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POP INTERVIEW: Comic Carey Reilly Asks “How Are You So Sexy?”

Watch Carey Reilly’s funny new web show, where she lives a day in the life of sexy people! What she does in a yoga class will leave you speechless, and perhaps mortified, but definitely laughing.



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Carey Reilly is a seriously funny woman. Ten years ago we met for the first time – both of us were performing at the same NYC comedy club, “Don’t Tell Mama.” It was comedic love at first sight. I have watched her kill audiences with her wit ever since, and see her go on to appear on many of the shows you know and love, like The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and more. We’ve gone on to perform together, and cheer each other on separately. And so it’s doubly exciting for me to see her star in her new web show “How Are You So Sexy” which just launched on YouTube’s 3V Channel. There’s a new episode every Monday! The premiere episode can be seen right here on POPgoesTheWeek!


Carey Reilly Yoga 2What is the idea behind “How are you so sexy?”

It isn’t necessarily about conventionally sexy people, but people who are disciplined and focused, who go after their goals. We’re looking for people who personify the mind, body, spirit connection and show how that elevates what they do in life, that’s sexy.
What kind of people do you meet?

I meet people from all different fields but they have to be healthy in some way. Rodale is a company based on wellness and 3v is a health and fitness channel so we need to stay true to the brand. We have an episode coming up with Olympic trained athlete Amanda Russell who broke her leg only a week before the Beijing Olympics and after her dreams were crushed she had to come up with a new plan, so she started her own health and fitness channel. We also spent the day with Steve Weatherford who is a punter for the Giants. He was so much fun I felt like we were two kids on a playground goofing all day but he’s very serious when it comes to his body and his commitment pays off because he’s jacked!

Carey Reilly YogaOkay, so based on that, yes, they’re totally sexy people, conventionally or otherwise! Still, its so fun to watch you follow them around! In your first interview you go to a yoga class… And you pass gas. (and not a short one, I might add… You really put it out there!) A lot of people would have wanted that taken out of the show… Did you?

Hahaha, I think I am the only woman in America who said to our producers, that toot better not be cut. Sorry for the pun! People always toot while doing yoga, it’s such a common practice and after all that raw food, I was so gassy!!! I am an open book… not much embarrasses me. Being a comic you tell your most embarrassing stories everyday. My job as a comic is to tell the truth and make it funny.

First of all, I can’t believe you’re actually using the word ‘toot’ seriously. Note that none of the people who were conventionally sexy were farting in any of the interviews, were they? Speaking of these sexy people, I know you’re married – but was there any one person that was so sexy you couldn’t keep it together?

Oh Holy Hannah, my husband is going to read this so…no! never! That never happens…ever! I’m sure that never happens to my husband either. It better not anyway. So the answer is…hmmm, I’ll never tell.

On behalf of all my readers, let me tell you for the record: that was the Lamest. Answer. Ever. I want names.

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At the end of these interviews, do you feel sexier? Or worse?

That’s a good question, I think. I feel very inspired by the people we’ve had on the show. They’re all so damn hot! I’m like, geeze I thought I was kind of sexy when I’m not wearing my sleep apnea mask at night but who am I kidding! I’m sexy in a busted up kind of way. No, seriously, I am the show’s audience. I am trying to implement what I’ve learned from these people into my daily life so I can be even more sexy, so look out!

Carey Reilly LaurenYou also drank some green algae thing in one episode … Have you had one since? Any plans to change the way you live?

That green algae thing from The Juice Press was delicious! I’ve been fantasizing about it ever since! I truly was craving raw food after that day with Lauren. Later on in the week I was thinking, “how can I get a hold of that cheesecake and not just one piece but the whole cake! That kind of defeats the purpose.

You’re obviously a very funny woman… Do any of these people think you’re weird and not know what to think? Or are they all pretty fun and up for the ride?

Carey Reilly GymHey wait a minute! Why would anybody think I’m weird? Just because I smelled Lauren Berlingeri’s bare feet? They smelled like roses by the way, I was just trying to find something that wasn’t perfect about her, so far zip. I also asked Steve Weatherford if I was the first vagina on the Giants Training Field, he insisted I wasn’t. I don’t believe it. Really most people get the sensibility of the show and that what we’re going for is information and humor. I’m a comic and I’m always looking for the joke, most people get that but not always. I try to loosen them up if they’re a little apprehensive. Really I think most people have a lot of fun doing the show. I know I do.

I was once eating a dinner at a restaurant with you and you sent two things back to the kitchen. Is that something you normally do? We had only ordered three appetizers. The entire check was like twenty dollars.
Please explain.

Hahhaha! No, Did I really? I don’t remember, you’re just trying to make me look like a diva.

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Let me set the record straight, first of all the check only came to twelve dollars and you treated so thanks for breaking out the bank on me. As I recall, it was you who sent everything back, then stormed out of the restaurant. I stayed and ate your food. It was delicious.

You are so delusional it defies explanation. It was a sautéed mushrooms appetizer and you said it was overcooked. (In your defense, it was.) And yes, I think you’re right, the bill was twelve dollars, because they took the price of the mushrooms off, and I think you ordered water to drink. We had fun. But I think the server was not happy.

On to more important matters. If only one kind of M&M’s existed, and you could choose which one, which would it be?

First of all how did you know that I LOVE M&M’s… the peanut kind is my favorite. I like to trick myself that the protein in the nuts make it ok to eat. So, I would choose the pink variety only available during Valentines Day.These questions are getting too personal.
I agree on the Peanut variety. Although I could give two bits about what color the exteriors are. Moving on…

Which sport do you prefer? lacrosse, soccer or football?

Since I have had a tour of the Giants locker room and showers .. I love football!!!

