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Loretta Donelan
  • 10 Reasons We Still Love "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"
    By: Loretta Donelan Oct 09, 2013
    NBC Some might say that "The Monster Mash" is the only real Halloween novelty song. But in recent years, another hit has crept up on it: "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah." The song, originally performed by Tracy Morgan on the dearly departed 30 Rock, is still a pop-cultural favorite. Here are reasons why it's still such a big hit.  "Boys becoming men. Men becoming wolves!"It's beautiful.  It took three days to create the set, and fifteen minutes to shoot the initial segment. And it keeps giving and giving.  It's great for Halloween and Bar Mitzvahs. Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, the song has versatility going for it.  There is no plural of Frankenstein. Frankensteins?  30 Rock decided to release a 3-minute version after the short version on the show aired. Because why not? That version featured Donald Glover (who wrote for 30 Rock before he was on Community) rapping. Yep, that's Childish Gambino in his early years.  Donald Glover also wrote the song. This guy is too talented. The fact that Tracy remembers the premise of his song halfway through. He got carried away with the festivities. L'chaim! This amazing remix. The amazing RAC usually remix artists like Tegan & Sara and Phoenix, but they do a fantastic job with this one.  The fact that you will never get this out of your head. But why would you want to? Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Lady Gaga's Jazz Album and Other News You Might Have Missed
    By: Loretta Donelan Oct 04, 2013
    WENN GUYS, Breaking Bad is over. OMG. But if you're sick of reading about this over and over, here are some under-the-radar stories that have nothing to do with Walter White.  British Prime Minister David Cameron is a fan of HAIM, just like the rest of us.The Haim sisters dedicated a BBC performance of "The Wire" to the PM, and he tweeted back at them. Read the story at Stereogum. Lena Dunham was genuinely entertained by the Saturday Night Live spoof of Girls, and Mindy Kaling has proof.Read how the two cutest, cleverest friends in the world reacted to the Tina Fey-starring sketch at Us Weekly. The Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett jazz album will be released next year, so we should start preparing ourselves now. We can't really imagine what this album will sound like, but the 87-year-old Bennett says it's "sensational." Read on at PopCrush. Bill Murray turned 63, and this artist created an awesome infographic. Check out the amazing graphic, which chronicles everything from his background to his best quotes, at The Huffington Post. Merritt Wever explains her short, painful, amazing Emmys speech. Apparently, she was caught off guard. Read the interview at Vulture. Katy Perry says she'll "probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell."And it was not a joke. Read the rest of her interview at Billboard (the comment's on page 2). Oops, actually here's something about Breaking Bad: Miley Cyrus doesn't really like it. She says there's too much coughing. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: 5 Debut Albums To Get Excited About This Fall2013 Emmys: The Night No One Won Their Emmys Office PoolDeath Of A Borough: Lena Dunham Is Shooting In Brooklyn Again From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Tom Hanks Talks 'Captain Phillips,' Mustaches, and His Favorite Films
    By: Loretta Donelan Oct 01, 2013
    Joseph Marzullo/WENN Tom Hanks is reportedly more of a fan of typewriters than the internet, and he told Reddit that he "abhors self-promotion," but it didn't stop him from doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit Monday night. Tom was dignified and guarded, unlike some of Reddit's other guests, which seemed fitting for the poised and old-fashioned actor. Here are some of his best responses.  His favorite movie that he hasn't acted in:"Recently, Looper. And Das Boot the directors cut."  On whether he's answering the AMA on a typewriter: "I wish." On how far his Forrest Gump body-double and real-life brother Jim ran in the movie: "In Montana and south carolina. a few hundred yards in slo-mo." How long he'd make it on a deserted island: "I'd make it a week and a half." The classic movie he would have liked to be in: "2001: A Space Odyssey" A theme park ride he'd like to see made: "The Captain Phillips Life-Boat Launch Experience." The message he'd send himself at age 30: "Floss more often." The type of food that he'd choose to eat for the rest of his life: "The Japanese food seems good for you..." Some previously unknown movie trivia: "I had a terrible case of the flu shooting the football scenes in Gump" On how rejection feels: "Crummy. Very crummy." A time when he's gotten emotional on-set: "When LT. Dan introduced Forrest to his wife, with his titanium legs, i burst into tears..." On how Hooch from Turner and Hooch is doing: "All the dogs who played hooch – all four of them – went to dog heaven." On That Thing You Do:"It's the one movie I would love to make again." His tips on mustaches: "Shave it off." On the sequel to Apollo 13: "Apollo 14?" On the mixed criticism surrounding Cloud Atlas: "Nothing effects the love of making a movie – particularly CLOUD ATLAS. It will be around for ever..." His favorite type of music: "Give me three guitars, a piano, and a good drummer and I'm done." A glimpse into his dark side: "I relish Aston Villa victories." Advice on acting: "Show up on time. Know your lines. Have and idea of what to do in the scene. the rest will take care of itself." The last song he had stuck in his head:"It's a Great Big Beautiful tomorrow from Disney's Carousel of Progress." Why he chose to do the AMA: "Scott Rudin suggested it and my kids said I had to. I like it." Read the rest here.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: Tom Hanks Was In That? Really?Tom Hanks In 'Captain Phillips' TrailerTom Hanks, Ron Howard Return For Dan Brown's 'Inferno' From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Movies About Movies: Netflix Documentaries About Your Favorite Films
