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Kelsea Stahler
Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.
  • Comedy Central Star Ben Hoffman on How to Spice Up 'Mad Men'
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 18, 2013
    Kentucky native and star of Comedy Central's The Ben Show, Ben Hoffman is a puzzling comedic presence. His half-hour sketch show is part Jay-Walking (only he's the one playing the clueless goofball) and part how-many-weird-people-can-Ben-find-in-L.A. (spoiler: a lot). On one hand, his purposely ditzy antics are clear schtick, but at the same time, he's so ingrained in his comedy persona that during an interview, it's hard to tell when he's being serious and when he's doing his thing. Naturally, we thought we'd further the confusion and seek his advice on a few things: namely AMC's juggernaut series Mad Men.  Six Ways to Spice Up Mad Men, According to Ben Hoffman:1. More advertising talk! People love advertising!2. How about a wacky neighbor? Imagine if Louie Anderson moved next door!3. Speaking of Louie Andeson, what if the whole cast entered a diving competition? Splash is going well, right?4. Sex scene between Christina Hendricks and Ben Hoffman.5.The whole cast leaves work early one day to attend a Velvet Underground concert.6. Sharon and Ozzy split up? I'm too depressed to talk about this anymore.  Hoffman is coming up on the season finale of The Ben Show, so he knows a thing or two about television (are you listening, Matthew Weiner?). But in all seriousness, Hoffman is a beneficiary of the new age of comedy, one that offers up a spread of outlets for every possible brand of funny. "I think it’s the best time to be doing it because a show like mine couldn’t get made a few years ago when they were only a few outlets," says Hoffman, who calls his brand of comedy "specific." "There’s an audience for everything now, unlike the old days where you needed 10 million viewers or you’re canceled," he says. And it's true. Hoffman's show features almost painfully awkward encounters with Hoffman's own father (who he says is so popular he's getting his own interview requests as a result of the show), his buddy Norm MacDonald, and people from walks of life we didn't even know existed. In Thursday night's season finale, we meet a piñata maker, a Whoopi Goldberg impersonator, and a ballusionist (a balloon-illusionist is a real, lucrative job, it would seem). "We try to think of the weirdest professions possible and then we have a producer go see if that profession even exists. And the answer is always 'yes' ... L.A. is where the crazies come out," says Hoffman. And while Hoffman's crazies are certainly entertaining, the strangest and perhaps most rewarding moments of his hodgepodge comedy half-hour are the vignettes with longtime comedy vet MacDonald (Thursday's finale involves a bathroom and a dangerous piece of machinery, so get ready). "Basically I’m trying to make him not funny and he’s still the funniest thing on the show ... He’s amazing and it’s just him being himself. I can’t think of an example of wasting anyone’s talent more than me doing Norm movie parodies," says Hoffman with a laugh. It may be a "waste," but it's certainly a memorable running bit.  The Ben Show concludes its eight episode first season on Comedy Central Thursday night at 10 P.M. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:Comedian Patton Oswalt Owns the InternetPatton Oswalt Reminds Us What Makes a Good ComedianStephen Colbert Responds To 'Accidental Racist' With 'Whoopsie Homophobe'  From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'American Idol' Recap: One of These Girls Is Not Like The Others
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 18, 2013
    If you didn’t notice, American Idol is very concerned with viewers taking note of the most obvious thing about the remaining five contestants: they are all ladies. As in: no more cute-boys-with-guitars-and/or-wacky-haircuts winning this show. Lady Idols are the ones with the most visible industry success (yes, believe it or not, we remember Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, producers), and the series seems to be happier than Randy in a closet full of bow ties and obnoxiously patterned glasses. Idol is ecstatic about all this lady love. Unfortunately, now’s the time for us to get mean. Like, talking-about-your-classmates-in-the-middle-school-bathroom mean. There may or may not be tawdry, misguided jokes Sharpied on the walls by the end of this recap. That’s just the way it is: we’re getting mighty close to that big finale, and only one of these ladies can be Queen Idol. They may be friends behind the scenes, but on that stage, it’s every girl for herself, and that’s how we’re going to treat this week. And because it’s more fun to start with the person you’ve got