BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #59: Adventures in Hawaii

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) shares death-defying stories about his recent trip to Hawaii where he encountered roosters, giant SUVs, and other frightening threats to his safety. There’s also talk of fat suits, Gerard Depardieu, and Jason Collins, naturally. Come listen!

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #58: Goodbye TVgasm, DOMA; Hello Cougar Music

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) are joined by Matt Whitfield (Yahoo!, Watch What Crappens) to talk about everything under the sun. We start by saying goodbye to TVgasm.com, which is shutting down this week. Ben talks about some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that inspired the […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Shiny Surfaces, Devious Twists, and A Whole Lot Of Boobs

Big Brother 15 is off and running. It’s hard to believe, considering that CBS has traditionally premiered the show after July 4th. Nevertheless, I’m more than delighted to have Big Brother back, and so far, I’m digging the cast. With sixteen members, there’s more potential than ever for cattiness and fights, especially amongst the women […]

THINGS I ATE: Garlic Fun, Courtesy of Delancey and Jon’s

Garlic. It’s the best. Who doesn’t love garlic, aside from vampires and other similarly closed-minded ghouls? I’ve recently been on a minor garlic quest to master the fine art of toum, a Lebanese garlic sauce formed from garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. One of my attempts (documented here) involved raw egg, which sent […]

The TV Clique: Big Brother – Episode 01: Season 15 Premiere!

Language NSFW Big Brother is back! A photocap of the season 15 premiere episode will be up later today, but in the meantime, check out the first episode of The TV Clique: Big Brother. It’s a new web show starring me and my Watch What Crappens co-hosts Ronnie Karam and Matt Whitfield. We’re hoping to […]

WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #81: ‘RHOC’ Revisits Old Memories, Faces; Also, Jewish Camp and Gym Drama

On this week’s mega-sized “Watch What Crappens,” Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com), Matt Whitfield (Yahoo!), and Ben Mandelker get down and dirty with the “Princesses: Long Island” as several Jewesses look for love in strip malls, Connecticut bars, and North Shore clubs. Then it’s on to “Real Housewives of New Jersey” to talk restaurants and gyms, and […]

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY PHOTOCAP: Heavy Stuff, Man

Well, we’re a few episodes into the latest season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, and I’m proud to report that Joe Gorga and his sister Teresa are still mad at each other. The two haven’t seen each other in a year (except, um, for that whole reunion thing they did together a few months […]

Instagram Video vs. Vine

Last week, Instagram unveiled its new video option, and within seconds, the Internet was writing the obituary for Vine, Twitter’s burgeoning social media network centered around 6 second long microbursts of video. It seemed like an obvious call: Instagram’s install base in about a bajillion times the size of Vine, and its interface is infinitely […]

Let’s Make Superficial Judgments About The New ‘Big Brother 15’ Cast!

One of my personal traditions every year is to go through the bios of the new Big Brother contestants and form superficial judgments based on random details, physical appearance, and sometimes nothing at all. Well, CBS revealed the cast for this 15th (!!) iteration earlier this week, which means it’s time for me to get […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #57: Kanye and Kim Deliver; Also, Kaycee Rice and Paula Deen

Time for another episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa! This week, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) take on the spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (who was still unnamed at press time). After that, the two chat about James Gandolfini’s untimely passing, controversial dance sensation Kaycee Rice, new Instagram video features, […]