"Breaking Bad" returned last week for its final, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat, blue meth-filled season. If you watch it, you're probably like, OMG. If you don't watch it, you're probably like, OMG... enough. Either way, this "Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical" is pretty cute and hilarious, regardless of whether you're a fan of the show. Check it out, and hopefully it will either help you out until tonight's episode, or make you feel less rage-induced whenever the show is mentioned. Enjoy!
The general consensus is that nobody enjoys sitting through television commercials, but we know there's not much of a way around it. Sometimes, advertisers don't seem to care at all about how audiences react to their commercials, while some advertisers totally get their demographic. I don't go around watching advertisements for fun or anything, but these three recent ads are so good you almost can't tell that they're pitching something.
This week, everyone was up in arms about everything. Beyonce cut her hair! A fake documentary was aired on the Discovery Channel! And an Amazon.com package was stolen! Commence freak-outs!
Beyonce's Pixie Cut
Beyonce cut her hair and, with the explosive reactions, you'd have thought the world stopped spinning or something. I say this as a huge Beyonce fan: everything will be okay! It's just hair! #Beyonce was trending all day long yesterday as people weighed in on whether they loved it or hated it and tweeted all about how Beyonce was obviously copying Miley Cyrus. (I, for one, have never seen short, blond hair on a woman prior to Miley Cyrus. Nope, it's never been done before.) But what most were wondering is: why did Beyonce do it? I can think of a few reasons: she's an adult; why not; everyone's talking about it; or she never wants her hair to get caught in a fan again.
"The Office" may be over, but that doesn't necessarily mean we have to stop talking about it. This week, a video surfaced of unseen audition tapes for "The Office" featuring actors and actresses we already know that didn't get the parts. Seth Rogen auditions for the role of Dwight; Bob Odenkirk auditions for Michael; Eric Stonestreet auditions for Kevin; Kathryn Hahn for Pam; John Cho as Jim; and Adam Scott, also as Jim.
Interestingly, we kind of saw Bob Odenkirk as a Michael Scott-type character in the final season of "The Office" and he was amazing. (At least I thought so.) But who was cast in the roles would undoubtedly have also changed who the characters became, since the actors and characters often influence one another.
Favorite pick from this handful of auditions? I like John Cho as Jim.
Harry Potter, the person, turned 33 years old this week, on July 31. Okay, fine, he's not real, but real people (like Simon Pegg) were celebrating his birthday.
Also happening this week: new cover art for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was revealed and J.K. Rowling released Remus Lupin's biography in Pottermore... none of which you probably know or care about unless you like the franchise.
I know, guys: liking "Harry Potter" books and movies is nerdy. Loving it is even nerdier. But I don't care. I'll always be a fan because "Harry Potter" was such a great part of my childhood. Here are 7 reasons why the Harry Potter franchise the best.
1. The books
The "Harry Potter" books got a whole generation of kids reading, and not just a little bit, but hefty, several-hundred-page novels. Harry Potter transformed the literacy rate among young people. If that's not something phenomenal, I'm not sure what is.