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 30, 2013
    New Line Cinema You know that feeling when you've just watched an awesome movie, and you want it to continue forever? We do. Unfortunately for us, franchises do end, and we have to rejoin the real world eventually. But at least some filmmakers understand this dilemma, and they've created documentaries covering the films they love. Here are a few of the best film documentaries available for streaming on Netflix.  Full Tilt BoogieThis documentary about the making of action flick From Dusk Till Dawn gives an interesting glimpse into the creation of an independent movie. National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThis LoTR documentary includes a lot of fascinating details about the creation of the movies and the life of J.R.R. Tolkein.  Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007This doc is as slick as its subject as it traces the history of James Bond from his obscure beginnings to ubiquity.  Lost in La ManchaThis documentary tells the story of a movie that was never made, Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote, which would have starred Johnny Depp but never worked out for a variety of fascinating reasons. Best Worst MovieFor those obsessed with the ultimate terrible movie, Troll 2, this documentary is a must-see.   IndyfansThis film chronicles the fans and influence of the Indiana Jones movies.  Making the BoysThis doc discusses the iconic film The Boys in the Band, which was groundbreaking in its treatment of gay subjects.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: 5 Real Life 'This Is Spinal Tap' DocumentariesThe J.D. Salinger Book And Documentary10 Obscure Netflix Docs For Your Lonely Friday Night From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Nick Offerman Talks Manliness, Giggles, and His New Book
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 29, 2013
    WENN Nick Offerman consistently delivers, whether it's in his new book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, in late night appearances, or in Reddit Q&As. He rarely wavers from his sexy, masculine woodsman persona, one that resembles, but doesn't mimic, that of his Parks and Rec character Ron Swanson. Find out what Offerman had to say at his much anticipated Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). And man, does this guy enjoy dropping the S-bomb. The manliest sentence he can write: "I give you my word."  On the biggest similarities and differences between himself between himself and Ron Swanson: "Most like - Tammy 2 [played by real-life wife Megan Mullally] turns me into a rutting sex ox. Least Like - Ron's in the dark ages, whilst I'm up to date with all the kids "kool" lingo, like "neato fresh" and "funky bitchin'"." His perfect Sunday: "June 22, 1986" Some parenting advice to a new father: "I have not raised a child, but I believe the fact that you're asking questions and paying attention are very good signs. Love your bairn, try to gently steer him/her towards handtools and away from CNC driven woodworking, which is basically robot craftsmanship. Make sure he/she knows to raise the grain before finish, especially in walnut. When the time is right, introduce charcoal/wood as the clear alternative to gas. Simply put: Give a s**t." His greatest achievement: "Making my wife scream with a desperate, ragged orgasm that tore her vocal chords and we had to go to the hospital." On his famous giggle: "I do not giggle, nor ever engage in any activity that could be described as 'adorable.' I sometimes utter a manly guffaw when I see something like football of ultimate fighting. Is that what you meant?" The men he would kiss on the lips if he had to: "I suppose Meatloaf's lips would be flavorful with bacon and beef. Although I'm tempted to say some homophobic asswipe like Swaggart or Limbaugh, because I would bring them around to the good guys' side with one smooch. I'm that good." His secrets to marital success: "Have a great sense of humor, be respectful and always communicate fairly, and engage in a s**tload of 69. Appropriate amount of Lagavulin to have on hand? 1-2 shelves." On redheads: "Redheads are the greatest. Rupert Grint? Forget about it!!" Something he's never told anyone else: "I have 7 testicles." The best scotch and whiskey to eat with a steak: "What an incredibly fortunate time and place we live in, to have the extreme luxury in our lives of pondering which scotch is best paired with a steak, a query that presupposes the possession of both steak and whisky. I suppose my answer would have to be 'the best scotch/whisky to eat with a steak is America.'" The Parks and Rec star who makes the cast laugh the most: "Pratt, easy [Chris Pratt]. Lots of mad talent in the ensemble, and Amy is in a league of her own, like the league of Tina and Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, but Pratt has the wildcard flavor to make us all s**t little green apples." The best way to start