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Pics from Kat Denning's new movie: RENEE

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here. Now I don't know about you, but I for one have a pretty massive fan crush on Dennings and while some of her film roles have been a little too (dare I say?) chick flickish, she's popped up in some fun films (THOR/DEFENDOR) and I think her show on CBS is pretty funny, filled with that dry humor wit that Denning's practically rewritten the book on. So bam, here's some pics from her next movie: RENEE. [Via the lovely folks at Collider.]

“Renee” follows 19-year-old Renee Yohe (Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the film follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery. The true story behind “Renee” is responsible for inspiring the global non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms.

I'm not going to lie, RENEE looks a tad emo based on these pics, but that's just my two cents. The film also stars Chad Michael Murray (HOUSE OF WAX), Mark Saul (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Rupert Friend (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE), and Corbin Blue (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL).


And hey, check out this music video with Dennings and Bob Schneider directed by MACHETE's Robert Rodriguez:


- Mike McCutchen



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  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Spectacular tits,

    by john

    but is this really cool news? Dunno.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by notcher


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by LouGarrick

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Tittytwister twisted my first...

    by notcher


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by LouGarrick

    Another chick flick! Because we SO needed another one of those...

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    she is like

    by Himbo

    Zooey Deshanel's evil little sister. There is an entire movie if somebody wants to run with it.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    In my family we are not allowed to have sex until marriage

    by ajit maholtra

    So now I am all the time masturbating. 24/7 I am rubbing and rubbing.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I just want to battle...

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    ...her gigantic tits.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    WTF ajit, save some for the honeymoon.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    I love me some Kat though.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I've liked this girl, but....

    by OldDickLemon

    Her show is fucking terrible, and she's far and away the worst part of it. She appears to be a fairly talented actress, but in this she's every cliche from every bad sitcom ever made. The sassy dark haired girl wasn't original when Jo was added to Facts of Life. Her delivery just flat blows. "I guess that's why your palms are hairy" then smuggly smile, wait for applause. I dug her in 40-yr Virgin and Playlist, but I just couldn't stomach this show at all.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    So this is NOT about my grade 8 high school crush?

    by tangcameo

    Well *pbbbbbbt* to you then!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    She's hot

    by Nuck81

    Just looks like an everyday girl with big chesticles.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    19? Was this shot a couple years ago?

    by MooseMalloy

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Too much dogs not enough Kat

    by moonlightdrive

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is wrong with you people

    by ryan

    take a fucking vacation or something for Christ sake. this website is a joke

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    by Barnald

    I would love to get hot 'n sweaty and stink up the back of my great uncle's shell-topped pickup truck with Kat after a long night of hard drinking, pretzel eating and dancing at the kolomeyka up at the ol' Ukie fest!!!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I always thought Jesus would strike your eyesight down.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • i have a huge crush on her and there

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I love her tits... omg.

    by Norman Colson

    I just want her to sit on my lap, take her bra off and smother me with those milk jugs while i do the motorboat and laugh!!!! ah mayn... she's black man kyrptonite.

  • The Problem With Women 101.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    From one monkey to another I salute!

    by performingmonkey

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Salute of the monkeys!

    by buggerbugger

    Well saluted, good simian sir.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    i just really really wanna bang her.

    by gus

  • ...That'll shut up the haters.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Some of the best udders in the business right now

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Those udders were wasted in Thor

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    your welcome

    by gus

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    does she do the thor song? wheres thor?

    by chainsaw autotune

    why is this here?

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Product placement!

    by Orbots Commander

    Dennings is wearing Beats by Dre headphones in both stills from her movie.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Doing homemade porn sure helps your career

    by Rupee88

    stating the obvious but whatever

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    If she didn't have huge jugs, this wouldn't be on here

    by alienindisguise

    And those pictures look like the same old shit she always does. "Oh look at me, I'm a mopey teen" Boring, now let's tittyfuck

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    She wears too much damn lipstick on that TV show.

    by tylerzero

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Dre beats?! yeah so?

    by Norman Colson

    I own of dre beats myself and they are awesome. I admit they are expensive but damn they give your shit a kick when you play the right songs and you have an active mixer on your galaxy player/ipod. WOW...

