Saints & Sinners, Gods & Idols
Lana Del Rey has finally unleashed upon the world her much talked about/ballyhooed/anticipated short film Tropico online after she premiered the film at an event in Los Angeles, CA last night. The film has a run time of just over 27 minutes and is … well, interesting. The scenes look like they were shot using Instagram filters and opens with cameo appearances by Jesus Christ, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Lana in the guise of the Virgin Mary (which isn’t the only religious figure she portrays in this film) … then the really weird (artsy) stuff begins to unfold. If you have the time, it’s worth watching I think. I mean, Hello, we’ve been hearing about this damn Tropico thing for what seems like an eternity so now that it’s out, we might as well see what all the hoopla is about. Along with the premiere of this short film, Lana has announced that she is readying the release of her next album. Click below to find out more about her new music to come. More »
"This is my city now"
Britney Spears released her 8th album Britney Jean in stores yesterday but it was also the day that she made her “official arrival” in Las Vegas, NV ahead of her upcoming concert residency which will premiere later this month. With grand spectacle that only Sin City can provide, Britney made her arrival at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino yesterday afternoon to christen with her presence the venue where she will perform 100 shows over the next 2 years. Click below to see photos of Britney‘s grand arrival and learn a few deets about yesterday’s event. More »
Mimi Claus Comes to Town
Mariah Carey has become about as synonymous with Xmas as Santa Claus in recent years so it should come as no surprise whatsoever that she was asked — AGAIN (and again) — to perform a short set of holiday songs in Rockefeller Center in NYC, NY as part of NBC‘s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center television special. Mimi taped her performance (complete with costume change) in Manhattan last night ahead of tonight’s big tree lighting ceremony (which will all be aired on NBC). Click thru the gallery presented here to see photos of Mimi doing the damn thing last night looking as radiant and merrily festive as ever! Now that Mariah has started her traditional annual holiday push, it really IS beginning to look a lot like Xmas.
Lady Gaga made her grand arrival at the American Music Awards tonight in grand fashion. And, except for the fact that she was riding a fake horse made of human beings, her arrival was not only understated but her look was simple, classy … and beautiful. Gaga is the new celebrity spokesmodel for the new Versace ad campaign so it makes sense that she’s channeling Donatella Versace with her red carpet look. Click below to see video of Gaga on her high horse making her AMAs red carpet arrival. I have to say, I like the Lady when she goes understated and classy. Be warned, the video below autoplays. More »
We already know that Britney Spears will be appearing on Entertainment Tonight next week in a pre-taped interview to promote the upcoming release of her new album Britney Jean as well as the start of her Las Vegas concert residency Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino at the end of next month. Today we learn that Britney took time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to spend some time with a small group of fans from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in collaboration with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Click thru the gallery presented here to see photos of Britney and her young fans in the Seacrest Studios and then click below to read more deets about their special day together. More »
"I believe Utopia is actually possible"
While in town to perform a show in Boston, MA on his Yeezus Tour, Kanye West paid a visit to the illustrious Graduate School of Design at Harvard University to speak to a group of students there. As you can see in the video embedded above, Kanye does a bit of guest lecturing to the students in an effort to explain his artistic philosophy with (what I’m sure he believes are his) peers. I’m sure it was pretty neat for these students to get up close and personal with Kanye and it looks like he was happy to chill with them. Check out the video and see what Professor West looks like in a scholastic environment.
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LiLo Did Not Hold Up her End Of The Contract
Since getting out of rehab back over the summer Lindsay Lohan has been trying to stay out of trouble and putting in lots of work all over the place. The Oprah Winfrey interview, her Chelsea Lately appearance– all things seemed to be going pretty well for her. Although she and Oprah did get into a little beef over the reality series she’s filming for the OWN network, for the most part LiLo‘s been staying drama-free. However, the actress is now in some hot water with Foxwoods casino after showing up hella late to an appearance, for which she received $50,000. Click inside for more.
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"One of the most amazing powerful experiences of my life."
Justin Bieber made his way down to Guatemala to do a bit of charity work over the weekend to give back to a community that is much in need. I know that I like to give JB a hard time for being a putz from time to time (and let’s face it, he makes it far too easy sometimes) but this is one time that I have to commend the lad (even if homie felt compelled to do his good work shirtless when disrobing really wasn’t necessary at all). Justin teamed up with an organization called Pencils of Promise to help build a schoolhouse for a community of needy children and according to The Biebs himself, the experience was a positively life-changing one for him. Click below to learn more about Justin‘s weekend of good work. More »
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The TV Guide
Last night was one of those perfect LA nights that make me so happy that I live here in SoCal. One of the best things about living here in LA is getting the chance to see movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s a treat that I reserve only for the most special of movies. In honor of Hallowe’en this year, last night’s Cinespia movie was The Craft. Now, because it is one of my all time favorite movies (along with Clueless, Empire Records and Hackers), there was no question that I’d be in attendance last night. My darling Amelia agreed to be my date and we had the best time ever … with a couple thousand other folks AND three stars of the movie! I mean, c’mon … so amazing! More »