Brenda Song and Esther Povitsky Search Lilly’s Backpack

Brenda Song and Esther Povitsky Search Lilly’s Backpack


-Speaking of your show,
you do a lot of stand-up comedy. It is hilarious. Hilarious. But at the end of
some of your shows, you do this bit where
you go through an audience member’s purse. -I do.
-Here’s the thing. I hate purses.
I can’t do purses. But I do do backpacks. And I have my backpack,
so I thought that maybe you two could go
through it together and see what I’m working with. Are you guys down to try this?
[ Cheers and applause ] Here you go. Here’s my backpack.
-Oh, my God. Wait. This is so cute,
by the way. -The tags are probably
still on it. I have to return it. Don’t…
-Careful. -Honestly, it smells like
McDonald’s in here. -What?
-I’m hungry. It literally smells like
French fries. -I didn’t come here to get
roasted, but… There’s a single French fry
in your bag. -One always falls out.
You know this. -Like, were you —
Is this your breakfast? -Yeah. What the hell?
I don’t have time. -Also, I love that you legit
have a Fruit Roll-up like you’re 12 years old. -Fruit Roll-Ups are ageless. Who would like
the Fruit Roll-Up? [ Cheers and applause ]
I mean…ageless. -Always.
-I’m calling your pediatrician. -Wait. This is actually
a problem. Like, what’s going on?
-Okay, okay. No, no. There’s an explanation
behind this. It’s a costume for my dog,
Scarbro. -Ooh! I love your dog,
by the way. -Thank you.
-He’s so cute. -Thank you. -Like, when I watched your show
and you were holding your dog, I was like —
I had to call my dog in, ’cause I was like, “I need to
hold a dog like Lilly.” -But, yeah, that’s a costume
for Scarbro. because his Instagram is lit —
@scarbrothedawg. -Okay. Oh, this goes with
the one French fry. -Okay.
-Wait, wait, wait. She has ketchup. Okay.
This is an In-N-Out ketchup. -Oh, so there’s
multiple ketchups. -Various ketchups.
-Some different brands. -Oh, my God!
-It’s like a magic trick. -You’re the real deal.
-Give the bag back to me. -Okay.
-I need the ketchup back. I have a whole thing in my
fridge full of ketchup packets. -Do you make your own fries or where is your
favorite fries from? -How much time
do you think I have? Congrats to both of you on your
new show, “Dollface,” which is out now. Tell everyone —
what is it about? Who do you play?
Esther, go for it. -Yeah. It’s about a girl,
Kat Dennings, who gets broken up with
and then has to rediscover the world of female friendship,
and that’s where we come in. And, you know, it’s us with
Kat Dennings and Shay Mitchell, and we’re all
very different people. -Yeah. This is a show
about these girls and their relationship
and their ups and downs and their trials and
tribulations with each other. And it’s so much fun, because
our characters are so different from
one another, but they’re also very much
like us in real life. -I know. It’s really scary.
-I know. But it’s great
and it’s been so much fun. And I get to work with
this one every day, so I can’t complain. -I love that.
I love that so much.

