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June 25, 2010

Michael Jackson -- One Year Later

Michael-jackson  One year ago today I was sitting in a terrible college summer dinner theater performance, killing my iPhone battery from relentless under-the-table Googling and scrolling through a deluge of "Michael Jackson is dead" updates on Tweetie. 

My mind was blown. It was a weird day. Farrah died. Michael died. Scroll scroll scroll. 

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You Might Want to Pick Woody Harrelson For Your Adult Kickball Team.

Woody-Harrelson Hey, I'm not trying to jock up the joint over here. This is a pop culture website, not a sports blog. So I'll spare you the details about why you should be watching the World Cup even if you're not a sports fan (sanctioned daytime drinking and several shirtless menfolk, for starters). But I wouldn't be your friend if I didn't show you this pop culture/sports crossover moment of glory, surprisingly courtesy of a star of film and television. Seriously, in terms of sports, this is, like, better than Rudy.

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June 24, 2010

Tupac and R.E.M. are Officially History

Tupac-afeni-shakur  You may know you're getting up in years when the music that had a major impact on your generation and your own little life is deemed historically significant. 

That's what the Library of Congress is saying about Tupac and R.E.M. So thanks, Library of Congress. Because you know this is really all about my mortality. 

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June 17, 2010

Top Ten Reasons Why I Should Be MTV'S New Twitter Jockey (or as Many as I Can Think of Until I Run Out.)

Mtv-original-vjs Do you want to be the modern day, virtual equivalent of Martha Quinn? 

Do you know who Martha Quinn is? 

Never mind. Proving that it is solidly on the social media tip, MTV is holding a competition to choose a Twitter Jockey - a TJ, if you will. 

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June 16, 2010

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead Lives. Is Nothing Sacred?

Dont_tell_mom_the_babysitters_dead Because every movie concept that could ever possibly exist has apparently already been imagined and fully- realized, every fucking week another studio announces another inevitably-terrible, uncalled-for remake. This week's impending-bastardization announcement comes courtesy of the creative geniuses at The Mark Gordon Company, who are reportedly looking for writers for a Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead remake.

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June 08, 2010

Will Smith Was Right After All - Parents Just Don't Understand

Jazzy-fresh  Who'd have thunk it? Either I am getting old or pop culture just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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May 25, 2010

Raise Your Hand if You Didn't Watch the "LOST" Finale

Lost-square I know that I run the risk of getting kicked off of the site for admitting this, but I have a confession: I didn't watch the LOST finale.

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May 21, 2010

Kevin Costner Donates Invention To Clean Up BP Oil Spill: Ummm...Yeah.

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Just when you thought all hope was lost, Kevin Costner is going to save the world. I'm not even kidding.

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May 20, 2010

Is Your 7-9 Year Old Girl Sexy Enough?

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The world's okay, but it would be so much better if we had seven to nine year old girls bootie dancing in lingerie to Beyonce's Single Ladies.

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May 17, 2010

I See Promises, Promises and Decide the Newsweek Writer is an Idiot

Sean_Hayes Last week newspapers, television, and pop culture at large was all up in arms over Ramin Setoodeh's opinion that openly gay Sean Hayes should not be playing a straight man in the new Broadway musical Promises, Promises. I saw the show this weekend. He's wrong.

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April 29, 2010

FOX and ABC Still Hate Plus-Sized People

Lane-bryant-ashley-graham-bra-ad-underwear-lingerieFOX and ABC got caught being prejudiced again. The last time I wrote about them it was about how they wouldn't run a gay dating commercial. This time, ABC refused to air a Lane Bryant commercial because it showed too much cleavage.

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April 22, 2010

Please Bow Your Head For A Minute of Mayhem

Malcolm-mclaren Any good fan of the Sex Pistols felt a little bit saddened when they heard the news earlier this month of Malcolm McLaren's passing. McLaren's family has come up with an idea of what we can all do with our grief.

Malcolm McLaren's son has asked that at midday today, we all observe a moment of mayhem.

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April 08, 2010

Too Bad Ladies, Prince William is Off of the Market

Prince William Kate Middleton Rumors have it that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting hitched. The word on the street is that June 3rd and 4th are blocked out on the royal calendar and somehow that indicates that these kids are going to announce the engagement in June. If this is true it means what you think it means.

That's right ladies, Middleton wins. She just scored the most eligible bachelor in the world. I mean, now that Tom Brady is married the second in line to the British throne isn't a bad catch.

He is cute too.

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March 25, 2010

Ben Roethlisberger Security Video Erased?

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First, allow me to say that nothing makes me more angry than when stars or athletes are treated with preferential treatment when accused of horrible crimes. I'm not saying Roethlisberger committed sexual assault or didn't, but the spin-machine in place to protect this man makes me want to throw up on everything.

Now it seems the security video taken by the Capital City nightclub's surveillance system has been erased. WTF?

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March 23, 2010

Inglorious Basterds Star and General Hottie VonHottenstein Eli Roth Urges Release of Marine Animals

InglorioEli Rothus Basterds star and sexy bitch Eli Roth, 37, has fired off a compassionate, rather well articulated letter to Hamilton James, President and COO of The Blackstone Group, otherwise known as the folks who own SeaWorld.  He writes his thoughtful letter on behalf of himself and PETA, which makes this the first PETA-related piece of news I've supported wholeheartedly in, Christ.  A year?  (I'm an animal rights supporter and will fight a clawing, hair-pulling, groin kicking ghetto fight on behalf of animals, but something about PETA's methods just don't sit right with me.  But I digress.) 

In the wake of last month's SeaWorld tragedy, Roth writes:

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