YIKES! Run for the hills, y’all!! Justin Bieber is packin’ heat! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Oh wait, actually, The Biebs is packin’ plastic heat because he was photographed on the set of Selena Gomez‘s new film with a prop gun, not the real thing. I honestly can’t think of many things scarier than the thought of Justin Bieber playing with a loaded gun so, yeah, you can understand my initial freak out. Still, JB would LOVE for YOU to think of him as a bad ass mofo, one who likes to pose with guns so … why don’t you indulge him and check out the photos below. Be afraid, yo. More »
We’ve heard a lot of awesome musical covers and mash-ups this summer, which is why it’s gonna be especially awesome to see and hear Anna Kendrick and the other ladies of the upcoming movie Pitch Perfect re-imagine some of our favorite hits in October. I’m still reeling from the No Diggity remix we heard a while back and now we’ve got a new clip, where The Bellas re-imagine Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Their re-mix is cray! Why aren’t more people mashing up Bruno Mars and Nelly?! That brilliant idea alone deserves a celebration, so we’re remembering some of our other favorite hits (mainly music, but a few movies too) re-imagined, inside. Enjoy! More »
So … it looks like FX is planning to release their creepy promo videos for the forthcoming second season of American Horror Story: Asylum every single day until the new season debuts in October. I say this because today we get to check out the eleventh promo clip for the show. As you can watch above, this newest clip features a fork and, well, forking. BUT, in addition to this creepy eleventh clip we also get to see two other promo videos for the show. Click below to watch two other preview clips that kinda sorta introduce the new cast of AHS characters. The clips aren’t quite as creepy as we’re used to seeing but the new gang’s all here for your perusal. More »
Lindsay Lohan fans, prepare to get your feelings hurt just a lil’ bit. This week Taryn‘s laying her pitch hand down hard and there’s nothing we can do about it, lol. Peep the new promo for my favorite movie (that I haven’t seen yet, lol) and see who was pitch perfect this week and who fell flat. Emma Stone, Prince Harry andLi-Lo are all on Taryn‘s radar. Speaking of Taryn, try not to be distracted by those pitch perfect curls of hers. I was…
Pitch Perfect hits theatres October 5. We. Are. Not. Ready.
It’s no secret that David Beckham is as fashionable as they come. Among the male fashionistas of the world, Becks is RIGHT up there at the top with the best of them. I dare say that Becks is one of if not THE most best-dressed man in the world … well, usually. Now, I get it … fashionistas cannot be fashionistas all of the time (well, except for the Anna Wintours of the world) and I am willing to forgive the occasional fashion faux pas or two … but some things are unforgivable. Utterly and Completely … unforgivable. David Beckham was spotted at Whole Foods here in SoCal this week wearing a very casual, very comfy outfit — no problem there. The problem comes in when you see that he was also wearing sandals … with SOCKS! UGH! More »
Yesterday was a very fun day for me. I spent the early part of my afternoon putting together my outfit for the Awesome 80′s Run 10K race I’m running tomorrow (!!!) and last night I enjoyed a fun movie date with Adriana. For our date, I got us tickets to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood, Blvd. as part of their new Throwback Thursdays movie series. Needless to say, we had an absolute BLAST! More »
A little while back we got a sneak peek at Nas‘s Bye Baby video and today we finally get the full vid! Nas has some really personal tracks on the Life Is Good album (like Daughters, one of my faves), and it’s been great hearing new music from him… even if I’m not always a fan of how he chooses to tell his stories. I’ve already gone in about this song and everything I thought Nas um… left out about his marriage and divorce with Kelis, so we won’t go there again, lol. Ultimately, it’s still a good song (and we all knows Nas is a lyrical dude… just check him out on DirectLyrics) and the video pretty much reflects his lyrics. We also get to see the album cover come to life, which is pretty sweet. And in the end, Nas schools us on the proper way to celebrate a break up… apparently it involves champagne and a few familiar faces. That sounds about right to me ;)
There’s not a lot to say… Scandal is coming back for a second season and nobody better call me on September 27! I will spend one half of that day watching the entire first season again on Hulu, and the second half desperately trying to get my lips to rival Kerry Washington‘s. Even if I fail, at least I’ll be ready for the show, lol. OMG. Yes. The show! I can’t wait. And now we have a little behind-the-scenes footage to hold us over, courtesy of Kerry Washington‘s Twitter. Enjoy!
Clint Eastwood is, without a doubt, one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. He’s changed my life on more than one occasion (i.e. Million Dollar Baby, Changeling) and I don’t know what my life would be like without his movies. He’s kind of my hero, which is why last night, during the Republic National Convention, I was reminded of one of my favorite phrases. ‘Never meet your heroes.‘ When Clint Eastwood took the stage, I felt like I was ‘meeting’ my hero… and it was awkward. It always is. Except for that one time I met Audrey Tautou. Awesome. But otherwise, no… never meet your heroes! Anyway, hella Clint Eastwood/chair tweets inside! Obama‘s was probably the best, and I’m totally not just saying that because he’s the President. Enjoy! More »
Stockton Johnson is an American fashion and beauty photographer who just shot an amazing portfolio for Elle Vietnam‘s September beauty story. Although I’ve never read this particular Elle, I was struck by these photos when I came across them on Fashion Gone Rogue. The models in the editorial are stunning and the makeup is to die for. I absolutely need this issue, if only to find out what brand of eyeliner they used here! It’s all just… glorious. The women are glowing all over the place and their delicious-looking lip colors remind me of candy apples. I want, I want, I want! Sung Hee Kim and Ma Jing posed for the beauty story and their make-up artist Nam Vo changed my liiife! Peep the awesome accessories too (wardrobe by Susan Joy). Also, Xuân Lan (described as ‘the Kate Moss of Vietnam‘) looked equally amazing on the cover. Join me for a gush-session in the gallery.
So, yesterday we got our first look at Selena Gomez‘s new film Spring Breakers and thus received confirmation that it’s gonna get really indie, really fast. Selena and friends were shown in a dark jail, where the former Wizards Of Waverly Place star waxed poetic on misery and the monotonous life. Yeah, buddy! Indie times. And today we get an amazing 17-second clip (snatched from the Opening Ceremony reel at The Venice Film Festival) featuring the incomparable James Franco as a young man with a major potty-mouth, named ‘Alien.’ Words cannot express how much I love this look/sound on him. As the drug dealer who, um, befriends Selena Gomez, Ashely Hudgens, and company, I think we can expect good things… and some really bad things, no doubt. Peep the NSFW mini-clip and see if you can pronounce the ‘s‘ word with as much Southern fervor as Franco. It’s okay if you can’t. Few can. Enjoy!
