Shia LaBeouf Turns Music Video Director

Shia LaBeouf. He’s not just some kid caught up in a world war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. He’s also a sensitive music video director who likes to shoot on Super 8. Rumspringa, a Los Angeles-based group that cites influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Grandmaster Flash, is one of the 22-year-old actor’s favorite bands. Last summer, he was at one of their gigs the night he ended up getting into the car accident that wrecked his hand, temporarily endangered his role in the “Transformers” sequel, and resulted in his getting his driver’s license suspended for a year. Perhaps to keep himself out of getting into any more trouble, LaBeouf directed Rumspringa’s latest video: “Mind’s Awake.” Interestingly, the song appeared in another video late last year that focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: A Heroic Breakup

  • Milo Ventimiglia broke up with his “Heroes” co-star Hayden Panettiere. Apparently, she is too much of a Hollywood party-girl for him. [DListed]
  • Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson really enjoy public arguments. The two had a squabble on the streets of Manhattan early Saturday morning. No word on what the argument was about, but it sounds like Ronson was accusing Lohan of roaming eyes…again. [Perez Hilton]
  • According to a Barbados official, the country will prosecute Chris Brown if the U.S. officials don’t. This is the most ridiculous news I’ve heard today and it’s not even noon. [Media Takeout]
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    Bristol Palin Doesn’t Think Mom’s Favorite Method Of Birth Control Is Very Realistic

    New mom, Bristol Palin, appeared on Fox News last night to talk about what it’s like to be a new mother, in an interview she scheduled without giving her famous mom, Sarah Palin, much warning. Then she and Greta Van Susteren got to talking about abstinence and Bristol dropped a bomb, saying, “abstinence is not realistic at all.” So much for Mommy Knows Best! Keep reading »

    Who IS Ray J, Anyway?

    Singer/music producer/actor Ray J, Brandy Norwood’s brother, is the latest D-lister to look for love on VH1 on “For the Love of Ray J.” But not much is known about this guy who is desperate for musical success and enjoys partying and loving, other than that Kim Kardashian sex tape business… Keep reading »

    The Chemistry Of Kissing

    Kissing might just seem like a way of passing time with the man in your life, but it really triggers a chemical response that promotes mating and reproduction. Helen Fisher, a researcher at Rutgers University in New Jersey, conducted brain imaging studies and believes a kiss, or full-on make-out session, can activate chemicals that arouse different areas of the brain used for sex and reproduction. One brain system locking lips can stimulate is the one related to romantic or passionate love, which Fisher said causes a person to focus on one mate. The second is attachment, which helps prolong the relationship, at least long enough to raise a child. And the third is sex drive, which is related closely to testosterone. “We do have evidence that saliva has testosterone in it. And there is also evidence that men like sloppier kisses, and more open-mouthed kisses. That suggests to me they are unconsciously trying to transfer testosterone to trigger the sex drive in women,” said Fisher. So just when we thought we’d been liberated enough that kissing and sex are random acts of our choosing, our bodies remind us of the true purpose — reproduction. Ugh. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Liveblogging “The Bachelor” February 16th 2009

    It’s down to three! On tonight’s episode, Papa Bach takes the three remaining women — Jillian, Molly, and Melissa — on romantic overnight dates during which we will no doubt here the sweet sounds of face-sucking. BUT! The moment we’ve all been waiting for, DeAnna’s return to, supposedly, beg for Papa Bach back is also tonight! This is going to be GOOD. So check back with this post at 8 pm EST! Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Is Too Skinny, Again

  • Lindsay Lohan is back to her scary skinny ways. We wonder who she’s going to blame for this weight loss. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jared Leto looked more than a little like Kurt Cobain at New York Fashion Week. Courtney Love should be calling Leto up anytime now. [DListed]
  • The Florida Sun-Sentinel actually printed that a herpes infection was the cause of the Rihanna/Chris Brown incident. Another victory for journalism! [Media Takeout]
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    Quick Pic: The First Model Fall Of Fashion Week 2009!

    [Onstage at Herve Leger, New York Fashion Week, 2/16/2009]
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    Black Women Have Higher Chance Of Remaining Unmarried

    Many black women are quick to point out that there are no good single black men out here. It turns out, they might actually be right, which also may explain why more black women remain unmarried than white women. Forty-two-percent of black women have never been married, compared to 21% of white woman, according to national statistics. That’s double, chicks! Within the last two generations, marriage rates for African-Americans have dropped significantly. Between 1970 and 2001, the black marriage rate dropped by 34 percent, compared to 17 percent in the general population. African-American women are also the least likely group to get married in the United States. That’s pretty sad. And if they wed an African-American man, those couples have the highest divorce rate in the United States. So what the hell is going on?
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