This post was almost titled: “Please Don’t Let Frank Ocean Be Gay, And Other Prayers I Uttered During My Channel Orange Listening Session.” I changed my mind about calling it that, but I thought ya’ll should know how I’m feelin over here. I nearly passed out when I saw that Channel Orange was live-streaming for free last week, for no apparent reason. I’ve been spending a lot of time on Hypetrak listening to my new favorite album, and now that it’s been released I’m ready to physically walk into a store and purchase Frank Ocean‘s debut album (yes, walk into a store… because it’s that good). Check out my track-by-track review of/love affair with Channel Orange inside. And Trent got to see him live earlier this week. It’s fine. I’m fine with that. Fine.
Prometheus co-stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of W magazine. As you can see below, the pair get awfully cozy together in their W mag photospread … but in an artfully, stylistic way. I’m not exactly sure why W has decided to release these photos now, so many weeks after the release of Prometheus but I suppose it doesn’t matter. Any time is the right time to enjoy artsy photos of Charlize and Fassy gettin’ sexy. Check out the pair’s coverphoto and photospread photos below. More »
Last month we learned that Lindsay Lohan has signed on to star in the new Bret Easton Ellis film The Canyons as a porn star. As you may recall, it was reported that Lindsay will have to go full frontal for the role. Today we get our first look at Lindsay on the set of The Canyons as she begins principal filming. Unsurprisingly, this first look at Lindsay on set shows her in bed with her co-star and real life porn star James Dean. Click below to see the totally SFW photo in full as well as other photos from the set of The Canyons. More »
Yesterday we learned the happy news that all 5 members of Backstreet Boys are reuniting for the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the boy band and today we get to check in with a group of their forebears. The members of New Kids on the Block, in an apparent show of solidarity for Donnie Wahlberg, appear to have grown mustaches together. Donnie shared a photo of the mostly shirtless group showing off their new facial hair as well as a video of the shaving of his ‘stache. Apparently, this is of great import to NKOTB fans so … click below and enjoy the hairy bounty. More »
Posted under: New Kids on the Block
Remember last week when the gods of parody/Affion Crockett sent us the faux Jay-Z/Lil Wayne WTF mash-up? Well that was awesome, and so is this. Except it’s not a parody. So somehow, you’re gonna have to take Lil Wayne seriously as he skateboards and raps about a lot of ridiculousness on For My Homies. Big Sean is in here too, looking and sounding equally bizarre. Find out why people miss good ol’ fashioned 1998 rap videos inside. Luvya Weezy.
After I got a clean bill of health from my new doctor on Monday, I was sent to a physical therapy center to begin treatment for my knee pain. I honestly had no idea what to expect but I was anxious to get started so that I can say goodbye to my knee pain. What I encountered yesterday was an experience that I found totally reassuring and extremely helpful. A team of physical therapists got me started on a plan to stretch and strengthen my legs so that my knee pain will go away completely. More »
Detroit, Michigan is a city that should be near and dear to all of our hearts. Trent hails from the rockinest of Rock Cities and earlier this summer he shared a story about the (hopefully) forthcoming Zombie Theme Park– a brilliant attempt to revitalize the once-thriving community in Detroit. You could say that the filmmakers of Detropia (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who brought us the Oscar-nominated doc Jesus Camp) are making a similar attempt. The film will tell a familiar story of troubles in the Midwest, but also looks like it will portray the Detroit story as an American story. Check out the amazing trailer inside.
Posted under: 'Detropia'
Ok, remember when I did the Summer TV Guide and I promised I’d watch more TV? Well, I didn’t. Not really. Which is fine, except that I cannot offer smart and cheeky comments on most of the 2012 Emmy noms which were announced this morning! I have tried to catch some new shows (falling in love with The Newsroom and Political Animals… and, sadly, shamefully, and hopelessly addicted to Love & Hip Hop Atlana), so I’ll definitely need ya’ll to let me know if you agree with these nominations or not. Checkie out inside!
Posted under: The Emmy Awards
Comedic character actor Fred Willard, 72, was arrested here in LA last night for lewd conduct. As I understand it, Willard was found with his pants down and reportedly his penis out while watching an adult film in an adult theater. Honestly, this story is more sad than anything else … but it is a pretty big headline today. Click below to read the sordid details from Reuters (no less) about this despairing story. More »
Posted under: Fred Willard