Archive for July, 2012
Gotye Gets The 'Pop Up' Treatment
Last September the much-beloved music video series Pop Up Video returned to VH-1 after a long hiatus away and next week, the show is BACK for season 2. As you can see above, Gotye‘s ridiculously infectious (and seemingly inescapable) hit Somebody That I Used To Know is among the new videos to get the Pop Up treatment. As a long-time fan of Pop Up Video, I am VERY excited that the show is back for season 2. In addition to Gotye, I imagine videos by Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nicki Minaj and more will get popped in season 2. Which videos would YOU like to see on the show this season?
From the Computer Screen to the Small Screen
Back in 2008, Joss Whedon produced a 3-act web series called Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog that starred Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. These days, Whedon is a big-time movie director, Harris and Fillion are big-time TV stars and Day is the Queen of all Geekdom … which is why it’s the perfect time for Dr. Horrible to make the transition from the computer screen to the small screen. This Fall, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will air in full on TV so that countless new fans can fall in love with the brilliant and hilarious series. More »
Here We Go Again
For the past 3 years, Paranormal Activity has been scaring up audiences in movie theaters here in the US and around the world. This Fall, the 4th installment of the Paranormal film franchise will debut to try and scare us all over again. The series has been pretty hit or miss for me. I loved Paranormal Activity but I really hated Part 2. I thought Part 3 was entertaining enough so … I’m up for Part 4. The full PA4 trailer won’t be released until tomorrow but today we get to check out two short teaser trailers. Click below to watch the second teaser in full. More »
Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn
Welp, it was bound to happen sooner or later. In the 90′s, two parody films were made to some success but today we learn that CBS has teamed up with Vince Vaughn to reboot the classic TV series The Brady Bunch. In this instance, tho, the plan is not to remake and retell the Brady story that we already know. This new version of The Brady Bunch will focus on one of the Brady kids all grown up … with a mixed family of his own. Sound interesting? Click below to learn more. More »
Posted under: 'The Brady Bunch'
Last Spring it was reported that Bradley Cooper would be starring in a new Broadway production of the 1977 play The Elephant Man. Today we get our first look at Cooper in character as Joseph Merrick (more commonly known as the Elephant Man) as previews for the play get underway in Massachusetts. This new production of the play will run at the Williamstown Theatre in Williamstown, MA through this weekend when it will then move to Broadway. Curious to see Bradley Cooper’s take on the character? Check out the photos below. More »
Meet Bond's Newest Villain
Back in May we got to check out the first domestic movie trailer for the forthcoming new James Bond film titled Skyfall. Today we get to check out the newly released international trailer for the film … and it is must see. There’s a new villain in town, played by Javier Bardem, and we get to meet him for the first time in this new trailer. We also get a better understanding about the film’s plot line. As I’ve made clear many times before, Daniel Craig is my favorite James Bond. I am very much looking forward to seeing him in action again as 007. I only kinda liked the first trailer, I really love this one.
Posted under: 'James Bond: Skyfall'
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a marginally bizzy day for me. I had a bit of running around to do in the afternoon and then last night, David and I met up with Tam and Rob for a long overdue dinner/hang session. Because David and I have to fly back East this weekend for another wedding (#6 of 8, if you’re keeping count) I had to run a few errands before we fly off again. I managed to get everything done, meet up with David as his office and then make our way to Silverlake to meet up with Tam and Rob. More »
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a Wanted Man, Robsten Fighting for Dog Custody, Paul McCartney Was Paid a Pittance
- • 33 reasons why Water Polo is an awesome Olympic sport. [Buzzfeed] [Thanks Sarah]
- • Vanity Fair magazine selects its Best Dressed. [ONTD!]
- • Brad Pitt is a cowboy now. [PopSugar]
- • An arrest warrant has been issued for Cuba Gooding, Jr. [GossipCop]
- • Here come the Political Animals. [Oh La La]
- • Another federal court finds the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. [Towleroad]
- • Robsten are now fighting over custody of their dog. [Newser]
- • The US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team won the Gold Medal in the All Around Competition. [Heavy]
- • Paul McCartney was paid $1.57 for his performance during the Opening Ceremonies of London 2012 Olympic Games. [Idolator]
- • Nelly Furtado drops a new song. [arjanwrites]
- • Michael Douglas as Liberace. [Starpulse]
- • Miley Cyrus loves Playboy magazine and Lil’ Kim. [Global Grind]
- • Is Taylor Swift creepin’ with a Kennedy? [LaineyGossip]
- • B.J. Novak (The Office) is 33, Dean Cain is 46, J.K. Rowling is 47 and Wesley Snipes is 50 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
I Have The POWER!!!!!!!!
Back in 2010 we started hearing murmurs that a new live action film based on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was going into production. At the time, the names of a few actors started to make the rounds but nothing concrete was ever confirmed. Today we learn that the Masters of the Universe movie is really going to happen and that Jon M. Chu will direct. Chu is currently hard at work on the G.I. Joe sequel movie (which was supposed to be released this year but has been pushed back to next year) but according to a new report, he has also signed on to direct the new He-Man movie. More »
Plus, Find Out Where 'AHS' Season 2 Will Take Place
Back in March we learned that Maroon 5 frontman and judge on The Voice Adam Levine was in talks to join the season 2 cast of American Horror Story … in April, we heard from Adam himself about how he got the part. Today we get our first look at the singer-turned-actor on the set of AHS season 2. Show creator Ryan Murphy joined Twitter this weekend and is using his account to share this behind the scenes stuff. Click below to see this first photo of Adam Levine on set and find out where exactly the second season of AHS will be set (hint: the drama will take place in a New England city). More »
"Come Fill Up My Glass A Little More"
Nicki Minaj has just released her latest music video, a very colorful and upbeat clip for her club-banging single Pound The Alarm. Please don’t kill me but I LOVE this song. Sometimes a frivolous song just grabs ahold of you and you fall victim to its powerful sway … this is one of those songs. It’s not about the lyrics, it’s not about the message … it’s about the way that the song makes you want to dance your ass off. Honestly, I think this video is really fun but it’s not something that I will prolly watch very much. The song, on the other hand? Yeah, I’ve been jamming to this one for a while now. Pound The Alarm is a great song to dance to, to run to, to jump around the living room after you get out of the shower and you’re dripping all over the furniture … um, not that that’s what *I* do, erm, I’ve just heard it’s that kind of song. Are any of y’all loving this song/video like I am or … am I just over here dancing on my own?
Rihanna and Drake Nab the Most Noms
It’s that time of the year again … time when MTV makes known the artists who have been nominated to win their coveted Video Music Awards for 2012. Now, I know what you’re thinkin’ … each year, many folks (me included) tend to have a love/hate relationship with the VMAs (I mean, let’s be real … some years the show is amazing, others notsomuch). But invariably, I approach each new VMAs with a certain level of excitement because at the core, the VMAs are a fun awards show. This year, Rihanna and her homie Drake lead the way with the most VMA nominations — they each nabbed 5 noms including Video of the Year. Click below to find out which other artists will be vying for MTV Moon Man trophies this year and see if YOUR faves made the cut. More »
"Co wants it out end yr. "
Great news Cher fans, the everliving is readying the release of a new album — her first in over 10 years — by the end of this year. As you may know, Cher has been working with Lady Gaga, P!nk and others on new material that was rumored to be released last year but when that didn’t happen, people feared the songs might never be released. According to Cher herself, who is very active on Twitter, the record company approved the songs she played for them and have decided to release the album in time for Xmas 2012. Click below to learn more about Cher‘s new album and read what she has to say about working with both Gaga and P!nk on new music. More »
Posted under: Cher
Plus, Check Out the Album Tracklist
Last month we learned the happy news that Tori Amos is releasing a new album later this year titled Gold Dust. Altho the album will feature a collection of music already released by Tori, the songs have been rerecorded and made into orchestral versions. Today we get our first look at the album’s official cover art and we learn which songs will be featured on the disc. Click below to see/learn more. More »
Posted under: 'Gold Dust', Tori Amos
Check Out the New Poster!
Back in February we learned that the new CBS remake of the classic Sherlock Holmes series titled Elementary will feature a female Watson played by Lucy Liu (opposite Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes). From the start, people wondered (and feared) if the plan would be to have a romantic relationship develop between Holmes and Watson on this new series. Today we hear from Elementary showrunner Rob Doherty who PROMISES that there will be no sexual tension between Holmes and his female Watson partner … never … never ever … swear. More »
Posted under: 'Elementary'
Lurve LA Style
When we counted down the top 10 celebrity couples of 2012, a few PITNBrs named Michelle Williams and Jason Segel as their personal fave. And rightly so! This one’s for Ben@pr, tessa, and debra– get your look on! These two are pretty adorable; Jason was picking up Michelle from a skin care center in LA. I don’t know why, but that little tidbit makes it cuter. Plus the photographers who took the photos noted that Michelle smiled and waved– and always does– which makes her about as chill as she seems. Just don’t ask me what she’s wearing– because I don’t know. But she’s physically incapable of not being cute, so peep the gallery for more cuteness.
