10 items from 2015
Let's all breathe a sigh of relief: Mark McGrath is alive and well. The 46-year-old Sugar Ray frontman became the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax today after a press release was sent to various media outlet, claiming the Don't Forget the Lyrics host had passed. As expected, the fabricated news sent fans into a tizzy as many were skeptical to believe what we now know is a false report (phew!). Even McGrath took to Twitter to clarify, insisting he had nothing to do with the hoax. Read: See how Macaulay Culkin responsed when he became the victim of a death hoax! The release claimed that McGrath died while "filming the second »
After treating cinema fans for more than a decade, Ee's 2-for-1 ticket offer is coming to an end today (February 25). We'll certainly miss breaking up the week with a cut-price cinema visit, and the end of the promotion has made us all nostalgic about the classic Orange Wednesdays ads that started it all off.
Dubbed 'Orange Gold Spots', they starred Brennan Brown and Steve Furst as two clueless film execs listening to pitches from some of Hollywood's finest. Brilliantly lampooning the bean counter thinking of studio suits and the fragile creative egos of A-listers, the likes of Patrick Swayze, Macaulay Culkin and Carrie Fisher all stepped up to offer their increasingly compromised film pitches:
This early offering sought to capture that creative moment when the lightbulb flicks on... unfortunately Brown's dim-witted exec can't quite grasp what's dangling right in front of him. Stanley Kubrick would be livid. »
If you love the classic 1994 kids movie Richie Rich, you're about to have some seriously mixed feelings. The trailer for Netflix's TV reboot is here, and it's pretty different. In this incarnation, Richie (Jake Brennan) is the one who earns the money, discovering a way to turn vegetables into an energy source. Now, he lives in a mansion with his family, a robot maid, and best friends, including Darcy, played by Jenna Ortega, aka young Jane from Jane the Virgin. The concept is essentially the same as the Macaulay Culkin movie, but it definitely feels more like a supergoofy kids show. Who knows, maybe it'll be the next Girl Meets World? The full season will be available on Netflix this Friday. »
Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.
10) Uncle Buck (1989)
John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »
- Matthew Chernov
While promoting her new CBC Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek on Watch What Happens Live, the star said: "I haven't seen him for years and years, but I saw him two years ago - a year-and-a-half-ago? - at a Martin Mull art opening, and he was coming out, and he went, 'Mommy!'
"And I said, 'Baby!'" she laughed.
The actress's husband, production designer Bo Welch, was so touched by the mini-reunion that he had to capture the moment on camera.
She continued: "My husband, who's usually cool about these things, was like, 'Okay, both of you get together, I'm getting a picture! »
American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer makes Nyfw history, The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun strips down on Conan, Khloe Kardashian is reportedly spending more time with her ex-husband, and more celebrity news.
Jamie Brewer opens up about being the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in Nyfw: “Young girls and even young women … [see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I.” A-mazing. [Today] For your Thursday entertainment, here is Conan O’Brien and The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun getting naked in a spa. [Us Weekly] Reports claim Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been spending more time together in the last few weeks. [Naughty Gossip] Dakota Johnson poses nude for Jamie Dornan in W. [Us Weekly] 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon tragically passed away yesterday at 73 in a NYC car crash. [CBS]
- Taylor Ferber
The mother of all reunions! It's been 25 years since Catherine O'Hara and Macaulay Culkin first graced the screen together in the 1990 classic Home Alone, but they still share a special, fake-family bond like no other. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live to promote her new show, Schitt's Creek, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the For Your Consideration actress, 60, recalled an adorable run-in she'd had with her former on-screen son, now 34, a couple of years ago. (O'Hara played mom Kate McCallister to Culkin's [...] »
Today is National Pizza Day. If you haven't already gone home sick to celebrate, commence at once. A lot of people are happy about this holiday. Pizza restaurants, for one. But also Macauley Culkin. And why is Macauley Culkin so jazzed about National Pizza Day, you ask? Because he's probably the food's number one fan. He loves 'za so much he even named his band after the stuff. We're not entirely sure how to describe Pizza Underground, so we'll just say they are a pizza-themed band that plays Velvet Underground covers. That's pretty much all you need to know. That, and if you are still unsure of how much Macauley and his bandmates love pizza, see the below video for »
Overshadowed by the little thing that was Super Bowl Sunday was the news that ABC has ordered two more pilots for the 2015-16 season, one of them being a TV adapatation of the 1989 John Hughes film Uncle Buck, which famously starred John Candy in the titular role and Macaulay Culkin as his nephew, Miles. Uncle Buck comes from Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley of MADtv and is described as “as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.” Will Packer will also serve as an executive producer alongside Cragg and Bradley. Uncle Buck is only the most recent film-to-tv pilot to be ordered in the past couple weeks. NBC has already ordered a pilot based on the 1990 film Problem Child, while CBS has greenlit pilots inspired by both Rush Hour and »
- Chris King
Did you hear about the latest celebrity to get killed off by a Facebook death hoax? Turns out the newest "victim" is Latin pop star Ricky Martin.
A horrifying video posted to YouTube on Jan. 3 – which features footage of a brutal and disturbing car accident – was titled "Ricky Martin dead in tragic accident New Year's day," and that was all it took for a fake story to take the internet by storm.
News: Internet Freaks Out Over Another Macaulay Culkin Death Hoax
Obviously, Ricky Martin isn't dead. In fact, he's busy making jokes about his own fake death on Instagram. Like this photo of him overlooking a stunning, exotic vista with the setting sun forming a halo of light around his head.
He captioned the photo: "#Sunset in #heaven."
10 items from 2015
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