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26 years ago today, the Griswold family cemented their place in the pantheon Christmas movies. The third installment of National Lampoon’s “Vacation” comedy series features plenty of holiday hijinks ensuing — including a squirrel in the Christmas tree, a sled ride made dangerous by an experimental substance, and a bit of kidnapping — as Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold tries to keep it all together in front of his siblings. Fun fact: “Christmas Vacation” was one of two Christmas movies released in 1989, the other being John Hancock’s “Prancer.” Johnny Galecki, a.k.a. Rusty Griswold (now better known as Leonard from “The Big Bang Theory”) appeared in both of these holiday movies. Other notable December 1 happenings in pop culture history: • 1887: The first Sherlock Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet,” was published in “Beeton’s Christmas Annual” • 1903: “The Great Train Robbery,” notable for many firsts in filmmaking, had its »
- Emily Rome
This review contains spoilers.
9.9 The Platonic Permutation
We're nearing the half-way point of The Big Bang Theory season nine, demonstrated by the Thanksgiving theme of this episode, and it's about time for the writers to figure out what the heck they're doing with Sheldon and Amy. Both characters are as big a part of the show as they ever were, and many episodes have been expressly about exploring the fallout from their breakup but, prior to The Platonic Permutation, we were seemingly no closer to a resolution.
As said, this has now changed, and we've witnessed an almost 360-degree turnaround on the dynamic between the two. They're now friends, but Amy is the pursuer rather than the pursued. It appears as if something broke in Sheldon when he »
Read More: 'Trumbo' Star Bryan Cranston is Still Just Happy to Get Work In the life of all boyz, there comes a day when they look into a mirror and realize that today, they are M3N. James Corden, Bryan Cranston and Reggie Watts shined a light on this epochal moment on Thursday night's "The Late Late Show," performing as "man band" M3n Not Boyz. Retaining the sinuous vocals and decadent dance moves of men of slightly less than their age, M3n Not Boyz performed their chart-topper "I Can't Be Your Boy (Cuz I'm a Grown Man)." The silky song is an ode to all of the cool grown man things a guy can do for his lady, once he realizes that he's the old kid on the block, so it's time to say bye, bye, bye to youth. These grown M3n may not understand Cross Fit or Edm, »
- Karen Brill
We’re all confronted with harsh fashion truths throughout our lives, and here’s one Tbbt star Johnny Galecki should internalize: Orange is not his color. He proved this to be true when he — or, rather, his character, Leonard — donned an orange negligee and paraded about his apartment in it, twerking. It was one of two subplots that dragged down "The Platonic Permutation," likely the final episode we’ll see before some major goings-on push forward Sheldon and Amy's relationship before the end of 2015.Let's move on to the good stuff: While Leonard and Penny whip up their first Thanksgiving dinner as newlyweds, he discovers that she doesn’t know his birthday. It is pretty appalling! Even with our overreliance on smartphone calendars, the birthday of a significant other — especially one you’ve significantly other-ed for many years — is something that should be on instant recall. Penny knows he was »
- Kimberly Potts
Last night, Johnny Galecki and Christoph Waltz sat down with James Cordon and Reggie Watts for a thoughtful, well-informed and (totally inappropriately) solemn discussion of "How to Be a Bad Bitch" by Amber Rose. Read More: Watch: Christoph Waltz is a Bald Recluse in New Trailer for Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' The book club discussed the finer points of bad bitch-dom and their newly discovered freedom to finally be the person they all knew they could be. Amber Rose's newest tome offered some insights into their life, teaching Waltz the power of friendship and that there's "nothing better than being a bad bitch." "When you re-read a classic," explained Cordon, "You don't see more in the book, you see more in yourself than you did before." Watch the men rediscover themselves (and their best bad bitch) on Corden's The Late Late Show above. Read More: »
- Aubrey Page
Stars, they're just like us -- sometimes they embarrass themselves with gushing fan mail to celebrities. Carey Mulligan is a very proper-sounding 30-year-old Brit married to Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, but she has love for a certain Detroit rapper in her heart.
Carey was just on "The Late Late Show" to promote "Suffragette," and the topic turned to fan clubs. She told James Corden she was never in any fan clubs, although she used to like race car drivers, she just never wrote to them. However, she said, "I did write to Eminem once." James gasped and said, "You're Stan! You're who 'Stan' was based on! This is a huge exclusive."
Haha. Not really. Here's what Carey did:
I'd seen '8 Mile' and I was just really blown away. I was like 16, and I wrote to him. I was like, 'Mr. Eminem... I just want to thank you for your contribution' or something. »
- Gina Carbone
The Big Bang Theory season 9 finally pulls it out of the bag with this episode, an emotionally satisfying love-letter to fandom...
