We’ve already heard PLENTY about how much of a budding fashionista 15 month old Harper Seven Beckham is here on the blog … whether it’s her lurve of shoes or her training in treating the airport walkways as her own personal fashion runway … but did you know that Harper‘s still growing collection of clothing allows her to never have to wear the same outfit twice? Now, we can’t be sure that mama Victoria Beckham doesn’t reuse her daughter’s clothes while at home, out of the public eye … but an eagle-eyed reporter has noticed that Harper Seven has never (or, at least, almost never) been photographed wearing the same outfit twice. Damn. More »
Yesterday we got to see my girl Solange showing off her DJ skillz at the opening of a new H&M store in Mexico. As usual she looked totally fab and her hair was much cooler than mine is, currently. Solange also got a new spread, shot by Elle Muliarchyk for Rika magazine. Although I love the gorgeous pieces Solange is wearing, I don’t find most of the photos (or poses) to be especially stunning (except that first pic… love it). But they’re still pretty sweet. Peep the gallery for more! And anyway, it’s another good excuse to go back and listen to Losing You. Which is what I’m doing now. Sweetness!
In late September, just before the release of their new album Push and Shove, No Doubt gave us our first listen of their new song Looking Hot. Today we get to see the official music video for the track and as you can see above … it’s an interesting video. The vid was directed by Melina Matsoukas, the woman who directed Rihanna‘s award-winning video for We Found Love. The video was shot over two days last month on the Valuzat Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, CA. All of that sounds well and good but, I’m not sure I really care for the video treatment. As you can see, the video is Cowboys vs. Indians themed … which sounds innocent enough but I always bristle at the image of Native Americans treated as costumed characters. In Native American culture, feathered headdresses and brightly colored clothing are sacred things … when they are used as “fun costumes to wear” at parties, etc. I, personally, feel the sacredness is cheapened. What do y’all think of this video? Do you dig it? I still love the song but the vid, I’m not so sure :/ UPDATE: No Doubt have pulled the music video and have issued a statement regarding the insensitivity to Native Americans. Click below to read the full text of the statement. More »
Posted under: 'Looking Hot', No Doubt
Okay. So, many of us have seen and read all of the drama surrounding Lady Gaga‘s weight gain or whatever. And we all know how serious this topic is in celebrity; Adam Levine recently came out to voice his support of Christina Aguilera, and to call out those who occupy themselves with her physical appearance. And we’ve had plenty of discussions about femme body image and how it plays out in pop culture. Lady Gaga recently had an interview with Stylist UK and some comments she made about singer and new mom Adele are being taken as somewhat controversial, although they might just be complimentary. Click inside, and judge for yourself.
Posted under: Adele, Feminism, Lady Gaga
Okay, so remember a while back when Gawker posted a clip of the infamous Hulk Hogan sex tape? Yes… of course you do; it was unforgettable… and unforgivable. Well Hogan made good on his promises to sue the website and he wants $100,000,000 for ‘severe and irreparable injury’ as well as the name of the individual who leaked the tape to Gawker. Originally, the Hulk was also suing his former friend Bubba The Love Sponge (yup), whose wife was the lovely young lady in the video. But Bubba issued an apology and claimed he had no idea his wife and Hogan were being taped, so Hulk settled with him out of court. Not so much for the gossip site, Gawker. Hulk Hogan is moving forward with his suit against them (and Bubba‘s wife Heather Clem) Click inside to see what Gawker has to say.
Leonardo DiCaprio is single again, back on the prowl. The actor and his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton had been dating since late last year (after he broke up with Blake Lively, who just got hitched to Ryan Reynolds), but it’s totally over now. At least, that’s what sources are saying… you never know with these tricky, tricky celebrities. Although in Leo‘s case, I think we can probably be sure that they’re dunzo. Click inside for more.
A little while back we got to see the debut video for Girl On Fire off Alicia Keys‘s forthcoming album of the same name. Although I couldn’t get over how amazing AK looked, I wasn’t a big fan of the video; the concept was cool but it was delivered in a strange way. Anyway, the new video has a lot of the same footage from the first, but Nicki Minaj gets featured, as she has a couple of short verses on Girl On Fire (Inferno Remix). Nicki‘s first verse is cool but the second one at the end of the song… total ‘meh.’ However, I did notice that they took out all the ridiculous product placement from the first video (BVLGARI and SONY– as PITNBR Colleen pointed out– got major, unnecessary shouts-out). Peep the video for more! Anybody liking this version better?
Girl On Fire, the fifth studio album for Alicia Keys, drops November 27th.
It’s been, like, days since we had any superfun Amanda Bynes news. Most recently she plead Not Guilty to driving her car on a suspended license and she’s got another drunk driving case coming up as well. But Amanda may be tired of playing the defendant, and she’s looking to be on the other side of the courtroom for a change. The former actress is suing In Touch Weekly magazine over a story they printed this week, in which a source claimed that Amanda walked into a NYC tanning salon completely naked, save a pair of goggles. Sounds totally crazy right? And somehow, totally believable. Click inside for more!
Back in the early 00′s, Ashlee Simpson stepped out of her sister Jessica Simpson‘s shadow and found fame of her own with a reality TV show on MTV. From that TV show, Ashlee was able to reinvent herself as a popstar … to some success. Her debut album Autobiography was one of my fave albums of the Summer of ’04 and she managed to enjoy marginal hit after hit with her second album. Soon after, tho, Ashlee got married to Pete Wentz, had a baby, got divorced from Pete Wentz and, well, she just lived her life out of the public eye. But now, she’s back. Ashlee will be releasing an as-yet-untitled new single on November 21 … but she gives us a sample of the song in the video above. Honestly, I don’t love it. At all. Compared her her earlier stuff, this song sounds weak to me. BUT, it’s only a sample so … I’ll reserve final judgement until the full song is released. Any Ashlee Simpson fans out there? Do you like the first taste of her new music?
Posted under: Ashlee Simpson