Honestly? If I were Rihanna, I’d be cheesing too. The pop star was spotted out and about in London with the two things every girl needs– a sweatshirt that says ‘Trapstar‘ (not unlike a certain hat that says ‘Trapstar‘) and one of those super-sweet moped scooters. I mean, what else is there in life?! Rihanna‘s been kickin’ it in the UK to work on her first collection with high street fashion brand River Island, and I reeeallly hope that sweatshirt is a part of the collection. And the miniskirt she’s wearing. And the knee-high python boots. No, seriously. Between the threads, the hair, and that friggen amazing lip color, the girl looks good! And since we saw her flipping off the ‘razzis last week, it was nice to see her flashing that big, gorgeous smile. Especially since it’s a known fact that smiles are, oftentimes, far more bad ass than middle fingers. Let’s make smiles the new gangsta, everyone :)
Luvya RiRi! Oh, and if you’re not sure about the exact definition of Trapstar, go to DirectLyrics and type in ‘Young Jeezy.’ Happy Reading!
The industrious folks at FX have released a 10th promo video for the forthcoming second season of American Horror Story: Asylum and altho it’s not my favorite teaser video of the bunch, I do like it. The clip is titled Bandages and as you can see, it features a lovely-looking woman with her hands bound. You’ll have to watch the clip in full to see what happens to the woman but … watch ’til the end, it’ll be worth your while :)
Back in June we learned that Tori Amos is releasing a collection of songs later this year titled Gold Dust that features a selection of Amos‘s songs re-recorded with an orchestra. Not so much a “greatest hits” compilation, Gold Dust is more of a 20 year career retrospective that presents Tori‘s music in a new light. The first single from Gold Dust is the orchestral version of her song Flavor (which first appeared on her 2009 album Abnormally Attracted to Sin) and, as you can see above, the music video for the song has been released. The video was directed by Danielle Levitt and was filmed in NYC earlier this year. The release of this video is happy news for Tori fans but … I’m afraid I have some unhappy news about her upcoming tour to share. Click below for some truly bummer news :( More »
It’s about to go down on a big screen, in a big way, y’all. Robert Redford (boom). Susan Sarandon (boom). Shia LaBeouf (boom). Stanley Tucci (boom). Anna Kendrick (boom). And Terrence Howard (boom). Okay ,so I’m being dramatic. And Stanley Tucci is one of those names I can never match to a face, until I see his face, so maybe ‘boom‘ is a little much here, but still! This movie looks awesome! Shia LaBeouf takes the lead in The Company You Keep, a political thriller that focuses on the present-day going-ons of members of a radical anti-war group from the seventies. Checkie out!
Jennifer Lopez is still performing like cray and today she was spotted heading to her hotel in Miami, where she’s got another big show lined up. Trent raved about what J-Lo did on stage when he saw her earlier this month with Enrique Iglesias, so we can assume that everyone in M-I-A (or M-I-Yayo) is in for quite a treat. Many of us will have to miss this show (waaah!), but at least we get to ogle at J-Lo in all her black and white striped glory. See? When the gods close a window, they always open a door, lol. The superstar actress/singer/mother/dancer/former Fly Girl looked bold and beautiful in this simple, but striking floor-length dress. Jenny from the block was also pulling off a look I haven’t tried since my early twenties… the bra-less move. Le sigh. I’ve seen what two kids can do to a body, if one’s not careful; Jenny looks A-OK to me!
Jennifer‘s boyfriend Casper Smart was there in full effect, totally feeling up her back in one pic, lol. And her twins Max and Emme rolled with her as well, and they were looking an awful lot like papa Marc Anthony. Peep the gallery for more!
You may not know the name Aubrey Plaza, but if you’re an Apatow-head then you probably saw Funny People and remember Aubrey as Seth Rogen‘s love interest– the stand-up comic who hooked up with his friend, played by Jason Schwartzman (AKA Jonathan Ames, lol… shouts-out to PITNBR Sam!) but then later got with Seth… so funny. Her role in the 2009 movie was small, but she was definitely a memorable character and I knew we’d be seeing more of her. Fans of NBC‘s Parks and Recreation (shouts-out to PITNBRS Laura A. Ferreira and Fiona!) also have me fully convinced that I’m missing out on a lot by not watching Aubrey do her thing on there. Aubrey‘s also got a few new movies in the works (including 10 Years) and today we get our first look at The To Do List. Alongside Andy Samberg (AKA the guy in the shower), Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader and Chrsitopher Mintz-Plasse, Aubrey plays a high school girl desperate to become a um, sexpert before she goes to college. Peep the hilarious NSFW red band ‘announcement’ trailer and get ready for a Valentine’s Day movie like no other.
My good friend Elyse, who works at Penguin publishing, sent me an amazing care package of new books to read and I got started reading one of them yesterday afternoon. I had heard about the book Legend by Marie Lu for some time now but I never got around to picking it up … thanks to Elyse’s mind reading, I didn’t have to. I spent most of my afternoon reading here at home but decided to pack up a bag and head out west to chill out for a bit on the Santa Monica Pier … one of my favorite spots in all of LA. I ended up reading over half of the book in one sitting, in an absolutely beautiful setting. More »
President Barack Obama paid an unannounced visit to the tech/discussion/meme/everything site Reddit yesterday to do an AMA session with, well, everyone on Reddit. An AMA or Ask Me Anything session is where a person first verifies who they are (by posting a photo) and then answers the various and usually wide-ranging questions asked of them. Obama answered a lot of very interesting questions and, very smartly, avoided the sillier questions. His AMA was so popular that he crashed the website due to heavy Internet traffic. Click below to read a report of Obama‘s AMA session on Reddit, see some of the questions and answers and see what he thought about the whole experience. More »
Liz Olsen changed my life back in 2011 when she starred in Sean Durkin‘s award-winning film about a young girl who escapes from a cult, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Ever since then I’ve had my eye on the younger Olsen sister who’s got a slew of new films in the works. Liberal Arts (with Josh Radnor) hits theatres next month and she’s also working on Very Good Girlswith Demi Moore and Dakota Fanning. I luuurve me some Elizabeth and I was so pumped to see her in this shoot for Bullett Magazine. The look is very pink, and very high fashion princess-y so I’m definitely feeling it. Peep the gallery for more and check out the full interview at Bullett!
Australian pop duo The Veronicas have returned to the music scene, five years after the debut of their sophomore album Hook Me Up. Now I’ll admit, I’m getting all of this info from DirectLyrics, the site that just debuted their newest video for Lolita. I know very little about the group, but I remember the name quite well (and the insanity that was Untouched, and I’m exploring a newfound lurve for electro-pop and (yes) dubstep. Plus, after I watched the video I knew it was time to get better acquainted with these twin sisters; the visuals for Lolita are intense and I was not expecting aliens, but there they were! Lolita is off The Veronicas‘s forthcoming album Life In Mars… okay, yeah. The aliens make sense now :)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part Two is creeping on a come-up and still no official word on the exact status of Robsten. Not cool! At least, for the studios it’s not cool. Executives of the Twilight franchise are at a bit of a loss as to how they might handle the upcoming premieres, and they’re hoping– against hope– that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will reunite before November for the sake of the movie’s success. And for the fans. That totally makes sense, right? Roll your eyes and shake your head over more details about the studio’s plight during this difficult time, inside.
