Earlier in the month we got to check out some new photos of Kanye West‘s babygirl North West, and it was all pretty adorable. So far we’ve only gotten a few peeks at young Nori, and I have to admit… I love watching this little girl’s life unfold. Even though we haven’t seen a million pics of her, we already know what kind of clothes she wears (the awesome kind) and what kind of people she rolls with (the famous kind). Click inside to see a new pic of Jeff Koons‘s new art student.
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Last month I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Nine Inch Nails concert performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. At the time, I noted that the performance was being filmed … for something. Today, Trent Reznor has released that entire concert performance — in full, in HD — for free online. As I understand it, an expanded Blu-Ray/DVD version of this concert film will be released next Spring that will include extra bonus content in full 5.1 surround sound … but a quick look at the video presented here confirms that TR did not skimp on this free release. Nothing will be able to compare to seeing this show live in person … but this concert film is pretty damn close. I’m telling you, if you have yet to see any of the NIN Tension 2013 concert performances, you’re gonna wanna watch this LA performance in full. Please enjoy.
Lana Del Rey has finally unleashed upon the world her much talked about/ballyhooed/anticipated short film Tropico online after she premiered the film at an event in Los Angeles, CA last night. The film has a run time of just over 27 minutes and is … well, interesting. The scenes look like they were shot using Instagram filters and opens with cameo appearances by Jesus Christ, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Lana in the guise of the Virgin Mary (which isn’t the only religious figure she portrays in this film) … then the really weird (artsy) stuff begins to unfold. If you have the time, it’s worth watching I think. I mean, Hello, we’ve been hearing about this damn Tropico thing for what seems like an eternity so now that it’s out, we might as well see what all the hoopla is about. Along with the premiere of this short film, Lana has announced that she is readying the release of her next album. Click below to find out more about her new music to come. More »
Earlier this week we learned that the first full trailer for next year’s superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be coming out today and, Ta da!, here it is! That promo banner that we saw previously, the one that hinted that the Green Goblin might appear in the film alongside fellow villains Electro and Rhino, gave us a clue as to how big Amazing 2 will be. The full trailer, which you can watch above, gives us even MORE clues that the movie (or, movies to come) will be ENORMOUS! Yes, Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin are featured in the trailer but watch carefully and see that the other villains who make up the nefarious Sinister Six are hinted at as well. OMG. My first reaction to watching this trailer is that I LOVE everything I see. My one tiny fear is that with 3 villains in one film, there’s a lot of story to be told and my concern is that with too much going on, the overall plot may feel messy/complicated/not fully fleshed out. Still, I was impressed with director Marc Webb‘s work on the first Amazing Spider-Man so I am going to trust him with this very exciting-looking sequel. Have a look at the trailer and tell me, does this movie not look AMAZING?!
As a writer I’m not supposed to say this, but I’m really having trouble finding the right words for this post. I’ll just say that we gave my new baby Josev the middle name ‘Grayson’ because I lost my Aunt Grace last year. Among many awesome things my aunt (who was also my mother’s twin) was an activist and she spent a good deal of time in South Africa during the early 90s working with the ANC (African National Congress) to get Nelson Mandela elected to the South African presidency. Both of my parents taught African history and African American history and they took me to South Africa when I was 10, so they could conduct research for future projects. All of that to say, since I was a child Nelson Mandela was always much more than an icon. He was, maybe, just short of being a deity. So I feel the loss, and I feel at a loss for words in light of his passing.
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Okay, so you guys know how I’m all in love with Jay Z and Beyoncé stole my man or whatever, blah blah blah. Well, he’s done it again. One more thing to make me fall in lurve with Shawn Corey Carter. Le sigh. So. He just celebrated his 44th birthday and decided to embark on a new journey. Apparently, a vegan friend of his recently challenged him to give the vegan lifestyle a try, and so he and his wife are officially doing the damn thing. Click inside to hear what Jay Z had to say about this exciting new venture!
Earlier this month we learned that Amanda Bynes would most likely be home for the holidays. Amanda has been in the Malibu rehab facility The Canyon for a few months now and has apparently been making some progress. This is great news because there was a period of time when she was first hospitalized and– according to reports that we were hearing– things just seemed to be getting progressively worse for her. But Amanda‘s officially home for the holidays! And according to reports, she’s looking into studying fashion in college. Click inside for more.
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Last month we saw photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Google Glass in San Francisco, CA on the day that she revealed that she chopped off all of her hair. This week, I was invited by Google to purchase a pair of Google Glass personally and … I’m having a hard time deciding if I should pony up the bucks for the new tech. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Glass, it’s a device you wear like glasses that act as a portable computer of sorts on your face. You can see a functional screen and can use the device to take photos. For the most part, most of the people I’ve asked about Glass have told me YES, buy them! Others have suggested I not. I’m hoping some of y’all have opinions that you’d like to share with me. More »
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I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Mariah Carey‘s daughter Monroe is going to grow up to be as fabulous as her mother but it would appear that that fabulosity is already beginning to show, and at such a young age. Mariah posted a photo on her official Instagram profile of Monroe rockin’ a pair of Mimi‘s high-heels and as you can see below, the little Miss knows how to rock the shoes right (even if they are a wee bit big for her). Check out the photo below and see how cute Monroe looks in her mother’s shoes. More »