the most gripes about, let’s get right on in with Janelle Arthur, the sweet little lady who’s about a mile behind the rest of the singers on this show. Now, Janelle is a frustrating little marshmallow. She is talented. She has a great voice. She’s prettier than a Disney princess. And yet, this competition is not working for her. She’s the odd man out. The first problem is her talent: as great as she is, she’s not nearly enough of a diva to keep up with these other ladies. So it’s fitting, that on Diva Night, Janelle is the one who completely faltered. She’s great, but not great enough. The second problem with our little ray o’ sunshine is that she really doesn’t seem to know who she is. She hits her sweet spot with songs like the one she chose for the “The Year They Were Born” portion of the show. Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name” didn’t impress country buff Keith Urban, but for the rest of us, watching Janelle stand there with her guitar and croon was as good as it gets. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to stand out, and when she took round two with one of Dolly Parton’s worst songs “Dumb Blonde” (sweetie, Keith was being considerate when he said “It’s not at the top of Dolly Parton’s catalog”), she stabbed herself right in the foot. Janelle’s voice isn’t as remarkable as the others and she has no idea who she is as an artist, aside from being a countrified ham in sparkly cowboy boots. It’s not enough, it’s confusing, and voters are only going to put up with it for so long. Also in danger of becoming the girl folks just don’t understand is Amber Holcomb. What’s worst about Amber is that while she, too, can’t seem to figure out how to showcase herself as a contemporary, current artist, she is so incredibly talented that it almost hurts to hear her sing. She could waltz out in that painters’ sheet disguised as a jumpsuit from last week’s throwback performance and sing one of the sleepiest Burt Bacharach songs ever, and still look and sound amazing. And she proved that with her show-ending number, “What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life?” by Barbara Streisand. She looked incredible and despite the impossibly dated sounding song (Amber’s speciality) the sheer talent necessary to perform a ballad like this to perfect what oozing from her every pore. She was incredible, flawless. The judges were in awe, and that’s because for the first time ever, she connected with the song and expressed that connection beautifully. We saw more of her personality in this almost stoic performance than we’ve seen all season. The problem is, that with so many of her other performances, like Wednesday night’s “Without You” as performed by Idol judge Mariah Carey, her personality is completely absent. We’re left with a big voice and no connection. It’s infuriating, because by all rights she should be the perfect Idol. She’s super model gorgeous, she’s goofy and sweet in the video packages, she had a backstage romance with the adorable Burnell Taylor, and she’s got the voice of a young Whitney Houston. She should be killing this competition, but it’s all about her ability to connect and project her genuine emotion. She did that with the Barbara song, but when she took on Mariah in front of Mariah, she faltered. The legend herself, as Randy calls her, points out that the song was a little low for Amber, which is why it was hard for her to just sing and connect instead of worrying about how she was doing. Still, it was boring and that, combined with the less than youthful appeal (no matter how amazing it was) of the Streisand song put Amber in a bit of danger come elimination time, even if she does have the voice of a ridiculously talented angel. Then there’s Angie Miller. This week, I’m pretty sure the judges were watching a different performance. There had to have been microphones pumping in something different, because while they were all over Angie, praising her every move, it really seemed as though the girl was stretching and steering away from the singer-songwriter vibe that we fell in love with back in Hollywood week. Sure, there’s the element of her over pronunciation, which Mariah has since decided is just a part of Angie that’s never going away. But there’s also an element of theatricality that is starting to become a sort of visual version of nails on a chalkboard. Angie has a great voice. And this week, she picked some great songs: “Halo” by Beyonce and “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders. Her voice is well-suited to carry the vocal acrobatics of both songs, however, she has nothing of the subtle expressiveness she has when she’s singing her own song at a piano (or something in a very identical vein). She’s got pipes, but so does everyone else. The thing that will keep her from being Angie Miller, X