Welcome to another edition of FSU Friday. Today let’s introduce you to Gabriella, who’s an environmentalist and runs a travel blog, according to her IG. Not exactly cut from the typical Florida State cloth and I like her even more for it. She’s grinding, she’s doing shit, not just putting up fire Instagram posts. She’s bringing a little more depth than your average FSU srat girl. I like it.
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Lucia Aniello is an American director, writer and producer who grew up in Hadley, Massachusetts before moving to New York City, where she graduated from Columbia University. She is an alumna of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the legendary improvisational and sketch comedy group founded in 1990 that birthed a truly terrifying amount of comedic talent from Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) to Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) to Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) with waaaaaaaay to many others to list. It is also where Aniello she met her constant collaborator Illana Glazer and her work and romantic partner Paul W. Downs.
Aniello and Downs have been writing, directing and acting in digital shorts since 2007 on the website and comedy production company Paulilu Productions. One of their most well known projects is the sketch series Paulilu Mixtape (2012), where Aniello directed all seven episodes.
Aniello leveled up in the primordial pop culture consciousness with her half-hour Comedy Central series Broad City (2014-), starring Ilana Glazer (The Night Before) and Abbi Jacobson (Person to Person). Adapted from their web series of the same name (2009-2011) Glazer and Jacobson play two Danza-ized twenty-something women living lives of hilarious irresponsibility in New York City. The show was rapturously received by both critics and fans, and is constantly labeled one of the best shows on television. The series is groundbreaking for how it breaks down gender roles and for its sex positivity.
In 2015, she squeezed in some time to direct a couple of episodes of the verrrrrry short lived Yahoo! comedy Other Space, starring Karan Soni (Blunt Talk), Bess Rous (Murder in the First) and Eugene Cordero (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The series followed a young and incredibly inexperienced space crew as they venture into the great unknown and face everything from robot rebellions to mysterious clouds. RIP Other Space, we barely knew yee.
Time Travelling Bong
Aniello once again teamed up with Glazer and Downs to make the 2016 miniseries Time Travelling Bong for Comedy Central. The stoner comedy centers on two cousins, Sharee (Glazer) and Jeff (Downs), who discover a bong that can be used to travel through time when smoked. After riding high as kites throughout different time periods, the bong is damaged and they must find a way to return to the present. The miniseries is a hilarious and truly unique take on the stoner comedy, while also providing pointed commentary about the God awful pile of crap minorities (ie. anyone and everyone not white, male and straight) have faced throughout American history.
Rough Night (2017) is Aniello’s feature film debut, which she co-wrote with Downs, chronicling a bachelorette party gone horribly wrong in Miami when a group of girlfriends hire a male stripper, who ends up dead. Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies), Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) and Ilana Glazer star as the unlucky party of five, with Demi Moore (Ghost), Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Colton Haynes (Arrow) also along for the ride.
The reviews so far have been mixed, but I will take a blatant distaff Hangover rip-off stocked to the gills with Grade-A female comedic talent over Baywatch any and every time. Women can make average comedies that constantly rerun on cable too! Rough Night hits theaters this weekend.
Even if Aniello hits a bit of a slump with Rough Night, she is on track as one of the funniest and razor sharp contemporary comedy producer/creators. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos had a lot to celebrate on Friday; the couple’s younger son, Joaquin, graduated and is officially off to high school! The special day also marked their daughter Lola’s 16th birthday, which the Live! With Kelly and Ryan host mentioned in a family Instagram posted that day. «Congratulations to Joaquin Antonio Consuelos!!! You’ve made us very proud! 🎓 (yet another graduation on Lola’s birthday. She is furious!!!),» Kelly captioned her snap, which shows Joaquin in cap and gown as his family surrounds him. While Lola may not be smiling as big as her parents or older brother Michael, we’re sure she’s still thrilled for her little sibling. Now on to the Sweet 16 party! See more of Kelly and Mark’s best family photos.
After two decades, most couples would have settled for a Hallmark card. Instead, Ugo Rondinone and John Giorno are celebrating their 20 years as a power couple of contemporary art with a citywide exhibit of Giorno’s work called “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno”.
The show, organized by Rondinone, surveys Giorno’s varied experimentalism, which began with beat poetry in the early fifties, and carried over to subsequent downtown scenes including punk and pop art. When the pair met in 1997, Giorno was an icon of New York City subculture, having been immortalized in Andy Warhol’s epic film Sleep. Behind the scenes, Giorno had been busy building an extensive oeuvre.
“I was around here in the very early 50s among the beat poets and the pop artists who knew you didn’t throw these things away. So I just saved it,” Giorno tells us. “When [Ugo and I] first got together, he saw that I had this huge archive, and that’s when the idea [for the show] began to percolate.”