The Emancipation of Mimi's New Single Artwork
Last week we learned that new American Idol judge Mariah Carey is readying the release of a new single titled Triumphant (Get ‘Em). As you may recall, Mimi told us herself that the song is a collaboration with Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Today, courtesy of MC again, we get our first look at the single artwork for Triumphant. Mariah has just joined Instagram and she used the opportunity to debut her new single artwork, which you can see in full below. More »
This may be one of the realest porn movies we’ll ever get– and I know many of us have been looking for an authentic porn movie. About Cherry was directed by Stephen Elliot, a former sex worker who also co-wrote the script with NYU lecturer and writer Lorelei Lee… who is also a porn performer. Plus we’ve got Heather Graham on board– and she’s played a porn star (and the porn star, Rollergirl in Boogie Nights!) enough times to be considered an expert. Thus, methinks this movie’s in good hands. Newcomer Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle) takes the lead, playing a young girl named Angelina who’s navigating a very tricky path towards independence. And then there’s the part where we get to look at James Franco, which is always a good reason to go to the movies. Happy trailer-ing!
About Cherry comes out on VOD August 9. IFC Midnight will release the film to select theaters on September 21. Also stars Dev Patel! Love!
Following in the Footsteps of The Jim Henson Company
Last week we learned that The Jim Henson Company decided to end their business relationship with Chick-Fil-A after company president Dan Carthy publicly acknowledged his company’s homophobic practices. The severed relationship meant that Henson would no longer make availble Muppets toys for the eatery’s kids meal offerings. CFA has now partnered with Harper-Collins publishing to offer children’s books in their kids meals in place of the Muppets toys but now the makers of that book title is now distancing itself from the eatery as well. The Berenstain Bears family has posted a message on their official website alerting people to the fact that they want no association with CFA’s homophobic practices. More »
Posted under: The Berenstain Bears
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
Don’t front. You know you’ve been trying to figure out a way to be the [ballinest] hostess with the mostest. And now at breakfast, you can be! Even though it’s just for show, this Louis Vuitton waffle maker is kind of that ish! And if not, it’s at least that-ish-cray of the day. Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Lewicki has come up with yet another interesting creation. I checked out his site and he’s got some really fun designs (see the Oreo manhole cover inside), but this LV waffle maker makes me 1.) really hungry, and 2.) really curious as to why I haven’t seen these in any of Kanye‘s recent videos. He better get on it before I feature it in my next video. Which I totally will; awkward for Kanye. Check out a couple other Andrew Lewicki originals inside.
Posted under: Kanye West, That-Ish-Cray
Ok, so I had no clue these two were making another movie together! Where have I been?! And who else out there will watch any movie with Jessica Chastain and/or Viola Davis??? Apparently, the two actresses (both Oscar-nominated for their roles in 2011′s The Help) are working on a new film, which recently started filming in New York City. Photographers spotted them on set in NYC and… honestly? I think they look amazing. These women aren’t 20 year-old vixens and they don’t need to be. They are legitimately talented actresses with a fierce presence they carry with them. I love it! Peep the gallery for more.
The TV Guide
After enjoying a string of relatively quiet days lately, last night was a big night for me. Not only did I get out of the house to see a concert … but I managed to see 2 full concerts back to back. Impressive, I know. For months, I’ve been looking forward to Fiona Apple‘s return to LA so I’ve been eagerly awaiting her concert stop last night at the Hollywood Palladium. A week ago, I learned that the amazing Morrissey/The Smiths coverband Sweet & Tender Hooligans were playing a show at Vertigos in downtown LA on the same night. I was hoping I’d be able to make both shows … and happily, I did. More »
'The Hobbit' Trilogy, CO Shooter Charged, Janet Banned from the Jackson Family Estate?
- Crying Olympians. [Buzzfeed]
- Matchbox 20 are still around, still releasing music videos. [ONTD!]
- Celebs share photos from the London Olympics. [PopSugar]
- Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit will now be made into 3 films instead of 2. [GossipCop]
- Former Superman Brandon Routh is starring in a new TV series. [Oh La La]
- It looks like the Democrats are finally ready to take marriage equality seriously. [Towleroad]
- The Colorado shooter has been charged with 140 counts of murder and attempted murder. [Newser]
- #WhiteGirlProblems [Heavy]
- The Veronicas release a new single. [Idolator]
- Elllie Goulding announces the release of a new album titled Halcyon. [arjanwrites]
- The Dark Knight Rises wins at the box office again. [Starpulse]
- Janet Jackson banned from the Jackson Family home? [Global Grind]
- George Clooney films a new commercial. [LaineyGossip]
- Jaime Pressly is 35, Hilary Swank is 38, Christopher Nolan is 42, Vivica A. Fox is 48, Lisa Kudrow is 49, Laurence Fishburne is 51 and Buddy Guy is 76 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
"[Those people] were not there to support me"
Last week Madonna performed a very short club show concert at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France and was met with a considerable amount of criticism from angry fans in attendance. As you may recall, a number of dissatisfied people voiced their anger at Madonna after she performed what they considered an unsatisfactory concert. The disgruntled were upset that they had camped out for days and spend a considerable amount of money for a 45 minute concert. Shortly after the controversy came to light, Madonna‘s publicist issued what some would call an insulting official statement basically telling fans they were lucky to get what they got. The video above features Madonna commenting personally on the controversy during the Vienna, Austria stop last night of her MDNA World Tour. As you can hear for yourselves, Madonna maintains that the people who criticized her club show performance are “not her fans”. Maddy also issued a response in addition to this impromptu one made on the concert stage. Click below to read what else she has to say on the matter. More »
Warning: Excessive Use Of The 'V' Word
Oh boy. Remember a few months back when Courtney Love‘s own daughter (Francis Bean Cobain) suggested that twitter ban her mother from further use of the site? Well, they didn’t take her advice and Mama Courtney didn’t take the hint. But at least this time she’s not spreading vicious rumors about Dave Grohl hitting on her daughter. And, in fact, you could argue that these are helpful tweets; tweets that offer lyrical clarification from one musician to another. But then again, it’s Courtney Love… tweeting in reaction to Lana Del Rey‘s cover of Nirvana‘s Heart-Shaped Box. So yeah. She probably wasn’t trying to be all that helpful. But I’ll let you be the official judge of that! Take a listen to Lana‘s cover (which I thought was quite good) and the check out the twitter madness inside.
Reported Photos of the Device Hit the Internets
It seems like there is a new iPhone rumor every other day but today it would appear that real deets about the forthcoming new Apple device has come to light. After a set of leaked photos that reportedly show the new iPhone design hit the Internets, a report surfaced that claims Apple is planning to announce and release the device in September. Now, keep in mind, Apple does not make this kind if information available publicly so this “news” is mostly speculation. But, after seeing the leaked photos, I’m starting to believe the rumors. Click below, take a look at what the new iPhone will reportedly look like and learn the new rumored deets about when it might be available for sale. More »
The Real Break-Up of Beverly Hills
Real life tragedy strikes The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills today as we learn that Adrienne Maloof and her husband Dr. Paul Nassif have decided to separate. According to a new report, the couple plan to file legal papers this week to end their marriage. This sad news should come of no surprise to those of you who are familiar with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … Maloof and Nassif are known for always looking/acting unhappy when they are together on the show. As unfortunate as this new is, yeah, it’s not a real big shocker to me. UPDATE: Paul Nassif has issued an official statement about this split, read it below. More »
“We’ll have to learn from Angelina and Brad"
It seems like the question of ‘women having it all’ is eternally floating around, and Gwen Stefani is one of many celeb moms to address the idea. She recently spoke out– quite candidly– about the limitations of making music and having a family at the same time. Honestly, it was so refreshing to hear a celebrity admit that it’s kind of impossible to do everything at one time! Hear what she had to say about motherhood, the return of No Doubt, and the unlikelihood of another Gwen Stefani solo album, inside.
Posted under: Gwen Stefani
But Is The Pot Calling The Kettle Violent?
Well, this is an interesting story to cover, having just posted the trailer to Killer Joe. Harvey Weinstien (of The Weinstein Company film studio and co-founder of Miramax) has produced about a gabillion movies, and if you only count the ones by Quentin Tarantino (including the forthcoming tale of revenge, Django Unchained) you’ve already got a handful of some of the most unapologetically violent films the industry has to offer. But perhaps times are a-changin’. In an interview with The Huffington Post Weinstein discussed many things– Obama, the success of the Weinstein‘s The Intouchables, but also the role of filmmakers in violence, especially considering the recent massacre in Colorado. Hear what he has to say about gun control and his movie-making buddies inside.
