“As a feminist (you know, one of those people Lady GaGa thinks are so angry), I shouldn’t watch Rock of Love. But as a fallible human being who craves amazing entertainment, I can’t not watch it."- Diablo Cody”—
No, no, no! I wish people would stop watching this shit. Don’t give the bullshit about “troubled times.” I want to know why it’s alright to watch a bunch of too-blond, too chesty, too tanned trashy bimbos compete for the affections of a washed up ’80s rock star. What would happen if it went off the air, if all of VH1’s stupid reality shows went off the air? I know that they couldn’t bring back videos; it’s too late for that. I’m not arguing that everyone should watch”The Sopranos” or “Lost” or like “classy TV,” but VH1 celebreality makes me sick.
Reading this, I want to throttle Dargis. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person in this country who actually finds Jason Segel attractive, excepting some of his creepier moments on F&G. That’s really nice- hinting that he has man-boobs. No one ever writes that about present-day Vince Vaughn, and honestly, I’d rather have a decent-looking but intelligent leading man in a romantic comedy instead of a pretty dimbulb like Ashton Kutcher.
Rudd is lovely, yes, and he should have been a star a long time ago, but it’s bothersome that author Dennis Lim refers to Rogen and Segel as “schlubs” in comparison. To me, a schlub is someone who sits around all day and does nothing and is a disgusting, lazy, human being. Granted, you could argue that Rogen’s character in “Knocked Up” is a schlub, as was Segel’s, but I don’t think that’s their total archetype.
Segel is very tall, and not as knock-you-down gorgeous as Rudd, but I wish writers would think up a better adjective to describe him instead of always going for “gawky” or “awkward” or “schlubby.” Not that I can come up with anything better. I don’t look at Segel and think, “Boy, he’s a pathetic loser.” I think he’s just an Everyman-type. I am quite biased, though, as Segel was always my favorite F&G guy.
Once again, per Jezebel, I must be a lousy excuse for a female. I’m sorry- I’m not offended that Vanity Fair didn’t make the Men of Apatow strip down to nothing, even though Scarlett and Keira were nude for the original cover. Frankly, I don’t want to see any of these men naked, excepting Paul Rudd, but anyone would say that.
I’m very interested to see how Kelly Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” will sell. I’m curious to know what her label will consider “a success,” in terms of units. Aside from the Tedder material, as Maura Johnston has pointed out, it’s a pretty fun, solid album. She’ll be doing a lot of promotion, including “Idol,” and “My Life Would Suck…” apparently reminds people of “Since U Been Gone,” which I still don’t see, but the song itself is growing on me. I don’t understand while they’re waiting until next month to release the second single, though.
The only downside is that Katy Perry has her screechy fingerprints on two of the better tracks.
Once again, the NYT is printing ridiculous statements. It’s not the poor economy that’s making people watch “2 and a Half Men” and not “30 Rock,” Alessandra Stanley. It’s the same old, same old- one is classic and sweet, the other is slyer, more liberal, etc., etc. I think the high ratings last fall were a pure fluke based on Tina Fey’s SNL appearances.