Pop Culture Countdown time!
I have to tell you, I’m so proud of all my Veronica Mars fans out there. I gave way too much money for the movie kickstarter but you know what, I don’t feel bad. Until I see my credit card statement. LOL… It’s a pop culture milestone, fans did it themselves and in record time. Right now, the tally is over 3 million dollars! That’s amazing!
The power of fandom kids… The power of fandom!
There’s lots of great happenings and the luscious Karalee is giving us the rest of the scoop from this weeks misadventures after the jump!
Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s Pop Culture Countdown. It’s been a whirlwind week: Veronica Mars lives! Justin Bieber still bugs! Nicki Minaj can’t tell time! Let’s get started!
Never underestimate the power of…
die-hard TV fans who love their shows more than Joey Tribbiani loves sandwiches. I’m lookin’ at you, “Veronica Mars” fans! Show creator Rob Thomas says a movie version of the beloved detective drama will be made thanks to ardent fans who rose up to the challenge of raising $2 million for the film within a month. A month? We don’t need no stinkin’ month.
Fans raised the $2 million in 11 hours! (Politicians on both sides of the aisle are now taking note.) The movie is expected to be shot this summer and released in early 2014. Series star Kristen Bell (a fellow Michigander, love her) said she always knew VM fans were cool, but is blown away and humbled by their collective power. Yeahhhh, we’re that awesome. Can’t wait for murder! Mystery! Mars!
The Birkin made them do it
Remember on “The Hills” when Audrina, Lo and She-Pratt staged an “intervention” with Kristin to confront her about her drug use? It was back in 2010, when the girls were down in Miami partying during the Super Bowl. Well, this week K. Cav. claimed that the brain-trust trio was bribed by producers to lie about her. Bribed with the promise of new Birkin bags. Cue jaws dropping, eyes bulging, dreams dashed. I know, I know. At least we still have true reality TV in which we can believe every sincere, unstaged moment. Thank you, “Basketball Wives.”
Tardy for the party
Hey Nicki Minaj, way to show up late to the first live show of “American Idol?” Nearly 15 minutes late! Making your arrival during the first commercial break. Neat! Apparently, as Seacrest explained, you were caught in “some congestion on the 405.” What? Congestion on the 405? Crazy! Who could’ve guessed? Next time, skip out a little earlier from your “Weird accent of the week” class, get in your chauffeured SUV and show up to your job on time. The rest of the world does it. Every day in fact. With a little practice, you can too.
Hey, we’ve all been there
Remember the time your sweetie gave you $100,000 worth of jewelry? And then you went to your friend’s house, and you left the baubles in the car. With the doors unlocked. And then you came out a few hours later and they were stolen, with no signs of forced entry. Because, again, you left the doors unlocked. Yeahhhh, good times. Julianne Hough can relate as well. It happened to her this week. Ironic she would star in a movie called “Safe Haven.”
Wait, what? What on this good planet could ever make me side with LiLo? Oh. Biebs. Why, Justin, why? For seemingly no reason, you call out Linz in some rambling Instagram rant. Which, don’t get me started about how hardcore that is, punking someone via Instagram. Somewhere Suge Knight is shaking in his Timbs. Anywho, Biebs rails against the media and its negativity (is “gotcha journalism” too far behind?), squealed about his awesomeness, etc. But then, out of nowhere, he wrote, “…to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;).”
Ooohhh, burnnn. The smack talk is getting out of control. Now who’s the mean girl? Yeesh. Biebs later deleted the “attack,” but now Lindsay is all “karma” is going to get him. I wouldn’t call this a celebrity beef. More like celebrity tofu.
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