A little while back we learned that Selena Gomez was about to go indie in a big way, having just wrapped Spring Breakers right before getting a role in the new coming-of-age drama Parental Guidance Suggested. Today we get our first peek at Spring Breakers. Directed by the incomparable Harmony Korine (who wrote Kids… yes, that Kids), the movie follows a group of small-town girls– played by Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens (Disney is in the hooouse), and Rachel Korine– who all end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break trip. But no worries! They, apparently, get busted out by a drug-dealing James Franco. And this is why the gods invented indie movies. Enjoy the clip!
The film makes its debut at The Venice Film Festival, which is popping off as we speak.
OMG. Sidenote: peep this gallery to see what James Franco‘s character looks like. Okay, I’ll just warn you in advance– he looks like K-Fed if K-Fed had a baby with K-Fed and that baby grew up to be a drug dealer. So yeah, he looks like K-Fed. Enjoy.
So … remember at the very, very end of the season 3 finale of The Vampire Diaries and we thought Elena had died … but soon learned that she didn’t die, she actually became a vampire (OMG!)? Welp, TV Guide magazine has what they are calling the “first look” at Elena as a vampire in season 4 of TVD but … as you can see below, vampire Elena doesn’t look very different from human Elena. Still, the fact that Elena is now a vampire is VERY exciting stuff for TVD fans like me :D Click below to seen the full-size photo and read all about it. More »
Kid Rock has teamed up with the NFL and Pepsi to create an anthem for the Detroit Lions and right here, right now we get to hear the song IN FULL. Now, before y’all get too excited … I have to confess … as much as I LOVE Detroit and I LOVE Kid Rock for his constant support of the city we both love … I really don’t love this new song (and I’m not alone). In Detroit attempts to tell the world “how things are done” in Detroit … and for the most part, the song is a great attempt but … well, why don’t you take a listen and see what you think. More »
Back in June proud daddy Nick Cannon shared adorable photos of his twin babies with mama Mariah Carey and today Mr. & Mrs. Cannon have a whole SLEW of new photos to share of Dem Babies. Click thru the photo gallery to see the newly released photos of twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott that look like they were snapped thruout the Summer. I can’t get over how big these babies have grown! They are just too cute. Too Damn CUTE!
Back in July we got our first look at a promo video for The X Factor that showcased a very catty Britney Spears. Today we get to check out a NEW video promo for the show that is also Britney Spears-specific. This time around, tho, Britney isn’t so much catty as she is FLAWLESS IN EVERY SINGLE WAY. Yes, I know I may be exaggerating things a bit but I simply cannot help myself … I am BEYOND excited to see Britney as judge on The X Factor. Check out this new video promo and see our Queen in action. She is going to rule all. RULE ALL!
Great news, Ryan Gosling fans … today we learn that the actor that we love to swoon over in films will be directing a film of his own. Gosling will get behind the camera for his directorial debut film titled How to Catch a Monster and he will be working with his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks on the project. And, as if news that Ryan will be directing his own film wasn’t cool enough, it turns out that he has also written the screenplay for the film. I guess Ryan Gosling isn’t just another pretty face … he’s also extremely and multi-talented as well. More »
Over the Summer, Lindsay Lohan shacked up in her favorite place on Earth — the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. During her stay, Lindsay racked up a considerable hotel bill … totaling, in sum, over $46,000.000. Unfortunately for the Chateau, Lindsay did not pay her exorbitant bill and is no longer welcome to stay there anymore until she pays up. The entire 16-page hotel bill has been released and it clearly shows that Lindsay truly enjoyed every amenity that is made available by the Chateau Marmont (she was particularly fond of raiding the mini bar in her room). Click below to see a few pages from Lindsay‘s bill and hear what she has to say in response to being banned from the Chateau Marmont. More »
Yesterday was a very relaxing day for me. After I finished work for the day, I met up with David for a quick late lunch date at M Cafe. It was his pick but I was all for it … unfortch, M Cafe is a Macrobiotic restaurant that, I’m sorry to was, was extremely flavorless. Still, I had a nice time with David on our daytime date. After lunch, I ran a few errands and spent some time at Insomnia coffee house to do a bit of reading. More »
• Liam Payne of One Direction is 19, Lea Michele is 26, Rebecca DeMornay is 53, Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) is 71 and Sir Richard Attenborough is 89 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Christina Aguilera sat down to talk with Billboard magazine about her upcoming new album and even tho she failed to divulge the album’s release date or even title, she did make it clear that this as-yet untiled new album was a rebirth for her. Xtina reveals that so much has happened in her life since the release of her last album, Bionic, that this new album couldn’t help but be influenced by all the changes in her life. Click below to read exactly what Xtina has to say about her forthcoming new album. More »
Saturday Night Live will return next month for its 38th season of LIVE sketch comedy (well, attempted comedy) and they have just announced that comedian Seth MacFarlane will be the season premiere host. In addition, Frank Ocean has been tapped as the season premiere musical guest. The folks at SNL have also announced which hosts and musical guests will follow next month’s season premiere … which you can read ALL about below. More »
No Doubt won’t release their new album Push and Shove next month but today they are releasing their next single, the title song of the album. Ryan Seacrest debuted the new ND single Push and Shove on his On Air with Ryan Seacrest radio program and right now we get to listen to the song in full. You can get your first listen of Push and Shove above but be warned, you’ll have to endure the annoying and repeating message that the song is being made available by Seacrest‘s radio show (you’ll know it when you hear it). The song has a very interesting flavor, I think. Take and listen and see what you think about the track.
Minimalist fashion designer Jil Sander debuted her new collection in Milan this week and among her pricey accessories is a plain paper bag that will retail for around $290. That’s right … a plain paper bag … just like the plain paper bags we used to carry our lunches in when we were in junior high school. Because this plain paper bag is “designed” by Jil Sander, the cost for this plain paper bag is a bit higher than we are accustomed to paying for plain paper bags. Click below to see photos of this plain paper bag on the runway and see if YOU think owning one is worth shelling out almost $300. More »
On Sunday, Jersey Shore star Nicole Snooki Polizzi brought forth the fruit of her loins and gave birth to a son she named Lorenzo Dominic. Since that time, she has been posting updates like CRAZY on her official Twitter profile … she even shared, today, her first post-baby self portrait. It should come as no surprise whatsoever that Snooki is rockin’ a leopard print robe in this new photo. Click below to see what the new mom looks like today and read some of her proud post-baby tweets. More »
Earlier today we heard audio of the first human voice broadcast on planet Mars via NASA‘s Curiosity Rover. At the time, we learned that will.i.am will have the distinction as the first musician to have one of his songs broadcast on another planet in the same way, via Curiosity. At 4PM ET / 1PM PT, Curiosity will play the song embedded above Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition). Take a listen and hear the first song that will ever be broadcast on another planet by human beings. What do you think of Reach for the Stars?
