The Emmys, television’s slightly-less-glitzy answer to the Oscars, are this Sunday, and we have some relatively uneducated guesses as to which of the nominees will bring home an oddly spiky statuette.
The Emmy nominations are set to be announced tomorrow, and all eyes in coffee shops and traffic-thirsty blogs will be on the fate of Girls. Let’s predict what other shows were widely regarded as good this past year!
The Emmy nominations will be announced July 19, and we’re already wondering who will end up nominated; in particular, the question of New York media darling Lena Dunham weighs upon us. Ms. Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, could get anywhere between zero and four nominations as creator, writer, director, and star of the show (she could Read More
Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
A severe cross-costal storm system (apparently of Los Angelino origin) bore down upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week. The tempest, however, was not unforeseen. Squalls have been detected all week, as Hollywood winds have breathed flash-bulbous air over the city. Finally, at prime cocktail hour Monday, the heavens burst. Instead of rain, legions of celebrities precipitously poured forth.
Matthew Weiner, the auteur of Mad Men, is set to direct his debut film, to be titled You Are Here. It’s to star Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, with Amy Poehler reportedly “in negotiations.” (Say yes, Amy!) Mr. Weiner is to work on the project between Mad Men seasons’ shooting. If he works Read More
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NBC announced this weekend that Lindsay Lohan is to host the March 3 episode. It’ll be a big comeback episode–for Jack White, whose band broke up last year! For, you see, Ms. Lohan, a three-time host, never really left–as skits about her public persona made up a big chunk of the mid-2000s on SNL. Read More
This season of Parks and Recreation shows troubling signs that the writers no longer believe new audiences are going to discover Leslie and her gang. With the addition of a ludicrously winnable election plot, every episode congratulates its characters for being so terribly lovable, rather than expanding many new dimensions. One character told Leslie she Read More
Congrats to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the Upright Citizen Brigade alums whose web show Broad City is now in development talks for an FX pilot. This is no small part due to both the girl’s hilarity and its major endorsement by UCB founder Amy Poehler.
Now, if only there was a way to talk about this show without immediately pigeonholing it as part of the new “Women are funny too!” push on the part of cable programers–The New Girl, Whitney, and 2 Broke Girls all come to mind– while still recognizing these comedians as the growing contingent of recognizable, hilarious female comedians.
…Nope. Too difficult. How about we just watch the trailer instead, which features Ms. Poehler along with NYC comediennes like Andrea Rosen, Adira Amram, and Kristen Schaal?
It took two years, but the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre has finally opened its long-awaited East Side location. The venue, called UCBEast or The Beast, has suffered numerous setbacks since its conception including liquor license hold-ups, complaints about the sign in front (“Hot Chicks Room,” a winking reference to a sketch from the UCB television show) — and most bizarrely, neighborhood complaints about the theater’s red curtains on the windows. (Apparently red curtains scream “Hot Chicks Room” just as much as a sign does.)