Friends don't let friends commit hashtag crimes. Hashtagging is for tracking, indexing and humoring. As with anything you do, hashtag with consciousness and awareness.
Wow. Today I had a real eye opener. I received a Thomasville Furniture flyer in the mail addressed to my ex-husband's new wife. This is upsetting on two fronts: 1. Why is she shopping at Thomasville when I am waiting for the year end clearance sale at Rooms To Go?
In August, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Joss Whedon in which, at one point, he laments about the state of movies today relying too much on already established popular culture. He does so by complaining about one particular scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: "A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. You know that thing in Temple of Doom where they revisit the shooting trick? ... That's what you don't want. And I feel that's what all of culture is becoming -- it's becoming that moment." Now, this is a very astute observation (and I've written about this quote before), but these words came rushing back to me as I watched a terrible movie called Machete Kills, because that entire movie's existence seems to be built on "that" moment.
Machete, which turned veteran character actor Danny Trejo into a leading man, was a wild and wildly violent action-comedy, a spoof of exploitation films of the 1970s. So, obviously, is Machete Kills. How much of a spoof?
Photo: Getty Looks like actor-writer-director-producer-poet James Franco (he of esoteric and multi-hyphenate fame) is officially ready to get into t...
A very expensive lesson in linguistics for Paula Deen. Literally being haunted by words that hurt. I expect to see more of this in times ahead with all of the technology advances, smart phones, video files, digital pictures.
If anybody can heat up summer programming, it's Heather Locklear. The famous Melrose Place and Spin City grad enters the fold of TNT's playful legal romp Franklin & Bash premiering June 19.
In the Robert Rodriguez action sequel Machete Kills opening in September, Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has reverted to his original "Hispanic" name in the credits: Carlos Estevez. Sorry Charlie, but there are rules here.
Amanda Bynes is, without a doubt, an 11 on the media dubbed "hot mess" Richter scale, and it seems like there is some kind of cultural payoff in watching her seismic mishaps expand.
Two-thirds of our most hated celebrities are women, and females count for seven of the top 10 slots. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 20 times more hateable than Chris Brown?
When moving toward or out of a divorce, people tend to be in reactive mode and aren't always able to think things through as Denise seems to be doing. Instead of just getting angry, she was able to respond to the situation and handle it.
It's been said, "Any press is good press." I don't know if I fully agree with that statement. But I can see where this phrase could prove true and, in some situations, any amount of press could be of benefit to someone. If properly used.
Zero laughs. Scary Movie 5 has zero laughs. None. Nothing in this funny movie is funny. Not the spoofs. Not the slapstick. Not the sight gags. Absolutely nothing.
Last Friday, I saw a dismal movie called Scary Movie 5. I've spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about this movie, considering the creative...
Anthony, it's understandable that you think, given that yours was a virtual gaffe, that perhaps you might be let back into public life. But we're going to have to break it to you that the fact is we don't want a mayor whose erection we can call to mind.
Earlier this week, my editor asked if I had any plans to see Scary Movie 5, primarily because Charlie Sheen Lindsay Lohan would be appearing in this movie. My attempt to decline the assignment, primarily based on the excuse, "I've never seen any other installment of the Scary Movie franchise," was met with deaf ears. Unfortunately, Scary Movie 5 was not screened early for press, so, early on a cold and rainy Friday on Manhattan's Upper East Side, I paid to see Scary Movie 5. While I watched, I kept a live blog of what happened.