UPDATE: Click below to watch video of will.i.am talking about the message that he is trying to convey with Reach the Stars. More »
Yesterday was a successful if menial day for me. Not only did I mangage to get my laundry done (yay!) but I also finally finished my lastest re-read of the classic Jack Kerouac novel On The Road. Every few years, I like to dig out that book and give it another read because it remains one of my favorite books. With the forthcoming film adaptation on the way, I figured it was the perfect time to give the book another read thru. Upon completion of the book, and because I’m in a very Beat Generation mood these days, I started reading Jack Kerouac and Allen Gingsberg: The Letters … fascinating stuff! More »
• Taylor Swift can’t get enough of her Kennedy boyfriend. [LaineyGossip]
• Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 26, Max Collins of Eve 6 is 34, Jason Priestley & Jack Black are 43 and Shania Twain is 47 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Just when you thought FX has released all of the teaser clips for the forthcoming second season of American Horror Story: Asylum, they go and drop an EIGHTH teaser video on us. This new teaser clip is the first in the series that seems to be a follow-up to one of the earlier clips. As you may recall, the seventh clip that was released last week featured what was called a Red Rave. This new clip features a White Rave. Watch the video and see the White Rave in action.
NASA‘s Curiosity Rover has taken another step forward in space exploration with the broadcasting of the first human voice on planet Mars. The voice of NASA administrator Charlie Bolden was sent from Earth to Curiosity on Mars and that message was broadcast on the planet before it was sent back to Earth. It’s the first time an audio recording was sent from our planet to another planet for broadcast. We don’t know yet if anyone (anything?) heard it up there on Mars but at least they know what we sound like now. Later today, the Curiosity Rover will broadcast, in the same way, a will.i.am song titled Reach for the Stars — that song will become the first piece of music ever broadcast on another planet. Take a listen to the audio message above and hear what was broadcast on planet Mars earlier today.
If you’ve been watching Love & Hip Hop Atlanta you may have found yourself trying to explain to others why, exactly, you watch this reckless ridiculousness of a reality show. Recently my own brother made it clear that he was a little bit (or a lotta bit) disappointed in my fascination with the series. Or as he put it on my Facebook page (underneath a status update that may or may not have read, ‘Love And Hip Hop Is The Greatest Show On Earth. There. I said it…’): That show is ridiculous… y do smart people like trainwrecks? LMAO. Now in my defense, I later made it a point to note that LHHATL is also the absolute worst show on earth. Somehow, both of these things are true! And my brother is right. Smart people (and all people) inexplicably like trainwrecks, lol. Join me inside for a quasi-celebration of the trainwreck many of us know, love, and loathe (often simultaneously), Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Oh, and the reunion show is on tonight so please don’t call me on or around 8 pm EST. Merci. More »
Little Miss Harper Seven was seen in the company of her mother Victoria Beckham over the weekend as the ladies showed up to a birthday party at Giggles N’ Hugs here in LA and as you can see in the photo below, Harper was sportin’ a pair of FIERCE baby shoes. Now, it’s no secret that her mama Vicki B. is a huge fan of shoes (the higher heeled the better) so it should come as no surprise that VB is passing along her love of shoes to Harper. Check out Harper rockin’ her cute and sassy shoes below … it’s only ALL KINDS of adorable. More »
Madewell is a brand that I’m just becoming familiar with, and it’s all thanks to the one and only Solange. Beyoncé‘s baby sis is the new face of the fashion line and it all makes sense when you visit their website. Their clothes are bold, beauitful, and deliver an eclectic array of style and substance. In other words… I’ma need their polka dot dresses. And their multi-colored denim. And the cardigans. All of them. Now. Peep the gallery to see Solange do her thang in the new campaign photos. Their theme of is ‘Mix well. Madewell,’ and methinks Solange as the DJ/it girl exudes this image quite well. Plus, I’m hating on her hair. Totally gonna try to pull off that ‘fro in, like, 6-9 months. Gimme some time… and some Madewell. Stat!
What do you guys think of the campaign? Polka dot shorts anyone? I know one PITNBR who’s been feenin’ for some dots in her life… YoursTruly, where you at?
Head’s up New Yorkers, our dear Jake Gyllenhaal is going to be making his NYC stage debut this week! Altho this new project is off Broadway, it’s a good sign that Jakey poo is serious about his acting career in that he is now looking to make the transition from screen actor to stage actor. Jake is featured in a new article in The New York Times and, as you can read below, Jake‘s desire to appear on the theatrical stage has been a longtime coming. Click below to learn more about Jake‘s new off Broadway show If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet and learn when YOU can see him in action, in person. More »
It’s a pretty well-accepted fact that nobody does mean like Joan Rivers. Some of us love to love the E! queen of Fashion Police, but if you take her too seriously, you’re in for a world of hurt. Like many of us, Joan recently watched (or at least heard about) Rihanna‘s interview with Oprah. Hearing Rihanna admit that she still loves Chris Brown was definitely a big deal and Joan Rivers took to Twitter and, well, kind of roasted RiRi. Peep the tweets (including Rihanna‘s response) and tell me what you think. Was Joan being Joan, or did she go too far? More »
After my EPIC 15 mile run on Saturday I vowed that my Sunday yesterday was going to be really low key. I spent the early part of my day working and the majority of my afternoon reading. Yesterday evening, tho, I met up with Emma and Josh at a new eater in Silverlake called Diablo Taco primarily because of the novel way they make micheladas. I had no doubt that the michelada drinks would be amazing but I was unprepared for how FANTASTIC the food would be. Long story short, we stayed at Diablo from about 5 until 9:30 and we ate almost everything on the menu. Trust me, it was an amazing Sunday evening/night. More »
Over the past week or so we’ve been given a series of creepy video teasers that promote the forthcoming second season of American Horror Story: Asylum. So it should come as no surprise that FX has also produced a series of promo posters for the show that look very much like some of the video teasers that we’ve already seen. Click below and you’ll see the creepy nun, the creepy bathtub and the creepy staircase. Coupled with the video teasers we saw last week, it’s plainly clear to me that AHS season 2 is really working overtime to freak us out before the new season debuts in October. More »
Here’s hoping that ‘Juno Temple‘ will soon become a household name! This young actress totally blew me away when I first saw her in Notes On A Scandal with Cate Blanchett back in 2006. Since then she’s been in a slew of fantastic films like Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl. Oh, and then she was in a little film called The Dark Knight Rises (she played Anne Hathaway‘s partner-in-crime, Jen). At any rate, I’m so pumped to see her take the lead in this indie coming-of-age flick, Little Birds! She plays alongside Kate Bosworth and Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, This Is 40). When her character runs away from home and a manic mom (Mann), she discovers a world of sex, crime, and danger… a world she is reluctant to leave behind. I’m expecting very good things from this amazing cast. Peep the trailer for more!
