I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and our sons Riley (7) and Dylan (5). Prior to August 2010 I spent many years as a software marketer, these days I work from home as a freelance writer. I enjoy photography, comic books, R-rated movies, and things that smell like coconut.
Hey. Hey you. You, sitting there reading this website. What kind of day are you having? Is it literally the most awesome day you've ever had in your ENTIRE LIFE? If not, there's clearly room for improvement, and I've got that in the form of a JimmyKimmel clip. Not just any JimmyKimmel clip, mind you. I'm not going to imply that I have the power to put more awesome in your day then share one of those Halloween candy prank videos. (Although those are in fact awesome.) What I've got for you today is a video of Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee, Sherlock and Star Trek star, and all around Internet Heartthrob, Benedict Cumberbatch.
To be even more specific, it's Benedict Cumberbatch doing a dramatic reading of R. Kelly's lyrics to "Genius," from his forthcoming album Black Panties. It includes Cumberbatch delivering this amazing line: "Go to sleep, and when we wake up, I’ll hit that thing again."
Actor Paul Walker's tragic death continues to dominate headlines this week, from the coroner's report listing his cause of death (unsurprising yet sadly gruesome) to the mystifying ongoing questions of whether the Porsche he was riding in was going too fast (I'm not saying it's not worth investigating what happened on Saturday, but did you see what the godawful wreckage looked like? I'm going to go way out on a limb and say the speed issue is probably not up for debate at this point). The latest wave of news comes in the form of a viral video, thanks to the Fast & Furious YouTube page.
Universal Studios has released a tribute to Paul Walker, and it's being described as "heartbreaking" and "beautiful." It's racked up over 1.6 million views as of this writing, and it's ... well, it's a really nice video. The soundtrack is fantastic (Skylar Grey's "I'm Coming Home"). There are lots of great shots of Walker.
It's also, undeniably, a two-minute ad for the Fast & Furious franchise.
Hey, remember those insufferable douchebags who were once on a television show and then managed to carve out a sort of D-list celebrity status via relentless famewhoring and a crap-ton of plastic surgery? I am of course talking about Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, and if you've been wondering what their life is like lately (and who HASN'T been?), the answer is unspeakably tragic.
And by "tragic," I mean "incredibly hilarious and steeped in delicious schadenfreude," because Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are confessing that they've had a serious wakeup call ... now that they realize they are not Jay Z and Beyoncé. As they APPARENTLY BELIEVED THEMSELVES TO BE.
Where are my fellow fans of gripping political dramas starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright that can be binge-watched over the course of two sleepless days thanks to Netflix's glorious release policy? That's right, I'm talking about House of Cards, and if you love this show as much as I do, you are going to FALL OFF YOUR CHAIR when you see the brand new season 2 trailer.
I mean, it's like nothing I've ever seen before in the history of teaser promos. It's moody, it's in black and white, and it's ... well, god, it's just really hard to describe. Since we're all dying to know what's going to happen next between Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and his wife Claire, House of Cards seriously delivered the goods with this clip.
Are you ready for this? Because once you press play, there's no going back -- you can't unsee what I'm about to share.
I am going to pitch a new show to you, and without spending a lot of time thinking about it, you tell me your first gut reaction. Ready? Okay, the show is called The Restart Project, and it's an original digital series from AOL produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson, who spend time with women who have overcome various physical hardships.
So, what do you think? It sounds INCREDIBLE, right? Who could possibly be better suited to focus on women who have "gone through really tragic situations in their life with self-medication (over-eating, over-drinking, etc.)" than Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson? Why, these are two of the most down-to-earth, health-focused, inspirational public figures in the history of --
Okay, enough with the sarcasm. In truth, I cannot stand Tracy Anderson and I don't have a lot of love for Gwyneth Paltrow either. But hey, maybe this Seacrest series will change my mind about both of them ...?