Season seven of “Project Runway” dealt its final “auf wiedersehen” this week. Seth Aaron out-styled Mila and Emilio, further proving my theory that the guy with the most alternative hair on the show has the best chances of winning. Think about it—Seth Aaron’s faux-hawk-punk-rock-side-burn hair thing looks strangely similar to season three winner Jeffrey’s do. Between season one winner Jay McCarroll’s creative hats and the crazy mane of season five’s Christian Siriano, my theory can basically be considered fact.
OK, that’s enough. Something that almost everyone can probably agree on is that Lifetime’s second attempt at hosting the show was much more successful and entertaining than the first. But still, it lacked that Bravo somethin’ somethin’. Keep reading »
Every year, I miss Earth Day. I mean, I do my part to only bring re-usable bags to the grocery store and have a water canteen thingy, but I feel like I should be picking up trash at the beach or composting or something. But if you’re like me and didn’t do anything, you get an extra chance this weekend because if you go see Disney Nature’s “Oceans,” they’ll donate money to save the world’s coral reefs. I don’t know if “The Back-up Plan” is saving babies or donating sperm or anything, but if you hate the earth and love romantic comedies, you might as well see that. And if you hate babies and the earth, but love blowing stuff up, then there’s always “The Losers.” Happy weekend, you guys! Keep reading »
Someone’s creating an army … an army of vampires. Yes, the trailer for “Eclipse,” the third movie in the “Twilight” series, is online now! Looks like there’s more of scrumptious Taylor Lautner with his shirt off and Dakota Fanning all grown up and wearing creepy red contact lenses. It’s in theaters June 30. Are we excited? Keep reading »
It seems the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn’t want a controversy similar to the one that ensued after that now-infamous couple crashed a party at the White House. The Academy allegedly went all captor and detainees on a Hollywood newcomer and his wife who thought they had tickets to the 2010 Oscars. Michael Avmen claims he and his wife were “tentatively confirmed” guests, so they went to the awards show under the impression that there were tickets waiting for them at the venue. But then the two were detained when they tried to obtain their tickets. Avmen says they were “held against their will” while being interrogated about how they bypassed security on the red carpet without tickets. He claims they were kept in the Academy’s “detention center” for six hours and accused of lying and trespassing. Keep reading »
There was a time when recording a cover album—with the exception of David Bowie’s Pin Ups—was taken as unequivocal proof that a band’s creative mojo was tapped. Lately, however, the opposite seems to be true. Last summer, Beck formed a musical club dedicated to covering classic albums. Then the Flaming Lips remade Dark Side of the Moon to ring in the new decade. Next, Nada Surf and (two-thirds of) Supergrass released albums crammed full of covers of their favorite songs. And now Mates of State and Cyndi Lauper have both announced that they’ll be releasing cover albums this summer.
So what’s up with the cover craze? After the jump, a detailed look at this new slew of albums. Keep reading »
Last night on “The Office,” Erin learned that her boyfriend, Andy, had not only dated Angela but was engaged to her — and he sort of forgot to mention it. Erin reacts by turning into Cousin It and causing a scene while out to lunch with Michael for Secretary’s Day. We have to admit, we’ve reacted in a similarly dramatic fashion after finding out about a boyfriend’s past relationship, though not quite this bad. Keep reading »
“He flew in on Southwest Airlines and spent three days following my husband, even wearing the same cologne.”
—Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame dishes about how Sean Penn prepared to play her hubby, Joe Wilson, in the upcoming movie about the Bush-era scandal, “Countdown to Zero” [NY Post] Keep reading »
Celebrities loooooove Marilyn Monroe. Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aquilera, and Scarlet Johansson all channel her on a regular basis. And last night, Jennifer Lopez became the latest to make like the original blond bombshell when she slinked onto “Lopez Tonight” in a floor-length dress and blond wig to sing “Happy Birthday” to George Lopez, just like Marilyn did for John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday. Sure, it’s cute when she says, “Calm down, birthday boy. Take a seat and let me do my thing.” But the Marilyn act is just getting so old. Next. Keep reading »
This week’s Madonna episode of “Glee” was one of my favorite hours of television so far this year. And it secretly has me hoping that the makers of the show will continue down the theme episode path. So, I am very much behind the campaign for a Britney Spears episode of the show. Brit-Brit’s manager, Adam Leber, posted on Twitter yesterday asking her close to 5 million followers to make #BritneySpearsGLEE a trending topic. So far, lots of folks have—let’s just hope that “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy and his clan run with the idea. How cool would it be to see Finn sing “Oops, I Did It Again” or Mercedes and Rachel bust out with “Toxic”? And heck, since Britney has done cameos on shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and (ugh) “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” maybe she’d actually put in an appearance. She could be Sue Sylvester’s much younger, more bubbly sister! Or a new Cheerio! [Just Jared] Keep reading »
Over on Salon’s Broadsheet, writer Tracy Clark-Flory gives Ciara‘s latest video, “Ride,” a rave review, deeming the performer “aggressively sexual in a way we don’t often see with pop music’s princesses.” And all you have to do is take one look at the video, and you’ll agree. Ciara has donned the typically-male swagger to show how sex positive a girl can get. “I can do it up and down/I can do circles,” she sings in her cowgirl anthem. “To him I’m a gymnast/This one is my circus.” Personally speaking, I think it’s going to be a while before I get all those moves down without breaking my back. [Broadsheet] Keep reading »