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Last Wednesday, the hilarious and equally unpredictable, Tracy Morgan appeared on The Tonight Show and proved exactly why we made him our April/May cover dude.    After telling Jay about how experiencing Colin Powell’s warm embrace moved him to tears, Tracy weighed in on the now infamous Gibson tapes.   “They’re selling like hot cakes in Compton,” he says.   [Actually, it turns out an album of 15 Mel-inspired ringtones and text alerts will be available later this month on iTunes. Yep, for $3. Read More
Friday lunch break starts right now with the lovely and hilarious Janeane Garofalo in a classic set-up from Funny Or Die about hotties in a bar. Read More
The recent trailers for "The Social Network" aka the Facebook movie have been creepy to say the least, with audio clips set to suspenseful music and words like "traitor" as the only images. This new trailer gives us a little more of the movie, though it's still pretty dark. One thing is for sure: we will be watching it this fall. Read More
My favorite thing about hearing Samantha Bee do a not-reading in Bryant Park was when somebody asked her what it was like to be a female correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. God bless her pregnant self, she said it was hard. Just like being a man on the show. And I got it on tape. Less than two weeks later Jezebel comes out with a tell-all rant from some disgruntled former employees about what a horrid place the show is for ladies. I was gonna respond because I wanted to believe Ms. Bee, but what if I was wrong? Could she be a corporate shill? I didn't think so. Read More
Having BS’d my way through many a close-reading paper in my college Shakespeare class, I know that some, not all, but of Shakespeare’s more well know female characters are complete pushovers. (At least in modern terms.) Example? Desdemona. She loses a handkerchief, Othello gets crazy jealous, and they both end up dead in the end, she being murdered and he by offing himself. Urgh, most frustrating thing to read ever! Granted, the plays were written in a completely different time, when women were expected to be subservient...but still. Read More

Is "Huge" A Big Deal?

BY Emily Rems in TV

So far, online reactions to last night’s premiere of the new ABC Family teen fat camp series Huge are mixed—and for good reason. Created by Winnie Holzman of My So-Called Life and her daughter Savannah Dooley, the show stars Hairspray’s adorable Nikki Blonsky (right) and the gorgeous Hayley Hasselhoff (David’s daughter, left), and is being touted as the antidote to all those skinny teen ensemble shows that relegate fat girls to the margins. Read More
A teen drama without any thin actresses...  OMFG.  For the past few weeks I’ve been constantly passing this ad (left) for the new ABC Family series Huge.   And each time I see it, I feel a weird mix of emotions.  On one hand, the ad features a plus sized girl (Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky) in a bathing suit. On the other hand, she looks depressed and is trying to cover her stomach.   Either way, it effectively sparked my curiosity.  As it turns out, Huge premieres tonight at 9 p. Read More
In case you didn't already start your Friday off with a smile, here's a video of the always funny and cute Betty White doing an interview with Asylum's Ron Babcock. Rob tries to woo Betty and asks her advice on dating older women (not cougars, Ron!), and Betty is clearly too cool for the dirty-shirted dude.  UPDATE: Apologies for the video not uploading! Here's a link. Read More
                         Watch out America, she’s clean and sober!  Regardless of how you feel about the never-ending train wreck that is Courtney Love, I promise her Behind The Music is totally worth the two hours of your time.  Speaking candidly about her messed-up childhood, custody battles, numerous stints in rehab, and what it felt like to be deemed Nirvana’s Yoko Ono, I couldn’t help but find her unnervingly captivating. Read More
It’s a Wednesday afternoon and seeing as though you’ve chosen to neglect whatever it is that you should be doing, you could probably use a dose of some female-friendly humor.  So here’s an extended clip from the past season of Parks & Recreation.   In the episode, Leslie insists that the gals tag along on the department's annual boys-only hunting trip. It turns out, she's quite the skilled hunter and is able to catch the first quail of the trip (much to Ron's dismay). When Ron ends up getting shot in the head, she takes the fall for Tom. Read More