Well this is lovely. Days after canceling Adam Lambert’s performance on “Good Morning America” — after the “American Idol” runner-up ZOMGkissedaboy! on the American Music Awards — ABC booked Chris Brown for an interview and performance on the morning show. Feel free to lose your s**t about the wiggity wack hypocrisy of this in the comments! [OK!] Keep reading »
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz‘s new flick, “Knight & Day,” is currently filming in Spain. For one of the film’s scenes, seven bulls were recently corralled in downtown Cadiz, but a few of those crafty bulls managed to escape and run away to a nearby beach, just like anyone ditching work would do. But as the bulls charged for freedom, they “slightly injured” two women, whatever that means. Filming has been suspended for the time being. [Associated Press]
Obviously, it’s hard enough to get actors to behave themselves, let alone try to control animals. So we found some more instances of animals gone wild on movie sets … Keep reading »
Now that’s gotta hurt. UK street artist The Decapitator set about making a wackadoodle pop culture statement when he cut off Shakira‘s head. Posters featuring the cover of the November issue of Rolling Stone were decimated in this rather gory fashion. Not satisfied with this New York City sidewalk prank, the guerrilla artist produced fake copies of the magazine featuring the headless, bloody pop star and surreptitiously planted them in the racks of the Union Square Barnes & Noble. Check out the full hot mess after the jump. Keep reading »
Norwegian singer/songwriter/DJ Annie is the kind of woman who looks like an off-duty model, but also has a huge record collection and likes wearing a sweater with a penis print on it to business meetings. In other words—she’s just cool. So it’s not too surprising that her new album, Don’t Stop is supremely addictive. But what is a little shocking is that it almost didn’t happen.
After her first album, Anniemal, was lavished with critical acclaim, Annie was signed to Island Records. Things went fine for a little while—until the guy who signed her left the label and she was left with executives who just didn’t get her high-energy electropop tunes with their oddball flourishes. After stalling release of the album for more than a year, Annie decided to take matters into her own hands and release the album on her own, with the help of label Smalltown Supersound. The result is a sophomore effort that breaks the curse, with songs that range from the wistful, indie-tinged “Bad Times” to the best insult song ever penned, “I Don’t Like Your Band.” We sat down to chat with Annie about writing almost 400 songs for the album, getting the right album cover, picking out stage ensembles, and what she thinks of American guys. Keep reading »
Oh, look, a plot of MTV’s “Real World” that revolves around something other than hot tub threesomes and body shots! Much to the chagrin of their cranky blogger neighbors
, “The Real World: D.C.” descended upon our nation’s capitol to emote, drink, talk to small African-American children, and figure out their confusing sexuality. Considering the last eight or so seasons have been mind-numbing, barely-watchable garbage, we are thrilled at this new improvement! (Though we kind of want to smack the blonde kid in this clip, as he seems uber-annoying.)
However, keep in mind, whatever integrity points MTV gained (+5) cleaning up its act with “Real World: D.C.,” it lost points with the brain-herpes that will be “Jersey Shore” (-3,000) (airing December 1!!!!). We will be watching both. Keep reading »
Since Thanksgiving is a holiday about giving thanks, take a minute today to thank Hollywood for providing us with an endless supply of drama—no matter how slow the news week. And it must have been limping this week—all of the tabloids took up valuable gossip space with gift guides. Still, there’s lots of stories to share. So grab some mashed potatoes and take a minute to catch up on the super true goings-on of celebrity world. Keep reading »
Have you seen “Precious” yet? It’s everything the buzz says it’s going to be: Gabby Sidibe plays Precious, who has been raped by her father and had two children by him, and Mo’Nique plays the abusive mother who calls Precious the most vile names and throws a TV set at her head. Incest, physical violence, verbal abuse … it’s a heavy one.
So I’ve been asking myself why I watched the movie in a Jersey City (New Jersey) theater, sitting next to a woman who held her toddler son in her lap the whole time. Just how recently out-of-the-womb was this little chubster? Young and socially unaware enough that when the movie was over, he walked straight over to my Diet Coke and touched it, putting his germy little hands all over my straw. Maybe 3 years old? Possibly only 2? Keep reading »
Rihanna has been in the news a lot over the past year, thanks to the Chris Brown assault back in February and, finally, yesterday’s release of Rated R, her first new album in two years. Some of the lyrics on the record seem to tie these two big events together. Let’s take a look … Keep reading »