Pinterest-Perfect: Thanksgiving Edition

Pinterest-Perfect: Thanksgiving Edition


-I am obsessed with Pinterest. I’m constantly pinning things,
building boards. But the DIY projects are always
harder than they look. So we’re gonna put
that to the test with a new challenge called
“Pinterest Perfect.” [ Cheers and applause ] [ Laughs ]
Here’s how this works. I’m going to reveal today’s special Thanksgiving-themed
project, and then you’ll have two minutes
to go into your crafting baskets and recreate it as best you can. But you’ll have to work quickly
and get creative. Sound good?
-Oh, God. -All right.
Let’s see today’s pick. -Oh, my God!
This is ridiculous! -Two minutes?
-Two minutes! That’s right! Your project today is the
“Gobble till you Wobble.” It’s a beautiful
Thanksgiving wreath, and I’m so excited to see you
recreate it perfectly! Are you ready?
-Yes! Are you ready?
Get to your stations. Here we go.
I’m gonna start the clock. You got two minutes,
and go, go, go, go, go! [ Cheers and applause ] [ Indistinct shouting ] -Yeah, wrap that around.
-I am. -This is the perfect… [ Indistinct talking,
cheering ] -You guys need to escalate now. [ Laughter ] -You’ve glued things to the
tablecloth. I like that. -It was an accident.
I’m innocent. -Keep going.
You’re doing great. You’re doing great.
Guys. [ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, my God!
Oh, my God! -Guess what animal I am. [ Gobbling ] -There’s — Oh!
-Ooh! -Something going on over here. -I’m not sure. [ Cheering ] -Where’s the glue gun? -I’m like the only person
who failed art. -You’ve got pipe cleaners.
You got brushes. You got paint.
-You got this. You got this. -Guys, if I know anything
about crafts, duct tape fixes everything.
-Oh, wait! There’s duct tape? [ Cheering ] -…in all of my past
relationships. [ Laughter ] -Wait, wait. Hold up.
But, look — I can’t — -Hey, ladies.
One minute. One minute. [ Cheers and applause ] -Hurry! We got to…it! Get that pink.
-Yes, yes! -Oh, gosh. Guys, I think
I’m really bad at this. -I got it. Now it’s glued
to my shirt! [ Laughter ] -Why can’t I manage glue? Oh, my God. -You can do this, Esther! -I really like how you’re
expecting the paint to dry in the next 20 seconds. -Wait. Oh, God!
I’m out of glue! [ Indistinct talking ]
-30 seconds. -30 seconds!
30 seconds! [ Cheers and applause ] [ Gobbling ] [ Duct tape ripping ] -Tape saves everything. -What do you think
this is? -Did it…? -Wow. -My guy — My guy may be —
may be kidnapped. Oh, no! [ Screaming ]
-6, 5… 4, 3, 2, 1! [ Buzzer ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Step back. All right, this is perfect. Let’s see your “Pinterest
Perfect” creations. Esther, why don’t you hold up
your wreath first? -Are you serious.
-Yep. -And tell us about it
as you go. -Okay, so she’s —
she’s beautiful. Um, I — at the last second,
I decided to give her two eyes so she could stand out. Okay, stand out in the crowd. [ Applause ] She’s — Thank you.
I really am not worthy. -You say two eyes,
but if you turn it… [ Laughter ]
…it has three. -It has three eyes, actually. Yeah, and then I gave it —
the wreath some pink to just basically make
a horrible mess and that’s my career as an arts-and-crafts
Pinterest superstar. That’s it.
-All right, thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] -Brenda, let’s hear
about your wreath. -Are you serious? [ Cheers and applause ] Are you serious?
Wow. -Tell us about it.
What you got going on? [ Cheers and applause ] -[ Speaking indistinctly ] Um, hold on. I’m actually
holding him together right now. All right. The pumpkin
represents his full belly every Thanksgiving dinner. -You wrote him a story? [ Laughter ] -Like, this is unfair. I just think we are doll-faced
characters right now. -We are. [ Laughs ] All right, let’s decide which
of you is our winner tonight. Audience, let’s decide. -Twice. -Audience, give a big round
of applause if you think Esther’s was the most… [ Cheers and applause ] Now applaud if you think Brenda
was the most Pinterest perfect. [ Cheers and applause ] That’s a tough decision.
It’s a really tough decision. I think I am gonna go with
the turkey that is alive. [ Laughter ] …You are the winner today! [ Cheers and applause ]