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    @ungodlymanner THANK YOU!

    by Norman Colson

    She has some nice tits!!!! Not sloppy, but big and juicy... I like them.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    This sounds like Heavenly Creatures to me

    by D.Vader

    The dark true story of a young girl with a creative side and the fantasy sequences intermingle with reality. In other words, COULD BE GOOD!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Just saying...

    by Orbots Commander

    Nothing wrong with Dre Beats per se, but like Bose you're paying mostly for marketing and branding. You can get the same or better quality headphones for a fraction of the price, by going with a pair of run of the mill Sennheisers that go for, what, maybe $50? I'm all for buying what you like, and screw what everyone says, but I also like to be a smart consumer.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    If anything, her breasts are a little too big for my liking (yeah, I said it). They look like they might hurt if they were swinging around out of control. Despite that, I would be only too happy to involve her in some erotic activities. She is extremely sexy - those lips!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    kat Dennings - cast her in Transformers 4 reboot-

    by KelVarnson

    Thor was a weak movie. Thor goes from being arrogant to "learning to be humble" in about 10 minutes. Conflict? However the cast and the pacing (Branagh as director) made it a fun movie. I still dig DEAD AGAIN. Branagh directed/Scott Frank written.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Are we going to pretend she helped Thor?

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    scratchmonkey, you are dead on

    by kidicarus

    My head wants to explode every time I'm watching TV with my girlfriend, and a trailer for "The Vow" (or some other contrived shitty movie) comes on, and she's, "Why aren't we like that?" Seriously?! Every time I watch Lord of the Rings I don't ask, "Why can't I live in a hobbit hole and drink tea all day?" Because it's a fantasy, just like every cheesy romantic comedy ever created.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    @orbots, Sennheisers?! never heard of them.

    by Norman Colson

    Dont get me wrong im pretty sure that there are other kick ass headphones out there which does the job, And trust me i didnt like the dre beats when they came out because all my rich co workers was like oh mayn you still using 20$ sony's which wasnt so bad. But like going from A regular walkman to and Ipod, you definitely notice the difference. And to be sure i brought the cheapest pair of dre beats, which was the 200$ ones. I'll never buy another pair, if i loose them or anything. I'll wait until i can get them cheaper... but damn they are good. lol.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    @mr. lucas, there too big?

    by Norman Colson

    There's something wrong with you if they're too big!!! there' nice or her body... it's a like a solid D cup... nothing wrong with that.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wait, you never heard of Sennheiser?

    by Orbots Commander

    They make premier audio equipment for consumer and pro use, including excellent headphones. I'm surprised; they're a pretty well known, high quality brand. Plug the name into Amazon, and you'll get tons of listings.


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    In fact...

    by Orbots Commander of my former co-workers also worked as a sound egineer, recording CDs for small bands and such, and in their studio most of their monitor headphones were simple off the shelf Sennheisers.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Really...just smoking hot. No Doubt up for Anal and Watersports...

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    ungodlymanner...I'm with ya...but Banging her is an understatement.

    by conspiracy

    It'd take me the better part of the afternoon just to describe, in detail, how I'd, orally caress her fragrant salad shooter. Banging her would have to wait for day 3 or 4...

  • Was it is Spin magazine? Can't remember, but they seem to be following the same trajectory as Bose.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Dry humor wit? Are you fucking kidding me?

    by Raptor Jesus

    Yeah, maybe if you're ten years old. Penis and vagina jokes, oh boy. How thrilling. As much as I like Kat her show is AWFUL, and I pretty much hold her responsible for that.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Two words: TITTY FUCK

    by DickBallsworth

    Do want.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    @kid icarus, bose sucks?

    by Norman Colson

    Have you ever driven in a luxury car with a full BOSE sound speaker setup? It is beautiful.... Yes bose is expensive but damn my infiniti sounds awesome!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    @orbots I'm sure.

    by Norman Colson

    I'm sure seinnheimers kick ass, I mean everyone has their preference, Sony, Koss, dre beats, Bose, Whatever floats your boat.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by batman713

    Buy Other Sound Equipment Sennheiser/Klipsch >

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Dyed-blonde Kat Dennings for any future Power Girl movie!

    by mdk

    In the original, cut-away chest uniform, of course.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Jesus Marimba!

    by mdk

    Is that candid photo for real?!!? Did Rupert's evil legions hack that one?

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I want to stick my tongue in her poop hole

    by thelordofhell

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Her tits are gigantic

    by Extr3m1st

    And oh so beautiful...any more nudity from her anywhere?

