The Billboard Music Awards were a thing of beauty this evening. We had Nicki Minaj lap dances, Prince and Miguel going absolutely ape sh*t during his performance. The “Adorn” singer came out to the stage like a ball of fire and was obviously “turnt up” as the kids say. Read the rest of this entry »
Don Draper has gone insane, the entire Sterling Cooper Draper Last Name Last Name Another Last Name staff is on butt drugs, people are f*cking in the office, grandmas are robbing small children, and Pete’s off planning his next Prickish Pete Plan — and yet all I want to think about is Little Kenny Cosgrove’s dance.
Joffrey Baratheon: Terrible king, worse replacement father of the bride. And for those of us (i.e. everyone) who can’t get enough of him getting his comeuppance, Tyrion once again (in the face of all new levels of drunkenness) stole tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones with an epic rebuttal of The King’s scheming. Spoiler alert: knife threatening stare down techniques were involved.
Josh will of course be here will your full Game of Thrones recap tomorrow morning, but until then let’s re-live that satisfying moment over and over until way better GIFs are available (I’ll update, swear).
While most of you suffered through graduation speeches from former deans and, ugh, SENATORS, University of Virginia students were treated to remarks from none other than Stephen Colbert. For over 17 minutes, The Colbert Report host discussed UVA’s high party school ranking in Playboy (“I only read Playboy for the rankings”), the university’s ousted then rehired president (“I want to thank president Teresa Sullivan. You are way better than that last president, Teresa Sullivan, she was terrible”), and self-obsessed millennials (“Your generation needs everything to be about you…and that’s very upsetting to us baby boomers because self-absorption is kind of our thing”).
But Colbert saved his most inspiring material for the end: “I believe we have given you a gift, a particular form of independence,” he said, referring to the Steely Dan demographic, “because you do not owe the previous generation anything. Thanks to us, you owe it to the Chinese.” Haha, we’re doomed. Hear the whole thing below.
Your GIFs and selfies, they now belong to Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the “Yahoo board has approved a deal to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the blogging site Tumblr.” All Things D has the specifics:
Yahoo has been mulling a deal with the hip blogging site…Sources said that the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s CEO Marissa Mayer has decided that buying Tumblr was going to be “the stake in the ground of what her strategy is going forward for Yahoo.” And that’s to attract younger audiences with the kind of user-generated content Tumblr has pioneered to huge growth. (Via)
UPROXX has an exclusive look at what Tumblr headquarters looked like the minute the deal went through.
What the heck is going on in Canada? First, Rob Ford and now, the video below, taken from the Memorial Cup, in which “some local Canadian female anthem singer had to do both the Canadian and American anthems and BUTCHERED the American anthem, forgot words, made up words, sang words in the wrong places.” It’s painful to get through and a decent excuse if America ever needs a reason to invade Canada.
FYI: the teams playing in the Memorial Cup (a junior hockey tournament): the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks, because apparently the Saskatoon Denimbeavers were disqualified for OD’ing on maple syrup.
Press junkets are awful. The talent has to hear the same questions ad nauseum, while the journalists must construct an entire story out of five minutes of regurgitated talking points. Very rarely does something interesting come out of a brief one-on-one, unless you work for Horse & Hound, and writers often need to think up stunts to get people interested. Pretty sure Romina Puga’s never going to try to do something wacky with Jesse Eisenberg again.
Puga is a multimedia/video reporter for Fusion, a joint venture between ABC and Univision, and one of her recent assignments was to interview Eisenberg about his upcoming magic heist film, Now You See Me. Instead of a simple chat, though, she asked The Social Network star to participate in some games. Here’s what she had to say: