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I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for The Amazing Kreskin, the world’s greatest mentalist. I remember first being mystified by his mind-reading tricks during one of his 61 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the ’70s. And when I discovered earlier this year that Hulu had made multiple episodes of his ’70s Canadian TV show The Amazing World of Kreskin available online, I devoured all the conversations on the occult he had with luminaries of the era like Phyllis Diller, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Loretta Swit. Read More
Following up on job applications has to be the worst part of the job hunt. You stop in to a coffee shop to check on the application you dropped off two weeks before, only to get a ready-made answer from one of the other employees. It may sting when they tell you they’ve got your resume “on file”, but I’m sure you’ve never gotten an answer quite as honest as the one seen in this deleted scene from GIRLS. Read More
Former House Speaker and Lunar-colony enthusiast Newt Gingrich will guest star in an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation on NBC. Gingrich will be the latest in a recent flurry of political heavy-hitters to appear on the show. Other recent guests include Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer, and Senator John McCain. Even Vice President Joe Biden and his dazzling choppers have graced Parks and Recreation with their presence of late. Read More
The much-anticipated second season of the hit HBO series GIRLS comes back in January and today we got our first real look with the first trailer for Season 2. January can’t come soon enough. Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to dish out some career advice to the adorably oblivious, princess-obsessed Muppet Abby Cadabby. “Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” says Sotomayor. "A career is a job you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time." Though it is technically possible to make a career out of being a princess—and young Ms. Read More
It’s been about a year since we’ve had any new content from Oscar-winning screenwriter/total badass Diablo Cody, and if you’re anything like me this fact is a total bummer. Well, fear not, my fellow Diablo Cody fans! Along with penning the Evil Dead remake set to come out in the spring, Cody is also developing a sitcom for ABC called Alex + Amy.   According to Entertainment Weekly, this show is a “Comedy about a romance between an ambitious 22-year-old Millenial guy and a 32-year-old Gen X woman who have just moved in together and are very much in love. Read More
Maria Bamford, who you may know as the "the crazy Christmas lady" in Target's Black Friday ad campaign the past three years, is a funny woman. Funny enough that she recently played a recurring character on the fX series Louie and will soon recur in the upcoming reboot of Arrested Development on Netflix.  Good timing, since Bamford will be releasing her first direct-to-fans special Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! on November 28, 2012.  This one-hour "anti-special" features the comedian performing stand-up in her living room for her parents, Joel and Marilyn. Read More
Big news about “America’s happy warrior” and newly re-elected VP Joe Biden — he’s going to guest star on Parks and Recreation! If you’re not as obsessed with Parks and Rec as you should be (Seriously. Go watch every single episode right now, that show is perfect), you might not know that Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope is in love with Biden. He’s the single entry on her celebrity sex list, and she once said that her dream man would have “the brain of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden. Read More
  Sarah Silverman was on Conan O’Brien’s show last night, and of course she was vulgar, scandalous, and absolutely hilarious. Silverman started the segment by showing Conan an iPhone trick that kids everywhere will be doing now: she took a close-up of Conan’s mouth on her phone and positioned it between her legs like a vagina, totally embarrassing the host. The best part was when Conan’s co-host, Andy Richter, got in on the fun, saying, "Now I really wish you still had the beard. Read More
Sadly, I missed last week’s episode of OUAT due to Hurricane Sandy–however, I am grateful that I didn’t have any actual problems to deal with. But it gave me some time to rethink my weekly recaps, and instead of doing a long, boring recap of every scene, I’ve decided to focus on five hilarious, shocking, bewildering, or just WTF moments from each episode.  Without further delay, here’s what happened in this week's episode: Emma’s Past. The episode is called Tallahassee, and for a good reason. Read More