Topic: Whitney Cummings

Crush Links: Whitney Cummings Makes An Off-Color Joke About Christian Bale’s Rage Issues

Crush Links: Whitney Cummings Makes An Off-Color Joke About Christian Bale's Rage Issues

• Some people perceived Jim Rash‘s gentle mockery of Angelina Jolie‘s infamous Oscars leg as mean-spirited bullying. (The Stir)

Whitney Cummings‘ joke about letting Christian Bale murder her hits a little too close to home for Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s detractors. (Lainey Gossip)

• These bloggers think that Jay-Z needs to stop worrying about protégé Rihanna and focus on his own problems. (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

• LMFAO announces North American tour, with tickets going on sale this Friday. (Have U Heard)

• Here’s a weird potential celebrity couple: Taylor Swift was spotted out on a dinner date with Tim Tebow. (Celebuzz)

Julia Roberts shows how humble she and her family are: Her son Finn calls her “Julia Robinson.” (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

The Problem With Whitney Isn’t Its Star, It’s The Title

The Problem With Whitney Isnât Its Star, Itâs The Title

NBC star Whitney Cummings has been a lightning rod for negative attention this TV season. She’s got two shows in prime time, both of which are part of the reason this was supposed to “the season of funny women ruling prime time.” There’s reason to believe that she could have been our next funny feminist icon. The problem is that a lot of women don’t like her. Or her shows.

Just yesterday, Emily Nussbaum at The New Yorker called her “this year’s sexy-girl hate magnet.”

I never thought I’d be a Whitney apologist, but I think some of the vitriol aimed at Whitney Cummings’ eponymous show is misplaced tall poppy syndrome.

Not since CougarTown has a show been more poorly titled. More »

Dear Slate: Why Wouldn’t You Be Able To Say “Vagina” On TV?

Dear Slate: Why Wouldnât You Be Able To Say âVaginaâ On TV?

Over at Slate’s Browbeat blog, this season’s crop of Whitney Cummings-penned pilots and their attendant vagina jokes have raised the question “since when can you say vagina on TV?” Wait a second. Why would you not be able to say vagina?

Of course you can say vagina on TV. It’s an anatomical term. You can say stomach. You can say spleen. Therefore, you can say vagina. It’s not a dirty word. Cunt is a dirty word. Pussy is a dirty word. Twat is a dirty word. Vagina is just a fact. Ladies have vaginas. It’s how it is. More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: NBC’s Whitney

Ladies Be Filminâ: NBC's Whitney

First things first: while Whitney has a lot of problems, it is, blessedly, nowhere near as bad as the godawful advertising campaign (brilliantly discussed at Splitsider and parodied by Best Week Ever) indicated. Sure, there are a lot of hacky jokes about gender (it’s funny when people act like the opposite gender from what they are!) and sure, the laugh track is grating, but I didn’t hate it nearly as much as I thought I would. More »

5 Facts About Whitney Cummings

5 Facts About Whitney Cummings

Comedian Whitney Cummings is most definitely the woman of the hour. Her eponymous half-hour comedy Whitney premieres tonight on NBC, just two days after the first ep of the show she co-created with Michael Patrick King, 2 Broke Girls. So, did this dark-haired funnylady come from nowhere, or what? Here are five things to know about Whitney: More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: 2 Broke Girls

Ladies Be Filminâ: 2 Broke Girls

The fall TV season is underway and, despite the ever-lower numbers of women in the writers’ rooms, it’s being hailed as the year of the women: 17 out of the 25 new scripted shows on the Big Five networks are female-centered and many were created by women. In this series, comedian Leila Cohan-Miccio watches the new female-centered shows and evaluates how realistic their portrayals of women actually are. And now, the first of this week’s two Whitney Cummings-penned pilots, 2 Broke Girls. More »

Best Week Ever’s Fake Posters Sum Up Our Feelings On ‘Whitney’ Succinctly

Best Week Ever's Fake Posters Sum Up Our Feelings On 'Whitney' Succinctly

As we have already spent time telling you, the promotional materials for NBC’s new show Whitney make it look like the whole of the show’s “humor” lies in reiterating sexist stereotypes about men and women. Women love to shop and cry! Men love to look at boobs and watch football! And so forth. Well, the cut-ups over at Best Week Ever seem to agree with us, and they took it one step further by making some awesome Photoshopped posters that capture the ad campaign’s true spirit. Click through for two more. More »