2012 in review
This has been a big year for the young Hollywood crowd! Channing Tatum made the cover of People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Taylor Swift dated both a Kennedy and a New Direction, and Lena Dunham did everything else. But now that the year is coming to an end, it’s time we hand out the awards like “Best Smile” and “Most Likely to Become President” (both go to Ryan Gosling). Give a hand for your 2012 Class of Celebrity Superlatives!
Anne Hathaway, who back in 2010 appeared in a romantic comedy and a romantic dramedy, is getting back in the game. She’s reportedly attached to a film written by Mindy Kaling, who has written for The New Yorker about her love for the genre before making it the organizing principle behind TV’s Mindy Project.
Big Apple Idolatry
— Mindy Kaling was spotted pleading with John Mayer to give his expert opinion on her love life at Koi in the Trump SoHo. We can only speculate that his answer involved calling her genitals racist.
In the second major piece of NBC news today, America’s version of Ricky Gervais’s mockumentary The Office is ending after a final, ninth season.
This is where the expression “to put something out of its misery” comes from, right?
The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, May 18
Most creative types have ambivalent memories of recess. While a respite from the strictures of the classroom were nice, the humiliations of dodgeball and other childrens’ “games” were for many the anvil on which a future of creative genius was hammered. But, hey, we’re past that now! Recess Activities Read More
Monday: Ghost Town
Does anyone do misanthropy better than Ricky Gervais? The acerbic star—who will be seen cutting people down in September’s The Invention of Lying—makes hating on humanity seem not only appealing, but actually kinda normal. Ghost Town, his first foray as a lead actor in a feature film, came and Read More