Forget Kanye! Forget Taylor! Here’s Florence + the Machine performing “Dog Days Are Over” on the VMAs last night. The stage show was very over the top: Cirque du Soleil meets Burning Man at the Parthenon. The redheaded and barefooted one took home her first VMA award that evening for the “Dog Days” song, which you may recognize from the “Eat Pray Love” trailer, too. The video won for Best Art Direction. Keep reading »
Every now and then, I find myself thinking about what Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson in the pinnacle scene of “Lost in Translation.” Or why the Lisbon sisters were so determined to off themselves in “The Virgin Suicides.” This is because director Sofia Coppola makes incredible movies about alienation and what gets people through it—be it Americans living in Japan, sisters in 1970s Detroit, or Marie Antoinette who has to leave her friends and family behind to marry the future King of France. And Sofia’s newest flick, “Somewhere,” sounds like it is very much in the same vein. It stars Stephen Dorff (yumz) as a Hollywood megastar living at the Chateau Marmont who is totally disenchanted with life until he gets custody of his 11-year-old daughter (played by Dakota’s little sister, Elle Fanning). So I guess I’m not shocked that on Saturday, “Somewhere” won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. Keep reading »
Speaking of “Gossip Girl” … tonight kicks off season four of everyone’s favorite show about Upper East Side richy rich teenagers. As the preview teases, Serena and Blair have headed to Paris for the summer. Blair says, “I am not someone who is going to stop looking for love just because I’ve lost it. Which is why I’m heading directly into the belly of the beast—Paris.” Cue the berets, French rock, and a girl fight in a beautifully lit fountain.
While I am very much looking forward to watching, I already have a bone to pick with the show. Um, why are we going to Paris? So many freaking shows pull the Paris card when they need to shake things up. Keep reading »
Sometimes being a feminist means sticking up for someone you hate when she is being treated wrong. That feminist is me and the person I hate is Angelina from “Jersey Shore.” Angelina is the embodiment of every awful characteristic in a human being: duplicitous, slimy, back-stabbing. None of her “Jersey Shore” cast members like or trust Angelina and call her the “Staten Island dump” to her face. Really, the girl’s lack of self-awareness would be amusing if it weren’t so sad.
One person does like Angelina, though: Jose, a gent from Miami who buys her a Fossil watch after two dates. Angelina takes the watch from Jose, but then “smushes” with Vinny during a drunken night of bad decisions. The cast will have none of this. They call Angelina a “whore” and a “slut.” The Situation goes up to Jose at the club one night to say Angelina has something she needs to tell him. Keep reading »
Don Draper — alpha male, top ad guy and … diary writer? We never imagined that Don Draper would do anything as sissified as keeping a journal, and yet, on last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” he did just that. I guess he and Angela Chase and Doogie Howser have something in common.
We’ve unearthed a few secret entries from Draper’s most private pages, and are sharing them with you after the jump. Keep reading »
For months, Sunday night has been the only night so packed full of amazing television that you have to pick and choose what to watch and record. But this week, nearly every night is filling up, too. This week, all of your CW favorites—like “Gossip Girl” and “America’s Next Top Model” return with fresh episodes. Plus, we’ve got the season finales of “Bachelor Pad” and “Top Chef.” After the jump, previews and notes on this week’s must-see shows. Keep reading »
When I first heard that a show was premiering on MTV called “World of Jenks,” I assumed that it would A) be about a group of guys who like to punch each other in the nads à la “Jackass” or B) star a stuffed monkey à la “Warren the Ape.” Luckily, neither is the case. Instead, “World of Jenks” is the type of show that MTV, despite its usual flash and pop, is actually amazing at creating: documentary television.
So who is this Jenks? Keep reading »
Last night was the biggest night of the year for MTV—the 2010 Video Music Awards. And rather than bombard us with girl-on-girl kisses or butts in faces, MTV decided to keep things classy and make the show the night of the duet. From Eminem and Rihanna to Drake and Mary J. Blige, which pairing was best? Our take after the jump. Keep reading »
I’m surprised to see Gabby Sidibe on the cover of Elle‘s October issue. Magazines like Elle aren’t known for putting plus-size women on the cover. I think she looks pretty, but not everyone agrees. A blogger for Clutch thinks Gabby’s skin looks lightened and that her weave looks messed up. Specifically, “The weave looks like an old used up brillo pad that has seen too many greasy pots and too many anti-humidity products.” Ouch. It’s hard to tell if Gabby’s skin was lightened — hope not — or the giant-ass lights were just reflecting off her face during the shoot. Anyhoo, I still stand by what I said: She looks pretty to me. [Clutch] Keep reading »
On Friday we showed you an awesome video of some British folks who put 100 cats in an Ikea
and filmed it for your viewing pleasure. Now, here is the new and improved version: A parody with voice-overs both from the perspective of the creative team (“Let’s do a thing with cats in Ikea. It can be like an artistic metaphor for Iraq.”) and from the cats themselves (“Sooo many lights!”). [YouTube
] Keep reading »