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    damn, none of these shots show off her boobies

    by Al

    which are quite large and look quite natural.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Also, the House Bunny is a shocking hotbed of hotness

    by Al

    Sure, Anna Farris was the hot lead when it came out, and she looks fan-fucking-tastic in it, no dobut, but you got Emma Stone & Kat Dennings in it too. Check it out, it's not entirely terrible and the gals are damn smokin. Emma Stone gyrating in a metal bikini in a pool of jello. This is something that actually happens in the movie.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Anna Farris

    by Extr3m1st

    Wow didn't realize she had such a hot bod

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    this entire thread has been about her tits

    by rakesh patel

    She has a great pair of tits.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    re: this entire thread has been about her tits

    by mongo126 well they should be.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    When it comes to Kat Dennings, I have a firm "Tits or GTFO" policy.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Look at that stomach, so flat you could snort a line of blow from here to Columbia;...those puffy bedroom eyes hinting at rough deviant relations...and that pouting, kosher, painted cock devouring mouth, she looks hungry...insatiable. That's a total package right there. I bet her succulent hot meat trap tastes like honey coated Baklava...

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    banned_of_brothers wins the Talkback!

    by DickBallsworth

    I salute you, sir!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Looks a bit emo

    by Jaka

    What does that even mean? Do YOU even KNOW what you meant it to mean? See, me, I think you meant that it looks a bit hipster, like it's trying to be "in", or "trendy". None of those things are "emo".

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Just stop using the term Emo

    by gotilk

    Stop. It's over. Imagine that scene at the end of a film.... say.... like Witness. Harrison Ford is talking to his corrupt boss-cop and he just lets him know it's over. That's it. (finger of doom maybe?) That's what you need to do with this bullshit lame excuse to categorize who and whateverthefuck you want. Half the shit you people call *emo* is so far off the mark it's laughable anyway. Yeah, sure this thing has a bit of a hipster-ish look to it. (and that's another one that makes me want to send you back to the 80s to remind you what real douchebags looked and acted like) But not EVERYTHING is Emo. Even a lot of stuff you think is REALLY Emo. Besides, I'd rather hang with a lot of these people than a bunch of assholes categorizing everything they see. It's really bandwagoning, lame shit guys. Supremely. When you do it, you make yourselves seem like your average YouTube commenter. The lowest form of Internet commenter. Bottom of the barrel, out of touch, hick, cultureless shitheads . But the ones that REALLY bug me are the ones that are miserable little fat fuck pricks that WANT to be one of the fitting-in, normal pricks that ruin everything they're around. So they think that by pretending to BE that kind of person on the Internet it's a form of *first step* or something. It's not. You're a pathetic, fat fuck on the Internet trying to fit in with the crowd by jumping on others. THE most pathetic kind of person you could be. Yes, even more pathetic than someone wearing *ironic leiderhosen*. (and that's pretty fucking pathetic) So listen to Harrison and just stop. It's over.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Not that it bothers me or anything.

