BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Jan 10, 2014 |
So perhaps you've already heard: SNL – that cliquey comedian's mecca – is set to debut a brand new cast member in the coming weeks. And...wait for it...she's a black woman! GASP! We've already popped the champagne, and not just because fresh face Sasheer Zamata represents merely the fifth African American female to appear on the show throughout its thirty-eight year run. And not “just because” a diverse cast of comics indubitably creates a wider gamut ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Jan 09, 2014 |
Or a Rose? Or a Sophia?
It's crazy to think it's been almost 30 years since a group of retirees stole our hearts with their crass jokes and catchy theme song. But one question has been plaguing fans for years.
WHICH GOLDEN GIRL AM I???
It's true. Way before "Sex and the City" graced our celluloid screens, we had four other sassy ladies that made us wonder if our personalities leaned more towards that of our beloved kind and ditzy character or her ... Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana in Boob Tube on Jan 08, 2014 |
Have you ever found yourself watching a celebrity interview and thinking, "This is nice and all, but it could really use a little more humorously uncomfortable personal space violations"? Well, wish no more, because Tig Notaro's new Entertainment Weekly interview webseries has all that and more. "Up Close With Tig Notaro," which debuted this Monday, finds the comedian and guests lying on top of each other as they chat away about everything from toothpaste ... Read More
Thank goodness Saturday Night Live is finally listening to the national demand for representation of female comedians of color. In addition to adding the great artist Sasheer Zamata to the cast, the series has added two talented black women comedians, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, to its writing staff.
SNL took serious note of the women during their recent auditions, which featured minority women exclusively, snatching them up for two ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Jan 08, 2014 |
After a long break, American Horror Story: Coven finally returns with a bang with none other than the musical legend Stevie Nicks as a guest star in tonight's episode. Allusions to the original White Witch have permeated the series, most notably in the character of Misty Day (Lily Rabe), who spends her days living in the Louisiana swamps listening to Fleetwood Mac and donning a wardrobe that seems to be stolen right out of Nicks's closet. Whether Misty is bringing ... Read More
My ultimate favourite funny female duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are all set to host the Golden Globes for their second year in a row this Sunday (January 12). The two chatted with The Hollywood Reporter recently about the upcoming gig and, of course, in their own witty style, they keep it kinda snarky and super hilarious answering questions about the gender lines in comedy, ageism in Hollywood and the criticism towards SNL for its lack of African American ... Read More
Jennifer Siebel Newsom made a name for herself with the mind-blowing 2011 documentary Miss Representation (which highlighted the mainstream media’s under-representations of powerful women), and now she and the team behind The Representation Project are back with a new gender-focused doc: The Mask You Live In. The film explores the ways in which society’s construction of masculinity is damaging to young men, and asks the question, “As a ... Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana in Boob Tube on Jan 06, 2014 |
The Saga of SNL's Race Problem has finally come to what seems like an end (or is at least moving in the right direction)! After being criticized by Jay Pharoah for its lack of black women in the cast, Kenan Thompson's controversial comments about the issue, the show itself acknowledging the problem on Kerry Washington's episode, and creator Lorne Michaels holding an ass-covering audition for only black women comedians, Saturday Night Live has finally picked ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Boob Tube on Dec 13, 2013 |
In "things that should have happened ten years ago but are just happening now" news, Saturday Night Live has finally auditioned black female cast members.
When Kerry Washington hosted last month, the writers addressed the long-standing issue with a tongue-in-cheek statement about the show being a white-guy-fest, but actions speak louder than words--and action there was not!
But now it's being revealed that a sold-out showcase in Los Angeles last weekend ... Read More
From the heart of the Italian world of high-fashion, comes our next iconic lady: Marge Simpson. Well, sort of. The fashion designer and satirist Alexsandro Palombo (via Lost at E Minor) is known for lending the industry a critical eye, continuously juxtaposing the everyday with the fantastical. In his hilarious and pointedly ironic new series of illustrations, he presents us with the ultimate combo: Marge Simpson and familiar beauty iconography, from Dior ... Read More