This week, Jimmy Kimmel pranks everyone, the first week of the NFL season is in the books, and Jim Carrey shares a picture of his chipped tooth.
Jimmy Kimmel Behind Twerking Gone Bad Video
A week after a video of a young lady attempting to "twerk" and failing miserably went viral, getting over 9 million views on YouTube alone, it was revealed this week that it was actually just an elaborate prank by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel. I'll admit it - I was duped. When I saw the original video, I just shook my head and said, "this is Miley Cyrus' fault." Kimmel did not do any promotion of the original video. It all happened because apparently America loves twerking and watching people fail. Well played Jimmy, well played.
To me, a good pop culture reference is golden. When done right, it can be an immediate indicator of whether I'll be friends with someone. When done wrong, well... you end up with that one guy who never got the memo that quoting "Napoleon Dynamite" fell by the wayside in 2003. And the movie came out in 2004. (Sorry.)
Try as we might, here are some movie quotes we just can't get right, no matter how many times we hear "Uh, that's not actually what they say."
#1 Star Wars
Quoted line: "Luke, I am your father."
Actual line: This is arguably the most frequent, and most famous, misquote of all time. How many times have you heard someone say "Luke, I am your father," either in real life or in other forms of pop culture? What Darth Vader really said was less of a dramatic declaration and more of a simple response to a question. Luke says, "[Obi] told me you killed [my father]." And Darth's all, "No, I am your father."
I watch a lot of television, way too much probably. So over the years I have developed a lot of feelings about some shows, both good and bad. For a while now, I have been wanting to put together a list of my most overrated sitcoms, and after recently watching one of the shows below I got my inspiration.
Just so you know, my definition of overrated is not necessarily that the show is bad, just that it is considered to be way better than it actually is. Some of the sitcoms I mentioned here I actually like to watch, but I still can't ever shake the thought of "how is this show as popular as it is?"
You may not agree with all my opinions on these shows, but once you finish reading my reasoning, you will realize that you were wrong.
#1 - The Big Bang Theory
By far, the most overrated show currently on television. Even the commercials where they are supposed to show one of the funniest jokes from the show are difficult to watch. Example, this awesome banter:
Sheldon: Well, I've just never played Dungeons & Dragons with girls before.
Penny: Oh, don't worry, sweetie. No one has.
Such clever writing.
There is little doubt that the reason this show is so popular is that everything that happens is expected. There is simple one-liners, catchphrases (See: the very annoying "Bazinga"), a pretty girl, and predictable dialogue. The masses eat that up. The fact that Jim Parsons was nominated, let alone actually won, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmys, makes the award less important. He will never, and could never, hold a candle to actors like Steve Carell (Michael Scott on the The Office) and Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock), both of whom he won the award over. Just sad.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Backstreet Boys. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’m still secretly obsessed with them and I’m suuuper excited about this. All five members are back and they’re performing a 20th anniversary concert in L.A. tonight, for free, where they’ll be debuting new music and showing a new clip from their upcoming documentary. (I’m crying inside because I’m on the East Coast.) On Monday, April 22, the band will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which I think is pretty fitting for the best-selling boy band of all time. On top of that, this year we’re also expected to get a new album (WITH Kevin) and a tour and I. CAN’T. WAIT.
Aside from proving how much of a huge loser I am, here’s what their 20-year celebration also means: we’re all getting old. Seriously, guys. All of the members of the Backstreet Boys are married or soon-to-be and most of them have babies! One of them is 40! When did that happen? Here are 10 other things that will help make you feel seriously old.
1. Zac Hanson is no longer just the cute little "baby" of Hanson, playing drums with his older brothers. Actually, he's 27. Meanwhile, some other boy band "babies"? Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, is 32. Drew Lachey, 98 Degrees, is 36. Joey McIntyre, New Kids on the Block, is 40.
Yay! I get to mention Beyonce in this week’s post because we’re talking about…
Jay-Z and Beyonce in Cuba
Jay and Bey simply cannot catch a break. The couple recently vacationed in Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. But they immediately came under fire from legislators (and the general public) who questioned how and why they were able to visit a country the U.S. restricts its citizens from traveling to. Rather than release a statement, Jay-Z released a new song, "Open Letter," to tackle criticisms. I wouldn’t have it any other way. (The video, above, features the clean version of the song, with the unedited version available on YouTube.) Everyone was talking about the song following its release — even White House representatives, who issued a formal response.