SEE. Our Idiot Brother. We love Paul Rudd! From Clueless to Anchorman ΓÇô we just can’t get enough of him. In Idiot Brother, Paul is Ned, a man at the epicenter in the lives of six women (three sisters, a wicked-ex, a socialite and his mom), and they all agree, he’s kind of a moron. Indeed, Ned trips haplessly through their lives, saying whatever is on his mind and heart, without any type of filter. His observations are unwanted, but full of sage-like wisdom. Coupled with his outpouring of unconditional love to all, it’s hard to resist. Kind of like a dog. Our Idiot Brother opens nationwide today.
WATCH. Hallmark Channel’s William & Catherine: A Royal Romance is a totally cheesy production of what may have happened over the course of Prince Will and Duchess Kate‘s ten year courtship. Luckily, it’s airing on Saturday, a night where cheesy TV is totally acceptable! What this production does have going for it is Victor Garber as Prince Charles. The stage and screen veteran plays William and Harry’s dad as a caring father who entertains children with magic parlor tricks and questions Will’s intention with Kate five years in. We even get an emotional scene where Charles grapples with his demons over his failed marriage to Princess Diana and the prices he’s paid since her death. Victor is shorter and stockier than the Charles, but in certain scenes, if you squint your eyes, he actually looks like the real thing. And bonus points for casting Jean Smart as Charles’ wife Duchess Camilla Bowles. Jean always brings a ballsy booziness to her one-liners with flawless comic flare. Here she does it in a flipped ‘do and a perfect British accent. William & Catherine: A Royal Romance airs Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
EXPERIENCE. Gaga. Adele. Beyonce. When it’s all about the one-namers, it must be the VMAs. Catch the live performances you’ll be talking about around the water cooler Monday morning on the 2011 Video Music Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. on MTV.
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