He's got legs
Earlier this week, on his TBS late night talk show Conan, Conan O’Brien chatted with Project Runway guru Tim Gunn about Fashion and the subject, apparently, turned to the topic of jeggings (jean leggings). It turns out that Conan was so taken with the conversation that he decided to wear a pair of jeggings to show the world how that particular article of clothing looks on a man of his stature. In case you missed it, here’s what Conan O’Brien looks like while wearing jeggings:
It’s not unusual to see a celebrity rocking the latest fashion trend, however absurd. But U.S. late-night talkshow host Conan O’Brien raised eyebrows with his decision to don a pair of jeggings. The legwear, stretchy leggings made to look like acid-wash jeans, are more normally seen on female stars … On 6ft 4in Conan’s long legs they simply looked bizarre. He donned the jeggings after being told by fashion guru Tim Gunn that they were the latest thing in male fashion. ‘Men don’t wear jeggings,’ Conan said initially. ‘What if I wore, for a whole show, what if I wore jeggings one night? Seriously?’ After some thought the idea seemed to gain appeal, with Conan telling his laughing audience that they were, in fact, ‘incredibly comfortable’. On his show, Conan told his audience: ‘I have a motto on this show. If I say I’m gonna do something, I do it.’ He then strutted around the stage. But the 47-year-old’s reaction wasn’t all positive. ‘I feel like I’m being molested,’ he added later.
I love Conan O’Brien so much. So, so much … jeggings and all. Is it wrong to admit that he looks, er, impressive in this form-fitting legwear? So … what does Tim Gunn think of Conan‘s foray into the fabulous world of jeggings? After the jump, watch video of Conan in his jeggings and read Tim‘s thoughts on Conan‘s fashion fowardness … More »
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Judges at Work
Back in September Fox released the first official promo photo of the new judging panel for the upcoming season of American Idol — made up of Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. A few days later, AI producer Nigel Lythgoe posted a photo on Twitter of the AI judges hard at work at auditions for the show. Today we get our first look at the first video promos that feature Jennifer, Steven and Randy doing what it is they are being paid millions to do … nod their heads along to auditions:
Altho I am NOT a fan of American Idol I deffo plan on watching at least the first couple eps of the new season … just to see if this new judging panel will make the show any better. IMHO, AI will never be the same without Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell but I’m certain J. Lo, Steve and Yo Dawg Jackson will do their best to try and get YOU to keep watching American Idol. After the jump, check out the two new promo videos that feature the new AI judges hard at work … More »
de Niro Wiigs out
Robert de Niro will host Saturday Night Live this weekend and to promote the show, NBC released new promo videos of de Niro cracking wise with SNL castmember Kristen Wiig:
The clips are cute but I can’t take seriously that P. Diddy has, once again, changed his name … this time to Diddy Dirty Money? LMAO!! What a joke. Check out the video promos in full after the jump and try not to pay attention to Diddy‘s dumb new name … More »
Dance like, with or as Michael Jackson
Back in June we learned that plans were in the works to release a new video game based on the music of the late Michael Jackson. In August, we got a bunch of information about the various ways the game can be played on the various video game consoles (Wii, Xbox, PS3, Nintendo DS) but didn’t know which MJ songs would be featured nor did we know the game’s name. Today, we learn the game is called Michael Jackson: The Experience and we get our first look at how the game looks:
With this game, you can either dance like MJ, with MJ or as Michael Jackson. With the Wii version, for example, you tuck the controller inside a sparkly Michael Jackson glove (which is included with the game) and as you mimic the moves on screen you score points:
I gotta say … this game looks really impressive. After the jump, check out a few more sceenshots and watch video of some gameplay of Michael Jackson: The Experience … More »
Baby, there's a duet inside
Next Tuesday, Glee will give us the season’s Xmas episode and even tho we still have 4 days to wait … today we get a sneak peek at the holiday fun to come. First up, the official Facebook page for Glee has been updated with a few promo photos from the ep … behold:
As you can see, the ep promises to be full of brightness and good cheer. My guess is that all the drama (well, not that there’s been much drama this season on Glee) will be left by the wayside and we can expect a very sweet and heartwarming episode. As you are very well aware, the Xmas ep will be chock full of Xmas music … including a duet by Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Darren Criss (Blaine) of the song Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Get your first look at their duet performance, after the jump … More »
"Drip, drip, drip, drip, for me mami"
Yesterday we learned from Snoop Dogg himself that he wrote a song for Prince William‘s upcoming bachelor party and today we get to hear the melodious tune for ourselves. Snoop Dogg has made available a new song titled Wet that he claims was written for Prince Wills but I suspect that really isn’t the case … unless Wills is planning on having a very raunchy, very wet bachelor party:
Well, here’s one thing Prince William can cross off his wedding to-do list. Thanks to Snoop Dogg, the royal groom-to-be is set on at least a partial playlist for his bachelor party (known in the U.K. as a “stag party”). On Tuesday, the rapper released “Wet,” a single intended specifically for the Prince’s bash. The song, available on the rapper’s Web site is described in a press release as “an anthem” for the royal stag party, “and all bachelor parties around the world to follow.” “When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something,” Snoop Dogg says in the release (though there is no official word on the validity of his requested performance). “‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.” ‘Wet’ is the second single off the rapper’s upcoming album, Doggumentary Music, which drops in March.
