Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein debuts sketch comedy “Portlandia” with SNL’s Fred Armisen
Carrie Brownstein may have stepped away as singer/guitarist for seminal rock band Sleater-Kinney in 2006, but that doesn’t mean she’s through with entertaining. Brownstein’s comedic chops are on full display in IFC’s new sketch comedy series “Portlandia,” which also stars SNL’s Fred Armisen. The show uses the city’s socially conscious, granola-guzzling population as inspiration for hilarious skits on organic farming, adult hide-n-seek leagues, and public bathrooms laws. The series debuts tonight, but if you can’t wait that long you can see all 22 minutes below.
Cee Lo Green interviews Cee Lo Green
Taking makeup cues from the Wayan Brothers in White Chicks, psychedelic-soul singer/rapper Cee Lo Green transformed into James Lipton to interview himself for Spinner. Is he as creepy as the real James Lipton? We’ll let you decide.
Broadcast’s Trish Keenan dies
This week brought sad news for fans of British electronic band Broadcast. Singer Trish Keenan passed away due to complications arising from pneumonia. She was 42. To see a collection of Broadcast videos, head over to Pitchfork.
Kanye makes joke, joke bombs, Kanye is saddened
You know when you tell a joke and you get stony silence, then someone else tells the same joke and the audience roars? Kanye West feels your pain. Despite the fact that everyone in the Twitterverse was plundering West’s infamous “Imma let you finish” sound bite, when the rapper tried to reclaim the quote for himself, tweeting “Yo Britney, I’m really happy for you and Imma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z’s single is one of the best songs of all time! LOL,” some folks didn’t see the humor. Soon magazines like Us Weekly were accusing West of starting a war with Britney Spears. “I thought LOL signified a joke,” he grumbled in a long Twitter rant. Sorry, Yeezy. Forget trying to be funny and stick to writing the best songs of all time.
Vince Neil busted for drunk driving
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday for drunk driving after being pulled over in his Lamborghini on the Las Vegas Strip. Sounds about right.
Christina Aguilera passes out in Jeremy Renner’s bed?
In an epic party foul, Christina Aguilera reportedly crashed Jeremy Renner’s 40th birthday party and then passed out drunk in his bed. This makes us feel infinitely better about anything we’ve ever done.
- Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe for The Social Network score
- Lil Wayne on the cover of Rolling Stone
- Prince serenades Leighton Meester
- Alex Lambert pleads homelessness on Twitter
- Cher only artist to have Number 1 hit in each decade
- Melissa Etheridge to play St. Jimmy in American Idiot
- Elton John introduces son in OK Magazine
- Christina Aguilera to sing national anthem at Super Bowl
- Black Eyed Peas Apl.de.Ap reveals he is blind
- New Strokes album out March 22
- Kings of Leon reschedule London O2 gig
- Nile Rodgers battling cancer
- Coachella lineup announced