place finisher on Idol instead of runner up or winner is the fact that while she’s got the raw goods, she’s not using them in a grounded, natural way like Kree and Candice, and to some extent Amber (even if she’s not sure who she is). At first, the judges seem to get it right. After she performs the Pretenders song, helped by the stage smoke and galaxies swirling on screens behind her as the music swells, the judges give her almost no critique of her performance, but instead spend time praising Chrissie Hynde for writing the incredible song and making it a classic, and giving Angie props for dedicating the sweet song to her hometown, Boston, in the wake of the marathon bombings. And as sweet as that was, the judges should have had the courage to give her the correct judgement which is: your voice is good, but you let the songwriting and effects carry you, and your theatrical facials were over the top in an attempt to compensate. I like Angie, a lot, and I’m happy to see her connecting to her hometown at a time like this, but the performance underneath that was not up to par. Similarly, her performance of “Halo” lacked any edge. Perhaps I just worship too ardently at the altar of Bey, but there is no way Angie’s performance is as queenly and Queen B. Not even close. Nicki Minaj’s sweet words of encouragement about B watching the video and knowing who Angie is cute, and maybe even true, but her performance was just alright. Put “Halo” in the hands of Candice, Kree, or Amber, and it would be a killer performance. Angie’s felt very (forgive me, Angie fans) shallow in a way that songs her comfort zone don’t, and picking a Beyonce song only highlighted that. As for Kree Harrison, this is the first week that she’s ever had me really worrying. Alright, I’m only slightly worried, because while she faltered, she’s still more herself than anyone in this competition aside from Candice. Kree tried “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crows for the Year They Were Born portion of the evening, and even though the song is decidedly ‘90s, Kree struggled against that lean towards cut-off jeans and plaid shirts tied around waists enough to give it her own signature bluesy spin, landing very near Bonnie Raitt territory (for you young people, that’s a very, very good thing). It wasn’t her vocals that were off. It never is. It’s the way in which she felt clearly awkward on that stage. Maybe it was the pressure of trying to make a Black Crows song work for a show like Idol, but whatever it was, Nicki doesn’t agree and she gets into her first fight with Mariah since audition rounds. Kree looks as awkward as the way in which this catty vignette made its way into this recap, and then went back about her business, getting ready for performance number two. Throwing herself full on into Diva Night, Kree dons a sleek black dress, diamond necklace, and pink lipstick, and it’s so against her personality that it’s jarring. Through the performance, it’s clear that she’s not sure why she’s so dressed up either. But eventually, she lets that go and just gets into Celine Dion’s “Have You Ever Been In Love,” and once again making it all her own. Still, I would have preferred they keep her in clothes that make her comfortable. Kree is the sort of woman who doesn’t need a fancy dress to be elegant. She could wear jeans, a nice blouse and pair of flats and still be an swanlike presence on stage. She’s just got that simple, genuine grace flowing. Still, even with those awkward moments, she’s got no issue maintaining her lead in the competition. Unless of course, we’re pitting her directly against Candice Glover (which may very well happen in a few weeks). Miss Frontrunner started out with a song the judges weren’t exactly keen on, but if you ask me, it was a brilliant choice, especially when we consider her Diva number that followed it. At the suggestion of Janelle, Candice does a slower, jazzier version of Paula Abdul’s (yes, Randy, we still remember that she used to judge this show with you) “Straight Up.” She rocked out, just as we all expected, but the song wasn’t challenging. It didn’t showcase her voice. It just showed that she was given two opportunities on Wednesday: one in which to have a grand old time and entertain us, and another to blow our tiny little minds. When she gets to her second song, “When You Believe,” which wasn’t just a Mariah song but a Mariah and Whitney Houston duet, it all makes sense. “Straight Up” was a victory party after last week’s magical “Lovesong.” “When You Believe” was her way of bringing it all home. What’s interesting about this performance is that it follows Amber’s boring rendition of Mariah’s “Without You,” and both songs follow that ‘90s ballad rule of quiet singing for the first two thirds followed by a sparkling explosion of high notes at the end, but Candice’s is so much more compelling. That’s why despite the fact that both she and Amber have powerhouse voices and effortless quality about them, Candice is the one on top and Amber is hanging on for dear life. Candice makes you feel every word of that song, from the first note to the final beat, you are hanging on every word of a song you know by heart. That’s the mark of a true talent: she’s firing on all cylinders. And if that can’t propel her to the winner’s slot (along with Nicki’s mention of her not making it last year, but coming back on top in Season 12), nothing can. Who was your favorite of the night? Who do you think is going home? