With the new Vacation movie being pretty widely panned, you might find yourself deciding to skip its opening this Friday. Instead, you can now revisit the original John Hughes short story, Vacation ’58, published in National Lampoon magazine in 1979. The story — a whirlwind of risky and ridiculous road-tripping situations — enticingly begins, “If Dad hadn’t shot Walt Disney in the leg, it would have been our best vacation ever!” Read it over at The Hollywood Reporter.
Jimmy Kimmel is furious that an American “a-hole” dentist illegally killed the beloved Zimbabwe lion, Cecil. “Is it that difficult to get an erection that you need to kill things? If that’s the case, they have a pill for that,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Watch his frank and sharp monologue here, and learn more about the petition pushing justice for Cecil and that of endangered animals in Zimbabwe — it’s gone viral and is worth a look and a sign.
A new clip for People Places Things will send Flight of the Conchords fans into a (welcome) frenzy. The movie features Jemaine Clement as a glum, single father of two, who broke up with his wife after discovering she was having an affair with their friend. The clip catches Clement’s character at work, teaching, when one of his students, played by The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, invites him over to dinner in hopes that he may kick it off with her mother. Clement’s character, however, doesn’t seem to understand the offer at first, making for a slightly awkward but endearing conversation between the two about student-teacher relationships.
But nothing could be more awkward than watching the clip of Paper Towns star, Cara Delevigne, throwing shrewd remarks and annoyed (not to mention expensive) looks at the anchors of Good Day Sacramento this morning, who started the interview off on the wrong foot by calling her “Carla.”