Donald Glover at Bonnaroo, courtesy Getty ImagesComedy Central is giving former "30 Rock" writer and current "Community" star (and rapper, as his alter-ego Childish Gambino) his own comedy special, called "Weirdo," airing November 20th. The special was taped back in March, so you know what that means: dated Charlie Sheen jokes, maybe! Just in time for this news, a totally not-safe-for-work (language!) mash-up of scenes from "Community" set to one of Glover's Childish Gambino songs has magically appeared. The mayor of TV would declare this "Donald Glover Day," if he or she existed. NSFW mash-up video after the jump.Read More »from Donald Glover Gets a Comedy Central Stand-up Special and an Internet Mash-Up on the Same Day
- linds | The Set – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 11:48 AM PDT
- linds | The Set – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 11:23 AM PDT
You can't argue that it isn't the summer of Ron Swanson. The "Parks & Recreation" character, played by Nick Offerman, has captured the heart of the internet with his decidedly anti-foodie sentiments. The latest is a mock-up of a potential Swanson dinner, commissioned by Vulture from graphic artist John Defreest, designer of the fake Ben & Jerry's Ron Swanson ice-cream. Who knows if the internet's Swanson-mania will translate into ratings this fall, but until then, it's fun.Read More »from It’s Another Ron Swanson-Themed Food Item: ‘Swanson’s Turf ‘n’ Turf’
- linds | The Set – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 8:40 AM PDT
These have been online for a while, but if you haven't seen 'em, they're new to you! If "Breaking Bad" anti-hero and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston looks eerily familiar in a way you can't place (and that isn't because of "Malcolm in the Middle,") maybe it's because he starred in a lot of commercials in the '80s and '90s in which he spoke directly to the camera. And one in which he was forced to wear a furry skunk costume and yet still got to be the "sexy" guy at the end! Take a stroll down memory lane, thanks to Mental Floss.
1. Coffee Mate, 1988. For some reason, probably because it's so '80s, this commercial would also kind of work if Cranston was talking about a different white powder. Especially all the parts about "the guys at work":
2. Excedrin, 1996. Another one with Cranston speaking directly to the viewer in a way that's rarely used in commercials these days. Something about him must have said "trustworthy" to ad agency casting directors, which is funny now, considering his roleRead More »from Before ‘Breaking Bad,’ Bryan Cranston Was an ’80s and ’90s Commercial King
- linds | The Set – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 6:51 AM PDT
If the usually gregarious Anne Hathaway seemed a bit demure during the first three-quarters of her "Conan" interview last night, it was because she was sitting on a plan to break out her self-penned anti-paparazzi rap, in the style of Lil' Wayne. You can tell the always-prepared actress has practiced it over and over, which makes it a little bit disturbing. Hathaway has a lot of anger! At least she's getting it out in an appropriate way:
- linds | The Set – Tue, Aug 16, 2011 2:35 PM PDT
Maybe all those rumors of on-set tension that have plagued the over-the-top soap "Gossip Girl" from the beginning weren't just publicity stunts after all. Sure, there's plenty of laughter in this eight-minute-long blooper reel from Season 4, but so much of it is of the nervous variety. Like the professional actors in any TV or movie blooper reel, the cast of "Gossip Girl" mispronounces words, runs into things, interacts with children awkwardly, and forgets their lines, but somehow, it remains an almost joyless, yet still mesmerizing (as it would have to be, at eight minutes!) exercise. It's all very quiet and professional and businesslike, like the actors are going to be punished if they linger too long on a scene or make too much noise when they laugh. I blame Chuck Bass, whose actor, Ed Westwick, either always delivers his lines perfectly, as Bass would, or had some kind of diva clause that kept him from being in this very much. Warning: eight minutes! But it's a blooper reel. You'llRead More »from ‘Gossip Girl’ Season 4 Blooper Reel Surprisingly Less Silly Than One Might Imagine
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