"Tink is the one"
Last week, at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, Timbaland took to the stage to introduce and promote his latest protégée, a Chicago rapper named Tink. In his speech about his new artist, Timbaland revealed that the late Aaliyah spoke to him in a dream and told him to sign her as an artist because he claims that Aaliyah told him, “Tink is the one“. Now, I don’t know about you but I think it’s very significant that Aaliyah is now an A&R agent in death. Click below to watch video of Timbaland making this revelation at SxSW last week and see what you think about his communication with Aailyah from beyond the grave. More »
Posted under: Aaliyah, Timbaland, Tink
"If we let the gov't start to legislate love in our lifetime, who do you think is next?"
Scandal star Kerry Washington was awarded the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards here in Los Angeles, CA last night and she delivered a stirring and very powerful acceptance speech on the support of same-sex marriage in this country. At one point, in particular, she spoke directly to “Black people today [that tell her] that they don’t ‘believe’ in gay marriage” to make a poignant point about “legislating love” … she said:
So when black people today tell me that they don’t ‘believe’ in gay marriage (pause), the first thing that I say is please don’t let anybody try to get you to vote against your own best interests by feeding you messages of hate. And then I say, you know people used to say stuff like that about you and your love. And if we let the government start to legislate love in our lifetime, who do you think is next? We can’t say that we believe in each others’ fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts. We must be allies. And we must be allies in this business because to be represented is to be humanized. And as long as anyone, anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake and we are all vulnerable.
Thank you, Kerry. Very well said. After you click through the gallery presented here to see photos from last night’s GLAAD event, click below to watch Kerry Washington deliver her Vanguard Award acceptance speech in full and be inspired. More »
Back in January we learned that David Beckham would be launching a new clothing line for H&M called Modern Essentials by David Beckham and today we get to see photos of Becks launching the clothing line in Madrid, Spain. A very bearded Beckham made an in-person appearance at the H&M Gran Via in Madrid today for the launch event and as you can see in the gallery presented here, he was lookin’ a bit buff. I’m not sure if it’s the beard or what but Becks is lookin’ huskier, bulkier in these photos. Beard or no beard, he is a fine-lookin’ man so … I don’t mind the facial hair. Do you?
'AHS: Hotel' begins production this summer
Way back in November of 2013, before the most recent 4th season of American Horror Story went into production, AHS lead actress Jessica Lange explained why she had decided to leave the show after 4 seasons. Last night during the PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story: Freak Show (sponsored by The Paley Center for Media at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA), Lange officially confirmed that Yes, she is leaving AHS for good. A couple of my friends attended last night’s AHS: Freak Show PaleyFest panel discussion and they inform me that some of the actors were drunk on stage … from the look of some of the photos in the gallery presented here, I think that fact is very plainly obvious. You may recall that we learned last month that Lady Gaga will be joined the upcoming 5th season of American Horror Story: Hotel but it was revealed last night that actor Matt Bomer will also be joining the cast. Click below to learn more about what was revealed at the PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story last night. More »
Or maybe a cockatoo, I'm not sure
A who’s who of fashionistas attended the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England and surely the attendee who stole the show and all the attention last night was FKA twigs. twigs, as you can see in the gallery presented here, wore a very colorful Birds of a Feather dress that made her stand out in every way possible. There are few people who can make a look like this work without looking silly and twigs is absolutely one of the lucky few. Her beauty is matched by her fierce ability to make an outlandish look like this seem perfectly normal. I love everything about FKA twigs in these photos. LOVE!
"I accept your Mayor’s generous gift ... Join Cobra!"
Cobra Commander, the cartoony leader of the terrorist organization Cobra from the ’80s cartoon GI Joe, was presented with a key to the city of Springfield, IL by Mayor J. Michael Houston this week in celebration of the upcoming GI Joe Collectors’ Convention that will take place there next month. This fun little publicity stunt was meant to draw attention to the fact that this GI Joe convention will take place April 9-12 and I love it entirely. Having just watched the animated GI Joe: The Movie (1987) on the big screen just a few days ago, I am still on a GI Joe high so this little photo opp is really fun, I think. Click below to see the official photo of Mayor Houston presenting Cobra Commander with a key to his city and read the accompanying press release. More »
Welcome to adidas, I'm Kanye, how may I help you?
A few weeks ago, Kanye West unveiled his new clothing line adidas Originals x Kanye West at New York Fashion Week around the time he officially unveiled his new line of adidas shoes called Yeezy Boost. Over the weekend, Kanye thrilled a few lucky fans at an adidas store in London when he showed up to personally sell them pairs of his shoes. As I understand it, Kanye didn’t play adidas shop boy for long but he did hang around long enough to help sell a few pairs of shoes, which you can see in the photo below. More »
The TV Guide
Last night my friend Edward and I were graciously invited to a season 7 premiere event for RuPaul’s Drag Race at the Mayan theater in downtown LA and we had the time of our lives. With only a couple weeks left to go until the new season of Drag Race premieres on Logo, the promo machine for the show is kicking into high gear. Last night’s event was a way for an invited group of people to see the first episode of season 7 of Drag Race AND to see the contestants each perform lip sync routine. OMG. It was so fun, I can’t even tell you! More »
Great news, folks. Not only do we know that Madonna will be performing at The Grammy Awards next month but we learn today that His Purple Majesty Prince will also be in attendance at this year’s awards show. At this point, Prince‘s appearance — whether it be a musical performance or merely an in-person appearance — is shrouded in mystery (OOOOOH!) but we are being told that he has “something in the works” which, for Prince, could literally mean anything at all is possible. More »
Posted under: Prince, The Grammy Awards
So happy together?
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »