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  • The Night Feed

    Hey Whatever Happened To Macaulay Culkin?

    Aside from having an abnormally difficult name to spell, Macaulay Culkin is best known for his role of Kevin McCallister in the John Hughes classic Home Alone. Child actors often fall off the map after they grow up, so I decided to investigate and see what Mr. Culkin has been up to since then.

    Shortly after his breakout success he reprised his role as the precocious trouble maker in the underrated masterpiece Home Alone 2. He acted in a couple of other reasonably successful movies in the 90's including Richie Rich, My Girl and The Good Son but then suddenly stopped, essentially retiring from acting at age 14.

    But he wasn't done stirring up headlines. In 1998 he shocked the world when he married actress Rachel Miner, both just the tender age of 18. Their love predictably didn't last and they seperated in 2000. After that he entered a five year old courtship with actress Mila Kunis which unfortunately also fizzled out.

    He ran into some legal trouble in 2004 when he was put under arrest in Oklahoma City after being found in possesion of marijuana, Alprazolam and Clonazepam. He was let off with a slap on the wrist and a fine. Ever since then he has been dodging rumors of drug abuse from the media, which wasn't helped when he was seen getting sick against the wall of the Chateau Marmont.

    But he was spotted out and about in New York City in August looking trim and healthy and decidedly NOT barfing on a wall, so maybe he's back on the right track. A a lifelong Culk-amaniac I sure hope so.



  • The Jon Friedman Internet Program

    Omnia Ab Uno

    Everyone who knows me knows that not only do I love Nicolas Cage as a human being (we party), I also think that he is one of the greatest actors of his generation and possibly of all-time.

    So when I saw this story that Nic had bought a pyramid in New Orleans in which to be buried when he dies, I had mixed feelings.  On the one hand, good for him.  I'm glad that Nic's eternal resting place is worthy of The Greatest Actor of Our Time, as this pyramid clearly is.  I mean, look at it.  It has a sign on it that reads "Omnia Ab Uno," which is latin for "Hurry up with my damn croissants" "Everything From One".  It's prefect.  But on the other hand, it's a reminder that one day my good friend and acting hero will be dead, even though I do have my doubts about that, considering if anyone can conquer death it's Nicolas Cage.

    Sigh.  It is a gorgeous pyramid, there's no doubt about that.  None at all.  Just please don't die any time soon, Nic.  Please don't.  I love you.  We all love you.  May this pyramid be filled with your glorious remains in the far, far, far, far future.  

    I love you.  Omnia Ab Uno, my sweet.  Omnia Ab Uno.

    P.S. - Check out this short video for some insight into how Nic picks projects. 


  • Daddy Knows Best

    Letting Your Kids Swim With Sharks

    Did you hear about the Connecticut parents who let their 5-year-old daughter swim with sharks on their vacation in the Bahamas?

    Naturally, mom blogs and morning shows are beside themselves with joy as this incident has caused a larger debate on the pros and cons of the parenting philosphy equivalent of "YOLO."

    But it seems to us this is a case of real life imitating web video art, since Steve Rannazzisi's character in Daddy Knows Best believed that letting his kid swim with sharks would guarantee viral video success.

    The Daddy Knows Best video premiered in April, and the Connecticut YOLO family uploaded their video to YouTube in June. Hmm...coincidence? Seems the only difference between real life and fiction is that the fictional father at least thought to put his kid in a cage. Surely a cage would have made all the difference in the world, right?

    Are you in the comments, YOLO family? Are you watching? Let us know! And tell us if you'd like to recreate any other Daddy Knows Best videos! Or at least, give us the exclusive on the footage you shoot of your kid visiting a strip club, okay?


  • The Night Feed

    Ben Affleck's Diary


    Dear Diary,

    Jennifer tells me not to worry but I am mad.  The Oscar nominations came out today and I didn't get nominated for Best Director!  Snubbed.  I mean, Argo was nominated for Best Picture and I'm proud of that - but I wanted to be nominated for Best Director!  It just kind of hurts that the Academy didn't think my work was worthy of a nomination - and also, I dunno what they're playing at, but that guy Michael Haneke was nominated and he isn't even an American - and neither is Ang Lee!  What's up with that?  I'm American, born and raised.  I'm from BOSTON, damnit!  I think the Academy should show some respect - Jenny agrees with me on this, too.  She's the best :) Hi, baby! I know you're reading this!

    Damon came over with some Mike's Hard.  We sat in the den and talked about the Oscars and then Matt popped in Good Will Hunting again…Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, I guess.  I mean, we both wrote the script, but I wasn't "Will"; I wasn't the star, I didn't get nominated for Best Actor, Matt did.  It's OK though, he means well.  Jenny reminded me that Matt's new movie Promised Land got bad reviews and that made me feel a little better.  I know he's my friend, but sometimes I can't help but smile when a movie of his tanks a little, LOL. 

    After that I kinda just hung out around the house for a while.  I'm trying to learn how to play "Hold On Loosely" on the guitar but I just can't get it.  The chords hurt my fingers and I got frustrated so I just stopped and went to the computer and played Bejeweled while a "Cheers" re-run played on a tv in the background.  Eventually Jenny came in and gave me a hug and that made me feel better, so I got up and the two of us went to an ice cream parlor to get sundaes.  Unfortunately a dude with a camera was there trying to get pictures of us so I had to pull a knife on him (don't worry, I didn't have to stab him).

    Somehow, Jenny and I were able to sneak out the back and we drove up to our favorite lookout spot in Malibu. As the sun set, I held my likable and charming yet still-able-to-kick-some-a** actress wife and couldn't help but wish I were holding a best director academy award statue instead. Sorry, baby. I know you're reading this :(

    After about 40 minutes we were ready to head home and now here I am writing this entry.  All and all it was an OK day.  I didn't get nominated for Best Director but there's always next time.  And who knows, maybe we'll win Best Picture!  I have to count my blessings. 

