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I don’t know why, exactly, I watch TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras, but I cannot look away. There is a part of me that wants to boycott the show, to make sure that beauty pageants get not a cent more of my money or a second more of my time; there is also a part of me that acknowledges that these little girls (and occasionally, boys) are our future, and feels responsible for them.  There are moments on Toddlers & Tiaras that make me certain I will never procreate. Read More
Everyone knows that the main reason we have the internet is to watch cat videos. But do you know how those videos are made? In this documentary short, the talented men and women of Kittywood Studios give you a behind-the-scenes look at the process -- from script writing, to animatics, to the final, unforgettable product (you've probably already seen the amazingly realistic work they did in their hit, "Surprised Kitty"). Read More
According to recent reports by Reuters and others, a yellow baboon has adopted a bush baby in an animal orphanage in Nairobi, and the  baboon is caring for the bush baby as if it is her own child. The baboon carries the bush baby around wherever it goes, and the two happily share meals together. At least, that's one way of looking at it. Read More
On a recent episode of Conan, Anne Hathaway spat a rap - inspired by Lil' Wayne - to let us all know that she goes hard when she's angry. And because it's Anne Hathaway, it's somewhat charming. Read More
     The brain child of 26 year old producer and writer Issa Rae, The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl is a web show that follows J, a self proclaimed awkward black girl as she navigates through life, love, and work. Tired of not seeing accurate representations of herself on television, Rae rallied a group of friends and college buddies to help produce the first few episodes.  What began this past January as a three minute web show has quickly gained a legion of devoted fans who can definitely relate to the situations  J winds up in. Read More
A 32 page comic book is just the beginning of Lucille Ball’s centennial soiree. Starting today at 6am (ET/PT) and all the way through August 7, The Hallmark Channel will be showcasing 96 classic Lucy episodes - with no reruns! -  in honor of the Queen of Comedy’s 100th birthday. So make some coffee, pour in a little Vitameatavegamin for that extra special boost, and get ready to celebrate. Lucille Ball made history as the first female head of a production company and as America’s favorite red-headed slapstick comedienne. Read More


BY Annelise S in TV

After a nutty accident involving a bottle of Advil is misconstrued as a suicide attempt, Jenna ends up in a pretty brutal arm cast (see above picture) and an entire high school full of confused rumors. In MTV’s “AWKWARD.”, the typical cast of any high school TV show is present (the two sidekicks, doofy teachers, cheerleaders, confused parents, lame jocks), all dealing with the typical issues (virginity, popularity, personal identity, relationships) but with a refreshingly intelligent twist that distinguishes this show from the rest. The dialogue in “AWKWARD. Read More
I've recently discovered the Found Footage Fest's Youtube channel. And man, is it filled with an enormous amount of bizarre, low quality video clips. Most of the footage featured is extremely strange. I'm not sure if it's the early-nineties aesthetics or, the creepy synth music, but they're all transfixing. The channel features video footage that you would probably find at a yard sale, or a garbage dump somewhere if they weren't rescued by FFF, and so lovingly edited and uploaded. Read More
In the summer of 2009 Diane Schuler drove for two miles on the wrong side of the Taconic State Parkway, and crashed into an oncoming SUV, killing herself and seven others, including one of her children and three of her nieces. At the time of the accident, Diane was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .19% , more than double the legal limit, and a high level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The only survivor is Schuler’s five-year-old son, who is left with oculomotor nerve palsy after the accident. When asked about what happened, he says, “Mommy’s head hurt. Read More

Review: Love Etc.

BY Ariana Anderson in TV

Love Etc., a charming documentary to be released July 1st in New York, follows five stories of New Yorkers at very different stages in their romantic lives.  Inspired by the diversity of the lines of couples at the New York City Hall Marriage Bureau (which are about to get even more diverse, hooray!), Executive Producer Jonathon Tisch wanted to document this “microcosm of the world” in a film that anyone can relate to. On the youthful end of the spectrum of couples, we are presented with high school sweethearts, Gabriel and Danielle. Read More