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It's been a grueling search for the female lead of the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Names have been tossed in the air and shot down like Duck Hunt: Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan, Emily Browning, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Kristen Stewart. But Sony Pictures has announced today that Lisbeth Salander will be played by Rooney Mara, who recently starred in a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street and in the forthcoming The Social ... Read More
The hilariously specific comedy sketches made by Thunderant's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen haven't been popping up on their website very regularly these days. This probably has something to do with the fact that they've been busy thinking up new material for 'Portlandia,' a Thunderant inspired comedy series set to air on IFC, which begins production later this month.  The show will be shot entirely in Oregon, and will pull from a bevy of Portland ... Read More

Macho, Macho Men?

BY Nissa in Boob Tube |

BUST-y lady, and our lovely managing editor, Emily Rems appeared as a guest this morning on the NPR show "The Takeaway" to discuss the death of the "macho man" in present day cinema. Today, two very different movies are being released in theaters nationally - "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Expendables." The question at hand here is, when a movie is so crammed with tried and true, and stereotypically "strong" actors, and all of those actors happen to be over forty, ... Read More
Feeling down cause you haven't made any plans for the weekend yet? Check out these happenings in the NYC area and make your weekend a little better. Friday (the 13!) If you're not doing your own spooky stuff, get over to Brooklyn to see some fine ladies on bikes- Join the Babes On Bikes for their (sure to be awesome) first burlesque show at The Trailer Park (304 Meserole St.) Starts at 10pm. Get there at 8 for a metal show with bands Big Gunz, Spicoli and Jarvis ... Read More
In this second installment of imagined scenarios there is no actual food on the table. The Madame of the house has called an emergency meeting. "He is doing WHAT? Running for my old job as mayor of Wasilla? On a reality TV show?" Sarah fumes. "How could you not know this? Did he not mention it while you were together?" "Mom, gaah. D'uh. You know we weren't together together. That was just for the paycheck from People. I can't live on what I make at that medical ... Read More