It’s Tuesday, and you know what that mean, folks: new jams! This week, The Flaming Lips spearhead a super group magic carpet ride across the “Dark Side Of The Moon.” The New Pornographers are back and keeping it together; The Hold Steady hangs in there; Broken Social Scene trims down and turns that motha out; Josh Ritter strums his heart strings; Greg Laswell takes a bow; and Toni Braxton’s record isn’t as toe-up as her crotch. So, get those headphones on, girl, ’cause there’s some major auditory awesomeness after the jump! Keep reading »
A woman who appeared on “The Real World: D.C.” as a friend/possible sexual conquest of the housemates has filed a lawsuit against MTV claiming she was too drunk to give consent to be filmed. Golzar Amirmotazedi’s $5 million lawsuit claims she had 8 to 10 alcoholic beverages when she signed a waiver to appear on camera. Keep reading »
I may be unpopular for saying this, but I’m really tired of reality TV series about pregnancy and kids. I used to enjoy watching “A Baby Story” on TLC until “Jon & Kate Plus 8” came along and bastardized the baby biz. It seemed like parenthood and pregnancy went from awe-inspiring phenomenon to cultural hot commodity over night. I just can’t endorse anything that portrays children as valuable accessories. I personally think the pregnancy reality market is way more than covered, but TLC and First Response home pregnancy tests think there’s an untapped reality pregnancy niche. Keep reading »
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la … “The Smurfs” film is coming soon to a theater near you. According to the New York Post, Hank Azaria, who will play Gargamel, has been spotted rocking a “chrome dome” in public, which can only mean one thing. We’re getting closer to the slated 2011 release of the film. If you were a child in the ’80s and your family owned a television, then you were probably glued to the screen every Saturday morning watching your favorite little, blue people foil Gargamel’s evil schemes, live peacefully as communists, and spread their Smurfiness around the village. After the jump, why we’re totally Smurfing out over the film. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Craigslist is a great reminder that there are millions of mostly crazy people out there. Yesterday, a guy posted a missed connections ad for a dude he met during the Times Square bomb scare. Something about the whole “met you during this disaster” thing feels like a Nicholas Sparks script waiting to happen.
“Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob, and Team Switzerland,
I’m stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making ‘Breaking Dawn.’ I’m pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I’ve read ‘Breaking Dawn’ twice, rewatched Catherine’s and Chris’s movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine’s notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz’s companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk—a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic … A guy’s gotta start somewhere … Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them. P.S. Answer #1: No, there won’t be any musical numbers.”
A little while back, it was rumored that Carly Simon’s 1973 hit “You’re So Vain” was actually about David Geffen. And here I was assuming all along that it was about every guy I’ve ever dated. Carly put all that energy into keeping the song’s “you” a secret that she forgot to make a music video. She talked about her oversight at a Tribeca Film Festival party, telling the crowd, “I never really thought about it until I was on the ‘Today’ show recently and had a 103-degree temperature. I was completely out of it, but I realized, why don’t I have a video for ‘You’re So Vain?’” Good question, Carly. We’ve been wondering the same thing for like … our whole lives. I guess Geffen and my narcissistic exes were all booked up, because Carly chose to have a competition to see who could make the best “You’re So Vain” video instead of making her own. The winning entry shows a Hasidic Jew searching for a pie. Huh? I don’t get it. Please explain. I guess we’ll have to wait until it hits YouTube to find out. [NY Post] Keep reading »
This week on “Pretty Wild,” our girl Alexis Neiers is brought to tears when her lawyer tells her she probably won’t go to jail for her alleged involvement in “the bling ring,” a group of Los Angeles teenagers who police say broke into celebrities’ homes to steal their money and clothes.
The legal eagle informs Alexis and her mom, Andrea Arlington, “If everything is as Alexis says it is, we may be able to make this go away for you.” (Ahh, lawyer-speak!) Alexis cries happy tears — but then her mother randomly starts yelling at her about what an ungrateful kid she is. Hey, I have to admit, it’s thrilling to see Mrs. Arlington at least try to discipline her daughter for once in her life. Keep reading »
What exactly does it take for a woman to embrace the idea of being a feminist? Two of our favorite writers, Courtney E. Martin (who wrote Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters) and J. Courtney Sullivan (the lady who brought us Commencement), have joined forces to answer this question. In their awesome new anthology Click: Young Women On The Moments They Knew They Were Feminists, the Courtneys have collected essays from 30 young, female writers. After the jump, read one of them—Colleen Clemens’ description of how marching band made her realize she was the f-word. Keep reading »