The Maya Rudolph Show Almost Brings the Funny, But Not Quite

Let me begin by saying, I adore Maya Rudolph. I watched Up All Night for her, I tuned in for Away We Go, Friends With Kids and The Way Way Back. I live for her “asshole” speech in Bridesmaids and just thinking about her impression of Beyoncé whispering with Prince on SNL makes me smile. She is one of my favorite… » 5/20/14 2:20pm 5/20/14 2:20pm

Stefon's Appearance on Seth Meyers’s Last Weekend Update Was Bittersweet

Seth Meyers gave his final Weekend Update last night. It was sad, and there were a couple of times when everyone almost lost control and cried on live television. That didn't happen, though, and we can probably thank the sudden appearances of Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, and Stefon for bringing some levity… » 2/02/14 12:00pm 2/02/14 12:00pm

Portlandia's Hilarious NPR Tailgate Is Killing Me Softly

Do you experience anxiety upon realizing that you're almost out of Radiolab podcasts? Does every spring cleaning involve discarding at least three complimentary tote bags? Have you ever had a sex dream about Kai Ryssdal (and are you able to spell Kai Ryssdal's name without Googling it)? Then you, public radio addict,… » 1/29/14 1:00pm 1/29/14 1:00pm

Dove Chocolate Wants to Know If This Voiceover Sounds Ridiculous When…

Dove Chocolate advertising masterminds Fred Armisen and Bill Hader want to know: are you more likely to tamp some Dove chocolates down your food pipe if a serene white lady is telling you to do it? Or would you rather have Kevin Hart shout chocolate endorsements at you while you watch molten chocolate being drizzled… » 3/03/13 12:00pm 3/03/13 12:00pm

Katharine McPhee Doesn't Need Some Stupid Stinky Baby-Thing Wasting Her…

In the midst of our current celebrity baby mania, it's rare to hear an unapologetic, cheerful (and non-judgmental) celebrity voice speaking up about the boons of living child-free. Katharine McPhee, 28, says she always thought she'd have children—and she still might, who knows—but five years into marriage with her… » 1/08/13 8:00pm 1/08/13 8:00pm

Tree Trafficking Is Real and It’s Ruining Christmas

Last night, SNL made perhaps the strongest case for getting a fake Christmas tree instead of a real tree by pulling the manhole cover off the underground tree trafficking trade, which each year sells hundreds of freshly cut fir trees to dendrophiliacs like Fred Armisen. The holidays can be a sad, sordid affair for… » 12/09/12 12:00pm 12/09/12 12:00pm

The Californians Struggle to Cope with Terrible Traffic and Exaggerated…

Watching last night's SNL was like eating plain yogurt in that it was somehow satisfying even though all you could taste was your own breath. Strangely, with so many opportunities for jokes about Josh Brolin's alcoholism, the episode was pretty tame. A "Laser Cats" sketch directed by Steven Spielberg has gotten some… » 4/15/12 3:00pm 4/15/12 3:00pm

Rihanna’s Daddy Dearest Says His ‘Fat’ Daughter Should Get Back With…

If you're curious as to why Rihanna would resume hanging out with Chris Brown after he beat the shit of her one only need look to her father, Ronald Fenty, for clues – the self-esteem shredder declaring that his daughter needs to get over herself and give her abuser a second chance. ''Chris is a nice guy and… » 3/08/12 9:00am 3/08/12 9:00am

Portlandia Performs Salt-N-Pepa, Officially Becomes the Best Thing to…

Sweet Brownstein! Could the duo behind Portlandia get us anymore pumped for the show's upcoming season? The answer — no doy (yep, I said "doy") — is of course they can, especially if they (joined by Mirah and Thao) close out their premiere party with every person on Earth's favorite song, "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa.… » 1/04/12 5:30pm 1/04/12 5:30pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap: Isaiah Mustafa paints a portrait of Matt Lauer, Community channels Glee for an episode, and more kissing from those adorable adult virgins. » 12/09/11 7:00pm 12/09/11 7:00pm

Though you might have thought you'd seen it all when Shanna and Ryan's was plastered all over the internet before TLC's even…