Brenda Song Hyperventilated During a Lakers Game

Brenda Song Hyperventilated During a Lakers Game


-So, Brenda, you grew up
in Southern California, correct? -Yes.
-Okay, girl, so, tell me, what is the most L.A. thing
about you? -Uh, probably the fact
that I bleed purple and gold. I’m a huge Lakers fan.
[ Cheers and applause ] Well, hold on, guys.
This is my big claim to fame. I have a Lakers
championship ring. -[ Gasps ] Wait. What?! -With my nickname “B-Song”
on it. And this all happened
because I — Like, in my dressing room
on “Suite,” I would have a huge cut-out
of Kobe Bryant. My whole room was Lakers. And Tish Buss, her kids love the
show — Jerry Buss’ daughter. And so we sort of traded. I would go to games,
they would come watch the show. And when we won in ’09,
they asked, “Would you like to —
Because you’re such a big fan, would you like to buy
a championship ring?” Like, of course! -That’s insane.
-Yeah. -So, the ring is cool, but
somebody got some custom shoes. [ Cheers and applause ] I actually would like you
to zoom in if we could. The Raptors, the NBA champs,
sent me these shoes. I’ll just bring them over here
so you can see. -Wait, wait. -So, this side says “World,”
and that side says “Champs.” ‘Cause, you know, the Raptors
are the world champs, so… But you know. But you know. -Wait. I am so confused. I literally thought that all
girls who said they liked sports were lying or their dad
just really wanted a son. [ Laughter ]
I can’t believe that. You guys are legit.
-How dare you. Are you kidding me?
-Are you kidding me? Rings and shoes?
What’s there not to love? -I know. -It’s so super-dope
that you have a ring. Round of applause.
[ Cheers and applause ] So cool. So, Esther, I want to talk about
other SoCal news right now, because you posted a picture
that is — how do I put this — epic! I want to show it right now.
It’s with one of my other faves. The one, the only Tyra Banks. [ Cheers and applause ] I can’t even imagine
what it feels like to post next to Tyra Banks. -It was the greatest
experience of my life. Okay, so, I went up to Tyra,
I’m like, “I’m so sorry. I’m a huge fan.
I have to ask you a question. Can you please look at me and tell me how I can be
prettier in pictures? Like, you’re the queen.” And I thought she’d be like — I didn’t know what
I was getting into. But Tyra goes, “Give me your
phone.” And I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “Give me your phone.
Let me see your photos.” She scrolls through all
my selfies, all my photos. She literally assesses my face.
She goes, “This is what you do. Drop your jaw. Relax your jaw.” Relax my jaw.
Look how good I look. -But you also look like — I’m not sure
if you’re scared or… [ Laughter ] Now, Brenda, before “Dollface,” you were a Disney Channel star,
obviously. Obviously.
[ Cheers and applause ] I have always been
so curious to know. What is it like
growing up on a set where you have so many other
childhood experiences on set? -Well, you have a lot of firsts
on set. Like, I had my first kiss on
“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Yeah. -We have the video, so…
-No! [ Cheers and applause ] -I would like to present to you
Brenda Song’s first kiss. Check it out. [ Cheers and applause ] Didn’t mention he had cake
all over his face. -Oh, yeah. It’s a Disney show. Of course there’s gonna be pie
on my face. -Are you a better kisser now? -I hope so.
-That is — You know, I really want to
applaud that, ’cause I can’t imagine how nerve-racking that
is in front of all those people. -Aw, thank you.
[ Cheers and applause ] -And now you are dating
another former child star in Macaulay Culkin.
Yes, you are. And I just have to show this because, truly, I’m obsessed
with what I’m about to say. He was caught on a stage
of a different type recently. Check out this video of your
boyfriend, Macaulay Culkin. [ Laughter ] [ Crowd cheering ] -Oh, God.
-Okay. Hold on. There is so much to unpack here. What were you —
Walk me through. What are you thinking
when you look up and see your boyfriend
next to Lizzo on stage? -Okay, so, I actually was there
with Kat Dennings, one of my costars
from “Dollface,” and we were up there talking,
and Mac was with us. And he kind of slipped out.
Thought he went to the bathroom. And all of a sudden, Kat’s like, “Hey, that guy looks like
he’s wearing Mac’s shirt.” And I was like, “Mac —
Oh, my God! What?!” And here’s the thing about Mac, is we always like to say
that wherever he goes, he’ll probably either end up
on stage or being kicked out. He came to my special taping,
and I don’t know how he did it, but by the end, he was on stage.
-Yeah, he was. -And now he did it
with Lizzo, too. He’s — You’re right. He’s always
up on stage or kicked out. -Yeah.
-Always. -That’s kind of amazing, though.

