We were heartbroken to hear of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s passing today, after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Yauch, who also went by MCA (and Nathanial Hornblower) was an integral part of the Beasties from their beginnings as an early ’80s hardcore band through their most recent release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The band’s outstanding thirty year career earned them a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last month, though Yauch was too ill to attend the ceremony. We are deeply saddened to learn he lost his fight against cancer, but pleased to learn that heaven just got a little bit more Beastie. Enjoy their amazing Spike Jonze-directed video for “Sabotage” and share your favorite Beastie songs and videos in the comments. [Global Grind] Keep reading »
Jennifer Lopez is nothing if not a master at changing her image and her look all the time. Like in the new video for her track with Wisin & Yandel, titled “Follow the Leader,” Lopez had “Lideres” — Spanish for “leaders” — faux-inked on her chest. She also had an elaborate skull/dragon/Ed Hardy design etched on her back. Of course, the tattoos aren’t real, merely character affectations for the video, but it would be pretty cool if J. Lo really did get a major chest piece done. Check out a shot of the huge back tat after the jump!
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Earlier this week, it was announced that Whitney Cummings landed her own E! talk show titled, “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” The show will be a weekly half-hour talk show appearing with “The Soup” on Wednesdays. Whitney and sidekick Julian McCullough will host guests, crack jokes and comment on pop culture. I’m not surprised that she landed her own talk show, but other people seem to be. Like her work or not, the girl is having a moment right now.
What’s disheartening are the blogsphere’s reactions to the news. Headlines include: “Whitney Cummings Gets the Late-Night E! Talk Show of Your Nightmares” and “Whitney Cummings Getting A Talk Show, So You Can Hear More Of What Whitney Cummings Thinks About Things.” Keep reading »
Mary Katrantzou is a designer who takes a lot of risks, and they often pay off. But in the case of this bizarre printed frock-cum-apron worn by January Jones at a screening of “La Revolucion Bleue,” well, the risks certainly didn’t pay off. As Coco Chanel once famously pointed out, before you leave the house, it’s always good to remove at least one accessory. This dress is like 47 accessories too many. Next time, January.
Confession: I am seriously, seriously obsessed with Justin Bieber’s song “Boyfriend.” It is Justin Timberlake-lite, but considering JT is so serious about “acting” now, JB will have to do. And now there’s a music video! Truthfully, I was feeling a little uncomfortable watching him trying to be sexy, because he is so young and really too pretty for my tastes, but then I started imagining that Justin is actually Justine, a lesbian, and it somehow made it a little better. Plus, Justin’s got sweet moves. Don’t judge me!