We died a little bit inside when we heard the news that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split, but Amy was back to warming our hearts last night. Talking to Jimmy Kimmel, the Parks and Recreation star explained how she gives advice to girls about comedy and life in general on her YouTube channel, "Smart Girls at the Party." She says she basically tries to tell girls what she would have wanted to hear when she was younger. Watch Amy tell it herself!
Jenny McCarthy stopped by Good Morning America today to promote her new book, Bad Habits. Believe it or not, the raunchy comedian with over-the-top sex appeal wanted to be a nun when she was a young girl. That was until she found out they can't have children. The former Singled Out host also talked confidently about taking it all off for Playboy at the age of 39. Check out her interview now.
"I had been sort of eying her for a while, but she was acting real professional," President Obama recalled meeting Michelle when they were both working at a Chicago law firm today on The View. "Finally, I wear her down a little bit," the president said, explaining that Michelle finally accepted his request for an ice cream date. The first couple proceeded to share the details of their first kiss with the ladies of The View. Watch the interview with the Obamas, who have their 20th anniversary coming up, now. And if you have something you'd like to ask Michelle Obama, you're in luck! The first lady is answering questions from our readers.
This past weekend's Saturday Night Live made us laugh out loud with its commercial for G.O.B. Tampons, feminine products designed by the people who know women's bodies best: the "gentlemen of the Republican party." The ad lampoons the recent gaffes of male members of the GOP in regards to women's health, notably Todd Akin's remarks that "legitimate rape" victims can't get pregnant. But as ridiculous as the skit seems, it highlights the fact that the majority of our country's lawmakers making decisions about women's bodies are men — such as when earlier this year, Congress convened a panel on contraception that didn't include a single woman.
So watch the faux commercial now, and let's make sure there never comes a day when 60-plus-year-old conservative men design tampons that insert into our butts.
Need a work day pickup and caffeine isn't cutting it? Look no further than the awe-inspiring videos on Vimeo. While YouTube is home to aspiring comedians and makeup experts, Vimeo is the video-sharing service favored among storytellers and cinematographers. In recognition of their users' creative efforts and the work that goes into each video, the site recently introduced the
On last night's Late Show With David Letterman, President Barack Obama got candid about his relationship with wife Michelle and told a funny story about their first anniversary. The president gushed to Letterman about "wonderful" Michelle, joking that the Democratic National Convention was more about her than him, saying, "As usual, people always realize how much better Michelle is than me." He added that what really makes the first wife special is how genuine she is, noting that she doesn't act differently around different people. Neither Barack nor Michelle are likely to forget their 20th anniversary on Oct. 3, but one of them did forget their very first anniversary! Watch the clip now to find out who it was!
On Katie Couric's new talk show, Katie, yesterday, E.L. James shared some more details on how her best seller Fifty Shades of Grey was inspired by Twilight. E.L. explained that it all started with her love of the first Twilight movie. Then after reading the books — that she couldn't couldn't put down — a "switch was flipped" and she had to write. Her fan fiction about Bella and Edward eventually evolved into the erotic story of Christian and Ana that made her famous. Watch the clip now to find out more behind-the-scenes tidbits on how Fifty Shades came to be.
"So you heard that," Anderson Cooper said to guest cohost Kristin Chenoweth when she brought up Anderson's recent coming out. On the premiere of his show Anderson Live, the now openly gay journalist was in good spirits, if not a tiny bit bashful, when Kristin mentioned his sexuality. He told Kristin, "I came out in high school. I told my friends. I told my family. I've always been out to my co-workers." Anderson said he didn't believe it was appropriate to talk about his personal life in public as a reporter. Yet, he came to change his mind and explained why he decided this year to come out publicly. Watch him explain now.
Is this the man who inspired Christian Grey? No, says Niall Leonard — husband to Fifty Shades of Grey erotic novelist E.L. James — in an interview with CNN. Niall said, "I'm really happy not to be Christian Grey, because that guy's a mess." But he noted that his wife of 20-plus years does have a little Ana Steele in her (or rather, the other way around), saying, "I see my wife in the emails that they exchange. That's very much my wife's amazing ability to flirt via email." Also a writer (his debut crime novel Crusher goes on sale in Europe and Asia this week), Niall explained that he was more of a proofreader for E.L. than an editor. He added that he tried giving her writing input, but their "approaches are completely different." And while he appreciates her writing and storytelling, he's honest about the erotic book series appealing to a specific sex: "It works for women. Men — not always."
E.L. and Niall have two teenage sons together, who Niall admits get teased for their mom's steamy best-seller, but "deep down" are very proud of her. Niall also squashed any rumors that they have an "adventurous lifestyle" à la Ana and Christian, noting that they are just a regular family. Watch the video interview with CNN below.
Gifting a sci-fi film compiled of NASA footage is enough to make any geek swoon: Robbie, a short created by Australian director Neil Harvey, was first made with the intention of being an anniversary gift for his girlfriend. A few months later, it is a bit bigger than that and quickly getting the attention it deserves.
After downloading some 10 hours of preexisting NASA footage, Harvey cut it down into clips that "resonated" with him: over the course of a few months, an intriguing narrative evolved. Set 6,000 years in the future, the film follows Robbie, an aging robot drifting alone through space. Mesmerizing and fascinating to watch, both the story and the footage make our hearts go pitter-patter. See the film below and let us know what you think.