Ugh, the Grammys: so, so, so boring and mainstream in their nominations with the occasional WTF?! thrown in for good measure. The 2012 nominees, announced last night, are no exception. Adele was deservedly nominated for all the major awards and will likely take them all home. Meanwhile, Beyonce’s 4, which was arguably one of her best albums ever, was snubbed, as was Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Jay-Z and Kanye West got some love for their Watch the Throne collab, while Lady Gaga’s third consecutive Album of the Year nod has her tied for the record with The Beatles. And then there was something about a band called Skrillex making me feel old. Those are the noms in a nutshell, with more of my thoughts displayed in the Approval Matrix at left. Here‘s a list of more nominees.
Courtney Stodden has been laying sorta low the last few weeks, going to church in miniskirts and whatnot, but she’s back on my radar this week after sitting down for an interview with The Fab Life. Court tells the website the obvious, which is that her career aspiration is to bring back classic Old Hollywood glamour. Done and done, sister. What’s next? [The Fab Life]
The Frisky offices are fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be exactly a half-block from the location of J. Crew’s current sample sale. All of us went this morning and came outhigh on adrenaline, cashmere, ballet flats, and the thrill of insane markdowns. Luckily, we were also unharmed, save for our wallets, despite the frenzied and feral behavior inside. Anyway, here’s what we wore to battle the crowd — and to work, of course.
To Whom It May Concern At Parker Brothers:
Please make this “Wire”-inspired mockup of Monopoly a reality. I need it. I need it the way Bubbles needs smack. Speaking of which, I would also like to humbly suggest the addition of Omar Little, Stringer Bell, Marlo Stanfield, Avon Barksdale, and Prop Joe game pieces. (I promise not to make the Omar and Stringer game pieces make out.) Anyway, can you get started on this soon? I would like it for Christmas. Please don’t make me bust a cap in your ass.
P.S. Click here to see the full image. [Buzzfeed]
“I was cracking up. Because, like, when would I do that? I’m 17 years old. That’s not legal! I would need my mother’s signature, and do you think my mom would sign off on that?”
– Ali Lohan laughs off rumors that the seemingly sudden change in her facial appearance this year was the result of plastic surgery. I have no idea what led to Ali’s “new” look — surgery, an eating disorder, puberty, whatever — but her question is hilarious. Does she not realize that the public perception of Dina Lohan — mom to her and, uh, Lindsay Lohan — is exactly that of a parent who would sign off on her teenage daughter getting drastic plastic surgery? [Page Six Magazine via Just Jared]
Unexpected Nerd Girl Porn Alert! theBERRY has a gallery of 28 extremely attractive dudes holding cameras that gave me a sudden and surprising girl boner this afternoon. I could make a point-and-shoot joke here, but shall refrain and instead suggest you click on over to peruse the pics yourself.