Good Boy Gone [Really] Bad
Killer Joe (described as a Southern Gothic crime thriller– yum!) opened in theaters this weekend, and although the indie film (starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch) is probably not gonna be the summer blockbuster, it’s got one of the coolest, scariest story lines and definitely deserves our attention. I think it helps that the director (William Friedkin) made ummm… The Exorcist?!?! Yeah. Scary.Check out the trailer and let me know what you think! I included Killer Joe in our summer movie guide because I couldn’t believe McConaughey looked like he was pulling off some serious bad-assery– and not even the sexy kind– the downright frightening kind. In short, he totally looks like a guy named Killer Joe. So there’s that to be excited about.
Killer Joe is in theaters now! The movie also stars Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Notes On A Scandal) , who I am beginning to fall madly in lurve with.
Oh, And Chloë Grace Moretz Made A Grown Woman Cry
A little while back we got our first look at Chloë Grace Moretz on the set of the new Carrie film. Many of us have our doubts about whether or not the remake will compare at all to the original, but many of us are also big fans of the one they call Moretz (like me!!!) and so we have high hopes. Recently one of the cast members of the film (Judy Greer, who plays Miss Desjardin) spoke out about her take on the pig’s blood prom scene (which she describes as ‘amazeballs’), and also told E! about the time Chloë Grace Moretz made her cry. I’ve been there. Deets inside.
Because That's What Friends Are For...
A little while back E! reported that Snooki was interested in filming the birth of her first son Lorenzo (and also having three more babies as well). Now it seems that someone has come forward and offered to play director in the delivery room– Jwoww (who else?!) will be filming the birth of Lorenzo. And the best news? The video will never see the light of day– at least not in the reality TV universe. Snooki plans to keep it in the family. Good idea, Snooks. Delivery footage needs not become the new sex tape. Deets inside. More »
Ryan Gosling was photographed making his way out of a gym here in SoCal after a vigorous workout. As you can see below, all of the hard work that Ryan puts into his physical fitness is paying off … and how. Because the gods are good and benevolent, Ryan decided to wear a sleeveless shirt as he made his way from the gym to his car and as you can see, we get a pretty good gander at his muscular arms. Wanna take a look-see below? More »
Posted under: Ryan Gosling
A few weeks ago Katie Holmes spoke publicly for the first time since her split from husband Tom Cruise. As you may recall, Katie informed the world that she was “alright”. Today, all these weeks later, we finally get to hear from Tom himself. As you might imagine, he gives us an equally verbose update on how he is doing. According to Cruise, he is doing “good”. Click below to hear this update from Tom‘s own lips. More »
Posted under: Tom Cruise
Like Father, Like Son
Back in July of last year, 2011, we learned that Justin Bieber got his first tattoo … a matching tattoo that he got with his father Jeremy Bieber. Today, a year later, we get to see new photos of The Biebs and his bro dad spending some quality time together. As you can see in the photos below, both Justin and his dad have a few more tattoos than they had this time last year … clearly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Wanna see where JB gets all of his swag? Find out below. More »
Zack Morris gets Remarried
Congratulations are in order for former Saved by the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar because he and his fiancée Catriona McGinn got themselves married yesterday. After about a year engagement, Mark-Paul and Catriona said their I Dos at a winery in Santa Ynez, CA. For the most part, the deets of the couple’s nuptials are pretty light but click below to learn all that has been reported about Mark-Paul and Catriona‘s happy day. More »
Monkey Business on the High Seas
While things are falling apart in one part of the real life Twilight universe, things are going very well in another part. Kellan Lutz is currently on holiday in St. Tropez with his girlfriend Sharni Vinson and as you can see in the photos below, he appears to be having the TIME of his life. Clearly unfettered by his inhibitions, Lutz was seen letting loose on a yacht off the coast of St. Tropez and, well, just check out the photos and see for yourselves how much fun he was having. More »
Posted under: Kellan Lutz
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
I know this hit the blogospheres a few days ago. I know you may have already seen it. But I just embarrassed the ish out of myself LOL in Starbucks like a total dork and it cannot be in vain. I now have to make it look like I was working (because I totally was) and post this video on PITNB. Besides, this started going viral after the Robsten scandal and everyone made it about Kristen Stewart‘s but hers is one of the many funny tweet that the celebs read on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Oh my gosh. I’m still cracking up over the Justin Bieber one. I just can’t stop… I don’t wanna give it away, but it was basically like an open letter to God, and it involved 2Pac (as all open letters to God should). That’s all I’m gonna say. Oh… and it looked like they really got to Zooey Deschanel; not nice! But really… kind of funny. Enjoy today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day and remember– celebrities are people too. People with enough money to maintain a god-like status in our society… but ultimately, people. #Message!
The Queen Of Quirk Returns
So we all had a moment a while back when I revealed that I am a ginormous fan of Issa Rae‘s web series The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl… as if I have choice in the matter. I mean, the show is everything hilarious and cultural and political and hilarious. All of the good stuff is here in this, my favorite show that doesn’t come on TV and isn’t Scandal. And now that the second episode of Season Two is up, I thought it’d be fun if we watched together! Awwww :) Anyway, it was the only thing I could think of that might be as fun as that Aaliyah/Gotye mash-up. So turn that song off for a minute, and watch this episode with me!!! Lol, and by ‘watch this episode with me’ I mean you watch it now, and I’ll watch it in a little while and join ya’ll in the comments. If you missed the earlier episodes go back and watch them here! Because as of right now, it’s Team White Jay all day which means things are about to get, well… awkward. Hells yeah! Enjoy :)
The TV Guide
Even tho I live mere miles away from the Pacific Ocean, I don’t get out to the beach as much as you’d think. It’s a travesty, I know. But, I did make my first visit to the beach yesterday to support David and Pop-Up Pantry at a charity event to benefit the Fulfillment Fund. Pop-Up Pantry and other food companies, like Wolfgang Puck, were on hand to serve food at the event that raised money to help FulFillment Fund‘s student mentoring program. The weather was divine, the food was delish and I had a blast! More »
Posted under: Pop-Up Pantry
Lochte Wins/Phelps Sinks, DC Mayor Dislikes CFA, Xtina Comments On Britney
- Ryan Lochte won the first US gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Michael Phelps failed to medal in 4th place. [Buzzfeed]
- Jena Malone is “super excited” to play Joanna in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. [ONTD!]
- Total Recall starts the promo tour. [PopSugar]
- Katie Holmes and Suri spend a day at the zoo. [GossipCop]
- Because it’s SUMMER! [Oh La La]
- The Mayor of Washington D.C. isn’t a fan of Chick-Fil-A either. [Towleroad]
- BFFs never die. [Newser]
- Ryan Lochte is cooler than Michael Phelps. [Heavy]
- Christina Aguilera comments on Britney Spears joining The X Factor, Mariah Carey joining American Idol. [Idolator]
- Music from the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games is now available. [arjanwrites]
- Child stars all growed up. [Starpulse]
- Rumor has it Robert Pattinson was about to propose to Kristen Stewart. [Global Grind]
- The First Lady and the Queen. [LaineyGossip]
- Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley is 35, Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) is 38, Wil Wheaton is 40, Martina McBride is 46 and Geddy Lee of Rush is 59 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
A Divorcée's Best Friend
Newly single Katie Holmes seems to be doing very well in the days following her brilliant split from soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise. She’s got a new Broadway play lined up, she’s got her next film lined up and she’s not wanting for male companionship. This weekend, Katie was spotted on a dinner date with a man. It turns out the dude was her lawyer Jonathan Wolfe … which means it was a totally platonic date OR not ;) More »
AKA She Looked Amazing, As Per Usual
So here’s my thing with Rita Ora. I’ve officially decided (just now) that I am not a fan of her music… yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t admire her style. I know, I know– everyone has done the Rihanna comparison thing but I’m not gonna go there. All I’m gonna say is that whatever the look is (and whoever inspired it) she looks ah-mazing! Rita was hosting an event called Stereo Saturdays at the Lavo Nightclub in Las Vegas, and whatever she was wearing worked (for me). Peep the gallery for more.
Posted under: Rita Ora
R. Pattz Bounces on K. Stew
It’s been a few days now since it came to light that Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with a 41 year old married director. In the days since K. Stew confirmed her affair, the world has been wondering what R. Pattz would do. Yesterday, we learned that the wax statue version of Pattinson is currently in mourning at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood but what of the flesh and blood Rob? Well … at last, we know. Moving trucks were spotted at the home that Rob shared with Kristen this weekend … very likely signaling that homie packed up his shizz and moved the eff out. More »
Everything Is Connected...
