Archive for June, 2012
Truth And Healing
13 Families: Life After Columbine is set for an August 7th DVD release and the trailer is powerful. While many films have been made about or inspired by the 1999 high school massacre (Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine, last year’s We Need To Talk About Kevin), for the very first time we will get to see families of the Columbine victims as they are today, and hear about the way those events shaped their lives.
Posted under: '13 Families', Columbine
Sob Story Or Real Talk?
When Michelle Holshue graduated from the University of Pennsylvania she ended up on unemployment and food stamps. Not quite what she expected after taking out $140,000 in student loans. Does this story sound at all familiar? NPR interviewed the young woman, who shares her describes the new student-loan infused version of the American Dream.
Posted under: National Public Radio
Everybody knows Lupe Fiasco is not your typical rapper. He actually cares about what he says, and whether or not it makes sense. And sometimes, there’s even a (gasp!) message in his lyrics. But this new video for Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) is something else to say the least. Directed by Alex Nazari (who’s worked with Travis Porter, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa), the video has a gritty feel, complicated by the presence of a few cartoon-character accomplices. In case you were curious, this is usually what people mean when they say, real hip-hop.
The TV Guide
So … the much-anticipated male stripper film Magic Mike finally opened in theaters this weekend and I was able to see the film at last. After many months of talking about the film, we can all see what the fuss is about. While I generally liked the movie, I do feel that there were many parts of the film that I didn’t like. I know that many folks are looking forward to seeing this movie because of the male flesh that is exposed but one thing folks should consider before they head to the theater — Magic Mike is a Steven Soderberg film first and a male stripper film second. More »
Posted under: 'Magic Mike'
The TV Guide
Yesterday evening, I met up with my dear Ollie for an early showing of Magic Mike in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood (review forthcoming). After the movie, we met up with Caleb for a late dinner/hang session. Unfortch, David couldn’t accompany us for any of the fun because he was really bizzy with work so, I guess, the mantle fell to me to have a lot of fun for the both of us. More »
'Ted' Wins, Penn State Cover Up? Pitbull + Shakira
- Tickling animals to death. [Buzzfeed]
- Azealia Banks drops a new single called Nathan. [PopSugar]
- Ted looks to conquer the box office this weekend. [GossipCop]
- Skins [Oh La La]
- Rhode Island lawmaker wants gay marriage put to vote next year. [Towleroad]
- Did Penn State cover up Sandusky’s child rape crimes? [Newser]
- Does Tom Cruise have something to come clean about? [Heavy]
- If you ask Justin Bieber about his mother, he will hang up on you. [Idolator]
- Pitbull teams up with Shakira. [arjanwrites]
- Elizabeth Banks likes to give people sex toys. [Starpulse]
- B-Jay are headed to the BET Awards this weekend. [Global Grind]
- Oh no! Jennifer Lawrence, stay away from John Mayer … please! [LaineyGossip]
- Fantasia Barrino is 28, Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Cloverfield) is 30, David Alan Grier (In Living Color) is 56 and Stanley Clarke is 61 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
She's Over It And So Are We.
We got to hear Lil Wayne‘s ridiculous explanation on the Nicki Minaj/Young Money/Summer Jam fiasco a couple of weeks back, and now we’ve got some words from Nicki herself. And thankfully, it’s not via another interview with Funkmaster Flex. Those two were seriously not working out for me on that last convo. This time, Nicki sat down with the UK’s Tim Westwood. “I want to let people know that I’m not getting on your stage, if you don’t have your mind right,” and other gems inside.
Posted under: Nicki Minaj
Last night, a Beverly Hills mansion that’s easily recognizable to many of us caught fire and remained ablaze for quite some time. Lisa Vanderpump no longer own the now-famous mansion, having sold the massive property back in September for a smaller estate. But it’s still sad to hear that the beautiful home from the opening credits of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills show (and the home in which Lisa‘s daughter Pandora was married), experienced some major damage last night. Luckily, nobody was harmed. More deets inside.
DMB fans rejoice! Your summer is complete, as Dave Matthews Band has released new music and set a date for their next album release. Inside, check out two new tracks. The first, most recently released song is Mercy, and Gaucho came out about a month ago. Perfectly mellow listening session going down inside.
Mila Kunis (co-star of Ted, in theaters now!) is absolutely gorgeous on the cover of August’s Glamour magazine. Somehow, that doesn’t actually surprise us. But her secret passion for online dating sites? We didn’t really see that one coming. Read excerpts from the interview and check out some photos from the Glamour shoot inside.
It Could All Be So Simple
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems. Especially when you don’t report said money to the IRS. Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty yesterday to tax evasion charges; the eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer failed to report over $1.5 million to the IRS, which she earned over the past three years. And this from the woman who brought us Ex-Factor?! Unfortunate deets inside.
Posted under: Lauryn Hill
We all grieve in different ways. Some of us pray, some of us blog, and many of us tweet. And then some of us pray, then collect a series of TomKat divorce-related tweets, then blog about those tweets inside.
Posted under: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise
Rekall Me Maybe?
Back in March we got our first look at the first trailer released for the forthcoming remake film Total Recall. Today we get to check out the second, international trailer for the film. Fans of the original 1990 film, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, will recognize a lot of familiar, albeit updated, scenes in this newest trailer. You’ll be happy to know that the beloved three-breasted prostitute is finally introduced in this new trailer ;) Check out the clip below. More »
Posted under: 'Total Recall'
I hope you like yellow
Earlier this week No Doubt shared some behind the scenes photos from the set of the music video for their new single Settle Down, the first from their forthcoming album Push & Shove. Today we get our first look at the cover artwork for the single. No Doubt shared the very fluorescent single cover art on their official Twitter profile, which you can see in full below. More »
Posted under: 'Settle Down', No Doubt
I know what you guys are thinking. No way; no way Alec Baldwin lost his temper on the eve of his wedding day and spewed obscenities at a paparazzo. No way something like that happened.. again. But seriously, let’s not jump to conclusions. Maybe he had a good reason this time. The way I hear it, he was acting in defense of a neighbor. And he’d just gotten a parking ticket. But I’ll let you be the judge. Deets and an unsurprisingly angry Alec Baldwin inside.
Posted under: Alec Baldwin
Time For A New Malick Flick!
Terrence Malick (director of The Tree Of Life and 2005′s The New World) is busy at work on two new projects. One is a currently untitled movie starring Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara. Uh… yes, please. The other project is titled, Knight Of Cups and stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire. Did I say I can’t wait? I can’t wait. Check out some photos and a short clip of a very cute Bale/Portman frolic on the beach inside.
Back in February Adele started wearing a big, fat diamond ring that many speculated was an engagement ring from her boyfriend Simon Konecki. At the time, Adele denied that the couple were engaged to be married. Today we learn from the singer herself that, engaged or not, she is PREGNANT with her first child! Adele posted her happy news on her official website today, click below to read her statement in full. More »
Posted under: Adele
The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon, right before my friend Mike had to head back to Las Vegas after his quick visit to LA Wednesday evening, I ventured out of the house to meet up with Mike and Scott for a leisurely lunch at an amazing burger join in Hollywood called Stout. After lunch, Mike and I hung out at The Grove for a bit so that he could pick up some books on his way out of town. The rest of my day was pretty low key … but nice. More »
Taylor's New Smell, 'Today's New Host, R. Kelly's Autobiography
- Legos sets that don’t exist … yet. [Buzzfeed]
- Taylor Swift is releasing another perfume. [ONTD!]
