Yes, the 'Crazy In Love' hot shorts will be there.
I am so excited for Cleveland right now! Two very big names in pop culture are headed back to my old stomping grounds, and I’m hoping it means, well, more money for C-Town. As many of you know, Lebron James is going home, and now I’m learning that Beyoncé is headed to Cleveland as well. Sort of. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced a new exhibit featuring some of the best outfits from the Queen Bey‘s career. This is gonna be all kinds of awesome! Click inside for more!
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
SPOILER ALERT: She learned nothing.
As you all know, Trent and I went to see Kara Walker‘s latest exhibit in Brooklyn yesterday, titled “A Subtlety Or the Marvelous Sugar Baby…” Trent loved it, I loved it. And when I say “I loved it” I mean I stood in that space very upset that my mother (formerly a professor of African, African-American, and Women’s History, a woman who took me to my first protest—against domestic violence—when I was 8, and marched in her last protest—for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal—when she was 52, and nearing the end of her battle with cancer) and her twin sister, my Aunt Grace (also a fierce activist and journalist) were not there to experience it with me. I thought of the words of a brilliant professor of the Sufi sect of Islam who I studied with at Sarah Lawrence, when she described certain ancient, preserved places of worship in other countries, saying, “The air is different in there.” The air was, indeed, different out there. And I had some experiences (some positively breathtaking, and some disturbing) that I want to share.
Lots Of Disappointed Fans
Yesterday we learned that Kanye West was planning another series of video projections across the globe for his latest single, New Slaves. Even though none of the projections were popping off in Nyack, NY I was still excited to see some new videos from other parts of the world (and PITNBr nicole was hoping for a second experience in Toronto). Unfortunately, all of last night’s projections didn’t go so smoothly, especially in Houston, Texas. Police apparently shut down the video at one location, while others experienced technical difficulties. Click inside to learn more.
Posted under: 'New Slaves', Kanye West
The Exhibit Is Called 'The Maybe, In Which'
Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is always doing things to catch my eye. I most recently saw her in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom (and she’s already been cast in his next movie), but I have big plans to sit down one day and watch her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin, which made big waves on the indie scene back in 2011. Anywho, I was excited to learn that she was a part of a performance art piece at the Museum Of Modern Art, strange as that performance may sound. Click inside to learn more about the glass box in which Tilda will be sleeping on various days throughout the year.
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So … a new waxwork statue of Prince William of Wales has gone on display in London, England this week in a new exhibit titled Engagement. As you can see, the artist who created the statue didn’t really capture the essence of Prince Wills in this likeness … at all. At another gallery, a painting of Kate Middleton titled God Save the Future Queen by an artist named Zoobs turned out much better than this wax statue did. It looks like even the art world is getting in on the Royal Wedding bandwagon. More »
The TV Guide
In honor of Sanrio‘s 50th Anniversary they have launched the Small Gift Pop-Up Tour here in the US in both Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA providing a FREE carnival/art exhibit … yesterday was the first night the event was open to the public so David and I decided to check it out:
David is such a good sport about amusement part stuff so we really had a great time. There was Hello Kitty-inspired artwork on display, rides and games to play, fun fair food to eat and — of course — fun stuff to buy. After the jump, check out some of the fun photos I snapped last night — including a photo of David and me that I cannot EVEN believe I am sharing with the world (hint: there are costumes involved) … More »
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Now … we’ve seen our fair share of wax statue effigies of quite a few celebrities here on Pink is the new Blog … some of them are amazingly lifelike and some of them are horrendously scary. A wax museum in Madrid, Spain called Museo de Cera has unveiled a wax statue of Miley Cyrus and, unfortch, it falls in the latter horrendously scary category … check it out:
Sorry for the nightmares, y’all. Eep!
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Posted under: Miley Cyrus
Did Madame Tussaud's do her right? No Doubt.
No Doubt frontwoman, solo artist in her own right, fashion designer and rockstar mom Gwen Stefani is the latest celebrity to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum … and this week, Gwen was on hand to make an in-person appearance at the Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas, NV to officially unveil her waxen doppelgänger:
A smiling Gwen Stefani gets all excited as she meets her new $300,000 waxwork in Las Vegas. So presumably, the singer-turned fashion-designer had overlooked the fact that sculptors have added extra inches to her life-like model. The waxwork of the 40-year-old mother of two has actually been made two percent larger than the star is in real life … the waxwork has been made bigger to allow for shrinkage in the Nevada desert climate, according to celebrity blogger Robin Leach of Las Vegas Weekly. Gwen was on hand [this week] for the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas. She dressed for the occasion in incredibly short colourful dress teamed with black tights and killer heels. Meanwhile her waxwork has been suited in a crop top, showing off a green bra underneath and toned stomach, teamed with trousers and knee high lace up boots. It took nearly six months from Gwen’s first private sitting to create the figure, and more than 250 measurements and photographs were taken at a total cost of $300,000. The three-time Grammy Award-winning No Doubt singer arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday night ahead of the ceremony. ‘We are very excited to have Gwen Stefani’s figure added to our attraction,’ Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman said in a statement. ‘She’s consistently rated high on our request list, so we are very pleased to bring her figure to all her loyal fans.’
Once again, the artists at Madam Tussaud’s have done it again. This wax statue of Gwen looks so lifelike that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out which Gwen is the real Gwen without getting all up close and personal. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the wax version of Gwen has got sicker abs than the real Gwen does ;) After the jump, check out video footage from this unveiling at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV to see the real Gwen in action with the newly constructed wax Gwen … More »
Even better than the Real Thing?
Yesterday we got our first look at the amazingly lifelike wax statue of popstar Rihanna that will be on display at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Washington DC and today we get to see a personal photo of Rihanna and her waxen doppelgänger which she shared on her official Twitter profile:
I think it’s safe to say that Rihanna approves wholeheartedly of this statue. I, too, approve of this statue … mainly because of how spot on perfect it is. I know some folks don’t think the statue is as perfect as I think it is but check out a side-by-side comparison of Rihanna and her wax statue and judge for yourselves … More »