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:'Idol' Star Angie Miller Is Singing For BostonHow 'American Idol' Forced Me to Crush on Keith Urban'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Wins, Everyone Else Can Go Home From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • Radiohead Singer's Eye Replaced By Nipple (In This Weird Tattoo)
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 17, 2013
    We can generally agree that Radiohead is awesome. And we can probably come to a similar agreement that Thom Yorke, the band's frontman, lead guitarist, and principle songwriter is the reason Radiohead is so awesome. And body art is, quite often, awesome. With a little transitive property magic, we can deduce that getting a tattoo of Yorke, as the leader of Radiohead, is also awesome. But this particular tattoo isn't so much awesome as the weirdest f**king thing we've ever seen. Yorke's famously "droopy" eye has been replaced by the tattoo-bearer's own nipple.  Sure, this may be the result of some fancy Photoshopping, but we're going to choose to believe that the Internet isn't that cruel. Who knows? This could be come the next big thing.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:Justin Bieber, Put Your Creep Fan Art AwayWe Really Hope This Gucci Mane Photo Is Real17 Creative Pieces of 'Breaking Bad' Fan Art  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Why David O. Russell's New Movie Is Called 'American Hustle'
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 17, 2013
    Despite the satisfaction factor of the film's original title, American Bulls**t, David O. Russell's latest venture has a new name: American Hustle. And while the original title didn't get us much further, this one takes the confusing cake.  Is it a plea from a hustler to the fair maiden he wants to "Gimme that funk, that sweet, that nasty, that gushy stuff"? Nope, that's a Jay-Z song. Is it an indie movie about a pimp/drug dealer played by Terrence Howard? Nope, that's Hustle and Flow. Oh, it's a movie about a gangster in 1940s Shanghai, right? No. Stop. That's Kung Fu Hustle. Russell's Hustle stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence in a blonde wig, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams and is the tale of an FBI sting operation called Abscam that took down a slew of U.S. congressmen. Perhaps we should consult a thesaurus to avoid all this confusion. Or, we could run down all the essential things you need to know about the movie so the Hustle might make a little more sense.  1. The name Abscam comes from "Abdul scam," which comes from the Abdul Corporation, which the FBI used as a front for their sting.  2. The point of the Abscam mission in 1978 was to target corrupt government officials who were accepting bribes, hence the word "hustle" in the title. 3. The FBI targetted 31 officials and nabbed a total of six by the end of the program, so in a sense, they were hustling too. Why hello there, double meaning.  4. In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence wears an awful blonde wig and some grade-A terrible coats and dresses... and accessories. She certainly looks like someone on the arm of a hustler... a hustler like Bradley Cooper, who's rocking an oddly Justin Timberlake-esque curly 'do in the movie as well. Point three! 5. They couldn't call the movie American Bullshit. Does anyone else remember how much trouble we had working out way around $#*! My Dad Says? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:What's With Bradley Cooper's Hair in the New David O. Russell Movie?Jennifer Lawrence is Unrecognizable On Set For David O. Russell's FBI MovieDavid O. Russell Teams With Louis C.K. For New Movie  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Nine People You Didn't Know Were on 'Arrested Development'
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 17, 2013
