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Mad Magazine's Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010

Article: Mad Magazine's Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010

Yep, it’s that time of year, folks.  The final weeks of 2010 are winding down and we’re all wondering: “Another year has flown by.  Where did it go!” Fear not, citizens.  This week Mad Magazine releases its annual “Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010” to remind us of… well, every stupid person,…

Mel Gibson Out of The Hangover 2

Article: Mel Gibson Out of The Hangover 2

So after the rumors of Mel Gibson’s cameo in the upcoming HANGOVER 2 hit the interwebs last week, word comes out of Hollywood this morning that director Todd Phillips has decided not to use Gibson in the film.  As reported in the New York Post a week ago, Gibson was given the role of a…

The Animazing Stan Lee

Article: The Animazing Stan Lee

Photo Credit: Fabrizio Fante/Sundance Channel On Saturday October 9th, comic book legend Stan Lee, creator of thousands of heroes and villains in the Marvel Comics universe, held a signing at New York’s Animazing Gallery in SoHo to benefit the Stan Lee Foundation.  Fans were able to purchase prints, original paintings, and original published comic art…

The "Cigar Guy" Conspiracy

Article: The "Cigar Guy" Conspiracy

This year’s Ryder Cup will be known for two things other than who won:  the return of Tiger Woods, and the mystery of the man only known as “The Cigar Guy.” If not for this once in a lifetime shot of Tiger’s flubbed stroke, Cigar Guy (standing at the right of the photo) would have…

Amy Fisher's Porn Career

Article: Amy Fisher's Porn Career

Amy Fisher, best known as the “Long Island Lolita” when her affair with Joey Buttafuoco helped scores of tabloid magazines survive the recession in the early 90′s, announced she has signed a deal with an adult video company to star in eight X rated films. Underage affair with Joey Buttafuoco, 7 years in prison for…

RIP: Eddie Fisher, 82

Article: RIP: Eddie Fisher, 82

On Wednesday 9/22,  American crooner Eddie Fisher passed away at the age of 82.  His singing career took off in the 1950s after being discovered by Eddie Cantor.  His hits included “Thinking of You” and “Any Time.”  He was married to Connie Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, and Elizabeth Taylor. His daughter, actress/screenwriter Carrie Fisher tweeted about…

Facebook Server Down…Now What?

Article: Facebook Server Down…Now What?

Apparently the Facebook server is down.  Millions of users are now freaking out over having to communicate with their friends “old school” (i.e. phone, in person, e-mail). Read about it here.

Katy Perry's Sesame Street Controversy

Article: Katy Perry's Sesame Street Controversy

Katy Perry’s duet with Elmo will be removed from the broadcast version of Sesame Street after the online video drummed up a significant amount of controversy due to her revealing top.  The high strung Elmo seemed a bit more energetic in her presence. Perry: Hey, Elmo (pointing to her eyes)…they’re up here. Check out the…

Bob Woodward's Book "Obama's Wars"

Article: Bob Woodward's Book "Obama's Wars"

On Monday 9/27, Bob Woodward’s latest book Obama’s Wars (Simon & Schuster) will hit bookstores.  Woodward (played by Robert Redford in the film ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN) spent 18 months interviewing members of the administration (including President Obama) and poring over internal memos and classified documents to create a behind the scenes account chronicling infighting…

Sarah Bernhardt: Hot Again

Article: Sarah Bernhardt: Hot Again

French performer and arguably the first international star Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) is the subject of the newly released “Sarah : The Life of Sarah Bernhardt,” written by Robert Gottlieb and published by Yale University Press.  Hopefully this book will lead to renewed interest in her life.  Although she’s been dead for almost 90 years, some…

Bristol Palin's Dancing With the Stars "Striptease"

Article: Bristol Palin's Dancing With the Stars "Striptease"

Kultur Kritik can’t get enough of “Dancing with the Stars.”  It especially broke his heart when sextuplemom Kate Gosselin was voted off last season (when she was bad, which was every week, she was especially good).  Something tells me the Sarah Palin haters are hoping Bristol will carry the Gosselin torch this season. Check out…

Woody Allen Meets A Tall Dark Stranger

Article: Woody Allen Meets A Tall Dark Stranger

Woody Allen Talks About His Latest Film Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Woody Allen’s latest film “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” starring an ensemble that includes Gemma Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, and Josh Brolin, opens in U.S. theaters tomorrow,  September 22nd. On September 8th,  Kultur Kritic excitedly attended a press screening…

“Tomb-Bot” to Explore Secret Chambers in the Great Pyramid at Giza

Article: “Tomb-Bot” to Explore Secret Chambers in the Great Pyramid at Giza

Add this article to the “nerdy but cool” category: Two unexplored shafts originally discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza in 1872 will finally be accessed thanks to a small camera-equipped robot.  Dubbed “The Djedi Project,” a robotics team at Leeds University is designing a “Tomb-bot” to drill through two limestone doors in…

Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

Article: Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

On July 12, 2010, Harvey Pekar, creator and writer of the autobiographical comic book American Splendor, was found dead at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  While the world may never have fully appreciated the richness of his talent, to those in the know, Pekar was one of the great American storytellers. His work focused…

Michael Jordan's Hitler Mustache, Part 2

Article: Michael Jordan's Hitler Mustache, Part 2

The stink over “The Hanes” (see previous post) continues to waft in the air, Jordan.  Ashton Kutcher  was aghast on Kimmel. Even old pal Charles Barkely got into the act,  dialing out  a full court beat down that extended well beyond Dwayne Wade and his usual fave five.  But beyond the celebrity backlash, Johnny Mainstreet…

Michael Jordan's Hitler Mustache

Article: Michael Jordan's Hitler Mustache

Here’s one for the “WTF” column.  Michael Jordan, basketball legend cum underwear pitchman has embarked on what could perhaps wind up being the most bizarre comeback of his career…the return of the Hitler mustache.  In his latest  turkey of an ad for Hanes,  Jordan perplexingly sports a  Hitler mustache.   Don’t believe it? Take a…