Little Birds is brought to you by the producers of Half Nelson and Blue Valentine. It hits theatres August 29.
After promising to bring her MDNA World Tour to Australia this time around, Madonna had to break the hearts of all of her Aussie fans by announcing that she would NOT be bringing her tour to Oz after all. At the time of the announcement, no real explanation was given as to why Maddy would not be touring in Oz for a second world tour in a row … which only added to her Aussie fans’ disappointment. Today we get to hear straight from Madonna herself why she will not be touring down under in a new video/audio message that explains in plain detail her reasoning for not touring in Oz this time around. Undoubtedly, there will be some people who are unsatisfied with Madonna‘s explanation but if you listen to the clip above, I think most reasonable people will understand. This clip is really worth listening to as it shows us a side of Madonna that we don’t usually get to see. I find this clip shows us a very human, very down to Earth Madonna. Take a listen and see what you think.
At the beginning of the month we got word about Victoria Beckham guest editing the September issue of Glamour magazine. If you thought this was kind of a big deal, we now know about an even bigger kind-of-a-big deal. President Barack Obama has granted the women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine an interview. Deets inside! More »
A while back Trent gave us our first look at Naomi Watts as Princess Diana and many of you were impressed with her transformation, while others felt that a little something was missing (mainly in the hair department), and Naomi would have to do some more work to embody the beloved princess. Well, today we get another look at some photos of Naomi shooting the biopic, titled Caught In Flight. Peep the gallery to check out Naomi Watts as the beautiful Princess Di. More »
The-Dream is a talented guy, and– in spite of some egregious errors in the relationship department (see Christina Milian divorce)– I always look forward to hearing his new jams. Dope Chick is a fun song, unless of course you recently saw Lupe Fiasco‘s new Bitch Bad video, in which case none of these songs are a helluva lot of fun, lol. But at least Pusha T is featured on the track. Y’all know how I feel about this guy… which is why I was really disappointed that he popped up at the beginning and then disappeared for, like, the whole song. He comes back at the end to spit his verse, but I literally spent the whole video waiting for him! Then again, I’m pretty sure this video was made with the fellas in mind, so there you have it.
Cool video! But next time, Dream? I’m gonna need more cowbellPusha T.
Jessica Alba recently took to Twitter to document a hair transformation of fairly epic proportions. Now, we’re not talkin’ about a Miley Cyruskinda thing over here, but the actress is rocking a very unique look with her locks. Check out the photos inside and watch as Jessica goes from brunette to… something else… entirely, lol. More »
When I heard that Keanu Reeves was narrating a movie, I chuckled a bit to myself. But now it all makes sense! The Matrix actor has produced an exciting new documentary that gets you up close and personal with Hollywood‘s elite. Side By Side is about the art of filmmaking and the changes that come with. James Cameron, Chris Nolan, and [lurve of my life] Martin Scorsese are all on board talking about their experiences with the art form. And yes, the dreaded (or blessed, depending on your opinion) concept of 3D definitely comes up in discussion. I think this looks like a fantastic film and I cannot wait to hear what some of my favorite directors have to say about movie-making in 2012. Peep the trailer for more!
Last Friday R&B crooner extraordinaire Usher Raymond won a huge custody battle and, starting September 1, will have primary custody over his two sons with Tameka Foster, 4 year-old Usher Raymond V and 3 year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. This was very surprising news for those of us who remember Usher breaking down on the witness stand a while back, as he was accused of being too wrapped up in his career– and the party life that comes with it– to be a fully present father. Many people also thought that the judge might side with Tameka– mothers often do win cases like these and Tameka has also had a horrific few months, having lost her 11 year-old son (and Usher‘s stepson) Kile Glover. However, a decision has been made. But that doesn’t mean Tameka is standing by it, especially since there are rumors flying about that the judge was, in way, bought off by Usher‘s lawyers. Details inside. More »
SO … the latest rumor burning up the Twittersphere is that Madonna will feature a special guest performance by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during her two MDNA World Tour concert stops here in LA in October. A Twitter account that disseminates Madonna tour “news” claims that Britney and Xtina will appear on stage with Maddy on October 10 and 11 for a “special performance”. Now, before y’all get all crazy excited, let’s keep in mind that this has not been verified by anyone in any official capacity. Even still, it’s entirely possible that this “special performance” could happen … click below to learn more. More »
The luminous Emma Stone is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine — The Fall Fashion Issue — and, as a result, she looks fiercely fashionable in the accompanying photospread. Now, this issue of Interview has yet to hit newsstands but images from the mag have made their way online. Click below to see Emma‘s Interview coverphoto and some sneak peeks at images from the photospread. More »
Todd Akins can suck it, so say these grannies in their new song, aptly titled Legitimate Rape. Although truthfully, they say a lot worse. Which is why I heart this video all over the place! The Renegade Raging Grannies take on the Representative’s horrifying comments about how women who experience ‘legitimate rape’ are not likely to get pregnant. And boy, do they give it to him! Sometimes, it really does take a grandma to get the job done… NSFW style, lol. Check out the video and enjoy the undisputed That-Ish-Cray Of The Day! Hilarious lyrics inside, in case you wanna sing along. And trust me, you do. More »
Back in 1997, Jennifer Lopez portrayed the slain Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in a biopic film about her life titled simply Selena. It is commonly held that J. Lo‘s performance in that film jump-started her music career which proved to be very successful in the late 90′s/early 00′s. Last night, on Lopez‘s concert stop in Dallas, TX, Jennifer performed a cover of the Selena song No Me Queda Mas in tribute to the late singer … and she managed to win the hearts of every single person in that area. Check out the video and see for yourselves. J. Lo owes a lot to Selena, it’s nice to see her remember and respect that fact.
Warning: pretty people overload. Matthew McConaughey is a good looking fella, but… Camila Alves. OMG! This woman has the nerve to be prego and gorgeous and so well-dressed, it kinda hurts. Love it! The McConaughey family stepped out in Tribeca, NYC and their stroll really made for some cute family photos. Little Levi and Vida held hands with their Mom and Pop, and things looked pretty sweet. Oh, and the McConaughey dog made an appearance as well :) Cuteness. Peep the gallery for more!
You know you wanna see Miley Cyrus‘s platinum blonde-age up close, Hilary Duff and baby Luca, Liam from One Direction, Natalie Portman looking ah-mazing in the face, and Ryan Lochte looking like the hot guy who never reads… possibly because he is the hot guy who never reads. But he’s also got an Olympic medal, so who are we to give him ish? Plus he looks craaazzzyy good in black. Peep the gallery for more! And, can we please talk about whatever is going on with Shia LeBeouf‘s hair? Or not. We could not talk about that. We could talk about his eyes instead, maybe. And Bradley Cooper‘s eyes as well. Enjoy the gallery folks!
