Leslie Simon

The Top 10 Episodes Of “Gilmore Girls” To Watch When The Series Debuts On Netflix In October

As a way to pass the time this weekend, I decided to take five minutes and make a list of all the people/places/things I love unconditionally. For the first 60 seconds, I couldn’t stop staring my dusty floorboards. However, once I finally focused on something other than the brood of dust bunnies huddled between my…
By: Leslie Simon / September 17, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Need To Listen To Bleachers’ New Album, Strange Desire

Yesterday was a big release day for music lovers.  Not only did it mark the highly anticipated return of one Miss Jenny Lewis—did you see her star-studded new video for “Just One Of The Guys”?—but it also introduced fans to the debut album from Bleachers, the alter ego of singer/guitarist Jack Antonoff. Called…
By: Leslie Simon / July 16, 2014

Jenny Lewis Taps Famous Gal Pals For “Just One Of The Guys” Video

Last month, we previewed Jenny Lewis’ long-awaited comeback track, “Just One Of The Guys,” which featured a photo carousel of the singer wearing her now-signature rainbow suit—the one that also graces the cover of her new album, The Voyager, which is out July 29. To celebrate the album’s upcoming release, Lewis has put…
By: Leslie Simon / July 15, 2014

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”

From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind. SIKE! It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwive…
By: Leslie Simon / July 10, 2014

9 Actors & Actresses Who Are In Bands That Don’t Suck

No matter how many times he sadly sits down to eat a cupcake alone on a park bench — and you endlessly insert that same picture into images filled with cats or a reproduction of Lunch Atop A Skyscraper or whatever—Keanu Reeves will forever be known as the man who started…
By: Leslie Simon / June 16, 2014

Behind The Seams: Get To Know Clashist

For Amelia, it was Ryan Gosling, and for me, it was Lena Dunham. Either way, when both of us discovered Clashist—the too-hip-to-quit clothing line that mixes teenage nostalgia with pop-culture iconography—it was love at first sight. Their current line includes viral-print T-shirts, leggings and swimsuits, but that’s only the beginning.
By: Leslie Simon / June 11, 2014

11 Reasons Why You Need To Start Watching “Pretty Little Liars” No Matter How Old You Are

Sure, sure. I know what a lot of you are thinking: “Me watch ‘Pretty Little Liars?’ That’s un-possible because it’s a show for silly tween girls who shop at Forever 21, pray to the altar of One Direction and probably haven’t even gotten their period yet.” First off, we all shop at Forever…
By: Leslie Simon / June 10, 2014

Jenny Lewis Ends 6-Year Solo Hiatus With New Single And Album

It’s been six long years since we’ve heard any solo tunes from Jenny Lewis, and every day without her mellifluous voice has been harder than the one before it. However, at long last, it looks like the musical drought is over! This week, the ex-Rilo Kiley frontwoman released the lyric video for “Just One Of…
By: Leslie Simon / June 5, 2014

6 Things To Know About Nat Wolff, Co-Star Of “The Fault In Our Stars”

From the moment the trailer for “The Fault In Our Stars” was posted on January 29, it took less than two months for the clip to become the most “liked” movie trailer on YouTube. (FYI: With four days until the film’s nationwide release on June 6, the clip currently clocks in at over 19.7 millio…
By: Leslie Simon / June 2, 2014

10 Pop Artists That’ll Make You Feel Like A Tween Again

Last week, we introduced you to some awesome up-and-coming indie bands you should start listening to STAT. This week, we thought we’d take a look at the pop charts and see what artists might achieve superstar status over the coming months. Some of the…
By: Leslie Simon / May 30, 2014

What Happens When I Change My Relationship Status On Facebook? Sadly, Not A Whole Lot

One night last week, I was doing a final sweep of online headlines before I allowed the Xanax to sink in and take me away, Calgon-style, when I came across a story about Facebook introducing a new button feature that allows users to ask anyone about their relationship status. My first thought was, Is thi…
By: Leslie Simon / May 29, 2014

10 Indie Artists You Should Be Listening To, Like, Yesterday

Tired of your current indie-rock playlists and completely dissatisfied with the artists Spotify is suggesting you listen to? Take a breath. We’ve got you covered. With festival season in full swing, we can’t think of a better time to compile a list of our favorite new indie bands you should check out—before they end u…
By: Leslie Simon / May 23, 2014

9 Network Shows To Watch—Or Add To Your DVR—This Fall

Last week, the five major networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW—all announced their Fall 2014 primetime schedules. In addition long-running series like “Criminal Minds” and “Law & Order: SVU” returning for another year, there are a ton of new shows that’ll be crashing the channels. Some look AH-MAH-ZING (i.e. “Gracepoint”), while others appear amazingly…
By: Leslie Simon / May 20, 2014

10 Bad-Ass Prefab Homes Made Out Of Storage Containers That’ll Make You Reconsider Your Current Living Situation

If you currently live in a big city and your last name isn’t Hearst or Rockefeller, there’s a good chance that you already live in a box — a really expensive box, at that. For me, I can’t tell you how many times my parents tell me the type of house I could afford in my hometow…
By: Leslie Simon / May 16, 2014

10 Depressing Documentaries That Are Oddly Comforting To Watch When You’re Feeling Crappy

Truth be told, the last 10 months of my life have been pretty difficult. I’m talking sucky… Real craptastic.... A fucking turd parade. In nearly every area of my life—personal or professional—nothing’s been going my way. Sure, I have my health and all my basic needs are accommodated blah blah blah, but I’m not ashamed…
By: Leslie Simon / May 8, 2014

Lana Del Rey Is A Two-Timing Vixen In New Video For “West Coast”

Seems like Lana Del Rey has traded her signature hair-sprayed bouffant for a headful of relaxed beach waves in the video for “West Coast,” the first single off Ultraviolence, her much-anticipated sophomore album. The primarily black-and-white clip features Lana frolicking o…
By: Leslie Simon / May 7, 2014

New Arcade Fire Video Features Andrew Garfield In Drag (Plus, Loads Of Other Music News!)

There was so much music-related news hitting the interwebs today, that we decided to just gather it all into a quick roundup. Where to start… Arcade Fire offers up 20-sec. video teaser for “We Exist,” which features “Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield, wearing a long, blonde wig and walking through the crowd at Coachella Valley…
By: Leslie Simon / May 6, 2014

All Hail The Alt-Rock Queen: Garbage Singer Shirley Manson Is Still A Girl-Power Goddess

For those of you who celebrated Record Store Day last month, I hope you picked up a copy of Garbage’s limited-edition 10-inch green vinyl, which featured the anti-mean girls anthem “Girls Talk.” Inspiration for the song first came in 2007 when the band was putting together their greatest hits collection, Absolute Garbage, but didn’t fully…
By: Leslie Simon / May 5, 2014

We Are Family: 5 Pairs Of Siblings With Creative Superpowers

For some families, creativity—or possibly basic cognitive learning and motor skills—skips a generation. (Examples include the spawn of Rod Stewart, Demi Moore and/or Lorenzo Lamas.) For others, the DNA decides to cluster together and generate a super-powered pedigree of icons, inventors and innovators. (Might we interest you in a Spielberg or Coppola?) With that i…
By: Leslie Simon / May 2, 2014

Meet The Fresh-Faced Cast Of The “Jem & The Holograms” Movie

More than a month after we first reported on the news of a live-action “Jem & The Holograms” movie being inexplicably brought to the big screen by Justin Bieber’s mega-manager, Scooter Braun, new info has been released about the young actresses that’ll be playing the truly outrageous pop singers ... and they definitely aren’t the…
By: Leslie Simon / April 28, 2014

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