chatting up a girl: "speak." How to fix loose metal knobs on a drawer:"Remove knob. Drill slightly larger hole. Glue in a piece of dowel pre-cut to size. Drill new hole. Enjoy an intoxicant. You can also jam a bunch of toothpicks in the hole with glue, then trim them flush after the glue dries, but that method is much less elegant." His best life advice: "I always tell people to figure out what it is they love to do, and then find a way to get paid to do it. I've been a lot happier in my life getting paid a little bit to do what I love (like acting in theater) than when getting paid a lot to do something I hate." His favorite adverb: "Verily." The secret to his facial hair: "No secret. I was lucky enough to have been born with some bracken-like whiskers. If you do not share that fortune, I suggest you cultivate an interesting hair coif or perhaps some pleasing accessories, like a driving cap." On his recent visit to Scotland on Parks and Rec: "Ah, Scotland! My first time indeed, saw me traipse clear up to Islay, where I had a Swansonian number of wee drams. Also some middle-sized drams. Many of the long, wide shots of Ron on the cliffs would reveal tears of joy and gratitude streaming down my cheeks, were you to zoom in tightly enough, as the beauty and charm of that fair isle had me utterly besotted. The folks at Lagavulin were top-drawer, and I was as giggly as a pig in s**t. A very giggly pig. Also, sheep tend to appreciate my scent. It's flattering at first, but then their nuzzling can begin to bruise." Read the rest of his charming, and highly sexual, interview here.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: ‘Parks And Recreation': How To Write Off Ann And Chris'Parks And Recreation' Recap: "London"'Parks And Recreation' Season 5 Gag Reel — The Best Bits From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • The Most Scathing Things Ron Swanson Said About Europe
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 29, 2013
    NBC When we found out that Parks and Recreation would be heading to London, our minds first went to how Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) would be able to handle the continent of socialism and baguettes. He took it in stride – perhaps his new marriage has made him chill out a little bit – but he had a few biting things to say about Europe, Europeans, socialism, and British currency. Here are the harshest things he said about Europe on his voyage. On European history: "History began on July 4th, 1776. Everything before that was a mistake."  On why he made the voyage over the Atlantic: "Diane suggested we tag along to London for a honeymoon. I agreed because my love for her trumps my hatred of Europe." On Big Ben: "Look, a clock. We don't have that in America."  On the Tower of London: "You call that a tower? Try the Sears Tower, friend."  In response to a clerk who wouldn't accept his U.S dollar: "Of course you do. That's the most wonderful piece of paper in the world. Accept it."  On the British royal family: "Enjoy the fact that your royal overlords are a frail old woman and a tiny baby." On European air: "I thought you needed some fresh air, even if that air is filled with the foul stench of European socialism."  Advice to Leslie: "Leslie, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I do not think you should leave Europe right now." On the length of his vacation: "A train ticket? You think I want to extend my stay on this godforsaken continent?" On British hospitality: "I would offer to buy you a drink but where the hell would that even happen?" And finally: "All my life I've avoided Europe and its multitudes of terribleness." Follow @Hollywood_com // More: ‘Parks And Recreation': How To Write Off Ann And Chris'Parks And Recreation' Recap: "London"'Parks And Recreation' Season 5 Gag Reel — The Best Bits From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Samuel L. Jackson's Virginity, 'Gossip Girl: The Movie'? and More News You Might Have Missed
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 26, 2013
    Sean Thorton/WENN Sometimes, you need a break from awards shows and Miley Cyrus. Here is some celebrity news that flew under the radar this week. Samuel L. Jackson reveals that he lost his virginity at 11. Decide whether his story is disturbing or bad-ass after you read the Playboy article (the story is on page 2, though the whole interview is pretty great). Rihanna posts Instagram photo with protected species, arrests ensue.The monkey she shouldn't have been posing with is just the beginning of Rihanna's crazy time in Thailand. Read the details at The Daily Mail. Kelly Rutherford aka Lily van der Woodsen-Humphrey-Whatever discusses a Gossip Girl movie. But nothing's set in stone, guys, and we really doubt that Blake Lively would be down. Read on at Vulture. The NFL is still pissed at M.I.A.Remember when she flipped us off at the half-time show? We sort of have a sense that it did once happen, but The Hollywood Reporter has the story.  Kanye West engages in pleasant interaction with paparazzi. Kanye – making news because he didn't have a meltdown. Read the story and watch the video of the non-event at TMZ. George R.R. Martin talks GoT vs. LoTR. Find out which series the Game of Thrones author decided was best at The A.V. Club. Robin Williams answers questions on Reddit. Read about some of its best moments on CinemaBlend. Follow @Hollywood_com // More: Kanye West - Financial AdvisorWhere The Dead 'Game of Thrones' Cast Are NowScariest Samuel L. Jackson Roles From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • How Funny Are the New SNL Cast Members?