Tom Hanks. Halle Berry. Hugh Grant. James D’Arcy. Hugo Weaving. Susan Sarandon. The people who made The Matrix (Andy and Lana Wachowski). Another guy who made Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer). Um, ok yes to all of these people. Granted– individually, they may not always be your cup ‘a tea (or mine) but collectively they’ve coming together to bring us the adaptation of David Mitchell‘s critically-acclaimed novel Cloud Atlas (which is now on my reading list alongside Life Of Pi and… yes… 50 Shades Of Grey). Watch the trailer and get excited, because it looks like something huge is headed our way.
Are You That Somebody/That I Used To Know
Um. There’s not a lot to say other than, RUN DON’T WALK to the ‘play’ option on this video. Somebody named Mad Mix Mustang really wants us to have the best Sunday ever, which is why he made this mash-up with the late great Aaliyah‘s 1998 single (yes, ’98) Are You That Somebody, and Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used To Know. This is literally the greatest thing I’ve heard since, ummm yeah Channel Orange. In fact, Frank Ocean finally gets a breather from me today because this bad boy is going on repeat. Enjoy! And hella shouts-out to this DJ/producer Mad Mix Mustang for killin’ the mash-up game. LOVE!
This is definitely an exciting time for London; the 2012 Olympics are underway and many of us just witnessed the amazing spectacle that was their opening ceremony (we’ll try to forgive NBC for cutting out Emeli Sandé‘s tribute performance). But well-know street artists like Banksy and Mau Mau have a different take on the London Olympics. A few days before the opening ceremony police started cracking down heavily on street artists, even making several arrests. They vowed to remove any graffiti they found, but that didn’t stop Banksy and a few other from having their see. Peep the gallery for two new works from Banksy and other street artists whose graffiti is mixing (and mashing up against) contemporary London politics and culture. I also couldn’t resist adding a few more Banksy works that were, technically, unrelated. Checkie out!
“I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy,” Sherlyn Chopra told the BBC, “and nobody can take away that achievement from me.”
Sherlyn Chopra is a stunning model/actress and she’s had a few small roles in Bollywood films, but her career is about to veer off in a slightly different direction, with the news that she’ll be the first Indian woman to pose for Playboy magazine. The people of her country will be unable to see the physical copy of this exciting… er… spread… when it’s published in November; Playboy is banned in India. Luckily, the internet isn’t, so they’ll most likely be able catch it at some point. Still, Sherlyn is thrilled– and who wouldn’t be? It’s always exciting to be ‘FIRST!’ Deets inside.
"Last time, I was just trying to be Oprah."
For those of you who remember the 90s (and a time when talk shows were the original reality TV) this is… kind of a big deal! Ricki friggen Lake is coming back to daytime television and it sounds like she’s down for the takeover. I nearly fell out when I saw this promo trailer… and then maybe, yeah I might have gone to her site and watched a few more clips… and promos… and behind-the-scenes footage of the new season. Judge me if you will! I haven’t watched one of these daytime shows in forever, but I’d be really interested in seeing how Ricki will reinvent herself. Check out the promo video and tell me if you’ll be chanting “Ricki, Ricki!” this fall.
Posted under: Ricki Lake
With No Actual Avengers?
Rumor has it that Marvel has teamed up with ABC to develop a new series that will be set in the Avengers universe. Seeing as how The Avengers pretty much took over the world (and, like, money in general) a spin-off anything is bound to be a good look for the studios… right? But this idea (which is in the very early stages, according to a source at Deadline Hollywood) may have very little to do with The Avengers characters from Joss Whedon‘s blockbuster, but will “be set in the universe and feature some of its themes and feel.” It sounds like the connection to the movie is expected to be light, but the name itself should inspire a strong affiliation for viewers. Deets inside!
Posted under: 'The Avengers'
Kylie Makes Out with Elvis Presley's Granddaughter Riley
Back in October of last year we learned that Kylie Minogue had filmed scenes for a new film titled Holly Motors in Paris, France. It turns out that she has been quite the bizzy little actress because today we learn that she will also feature in another new film titled Jack & Diane. As you can see in the video trailer for the film, Kylie plays a sexy lesbian opposite Riley Keough — granddaughter of the late Elvis Presley. But, I must make clear that the relationship in the film between Kylie and Riley is NOT the central focus of the film. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming film Jack & Diane. More »
Now that the auditions phase of The X Factor is over, the time has come to move into the boot camp phase of the competition. This is the point where contestants are put through their paces to see if they’ve got what it takes to make it to the next phase of the competition — the live performances. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s check in on X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato — who spent this week overseeing X Factor boot camp — to see how things are going. As you can see below, there is more to being a judge on The X Factor than just making the contestants cry. More »
What? Did you seriously think I was gonna stop posting pictures of Rihanna on vacay? We may have a killer new look at PITNB, but some things never change. Like my totally healthy obsession with Rihanna‘s July 2012 vacation photos. Yeah. That’s still going strong. And so is this vacation, which seems kind of endless– she was in Italy, then St. Tropez, and now, who knows?! Apparently, some cops showed up to this particular pink bikini extravaganza and– after asking Rihanna to lower her music (on her yacht, lmao!)– they promptly joined her in a few drinks. I hear they didn’t smoke the weed, in case you were curious.
But yeah, um Rihanna needs to go somewhere with this body/sparkling pink bikini. I know she recently lamented that she didn’t have the bum she once proudly owned, but she can get that back whenever she wants. This body is totally fine for now. Ugh. She’s so annoying. Love her.
Posted under: Rihanna
'What Is The Point In Doing A Safe Adaptation?'
Ok, Anna Karenina the movie. So far, so good! Between the trailer, the poster, and the Banana Republic line we heard about, every bit of news has gotten me more excited about this movie. Something tells me this tragic love story is about to get re-imagined in some really fantastic ways. And now we have a new featurette where we get to hear from the actors (including Kiera Knightley and Jude Law) and director (Joe Wright, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). Checkie out!
Now I knew that the idea of “the stage” would play a big role in the film, but I didn’t realize that so much of the film would take place in a theatre. That sounds so strange, and amazing, and exciting and yes. Please more, thank you.
Anna Karenina opens on November 9.
You Must be An Angel
Back in May we got our first listen of Alanis Morissette‘s new single Guardian and today, at last, we finally get to see the official music video for the track. Alanis explains that the video was inspired by the film Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders which was released 25 years ago. Having never seen the film myself, I’ll have to take her word on it ;) Click below to read what Alanis has to say about the inspiration for her Guardian music video. More »
"Kile's Passing Will Not Be in Vain"
Some of you may know that Usher‘s stepson Kile Glover, who was critically injured in a jet ski accident and recently taken off life support, was laid to rest yesterday, July 27th. TMZ has photos from the funeral, but I was reluctant to share them; I really can only take so much and it was a sad sight to see. But they’re still posted on the website, if you’d like to see them here. I was hoping there’d be some more positive news I could share with you guys about this and here it is! Tameka Foster, Usher‘s ex-wife and Kile‘s mother, has spoken out (at least on twitter) since Kile‘s funeral and made an important announcement about a fund she’s starting. Deets inside.
Mama Debbie Rowe is Worried, Y'all
Now that Katherine Jackson is home again, taking care of Michael Jackson‘s children, it seems as if the drama surrounding the Jackson Family has quieted down a bit … but that doesn’t mean that other folks aren’t concerned. According to a new report, Debbie Rowe — the biological mother of Michael Jackson‘s two eldest children — has come out of hiding to express her concern over the kids’ well-being. Famous for giving up her children to MJ, Rowe has mostly stayed out of the children’s lives. But all this drama over guardianship in-fighting in the Jackson Family has reportedly caused her to take notice and voice her concern. More »
The TV Guide
I’m afraid I don’t have a terribly exciting personal update today. With all the tinkering still going on behind the scenes here on the blog, I couldn’t really get away from my computer for most of yesterday. I had plans to head out to a concert last night but, alas, I just couldn’t make it. I did manage to get a lot of TV watching done, so there’s that :) As you may recall, I’ve been re-watching old eps of Star Trek and lately I’ve been watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Yesterday, I made it to season 4 … exciting, eh? More »
Let The Games Begin, A Cure for HIV? Dane Cook Sucks
- And the first Gold Medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games goes to … [Buzzfeed]
- Is Kate Hudson jealous of Scarlett Johansson? [ONTD!]
