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The 10 Essential Sundance Films

For all you filmies out there, Sundance 2010 is just around the snowy corner. You know what that means—the best “diamond in the ruff” indie flicks will be hitting your local art house theaters soon! So if you like low-budget shots, complex plots, and subtitles as much as I do, you need to know more about this year’s lineup. After the jump, the 10 most buzz-worthy Sundance flicks this season. Keep reading »

Adam Lambert Courts “Eclipse” Soundtrack

Adam Lambert has garnered heaps of attention lately, what with his on-stage gay kiss, the blurring out of said kiss by CBS’s “Early Show,” dis-invitation to “Good Morning America,” and subsequent media frenzy. If he gets his way, he’ll triangulate even more focus his way. In an interview with MTV, he explained that he’d really love to see an unused track from his new album find its way to “maybe Twilight.” The reason the song was discarded — “too campy, too theatrical.” The Twi-hards are gonna love that. Lambert’s frothy sexuality and “Twilight”‘s hot, girl-focused abstinence could be perfect together, though I’m not too sure the sparkly vampire set would agree. [MTV UK] Keep reading »

Ladies Looking Good For Grammy Gold

Last night was the Grammy nomination special, featuring performances by the likes of Nick Jonas (solo for the first time, though his brothers did introduce him), Maxwell (who is hard to listen to when all I can think of is this picture), and LL Cool J. (How is he not around more? I love this guy, “Deep Blue Sea” aside.) But the real story of the night was the ladies of music land. Beyoncé led the pack, with ten nominations. Taylor Swift followed her with eight nominations. And Lady Gaga picked up four. Let’s just hope that the world has been so fully saturated with Taylor-Kanye-Beyoncé jokes and recreations that they won’t try to do any more come the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Top Pop Albums Of The Decade 2000s

As the decade nears its end, one thing that will be missed is the music. Remember those albums we left on repeat because they really were worth listening to? From the catchy dance tracks to the political rock records that defined the 2000s, we saw artists like Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse grow up and deliver pinnacle records we never saw coming. When it came to the Top 40 set, this was a great time to love music. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Pop albums of the ’00s. Read more Keep reading »

Photos Of Girls Twirling Their Hair

Around seven years ago, photographer Jeff Mermelstein started taking photographs of women twirling their hair. Walking the city streets with camera in hand, Mermelstein found he wasn’t lacking for subjects. Over the years, he became an “expert” in female hair twirlers. Reportedly, women twirl their hair more in the summer, and women of all races and nationalities do it. Some women twirl a thin strand; other women twirl bigger chunks. So, why do women twirl their hair? “There’s an easy interpretation: reflective of anxiety and tension,” says Mermelstein. “And nervousness.” Now, he’s turned his preoccupation into a book, Twirl / Run, which also features his other preoccupation, photographs of people running. [NYTimes.com] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Erica Kennedy, Author Of “Bitch Lit” Novel “Feminista”

Erica Kennedy is known to many readers for her hip-hop novel Bling, but her latest novel, Feminista, has been making waves for its so-called entry into the “bitch lit” genre and its unapologetically ballsy protagonist, Sydney, a writer who finds love almost despite herself. Kennedy, who blogs about “feministas” in pop culture, from Michelle Obama to “The Princess and the Frog,” at The Feminista Files, answered our questions via email. Check out the interview, after the jump! Keep reading »

10 (More) Male Literary Characters We’d Like To Bone

If you want to escape your real love life, why not get lost in the pages of a great book … with a sexy leading man? I mean who hasn’t wished that they were coming home to Mr. Darcy after a long, stressful day? Asylum compiled a list of their 15 most sex-worthy ladies of literature after reading Lemondrop’s top 15 most do-able literary men. But I think they forgot a few characters with whom you might really want to curl up in bed. After the jump, 10 more fictional characters we really, really wish were real. So we could bone them. Sometimes it pays to be an avid reader. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Britney’s Pregnant? Zach Braff and Liv Tyler Are Dating?

Presumably, you’ve survived Thanksgiving. You probably ran into some drama or into some pie, but either way, by now you’re hungry for a slice of this week’s gossip, because celebrity drama is so much more calorie dense than the standard variety. Just for you, we’ve carved out the best bite-sized stories from this week’s tabloids. Eat ‘em up, after the jump. Keep reading »

Next On The List Of Exploitative Reality TV … Disabled Models?

Do we really need yet another modeling reality TV show clogging the airwaves? I was seriously disturbed when I heard about BBC America’s new reality TV series, “Britain’s Missing Top Model.” The show gives disabled models a chance to compete for a spread in Marie Claire UK. The premise of the show seems cruel and unusual to the core—to boost the acceptance of disabled women in an industry that is based solely on physical perfection. Can you say “pleading for rejection and humiliation”? This merciless irony plays out in the show over and over again. A photographer says of contestant Rebecca, a 27-year-old with a prosthetic leg, “Rebecca’s disability didn’t cause me any problems. It was just the fact she’s not really in shape.” So, aside from learning to model with a prosthetic leg, Rebecca must also be crazy thin? And it gets worse. In a scene where a contestant with a stump models lacy lingerie in a store window, a young man comments, “She’s beautiful, so she’s got nothing to hide.” But a middle-aged woman adds, “But if it’s to sell something like lingerie I think people are going to be troubled.” Keep reading »

“Breaking Dawn” To Be Broken Down To Two Movies?

The “Twilight” movies are turning into a saga for real. While the word on the street for a while was that the films would be a trilogy, Summit has just announced that it will be bringing the fourth book in the series, Breaking Dawn, to the big screen. And the movie studio may be doing it in two parts. Huh, this is all about telling the story the best way possible and has nothing to do with the fact that “New Moon” grossed $481 million in the past two weeks, right? But as Variety points out, making “Breaking Dawn” a two-parter would have a high price tag. They’d have to renegotiate with Stephenie Meyer, as well as with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, who all know that they can ask for the pie in the sky. Folks predict that they could finagle eight-figure paychecks for the fifth film. What do you think—would you rather see “Breaking Dawn” in one fell swoop, or savor it slowly? [Variety] Keep reading »

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