Surprise! It looks HAWT!
Mode.com has released a 3 minute video that showcases 100 years of men’s swimwear as modeled by one, very attractive man. As you can see in the video above, the model puts on and then takes off swimsuit after swimsuit, showcasing the swimwear mode of dress from 1925 to 2015. Except for a few exceptions, men’s swimwear hasn’t really changed much over the last 100 years but BELIEVE ME, this video is deffo worth watching. Do yourselves a favor and find 3 minutes to dive in and enjoy.
Taylor Swift, in turn, loses her shit
Ryan Adams, who just completed a very successful world tour, is back in the studio recording music with his friends and has, for whatever reason, decided to record the songs on Taylor Swift‘s album 1989 as if they were performed by the members of The Smiths. Yes, it sounds like the coolest thing to ever happen, right? As Ryan recorded throughout the night, he shared updates on the process from night 1 in the studio on his official Instagram profile. Taylor Swift learned of Ryan‘s endeavor and rightly lost her shit in the process. I’m not sure if these recordings will ever be officially released or anything but it surely is an amazing world we live in that something like this could occur. Click below to see Ryan‘s photos and a video from Instagram, see Taylor‘s response on Twitter and marvel at this wonderful intersection of pure artistic bliss. More »
Illiteracy Will Prevail
Before Kurt Cobain found fame and fortune with the formation of Nirvana in 1987, he was in a band called Fecal Matter in 1985. Fecal Matter recorded a demo tape titled Illiteracy Will Prevail and that tape has been floating around in recent years in bits and pieces. This week, the full tape has surfaced in whole and has been making the rounds online. Altho the demo has been taken down from You Tube, Soundcloud, etc., the genie is well out of the bottle and it continues to pop up online. Click below to hear Illiteracy Will Prevail in full (while you can) and check out the demo tape artwork (presumably drawn by Cobain himself) and see the 17-song tracklisting. More »
"Don't judge me", she says
In the past few months we have heard live concert video of Kelly Clarkson covering songs by other artists — including Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, Bye, Bye Bye by *NSync and Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Last night, during her concert stop in Prince‘s hometown of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly performed her rendition of his legendary song Purple Rain. Before she performed the song, Kelly asked the audience not to “judge her” for putting her spin on the classic track and then she sang the Hell out of the song. I’m not sure if Prince will be very happy that video recordings of Kelly performing his song are now on the Internets but I think he might be impressed with Kelly‘s version of his song nonetheless. Have a listen above, see what you think.
"Had no idea they were really doing this."
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV unveiled yesterday a waxwork tribute to rapper Nicki Minaj which, apparently, came as a bit of surprise to Minaj. After the wax statue was unveiled, Nicki caught wind of the unveiling and she took to her official Instagram profile to voice her extreme approval. As you can see below, Nicki is dressed in the costume that she wore in her Anaconda music video (which was released a year ago, #HappyBirthdayAnaconda) and she is posed appropriately as well. The wax likeness of Nicki was flanked by a group of real life dancers, meant to mimic the feel of her Anaconda music video and, well, it was all “so iconic” according to Nicki Minaj herself. Have a look below. More »
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So Bad, so good
We are just over a month away from the premiere of Gotham season 2 on Fox and today we get to check out a new promo trailer for the show. As you can see in the embed above, the lunatics are running things at Arkham Asylum in this new promo trailer and, I suspect, they will become quite unruly as events unfold on the second season of the show. We already know that young Selina Kyle is a featured character on Gotham and that she will grow up to be Catwoman … but does this promo trailer introduce another Catwoman? HMMM. Check out the trailer, see what you think. Gotham season 2 premieres on Fox on September 21.
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"Like a testicle with teeth"
Yesterday we got to see the trailer for the first Deadpool movie trailer and today we finally get to see the actual trailer … and as you can see above, it was well worth the wait. This trailer, in all it’s NSFW red band glory, was first screened at San Diego Comic-Con last month and, as promised, it has finally been released officially online a few weeks later. The language is strong, the violence is bloody and there are a few naked body parts so … yeah, it’s the Deadpool trailer that we deserve. Check out the NSFW red band trailer above to get your first look at the forthcoming Deadpool movie (due out in theaters in February 2016) and/or click below to see the censored, totally safe for work version of the trailer. More »
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"There is a moment that changes history"
In September a fictionalized story of the gay rights movement that got its start at the Stonewall Inn in NYC, NY back in 1969 will open in theaters and today we get to see the first trailer for the film. Back in June, as you may be well aware, the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage here in the US and was seen by many as the culmination of the push for gay liberation that started at the Stonewall Riot … so I’d say the release of this movie next month is very timely. Check out the trailer for Stonewall above and get your first look at this film, directed by Roland Emmerich. Depending on your knowledge of the gay rights movement, this film might prove educational for you. Stonewall opens in theaters on September 25.
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In theaters this Friday
The not-really anticipated reboot of Fantastic Four will open in theaters this Friday and to promote one last time, Fox has released a final extended trailer for the superhero movie. The trailer features all of the footage that we’ve previously seen in earlier trailers with a few new scenes here and there. This final F4 trailer, tho, is deffo worth watching because it comes with a cameo by Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds). Deadpool informs us that if we see Fantastic Four in theaters when it opens this Friday, we will get an extra treat … from him. Check out the final trailer for Fantastic Four above and keep an eye out for a special guest appearance by Deadpool.
"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about”
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about pretty much everything that has been going on in her life … except for direct reference to her new boyfriend Calvin Harris. Everything else? Yeah, she is happy to talk about that. The accompanying photospread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, showcases Taylor in all her glam fabulousness but it’s her interview that I find most interesting. Click through the gallery to see Taylor‘s VF photos then click below to read excerpts from her interview where she talks about her new friendship with Kanye West, her surprise that Apple Music backed down after her criticism, her enduring friendships will her horde of BFFs and her relationships with men (except for Calvin Harris) … AND watch behind the scenes video from the VF shoot where Taylor plays a game of Word Association. More »