Ever wonder what your peers are listening to the most? Apparently, here in New York we’re most likely to be obsessing over James Blake. Blogger Paul Lamere works for a music intelligence company, so he examined how a person’s location will impact their music preferences and broke down the data to give you a better picture of what your friends are cranking out of their earbuds.
He went through the listening habits of about 250,000 users of music streaming services who have a zip code attached to their account. Then, Lamere separated those listeners into states, regions and a national grouping. After that, he looked for artists that have a major change in popularity from region to region, which “define the taste” for that area. Lamere explains the ranking process in more detail on his blog, but the takeaway is that every state has its own signature artist and it’s pretty rad — though a few of the top artists/bands are, well, HUH? Does your state’s top artist surprise you? [Music Machinery]
“It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way ["Sex and the City"] was a more innocent time. … I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other women in “Sex and the City” were really nice to each other. … It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.”
Sarah Jessica Parker confessed to British Harper’s Bazaar that media depictions of female friendship have evolved for the worse, and she kind of has a point. “Sex and the City” was never about petty lady-to-lady competition. Who knows, if the girls had lived and brunched in the time of “Real Housewives” and Twitter, their world may have been very different. She also had thoughts on why Carrie Bradshaw was so relatable (even though she was also so annoying): Keep reading »
Talk about a lovefest! Last night on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” semi-frequent movie couple Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler got together for a little duet, singing a sweet little ditty about loving each other … every 10 years. It’s sweet and funny and, man, Drew Barrymore is just the cutest little pregnant lady ever.
See that little girl rocking a flawless — if slightly more crinkly — recreation of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Golden Globes dress? She’s known as Mayhem (coolest nickname ever? I think so), and she’s become something of an Instagram fashion icon for the amazing construction paper couture she and her mom, Angie, make together. Before the two started tackling red carpet gowns, they were making colorful dresses out of scraps of construction paper based on whatever fashion whim Mayhem had that day. Here are a few of them: Keep reading »
Okay, internet, you can go home for the day. This flaaaaaawlessssssss “Drunk In Love”/Dunkin Donuts parody video from the Bay Area’s Adrian Anchondo and Reggie D. White has owned this day. OPEN ALLLLL NIGHT! [via Jezebel]
One of the unexpected side effects of taking my booze intake down by, like, 75 percent is that I suddenly crave sugar like I never have before. I’ve never had a sweet tooth, but once I stopped putting away nearly a bottle of wine a night, my body began to crave a nightly sweet treat. Usually this comes in the form of some sort of ice cream. Talenti’s salted caramel ice cream bars are a fave, and Ben & Jerry’s never disappoints with their creative flavor offerings. Speaking of those two Vermont stoners — they have really outdone themselves now. Ben & Jerry’s just announced that they are releasing four new “Core” flavors later this month, which feature a column of deliciousness in the center, surrounded by ice cream. WHUT. Keep reading »
Well, “The Bachelor” has kind of duped me again. It’s my fault for thinking there was even a chance that last night’s “nightmare fantasy suite” episode would live up to the hype of the teasers, but alas, Andi did not break up with Juan Pablo because he tried to pull a switcheroo and stuck it in her butt during the overnight dates. While that may have happened — girlfriend is walking kinda slowly the morning after (as you’ll see in a clip after the jump) — Andi’s reason for dumping Juan Pablo was the sudden realization that he’s a self-absorbed, uninteresting douchebag. Um … it took until the second to last episode to figure that out? Maybe not! After the jump, my assessment of last night’s debacle — which included a lengthy fight over whether Juan Pablo would use the word “default” (I’m serious!) — and some thoughts on who the next “Bachelorette” could be. Keep reading »
Meet Polly, a two-week-old kitten who wiggles her ears as she drinks from a bottle. It’s even more adorable than it sounds.
Here’s proof that you’re never, ever too old to play dress-up: a group of senior citizens at a nursing home in Germany recently recreated 12 iconic movie scenes for a photo calendar. The residents, who ranged in age from 75 to 98 got all dolled up as James Bond, Holly Golightly, and, of course, Jack and Rose. The calendar was produced as a gift for the residents and their families, and is not for sale. Too bad, because I would totally buy one! After the jump, check out a few more snaps of senior citizens acting out classic scenes from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” “Rocky,” and “The Seven Year Itch”…
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