- Blake Lively shares her Adventures in Babysitting. [PopSugar]
- Savannah Guthrie is the new host of The Today Show. [GossipCop]
- Givenchy skirts for Fall/Winter 2012. [Oh La La]
- California Governor Jerry Brown is urging Scotland to legalize same-sex marriage. [Towleroad]
- A flight attendant goes postal. [Newser]
- 2-legged cats > 4-legged cats [Heavy]
- Watch What Happens with Kylie Minogue. [Idolator]
- Have you met Tino Coury? [arjanwrites]
- R. Kelly releases his autobiography. [Starpulse]
- Reg Traviss accused of rape. [Global Grind]
- Lauryn Hill goes to court to face tax evasion charges. [LaineyGossip]
- Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is 34, DJ Shadow is 40, Maria Conchita Alonso is 55, Colin Hay of Men at Work & Don Dokken of Dokken are 59 and Gary Busey is 68 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The DEATH of TOMKAT
The day I knew, absolutely, would come has finally arrived. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced that they are divorcing. You may recall that TomKat got themselves hitched way back in 2006 in the wake of a very odd, very out of the blue courtship. In the almost 6 years that they’ve been married, the couple gave birth to one child — a daughter named Suri. Just as suddenly as the couple first got together, we learn today from Katie‘s rep that the relationship is now dunzo. KATIE HOLMES IS FINALLY FREE! Praise Xenu!! More »
Posted under: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise
40 Acres And A New Movie!
The critically-acclaimed director (whose last feature film was 2008′s Miracle at St. Anna) finally has a trailer for Red Hook Summer, a film that has been quite busy making its way around the festival circuit. Lee decided to go a different route with this film, completely bypassing the studios and premiering the film at the Sundance Film Festival and keeping it all very indie. The highly-anticipated movie follows a young boy on his journey from the South to the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn (as if there’s any other city for a Spike Lee film), where he spends the summer with a zealous, religiously overbearing, and loving grandfather. Peep the first trailer inside!
Posted under: Spike Lee
"Just so everyone knows..."
Last last month we learned that new mom Jessica Simpson signed a deal with Weight Watchers to become their newest celebrity spokesperson. Altho the terms of the deal have not been officially confirmed, I think it is safe to say that Jessica was paid handsomely by the brand to appear in an advertising campaign and lose weight. Out of the blue, Jessica posted a message on her official Twitter profile letting everyone know that Weight Watchers isn’t pressuring her to lose weight … which seems odd since they are paying her reported millions to do just that. Hmmm. More »
So today’s the big day. You’ve watched the trailer. You’ve watched the NSFW trailer… more times than you’d be willing to admit in front of a jury of your peers. You think you’re ready to go see Magic Mike tonight, but are you really, truly ready? Probably not, Trent. Probably not. Lol, but seriously there’s only one way to prepare for a male stripper movie and that’s with seven iconic male stripper movie/TV scenes. And wouldn’t you know? I happen to have some inside. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Posted under: 'Magic Mike'
Birthday Lurve for the 5 Year Old that Changed the World
Five years ago today Apple released the first iPhone to a massive number of eager buyers. Since that fateful day back in 2007, the iPhone has gone on to revolutionize the mobile phone market and the world at large. It is impossible to go a single day without having the iPhone impact our modern lives … you see it in the phone’s design (which has been mimicked by other touchscreen smartphones), the number of apps available for download and the way we interact with one another. It’s pretty amazing to think that something still so young has managed to change our world so significantly. More »
Posted under: iPhone
Hooray For Extended Trailers!
Ready for another sci-fi time-travel cinematic extravaganza? I thought so. Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis looks friggen awesome! It’s all Source Code-y and Die Hard-y with a bit of Inception-ism and then kinda Deja Vu-ish! Ok, all that makes a lot more sense once you see the trailers inside.
Now this is something I wouldn’t have expected from a duchess, but perhaps Kate Middleton really is a little different. She has agreed to join British actress Lisa Maxwell in the Sleep Out campaign, in an attempt to raise awareness about the ever-growing homelessness rate in London. Read more about Kate‘s involvement with the event inside.
The June Edition
I love following @rihanna on twitter because she goes from raging sexpot to dutiful daughter in like, one instagram-atic moment. And don’t we all? Lol, but seriously– she bares her body and sometimes her soul, probably more than anybody ever should and for that she deserves a twit pic round-up. We shall document her highs and lows via some of the many photos she tweeted during the month of June. And in doing so, I hope to reconcile my own personal issues with the twitter account that never ceases to amaze/confuse me. Pothead Rihanna, Sleepy Rihanna, Sexy Rihanna, and many others inside.
Posted under: Rihanna
Cutest Rental Property Ever.
The Real Estalker Blog, which is like a sophisticated online version of MTV Cribs, is my new bff. They are up on all the latest celebrity home listings and I occasionally go there to see the houses I can’t afford to buy, but can afford to drool over. This week, I learned that Giuliana and Bill Rancic are selling their beautiful Los Angeles rental property. And you can totally have it! For the small asking price of almost $2.4 million :) Deets and pretty pics inside.
Another Day, Another Celeb Suit!
Celine Dion‘s ex-handyman is suing the superstar, accusing her of illegally denying him overtime pay on numerous occasions. The former employee, Keith Sturtevant, has filed a complaint in Florida stating that he ”routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per work week for Defendant’s benefit,” and never received a penny in overtime wages. Why do I feel like we’ve heard this story before? Read more deets from the lawsuit inside.
Posted under: Céline Dion
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
When I got to @santlov‘s page I was like, “What am I looking at?” What I was looking at was probably the coolest thing ever aka the ToysRLikeUs page on Instagram. If you’ve always wanted to know what Woody from Toy Story would look like with an iPhone or a Heineken in his hand, your (somewhat twisted) dreams have come true. Special thanks to Johnny, the love of my life who’s responsible for today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day post. And now let us enter the hilarious world of Santlov.
The Bald and the Beautiful
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that actress Charlize Theron shaved her head for a role in the upcoming sequel film Mad Max: Fury Road. Since then, Charlize has only been seen in public wearing hats covering her new buzzed ‘do. Today, at last, Charlize lets her hair down, as it were, and finally ventures out hatless and gives us our first look at her newly shaved head. More »
"Lana, Lana, Tell 'Em What It Is..."
Ok, I promise, this is my last Lana Del Rey-related post for like two days. Yesterday we got to see LDR‘s video for National Anthem, which featured A$AP Rocky in the video. And today I shared a list of similar presidential-themed videos. But today we actually get to hear what the two artists sound like together. The song is called Ridin’ and it will appear on A$AP Rocky‘s LongLiveA$AP, which now has a September 11th release. Listen to A$AP and Lana trading potty-mouthed sweet nothings inside.
Tweet keeps comin with the new music! Face To Face is the newest release from her Tweet Tuesdays campaign. Take a listen inside!
Posted under: Tweet
The TV Guide
OMFG! So, yeah, yesterday was one of the most fun days of my LIFE. After many years of talking about it, I finally got to visit the set of Dexter … and it was truly a dream come true. My good friend Mike G., visiting from Michigan, is really good friends with Scott Reynolds, a writer on Dexter. For years, Scott has graciously invited us to visit the set of Dexter but, for one reason or another, we never managed to get it together. Yesterday, the stars aligned and … my life was made. Check out some really fun photos below and see how I spent my day on the set of Dexter. More »
Posted under: 'Dexter'
PETA vs. Olsens, A Viking In Support of Marriage Equality, Ann Curry Says 'Bye
- Robot always wins Rock, Paper, Scissors. [Buzzfeed]
- Tyler Perry didn’t like Prometheus either. [ONTD!]
- Angelina Jolie‘s kids visit her on the set of Maleficent. [PopSugar]
- PETA vs. The Olsen Twins again. [GossipCop]
- Toulouse, France looks lovely in the Summer. [Oh La La]
- Minnesota Vikings football player Chris Kluwe comes out in support of marriage equality. [Towleroad]
- Ann Curry forced to say goodbye on The Today Show. [Newser]
- Pimp on a Treadmill [Heavy]
- Survival by Muse is the official theme of the London 2012 Olympic Games. [Idolator]
- Far East Movement drop a new song. [arjanwrites]
- J. Lo hits the beach in Rio. [Starpulse]
- Snoop Dogg arrested for marijuana possession in Norway. [Global Grind]
- Savages premieres in NYC. [LaineyGossip]
- Mark Stoermer of The Killers is 35, Tim Nordwind of OK Go is 36, John Cusack is 46, Kathy Bates is 64 and Mel Brooks is 86 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, the firstborn child of Madonna, shared a photo snapped in the wardrobe department backstage of her mother’s MDNA World Tour. As you can see below, Lola thought it would be funny to model her mother’s Jean Paul Gaultier-designed cone bra and then share the photo on the official Material Girl Twitter profile. The photo has since been taken down but, clearly, it would seem that the apple does not fall far from the tree. More »
So I got lost in a Zooey Deschanel vortex and ended up on the website she shares with her two friends. It’s called hellogiggles and it’s as adorkable as it sounds. But it also has some really informative pieces that make for great discussion. Recently they shared a piece written by a 6th grade girl who had recently discovered a tumblr/campaign started by Duke University students called, “Who Needs Feminism?” I for one, can think of a lot of people in the entertainment industry who could use a healthy dose of Feminism 101. I won’t mention their names ((LilWayneTerryRichardsonRihannaAdamLevineetc.)). Anyway, according to the site, we all need it. Agree or disagree? Check out what the campaign’s participants have to say inside.
