The Simpsons enlisted Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet for their latest couch gag, which skewers the French as much as it does the long-running comedy.
A fuse blows in the Simpsons household, and when the power is restored, the family is transformed into the style of the French animator and features Homer eating snails, Bart brutally making his own foie gras and Marge looking for a missing Maggie (you'll never guess where she is).read more
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says that Harry and Hermione should've ended up together after all.
In an interview in Wonderland magazine conducted by Hermione (Emma Watson) herself, Rowling admits that she paired Hermione with Ron (Rupert Grint) because of how she initially conceived the plot, but shouldn't have gone through with it.read more
After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.
The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.read more