- Queen Elizabeth, II drops in on the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. [PopSugar]
- Mischa Barton says the paparazzi have been deflating her tires. [GossipCop]
- Bello mag turns up the Heat. [Oh La La]
- Has a cure for HIV been found? [Towleroad]
- Michael Phelps isn’t doing so well at the Olympics this year thus far. [Newser]
- The PR Director of Chick-Fil-A dies. [Heavy]
- Pet Shop Boys release the album art for their new disc Elysium. [Idolator]
- Have you met Chris Wallace? [arjanwrites]
- Dane Cook thinks he’s funny but he’s really just a dick. [Starpulse]
- Robert Pattinson reportedly wants to have a man-to-man talk with Rupert Sanders. [Global Grind]
- David Beckham gives Harper Seven a sweet pre-Olympics smooch. [LaineyGossip]
- Soulja Boy is 22, Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By the Bell, Showgirls) is 40, Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) is 48 and Sally Struthers is 64 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
And Looks Better Than, Um A Lot Of People
So apparently I’ve been wearing the wrong attire when I go to Central Park. Jeans and a Gap t-shirt are not the business this summer. Case-in-point: Gwen Stefani. The mother of two and front woman of No Doubt strutted her stuff in NYC and probably made a lot of Moms really uncomfortable. LOOK at her! Awkward/amazing that she looks like that in real life, lol. Check out the gallery and, if you were planning to take the kids to the park this weekend, just grab a stick of eyeliner and some french-red lipstick. You’ll be fine.
Just a few days ago, we were all STUNNED to learn from Kristen Stewart herself that she cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with 41 year old married director Rupert Sanders. Naturally, Robsten fans have been really devastated by the news. In response to the difficult time that all R. Pattz fans have been having in the wake of this tragic cheating scandal, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood, CA is providing a place where heartbroken fans can find consolation. The museum’s wax statue of Robert Pattinson has been updated with a big broken heart in tribute to the death of Robsten. Click below to see for yourselves, read the official statement released by Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum … and begin to heal. More »
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Back in April, when Kelly Clarkson brought her Stronger Tour here to LA, we saw video of Kelly performing a kickass cover of the Britney Spears song ‘Til The World Ends. And just when you thought that Kelly covering Britney couldn’t get any better, she goes and outdoes herself. Last night, at her concert stop in Las Vegas, NV, Kelly performed another Britney Spears cover … this time, she took on the Britney classic Everytime. As you can hear for yourselves, Kelly managed to sing the HELL out of the song, putting her own spin on Britney‘s melancholy ballad. As you can tell from Kelly‘s intro to the song, she is a big fan of our dear Britney … which means she will likely sing more Britney songs in the future. Bless her precious and very talented heart <3
Fresh on the heels of her newest video for Murda Bizness (featuring T.I., we saw it here) Australian rapper Iggy Azalea made a pretty big announcement. She is currently learning to walk the runway for New York Fashion Week (which is huge!), but she stressed on Twitter last night that she is not confirmed. Still, exciting!
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
A lot of people are pissed about this one. But I kind of have a sense of humor, so I’m not mad. In Manhattan, the Westside Market grocery store created a very special place known as “the man aisle.” You can probably guess what’s over there. Yes; beef jerky, chips, and Dove men’s deodorant and shampoo. All of the things men desperately need, but can never find (apparently) in the store. That-Ish-Cray of the day deets inside.
Posted under: That-Ish-Cray
'Knocked Up' Le Deux
Mmmmhhh. Judd Apatow makes life happy. You may have seen the trailer already, since it was released a while back. But IMDB highlighted This Is 40 today and I was like OMG, yes! I totally forgot about this movie– and how excited I am to see it in September. We’ve got many of the familiar faces from Knocked Up– Apatow‘s wife Leslie Mann and their two daughters, and of course the ever-adorably miserable Paul Rudd– all of which makes me very happy. I absolutely love this crew and can’t wait to see how they play out on screen together, now that they’re ‘all grown up.’ Plus, I think this trailer is the first time I heard Fun‘s We Are Young; which mean it kinda changed my life. Lurve me some Apatow!
I haven’t heard a lot about Conrad Hilton over the years, and today, it’s not good news. Paris Hilton‘s younger brother was apparently arrested for possession of marijuana a while back and has been on probation ever since. The 18-year old was just test for marijuana use, and got a big fat ‘F’. Or ‘P,’ for positively high at your mandatory marijuana test. Not a good look!
Managers Betta Have His Money
You know how it goes by now– another day, another celebrity lawsuit. This time, Drake‘s management is up at bat and the story is not an unfamiliar one. Somebody did something important, but didn’t sign a contract, so they didn’t get paid. In this case, it’s talent scout Jas Prince who’s claiming he introduced Drake‘s music to Lil Wayne and had a verbal agreement with Drake‘s managers, once things started popping off for the now-super rapper. He, allegedly, played a key role in Drake‘s huge success but has not been paid– according to the agreement– in over a year. It sounds like it’s time for a lawsuit! Deets inside.
Last month we learned that Alyson Hannigan and hubby Alexis Denisof welcomed the birth of their second child, another daughter they named Keeva Jane. A day later, Aly gave us our first peek at her justborn baby girl. Today, a little over a month later, Alyson shares the first real photo of her newborn daughter. Alyson posted this first photo of Keeva Jane on her official Instagram profile … and boy, is she a cutie! Click below to see the photo in full. More »
And Apparently, KILLED
As many of you know I recently became somewhat obsessed (in a completely healthy way) with Emeli Sandé. The Scottish songstress won my heart with her smash single Next To Me, and I’ve been listening to all of her many other amazing songs, as recommended by some of our faithful PITNBrs, who also go pretty hard for Emeli. Which is why I was thuh-rilled (sound it ouuut) to hear that she opened the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Somehow, that news just made perfect sense to me. Her voice is all things victory and glory and human spirit and strength so yeah. Danny Boyle is the mastermind behind the Olympic Games ceremony– which I’m watching as I type and yes– he’s a mastermind (we also knew this from his films, Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting). He was so right to involve Emeli in this extravaganza of UK pride. Deets and pics inside!
Earlier this month there were whispers that a sleep over of epic proportions took place at the famed Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. According to reports, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan and Lana Del Rey spent a night together at the Chateau braiding each other’s hair, playing Twister and engaging in other similar sleep over activity. OK. So maybe there was no hair braiding and Twister-playing but the new BFFs were said to have enjoyed a night of harmless fun. Today we get to see photos from that sleepover, provided by Lady Gaga herself, that prove the celebrity slumber party was not an urban legend. Click below to see the snaps and find out how the other half lives. More »
Filmed at the Kiki Institute of Mental Instability
Scissor Sisters have just released a music video for their fabulous new single Let’s Have a Kiki. Now, as a public service to the uninitiated who may have no idea what, exactly, a “Kiki” is the Sisters are using their new music video as an instructional video that explains A.) what a Kiki is and B.) how to have one. Take notes, y’all. Learn it, Live It, Love it.
Make It Work, Barb
Earlier this year we learned that Mattel was releasing a Barbie doll based on Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Today we learn that the company is releasing new Barbie dolls that will appeal to fans of Project Runway. Mattel has teamed up with Tim Gunn for a new set of Barbie dolls that have been styled by the Project Runway mentor. Click below to get your first look at these fashionably stylish new dolls. More »
Posted under: Barbie, Tim Gunn
They're not even trying to hide anymore
Last week Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were spotted canoodling in semi-private at a house party here in LA. Last night, the couple didn’t even bother trying to hide their newly outed dalliance. Ashton and Mila were spotted last night on a date together at a wrap party for Ashton‘s new Steve Jobs biopic film last … and rumor has it that the couple are “basically living together”. Whether or not that is true, I think it’s pret-ty safe to assume that the couple are enjoying a bona fide romantic relationship. More »
Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos Stand UP for Same-Sex Marriage
While the heads of some corporations have decided to channel funds in support of anti-gay hate groups here in the US, other business leaders have decided to channel funds in support of marriage equality in a show of support for the GLBT community. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, and his wife MacKenzie have donated $2.5 million dollars in support of same-sex marriage in the state of Washington. With this donation, the Bezos are now among the largest financial backers of marriage equality in the US … which is simply, amazing! More »
"Life Below The Surface"
Oh my gosh. Haven’t you always wanted to go scuba diving and enjoy brilliant photography at the same time? Of course you have; because you’re all artsy and weird and wonderful just like me. And you think an underwater photography exhibit is the most brilliant idea since… well, probably ever. Andreas Franke is an Austrian photographer. He lives in Vienna with his family, and he recently created his own parallel universe on Vandenberg, where a shipwrecked boat was sunken to create an artificial Reef off Key West. In his exhibit (titled Life Below The Surface), art collides with nature, and ballerinas dance on the ocean floor. It’s fancy, and fantasy, and it’s all in the gallery. Because we have photo galleries now. Because we’re Pink Is The Newer Blog.
I Read 'J. Cole' For The Articles
J. Cole…. is…. hot. I hate to objectify him; it is so wrong because he’s so talented! And it goes against everything I believe in as a feminist. Either that, or it supports everything I believe as a feminist. I’ll work that out later. J. Cole has a new song called The Cure (because, apparently, that’s what he is), and he is spitting hot fire all over that awesome beat from Jay-Z and Kanye‘s Watch The Throne (Lift Off!) Unfortunately, there’s no video so we’ll just have to imagine what
J.Cole would look like if he took his shirt off more often the exciting accompanying visuals would like. Still, a pretty sweet listening session going down.
