News To You — January 17th, 2012
Here’s your justb. cheat sheet to being interesting today:
Discover why Jenny Craig and Ricky Gervais are not as smart as the internet and Tina Fey, respectively, and why Friends With Kids is on the top of my list of must-see movies. Hint — sliding doors.
Good bad news
Dear Jenny Craig People,
It’s silly-dumb to sign up to be the sponsor of Kyle Sandilands’ crazy talk when every brand and its Blue Heeler have already quit.
It’s stupid-dumb to then copy everyone and quit; if you are going to be bold, People, be bold.
But what’s truly the dumbest act of all is to say out loud that the reason you pulled the sponsorship after one day was because, “We badly misjudged public perception of Kyle Sandilands.”
Jenny Craig People, meet the internet. Word.
Much like yesterday’s acknowledgment that 80s-style birthday cakes have changed the world, the fashion set from the 69th Golden Globes looked like they had bumped into the 80s on their way to the Beverley Hilton Hotel.
The New York Times, in its fashion wrap-up, referenced Blake and Krystal Carrington from the TV phenomenon, Dynasty, while I couldn’t get past the puddles and puddles of fish tails, ponytails and headbands.
My favorite moment, however, came when the 30 Rock star, Tina Fey, photo-bombed her pal and former SNL “Weekend Update” co-anchor, Amy Poehler during the presentation for “Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.” Fey and Poehler were both up for the award but lost to Laura Dern.
Ricky Gervais resorts to dropping the f-bomb in his quest to be funny whereas Tina Fey simply photo-bombs, which proves, beyond doubt, that girls are smarter than boys.
The Next Big Thing
First came Friends, the TV show, then Friends With Money, the movie, followed by Friends With Benefits, the movie, and now it’s Friends With Kids, an ensemble of friends with talent who will save me from wearing out You-Tube via my repeated viewings of Bridesmaids and SNL clips.
I have a serious girl crush on Kristen Wiig, the blonde version, and cannot wait to see her in Friends With Kids, alongside Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids).
The Hollywood Reporter film critic David Rooney wrote of the film, which played at the Toronto Film Festival in September: “The movie dawdles a little in nudging the central love story to its inevitable conclusion, but the relationships are drawn with integrity and the emotional conflicts grounded in honest character observation.
“That makes us genuinely root for these resistant soulmates. The script also benefits from nuanced consideration of the many ways in which having children changes adults’ lives, going beyond the standard comedy terrain of sleep deprivation, frazzled nerves and diaper disasters.”
Me? I just want to see what life would have been like with Kristen as Jon’s #1 instead of Chris’.