Whether or not Snoop actually wrote the song for William‘s bachelor party, the song is pretty slick … you know, in a wet sense. Fancy a listen? Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Kylie lights up 'Christmas In Rockefeller Center'
International pop superstar Kylie Minogue was among the featured performers on the NBC special Christmas In Rockefeller Center which aired live last night and she brightened up the whole event by performing not one but two fun Xmas songs. The NBC special was focused around the lighting of the Xmas treet in Rockefeller Center but for me, the real draw was Kylie‘s two musical performances:
New York’s Rockefeller Center looked like a true winter wonderland, and pop star Kylie Mingoue fitted right in with her snow queen inspired outfit. The singer was among a host of stars who turned out for the annual lighting of the Christmas Christmas tree in the Big Apple. Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Katherine Jenkins, and Susan Boyle all performed at the event … This year’s tree, which is about 75 years old, came from the yard of Peter Acton, a New York City firefighter and September 11th first responder. ‘Over the years, people would say to us that the tree belonged at Rockefeller Center, but we never really paid much attention,’ said Acton, who lives in Mahopac, New York, about 50 miles north of New York City. ‘Even now, my wife is disbelieving that our tree is really going to be this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.’ Acton was one of the firefighters first dispatched to downtown Manhattan on the morning two hijacked jets struck the World Trade Center. The tree will remain lit from 5.30am to 11.30pm, through early January. It will stay lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day. Thousands of people traditionally attend the annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, where police issued a gridlock alert, and millions of other people watch the event on NBC television.
What a great choice for an Xmas tree this year. And what a great selection of performers … but, as I said, the real draw for me was Miss Kylie Minogue. After the jump, check out video of Kylie‘s performances of Santa Baby and Let it Snow … More »
Kylie goes back to school
Kylie Minogue took some time out of her bizzy NYC schedule to pay a visit to PS22 school in Staten Island, NY to do a little singin’ with the 5th graders there. The PS22 Chorus is no stranger to performing with superstar performers (like Tori Amos, among others) but I’m sure they were quite happy to add Kylie to their list of famous collaborators. Here are a few photos of Kylie performing with the kids from the PS22 Chorus:
Get ready for something REALLY special!! Today the PS22 Chorus hosted a visit from the AMAZING Ms. Kylie Minogue, who made a special trip out to Staten Island to spend some time with the kids! Kylie has been a long time fan of PS22, tweeting about the kids on more than one occasion, so it’s safe to say that everybody was extremely psyched for this collaboration! [T]he kids joined Kylie on her mega-hit, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” which we recreated PS22 style! Kylie blew us away with her incredible vocals on this acoustic rendition! The kids sound haunting and yet somehow are having a blast at the same time! … I can’t say enough great things about Kylie! She is truly a wonderful spirit and completely enchanted us all, kids and grown-up types alike!! Speaking of which, big thanks to Mr. Eberle for his amazing guitar work and to Ms. Lisa for her spectacular video footage!! Also much thanks to Ms. Laurie (and again Ms. Lisa) for the fantastic pics!!
