Monday, January 31, 2011

Bringing 30 Back

Today our little Justin grows into an adult. He's now driving around a van with Cheerios rolling around on the floor.

In other words, one of the world's hottest sex symbols today turns thirty years old!! Test out those waters, Justin. For it won't be long until you have two morbidly obese companions in the pool that only 30 year olds can visit.

Franco 101

Do you want to become an expert in the subject area known as James Franco? Okay, put all your hands down- of course we all want to become Francologists! Luckily for students like us, James Franco is about to be a college class on a campus in California. Click HERE to read more about it (although they neglect to mention how many credits it's worth).

Again, I am impressed with the one known as Franco. Artist! Filmmaker! Actor! Spiderman friend/villain! Soap Star! Oscar Host! Stud Muffin! What can't this man do? He reminds me of a really sexy Cliff and Kendall- what with his many talents and fingers in so many different pies. (Of course the real Cliff and Kendall would have their fingers in actual pies, instead of figurative ones like Franco does. That of course, goes without saying. Oops! I said it).

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mrs. Potterbutter Butterchurn's Online!

Well, we finally talked her into it. Mrs. Potterbutter Butterchurn is online! She's on facebook and she's even tweeting!

She was none too pleased that she couldn't use the "Mrs." in her name, but we got her to briefly eschew etiquette in favor of being up to date. Oh, and her twitter username had to be absurdly short- it's @PttrbttrBtrchrn And if you've never tried to explain twitter to a lady with so much "life experience"- you should try it!

Now her fans can communicate with her and see what goes on in her daily life- or at least what she allows our assistant Tyler to post for her. He's currently trying to get her tweets to appear on our blog.

Feel free to "Friend," "Follow," and Welcome Mrs. Potterbutter Butterchurn into 2011!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's Saturday Afternoon, America!

I hope you are enjoying it! Use whatever "enjoyment aids" you require to fully experience and appreciate this beautiful Saturday afternoon!

*Bonus Points: Find the hidden image of Cliff and Kendall in the above photo!
** Just what is Jeremiah Weed?

Celestial Being Celebrates Anniversary of Entering Existence

I'm talkin' Oprah! Today she celebrates 57 years of *existing* (in this realm anyway).

(In the photo above: Oprah imbues a puppy with the very meaning of puppy life, she inspires him to be his best puppy self, while doing so she is also simultaneously having her own "Aha Moment" about what it means to be able to cosmically communicate to animals and folks who are at home weekday afternoons. )

For more Oprah click HERE and you MUST watch "Oprah: Behind the Scenes of the 25th Season" on OWN!!!! It's amazing!! (It's one of my favorite things!)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Elijah Wood!

Now I feel fat AND OLD! Elijah Wood turns 30 today! You know who is older than me? Elijah Wood. Wow, he's ancient! Will we believe him in the hew "Hobbit" movie? Or will he just look silly, as he's now so far along in years? God, THIRTY!?!? Can you believe it?

P.S. Wait for it . . . hold on . . . almost . . . bring it home . . . I'd Frodo his Baggins!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photo Gallery

Jake Gyllenhaal with Jenny Lewis at the Golden Globes! Do they need a morbidly obese third wheel?

I rode through the parking lot on a horse with no name.

Ricky Gervais with Our Lady of Broadcast Comedians on the set of the new Muppet movie!

Freddy at the fair.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Becoming . . .

Click HERE to read a little about the documentary Chaz Bono made to document his female-to-male transition. I think Oprah may have snagged it for her network, not sure. Chaz says he made the film to put a face to an issue that many still find tricky to discuss. I just hope Cher is in it!

It's called "Becoming Chaz" but jugding by the photo it could just as easily have been titled "Becoming a Cliff and Kendall." We three look alike is what I'm saying. Large dudes, we three.

In Other Remake News

Did you hear that Clint Eastwood is set to direct Beyonce in a remake of "A Star is Born"? I think this could be fun- I don't like a lot of Clint Eastwood movies, but the story has been told so many times, it might be fun to see what they do with it.

It could also be awful! The lineage of Judy Garland to Barbra Streisand to Beyonce almost makes sense, but if you want to really recreate the movie you'd need to have a huge gay icon (and not just someone who is merely enjoyed by the gays). I would recommend Clint Eastwood cast Lady Gaga or time travel back to the 90's and get Madonna. At least we know Beyonce can approximate the same hairstyle Barbra wore in the 70's version. (See photos above)

Oh and other remakes! They're probably going to remake "Annie" with Will Smith's daughter. We know she whips her hair back and forth, but can she scrub a floor? Oh and if you have another movie that needs remaking, send it over to the Smith household, I bet they can find some kid to star in it! Gross!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Have You Heard of the Poe Toaster?

Well, for the last 200 years (until 2009) an unknown someone was known for coming at midnight and toasting Edgar Allan Poe at his gravesite on the anniversary of his birth. The mysterious "Poe Toaster" would leave roses and a half filled bottle of cognac for the long dead author of the macabre.

