Mariah Carey and Kenneth The Page: Hottest New Unicorn-Wrangling Couple

Molly Friedman · 02/29/08 07:58PM

Okay, we have officially forgiven Mariah Carey for Glitter, for two reasons. 1) She's such a hardcore 30 Rock fan that she asked Kenneth the Page to co-star in her new music video, and 2) Mimz is lookin' fine these days. Possibly the best she's ever looked. In this video for her new single, "Touch My Body," Kenneth (aka Jack McBrayer) plays a "compunerd" who shows up at Mariah's manse to fix technical issues with her 'puter, but winds up romping around wearing a Middle Ages fighting crown in her fluffy bed playing pillow fight. Our favorite moment? Kenneth's dead-on impression of Mariah's legendary falsetto singing skills in the first 30 seconds. Well that, and the sight of him walking an actual unicorn down a dark alley while wearing a regal robe. Well that, and and a mod scene in which Mimz and Kenny faux-shoot each other with guns. On second thought, scratch all that; every moment is classic.

It Was Producers Killed the Beauty (and the Geek)

Richard Lawson · 02/20/08 06:40PM

A reality show I actually like, Beauty and the Geek, is disappointing me in two ways right now. First, the season features a Geek contestant named Greg who is a "Clothing Designer/Pastry Chef" and "Self-Proclaimed 'Gaysian'". This rankles not because the guy is gay (or Asian) but because a fashion designing pastry chef who calls himself a gaysian isn't exactly the kind of pasty, Brillo-haired, clodhopper-wearing Geek that we've come to expect from the show. Hopefully it's all just marketing spin and Greg will walk onto the first episode wearing a cape and speaking Ferengi. The other, more alarming, news about the new season is the rumor that, for the first time in the show's history, beauties and geeks will compete against each other, rather than with one another. But then how are they supposed to learn and grow and change and become bestest, strangest friends and possibly more?? Sigh. [AfterElton] After the jump, an interview with Dave, one half of my favorite couple from last season. (He discusses LARPing briefly!)

New England geeks get best chance to score

Tim Faulkner · 11/02/07 02:53PM

Ashton Kutcher's greatest contribution to geek culture — and no, we aren't referring to Internet telephone startup Ooma — is coming to Boston. Fulfilling every nerd's wildest fantasies, the guilty-pleasure reality show Beauty and the Geek is coming to Beantown on Saturday . Producers are searching for dweebs and bimbos willing to provide the CW network's viewing audience with endless entertainment at their personal expense. And the specifics of the casting call?