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‘Zack and Miri’ Don’t Make A Porno

December 25th, 2009 No comments

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I had no idea that Target is so conservative. While shopping for last minute gifts, I spotted the DVD for Kevin Smith‘s Zack and Miri Make a Porno with the words “make a porno” edited out (real cover here). Apparently, “porno” is now too dirty a word to be seen in public. I’d understand the censorship more if the movie had been called Read more…

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‘Sex And The City 2’ Trailer Released

December 24th, 2009 No comments

A couple of weeks ago, HBO unveiled the poster for the upcoming Sex and the City sequel. It features a highly photoshopped pic of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing shiny sunglasses, with the tagline “Carrie On.” Now comes the trailer, which keeps both of those elements annoyingly intact and Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 12/13

December 22nd, 2009 No comments

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From time to time celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city! They’re not always A-list, but what the heck, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

  • Real Housewives of Atlanta star and “Tardy for the Party” songstress Kim Zolciak must have forgotten the lyrics to her own single, seeing as she was late for a party held in her honor at Manor Read more…
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Brittany Murphy: 1977 – 2009

December 20th, 2009 No comments

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According to news reports, actress Brittany Murphy died after suffering from cardiac arrest this morning. She was only 18 when she scored her breakthrough role as Thai, a small town girl thrust into the cutthroat social scene of a Beverly Hills High School in Clueless. She made a big impression in that role and in Read more…

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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Avatar’ Restores James Cameron To The Throne; Audiences Didn’t Want To ‘Hear About The Morgans’

December 20th, 2009 No comments

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The snowstorms hitting the northeast didn’t put a chill on the box office for Avatar. James Cameron‘s long awaited 3D epic easily took the top spot with $73M. It’s the biggest opening ever for a non-sequel. The question of whether the movie will make back its reported $400M+ budget, a figure which makes it the most expensive movie in history, Read more…

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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: Christmas Specials

December 18th, 2009 No comments

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Its Friday! Which means it’s time once again for the weekly roundup of my favorite pop culture atrocities, misfires and entertaining trainwrecks. This week’s theme: Christmas Specials.

Christmas ain’t what it used to be. Christopher Haak, a senior analyst with Mintel, a market research group, told the New York Times:

We’re seeing less conspicuous consumption and a more back-to-basics consumption.

This year, while it may be hard to avoid the fact that we’re facing a war in Afghanistan, an economy in the dumps and a Tiger Woods scandal that gives new meaning to the word tabloid journalism, it’s even harder to avoid Hollywood movies and TV shows aimed at Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: At Long Last ‘Avatar’

December 18th, 2009 No comments

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According to dictionary.com, an avatar is “a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.” The word has also become synonymous with 21st century filmmaking because, of course, it’s the name of James Cameron‘s highly anticipated new blockbuster. The film has been the subject of much speculation (particularly its rumored $500 million budget) and an unbelievable amount of advance buzz. Read more…

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Mole-Gate

December 17th, 2009 1 comment

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I normally don’t write about stories like this. What celebrities do with their faces is their business. But I must say, it’s kinda funny the way Sarah Jessica Parker is reacting to her fans’ reactions to her recent plastic surgery. Apparently her trademark mole was the key to her Read more…

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Heather Graham Up For Another ‘Hangover’; Todd Phillips Currently Working On The Script

December 17th, 2009 No comments

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In the late 90s, Heather Graham was Hollywood’s “It”girl. After small parts in various TV shows and movies, she skyrocketed to fame after playing Lorraine, the girl who accepts Jon Favreau‘s neuroses, in Swingers. Read more…

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First Look At ‘Iron Man 2’ Trailer

December 17th, 2009 No comments

This time around, Robert Downey, Jr.‘s outed as the Iron Man and he’ll be battling Mickey Rourke. With so much hullabaloo about the advance posters featuring Scarlett Johansson in place of Gwyneth Paltrow, I’m surprised that the trailer had the opposite problem: too much Gwyneth, and only a glimpse of Scarlett. Oh, and kudos to the producers for casting Garry Shandling. I haven’t seen much of him since Town and Country.

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