    Kenneth Parcell started his illustrious career of getting things for other people on Arrested Development. I repeat: before he was serving Tracy Jordan's every whim, Jack McBrayer was serving drinks to a wink-happy Lucille Bluth (and being interrupted by an opportunistic Bluth son).  But he's not alone. We scoured every single episode of Arrested Development's three seasons, thanks to the wonder of Netflix, and found nine people who were nobodies (at least to the general pop culture consumer) when they debuted their tiny (sometimes miniscule) roles on the Fox show.  I suppose we'd better pay attention when we start gobbling up the new Arrested Development episodes over Memorial Day weekend. Some average guy visiting the Banana Stand may just be the next beloved sitcom star.  GALLERY: Nine People You Didn't Know Were on 'Arrested Development' Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:20 'Arrested Development' Running Jokes That Need to Keep Running'Arrested Development' Season 4 PostersAlia Shawkat on Breaking Free from 'Arrested Development'  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Kool-Aid Man's 'Big' Makeover: That's It? Oh Yeah
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 17, 2013
    Oh no. Someone was paid a giant jug o' money to give the Kool-Aid Man a makeover, but we're pretty sure we're just looking at the same old talking juice receptacle (who, by the way, still retains his rudest wall-busting behaviors).  According to Ad Week, the new Kool-Aid man is a kinder, gentler sugary drink-filled personality. He works out, he's got a more highly-developed personality, he knows a few big words, he's got Facebook, and, most importantly, he rivals Spring Breakers' Alien when it comes to his rainbow selection of pants. (Look at all his sh******t.) The  new Kool-Aid man is CG animation instead of a man in a suit. We also find him working out like an old timey boxer, selecting his classic red shade from a closet full of every color Kool-Aid (which he refers to as his "pants"), hanging out in a picturesque park while serving his signature red drink, and speaking like a trusty father character from an inocuous sitcom. On his Facebook profile, a photo of a phantom Kool-Aid hand chillin' on a beach holds a sticky note that says "Oh yeah!" — thus assuring us we haven't heard the last of our favorite catchphrase. But we're generally looking at a kinder, gentler, less pushy-like-a-crazed-drug-dealer Kool-Aid man.  This could be the work of a genius ad man or someone's sheer realization that it's no longer the '90s and that moms (you know, the ones buying the sugary stuff) aren't looking to pick up the latest tasty shade of jug-man pants because some raspy-sounding mascot burst through a brick wall and shouted at her until she ran all the way to the store. What's more, is that in the '70s and '80s, Kool-Aid Man was often hanging out in the park or playing roller hockey instead of intimidating small children in his "Wacky Factory." Definitely worth a big-budget overhaul. Congratulations, juice-like-beverage purveyors! You've realized it's no longer 1993.  Oh yeah. Follow Kelsea On Twitter @KelseaStahler More:Dove Proves Women Are More Beautiful Than They Think20th Century Fox's Questionable Name ChangeAllison Brie Needs to Work on Her Grumpy Cat Impression  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Rupert Murdoch Plays Catch-Up with Reality, Creates 21st Century Fox
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 16, 2013
    Yummie Tummie Shapewear. Nicholas Cage's son Kal-El. That Samsung phone that was named with an emoticon. These are all things practically begging for a name change. Twentieth Century Fox was not, unless you're mercilessly stuck in a bubble where everything is covered in body glitter and butterfly clips are so popular they're practically currency. The joke about Twentieth Century Fox being an out of date moniker is about as relevant as our 1999 fears about the dreaded Y2K technological meltdown. Nonetheless, Rupert Murdoch is finally making the change: 13 years after the movie studio was plagued by, like, maybe 10 snarky dad jokes, he's changing the entertainment leg of his Fox empire to 21st Century Fox. In a letter to employees obtained by Deadline, Murdoch explained the name change: After much exploration, and valuable input from our executive team, we’ve chosen the name 21st Century Fox to take us into the future. 21st Century Fox is a name that draws upon the rich creative heritage of Twentieth Century Fox, while also speaking to the innovation and dynamism that must define each of our businesses through the 21st Century. Our new name is inspired by the very first company we acquired nearly thirty years ago as our initial foray into the awe-inspiring world of entertainment. Cool story, bro. Just so you know, all this has accomplished is that it's reminded us that dad jokes existed long before you could hashtag them on Twitter and that we're going to spend the next century of our lives accidentally calling 21st Century Fox by it's old name. But don't worry, it's just going to get a new name again in 3013 and we'll have to start the whole process all over again.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:'Mad Men' Star Takes on Grumpy Cat'Seinfeld' Alum Set to Play 'Ninja Turtles' Master'Gatsby' Star Carey Mulligan Says Her Daisy is Part Kardashian  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Jon Hamm Entertains Us So Elmo Can Work on His Art — VIDEO