So, this weekend my bff Michelle came to visit me from Boston and I was sooo friggen happy that she hadn’t gotten a chance to see The Dark Knight Rises yet! Finally! An excuse for me to go back and relive the magic! Seeing a movie again is so cool because there are always little things you missed the first time around. For example, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Deep breath. Okay. Here’s the thing about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I didn’t realize… that he was so… um. Hot. There was some serious intensity behind those eyes! I’m thinking about that scene when he shows up at the Wayne mansion and asks Bruce Wayne to ‘come back’ as Batman, and then he tells his life story and he’s all angry– but composed– but hot. Okay yeah. Whew! Last week’s first installment of Hot-Person-Who-I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Into-Until-Recently brought us the young and sexyGraham Phillips. It’s all about JGL this week. Peep the gallery to confirm or deny my ‘hotness’ suspicions and click inside for more of me grappling with my newly-discovered attraction to the one and only JGL. More »
Yesterday was a very long day for me … in more ways than one. I finally got a very successful long run under my belt and managed to reach a new milestone in my marathon training. Last night, David and I went out for dinner with our friends Adam and Michael. Late last night, I went out with Ollie to a party that didn’t get started until 1AM and was, for all intents and purposes, a veritable hoot. I am a bit wiped out today but yesterday made it all worth it. More »
Earlier this year we learned that Missy Misdemeanor Elliott was planning her return to music this year and it looks like that time is NOW. According to NME magazine, Missy‘s longtime collaborator Timbaland announced the forthcoming release of two new singles from Missy sometime next week (the first week of September) on his official Twitter profile … which is GREAT news except for the fact that I can find no evidence of this tweet announcement on his profile page. Click below to read what NME has to say and see what you think about the promise of new Missy music. More »
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare is a new documentary that seems slightly reminiscent of Michael Moore‘s 2007 Oscar-nominated film Sicko. Both films expose the American Health Care system in alarming ways, but it seems like the ultimate goal of Escape Fire is to consider new options for saving more lives. The first trailer is here; it’s enlightening and intense and will, hopefully, change the world! At least a little bit. Checkie out!
Special shouts-out toPITNBR Dotfor staying up on the Lorenzo news! Moments after we reported that Snooki went into labor last night, Dot jumped on twitter and, sure enough, the reality star/new Mom had just tweeted the big news. Click inside for deets and tweets! And relive all of the Snooki/Jionni/baby bump romance in the gallery! More »
It looks like Halle‘s pulling out the big [sexy] guns this time. According to sources, the actress– who is currently fighting her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry for full custody of their daughter Nahla– is planning to bring her fiancé into the court room as a witness. Olivier Martinez currently resides in France, which is where Halle would like to live with Nahla. Apparently, he can testify to France‘s overall safety, particularly for celebrities and their children. We heard about some drama in the courtroom with these guys the other day, and a few people commented on the ridiculousness that is Halle trying to convince a courtroom that her move to France would be for Nahla‘s benefit only, when there’s a good chance that all of this is really about Olivier. We’ll see what the courts have to say! Deets inside.
Badgalriri ain’t goin’ nowhere! The last time many of us saw Rihannashe was doing an interview with Oprah and revealing a more vulnerable side. But today we see that ‘vulnerability’ has many forms… and sometimes it comes in the form of a middle finger… with scary pointy-nails. Rihanna was spotted (wearing, um, something…) heading into a go-kart racing spot with ya boy Rob Kardashian. Then she and Rob hit up the track with some other friends. Apparently, Rihanna was driving car #16 (yes, that’s important) and won the first race. Congrats on the win, Riri! And congrats on that amazingly well-manicured middle finger of yours ;)
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts will star in The Impossible, a movie about the 2004 South Asian tsunami. Today, we get our first look at the trailer and, although it was quite moving (and I love me some Ewan), one can’t help but take issue with the fact that a major film about the devastating effects of the tsunami (which affected Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and many other countries in Southeast Asia and Africa) is centered on a family of European tourists. But what are you gonna do? It’s Hollywood! And maybe the film might not be getting all this Oscar buzz otherwise. Anyhoo, racially specific storyline aside, I think the film looks very good. Based on a true story, Ewan plays a husband and father who (along with his two small boys) gets separated from his wife and eldest son. Peep the trailer and try not to cry. I tried. #FAIL
The Impossible hits theatres just in time for awards season, on December 21.
Get ready, world (or try to)! Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi checked into a New Jersey hospital last night and it’s about to go down. If you have not been mentally preparing for the birth of baby Lorenzo, then you probably only have a few more hours to do so. Take a deep breath, get to work on your sun salutations, and click inside for the deets! More »
Earlier this week we saw photos of Dexter star Michael C. Hall on the beach set of his show here in SoCal filming a new episode for the forthcoming 7th season. As you may recall, MCH was spotted with one of his former Dexter co-stars who will be making her return to the show this season (click HERE for a refresher on who that co-star is). Today we get to see a new batch of promo photos newly released by Showtime that are meant to tease the central relationship in the new season of Dexter. We all know that Dexter Morgan and his sister Deb will be facing a lot of challenges this coming season … but what will be the outcome of their, er, dilemma. I can’t WAIT to find out. Check out the photo gallery below, the pics are really fab.
FX has released a seventh teaser clip for the forthcoming second season of American Horror Story: Asylum and, as you can see above, it falls right in line with the rest of the teaser clips they have released thus far. This latest disturbing video shows a group of people (alive, undead, who knows?) gathered together in what appears to be a confined space and they are all reaching up for the same thing. What on Earth can these people be so excited to pass around? Check the video and you’ll find out. Enjoy … I guess.
The good news for Paris Hilton is that she is still in demand to appear in magazines … the bad news for Paris is that the magazines that want her aren’t the magazines that we, here in the US, have ready access to. Paris isn’t featured in the US version of GQ magazine … but she is featured in the new issue of Russian GQ … and that’s something, right? Click below to see the former celeb superstar vamping it up for the Ruskies in the pages of one of their biggest (I think) men’s magazines — if you dare. More »
The British magazine Little White Lies managed to score an interview with Kristen Stewart … unfortunately for them, the interview was conducted well before news of her cheating scandal with Rupert Sanders came to light and, well, there’s none of that juicy stuff to talk about in this interview. Still, K. Stew was at the Cannes International Film Festival promoting her forthcoming film On the Road and that was what she wanted to talke about (the magazine gave her the option of what to talk about). The interview is pretty standard … tho we do get some insight as to what makes K. Stew tick. Intrigued? Check out the LWL feature below. More »
Hampton University should seriously consider getting it together. The Historically Black College has a very special dean on its board and, according to that dean, black students who actually want to succeed in life will be unable to do so with braids or cornrows in their hair. Which is why he banned them. In his words, ‘Martin Luther King didn’t wear it.‘ Lol. That-Ish-Cray Of The Day, inside. More »
Kelly Clarkson busted out another fantastic cover on her concert stop in Bristow, VA this week when she put her spin on the classic 90′s jam No Scrubs by TLC. As you may be well aware, Kelly takes song requests from fans as she tours the country and in the past has covered Britney Spears, No Doubt, Eminem, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. This time around, she takes on TLC and does a pretty kickass job, I think. Check out the video and see what you think.
