"Keeping America on Target"
Last month we got to see the first video teaser for the forthcoming second season of Homeland on Showtime and today we get to check out a new trailer for the show. As you can see, season 2 of the show will focus on Nicholas Brody‘s run for political office (played by Damian Lewis) … despite the fact that he is secretly a turned terrorist intent on carrying out an attack on US soil. The only person who knows Brody‘s secret is CIA counterterrorist agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) … but, as season 1 ended, she was getting possibly memory erasing shock treatments. Drama! I like this trailer a lot because not only does it give us a great understanding of the season to come but it also cleverly plays into the fact that we are in an election year. A second promo video has been released for Homeland season 2 … it’s kind of a trailer but not really. Check it out below. More »
Posted under: 'Homeland'
From The Director Of 'The Hurt Locker'
If you remember the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, there’s a good chance you remember the name Kathryn Bigelow. The director (who also won an Oscar for the 2008 film) recenlty completed production on her next movie, the story of the manhunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden. The movie is titled Zero Dark Thirty and… honestly? I don’t know how I feel about it! I’m probably being a bit hypocritical–because I definitely watch violent movies with no qualms whatsoever– but something about this story makes me a bit hesitant to see the film. Maybe it’s because it’s only been about a year since President Obama announced that bin Laden had been found and killed by members of the U.S. military; it’s so soon! But I’m always excited about new movies and good directors so I’m keeping my eye on this one; check out the teaser for a first look.
Who Will Compete to be Queen of All Queens?
OH SNAP! For the past few weeks, RuPaul has been teasing the BIG REVEAL of the cast of the upcoming season of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race but today we finally get to learn who made the cut! The video promo that shows all of the contestants mysteriously leaked its way to the Internets prematurely … whoops! You can watch the video above to see who will compete in the first ever All Stars version of RuPaul’s Drag Race OR you can click below to see a photo of all the collected queens in one colorful screenshot. More »
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Yesterday we got to see the over-the-top lavishness that is Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy‘s new rental house in the Hamptons. We thought they had everything in that monstrosity but, my friends, they don’t have this. And this ish cray. Elite Home Theatre Seating is a company I truly hope to one day have a reason to contact. They work with designers who create ridiculously fancy seats for the home theatres that, you know, regular every-day people have. Except now they’ve taken their fancy-schmancyness to a whole ‘nother level, and pimped out one of their designs to look like the bat cave from The Dark Knight trilogy. It’s sick and amazing and 2 million dollars, and my only consolation for not being able to [currently] afford this is that Jay-Z and Beyoncé don’t have one either. So there. Check out the sexiest, family-oriented lair ever, inside.
"I can't be the candy queen forever."
Everybody’s favorite California Gurl is rocking the cover of Elle magazine’s September issue. Katy Perry is pretty on pink on the cover but goes for a darker look inside. We’ve got a pretty sweet photo of the pop princess inside, along with the cover, and the rest we’ll get to see when the magazine hits the stands on August 14. Check out the photos and a few excerpts from the interview inside!
Posted under: Elle Magazine, Katy Perry
Monsters Love Kendrick!
A little while back there were rumors buzzing around that Lady Gaga and Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar were having some kind of bad romance. Mama Monster showed up hella randomly at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago last month and stood on the side of the stage where Kendrick was performing Swimming Pools. People who saw the youtube video performance went nuts and by ‘people’ I mean me (and yeah, everyone else). Kendrick Lamar is an up-and-coming artist who has a legit following, but he’s far from being a pop icon, and seeing the camera pan over to Gaga at the end of the video was a total shock! And it was so cute; I mean Gaga looked so proud of him and went on to introduce him to some people she brought with her to the show. But Kendrick has said the two are just friends, and that he was just as surprised as anyone else when she first hit him up on twitter to connect and to tell him that she loved his music. Find out what she’s going gaga over, and check out the new video inside!
Oh, Kanye. You eternally artsy rap icon. I love you, man! And I’m loving this album cover for Cruel Summer, the highly-anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. The all-white everything statue seems appropriate (especially considering the brilliant all-white everything performance they gave at The BET Awards), and though the image is atypical for a rap album cover, it makes sense for a Kanye project. We’ve seen similar imagery from him in the Power video and even in his use of the ever-graceful ballerina for Runaway. A little while back we got to see some pretty awesome photos from the Complex magazine cover shoot with the G.O.O.D. Music constituents and that was pretty exciting (mainly the Pusha T part)… but now we have our first visual for the actual album. Well sort of; we’ve actually been privy to one fantastic video that’s prepped us for the arrival of this album (and the forthcoming takeover of the one they call 2Chainz) Re-live and re-lurve Mercy (recently nominated for two MTV Video Awards) with me inside!
A Redux of 'The Snow Queen'
Back in 2010, it was reported that Disney decided to try and market its animated take on the Rapunzel fairytale to boys by titling the film Tangled and focusing on the swashbuckling nature of the story (the reasoning was because it was believed audiences had tired of Princess fairytale stories). Around that time, it was also reported that Disney was planning to move away from adapting classic fairytales altogether. It would seem that the plan to move away from Princess fairytale stories is no longer … because today we learn that Disney is planning its 12th Princess film for next year, a film titled Frozen that is based on the classic tale The Snow Queen. Click below to get your first look at Frozen. More »
Posted under: 'Frozen'
Ready for the 'Sexy Party'?
Nadya Suleman, the so-called Octomom, tried her hand at fame and fortune by birthing a bunch of babies all at the same time. When that didn’t work, she resorted to a carrer in porn. Shortly there after, she tried stripping. SO NATURALLY the next step on the Octomom career track is music! Horror of horrors, Suleman has teamed up with a realty TV star named Adam Barta (yeah, I have no idea who he is) on a single titled Sexy Party. And get this … the song and single cover art has been inspired by Madonna. Will the blasphemies never end?! More »
Run, Don't Walk!
Okay, this is it. This is the last post I will write on 50 Shades Of Grey without having read the actual book. LOL. I finally have the book up in the next tab over and I’ve officially read the first page and a half. No comment yet… Okay, one comment: I absolutely don’t hate it. Although I think I’ve been much influenced by this video of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis reading an excerpt in their impromptu, faux audition for the 50 Shades Of Grey movie. It was so freaking hilarious and I don’t even get the joke entirely. So I’m reading it today/now, if only so that I may watch this video and enjoy it all-the-more tomorrow.
But the very best part of the clip is that The Stir posted it, and then linked another video of Pro Baseball Players reading the book. Which got me thinking, I should probably find as many videos as possible of other men reading it. And by other men I mean Gilbert Gottfried. Checkie out inside. And… you’re welcome.