On Fridays, Scott Muska will be blurbing some important information for Funny Moms, so you can quickly and easily stay up to speed on all the stuff that’s happening in the world of pop culture.
Parents are busy.
It’s not like you have time to surf the Internet all day, reading about pop culture and current events, you know, between having to keep your small humans alive and all.
But Scott does. He’s childless and a freelance writer, which means he spends most of his day in front of his laptop skimming the most pertinent information the Internet has to offer. (He spends the rest of his day staring at a blank page and a blinking cursor, sometimes weeping.)
The following stories caught his attention this week:
The trailer dropped this week for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s latest film, The Interview. The movie stars Rogen and James Franco, and the premise is that they are attempting to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Sounds pretty groovy, right? Well, of course Un is not happy about it. The North Korean government has called the film a “wanton act of terror,” and has pledged “merciless” retaliation if the movie is released in theaters. Satire is powerful, you guys.
Gary Oldman became the latest in a long string of idiots to give an interview to Playboy that got him in a whole heap of trouble. In the interview, Oldman defended Mel Gibson’s infamous anti-semitism and Alec Baldwin’s blatant homophobia. He also called Nanci Pelosi a useless cunt, and said that if you didn’t vote for 12 Years A Slave to win at the Oscars, you were considered racist. Among other things. Oldman has started a Jonah Hill-esque apology tour that will probably last well into the weekend. Way to fuck up your career there, Commissioner Gordon.
Hope Solo, keeper for the US Women’s National Team (for the soccer) allegedly beat up on her nephew and her sister over the weekend. Solo allegedly called her nephew a pussy, told him he would never be a professional athlete, and then beat on him and ripped his shirt. Police say there were visible injuries to Solo’s nephew and sister. It’s surprising anytime a famous woman beats up on someone and is charged with domestic assault, but Solo is a likely candidate for such a thing. She’s long been kind of a crazy person, and she also married husband Jeremy Stevens THE DAY AFTER he was arrested for allegedly knocking her around.
Speaking of THE SPORTS, The US Men’s National Team (also for the soccer) is advancing to the round of 16. The squad made it out of their “Pool of Death” this week, despite posting a 1-1-1 record in their three-game campaign. Luckily, soccer pools go by goals scored, which allowed the US to advance alongside Germany, while Portugal and Ghana are left wondering what might have been.
I’ll close with THE SPORTS. The Miami Heat’s Lebron James has exercised a contract option that will make him an unrestricted free agent in July, meaning he can speak with and entertain offers from any team in the league, including the Heat, who can basically pay him more money. Rumors already abound that James might go back to his native Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He started his NBA career there, and pissed everyone way the fuck off when he left. I’d like to see him go back, just so I can witness the polarizing reactions of Cleveland’s fans.