Posted under: Duke University, Feminism
It’s hard to believe that the same brilliant guy who sang Hey Joe and re-wrote The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock ’69, was also a member of the US Army. But he was. And Retronaut has the pictures to prove it. Jimi Hendrix, like you’ve never seen him before, inside. Oh… and maybe an Elvis-in-the-Army photo or two as well :)
"Naturally I am very disappointed ..."
Boo! I’ve got some bummer news for all the David Beckham fans out there … we learn today that Becks has NOT been asked to join the English Olympic Soccer Team ;( As you may recall, Becks (as an ambassador for UK sports) was on hand to kick off the festivities for the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games last month when the Olympic Torch first arrived in England … but it would appear that that appearance will be the only way David Beckham will participate in the London 2012 Summer Games :( More »
Robots + Indie= Happy Time
Yes, it’s another robot movie. No, the robot does not turn out to be an evil being with dreams of world domination. Robot And Frank (starring James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Susan Sarandon) looks like it’s actually, well, different. While it’s definitely got the ‘man versus technology’ thing going on, there’s a clever twist in the story that turns that whole dynamic on its head. Oh and there’s this actor in it named Peter Saarsgard who, for reasons unknown, I find somewhat irresistible. Watch the trailer with me inside!
More Ester Dean Please!
Ya’ll may or may not have noticed, but I’m always checkin for Ester Dean going-ons and I was so exited to see that she had collab’d with Machine Gun Kelly (or MGK) on this Invincible track. The song’s been out for a minute, and since I don’t really follow MGK like that it wasn’t really on my radar. Still, I love me some Ester and I’m curious to see if we have any MGK fans on PITNB. Check out the video inside.
Because He's Louie
f you’ve been watching Louie on FX, you’ve been enjoying life in ways previously unknown to man. The comedian has been bringing us some major happy time via good, long laughs at his misadventures as a single father in NYC, and he was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live promoting the new season of Louie (which starts today!!!). Louis C. K. has a very interesting casting philosophy, which doesn’t surprise me at all. Checkie out inside.
Good Things Come In Lists Of Five
f you haven’t seen Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky playing Jackie O and JFK in her new video for National Anthem, I give you permission to ‘X’ out of this post right now and go here. It’s imperative that you experience the imagined Sixties universe where the President of the United States plays dice games in The White House. And everything else about her video was pretty awesome too. In fact, it got me thinking of other videos that play on that presidential theme. Check out five such videos inside.
Praise Eyway, Theyr'e Coming!
Avatar-ians rejoice! The sequels are in the works, including a possible Avatar 4. This news comes after Avatar 2 was pushed back from a 2014 release to a 2016 release. Earlier this year James Cameron spoke with The New York Times about his plans for the sequels– including the return of Sigourney Weaver‘s character (who dies in the first Avatar). Deets and some douchey-sounding-ish Cameron quotes inside.
The Big [Hair] Comeback
Last week we got to see Joan Smalls
on the cover of W
magazine, and this week Vogue
has shared photos of the gorgeous super model in a unique spread, alongside Lara Stone
. The piece will run in Vogue
‘s July 2012 issue, and I am thrilled to have further confirmation that Joan Smalls
really is the next big thing. Or the current big thing! Go TeamJoan
. Ogle, envy, and relive the bold, big-haired glory of the eighties inside.
Tickets Now On Sae
Yesterday we saw photos of the reunited Spice Girls together again in London for the launch of the forthcoming musical show Viva Forever! which is based on the music of the Spice Girls. Today we get our first look at the official poster artwork for the show and we get to check out a neat video that features interviews and behind the scenes stuff about the show. Additionally, we learn that tickets are already on sale for the show which opens in previews in November and officially in December. It’s a Spice World, y’all!! More »
Posted under: 'Viva Forever!'
"It is like Superman's cape has been taken off. He's extremely vulnerable ..."
A couple of weeks ago we got our first look at the first promo photo released from the forthcoming 7th season of Dexter. Altho a picture is worth a thousand words, we really did not get any explanation as to what we can expect from the new season of the show. Today, in a new TV Guide interview with executive producer Sara Colleton, we get some explanation and a few spoilers as to what we will see when Dexter returns this September for its 7th season. Click below to learn more but do so at your discretion, some of the info provided is a bit spoilery. More »
Posted under: 'Dexter', Sara Colleton
We’ve already heard from a few friends who scored themselves early access to Katy Perry‘s new flick Part of Me (in 3D!), and they’re raving about it — which makes us thrilled to offer PITNB readers the chance to win a private screening of the movie … with 25 of your closest friends! Just enter the Katy Perry: Part of Me Sweepstakes by July 8, 2012, for a chance to win a hometown screening at your local AMC theater!
How to enter? Just:
• Like Katy Perry on Facebook — click “Like” in the upper-right corner.
• Then upload a photo of how Katy Perry has inspired you right here. Photos can include: a photo of artwork you’ve created for Katy, a photo of how Katy Perry has inspired your style, a photo of how Katy Perry is a part of your life.
Then you’ll be entered to win a hometown screening of the movie (with 25 friends) the week of July 9. And you can be sure we’ll be taking care of your popcorn, pop, and limited edition Part Of Me 3D glasses.
Posted under: Sponsored Post
Last week we got our first look at Angelina Jolie in costume as Maleficent in the forthcoming big screen Disney adaptation film. A day later, we saw Ange on set in character. Today we get to see new photos from the set of Maleficent and as you can see below, Jolie has no need for a stunt body double. Angelina Jolie has decided to do her own stunts in Maleficent and in the photos below, you can see her flying around with the greatest of ease. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was basically an errands day. I got out of the house to take care of a few things but generally just kept things chill. Last night, David and I went to the Gym together … something that we never do. But this gym was the fun kind … the bar kind. More »
'GoT' Season 3 In Production, A Baby for K. Stew? 2Pac Mixtape
- Pug Hats for Babies. [Buzzfeed]
- Game of Thrones season 3 goes into production. [ONTD!]
- Hilary Duff takes baby Luca on vacay. [PopSugar]
- Are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson ready to have a baby? [GossipCop]
- Giorgio Armani finds inspiration in the Mediterranean. [Oh La La]
- Homphobic Chuck Norris reminds us how much he sucks. [Towleroad]
- A judge in Cologne, Germany bans circumcision. [Newser]
- 2Pac mixtape? Yes, please! [Heavy]
- Justin Bieber‘s new album Believe debuts at #1. [Idolator]
- Mika readies the release of a new album. [arjanwrites]
- Are Regis and Kathie Lee set to reunite on The Today Show? [Starpulse]
- Nora Ephron passes away at 71 :( [Global Grind]
- Victoria Beckham rushes back to LA. [LaineyGossip]
- Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) is 25, Tobey Maguire is 37 and J.J. Abrams is 46 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It's Raining Men
To promote this week’s release of his new film Magic Mike, Channing Tatum paid a visit to The Today Show in NYC, NY this morning to do a bit of promo work to inspire the millions of people who watch morning TV that they should rush out and see his movie in theaters this weekend. Part of his ploy to get folks to see his film included showing off his impressive dance moves. Check out below video of Channing leading a flash mob of dancers performing to the classic dance song It’s Raining Men. More »
Posted under: 'Today', Chris Hemsworth
The 'America' Issue
Chris Hemsworth, star of The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman, is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine this month. As part of the America issue of the mag, Aussie Hemsworth models the classic American t-shirt for GQ. Click below to see how well this Australian hottie rocks the all American Summer uniform … the t-shirt. More »
"Give me a standing o-va-ti-on"
Yesterday we got to see a sneak preview of Lana Del Rey‘s new music video for her single National Anthem wherein she portrays Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy and Rakim A$AP Rocky Mayers portrays John F. Kennedy. Today, we get to see the video in full. LDR released the full 7+ minute music video/mini-film today for our viewing pleasure … check it out below. More »
At the start of May, Jessica Simpson finally gave birth to her first born child — a daughter she named Maxwell Drew. At the end of May, Jessica shared with the world the first photos of baby Maxwell on the cover and in the pages of People magazine. Today we get to check out a new photo of Maxie that was shared by her proud mama on the Interwebs via Instagram. As you can see below, wee little Maxwell isn’t very wee at all … she’s turned into the cutest little chunky monkey ever! See how cute Jessica‘s little girl is turning out. More »
Sam Trammell Confirms?
