Day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is already dunzo and, from what I understand, was plagued with a fair share of technical problems that ran the gamut from causing irritating sound issues from time to time to all out dead tech ruining entire performances … and, to be honest, these sorts of things are to be expected. I haven’t heard of any major issues affecting any of the big acts … in fact, I understand big players like Faith No More, Dead Weather, MGMT and Day 2 headliners Muse were in top form. Here are some photos from the Coachella stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA yesterday:
Right about now, funk-soul brothers and sisters, yours truly would spend the remaining wee hours to crank out a desert dispatch all about how bewitching the Dead Weather were just before midnight … or how infectious Hot Chip got … or how impressive it was that The xx’s skeletal yet seductive sound captivated far and wide instead of getting drowned out by chatter … or why MGMT’s popularity-shunning set (which didn’t include “Kids,” much to the disappointment of thousands of fans) was still a solid one (don’t tell Desert Jeff that; he thought it was an aloof bore) … or what marvelous joy there is in dancing to something as heavy, hyper-skilled and operatically melodious as Muse. It’s been a high quality night, for sure, thanks also to rich turns from Dirty Projectors, Devo, Corinne Bailey Rae, Aterciopelados, Major Lazer, Z-Trip and more. All of which you’ll hear about by the time Sunday’s festivities get underway. But it’s been a rougher-than-expected day, littered with innumerable bad-reception runs, more than a few failed batteries, and at least one post (D-Hall on Band of Skulls) that simply went missing. With Coachella running longer and later than ever before, and with our dozen or so team members operating on less sleep than you can catch during a screening of Woodstock, we’re just too collectively spent to carry on much time. Must … have … sleep.
Jay-Z may have got the party started Friday night but I hear that Muse really brought the heat (in their own way) last night. A lot more celebs popped up in the crowd yesterday — after the jump, see which celebs were in attendance at Coachella Day 2 … More »
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When last we saw photos of Reese Witherspoon out in public with her new man (of 2 months) Jim Toth, the pair had popped up in Ojai, CA to celebrate her birthday last month. Up until now, we haven’t seen any photos of the couple out with her children Ava Elizabeth and/or Deacon Reese … which seemed smart, especially considering the kids have to deal with her recent break-up from ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal as well. But, it seems that Reese is finally ready for her kids to get close to Jim because while ex-hubby Ryan Phillippe was bizzy prepping for his big night hosting Saturday Night Live in NYC, NY, Reese‘s whole new family ventured out together for a shopping excursion in Brentwood, CA yesterday:
I understand Reese, her man and her kids attended Jennifer Garner‘s birthday party yesterday and then did a bit of shopping afterward to pick up some gifts for themselves, too. I have to believe that things are getting serious between Reese and Jim since she is already introducing her kids to him after only 2ish months of dating. It’s always a difficult thing figuring out when to introduce kids to a new love interest but this seems like clear proof that Reese is not flinging with Jim Toth. Now that the family is doing things together, we may see more photos of them out and about in the weeks and months to come. I hope Reese and Jim are in it for the long haul, it’d be a shame for the kids to get attached to this new dude and then have him go away.
[Photo credit: X17]
Yesterday we got to see a few photos of the elder Brangelina kids out on an ice cream date with their grandparents in Venice, Italy and today we get to check in with the baby twins we didn’t get to see yesterday. Daddy Brad Pitt took all of the youngn’s to a Venetian park this week, including the twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon, and as you can see from the following photos … little Viv was dressed as a bad ass:
Go on, Miss Vivienne. This little doll is lookin’ f-l-y in her cute little leather jacket. I’m thinkin’ that Vivienne might follow in her father’s footsteps and develop a love for motorcycles, yeah? I kinda like that Knox isn’t wearing a matching jacket … I’m not a big fan of parents dressing their twin children in the same outfits. The other kiddies were included in this visit to the park but since we saw them lookin’ cute and shizz yesterday, these pics should be all about the twins. These cheeks … OY! Don’t you just want to pinch them off their cute little faces?
[Photo credit: INFdaily]
Earlier this week we learned that Ryan Phillippe would be hosting this weekend’s ep of Saturday Night Live and last night was his big night. Considering how funny last week’s ep with Tiny Fey as host was, I had high hopes that the hilarity would carry over into this week … unfortch, that was not the case. The skits, you shouldn’t be all that surprised to learn, were not funny and only rarely did I actually laugh at a joke because it was funny (and not dumb … out of pity). There were a couple of skits that I actually enjoyed but, as usual, they weren’t perfect nor well executed. Ryan looked good, tho … at least there’s that:
I loved Kristen Wiig‘s impersonation as Björk in the first skit of the night and I loved the female weight-lifting skit (mainly because the jokes were so gross-funny that I had to groan while I was laughing … front butt, really?). The rest of the show was kinda blah … The Hip-Hop Kids skit could’ve been funnier, the Digital Skit was not funny in the least and the Weekend Update was hit or miss (the biggest Update hit was the inclusion of Father Swimcoach Scoutmaster). Meh. To be honest, I wasn’t all that disappointed because this is what I’ve come to expect from SNL. After the jump, if you’re curious, you can check out some of the skits there were featured on Ryan Phillippe‘s ep of Saturday Night Live … More »
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Betty White, the amazing actress who is EVERYWHERE these days — from hosting Saturday Night Live to starring in a brand new TV series for TV Land — is featured on the cover of the new issue of the free weekly Oregon magazine The Portland Mercury. On the cover, Betty is bikini-clad and wielding a flaming chainsaw while she rides a Centaur that is half horse, half John Ritter … behold:
Yes, folks, this is a real magazine … and this is the real current coverphoto. I understand the magazine polled their readers what they would like to see on the cover of their mag and this is what they wanted to see. Artist Andrew Zubko really managed to cull together all of the elements that readers asked for into one SPECTACULAR magazine cover. Betty White is a beautiful woman usually but I think her beauty reaches new heights on this magazine cover … wouldn’t you agree?