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 23, 2013
    This coming season of Saturday Night Live will be missing a few greats, including Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, and Bill Hader. But SNL has hired six new cast members, which is always exciting, since the show has always been pretty good at filling its ranks.  Though you might not recognize the new cast members (comedians usually become famous during or after their stint on SNL), here are some videos that give you a feel for their comedy. Brooks WheelanThis cute Comedy Central-showcased comedian and CollegeHumor writer is adept at crude, earnest humor.  Beck BennettBennett is best known for his AT&T commercials, but you should also check out his Youtube comedy group Good Neighbor. Kyle MooneyAnother member of Good Neighbor, Mooney has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Parks and Rec, and Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.  Noël WellsWells has proven herself adept at impersonations on CollegeHumor and Cracked.  John MilhiserPerhaps the least well-known of the new cast, check out this Step Up parody if you have any doubts about Milhiser's abilities.  Michael O'BrienO'Brien already writes for SNL, and he is an amazingly awkward host on the Youtube channel Seven Minutes in Heaven.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: Really Bad Movies – 'Billy Madison'Tina Fey And Miley Cyrus To Host 'SNL' Jason Sudeikis Definitively Not Returning To 'SNL' From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Reclaim the Internet With This Extension That Blocks All Things Miley Cyrus
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 23, 2013
    It seems that ever since the VMA's (or did it really begin with that first episode of Hannah Montana?), the internet has been bombarding us with images of Miley Cyrus. Whether it's a gossip blog reporting on her love life, a more high-brow publication analyzing the racial and gender implications of her VMA performance, or a meme broadcasting her crazy fashion choices, it seems that the media is right where Miley wants it. Look, I'm doing it to you RIGHT NOW.  Luckily, there's an escape. Someone has created a Chrome extension that will make the words "Miley Cyrus," "Miley Ray Cyrus," "MileyCyrus," "twerk," "twerking," and "Wrecking Ball" illegible. The extension also ingeniously blurs any pictures of the pop star. And, for good measure, they've apparently blocked references to the Kardashians too. The internet is yours again. Stop humming "Wrecking Ball" and breathe. Download the extension here. Follow @Hollywood_com // More: Miley Cyrus Breaks Up With Liam Hemsworth For SextingMiley Cyrus Doesn't 'Pay Attention To The Negative'Recipe For A Disney Channel Show From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Why Richard Madden of 'Game of Thrones' Should Have Kept His Legs Together
    By: Loretta Donelan Sep 23, 2013
    Richard Madden, who played the ill-fated Rob Stark on Game of Thrones, was recently featured on Men Taking Up Too Much Space on The Train, a feminist Tumblr that posts pictures of men who take up more than their allotted space on the train.  Before you dismiss the site for being overly-critical, take a look at some of the pictures. In most of them, though not Madden's, there are women squished between the men on the train. The woman's comfort is being sacrificed for the man's. And though probably none of the men meant to hurt anyone's feelings, they weren't exactly considering how the women around them felt. Women don't have this luxury: they must be considerate or be criticized. Spreading one's legs on the train is a male privilege – consider how many women you see taking up too much space on the train. Madden is no worse than any of the other men on the website, but perhaps his mistake has brought attention to a small issue that represents a bigger problem.  Follow @Hollywood_com // More: 'Game Of Thrones' Adds Sigur Ros To Its Cast Of Thousands10 Sexist Steven Moffat Quotes'Game Of Thrones' Star Peter Dinklage Visits 'Sesame Street' From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)