There’s really no middle ground with this outfit Katy Perry is wearing– you’re either gonna hate it or you’re gonna lurve it. I think… I… lurve it. At least, form the top up, I lurve it, lol. The rock star leather jacket look really works for Katy and her hair and make-up are equally on point. However, y’all are gonna have to work with me on the bottom half. There’s sort of, like this black granny panty thing popping off, and then there are a few tears at the seam that I haven’t quite come to terms with. Still, I think she looks pretty sexy which is not exactly a new thing for her. Peep the gallery for more. More »
Very sad news to pass along today … Reuters is reporting that astronaut and US senator Neil Armstrong has passed away at the age of 82. Armstrong, you should be well aware, was the first man to set foot on the moon and therefore is one of the most important figures of the modern age. This news is just breaking now so there aren’t very many details about his death but needless to say, this is a very sad loss for mankind. Click below to learn what we know about Armstrong‘s death at this point. UPDATE: Neil Armstrong‘s family has released an official statement, read it in full below. More »
One week from today, I will be running the Awesome 80′s Run 10K race at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. As you prolly have noticed, I’ve been slacking a bit on my running training in the past few weeks. My stupid IT Band pain coupled with my extended visit to NYC put a serious dent in my training schedule. I’ve gone out for runs in the past few weeks but they’ve been on the shorter side and not very frequent. BUT, now that I’m a week away from my next big race, I need to get serious again. More »
• One Direction announce a new single. [Starpulse]
• The shooting near the Empire State Building yesterday has a long history. [Global Grind]
• Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher take in a Dodgers game together. [LaineyGossip]
• Blake Lively is 25, Rachel Bilson is 31, Claudia Schiffer is 42, Blair Underwood is 48, Billy Ray Cyrus is 51, Tim Burton is 54, Elvis Costello is 58, Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 61, Gene Simmons of Kiss is 63 and Sean Connery is 82 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Knife Party is an Australian electro house/dubstep duo that kind of just changed my life. Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen used to be members of the electronic rock band Pendulum but they’ve recently released their EP Rage Valley and now they have an official video for Centipede. I’m not a fan of this group’s name (I try to stay away from knife parties whenever possible), and I believe that all centipedes are evil beings sent here from the Hellmouth of nature… but I am so feelin’ this track! The beat is sick! And the title is appropriate, considering the rhythm of the piece. But if you loathe centipedes as much as I do, I recommend playing the video for the song’s sake and then pulling up another tab so you can check out those pics of Leonardo DiCaprio. Everyone else who ain’t never scurred, enjoy the video!
Kuntbrigade rejoice! Azealia Banks is now marketing one aspect of her unique look with a new lipstick for MAC Cosmetics titled ‘Yung Rapunxel’. The limited edition lipstick color was named after the 212 singer’s alter ego (I’m pretty sure Yung Rapunxel personally handles all of Azealia‘s tweets) and will be available to the public during New York Fashion Week on September 6, but fans can also purchase it online September 5. Deets inside! More »
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are working on their next cinematic collab, The Wolf Of Wall Street, and today we get our first look at at the guys on set! Naturally, the film is being shot in NYC and, although very little is happening in these pictures I’m still pumped because it’s happening! Leo is all suited up as the lead Jordan Belfort (the real-life Jordan Belfort also wrote the memoir upon which the film is based) and he’s looking pretty dapper. The pics show him getting on a bus in the city and walking the streets of wall. Oh, and the awesomeness that is Marty Scorsese is cheesing all up in the pics too.
The Wolf Of Wall Street also stars Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, and Dean Dujardin.
The song is perfect. The video is perfect. There can be no arguments against this. Lupe Fiasco‘s new video for the Bitch Bad single (off his fourth studio album, Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Album) is here! The song is, lyrically, reminiscent of an older track (Dumb It Down), while the video explores themes we’ve seen in videos from groups like The Roots and Dead Prez. Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled also comes to mind, as Lupe and director Gil Green align modern day black entertainment with the devastating effects of minstrel shows and blackface. Although these aren’t completely new ideas, I think this video comes at an important time, as we only seem to be getting more comfortable with the so-called ‘bad bitch’ title and as people (like me, lol) become more and more desensitized to certain images. Join me in the comments for further deconstruction of this fantastic song!
Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Album hits stores on September 25.
PITNBR Kiersten (AKA kierstenduck)! You rock! And roll! Yesterday I posted pictures from the Bachelorette premiere in LA and the particular source I used had no photos of my girl Rebel Wilson. I made the mistake of assuming she was not in attendance (partly because we’d recently seen that Bachelorette photo shoot that was sans Rebel) but she was totally there! So this post is dedicated to Kiersten, who took time out of her day to answer my frantic call (“somebody FIND ME REBEL WILSON!“) and posted in the comments a great photo of Rebel at the premiere. It takes a village to raise a blogger. Thank you Kiersten :)
Oh. My. Gosh. Honestly? This is the best trailer I’ve seen in a lil’ bit. Fierce butter-carving competitions. Racist Ninjas. Good-looking British vampires. Strippers. Okay, the movie doesn’t have all these things but hilarious references were made so I’m all in. And the Butter cast is so fun! Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell (who just made a movie with our hot guy pick from last week), Hugh Jackman, and Alicia friggen Silverstone. Also, the adorable lil’ girl is Yara Shahidi and we need to keep our eye on her; she might be headed for the takeover. Anyway, I’m in a very, very happy place right now :) Enjoy the trailer!
Look. We’re all just going to have to accept that all Kristen Stewart news is big, scandal-y news for the next few months. Her latest Balenciaga ad just dropped so we all need to band together and see if she looks like a total cheater slut person… or an innocent young girl manipulated by the directorial evils of the world! Lol. Or, we could just take a look at the ad, which is kinda cool. Checkie out! More »
Playboy founder/editor/mogul Hugh Hefner takes up the issue of marriage equality in an editorial in the September issue of Playboy magazine. Altho the issue has yet to hit newsstands, the text of his editorial has made its way to the Internets. As you can read below, Hefner makes an impassioned case that the matter of marriage equality is not only a fight for gay rights but it is also a fight for the rights of every US citizen, which is something that I completely agree with. Click below to read Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy editorial and see what you think about what he has to say. More »
Today’s installment of creepy-teaser-clips-from-American Horror Story: Asylum moves us into a new direction of, well, creepiness. Previously we’ve seen clips featuring a mysterious-looking nun and a few mysterious-looking things (body parts and what have you) but today’s clip does NOT feature a nun of any sort. Today’s clip is titled Glass Prison and as you can see, it’s not the kind of place that looks all that inviting. Does this clip, coupled with the clips we’ve seen already, add up to an disturbing and horrifying new season of American Horror Story: Asylum? We can only imagine. Check out this latest clip and see what you think.
