Last night I spent the evening reading, writing, and watching one of my favorite movies of all time (it was a Rust and Bone kind of night), so I missed all of the excitement from the SAG Awards. I’m a little bummed because, judging from some of the acceptance speeches I’m seeing, it looks like I missed out on a fun night. And when I went on Instagram and saw some of those red carpet looks (from the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Camila FRIGGEN Alves, Reese Witherspoon, and others) I couldn’t help but get psyched. I won’t miss you next year, SAG Awards! Promise! So as I catch up with more YouTube clips, click inside for a list of winners! Birdman and Orange is the New Black both had a big night.
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
Back in August, Shannon blogged about Beyoncé‘s practice of Photoshopping some of her Instagram photos to perfection. A practice that she does tend to engage in fairly often. Last night, lesser celebrity Lindsay Lohan tried to get away with sneakily posting a Photoshopped photo on Instagram and her followers dragggggggggged her ass to near death for doing so. It what looks like it was a paid product shout-out for Calvin Klein (‘sup, #mycalvins), Lindsay posted a photo of her digitally slimmed body and was immediately called out for it … over and over and over again. More »
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »
Yesterday was a fun, full day here in Detroit Rock City. For the early part of the day, Sarah, Mark and I made our way back to Royal Oak, MI to do a bit of shopping at my fave Detroit area record shop UHF. Detroit used to have lots of really great record stores but now the number of open stores is quite small. On my last visit home, I did some shopping at Dearborn Music … this time, I wanted to hit up UHF — and, of course, I hit the vinyl jackpot. I spent the evening with my parents at my home, home before I met up with the group at the Punchbowl Social House to kick off a night of mirth and merriment. Sarah and I ended up at City Club after midnight to close out the night … a place she and I have clocked many, many hours back in the day. It was good to be back again. More »
Posted under: City Club, UHF Records
I have to admit, this week’s selection was a little disappointing for me. Ciara‘s abs were the major highlight, as Jennifer Lawrence, and even Kerry Washington disappointed me a bit with their red carpet choices (all while, still, looking amazing—because that’s what they do). Still, there were some funky choices and then Jessica White… well. You’ll have to peep the gallery for more!
So, here is one valuable lesson I learned (of many) from my time at Sarah Lawrence. One of my favorite classes was Introduction to Literary & Cultural Theory, and I remember learning the importance of seeing how, even if you didn’t agree with an idea, or a person, you can always put them into perspective. You could dislike theory itself, or a particular theory, or a particular theorist—but if they held some kind of cultural or critical significance—you should also be able to see that, and critique that too. That is to say, if people are talking about it, it can’t be insignificant or unimportant. This lesson comes to mind with Lena Dunham. So many people seem to love her, or find her completely disdainful. And I admit, before I watched Girls, I was annoyed by all of the hype. But now that she’s here, and she’s clearly making an impact, I’m struck by some of the comments I see about her. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Girls', Lena Dunham
Okay, here is one beef I have with celebrities. They loooove to discredit the blogs and rumor mills whenever there’s some crazy story about them making headlines. They love to roll their eyes over how ridiculous these rumors are but… don’t these rumors often turn out to be true? I mean, damn! I didn’t want to believe that Nick Cannon and Amber Rose were a thing, but this latest Instagram post has me thinking otherwise. Like, incredibly otherwise. And I know Amber loves getting a rise out of people on her account, but this is some other ish. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Amber Rose, Nick Cannon
I’ve learned that if you take a picture of a cute baby doing anything, or wearing anything, it’s instantly the cutest thing ever. Babies with flowers, dancing babies, babies sitting by a window, just after a snowstorm—all cute. One thing I haven’t tried yet, is a baby with breast implants. Luckily, new mom Jenni WOWW Farley took care of that one for me. Her new baby Meilani just got the Jersey Shore makeover of a lifetime, and I ummm yeah. Okay. Click inside for more!