If you listen to the radio at all, “Drunk In Love” is probably stuck in your head on a repeating loop most days. I love it as much as the next girl, but how about giving a new rendition of the song a shot? No, Kanye’s remix doesn’t count. Katy B brought a dark, pensive side to Bey and Jay’s latest anthem when she mixed it with Tanishe’s “Vulnerable,” and I’m addicted. It should be noted that a certain unnecessary lyric is nowhere to be found in this rendition and the song is still just fine without it. [The Hairpin]
Some genius discovered that Justin Timberlake’s vocals from “Suit & Tie” paired with the instrumentals of “Let’s Get It On” are a match made in heaven, and about as sexy as it gets. Cliches be damned, “Let’s Get It On” is one of the best (and um, most honest) love songs out there. Add J.T. and his dance moves into the mix, and it’s simply too perfect to handle. Is it warm in here? [22 Words]
“He sat down and we talked about the meaning of the script and the commercialization of music and movies. And that’s where we bonded a bit. When he drove to the office, he’d seen a director on a billboard doing an endorsement for a product. So he referenced that as “the line is blurry now.” In the time of the script, musicians didn’t do commercials. The lines were clearly drawn. And he was very interested in exploring what that line was.”
Director Cameron Crowe spoke to Rolling Stone about Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Almost Famous,” in which he played the cranky rock music journalist Lester Bangs. He detailed Hoffman’s ability to pick up on so many nuances of Lester’s personality and discussed that much-loved scene when he and Patrick Fugit’s character bond over how uncool they are: Keep reading »
Like so many ladies, I have a storied love/hate relationship with “Sex And The City.” Carrie Bradshaw infuriates me on the regular, but that hasn’t stopped me from periodically binge-watching the show and wondering whether Carrie would ever work it out with the one and only Mr. Big. Yes, the fact that she ends up with such a commitment-phobic jerk with little personality to speak of is a pretty crappy example for viewers, but Big has his redeeming moments. Try to imagine, though, what would’ve happened if Carrie had gone a different route. When the series finale was filmed, the show’s creators put together three alternate endings, apparently in an attempt to leave the crew unaware of how the series would conclude so they couldn’t give away any secrets. Enjoy, and try to imagine what a challenge it would’ve been for producers to cobble together two subsequent films from any of these alternate endings. (Let’s be real, nobody would want to spend two hours in a movie theatre watching Carrie’s marriage to the Russian). [Into The Gloss]
Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded us how to dougie, twerk and do the robot. (Not to be confused with the evolution of Mom Dancing, which Jimmy did when Michelle Obama was on the show.) Which of the two is a better dancer? Their swanky overalls are too distracting for me to tell! (Is it freaking anyone else out that Will Smith appears not to age?)
Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to my trip, I couldn’t help but worry about breaking a limb or, I don’t know, being crushed by an avalanche.
Thankfully, the friends who came along with me were much more experienced than I (like, pro level) and promised I’d be in good hands. Their teaching method? Throwing me in the trenches headfirst. They taught me how to stop and start using my skis, and that was about it – off to the chairlift we went. No ski school, no detailed lessons. Had I thought about what was happening I probably would have objected, but I blindly went along until I realized halfway up the lift that this was not the normal path for a beginner. But this was how they had learned, they explained, that putting yourself in the thick of it was the fastest way to get off the ground, and that they’d be nearby there the whole time. (By the way, PSA time, I am not saying you lovely readers should learn this way — it’s pretty risky!) Keep reading »
When Amy Poehler and Will Arnett called it quits, I was totally bummed. When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel were dunzo, I despaired. Don’t even get me started on Britney and Justin, whose demise I am still not over. With the devastating demise of Hollywood relationships, it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up all hopes of lifelong love. If the beautiful, talented and rich can’t make it work, what hope do the rest of us have?
That said, lasting celebrity romance does exist. And this Valentine’s Day, let’s see what Oprah dug up on what keeps some of Hollywood’s favorite couples going. She sat down to talk about the marriages of Beyonce and Jay Z, Tina Turner and Erwin Bach, Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Magic and Cookie Johnson, and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. As the celebs talked about their ups and downs and what keeps their love alive, I may have teared up a little. At the end of the day, they’re just like the rest of us! [Huffington Post]
When I was in middle school, I was totally that kid who used every holiday as an opportunity to spray-paint my hair with that temporary aerosol dye they sold at Halloween stores. St. Patricks Day? Green tips! Christmas? Red tips! It bled onto everything and left plenty of my favorite T-shirts covered in residual dye. But I thought I looked incredibly stylish.
When the hair chalk trend started to surface on my Pinterest feed, it seemed like the grown-up version of the spray I used to love. When The Body Shop sent us bright blue hair chalk, called Falling For Blue, it seemed like a good bet. I gave it a try and guess what? I loved it. Keep reading »
Admittedly a cappella is not for everyone. For those of you who are suffering from “Breaking Bad” withdrawal (all of us), have a listen to this a cappella cover of the show’s theme song. The Warp Zone, the group of comedians behind the video, have done the same for theme songs of shows like “Doctor Who” and “Game of Thrones.” And they do it in costume! Have a listen? [Laughing Squid]