Rosie Narasaki
  • What Lena Dunham and Ingrid Michaelson Think About Summer Hit "Rude"
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jul 14, 2014
    WENN/WENN Much like "Summertime Sadness" last summer and "Call Me Maybe" the summer before that, Canadian band Magic! has created this year's summer chart topper in the form of the omnipresent "Rude." You'll hear it just about every other song on the radio, and it looks like it's starting to grate on some people. "Some people" meaning the collectively highly decorated Lena Dunham and Ingrid Michaelson, who took to Twitter to poke some light fun at the song: @lenadunham He's gonna marry her anyway. — Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) July 14, 2014 Now with a comedic rapport like that, we should all be signing petitions for Michaelson to make an appearance on season 4 of Girls!
  • 10 Reasons We're Excited for Diagon Alley
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jul 08, 2014
    Getty Images/Universal Orlando Resort Can you believe The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley will be open to the public today? When Harry Potter's stars (with a few notable exceptions, ahem, Dan, Rupert and Emma) made an appearance at the Diagon Alley Preview a few weeks ago, it felt like it would be forever — but now the day is nigh! As you can see, we're having a bit of trouble containing our excitement... and here are a few reasons why: 10. Remember that awesome scene from the seventh book/eighth movie when Harry, Ron and Hermione (and Griphook) break into the infamously impregnable Gringotts? Well, now it's a ride! 9. Also, according to Evanna Lynch, the dragon at Gringotts "is even more true to life than the movie sets!" 8. There's a real-life Florean Fortescue's, and they serve butterbeer soft serve! 7. You can cast spells. 6. You can grab English-style pub grub at The Leaky Cauldron! 5. You can also visit Borgin and Burke's in Knockturn Alley, if you're so inclined. 4. Three words: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. 3. Yeah, it exists, and apparently you can buy Pygmy Puffs there. 2. You can finally go to Ollivanders... and wait for the wand to choose you. 1. Also, Eyelop's Owl Emporium — you know you always wanted a Hedwig of your own.
  • Behind the Scenes Secrets from 'Pretty Little Liars' Costumer Mandi Line
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 25, 2014
    Instagram/mandiline Pretty Little Liars costumer Mandi Line took to Twitter last night to answer some of her fans' questions, and the results were a melangé of good advice, insider information, and good ol' fashioned fangirling. Here are some of our favorite tweets: She also doled out some solid career advice (actually, it's similar to what Lucky Editor in Chief Eva Chen had to say!) @horxnsupport @Aeropostale school and interning....never never give up. #PLLCollection — mandi line (@tankgirlyo) June 24, 2014 She voiced enthusiasm for a possible future Mona-themed collection (which, yes). @Aero87Mota @Aeropostale that would be so cool?? #PLLCollection — mandi line (@tankgirlyo) June 24, 2014 Because, apparently, she enjoys dressing flashback Mona the most. @__piinkfrap @Aeropostale flashback mona!! #PLLCollection — mandi line (@tankgirlyo) June 24, 2014 She got real when asked about her hopes and dreams: @IamMEGANf @Aeropostale ummmmm to work on #PRETTYLILLIARS #PLLCollection — mandi line (@tankgirlyo) June 24, 2014 And explained how the girls feel about each other's style (it totally makes sense that Spencer would feel like the odd one out every once in a while!): @_bethanymotaluv @Aeropostale sometimes spencer wishes she had an edge and now hanna has it!! #pllcollection — mandi line (@tankgirlyo) June 24, 2014
  • Mindy Kaling's Birthday Swag Will Make You Jealous
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 24, 2014
    Mindy Kaling is officially celebrating her 35th birthday in style — the day's not even over yet, and she's already Instagram'd tons of pics of her birthday haul. Let's take a look at her newfound swag: Instagram/mindykaling Here's a pic of her showing off her new bling — a fun ring and earrings courtesy of The Mindy Project staff writer Tracey Wigfield (it would seem that most of TMP's writers are in Las Vegas right now, and they've been getting both work and play in, especially where Mindy's birthday is involved). Instagram/mindykaling Her assistant gifted her this delightful "stay in and watch TV" kit. Yum. Instagram/mindykaling Then, she got this adorable (albeit creepy) clutch from Fox — she jokes, "Thank you Rupert Murdoch, who I'm sure chose this personally." Instagram/mindykaling Another gift from one of her fellow TMP writers, Jeremy Bronson. Customed-designed chartreuse Nikes, a windbreaker that practically glows in the dark, and a rainbow sock monkey? Yes, please! We're glad you're celebrating in style, Mindy!