Back in April we first learned that True Blood co-stars and real life married couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child together. Today we are hearing that the couple may actually be expecting their first children together. US Weekly magazine is reporting that Anna and Stephen are pregs with twins! How fun!! More »
Bravo Politely Replies, Hell to the NO!
Last September we learned that former castmember Jill Zarin was unceremoniously fired from the Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of New York City. At the time, Jill seemed to be OK with her axing (before she got all bitter about it) but today we are hearing otherwise. Apparently, Jill is under the ridiculous impression that Bravo wants her back on the show … but she says she won’t return for less than $1 million dollars (LMAO!!!). Bravo has issued a statement on the matter, stating in no uncertain terms that they do NOT want Jill back on the show — at all. Yikes! Can Jill really be so desperate for press attention that she would embarrass herself like this? More »
We are just a couple weeks away from the theatrical release of the reboot film The Amazing Spider-Man. Ahead of the film’s release comes the release of a preview trailer for the forthcoming video game adaptation. As you can hear below, the Garbage song titled Control is used as the soundtrack for the clip. Check it out. More »
Ménage a Tré
Back in April Green Day announced the forthcoming release of a trilogy of albums titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!. Today, courtesy of the band itself, we get our first look at the finished album art for the three albums. As you can see below, each album features a different member of the band on each cover … Billie Joe Armstrong is ¡Uno!, Mike Dirnt is ¡Dos! and Tré Cool is ¡Tré! More »
Curtis James Jackson, III, better known as 50 Cent, was injured in a car accident early this morning as reported by his official website. According to his site, 50‘s car collided with a Mack truck that lost is load and caused the accident. In addition to details about the accident, 50‘s official website also features exclusive photos from the accident scene. Click below to see a couple of photos and read some reported deets about what happened when 50 Cent‘s car collided with this Mack truck. More »
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t just an Academy Award-nominated actress, she is also a bona fide hero. Yesterday afternoon, a young woman passed out in front of J. Law‘s home here in SoCal and Jennifer sprung into action! While emergency paramedics were called, Jen tended to the girl passed out on her front lawn. It was an odd occurrence but one that could’ve been tragic had Jennifer not been there to save the day! More »
Posted under: Jennifer Lawrence
Lindsay Lohan took some time from her exhausting made for TV movie filming schedule to do a little photoshoot with photographer Terry Richardson at the Chateau Marmont recently. As you can see below, L. Lo poses for a few photos with a handgun … because it’s edgy. In other photos, she poses in her negligée … because it’s sexy? In one photo she poses in only her bra … because it’s see-thru. Would you like to see the latest artistic collaboration betwixt Lindsay and uncle Terry? Check out the NSFWish photos below. More »
The 17th annual Boston French Film Festival is about to go down which means it’s officially time for a road trip! In fact, methinks my good friend Michelle posted about this on her Facebook page so that I’d have to start planning a visit. Touché, Michelle. Check out the trailers to a few of the movies they’ll be showing this year and remember: French movies + Boston accents = happy time.
Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much
Remember late last year when popstar Justin Bieber was accused of fathering a lovechild with an older woman and he agreed to take a paternity test to prove that he was not the father of the child? Yeah, well, all these months later, The Biebs is *still* talking about the incident in a new interview with Nightline on ABC. Because JB decided to record a song about the paternity test incident, the ABC reporter decided to bring up the topic — again. As you can see below, Justin seemed very happy to discuss the matter — again. More »
Posted under: 'Nightline'
The TV Guide
Yesterday morning, MTV aired episodes from the debut season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County to kick off their new Summer series titled MTV Retro. In the coming weeks, MTV plans to reair episodes of Laguna Beach, Daria, The Hills and more in order to get folks to tune in and watch. I happily rewatched all of the Laguna Beach eps that aired yesterday and was reminded how much I LOVED and still love the reality TV series. Yesterday afternoon, I went for a slow 4 mile run and then last night, I stuffed my face with Detroit style Coney Island hot dogs. It was a good day. More »
Britwick Hits the Beach, Bomer Opens Up About Coming Out, Big Ben Gets a New Name
- The Cat Newsroom. [Buzzfeed]
- Josh Hutcherson visits Good Morning America. [ONTD!]
- Britwick take the boys to the beach. [PopSugar]
- The women of The View seem to dislike John Edwards‘s mistress. [GossipCop]
- Versace Jeans is ready for Fall/Winter 2012. [Oh La La]
- Matt Bomer opens up about coming out. [Towleroad]
- Big Ben is now Elizabeth Tower. [Newser]
- The Jaws of Life come in handy sometimes. [Heavy]
- Adam Levine takes a beating in the new Maroon 5 music video. [Idolator]
- Have you met, Have you met Bright Light Bright Light? [arjanwrites]
- Now Lindsay Lohan is being described as “delusional”. [Starpulse]
- So we’re trademarking unibrows now? [Global Grind]
- The Bourne Legacy covers Empire magazine. [LaineyGossip]
- Jason Schwartzman is 32, Chris O’Donnell is 42, Terri Nunn of Berlin is 51 and Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles) is 57 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Remixes Make Life Happy
Just a few days ago we got to hear the first of M.I.A.‘s three remixes for the song Bad Girls and I think we all pretty much loved it. Mainly the part where Missy Elliot was on it. YesPleaseMoreMisdemeanorThankyou. And some of you also repped for Rye Rye, the Baltimore rapper that M.I.A. featured on the track, along with Missy (shout out to PITNBr Rye Rye super fans Bethany and james– special treat for ya’ll inside). Today, we get yet another glorious remix, this one featuring Azealia Banks and Missy Elliot. I’m so pumped. Today must be my birthday or something. *Wink* Now rock out with me inside!
Haters Gonna Hate
June is National Gay Pride Month and to celebrate, Oreo released a very fun, very colorful promo photo of a fictional rainbow-colored Oreo cookie on Twitter and Facebook. The overwhelming response to the image has been very positive (I love it) but, of course, homophobic fanatics have responded with their usual hatred and malice. Click below to see how cool the rainbow creme filled Oreo looks and learn more about the controversy that has sprung up. More »
Posted under: Oreo
... To Announce a New Musical
Earlier this year we heard the Spice Girls were reuniting, then we heard that they are not reuniting, then we heard that they were possibly reuniting at some point this year … well, earlier this morning, the Spice Girls DID reunite … but not to perform, the Spices reunited to formally announce the production of a new musical stage show based on their music! The show will be called Viva Forever! Click below to see the reunited Spice Girls and learn more about the forthcoming musical show. More »
Aaron Sorkin Makes Life Happy!
premiered on HBO
this past Sunday to over 2 million viewers, and for whatever reason, I was not one of them! Actually, I think we took the boys to the Nyack
fair that night. So fun was still had. And the best part is, I don’t have to miss out on this new drama from Aaron Sorkin
(the guy who brought you The Social Network
, and NBC
‘s West Wing
)– and neither do you. The show takes a behind-the-scenes look at American media through the eyes of a popular news anchor (played by Jeff Daniels
) who decides he wants to make a change in the way the news (and the truth) is distributed to the public. We can watch the entire first episode right now, together! Why aren’t we watching it yet?
