Add Paris Hilton to the long list of celebrities who are heartbroken by the untimely death of actor Paul Walker. Hilton decided to share her grief with the world by hiring a plane to drag a message across the Hollywood sky which read, “RIP God Be With Fast & Furious Star Paul Walker … #269,” followed by “Our Hearts Go Out To His Friends & Family <3 #17 Paris Hilton.” Now, I haven’t seen the “Fast & Furious” movies, but are the numbers significant to that in some way? [Photo: Getty Images]
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It needs to be said: nail art, especially around the holidays, goes too far. Little pinky Santas and toe-thumb Rudolphs or all 10 fingers painted to look like wrapped presents, complete with glued-on bow decals. It’s too much! Can we take these down a notch and embrace nail art that’s actually, I dunno, pretty again? It’s not hard! Look, I found 34 festive, glitter-y, fun holiday manicures to inspire you.
Meaning “shaded” in French, ombre basically describes color graduated in tone from dark to light or vice versa. And ombre is everywhere this season, from coats and sweaters to dresses and accessories. Here are some of our fave ombre pieces…
And you thought she would be a one-crappy-hit wonder … wronnnnnnng! Rebecca Black, the singer behind the Internet sensation “Friday,” is back with a followup called, naturally, “Saturday.” So what makes “Saturday” different from “Friday”? Well, Rebecca is two years older, for one, which means she’s way more mature and got way more freedom. There’s frolicking on a beach and a party where everyone gets doused with a hose and lots and lots and lots of boys. Now, musically speaking, “Saturday” is easier on the ears than “Friday” — it still pretty much sucks, but it doesn’t suck super duper hard. Anyway, I wonder if Rebecca will continue her music career by releasing “Sunday” next. Mellowest day of the week … maybe that one will be a ballad.
Here’s my theory: this whole “going vegan for 22 days” thing was allllllll Jay Z’s idea and he swindled Beyonce into participating. But Bey is starting to miss meat and cheese and dairy and all of its associated deliciousness, and a quiet rage at both Jay and the vegan lifestyle has started to brew inside her. So every time she steps out to a vegan restaurant for the rest of this miserable experiment, Bey is gonna wear her love of animal flesh on her person, goddammit. Yesterday, Bey wore head-to-toe pepperoni pizza print to go out for a vegan lunch. And today she’s taken it up a notch, wearing leather pants and a cow hide sweatshirt to Crossroads Cafe in West Hollywood, a popular, yes, vegan joint. Former Frisky editor, forever friend and vegan Julie Gerstein called it Beyonce’s “silent protest.”
There are still many, many days until this vegan challenge is over. I wonder when Bey will call up Lady Gaga and ask to borrow her meat dress? [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
UM, UPDATE: And another example I missed! On Thursday, Jay and Bey went out for vegan lunch and Beyonce wore FOX FUR. God, I can only imagine PETA’s collective brain is exploding over what to do because on one hand, I’m sure they would love to use Jayonce going vegan as good publicity, but on the other hand, Bey having absolutely zero fucks to give about wearing animals pelts in a vegan restaurant kinds musses up the message. Anyhoo, Jay said that he and Beyonce are doing this vegan challenge for “spiritual reasons,” which I guess we now know has absolutely nothing to do with saving animals.
The Grammy Award nominees were announced last night and the results were about what you’d expect — lots of nominations for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry Justin Timberlake and, yes, Robin Thicke. I’m most excited that Kendrick Lamar got a lot of love, but am DISMAYED that Janelle Monae was overlooked. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump! Keep reading »
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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On last night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” during the segment in which Andy Cohen’s celeb guest demonstrates their special talent, Whoopi Goldberg showed Andy and actress Zoe Saldana how to roll a joint. You know, of oregano. Or tobacco. Pick your poison! Anyway, Whoopi was probably feeling the pressure of a time limit because her doobie broke midway through. Rolling a tight, fat joint means taking your time, man. A producer signaling to go to commercial would totally harsh my mellow too.
Back in October, Lady Gaga’s outfit choices seemed to be high fashion versions of DIY Halloween costumes (like Poe’s “The Raven,” Sexy Salvador Dali and a piece of shredded wheat). This month, Lady Gaga’s wardrobe is paying tribute to the masters of painting. Today, Lady Gaga paraded around London as Picasso’s “Girl Before A Mirror” come to life. And earlier this week, she strutted out of her London hotel in a caftan dress with the Mona Lisa’s visage on the front (see it after the jump). What would Pablo and Leonardo think? [Photos: Fame/Flynet] Keep reading »
Yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest thinkers, political leaders and revolutionaries, former South African president Nelson Mandela. His death at the age of 95 — an age the vast majority of radical revolutionaries never reach — has prompted an outpouring of tributes, many of which either gloss over the United States government’s support of apartheid or whitewash Mandela’s own complex history and beliefs. With that in mind, here are short excerpts from articles that truly honor Mandela’s legacy and should not be missed. (Above, the “free at last” speech Mandela delivered on May 2, 1994, the day he won the South African presidential election.) Keep reading »