  • Taylor Swift + Kitten = MAXIMUM TWEE LEVEL REACHED
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 19, 2014
    Instagram/taylorswift Taylor Swift here has been in the gossip mags for a different reason lately — rather than the high-profile/drama-filled boyfriends of old, we've been seeing her out and about with equally high-profile/decidedly less drama-filled girlfriends.  Her roster of friends (which includes Lena Dunham, Lorde, and Cara Delevingne, to name a few) is enviable, to say the least: she's got about everything a girl could ask for — she leaves the gym perfectly coiffed (and dressed like this), she bakes cookies with Olympian Gracie Gold, she roadtrips with supermodel Karlie Kloss, and now... well, meet her newest (and soon to be most famous) friend — a kitten who just happens to be named Olivia Benson.  Ms. Benson is white, fluffy, tiny, and above all, adorable. You're killing us, Taylor: killing us with cuteness!
  • Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams Had a Twitter Convo And It's Kind of Epic
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 18, 2014
    HBO/WENN It's an exciting time for the two Brits: she just finished up another electric season on Game of Thrones (perhpas her best yet!), and he has an album coming out on Tuesday. Sheeran reached out first with a congratulatory tweet after GoT's finale on Sunday: @Maisie_Williams such a badass episode — Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 16, 2014 Williams was quick to concur: @edsheeran Fave ep ever. Thanks Ed! — Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 16, 2014 Sheeran couldn't help but comment on Arya's harsh treatment of The Hound: @Maisie_Williams you woz so cold doe, but I respect that — Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 16, 2014 Williams was quick to defend her character's actions with the help of skull emojis: @edsheeran Y'know how it is.. Every man for himself. When you play the Game of Thrones- you win, or you die. — Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 16, 2014 Then, Sheeran replied with a rather graphic description of what happens when you don't play the Game of Thrones right: @Maisie_Williams or you get your wang cut off and name changed to reek — Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 16, 2014 Williams answered his Theon Greyjoy jab with a sad concurrence, using British slang I had to look up on Urban Dictionary: @edsheeran very peak. — Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 16, 2014
  • We're Super Jealous of Troian Bellisario's Workout Regime
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 11, 2014
    Did you catch the Pretty Little Liars season 5 premiere last night? It was about as nail-biting as they come, and Troian Bellisario here knocked it out of the park, fashion-wise. But how does Ms. Bellisario spend her time when she's not busy trying to out-maneuver the ever-mysterious A? She trains with former circus performer-turned celebrity trainer, Mark Wildman, studying aerial silks, combat, and weapons training. She talked about it at length (along with her controversial GQ shoot) in her recent interview with BuzzFeed, and has posted numerous action shots on her widely-followed Instagram account — scroll down for some of her coolest snaps! As if aerial silks weren't awesome enough, she's added galactic leggings to the equation. Instagram/sleepinthegardn Her fiancee (!!), Patrick Adams, labelled this pic "Flygirl," while a commentor mentioned she looked like Peter Pan — both are right, in our opinion! Instagram/sleepinthegardn Dang!  Looks like Spencer Hastings could stand to learn a thing or two from Bellisario — if she knew her way around a machete like this, A might be a thing of the past by now Instagram/sleepinthegardn If possible, the awesomest pose of all, coupled with another pair of enviable leggings Instagram/sleepinthegardn
  • We May Be in Mourning, But Pedro Pascal Is Just Fine
    By: Rosie Narasaki Jun 03, 2014
    Instagram/pascalispunk Two days out, and we still can't stop talking of the brutal last two minutes of "The Mountain and The Viper."  The fight itself was delightful, and the aftermath... well, even for a show with as violent a track record as Game of Thrones, it was capital B Brutal; not to mention hubristic — so hubristic, in fact, that if you listen hard enough, you can hear the mournful whisper of the fans, saying "If only, if only..." Anyway, while the whole GoT fandom mourns (even book readers who knew it was coming still felt the acute sting of losing Prince Oberyn), it looks like actor Pedro Pascal is doing just fine: he even posed (shirtless!) with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (AKA The Mountain AKA Ser Gregor Clegane) and posted the pic on Instagram, alongside the simple caption: "Buds." We're glad Pascal can find it in his heart to make light of the situation!  Hopefully, someday, we will too. Follow @Hollywood_com // Follow @RosieNarasaki //
  • 10 Reasons Why Pete Campbell and King Joffrey Are Basically the Same Person
    By: Rosie Narasaki May 27, 2014