Posted under: 'The Newsroom'
Twit Pic Of The Day!
Solange may be Beyonce‘s cute baby sister, but only if you don’t follow Solange on her twitter and tumblr. This girl is a hella stylish (yes, to the point of being bizarre sometimes), artsy, risk-taking talent in her own right. Yet and still… there’s no escaping the fun fact that she’s Beyonce‘s little sister. When Solange tweeted a couple of adorable pics of the two of them (and, ya know, their helicopter) I knew I had to share. Sisterly lurve goin down inside.
Acoustic Makes Life Happy
At the beginning of the month we got to see Rihanna and Chris Martin of Coldplay do some funky samurai/Crouching Tiger-esque (somewhat culturally problematic) stuff in the video for Princess Of China. A lot of you gave the song a “meh,” but they’ve just released an acoustic version that has a slightly different sound. Maybe you likey this one better? Take a listen inside :)
Street Art Makes Life Happy
here are plenty of good reasons to be semi-addicted to Instagram– Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz are a few celebs with very popular accounts, and rightfully so. Here’s one more reason to make goo-goo eyes at what is, arguably, Apple‘s coolest app ever: @Instagrafite (sounds like “insta-grafitti”). This gallery of all things street art just had me lost in a seemingly infinite vortex of beautiful, outrageous images on concrete. Get lost with me inside.
A$AP Makes Life Happy
em>National Anthem will be the next single from Lana Del Rey‘s album Born To Die and methinks the video will be kinda cray! The artist (who Trent recently saw perform live) just tweeted a couple of sneak peek pics of her Jackie O look. Pics and deets and me gushing over A$AP Rocky to an obscene amount inside.
Posted under: Lana Del Rey
The Director Approach
Last month we got our first look at a scruffy-looking Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of his new film, Enemy. Today we get to see new photos of Jakey poo on set getting some acting direction from director Denis Villeneuve. As you may recall, we learned that Enemy is based on the Jose Saramago novel The Double which tells the tale of a troubled History teacher in search of his doppelgänger. Honestly, the film sounds disturbing and dark … not at all the type of film we normally get from Jake. Click below to see some new photos from the set. More »
Filming Has Begun on 'All Is By My Side'
Last month we learned that singer André Lauren Benjamin, better known as André 3000, was cast in the lead role of Jimi Hendrix in a biopic film about the late musician titled All Is By My Side. Today we get our first look at André 3000 in character as Hendrix on the Dublin, Ireland set of the film. As you can see below, André filmed scenes with his co-star Hayley Atwell and, to be honest, the pair do look like characters they portray in the film. Check it out. More »
It's A Wrap!
A couple of weeks ago we learned from No Doubt themselves that the title of their new album is Push and Shove and their first single is Settle Down. Today, we learn from the band that filming of the music video for Settle Down has been completed. No Doubt have updated the blog on their official website in include photos and a full report from the video set. Click below to check out some photos and read what Gwen and the boys have to say about their first new video in years. More »
Posted under: 'Settle Down', No Doubt
The TV Guide
Over the weekend, I made my way out to the movie theater to see the new Disney/Pixar film Brave and while I generally liked the film, I’m sorry to say that I didn’t love the film. Because Brave is a Pixar film, I had high expectations concerning animation, character development and story. Again, I’m sorry to say that those expectations were not met in my eyes. While I liked Brave and would encourage others to see the film, I cannot say that it is one of my fave Pixar films … in fact, I found that the film missed the mark on a few fronts, making it feel very un-Pixar-like. Click below to read my thoughts on the film but be warned, there are spoilers that you may want to avoid if you’ve not yet seen the film. More »
Posted under: 'Brave'
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a much more productive day than my Saturday was. While Saturday was a day for lazing about, Sunday was a day for getting out and enjoying the beautiful SoCal Summer weather. After I did a bit of work in the AM, David and I made our way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art so that we could see the new Levitated Mass art exhibit that went on display yesterday. After our visit to the museum, we went to the movies to see Brave. Last night, we ventured out for a nice evening stroll together. All in all, it was one of those perfectly perfect Sundays. More »
'Magic Mike' Musical? Megan Fox's Baby Bump, Willow Smith's Pierced Tongue?
- This mom makes the BEST lunches EVER! [Buzzfeed]
- Magic Mike, the musical? [ONTD!]
- Megan Fox shows off her obvious baby bump. [Popsugar]
- Did Willow Smith get her tongue pierced? [Gossip Cop]
- The last known Galapagos turtle dies, the species is now extinct :( [Towleroad]
- Do not give the Salvation Army your money. [Newser]
- The world’s fastest skateboarder goes even faster. [Heavy]
- Green Day names their new single. [Idolator]
- Eva Simmons goes acoustic. [arjanwrites]
- Is Demi Lovato dating a member of One Direction? [Starpulse]
- The Supreme Court rules on Arizona’s Immigration Law. [Global Grind]
- Michelle Williams and Jason Segal are still going strong. [LaineyGossip]
- Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) is 33, George Michael is 49, Ricky Gervais is 51 and Carly Simon is 67 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
'DANCE AGAIN….THE HITS'
Not only is Jennifer Lopez on tour for the first time EVER in her music career but today we learn that she is readying the release of first-ever greatest hits album. Dance Again … The Hits will be released at the end of July and it will feature 13 of her greatest hits (16 on the deluxe version of the album) including her 2 most recent hits Dance Again and Goin’ In. The deluxe version of the album will also include a bonus DVD of music videos, sure to please any discearning Jennifer Lopez fan. Click below to get your first look at the album cover for the standard version of Dance Again … The Hits and see which of J. Lo‘s greatest hits made the cut. More »
Fully Clothed :(
We are just DAYS away from the theatrical release of the much-anticipated male stripper film Magic Mike but last night, here in Hollywood, the film enjoyed its official premiere as the closing night selection of the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Stars Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Adam Rodriguez, Matthew McConaughey and his newlywedded wife Camila Alves were joined by others at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live theater in downtown LA to kick off the film in style … that is to say, in clothing. Yes, I know … there wasn’t a g-string in sight. Boo. Click below to see how great the guys did look last night in their fancy suits … and try to imagine what they’ve got hidden underneath and will be showing off then Magic Mike opens this Friday. More »
America's Sweetheart Returns
39 year old Jenny McCartney caused a bit of a stir when she revealed earlier this year that she was planning to be featured on the cover and in the pages of Playboy magazine for the 6th time. Folks seemed to take issue not with the fact that this cover would be her 6th (and 7th pictorial, overall) but with the fact that she would be a 39 year old Playmate. I’ve been a Jenny Mc fan for many, many years. I LOVED her way back in the 90′s when she hosted the MTV dating series Singled Out and, of course, when she was the star of her own comedy sketch series The Jenny McCarthy Show. I have always found Jenny beautiful and that has not changed. Now, I don’t always blog about Playboy magazine covermodels but I kinda love that Jenny has no problem baring her soul (and a bit more) for Playboy at the very sexy age of 39. Click below to get your first look at Jenny‘s latest Playboy cover … but be mindful, the coverphoto is fairly NSFW. More »
Bump Watch CONFIRMED
Since March, we’ve been wondering whether or not actress Reese Witherspoon is actually pregnant with her third child (her first with new hubby Jim Toth) or not. In April, it appeared that Reese took her baby bump to the beach. In May, it looked like Reese took her baby bump to the tennis court for a spirited game of tennis. Later in May, it seemed pretty evident that Reese took her baby bump to the Cannes International Film Festival. But, despite all these bump sightings, Reese had yet to officially confirm her pregsness … ’til now. Over the weekend, Reese was honored at an award ceremony in Chicago, IL and on the red carpet she FINALLY addressed and confirmed that yes, she is pregnant with her third child. So now we know, for sure, that she is knocked up. More »
Posted under: Reese Witherspoon
Why Fame Is (Still) The New Innocent
PITNB’s NEW popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…
The New 'Kid' on the Stripping Block
We are just about one WEEK away from the theatrical release of the much-anticipated, future Academy Award-winning male stripper film Magic Mike and to celebrate, we get to check out a clip from the film TODAY! As you can see below, Alex Pettyfer (who plays The Kid in the film) tries his hand at stripping for the first time in the scene featured below. Wanna see how he does? Wanna see how much he takes off? You gotta check out the video clip below to find out. More »
Posted under: 'Magic Mike'
The TV Guide
Yesterday’s plan to get out of the house didn’t really turn out the way I had, well, planned. I decided to get REAL lazy after my morning run in the AM and just chilled for the rest of the day. David was bizzy with work so he was away for most of the day and I was left to my own devices (ie. couch and TV). We did get out of the house for dinner but, that was the only bit of activity for our Saturday. More »
'Bourne' Pushes Back, Jessica Simpson Surfaces, Jay-Z's New Plane
- The World’s Uglies Dogs are kinda cute. [Buzzfeed]
- The release date for The Bourne Legacy gets pushed back … so as not to get in Batman‘s way. [ONTD!]