Posted under: 'The Cure', J. Cole
The TV Guide
So … you guys really like the new site, eh? I cannot even tell you how happy I have been to read all the positive feedback from all y’all. It’s been almost 24 hours since the new redesign went live and, except for a few technical things that can be fixed, everyone seems to really like the new look here on Pink is the new Blog. I cannot even tell you the exhaustive work that has gone on behind the scenes so the credit is not all mine. Still, I am happy to see that the planning and behind-the-scenes tinkering seems to have paid off :) More »
Zimmer Composes for Aurora, Jackson Guardianship Settled, Robert Pattinson Moves Out
- A Guide to the Jackson Family Feud. [Buzzfeed]
- Hans Zimmer, the composer of The Dark Knight Rises, writes a song for the victims of Aurora, CO. [ONTD!]
- Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake are BFFs. [PopSugar]
- Katherine and TJ Jackson agree to share guardianship of Michael Jackson‘s children. [GossipCop]
- Jeremy Scott makes interesting pants. [Oh La La]
- Mitt Romney isn’t doing so well in London. [Towleroad]
- Did Marilyn Monroe love the ladies? [Newser]
- Police arrest copy cat shooter in Maryland. [Heavy]
- Billie Joe Armstrong is headed for The Voice. [Idolator]
- Madonna‘s Turn Up the Radio gets remixed. [arjanwrites]
- Whoops! Jeremy Renner picked an unfortunate time to take viagra. [Starpulse]
- It turns out that LaToya Jackson is the sanest member of the Jackson family. [Global Grind]
- Robert Pattinson moves out. [LaineyGossip]
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 35, Pete Yorn is 38, Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) is 40, Julian McMahon (Charmed, Nip/Tuck) is 44 and Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) is 81 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
"We're all just runaways"
A couple of weeks ago we got our first listen of Runaways, the new single from The Killers from their forthcoming new album Battle Born. Today we get to check out the just-released music video. Like many music videos from The Killers, this music video is very performance oriented. All members of the band are featured and the song is the focal point of the vid. The more I hear this song, the more I like it. The Killers deffo have a sound that is uniquely their own, which I can appreciate. I dig the video, I dig the song … I suspect I will dig the band’s new album, too. What do y’all think? Do you like?
Posted under: 'Runaways', The Killers
Sacre Bleu! Fans Demand a Refund! -- MADONNA RESPONDS!
Yesterday we learned that Madonna would be live streaming her intimate club performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France for fans online but today we are hearing about the experience for fans inside the venue in Paris. Those of us who watched the live stream know that the show lasted only 8 songs long and was over in about 45 minutes. I assumed that the rest of the concert would proceed in person for fans at the Olympia Theater in Paris … I was wrong. 45 minutes is all the fans got in person as well … and many of them were angry because of how expensive the concert tickets were for such a short show. Yikes! UPDATE: Madonna‘s publicist has issued an official statement about this controversy, read it in full below. More »
Life Imitates Art
Ruby Sparks may or may not be the greatest [artsy] love story ever told. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (the directors who brought you the 2006 indie smash Little Miss Sunshine) have created a story that artists (and lovers of all things artsy) will be excited about. Based on the trailer, Ruby Sparks might be compared to Will Ferrell‘s 2006 comedy Stranger Than Fiction. In both stories life hilariously imitates art (where a writer’s words create real events), but Ruby Sparks is taking a slightly different route. Paul Dano plays the writer Calvin, whose story actually creates a complete human being: Ruby Sparks (played by Zoe Kazan). I saw this trailer a while back and it’s finally been released with an official released date of September 6. Ya’ll know I love me some indie rom-commage, so I’m excited to see how this one turns out.
What did you guys think of the trailer? Cuteness, right? Chris Messina, Antonio Banderas, and Annette Bening will round out the cast, which means we can expect some pretty good times :)
Posted under: 'Ruby Sparks'
I started watching ABC‘s Scandal (from the great mind of the Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rimes) on Hulu the other day and did not stop until I had completed the entire first season. I won’t get into the emotional roller coaster that the show put me on, or the eternal beauty that is Kerry Washington, or all of the philosophical and social quandaries the show throws at us, even as it functions as a way for viewers to live out all of their secret fantasies (for if you get involved as much as I did, you practically become Olivia Pope– savior, crime solver, presidential lover extraordinaire). I won’t go into those things right now; that show deserves its own pop culture theory post and I’m working on that as we speak. For now, let’s just focus on the simple fact that Season 2 is coming!!! And there may (or may not) be a baby on board! Check out some new deets (from the ‘President‘ himself), inside.
Who Is La Chameleon?
Mother Monster is gearing up to hit the big screen and it looks like she’s going for the kill. Lady Gaga will join director Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Sin City, and Spy Kids) for the follow up to his 2012 action thriller Machete. In Machete Kills Gaga will play the character La Chameleon (that sounds about right) and she’s just tweeted the swankiest of gangster movie posters. Get your first look on inside.
"May the Best Loser Win"
If you thought those Robsten reactions were hilar, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This brand spankin’ new red band trailer for The Campaign is sooo over-the-top inappropriate, it’s like a series of deleted scenes from Step Brothers. Good times, good times :)
We got to see the first trailer a little while back, but this is something *special* dontcha think? Nothing like healthy dinner time talk about goats and pubic hair and The Devil and testicles and Drew Carey. Sigh/LMAO. Say what you want, but I cannot wait to see these two in all their ridiculous glory come August 10.
Featuring Flo Rida
Jennifer Lopez may have lost her job as judge on American Idol to Mariah Carey (either of her own volition or not) but that doesn’t mean that La Diva Latina is slowing down. On the contrary, I believe that J. Lo is going to use the newfound surge in popularity that she got from Idol and will refocus her energy on other parts of her career. In recent years, J. Lo has let her music career kind of fall by the wayside … but with the attention she’s won from her gig as Idol judge, she has been able to revive her music career and make a serious push for supremacy again. As you may know, J. Lo has FINALLY embarked on her first-ever world concert tour and it seems like she’s been releasing new singles every other day … like this new track with Flo Rida. To be honest, Goin’ On is no Waiting For Tonight but it’s a fairly decent track. While the song itself sounds a bit generic (sorry, J. Lo), I do love the vibrant music video. Hot Pink and Neon Yellow? HOT HOT HOT. I’m not gonna lie, when this song comes on in the club, I’m apt to bust a move or two … tho, I may need to find myself a fierce hot pink cape first. HMMM. I dig this new video, do you?
"Be Yourself, Together"
Feel like taking a break from the depressing anti-gay stuff coming from Chick-Fil-A these days? How about we turn our attention to Target and their amazing new promo ad campaign for their wedding registry service. As you may know, Target offers a very popular service were couples can register for wedding gifts at their stores. As part of their new promo campaign for the service, Target is featuring a same-sex couple in one of their ads. Click below to see this really cute new promo ad and learn more about this brilliant celebration of marriage equality. More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage, Target
Awww … lookie, lookie here … is that Demi Moore creepin’ with a new, younger man? I think it iiiiiiiiiiis. As you may recall, we saw photos just a few days ago of Demi‘s soon-to-be ex-husband Ashton Kutcher canoodling with his former co-star and reputed “just friend” Mila Kunis at a party here in LA. Many people believed that Demi would be crushed by those photos … it would seem that the concern was unnecessary. According to a new report, Demi has been quietly dating a New Zealand actor named Martin Henderson on the sly … and homie is 12 years younger than her (who some of you diehard Britney Spears fans might recognize). Considering Demi‘s apparent love for younger dudes, he sounds perfect for her! Click below to see photos of Demi and Martin together and learn more about the couple’s reported romantic relationship. More »
In early June we saw a cute photo of Nick Lachey, his wife Vanessa Minnillo and their growing baby bump on holiday together in St. Lucia. Today we get to see a new photo of the GROWING family as La-Nessa share a new family photo that features their burgeoning baby bump. As you may recall, we learned a few weeks ago that Nick and Vanessa are expecting the birth of a baby boy. Click below to see just how big their son has gotten inside mama Vanessa‘s expanding belly. More »
She Wants Us to Do WHAT?!
Beyoncé updated her official website with a mysterious new message that is mean, I believe, for her fans. The main focus of this new message is a pretty picture and a request that fans return to the site at a future date to do … something. Click below to find out what Bey wants us to do. More »
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
The TV Guide
Hey y’all, what’s new? Oh yeah … THIS ENTIRE BLOG is new … well newer, at least. Yes, the big secret project that I’ve been hinting at for months now is finally ready for publication. For the past year, almost, a talented team of developers have been working on this new redesign of the site. The plan was to go live with the redesign right around the time that Shannon started writing for the site but with an overabundance of caution, we decided to make sure that everything on the technical inside of the site was working properly. A day has dawned for Pink is the new Blog, welcome aboard! More »
My Children Would Never Hold Me Against My Will!
