Community and Mad Men’s Alison Brie is a flawless individual. Asides from being ridiculously funny and a great actress (can you believe she plays Pete Campbell’s wife on Mad Men?!), she can sing, do the Charleston and do really good impersonations of popular Internet memes. Watch as she imitates Grumpy Cat, Overly Attached Girlfriend and does a little Hadouken-ing of her own.
Hey, Alison! Can we be BFFs already? (Don’t worry JLaw, Imaginary BFF is a tier.)
I want to be able to say that Community is getting better—but it isn’t. The only thing keeping me tuning in is the hope that, hey, we’re only four episodes in. There’s plenty of time to turn the season around. That and the fact that show is clearly fighting with everything they have to survive. While the actors and writers are still trying their best, it’s just not working. Usually Danny Pudi or Donald Glover will have lines or a scene that will stand out and save the show for me, but even this week their efforts (and there were a few hilarious moments! – “It’s like a Darren Aronofsky film…”) couldn’t revive this episode.
If you didn’t catch it, here are the five things that happened this week:
1. They’re baaaaack. The Germans, that is.
Remember way back to season two when Jeff and Shirley battle royal-ed for the rights to the foosball table? Yeah. Those guys. The lackluster antagonists return this week to attempt to steal the study room. The best part about this? All the German puns at the writers’ disposal. The bad? They didn’t even bring back Nick Kroll! He was the best one! Although well done to his replacement for the manic evil laughter during history class.
In a Hogan’s Hero-style ruse attempt, the group foils the German’s by planning a fake Oktoberfest on campus. It was entertaining for multiple reasons as it referenced a number of German stereotypes. The best part of the scene, though, is when one of the Germans blatantly motorboats a couple of the 99 red balloons in the background. Oh yeah, that happened. It’s right after Jeff says “Ruse? No Ruse!” at 13:08 minutes in. Check it.
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If Community’s blooper reels are any indication, Alison Brie loves to freestyle every now and then. The set seems to be musical hot bed as Brie’s co-stars, Donald Glover (or as you may know him by his alter ego, Childish Gambino) and Danny Pudi, made up the Spanish rap from season one.
Brie showed off her amateur skills last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she rapped about Community. She also dished that the first time she dropped a rhyme in public, she got a little assistance from The Roots’ Questlove. Not bad, Brie. Not bad.
So we all remember Annie singing that naughty santa-helper song to Jeff in Community’s “Glee” episode right? Even if you didn’t watch (although I recommend you do), who knew that Allison Brie actually has some pipes on her? Brie and her band made their New York singing debut at Le Poisson Rouge in April of 2012 and have had a few performances since then. Brie along with her bandmates Julianna Guill And Cyrina Fiallo are “Alison Brie and the Girls.”
Watch Alison Brie and The Girls perform here
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Alison Brie is my new role model in life. She has a fantastic career and is absolutely hilarious, but doesn’t take anything too seriously. Remember that time she got high with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally? Or when she did the Charleston for Nylon?
Then last week, she and her Community costar Danny Pudi freestyle rapped at Hollywood’s Viper Room.
“I want everyone to know this was thrown on me and you’re welcome,” Brie said before riling up some spontaneous lyrics. While Pudi handled the backbeat, Brie rapped about everything from her immediate surroundings (“It’s a Friday and I’m like hey! I’m singing tonight at the Viper Room”) to being a homebody (“We watch TV we don’t even know what to do”).
We salute you Alison Brie and Danny Pudi, for all your quirky but highly entertaining habits.
Watch it here
At a recent photoshoot for Nylon Guy’s November issue, doe-eyed Alison Brie was asked to dougie so naturally, she performed the Charleston instead.
They try not to sexualize her (ahem, Kate Upton).
“Did you say the dougie?” the Community star asked. “I don’t know if I really know the Dougie. You know, the Charleston is like my dance. I haven’t done it in a while.”
Despite her disclaimer, Brie’s Charleston was as good a roaring 20s romp as I’ve ever seen. Do you think she picked up some dance skills on Mad Men? Though the show takes place in the 50s and 60s, Pete and Trudy Campbell showed off some mad 1920s dance skills at Roger Sterling’s wedding bash.
Watch it here
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber gets a cameo on The Simpsons and Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged.
HIT: Justin Bieber to get Simpson-fied
The teen heartthrob is the latest celebrity to get himself drawn into cartoon’s most famous family, The Simpsons. Bieber let the news slip after tweeting he just did a voiceover session for the show, which was later deleted. One of the show’s executive producer later confirmed the news that the Biebs will make a cameo on the “Fabulous Faker Boy” episode which is set to air next year. Congrats Biebers, being on the Simpsons is pretty #swag.
MISS: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged
Here’s the dirty deets and here are my two cents on the best thing that happened to the internet. One, THEY WERE DATING? WHAT HAPPENED TO BRODY JENNER? Two, please don’t call them the first couple of Canadian music. That’s just offensive to all the Canadian artists who can actually make music. Three, all the face-mash ups are terrifying. Please stop. I like sleeping at night.
HIT: Jolie-Pitt offspring lands a movie role
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has already landed herself a movie at four-years-old. She’ll be appearing in mom Angelina Jolie’s latest Disney flick, “Maleficent,” as a young Princess Aurora. If this is any indication of things to come from the Jolie-Pitt clan, expect them to be the next Smiths (as in Will and Jada’s multi-talented family).
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In celebration of Bob Byington’s deadpan comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me getting picked up by Tribeca for a March 2013 video-on-demand and theatrical run, some of the stars decided to smoke up in bed and relax. The film is a surreal comedy about the cycle of life.
Offerman, who is a producer and star of the movie, is joined by wife Megan Mullally and Community actress Alison Brie. The three of them also star in the upcoming indie comedy Toy’s House.
While there are so many things that are confusing about this video (Why do they each need their own bong? Why do they bleep out the first swear word from Brie but no the second?), studios should take note — this is how you promote a movie.
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There’s nothing like watching your favourite celebrities in their film debuts and seeing how different they looked before they made it big. This mashup combines some of our favourite actors and actresses in their very first films. Take Zooey Deschanel in Mumford above — she’s a long way from her unicorn-loving, cute-dress wearing, songbird days.
In order of appearance: Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Clint Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Steve Carell, Alison Brie, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, Michael Keaton, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Edward Norton, James Earl Jones, and Chevy Chase.
Watch it here: