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Opinion: Necessity of a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel doubtful

April 17, 2014
As if Hollywood couldn’t shell out anymore sequels from the past — your favorite Scottish nanny is set to return to the big screen. “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the 1993 film starring Robin Williams in the title role, is set for a sequel from “Elf” writer David Berenbaum, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.” Directed by “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Christopher Columbus, the original film earned more than $400 million worldwide and an Oscar award for best make-up. The dramedy follows the story of Daniel Hillard (Williams), an actor who disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, his female Scottish nanny alter ego, in order to see his children held under custody… Read more

Opinion: 2014 MTV Movie Awards demonstrates ridiculousness

April 15, 2014
“The Biggest One You’ll Ever See” was the tagline for this year’s MTV Movie Awards — but even after I had to search my television guide for the channel number for MTV, I still wasn’t convinced. The 22nd annual award show, hosted by late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien, aired Sunday on MTV. The awards were located in Los Angeles, and as done in years past, all nominees were voted for by the general public through online surveys done on MTV’s website. As if categories like Best Kiss and Best Shirtless Performance weren’t enough to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the award show, O’Brien pointed out a special audience member in… Read more

Opinion: Kim Kardashian wants more babies, Daniel Radcliffe’s hair is crazy

February 26, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Kim Kardashian: Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer, Lady Madonna  Batten down the hatches — The Kardashian-West clan is looking to expand. Television socialite Kim Kardashian said in an interview on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Tuesday she would like to have more children with fiancé rapper Kayne West after having their 8-month-old daughter North West in June. “I love my daughter so much and I know what it is like to grow up with siblings,” the 33–year-old mother said. “So I definitely want to have more.” Kardashian, who… Read more

Commentary: An uncomfortable day in the life of a Michigan fan at Ohio State

December 2, 2013
I awoke the same way I had every Saturday this school year — regretting not going to sleep sooner as I hit the snooze button. But this Saturday was different. Sliding out of bed, I met my father, Jed Dailey, an Ohio State alumnus and former OSU football player, in the hallway. “What are you doing today?” my father said as I rubbed sleep out of my eyes. Reminding him that I was dressing as a Michigan fan for the day, he slightly nodded his head as he walked back into his room. I hoped he was going back in there to pray for my safety. Growing up in Columbus,… Read more

Commentary: Death in ‘Family Guy’ drives some to petition the loss of a character

November 29, 2013
There’s been a death in the family. Brian Griffin, the anthropomorphic dog voiced by creator Seth MacFarlane in Fox’s adult cartoon “Family Guy,” was hit by a car and killed off in Sunday’s episode, titled “Life of Brian,” ending the character’s more than 11-season lifespan. “We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up,” Steve Callaghan, executive producer of the show, said of killing off the character to E! News. “As soon as the idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be.” Although the family dog has already been replaced with Vinny, another anthropomorphic dog voiced by “The Sopranos” star Tony… Read more

OSU students’ knead for bread satisfied through one campus club

November 25, 2013
One club on campus is the best thing since sliced bread for some Ohio State students. “We make bread and then we eat it,” said Erica Cramer, a fourth-year in food science and technology and primary leader of the OSU Bread Club. The Bread Club is a student organization that meets once a week and makes bakery items such as bagels, pretzels and muffins. “A lot of the time people say ‘This is the best club ever,’” Cramer said. “But then you have other people that go ‘Bread club? What is that?’” The club was founded in 2010 by five math majors whose love for bread and baking drew them… Read more

Commentary: Adam Levine not fit for Sexiest Man Alive

November 24, 2013
It will get harder and harder to breathe with the purchase of the latest issue of “People Magazine.” Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, was selected as “People Magazine’s” 2013 Sexiest Man Alive for the publication’s December issue, which hit shelves Friday. “As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table,” Levine said to “People” of gaining the title. One thought that really makes me wonder, though, is why Ryan Gosling hasn’t been crowned yet. Past winners of the prestigious award include salt and pepper hunk George Clooney, “all right all right” beach body Matthew… Read more

Gourmet grilled cheese restaurant Melt opens Columbus location

November 18, 2013
While some other restaurants’ menus are simplistic in concept, Matt Fish said part of his restaurant’s goal is to provide gourmet entrées — on a grilled cheese sandwich. “If we can make it and put it on a sandwich, we’re going to do it. We’ve tried every nationality, every cuisine possible and it’s really worked for us,” Fish said Melt Bar and Grilled, a Cleveland-based restaurant specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches with gourmet ingredients, opened its first store in Columbus — and first beyond the Cleveland area — at 840 N. High St. in the Short North Arts District Friday. “Melt came about because of my dream to open the… Read more

‘Bronies’ find camaraderie looking past pink pastels of TV’s ‘My Little Pony’

November 18, 2013
The inevitable whirlpool of watching a television show grips you and gives you no chance of escaping, spinning you into catastrophic procrastination. One episode leads into two. Two episodes lead into watching an entire season in the course of a day. This is what happened when Ian Yanai, a fifth-year in criminology and sociology, watched “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” the cartoon series based off the My Little Pony toy line from Hasbro, for the first time. “It was all over my Facebook,” Yanai said about discovering the show. “I had guys that were like, ‘Hey, check this out,’ and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m not doing… Read more

Commentary: Alanis Morissette’s ‘Pill’ gets a show, Lady Gaga’s photo is so-so, Liam Hemsworth: well hello

November 13, 2013
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. It’s like rain on your Broadway play When it comes to developing new Broadway musicals, I always look toward angsty and upset Canadian singers for material. Alanis Morissette’s Grammy-winning album “Jagged Little Pill” is being turned into a musical by Tom Kitt, composer of “Next To Normal” and the Green Day-inspired Broadway musical “American Idiot,” and Vivek J. Tiwary, producer of “A Raisin in the Sun,” according to the New York Daily News. “I look forward to taking the heart of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and expanding its story,… Read more