TV Commercial for The Foodery Is Predictably Stupid, Awesome

Perhaps the best thing about soccer: The game’s 45-minutes halves feature no stoppages, which means no commercials cutting in to important sports time. This is always one of the joys of watching every World Cup — you always know how long the game is going to be!

But if you’re stick around during halftime of the World Cup this year, you may have noticed a fantastic local ad for The Foodery. The ad is primarily for the Roxborough location — I guess people know about the downtown and Nolibs ones — but mentions all the Foodery outlets at the end. It also features an excellent juxtaposition: A rabid sports fan and the library don’t mix! But you know what does? Eight hundred and sixty beers!

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Final Season of Boardwalk Empire to Jump Ahead Seven Years

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Uproxxx has details about the upcoming final season of the Atlantic City-set Boardwalk Empire:

Period drama Boardwalk Empire will begin its final season a full seven years after its fourth left off. According to Michael K. Williams (pictured), who plays Chalky White on the show, next fall will see Nucky Thompson and company tackling the Great Depression, the end of Prohibition, and other events more relevant to 1931 than 1924. Oh, and Chalky will have a beard. It’s a big move for Boardwalk, but one that might jump-start a show that’s always had trouble attracting as much buzz as its network-mates.

WATCH: Kevin Hart Dances in the Ring With Adam Rose on WWE Raw

As we mentioned last week, Philly comedian Kevin Hart made a guest appearance on WWE Raw last night to promote his new movie Think Like a Man Too. He provided commentary on a quick match between fighters Adam Rose and Fandango, and when it was over he joined Rose (the winner) in the ring for a victory dance and one of the WWE star’s signature crowd dives. Check it out in the video above.


Is Orange Is the New Black Too Funny?


Count me among the many who happily binge-watch Netflix’s most successful series, Orange Is The New Black. It has what most great shows have: nuanced characters, great dialogue and an interesting story arc with just enough ridiculousness sprinkled in to make the mundanity of everyday life seem entertaining.

Except, what Orange unpacks is a little more than mundane ordinary life. The show, which centers on the lives of the female inmates of the fictional Litchfield Correctional Facility, makes jail the centerpiece of its LOLs and hijinks, then snaps the audience back into the grittier realities for a pathos-driven push-and-pull to humanize the way we think about the incarcerated.

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Sarah Paulson Reveals Her “Freak Show” Character on American Horror Story

Yesterday, actress Sarah Paulson took to Twitter to reveal the character, er ,characters she will be playing on the next installment of American Horror Story, this time themed “Freak Show.”

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An Apertif Before Your Orange is the New Black Season 2 Binge-Watching Bonanza

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After what seems like an eternity in isolation, smash Netflix series Orange is the New Black season 2 will be available to stream tomorrow, Friday, June 6th. So what can we expect? Show creator Jenji Kohan offers a few hints on Entertainment Weekly: “We had a theme for season 2. A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time. It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison. We needed a little more drama.”

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Which TV Ad Babe Is For You: Progressive’s Flo, Toyota’s Jan, or AT&T’s Lily?

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Flo, Jan, Lily.

First there was Flo, the kooky TV spokeswoman for Progressive Insurance, stuck inside her weird futuristic white sales habitat, bundling things together, demonstrating the Name Your Price tool and monitoring the security cameras.

I didn’t mind Flo. She was different, a little bit Manic Pixie Dream Girl, quirky without being off-putting. Once she headed out of the store, though, Flo began to seem more sinister. She tried to pick up strangers riding motorcycles. She had that bizarre encounter in the rain with a young man. Was he her lover? Her customer? I didn’t want to speculate about Flo’s love life. I liked her because she was flirtatious without flaunting her sexuality — fun and feminine (sort of) and nonthreatening when she popped up in the lulls of college football games.

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SPOILER ALERT: Did Local Girl Christina Grimmie Win The Voice?

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Marlton, New Jersey’s Christina Grimmie’s large and active Twitter fan base pulled through for her last week, saving her from elimination when she landed in the bottom three, but she couldn’t quite eek, or tweet, by at this week’s finale.

In the end, Grimmie came in third place, and Team Usher’s Josh Kauffman was named the winner. But our little songbird doesn’t have anything to worry about, because, according to Peopleher Voice coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, announced early in the show that, “you will have a record deal because I would like to sign you for my label.”

Check out a clip of the elimination round below:


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