No need to panic. We know Boss's Day is tomorrow, and our guide to identifying the type of boss you have based on some of the famous bosses we have all come to know and love (or hate) will not only help you understand them, but figure out exactly what he/she needs. These famous bosses come in all shapes and sizes, just like your gift will! Is your boss more like a Leslie Knope or a Miranda Priestly? It could be the difference between a promotion and banishment to eating lunch in a bathroom stall for the rest of the year. Once you match your boss up you'll never be worried about another Boss's Day again.
The CW's newest show may be its craziest gamble in years - and it seems that gamble is paying off. Jane the Virgin, based on a Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, tells the story of 24-year-old virginal Jane who finds herself living her own telenovela when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Crazy? Yes. Worth watching? Totally.
Jane has the distinct honor of having perhaps the most peculiar premise of any of the new fall shows. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a hard-working, religious young adult who has been staunchly abstinent her entire life, choosing to wait until marriage to finally have sex. This fact alone feels far-fetched by 2014 standards, but it’s by far the tamest aspect of the show.
There is a need for Dear White People. This need has little to do with the film itself, or its first-time director Justin Simien, but rather the gaping abscess that is the modern, intellectual, mainstream black cinema. Dear White People attempts to shoulder this massive burden all by itself, telling as many stories as it can within its two-hour runtime, and it occasionally buckles under that weight. But when the film is finally able to bring its many narratives into focus, it has a sharp eye for the way systematic oppression can destroy the soul.
Dear White People is the story of four black students enrolled in an almost exclusively white Ivy League school, and their attempts to navigate being upper class, highly educated, and still facing the miasma of racism that envelops their university. The fulcrum of the film is Tessa Thompson as Sam White, a tiny, beautiful firecracker that sets her complacent environment on fire with her radio show, ‘Dear White People.’ Thompson is a relative newcomer who brings a deft mix of anger and humor to the role, and it tremendously fun to watch her physical and sharp comic sensibility.
On Thursday October 2nd, 2014 Teresa and Joe Giudices’ legal woes came to a head when the pair was sentenced. Nearly seven months after the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars pleaded “guilty” to multiple charges, including bankruptcy and mortgage fraud, the couple has learned they will both be serving jail time.
Joe was sentenced to 41 months behind bars while his wife, in a surprising move by the judge, was sentenced to 15 months. Many believed that Teresa would be spared jail time, but alas, the judge took no pity on the New Jersey housewife despite her pleas that she is “more sorry than anyone will ever know.” The judge did allow the couple to serve their sentences at different times, however, so that one parent was always there for the girls. Teresa will be up first as she has to report on January 5th, 2015.
The Super Bowl is about to get a little sweeter. Pop sensation Katy Perry has reportedly been chosen to headline the 2015 Super Bowl half-time show.
“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” a source told the New York Post.
Perry was on the shortlist of potential performers back in August. Coldplay and Rihanna were also possible performers. However, Rihanna’s recent feud with CBS may have cost her the job. The NFL is most likely hoping Perry’s fun family-friendly act will help revamp the league’s image which has been marred by several scandals over the past few months.
We all remember Daniel Franzese as Damian in Mean Girls, but now he has a new starring role in a parody video of Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me” called “Please Go Home.”
Although Smith’s song is about him pleading to his one-night stand not to leave him, this spoof is the complete opposite. This version is about a one-night stand that doesn’t get the hint to leave.
“Please Go Home” also stars Adrian Anchondo and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.
Before the days of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, there was Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter. Although Duff would prefer to forget those days, Andy Cohen brought up the topic when the actress/singer appeared on his late night talk-show Watch What Happens Live on October 8th.
After Carter declared his love for her earlier this year on Twitter and how he was going get her back, clearly for Duff the feeling isn’t mutual for a reconciliation. When Cohen asked Duff about the tweets she joked, “Andy! I'm going to hurt you right now. It's...ugh! I don't know. I don't know what to say about it! It was so many years ago. I literally haven't seen him in...so, it's uncomfortable.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s long-awaited public statement on the recent nude photo scandal begs the media to desist perpetuating it. The actress explains that the delayed response was a consequence of her manifold reaction. "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”
Indeed, the 24-year old shouldn't feel obliged to defend herself. While it’s true that an aspect of being a Hollywood actor involves being in the public eye, it is a completely different story when general conventions and social codes of respect towards an individual’s privacy are breached. In an interview with Vanity Fair’s David Kashner, Lawrence fumes:
Legendary rapper, Nasir Jones, also known as Nas, will be treating select theaters to a one night only showing of a new film titled, Nas: Time is Illmatic. The iconic hip-hop star chronicles the beginning of his lifelong musical journey in a three-dimensional documentary focusing on the creation of the Illmatic project.
Legendary rapper, Nasir Jones, known to most as Nas, will be treating select theaters to a one night only showing of his new documentary film, Nas: Time is Illmatic. The iconic hip-hop star chronicles the beginning of his lifelong musical journey in this three-dimensional film focusing on the creation of the Illmatic project.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have announced that they are expecting their first child. The announcement was made on the actress’ lifestyle website Preserve in a posting that shows the actress holding her growing baby bump.
The photo, which was taken by Lively’s brother Eric, was included on her website in a post about family. “Preserve at its core is about family. Family is the single word our founder, Blake built this home on. We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realized, we don’t have anything for the new. With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all—to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family,” the post included.
October is upon us, and it’s time to obsessively watch Halloween movies. Of course there are the standard horror flicks--the Halloween films, anything form the Saw catalogue, and at least one outing with Freddy Krueger. But what about the films on the other end of the Halloween film spectrum? You know the ones that supplement their frights with jokes and songs. Here’s a list of the five best Halloween films for those who like to embrace the lighter side of Halloween – and are sick of peeing their pants during scary movies
- Hocus Pocus: You can mock this film for being beloved by every “basic fall girl” but don’t pretend you haven’t already watched it five times on Lifetime this year. Hocus Pocus has it all: witches, funny gags, a black cat, and some seriously scary mythology. That zombie Billy Butcherson was no joke. The box office bomb has ascended to cult status in the last 20+ years and remains mandatory viewing for anyone Halloween-obsessed.
- Halloweentown: Yes, this is a Disney Channel Original Movie – but was there anything cooler as a kid than watching Marnie Cromwell discover her witchy roots? Not likely. This movie was made for kids but it’s great for a bit of escapism at any age. Go on, just imagine the cool life you could have in Halloweentown. And admit it - every time you lose a sock you wonder if it's at Gort's house.
- Scary Movie: This one is definitely not a kid’s film. The ultimate in horror movie spoof films, Scary Movie mocks several ‘90s movies and TV shows from Scream to I Know What You Did Last Summer to Dawson’s Creek. This film dissects the horror genre and puts it back together into something vaguely recognizable and completely hilarious.
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It: No list about Halloween films is complete without the original vampire himself – Dracula. This is another spoof of the horror genre, this time tackling the classic mythology of the familiar vamp. The film is uproarious in its mocking of its predecessors – spoofing a number of movies that centered on Dracula throughout the years. A must see for horror movie die-hards and newbies alike.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: The premier animated Halloween experience. The Nightmare Before Christmas centers on Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, who has become bored with Halloween. He soon becomes enamored with Christmas after stumbling upon Christmastown and attempts to put on his own version of the yuletide holiday. This is the perfect film for those who love Halloween but deep down are already fantasizing about putting up their Christmas tree.