*NOTE – Ed Kennedy will resume his regular Meme duties Monday morning, which means I have one last chance to stump/annoy you with another 80′s header. Above you can see stills from 10 classic 80′s music videos. Name the artist and the song.
Release the hounds! January and February are the dog days of cinema, when the studios unleash their also-rans before gearing up for spring and summer. Never was that more evident than this weekend, when The CW version of Single White Female, called The Roommate, somehow managed to climb to the top of the box office, collecting $16 million dollars. In more comforting news, Oscar contenders Black Swan and The King’s Speech continue to surprise, both nearing the magic number of $100 million.
The 2011 Writers Guild Awards have been announced, with Modern Family taking the award for TV Comedy, Christopher Nolan taking the Original Screenplay award for Weird-Ass Dream Movie That You Can’t Hit The Restroom During Or You’ll Come Back and be Completely Lost and Aaron Sorkin winning Adapted Screenplay for Nerds Get Rich and Laid.
Shockingly, the writing award for daytime serial went to As The World Turns. Hmm, I wonder what storyline they submitted, “lamest way to kill off a beloved character,” or “sex-free gay triangle?”
The award for Video Game Writing went to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood , which is a total crock. There’s no way anything in that could top Dragon Age, with my all-time favorite pick-up line, “Have you ever licked a lamppost in winter?”
In this weekend’s celebrity police blotter, Lindsay Lohan, blah blah blah, and Shia LaBeouf (who’s looking more and more like Jake Silbermann‘s seedy younger brother) got punched in the face and was arrested.
What advice does TV blowhard Dr. Phil have for a mom who’s worried because her five-year-old son is playing with Barbie dolls? “Take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys.” But lest you think he’s being insensitive, he also says, “”Support him in what he’s doing, but not in the girl things.”
Jane Lynch talks about tonight’s Super Bowl Glee episode, her favorite Sue Sylvester moments, and why she decided to write her memoir Happy Accidents.
Rita Moreno, who’s won an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and seen Christopher Meloni‘s famous wang in person, has been cast as Fran Drescher‘s mother in Happily Divorced, Fran’s sitcom adaptation of her marriage to Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out after they separated.
Australia Marriage Equality will launch a television ad campaign down under starting on Valentine’s Day to help viewers to understand the importance of marriage equality.
Anne Rice left Christianity last year, and she believes that Christians are pissed because gays aren’t the boogeymen we’re supposed to be: “They want gays to be sinners. They want you to be a sinner and they want you to behave like a sinner and they want you to fail like one. And it’s driving them crazy that you’re not doing that.”
Chris Colfer talks about his rumored death by orange avalanche, and the bullies from high school who are now trying to be his friends.
As I mentioned on Friday, it’s the anniversary of the death of Brendan Burke, and at least there’s one pro hockey player willing to step up and be a gay ally. New York Ranger Sean Avery wants closeted players to know that he’ll be there for them: “”If there’s a kid in Canada or wherever, who is playing and really loves the game and wants to keep playing but he’s worried about coming out, I’d tell him to pick up the phone and call (NHLPA executive director) Donald Fehr and tell him to book me a (plane) ticket. I’ll stand beside him in the dressing room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have less of a problem with it.”
Greg in Hollywood has some disappointing news. Not only will Adam Lambert not be performing on The Grammy Awards, but his category (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance) will not be televised.
Finally, you may have heard that it’s the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. With all of the glowing tributes and near canonization going on, Salon.com has a look at his true legacy.