Okay, I have never toured locker rooms of either sport, so I will hold off on my decision.

Carey Reilly Law and OrderYou once played a straight talking investigator on an episode of Law & Order… Did you try and get chummy with the cast, maybe get invited to lunch with them? How did that go?

I had a scene with Jesse L. Martin and Dennis Farina. I tried to play it cool and not act starstruck. I had to resist stalking Jesse on the set in between takes. At one point he was in the hallway singing and doing a some fancy footwork in between scenes. It took everything I had to act like I was too cool for school. He was gorgeous and such a sweet heart! They didn’t even feed us that day on the set. Mama was hungry. Too be honest though that was my first BIG booking. I was a nervous wreck. When my agent called me and told me I got the part I broke down crying because I had worked for so many years towards booking a role on a show like that and it finally happened. It was amazing.

That explains the restraining order Jesse Martin has against you! Now it all makes sense.

Okay – We just celebrated Valentine’s day. What advice do you give to women who want to spice up their marriage? (Keep it clean, I know a few places you might go with this.)

You need to spice up your marriage? Go out with your girlfriends a lot. Have your own life.. let your husband miss you a little. Oh, and keep the bathroom door closed when you use it, that’s where I went wrong year’s ago. or ( Don’t give your husband the old dutch oven in bed, he won’t like it… so I heard..)

You should do ‘Why Are You So Romantic’ as your next series!


Well Sh-t, Leslie Jordan Has Shared Three Videos Of Himself Dancing In One Week And They’re All Perfect



Doing much better now, Leslie.

If you’ve never believed that “good things come in small packages” then you’ve never seen Leslie Jordan’s instagram. The 4’11” actor known for his iconic roles in shows like Will & Grace and American Horror Story has recently developed a whole new fanbase who loves him for his viral Instagram videos. Usually starting each video by greeting fans with “Well shit, how y’all doing?”, viewers have grown to anticipate Jordan’s hilarious recounting of stories from his time in show biz or growing up in the south. This week, however, the Tennessee native has shared 3 videos of himself dancing within 5 days and honestly it’s precisely what we all need right now.

The first video was posted on August 12th and shows Jordan taking part of the “Git up and dance challenge” which swept the internet about a year ago. Even though he is a little late, the video is still perfection.

On August 13th, Jordan does a dance to “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray a with special guest dance partner Katie Couric!

Finally, on August 15th, Jordan does an epic “tootsie roll” and challenges Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Rinna, to do the tootsie roll herself. Of course Rinna commented with a big “ON IT ❤️😂.” Who could say no to the viral star?!?

The moral of the story here is that the world is going through some tough times right now but maybe, even for a few seconds, we could all feel better if we’d just dance it out. Thanks for the inspo Leslie Jordan!

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Planters ‘Baby Nut’ Has Somehow Already Turned 21 And People Are Not Loving The News



2020 keeps getting nuttier.

The world was shocked when the iconic Mr. Peanut was killed during a pre-Super Bowl ad earlier this year. There wasn’t much time to mourn, however, before a new nut was thrust onto us like back-to-school commercials in July. Yes, after the 59-year-old mascot met his untimely death consumers were introduced to his reincarnate, Baby Nut. With big, expressive eyes and a tiny stature fans began to swoon over the cute branding revamp and accepted him as the new mascot. Well as if 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough, Planters just released a new commercial celebrating Baby Nut’s 21st birthday and I’m not sure how to feel about it.

According to a quick Google search, a peanut plant takes 4-5 months to reach maturity. So with Baby Nut being born in February, he is technically right on track in his growth cycle. The OG Mr. Peanut was the reigning mascot for 59 years so does that mean he was actually over 3,000 peanut-years old? The accelerated aging is not explained in the new ad with Baby Nut (Young Adult Nut?) simply saying “it’s been a weird year.” Reactions on Twitter are largely negative but as always, hilarious. Here are some of the best:

Yikes. Good thing Baby Nut is old enough to drink now…looks like he might need to throw back a few to handle some of these reactions.

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The Last Blockbuster Store In Existence Is Now Listed On AirBNB



Netflix could never.

Remember how exciting it was to take a trip to Blockbuster back in the 90’s? You’d try to get there early enough to rent one of the latest “new releases” before everyone else in the neighborhood got to them. You’d beg your parents for some popcorn and candy which were conveniently placed on the checkout line. And if it was a whole family outing, you’d wander off to look at all the films and games that you were never going to rent but found comfort in knowing you could rent someday. Gosh, it felt like you could spend days inside one of those movie meccas. Well good news, now you can because the last Blockbuster in existence is now listed on AirBNB!

The retailer, located in Bend, Oregon is offering up three one-night stays for up to four guests for folks who want an “end of summer sleepover.” The store has added an adorable living room set up which includes a pull out sofa and a big screen tv so guests can binge all their favorite films. Oh and there’s snacks! Along with providing ideas for a perfect 90’s night the ad also suggests that you should “help yourself to some NERDS, Raisinets and popcorn (heavy on the butter), but make sure you save room for a couple slices.”

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There is a catch to the whole experience though, the listing is only available to Deschutes County residents. Is it too late to move!?! Manager Sandi Harding explained that the publicity stunt is a response to the newfound economic uncertainty due to the pandemic. “Not much has changed at our store – not even our prices – and that’s just how we like it! We think of ourselves as a family, and that includes everyone from the global travelers who come to visit, to the lifelong friends and couples who first met as Blockbuster employees. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a test of our community unlike any other, so we decided to list this stay to keep this tradition alive during these uncertain times.”

Such a clever way to keep this iconic 90’s treasure trove alive! To check out the AirBNB listing, click here!

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