    HBO/AMC When Pete Campbell petulantly shoved a beer can into Trudy's immaculately-frosted cake in a recent Mad Men episode, it sparked the realization: Pete Campbell and Joffrey Baratheon are basically the same person. Here's a bit of the evidence we've compiled to that effect: 1. They've both mastered the art of the b**chface. Heck, Pete even has a whole Tumblr dedicated to his. 2. They're both really into weapons... a little too much, if you know what I mean.   3. They both abuse their power whenever possible... 4. ...Especially when it comes to ladies: they're both absolutely horrible to women. Okay, so Pete never murdered a prostitute with a crossbow. But he did rape an au pair, and who knows what sadistic shenanigans he'd get up to if he were King of the Seven Kingdoms? 5. They both have an unmistakably weasely quality to them. 6. They both favor a smarmy, smug expression (see above) that just makes you want to slap them. Speaking of which... 7. They've both gotten some well-deserved sense knocked into them: Hurrah for Lane and Tyrion, eh? 8. They're both very prone to toddler-level temper tantrums.  Remember when Pete literally threw his dinner out the window?  Or when Joffrey had a butcher boy killed just for humiliating him? 9. They both got married to women who were too beautiful for them. (I mean seriously: Margaery Tyrell? Trudy Campbell? Way out of their respective leagues). 10. ...and didn't manage to stay married to them for long. Ba-dum-tssh! Now I really want them to switch shows – wouldn't you just kill to see Joffrey ragefully fall on his a** on his way down a flight of stairs? Or Pete get gruesomely poisoned at his own wedding reception? I'm not sure how well Joffrey would do at SC&P, but you can bet Pete would be way into winning the Iron Throne – though he'd obviously lose it to Peggy. Follow @Hollywood_com // Follow @RosieNarasaki //
  • Our 10 Favorite Character Breakthroughs on 'Community'
    By: Rosie Narasaki May 25, 2014
    NBC Universal Media Community was a well-loved show for many reasons, chief of which was the fact that in the midst of all its oddball genre-bending and crazy twists of fate, it never lost sight of itself as a truly character-driven show. And as such, five seasons (though sadly not the infamous "six seasons and a movie"... yet) saw the members of Greendale's favorite study group through the ups and downs of quite a lot of personal growth: now, without further ado (and in chronological order) here are some of our favorites! 1. When Troy gets the courage to get up on stage in "Interpretive Dance" Early Season 1, Troy was still wrestling with his ultra-masculine identity as a former high school sports star, struggling (with the help of Abed) to get in touch with his creative side. Well, here he found it with dance, and Britta provides him with the perfect opportunity to be masculine and a dancer. 2. When Annie finally stands up to Troy in "Football, Feminism, and You" Yes, it's a tad lacking in terms of social graces (she terrorizes Troy and his date as she takes back her grandmother's quilt, all whilst wearing an open-backed hospital gown), but it was still a real development for the love-stricken Annie. 3. When Annie and Britta make peace with their mutual jealousy in "The Psychology of Letting Go" After competing for donations for oil spill clean-up (a competition which involved impersonating each other and some light oil wrestling), Annie and Britta are finally able to clear the air re: their Jeff Winger-induced rivalry. 4. When Troy embraces his nerd side in "Epidemiology" Caught between the carefully constructed Aliens homage and a desire to appear cool, Troy is finally able to eschew all notion of coolness, and storm into that infamous zombie-riddled Halloween party in cardboard armor, armed with fake weapons. 5. When Abed accepts the group as his new family in "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" Abed's mother abandoning him took a huge toll on him, but a fantastical claymation adventure helps him realize that there are a lot of people who really care about him. 6. When Pierce puts each study group member to the test in "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" Jeff finally admits he has unfinished business with his father, Shirley lets go of some of her insecurities about her status within the group, and Britta is able to make peace with the disparity between her aspirations to be selfless and her actual self-centeredness. Oh, and Troy meets Levar Burton! 7. When Annie helps Abed realize that he'll always have a place in their group in "Virtual Systems Analysis" It's actually kind of a beautiful scene – she's able to convince him that he can't retreat to his Dreamatorium in lieu of the real world; that, like her, he can't try to control everything. She also reminds him that he'll always be able to find acceptance somewhere: that he'll never find himself stuffed into someone's locker again. 8. When Pierce makes peace with his half-brother in "Digital Estate Planning" Pierce was always a petulant man-child, so his attitude towards Gilbert (A.K.A. Gus Fring!) after learning he was his half-brother was surprisingly sweet. 9. When Jeff stands up to his father in "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations" Jeff's emotional reunion with his father tugs at the heartstrings, but at the end of the episode, he realizes he's found his true family in his study group. 10. When the group (along with a pill-induced G.I. Joe hallucination) help Jeff make peace with turning 40 in "G.I. Jeff" We've always known Jeff was vain, but taking "Age Reverse Life Extend Power" pills? The group knew how to get him to laugh about it with a "It's a OLD boy" mug, courtesy of the hospital gift shop. There are countless more instances of character breakthroughs on the show – what are some of your favorites? Share in the comments! Follow @Hollywood_com // Follow @RosieNarasaki //