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Ellen Degeneres in a RomCom – Mr. Wrong

There’s a lot of jokes I could make about the film Mr. Wrong  and it’s title. Especially considering the fact that it stars televisions most famous lesbian. But I’m a very lazy writer so I won’t make any of those jokes. This critical and commercial failure from 1996 was one of Ellen Degeneres’s only forays onto the big screen. Ellen still mentions the film from time to time on her daytime TV show, but often omits that she earned a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star….Okay I actually don’t know that for a fact (about her mentioning/not mentioning her Razzie nom), as lazy of a writer I am, I am equally as lazy of a researcher. But I do know for a fact that she was nominated but didn’t win the Razzie. Pamela Anderson took home that prize for Barb Wire.

Dating… 80’s Style!

Before eHarmony, lonely/desperate men used the power of Video Cassette to woo any potential mates. Come to think of it, popping in a VHS and seeing someone’s incredibly blue eyes or hearing their eloquent reading of a poem is a sure fire way to attract the opposite sex. Screw Plenty of Fish, sign me up for VideoMate. Does anyone else notice Seth Green at 3:34? UPDATE: last year after this video went viral, Ellen tracked down 3 of the VideoMate’s mates to check in on their progress some 20+ years after the fact.