This review contains spoilers.
9.7 The Spock Resonance
Say what you will about The Big Bang Theory, Lord knows I have over the last couple of seasons, but when it can deliver an episode like The Spock Resonance after nine years and a weaker than normal season, you have to give it some credit. Few television series and even fewer sitcoms can really do what this episode did, effortlessly cashing in on years and years of built-up emotion and compassion for its characters and, while all is not forgiven, it's definitely earned a little grace period.
Since Sheldon and Amy broke up, the season has veered wildly between tedious inconsequence and unnecessary morosity. It didn't really click until this week, however, that one of the things that »
Saturday night’s alright for biting? Johnny Galecki shared a snap on Instagram of his night out with ex-girlfriend (and TV love interest) Kaley Cuoco in L.A. on Saturday, Nov. 7 — and it showed him playfully biting her neck! “Hilarious night out in the La arts district w/ @normancook #BFFsbite,” The Big Bang Theory actor, 40, captioned the pic. The real-life exes — who play newlyweds Penny and Leonard on the hit CBS sitcom — celebrated the launch of Fallout 4, a highly anticipated video game. Hilarious night out [...] »
Sometimes friendship hurts. No, we're not getting all sentimental right now. We're talking about biting, because according to Johnny Galecki, that's what besties do. They bite. And he gave us some very clear evidence to prove his case. The Big Bang Theory actor shared a fun and flirty Instagram photo alongside his ex-girlfriend and on-screen love interest Kaley Cuoco while out in downtown Los Angeles last night. Biting a piece of Cuoco's shoulder, the selfie was captioned, "Hilarious night out in the La Arts District w/ @normancook #BFFsbite @ludwig1965 @bricuoco." The pair, along with Cuoco's sister, stepped out to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated video game release, Fallout »
Chicago native Johnny Galecki turned a one-time appearance on “Roseanne” into a five-year role, and has scored Emmy and Golden Globe noms for portraying Leonard Hofstadter on “The Big Bang Theory.” Next, he battles deadly technology opposite Aimee Teegarden in “Rings,” a reboot of “The Ring” thrillers out April 1. And he’ll star in, as well as exec produce, dramedy “The Master Cleanse.”
How did you grow as an actor during “Roseanne”?
That experience, from 16-21, I really consider my college in many ways. To work with Roseanne, who’s from the standup world, and John (Goodman), who’s a terribly disciplined film actor, I had the best professors in the business.
Why did you ask to play Leonard over Sheldon in “Big Bang”?
It was a very selfish request on my part. I hadn’t been able to traverse those stories of the heart. I’ve often been cast »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
The 2016 People's Choice Awards will kick off award season Jan. 6, and the nominees are in! Jane Lynch is hosting this year's ceremony, which is packed with talented nominees. In addition to Lynch, Betsy Brandt, Marcia Gay Harden, Abigail Spencer, Zachary Levi, Christina Milian, and Mark Burnett were on hand at the Paley Center for Media to make the announcement. We're already excited to see some of our favorite things and people, like Pretty Little Liars, Jurassic World, and Ed Sheeran, up for awards. After 72 million votes, here are all the nominees! Take note: there's a new "Digital" category for awards like favorite social media star. Movies Favorite Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Furious 7 Inside Out Jurassic World Pitch Perfect 2 Favorite Movie Actor Channing Tatum Chris Pratt Johnny Depp Robert Downey Jr. Will Smith Favorite Movie Actress Anne Hathaway Melissa McCarthy Meryl Streep Sandra Bullock Scarlett Johansson Favorite Action »
- Maggie Pehanick
The People have spoken, and they really like Cookie.
Nominations for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards — being hosted by Jane Lynch on Wednesday, Jan. 6 (CBS, 9/8c) — were announced Tuesday, and several TVLine staples are among this year’s honorees.
Regardless of the outcome, it’s safe to declare Shondaland an early winner, with all three of Shonda Rhimes’ current shows — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder — nabbing nominations in top categories.
Scroll down for the full list of TV nominees (in 30+ categories!) before dropping a comment with your own picks.
Favorite TV Show
Nominations for the 2016 People's Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday, and there's lots of love for ABC's Tgit lineup, with that trio of Shonda Rhimes-produced shows scoring multiple nods across a bunch of the top TV categories.
In addition to all the attention for "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away with Murder," other series that received multiple nominations include "Empire," "The Big Bang Theory," and "Pretty Little Liars." On the movie side of the equation, "Jurassic World," "Trainwreck," "Furious 7," and "Inside Out" scored multiple nods each.