- Jessica Simpson shows off her post-baby body. [PopSugar]
- Lindsay Lohan is a heavy smoker … allegedly. [GossipCop]
- Why is there a documentary about Chris Crocker? [Towleroad]
- Man watches sports to death. [Newser]
- Mercedes Golf [Heavy]
- David Letterman doesn’t seem to like Justin Bieber very much. [Idolator]
- Jay-Z reportedly received a $40 million dollar plane for Father’s Day. [Starpulse]
- Criminals really are stupid. [Global Grind]
- Solange Knowles is 26, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 65, Jeff Beck is 68 and Al Molinaro (Happy Days) is 93 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
On The 1's and 2's
So … for about a year or so we’ve been hearing about Paris Hilton‘s new album. As you may recall, she is attempting to relaunch her music career as a DJ and her upcoming new album is meant to be an amalgam of pop/electronica … or something like that. This weekend, Paris made her way down to Brazil to perform as DJ Paris Hilton and at the start of her music set, she debuted her new single Last Night. Click below to watch video of her performance and listen to her new single … it’s, um, interesting … yeah. More »
Straight Outta Compton
irector F. Gary Gray is responsible for a slew of great films, including Law Abiding Citizen, Set It Off, and 1995′s classic, Friday. He’s now working on the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, titled Straight Outta Compton, and a few days ago he tweeted the official casting call. I didn’t even know how much I wanted an N.W.A. biopic to happen, until this news hit and now I’m pretty pumped. Regardless of your thoughts on the controversial former group, they made a huge impact on rap and the entire entertainment industry. Their historical influence deserves documentation and I can’t wait to see what Gray pulls together. See the official casting call announcement and deets inside.
"I'm just big on self-parenting"
Last week, Trent posted about the release of Fiona Apple‘s latest album (The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do), and I couldn’t have been happier clicking that live stream link. Recently, Interview Magazine caught up with the singer/songwriter and Fiona had plenty of interesting things to share about her artistic process, former life as a “brat,” and plans for the future. Check out excerpts from the interview and beautiful photos of the artist inside.
Australia Stand Up!
Iggy Azalea (not to be confused with a different Azealia we know) is an Australian emcee signed to T.I.‘s Grand Hustle label. She’s a total trip! And I haven’t decided how I feel about her yet. But I do know that I’m feelin a new song she just released with label-mate B.o.B. Million Dollar Misfits is off of Iggy‘s debut album Glory, which is expected by the end of the year. Listening sesh going down inside!
Steve McQueen's Back At It!
Steve McQueen (director of Hunger and last year’s Shame) has a new film in the works, titled Twelve Years A Slave. The current cast list is an exciting, somewhat eclectic group, and I cannot wait to see how they all mesh together with this director. So far Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from The Wire or Chalky White from HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire) and Paul Giamatti are all on board. Click inside to read more about the film and the cast, and to celebrate a new Steve McQueen film!
In 2013 James Franco, Jennifer Hudson, The Backstreet Boys, and Helen Mirren are just a few celebs who will receive their bright and shining star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. This is truly an exciting time for everyone involved and we think the honor is well-deserved by these talented recipients. In fact, it’s kinda hard to believe that many of them don’t already have stars! But, they’ve got ‘em now. Click inside to see who else is getting a star.
'Oops!' Here We Go Again
Back in 2004 Britney Spears (or her record company, actually) released her first compilation album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative. In 2009, another Britney compilation was released compiling all of her singles to date … it was titled simply, The Singles Collection. In the eyes of Britney‘s record company, it would seem time again for the release of another compilation album. This month, a 16-track compilation titled Oops! I Did It Again: The Best Of Britney Spears is set for release. Click below to see the album art and compilation tracklist. More »
Please, Gods, LET THIS HAPPEN!!!
Liz Phair, one of my fave musicians of all time, is ready to make a new album. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Rolling Stone magazine listed Phair‘s debut album Exile In Guyville as one of their Top 50 Albums from Women Who Rock but today we learn that she is ready to get back in the studio to make new music … and this time, she wants a little help from another one of my fave musicians of all time — Ryan Adams. Clearly, I’ve been a very good boy because a collaboration between Liz Phair and Ryan Adams is something that would MAKE MY LIFE! More »
Meet Veronica Moore
Woot!! I have some great casting news to pass along today. Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been added to the season 2 cast of the NBC drama Smash. As you may know, Smash tells the tale of the creation of the fictional Broadway musical Bombshell, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Season 1 of the show featured guest stars like Nick Jonas and Uma Thurman. For season 2, producers are pulling out the big guns … J. Hud will feature in a multi-episode arc as a character named Veronica Moore. More »
Posted under: 'Smash', Jennifer Hudson
Tune In To Channel Orange!
Last week we got to hear Frank Ocean‘s 10-minute long single/ballad Pyramid, which I absolutely loved. With the release of his debut album (Channel Orange) just a few weeks away, Ocean has decided to give us another preview of the good things to come. And Andre 3000 is one of them, so we can all do our happy music dance now :)
The TV Guide
Early this morning, I made my way to Griffith Park for my second week of marathon training with Team 2 End AIDS. As you may recall, I started my marathon training last week so I’m off and, um, running. This week’s training run was a pretty easy 3 miles … which, I have to say, is very cool because I never in my wildest dreams thought running 3 miles would be “easy”. As my milage increases, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 miles will be easy runs. And that is something I am very much looking forward to. More »
The Black Keys Sue, Casper Is Not Gay, Mugly Is The Ugliest Dog
- Batman is coming. [Buzzfeed]
- Blue Ivy is now an honorary citizen of Hvar. [ONTD!]
- Celebs in High School. [PopSugar]
- The Black Keys sue Pizza Hut and Home Depot. [GossipCop]
- It’s time to start thinking winter coats. [Oh La La]
- In case you were wondering, Jennifer Lopez‘s toyboy Casper Smart is not gay. [Towleroad]
- Mugly is the World’s Ugliest Dog. [Newser]
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter goes 8-Bit. [Heavy]
- Idolator chats with Justin Bieber. [Idolator]
- Skinny dipping with Zak Waters. [arjanwrites]
- Nick Stahl missing again, his wife has stopped looking for him. [Starpulse]
- Rodney King‘s family deny his fiancée access to his funeral. [Global Grind]
- The Newsroom is coming. [LaineyGossip]
- Duffy is 28, Jason Mraz is 35, Selma Blair is 40, Frances McDormand is 55 and Randy Jackson is 56 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
n the video which are you are about to experience (far, far away from bosses, children, and women who take serious pride in their Boston heritage), there are things so ridiculously funny, I am no longer embarrassed to admit that I plan to see this movie. Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy creator and director of Ted, describes his debut film as, “A warm, fuzzy, heart-felt, f***ed up fairy tale.” Based on what I just watched, that sounds entirely accurate. Bad words and boobies inside.
Mia Is Reportedly 'In The Mix' For the Part
Back in May we heard that producers started the search for the perfect actor to play Finnick Odair in the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Earlier this month, we learned that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is reportedly in negotiations to play the role of Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Today we learn that the amazing Austrailian actress Mia Wasikowska is “in the mix” for the role of Johanna Mason. I have to say, this latest bit of casting rumor is very exciting! More »
Posted under: Mia Wasikowska
Femmes Fatales On Wax
What are you doing reading this? Click inside so you can listen to the madness that is Missy Elliot on a sick, sick beat! Now!