    by gotilk


  • I hope I'm not making it too personal or anything for any of you. Or maybe going on too long, or taking it all too personally. So if I am, please fuck yourself. (I hope I'm getting the details right, it's kinda fuzzy) I head to the 7-11 at about .. 10pm one night about a year ago (maybe 1.5...) before heading off to work. I get whatever it was I needed, probably coffee. I walk out and I swear to fucking god this group of about 5 guys that looked like they stepped out of a 90s bully casting call for a straight to cable movie are standing near my car. One of them says something about *emo blurgh.. blrugh emo blah*. One of them asks me if I'm okay. *Are you , like, okay and stuff. I mean, you're not gonna kill yourself or anything are you? You look kinda bummed.* First of all, I came out smiling. I've known the guy that works the night shift there for about 6 years at this point, having worked 7 nights a week all those years. He's this super friendly middle-eastern guy, just a sweet old guy. And I was in an *okay* mood. So I decide to play along for a moment. *No, I'm fine. Why?* I smile. *Well, you kinda look like you could use some help or something. Like you're gonna cut yourself or something if someone doesn't step in and stop you.* You could read those words and imagine someone with genuine concern. IT WASN'T. They were snickering, and giving each other knowing looks. So here I am, thinking WTF is it about me right now that is screaming EMO exactly?? I get fed up.... *Guys.... I'm FUCKING IN MY FORTIES!! MY FORTIES! Thanks for the compliment, but I gotta run.* *Oh we didn't mean to scare you or anything. We were just CONCERNED for your safety.* One gets up close to me as I approach the car and open the door. *Back away from my car or you'll be concerned for yours.* He backs up just a little but he looked like he had honor to defend now, which freaked me out a bit as I wondered if I chose the right words. But I was pissed. Since I actually had people RELYING on me back at home, I thought it best to just get all the way in my car and leave rather than pull the baseball bat out from behind my seat and just fuck these little fucks up for the hell of it like I really wanted to. Well, I had to also consider that a couple of them were probably 17 with my luck. And although the security cameras would show a GROUP approaching me, I could have still got seriously hurt OR got a judge that didn't like the way I looked in the same way that these kids didn't. (although, I kinda got the sense that at least two of them probably secretly would have liked my cock in their asses.. I mean I did catch their eyes, didn't I? At the right angle, I am kinda pretty.) So these guys hop in their car and try to follow me. Only thing that stopped them from coming to my house with me was a random cop spotting them tailing me a bit close. They backed off and turned down another road. I considered going to see if they got pulled over for the fun of it, but I had RESPONSIBILITIES. And I consider myself VERY lucky, because in my area, crankheads frequently will cut you off and then scream at YOU because they did it and weren't paying attention. Then, they'll follow you home, yell something at you and drive off. Then later.... some stupid shit will be broken. Like your mailbox, your your car tires will be flat. Or a mirror/window will be broken. Pussy shit. But I digress, I got lucky. I mean, hell, it was almost elder abuse considering the difference in ages between us. But what if I wasn't in my 40s? What if I was depressed? Hell, I have a lot to BE depressed about STILL. The same stuff I could have been depressed about then. But I wasn't. And I'm not. Considering, I'm pretty well-adjusted. But if I wasn't.. and I was just right on that edge.... ...and these little fucking pricks pushed me, or anyone, over that edge? I or they could have snapped (if it was a migraine day) or maybe I could have been suicidal and these shits actually could have pushed me over the edge? (not likely... but for someone else??) You really wanna be like those stereotypes? Because that's what some of you sound like here, sometimes. And I KNOW you don't look like those little jock-types. Tell you what. You're so normal, or maybe stuck in your old look you had in high school, that's cool. Still listen to the same music, or music trying to sound like it. Fine. Great. Enjoy it. But ask yourself when you turned into THAT guy? Just enjoy it, be proud of it if you want. But understand, when it comes to categorizing people, you REALLY SUCK at it. You're clueless. And if you run into someone in the middle of the night with your group of buddies (it's never one guy... Hmmm... BIG mystery there, eh?) and you see some guy that you can't quite figure out.... how old is he? is he emo? is he a hippie? is he 40?? Hmmm?.... Maybe he just has long hair and SHOWERS/SHAVES/WEARS CLEAN CLOTHES. And they NEVER do this shit when they're alone. I have NEVER, even when I was a little punk-rock shit in a small town, been approached in a negative way by anyone alone. Keep your mouth shut and try being considerate. Or maybe when your buddy starts it up, give him a swift bitch-slap to the back of his head and straighten him out. You never know who you're fucking with, or what impact it'll have on that person's life. And for what?? Fun? Getting laid is fun. Fucking with random people minding their own business probably could be fun on some level... for some assholes... but it can end badly. For either party. And I bet you almost anything that this film goes into this kind of thing at least on some level. Because instead of getting better, bullying and that type of behaviour, is getting worse and not better. For many reasons. One of them being the people getting bullied being punished badly when they do stick up for themselves, or snap. Another common thing now is bullies claiming to be the one bullied once they get what's coming to them. (I've seen that in a relative's school) My nephew finally knocked the fuck OUT (one shot) some kid that had been bugging him and bullying him for years and ....he got suspended. (That was years ago though) People, of course, are also over-reacting like they did post-columbine. Just think. Stop assuming you have it all figured out. You don't. Neither do I. If I had a solution to rid the world of every douchebag I'd be warming the ovens instead of jotting down my tirade here. And YES... name-calling is a part of it. No, it's not the same as shoving someone around, and it's certainly not fucking lawsuit material like some parents are considering these days (Facebook bullying? seriously? block 'em and shut the fuck up) BUT.... it's the beginning of it and it IS indicative of a certain mindset/type. Then ask yourself... Am I just BLAND? It's okay to be bland. Just don't take it out on everyone else. We all know you wear eyeliner in private while you listen to Coldplay. (which is not, in fact, anything near emo... it's soccer-mom music) Love you all. Be good to each other.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Kat Denning was adorable in THOR.