We still have many months to wait before season 3 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO but I’ve got a bit of news to keep you GoT fans happy while we wait. It would seem that actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie (who play Jon Snow and Ygritte, respectively) are hooking up off screen. Fans of the show know there is a bit of complicated attraction between the characters that these two actors play in the show … but in real life, it looks very uncomplicated to me. Kit and Rose were spotted on a very romantic date together … check out the cute photos below. More »
Last week you all were kind enough to bear with me as I lost my mind (for a moment) over the casting of Zoe Saldana in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. I’ve calmed down a bit since then and am trying to come to terms with the studio’s decision, lol. Now Ebony magazine has released an interview between dream hampton and Nina Simone‘s daughter (who goes by ‘Simone‘). Simone speaks out about Zoe Saldana playing her mother and also explains that the studios specifically left her out of the project. Read some very telling excerpts from the interview inside. More »
This week, my friend Emma told me about a documentary film that tells the tale of a “lost” Detroit singer from the 1970′s who became a massive star in South Africa all thru the 80′s and 90′s. He was “lost” in that his music failed to do anything at all in this country and it was widely reported among his South African fans that he committed suicide on stage, ending his music career forever. The truth of the matter is that this “lost” singer, long believed to be dead among his legion of fans, is actually still alive … and living a very modest life in Detroit, MI. I was so taken by Emma’s description of the film that I had to see it for myself … so last night, we went to see Searching for Sugar Man at the Landmark Theater. The film, for me, was such a triumph … it features such an amazing story … and it truly made my heart sing with gladness. This documentary film is just fantastic. More »
Last night I got to spend some great quality time with my BFFs Emma and Josh. The happily marrieds live in Manhattan Beach, CA (which is, like, 45 years away from LA) so I haven’t been able to see them much lately. This week, tho, they are housesitting here in LA so their proximity makes hang sessions more available. We met up for a quick bite to eat at Food and then went to the Landmark Theater to see a documentary film titled Searching For Sugar Man (which, I have to say, is an AMAZING film … review forthcoming). We had an absolute blast! More »
• Rupert Grint is 24, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) is 31, Dave Chappelle is 39, Craig Kilborn is 50 and Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in Star Wars) is 78 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
As you all know, Trent was lucky enough to see Pitch Perfect a little while back and I am still working through some very serious jealousy issues over that. Whatever. It’s fine, lol. I just really want to see this one! Anyhoo, we’ve got a sweet new Pitch Slapped promo today from our girl Taryn, which includes another another look at the trailer for the movie. The trailer is pretty much the same but luckily we’ve got a few new quips from Rebel Wilson, which is always a good thing. And Taryn gives us a look at some of the Hollywood goings-on with Taylor Swift, Kevin Hart, and Joe Jonas. Checkie out!
This is kind of a big deal. Wait, no. It is a big deal. Seven-time Tour de France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong has officially stopped fighting the condemning charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 1999-2005. The USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) says this is as good as any admission of guilt and they plan to ban Armstrong for life and strip him of his unprecedented seven titles. However, Armstrong maintains that he is innocent, but has had enough of the fighting. He also believes that the USADA cannot actually take his titles away from him. Either way, it’s a pretty sad day for sports-lovers. Get the deets inside. More »
For the past few months it’s been rumored that will.i.am‘s forthcoming new album Willpower will feature collaborations with some of pops biggest names … including our dear Britney Spears. Today we learn not only that YES, Britney will appear on will’s new album but we also know the song title. Britney teams up with will.i.am on a song titled Sexy Sexy which sounds awesome awesome to me. Click below to find out which other big name pop acts will appear on will‘s new album. More »
Murder. Lurve. Rachel McAdams as a lesbian. You know you can’t wait for Passion to get a U.S. release date! Brian De Palma is a director who has changed our lives on many levels– The Black Dahlia, Femme Fatale, the original Carrie, Scarface, Mission: Impossible, and Carlito’s Way are just a few. I think he may be about to do equally big things with Passion. If you thought Rachel McAdams was a bee-yotch in Midnight In Paris, something tells me she’s about to go down an even darker path with this role. Some people aren’t fans of Noomi Rapace in American movies, but I’m definitely interested in seeing the (ahem) chemistry between these two. Peep the trailer for more!
Passion premieres in September at The Venice Film Festival.
Okay, so remember when we got to see that Elle magazine photo shoot with the ladies of Bachelorette and Rebel Wilson (one of the movie’s leads) was not pictured? That was annoying. And lots of PITNBRS wondered if Rebel (not being a size 2 and all) did not fit with the image of the shoot. Well, unfortunately, we’ve got another gallery featuring the Bachelorette cast sans my girl Rebel. I do love these other actresses (even if their performance got a scathing review from PITNBRjg, lol)– Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan are great fun, but I still wanted to see Rebel! The actresses (along with Final Destination star Ali Larter) hit the red carpet for the premiere of Bachelorette in Los Angeles. Peep the gallery (I love Isla‘s dress but I think it’s doing that weird Jessica Biel-Total Recall-pink-dress thing in the front, lol) and somebody FIND ME REBEL WILSON!
Something tells me we’re going to see a lot more of thisRita Ora sexy, sexy fun stuff in the years to come. The UK singer recently rocked the cover of Complex magazine and now she’s got a feature in Gentleman’s Quarterly. Not that it’s a shocker or anything, but she looks pretty hot. I’m not a huge fan of the sexy cat movement, and she’s wearing a helluva lot of make-up but photo shoots are for dress-up, right? Peep the pics inside! More »
The ladies over at Fashionista just introduced me to the wonder that is 20 year-old Ukrainian supermodel Stav Strashko. Now without revealing too much, I invite you to watch this brilliant ad for a Toyota hatchback and then peep some photos inside. I’m definitely interested in whatever this movement is about. By the end of that commercial, I was all ‘whhaaaat?!’ That Ish Cray. I’d love to hear what you guys think about this one! According to Fashionista, something like this would ‘never, ever air’ in the U.S. What do you think? More »
As many of you know Halle Berry is engaged in a crazy bitter custody battle with ex-boyfriend and babydaddy Gabriel Aubrey. Halle is determined to move to France with their daughter Nahla (her fiancé Olivier Martinez lives there) and she’s pulling out all the big guns to get the court’s approval. Her good friend and fellow actress Salma Hayek was recently a main witness in the case, testifying that Nahla would be safer in France, due to the strict paparazzi laws that are enforced (Salma is married to French businessman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault). But something other than legal drama popped off in the courtroom yesterday when paramedics arrived on the scene. Deets inside. More »