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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak today at 01:45. 2 comments

Finally, A Bit More Clarity on Tyra Banks's Upcoming Modelland Experience... Center

Finally, A Bit More Clarity on Tyra Banks's Upcoming Modelland Experience... Center

Earlier this year, Tyra Banks announced Modelland, a forthcoming... thing. It’s a place but also “a movement,” and a “multi-level ticketed attraction” yet “a place to feel emotion.” Banks promised “a place where the modeling world meets fantasy, meets entertainment, meets technology, meets retail, meets dining, meets … your fiercest best self you could ever imagine.” It sounds like a mall...

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak yesterday at 20:45.

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (But How Mr. Rogers Is He?)

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (But How Mr. Rogers Is He?)

Tom Hanks will play children’s television trailblazer Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, due out in November. The trailer for the biopic dropped on Monday, and I’m not seeing Hanks disappear into the role so much as Hanks playing it. His is a slightly butcher, deeper-voiced Mr. Rogers (Hanks doesn’t seem to have altered his speech much beyond a mild twang).

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 19, 2019 at 20:05.

Dr. Pimple Popper Takes Us to Church

Dr. Pimple Popper Takes Us to Church

There’s nothing more important on this week’s episode of Dr. Pimple Popper than 50-year-old Leta singing the gospel standard “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” to her lipoma. I’m going to let that sentence sink in. It’s an actual sentence that describes an actual thing that happened that an actual TV show captured. Wow. This show is regularly glorious in unexpected ways, and somehow the most...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 19, 2019 at 04:35. 8 comments

This Is Obscene

This Is Obscene
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I hate when cats show me their anuses and I’m also never in the mood to look at cat dick. And it turns out that I don’t want to see CGI tail placed strategically where cat dick would be on an actor playing a cat, either. I mean, does anyone? I really don’t like how it’s wagging at me.

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 18, 2019 at 21:00. 2 comments

What's Going on Here?

What's Going on Here?
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There’s a wonderful voice-over monologue in the My So-Called Life pilot during a Chase family dinner that I think about a lot. “I cannot bring myself to eat a well-balanced meal in front of my mother,” mutters Angela, dripping with ellipses. “It just means too much to her. I mean, if you stop...

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 23:30. 24 comments

Define 'Homophobic'

Define 'Homophobic'

Imagine my surprise when late last week, I, an out gay man, found myself enrolled in an online course on homophobia that was attempting to teach me something I didn’t know. I thought I’d seen it all: the withering glances, the systemic discrimination, the suffering in places that were worse off than us even at our worst, the well-meaning people saying with loving pity that it’s not my fault...

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 17:24.

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Is Now the Second Highest-Charting Holiday Song of All Time

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Is Now the Second Highest-Charting Holiday Song of All Time

It’s better to give than receive, but the best is having a 24-year-old song that only seems to gain in popularity every year. I’m just guessing there, since I don’t actually have such a song to my own name, but it must be true! What could be better than sitting back and letting the cash and adoration roll in year after year?

I ask this because on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, Mariah...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 15:42.

Celine Dion Is Ending Her Reign As Las Vegas Residency Queen

Celine Dion Is Ending Her Reign As Las Vegas Residency Queen

It’s another end of another era: Celine Dion has announced that her current residency at the Caesars Palace Colosseum venue in Las Vegas will come to a close on June 8, 2019.

“I definitely have mixed emotions about this final run,” said Dion in a statement posted on her Facebook page. “Las Vegas has become my home and performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been a big part of my life...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 13:34.

Dr. Pimple Popper's Christmas Special Is Here to Extract the Holiday Spirit from Your Heart

Dr. Pimple Popper's Christmas Special Is Here to Extract the Holiday Spirit from Your Heart

The most bizarre, disgusting, and quite frankly mad holiday-themed special maybe of all time aired on Thursday night. TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas featured the ever-effervescent Dr. Sandra Lee pulling various masses—including a 55-year-old blackhead—out of people’s skin and laughing all the way. Instead of comparing the oozing discharge to food , this time Dr. PP struck a...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 11:51.

Reba McEntire: 'Okurrr!'

Reba McEntire: 'Okurrr!'

Ugh, this is so good. My favorite genre of interview answer is the abrupt interjection that doesn’t quite answer the question being asked and is better for it (see Liza Minnelli’s “Balls to you!”), and Reba McEntire just delivered a new classic. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the country legend was asked whether her Cardi B fandom would lead to a collaboration. McEntire did not...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 02:02.