    Your friend,



  • The Night Feed

    Hey, Whatever Happened to Rick Moranis?

    Most people remember Rick Moranis as the lovable goof from such films as Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He was all the rage in the 80's and early 90's but then seemed to have fallen off the map. What happened to him?

    In 1991 Rick tragically lost his wife Anne to liver cancer. Being a newly single parent Rick took some time off from acting to concentrate on raising his kids. "I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it."

    He officially called it quits in 1997 and hasn't made a movie since. So what has he been doing? Apparently, plenty. In 2004 he served on the Advisory Committee for the comedy program at Humber College and in 2005 he cut a country western album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy that was nominated for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The next year he was on the Conan O'Brien show where he discussed his new career in music and performed some songs.

    For years the rumor mills have been swirling about a potential Ghostbusters 3 movie that would reunite the all star cast. Moranis reportedly turned the role down, but a 2010 article on Moviefone suggested that Moranis may come out of retirement for the sequel. Fingers crossed!


  • TVGasm


    It's TVgasm Tuesday once again, and my pledge to you is to make it through this without making a single presidential election joke. It's been a great week for music: Kid Rock released a new song, Rihanna is releasing a ridiculously expensive new album, and Briney Spears is in talks to write her very own autobiography? Oh did I saw great? I meant horribly, horribly, awful. Is Kid Rock even still a thing? I thought he magically disappeared in 2005 along with the terrible dial-up internet tone. Maybe TVgasm can help redeem this week for the world

    This Week:

    Sharon Osbourne is officially off of America's Got Talent, and the producers are trying to find someone to fill her judges chair. I'm pretty sure it'll have to be someone tiny because I have this theory that Sharon Osbourne is secretly a teeny tiny pixie that's made to look human sized with camera tricks. It's not that crazy, have you heard her voice?! Click to read the full story!

    The Jersey Shore crew will be holding a hurricane Sandy fundraiser, and TVgasm has the full story. I guess the whole thing's going to be improvisation because I don't think the Jersey Shore cast can actually read off a teleprompter.

    Life is hard on the Boardwalk, and TVgasm knows that. There are so many difficult questions like: Why don't people respond well when I set things on fire? Why Do I live on a boardwalk? Should I ask questions in threes? Read this weeks Dear TVgasm, addressed to the characters of Boardwalk Empire to get some honest answers.

    Remember: If Kid Rock made it through the 2000's, you can make it through your day


  • TVGasm


    Welcome, once again, to TVgasm Tuesday! I have some very good news and some very, very bad news for you guys. First, the good news (actually two pieces of good news): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are for sure hosting the Golden Globes this year, so I can die happy AND Beyonce is for sure performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, which is probably the thing that will kill me. I don't really know how to break the bad news to you guys. You know when you see someone on the street, and you're like "Oh God I would hate to ever see that person having sex", and….well I guess what I'm trying to say is Hulk Hogan released a sex tape, which I can now add to the list of things I hate more than global warming and racists. Ok, try to stop barfing, and let's see what TVgasm has for us

    This Week:

    If there's one thing we don't need on this earth it is more celebrity offspring. At some point they have to just run out of random nouns to name their children right? Space-heater? Scissors? Are we going to keep pretend these are appropriate names, America? Click to find out which celeb is thinking about children.

    Who doesn't scream "SHUT UP" at their TV while watching Bravo shows? I know I do, and so does TVgasm. Read this weeks Watch What Happens Recap because who knows Maybe Jill Zarin will finally figure out what it is she's trying to say with all that talking.

    Have you heard about Lindsay Lohan's new movie "Liz & Dick"? She's scheduled to be interviewed by Barbara Walters to promote the movie, and TVgasm has the full story. I assume by "interview" it means Babs and Linds will share a few bong rips and reminisce about the 90's (the Walters-Lohan golden years)

    Remember: Don't, under any circumstances, watch Hulk Hogan's sex tape. This isn't even a joke, I'm just trying to save you, Internet.


  • TVGasm


    Stop everything, internet, we have some breaking news! Well, not breaking like happening right now, I guess… but it's like super important stuff. Get ready for some entertainment news that will literally* make your face explode. Did you hear The Biebs totes vommed on stage? Gross (although I won't pretend I haven't watched the video several times, no judgement). Also, Adele is releasing a new song for the newest Bond movie "Skyfall". I assume it will be mostly her screaming, but I'm excited anyways. Probably the most outrageous story is that Robert Pattinson was named world's sexiest man again, even though I KEEP on sending in my headshots. THIS CONTEST IS RIGGED. Ok let's write our complaint letters, and see what TVgasm has for us.


    This Week:

    We've all heard about TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"; how terrible it is, how it's everything wrong with society, how we're secretly envious of how confidently Alana wears those tank tops. During the new season, though, the Honey Boo Boo clan will be getting a major pay raise. Click to read TVgasm's full story. Will Mama still be coupon queen with all this extra money?! THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!

    How much do you love Sesame Street? If you are human with a functioning heart, the answer is probably A WHOLE LOT. Remember that time they spoofed Glee? Well this one is like that one but better! Go watch!

    It appears someone has messed with Caroline Manzo's Fambuhly. They have messed with her Fambuhly, and they are GAHBAGE! Clearly Mama Manzo needs some help, and TVgasm is here with some support in the most recent Dear TVgasm!

    Remember: If you weren't named world's sexiest man, it's probably because you were nominated for universe's sexiest man…..right? RIGHT?!


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