Lesson learned for Beyonce’s publicist right?! Don’t try to censor the internet or it’ll bit you in the arse. It was only a matter of time before “Unflattering Beyonce” became the new meme.
The backstory: Shortly after the Super Bowl, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.” it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week,The Wanted get their own reality show and Justin Bieber is rumoured to have “cheated” on Selena Gomez with Rihanna.
HIT: The Wanted gets their own reality show
According to Vulture, the Wanted will be getting their very own Ryan Seacrest-produced reality show on E! Cameras will follow the English boy band as they make the move to L.A. to record their third album. With Seacrest’s blindingly white smile supporting them, you know the show will be a hit. Though, the big question on everyone’s mind (okay, just mine) is: will Lindsay Lohan (Max George’s alleged groupie) make an appearance? Shall we start taking bets?
MISS: Justin Bieber “cheated” on Selena Gomez with Rihanna
The worst rumour of the week goes to: Life & Style for reporting that Justin Bieber cheated on Selena Gomez with Rihanna during the early days of their relationship. To that I say: HAHAHAHAHA and throw in a Ryan Lochte-inspired “jeah, right!” because this is the worst hardly though-out pairing ever. Doesn’t Life & Style know by now that Rihanna likes the bad boys (or in Chris Brown’s case, douchebags)? Justin Bieber is too soft and baby-faced to be anywhere near RiRi’s radar.
HIT: Matt Smith to join Ryan Gosling’s new movie
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith is set to join the Ryan Gosling-directed project, How To Catch a Monster, alongside Gosling’s girlfriend, Eva Mendes. Considering the online fandoms surrounding Doctor Who and Gosling, I have to ask: is Tumblr funding this project? Asides from Mendes, it seems like Gosling’s casting director spent a lot of time on Tumblr to do his job. To that, I slow clap for your similar work ethics.
MISS: Beyoncé’s publicist wanted Buzzfeed to remove unflattering pictures Read more…
I think the Twitterati unanimously agreed on Sunday that Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance was dayam hawt and we should probably all consider her our personal spirit guide. So it’s pretty hard to believe that any PR person would be unhappy with the reaction — even if there were a few unflattering images of Bey floating around online. I mean, she’s human right?! Who among us doesn’t have a photo where we’re half blinking, drooling or in the midst of a complicated dance move?
Shortly after the game, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.”
While the photos were silly in the first place (why are we soothed by unflattering images?) it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect. [Source]
Seth Mcfarlane is our Oscar’s host this year on February 24. During last nights Super Bowl, he released a new promo for the awards show in which he parodied James Bond. Now, people take James Bond very seriously but I promise it was not offensive. Funny enough, Pierce Brosnan showed in the promo instead of Daniel Craig. Not complaining. Few people are as dapper as Brosnan. Oh Pierce Brosnan… Oh wait. The promo wasnt about Pierce Brosnans unfair good looks, it was about the Oscars. Right.
Mcfarlane released another promo beforehand where he parodied Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. What iconic movie do you think Seth Mcfarlane should parody in his next Oscar’s promo?
Watch the James Bond promo here
Watch the Psycho promo here
We have some breaking news for you. Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl half time last night. I’m sure people bet houses on the specifics of the Super Bowl; who would win, by how many points, would Beyonce lip sync, and what would she wear. It’s true, and I won a bet. Beyonce did not lip sync. Any questions?
We all know Beyonce is the queen of everything, we bow down to her. It’s very difficult to pinpoint the many reasons why Lady B exudes perfection, but I have attempted to specify the reasons why we love this woman.
1) She’s fierce. Sasha Fierce.
2) She’s sexy. Where can we purchase those legs?
3) She’s adorable
4) She has the most insane signature dance moves Read more…
Television cameras seem to bring out the worst in people, especially when those cameras are rolling for live broadcast.
A television reporter had to experience some drunken stupidity all night as she reported live from New Orleans’ infamous Bourbon Street leading up to tonight’s Super Bowl.
Watch as she totally pwns one drunken reveler with some sharp thinking:
Was she rude? A little. But this is what you get for trying to interrupt someone who’s just trying to do their job.
While many might’ve been a little underwhelmed with Justin Timberlake’s latest single, “Suit and Tie (feat. Jay-Z),” things are starting to look up for the jack-of-all-trades’ musical comeback.
