Author Archives: Anna Rubanova

Is Michael Patrick King’s ’2 Broke Girls’ Just Another ‘Sex And The City’?

Is Michael Patrick Kingâs '2 Broke Girls' Just Another 'Sex And The City'?

With fall just around the corner, television networks have been plugging away at promoting their newest fall comedy lineups. Many of the offerings are relying on star-power, like Zooey Deschanel’s latest vehicle The New Girl or the new and possibly improved Two and a Half Men (now with Ashton Kutcher). Then are there are shows banking on proven track-records, such as 2 Broke Girls, created by stand-up Whitney Cummings and Sex and the City show-runner, Michael Patrick King.

But King doesn’t appreciate the comparisons to SATC, as easy as they are to make. More »

Miley Cyrus Tries To Alienate Her Fanbase More With New Gay Equality Tattoo

Miley Cyrus Tries To Alienate Her Fanbase More With New Gay Equality Tattoo

Miley Cyrus has revealed her newest tattoo via twitter. A grainy phone pic of an equal sign (her previous heart tattoo ink) accompanied the caption “All LOVE is equal.” For some, this is the equivalent of Cyrus performing “Party In the USA” draped in a rainbow flag and throwing sample-sized “Boy Butter” tubs at under-aged fans. Which is why this was definitely a bold move on Cyrus’s part (and one of many in recent months) with the obvious intent of alienating her fan-base.
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Shacking Ups And Downs: Resentful Cohabitation Is Not Your Friend

Shacking Ups And Downs: Resentful Cohabitation Is Not Your Friend

We’ve all heard the story. A cute couple moves in together. They settle in quickly, have a lovely house-warming party, and start riding their tandem bike to work every single morning. All seems well for the first two months. Then, suddenly, they’re sleeping in separate beds, fighting over who the cat loves more and counting down the seconds till their lease expires.

How did this happen? Weren’t they college sweethearts? Didn’t they survive through cultural differences, double unemployment and at least one count of infidelity? Well, they probably just couldn’t agree on a color of trashcan for the kitchen, or whether or not to have a rug in the living room.

Yep, it’s silly and tragic but couples call it quits all the time over nit-picky little problems. So here are two things you should avoid fighting over, unless you wish to suffer a fate worse than death: resentful cohabitation. More »

Larry David Is Ready For A New Season Of ‘Curb.’ Does This Mean It’s The End?

Larry David Is Ready For A New Season Of 'Curb.' Does This Mean It's The End?

Curb Your Enthusiasm is now in its eighth season, and despite all of the new and noteworthy competition (e.g. Louie, Parks And Recreation & Modern Family), the show is still awesome. Critics are gushing over it, and ratings are higher than expected–”seven-year highs for its first three weeks,” reports Deadline.com. Even Larry David is excited about next season. Which is making us worried. More »

Bare It Like Beckham: David’s Got A New Underwear Line For H&M On The Way

Bare It Like Beckham: David's Got A New Underwear Line For H&M On The Way

H&M has announced a new partnership with world-renowned soccer player David Beckham. Beckman’s new line, scheduled to launch in 2012, will focus primarily on underwear. The decision to start an underwear line maybe have come from his stint as an unmentionables model for Emporio Armani in 2008. The campaign was extremely successful, with sales of men’s briefs going up 150%. More »

Two-Dimensional Jonas Brothers Don’t Want Olivia Wilde Having Sex In Their Old House

Two-Dimensional Jonas Brothers Don't Want Olivia Wilde Having Sex In Their Old House

Reluctantly beautiful and contently brainy House star Olivia Wilde appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to promote her new sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. When asked about splitting her time between New York and Los Angeles, Wilde revealed she really liked LA but that she had some issues with her new home on the west coast, interestingly enough, because it had once been owned by the Jonas Brothers.

If the thought of that weren’t creepy enough, there’s this fact: they left cardboard cutouts of themselves in her garage. Wilde joked with Kimmel that the cutouts had somehow placed a “No Sex Hex” on the home. More »

Alex Trebek Is The Only Celeb Who Can Run Down A Hallway Naked And Leave A Hero

Alex Trebek Is The Only Celeb Who Can Run Down A Hallway Naked And Leave A Hero

The Internet has been abuzz today with news of beloved game show host Alex Trebek’s burglary fiasco. A woman named Lucinda Moyers allegedly entered his San Fransisco hotel room at 2:30am. The suspect reportedly made away with cash and a treasured bracelet given to Trebek by his mother. Not to take such things lying down (yes, literally) Trebek threw on some underwear and ran after Meyers. He suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon and will require surgery.

