Fairy tales may seem fun and whimsical and sweet now, but the histories of most of them are dark and truly terrifying. Perhaps you are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen, who penned the original 'Little Mermaid' fairy tale, one that ended, well, it just ended very differently than the Disney version. But Andersen wasn't the only author who used his fairy tales to freak kids out. Over in Germany, Heinrich Hoffmann did the same thing with his 'Der Struwwelpeter,' and guess who grew up reading it?
Fan favorite Nathan Fillion apparently has a whole slew of talents that exist far outside the realm of acting. For instance, did you know that the 'Castle' and 'Firefly' star is a skilled nail design artist? And that he uses his talents to paint his girlfriend's toes? With little tiny superhero iconography? Is this man the best boyfriend on the planet?
Stephen Colbert might have dominated the late-night landscape with the announcement of his succession to 'Late Show' host David Letterman, but NBC has stolen back a bit of thunder with help from 'SNL' veteran Maya Rudolph. The network has officially scheduled 'The Maya Rudolph Show' variety special for a late May premiere, with guests such as 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and more, but what are the chances of an ongoing series?
Where last year we were watching David Letterman and Jay Leno still battling it out for late-night ratings, the future looks very different now that 'The Colbert Report' star Stephen Colbert has officially been announced as Letterman's replacement, to compete with the already-installed 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. While plenty of questions remain, Colbert himself will drop by Letterman's 'Late Show' next week to shed a little light on the future.
Conan O'Brien spent this past weekend hosting something a little different than his normal late night show -- the funny man took over the MTV Movie Awards, where he still managed to put his own spin on the typically tween-heavy outing (do tweens even know who Conan O'Brien is? They do now!).
Three-time 'SNL' host Seth Rogen mostly scored beneath our seasonal rankings with the latest installment -- though it might have been cameo-heavy between James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift -- but what of the final episodes of the year? 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield signed on to make his hosting debut in May, but who will accompany Spidey in one of the final 'SNL' outings of the 39th season?
Except for a couple of notable exceptions, everyone seemed to be going through the motions last night. Look, this happens. Especially at the end of a three-show run -- near the end of a long season –- looking ahead to the final stretch of shows of this season, which begin on May 3. The end is in sight! But, boy, there were some dull moments during Seth Rogen’s hosted effort that played out, at times, in front of an almost-silent studio audience. (Shhh! Don’t wake them!) Here’s this week’s pretty mellow Scorecard…
Here is just a small sample of some of the topics Nicolas Cage covered in a fast-talking, quickly moving, and oddly satisfying interview with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' last night: childhood Kiss performances, if it's cool we know what the Kiss guys look like without make-up, life insurance, (almost) dying while surfing, a tiny sculpture Jim Carrey made of him, a lizard wearing a top hat -- and that's just stuff that happens in the first half of the interview (the second half is embedded below).