The former boy band singer performed two new songs at Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s DirecTV Super Bowl party last night. Titled “That Girl” and “Little Pusher Love Girl” respectively, these two tracks may just be what JT comeback naysayers (if there’s such a thing) needed to push them back onto the Timberlake love train.
Watch “That Girl” and “Little Pusher Love Girl” Below:
Dear Justin Timberlake, please just take my money already.
In The Big Bang Theory Leonard tries to impress Penny one time by showing off his football knowledge at her Super Bowl party. Unfortunately, his late night readings of Wikipedia didn’t pay off and he ended up sounding a little too forced. What he really needed was Hank (weirdly known as Hand Egg) from vlogbrothers to explain the importance of the game to him.
In his newest vlog, Hank goes into why an 11-minute game is popular enough for us to sit in front of the television for hours. He shares some pretty fascinating statistics, including this doozy: The average American spends 511 hours in front of the television annually which adds up to 12 full time works weeks, per adult, per year. Yikes!!
Comedians Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were called in to pitch their ideas for Samsung’s Big Game ad for The Next Big Thing, but ran into some hurdles. Namely, the commercial will be airing during The Super Bowl but they’re not actually allowed to say Super Bowl on television (trademarking and stuff).
The guys came up with some creative solutions but I’m not sure anyone will understand them.
Jimmy Fallon had a tough job ahead of him when a viewer requested he predict the outcome of the Super Bowl using a litter of puppies. Fallon, being the dexterous late night host he is, found a litter of adorable Golden Retrievers, woke them from their peaceful slumber and told them to run for whichever food bowl they thought was tastier.
One bowl was marked “Ravens” and the other was marked “49ers” for Baltimore and San Francisco. Watch to see who they predicted!
You think after such petitions like “Build a Death Star” and “deport Piers Morgan,” you would think the U.S.A. government would finally realize that their petitions website has become a breeding ground for idiots and trolls (which, by the way, are not mutually exclusive).
The latest stupid petition: “Declare the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday.” Apparently, “There’s no reason not to sign this. If you don’t sign this, you hate America.”
At the present moment, it has garnered just over 7,500 signatures since it’s inception on January 24th.
While I understand that people need the morning after to recover from their day of beer-drinking and nacho-munching debauchery, it doesn’t exactly warrant a national holiday. It’s not the government’s fault you can’t control your glutinous ways.
Just drink a lot of water before you go to bed (number one cause of hangovers is dehydration) and you should be good to go the next day.
Weird internet celebrities united for a new Volkswagen commercial set to appear during the Super Bowl and I’m scared my television might explode as a result. Some of the celebs include that chick who loved cats so much she couldn’t stop crying or that minor league football manager who went bonkers. Read more…
Following Madonna’s stint at this year’s Super Bowl, a variety of artists have been pitched for next year’s prestigious halftime show – even famous parodist, Weird Al Yankovic.
“This is a serious case to be made,” writes spearheads Paul and Storm. “All the elements are there: lights, video, costume changes, general spectacle. And given a stadium-sized budget? It would be awesome in every sense of the word.”
In all seriousness, let’s look at the facts: he has been doing shows and putting out albums for three decades, 2013 will mark the 30th anniversary of his self-titled debut and he has parodied every major artist under the sun. Over his 30 year career, he’s left his mark on nearly every genre: Queen, Madonna, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus – just to name a few.
It would be a clean, entertaining, family-friendly show that meets all of the NFL standards.
You can sign the petition that currently holds 2,500 signatures and the #WeirdAlSuperBowl trend has started to surface across all those social media outlets. It’s time for change and we want it now.
Check out Weird Al’s substitute for Madonna and watch ‘Like A Surgeon’ below:
In our very first episode of The World Wide World, Paul Murphy takes to the streets to investigate the controversy following Super Bowl XLVI.
We’re not exactly sure where he found his sources for this story, but he clearly missed Madonna’s half time performance. Shockingly, most of the people Paul spoke to had no idea what the fuss was about either.
How do the citizens of Toronto feel about M.I.A.’s actions? Were they too explicit for mainstream media?
Watch the first installment of our new weekly series The World Wide World below:
Every Super Bowl we practically look for something to scandalize us, and this year M.I.A.’s finger flip is the new wardrobe malfunction. As if M.I.A. didn’t make her message clear enough while rapping the verse “I don’t give a sh**” she literally gave America the middle finger during last night’s halftime performance with Madonna. Many are calling it premeditated because she looked directly at the camera. Gasp!
