Maybe she was inspired by Green Day bringing “American Idiot” to Broadway? Or maybe she’s just the biggest Andrew Lloyd Webber fan ever? Either way, earlier this year electro-rapper Peaches had the genius idea to stage “Peaches Christ Superstar,” a one-woman-show based on the classic musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” featuring her accompanied by pianist Chilly Gonzales, at a Berlin theater. “Peaches will sing all roles including: Jesus, Maria Magdalena, the disciples and the pharisees,” the press release proudly announced. Only there was a big issue—the person who owned the German rights to the show’s music refused to license the songs to her. Evidently, he decided to turn the other cheek and the show went on. Peaches got rave reviews and sold out each and every show during a three-day run in late March. And now lucky Berliners can catch it again. The show is being brought back to the stage, running on May 31st to June 2nd. The teaches of Peaches, indeed. Now if only she’ll bring the musical to the US of A. [Guardian, Peaches Rocks] Keep reading »
I couldn’t help but notice that of the six major tabloid magazines, three this week went with covers featuring a prominently placed Kim Kardashian in a bikini. That’s half. Life & Style is particularly into Kim bikini covers—I searched for less than three minutes and came up with four. Yes, Kim has an amazing body and I understand why she’s always half-naked on the cover of men’s magazines. But, uh, if you are the maker of a magazine whose primary demographic is women, how about giving us something different? Keep reading »
In elementary school, I was the only kid in my class whose favorite Ninja Turtle was Donatello. Later, I was the only one of my girlfriends who chose Jon Knight as her favorite New Kid on the Block. In other words, I have a thing for the runt of the litter. And the current runt of the pop culture litter is Miranda Hobbes, the one who nobody picks as their favorite “Sex and the City” character. Keep reading »
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means, folks—new jams! This week, model Karen Elson turns crooner; STP puts out for the first time in almost a decade; David Cross is trying to get even bigger; Marina and the Diamonds carry their piano across the pond; Damien Jurado reps the Seattle sound; and First Aid Kit tries to bruise your heart. So get those head phones on and let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
There are two types of television watchers in this world. The ones who want to know what’s coming down the road, so they can be in the know through every twist and turn. And then there are the ones who want to have no ideas what’s going to happen so that they can be surprised. If you are in the latter group, stop reading now. “BACHELORETTE” SPOILER ALERT AHEAD! Keep reading »
No matter how crappy everything else is in life, “Glee
” is a glowing beacon of joy. And tonight, they’re doing a Lady Gaga
-themed show because they love us. And I guess because they love Lady Gaga, too. Here are 10 reasons we’re so excited. And maybe if you’re excited too, you can add your own reasons. Keep reading »
In case it slipped your mind because you were too busy obsessing over “Lost,” tonight is the highly anticipated “American Idol” finale. I’m sticking with my prediction that Lee DeWyze will take the title. But really, the question on everyone’s mind is: who is going to take over the title of most obnoxious judge? Even though we’ve been loving to hate Simon Cowell for the last nine seasons, watching him leave is kind of … well … depressing. How can “Idol” possibly be the same without flat top-rocking, v-neck t-wearing, honest-to-a-fault Simon? When Paula left, she took the crazy with her, which we miss for entertainment value, but it didn’t ruin the show. (A little birdie told me Paula will be making a guest appearance on tonight’s episode. I wonder what she’ll wear?) But when Simon leaves, will he take all of the show’s credibility with him? I guess that depends on his replacement. The rumor is that Howard Stern is the frontrunner for the job. Please let that not be true. The only thing Howard Stern is qualified to judge is a wet t-shirt contest. After the jump, our 10 picks for who should attempt to replace Mr. Cowell. Keep reading »
I always assumed that if you got all of Bravo’s stars—Rachel Zoe, Padma Lakshmi, Kathy Griffin, Andy Cohen, and Real Housewives from assorted cities—together in one room, the world would implode and we’d all find ourselves in a sideways reality. But apparently, it’s not true, as proved in this promo for the network starring all of them dancing together by a rooftop pool. Cute, no? After the jump, some funny behind-the-scenes clips. Keep reading »
Hounds of America, it is time to start your new hobby! Bobby the four-pound Pomeranian was one of over 60 dogs that participated in this year’s Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition on Saturday. While surfer boys are usually nice to look at, I would be more than willing to trade them for a beach full of adorable doggies like Bobby. I wonder if they are selling tickets for 2011′s Surf Dog Competition yet? Keep reading »
“Sex and the City” first appeared on TV in 1998, but the volume of conversations we’ve had about the show make it seem like it’s been on for decades. Include the movies — like “Sex and the City 2,” which appears in theaters on May 27 — and it feels like centuries.
Or maybe it just seems that way because we’ve had the same tired old conversations for years now. Are you a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte? Is it good for women? Is it bad for women? Someone bludgeon me with a stiletto, please!
After the jump, the 10 conversations about “Sex and the City” you are henceforth officially banned from having. (And yes, this decree is very strict and highly enforceable!) Keep reading »