JOAQUIN AS FRIDA? PRICELESS
(thatispriceless.blogspot.com) Did you know that Pierre-Auguste Renoir got his start by painting pictures of a nude Kim Kardashian on a deer hunt? That Joaquin Phoenix’s first role was playing Frida Kahlo in an 1889 painting by Ilya Yefimovich Repin? Or that Henri Fantin-Latour got his start at the Sears Portrait Studio, at the height of a Christmas rush? That is Priceless, a blog by television comedy writer Steve Melcher, does what the Guggenheim Las Vegas should’ve done: Every day, it pairs a classic work of art with a smart-assed caption. Sure, art is wonderful and all—but it’s so much better with the dick jokes spelled right out.
HAR YOU GONNA MAR?
(facebook.com/pages/Casting-Har-Mar-Superstar-in-Ghostbusters-3/364807003043) I know, I know—it’s a long link, too long to easily remember. But the road faced by Har Mar Superstar (née Sean Tillmann) is a long and arduous one, and it begins with that never-ending link. It’ll take you to a Facebook group dedicated to getting the singer and comic—perhaps better known for his cameos in Starsky and Hutch and Whip It than for his hilariously funny and squirm-inducing live show—into the third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. Har Mar’s liabilities are many: He’s never had a starring role, he does his best work in tightie-whities and truthfully, even Bill Murray’s not sure if a third Ghostbusters movie is being made. You’d better join that Facebook fan page, because it’s gonna take a lot of help to get Har Mar that much-deserved seat in the Ectomobile.
(nooooooooooooooo.com) “Press in dire situations,” the button says. I pressed it, and dang if it doesn’t make me feel better. It also makes me feel like I’ve got the chance, however slight, of making out with Natalie Portman. By a volcano.