Most recent entries for October 2008

Happy Halloween from the Boss

Hey, ghosts and goblins who were born to run: If you've been feeling rather bummed by the news that your old pal Bruce Springsteen decided to cancel the eye-popping decorative Halloween display that draws hordes to his neighbourhood in Rumson, NJ every year, here's something that should help dull the sting.

This little gem is a little bit old, but it was sent to me by a very dear friend of mine last night, and it's so great that I'd be remiss if I failed to share it with Things That Go Pop! readers. In case you couldn't tell from his tour-de-force performance in Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, Neil Patrick Harris (the former Doogie Howser and current How I Met Your Mother star) is a huge musical theatre geek.

Don't understand how to compute the preceding equation? Then feast your eyes on this fantastic cartoonish send-up of the stylish opening credits of Mad Men, slated to air this Sunday as part of the annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween episode of The Simpsons.


Welcome back, 90210. I wish I could say I missed you during your two-week hiatus. Instead, I filled the high school drama void by revisiting my beloved Degrassi: The Next Generation, and realized that, while you may have poached Toronto's Sean Reycraft (a former member of the Degrassi production team) to serve as your producer, we (non-defector) Canadians do angsty adolescent melodrama wa-a-a-a-y better.

Clearly unfazed by the lukewarm response to their revamped 90210 series, the enterprising folks at the CW network (who seem to be applying the green movement's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra should to popular culture) have announced their plans to revisit cult '90s soap Melrose Place.

Can we remix? Yes we can!

In the spirit of our earlier post about the revamped 2008 version of that infamous "Wassup?" ad, here’s another little tidbit that should whet all of our appetites for the upcoming U.S. election night on November 4.

Given the Arts Online team’s collective obsession with all things Mad Men, Jon Hamm’s stint as host on Saturday Night Live this past weekend was a hotly anticipated event around this office.

Wassup?: the 2008 version

Remember that iconic Budweiser ad from about eight years ago? Y'know, the "True" one that launched a thousand "Waaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssup!"s?

Dido you know?

Breaking news! Soporific singer-songwriter Dido (of Thank You fame) has just announced that she'll be releasing a collection of 11 short films to complement her forthcoming album, Safe Trip Home (out November 18).

This just in: the folks at Saturday Night Live confirm hat the underrated Maya Rudolph will guest on this week's episode. Not only will she mimic Michelle Obama (we knew that was coming) -- she's also planning to reprise her totally hilarious Oprah impersonation and will team up with Amy Poehler for a Bronx Beat sketch.

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