I was beginning to think we’d never hear from the woman herself, but Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of The Jackson family has finally broken her silence about the recent, troubling goings-on in her family. Yesterday we saw video surveillance footage of a dispute between Janet Jackson and her niece Paris, and we also learned that Katherine Jackson‘s guardianship over her grandchildren (Paris, Prince and Blanket) was revoked. The children are now in the care of their cousin, TJ Jackson. Katherine Jackson says her piece about all this, inside.
Intimate & Exclusive
For the past couple of months, Madonna — currently on the road with her MDNA World Tour — has been performing concerts in some of the biggest outdoor arenas in Europe but tonight she will be performing an intimate club show at the Olympia theater in Paris, France for a small number of lucky fans. Fortunately, for the rest of us who are not able to be inside the Olympia tonight for the show, Madonna has decided to live stream the entire concert online. Click below to watch the promo video for tonight’s
big small show and find out where YOU can tune in to watch Maddy‘s intimate club show today. More »
UK sensation and RocNation recording artist Rita Ora has been compared to Rihanna for plenty of good reasons. Stylistically they’re similar, and they both draw on an eclectic mix of pop, rock, hip-hop, and R&B in their music. But for me, the comparison comes in my reaction to their photos. They both have the ability to render me completely jealous, like, to an unhealthy point. Ya’ll have seen me go through it with RiRi‘s twit pics, and now here I am trying to figure out how Rita made the totally cliche, overdone schoolgirl look cool again. I guess booty shorts, red lipstick, and blonde hair never do get old. Check out Rita doing her thang for Complex Magazine‘s August cover shoot (hers is the alternate cover, alongside G.O.O.D. Music‘s), inside. Oh– and she’s dating Rob Kardashian???
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
Ugh. I’m so annoyed that this news falls under today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day! Because otherwise the sub-heading was totally going to be “The British Are Coming.” Which is so much funnier than “That-Ish-Cray Of The Day“! But I gotta follow protocol, even when I have the greatest pun/overtly sexual American Revolutionary War reference ever. Speaking of Americans, apparently a lot of them are pissed off at The Damson Dene Hotel in England. This hotel’s owner committed the blasphemy to end all blasphemies when he decided to replace hotel nightstand staple The Gideon Bible, with that new ish, 50 Shades Of Grey. Deets inside!
Ang Lee (Oscar-winning director of Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Sense and Sensibility) is determined to change our lives… again. The new trailer for Life Of Pi is beautiful and intense and moving, all in about two minutes worth of shots with no dialogue. It’s as fantastic as the Oz, The Great And Powerful trailer, but moves the viewer with images reminiscent of Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Also got a Noah‘s ark vibe as well. Real, live, epic poetry in motion, inside.
The Summer Of Dunzo.
Yes. Another one. Divorce/relationship drama seems to be in the air this summer as Lena Headey (aka Cersei Lannister from HBO‘s Game Of Thrones) recently filed for divorce from her musician husband Peter Loughran. The 38-year old actress (who will star in the forthcoming comic book adaptation Dredd) cited “irreconcilable difference” when she filed the documents last week at the L.A. County Superior Court. Dunzo deets inside.
Posted under: Lena Headey
Here Comes the 'Paradise Edition'
Lana Del Rey invited radio DJ Tim Blackwell from Nova FM in Australia to chat about her first-ever Aussie tour and she managed to share a bit of interesting news along the way. LDR (and her record label, of course) have decided to re-release her debut album Born To Die later this year in a deluxe version that includes up to 7 new songs. Click below to learn more about the NEW version of LDR‘s BTD album that is out this NOV. More »
Why This Mess?
Back in March we learned that plans were in the works to remake the classic TV series The Munsters into a new TV series called Mockingbird Lane. Today we get out first look at the Munster family in this new series. Unlike the original series which featured fun characters who looked like monsters (Herman Munster looked like Frankenstein, Lily Munster looked like a Vampire, Eddie Munster looked like a Werewolf, etc.) this new series will feature a cast of normal-looking people. Um. Yeah. More »
Posted under: 'Mockingbird Lane'
4 New Housewives Join the Cast
The time has come, once again, for Bravo TV to take us back down South to Miami to re-introduce us to the drama lived by The Real Housewives of Miami. After a somewhat lackluster first season, Bravo is hoping to come back with a stronger second season. The new season of Miami dramaz will premiere in September but today we get our first look at what’s to come. Click below to read the press release for season 2 of The Real Housewives of Miami, learn a bit about the 4 new housewives who have joined the cast and check out the trailer for the coming season. Honestly, the trailer isn’t all that exciting … until the very end. Trust me, Housewives fans, you’re gonna wanna watch this one. More »
Godly Christian Behavior?
A few days ago I shared that The Jim Henson Company decided to cut ties with Chick-Fil-A because of their flagrant and disgustingly public homophobia. The Henson Company had teamed up with CFA to produce Muppets toys for their childrens meals … instead, Henson decided to pull their toys and donate money instead to GLAAD. So how does CFA choose to respond to this action by The Jim Henson Company? Why, they LIE to their customers. CFA is claiming that the reason they can no longer offer Muppets toys is because of a “safety recall”. Despite the company’s insistence that they are a “Christian company” based on Godly values, they seem to be engaged in the frequent practice of very un-Christianlike behavior. More »
Jackson Fighting Jackson
Yesterday we saw a photo of Janet Jackson facing off with her brother Jermaine Jackson amid a shizz storm of controversy swirling around the family. At the heart of the matter is the “missing” matriarch Katherine Jackson (even tho she’s not really missing) and in-fighting over the validity of Michael Jackson‘s will. In the middle of all of this drama are MJ‘s children who have been left unattended by Katherine … to the point where the executors of MJ‘s estate went to court today to seek new guardianship for the children. Surveillance video filmed at the Jackson family home seems to show Janet fighting with Paris, a court has ruled that TJ Jackson (who?) is the new guardian for MJ‘s kids and all of us are just trying to make sense of all of this craziness. Read on and let’s try and sort this mess out. More »
The TV Guide
Last night, David and I were invited to a top secret movie screening that I can’t talk about … yet. Because movie studios have embargos on films before they are released, I cannot talk about the movie that I saw … despite the fact that I LOVED it entirely and laughed my ass off profusely. I’ll be sure to share my review as soon as I can, trust me, it’s a movie you’re going to wanna watch. So, yeah, that was pretty much the highlight of my night … not too shabby, actually. More »
Gaga Sued for $10 Mil, Scotland Will Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Killers Live in NYC
- The cardboard bicycle is awesome. [Buzzfeed]
- Celebs respond to mean Tweets. [ONTD!]
- K. Stew and R. Pattz in happier times. [PopSugar]
- Lady Gaga sued for $10 million bucks for a doll deal gone awry. [GossipCop]
- Matt Bomer returns to White Collar. [Oh La La]
- The Life of Pi is coming to the big screen. [Towleroad]
- Scotland plans to legalize same-sex marriage. [Newser]
- Paula Dean Demon is scary. [Heavy]
- Kylie Minogue loves Carly Rae Jepsen. [Idolator]
- The Killers perform in NYC. [arjanwrites]
- Sofia Vergara joins the cast of Family Guy. [Starpulse]
- Eddie Murphy lives. [Global Grind]
- Jennnifer Lopez celebrates her birthday with toyboy Casper Smart. [LaineyGossip]
- Matt LeBlanc is 45, Illeana Douglas is 47 and Iman is 57 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused ..."
Earlier today the world was ROCKED by a report that Twilight star Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with an older married man. Just moments ago, K. Stew CONFIRMED that she cheated on Rob with the very married 41 year old director Rupert Sanders (who she worked with on Snow White and the Huntsman). As you may recall, photos of Kristen canoodling with Sanders came to light in the pages of US Weekly magazine and now we know the truth from Kristen herself. Dang. Click below to read the full text of K. Stew‘s mea culpa statement. UPDATE: Rupert Sanders has also issued an official statement/apology which you can also read in full below. More »
Step Up Revolution hits theaters Friday!
With hottie Ryan Guzman at the helm (along with Kathryn McCormick from So You Think You Can Dance), Step Up Revolution slams into wide release this weekend as the fourth installment of the Step Up series — which means only one thing: choreography on the big screen that’s about to flood YouTube with imitations recorded in bedrooms across America.
