Cory Mahoney
  • Which 'True Blood' Characters Will Die Before the Finale?
    By: Cory Mahoney Jul 18, 2014
    HBO With the final season of True Blood wrapping up this summer, we've got to wonder which characters the vampire drama will exterminate for good by the time the finale rolls around. We've already seen the HBO series give the axe to Tara Thornton, Alcide Herveaux, and Mrs. Fortenberry, but what about the rest of the major players? Who will make it to the end, and who will meet a grim fate? Sookie StackhouseIn the end, Sookie probably has to live. That doesn't mean we can't secretly root for her demise, though. The character has become so self-centered that in the midst of a zombie-vampire epidemic and the death of her childhood best friend, she's principally concerned with what the people of Bon Temps are thinking about her. Sookie is upset that they think she brings nothing but trouble... so, she decides to try to help her kidnapped friends by trying to get kidnapped herself (and this is how Alcide gets shot, which now she has something else to feel bad about). Girl needs to get a grip. Bill ComptonBill has always been one of the campiest character on the show, from his pronunciation of "Sookie" to actually becoming god, and we've gone back and forth between loving to hating him again and again. At this point, it's tough to hate Bill, but that's not to say we'd be all that sad to see him go. But perhaps we'll root for him to make it through, if only because Sookie probably will, and wouldn't that just be adorable if Sookie and Bill finally got together? (See? I almost sound like I give a hoot.) Sam MerlotteSam has been involved in his own stories for a while, and now he's finally returning to the group. After seasons of waiting for him to get killed off, now I'm sort of rooting for him to make it through. He does have a kid on the way... or something. I'm still not quite sure exactly who his fiancée is, when she got pregnant, or any of that. But I'm pretty sure he mentioned she and their baby were taken by the vampires. Jason StackhouseThere is no way in hell Jason Stackhouse should die because that's just a waste of beauty. It's as simple as that. Next character. Eric NorthmanIt seems like it's a given that Eric will die since he's contracted Hep V, but who knows? Let's just hope that if he dies, he dies like Godric did. Or that we see Godric again at least.  HBO PamPam can't die, can she? She's always been one of the show's strongest characters, but the latest episode featuring her with Eric lagged a bit. Until, that is, she stole Ginger's idea for Fangtasia and passed it off as her own. Then we remembered how fun Pam can be. It'll be a sad turn of events if she goes. JessicaJessica is another character with whom the show has always done well. Hopefully, she and Hoyt will somehow fall back in love with each other and can stay alive (or, well, vampire-alive) to enjoy some time together.  Andy BellefleurAndy has grown more than any other character on this show in the last seven seasons, evolving from an incompetent drunk on the police force to a V addict, then to sheriff, and now a father and a leader. His trajectory makes him easy to root for consistently, regardless of whether or not we actually like him.  LafayetteAh, to look back upon how upsetting it was at the end of Season 1, when the cliffhanger led us all to believe Lafayette had died. Though his bruja abilities (is that what he is? or his just a medium?) can test a fan's patience, the character is one of the greatest on the show. He's still hilarious, and he's still lovable, and he's probably the only thing about this show that still is. Hopefully, he'll wind up with Jessica's boyfriend and find the happiness he was robbed of with Jesus.  ArleneHearts shattered in the latest episode when Arlene decided not to be with Terry in death. Hopefully that's the last run-in with death she faces this season, because she has those three kids and a heart of gold.
