"We see things as we are"
Back in May we learned that Britney Spears was readying the release of a “new” fragrance called Fantasy Twist (which isn’t really a new fragrance, per se, it’s actually the re-release of two of Britney‘s most popular fragrances in one convenient bottle) and in August we saw photos of our dear Britney on the set of the TV commercial for Fantasy Twist. Today, at long last, we get to see that commercial. As you can see above, Britney becomes Cleopatra, Jean Harlow and a mysterious raven-haired vixen … courtesy of her Fantasy Twist perfume. Check out the (wee bit cheesy) commercial and see what you think.
A Beautiful Collaborative Effort
Cherry Wine was, without a doubt, one of my favorite singles of this past summer. I’ve been patiently (and impatiently) awaiting the visuals to this song and I’m sooo excited that the video is finally here! Nas takes a laid-back approach with the storyline, playing a bartender with his eye on a particular young lady. But I really love how he and the director chose to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse. Mainly, I’m just excited to have another reason to put this song on repeat. Which it is. Peep the video for more and check out the beautiful words to the song over at DirectLyrics.
Starring Selma Blair And James D'Arcy
OMG y’all. Okay, so as I’ve said before I do not do scary movies. Which is why it still mystifies me that I agreed to cover In Their Skin (previously titled Replicas) at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year for Paste Magazine. I must have been mad. And when I walked out of that theatre, I was absolutely sick to my stomach with fear and philosophical quandaries. To be honest, I’m not even sure that this trailer does the film justice; the movie is just so intense and really disturbing, you’ll have to see it to believe it. Rachel Miner and James D’Arcy play the neighbors from hell, while Selma Blair and Joshua Close play a married couple who have no effing idea what’s about to hit them. Ugh, even now I wanna yell at the screen ‘Go back home y’all! Pleeease do not invite them over for dinner!‘ But alas, my screams will go unheard, lol. Anyway if you do or don’t love a good scary movie, def check out In Their Skin. It hits theatres November 9.
The TV Guide
OMG … let me tell you how freaking AMAZING yesterday was for me. As I mentioned before, my dear friend Emma and I made our way to San Francisco, CA this weekend for the express purpose of seeing Madonna perform live in concert in San Jose, CA. While we have been having a blast her in SF, it was all about the Madonna show last night. After many months of hearing about the show, I finally got to see The MDNA World Tour LIVE in person for myself. I thought I was ready … but I was not. The show BLEW MY MIND. Hands down it is one of Madonna‘s best live shows of all time and is certainly her best live show in years. BUT, I’ll get to all of that later in the post. The rest of my day here in the Bay area was pretty sweet, too. Click below to see some photos from my really fantastic day yesterday. More »
Aussie Lurve In America
It sounds like American TV-watchers have something pretty sweet to get excited about. NBC is adapting the critically-acclaimed Australian miniseries titled The Slap, and based on the description I think we can expect some seriously good drama. Also, I’m just now finding out that Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo (from Hotel Rwanda, Dirty Pretty Things, and Skin) is one of the stars on the original show, which leads me to believe that those guys know what they’re doing. Here’s hoping all that awesome translates over to the American version! Click inside to learn more.
Posted under: 'The Slap'
That Awkward Moment When The Cover SLAYS The Original
Well. This is awkward. So, I just listened to newcomer Jade Novah‘s cover of Rihanna‘s Diamonds. Then I went back to listen to Rihanna‘s original. Then I listened to Jade‘s again. And it was awkward. A lot of us gave Rihanna‘s latest single a ‘meh,’ which is, in my opinion, like the worst thing you could say about any work of art, lol! But trust me; there will be no ‘meh‘-ing Jade Novah‘s cover! The girl’s got pipes and Diamonds just sounds so damn good on her! While I haven’t listened to a ton of her stuff, I know she’s been singing for a while now. Check out her video above and tell me what you think! Then check out the original track here (if you feel the need to do a side-by-side comparison, lol), and download Jade‘s free mixtape Shades Of Jade here. Right now I’m listening to her cover of Beyoncé‘s Countdown. Yeah. Awkward.
Right now there is a very aggressive debate popping of at E! Online over this news. Esquire Magazine has just named actress Mila Kunis The Sexiest Woman Alive, and while some people are quite pleased with their choice, others are furious. And don’t bother telling those people that there are more important things to rally against; this is kind of a big deal, apparently! Now I for one, am perfectly okay with Esquire‘s choice. Mila‘s gorgeous! But is she the sexiest woman alive? No, because right now Christina Hendricks is, lol! Plus there’s always something a bit ridiculous about these titles and labels (as PITNBR Joan aptly pointed out), so I think they’re meant to be more fun than anything. Check out the gallery to confirm or deny Esquire‘s suspicions about Mila and click inside to read some excerpts from her cover story. Mila talks about the industry, learning how to be funny, her Ukranian background and, of course, Jesus. Checkie out!
Meet This Week's Hot-Person-Who-I-Didn't-Know-I-Was-Into-Until-Recently!
Yes, this week’s hot person is a woman. Let’s all get over that quickly because I have some ish to say about Christina Hendricks. Okay. So this week I was all set to name one of the Revenge stars as this week’s hot person (no, I hadn’t decided between Jack Porter or Daniel Grayson yet), but then I got my life changed by a little interview clip featuring Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks and some fashion editor who’s somewhere feeling really embarrassed and hopefully catching up on some Judith Butler or Patricia Clough-esque feminist theory. We’ve had some interesting discussions on PITNB about celebrities and body image and media; somehow with a few short words Christina Hendricks sums up pretty much everything you need to know about those things. That is hot. Check out the video above; basically Christina refuses to answer a question about being a full-figured woman, and upon getting shut down, the interviewer then goes on to ask her the exact same question, using the exact same phrase and gets shut down again by the hotness that is Christina Hendricks. Then join me inside for further celebration of this week’s Hot-Person-Who-I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Into-Until-Recently!
Posted under: Christina Hendricks
From The Director Of 'Dead Presidents'
Kanye West‘s Power is sooo the soundtrack to every political thriller. Case in point, Broken City (starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe) just released a trailer and Yeezy’s Power is all up in the last few minutes to amp up the action. We’ve got a bunch of new political thrillers coming out during this elections season (like Promised Land and Zero Dark Thirty) and they all look pretty awesome. Broken City focuses on a dirty mayor (played by Crowe) who teams up with with good-guy former ex-cop (Marky Mark). Peep the trailer for more! Oh, and Allen Hughes– the guy who brought us Dead Presidents– is directing!!!
Party Rockin' Dreams
Methinks Miguel wants us to have the best week ever. Just a few days ago he dropped the visuals for his single Do You, and that was pretty awesome. But before I could even take that song off repeat, he released a new video for The Thrill, another fantastic track from his Kaleidoscope Dream album. While the Do You video was more low-key, more ballad-like, The Thrill is an upbeat (though still acoustic, and very Miguel-sounding) track, and the video has a seriously sexy party theme to match. Miguel‘s unnecessarily gorgeous girlfriend Nazanin Mandi also makes another appearance, so you have that to look forward to. Enjoy!
Posted under: 'The Thrill', Miguel