Jane Lynch is hosting the ceremony, which airs on CBS on January 6, 2016. Check out the full list of movie and TV nominees below. (Nominations in other categories can be found on the official People's Choice website.)
Favorite Movie Actor
- Katie Roberts
This season of The Big Bang Theory has been variable to say the least. The narrative lifting of the show’s ongoing relationship dramas has meshed awkwardly with the “issue of the week” comedy that has been the bread and butter of the programme since it began. The show once again tried to bring these two aspects of its storytelling together with ‘The Helium Insufficiency’.
Sheldon and Leonard have been working together on a paper for the last season or so. This week, Sheldon learned that a Swedish team of scientists was planning to scoop the boys by running a similar experiment before they did. Determined not to lose their chance at recognition, they attempted to secure the helium they needed from the university. Barry Kripke, however, was »
- Tom Beasley
The sequel was originally slated for a May 13, 2016 release, but the slasher film will now be released on January 13, 2017.
There have so far been 12 films in the franchise, with the last instalment in the series coming in 2009.
A separate Friday the 13th TV series is also currently in development at The CW.
Elsewhere, it's been revealed that the release of The Ring sequel Rings has been moved back to April 1, 2016, having originally been intended for release this year.
Watch the trailer for 1980's Friday the 13th below: »
Samara and Jason Voorhees are still on track to return to the big screen, but horror fans will have to adjust their calendars accordingly, as the theatrical releases of both Rings and the new Friday the 13th movie have been delayed.
According to Box Office Mojo, Paramount Pictures will now release Rings on April 1st, 2016 and has moved the new Friday the 13th film to a January 13th, 2017 debut. Rings was formerly set to come out on November 15th, 2015, while the latest Friday the 13th movie was lined up for a May 13th, 2016 release.
Starring Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, and Aimee Teegarden, Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes. Like The Ring and 1998's Ringu (the original Japanese film), draws inspiration from Kôji Suzuki's 1991 horror novel, Ring.
The new Friday the 13th movie's future is somewhat uncertain at this point, »
- Derek Anderson
Fans of Jason Voorhees and a murderous video tape will have to wait a bit longer before new versions of these horror staples will hit theaters. Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has pushed its long-awaited Friday the 13th reboot from May 13, 2016 to January 13, 2017, and has dated The Ring sequel Rings for release on April 1, 2016. Last month, the studio pushed Rings out of its November 13, 2015 release date into an unspecified 2016 slot, which has now been revealed as April Fools Day of next year.
Today's news marks the third time Paramount has pushed Friday the 13th, which had been originally set for release on March 13, 2015, way back in 2013. The reboot was later pushed to November 13, 2015, and then to May 13, 2016, before landing on its new January 13, 2017 release date. Despite the mid-January release date, the project actually has quite a bit of competition, going up against Sony's The Dark Tower, Warner Bros.' Geostorm, »
Paramount has pushed back the release dates for two of the studio's upcoming franchise horror films. Rings, the third movie in The Ring franchise, moves from its Nov 13, 2015 release date to an April 1, 2016 open. The new Friday the 13th is moving from May 13, 2016 to January 13, 2017. Read more 'Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension' Shunned by Many Theater Circuits Due to Early VOD Plan Rings, which stars Aimee Teegarden and Johnny Galecki, is currently in post-production. F. Javier Gutierrez directed a script that was written by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes and Akiva Goldsman. Director Guillermo del Toro
- Mia Galuppo
With the release of "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" this week, Paramount is closing out its most lucrative horror franchise of recent years. The news wasn't so great today though for two other horror franchise films on its development slate.
Deadline reports that the "Friday the 13th" reboot in the works, the second following the 2009 effort, has been delayed again. Originally slated for late this year and then pushed back to May 13th 2016, it will now open January 13th 2017. The delay is unsurprising as the film is still in development and has yet to secure a cast or lock down filming dates.
Meanwhile "Rings," the third film in "The Ring" series, has found a new date. Originally slated for November 13th this year, it was delayed the other week to an unspecified 2016 release date. Well that date is now locked - April 1st 2016. Unlike 'Friday,' the new "Rings" has »
- Garth Franklin
This week, Chris Hemsworth joins Instagram and shares one adorable photo while working out with his little boy in his arms, Laverne Cox shows off her flawless face will going makeup-free and Kate Hudson flashes her bootyful backside! Plus, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki shut down dating rumors with one adorable "just friends" snapshot, Justin Bieber hits the studio and Aubrey O'Day has a bright pink new 'do. And, Demi Lovato gets her very own "Confident"-themed spin class, Ian Somerhalder looks ... different and Josh Gad's teaming up with Billy Crystal for a new comedy show! Check out the gallery above to see these stars' personal pics and even more celeb candids in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
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