Sunday, November 19, 2006

I Want to Shoot My Eye Out …
By PopCultureWhore

… after watching this Cingular commercial. The cell phone company is spoofing the classic “A Christmas Story” for its latest ad campaign. Is nothing sacred? Ralphie doesn’t want a goddamn cell phone!

But as long as we’re mangling holiday classics, check out this amusing trailer that re-imagines the movie as if Ralphie were a sadistic kid on the edge of sanity.

The recut trailer trend kicked off with The Shining: Redux, where the classic Kubrick horror movie was re-imagined as a coming-of-age romantic comedy. I can’t help but laugh every time the Peter Gabriel song kicks in. Other funny clips include Sleepless in Seattle, Napoleon Dynamite and Big as horror movies and Requiem for a Dream as a Notebook-esque time travel drama. Type “trailer recut” into YouTube for other movies.

UPDATE: New York Times reporter Stuart Elliott must have a friend at ad agency BBDO Worldwide (which produced the Christmas Story Cingular parody) because the paper ran a fawning article about the blasphemous commercial today. ("I've got a ton of great response.") Great quote, Stuart.
Vic's Secret? She Has No Taste
By PopCultureWhore

I realize it must be difficult to mix it up each year and come up with new ways to make less than a foot of fabric look fresh and funky and fabulous, but are the Victoria’s Secret executives on crack? Brazil’s finest slipped on their skivvies for the lingerie chain’s recent runway show (airing on ABC on Dec. 5). Their ridiculously toned physiques likely detracted from the crap they were sporting, but look at this stuff. A cape made of silver party balloons? Tartan thigh highs? Swimmies? Stewardess chic via 1963? Even Justin Timberlake seems to be throwing up his hands in disgust. Or something.

I Tom Take You Xenu
by PopCultureWhore

Tom Cruise and some chick got married yesterday. The entertainment media went all out in an attempt to dig up the most useless trivia about the nuptials. Katie spent $3,000 on lingerie, Nicole sent a gift, Oprah cried herself to sleep and Borat somehow got sued over the whole thing. Here are a few nuggets to remember The Great Wedding.

Tom and Katie used the same wedding photographer as Brad and Jen! Are they doomed?! Yeah, that's totally why. (Us Weekly)

Did Tom and Katie commit a wedding faux pas? (Us Weekly)

Maldives! A $23k watch! Pyrotechnics! (People Blog)

Pop quiz, hotshot. Don’t let Katie’s get away car go below 50 mph. (People)

Oprah really is God. She addressed the TomKat diss before it even happened! (TMZ)

Brooke goes “buck wild” at Hermes. Um, yeah. (X17)

Was Suri kept under wraps because of a crippling blemish? (Celebrity Baby Blog)

Baby Spice Goes Downtown
By PopCultureWhore

While Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was busy wearing aerodynamic headgear at the TomKat wedding (oh, did that happen this weekend?), Baby Spice Emma Bunton was busy dressing up as a chambermaid and alluding to oral sex in a remake of “Downtown.”