Kylie + kids = OMFG SO CUTE!! After the jump, check out videos of Kylie‘s performance with the kids of the PS22 Chorus … More »
Edited For Broadcast Version
Yesterday it was reported that the new 30 Seconds to Mars music video for their new single Hurricane had been banned from being broadcast on TV … but, that band has no bearing on the video being shown online so today we get to see the full, 13 minute music video in its full and uncensored form. Leto gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly about the banning of Hurricane and revealed that he was surprised the video didn’t pass muster with the network censors, particularly because the version they submitted was not as explicit as the original version they created:
Jared Leto wasn’t completely surprised when TV networks refused to air his band’s racy “Hurricane” video. “We always knew there would be some images that would have a tough time getting through,” says the Thirty Seconds to Mars singer, who called the Music Mix while driving to the band’s next gig in Brighton, England today. “But we didn’t expect this kind of pushback that we’re getting now.” In fact, the “Hurricane” clip that 30STM submitted for TV had already been edited down from the original. “I had always planned on having an explicit version and then a version that was not so explicit,” Leto says. “The version that we were trying to get on broadcast is not the explicit version, and that’s still having a really difficult time.” Leto wonders just why the networks were so offended by the video’s sexual images. “I’m not interested in provocation for provocation’s sake,” he says. “I just think it’s interesting that when you turn on the news or whatever else catches your interest, how much violence and negativity is available out there. As soon as it comes time for sexuality, it’s a big shock that people are sexual beings. It’s an interesting double standard to me.” Now he is debating how whether to edit “Hurricane” further to meet TV standards. “You know, at another time I would say, ‘Absolutely not.’ I would refuse 1,000 percent to change what I felt was important. But with this film, I’m not so sure I would cut off the nose to spite its face, so to speak…There are creative solutions to every problem. Certainly it would be difficult for people to air a 13-minute-long music video slash short film, regardless of the content. I think people have dealt with this in different ways in the past. People have made cuts.
Yes, people do make cuts … in fact, 30 Seconds to Mars made cuts to Hurricane so that it could be broadcast on MTV. The video, clocking in at 13 minutes long, has already aired on MTV in its censored version a few times. After the jump, check out the video in its edited for broadcast, NSFW form. While the video isn’t all that explicit, there is female nudity and there are many scenes that are deffo not suitable for watching at work … More »
After learning earlier in the year that 90210 would be introducing a gay storyline on the show, we learned back in August that actor Trevor Donovan (Teddy) would be the character gifted with the gay storyline. Actor/singer Kyle Riabko (Ian) was added to the cast as Teddy‘s love interest but, as those of you who have been watching the show all season know, Teddy‘s coming out has been a very long, very slow process. Last night, finally, Teddy came to his senses and realized that he has feelings for Ian … and the two shared their first kiss together:
Finally! After spending the last three months slow-burning the “Teddy likes boys” storyline, we finally got the goods on 90210. And it was kind of hot, right? And, better yet, the big moment wasn’t hyped to death, so we also got a bit of a surprise when Teddy grabbed Ian — the classmate he hooked-up with (off-screen) during a blackout at the start of the season — and planted a big ol’ sloppy on the kid while they were cleaning up after a West Bev luau. How’s that for putting the “man” in manual labor? The build-up, of course, has been the fun of Season 3 … Proving to be more than a human Ken doll, Trevor Donovan’s doing a solid job playing golden-boy Teddy’s confusion, denial and fear. Not that he should be too worried about his friends’ reactions. Ade was gay for a hot minute last season and this isn’t 1950. Or the military. Anyway, it looks like blondie’s gonna have to deal with all of that sooner rather than later now that he’s gone and cracked the lock on his closet door. Those kinds of secrets tend to come out faster than, well, Teddy has, around these parts. Plus, February sweeps is just around the bend. So really, the only question is who might have a problem with Teddy’s true identity? Liam could use a better plot. Or maybe we’ll see the ugly side of some of the grownups.
For the most part, I’ve been very happy with the way 90210 has handled Teddy‘s coming out story. I’ve been watching all season long and while his coming out has taken some time, I honestly feel the show is trying to give the viewer a realistic view of someone coming to terms with their homosexuality. No one ever just comes out as gay overnight. The feelings that come along with the realization and acceptance of one’s sexuality can be a very long, confusing and sometimes painful process. For some, it can take years to come out as gay … for others, it can take a lifetime. 90210 has done a great job with Teddy‘s storyline thus far, I am really looking forward to seeing how it continues to play out. So … in case you missed it or just want to see it in action again, you can check out Teddy and Ian‘s first kiss, after the jump … More »