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Xmas With The Wainwrights

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A few months ago I bought tickets to see Rufus Wainwright, his sister Martha Wainwright and a collection of their family and friends perform live in concert. The show is meant to be a tribute to Rufus and Martha‘s late mother Kate McGarrigle who with her sister Anna performed Xmas concerts their entire lives. I had forgotten all about the show and was only reminded at the last minute. I thought about skipping the show, after all, I’m not really into celebrating Xmas this year … but I decided to head out to Royce Hall at UCLA and do my best to have a good time. I’m happy to report that I did have a great time last night … cuz, as those of you familiar with the Wainwrights know, they put on a Hell of a show. More »

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Watch: Backstreet Boys Perform ‘It’s Christmas Time Again’ On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

They Also Perform 'As Long As You Love Me'
Xmas with the Boys

The Backstreet Boys paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and they brought along with them a bit of Xmas cheer … as well as a bit of boy band magic. The Boys performed their new holiday single It’s Christmas Time Again (which we first got to preview last month), which you can watch in the embed above. As you can see, The Roots provided pretty fantastic backup. They also performed their classic hit single As Long As You Love Me, which you can watch in full below. More »

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Listen: The xx Cover ‘Last Christmas’ By Wham!

"I know what a fool I've been"

It’s almost Xmas 2012 and by now I’m sure y’all have been inundated with the crush of happy Xmas music everywhere you go. Welp, you’re about to hear another Xmas song right now … but this time, the song isn’t very happy. Earlier this morning, on Fearne Cotton‘s Radio 1 show in the UK, The xx performed a live cover of the classic Wham! Xmas song Last Christmas … which you can listen to in full below. Last Christmas was a pretty decent hit for Wham! back in the 80′s and it has survived as a perennial Xmas favorite … despite the fact that the lyrics are pretty depressing. Click below to hear The xx‘s take on the track and see if it gets you in the holiday spirit. More »

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Miley Cyrus And Other Celebrities Attend The 2012 ‘VH1 Divas’ Event

Look At Miley All Covered Up!

Last night celebrities VH1 had their annual Divas event, and this year Adam Lambert was the host. I didn’t catch the whole show (you can catch some footage here), but saw it in bits and pieces and it looked like a lot of fun. NeNe Leakes was in the building, and it looked like they had some pretty cool tribute performances to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, and Madonna. Celebs hit up the red carpet last night for the event– Miley Cyrus was rocking an Omo by Norma Kamali ‘Alligator’ dress (a slightly different look from the last time we saw her), and the other ladies looked pretty sweet too. Australian rapper/model Iggy Azalea almost got me with her black and sheer panel dress, but somehow it fell flat. My girl Kelly Rowland was in the building as well, and I’m still hoping against hope that the ‘date’ we saw her on with The Dream was, in fact, a business meeting. A face like that deserves better, lol! Peep the gallery for more. Oh– and I kinda love the dress on Teairra Marí Kat Graham (thanks PITNBR Alexis) too. Gotta get up on this Vampire Diaries thing :)

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Jennifer Lawrence Will Be The First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Host Of 2013

The Lumineers Will Perform
Silver Linings Playbook' Screening

Yesterday we got to see a super-hot Italian Vogue spread featuring the one and only Jennifer Lawrence. She looked so amazing that, for a good 7-10 minutes, I got lost in a vortex of her various magazine spreads. She just rocks! PITNBRS ClaireMichelle, nicole, and muchacha joined me in my gush-fest, and ClaireMichelle was kind enough to point out to all of us that J Law will be an upcoming on Saturday Night Live. Awesomeness! Deets inside!

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Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Presents The Manhattan Children’s Chorus Singing ‘Silent Night’

Holy Night
"Sleep In Heavenly Peace"

In the wake of the tragic elementary school shooting that left 20 children and 7 adults dead early Friday morning, Saturday Night Live chose to open its holiday episode last night with a live performance of the Xmas song Silent Night by The Manhattan Children’s Chorus. No jokes, no skits … just a group of children singing a lovely holiday hymn. It was a powerful way to open the show and a poignant tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Well done, SNL. Very well done.

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Watch: Gwen Stefani Joins Bush On Stage For A Performance Of ‘Glycerine’

Shock & Awe
Gwen + Bush

Happily marrieds Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale delivered a special performance over the weekend when she surprised fans at KROQ‘s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in LA by coming on stage for a duet performance of Glycerine with his band Bush. As far as I can tell, Gwen and Gavin haven’t performed publicly like this before so it was a big shock when she came out to perform with the band. The video above is a bit blurry but it does feature the entire performance and is worth checking out. I have to say, I’m a bit jealous that I wasn’t in attendance at this concert … this duet performance would’ve been AMAZING to see live.

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Miley Cyrus Rocks A Bold New Look At The ‘Christmas Creampies’ Concert

Did I Really Just Have To Write 'Christmas Creampies'?

By now we’ve all gotten used to Miley Cyrus‘s latest look, but on Saturday she rocked a shorter ‘do and a sexy lil’ outfit at Borgore‘s Christmas Creampies concert. Now, I already had beef with this guy over the wretchedness that was his Decisions track (featuring Miley), but now I really can’t get with him– Christmas Creampies?! Oh helll nawl! I’m so mad at that name, lol! Anyhoo, Miley was in the building (so were some strippers, apparently) looking all grown up. Do you guys like this look on Miley?

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No Doubt ROCKS LA On Night 6 Of Their Week Long Residency

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Last night I met up with Darion and Courtney and we met up with their friend Subha at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City to see No Doubt LIVE in concert. No Doubt is playing a string of 7 sold out nights at the venue and last night was night #6 of the run. While I was very much looking forward to the show, I can’t say that I was overly excited for the show. My excitement level went up considerably once the show began and I was reminded by how many hit songs the band has put out over the years. It had been AGES since I saw No Doubt in concert so it was really fun seeing them in action again. Click below to check out some photos and watch 2 performance videos that I shot at last night’s show. More »

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Taylor Swift Arrives At The 2012 ‘KIIS Fm Jingle Ball’

The 'Kate Spade' Effect

Surprise, surprise! Taylor Swift showed up at some event wearing some dress that I totally want now. Oh, the redundancy, lol! The singer attended (and performed at) the 2012 KIIS Fm Jingle Ball at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and she was rocking this gorgeous black and white striped Kate Spade dress. Taylor caught some criticism from fashionistas who thought she’d overdressed for the ARIA Awards, but I think she’s nailing the look here. But wait… there’s more!

PITNBR ClaireMichelle, where art thou? There’s this blog called What Would Taylor Swift Wear? and you should probably go there now. Just don’t forget to come back here afterwards, lol :) They do that awesome thing where they tell you how to get the exact same Taylor Swift dress or something similar… it’s awesome.  Enjoy! And everyone, peep the gallery for more!

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