Inevitably the move raised profound questions: Why does M.I.A. hate us? Does she actually want us to F-off or was this a publicity stunt? Was this her opportunity to make an obscure political statement?
Or — and I know this might sound crazy — maybe she was just swept up in the moment, as they say. Whatever the reason, many online commentators are questioning if she’ll ever be allowed to appear on live TV again.
Statements are being issued all over the place. In one corner, the NFL issued an apology for the “completely inappropriate gesture,” while NBC took a more diplomatic route, apologizing that their delay system failed to catch the spontaneous brush off — so not taking much responsibility at all.
Still, the people M.I.A. ought to be worried about are the concerned parents of America. Although her finger is no more scandalous than things you’d find on any prime time show, the Parents’ Television Council is calling it a cheap way to get attention. They claim the moment was a slap in the face and (cue ominous music) that “the nation — and the PTC — is watching.” Cue ominous music: dum, dum, dum.
There’s still no word on how next year’s performer plans to up MIA. Do you have any ideas? Let us know below.
When Madonna agreed to perform at the half-time show last night, she promised fans “the greatest show on earth in the middle of the greatest show on earth”.
Not that many people knew what to expect, other than a medley of her old, classic songs and a performance with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj.
She began her set with “Vogue”, as she was being carried by an army of gladiators to the stage. She sang (or rather, lip synced) “Express Yourself”, “Like a Prayer” with Cee Lo Green and “Music” with LMFAO.
When it was time to perform her newest, “Give Me All Your Luvin’”, Nicki and M.I.A. joined her on stage, dressed as some sort of Egyptian cheerleaders.
My favourite performance has to be her duet with Cee Lo, which was saved for last. A choir of a hundred people joined the two on stage and when the song finished, “WORLD PEACE” was seen lit on the stadium. Aw, shucks!
Watch the 13-minute long set below.
While Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem at the Super Bowl, it’s a good thing she’s a good sport about it.
The singer, who sat down with Ellen Degeneres on Tuesday for an interview to talk about her new NBC show “The Voice”, Aguilera explained her infamous Super Bowl mishap.
“I had been singing that song my entire life. I was the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I sang for the Steelers when I was this big,” she said, referring to her pint size childhood stature. “I think 7 or 8 years old. I would sing for them. I think had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment but here I am at the Super Bowl… singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young and look where I made it now.”
While she forgot the lyrics, the pop star did recognize her mistake, and just how many people had seen it.
“And then it was like, oh. That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question,” she joked. “‘In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics.’ It’s just insane. But I have a really good laugh about it and you get over things. You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you that much stronger.”
Aguilera had similar comments about the mixup right after the game went down.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Aguilera said, “I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
Well…as embarrassing as it might have been, you still have to give her props for her powerful vocals!
TMZ reports that Christina was so confident, she didn’t even finish the song during the run through. Check out this vid to see for yourself.
As Super Bowl Sunday is basically a national holiday for Americans, what better way to celebrate the event than a low budget comedy spoof. And why not throw Matt Damon in on the bit just for fun.
Resident ESPN jokester Kenny Mayne took a visit to Greenfield, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Penn., where Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy grew up. This is quite a coincidence of coursase the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Green Bay Packers tonight.
Matt Damon appears in the skit as an over-the-top crank in his role as a high-school rival. Damon of course went to school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is much younger than McCarthy.
Anyways its a cute little vid. We suggest checking it out.
Pop Eater is reporting that we’ll be seeing will.i.am and his merry band of music-makers will be headlining this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Fans have had their fingers crossed for the announcement ever since Fergie was spotted making the Super Bowl party rounds last winter in Miami.
The “I Got a Feeling” singers’ big news was announced just days before the release of their next album, “The Beginning,” slated for a November 30th drop. After some rigorous promo, BEP will surely go into rehearsals for the Feb 7th football extravaganza.
“They could have picked anybody,” will.i.am told Rolling Stone magazine. “But it says something that they picked us.”
How humble of him! Everybody loves a modest man, amirite?
We’re more excited to see who will make a guest appearance on the famously well-done Super Bowl ads!
Will YOU watch Super Bowl XLV?