6 items from 2015
John McEnroe isn't as funny as he thinks he is. Ahead of the U.S. Open (of which he won four titles throughout his career), the tennis legend appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday and was asked about Serena Williams, who will try for calendar grand slam when the tournament begins later this month. Winning the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon was no easy feat, and winning the U.S. Open will not be a walk in the park, either. "The last player to do that was Steffi Graf, who's probably the second greatest player that ever lived, to me, behind Serena," McEnroe said. "She did that in 1988. Before that it was done, I think, in 1950. So, this is very, very rare." McEnroe told Jimmy »
7 Days in Hell is an HBO TV mockumentary about the greatest game of tennis ever played, a seven day affair between American Aaron Williams (Andy Samberg) and Englishman Charles Poole (Kit Harrington). The movie was released on July 11th, coinciding with Wimbledon 2015. Somewhat in the spirit of wild sports movies like Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore, this fictional documentary comes off as sweet, cameo-chocked, and wholly palatable. It was a welcome comedic foil to the real games of 2015 Wimbledon, which saw elation in Serena’s inevitable victory, and felt defeat for the Swiss Maestro.
Serena Williams, who dominated the real court in at 2015 Wimbledon, leads off a massive list of cameos. According to 7 Days in Hell myth, Aaron Williams is the adopted son of Richard Williams, and third lion in the Williams pride. At only forty-two minutes long, this TV short film is definitely worth a watch. Who doesn’t »
- Max Wood
Thus far, 2015 hasn’t been the strongest year for HBO original programming. The one-two punch of Veep and Silicon Valley made for one hell of a comedy duo, but only for ten weeks. Last Week Tonight is still a Sunday night saving grace, but replacement comedies Ballers and The Brink have been, at best, middling. After a Game of Thrones season that left many feeling cold as a Night’s Watchman, and with the jury still out on True Detective Season 2, it’s not like HBO couldn’t use something to invigorate its summer slate. 7 Days in Hell, airing this Saturday, should provide just such a shot in the arm.
For one, the special has timing on its side. A 45-minute film starring Andy Samberg and Thrones’ Kit Harington, 7 Days in Hell is a faux documentary recounting a weeklong tennis match at the Wimbledon championships. Half a day after the special airs, »
- Sam Woolf
HBO's "7 Days in Hell" airs this Saturday, July 11, at 10 Pm Et/Pt and whew, it's not good. Starring Andy Samberg and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington as rival tennis players, the 45-minute special is a send up of the 2010 Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, which ran for three days. Bad boy American, Aaron Williams (Samberg) and British home favorite Charles Poole (Harington) battle it out over the course of seven days with interviews and vignettes spliced in-between each day's play and with every passing minute it weighs heavier and heavier on your soul. Williams is something of an Andre Agassi, tennis bad boy that falls on hard times after killing a linesman with an errant serve, while Poole is a dimwitted Brit who can hardly tie his own shoes. Everything from weather to sex with streakers, phone calls from the Queen of England, sex with streakers, »
- Brad Brevet
The two men on the tennis court look exhausted, hitting the ball weakly over the net; one of them, the guy with the glorious mane of Andre Agassi hair, barely has enough energy to throw his racquet and yell obscenities at the judges. (His opponent, a young prodigy from the United Kingdom, merely slumps there with the same dimwitted expression on his face as he always does — think Andy Murray if he'd been dropped on his head as a baby.) For Aaron Williams, the former bad boy with the long flowing locks, »
Former child star Tatum O'Neal is opening up about her surprising dating life. In a new interview with People, the "Bad News Bears" alum gets candid about her sexuality -- telling the mag, "I definitely have been dating mostly women recently." While she doesn't label herself as a lesbian or straight, she adds that she's "not one or the other." O'Neal, 51, goes on to say that she thinks women are "the most amazing creatures on earth. They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it." The actress has only been linked to men in the past, famously dating Michael Jackson back in the '70s and marrying tennis pro John McEnroe. That marriage lasted from 1986 until their separation in 1992, the former couple welcoming three children together before the split. O'Neals drug abuse led »
- tooFab Staff
6 items from 2015
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