BUT in 2009 the tradition apparently came to screeching halt. Read all about it HERE as you celebrate today- which (in addition to being National Treasure Dolly Parton's birthday) is also Edgar Allan Poe's cake day!

(Not that kind of toaster, dumb dumb).

Happy Birthday Dolly!

Happy Birthday Dolly!! Today the legendary singer/songwriter/sequin-wearer turns 65! Whatever you do, Dolly, DON'T RETIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Betty!

Today the internet's hottest babe, Betty White- turns 29! Oh, I mean 89! Happy Birthday Betty!!

Just a reminder I loved Betty waayyy before it was cool! I loved her when I was 8 years old and stayed home to watch "The Golden Girls" each Saturday night (oh the party invitations I must have turned down!).

I also loved her all over again in the 90's when Nick at Nite began airing reruns of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" back to back weeknights at 9pm. Oh who would I be without Sue Ann Nivens or Rose Nylund?

Saturday, January 15, 2011


GOD my comic genius/off the charts cleverness surprises even me sometimes! (See classic headline for this post). Anyway- what can't James Franco do? He's proven himself in nearly every cinematic genre-

He's had his own shows at Fine Arts galleries, he's made art films that nearly satisfy everyone's erotic fantasies of being simultaneously banged by two James Francos, he's a murderous recurring character on General Hospital- and I'm this close to seeing '127 Hours' which features him cutting off his own arm. So what if he naps through classes at Yale (or Harvard or whichever fancy school he's now attending?). His life is a master class in self-growth and hotness!

Oh yeah- he's also a singing (?) performance artist, and he's hosting this year's Oscar ceremonies with Anne Hathaway! I actually want to watch!! Can he make a 4 hour ceremony that's honoring a movie about the internet exciting? If he can't, no one can. I'm smitten. There I said it.

AND bonus! If you're on the fence as to whether you should see "The Green Hornet" or not- yep, he's got a very funny cameo (and the rest of the movie's actually pretty good too).

No Baby for Jenna

For the tens of you out there who were hoping Jenna and her Jenna-impersonating lover would procreate: no dice.

In other words: Jane Krakowski is pregnant, but her "30 Rock" character Jenna will not be. Tina Fey released the statement “At this time, we plan to shoot around Jane’s pregnancy, because no child should have Jenna Maroney for a mother.”

Are we cowabunga on this?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Why, Dunder Mifflin, Why????

Oh GOD this sounds terrible. (Spoiler Alert) But click HERE to read a brief forecast for the end of this season of The Office.

(Remember, Spoiler Alert!) Okay, I hate to be so negative, really!- but, according to the link above, Steve Carell will be leaving the show with at least 4 episodes remaining in the season. In those four episodes we will witness (the tedium of?) Dwight, Andy, and Darryl scrambling to assume power. We will also be reunited with Todd Packer. Why? I would say it's because in our past lives, fans of the show must have done something really, really bad. Todd Packer is not funny in and of himself. Michael Scott's extreme fandom of Todd Packer is funny.

(Now I'm gonna get weird) When you're a big fan of a show, it's especially hard to watch that show become terrible. Like Roseanne, The Office was so good that it's sharp turn towards bad is even more noticeable and more difficult to take. I'm not saying the current season of The Office is equal to the all out rottenness of the season after Roseanne and Dan won the lottery, (I'm assuming that next season will fill that role, and with any luck, will similarly be the show's last) but this season is right up there with season 8 of Roseanne which saw some crazy shit in the name of comedy- like Sharon Stone welcoming Mark and Becky into their trailer park, etc.

Maybe the writers will turn it around and spin this season's dross into gold- but if what's transpired so far is any indication- I wouldn't hold my breath.

(Now more personal shit) I don't feel like the show "owes me" anything, and I don't begrudge Steve Carell a movie career, and I don't think the writers, actors, and other crew of The Office should be penalized for wanting to carry on working together. But for me- someone who has bought all the previous seasons of the show- what do you do? I'm not that OCD, but I can't lie and say I don't feel the void on my shelf that marks where season 9 of Roseanne would be, were it not awful. And I've thought about buying it- simply to 'complete the collection' and so in case of nuclear fallout I might have 'em all- for whatever reason. But what of season 7 of The Office? I think it might just make me sad to have it, knowing it was so weak, and never wanting to watch it.

I am far too wrapped up in fiction and I know this. Yet, don't we feel a loss when a show we love ends? When we can't peak in at the lives of those characters anymore? There is also a difference between a show abruptly ending (Arrested Development, for example) and watching a show slowly fade into lameness. One feels like a car accident, swift- and you can always say "They had such a good life! Right up to the end!" The other feels like watching someone die from a long disease. They wither away, and you are there to hold their hand and watch the light leave their eyes. In the end you are simply glad they no longer have to suffer. (I warned you above this would get weird).