Why that drone sound in movies gives you anxiety

Why that drone sound in movies gives you anxiety


When you hear this sound something bad is probably about to
happen. This sound is what TV Tropes calls the Drone of Dread. No, not attack drones or those robots flying in the air, or a male honeybee, or that part of a
bagpipe. Drones. Like the sustained sound that can be a low or high frequency. How composers create the Drone of Dread can vary. But some version of it is used in almost every thriller, horror
movie, or suspenseful drama. New technology has made it possible to mix sounds in new ways, helping make drones more common. – It’s a sound of dread and that is something that I think triggers fear in all kinds of
creatures. And the dread that the drone
represents: our real life anxieties, rendered
through sound. I’m Adam Epstein. This is Quartz. Please subscribe to our channel. This might be the very first drone
sound created specifically for film. It’s part of what’s considered to be one of the very first horror film
scores. – It’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ that begins
this tradition of the horror film doing really unsettling effects with the sound and the music
together. And these sustained sort of
mysterious sounds that you can sort of identify, but can’t quite identify. It creates a really uncanny effect. Neil Lerner is a musicologist at
Davidson College in North Carolina. He’s studied music in film for
over 20 years. He even wrote a book on how sounds build fear in horror films. Neil says that films use the drone sound specifically to make viewers feel uncomfortable in their seats. – The way Drones often work is that
they just build up tension and in their unwavering qualities in
the way it just keeps on giving that same
sound. That reaction of feeling tension or
something. Some sort of unease over that is what
it’s there to do. One example is the iconic, disturbing
droning you hear several times throughout
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. That music was just, you know,
listeners wouldn’t know what to make of that. It doesn’t have rhythm really, it doesn’t have melody. I mean it’s just sort of a mass of sound that might, it might start on this pitch and stuff might just start to build
on top of it. The drone tends to pop up most often
in films during moments of great global
anxiety and unrest. ‘Space Odyssey’, for instance, came out at the height of the space race, when the world was blanketed in anxiety about new technology that could take over—or destroy—civilization. Even at the time of ‘Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’ the world was facing a major depression. The worries and fear around the Cold War Brought out intense, foreboding drone sounds in films like ‘Eraserhead’ and ‘The Thing’. And more recently, the drone is getting at our deeper anxieties, in a society dominated by technology, and questions of loneliness and self worth. Take the social network. – And each of these have their own
relationship to the drone pitch. So he’s playing with mostly stable
harmonies in here. They’re all the other sounds that he
starts to put into the mix that make it sound more unstable and unsettling as it goes on. But to reach our deepest fears and
anxieties the drone must go beyond just a
film’s music score. – We would take these segments of his score and then start using them in other places where they weren’t originally
intended to. Because it was such a perfect element
of anxiety that we started building other scenes
and other areas where they didn’t originally discuss
to use it. Lewis Goldstein and Tom Ryan mixed
and edited the sound for the hit 2018 horror
film ‘Hereditary’. – So that you know,. that’s just the drone without
anything, this is our drone. It’s always there, subtly. Especially when the music goes away
you hear it much more. They worked closely with composer
Colin Stetson’s score to make the sounds that calibrate the tension and dread in the film. – Why is it, why do they work so
well? – The non-wavering, you know, and when I say wavering I mean if something that goes on for so long, it just affects you. The late Johann Johansson created
drone sounds so overwhelming, that they cause
rooms to shake. Like this one from ‘Arrival’. These low humming drones make us anxious. Playing directly into our
subconscious as humans. – It triggers something just hard
wired into us, as physical creatures that used to
run around in the forest and flee from predators, and of being able to detect just through these vibrations, as huge creatures from miles away are pounding towards us. That films have been so effective at connecting the drone to anxiety, may tell us something about our
modern world. – Tying it into the sort of zeitgeist, into the sort of just the general feeling of 2019 and apocalypticism, and climate change, and all this stuff, like, the world has a drone going on
right now. We can feel this unease in the ‘Dark Knight’, which opens with an obvious drone that then sets the mood for the rest
of the film. – Just complete psychological unease. I think it’s a great sonic symbol for it. There are problems that we’ve known about for a long time, that we’re just letting that drone on. – That’s terrifying. – It is really terrifying. The drone has found its way off the
screen and into real life too, in terrifying
ways. Thousands of people around the world have reported hearing a bizarre, low-frequency sound in a phenomenon known only as “the hum”. – The worldwide hum is usually
described as a low-pitched rumble. And scientists, still, aren’t totally
sure of the cause. Maybe it’s mass hysteria. Maybe it’s just tennitis. Or maybe it’s the Drone of Dread, ever present, a herald of our impending doom. Have you noticed the drone of dread
in movies? Or maybe in real life? Tell us about it in the comments and
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