ICYMI: March 7, 2014


Well, the Oscars are over and March has begun, which means we at (Pop) Culturally Informed are determined to not sink into the post-Oscar slump. Things are still happening! Here they are!

Ke$ha has left rehab (she checked herself in a while back for an eating disorder), is reportedly doing well and working on new music, and might be dropping the dollar sign from her name. No jokes here. I have a huge soft spot for Ke$ha (Kesha?) and wish her all the best in her recovery.

-Yesterday, which just so happened to be Throwback Thursday (I’m sorry, did he plan that?!), Aaron Carter announced that he still pines for his ex-girlfriend, Hilary Duff, who recently separated from her hockey player husband (well, that’s definitely awkward). It’s okay, Aaron. I, too, have always remembered that Lizzie McGuire episode where you kissed her in Christmas Village. Hashtag never forget. (Also, seriously, is it 2004 already?)

-Yeah, I know, everyone and their mother has already seen this, but “Let It Go” got the classroom instrument treatment from Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, featuring, of course, Idina Menzel Adele Dazeem.

-Speaking of Fallon, Lindsay Lohan went on to promote her new hot-mess docu-series, and had water thrown in her face while she was wearing a white shirt. I’m not clear on why this happened.

-Amazon threw a bunch of pilots for their original programming up a little while ago, and they’ll be taken down by the end of this weekend, according to an Amazon rep. If you catch them before they’re gone, you can give feedback on what should be picked up and what shouldn’t, so cancel whatever exciting plans you had tonight!

-Amy Poehler is starring in a new set of ads for Old Navy, playing a lawyer obsessed with getting a good deal on pants. Let’s be honest – Amy Poehler could star in a commercial for cockroaches, and I would go out and buy two dozen.

-If you’re watching True Detective (and if you’re not, what the hell are you DOING?!), you should read this awesome Vulture interview with the production designer about all the terrifying props and sets on that show.

-Idris Elba, everyone’s mom’s crush, will be voicing/appearing as villain Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s upcoming, visual effects/live action remake of The Jungle Book. Okay, fine, I’ll bite. That could be promising.

Have an excellent and hopefully warm-ish weekend, everyone! March is such a tease. We’ll be back next week with, uh, some stuff. We’ll write something. POST-OSCAR DEPRESSION IS REAL AND IT IS HARD, YOU GUYS.

Quickie: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Ongoing Battle with the “Pedorazzi” Heats Up

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, aggrieved parents, are still on their totally fair and actually pretty great crusade to stop paparazzi (or, as they refer to them, the “pedorazzi”) to take unsolicited pictures of celebrity children. So far, Entertainment Tonight, Just Jared, People magazine and Perez Hilton have agreed to stop printing sneak-attack pictures of celeb kiddos, but Shepard and Bell had to go head-to-head with AKM/GSI photo agency owner Steve Ginsburg and celebrity reporter Christian Zimmerman to defend their position. Is it me, or do those guys not have any totally legit arguments? And how fucked up is that hole-in-a-serfboat paparazzi picture OF a paparazzi?!

Oscars Postmortem: Selfies, Pizza, and Idina Adele


(As always, B is Ben, and N is Nina, here to provide you with a recap of last night’s Academy Awards!)
N: So. After months of deliberation, Harvey Weinstein-led smear campaigns, and looking at pictures of McConaughey’s gaunt face versus DiCaprio’s coke-smeared one, the Oscars are over, and the awards are, um, awarded.

B: And what’s an awards ceremony without two people nitpicking every detail of the event afterwards? So grab some pizza, and make sure to get an extra slice for Adele Dazeem: this is the 2014 Oscars Post-Mortem!

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