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Hits and Misses: Dane Cooke, Zac Efron, Pippa Middleton and more.

Posted on August 2, 2012 by

In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Dane Cook jokes about the Aurora shooting and Zac Efron looks good in the Paperboy trailer.

HIT: The London Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directed spectacle was AMAZING. While there were some questionable moments (like Sargent Pepper mingling with the Industrial revolution crowd), everything else was fantastic. The Queen jumped out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig, Mary Poppinses brought down the evil Lord Voldemort, an appearance from my queen J.K. Rowling, the music through the ages bit, Paul McCartney, CORGIS… the list goes on. It was just amazing.

MISS: Dane Cook continues to not be funny with a terrible Aurora shooting  joke

The “comedian” somehow thought it was a good idea to make a joke about the Dark Knight screening in L.A. a week after the incident. “The Batman movie is so bad,” said Cook, “had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.” He’s since apologized after the internet raged on him, and called it a “bad judgement call.” Three things: One, it was a bad judgement call for whoever gave you stage time. Two, this is the most insensitive joke I think I’ve ever heard. Comedy can be used to talk about hard issues but this didn’t even attempt to do that. Three, did Cook watch Dark Knight Rises? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS SO GOOD. Much better than Employee of the Month.

HIT: Zac Efron in the Paperboy Trailer

I’m not a fan of Nicole Kidman’s plastic face, but I am a fan of Zac Efron’s. Efron is looking all kinds of badass in the Paperboy trailer, a film in which his character gets seduced by Kidman. He can also be seen dancing in the rain with Kidman in nothing but a pair of tighty whities. Is it suppose to make up for scene where Kidman pees on Efron because a jellyfish sting? Okay, I’ll take it.

MISS: Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t think Pippa Middleton is pretty

The legendary fashion designer told the U.K. paper The Sun that Kate Middleton is a beauty but her sister is not. “I don’t like the sister’s face,” he said. “She should only show her back.” I don’t know what kind of drugs or the publicity stunt plan he’s on, but Lagerfeld says a lot of stupid things like calling Adele “too fat.” You’re overrated anyways, Karl.

HIT: Will Arnett shows how to play video games the manly way

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Arnett makes an appearance on wife Amy Poehler’s Youtube channel “The Smart Girls Channel” with “Boys Minute.” Arnett plays some XBox at a poker table while throwing a football around. After you watch Arnett be modern day manly, you should check out “Ask Amy” videos where Poehler gives out some great advice to teen girls everywhere. What a flawless couple!

MISS: John Mayer and Katy Perry go out on a date together

Mayer and Perry were spotted out on a date in L.A. on Wednesday. I’m going to file this under “ill-conceived celebrity couples” purely for the fact it’s John Mayer and no one should date John Mayer. I love Mayer’s music, but when Childish Gambino raps, “I’ve seen it all, like John Mayer’s penis hole,” I think the romantic notions of “Your Body is a Wonderland” and Mayer disappears.

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