Maybe The Office will rally, beat the cancer and live life to the fullest! Maybe they will shed some cruddy current story lines (Dwight and Angela's sex contract- never funny; Andy and Erin's romance- a sad grasp for Jim and Pam's glory days) and come back with something fresh and new! Let's hope so!! (Or maybe a grizzly will attack the place and Dwight will be the only one left standing? That's okay too).

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sitcoms of the 1980's

If you've got some time to kill on the internet, you may want to head HERE and read an in-depth look at the sitcoms of the blessed decade of the 1980's. It was then that the sitcom nearly died and then was reborn bigger than ever, thanks primarily to The Cosby Show.

Some of my favorite shows were created then (Roseanne, The Golden Girls) and nearly every show mentioned warms me with a misty nostalgia, just as one of the best of the decade- The Wonder Years- would want. Even the shows they toss of as being "less than stellar," like Mr. Belvedere, Growing Pains, or The Facts of Life make me long for the days of poofy shoulder pads and New Coke. And don't you agree with the 10 year old me, that Mike Seaver was super cute, right? I mean before he became over-the-top born again?

*Okay I will admit that Full House is awful. I LOVED it as a kid- even had stacks of VHS tapes full of what I called my favorite show- but unlike those gals in Miami or the denizens of Lanford, IL- Michelle and her outs-cream haven't aged well.

Happy Birthday Julia Louis Dreyfuss!

Yes, Elain/Old Christine turns FIFTY today!! Can you believe it? She still looks great and natural! May we suggest you celebrate by doing a little dance?

If you're in doubt as to exactly what the moves are to the famous "Elaine dance" (which was etched into the collective subconscious in the Seinfeld episode "The Little Kicks"), just remember it should look like a full body dry heave.

Simpsons Porn Parody

Yes, this exists and is very safe for work. Say it with me now: D'OH!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'd Frodo His Baggins!

What a great phrase I just coined (see headline)! The internet is proclaiming that little Elijah Wood is all set to 'get back into the Hobbit' of romping through the shire in the upcoming film version of "The Hobbit." The Hollywood insiders are saying he'll be involved in reading the book or something (like Columbo and Fred Savage in "Princess Bride"?).

Looks like America's gonna get 'Wood' again, what with Elijah's reintroduction to Middle Earth as well as his upcoming Man in a Dog Suit comedy series for FX "Wilfred."

Would you Frodo his Baggins?

Garfield (Something Something Lasagna)

Is it just me or does this new photo of Andrew Garfield (Social Network, the forthcoming Spiderman reboot) from Details Magazine look like a mugshot from the 50's? He's all like "Yeah I was stealing the hubcaps off of your Studebaker! What of it, Pops!?!?"

He's tall and skinny and 'cute,' but I think he will really grow into his looks somewhere around the age of 65. Here he is, below, looking more normallish.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nicholas Cage: A Career

Good Nicholas Cage Movies:

Raising Arizona
Peggy Sue Got Married
Leaving Las Vegas (possibly)

Bad Nicholas Cage Movies:

All the rest of them

Adult Snow Day!

If you should find yourself as an adult with a snow day- what should you do? Catch up on home repairs? Begin reading those Dickens books Oprah chose for her book club? Use the day to get a jump start on your taxes? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

You, of course, walk across the street to the liquor store!

You buy a box of wine!

You tap that shit and have a glass (or 7) while you watch movies in bed! Hey the wine's no Two-Buck Chuck, but if left out in the snow a little longer (or in the refrigerator) it'll be better than building any snowman.

Tip it, you goomba!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

How We Spent New Year's Eve

. . . with Our Lady of Broadcast Comedians of course!!! We rocked in 2011 with she and Anderson Cooper and a few glasses of Maggie's precious 2 buck Chuck! Hmm . . . think I'll have a glass now.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

J is for Jumpin' Jehovah I'm Jealous!

Okay officially about to go all Incredible Hulk (turn huge and green) with envy for Our Lady of Broadcast Comedians!

In the past week or so Kathy has twatted pics of herself with not only the hottest disco stick in town (see post below), but also: the hottest newcaster in town (Anderson Cooper, above), the hottest butter promoter in town (Paula Deen) and . . .

. . . what you don't recognize this legend from the back? Well- IT'S CHER MOTHERFUCKERS.

Best/Worst of Times

On the same day Our Lady of Broadcast Comedians Kathy Griffin announced that her Emmy winning and much beloved "My Life on the D-List" would not be returning- she also got to touch Zac Efron!!!

Wow- we know she's excited about upcoming projects like her 4(!) stand-specials for Bravo this year and a potential "Curb Your Enthusiasm" inspired show of her own- but this must take the cake!!!!!

Kathy is such a funny (and lucky) lady!!!! Wonder what funny thing she said to him?