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 16, 2013
    Jon Hamm isn't always playing a womanizing ad man or giving interviews about how he wants everyone to stop talking about his, er, God-given assets. Sometimes, he's just Jon, palling around his his buddy Elmo, the fuzzy red puppet with a soft spot for sculpture.  Hamm goes where many celebrities have gone before him, taking up a brief stint on Sesame Street and helping Elmo teach the kiddies a lesson about art. And that lesson is: Art is heavy. But Hamm's cheerful nature while Elmo requests that he carry a handful of hefty sculptures to and fro while he crafts his masterpiece might just be enough to wash away our frustrations with a very flip Hamm during a recent Rolling Stone interview.  Watch and resume your adoration of the bearded wonder that is Mr. Jon Hamm.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:Jon Hamm, You're Doing It WrongJockey Wants to Put Jon Hamm in Their Underwear Ads'Mad Men' Recap: Don Draper Is a Whore 
  • Miranda Kerr Reveals That Ending Her Victoria's Secret Contract Was Her Idea
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 16, 2013
    It's not you, it's her, Victoria's Secret. After rumors swirled that model Miranda Kerr was let go (or as some folks put it, "fired") from her Victoria's Secret contract, the lingerie company quickly hopped to Kerr's defense, telling Hollywood.com that she'd "always be an Angel." Now she's speaking out and, from the looks of things, the feeling is mutual. "This is a natural evolution," says the Australian model in Sunday's issue of the Sydney Morning Herald. "I'm now entering a new phase in my life. I have felt this coming since my son was born and, after I became a mother, I realized I needed to prioritize my time," she adds. To put it simply: it's pretty hard to be a mom and have commitments on the level of a yearly contract with a lingerie giant like Victoria's Secret. As VS President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek said earlier this week, Kerr will continue to do campaigns, ads, and appearances for the company, just not under contract and not as regularly as her fellow Angels, who aren't busy raising small children. So, as juicy and salacious as a story about Kerr being ousted for not selling enough panties from the "Sexy Little Things" lingerie line is, it's simply not the case. And now that it's the story on both sides of this once rumored "fight," can we all let bygones be bygones while Kerr enjoys her newfound motherhood? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:Miranda Kerr Will 'Always Be' a Victoria's Secret AngelMoving On Out: Miranda Kerr Sells NYC ApartmentMiranda Kerr Not Ready For More Kids Yet  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • New 'Hemlock Grove' Trailer: Sex, Blood, Maggots, and Did We Mention Sex?
    By: Kelsea Stahler Apr 16, 2013
    Don't let this SFW image fool you. We just put that there so your boss won't wonder what you're trying to pull at the office. The new trailer for Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove is absolutely NSFW, so wait until the bossman (or bosslady) heads out for a coffee break, alright? This thing spends half of its time trying to convince you its raunchier than True Blood  (it's even got its own Skarsgard, Bill, brother of True Blood's Alexander, or "Eric"), and the rest of the time trying to see just how many bodily fluids and bones they can show you before you need to step outside for some fresh air.  Of course, you kind of have to expect that when you're dealing with werewolves, things are going to get a little more grotesque: that mythology has always been a little less about sexuality and a little more about rage. If vampires are the sexy warriors of the supernatural world, werewolves are the Hulk. But despite images of jaw bones breaking through the skin of one man's face, maggots crawling all over a dead body, vomit (just regular old vomit, thank God), and that unsettling lumpy, empty-eyed baby head at the 1:30 mark, the rest of the trailer is sex, girl-on-girl sex, and more super naked, bumping uglies till the werewolves come out s-e-x. So it all balances out, I suppose. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler More:'True Blood' Season 6: Sookie & Eric Are Holding Each Other?'True Blood' Season Finale Recap: I'm Melting!'Vampire Diaries' Vs. 'True Blood' From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)