High praise has been directed at Trebek for his bravery and bright outlook. Everyone loves Alex Trebek. Which is why, despite all sorts of information about nudity (Trebek reportedly sleeps in the buff), late night dalliances and hotel rooms, no one is accusing Trebek of having a one-night stand with Moyers or even paying for any related “services.” And, guess what? Neither are we! More »

French Wax Museum Honors Hollywood With An Approximation Of George Clooney And Brad Pitt

French Wax Museum Honors Hollywood With An Approximation Of George Clooney And Brad Pitt

The Musee Grevin in Paris unveiled its newest homage to Hollywood this past Tuesday with wax sculptures of actor/producer Brad Pitt standing next to a likeness of George Clooney (which is apparently quite popular with the ladies according to the Grevin’s website). Pitt sports a tasteful summer ensemble, longish hair and a graying goatee.

But the Inglourious Basterds star looks barely like himself, maybe because we still don’t associated Pitt with being over 40. Or, even more likely, it was because he didn’t have time to model for the statue. That’s right! More »

The Afghan Version of ‘The Office.’ At Least It’s Less Offensive Than ‘Outsourced’?

The Afghan Version of 'The Office.' At Least It's Less Offensive Than 'Outsourced'?

With the departure of Steve Carell’s character from The Office this summer, everyone has been busy speculating about who will be his replacement. Will Ferrell, who took over for Carell in the last few weeks of season 7, was supposed to be a temporary fix (and treat), but would not stay on for season 8. Decidedly, NBC has chosen to keep things under wraps, hoping curiosity will up their viewership on September 22, when Dunder Mifflin gets a new manager.

But, in this industry, leaks are to be expected. And so, this sneak peak of the newest season, with it’s newest boss, has been making the Internet rounds and spoiling NBC’s surprise today. More »

Hamming It Up: How Many More Genres Can Jon Hamm Dominate?

Hamming It Up: How Many More Genres Can Jon Hamm Dominate?

Since 2007, Jon Hamm has been raking in the accolades for his performance on AMC’s Mad Men, as the dashingly deceptive ad exec Don Draper. Almost overnight, the once-struggling actor became a household name, garnering acclaim, awards, die-hard fans and lucrative contracts. In a mere four years, the golden-globe winning star has flat out conquered not only drama but comedy as well, with two Emmy noms for his 30 Rock cameos, and stellar appearances on Saturday Night Live, Children’s Hospital, the movie Bridesmaids. Now, according to Deadline.com, Hamm has also booked a recurring role in the IFC original comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. In it’s second season, the show stars David Cross and Will Arnett and will soon feature Hamm in five of the six new episodes.

So, the glaring question appears to be, what’s next for Hamm? He’s proven he can tackle two opposing genres with ease, making everyone on either side of the spectrum a little red in the face. We have a few suggestions that he can tackle next on his route to total thespian domination.
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Captain America’s Triumph Over Harry Potter Proves America Always Wins

Captain America's Triumph Over Harry Potter Proves America Always Wins

In 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a declaration–a “Declaration of Independence,” one might even call it–that severed all of America’s ties to Great Britain and made everyone, well, very, very angry. Brazen to a fault, it sealed the fate of the thirteen colonies, throwing them into grisly battle with the mighty British Empire. In this case, as we all know, the dark horse triumphed and, in due time, the United States emerged as a super power, with Great Britain as its most trusted ally. Unfortunately, that alliance was shattered into tiny little bits with this summer’s big movie premieres of the faintly English Harry Potter And The Death Hallows Part II and America’s aptly titled Captain America: The First Avenger. More »

Shacking Ups and Downs: Finding Your First Tiny Apartment

Shacking Ups and Downs: Finding Your First Tiny Apartment

It began with an awkward encounter at a coworker’s BBQ. Then it escalated to a meet up at Starbucks where he ordered a chocolate chip cookie with milk and you naively assumed those were NOT two of his food groups. Now, despite countless quibbles and against all odds, it’s two and a half years later, and you lame little birds have found yourself in a full-fledged relationship. More »