20th Century Fox Deletes The Predator Scene Featuring Registered Sex Offender

20th Century Fox Deletes <i>The Predator</i> Scene Featuring Registered Sex Offender

There’s helping out a friend, there’s forgiving a man who’s served his time, and then there’s describing the crimes for which that time was served—risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer, both felonies—as the product of someone who was “caught up in a bad situation versus [doing] something lecherous.” Shane Black, who wrote the original Lethal Weapon and wrote/directed Iron...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 15, 2019 at 01:29.

Nicki Minaj Says MTV Wouldn't Allow 6ix9ine to Perform with Her at the VMAs

Nicki Minaj Says MTV Wouldn't Allow 6ix9ine to Perform with Her at the VMAs

It’s been a rough week for Nicki Minaj, and a still rougher week for those who respect her. Without wading into the bog of petulance and bad calls she’s subletting, I merely want to highlight a particularly egregious quote of hers from her Beats 1 show Queen Radio show that aired Tuesday.

Minaj claimed that she had wanted to perform at the VMAs alongside 6ix9ine, with whom she raps on the hit...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

The Met Gala's 'Camp' Theme Sets Up Attendees for Failure

The Met Gala's 'Camp' Theme Sets Up Attendees for Failure

There are a few social media accounts whose greatness I guard with duty. I tell very few friends about these and would never comment on them in any public sphere despite devoting most of my working days to writing about things that I like. Sharing precisely what’s so special about these modest accounts with a handful of followers and an amateur approach to self-promotion would risk altering...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

Un Chien Pimple Popper

Un Chien <i>Pimple Popper</i>

“Obviously I don’t want to nick an eyeball,” said Dr. Pimple Popper regarding a surgery she performed this episode. And that’s the only difference between her and the surrealists.

Our pop of the week is actually a series of pops all around one person’s eyes.

Her name is Hilda, she hails from South Gate, California, she’s 42, and she had hidrocystomas framing her eyes:

She described the bumps as...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

A New Pair of JNCOs Could Set You Back $350 [Updated]

A New Pair of JNCOs Could Set You Back $350 [Updated]

For reasons too complicated to get into right now, it was very popular for a brief flicker in late-‘90s time to wear entire jeans’ worth of fabric on each leg. JNCO, the brand best known for perpetuating the pipeline-wide trend of ravers’ choice denims whose bottoms ballooned as big as 60 inches wide, famously did almost $200 million in revenue in 1998 only to fall precipitously from there...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

Annabelle Needs to Get Off Her Ass

Annabelle Needs to Get Off Her Ass

Can you believe that the latest Annabelle movie, Annabelle Comes Home, is the third movie about that damn iron-deficient looking haunted doll with blunt bangs and a naughty sparkle in her eye? And that it’s the overall seventh in the goddamn Conjuring franchise ? How did we end up here, and where are we headed? To hell, with crawling slowness and jump scares, it seems. But before we get...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

Dionne Warwick Doubts Beyoncé's 'Icon' Status

Dionne Warwick Doubts Beyoncé's 'Icon' Status

Oh lordy, Dionne Warwick has an opinion about kids these days.

In a video interview with Essence posted this week, the undisputed legend openly pondered the classic nature of contemporary music, wondering, “I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today.”

Is that throwing shade, Auntie Di?

“That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’” she said....

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 14, 2019.

Chicago Police Superintendent Says There Is 'A Lot' More Evidence in Jussie Smollett Case We Haven't Yet Seen

Chicago Police Superintendent Says There Is 'A Lot' More Evidence in Jussie Smollett Case We Haven't Yet Seen

In a Good Morning America interview Monday with Robin Roberts, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson claimed there was a host of more evidence suggesting that Jussie Smollett staged his January hate attack that the public had not yet seen.

“There’s a lot more evidence that hasn’t been presented yet, and does not support the version he gave,” Johnson said. “There’s still a lot of physical...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 13, 2019.

For Aretha Franklin VMAs Tribute, Madonna Tells a Long Story About Herself

For Aretha Franklin VMAs Tribute, Madonna Tells a Long Story About Herself

In a move that screamed “walking Onion headline,” Madonna told what appeared to be an improvised story about her pre-fame years in front of a giant picture of Aretha Franklin during the Video Music Awards. “Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life,” she began, wearing the Berber drag she’s been rocking lately, during what was clearly intended as the night’s tribute moment to the...

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jul 13, 2019.

Director/Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence and Breach of Contract

Director/Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence and Breach of Contract

A lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, in California claims the actor had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim Akil, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, as well as the CW’s Black Lightning, and the 2012 film Sparkle. In addition to domestic violence, Brenner is suing Akil for breach of contract...

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