We can all agree that Mariah Carey’s record-breaking, best-selling, multi-platinum holiday anthem is perfect as is. But, a new wonderfully chaotic remix feels appropriate this year.
“I created a mashup that no one on the planet asked for,” tweeted Media Matters For America Editor at Large Parker Molloy while sharing a song combining Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Daft Punk’s 1997 hit “Around the World.” The resulting mashup is both festive and frantic, like, say, going to the mall on Christmas Eve. Give it a listen below, and then check out the over-the-top trailer for Carey’s upcoming Apple TV+ special.
Happiest Season is my new favorite holiday rom-com, and it’s not because of Kristen Stewart‘s broody Abby or Mackenzie Davis’s repressed Harper. Those actors may be the names on the marquee, but the real star is the most bizarre member of the Caldwell family: Jane, played with refreshing zeal by Mary Holland. (Fun fact: Holland cowrote Happiest Season‘s screenplay with director Clea DuVall!)
Jane is one of three Caldwell sisters, and she is . . . weird. She’s always around, her love for her family is so intense that you can practically see it emanating from her body, and she has passions and dreams of her own. Jane is fabulous, and though her family doesn’t appreciate her, it’s impossible not to love her.
Here are all the reasons Jane is the best part of Happiest Season – no shade to Dan Levy, who is clearly the second MVP.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan decided to have some fun with their famous friends on FaceTime, and it’s quality content. On Dec. 3, KhloÃ© Kardashian shared an Instagram clip of her sitting alongside Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie as they give their celebrity companions a ring. But it’s not your average FaceTime call; instead of greeting their pals, the family sits still with serious facial expressions, not saying a word. Needless to say, the folks on the other end are confused as heck.
Tristan Thompson – KhloÃ©’s boyfriend and the father of their daughter, True – first answers the call with a resounding, “Oh, hey!” before he’s taken aback by their somber faces. Travis Scott – who shares daughter Stormi with Kylie – picks up, asking, “What’s going on?” then immediately shouts “Bye!” because, apparently, he pegged their shenanigans in a matter of seconds.
As for Justin and Hailey Bieber, they seem confused more than anything. “Hey, guys,” Justin says. “This is – what is happening?” In a separate clip, Hailey answers the FaceTime call while eating and, after a few seconds of awkward silence, says, “Hello?” But perhaps the most hilarious reaction is Dave Chappelle, who just yells “Holy sh*t!” Like I said: quality content. Watch the Kardashian-Jenners prank everyone in the video above!
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Finally, some good news: Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese’s Fast & Furious feud has officially come to an end. During an appearance on Monday’s Stir Crazy With Josh Horowitz, Tyrese confirmed that he and The Rock are back on good terms after they connected a few weeks ago. “Me and The Rock peaced up, by the way,” the 41-year-old actor and singer revealed. “We talked for four hours about three weeks ago. . . . It was great. What’s interesting about The Fast and the Furious is it’s not about any of us individually. We’re like the UN at this point.”
Tyrese and Johnson’s feud dates all the way back to 2017, when the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff was first announced and it pushed back the release of Fast & Furious 9. Almost immediately after the news broke, Tyrese commented on one of Johnson’s Instagram posts, warning him not to move forward with the project. He wrote: “If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter – I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about – I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family……. We don’t fly solo.”
Even though Dwayne won’t be appearing in Fast & Furious 9, we’re glad these two were able to put their differences aside and mend their friendship. Check out Tyrese’s full interview below.
John Mulaney simply needs to look at a camera and give it a little wink, and we’d be on the floor laughing. On Monday, we were treated to comedy gold during his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, and it didn’t take long for the comedian to talk about the backlash he received for certain jokes he made while hosting Saturday Night Live on Oct. 31. “I often say things on TV in front of 10 million people that I’m just kind of floating as ideas,” John said in relation to his jokes about Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Apparently, his wife and nearly everyone he knew were appalled that he wouldn’t differentiate between the two. It’s not that he meant it that way, he told Jimmy he just “forgot to make the joke good.”
This isn’t the first time he’s received backlash for an SNL joke. His Feb. 29 monologue joke about Caesar being stabbed caused so much alarm, the secret service opened a file on him. “Am I stoked there’s a file on me? Absolutely,” John said with a laugh. “Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much.” Jimmy also took a moment to ask John about his new job as a writer for Late Night With Seth Meyers. “[My psychiatrist] said without external structure, I don’t have confidence in you thriving. So, I called Seth and asked him for a job,” John said in response. After all, who doesn’t like structure? However, it seems it’s not quite the right fit for him, as John added, “My jokes are not useful to the show.” If you’re in need of a laugh, you can watch the full interview above.