Some important stuff happened in last week's episode of “Scandal,” “Ride, Sally, Ride.” Jake Ballard started his run as the new head of super-spy agency B-613. President Fitzgerald Grant chose a vice presidential running mate for his campaign -- his former lieutenant governor Andrew Guy-Who-They-Never-Gave-A-Last-Name -- who it turns out also had a thing with the president's wife, Mellie. And Harrison Wright finally came face-to-face with a woman he was worried would kill him and ... had sex with her. Which I know sounds ridiculous, but you have to understand, this woman is hot and foreign so it actually makes total sense. Also, Harrison, despite being one of the best-looking characters on the show, never gets laid. Ever. So, this is also one of those beggars and choosers things.
But that's how “Scandal” works. Sometimes ridiculous stuff happens. And last night's episode, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies,” followed suit. Here's a few things it left me shouting at the television. More
Andy Daly is a “that guy.” Comedy fans who don’t know his name will recognize him when they see him, “that guy,” who does all those characters on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” or played Principal Custer in “Eastbound & Down,” or stole scenes as the play-by-play man in the Will Ferrell movie “Semi Pro.” He’s got what he calls a “Howdy Doody, Richie Cunningham” look – unassuming, like anyone you might find yourself in line with at the bank. Which also makes him the perfect choice to play Forrest MacNeil, the well-heeled but relentless “life reviewer” and host of Comedy Central’s new show “Review.” MacNeil reviews dangerous things like cocaine addiction, making a sex tape, being a racist, and eating 15 pancakes in one sitting. We caught up with the former “MADtv” star by phone as he was strolling through New York City to talk about “Review” and his upcoming show “The Gas Presents Andy Daly with Andy Blitz” at Great Scott Friday. More
The purple mystery himself, Prince, stopped by "The Arsenio Hall Show" last night as both the guest and the musical performer with his new band 3RDEYEGIRL. The artist premiered a new song for the crowd called "FUNKNROLL," which is basically classic Prince-- a cosmic take on classic funk and R&B, complete with an 11-piece horn section, frontman mystique, and some killer dance moves. He performed two other songs as well, "Mutiiny" from The Family-era, and the rare "Paisley Park" b-side "She's Always In My Hair" More
"The Young and the Restless" and "General Hospital" don't hit close enough to home, eh? Well, we've got some news for all of you daytime television buffs: Boston now has its own soap opera, and it looks scandalous as hell. "Beacon Hill" is a streaming web series made up of 12 episodes, which will be released every Wednesday at 3 p.m. You can subscribe and have access to the entire season ad-free for $9.99 on the show's website. More
Would you buy your sushi from some sketchy dude in a trench coat who is spitting you some really edgy sushi jargon that only a real sushihead would know what to do with? Of course you wouldn't, so why buy your weed off of some random guy on the street too? It's brilliant comparisons like this that are sure to connect with stoners around the country, and it's the campaign that is being used in the first medical marijuana advertisement to air on a major network. More
Seth Meyers is still getting comfortable in that "Late Night" hosting chair but at least he had on one of his "all-time favorite bands" to ease that transition last night. That "favorite band" stuff is not merely lip service, either. Last year, Meyers tapped the Brooklyn group to write the theme song for his animated Hulu series "The Awesomes." Check out last night's performance by the Hold Steady of its heavy-hitting new single "Spinners."
There seems to be quite the dichotomy in this week's late night television guests. There are the wacky personalities, like Rob Ford, Lindsay Lohan, and Lil' Jon, and then the brilliant minds of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Randy Newman. It's an odd smattering of celebrities, but it should be plenty entertaining. More
Already tired of Normcore fashion? Sorry thrifting isn't good enough for you, but if you wish, here is something a bit more classy. Last night, as one celebrity after another arrived on the red carpet, it was either Giuliana Rancic, Kristen Cavallari, and Kelly Osborne jawing on about this and that, or Ryan Seacrest liking everything to make himself look good. Get a wider perspective. Check out what the Internet had to say about the best and worst dressed, or peep these styles and decide for yourself. More
While some families like to go on vacations or have barbecues, the Tuttles prefer to put on ghoulish animal masks and wearing antlers as crowns. This week, Rust and Marty seem to be inching closer to catching the Dora Lange killer (keyword being "seem"). More
Considering Frank Miller’s genre game changer "The Dark Knight Returns" came out almost 30 years ago, and three seasons of "Batman Beyond" already exist, you would think we already have enough worthwhile answers to the question, “What’s Batman up to in the future?” More