Originally mounted at Palais de Tokyo in 2015, the exhibit in New York will take up 13 different gallery spaces across New York, including the New Museum and Swiss Institute. The show’s epic proportions are fitting given both Giorno and Rondinone’s love of the large-scale. While Rondinone may be known for making monumental statements, this sweeping love letter to Giorno gives new meaning to the term “public display of affection.”
Father’s Day is too often a half-hearted gift-giving affair littered with cornball cards and #1 Dad mugs. But if your bleeding heart wants to do something special for your conservative dad, you want to go above and beyond, right? But that can be tricky. I mean, he already has a «Make America Great Again» ballcap and probably several of Trump’s Made-In-China neckties. So what’s a special gift to give your dad to show him how you care? We have racked our brains to present the perfect gift guide for your Trumping-Stumping Dad on Father’s Day, because this is a holiday where he should really know how you feel.
Climate Change shmimate change, amirite? Your dad doesn’t need to appreciate the world-threatening dangers of America’s carbon footprint to appreciate this solar-powered laptop bag/charging station. For all those times he barked about you running up his electricity bill, show him you’ve learned your lesson about the importance of conserving energy with Climate Store’s unique gift.
Your dad is big on personal responsibility? He’ll love that you supported responsible life choices by donating the money you would have wasted on another tie or tacklebox doodad on a donation to Planned Parenthood! A donation could even net him a cool sticker for his car!
Or perhaps your dad is very concerned about those refugees that Fox News is always talking about. Then he’ll be ecstatic that you donated to a refugee-aid charity in his name. We recommend International Rescue Committee, where donations contribute to toilets to keep camps sanitary, education for uprooted children, and safe passage funds.
Finally, if your father can’t get enough of Trump’s off-the-cuff, never look back, never apologize attitude, give him the gift that celebrates all of that. A covfefe shirt from our very own Pajiba shop!
And maybe treat yourself to something nice, for being such a great kid. Shirts are 15% off through June 21st!
Dads are a lot of things — hard-working, protective, loving, and embarrassing, just to name a few — but one thing you may not associate with your old man is Hollywood. Sure, he probably enjoys going to the movies and might even stay in the room long enough to watch the Oscars with you, but actually knowing celebrities, their names, and details about their lives isn’t always the case. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, a few POPSUGAR editors wanted to get their dads’ opinions on their favorite and least favorite celebrities and the reasoning behind their choices. Needless to say, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hilariously came up a few times (and we had to edit some of the texts). Keep reading to see some of the most dad-worthy texts ever, then check out Hollywood’s cutest father-daughter duos!
Really? I never could have guessed from Tom Hardy looking very unimpressed while posing with Charlize Theron at the Cannes premiere. While promoting Mad Max: Fury Road last year, Charlize Theron candidly spoke about her working relationship with Tom Hardy, saying they “struggled” with each other. Charlize told Esquire that after they were done shooting, Tom gave her a painted portrait of herself with a note on the back that read: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also fucking awesome. I’ll kind of miss you.”
Zoe Kravitz, who played one of the five kidnapped wives in Mad Max, confirmed on Watch What Happens Live last night that the stories are true, and that they pretty much hated each other.
Zoe was asked if she witnessed an tension between Charlize and Tom on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. Zoe answered with a hilariously succinct: “Yeah.” She elaborated a little further saying:
“Yeah, they didn’t get along. And we were also in the desert for so long, I think everyone was tired and confused and homesick and we saw nothing but sand for six months. It’s just, you go crazy. I don’t know if there was one issue, I just think it was like, they just weren’t vibing.”
Zoe does a lot of explaining, but I really wish she had given an example. The answer isn’t enough, sometimes you’ve got to show your work too! What kind of awkwardness did she witness? Were any fights started over sand? If I’m going to pick sides, I need to know if one of them carelessly tracked sand into the makeup trailer. Indoor sand is a real deal breaker.
Normally we wouldn’t support anyone interrupting a late-night bit about adorable dogs wearing sunglasses, but Jamie Foxx gets a pass just this once. The Baby Driver actor surprised James Corden on Thursday night by derailing The Late Late Show to challenge him to one of the show’s epic riff-offs. With some help from The Filharmonic, the two belted out songs like Bruno Mars’s «24K Magic» and Stevie Wonder’s «For Once in My Life,» and nearly came to blows over who deserved to be the winner. Luckily Ansel Elgort popped up out of literally nowhere to calm them down, and proved he’s got some seriously impressive pipes of his own.
Julia Wheeler is an unbelievable freediver who will totally take your breath away. Her underwater shots are absolutely incredible, and we’re pretty sure she’s as close to a real mermaid as you can get. Somewhere, Ariel is super jealous.
Did we mention she can hold her breath for four and a half minutes?!