Jolie looks like a goddess but is treated like an urchin.
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Hollywood goes to Bosnia in The Land of Blood and Honey.
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Oh, sweet nectar of the gods: Malbec. That once-forgotten varietal, making a comeback as a cheap red wine, with plenty of depth, that happens to be a pretty good deal in most cases, is the total package - the Angelina Jolie of the wine world, perhaps - minus all those adopted kids and the wei ... More >>
The pinnacle of modern-day photobombingPhotobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's contradictions buoy the otherwise rote Salt.
Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. The band managed to ... More >>
What the holy hell, is that a fresh vegetable? Who am I and what have I done with the Shameless Chef?I gotta be honest with you, the column almost didn't happen today. I think I came down with something, because I slept about 20 hours yesterday. No lie, I passed out around 5:30 p.m., woke up ... More >>
Showing her rangeSalt is a highly anticipated film, starring Angelina Jolie as a female Bourne. Lots of action, lots of acting by Jolie's lips.Who wouldn't want to see it?Well, possibly anyone who's gone to an Angelina Jolie in the past ten years.Among her films in the past decade:
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
I can't wait to hear her English accent.It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
A few months ago, Eating Our Words featured the "Top 5 Hot Sauces That Will Make You Cry Like a Baby." We received so much feedback on other hot sauces to try that we decided it was time for another round of hot sauce punishment. Forget making you cry like a baby, these hot sauces will make y ... More >>
I imagine most of you are aware of the sad news by now, but just in case you hadn't heard, Spider-Man 4 isn't happening: A few days after script issues pushed it off the May 2011 calendar, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today that Spider-Man 4 ain't gonna happen at all, and that ... More >>
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>
It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>
Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>
The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>
Go Ahead, Make Her Day
In her introduction to the morbidly entertaining Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends from Cleopatra to Princess Di, author Kris Waldherr asserts that there are still “doomed queens among us.” “Whatever your opinion of [Hillary] Clinton or [assassinated Pakistani Benazir] Bhutto, ther ... More >>
Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>
So, gals and guys, pull up a chair and let’s dish. Cuz Angie had her babies. This past weekend, she popped out a matched set, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon (well la di da) to go with the bevy of Benetton babies she shares with Brad Pitt. The kiddos were born in France, of course. I guess ... More >>
With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, this one has all of the fight with none of the guilt
In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>
Click the LISTEN button below for a preview... Angelina Jolie can’t save all the orphans in Africa, can she? Thankfully, the orphans of the African Children’s Choir are saving themselves. The choir, started 23 years ago, takes orphaned or abandoned African children with amazing musical talent ... More >>
Houstons the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
If you think showers are just for, well … showering, think again. It turns out that we use the washroom for everything from a good shag to a place to stash beer. According to a recent online survey by bathroom product manufacturer Grohe, 22 percent of Americans say they do the down and dirty ... More >>
Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.
Intermission kicks through the debris of modern Ireland
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
The Powerpuff Girls spank monkey butt
Girl, Interrupted can't distinguish between crazy and normal adolescent turmoil
Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin
Carroll's impressive cast can't overcome this thin film