He showed the above GIF, and Wood said he was surprised at the longevity of the joke, which stared when he was portraying Frodo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rigs” films at the same time as Radcliffe was playing Harry Potter, and the two would often get mistaken for one another.
“After a while, you think it hits the Internet and becomes a thing and people talk about it for a while, and you think, ‘OK, we get it,’ and the joke is over and it would die, but [the joke] has long legs…and it just keeps going,” he said.
Wood said the joke got so popular that it almost because the subject of a Fantastic Debate, where he and Radcliffe would have faced off in the boxing ring in full costume.
“For the longest time, they wanted to get him to do the fight, and it almost happened this year, but it got squashed at the last minute because I was like, ‘I don’t want to fight this guy,'” Wood explained. “I don’t want the culmination of the fact that we look alike to be us together in a boxing ring.”
O’Brien suggested that in the future, the two might duke it out through a Pay-Per-View match.
“People would go crazy!” O’Brien said.
Watch the full clip below, and keep your hopes up that “Elijah Wood vs. Daniel Radcliffe” will be a thing at next year’s Fantastic Fest.
That’s right. We made it a legislative matter. And, to borrow a bit from Aziz Ansari, that doesn’t mean we Texans think that low of our legislative process; that just means we think that highly of chicken fried steak.
“Whereas, Texans are renowned for their love of chicken fried steak, that exceptional dish that elevates the hearty flavor of beef to new heights by coating it in batter and breading and frying
it until the ingredients are melded in a blissful union…and Whereas, this signature dish occupies a special place in the culinary culture of the Lone Star State, and Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day provides a welcome opportunity to pay homage to that shared legacy; now, therefore, be it resolved, that the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas Legislature hereby recognize October 26, 2011, as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.”
With that in mind, it is our right, nay, our duty, as patriotic Texans to hunt down the best Texas chicken fried steak we can find today, and feast.
To help you out, here’s a brief list of some good spots in Austin for chicken fried steak.
Because it’s a tradition.
You get more if you order the Hoover Size.
You can choose either yellow cheesy gravy or white gravy, and it’s considered some of the best chicken fried steak in town.
Don’t laugh. You know you want to go back to those moments you had as a kid filling your cafeteria tray on Sunday post-church lunch stops with your parents.
Chicken fried steak as famous as the music venue next to it.
Multi-hyphenate Donald Glover seems to be everywhere these days. The former stand-up comic, “30 Rock” scribe and “Community” actor is now on TV in his new FX show “Atlanta,” which he created, wrote, produces, directs and stars in. He was recently cast as a young Lando Calrissian in an upcoming standalone Han Solo “Star Wars” film. He’s also going to be in the new “Spider Man” movie.
But it’s his rap alter ego, Childish Gambino, who’s getting some Halloween attention.
You may have heard of a little Netflix show called “Stranger Things.” You may have also heard the theme song for that show, which was composed by Austin’s own S U R V I V E and features a ton of throwback synthesizers and spooky sounds.
October’s very own and Canada’s sweetheart (sorry, Shania Twain) has a reason to pop a bottle of champagne today other than, you know, it’s a day of the week. Drake turns 30 today, but it seems the rapper started the celebration a little early Sunday night.
You can watch a room full of people, including Drake’s parents, sing happy birthday to him at last night’s party below:
In case you had forgotten, Taylor Swift is set to play this year’s Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. And in case you still don’t remember, Taylor Swift is here to personally remind you.
The superstar tweeted out an aerial picture of the winding tracks of COTA with her signature scrawl promising to “See you here October 22!” That’s T-Swift-minus 12 days till we are graced with the short blonde hair and long list of ex-lovers of the squad-queen herself.
For his reported new role Taylor Kitsch will return to television’s depiction of Texas (forever y’all), but the Waco depicted in the upcoming Weinstein Company series couldn’t be farther from “Dillon.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kitsch is set to star as Branch Davidian leader David Koresh in a series about the FBI’s siege of the Waco ranch where the religious group was housed in 1993. Infamously, the weeks-long military standoff ended when a fire engulfed the ranch killing dozens of people.
It’s also reported that Michael Shannon of “Boardwalk Empire” and rapper Ludacris are set to star as FBI agent Gary Noesner and Branch Davidian Wayne Martin respectively.
With Kitsch’s forays into the big screen (see “Battleship,” “John Carter”) not faring half as well as Riggin’s high school running back endeavors, it’ll be exciting to see the actor return to the small, Texas screen on which he excelled.
There are currently few details on the show, which has yet to name a network, but, as the Hollywood Reporter notes, with similar true crime series like HBO’s “The Jinx” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” experiencing success, it’s sure to find a spot.
The man took the name of a bird. An exotic, large and flightless bird with terrible claws on its feet that could disembowel hunters, developers and trespassers of all kinds.
But when the intruders came, the Cassowary was helpless. Three men in masks and gloves forced their way into his cluttered home, tying him up and threatening him with a shotgun before stealing a watch, a radio, some cash, a car.