  • The Perfect Comeback for Every Occasion
    By: Cory Mahoney May 30, 2014
    We all have moments where we wish we had the ideal insult to hurl at someone. Usually, we don't think of that perfectly-prepared dig until the moment has passed. We've decided to put an end to that for the sake of arguments everywhere. Using our favorite movies, we've compiled a list of the best insults for any given situation, so you won't end up like George Costanza. NBC / NBC /   It may take time to perfect these insults, but remember to always remain optimistic that your insults will improve. Buena Vista Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures /   When Starbucks messes up your coffee order: New World Pictures /   When someone says they don't like Beyoncé: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /   When your friend texts you about the same guy for the 3143268th time: The Weinstein Company /   When your ex starts dating someone new: Paramount Pictures /   When someone asks you to volunteer on a Saturday morning: New World Pictures /   When someone spoils Game of Thrones: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Paramount Pictures /   When someone cuts you off on the highway: Paramount Pictures /    When you need everyone to be aware of how much better you are: Universal Pictures /   When you're hungover and someone just keeps talking: Columbia Pictures /   When someone corrects your grammar: Paramount Pictures /   When the Chinese take-out lady makes you reassess your life by guessing your order: Buena Vista Pictures /   When someone at work eats a burrito and you haven't eaten yet: Buena Vista Pictures /   When someone asks what you're doing with your life: Universal Pictures /   Whenever someone speaks passionately about the Kardashians: Warner Bros. /   When a bunch of street performers block your path: Universal Pictures /   When your team's game is on at a rival bar: Universal Pictures /   When you see someone wearing crocs on the street: Paramount Pictures /    When someone unworthy of your time compliments you:  Buena Vista Pictures /   When some heifer tries to give you outfit advice: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer /   When it comes down to the Moms: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Paramount Pictures /   When you need to just win the Mom-insults: Columbia Pictures /   When a creep hits on you at a bar (first drink): Paramount Pictures /   When a creep hits on you at a bar (second drink): Buena Vista Pictures /   When a creep hits on you at a bar (lost count of drinks): Columbia Pictures /   At the end of the day, when almost anything and everything warrants insult: The Weinstein Company /   When words aren't necessary: Universal Pictures /   Hopefully, now you can go about your day perpetually proud of your new skill. Screen Gems /
  • The Best Twitter Reactions to Solange Attacking Jay Z
    By: Cory Mahoney May 13, 2014
    Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images Jay Z's 100th problem, or perhaps just one of his existing 99, seems to be his sister-in-law Solange. The two were caught on surveillance footage from an elevator leaked to Jay Z, Solange, and Beyoncé were all attending a Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel in NYC.  In the video, Beyoncé's sister is seen repeatedly punching and kicking the rapper until she's ultimately restrained by a bodyguard.  Naturally, this rare glimpse into Beyoncé's extremely private life has exploded all over the internet (like everything she does, from releasing a surprise album to temporarily becoming a vegan). Instantly, Twitter's top trending topics included 'Jay Z and Solange,' #WhatJayZSaidToSolange, as well as many wondering where Beyoncé was in this brawl and what caused it. The result was easily one of the most entertaining things to watch unfold. Below are some of our favorite reactions: 1. Those who took aim at Solange's career:  How nobody used "Solange gets her first hit" in a headline yet is mind boggling. — Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) May 12, 2014 Zing — Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) May 12, 2014   #WhatJayZSaidToSolange Dang, #Solange. This elevator has more floors than you have hits. — Brad Stinson, Jr. (@bradstinsonjr) May 13, 2014 Solange: "Stop calling me Beyonce's sister!" Jay-Z: "Okay Blue Ivy's aunt" #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — Chloè (@ArianaBchloe) May 13, 2014 Solange: This elevator isn't going anywhere! Jay Z: Like ya career? #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — Will Smith (@JustWillSmith) May 13, 2014 2. Those who took aim at Jay Z's career: #WhatJayZSaidtoSolange @LordGichohi @DraeFrank @MuchiriH Hahahaha LOOOL — julius yelsin (@jyelsin1) May 13, 2014 #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — Mitchel Bland (@mitchelbland) May 13, 2014 3. Those who wondered why Beyoncé stayed out of it: #WhatJayZSaidToSolange this is the best one — smegs (@meganbarnsdale) May 13, 2014 4. Those who don't like 'Game of Thrones' spoilers: "Joffrey dies" #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) May 12, 2014 Solage was clearly behind on Game Of Thrones and Jay-z blurted out some spoilers in the elevator #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — Brad Bellick (@jasonfreeman95) May 13, 2014 5. The obligatory Kanye West reference: Jay Z gets attacked by Solange... Meanwhile Kanye West be like... #WhatJayZSaidToSolange — تانيا Tanya Kamaly (@tanya_kamaly) May 12, 2014 6. The Wikipedia-savvy: Now this is Cracking me up! #WhatJayZSaidToSolange Solange's wikipedia Profile! — DR. DREY | ONLINE PR (@DreyPR) May 13, 2014 7. Even Solange had a premonition about this: #wheniwaslittle I tried to kill my sisters teenage boyfriend (not a secret scince she blabbed about it on letterman) I had a GREAT plan. :) — solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 8, 2009 Follow @Hollywood_com