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Commentary: Comedy queens return to Golden Globes, Spears titles new album, ‘Awkward’ to hit big screen

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Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan. 13. The pair is set to host the next two Golden Globes.  Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan. 13. The pair is set to host the next two Golden Globes.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT

This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news.

The Hostesses with the Mostesses

The queens of comedy Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to return to the Golden throne — I mean Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday that the dynamic dame duo will host the annual Golden Globe Awards for the next two years.

The two hosted the Globes in 2013, which according to the HFPA had the highest number of viewers since 2007 with 19.67 million people tuning in.

While Fey and Poehler make a great fit as hosting partners, I can’t help but feel this decision was based on the HFPA thinking that since last year’s ratings were so high, this year’s could even double that.

Well you go get ‘em HFPA. Show those other award shows’ ratings who’s boss.

All Hail Britney’s Jeans

The Princess of Pop truly knows how to garnish her subjects.

Britney Spears announced the title of her eighth studio album Tuesday on the British radio station Capital FM.

“It’s called ‘Britney Jean,’” Spears said as she smiled and twirled her headset cord in her hand. “Like, all my family always calls me Britney Jean. It’s like a term of endearment. And I just wanted to share that with my fans.”

She’s so thoughtful. Because generally when I’m trying to be endearing, I too name something after myself.

This is also the second album Spears has named after herself — remember “Britney” in 2001?

Perhaps she’ll have to resort to drastic measures for the next title. But “Britney Jean Pinky Princess of Pop Queen B Spears Formerly-Mrs. Alexander-and-Mrs. Federline” doesn’t necessarily roll of the tongue.

Efron Is Hitting the Big Screen

Awkward doesn’t begin to describe what Zac Efron and crew will bring in January.

The red band trailer for the rom-com “That Awkward Moment” went viral Wednesday, where viewers can see the “High School Musical” alumnus naked in a bed, naked on a toilet and wearing a costume to a formal dress up party that says “Rock Out” on the shirt companied with a phony phallus.

The film’s story centers around Jason (Efron) and his two friends Daniel (Miles Teller) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) who have agreed they will remain single after Mikey gets dumped. Jason and Daniel ultimately fall in love with the girls of their dreams, jeopardizing the pack.

From start to finish, the trailer shows the crew in a bachelor-type setting. Daniel at the start of the trailer complains about having girls over because he can’t talk about X-Box or farts.

I suspect this film will be the cult film of 2014, following in line with grotesque, but hilarious comedies such as “Project X,” “There’s Something About Mary” and “American Pie.”

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