict will happen?

Below: watch the final season of the original Breaking Bad in English, on Amazon!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In Bed with Joan: 3 some, and commercials!

Joan Rivers is back with her phenomenal online talk show, In Bed with Joan, and she's celebrating the show's first threeway, with singer Jessie James and football star Eric Decker. Trivia tip: Jessie is NOT the girl who sings that "It's not about the money, money" song.

Something else is new in this episode--a commercial! It's for Audible, the audiobook subscription service. It sounds so great, but did you know it's almost $15 a month? Too much--it makes us sad.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Go nude in a haunted house

Have you always wanted to be nude in a haunted house? Well, at last you can be--without having to worry about them calling the cops on you! Thrillseekers at Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, can pay $20 to doff their duds and test their nerves in the park's chamber of horrors. Why they'd want to, we dunno. But it's a free country--knock yourself out, weirdos!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Saved by the Bell stars reunite

Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater are back! That's right, Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez from Saved by the Bell joined forces again to shoot a segment of Extra in front of what appears to be a small, somewhat attentive crowd. The two stars look as beautiful and fresh-faced as ever, so it's hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since their groundbreaking hit was on the air.

Elizabeth, who famously starred in the scandalous Showgirls, is a contestant on the exciting new season of Dancing with the Stars. Surely, hunky Mario is wishing her the best!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nude college students imitate Miley Cyrus, take down statue

Shocking news from Grand Valley State University in Michigan--students there have been paying tribute to salacious songstress Miley Cyrus by taking off all of their clothes and going for a swing on the campus's beloved pendulum sculpture.

But nude antic do have consequences, and now the sculpture's coming down! Officials fear one of the exuberant nude frolickers might injure themselves, or even bring the artwork crashing to the ground, and have ordered the sculpture be removed.

Really, though, it sounds like no one seems to think the loss of the sculpture is such a big whoop--one administrator even said "It's given us a few chuckles." Nude pendulum swinging will do that!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Angela's Adorable Animals: Trio

A lion, a tiger, a bear--oh my! But don't be scared. These three look as close as peas in a pod. --Angela Grammer