Creepy Scary Fun
Care to see Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey kicking ass and taking names? With some really creepy facial scars? Dredd, an adaptation of the comic book character Judge Dredd (but unrelated to the 1995 film) premieres in September, and stars Karl Urban (as Judge Dredd) and Olivia Thirlby. Lena Headey will play Madeline ‘Ma-Ma’ Madrigal in this futuristic 3D film. Peep the first trailer inside.
A Bittersweet Victory
Many are celebrating the guilty verdict of former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Last night, a jury convicted the once-beloved sports figure on 45 out of 48 counts of child molestation. We have a full report on the conviction from the Huffington Post inside.
Posted under: News
Fun fact: Halle and I were pregnancy buddies. Well, you know what I mean. We were prego at the same time, so we were pregnancy buddies (in my fantasy world). Anyway, I’ve always had a special place in my celeb-loving heart for little Nahla who is getting ginormous! And cuter than anyone should ever be at age four. She spent a little time with her Mommy in Malibu yesterday. Peep the cutest pics ever inside.
Posted under: Halle Berry
All Black Everything!
hree stunning actresses got all sexy and sultry, wearing black to their respective movie premieres this week. The gush-factor is strong. Emma Stone hit up London and Paris for the premieres for The Amazing Spider-Man, Mila Kunis rocked the red carpet for Ted, and Michelle Williams tried a new look for Take This Waltz. Needless to say, we have some serious issues to discuss– like the thin line between sexy and vampy, and the problem with lace Louboutins (the problem mainly being that I don’t have them). Gush-and-discuss with me inside.
Take Back HARDER!
Back in 2008, Liam Neeson enjoyed surprising success with a little known action film titled Taken which ended up taking the US box office by storm! OK, maybe not “by storm”, but it did well enough to warrant a sequel (which, to be honest, doesn’t really mean much because there are a lot of crappy sequels out there … but I’m digressing). This October, Liam Neeson and his on screen family (Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace) will return to the action that was started in Taken with the sequel film Taken 2. Click below to check out the trailer in full. More »
Posted under: 'Taken 2'
The Top 50
Rolling Stone magazine is very fond of making lists of things and this month, they have compiled what they consider the Top 50 Albums from Women Who Rock. In the magazine’s introduction to the feature, they don’t really explain exactly what quantifies a “woman in rock” … instead, they give a laundry list of music genres (and personal titles) from whence comes their collection of Women Who Rock. As usual, I do not agree with this RS list entirely (either by selection or rank) but, of course, I do agree with some of their selections. Click below to learn more about this Rolling Stone list of Top Albums from Women Who Rock and see which of their selected albums are my faves. More »
Posted under: 'Beauty and the Beat', 'Exile In Guyville', 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You', 'Jagged Little Pill', 'Like a Prayer', Alanis Morissette, Aretha Franklin, Liz Phair, Madonna, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Go-Go's
Earlier this week we got a good look (and a hearty chuckle) at Justin Bieber‘s new Sharpie marker arm “tattoo” but today we learn that the rascally little popstar went and got a real arm tattoo to replace his fake one. The Biebs got the word BELiEVE tattooed on his left arm, undoubtedly in honor of the release this week of his new album titled Believe. Click below to check out JB‘s newest tattoo and see what you think of his latest body modification. More »
Ever since she took the lead in Zack and Miri Make A Porno I have been all about watching Elizabeth Banks blow up. Having recently starred in The Hunger Games, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and People Like Us (which premieres next weekend), I think it’s fair to say that ‘blowing up’ is exactly what’s happening for her. She’s one of those women who has the audacity to be gorgeous and goofy, sometimes simultaneously. And if I didn’t love her, I’d hate on her so bad. I choose love. And so has Vanity Fair Online. They recently shared a gallery of the actress in the likeness of Marilyn Monroe. Amazing pics– and a lot of red on blonde action– inside.
Make That Booty Bam
‘m not sure… but I think Ester Dean is rapping. And because of how I felt about her last release (Baby Makin Love, which many of us thought was pretty hot), I’m totally going to allow it. ‘Bam bam bam make the booty go bam,’ is what’s happening inside. Oh– and other lyrics too. Join me!
The TV Guide
Yesterday was, mostly, a very fun day. Altho the early part of the day wasn’t the best I’ve ever experienced, I managed to salvage the rest of the day with a fun trip to Disney’s California Adventure. Last weekend, my car was viciously vandalized — the damage was so severe that I didn’t even want to look at it. I was able to take it in for repairs yesterday so … hopefully soon, it’ll be fixed good as new. In order to keep my mind off my car woes, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to check out Cars Land inside the newly renovated California Adventure amusement park. Much of California Adventure has been updated and renovated with new attractions. I had so much fun, I didn’t even think about heading into Disneyland across the street ;) Check out some photos from my day yesterday. More »
Paris & Snoop, Anderson Get Sassy, Justin Bieber's Tumble
- Cats and Dogs of the 80′s. [Buzzfeed]
- Paris Hilton teams up with Snoop Dogg for her new single. [ONTD!]
- Jennifer Lawrence is training for another Hunger Games, for real. [PopSugar]
- “B*tch, what the f*ck are you doing?” — Anderson Cooper [GossipCop]
- It’s time for Y&K watches. [Oh La La]
- A Utah Democrat comes out as gay. [Towleroad]
- Hillary Clinton rocks some sweet shades. [Newser]
- Pulp Fiction: The Remix [Heavy]
- Justin Bieber takes a tumble. [Idolator]
- Cobra Starship releases a new music video. [arjanwrites]
- Ann Curry‘s days on The Today Show seem very limited. [Starpulse]
- Sandusky’s own son accuses him of child molestation as jurors deliberate his Child Rape charges. [Global Grind]
- Is Shakira pregs? [LaineyGossip]
- Donald Faison (Clueless, Scrubs) is 38, Cyndi Lauper is 59 and Meryl Streep is 63 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
“I always shy away from anything that’s too girly”
Nicole Richie — mother, wife, actress, fashionista — has joined the ranks of celebrities who have created their own fragrances. Due out this September, Nicole Richie has announced the forthcoming release of her first-ever perfume called simply, Nicole. While it may seem odd when other, non-fashion conscious, celebs release fragrances (like, say, Shania Twain for example), it makes perfect sense that Richie would decide to create her own perfume. Actually, I’m surprised she hasn’t released a fragrance sooner. Click below to see the Nicole by Nicole Richie bottle and learn more about the scent. More »
PITNB's Heat Wave Jam Sesh!
There’s only one way to celebrate the beginning of summer– the swimsuit round-up from June 2oth
. LOL okay, so summer officially began two days ago. But then the heat waves came. And we figured it was a sign that we should all be inside, with AC and fans blasting, reliving some of the hottest summer hits of the decade in an attempt to assuage our pain. And whadda you know? I happen to have some of the videos to those hits inside. Grab one of those dorky hand-held fans (that I kinda wish I had right now) and hit play. The PITNB
Anti-Heat Wave Sesh is about to go down. Minimal dancing required; head-bopping a must.
Free Music Yes Please!
The incomparable Maybach Music Group (Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and Gunplay) is dropping their sophomore compilation on June 26th (which may or may not be my birthday). So why are they giving us a sneak peek/listen at their entire album today? Because Maybach Music Group loves us, and they believe in our happiness and well-being via free music. I think they still want us to buy the album though. Come listen to Self-Made: Vol. 2 with me on your lunch break. It’s happy rap-py time.
It Has Begun...
We all saw this coming. The fight between the camps of Chris Brown and Drake
left at least eight people injured, and Tony Parker
(a guard for the San Antonio Spurs
and ex-husband of Eva Longoria
) was one of them. He’s suing W.i.P.
– the now-infamous SoHo
club where it all went down– for $20 million
, for an injury he suffered during the fight. Methinks Parker
and his scratched retina are about to get paid. Legal drama deets inside.
