There’s something special about an entertainment guilty pleasure that allows an escape from regular life. Books, movies, TV shows, music, and comics that draw the consumer into a world unlike this one we live in, even if they aren’t the top of their craft in terms of production and intellect. Whether you’re depressed, frustrated with your life, or even just paid to criticize media, a guilty pleasure can offer a chance to turn off your brain and just enjoy something for a while. But does media thRead More
#BreakTheInternet: Benedict Cumberbatch Does Perfect Impressions of Tom Hiddleston, Bane, Taylor Swift & More
Still can't say penguin though.
Wow, this guy is talented. He should be, like, an actor or something.Read More
It's better than the real video. We swear.
Say what you want about the cheesiness of exercise videos from the '80s and '90s—the high wasted leotards, the tightly curled perms, the overexcited facial gestures—but they do what they say on the tin. I legitimately want to get up and start dancing around now. Of course, I won't, because I'm too busy starting in raptured awe at how remarkably well the video lines up with Taylor Swift's hit single. Dang, y'all.Read More
Emma Watson's beautiful speech to the UN supporting feminism and the HeForShe campaign was wonderful - so of course a bunch of people had to go ahead and hate her for it. Taylor Swift doesn't have time for any of your garbage, though, and she wants you to know she's 100% behind both feminism and Watson. Like, figuratively. You get it.Read More
And So It Begins
Soon, Lois Lowry's beloved novel The Giver will join the ranks of young adult books that have made it to the big screen. Come on, you know you've been waiting for this since you were twelve and checked it out of the school library. It's one of the classic dystopias for young readers, with its creepy community of too-perfect people who see everything in black and white (literally).Read More
Finally! A reason to use Pinterest we actually understand.
It seems to happen every few months. A picture of a historical figure with a quote credited to them gets passed around the Internet, then someone points out that it wasn't them who said it. Then someone posts a snarky "Don't trust Internet quotes -- Abraham Lincoln" pic. This is like that, but way better.Read More
Ian James Walters, a.k.a. "That dude who sings songs as Gollum," tackles Taylor Swift with a Middle Earth version of "I Knew You Were Trouble." This time, with production value!
- Gollum Gives Relationship Advice, Sings About the Precious That He Used to Know
- Gollum Does a Lord of the Rings Rendition of Donnie Darko's "Mad World"
- Gollum Mourns the Loss of His Precious by Singing “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Misérables. Like You Do.
The Final Frontier
Josh Millard wrote a version of Taylor Swift's "Trouble" to retell the classic Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles." And it counts as a Monday Cute because Tribbles. Which are cute. (If you'd like to hear the song this is based on, in the interest of seeking out new life and civilizations, it's right here.) (via io9.)Read More
Consider the FollowingPhotographer Annie Leibovitz has been doing a series of portraits depicting Hollywood names as famous Disney characters. In the past she's shot Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Rachel Weisz as Snow White, Jessica Biel as Pocahontas, and Queen Latifah as Ursula. The latest is pop-star Taylor Swift as Rapunzel. What do you think? The ad will appear in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, InStyle, and People magazines. (via USA Today) Read More
An Anonymous-branded message threatening Sony and a handful of celebrities has surfaced and calls for attacks on the target parties as retaliation for their collective support of SOPA. The message announces that Anonymous will "destroy [Sony's] network," and has "declared that [their] fury will be brought upon...Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift," for their grievous crime. Now, I've said it before and I'll say it again: Releasing a video announcing an Anonymous attack doesn't necessarily make said Anonymous attack real, but this one seems to be gaining some traction.Read More