Yesterday we got to see the over-the-top lavishness that is Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy‘s new rental house in the Hamptons. We thought they had everything in that monstrosity but, my friends, they don’t have this. And this ish cray. Elite Home Theatre Seating is a company I truly hope to one day have a reason to contact. They work with designers who create ridiculously fancy seats for the home theatres that, you know, regular every-day people have. Except now they’ve taken their fancy-schmancyness to a whole ‘nother level, and pimped out one of their designs to look like the bat cave from The Dark Knight trilogy. It’s sick and amazing and 2 million dollars, and my only consolation for not being able to [currently] afford this is that Jay-Z and Beyoncé don’t have one either. So there. Check out the sexiest, family-oriented lair ever, inside.
Earlier this year we watched as the privately-owned company Space X sent a space capsule into orbit around Earth. In July of 2011, we watched as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed the last manned space shuttle for the last time. Early this morning, NASA enjoyed a new success as they pushed the bounds of space exploration with the landing of the robotic rover named Curiosity on planet Mars. As the world watched LIVE, Curiosity touched down on Mars some 560 million kilometers away and began transmitting images from the planet’s surface. Click below to see the first images sent back from Mars by Curiosity and get all the deets about this hugely successful space mission. More »
It’s been ages since I’ve seen the original 1976 version of Sparkle, but I remember it left quite an impression on me, and so I wasn’t sure that I’d be into a remake. A while back Trent shared the first Sparkle trailer for the new version starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston and I was definitely reminded of Dreamgirls… I think mainly because of the cheese-factor that you can’t help but notice. But this new trailer/sneak peek features Cee Lo Green (who plays Black, lol) belting out I’m A Man with that glorious voice of his, and it’s got me kind of excited about the film! Cee Lo the Lady Killer was absolutely made for this era and I think movies like this are best experienced as celebrations of music at a particular, unique time. I can’t wait to hear the other songs Cee Lo and the other very singers of the cast will perform. And even if the movie does not pan out (or isn’t as good as I remember the original to be), I’d still pay good money to hear Whitney Houston sing His Eye Is on the Sparrow. Nothing like a good cry-fest in the theatre :)
Check out Cee Lo Green (who is in talks to do another album with Goodie Mobb!!!!!) in the video and tell me if this one is doin’ it for ya.
As the Olympic Games continue in London, Prince Harry has taken a bit of a break from being merely a spectator of the XXX Olympiad in order to engage in a bit of healthy competition of his own. Harry paid a visit to the WOMAD (World of Music Arts & Dance) Festival in Wiltshire to celebrate its 30th anniversary and he decided to get in on the action. Donning an Angry Birds hat (random, I know) he took on an opponent in ping-pong. Yeah, it was awesome. More »
Everybody’s favorite California Gurl is rocking the cover of Elle magazine’s September issue. Katy Perry is pretty on pink on the cover but goes for a darker look inside. We’ve got a pretty sweet photo of the pop princess inside, along with the cover, and the rest we’ll get to see when the magazine hits the stands on August 14. Check out the photos and a few excerpts from the interview inside!
Posted under: Elle Magazine, Katy Perry
I know a lot of you are still mad at Lana Del Rey for covering Nirvana‘s Heart-Shaped Box, but I’m still a fan! And I love how cute some of her candid photos have been recently. Lana tends to be pretty adorable out in public and she’s got that million dollar smile that I looove. And since we usually see a more somber look in her videos, it’s nice to see her in all this cuteness. Wearing a simple white tee and jeans, she took pics and showed hella love to some fans who ran into her outside of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood (which is apparently, the spot– we saw Kirsten Dunst there earlier in the week). Check out the sweetness inside!
Posted under: Lana Del Rey
It’s been a hot minute since Beyoncé released her last album 4 so it’s about time that she got around to releasing new music, right? According to a new report, Bey has already started work on her 5th solo album in NYC, NY … apparently with hubby Jay-Z and their BFF Kanye West. This new album will be the first since Beyoncé gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy so I’d expect her influence to be heard on the disc. If this report is to be believed, then we may hear something new soon. You excited? More »
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and the real superstar of the family–Baby Blue Ivy– are headed to the Hamptons. According to the NY Post, the couple just dropped a staggering/swaggering $400,000 on a 12-bedroom/12-bath property they’ll be using for the entire… month. Of August. $400,000. For one month. Because they can. And because the 11-acre, 31,000-square-foot property is known as The Sandcastle, and the amenities are absolutely cray. But I saw a lot of angry comments online about the excessive lifestyle of this rich and famous family. Are Bey and Jay going too far with this one? Deets inside and the in-house skateboarding ramp of Lil Wayne‘s dreams in the gallery!
Wedding Mission #6: Accomplished! Yesterday, David and I joined his family in Waterbury, CT to bear witness to the wedding of his cousin Ben to his beautiful bride Alexis yesterday. While this particular wedding ceremony was the longest one of the bunch (thus far), it was really quite beautiful and very moving. The ceremony took place in Alexis‘s childhood church so the setting meant a lot to her. After the nuptials were completed, we made our way to the reception center for a MASSIVE party! It was really a phenomenal day and night of celebration. More »