Okay, if I put aside the creepy feeling I get looking at Terry Richardson (don’t google his name + ‘sexual allegations’ if you want to view these lovely pictures with an unfettered mind), I can really enjoy his work. He recently spent some professional time (ahem) with Kate Upton for her GQ shoot and then he got hella lucky (ahem) when supermodel Gisele Bündchen casually strolled into his NYC studio. Check out pics from their impromptu photo shoot inside. And no more jokes about sexual allegations. Promise.
HYFR Of The Day
Lily Allen is the Lord of all creation and news of her return to the studio makes me a very happy blogger. Back in November, Lily and her husband Sam Cooper welcomed ’mini-cooper’ Ethel Mary into their world. And even before their daughter was born, Lily had announced a retirement of sorts from music in 2010. Well, the ‘retirement’ is ov-ah! Celebrate Lily’s return with me inside.
Posted under: Lily Allen
Azealia Banks is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Paper magazine and to celebrate, the mag has created and shared a bunch of animated gifs that give us an animated look at her photospread. As you can see below, Azealia got to play dress up with a few different looks. She also was afforded the opportunity to show off her bubbly personality. All of this is featured, front and center, in the collection of fun animated gifs below. Check ‘em out. More »
Last week we got our first look at Lindsay Lohan back on the set of her Lifetime made for TV biopic movie Liz & Dick just hours after she was reportedly found unconscious in her hotel room … and just days after she was involved in another car accident. Today, we learn that Lindsay has managed to go (almost) a full week without incident. Hurray! Lindsay was spotted at the Van Nuys Airport filming new scenes for her Lifetime movie looking as Liz Taylor as possible. In an effort to convince people that she is “working hard”, Lindsay tweeted that she is working extremely long hours … and those tweets have gotten the attention of the Screen Actors Guild union. Uh oh! Check out the photos below and see if you think she is making the grade and read the tweets that may have gotten Liz & Dick in trouble. More »
Oh Hai, Hugh
Earlier this week we saw a few, um, invigorating photos of a shirtless Joe Manganiello on a beach in South Beach, FL. Today we see that the older dudes can hold their own on the shirtlessness front. Hugh Jackman has made his way to Barcelona, Spain with his family and was spotted sunning himself on a beach there. Click below to see Hugh in all his half-nekkid, beefy wonder. More »
Posted under: Hugh Jackman
The Game is a brilliant show that’s had its fair share of ups and downs. Throwback fans remember when it was on The CW and back then? Honestly? It was kind of the perfect show. Who knew the world of football could be so compelling (and so femme-driven)? Apparently Mara Brock Akil (the creator) and Kelsey Grammar (the producer) knew. After three glorious seasons the show was cancelled and fans everywhere championed online to get it back. BET finally got me to watch their channel again when they picked up The Game, but still, it wasn’t quite the same. Recently the two lead stars Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall dropped out of the show, but we have kind of exciting news today. Actress and girl-I-would-almost-trade-faces-with, Lauren London has nabbed a lead role on the show. According to TV Line, she will fill the void left by Tia Mowry. The Game fans (I know you’re on here!) get the details inside.
Posted under: Lauren London, The Game
The TV Guide
Earlier this week I mentioned that I started rewatching season 3 of Star Trek: Voyager and yesterday I managed to get thru most of the season. Trust me, I know this isn’t very exciting news but since my car has been put out of commission, I’ve been forced to find entertainment within the confines of my own home. Altho I’m still very upset about my car, I can think of worse things than being forced to veg out on the couch watching TV ;) More »
Posted under: 'Star Trek: Voyager'
Shorty Shorts, Kylie Eats Doritos, 'Girls' Gets A Black Girl
- Ermahgerd animals are Ermahgerd. [Buzzfeed]
- Jennifer Lawrence wears short shorts. [PopSugar]
- Miley Cyrus wears shorter shorts. [ONTD!]
- PLEASE GODS don’t let Jill Zarin back on The Real Housewives of New York. [GossipCop]
- Dallas debuts. [Oh La La]
- The Seattle Space Needle won’t be showing its Gay Pride this year :( [Towleroad]
- The jury is now deliberating the Sandusky Child Rape case. [Newser]
- Steve Martin is a Wild & Crazy Guy. [Heavy]
- Kylie Minogue and Joe Manganiello share a Doritos chip. [Idolator]
- Have you met Doxi Jones? [arjanwrites]
- Kate Upton gets sexy for GQ magazine. [Starpulse]
- HBO finally adds a Black girl to their hit show Girls. [Global Grind]
- The Amazing Spider-Man is ready to make his theatrical debut … again. [LaineyGossip]
- Lana Del Rey is 26, Kris Allen (American Idol) is 27, Brandon Flowers of The Killers is 31, Juliette Lewis is 39, Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) is 65 and Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat) is 79 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Indie Rom-Com Time!
Ok. Chris Rock is not for everyone, but he’s for me. I just can’t help but love him. He’s teaming up with French-American filmmaker Julie Delpy (who directed and wrote the script for the movie as well) to bring us a rom-com from which I’m expecting big, amazing, adorkable things. Paris is involved (in fact, it’s Delpy‘s follow-up to 2 Days In Paris), so I probably won’t be disappointed. Watch the first trailer for 2 Days In New York inside. Oh– and there may or may not be a hilarious, semi-NSFW bonus clip as well ;)
"You guys are acting like I have MS or something."
Earlier this week we learned the sad news that Jack Osbourne, the only son of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Today we get to hear from Jack himself about his illness and how he is coping with the this extremely unpredictable disease. Appearing on The Talk, a daytime talk show that is co-hosted by his mother Sharon, Jack opened up and joked as much as possible about his health. He looked and sounded in good spirits, despite the shocking information he shared with the audience. Click below to read what he had to say. More »
Posted under: 'The Talk', Jack Osbourne
Tweet Tuesdays In Full Effect
Lyrical songstress Tweet promised us new music every Tuesday and she has delivered! Last week she released a new song called Trouble, off of her forthcoming album Simply Tweet. This week it’s all about C 4Eva. The slow, sultry little thing is waiting for you inside.
The Original 'How Does It Feel'
Canada just increased its cool factor… again. Just a few days ago, Bob Dylan announced the beginning of his North American tour, which will kick off in August au Canada (in Loydminster, Alberta). The 71 year-old poet and songwriter will tour until September, performing the last show in Big Flats, New York. See the full tour schedule inside.
Posted under: Bob Dylan
Last week I posted some amazing photographs of Transgender youth in NYC, pulled from this site I am now semi-addicted to, TIME Magazine’s LightBox. This week they’re featuring work from the renowned photographer, Kimiko Yoshida. The piece is entitled Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity and it is breathtaking and mind-blowing and all things brilliant and artistic. Check out photos, along with Yoshida‘s story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
The Thing About J. Cole Is...
Melanie Fiona has a cult following that I’m not quite a part of… yet. I liked one of her more recent singles, 4 a.m. (also off of her album The MF Life), and It Kills Me was pretty insane, but I haven’t quite fallen in lurve. This time though, she’s reeling me back in with the eye and ear-candy that is J. Cole, and I’m kinda feelin it. The R&B track (called ‘This Time’) is backed with a hip-hop beat (slightly reminiscent of an early Swizz Beatz sound but actually produced by one of Kanye and Jay-Z‘s favorites, No I.D.). Peep the video inside. Oh and did I mention that J. Cole is in it? Oh, well, J. Cole is in it. J. Cole. Inside.
Tonight is MTV’s series premiere of Snooki & JWOWW, and at 10 pm EST we finally get to see what a walking, talking, prego Snooki looks like. We prepped you for this a few weeks ago in the BFF Files, but now the moment is officially here. I’m still in disbelief about this whole movement so I gots to tune in. Photos are one thing, but maybe if I see it– like see it, see it– I’ll be ready to accept that… Jionna is gonna be a father. Luckily, MTV is helping us all mentally prepare for this with three clips that offer a sneak peak at tonight’s premiere episode. ‘Fist pumps and baby bumps’ (and Snooki‘s revelations about the Jewish community) inside.
"I don't think I'm the toughest judge at all"