Batman Visits the Real Life Heroes
As the people of Aurora, CO continue to heal from the devastating and senseless attack that took place in their city last week, others are making their support and condolences known in any way they can. There have been official statements, phone calls and speeches made in the wake of the mass shooting that took place last Friday but yesterday, The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale paid a visit to Aurora, CO to lend his support in person. First, Bale and his wife Sibi paid a visit to the hospital to meet with survivors and the medical staff who saved the lives of so many … then paid a visit to the memorial site to pay tribute to the 12 people who died in the shooting. More »
The Diva is In the House
On Monday we learned officially that Mariah Carey has been hired as the newest judge on American Idol. On Tuesday we heard from Mimi herself about her new Idol gig (and also heard rumors that she will be making $18 million for one season on the show). Today we get our first look at the just-released official promo image released by AI of new judge Mariah. As you can see below, Mimi‘s ultrafabulous Divaness is in Full. Effect. Bam. More »
The Studio Plans to Reshoot Scenes in the Film As Well
Posted under: 'Gangster Squad'
According to US Weekly, Yep!
OK … hold on to your hats y’all, especially you Twilighters out there … cuz, apparently, the fabled couple of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson may be having some problems. According to the new issue of US Weekly magazine, Kristen allegedly cheated on boyfriend Robert with another man. Shock, I know. Apparently, Kristen was photographed canoodling with 41 year old Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders here in LA. Now, of course, we don’t know for sure if there was actual canoodling to be had but the photo published by US Weekly does seem to support their claim of canoodling. Clutch those pearls, take a deep breath and continue on to take a look at the US Weekly photo below and judge for yourselves. More »
Watch It, Maybe?
Because we have ALL heard the the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen about a million times too many, we should just about now have finally gotten the song out of our heads … which is why Carly is ready to get a new song stuck in our heads. This time around Jepsen has teamed up with Owl City for a song titled Good Time and, as you might imagine, it’s a damn catchy song. It remains to be seen if Good Time will be as massive a hit as Call Me Maybe turned out to be but something tells me CRJ is going to do everything she can to make Good Time the new Call Me Maybe. Check out the video below and give the song a listen (or 12). More »
She's Ready to Pop!
It’s gettin’ close to birthin’ time for Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari because from the looks of her burgeoning baby bump, she’s about ready to blow. KC is at about 9 months into her pregnancy so she should be bringing forth the fruit of her loins any time now. Altho we don’t know for sure when exactly she’s due, she’s been hinting that she’s near the end of her pregnancy on Twitter. Click below to see how big KC‘s baby bump has gotten and read some deets from the girl herself about the days leading up to the (hopeful) end of her pregnancy. More »
Posted under: Kristin Cavallari
Yes, Another Tattoo
Remember last month when Justin Bieber got the world BELiEVE tattooed on the inside of his left arm to commemorate the release of his new album of the same name? Well, it looks like The Biebs went and got another tattoo, this time on the inside of his right arm, to balance out his ink. JB showed off his newest tattoo while making his way thru LAX Airport this week and, as you can see below, it’s quite an interesting piece of body art. This time around, Justin got the Japanese Kanji symbol for music inked on his flesh. Check it out. More »
The excitement level is rising in London, England this week as we draw ever closer to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games … but part of that excitement is due, in part, to Adidas — and David Beckham. Adidas set up a photobooth inside Westfield Stratford City mall and let people pile inside to take photos … then, suddenly, Becks pops into the booth to take photos with the fans! Click below to watch video from inside the Adidas photobooth to see the looks on peoples faces when David Beckham surprises them. More »
"I felt we needed a change"
While folks are making a fuss over Mariah Carey joining American Idol, new X Factor judge Britney Spears and her fellow compatriots were hard at work doing promo for their show for the Theater Critics Association. Britney, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and Antonio L.A. Reid are in Miami, FL for X Factor boot camp but they took time out of their bizzy schedule to promote the show for the TCA. Click below to see some photos and read some deets from yesterday’s event. More »
The Star of 'The Jeffersons' is Gone :(
Sad news to pass along for classic TV fans. Sherman Hemsley, the man who played George Jefferson on All In The Family and The Jeffersons in the late 70′s/early 80′s and who played Deacon Ernest Frye on Amen in the 90′s, has passed away. At this point, no cause of death has been made known but authorities in El Paso, TX (where he lived) have confirmed his death. While many of you younger readers may not be at all familiar with Hemsley‘s work, I can assure you that the world has suffered a great loss. More »
Posted under: Sherman Hemsley
It has been one year since the world lost Amy Winehouse at the far too young age of 27. On the anniversary of her death, her father Mitch Winehouse has penned an open letter that he is sharing with the world. In addition to this letter, Mitch has also written a book titled Amy, My Daughter which — I hope — is is way of memorializing his daughter. Click below to read the full text of Mitch‘s letter about Amy to see what he has to say one year after her very untimely death. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a pretty normal and quiet day for me. Except for my physical therapy session, I didn’t leave the house. I spent most of the day catching up on some behind the scenes blog work (which will be revealed this week, actually) and just basically chilling out. I’ve decided that my non-run days will be spent as immobile as possible :) See, the good ol’ lazy Trent is still here. When I work, I like to have either the TV on or music playing … yesterday was a music playing day so I spent a lot of time with the fabulous Dannii Minogue. More »
WB will Donate, AIDS Quilt Goes Online, Snooki Gets Booed
- Banksy does the Olympics. [Buzzfeed]
- Warner Bros. will make a substantial donation to the victims of the Colorado Massacre. [ONTD!]
- Jennifer Aniston gets down to work. [PopSugar]
- Will Ferrell visits Letterman. [GossipCop]
- Oh hai, Jordan. [Oh La La]
- The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now online. [Towleroad]
- A Catholic cleric will go to prison for covering up sex abuse. [Newser]
- This work out looks … intense. [Heavy]
- Michael Madsen will star in Justin Bieber‘s new music video. [Idolator]
- Have you met Imagine Dragons? [arjanwrites]
- Snooki gets booed by NY Mets fans. [Starpulse]
- Why is Drake at the medical center? [Global Grind]
- Chris Evans joins Twitter. [LaineyGossip]
- Anna Paquin is 30, Summer Glau is 31, Jennifer Lopez is 43, Kristin Chenoweth is 44, Gus Van Sant is 60 and Lynda Carter is 61 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Rumor Has It She will Make $18 Million in One Season
Yesterday we learned officially from Fox that Mariah Carey has agreed to join American Idol as one of their new judges for the forthcoming season. Today we hear from Mimi herself about her new gig. When the confirmation came yesterday, it was reported that MC would be making somewhere between $12-$17 million to be judge for one season of AI … today we are hearing she will be making more than that. Damn, girl. Get that money. Click below for these updates to the Mimi on Idol story. More »
Janet Also Goes Off on Paris Jackson, Too
First we heard that Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family, was missing. Then we heard that she is not missing. Now we are hearing about a whole lotta turmoil going on in the Jackson family behind the scenes … turmoil that is actually spilling out into the public eye. Various members of the Jackson family are at odds over whatever is going on that made it seem like Katherine was missing. In the photo below, you can see Janet Jackson arguing with her brother Jermaine Jackson. There is also a report of a confrontation between Janet and Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris. Things are getting messy amongst the Jacksons, y’all. More »
While all eyes will be watching Showtime this Fall for the season 7 premiere of their long-running and very popular drama Dexter, many eyes will also be watching for the much-anticipated second season of the new series Homeland. I, along with a host of others, fell in love with Homeland when it debuted last year. Based on the Israeli TV series Hatufim, the drama in Homeland is centered around Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis), a former prisoner of war who has been turned by his terrorist captors. The only person who suspects the truth is Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), a lone federal agent with mental problems. It’s a brilliant show. Click below to check out the just-released and very stylized new trailer for Homeland season 2. More »
Posted under: 'Homeland'
"Relaxing with MY @ndgordon. Who I love so very much"
When last we saw Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only begotten child of the late Whitney Houston, here on the blog it was May and she was representing her mother at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The last time we heard from the girl personally on her official Twitter profile, it was March and she was just starting to talk about her love affair with her so-called “pseudo brother” Nick Gordon (the young man that Whitney helped raise alongside Bobbi). Bobbi Kris has not been on Twitter since March … until now. She surfaced on Twitter recently to let us all know that she is still very much in love with Nick Gordon. More »
That-Ish-Cray of the Day
Oh, Pub 500 in Mankato, Minnesota. You are a special, special place. But I won’t judge you, because I don’t know you all like that. All I know is, you have apparently found good reason to install a very special vending machine in your ladies room. The kind of vending machine that I’ve sometimes wished I had in my own home… the kind that will make it really easy for women out on the town to make an informed decision about what precisely they should be ordering at the bar that night: a shot of Jose Cuervo, or a small glass of seltzer water, please. Learn more about the pregnancy test gone mobile in today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day.
Looks Like Lurve to Me
Remember 2 weeks ago when we saw photos of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher enjoying a motorcycle ride together? Looked fairly innocent, right? Well, this weekend, Mila and Ashton got up to some other behavior that looks far less innocent … and far more like the couple are engaged in a romantic relationship. Now, whether or not the couple are officially a “couple” remains to be seen but based on the lovey dovey nature of their canoodling behavior this weekend at a party together, I’d say they are absolutely much more than “just friends”. More »
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