Anyone else convinced Anna Faris on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend is going to be baller? I, for one, am psyched to see her loopy-loo goofy girl humor go head to head with Kristen Wiig. Maybe if we’re lucky she’ll bring that hottie husband of hers, Chris Pratt, along for the ride, too. [NBC]
Lana Del Rey, whose EP Video Games was released this week, has caused a bit of a stir on the Internet since the single — also called “Video Games” — gained momentum over the summer by way of MP3 blogs. She initially performed under her real name, Lizzy Grant, before adopting a very stylized new look at the recommendation of managers and lawyers. Before her revamp (surgical or otherwise — who’s to say?) her career was hardly on the up and up. It’s only since then that she’s risen to notoriety. But whatever! All controversy aside, Lana Del Rey rules and it definitely doesn’t hurt that she looks like Brigitte Bardot circa Le Mepris. “Video Games” deserves every bit of press it’s received, and my boyfriend kindly requested that I not play it again after listening to it on repeat for several days. It’s that good.
Yes, he will drink it up! You know, while he’s just chillin’, upside down. [World of Wonder]
Where to start, where to start? So, this is apparently a real thing that gay-SYNCer LANCE BASS crapped out of a mansion in Florida (it’s always Florida). Heart2Heart’s debut track, “Facebook Official” (brand placement, guyz), starts off with one of the five flat-ironed little moggins saying, “I wanna do this in the realest way I know,” which clearly means, “a boy-band video with adolescent boys wearing airbrushed makeup.” Brains be exploding! And there they are, all five of them, on a never-been-kissed basketball court, coordinating their dance moves and their flat irons, while a gaggle of (okay, three) pre-teen girls stroke their hair extensions in anticipation. Has teen romance ever been so magical? So visceral? So Mark Zuckerberg-approved? [
Played to perfection on “Boardwalk Empire” by my favorite hot mess-and-a half Paz de la Huerta, Lucy Danziger is a showgirl in every sense of the word. Intense, unpredictable, and attention-seeking, the former mistress of Atlantic City kingpin Nucky Thompson went from the ragtag life of a Ziegfeld Follies performer to a pampered concubine. Eventually exhausted by Lucy’s antics, Nucky meets Margaret Schroeder, a clever Irish widow, and casts his former squeeze to the wayside. Now pregnant with the child of Nelson Van Alden, a Prohibition agent with a long-distance wife and an unyielding religious conviction, Lucy is a miserable shred of what she once was. I prefer to think of her restored to former glory as Nucky’s arm candy, draped in jewels and sumptuous furs.
Here’s your guide to channeling Lucy Danziger’s opulent 1920s look this Halloween, and remember to tune in to HBO Sunday nights at 9 p.m. for the next installment of “Boardwalk Empire”! Keep reading »
My dog Lucca, like me, is a total fan of the horror movie genre. We recently had a “Saw” movie marathon and she was captivated (I had to cover my eyes during the bloodier moments). I think it’s time I introduce her to some of the classics, however. Starting with “Nightmare on Elm Street.” I’m pretty sure once she’s seen it, she’ll be down to trick-or-treat as Freddy Kruger, just like this ridiculously adorable pug. (And don’t forget to send us pics of your pets in Halloween costumes!) [The Clearly Dope]