7 items from 2013
It may surprise you to know that as of this writing, The Simpsons are still on the air. It has been on the air longer than most of What Culture’s readers have been alive. To give you an idea of how long the Simpsons has been around, I’ll state some facts. It has lasted through seven Batman movies, two Persian Gulf Wars, four American Presidents, Monica Lewinsky, and the internet dot-com boom. It was around before cell phones, high speed internet, and Miley Cyrus was even considered as having an option to exist. It outlasted grunge, Robbie Robertson and the Spice Girls’ ‘Girl Power’ relevance.
The Simpsons, primarily due to it’s longevity has become a cultural historical artifact of sorts, with shows related to current talking points of years past. Most of their current audience base will just as likely never heard of a guest star as »
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Sunday night, HuffPost Celebrity was on hand at the MTV Vma red carpet to chat with the litany of stars flooding into an amped-up Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Below, we asked Shailene Woodley, Sarah Hyland, Iggy Azalea and more how they get lucky and which band they'd like to see reunite, 'N Sync-style.
You play the perfect teenager in "Spectacular Now" and "The Descendants." What is about you that makes people relate?
Theo: That's a good question.
Shailene: As my characters, I feel like I’ve played very broken characters that are very different. Maybe growing up with two psychologist parents allowed me to tap into some of those hidden feelings.
How's the haircut going?
Shailene: I cut it for a film, but started a campaign to get other people to do it. My mom cut her hair too.
'N Sync is performing tonight. »
- Youyoung Lee
After what seems like many, many weeks, the Britain's Got Talent auditions have come to an end. So were the final few acts worth the wait? Let us know in the comments section below.
Magicians don't tend to do well on this show, but James More genuinely made us at Digital Spy wince as he impaled himself on a sword. But what could his next step be in the competition?
Cowell described their 3D dance show as like looking "ten years into the future". But were you impressed by the unique performance, or was it all too many fluorescent lights and effects?
"Put your lighters in the air!" The 14-year-old's song is irritatingly catchy and the singer/songwriter/rapper/piano player not only left the judges beaming with delight but actually made leopard print onesies look cool! Anyone who can do that surely deserves a vote? »
Nearly halfway into the episode -- which had a Newtown, Ct victims advocacy group urging "Glee" fans not to watch at all -- the New Directions heard gunshots in the hallways and locked themselves in the choir room. The space that was last filled with Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" and the zig-ah-zig-ah's of the Spice Girls was dark, silent and filled with tears.
Eventually, the McKinley High students were released and shortly thereafter, the audience learned that Sue Sylvester's favorite Cheerio and the ultimate sassy sidekick, Becky Jackson, was the one who brought the weapon to school.
Just before the gunshots deafened McKinley, Becky told Brittany »
- Jaimie Etkin
As the dust begins to settle on awards season, it becomes clear that some famous women get a lot more love than others. Rightly or wrongly, there are those whom everyone wants to make their instant best friend, and those who get it in the neck. Why is Adele so robustly likable, while the equally successful Taylor Swift often comes across like a wounded deer? Why would so many of us run into the nearest pub to neck shots with Jennifer Lawrence, and leave Anne Hathaway waiting in the car? Using deeply scientific methodology, we've uncovered the reasons behind this puzzling phenomenon.
Five women we love to love
The thing is, you don't always want a celeb to be "down to »
- Sophie Heawood
Pogs. Saved By the Bell. Macaulay Culkin was making good films. The Simpsons was still amazing. Kenan & Kel. The 1990s were great for a lot of reasons. And if you still long for the days of Britpop, Saturday morning kids' TV and Dale Winton's Supermarket Sweep, tonight's (January 31) ITV2 series The Big Reunion will be right up your street.
A '90s (and early '00s) nostalgia-fest, it features a handful of groups who made the decade poptastic, made curtain haircuts cool and had kids learning 'Bodyshakin' dance moves across the nation's playgrounds.
Double denim legends B*Witched, Popstars rejects Liberty X, bad boys 5ive, cheeky boy-next-door trio 911, sultry girlband The Honeyz and a Kerry Katona-era Atomic Kitten are all taking part and putting aside their differences to relive their pop heyday.
But this isn't '90s enough for Digital Spy. We've picked out eight other pop »
For moments when your brain wants to cease its revving and just gently tick over for a bit, there is nothing more satisfying than a dating show. So I gladly welcomed the return of Take Me Out for its fifth series on ITV1 at the weekend. I'm sure some of you survive entirely on a diet of University Challenge and BBC4 documentaries about salt, but the rest of us need fluff and glitter blown full-strength into our faces at regular intervals to even up the balance.
Blind Date used to be my favourite fluff of all. The nervous contestants, the crap puns, the sliding screen reveal, the post-date dissection. Humans looking for love teetering on high stools, respectfully presided over by Cilla and Our Graham. »
- Julia Raeside
7 items from 2013
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