Besides the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on Monday night and The Great Gatsby heading to theaters Friday, this week in pop culture has been a lot less about Hollywood and more about current events like the sad story of Jodi Arias, who was found guilty of first degree murder in the killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. Nancy Grace has been tirelessly covering Arias' trial and almost broke down into tears when she broadcast the guilty verdict. In much happier news, Charles Ramsey became an American hero when he rescued three women and a child who had been held captive in Cleveland.
See what Twitter's comedians had to say about this week's pop cultural events.
10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week:
1. Paula Pell: "'I just feel so bad that Gwyneth found the Met Ball 'un-fun'". -One of the kidnapped girls in Cleveland."
"I just feel so bad that Gwyneth found the Met Ball 'un-fun'". -One of the kidnapped girls in Cleveland.
— Paula Pell (@perlapell) May 10, 2013
2. Conan O’Brien: 'YouTube may start charging? I guess cats are sick of working for free.'
YouTube may start charging? I guess cats are sick of working for free.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) May 9, 2013
3. Damien Fahey: "With Jodi Arias being found guilty, I can't help but think how rock hard Nancy Grace's penis must be right now."
With Jodi Arias being found guilty, I can't help but think how rock hard Nancy Grace's penis must be right now.
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) May 8, 2013
4. Mary Charlene: "at least Jodi Arias is making most of us look like decent girlfriends"
at least Jodi Arias is making most of us look like decent girlfriends
— Mary Charlene (@IamEnidColeslaw) May 8, 2013
5. Rob Delaney: ".@NancyGraceHLN Why does murder make you so #moist?"
.@nancygracehln Why does murder make you so #moist?
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 8, 2013
6. Mitch Fatel: "Charles Ramsey SHOULD have been our first black President. #hero"
Charles Ramsey SHOULD have been our first black President. #hero
— mitchfatel (@mitchfatel) May 8, 2013
7. Sammy Rhodes: "Do you think somewhere there’s a lion named Lionardo DiCatrio please say yes."
Do you think somewhere there’s a lion named Lionardo DiCatrio please say yes.
— sammy rhodes (@prodigalsam) May 7, 2013
8. Julia Segal: "To save $$ I'm just gonna watch the 1974 Redford/Farrow version of The Great Gatsby while listening to Jay-Z & throwing glitter in my eyes."
To save $$ I'm just gonna watch the 1974 Redford/Farrow version of The Great Gatsby while listening to Jay-Z & throwing glitter in my eyes.
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) May 8, 2013
9. Neal Brennan: "Right now LeBron is like, 'I tried to tell ya'll Cleveland is crazy.'"
Right now LeBron is like, "I tried to tell ya'll Cleveland is crazy."
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) May 8, 2013
10. Max Silvestri: "Much like Tony Stark struggles with inner demons, I struggle with not spilling the buffalo chicken wrap I just snuck into Iron Man 3, alone."
Much like Tony Stark struggles with inner demons, I struggle with not spilling the buffalo chicken wrap I just snuck into Iron Man 3, alone.
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) May 7, 2013
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A decade-long gap between sequels could leave a franchise stale but in the case of Men in Black 3 it's the launch pad for an unexpectedly great blockbuster. The kooky antics of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) don't stray far from their 1997 and 2002 adventures but without a bombardment of follow-ups to keep the series in mind the wonderfully weird sensibilities of Men in Black feel fresh Smith's natural charisma once again on full display. Barry Sonnenfeld returns for the threequel another space alien romp with a time travel twist — which turns out to be Pandora's Box for the director's deranged imagination.
As time passed in the real world so did it for the timeline in the world of Men in Black. Picking up ten years after MIB 2 J and K are continuing to protect the Earth from alien threats and enforce the law on those who live incognito. While dealing with their own personal issues — K is at his all-time crabbiest for seemingly no reason — the suited duo encounter an old enemy Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) a prickly assassin seeking revenge on K who blew his arm off back in the '60s. Their street fight is more of a warning; Boris' real plan is to head back in time to save his arm and kill off K. He's successful prompting J to take his own leap through the time-space continuum — and team up with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to put an end to Boris plans for world domination.
Men in Black 3 is the Will Smith show. Splitting his time between the brick personalities of Jones and Brolin's K Smith struts his stuff with all the fast-talking comedic style that made him a star in yesteryears. In present day he's still the laid back normal guy in a world of oddities — J raises an eyebrow as new head honcho O (Emma Thompson) delivers a eulogy in a screeching alien tongue but coming up with real world explanations for flying saucer crashes comes a little easier. But back in 1969 he's an even bigger fish out water. Surprisingly director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Etan Cohen dabble in the inherent issues that would spring up if a black gentlemen decked out in a slick suit paraded around New York in the late '60s. A star of Smith's caliber may stray away from that type of racy humor but the hook of Men in Black 3 is the actor's readiness for anything. He turns J's jokey anachronisms into genuine laughs and doesn't mind letting the special effect artists stretch him into an unrecognizable Twizzler for the movie's epic time jump sequence.
Unlike other summer blockbusters Men in Black 3 is light on the action Sonnenfeld utilizing his effects budget and dazzling creature work (by the legendary Rick Baker) to push the comedy forward. J's fight with an oversized extraterrestrial fish won't keep you on the edge of your seat but his slapstick escape and the marine animal's eventual demise are genuinely amusing. Sonnenfeld carries over the twisted sensibilities he displayed in small screen work like Pushing Daisies favoring bizarre banter and elaborating on the kookiness of the alien underworld than battle scenes. MIB3's chase scene is passable but the movie in its prime when Smith is sparring with Brolin and newcomer Michael Stuhlbarg who steals the show as a being capable of seeing the future. His twitchy character keeps Smith and the audience on their toes.
Men in Black 3 digs up nostalgia I wasn't aware I had. Smith's the golden boy of summer and even with modern ingenuity keeping it fresh — Sonnenfeld uses the mandatory 3D to full and fun effect — there's an element to the film that feels plucked from another era. The movie is economical and slight with plenty of lapses in logic that will provoke head scratching on the walk out of the theater but it's also perfectly executed. After ten years of cinematic neutralizing the folks behind Men in Black haven't forgotten what made the first movie work so well. After al these years Smith continues to make the goofy plot wild spectacle and crazed alien antics look good.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's three-week-old daughter has already made her first fashion statement after appearing on the cover of People magazine in a trendy T-shirt.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt wore a vintage-washed gray cotton T-shirt with the words "The Pots & Pans Band" on her first magazine cover, causing the $42 shirt to immediately fly off store shelves.
After the magazine hit newsstands last week, baby boutiques and high-end retailers, including Barney's New York, Fred Segal and Bloomingdale's, were inundated with telephone calls and Internet orders.
The shirt's designer, Kingsley Aarons, claims he was stunned by the response, saying, "It just hit me how big a deal this is."
Aarons was inspired by his own two-year-old son, Zephyr, when the amateur drummer began banging away on pots and pans in the family's kitchen.
The designer says other celebrity parents who dress their kids in his shirts include Johnny Depp, Gwen Stefani, Seal and Heidi Klum and Slash from Guns N' Roses.
He adds, "Brad and Angelina are definitely our customers. The new generation of young, hip parents are looking for outfits they would wear themselves."
Aarons is currently working with the celebrity couple's representatives to send baby T-shirts to Africa to help needy newborns.
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