4 items from 2012
In the wake of the tragic passing of Beastie Boys Adam Yauch, we at Zap2it.com thought it only seemed appropriate to pass along some of our favorite memories of the Beastie Boys through the years. Feel free to share your own in the comments below.
"Hold It Now, Hit It" wasn't the band's biggest hit, but the 1986 single from their first album -- and its video -- captures McA (Adam Yauch), Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and their silly best before they got hip to slick video producers and grew up. The raw talent is there, even if it is hidden by a few layers of goofiness. And, hey, they're having fun and we're all for that. I love it because the Beastie Boys were my first concert. It was 1987 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md., and because of our proximity to Washington, D. »
January Jones' return to "Mad Men" as Fat Betty Francis (she even inspired a Twitter meme) divided fans of the show down the middle. Some love the new, blunt Betty, some not so much. Both camps were amply represented at Zap2it and the topic marks the maiden voyage for one of our new recurring features, Rant! Rave!
Rant! Fat Betty Francis must go
Here's the thing: If Betty didn't mind her weight, I wouldn't either.
It makes sense that the show went there and it makes the icy January Jones a touch more likeable that she was willing to become Fat Betty. Especially considering the high Norbit-ing risk factor. She was willing to suit up in prosthetics and makeup to become the embodiment of an unhappy middle-aged woman; that's a brave thing for any actress to do. But maybe we shouldn't be surprised. We already knew Jones was brave -- after all, »
"The Walking Dead's" second season is underway and the surprises -- in the form of strangers and an unfortunate car crash -- are already piling up like so many rotten zombies. On Sunday (Feb. 19), "Triggerfinger," the second episode back into the midseason delivered even more action.
Join Zap2it's Liz Kelly Nelson and Washington Post Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney live on Monday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. Et (10 a.m. Pt) for the weekly "Walking Dead" next-day chat. Liz and Jen spent four years collaborating on "Lost" analysis and chats before the show stopped moving our TV island.
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"The Walking Dead" is back from its winter hiatus on Sunday (Feb. 12) and, obviously, there's A Lot to talk about. So we're convening a zombie chat to dissect exactly what happened, where the show should head next and try to quantify exactly how hot Daryl (Norman Reedus) may or may not be.
So, join Zap2it's Liz Kelly Nelson and Washington Post Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney live on Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Et (10 a.m. Pt) for our inaugural "Walking Dead" next-day chat. Liz and Jen spent four years collaborating on "Lost" analysis and chats before the show jumped the shark and sailed off of our TV island.
So have your questions ready and join us right here:
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4 items from 2012
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