    by AsimovLives

    As for peopel constantly blaming teens as being emo possers... no, teenhood is a very emotional time for anybody. it's the time in our lives when we are daily assaulted by raging hormones and nobody has clue how to deal with it, because we haven't lived enough to find some answers to live by. and for some weird reason, nature decided we should be self-absorbed while a teen, for whatever reason. it's a great mistake to just use the label "emo" on a teen nd turn the back on them. their problems might loo banal to the perspective of an adult, bt they are the sees to larger things in later life. to just dismiss all that as mere emo bullshit is an act of carelessness.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Scary story. what is it in american culture that seems so propense to creat hoodlums and very aggressive teens even from the people out of middle class?

  • Seeing as 99% are about his boobs.) But if she does read this. I love you will you Marry Me.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Please let me know when she starts doing porn.

    by NeonFrisbee

    Otherwise, whatevs.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Asimov, bullying is NOT class specific

    by D.Vader

    I'm very confused as to why you tried to pin bullying as coming mainly from the middle class...

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST

    And jeebus gotilk

    by D.Vader

    That's one crazy story. Where do you live? Big city? Suburbs? Country? And why would they say that about you? You've got long hair... but were you wearing black pants or something? piercings and tattoos? Glasses? Teenagers are idiots. I've always hated them. Hated them when I was a kid. Became a teenager and kinda didn't hate them as much. Then got older and hated them again. Punks, I tells ya...

  • What emo is today is basically whiny glam-goth for the most irritating people on the planet. Where it came from, however, was cool. Basically, it was coined in the DC hardcore scene and used to describe bands like Fugazi and Rites of Spring. Of course, those bands hated the tag, but it referred to "emotional hardcore" -- aggressive, energetic, political, smart and literate punk rock music. This is about as far as you can get from what people refer to "emo" today -- lamestream, whiny, glam-goth for middle class teens who don't have any *actual* problems, but pretend they do.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Kat's rack ...

    by frenetik1

    it's DEEEE-LISH!

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Asi, Emo does not mean just, "emotional"

    by Joe Plumber

    At least here in America. It's a fashion/lifestyle trend. Emos deserve to be bullied, because they call attention to themselves as effete, miserable and pathetic. And they have bad hair.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber

    sorry that happened to you. Obviously it doesn't have anything to do with being, "emo.' It could've been, "gay", "ginger", "goth", etc. My guess is you're goth. Basically, you just look different and these punks didn't need much of an excuse to terrorize someone. I mean, why would anyone want to hurt someone they don't even know that did nothing to them? Your story actually reminds me of the, "Bully" episode of Louie, where Louie is on a date in a coffee shop and a bunch of teenage jocks come in being obnoxious so Louie asks them to politely please keep it down and the alpha male of the group starts to threaten him.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Kinda hard for me to buy her as a 19-year-old after Two Broke Girls.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm just sayin'.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    @ tittytwister

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    My favorite first post of all time.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Just what the hell is emo supposed to mean?

    by alexander

    This term has always really bugged me since I first heard it... many 'things' encorporate emotional and 'hardcore' aspects, so just what the hell in gods name makes Emo be able to throw a blanket over the whole thing and claim it for itself?

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    What IS emo!?

    by alexander

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    It's not emo anymore, they are now included with hipsters

    by Goodbye_America

  • emo n. Something all stereotypes agree on they hate. Metalheads, preps, jocks, punk rockers and goths all put aside their differences and agree on one thing: they hate emos.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Google "Fugazi", "Rites of Spring", "DC Hardcore," "1980s", and "emo."

    by NeonFrisbee

    You'll learn a little something about where the term originated. It had nothing to do with whiny, affluent teens with bad-hair and terrible taste in music. It originated in punk and somehow, through the blearly haze of THE WORST GENERATION EVER aka Millenials, because the wuss, lamestream shitfest it is today.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

    not because

  • I can see that... but I still don't know what it means

  • That said, I would like to know how that evolved into the Emo Williams looking freak subculture.