The Cassowary died a few days later — 31 years ago today. With his mysterious death, Austin didn’t just lose an eccentric 63-year-old man, but Texas’ leading ornithologist and a father figure to bird watchers and enthusiasts across the state.
Edgar Bryan Kincaid Jr. was born to a wealthy South Texas ranching family, but came to Austin to study at the University of Texas and never left. By the time of his death, he was recognized as one of the city’s greatest and most unusual minds.
Taking the name of a bird — and bestowing bird names upon his friends … Brown Pelican, Hermit Thrush, Western Grebe — was certainly unusual. But the Cassowary earned his reputation as a genius through his intensive study and photographic memory of birds.
Kincaid’s masterwork was to edit “The Bird Life of Texas” over more than a decade, which was no mean feat. Harry C. Oberholser had begun the work in 1901 and carried on for decades. By the beginning of World War II, Oberholser’s manuscript was more than 3 million words on more than 11,750 pages.
When Oberholser died in 1963, Kincaid was brought in to bring the work to light. He trimmed it by two-thirds — reducing the bibliography, for example, to 30 pages from 572 — and the two-volume work was published by the University of Texas Press in 1974.
Despite his fierce avian avatar, Kincaid was known to be a gentle, some say timid, aristocratic scholar. Supported, but unspoiled, by his family’s wealth, he lived with his aunt and uncle (Bertha McKee Dobie and famous Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie) in Austin until their death, then lived in their home until his. He would lead trips into the field dressed in an overcoat, tie and loafers. Kincaid was thoughtful and precise and his colleagues appeared to spare no praise when it came to his scholarship.
But as a scientific observer, as a bird watcher, perception was his genius — and Kincaid could see a future that he did not like. That future grew nearer with every highway, every paved development. Close friend and UT philosophy professor Charles Hartshorne remembered in his memoir one of Kincaid’s great quotes: “The two strongest forces in the universe are the condensation of things you don’t want and the evaporation of things you do want.”
That evaporation of bird habitat was too much for Kincaid to bear. He quit taking trips. He didn’t leave Austin. Finally, he became reclusive, afraid to leave the Dobie house, taking refuge in growing piles of clutter — notes, books, newspapers — and sleeping in a down sleeping bag on the floor.
Friends looked after Kincaid as best they could. But he was alone that night of August 9 when his worst fear was realized. He was not physically harmed in the robbery. Eventually, he untied himself and went to stay with close friends. A few days later he was found dead.
Kincaid had been in poor health for several months and the Travis County medical examiner’s office ruled that his death resulted from a fever. Officials abstained from connecting his death to the robbery.
Kincaid was buried beside his mother in San Antonio. His simple tombstone gives his birth name, the years of his birth and death and, at the bottom: “Cassowary.”
Bradley Cooper responded Tuesday to the media backlash aimed at him for attending the Democratic National Convention.
In an appearance on CBS’ “Late Late Show with James Corden,” Cooper talks about how he visited his hometown of Philadelphia to attend the DNC with his mother and girlfriend Irina Shayk.
He said he wasn’t expecting the reaction he got from conservatives.
“I wasn’t expecting that…The Republicans were up in arms because I was there listening to the president speak,” Cooper said.
Cooper’s “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips then butted in, saying, “Yeah, but [that was] because you played Chris Kyle in ‘American Sniper,’ which is like the Mob being mad at [Robert] De Niro for being in ‘The Intern.'”
The two of them then regaled Corden with tales of meeting former president Bill Clinton while filming “Hangover Part II” in Bangkok.
Watch the full clip below.
Bradley Cooper is not a genetically modified talking raccoon. Nor is he a scumbag schoolteacher with a penchant for hangovers. He is also not the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.
That, and actors historically leaning to the left side of the political spectrum, apparently didn’t stop some conservatives from angrily decrying the actor who brought us Sack Lodge and Brian Gilcrest.
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After almost 12 years, the Nancy Grace show will be off the air at HLN. #RiotsInTheStreets?
Yesterday it was reported that Nancy Grace would be leaving HLN to embark on a new journey. While this is surely not the last we’ll see of her, television is losing one of its most outspoken and controversial figures. Grace had a reputation for fueling the internet rage machine, but many times she was also one of the best sources of entertainment in the courtroom news business.
Looking back on her long career as a television judge, jury and executioner, here are five times Grace turned our rage into laughter.
1. There was that time Nancy Grace and 2 Chainz debated over marijuana legalization and rap videos.
2. There was also the time her producers staged a mutiny.
3. Every time Grace cut off the mic on a rowdy guest, we all cheered in our living rooms. Admit it. Here she is explaining why she does it:
4. Let’s never forget the bravery she showed in 2012 when she took on the women of The View over the controversial remarks she made about Whitney Houston’s death.
5. Pretty much her entire Twitter feed is pure hashtag gold.
Yoga expert facing murder charge accused of intentionally driving off 200ft cliff, killing beautiful twin sister. #BadTwin?