Well, that didn't last long.
Just one week after seemingly proclaiming its transitional era to be over, SNL reaffirmed viewers' perennial skepticism with an episode that made Woody Harrelson's excellent outing look like that much more of a fluke. Cameron Diaz's hosting gig wasn't quite the disaster the show is capable of, but it exhibited all the symptoms of a bland episode that no one will remember by the end of the season: a game-for-anything host that the writers didn't know what to do with (despite this being her fourth time), a dependence on watered-down recurring bits that the actors seem to love more than audiences do, and a general miscalculation by producers on [...]
If you're unsure whether or not Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have good comedic chemistry together in their new movie The Other Woman, look no further than their shared interview on Late Night last night, where they told Meyers about drawing all over a sleeping Kate Upton's face, how Mann discovered she was allergic to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and how different their centers of body are. It's hard to tell whether they had a bunch of cocktails before this interview or are just in a perpetual gigglefest, but at least Mann didn't break down in adorably awkward tears this time.
The Bad Teacher reviews are in, and they are mixed like the shots and weed Diaz's character sucks down as her students watch Dead Poets Society. In Roger Ebert's Bad Teacher review, as in many others, the film seems to invite comparisons between the awful educator and the terrible Saint Nick in Bad Santa. Bad Santa, it aint'. Writes Ebert, "Its bad person is neither bad enough or likable enough. The transgressions of Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) are more or less what you'd expect, but what's surprising is that she's so nasty and unpleasant." The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday agrees, drawing the inevitable comparison to The Lady [...]
If you're anything like me, you are constantly afraid of losing your job and having to move back into your parents' house. Outside Cleveland. That's why these new Bad Teacher and Horrible Bosses clips are so reassuring. These people are literally horrible monsters and they're still somehow gainfully employed. Horrible Bosses also has a new trailer with some new footage, predominantly Jennifer Aniston expounding upon the ways in which she is a huge predatory creep. I don't know about you, but that makes me feel a little better overall.