  • to... some 'pop' 'rock' tune I presume he and his band wrote themselves (just like McFly), and have since come to associate the term with this as I was told it was Emo... but I still don't know just what the hell it means.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I tink it may be a Reese's peanut butter cup cultural mashup

    by Joe Plumber

    Emotive Hardcore + Emo Phillips = Emo It's definitely attached to whiny effete music and Emo Phillip's hairstyle.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Fugazi are emo!? Who in the what!?

    by alexander

    Does that make At the Drive In emo too!?

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I... guess?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Like I said, where the term originated was with a trend in DC hardcore bands in the late 80s. "Emo" meaning "emotional hardcore/punk." "Emotional" because it was *supposedly* more "emotional" music? More intensely felt? I dunno. It's a stupid tag, and a nonsensical one (isn't *all* music emotional?) but the music it came from (in STARK contrast to the sh*t music and empty fashion trend it refers to now) was good.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    ok well thanks

    by alexander

  • Keeping in mind that they HATED the tag. It was foisted on them by the scenesters who coined it in the first place.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

    Yeah, I blame the goddamn millenials for getting their wires crossed and thinking "emo" meant having bad hair and whining like a bunch of dooshes.

  • I hate how things are all jumbled outta order here. AICN -- keeping it 1997 FOREVERS.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    only less broad

    by alexander

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    thankyou for clearing this up

    by alexander

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Emo? Well its--aw shoot. Everyone else beat me to Wikipedia

    by Larry Sellers

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Speaking FROM this shitty generation

    by Larry Sellers

    Emo is ill-defined in most contexts, I don't care what the experts at Wikipedia say. In conversation, people throw emo around to say that someone is being sad or upset. In terms of fashion, it's sort of lumped in with whatever the hipster fashion is. BUT it is also applied to what was formerly known as goth fashion. Goth is still very much applied to dark clothes, Victorian era crap, but both terms are becoming muddled. In terms of music, you can start at those earlier bands (Fugazi, etc), but when you get to about late 90s-early 00s, it doesn't resemble any of the 80s movement. It's become closer to (sometimes) acoustic pop-punk than anything else. It's hard to identify. Because bands like Thursday and Dashboard Confessional are now referred to within the same genre. And then you have the subgenre of screamo, which borrows heavily from hardcore bands.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Good God... Do they cry pink like Vampires do blood?

    by alexander

    I'm just kidding, from what I can extrapolate... Emo is everything hated about the 80s music-fashion wise (punk, goth, new romantic etc. all the worst aspects even punk goth new romantic etc weren't to keen on themselves at the time be it consciously or subconsciously) from one or more generation that is simulataneously embraced by another current one, with slight variables throughout according to your exact definition of what that is. maybe and all the stuff you guys said.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    and not to rip on all 'RnB' they make now mind... actually...

    by alexander

    I'd be interested if anyone could lay down some smooth Neo like RnB lyrics for Kat Dennings here right now. hmmmmn... Kat Dennings.... I will understand if no one does this.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The RnB analogy is apt!

    by NeonFrisbee

    Like, you know how olde RnB from the 50s, 60s (especially Motown), and 70s were awesome and how RnB from the 80s on up has gotten progressively worse and worse and worse? how it's now unlistenable and horrifyingly awful? How it doesn't seem to bear even the slightest resemblance to what people used to call RnB? Just like that.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Kat Dennings and Dre Beats, where to start!

    by Pat

    I just caught an episode of Two Broke Girls this week when i was flipping around, never saw it before. I chuckled a few times, so yeah, not bad. Though I couldn't help but notice they kept Kat Dennings in these huge coats the whole time. That's something they do with pregnant and/or fat chicks. Just sayin'. I felt bad for her because really that's how TV producers go about shaming the talent. As for Dre Beats, like Bose, they only sound good to those who have never heard a real pair headphone before (like any number of the afore mentioned Senns). I "auditioned" a pair of the mid-line whatever Beats a friend had and my God, it felt like having a slightly moist vagina on each ear and mud flowing through said vaginas into said ears. There's a such thing as treble you know!

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I blame Robert Smith for Goth and eventually Emo, too

    by Joe Plumber

    Goth doesn't bother me. At least there is variety. Same with Punk. But, Emo (the fashion style, not music) is very specific and limiting. Not much room for individual interpretation. Do a Google search of Emo. And then do one for Goth and then Punk. All the Emos look exactly the same.