David and I were feeling pretty anti-social last night so we decided to shun all others for the quiet company of one another … once that got old after about a glass of wine and 2 re-runs of Sex and the City, we decided to try and salvage some of our Friday night by going to the movies. We decided to see Kick-Ass:
Kick-Ass was a pretty fun movie … a bit violent but it’s to be expected (what was not expected was that the bulk of the film’s violence came from 13-year-old actress Chloë Grace Moretz who plays the “real-life” superhero Hit Girl in the film). The movie envisions what it would be like if people tried to be superheros in real life and the hilarity that ensues. David and I really enjoyed the film but it is not something that you would take your kids to see. But if you’re in the market for an over-the-top and kinda violent action flick, then you should check it out. I have to say that I really hate the McLovin‘ kid (actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and he features heavily in this movie. His lispy, dickhead demeanor was really off-putting to me. He tends to play the same douche-like character in all of his films so, yeah, he was a turn-off for me … but the movie was enjoyable despite his inclusion. I was really impressed with Nicolas Cage who was both funny and believable as the superhero Big Daddy. His Adam West/Batman like quality was really fun. David and I both liked this film but, again, it’s a bit violent and silly so it may not appeal to everyone.
Today … we clean. Our place has gotten way messy so we need to do some serious cleaning today. I’m hoping to see the Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop this afternoon so I’ll try to squeeze that in after I get my shizz straight here at home. Tomorrow … we’re thinkin’ about going to the LA Dodgers v. San Francisco Giants baseball game so it looks like it’ll be a pretty fun weekend around here. Happy Weekend to YOU!
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Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Sara sends in an adorable photo of her little boy Curtis playing with sidewalk chalk and trying to catch bubbles — Kirk sends in a fun photo of his BFF Steven making a new friend — Carrie sends in a cute pic of her son rockin’ out the pink shower cap — Katelyn sends in a fun photo with her PINK BFFs — Jenny checks in again with an update on (and a supercute pic of) her son Parker who’s health has taken another turn for the worse so she asks for our continued thoughts and prayers for her little man:
While I’m very bummed that little Parker is still not totally well, I’m so glad that Jenny continues to update us on his condition. I receive a lot of email asking about how the little guy is doing so I know many of you are sending all the healing vibes you can muster to the little man. Please keep your thoughts and prayers coming … and much, much LOVE and thanks to all y’all who continue to send in your fun photos. You have to keep sending in your photos … send me some NOW, I know you’ve got them to share ;)
With the final season of The Hills looming in the near future, MTV is doing everything it can to try and get YOU to tune in and watch … so they came up with a very artsy-looking promo video to try and catch your eye:
In the clip, the plainly adorned ladies of The Hills tower over the city below, each of the attached to strings … and with the snip of those strings, the girls come tumbling down. Deep, huh? Check out the clip in full after the jump … More »
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In an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of cervical cancer (as only she can do), Kathy Griffin posed poolside at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood, CA to undergo a pap smear check-up in front of cameras. Griffin plans to air this pap smear procedure on the upcoming season of her hit Bravo TV series My Life on the D-List but was happy to smile for the other cameras in attendance yesterday as well:
Kathy Griffin will attempt to outdo Katie Couric’s celebrity colonoscopy this Friday when she gets an on-air Pap smear for her cable series “My Life on the D-List” to raise awareness about cervical cancer. But whereas Couric modestly had her colonoscopy conducted at a hospital in Manhattan, Griffin is getting her Pap smear poolside at the Palomar Hotel in Los Angeles. If you wanted to watch Couric’s colonoscopy, you had to watch it on NBC News’s “The Today Show.” But Griffin’s Pap smear you can go see for yourself if you can’t wait to see it when her series returns to Bravo which, once upon a time, used to air arts programming. That’s right, Griffin, 49, is having a public, poolside Pap smear — which we’re guessing is a TV first, a pap smear first, a hotel first and too many other firsts to mention. “On Friday, April 16, [Griffin] will receive this important test in hopes that every woman will see how easy it is to get this done,” her publicist said in a news release. “Kathy feels that this cause is so important that she has bedazzled her [private parts] so it can be as ‘va-beautiful’ as it ‘va-can’ ” the news release added. Sadly, Griffin’s procedure will not be conducted by a hunky poolside attendant. Rather, it will be done by an actual “medical physician,” Griffin announced, via her publicist in a news release. The press also has been invited to cover the event poolside, her publicist said in the news release. You’ll want to check the evening news Friday — and all the celebrity suck-up shows — for their coverage.
As you might expect, the cameras were out in full force at yesterday’s event. If you’re curious for a sneak peek at what’s to come when Kathy‘s pap smear is showcased on Bravo TV later in the year, you can see a couple photos from yesterday’s event after the jump (don’t worry, the pics are SFW) … More »